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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  • Detecting Asteroids

    Why aren't we investing our resources into developing more advanced tech that can detect asteroids? Also, some follow up on iOS beta 5, Google Pixel 4, and Asus' second gen gaming phone.

  • The Journey Is Far from Over

    Comic-con news, including an incredible trailer for Star Trek: Picard, Marvel Universe updates, and we discuss what micro LED technology means for Apple Watch.

  • The Five Billion Dollar Slap

    Apple silently removes Zoom's hidden web server, Zoom back pedals on the flaw, Facebook gets slapped with a $5B FTC fine, and Apple cleans up the MacBook line-up

  • Zoomed In On Security

    We begin with a jaw-dropping security vulnerability in the popular Zoom conferencing service, talk about macOS Catalina security enhancements, and some follow-up on iPhone 11 camera design.

  • Cleaning Up The MacBook Pro Line-Up

    We begin with a public service announcement about iOS 13 betas and how some apps appear to be nefariously accessing Bluetooth for no good reason, and conclude with rumours about the new 16" MacBook Pro and how Apple may be simplifying their MacBook line-up.