The Black Techies Podcast
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The Black Techies PodcastMar 18, 2022
83: Discussing SCOTUS Affirmative Action Decision
We're back at it again as Herb and Leslie discuss the recent SCOTUS decision regarding affirmative action.
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82: Will ChatGPT take over the world?
After a hiatus, David and Leslie are back to talk about ChatGPT, why PC games are trash right now, and what would happen if Hogwarts was an HBCU.
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81: Can Tech Close the Racial Wealth Gap
It's a new year and the gang is back with a new episode. Herb, Leslie, and David rap about the racial wealth gap and how tech can be used to close it. We also talk about our favorite tech stories and pour one out for Google Stadia.
80: Wakanda Forever
The TBT crew talk about Black Panther Wakanda Forever (non-spoiler!!), being verified (or not) on Twitter, and Black Friday hopes and dreams. The Black Techies are going on a break until the New Year, but keep up with us on the socials!
79: The Twitter Takeover is complete
The TBT Crew is back for the first show of November. What's on the agenda? The completed takeover of Twitter by the Dark Lord Elon, HBCU Homecoming season, and Consumer tech to keep an eye on for the Holidays. Tune in and check us out! #HailWakanda #HBCUDigital #ThisIsHome
78: Will the Super Mario Bros. movie be any good?
On the 78th episode of The Black Techies Podcast, the crew discuss the teaser trailer for the Super Mario Bros. movie and talk about Google's updated Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch.
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77: Apple Event, The Queen, & Our Favorite Fighting Games
Apple had their big hardware event where they unveiled the iPhone 14/14 Pro, new AirPods Pro, and new Apple Watches. We talk about ongoing popularity despite quality competition from Google and Samsung. We also talk about Queen Elizabeth's legacy, and nerd out on fighting games.
76: She-Hulk the Stallion
For episode 76, the crew talk about the growing eSports presence at HBCUs and why people don't like She-Hulk
75: Do we really want a black Superman?
In this episode, the TBT gang discuss representation in comics and Samsung Unpacked. Shoutout to our friends at AT&T for their support of black culture.
74: HBCU eSports and Blerd Stuff
The Techies talk about the impact of eSports in HBCUs and finally talk about blerd comic book movie stuff!
73: The Elon Musk/Twitter Drama Continues!!
Herb and David discuss the ongoing of saga of the sale of Twitter to Elon Musk. They also discuss the Steam Deck and the impact on the wider gaming landscape.
72: Roe v. Wade & January 6th Committee
The Black Techies aren't normally a political podcast, but on this episode the panel discusses the recent SCOTUS ruling and the ongoing January 6th committee hearings. Note that the opinions expressed are of the individual panel members and don't reflect the entirety of the Black Techies nor the HBCU Digital Network.
68 - The State Of EVs, Tech and Ukraine, and our Favorite Consumer Tech
The crew is back for the 68th installment of the Black Techies Podcast! Herb, Leslie, and Roberto share their thoughts on:
1) The State of America's Consumer Electric Vehicle Marketplace
2) How Technology has impacted the ongoing conflict in Ukraine (also the mixed feelings of black folks on said conflict).
3) Their current favorites in Consumer Electronics and Technology.
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67 - Playstation Plus, No E3 for You, and the Slap Heard 'Round The World
The Crew is Back for the 67th episode of The Black Techies Podcast! We'll take a look at:
1) Playstation Plus introducing a new pricing structure for their cloud gaming service.
2) E3 getting nixed for 2022, and what it means for gamers and the gaming industry.
3) Will Smith's slap "Heard and Seen around the World". The TBT crew weighs in for regular black folk...LOL
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Short Black Techie: Why the Steam Deck is literally a game changer
Just Processing is now Short Black Techie...I promise it's my last name change
The Steam Deck is finally out and reviews seem to be pretty good for the most part. While this is definitely a first generation product, I think the Steam Deck's promise as a portable PC gaming device cannot be overstated.
66: Sony State of Play and new Apple's new Mac Studio
In this episode, the Black Techies talk about the games they're most excited from Sony's State of Play livestream. They also talk about Apple's crazy powerful Mac Studio and why the price may not be that bad.
65: Tech In The Courtroom
The Black Techies are joined by P. Danielle Nellis, a former assistant district attorney who is running for District Attorney of Nashville, Tennessee. We talk about technology used in the courtroom and how the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly changed the landscape of our legal system for better or worse.
