The Tech Informist - For fans of Apple, Google, Microsoft & other technology
By Kevin Harvell & Brad Whiteside
About this podcast
The tech news show with two guys shooting the breeze about current tech news and gadgets www.TechInformist.com

Episodes (Total: 188 / Page: 1)
Aug. 1, 2017 · 00:51:32
It was a week filled with the pending end of many products and services we have all used at some point in our lives, whether we realized it at the time or not. But Adobe has announced they have given Adobe Flash two years to live along with Apple trimming the fat in their iPod lineup. Microsoft even caused a stir by hinting that MS Paint would be going away only to then confirm it would just simply be available to users in the App Store. Do you think Pokemon Go Fest attendees have a legitimate case in trying to get Niantic to reimburse people for their travel expenses to the dumpster fire that they attended? Let us know via email at [email protected]   Full show notes can be found at: http://thetechinformist.com/episode-187-adobe-flash-given-2-years-live
July 25, 2017 · 00:52:34
After the success of last years NES Classic from Nintendo, it is no surprise that more companies are either jumping on the nostalgia bandwagon or just simply stepping up their game compared to past retro offerings of theirs. This week we talk about the SNES Classic pre-order status in the US along with talking about the upcoming Ataribox and Sega Genesis Flashback units. Also, Elon Musk says they have the green light for a Hyperloop One run that would connect New York to Washington DC allowing passengers to get from one city to the other in about 29 minutes.   Full show notes can be found at: http://thetechinformist.com/episode-186-retro-consoles-rage/
July 17, 2017 · 00:49:06
Sometimes things in the world work out in ways that leaves you scratching your head. What we mean by this is that Verizon requested a lower price during their negotiations with Yahoo after confirming Yahoo's own security issues, and now we find that someone within the Verizon organization caused a data breach of their own simply because of human error. The main difference here is that no one outside of Verizon was able to access any sensitive information about their customers. Regardless, it proves that the old carpenters motto of "measure twice, cut once" and double check your work before clicking OK is always a solid idea.   Hosts Kevin Harvell - @KevinHarvell Brad Whiteside - @Holy_Shadows   Full show notes can be found at: http://thetechinformist.com/episode-185-verizon-wireless-self-inflicted-data-breach  
July 9, 2017 · 01:00:46
With the past week being a holiday shortened week for the United States where we are based, it was a bit of a light news cycle this time around. Tesla kicked off production of its "affordable" Model 3 cars, Splatoon 2 details are out including when the mobile app you'll need to have in order to voice chat with other players will be available and more. Wth Kevin being a longtime fan of Spider-Man, you know he is excited about the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming in theaters and will see it asap. Let us know your thoughts on Spider-Man: Homecoming and anything else Brad and Kevin discuss on this and any past episodes!   Full show notes can be found at http://thetechinformist.com/episode-184-tesla-model-3-production-ramping/
July 3, 2017 · 01:04:03
This week we discuss some of the frustrating things that come with testing beta software. From iPhone to Xbox, things can get harry in a hurry. What do you think of testing beta software? Do you love it or just stay away from it entirely? Also this week, the predicted SNES Classic becomes official, Space X plans for another consecutive launch, iPhone officially turns 10, and more LG news. Full show notes can be found at - http://thetechinformist.com/episode-183-beta-software
June 24, 2017 · 00:45:11
It seems that what is old is new again what with Google updating their Google Glass devices for the first time in roughly three years and Sega unveiling their Sega Forever program which looks to make every (their wording is a bit unclear here) Sega game on every Sega System available for free on your Android or iOS devices. Kevin also talks about seeing Cars 3 and more Netflix and Star Wars talk!   Full show notes available at http://thetechinformist.com/episode-182-whats-old-new-google-glass-sega-forever/
June 19, 2017 · 01:00:37
It's Christmas in June for those of us who are gamers. With all of the new games and some new hardware, there is a lot to discuss in the gaming world. What are some of your favorite moments from E3 2017? Any games that you will be picking up this year? Let us know. We also briefly talk about Netflix overtaking cable companies and a new Microsoft keyboard.   Full shownotes, including links to stories for your reference, can be found at: http://thetechinformist.com/episode-181-e3-2017/
June 9, 2017 · 01:25:14
This week while Brad is enjoying his well deserved break down in Orlando, follow him on Instagram [email protected]_shadows to see what he has been up to, Sam Ventimiglia joins Kevin to talk about the recent WWDC event from Apple along with the upcoming One Plus 5 that is shaping up to look awfully familiar. All this and more on Episode 180 of the Tech Informist Podcast! Full shownotes can be found at http://thetechinformist.com/episode-180-wwdc-oneplus-7-plus
June 1, 2017 · 01:03:03
