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.
May 4th, 2016 | 1 hr 34 mins
As part of a surprising management coup this week, In-N-Out hired away Super Duper's VP of deliciousness in the midst of the all important Bay Area Burger finals. Super Duper, the no. 1 seed remains confident this will not negatively affect their garlic fry game. Also: a year with Apple Watch, the knock-off watch band market, an update on backup strategy, and our picks of the week. 🍔
April 27th, 2016 | 1 hr 24 mins
Two grossly unqualified urban dwellers discuss the future of autonomous and semi-autonomous transportation systems. Yes folks, it's time for the self-driving car episode. Also, other things.
April 19th, 2016 | 1 hr 29 mins
Sure, cold pizza may have all the calories and only a fraction of the taste, but our listeners needn't worry — this week's episode is fresh out of the oven. Grab a mimosa and let's talk new Kindles, Prime-by-the-month, with a side of Model X claim chowder. Plus, opening up the time capsule that is our Amazon.com purchase history.
April 12th, 2016 | 1 hr 26 mins
Stepping up to the plate, batting eighth for the Los Angeles Lakers of Anaheim, Kobe 'The Akron Hammer' Bryant.
This episode, get a rundown on an historic week of professional basketball, follow up on baseball walk-up anthems, and a much deserved condemnation of the 2016 Prius. Also: 3D touch, landscape calendars, subscription software and the dying art of building a PC.
April 6th, 2016 | 1 hr 33 mins
Ryan’s got a feeling … that tonight’s gonna be a good podcast … that tonight’s gonna be a good good podcast. Also this week: our long college basketball nightmare is over, staying loyal to a team vs. players, IKEA meatballs in VR, and it is revealed that Carlos is a backup fraud. Plus, picks of the week; l’chaim.
March 30th, 2016 | 1 hr 49 mins
Alexa, write a brief summary of this episode." Ok. It will take you about 32 minutes to get to work via US-101. smdh. Also this week in a super-sized episode: everything Apple, the FBI was like 'lol jk nvm', Oculus, and the return of baseball.
March 16th, 2016 | 1 hr 26 mins
Wayne Gretzksy never waited two whole days for UPS to deliver a hockey puck and neither should you. This week, get expert bagel rankings and ice cream pint picks with a generous side order of Apple rumors. Also discussed: the new A4, Amazon's expanded Echo line, Sony trying its hand at VR, and more.
March 1st, 2016 | 1 hr 30 mins
Carlos helps Ryan with a refresher in the American classics and offers estate planning advice in advance of his marathon. Plus updates on the week in Apple, Mac encryption, scary Google robots and which backpack goes best with a three piece suit.
Also, a big thanks to Jacquelyn for the awesome new cover art.
February 24th, 2016 | 1 hr 8 mins
Your resident futurists discuss whether VR will ever go mainstream or if Alexa is a more interesting future that’s already here . Also covered: Apple holding its position against the US government, Siri in OS X 10.12, Google Fiber, and that time Carlos tried to buy a video game.
February 17th, 2016 | 1 hr 25 mins
After answer some of Carlos’s spots questions, your hosts discuss the utility of a standalone camera, Omnifocus, Momentum, being happy with what you have, virtual reality, Bill Simmons’s new website, and the FBI’s lawsuit against Apple. They also provide a recap of the season premiere of “Better Call Saul” and their picks of the week (Techmeme’s historical headlines and Firewatch).
February 9th, 2016 | 1 hr 5 mins
After (just a little bit) of political talk, Ryan and Carlos discuss Tim Cook’s Super Bowl photo, iPhone 7 camera rumors, being a morning person, the future of the iPad, talking to AI in public, the Amazon Echo, Draft Kings, Super Bowl commercials, Gene Munster’s Apple VR prediction, and how Apple should lead iOS feature adoption. Picks of the week: Momentum and Evernote
February 3rd, 2016 | 1 hr 16 mins
This week, topics include natural scrolling in OS X, SF hosting the Super Bowl, whether Twitter is too complicated or too simple, more on Apple’s earnings, Zags’s acquisition of Mophie, memories of the NES, managing podcasts, EA revealing next ten console sale numbers, Apple Watch fitness tracking, the case against Control Center, the future of IOS, the MacBook One, Bill Simmons outing Google’s podcast plans, and the repetition of podcast ads. Picks of the week: Google Shopping Express and the Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer.
January 27th, 2016 | 1 hr 49 mins
The day is finally here: Ryan bought Omnifocus. On this week’s show, Ryan and Carlos discuss their use of the app and how it helps keep them organized. Other topics include software pricing, note taking apps, whether too much choice is a bad thing, Apple’s rumored March event, Apple’s latest earnings release, a la carte TV pricing, bluetooth, apps that are both the best and the worst, and EA leaving the E3 show floor. Picks of the week: the new FiveThirtyEight Elections podcast and YouTube Red.
January 20th, 2016 | 1 hr 19 mins
If you’ve been looking for lengthly discussions on IMAX, wearing an Apple Watch upside down, and iPhone home screens, this this week’s episode is for you. Other topics include the Mighty Ducks, technology’s role in movies, Ryan disabling the notification badge on Mail in iOS, PC requirements for VR, iOS upgrade schedules, and picks of the week (Weather Underground and @dog_rates).
January 13th, 2016 | 1 hr 39 mins
After an extensive conversation about which pocket they keep their phone in, Ryan and Carlos discuss how to capture random ideas, Microsoft Groove, Twitter mulling the expansion of tweets to 10K characters, more about rumors the iPhone 7 not having a headphone jack, 1Password updates, Jason Snell’s Apple Report Card, motivations of people who want to replace their tradition computer with an iPad, the Fitbit Blaze, reports about Apple looking to buy Time Warner, and their picks of the week (Bose SoundLink Around-Ear II and Launcher).
January 6th, 2016 | 1 hr 18 mins
In their first show of the new year, Ryan and Carlos discuss Ryan’s broken Cinema Display, Ikea furniture, the San Francisco rental market, the return of darth on Twitter, pre-orders of the Oculus Rift, multi-purpose arenas, audiobooks, Comcast, Ford adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to SYNC 3, Yellow Cab filing for bankruptcy, Uber’s “God View” settlement with the NY Attorney General, DraftKings and FanDuel, AT&T doing away with two-year phone pricing, and the EFF’s comments on T-Mobile’s Bing On Program. They then end the show with an early check-in on their New Years Resolutions.