If you want to know more about Danielle's campaign and platform, check out www.nellisfornashville.com
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Black History Month Spotlight: Dr. Mark Dean
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64: Console Wars Are Getting Interesting Again
After a long hiatus, The Black Techies are back with some BIG announcements. We will be partnering with HBCU Digital Network to feature our podcast and add a tech side to their coverage of everything HBCU. Of course, there's the big news about the Microsoft buying Activision and Sony buying Bungie. The crew talks about all of these and more!
Note: Episode 63 is on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPRz42pwW5I6lfvR4rhgFuw
Just Processing: The Future of Xbox
It's ya boy David aka PacketStealer and I'm back with another episode. This time I muse about Microsoft's recent announcement about the future of Xbox and it's implications.
The Black Techies Spotlight: David Matthews
In a first of a trio of interviews, The host of The Black Techies Podcast (Herb Seward) sits down with the TBT's founding member, David Matthews. The two chop it up about the new book, "The HBCU Experience: HBCU Band Alumni Edition", and reminisce about their mutual experiences in HBCU Culture. Check It Out!
62: We're Back!
61: Cyberpunk Madness & Russian Hacking
It's been quite the buzz around the launch of Cyberpunk 2077. Unfortunately, most of it hasn't been great news. On top of that, the numerous U.S. Government agencies were hacked by the Russians. The gang talk about all of it including a big announcement from David! You don't wanna miss it!
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60: Post-Election Discussion
While we're normally not a political podcast, we couldn't avoid talking about the election. Particularly, how social media was used during the election and if there's a possibility of voting over the internet.
59: The iPhone 12 is here....so what?
It's that time of year again when a new iPhone comes out. However, is it even worth upgrading to the iPhone 12 this time? The Techies talk about that and more.
Black Techie Spotlight: GetWreckt-ech Support
We're featuring yet another black woman for Black Techie Spotlight! This time it's Leslie Moore, founder of Get Wreckt-ech Support, the tech site for women, by women. Leslie and David chat about how she went about forming the idea for the website and the need for there to be greater representation of black women (and women in general) in the tech space. We also may or may not have chatted about the recent gaming news.
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58: Microsoft buys Bethesda
After the bombshell that was the news of Microsoft buying Zenimax Media, parent company of Bethesda, the Techies try to understand why Microsoft made that move and what it means for gaming long term.
Just Processing: Next-gen gaming is here, now what?
On episode 4, David talks about what next-gen gaming means now that we finally know what prices and availability are. What does it mean that both Sony and Microsoft have all-digital editions of their consoles? Will console sales matter in the long term? Which one should you buy? Find all of that out now!
Black Techie Spotlight: Lisa Love
For this episode of Black Techie Spotlight, we are joined by Lisa Love. Lisa is the cofounder and Chief Marketing Officer of Tanoshi, a Silicon Valley startup that provides low-income families and schools with affordable devices in order to close the digital divide. Tanoshi was also featured on Season 11 of Shark Tank!
David and Lisa talk about how to close the tech disparity among people of color and why it's crucial to make technology more available in our current times.
For more on Tanoshi, visit their website at https://tanoshikidscomputers.com/
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Just Processing: Apple vs Fortnite
Epic Games, the makers of Fortnite are suing Apple for monopolistic practices after Apple kicked Fortnite off the App Store. But that isn't the whole story. Let's process...
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57: Remembering Chadwick Boseman
Yall already know we had to talk about it. The Black Techies reflect on the impact that Chadwick Boseman had on black culture and the film industry. Rest in power Chad, Wakanda Forever.
56: Xbox Showcase & Apple's Greed
We're a little late to the party but we discuss our reactions to Microsoft's Xbox Games Showcase. We also talk about the growing beef between Apple and game streaming services like xCloud and Stadia. Is Apple being fair or are they trying to protect their own revenue stream?
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Just Processing: Are The Console Wars Over?
Each major gaming platform seems to have a different measure of success. If everyone wins, is it really a war?
55: HBCUs & eSports Pt. 2
Professor John Cash from Johnson C. Smith joins us once again to discuss how HBCUs can have a huge impact in eSports.
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54: Why is Apple breaking up with Intel?
Better late than never right? We discuss #WWDC and why #Apple is switching its Macs over to its own silicon. What does that mean for Intel? What does that mean for the iPad Pro? Be sure to subscribe using your favorite podcast app and leave a review on iTunes!