This week a new Android smartphone challenger entered the ring. Sam Ventimiglia joins us to talk about the Essential Phone and is it really "essential" for the market. We also discuss a recent photo that was unveiled of what is presumed to have been the successor to the Lumia 950 XL Windows Mobile device and also the potential worldwide ban of tablets and laptops in carry on luggage during flights. All this and more on the Tech Informist Podcast!   Full shownotes available at: http://thetechinformist.com/episode-179-essential-phone-really-essential
May 26, 2017 · 01:09:29
This week, Kevin and Brad discuss Kevin's recent experience at Six Flags trying out the new VR roller coaster experience. They also talk about the unveiling of the new Surface Pro computer and much more including: Google Pixel smartphones getting blacklisted Microsoft Beam game streaming service rebranded as Mixer Intel pushing Thunderbolt 3 to PCs  
May 20, 2017 · 01:07:06
This week we share our thoughts about Google I/O's day 1 along with the recent unveiling of the HTC U11 smartphone. We also discuss: Huge Xbox Live Gold member game sale Legend of Zelda coming to a mobile device near you? Samsung having Galaxy S8 sales success Instagram has more new features Snap lost a WHOLE lot of money   App, Entertainment & Hardware Picks Trailer for Seth MacFarlane's "The Orville" Alien: Covenant movie is out The Tim Tracker YouTube channel Kevin interviewed Console Wars author Blake Harris on Everything VR & AR podcast
May 15, 2017 · 01:07:05
If you are a fan of Microsoft, there is no shortage of news coming from our friends at Redmond. Did you happen to catch Build this year? Are there any new features that excite you? Let us know. We also talk a little Cortana news, more Echo devices from Amazon, Qualcomm's new processors and an interesting new feature coming to Waze.   Hosts Kevin Harvell - @KevinHarvell Brad Whiteside - @Holy_Shadows   Full shownotes available at: http://thetechinformist.com/episode-176-microsoft-build-thoughts
May 8, 2017 · 01:18:00
Another exciting event brings more software and devices. Microsoft shows off what they have been up to and we discuss our thoughts. What do you think of the new Surface Laptops? Will you be picking one up? We also discuss losing weight in VR, the 2017 Video Game Hall of Fame Inductees, broadband internet in space, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe thoughts.   Hosts Kevin Harvell - @KevinHarvell Brad Whiteside - @Holy_Shadows   Full shownotes can be found at http://thetechinformist.com/episode-175-microsoft-edu-event/
May 1, 2017 · 01:10:33
This week we compare the LG G6 and Samsung S8 to each other. We weigh the pros and cons of each to help give you a better perspective of which of the latest Android flagships are right for you. Do you plan on picking up either phone? If not, why not? We really would like to hear from you. The S8 has just launched, but Bixby is missing on Verizon and the independent dev community help fix that. Nintendo launches a new portable console (no not that one), Amazon gets creepy, and much more. Full shownotes can be found at: http://thetechinformist.com/episode-174-lg-g6-vs-samsung-s8/
April 22, 2017 · 01:05:18
This week we discuss Facebook's F8 Event, where they they are looking to innovate and lead in AR and messaging. Do you think Facebook has enough credibility to excite users again? Do any of the new announcements excite you? After just having killed off the NES Classic, rumors swirl about an SNES Classic reportedly releasing later this year. We also discuss "iPhone 8," Samsung teaming up with Amazon with HDR10+, Mastercard, and much more.   Full shownotes can be found at http://thetechinformist.com/episode-173-is-facebook-cool-again/  
April 17, 2017 · 00:58:15
For those who follow video games, it is no secret that the NES Classic has been a hard item to get a hold of. Now, Nintendo is killing it off for reasons unknown. Sure there are some possible reasons we think may have led to Nintendo's decision and we discuss them on this episode. But sadly no official word from Nintendo. On this episode of Tech Informist we pay our respects to this wonderful little nostalgia machine and wonder, what went wrong and will Nintendo continue with the Classics series of hardware? Did you ever manage to pick up an NES Classic? If not, are you willing to pay extra to ensure you get one? Let us know. We also discuss LG and Google's buddy system, more weird ads, exciting Tesla news, and much more.     Hosts Kevin Harvell - @KevinHarvell Brad Whiteside - @Holy_Shadows     Leave us a voicemail! We invite you to call in and leave us a voicemail leaving feedback, asking questions or looking for exposure for your upcoming events. To call in and do so, call us at: 314-529-1998 Simply call the number above and leave your name, where you are calling from and what your question is or anything else you would like to say and we may play your message on an upcoming episode of Tech Informist. **Please keep it clean and keep in mind that long distance & International calling rates may apply**     Topics discussed include: Goodbye NES Classic  Google wants its next Pixel phone to feature LG's flexible OLED displays  Burger King ad triggers Google Home devices  How has your favorite current video game system sold?  T-Mobile aims to step up their signal game  Tesla Model 3 final production look to officially be unveiled in July  Tesla Semi-truck due to arrive in September, “Seriously next level”      App, Entertainment & Hardware Picks Movie - Fences  Show - Shameless Movie Trailer - Thor: Ragnarok      Beer Picks of the Week Pumpkin Cider - Crown Valley Brewing Follow us on Untappd! Brad on Untappd Kevin on Untappd     Thanks for listening!
