Return of the Noisecast

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It’s been a long couple of months but Alberto & Paul have come out of hiding to talk, yes again, about life in the pandemic. In this episode, Alberto and Paul talk about how Apple’s Work From Home ad really nails the current feelings of many remote workers. 

We also discussed how we’re coping with at times isolation, being a frontline worker, and urging everyone to wear a damned mask! 

We also talk a little about the new Ford Bronco and friend of the pod, Eric Ravenscraft’s, superb Animorphs video essay (link below). 

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Under Quarantine

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Welcome to the latest installment of The Noisecast. In this episode, Alberto and Paul deal with what we’re all dealing with – life in the time of COVID-19. We talk some tech, like various tech companies trying to fight disinformation online and the importance of social distancing. But more importantly, we’re just trying to make sense of the uncertainty and being an ear for one another.

Also, Alberto loves video games but isn’t too good at them. We’re looking for suggestions on how we can all come together and enjoy some time together as we all stay tf home. Send us your tips and suggestions: noisecast (at) thenoisecast (dot) com

The Noisecast Episode 18 – Failure to Launch

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Paul and Alberto are back on the mic and they’ve come to a realization – launching a new product is tough. In this episode, they discuss day-one issues with the Google Stadia and Disney Plus. From issues with connectivity, lack of options, and in Disney’s case – compromised user data it appeared everyone experienced a failure to launch. 

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Episode 16 – Like Cable But Worse

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Originally recorded in mid-September, this episode was originally a recap of Apple’s iPhone Event but quickly turned to streaming services. It’s like cable! (But, you know, worse.) So while Paul and Alberto gripe about having to subscribe to ten different services to watch a handful of shows, they did manage to talk about all things iPhone and Apple Watch, Google Pixel 4, and the new Fujifilm X-Pro 3. 

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Noisecast Episode 12 – The Endgame Episode

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Originally published on May 15, 2019

It’s been two full weeks and some change – here’s our spoiler-filled review/commentary on Avengers: Endgame. We waited 11 years and over 20 movies to get to this point – Alberto and Paul go over why they loved the movie, but more importantly the universe that the MCU was able to cohesively put together. You’ve had more than enough time to prep – Let’s talk Endgame. 

The Noisecast is now on Patreon! 

Running a podcast is our labor of love, but it does have some associated costs. Drop a little something into the community chest and pick up a few bonuses for yourself. We can’t thank you enough for rocking with us, your support means everything! Please consider become a regular Patron and be sure to tell a friend. 

https://www.patreon.com/thenoisecast

The Noisecast Episode 9 – Let’s Not End Things on a Negative Note

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As 2018 comes to a close, Alberto and Paul struggle not to have the year end on a sour note. Sure, we talk about robot job interviews and how more and more employers are adopting this highly impersonal approach to hiring, and we find out that Quora was hacked in real-time, but Paul saves the day with his IRL review of the Google Pixel 3! 

Thank you for rocking with us in 2018. We have one more show before the year is done and we hope to have some surprise guests as well as some bold predictions for 2019. Happy holidays. 

In this episode:

Your Next Job Interview May Be With a Robot: https://www.wsj.com/articles/its-time-for-your-job-interview-youll-be-talking-to-yourself-1543418495

Quora Security Update: https://help.quora.com/hc/en-us/articles/360020212652-Quora-Security-Update-FAQ 

The Noisecast Episode 8 – Paul’s Return

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In this episode, Alberto and Paul are back with a full list of tech news and new gripes. Coming off of Apple’s Oct. 30th announcement, we try to figure out if the latest computing advancements are worth losing the ability to do self-repairs. We also take a minute to remind our listeners that you don’t just have to take – the Electronic Frontier Foundation is actively fighting back and trying to preserve users’ rights (link below). 

Paul is on the fence about the new Google Pixel 3 – from underpowered internals to weird notches popping up, he’s not sure if this is the phone for him. 

And lastly, we try to make sense of the recently announced Yongnuo YN450 – an Android-powered 4/3’s camera that sports a Canon EF mount. Did we mention it runs Android 7.1? WTF?  

Sources:

Electronic Frontier Foundation: http://eff.org 

CNet: https://www.cnet.com/news/with-5g-you-wont-just-be-watching-video-itll-be-watching-you-too/?ftag=CAD-03-10aaj8j

PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2018/11/03/yongnuos-yn450-mirrorless-camera-4-3-sensor-android-os-ef-lenses-4k/ 

New Noisecast Logo by Mylissa: www.twitter.com/oksomikki 

Episode 5 (2018): Halftime – Mid Year Tech Review feat. Paul Combs

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Alberto and Paul are back after a short month off. Life happens, but they’re back to give you a quick mid-year review of the tech that they’re most interested in for 2018. There’s still a lot of 2018 left, but between now and the new year, here’s what we’ve got our eyes on.

Honorable Mentions: Android P and the Fujifilm X-T100.