Accidental Tech Podcast

Accidental Tech Podcast

United States

Three nerds discussing tech and loosely related matters. An offshoot from Neutral, our car show.

Episodes

198: Puppy Game Boy  
Casey learns Scala and Akka Shouty Visual Studio Programming language genealogy Follow up: John's EarPods The Grand Tour downloads Episode 2 mini-review Netflix allowing downloads New MacBook Pro power bricks Apple USB-C Charge Cable Anker USB-C Charge Cable 87W USB-C Power Adapter Apple Power Adapter Extension Cable People love Apple's Wi-Fi routers Nintendo Switch First Look video End of Desert Golfing Playstation 4 Pro Project Scorpio Uncharted 4 Sonic Spinball Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Marco posts to YouTube

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196: Roasting Your Own Beans  
John's 4K display And also this Casey's work monitor HDCP Marc Edwards on monitor DPI ranges by size Invisibly wide colors Sample images Hockenberry's post Follow-up on Windows: Jordan's tweets 1 2 3 4 5 Marco and laptops Apple's new art book, Designed by Apple in California Press release Release video Jony Ive interview at Wallpaper Iconic book Appledesign book Humanity and whimsy Microsoft Surface Studio Intro video Wacom Cintiq Reebok Pump Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Sal Soghoian leaves Apple Automator HyperCard Workflow Marco's Mac Pro post

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195: The Show Must Go On  
Follow up: Iris Pro and Skylake Touch Bar and touch sensitivity TouchBar app with iPad viewer Control Strip Marco's Mac Pro post Empathy for the Machine External monitors in Cupertino Dell 5K display DisplayPort and Thunderbolt capabilities MacBook Pro as the Naked Robotic Core Apple discounts USB-C peripherals and dongles LG UltraFine 5K Display Thunderbolt 3 and Macs ARM on Macs? MacBook Escape vs. iPhone 7 benchmarks ATP #35: Sea-Level Executives Mac clones? Apple's Lenovo John's halo car Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: The Grand Tour Black Mirror and San Junipero

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194: Dark Night of the Soul  
Baseball "MacBook Escape" iFixit Teardown Millenials External Thunderbolt GPUs BizonBOX Belkin Lightning Audio + Charge Rockstar Is Apple out of the standalone display business? Pushback on new MacBook Pros 16 GB RAM limit Email from Schiller Deep dive Andrew Cunningham's MacBook Escape review Stephen Frank's tweet John's tweet chain: 1 2 3 Mac startup chime is dead Restoration instructions Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: A silver lining for Macs? Brett Victor

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193: The Escape Zone  
October 27th Apple Event Apple TV Accessibility Siracusa on halo cars and Mac Pros Many MacBooks Mac product roadmap? Touch Bar Shimmy Punch the Monkey Snake Touch Bar in the HIG gfxCardStatus Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: John's home mouse John's work mouse

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192: Hello Again Again  
Follow-up on camera dust: Tips from the Top Floor #748: Bust the Dust (Overcast link) How big does dust have to be? How big do scratches have to be? Lenses aren't sealed October 27th Apple Event "Hello, again" Dell 24" 4K Monitor LG 24" 4K Monitor E-Ink Keyboard Rumor Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Marco's camera may affect his laptop choices Prompt

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190: The Girl Who Never Came Over  
Follow-up: Casey and John's bet Compu-blur and Stephen Hackett's brother Ceramic iPhone 8?? Ceramic Apple Watch Edition booklet Redesigned iPhone 7 Video Interchangeable-lens camera contamination Which Bluetooth headphones to buy? Casey's long-lived headphones Casey's short-lived headphones Marco's podcast headphones AirPods BeatsX Google Pixel phones Motion Stills Unlimited photo storage Daydream View Home automation hubs Amazon Echo Google Home Apple rumors Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Workplace computer-hardware woes Dell 24" 4K LG 24" 4K

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189: The Museum of Pristine Apple Hardware  
Follow-up: OWC iMac RAM update Headphone jack remote issue: solved! Assistive Touch in East Asia iCloud backups on iOS 10 now include passwords? Bluetooth and volume control (PDF) AVRCP Why are there three audio chips in the iPhone 7? (You won't believe what we found! The full story at 11.) McLaren, technology, F1, and the F1 John is hypercritical, but is he a hypocrite? macOS Sierra Dropbox Project Infinite Jason Snell's review Jumpcut Pastebot iPhone 7 Plus "Fauxkeh" Portrait Mode Lex Friedman's shots Comparison shots vs. dSLR Panzarino on the blur mechanics Upgrade #108 Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Museums and pocket policies