April 9, 2017 · 01:18:06
The LG G6 is finally out and we manage to both get our hands on one. On this episode we discuss our first impressions of the latest and possibly greatest release from LG. What are your thoughts about the LG G6? Are you looking forward to getting one or are you waiting for a different phone? Also, Youtube TV is live, rumors of a Nokia 9 Android phone surface, Project Scorpio full specs and much more.     Hosts Kevin Harvell - @KevinHarvell Brad Whiteside - @Holy_Shadows     Leave us a voicemail! We invite you to call in and leave us a voicemail leaving feedback, asking questions or looking for exposure for your upcoming events. To call in and do so, call us at: 314-529-1998 Simply call the number above and leave your name, where you are calling from and what your question is or anything else you would like to say and we may play your message on an upcoming episode of Tech Informist. **Please keep it clean and keep in mind that long distance & International calling rates may apply**     Topics discussed include: LG G6 hands on first impressions (Thanks to our friends at Verizon) YouTube TV is live! (in only 4 cities)  Nokia 9 to feature QHD OLED display, iris scanner and OZO Audio  New Pebble update sets stage for online server shutdown  Project Scorpio's full specs, right here, in detail  Android is now the most used OS online  Hyperloop One discussion    App, Entertainment & Hardware Picks Book - Breakout: How Atari 8-Bit Computers Defined a Generation  Movie - Power Rangers (2017) YouTube - Go search and be entertained by Don Rickles Show - Fargo season 2      Beer Picks of the Week Midas Touch - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Follow us on Untappd! Brad on Untappd Kevin on Untappd   Thanks for listening!
March 31, 2017 · 01:00:09
It's no secret that Samsung is king when it comes to Android. This week, the Samsung made the upcoming Galaxy S8 & S8+ official at their event in New York. Are you someone who loves their Samsung devices? Will you be picking up one of these, and if so are you grabbing an S8 or the larger S8+? Or are you waiting for a completely different device? We also discus Elon Musk's Neuralink start-up, free MLB offers from T-Mobile, Xbox and Windows updates, and much more.      Hosts Kevin Harvell - @KevinHarvell Brad Whiteside - @Holy_Shadows     Leave us a voicemail! We invite you to call in and leave us a voicemail leaving feedback, asking questions or looking for exposure for your upcoming events. To call in and do so, call us at: 314-529-1998 Simply call the number above and leave your name, where you are calling from and what your question is or anything else you would like to say and we may play your message on an upcoming episode of Tech Informist. **Please keep it clean and keep in mind that long distance & International calling rates may apply**     Topics discussed include: Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ Microsoft Edition!  Elon Musk's Neuralink will plug AI into your brain  Tesla Y teaser  Report: The Next Call Of Duty Is Call Of Duty: WWII  Titanfall 2 update  T-Mobile is giving all of its customers a free year of baseball streaming  Beam Streaming, Intuitive Guide And More Come To Xbox One Starting March 29th  Windows 10's Creators Update arrives on April 11th      Week-end Rant How much is your online search history worth to your ISP?      App, Entertainment & Hardware Picks Movie -  Beauty and the Beast  Movie - Ghost in the Shell  Movie - Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets      Beer Picks of the Week Unfiltered Wheat Beer - Boulevard Brewing Co.   Follow us on Untappd! Brad on Untappd Kevin on Untappd     Thanks for listening!
March 24, 2017 · 01:10:24
Spring has sprung and along with it, new devices from Apple. We discuss what all is in the Spring 2017 refresh. What do you think of the new red iPhone? Do you think it is worth getting or are you not a fan? Let us know! We also talk about Samsung's new digital assistant Bixby, Destiny 2 leaks, YouTube advertisement boycott and much more.   Full shownotes available at http://thetechinformist.com/episode-169-apples-apples  
March 20, 2017 · 00:47:40
The Nintendo Switch is finally out and we finally got our hands on it. We discuss our first impressions of Nintendo's latest console. Did you happen to pick up a Nintendo Switch? What are your thoughts behind this portable console? We also discuss the LG G6 Launch incentives, Facebook's local government tool, Google Chrome and more.     Hosts Kevin Harvell - @KevinHarvell Brad Whiteside - @Holy_Shadows     Leave us a voicemail! We invite you to call in and leave us a voicemail leaving feedback, asking questions or looking for exposure for your upcoming events. To call in and do so, call us at: 314-529-1998 Simply call the number above and leave your name, where you are calling from and what your question is or anything else you would like to say and we may play your message on an upcoming episode of Tech Informist. **Please keep it clean and keep in mind that long distance & International calling rates may apply**     Topics discussed include: LG G6 will launch in the U.S. and Canada on April 7  LG is offering a free Google Home with the purchase of its new flagship  Sprint giving away a 49 inch TV and Google Home  Facebook adds an easy way to find your local government officials  Google says that version 57 of Chrome will help improve battery life on laptops      App, Entertainment & Hardware Picks Movie - Trumbo Game - Disney Afternoon Collection from Capcom  Comedy - Dave Chappelle returning to Netflix March 21 with new material      Beer Picks of the Week Australian Pale Ale - Stubborn German Brewing Company    Follow us on Untappd! Brad on Untappd Kevin on Untappd   Thanks for listening!