Black Techie Spotlight: SoldierKnowsBest
For this edition of Black Techie Spotlight, we are pleased to welcome Mark Watson better known as SoldierKnowsBest to the show! We chop it up about his journey to YouTube, Apple's WWDC event and more! Subscribe so you don't miss out on any other interviews with prominent creators!
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Just Processing: Why Apple is DITCHING Intel
At WWDC 2020, Apple confirmed that it's switching from Intel to its custom ARM silicon. But why is Apple is doing that? It's all about control.
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53: PS5 Reveal Reactions
The PlayStation 5 has finally been revealed at long last. The Techies break down the announcement and talk about their favorite games from the PS5 reveal.
52: How Social Media Enables Social Justice
It's time to talk about it. Systemic racism and injustice is nothing new, however, the way that activism is done has changed with the times. How has technology and social media changed how people fight for their rights?
51: HBCUs & eSports Part 1
For this episode, we are pleased to have Professor John Cash from Johnson C. Smith University chop it up with us about how HBCUs can leverage the power of eSports. Due to technical issues, we were forced to split this into two episodes but the conversation is definitely worth it.
The Metropolitan College of Professional Studies and JCSU is launching an esports and gaming management program as a minor in the fall semester, the first of their kind at a historically black college. JCSU will also offer a non-credit bearing certificate program, which consists of four courses.
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Just Processing: How PS5 Beats Xbox Series X
The follow up is here! Xbox has done a great job with revealing their new console, but you can't ignore the tremendous amount of exclusive games in Sony's back pocket.
Just Processing: How Xbox Series X could beat PS5
The next generation of console gaming is nearly upon us. While PS4 thoroughly dominated the Xbox One, the tide may be turning. Let's find out how Xbox Series X could beat the PS5. And yes Sony fanboys, I will do a follow up video/podcast about how PS5 could win.
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50: Xbox Series X vs PS5 vs Stadia
A lot has happened in the world of gaming. Both Microsoft and Sony have released official specs for their next-gen consoles and Google has made Stadia Pro free for two months. What does it all mean?
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Black Techie Spotlight: Techme0ut
For this month's Black Techie Spotlight, we are pleased to welcome Techme0ut to the show! She is a down to earth tech YouTuber with over 200,000 subscribers and growing! Herb and David ask her various questions about life as a YouTuber and how Covid-19 has affected her content creation. It's a great discussion that you don't want to miss, especially the ladies!
49: Ladies Talk Tech
In honor of Women's History Month, we are proud to have our first all-ladies episode. Join Mignon, Krystal, and Tiffany as they talk about technology they use personally, smart home tech, and the struggles with online schooling.
Black Techie Spotlight: Kevin the Tech Ninja
Introducing the Black Techie Spotlight. A monthly segment where we interview prominent black content creators in the tech, gaming, or geeky space. For our inaugural episode, we are pleased to invite Kevin Nether aka The Tech Ninja. Kevin is a tech YouTuber with over 200,000 subscribers. We talk about how he came up with the name "Tech Ninja" and his journey on YouTube.
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48: Coronavirus & Tech
One of the biggest stories right now is concerning the spread of the coronovirus aka COVID-19. This is affected the tech world in major ways including the cancellation of Mobile World Congress and the Game Developer Conference. How else has the tech world been affected and does the Internet play a role in the spread of information about the virus (and other diseases)? David, Herb, and Dominique discuss all of these and more!
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47: Marching Bands & Technology
We are joined by special guests Dr. Christy Walker and Mr. Kerry Gilliard to discuss music, technology, and how it has affected how music is composed and performed. Fans of HBCU marching bands will want to tune in especially!
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46: CES 2020 and our favorite 2019 tech
Happy New Year! We start this year off by recounting our favorite tech of 2019 and the future tech we liked at the Consumer Electronics Show last week. This year is gonna be chock full of content so be sure you're subscribed so you don't miss it!
45: Google Stadia & Pixel 4
It's been an interesting fall for Google. The company released their new flagship smartphone, the Pixel 4 and dove headfirst into cloud gaming with Stadia. However, both products have garnered mixed reviews. The Black Techies debate whether or not cloud gaming is ultimately worth it and if the Pixel has what it takes to compete against the iPhone and other high end phones.
Check out David's review of the Pixel 4 XL here: https://www.techspot.com/news/82720-one-month-google-pixel-4-xl.html
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