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.


  • Episode 305: The Food Pyramid Is Cancelled

    February 2nd, 2022  |  1 hr 40 mins

    The 5. The Safeway. The Batman. Sure, why not?

    This week: coin flips, fast casual Nashville tendies, and a reverse mortgage for your Google Calendar. 📆

  • Episode 304: Lucy With the Football

    January 26th, 2022  |  1 hr 41 mins

    Kate Chopin’s novel The Awakening, but this time Edna is a gingerbread mug cookie.*

    This week: dark patterns in the snack aisle, the exposure triangle of cocktails, and taste testing the Animal Crossing game cartridge. 📷.

    • If literally anyone gets this reference without Googling, I will eat my library card.
  • Episode 303: The One That’s Not EA

    January 19th, 2022  |  1 hr 44 mins

    Some folks are worried that 1Password, our north-of-the-border password manager friends, just raised a huge round and might be abandoning their everyday users. We disagree. Their history of sustainable growth and most notably, having rebuffed a hostile takeover bid Bublé/Drake Partners in 2017, speaks volumes.

    This week: gin and juice, sick Beats, and Microsoft’s M&A bet on Call Of Duty 3.11 for Workgroups being the cornerstone of its subscription gaming ambitions. 🍸.

  • Episode 302: Hamper Free Throw Percentage

    January 12th, 2022  |  1 hr 44 mins

    With this week’s news that The New York Times intends to acquire The Athletic in an all cash deal, the sports site has rapidly begun to beef up their laundromat beat coverage. Turns out Scott P. in Brooklyn is shooting 98% from the line and can’t stop won’t stop.

    This week: East Bay pretzels, Elon goes to the DMV, and The Lakers land a brand partnership with Donkey Diesel. 🐐.

  • Episode 301: Coffee Bros

    January 5th, 2022  |  1 hr 13 mins

    Clearly, George Clooney’s best role was that time in Ocean’s Fifteen when he robs the Bellagio by turning all the chips into worthless NFTs of tequila bottles. Wait, no that’s not fiction. All NFTs are BS. Like pogs, but digital.

    This week: Keanu left his heart in San Fran, celebrity booze, and Amazon breaching the trust of the local area network. 💻.

  • Episode 300: The Matricies

    December 21st, 2021  |  1 hr 31 mins

    They say good things come in threes — what about three hundreds?

    This week: Chipotlanes at the Silos, Peloton Wrapped, and a brief look back with a nod to the future. 💯💯💯.

  • Episode 299: Buzz Lightyear's LEGO Adventure

    December 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 25 mins

    With IKEA dipping more than a toe these days into the smart home world, how long until the meatballs get HomeKit compatibility?

    This week: unfettered rodent capitalism, hard-coded subs, and clickbait push notifications. 🏰.

  • Episode 298: Chocolate Minefield

    December 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 12 mins

    In the surprise collaboration nobody saw coming, Nintendo and Peloton are teaming up to bring MarioKart 64 to the Bike+. Rumble pack sold separately.

    This week: egg whites, pineapple coffee, and the friction tape for your AirBuds. 🎧.

  • Episode 297: Lower Frequencies Can Swim

    November 17th, 2021  |  1 hr 36 mins

    You can spend $700M to call it the Arena, but to true Los Angeles sports fans, it’ll always be known as the Dunder Mifflin Center.

    This week: Comcast house calls, Red re-release merch, and Big Mac headphones. 🍔.

  • Episode 296: Shaq Prime

    November 10th, 2021  |  1 hr 14 mins

    Due to unforeseen supply chain issues, this week’s show doesn’t come with quality show notes. Apparently creativity is heavily reliant on “legacy nodes”. Who knew?

    This week: free throws, college housing, and getting back on that bike. 🏀.

  • Episode 295: Throw It In a Vitamix

    November 3rd, 2021  |  1 hr 45 mins

    “Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” — Mitt Romney, as quoted by Wayne Gretsky

    This week: beach tacos, water parks, and first impressions of the new MaxBook Pro. 🚰.

  • Episode 294: Water on the TiVo

    October 27th, 2021  |  1 hr 49 mins

    Scheduling note: next week's 49ers game will be exclusive to Discovery+ subscribers who are wearing 3D glasses while petting a cat.

    This week: AirBud socks, rainy Sundays, and initial impressions of the latest Watchmen release. ⌚.

  • Episode 293: Fan Service

    October 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 43 mins

    Turns out John Ternus was never a big fan of The Rolling Stones, but he took a shot at rewriting the lyrics to one of their hit songs.

    “You can’t always get what you want...
    But if you try sometimes, well, you might find...
    You get a pro laptop that doesn’t compromise on performance and has a feature set and design that matches the needs of its end users for the first time in six years.”
    A little wordy but we like this version way better.

    This week: measuring cups, spicy tweets, and oh hey — a new laptop. 💻.

  • Episode 292: Subsidizing ESPN

    October 13th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins

    We shaved off some extra battery, chamfered some edges to give you a lean episode this week. ⚾.

    Perhaps that will give you extra time to watch baseball.
    Or you could spend it reviewing your customer sat numbers.
    Seems like as a good a time as any to make some french fries!
    Even if you don’t have fresh garlic, pretend you’re at the ballpark.
    You just need to save some for your old pal Buster.

  • Episode 291: Pet Owner Official Promise

    October 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 32 mins

    When the MLB inevitably shoe-horns corporate sponsors on the uniforms, we think Picco should get first dibs for the Giants. The A's get Homeroom. None of this Rakuten and Bumble nonsense.

    This week: playoff bandwagoning, vanity stock picking, and paternity leave guest hosting. 🎙️

  • Episode 290: The Rita Drinks

    September 29th, 2021  |  1 hr 37 mins

    You know how they say never meet your heroes? That, but sparkling water.

    This week: it’s new iPhone week, smartening up the ghost lights, and Amazon throws more Echo spaghetti at the wall. 🍝.