As of yesterday, YouTube announced that they are changing the terms and eligibility requirements for their monetization program (the part of videos that show an ad in the video and generate revenue for the content creators) – these changes will impact us directly. We are a small 2 man shop that relies heavily on the kindness of strangers to get our message out there. These changes YouTube has made will make it even more difficult than it already is to subsidize what is basically a labor of love project that consumes a great deal of not only my time, but Sean P’s as well.
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Cheers…and thank you!
Based on information posted in RED user forums, it looks like a combination of delays in carrier certification and some other technological improvements will delay the summer launch of the RED device by a little bit. Here’s some more details on why…
Since being sick has shown me how truly difficult it is to fall into the life of a content creator, I wanted to do a shout out video to some of the folks that are hard at work making the tech videos that I enjoy.
Check it out, and hopefully you find some cool folks there. Feel free to subscribe, and leave a comment and tell me what you thought about the video. Thanks for watching!
In somewhat surprising news, Apple announced today that you will be able to buy the Product (RED) iPhone in the 8 and 8 Plus variants, starting tomorrow. The Product (RED) items support groups dedicated to eradicating HIV and AIDS in many nations on the African continent. Apple has many other Product (RED) items that support this worthy cause, but if you were in the market for something a little different in your iPhone, this might be for you.
Different from previous years, the metal and glass face of the devices will be black, and not white. This makes them a little more aethestically pleasing (if you ask me) and much less prone to showing smudges and dings as well. Let us know in the comments below if you are planning on picking one up!
Link to the Apple page here
Just a quick update with some exciting news – the Silicon Theory Podcast (in both its daily short form and longer formats) is now available on Spotify! So if you use that service and want to add us into your daily listening routine, you may! You can (if you own one) also ask your Apple Homepod to play us in your home as well; To hear it, ask Siri, “Play the podcast Silicon Theory.”
We are also now on Overcast as well! I’ve put links to our Spotify station in the “connect with us” section so you can grab it there, and will do so for Overcast as soon as I have it. Make sure you are subscribed to get our thoughts on tech regularly!
If you are into the comic book movies and shows, then check out my latest video. I talk for a little bit on the new SyFy series “Krypton” – a peak at to what life was like before the birth of Superman on his home planet. As always, thanks for watching, and if you enjoyed the video, hit that like button and leave a comment on what future shows you might want to see. Be sure to subscribe to while you are there!
Another episode of the vlog is up – and this time I tackle the question of whether or not it’s a good idea for Best Buy to back away from carrying Huawei products in their stores. Be sure to check it out, and leave a comment if you agree or disagree. Thanks for watching and be sure to subscribe to get all our content!
You’ve no doubt heard about the issues that Facebook has faced recently making sure its users data is kept private. Shawn talks about this in episode 3 of the tech vlog, and comments on what Facebook was, is, and whether or not they have an obligation to curate the stuff that is being spread across their platform. Be sure to subscribe and leave a comment on the channel! Thanks for watching!
Okay – I’ll admit it, I’m not proud of this one but…I just had to rant on a few trends going down with Android phone makers – and its not good. Thanks for watching, and leave a comment and make sure you are subscribed to the channel to get all our videos as soon as they drop!
Had some thoughts on my mind about software updates and whatnot for a while now…and just decide to ramble on for a few minutes about that. Might be a series…might not. You decide! Leave a comment on the video if you enjoyed it. Open to any constructive feedback too….but the internet is a scary place (don’t I know it)
Thanks for watching!
Hyperbole or nah?
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+
The latest flagships in Samsung’s Galaxy line are official and available for pre-order. Full retail devices will start shipping in a few weeks, but if you are thinking about getting either the S9 or the S9+, here are a few things you should check out first.