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The Test Drivers

English, Technology, 1 season, 52 episodes, 2 days, 11 hours, 6 minutes
New or old, loved or hated — The Test Drivers put tech through its paces; no matter if it’s the absolute cutting edge or collecting dust in the bargain bin. From smartphones to laptops, software to gaming consoles — anything could be a daily driver. Hosted by Myke Hurley and Austin Evans.
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51: Introducing Our New Show!

We have something new that we're super excited to tell you about!
3/20/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 36 seconds
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50: The Need for Speed

Upcoming gaming hardware and arguing about the colours of cars.
2/28/202257 minutes, 38 seconds
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49: Rocket League, but with People

Sony buys Bungie, Nintendo has a direct, and Samsung releases some new phones.
2/15/202256 minutes
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48: Microsoft Owns Gaming

Xbox is buying Activision Blizzard – what could this mean for the future of gaming? Also, what is the Steam Deck going to be like?
1/28/202254 minutes, 28 seconds
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47: The CES That Wasn't

CES may have been a ghost town, but nothing is going to stop the product announcements.
1/13/202258 minutes, 32 seconds
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46: Test Drive to Survive: 2021

Austin got an iPad mini and an Analogue Pocket, Myke got the macOS update he wanted, and the boys recap the 2021 F1 season.
12/30/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 23 seconds
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45: The MacBook Dilemma

Austin and Myke are recording their very first episode in person! As well as some various show and tell, they talk more about the MacBook Pro, and revisit some predictions made earlier in the year.
12/13/20211 hour, 32 seconds
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44: Do You Know Who I Am?

Have you heard about the global supply chain? It's kinda ruining gaming handhelds right now... But hey, there's some new games still coming out anyway. Also, Apple are going to sell you replacement iPhone parts?!
11/21/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 8 seconds
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43: We Can Finally Talk about the Pixel

Intel has new CPUs – how do they stack up? Talking about power, what about those new MacBook Pros? And it's time for final opinions on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
11/5/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 47 seconds
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42: Techtober is Unstoppable

Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Surface Duo 2, MacBook Pro, Surface Laptop Studio... It's all happening right now, and we have first impressions!
10/23/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 17 seconds
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41: Switching to iPhone 13… Right?

Techtember leads in to Techtober, as we have new iPhones, new iPads, and a whole host of new Surface products!
10/1/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 48 seconds
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40: iPad mini – The Apple Interview

Austin and Myke are joined by Tom Boger and Stephen Tonna from Apple to talk about the new iPad mini.
9/23/202157 minutes, 9 seconds
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39: The Z Flip 3 + New PS5 Controversy

Windows is on the way, the #ZFlipGang need to review their new flippy devices, and we have a heated controversy to discuss...
9/3/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 15 seconds
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38: Z Flip Gang Assemble!

Smartphone season has begun! Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3, Google Pixel 6!
8/19/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 54 seconds
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37: The Big Valve Surprise

Forget Techtember, it's Tech...uly? Samsung Unpacked is coming, Nothing ear(1) has been unveiled, and Valve have a new plan for handheld PC gaming!
7/29/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 25 seconds
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36: We Need To Talk Windows 11

Now the dust has settled, what's the deal with the newest version of Windows? Nothing and OnePlus both have product launches coming up, but how did they get here? And yes – of course – there's some news for #ZFlipGang.
7/17/202158 minutes, 49 seconds
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35: Windows 11, with Panos Panay

Panos Panay – Chief Product Officer at Microsoft – joins the show to talk about Windows 11. We discuss the big visual changes, why they are changing their rules for the Microsoft Store, and how they see the future of the platform.
6/25/202154 minutes, 59 seconds
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34: It's Beta Season!

WWDC is over and E3 is just about to begin!
6/12/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 15 seconds
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33: The Future Is..?

What's going on with Windows? Where is the Mac going next? What is 'Material You'?
5/21/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 28 seconds
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32: Myke's Many Macs

What devices do The Test Drivers rely on to get their work done?
5/7/20211 hour, 4 minutes
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31: How Pro is the iPad Really?

Spring is loaded! It's time for new iMacs and iPads! M1 for everyone!
4/24/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 1 second
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30: How Smart is Your Tech?

Tech conferences are coming back, F1 predictions are made, and just how smart are our homes?
4/8/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 57 seconds
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29: Test Drive to Survive

What does Austin think of the OnePlus 9 Pro? Is Intel going to change their fortunes? What do The Test Drivers think of Netflix's 'Drive to Survive'.
3/27/20211 hour, 24 minutes, 29 seconds
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28: The PC Build Saga

An update on Nothing, some thoughts on the NFT boom, and Myke _finally_ builds his new PC.
3/11/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 42 seconds
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27: The Phone No One Expected

Austin has been testing out the Sony Xperia 5ii – will this new form factor be what's needed to tempt him away from the #ZFlipGang? Myke is ready to build his gaming PC, but he needs help assembling his final components.
2/20/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 27 seconds
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26: To the Moon!!! 🚀

Austin's has a diamond hand hold on his Z Flip, but the S21 is catching his eye. It's time to take the show to the moon, as we try and work out what is going on with Gamestop.
2/9/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 3 seconds
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25: The Rollable Phone Future..?

