The Latest Episodes

Enjoy the latest episodes from The Nexus.

Tifosi Slip Post-Mortem

Episode #84

Ian has been wearing a pair of Tifosi Slips for cycling and as general-purpose sunglasses for over seven years. They aren't sold anymore, but they hold a lot of lessons for what to look for when buying a pair of sunglasses.

HyperDot Review

Episode #83

HyperDot is a new "dodge everything" arcade game from Twin Cities developer Charles McGregor. Ian really enjoys these kinds of games, let's find out how HyperDot stacks up!

COPPA? I Barely Even Know ‘Er!

Episode #51

COPPA is not a new law, but there are certainly some new developments for how it applies on YouTube. Content creators are now required to mark their videos as "made for kids" or not. What does this mean, and what are the consequences?

Nvidia SHIELD TV 2019 Review

Episode #82

Ryan reviews the standard Nvidia SHIELD TV 2019. The verdict: the remote is kind of confusing, but at least it's a good remote.

Google Nest Mini Review

Episode #81

The Google Nest Mini (the second generation of the Google Home Mini) is the new entry-level Google Assistant device. Join Ian to find out what changes and improvements have been made in this new iteration!

Presenting Soft Robotics Podcast

Episode #50

Ian was recently invited to guest on the IEEE RAS Soft Robotics Podcast, hosted by Marwa ElDiwiny. They chat about how robotics and podcasts can be used in a high school education setting, as well as home automation and how robotics is affecting society in general.

iPhone 11 Pro Review

Episode #80

Apple has brought the "Pro" moniker to the iPhone line! Join Brandon Johnson as he explores what makes this not just a new flagship phone, but a Pro phone.

“What’s a Podcast?”

Episode #49

Getting into podcasts can be a daunting task, since there are so many choices to make. How do you find interesting shows? How do you listen to them? Is there an app for that? We're here to help! This episode will give an overview of the different options you have for listening to podcasts, and serves as a companion to our Podcast Players Roundup on Second Opinion Reviews.