Technically Correct

Fewer hot takes, endless mimosas.

About the show

A thoughtful, unpretentious, mostly weekly conversation about the companies, ideas and products that are transforming our world. We look at what it is, why it matters and where it fits in the broader business of consumer technology. So, grab your favorite Blue Barn sandwich, put the Giants game on mute and join us.

Hosted by Ryan Fretwell and Carlos Gomez.


  • Episode 362: Certain Kinds of Money

    March 26th, 2024  |  1 hr 23 mins

    Yeah, I mean it’s not too much of a stretch that automakers are selling your data and snitching on speeding to your insurer, but sending a report to Lin Manuel Miranda about how off key I sing “It’s Quiet Uptown” is a bridge too far.

    This week: EV surprises, NAS surprises, with a dash of regulatory scrutiny surprises via one Merrick Garland. 🍎.

  • Episode 361: Democracy Play Pack

    March 5th, 2024  |  1 hr 45 mins

    We know it’s been a while since Econ 201 but Jiminy Christmas are Hue bulbs the new Veblen good? What are these things made out of avocado toast? Come on.

    This week: dust covered Vision Pros, NACS snaccs, and a peppering of Spring Apple news. 🥽.

  • Episode 360: Ya’ll Have Guest Rooms?

    February 20th, 2024  |  1 hr 52 mins

    We didn’t get a ballot but that ain’t stopping us. A fruit company year in review.

    This week: hi Barbie, football (the non-Messi one), and a bit more on VR. 🥽.

  • Episode 359: Major League Football

    February 6th, 2024  |  1 hr 44 mins

    New ways to watch sports from ESPN, Fox, and Warner Brothers. All without a cable subscription. Sports from ESPN. FOX. Warner Brothers. Are you getting it? These are not three separate services. This is one device, and we’re calling it - Iger-ulu.

    This week: plug in hybrids, old movies, and an update on the Chicago food scene. 🌭.

  • Episode 358: Waymo Rider Score

    January 23rd, 2024  |  1 hr 45 mins

    Chris Nolan gets roasted by Peloton instructors and Soulcycle stays mum on Wes Anderson making the same movie over and over again for three decades. Hmm.

    This week: cursed airports, (smart) locks of love, and area Cinnabon manager snubbed for the umpteenth time by the Emmys. 📺.

  • Episode 357: If IKEA Made a Car

    January 9th, 2024  |  1 hr 37 mins

    Did each engineer designing the Chevy Blazer EV’s infotainment software spend at least 10,000 hours on it before it went into production?

    Okay, this is a very funny joke about Malcolm Gladwell, trust me.

    This week: Taylor’s concert film, Ryan’s sports dilemma, and Tim’s headset. 🏀.

  • Episode 356: Brand Activations

    December 12th, 2023  |  1 hr 24 mins

    “It’s only ridiculous if it doesn’t work.” - Tyler Florence, probably.

    This week: the enduring legacy of a flat panel icon, Amazon Prime Video with Special Offers, and a look at peak Donkey Sauce Capitalism. 🫏

  • Episode 355: Christmas Light Amortization Schedule 🎁

    November 30th, 2023  |  2 hrs 9 mins

    iPod Socks? Again?

    Worry not friends, it is finally time: our first annual holiday gift guide.

    This week: Kiri the fire truck, unplugging for the holidays, and more tales from retail lock up. 🧦.

  • Episode 354: They're Using the Metric System to Trick You

    November 15th, 2023  |  1 hr 28 mins

    We all thought Jack Nicholson looked silly wearing sunglasses courtside but with these retina searing courts who’s laughing now…

    This week: New York bagels, the metric system, and the perils of computers on wheels. 🥯

  • Episode 353: Kitchen Computer

    October 30th, 2023  |  1 hr 22 mins

    [leans in over flashlight] And they weren’t done yet. After murdering the Touch Bar, the perpetrators cackled manically as they introduced a Pro laptop with just eight gigabytes of RAM. In 2023!

    [crowd shrieks]

    This week: artificial coffee, ciders, and Apple’s ghoulish fall Mac event. 🎃.

  • Episode 352: CarPlay Robin Hood

    October 17th, 2023  |  1 hr 57 mins

    We understand our programming schedule has been a little inconsistent, so we’re going to make it up to you with the “most affordable” episode ever. Find the hidden USB-C mention and you win a prize.

    This week: East Bay CarPlay blues, when CPG products get the Mona Lisa treatment, and Ryan’s accidental haunted house. 👻.

  • Episode 351: Sealed Crustless Sandwich

    October 3rd, 2023  |  1 hr 43 mins

    You remember that scene in Rataouille where Anton Ego takes a bite and his entire life flashes before his eyes? That story, but it involves french fries and elderflower liquer.

    This week: “croissaint inspired” and other freezer aisle abominations, the fruit company, and Zaz introduces Shaq Paq for Max. 🏀.

  • Episode 350: Core Memory

    August 29th, 2023  |  1 hr 41 mins

    “Hi, yes — we don’t mean to be a bother, but this podcast is stale and we never got our second ad break.”

    “Sir, this is a Wendy’s.”

    This week: car phones, car charging standards, and even cars that drive themselves. 🚗.

  • Episode 349: Mild Hybrid

    August 15th, 2023  |  1 hr 42 mins

    With AI and Machine Learning becoming more core to the iPhone experience, we’re probably one release away from App Store notifications based on your calendar, heart rate, and mood that suggest “redownload the Taco Bell app?” at your lowest life moments.

    This week: boring cars, kids entertainment, and ringing the bell for a master of the small screen. 🛎️.

  • Episode 348: A Sesame Street or a Frasier

    August 1st, 2023  |  1 hr 35 mins

    Ryan has returned from vacation with a head cold but a renewed appreciation for the iPad. Carlos didn’t go anywhere but did get Aloha-by-osmosis.

    This week: Bill Simmons’ ads reads, Bobby Flay’s questionable judgment, and we all learn what a Pack-n-Play is. 👶🏻.

  • Episode 347: On a Bench Outside Domino’s

    July 11th, 2023  |  1 hr 39 mins

    It turns out all it took to make Mark Zuckerberg look like the protagonist was alt-right Tony Stark buying Twitter. Who knew? And by that we mean: Happy Threads Day.

    This week: chicken restaurants that aren’t Los Pollos Hermanos, pizza restaurants that only sometimes serve pizza, and EV makers collectively throw CCS under the battery powered bus.🪫.