The Latest Episodes

Enjoy the latest episodes from The Nexus.


Episode #0

You are about to become obsolete. You think you are special, unique, and that whatever it is that you are doing is impossible to replace. You are wrong. As we speak, millions of algorithms created by computer scientists are frantically running on servers all over the world, with one sole purpose: do whatever humans can do, but better.

Google Home Hub Review

Episode #55The Fringe #507

Google's first smart home device with a screen; but this isn't the first Google Assistant device with a screen! What has Google done to differentiate this device from the crowd?

SO #54 — Down to Clown

Episode #506 SO #54

Brandon and Brian can't contain their excitement, and basically review 1Password before they officially started the episode.

Password Managers Roundup

Episode #54The Fringe #506

In our first-ever roundup, we're bringing you six reviews in one! We tested LastPass, Dashlane, 1Password, Keeper, Bitwarden, and KeePass to figure out which is the best password manager.

TED #38 — Thanksgiving Shenanigans

Episode #505 TED #38

Elena got more in-depth than the general audience of The Extra Dimension needs, but it's all here on the cutting room floor!

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.

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing Review

Episode #53The Fringe #504

Our first book review ever!! Ian is joined by Mary Austad to review Hank Green's debut novel An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, which is an exploration of fame and the social internet wrapped in a sci-fi mystery.

SO #53 — Jump the Shark

Episode #504 SO #53

Ian and Mary's conversation goes all over the place as they set up to record. There are also lots of tangents from the core episode that made their way into the Fringe.