Events have come and gone over the past two weeks – so let's break down all of the S21 news, and interesting announcements from CES.
1/21/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 34 seconds
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24: Z Flip Mania

Samsung Unpacked is coming! What do we know about the S21 and Z Flip 3? Plus, what will tech events look like for the rest of 2021?
1/9/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 41 seconds
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23: The Test Drivers Holiday Special

This year, Austin and Myke have gone DEEP in to some new hobbies. For this year-end special they'll share what they love about them, and also discuss some of their favourite products of 2020.
12/15/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 38 seconds
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22: The Mac Will Never Be The Same

The M1 Macs are here – how do they handle our workflows? Myke is slowly building out parts for his next PC, and Austin has been comparing Apple's ARM efforts with what Microsoft is up to.
12/1/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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21: PS5 & Xbox Series X: They’re Here

After months of embargoes, the time has finally arrived. The next generation of consoles is upon us. But that's not all; we have new iPhones in hand, and new Macs on the way.
11/17/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 56 seconds
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20: Is the iPhone 12 Worth It?

Games consoles are being unboxed, AMD is upping their game once again, and Austin has the iPhone 12.
11/3/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 59 seconds
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19: Goodbye Z Flip..?

Techtober won’t stop! iPhone 12, Pixel 5, OnePlus 8T. One of them is threatening the Z Flip Gang... but which?
10/20/20201 hour, 33 minutes, 52 seconds
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18: Is the Pixel REALLY a Flagship?

Techtober is truly upon us. New phones from Samsung, Google, OnePlus and more!
10/6/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 51 seconds
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17: Next Gen is Here

Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5 – we have the details, who's going to win the war?
9/24/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 42 seconds
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16: Microsoft’s Fliptastic Adventure

Austin has spent a ton of time with the Surface Duo – how does it stack up against the competition. Also, what are NVIDIA cooking up?!
9/10/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 31 seconds
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15: The Folding Future

Surprise! Microsoft are releasing the Surface Duo! How will it stack up against the Z Fold 2? There's also a lot of upheaval in the world of video games, and your hosts are starting to dabble in mechanical keyboards...
8/25/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 55 seconds
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14: The Samsung that Shouldn’t Exist

What's the deal with the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra? What are you really getting for the four-figure price tag? Also, Google _finally_ released the Pixel 4a – was it worth the wait?
8/11/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 19 seconds
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13: The OnePlus Nord vs ROG Phone 3

A tale of two very different phones – but how do they meet our expectations? Also, how do we feel about the Xbox Games Showcase.
7/28/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 9 seconds
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12: Myke's Windows Adventure

Myke has a secret Windows laptop, Austin tries iOS 14 on the oldest iPhone he can, and we discuss what Samsung may be up to next.
7/14/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 36 seconds
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11: Can macOS Tempt Us Away From The iPad?

At WWDC20 Apple announced a lot of changes coming to the Mac. Can these enhancements make us reconsider our iPad usage?
6/30/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 53 seconds
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10: Why the PS5 is Winning (so far)

Austin and Myke give their first thoughts on the PS5 hardware and launch lineup.
6/16/202057 minutes, 49 seconds
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9: Samsung's Laptop "Replacement"

Austin can't stop switching devices, and this time it's to the Galaxy Tab S6. Myke also wants to follow up with Austin on some apps he's been trying out recently.
6/3/202053 minutes, 17 seconds
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8: Switching to iPad vs. Surface

Austin is replacing his laptop with an iPad Pro, but Myke wants to know if the Surface Go 2 could do the job.
5/18/202053 minutes, 30 seconds
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7: Austin’s Unorganized Life and iPhone SE

Myke helps Austin get some organisation back in to his life, before they talk about the highest-profile entrant in the low-cost phone market.
5/6/20201 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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6: OnePlus 8 Pro and Switching to Android

Austin wants to use Android full-time, but was it the OnePlus 8 Pro that convinced him to switch?
4/24/202052 minutes, 21 seconds
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5: What is a Laptop in 2020?

What portable computers do we use every day, and what is the landscape looking like right now?
4/9/202058 minutes, 38 seconds
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4: The Essential Phone

What's the history of Essential PH-1, and what is it like to use this 2017 device today?
3/24/202053 minutes, 1 second
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3: Xbox Series X Exclusive, and the Z Flip Gang

Austin got to spend some time getting an exclusive look at the new Xbox Series X, so you'll learn what you can expect from this console when it arrives later this year. Also, will Myke join the #ZFlipGang?
3/16/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 49 seconds
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2: Choosing an Android Phone, and the Galaxy Z Flip

Myke wants Austin to help him decide which Android phone to buy, but all Austin wants to do is talk about his beloved Galaxy Z Flip.
2/24/202059 minutes, 1 second
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1: Samsung Galaxy S20

Austin has had hands-on time with the brand new Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra. So he and Myke break down all the features of these new handsets including the 120hz screens, the huge camera upgrades, and more!
2/11/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 26 seconds
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0: Welcome to The Test Drivers

Austin and Myke talk a little about their background in tech, and why they're excited for this new project.
2/11/202012 minutes, 4 seconds