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 214: The Car Episode

    October 23rd, 2019  |  1 hr 25 mins

    We've accidentally pivoted to being Car Talk for people in the 25-34 demo.

    This week: the King James Version of the NBA controversy, Disney going hard in the paint, and feeding the customer sat machine. 🏀.

  • Episode 213: Thank You for the Shame

    October 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 29 mins

    Worlds are colliding. Joanna Gaines just installed Still or Sparkling® taps at her new coffee shop and we couldn't be happier. There's a 10% royalty attached to that branding though and we only accept payment in Chalk Paint.

    This week: backup shaming, infrastructure talk, and for the first time ever, we circle back, literally, to something from last week's parking lot.

  • Episode 212: The Lady Friend Knows a Parking Lot

    October 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 32 mins

    When Bryce Harper was traded to the Phillies by the Washington Walgreens, fans in America’s capital did not find it quite so Nice!. #expiredjokes

    This week: taking a number at the IKEA DMV, browsing the aisles at Target, and pondering the looming regulation of a 4,000 pound pack of batteries on wheels. 🚗.

  • Episode 211: Mean Streets of Larkspur

    September 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 35 mins

    Quick! Download this episode before TiVo gets the bright idea to sell pre-roll ad inventory against podcasts too!

    This week: what we talk about when we talk about always on displays, long exposure risotto, and Carlos hates on an Ed Sheeran collab before getting all the facts. smdh. 🍔.

  • Episode 210: Cheez-It Throw Pillow

    September 18th, 2019  |  1 hr 28 mins

    When the robots come for our jobs, what they’ll remember was if you were mean to those autonomous Bolt EVs in San Francisco rush-hour traffic and if you helped a Roomba off a cliff. Choose wisely.

    This week: shucking hard drive oysters ordered from Amazon at 3AM, waking up early is the new staying up late, and seasonal food gimmicks for millennials. 🧀.

  • Episode 209: Iced Coffee Sugar Bomb

    September 12th, 2019  |  1 hr 33 mins

    Due to the passage of California AB-11, which puts a mandatory waiting period on issuing hot takes, this week’s show was recorded a day late for compliance purposes. Please enjoy these cogent, room temperature takes.

    This week: mixed recycling, the villains of the Trader Joe’s line, and a new way to make cold brew. 🎃.

  • Episode 208: Surge Pricing on Listerine

    September 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 24 mins

    Look. We'll make you a deal. Become a founding member of our show before Flag Day and we'll give you three years for the price of one. That's only... wait — what's zero divided by 36?

    This week: problematic TV of the '90s and early aughts, ice baseballs, and fresh margs in a pickle jar. 🥒.

  • Episode 207: Intel Mojo

    August 28th, 2019  |  1 hr 42 mins

    With the Chase Center opening up in just over a month, we, as biz dev and synergy experts, have an incredible opportunity to help a deserving brand acquire the naming rights for what was formerly known as Oracle Arena. Leading candidates include: the Allbirds Center, Blue Bottle Stadium, and our personal favorite, the Uber Cactusdome®.

    This week: smart appliance Jenga, annual passholder culture, and we do the math on the Taylor Swift economy, feat. Shawn Mendes. 🎤.

  • Episode 206: Chalupa Cravings Box

    August 21st, 2019  |  1 hr 31 mins

    “Teddy told me that in Greek, “nostalgia” literally means, “the pain from an old wound”. It’s a twinge in your heart, far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn’t a spaceship. It’s a time machine. It goes backwards, forwards. It takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It’s not called the Wheel. It’s called a Fancy Camera®.” - Carlos G.

    Or maybe Don Draper said it. We have no way of possibly looking it up.

    This week: road trips, making memories, and a primer on how to clean and care for your iPod Hi-Fi. 🛁.

  • Episode 205: Money as a Service

    August 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 16 secs

    When you really think about it, isn’t life just one big espresso machine that won’t fit under your kitchen cabinets?

    This week: dog influencers, sweatpant shoes, and Ryan would like to take a moment to talk about video games. 👾.

  • Episode 204: Norwegian Cold Brew

    August 7th, 2019  |  1 hr 28 mins

    Rumor has it Tim Cook was first choice to be the voice of Simba in the new Lion King remake but talks fell apart when he insisted on changing the lyrics of the iconic song to “I Just Can’t Wait to be King [of Undifferentiated Consumer Financial Products]“. We can see why Disney passed.

    This week: clicking around in the document, ripping up the flooring, and the answer to what $21 gets you in 2019. 💵.

  • Episode 203: Waiver Wire

    July 24th, 2019  |  1 hr 30 mins

    How many different kinds of smart light switches does one need to install in their home before you need to stage an intervention? Asking for a co-host.

    This week: headphones, trade deadlines, and we play a game of Faker Upper. 🏡.

  • Episode 202: Supercharger Lifestyle

    July 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 17 mins

    Yes Tim, we'll go exclusive to Apple Podcasts Plus. Our terms are that we are to be paid entirely in iPod Socks and we want a handwritten apology for the butterfly keyboard.

    This week: an exciting new BlackBerry, iPad workflow hypotheticals, and Disney gives the fever dream treatment to your childhood favorites. 🦁.

  • Episode 201: LeBron Pods

    July 10th, 2019  |  1 hr 49 mins

    Phil Schiller courageously once said the future is wireless. Cord cutters talk a big game. Then explain the abomination that is the Panasonic NI-WL600 cordless iron. We'll wait.

    This week: ethical design, coding classes for mere muggles, and that lonely area behind the Genius Grove. 🌳.

  • Episode 200: No Tip

    June 26th, 2019  |  1 hr 49 mins

    Where do you see yourself in five years?

    Plus: the question we’ve been building towards for 200 episodes. Does Tim Cook tip restaurant servers in iCloud storage? An investigation. 🕵🏻‍♀️

  • Episode 199: Okay and Goodbye

    June 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 32 mins

    The Failing New York Times drops the ball yet again. Instead of asking Democratic candidates what their favorite Spindrift cocktail is, we’re left with a bunch of old dudes saying their wife and Abraham Lincoln are their heroes.

    This week: how to carry a laptop, Internet suitcases, more Apple Store chicanery, and Google’s renewed cloud gaming ambitions. 🎮.