The Impromptu

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This is the Impromptu, a multifaceted show discussing how technology, art, design and equality converge on topics that matter most to us. From gaming culture, to film, and other forms of media, we examine the creative process and how the decisions we make shape our perceptions, and lives.

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Can We Trust Any Tech Products Made in China?

December 10th, 2018

Synopsis: This week on The Impromptu, we unpack what exactly it means to have Huawei, a giant technology company, have influence in countries all …

The Horrible Cycle of Human Misery

December 3rd, 2018

Synopsis: This week on The Impromptu, we pose a question: should Facebook be treated like a utility and be broken up? Instead of a social media …

Black Friday: There’s No Happiness Here

November 26th, 2018

Synopsis: This week on The Impromptu, we reflect on the rampant consumerism that is Black Friday admit to our own buying habits, have a larger discussion about how people love buying cheap crap, and wrap up with some …

The Facebook Exposé

November 19th, 2018

Synopsis: This week on The Impromptu, we unpack the news from last week’s Facebook exposé at The New York Times. And as a bit of miscellany, Pokémon: …

iPad Hardware Is Only Half The Picture

November 12th, 2018

Synopsis: This week on The Impromptu, a quick highlight and hands-on with the new 2018 iPad, what iOS 13 needs to full realize the hardware’s …

Special: New MacBook, Mac Mini, and iPads 2018, with Guest Harry Marks

November 5th, 2018

Bloomberg Messed Up Bad

October 29th, 2018

Synopsis: This week on The Impromptu, we discuss the recent details unveiled that seem to indicate Bloomberg’s Chinese hacking story involving …

Cannabis Is Now Legal In Canada

October 22nd, 2018

Synopsis: This week on The Impromptu, cannabis is now legal in Canada. We discuss it along with the newest crop of high-tech vaporizers that have been released. and what Adobe Photoshop for iPad will mean for the future …

The Watchful Eye of Facebook

October 15th, 2018

Synopsis: This week on The Impromptu, Facebook is in hot water (AGAIN) with another security breach. We unpack this news along with Sony announcing the ability to change your PlayStation user IDs, and what to expect …

So Microsoft Makes Good Hardware Now?

October 8th, 2018

Synopsis: This week on The Impromptu, Microsoft had an event to launch new Surface products, but this time they aren’t making the same compromises they used to. At the tail end of the podcast, we briefly touch on macOS …

Online Privacy: Paving The Way Forward

October 1st, 2018

Apple’s Knowledge Navigator

September 24th, 2018

Synopsis: This week on The Impromptu, Siri is a travesty. It’s fundamentally rotten at its core. But does Apple have a completely redesigned version up its sleeve for next year? To get an idea of where modern personal …

Ruinously Expensive

September 17th, 2018

Synopsis: This week on The Impromptu, Michael pre-orders the “ruinously expensive” iPhone XS Max, ruminations on a life changing Series 4 Apple Watch, a new tier of high priced phones, why the precedent set by the …

Special: Apple iPhone 2018 Event Analysis

September 13th, 2018

Synopsis: It’s Wednesday, Sept 12, 2018 and time for our Apple iPhone event coverage and analysis, brought to you fresh the day of the event. There was a lot to unpack, including Apple Watch Series 4, iPhone Xs, iPhone …

Twitter Capitulates And Bans Alex Jones

September 10th, 2018

Synopsis: This week on the podcast, Twitter capitulates and finally bans Alex Jones from its service. What was the impetus for changing their minds? …

Everyone Has Blowholes

September 3rd, 2018

Synopsis: This week on the podcast, a shocking leak that unveils the iPhone XS as well as Apple Watch Series 4, plus, potential new iPads and Apple …

I’ll Tap You When I’m Ready

August 27th, 2018

Synopsis: This week on the podcast, follow-up on the Nvidia RTX platform, is Apple TV priced appropriately, multiple timers coming to HomePod, and …

What’s Inside A Graphics Processing Unit?

August 20th, 2018

Synopsis: This week on the podcast, a quick follow-up on the demise of Twitter’s Application Programming Interface (API) and how it’s shut down many …

Turn Off The Lights, Twitter

August 13th, 2018

Your Photos Are Dust in The Wind

August 6th, 2018

Synopsis: This week on the podcast, a discussion about how the media is celebrating Apple’s $1 trillion dollar market capital, instead of focusing on …

The Ever Changing Landscape of Social Media

July 30th, 2018

Synopsis: This week on the podcast, we are joined by guest and IT consultant Radu Stanescu to talk Intel’s delayed 10nm CPUs, what’s going on with …

MacBook Pro: Hotplate Edition

July 24th, 2018

Synopsis: This week on the podcast, Apple’s new 2018 Intel i9 powered MacBook Pro is under fire from reviewers for extreme performance throttling. We talk about what’s going on behind the scenes and what can be done …

Silicone Slip, with Chris Clarke

July 17th, 2018

Synopsis: This week on the podcast, iOS developer Chris Clarke from Midnight Drive Apps joins us to talk new MacBook Pros and a silent keyboard fix from Apple, why Swift as a programming language needs more work, forced …

Microsoft Surface Go

July 10th, 2018

Synopsis: This week on the podcast, Tom’s Hardware accidentally breaks the embargo on Microsoft’s new Surface Go notebook computer. We have the …

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