The Extra Dimension

The Extra Dimension features deep discussions on how technology intersects with other parts of our lives. Welcome to the heart of the technological convergence.

Hostage Exchange: Android and iOS

Episode #46The Fringe #558

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A Google fanboy. An Apple nut. Each has only ever used one smartphone platform. What happens when two people step out of their comfort zones and trade phones for a week? Ian and Lilly swapped their Pixel 3 and iPhone XS to see what life is like on the other side of the ecosystem divide.

The Challenges and Solutions of Daily Biking

Episode #45The Fringe #556

So, you want to start biking as a primary form of transportation, but are nervous about the challenges you will encounter? Never fear, Melody Hoffman and Ian R Buck are here with the solutions they have found over many years of utilitarian cycling.

Space Exploration: Past, Present, and Future

Episode #44The Fringe #551

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and the first lunar landing, Ian and Brian are discussing how the technologies of space exploration have evolved over time: what they were in the past, where we are now, and how they will change in the future.

Political Organizing in the Digital Age

Episode #43The Fringe #547

Digital technologies have a lot of potential to aid in political organizing, provided we use them effectively. Ian R Buck sat down with several prominent Twin Cities activists (Ethan Osten, John Edwards, and Mike Lindsay) to talk about how to activate communities without tearing them apart.

Browser Extensions

Episode #42

Browser extensions are a fantastic tool for customizing your digital life. If you've never heard of them, come learn about them! If you're an extension veteran, check out the community forum segment where we talk about extensions that listeners like you wrote in about!

Tidying Up Your Digital Life

Episode #41The Fringe #521

Many people have been using Marie Kondo's method to tidy up their physical spaces, but what about all the digital stuff we have? Join Ian R Buck as he sorts through this topic and interviews some of the other TNTV hosts who have given a lot of thought to their digital collections.

Presenting Robots Will Steal Your Job

Episode #40

For the first time ever, The Nexus TV is publishing an audiobook! Here are the first few chapters of Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK.

Securing Your Digital Life

Episode #38The Fringe #505

As more and more parts of our lives are stored and managed through online accounts, it is critical to understand how to keep those accounts secure. Ian R Buck sits down with Elena Machkasova, computer science professor, to talk about what attackers are after, how they try to gain access, and what we can do to protect ourselves.

Computer Preferences

Episode #37The Fringe #494

There are a lot of things to take into account when buying electronics. Ian, Aron, Brian, and Ryan are here to share some of the things they look for across the many types of computers.