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News, Commentary, and Reviews for the casual nerd. Join The Credible Nerds - Justin and Marc, as we talk about our favorite fandoms. We discuss Star Wars & Star Trek, DC & Marvel, Harry Dresden & Harry Potter, The Cosmere & Middle Earth, The Wheel of Time and more! Our expectations match our fandom.
 
Material is a weekly discussion about the Google and Android universe. Your intrepid hosts try to answer the question, “What holds up the digital world?” The answer, so far, is that it’s Google all the way down. Hosted by Andy Ihnatko and Florence Ion.
 
Join The Fourth Ta'veren on this podcast journey as we tackle The Wheel of Time series. Unlike Dannil Lewin, the original Fourth Ta'veren, we're not getting left behind and neither are you as you join us for an in-depth review of our favorite epic fantasy series! Initially we started releasing The Fourth Ta'veren in Nov. 2018, on our main podcast feed - The Credible Nerds. We also bring you updates and reviews from the upcoming Amazon Prime Series, reviews of each book chapter by chapter, an ...
 
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The Credible Nerds, Aidan and Justin, talk about the upcoming Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022! We discuss the 20th Anniversary of Attack of the Clones and what our thoughts are on Episode II. We talk cosplay and what we'll be wearing to Celebration. We get into the panels for Day 2 of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022 and which ones we're looki…
 
We're blaming our delay this week on smartwatches. Andy walks us through how he tried to get the Kardashians out of his algorithm before we get into the leftovers of Google I/O. We'll also talk about this week's rumors about the Pixel Watch's custom silicon and why Andy is compelled to buy the Pixel Buds Pro. Links and Show Notes: Google Pixel Watc…
 
Well, what else is there to talk about this week? It's Google's annual developer conference, and we're running through all the significant bits of news. Andy and Flo have plenty to say about everything, from the Pixel 6a to the Pixel tablet. Plus, what's new in your Google software. Links and Show Notes: Every Google Pixel Device Revealed at Google…
 
Flo is slumping at her desk and would like to stop. Andy wants to understand why the middle brother from The Brady Bunch has a furniture line. We'll talk a bit about what's ahead at Google I/O 2022 before we get into why the company fired another AI researcher. Then, a PSA on setting up Google's counter-doxxing features and what happens when the se…
 
This week, we're talking all about the leaked Pixel Watch: what to expect, what we think from the photos that have surfaced, and whether we believe it will make a significant change to Android's wearables market share. (Hint: we don't.) Then, we'll chat about the Android 13 beta and what's new so far and look at what's interesting on the recently r…
 
This week, we're recording our reactions to the first Google Wing delivery drone videos sprouting up all over TikTok. Then, we'll tell you all about how Google and Samsung are making it easier to fix your own smartphone. Google Wallet has also somehow found itself resurrected. And if you're a Google One subscriber, you might have a free Titan 2FA k…
 
This week, Andy offers a solo lecture outside in the quad to explain last week's Thomas Lewis and John McHenry duel (spoiler alert: it was dudes being dudes). Then, everything is broken, at least when it comes to Android and Chrome's security issues. Andy also touches on Google's future idea of ambient computing in your home, plus some news on Goog…
 
The Credible Nerds review the Marvel movie - Morbius! We discuss how this fits into the rest of the Marvel Cinematic timeline- or does it? Justin, Blake, and Nathan talk about what we liked about the film and what we felt was lacking. Check out our YouTube channel and subscribe for video podcasts and more original content!…
 
It's a light week, and it's kind of nice. Andy and Flo catch up on personal matters before diving into why the next generation of the Nest Hub will look radically different from previous ones. Then, Alphabet's Wing is making its debut in Dallas, and we've got our own ideas of how that's going to play out. We'll also get into you might see fewer app…
 
The Fourth Ta'veren review the fifth episode in Rafe Judkins' The Wheel of Time show from Amazon Prime. We journey to Tar Valon with the Emond's Fields Five as they have split up, but still continue on their journey to the White Tower. We see the White Tower and Tar Valon up close and see the Aes Sedai in their element.…
 
The Fourth Ta'veren review the fifth episode in Rafe Judkins' The Wheel of Time show from Amazon Prime. We journey to Tar Valon with the Emond's Fields Five as they have split up, but still continue on their journey to the White Tower. We see the White Tower and Tar Valon up close and see the Aes Sedai in their element.…
 
Flo's been playing with all the new Android phones lately, and Andy's got an update on the dance studio across the street. We're celebrating the 100th release of the Chrome browser since Google didn't think to celebrate its milestone. Then, Google is working on fixing Apple's AirTag mess. We'll also check in with Google's latest AI learning models,…
 
The Credible Nerds Review the 5th episode in Season One of The Bad Batch! We talk about Cid, Mooch, Zygerrian Slavers, and even Bib Fortuna makes an appearance! It s full episode with some action that sets up things for future episodes. We talk about the connections this show has with The Clone Wars, Return of the Jedi, The Mandalorian, and The Boo…
 
