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  • Writer's pictureAdam Doud

Episode 5: Full Frontal Half-Life: Alyx with Nick Sutrich

Updated: Apr 20, 2020


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We had a busy week this week. In addition to our podcast review of Half-Life: Alyx, we got reviews on the iPad Pro. Plus, we saw Royole’s Flex Pai 2 and a review of the Huawei Mate XS. You can watch Star Trek: Picard and test out Apple’s video editing software; both offering long free trials in light of COVID-19, and speaking of which, when life gives you unemployed strippers, you make lemonade. All that and more this week on the podcast!

Amazon Prime Video finally gets profiles ( Amazon finally introduces profiles to Amazon Prime video, something Netflix has had since 1982 or something.

Portland strip club forced to close, so dancers now do delivery ( Boober Eats is the new food delivery service started out of a coronavirus-closed strip club in Portland Oregon. The delivery charges are high, but food is delivered by two strippers, if that’s your thing.

Don’t bail out the cruise industry ( There’s no better time for cities to take space away from cars ( The Verge believes Coronavirus is the excuse humanity needs to straighten a few things up including road use by pedestrians and the possible sinking of the cruise line industry.

2020 iPad Pro reviews are out: the good and bad, and more ( IPad Pro reviews are out, and they all say the same thing – this is the best iPad you can buy, but you probably don’t need it.

Royole’s next foldable phone is much better at bending ( Royole now has a second foldable phone, and it’s one you should actually maybe possibly consider buying. Maybe

NASA explains why a weird, wheel-shaped blip spotted in space images isn’t a UFO ( A wheel shaped object showed up in NASA stereo radar imagery, and people thought it was a UFO. *Narrator* It was not a reflection.

How do dolphins sleep? if dolphins need air to breathe then how do they sleep underwater? : askscience ( Turns out any dolphin with half a brain can sleep and not run out of air…seriously.

‘Star Trek: Picard’ Star Patrick Stewart Announces Free Month of CBS All Access ( CBS is offering 1-month trials, up from the normal 7 days amidst the coronavirus pandemic and you should use it to binge Star Trek Picard. Season 1 ended this week and it’s amazing.

Huawei Mate XS review: Hold ‘em or fold ’em? ( If you want a folding phone with no Google services, this is your choice!

Tesla CEO Elon Musk: New York gigafactory will reopen for ventilator production ( Tesla is converting part of a gigafactory to produce ventilators to help with the COVID-19 outbreak, and we give them props.

What it feels like to be laid off on Zoom during this crisis ( What happens when you lay off 100 people at once? Nothing good. What happens when you do it via a video conference? Something worse.

Stewart Butterfield’s Twitter ( A month in the life of Stewart Butterfield, Slack’s CEO on one of the biggest months ever.

Apple extends Final Cut Pro X free trial & offers new Logic Pro X trial for those at home (9to5mac) Apple is offering 90-day free trails on its video editing and audio editing software which is reportedly very good…but we don’t use it.

Tom Warren’s Twitter ( 50,000 Microsoft employees got stuck in Reply-All hell on Friday.

Timbaland Music Pack Launches On Beat Saber Featuring 5 Original Tracks ( A new Beat Saber music pack by Timbaland is tight – we love it, and you will too.


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