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 251: A BevMo Crossed with the DMV

    October 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 58 mins

    You have a new memory! "Existential dread for American democracy through the years."

    Would you like to continue receiving those notifications? "No, thanks."

    This week: yurt living in rural Idaho, buying wine at a MittMo in Utah, and a speed run through the October Apple event. 🍎.

  • Episode 250: Sloth Blitzer

    October 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 24 mins

    The NBA already has a history of theme nights to try to diversify viewership: your throwback nights, your Noches Éne-Bé-A. But why not try to make politicians feel special too?

    Picture it. The Miami Marco Rubios. The New York DeBlasios. And our personal fave, the Golden State Newsoms.

    This week: debates, services bundles, and one YouTuber's origin story. ☕️.

  • Episode 249: Minimum Viable Hamburger

    September 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 33 mins

    How to properly eat an ice cream sandwich:

    Step 1: grab a steak knife and fork
    Step 2: unwrap your preferred sugar sandwich
    Step 3: slice into bite-sized triangles
    Step 4: lather, rinse, repeat

    This week: enhanced self-cash grab, regional food slang, and a preview of Solo Loop: An Apple Watch Story. Beep boop. 🌌.

  • Episode 248: Casual Pumpkin Spice Enthusiast

    September 16th, 2020  |  1 hr 42 mins

    In another major bust for US Customs and Border Protection, agents at SFO seized an app labeled "Instagram" that appears to just be an unconvincing counterfeit of TikTok and Snapchat.

    This week: Little Free Libraries, fruit company news, and the grossest corporate food brand crossover to date (and yes we're aware of that KFC Cheeto sandwich). 🏔.

  • Episode 247: The Swedish DMV

    September 9th, 2020  |  1 hr 32 mins

    Retail may be dying, but that's not stopping IKEA from opening up an urban concept store downtown. Perhaps that's why Herb Caen always lovingly referred to San Francisco as Jokkmokk-by-the-Bay.

    This week: an update on Epic Games' $257,000,000 free ride, Consumer Reports gives Tesla FSD the business, and Peloton doubles down on its pandemic prospects. 🏃‍♀️.

  • Episode 246: The Easter Bunny Also Isn't Real

    September 2nd, 2020  |  1 hr 36 mins

    Look, it's like Sam Hinkie always said: trust the app review process. Or was that Eddy Cue? Guess we'll never know — there's no possible way of looking it up.

    This week: Hue light seances, mixologist plumbers, and a double dose of Still or Sparkling (with a PSL cameo). 🎃.

  • Episode 245: Stretching the Milk

    August 26th, 2020  |  1 hr 20 mins

    The NFL is planning to come back this fall with 20% of usual stadium capacity. Risky and dumb? Sure. But the real loser here is Bill Belichick. Cheating is probably way trickier and easier to catch in a socially distanced arena.

    This week: air purifiers, Roomba goes back to school and smartens up, and mulling over Phil Schiller’s scorched earth App Store IAP legacy. 🧨 .

  • Episode 244: Getting Gig-E With It

    August 19th, 2020  |  1 hr 46 mins

    Gen Z is doomed for several reasons. Recessions, the pandemic, the 116th Congress. The biggest, however, is that they never developed the work ethic shaped by blowing on NES cartridges and reinstalling Windows 98 every three months.

    This week: symmetrical bandwidth, weather patterns, and the fruit company that kept looking a regulation horse in the mouth. 🐴.

  • Episode 243: 3% of Everything

    August 5th, 2020  |  1 hr 24 mins

    With movie theaters on ice for the next 12 to 96 months, top-tier first run movie releases at home will become more common.

    Word is the next Apple TV may have a FasTrak Flex strapped to it to identify how many viewers to charge you for. Eddy Cue will be making houses calls to check if you're being truthful. No fudging.

    This week: fitted sheets, silo design critiques, and the last of the Intel Macs. 🖥.

  • Episode 242: Fearless Roomba

    July 29th, 2020  |  1 hr 26 mins

    Sure, the Seattle Kraken brand identity is pretty great, but it feels like it's for a different time. What's a more honest mythological thing to name a hockey team in 2020?

    May we humbly suggest the King County Sisyphus-es? Oh no. Looks like the rock is rolling back down the hill again...

    This week: brisket and ribs, self-emptying Roombas, and the makings of the longest shortest baseball season. ⚾️.

  • Episode 241: Dodger Dogs

    July 22nd, 2020  |  1 hr 21 secs

    Alaska summers mean it's light out for more than 19 hours a day, an 80/20 split. How'd the bears in Katmai swing a better deal with the sun than developers have with Tim Apple?

    This week: a new season of Cereal, the bubble bounces forward, and premium pods in lean listening times. 🎧.

  • Episode 240: Emoji Period

    July 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Like Strunk and White said a hundred years ago: two exclamation points is kind, just one is super passive aggressive. Also, Cc-ing the recipient's boss to light a fire is a so two thousand and late.

    This week: pandemic sports chat, purportedly popular movies, and the 🦚 has landed at 30 Rock. 📺 .

  • 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. 📺 .