All Posts by Jim Metzendorf

AC Podcast 464: Everything Canceled; Galaxy S20 Review; Pixel 4a Leak
Brute Force Battery Life

AC Podcast 464: Everything Canceled; Galaxy S20 Review; Pixel 4a Leak

Jim Metzendorf

COVID-19 continues to dominate tech news and international headlines. Daniel, Jerry, and Ara discuss the impact of the virus so far and offer suggestions on what to do if you're spending more time than usual at home. Getting back to gadgets, they review Samsung's Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus. There's also a leaked video of Pixel 4a! Listen now Subscribe in Pocket Casts: Audio Subscribe...

AC Podcast 463:  Google I/O canceled; New Pixel features; OnePlus 8 leaks
Deep Touch

AC Podcast 463: Google I/O canceled; New Pixel features; OnePlus 8 leaks

Jim Metzendorf 1

Google I/O 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, but presentations will still be held digitally. As developments moves forward, new features are available to Google Pixel users. Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand details what's good and not so good. They also touch on the popular photography app, Moment, being removed from the Google Play Store. As they...

AC Podcast 462: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review; LG V60 is interesting
Aversion to Grain

AC Podcast 462: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra review; LG V60 is interesting

Jim Metzendorf

Andrew 'Android' Martonik settles in with Daniel Bader for a detailed conversation about the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, its smaller siblings, and the current state of 5G coverage. They also touch on what could potentially be a more affordable flagship alternative — the recently announced LG V60. Listen now Subscribe in Pocket Casts: Audio Subscribe in Spotify: Audio Subscribe in...

Jiggle Physics #23: Animal Crossing; Racism in Pokémon HOME; GDC
An Adorable Devil

Jiggle Physics #23: Animal Crossing; Racism in Pokémon HOME; GDC

Jim Metzendorf

We know a ton more about Animal Crossing: New Horizons now thanks to a recent Nintendo Direct. The game seems as fun and adorable as ever, but multiplayer might be a little wonky. Racist user-created character names are a blight on Pokémon HOME. Sony and Facebook have pulled out of this year's GDC due to abundance of caution surrounding COVID-19, but it's not a big deal overall. As...

AC Podcast 461:  Z Flip's 'Glass' display; S20 Ultra photos; Android 11
Normal Means Mainstream

AC Podcast 461: Z Flip's 'Glass' display; S20 Ultra photos; Android 11

Jim Metzendorf

Daniel and Jerry go one-on-one for a conversation about Z Flip's 'Ultra Thin Glass' display that is actually covered by an integrated plastic screen protector. They also look at images from the Galaxy S20 Ultra's camera array. In the second half of the show, they go over new features found in the first developer release of Android 11. Listen now Subscribe in Google Play Music: Audio Subscribe in iTunes: Audio Subscribe in RSS: Audio Download directly: Audio Links: The Galaxy Z Flip...

Jiggle Physics Podcast #19: Console Wars: The Next Generation
Stupid in the best way possible

Jiggle Physics Podcast #19: Console Wars: The Next Generation

Jim Metzendorf

eSports based on Activision Blizzard games are coming exclusively to YouTube through a new partnership with Google. Carli, Rebecca, and Jen also examine the next wave of console wars and why specs don't really matter. On a related note, they discuss why Nintendo doesn't have much to fear from PS5 and Xbox Series X even though they may be working on a Switch Pro. Finally, Carli has...

AC Podcast 457: Apple vs. Google vs. encryption; Sonos; Nearby Sharing
Price Shouldn't Equal Privacy

AC Podcast 457: Apple vs. Google vs. encryption; Sonos; Nearby Sharing

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It's a precarious balance between security, privacy, and convenience. A report from Reuters that Apple dropped plans for end-to-end encryption of iCloud backups after the FBI complained helps frame a conversation between Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Martonik, and Daniel Bader about the differences in approach between iOS and Android backup strategies. High value hacking targets such as...