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.

Episodes

  • 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.🪫.

  • Episode 346: The Apple of Charcoal

    June 6th, 2023  |  2 hrs 17 mins

    It’s like David vs. Goliath, except this time it’s Carlos picking a fight with a Marin County coffee roaster trying to pull a fast one on home baristas.

    This week: the definitive take on Apple’s Vision Pro headset that will definitely be accurate six months and six years from now. Yes. 🥽.

  • Episode 345: Love the Car, Hate the Man

    May 23rd, 2023  |  1 hr 40 mins

    We promise this episode isn’t sponcon for the Chrysler Pacifica, but also, we’ve got unsold ad slots and its a tough media environment rn so hit us up auto industry we are for sale.

    This week: air traffic patterns, EV charging in the real world, and the only thing french fries can’t make better. 🌯.

  • Episode 344: Endor Andor

    April 25th, 2023  |  1 hr 28 mins

    Star Wars fans love a quality brunch, but what happens when there are too many cooks in the kitchen at Disney? In this analogy, Baby Yoda is an egg scramble?

    This week: elephants in the desert, more on EV deliveries, and Taylor didn’t pull a Tom Brady. 🧣

  • Episode 343: The New GOAT

    April 4th, 2023  |  1 hr 49 mins

    As it enters retirement, history will remember that the Satechi 108W USB-C travel charger walked so the Anker 747 GaN brick could run.

    This week: cars, cars, cars. After a week behind the wheel, Carlos has many thoughts on the Model 3. 🚗