The Impromptu

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The Impromptu is a weekly podcast, hosted by Michael Norton and Alex Knight. It’s a multi-faceted show discussing how technology, design, and economics converge on topics that matter most to us. We examine the creative process and how the decisions we make, shape our perceptions and lives.

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  • It’s Really Not for You

    Alex loses his mind over Apple Watch Series 5 LTE setup woes, Mac Pro and XDR display launches, Oculus Quest VR looks like a great update, is 2020 the year for an ARM CPU MacBook, and Away's CEO steps down.

  • Wurtzite Crystal Structure

    Analysts speculate on Apple adding yet another iPhone to next year's line, what are the challenges of 5G modems, and how is Gallium Nitride and mini LED going to change how we manufacture electronics?

  • Tesla Cybertruck

    Tesla launches a Bladerunner-esque electric truck, we follow-up on the general reaction to Valve Software's Half Life Alyx VR, and figure out if Google Stadia is any good.

  • The MacBook Pro We Needed

    Disney+ launches to a massive success, Apple releases the 16" MacBook pro, iOS 13.2.3 is out with bug fixes, and Half Life Alyx VR is announced.

  • Banning Political Ads on Social Media

    Twitter bans political ads on their platform, Adobe unleashes Creative Suite updates, and major iOS 13 bugs continue to linger and annoy both users and developers.