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 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. 📈.

  • Episode 223: Back to Sea

    February 5th, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins

    It’s a shame Herman Melville isn’t still around to finish writing his magnum opus, Moby Dick 2: Watts in the Box. Or put another way: a multi-year journey through the world of travel chargers reaches its climax.

    This week: sleep shirts, subscription software, and Xzibit heard you like smart home hubs so he added a hub to your hub to control you bridges. 🤯.

  • Episode 222: What to Expect When You're Expecting a Second Hue Bridge

    January 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Okay. Open Overcast. Tap play.

    "This episode will begin after a brief message from Tom Steyer..."

    Wait what the?

    This week: car dealership slogans, a Peacock gets its feathers, and we mark 10 years of the iPad not being very good. 😬.

  • Episode 221: Mail It To Yourself

    January 22nd, 2020  |  1 hr 18 mins

    Rumor has it that Amazon is considering a reboot of "Field of Dreams" but this time it stars Pete Buttigieg getting lost in a cornfield on his way to the next wine cave fundraiser.

    This week: encryption quid pro quo, paper towel math redux, and a special impeachment edition of Still or Sparkling. 💦.

  • Episode 220: No One Man Is a Kitchen Island

    January 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Our podcast makes one guarantee: fall asleep to it for up to 100 nights and if you don’t love it, we’ll refund you your time. Really. Just draft a signed affidavit saying you didn’t laugh once and mail it to the Treasury Department, care of Steven Mnuchin. Terms and conditions apply, see our S-1 for details.

    This week: going to the mattresses, USB-C whale watching, and Ryan makes a troubling admission. ⌨️.

  • Episode 219: The Safeway

    January 8th, 2020  |  1 hr 19 mins

    In 1992, then President George H.W. Bush was forced to admit he didn’t know how much a gallon of milk cost, painting him as out of touch with the general electorate. In light of a recent smart home catastrophe, we want the 2020 candidates to answer two questions:

    1) How much is a 4-pack of AAA store brand batteries?
    2) How many Hue lights is too many Hue lights?

    This week: Carlos has a head cold, Ryan almost has his kitchen back, and LeBron thinks you need to Calm down. 🧘‍♀️.

  • Episode 218: I Sound Like Mitt Romney

    December 18th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins

    OH in Mill Valley: “This week is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. This week is — wait did someone say affordable housing? Not on my watch. Get the Range Rover, Jeeves.”

    On this episode: transit trends, a circuitous burger conversation, and Carlos may or may not know what espresso is.

  • Episode 217: Christmas in December

    December 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Okay, follow me here: it’s an alarm clock that orders a case of coconut La Croix every time you hit the snooze button. Boom: insomnia solved. Get Shark Tank on the phone.

    This week: ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas — but make it app updates, first class startup scandals at coach prices, and mulling over the new Mac Pro. ✈️.

  • Episode 216: Taylor Swift with Country Vibes

    December 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 11 mins

    When everything is bad, sometimes — if you wish hard enough, a hero appears. That hero is: Baby Yoda.

    This week: Ryan joins Team Fancy Camera®, Carlos kicks the tires on a Model 3, and the scourge that is Bublé station creep. 🇨🇦.

  • Episode 215: Upper Middle Class Phrase

    November 13th, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins

    We take a couple of weeks off for some R&R and demo days and all of a sudden two new streaming services launch. Cord-cutters beware: the holiday season is nigh and it appears we have the power to double your entertainment budget at the drop of a mic.

    This week: Carlos discovers his true calling as a Trader Joe’s influencer and spills the beans about store mascots, Ryan outs himself as an unrepentant 12:30AM email sender, and an iconic coffee sugar bomb pairing is back. ☕️.

  • 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. 🚗.