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187: Putting Plastic on Your Couches  
Home button habits New iOS 10 home button behavior Settings → General → Accessibility → Home Button Widespread home-button conservation The iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case is larger than the 6's Apple iPhone 7 Leather Case's side buttons Are the Lightning EarPods digital? DAC Lightning → Headphone Jack Adapter AirPods Controls AirPods use Bluetooth Bluetooth, codecs, and audio quality MP3 AAC FLAC AptX A2DP ALAC How would Steve Jobs pitch the AirPods? iPhones 7 Cameras Matthew Panzarino's review AVCaptureDeviceType (see builtInDuoCamera) f-number EXIF Schiller on sensor size on Twitter Schiller on sensor size via email Ben McCarthy on manual controls Xbox Kinect Noise reduction Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: What did we order? A special John Siracusa rant

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184: Procedural Marriage Mistakes  
Twitter quality filter for everyone John buys a camera Sony Alpha α6300 Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS Lens Sony E 20mm F2.8 Prime Fixed Lens Canon 40mm Pancake Sony 35mm FE 2.8 (Almost-)Pancake John's toaster reviews Tiff tries to play Inside using Boot Camp Ridiculous habits of the youths of Britain iPhone 7 rumors Battery life: Apple's solving for x Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Casey and John share a private moment Incoming call with knock-knock disabled Call quality prompt

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183: I Filed a Radar  
QNX and generally crappy car computing hardware Audio sync, drift, and quartz crystals Marco files a Radar MLLT Audiocogs CORS Libsyn's podcast with global stats ATP's audience podcast-app stats from a recent episode John and Wi-Fi calling (Settings → Phone → Wi-Fi Calling) Verizon Wi-Fi calling FAQ Google and Facebook also do charity matches on bug bounties Casey iMac Update TiVo "lifetime" service ends for the Series 1 Brianna Wu's verification experience What is an appropriate amount of diversity? Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Instagram Stories Connected #103 (Overcast timestamp link) What makes a good user interface?

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182: I Had to Reboot My Car Today  
John's camera hunt continues The tradeoffs of zoom lenses Sony Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm lens Sony RX10 III superzoom that John probably should get, but won't Fuji X-T2 Sony A7R II, Marco's camera iFixit teardown Sony A7 II, the cheaper, older one Differences between A7 II and A7R II Olympus OM-D E-M10, Casey's camera Panasonic Summilux 25mm f/1.4 Micro 4/3 lens, Casey's 50mm-equivalent The mediocrity of car infotainment systems QNX powers BMW iDrive Worse Products Through Software The ARM Mac feedback that won't die Planet of the Apps announces their advisers Gary Vaynerchuk Cork'd Winecast Apple TV Guide Apple launches bug bounties The Verge's take Tweet with picture of bounties Securosis's take Apple's new diversity numbers Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Why podcasts aren't VBR MP3s MP3 file structure More on frame headers, including the Xing VBR jump table Existing standard ID3 tags that could solve the problem, but appear not to be supported by anything: ASPI: Not precise enough for long podcasts. MLLT: Provides any precision level. A good candidate, but unsupported everywhere. A VBR version of this episode with Xing and MLLT tags Compared to the CBR version, it's 25% smaller with better quality during the theme song

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181: Eat Your Vegetables  
John rents a camera for his Lon Gisland vacation Lens Rentals Sony α7R II John's rentals Sony Alpha α6300 (at LensRentals) Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ OSS Sony E 18-105mm f/4 G PZ OSS Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS Sony RX10 Casey's setup ATP: The Fully Verified Podcast™ Temporarily-single dad life Casey pretends _'s Tesla as his Casey samples the frunk Apple hires Dan Dodge, co-creator of QNX QNX Operating System Real-time operating system Swift 4 Rovi buys TiVo Macrovision Rambus Set Top Box plans CableCARD Apple's Trouble with TV Hypercritical #1: Dream Crusher Hypercritical #58: No More Numbers For You / The Four Tuners Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: yet more on TiVo

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180: Don't Cry for John, Argentina  
Follow-up: Pokémon Free-to-Play Dogs The Sweet Home Looking at the bright side of Apple's ancient Mac lineup Twitter Verification Attacks on Leslie Jones Federico Viticci of MacStores Twitter accounts: Marco John Casey ATP Overcast Verified Analog(ue) #85: Truly Terrible Human Beings Marco's podcast post-production app Under the Radar #36: Should You Release Every App? Bugshot Quitter Piracy-reduction techniques Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: More on passwords and piracy protection How Tiff can play Inside Samsung T3 VMWare Fusion

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179: Free-to-Play Dogs  
Follow-up: Casey's iMac Feedback Pushover Pokémon Go Science Museum of Virginia's Pokémon announcement Maymont Park's exclusive event Rent-a-dog SoftBank to buy ARM Recode's take Gorilla Glass Apple hardware stagnation Stephen Hackett's laptop reviews How does Marco's Sidetrack work? Fast Fourier transform Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: What's appropriate to talk about on ATP? Erasure Randy Pausch's Last Lecture

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