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 239: Please Doubt My Ability

    July 8th, 2020  |  1 hr 26 mins

    We’ve been wondering. Just how does a “bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, eventually grow up to be a hero and a scholar”?

    Someone should do a deep dive on the subject, write a book about it, and then have it adapted into a musical.

    This week: mouse swears, Zoom room critiques, and an unprecedented live-to-tape taste test. 🍍.

  • Episode 238: Breville Cornballer

    July 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 23 mins

    A modest proposal: turn all soon-to-be defunct Microsoft Stores into socially distanced, open-air Spindrift® tasting rooms. Or perhaps when enclosed spaces are permissible again, an accounting pop-up to help you understand why your nine different skinny bundles total more than your car payment.

    This week: softball interviews, frothing teasers, and conservation considerations when charging for chargers. 📱.

  • Episode 237: Three Twins Ciderhouse

    June 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 48 mins

    EXT. MCENRY CONVENTION CENTER, SAN JOSE, JUNE 2020.

    (tumbleweeds). Wait, where is everybody?

    This week: Costa Rican pineapples, Coronatalk®, and a very brief discussion of this week’s WWDC keynote. 🍍 .

  • Episode 236: Which One Has Groot?

    June 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 22 mins

    With credible rumors mounting that Apple is indeed switching to ARM processors for its Mac line, the only question is how they will incorporate a leg into the final design to justify the price. 🥁 .

    This week: grinding up some follow up, getting our WWDC predictions locked in before the Scottish teens, and some wholesome Friday fun courtesy of HBO To Go. 📺 .

  • Episode 235: Gray Davis Recall

    June 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 30 mins

    For maximum freshness, this episode should be stored in a cool, dry place.

    This week: playing ball for prorated peanuts, planning with The Wirecutter for when the wire is cut, and mulling over Twitter and Facebook’s differing approaches to moderating elected officials. 🐦 .

  • Episode 234: Knob Feel

    June 3rd, 2020  |  1 hr 16 mins

    Having identified a weakness in having the majority of its sales being driven by its iconic 20% off coupons, Bed Bath & Beyond is seeking to diversify its total revenue with, drumroll please, services. No joke here. Tune in to find out the very creative name. Give it a few more quarters and BBBY be making its own TV shows too.

    This week: HBO Max spreads its feathers, the NBA saved enough pennies for a Disney vacation, and a surprise white whale appears. 🐋 .

  • Episode 233: Shed Skyscraper

    May 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 25 mins

    Shots, shots, shots, shots! Espresso shots, that is. Thanks for the reminder, Lil’ Jon. Very prescient of our current work from home situation. Yeeeeeeaahhhhh, etc.

    This week: Korean baseball, Ryan’s new Ziggurat desk, and considering whether HBO Max’s marketing already needs to “Pivot!” ¹. 🛋

    ¹ This is the only Friends quote I know, tbh.

  • Episode 232: But You Invented Basic Economy

    May 20th, 2020  |  59 mins 23 secs

    We’re going to level with you: it’s week nine of sheltering in place and we’ve gotten to the point where we’re just taking quizzes off the HGTV homepage. Email complaints to tcook@apple.com.

    This week: more Coronatalk®, United airline’s clean skies initiative, and the lose-lose-lose world of food delivery.

  • Episode 231: Ive’s Razor

    May 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 26 mins

    I mean, I know there’s ballooning deficit and everything, but you’d think Congress could appropriate a few bucks for the pro plan of Zoom.

    This week: face masks, pandemic politics, and the unlikely food world mensch and his iconic frosted tips in the era of coronavirus. 🌶.

  • Episode 230: Disney Curbside

    May 6th, 2020  |  1 hr 30 mins

    The stark reality of 2020 is that many business models will have extreme difficulty adapting to a post-COVID reality. It is with this in mind that we humbly propose all movie theaters be converted into mini Disneylands for no more than 10 visitors at any one time. Keep six feet away from Daffy. Tickets are $1,399. No upgrades, Points Guy.

    This week: magic keyboards, dogvertising, and adding some caffeine to Still or Sparkling®. ☕️.

  • Episode 229: I Take No Responsibility At All

    April 29th, 2020  |  1 hr 16 mins

    Where Bada meets Bing meets oh no they’re really just going to package and sell the streaming service equivalent of that one kitchen drawer filled with random stuff that made it through three moves over two decades okay i see you at&t i mean you paid for it so you do you i guess.

    This week: getting frunky, betting the spread on the over under, and Ryan hops in the metaphorical Camaro for some quarantine Trip-D. 🔥.

  • Episode 228: California Follow Through

    April 22nd, 2020  |  1 hr 25 mins

    For over 200 episodes, we've been here for you. Through thick and thin, boom and bust, dark mode and light. And though these may be unprecedented times, we want you to know that we're committed to navigating these insufferable Magic Keyboard reviews — together.

    This week: sit stand sleep desks, runner particulate clouds, and thawing a pint in honor of Three Twins. 🍨.

  • Episode 227: Califoregton

    April 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 11 mins

    We’re all learning a lot during this pandemic. About ourselves, about government, about humanity. But also we’ve also learned something we already kind of knew: ain’t nobody buying Bubly®.

    This week: paper product supply chains, the Pepsi Universe, and an extremely specific reference for people who remember where North Hall Room 1110 is.

  • Episode 226: It’s More Than Double

    April 8th, 2020  |  1 hr 14 mins

    Sure, Top Chef gets the class-leading sparkling water sponsors like San Pellegrino, but where does that leave Bubly? Even the people at Last Chance Kitchen asked them to “pack their bubbles and go”.

    This week: cronchifying some potatoes, trying to remember how to spell Kracizynski, and watching as Sterling Cooper helps decade old startup Zoom navigate a PR crisis. 🥃.

  • Episode 225: Full Self-Pessimism

    April 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 19 mins

    In uncertain times, it's helpful to remember this ancient proverb: sometimes to keep moving forward, you have to stop at every green light.

    This week: the iPad gets some pointers from its brother Mac, Disney also finds time has no meaning, and pod listening habits in the shelter-in-place era. 🦠 .

  • Episode 224: Someone Moved Into Your House

    March 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins

    Um. Anything eventful happen while we were gone?

    This week: sleep is canceled, sports are canceled, outside is canceled. Bull market conditions for existential dread, tho. 📈.