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 256: Stereo Pairs

    November 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 45 mins

    Capitalism is a fickle beast. Sure it’s why a health emergency can bankrupt a family, but sometimes Apple will only charge you 6x what something should cost instead of 12. So there’s that.

    This week: beefy camera bumps, mid-Atlantic coffee chain merch, and your hosts’ surprisingly diametrically opposed takes on Apple’s new app store commission scheme. Email tcook@apple.com to let us know who is right. 🍎.

  • Episode 255: Onward and Sideways

    November 11th, 2020  |  1 hr 24 mins

    It’s time to settle the age old question of the what the correct viewing order is for newcomers to the Star Wars films.
    The definitive answer is: Episode 4, Episode 5, The Lion King because Han Solo played Mufasa, the Clone Wars, the one with BB-8 bein’ all cute, and then maybe the one where Buzz Lightyear had a cameo in it.

    This week: corporate money in elections, more on Apple TV+’s Theodore Lasso, and an exciting, much overdue product discontinuation. 🇺🇸 .

  • Episode 254: Candy Exurbs

    November 4th, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Quiet week. Certainly there was nothing anyone should have remember in November. Wait, why is everyone wearing a sticker...

    This week: seven year old Carlos' pragmatic approach to Halloween, Still or Sparkling with Ted Lasso, and Price is Right rules on wool runner crab t-shirts. 🦀 .

  • Episode 253: Irish Siri

    October 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Sometimes on a Sunday in between chores, it’s important to lie down on the couch for a minute to see how the Instagram Corgis are doing. It’s not scandalous, it’s called self care. #normalizesiestas.

    This week: fancy camera-ing, recycling day market research, and a Disneyland for Tesla drivers except it’s in the Nevada desert to help them test their sketchy af autopilot software. 🚗.

  • Episode 252: Requires a Shimmy

    October 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Variety has off-the-record sources that are totally not us reporting that Oprah and Tom Hanks are in a bidding war to buy the rights to the show for upwards of $220 million. The ball is in your court, Spotify.

    This week: direct democracy, accidental Kalanick, and Quibi we hardly knew ye.

  • 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. 🎧.