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26: Our chickenwire future (carbon nanotubes)

Matt and Sean discuss some possible (but unlikely) uses for carbon nano-tube technology such as Road Runner style escapes, space elevators, and cars that melt into the center of the Earth. Also: what to watch if you don't have a sensory deprivation chamber.

25: Making SENSE of it all

Matt and Sean talk about the Sense energy monitor, machine learning and smart home, and why someone might try to cook eggs on a dehumidifier.

24: The future is mechanical?

Matt and Sean discuss various battery options, mechanical power production, and how cool something as simple as a falling weight can actually be. And more quarantine content ... what we've been watching to keep our minds off of things.

23: Home Automation: Where to start?

Matt and Sean discuss different ways of approaching home-automation (cheapest, easiest, and most impactful), the balance between freedom and usability, and what songs should play when the lights go out unexpectedly.

22: I... Am... THOR(ium)

Matt and Sean talk about what scares people about thorium reactors and nuclear energy, how to take the long view on difficult projects, and how to eat rice off your pants. We also chat about some more about TV recommendations during the pandemic, like Dead Wood, Homecoming, and more.

21: Cast Iron Bikes and the Sound Barrier

Matt and Sean talk about the Rad Power RadRunner 1 E bike, the ins and outs of city cycling, and learning to ride a bike heavier than the Earth itself. Before getting an E bike check to see what is legal in your area.

20: Not to scale - the truth about graphene

NOT TO SCALE: Matt and Sean talk about graphene, how it's made and how it *might* be used. Everything from graphite to flash graphene. They also discuss interns singing Queen, absurd smiley faces, and the bad B-movie set design that is the SpaceX space program.

19: Is your mower on fire or are you just happy to see me?

Matt and Sean talk about how modern electric mowers give them flashbacks to harder yet simpler times. Plus they share suggestions for some show and movies to enjoy as we continue to isolate into mid-May.

18: Starlink - when you get caught between the moon and witches

Matt and Sean discuss SpaceX's plans to launch 42,000 (!) Starlink satellites, how goofy that sounds, 50s sci-fi tropes, and great (bad) tv viewing.

17: Home office and work-brain/decompression

Matt and Sean talk about the physical (home office) and the mental (motivation, anyone?) of a work-from-home situation. They also share some suggestions for decompression entertainment, and Sean explains why he was late to recording in a long-winded bonus story at the end!

16: Fusion Energy or Captain Planet?

Matt and Sean discuss relying on actual experts during a pandemic, fusion energy option and alternatives, and how many horses it would take to create a solar fusion reaction!

15: Keeping Sane in the Simulation (Sanulation?)

Matt and Sean talk about Bond super-villain Elon Musk, growing your own Spider-Man webbing, and shows to watch (and think about) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

14: We Do Awkward .... and Smart Thermostats

Matt and Sean discuss smart thermostats (Ecobee), technobabble (peak load, anyone?) and awkward pauses. A lot of awkward pauses.

13: Where is the Octoplug? EV charging standards and the grid

Matt and Sean discuss the myriad of charging cords, robot attacks, and dogs losing their minds. Also, electric vehicles.

12: Is that the Batmobile or a Braided Loaf?

Matt and Sean talk about cars other than Tesla's, braided bread loaves, keeping perspective during the pandemic, and how Matt's first shot at a live-stream went.

11: Respect my authority! Talking Tesla apps and more

Matt and Sean talk about Tesla apps, confusing authorizations, and recommendations for movies, pillows and other ways to while away your socially distant hours. Bonus track at the end: We don't know how to read a calendar.

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Check out our podcast, Still To Be Determined, where we discuss electric vehicles, renewable energy, smart technologies and more.  Still TBD continues the conversations from the YouTube Channel, Undecided with Matt Ferrell.

10: Bread battery - EVs, solid state batteries, and avoiding the hype

This week Sean and Matt discuss the future of solid state batteries and avoiding the hype around them. As well as procrastination baking. We really think this episode will rise to the occasion (sorry ... bad dad joke).

9: Listener questions - Tesla solar, coronavirus, and more

This week Sean and Matt answer some listener questions about smart vents, Tesla solar roof, coronavirus impact on Tesla manufacturing, and the future of battery technologies. It's a full episode.

8: Who Moved My Espresso Cheese? Talking Tesla and Batteries

Matt and Sean talk about battery development, a pending announcement from Tesla, human rights abuse in cobalt mining, and how cheese can impact you during Daylight Savings transitions.

7: Tesla and ownership versus obsolescence

Matt and Sean talk about Tesla's recent notice to owner's requesting they update their cars, and tech evolutions that mean changes in what ownership means. When companies draw a line in how long and why they support their products, what does that mean for us as users and consumers? Also: water heater woes and cats in car engines!

6: Charging on the run? Wireless EV charging

In this episode, Matt and Sean talk about wireless charging for electric vehicles. The future may be right around the corner, and it may not involve robot snakes (thank God).

5: Putting the Tech in Texas - Fully Charged Live follow-up

Matt and Sean discuss the Fully Charged Live conference in Austin, Texas (which included both new cars and recycling the old), and talk about binging new TV series that have rekindled their love of some of their oldest favorites: Star Wars, Star Trek, and well-told ghost stories for all ages.

4: Quick Hits - Climate Change, Tesla butt dial, and Fully Charged Live

In this episode, Matt and Sean catch up after THREE episodes of Undecided. Topics include myths around global climate change, atomic energy, the Fully Charged Live conference in Texas, and what happens if you butt-dial Tesla. Also, join our Destiny 2 clan on PS4!

3: Why is it all gummy?

In this episode of The Still To Be Determined Podcast, Matt and Sean discuss wearable technology and how it can help us monitor our health. From Apple Watchs to smart bedsheets, how does technology provide us with ways to stay healthy? How does it alert us to health issues, or even call help for us? And how safe do we feel about all that health data being collected 24 hours a day?

2: But Does It Have a Cupholder? Concept Cars at CES 2020

In Episode Two of the Still To Be Determined podcast we discuss concept cars. What's the point? Why do manufacturers do it? What do they prove? And why don't Tesla or companies like Apple reveal their daydreamed ideas in the same way? (We also talk about Charmin's toilet paper dispensing robot!)

1: What is Chip ... and can I eat it?

Welcome to the first episode of Still To Be Determined! We didn't know the title when we started. Today we follow up on some questions around Matt's video on Apple and Google working together on a new smart home standard: CHIP.

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