This week, we're keeping it real. Google finally settled with the four engineers it fired for organizing, but not before the Department of Justice found it withholding documents by claiming attorney-client privilege. We'll also regale you with an unfortunate tale of how Google-owned Looker's workers unknowingly trained their replacements. Then, som…
 
We review the fourth episode of Season One in Rafe Judkin's Wheel of Time series. We discuss Logain and how he proclaims himself the Dragon Reborn and if he is a false Dragon or not. We discuss Aes Sedai and their Warders. We follow the adventures of Rand, Mat, and Thom and how their journey to Tar Valon unfolds. We discuss more about the Tinkers a…
 
The Fourth Ta'veren reviews A Place of Safety, episode three from the Amazon Prime series - The Wheel of Time. We talk about the late introduction of a main mentor character - Thom Merrilin and the lack of including another mentor character, Elyas Machera. We talk about how Egwene and Perrin meet up with the Tuatha'an and how the wolves come into p…
 
We review the fourth episode of Season One in Rafe Judkin's Wheel of Time series. We discuss Logain and how he proclaims himself the Dragon Reborn and if he is a false Dragon or not. We discuss Aes Sedai and their Warders. We follow the adventures of Rand, Mat, and Thom and how their journey to Tar Valon unfolds. We discuss more about the Tinkers a…
 
Good news, everyone. We're already on Android 13 Developer Preview 2, and Andy and Flo have the details on what's new. And since we recorded on St. Patrick's Day, we regale you with a bit of timely Google news related to the green-tinged holiday, like why there was no Google Doodle this week. Google also announced when it's hosting its developer's …
 
The Fourth Ta'veren reviews A Place of Safety, episode three from the Amazon Prime series - The Wheel of Time. We talk about the late introduction of a main mentor character - Thom Merrilin and the lack of including another mentor character, Elyas Machera. We talk about how Egwene and Perrin meet up with the Tuatha'an and how the wolves come into p…
 
The Fourth Ta'veren reviews A Place of Safety, episode three from the Amazon Prime series - The Wheel of Time. We talk about the late introduction of a main mentor character - Thom Merrilin and the lack of including another mentor character, Elyas Machera. We talk about how Egwene and Perrin meet up with the Tuatha'an and how the wolves come into p…
 
We review the second episode of Season One of Rafe Judkin's Wheel of Time series on Amazon Prime. We discuss what's next for the group as they escape the Trolloc army pursuing them out of the Two Rivers and into Shadar Logoth. We talk about the Whitecloaks and their appearance in this series. We discuss how Mordeith is missing from the show and why…
 
We review the second episode of Season One of Rafe Judkin's Wheel of Time series on Amazon Prime. We discuss what's next for the group as they escape the Trolloc army pursuing them out of the Two Rivers and into Shadar Logoth. We talk about the Whitecloaks and their appearance in this series. We discuss how Mordeith is missing from the show and why…
 
It's a weird week. Flo's on strike from work, and Andy is not feeling the new Google Assistant voice. This week's pod is also a little intense as we discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine, but we do our best to explain what we think Google's role should be in times of crisis. Then, why Google is asking its workforce to come back into the office t…
 
Welcome back to Star Wars Apologetics Series 2 - Attack of the Clones Edition! In this episode we will discuss how Anakin loses his mother and his reaction to her murder. We go back to Anakin and Padme and a pivotal moment in their relationship that leads to secrecy on their behalf. We also discuss how Count Dooku deceives the Jedi - by telling the…
 
The Credible Nerds continue with their Bad Batch episode reviews with Episode Two - Cut and Run! We discuss how this episode continues on from the previous episode and what is next for the Bad Batch. Where does the group go now that they are outcasts from their brothers and on the run as wanted clones from the Empire? They go to meet up with anothe…
 
Flo burned her tongue so bad, but that won't stop her from talking about her time with the Galaxy S22 Ultra. But before we get to Samsung's big week, Andy joins in Flo's griping about network TV. We also talk about the rest of the Galaxy S22 lineup and Samsung's new tablets and leave you with news of a neat Chrome feature. Links and Show Notes: Sam…
 
Welcome back to Star Wars Apologetics - The Attack of the Clones Edition! Marc and Justin get into the master plan of Darth Sidious and how he was able to start the Clone Wars. Is Darth Sidious the most powerful Force user ever? We also talk about the Clone Troopers and what their role is in the Galactic Conflict. Are they saviors for the Republic …
 
Andy is modding his smart lock, and Flo thinks that's kinda cool! This week, we're talking all about why Google should have taken advantage of the Joe Rogan/Spotify scandal by playing up YouTube Music's capabilities. Then, does Google want consumers to think of Android tablets as something positive all of a sudden? A few job postings on LinkedIn su…
 
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