eD! and Jeff talk about Chadwick Boseman, Sabretooth casting rumors, and singles from movie soundtracks that are very good!
Having done this podcast for 197 more episodes than anyone ever thought they would, eD! and Jeff bring Nearly Coherent back to its roots: spending a bunch of time making fun of Dave, who finally accounts for where the hell he’s been all this time, and marveling at the quality of the Dave’s News Corner story he brought with him!
There’s a new episode of early Coherent
eD! tells a story that’s been haunting him since childhood, Jeff breaks our brains with “Jeopardy!” facts, they talk about how weirdly high the bar is for what counts as news now, and reactions to the deal between AMC Theaters and Universal Studios!
Honestly, this episode might be the best explainer about how my brain works of all time, so please feel free to give it a lesson and, like Jeff, mutter, “Oh, okay, I get you now” about me to no one in particular.
About five minutes after I started watching “Hamilton” on Disney Plus, I started wondering how long it’d take Weird Al to get a music video together for “The Hamilton Polka”.
Turns out the answer was two days, and it was worth every second of the wait.
eD! and Jeff get all nerd-horny over everything announced at WWDC. It’s real steamy, folks!
Come for my opinions on all the WWDC stuff, stay for the message Jeff now wants to use as his bedtime alarm tone!
eD! and Jeff remind you that #BlackLivesMatter, and if you think otherwise, you’re probably a dick.
It only took us two tries to get this right, and there’s a lot that might age poorly, but we’re doing our best here.
Also, for the record, if you’re thinking of contacting me to argue about this, or just be a shitface in general, you can figure out where the unfollow button is on your own.
Come for the 4:45 seconds of awesomeness that will get your mind off some of the nightmare that is everyday life, stay for Martin Short wearing a “Straight Outta Quarantine” shirt.
Apple announced a new version of the iPad Pro today, and, folks, spare a thought for my bank account, ’cause I wants it.
In the way of actual updates, it’s more or less what we’d all expect — a faster A12Z Bionic processor, WiFi 6 networking, which (with the right router) can allow download speeds of 1.2 Gbps (up from 866Mbps), and support for 30 different LTE cellular networking bands, up from 29.
That one band will make all the difference, I’m sure!1Full disclosure: I am not sure.
Apple also announced mouse and trackpad support will come with iPadOS 13.4, which will be released on March 24th — that’s the one thing Jeff has been asking me about for months, so he’ll be extremely happy with that.
Finally, Apple announced a new Magic Keyboard, which won’t be out until May, which sucks ’cause I want it now, dammit!
It has a trackpad, backlit keys (that use the scissor switches that Apple has mercifully gone back to on the 16″ MacBook Pro and new MacBook Air, also announced today), a USB-C port with passthrough power for your iPad, and viewing angles that I cannot wait to try, just take my money Tim Apple.
There’s a bunch more details about the new iPad Pro on MacStories. Give it a read, but hide your Apple Card while you do.
When you woke up this morning and put on your bland suit in preparation for your hearing, I bet you looked yourself in the mirror and thought: Today’s the day. Katie Porter’s not going to get me.
Well, I’m Representative Katie Porter’s whiteboard, and I’ve got a message scrawled upon my glistening façade: We’re about to kick your ass.
The exchange between Rep. Katie Porter of California and an official from the CDC during a hearing yesterday was awesome. This monologue from McSweeney’s Internet Tendency is an equally-awesome companion piece.
If you haven’t seen Rep. Porter mopping the floor with the officials from the CDC yet, you should 100% watch the video below before you read the piece on McSweeney’s. It’s worth your time, I promise.