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English, TV & Video, 1 season, 470 episodes, 12 hours, 19 minutes
Countdown to excitement! Every week Christina Warren, Brianna Wu and Simone de Rochefort have accelerated geek conversation. Tech, comics, movies, games and books, no galaxy is off limits! Hosted by Christina Warren, Simone De Rochefort, and Brianna Wu.
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470: Terminated

12/28/20232 hours, 21 seconds
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469: Very Large Online Problems

12/21/202346 minutes, 29 seconds
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468: This One Was Epic

12/14/202358 minutes, 12 seconds
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467: Turn on Push Notifications

12/7/202358 minutes, 41 seconds
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466: Husband Pollution

11/30/202344 minutes, 35 seconds
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465: Succession Main Theme Dot Mp3

11/22/202359 minutes, 35 seconds
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464: Always Listen to Christina

11/16/202349 minutes, 34 seconds
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463: GPTs For All

11/9/202344 minutes, 27 seconds
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462: The Scary Fast Episode

11/2/202356 minutes, 21 seconds
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461: Incremental Upgrades

10/26/202354 minutes, 54 seconds
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460: We are so (not) back

10/19/202336 minutes, 49 seconds
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459: Caroline Takes a Stand

10/12/202353 minutes, 27 seconds
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458: Scamset Mindset Grindset

Rocket Christmas continues because we've got the trial of Sam Bankman-Fried kicking off, along with the release of Michael Lewis' new book on the rise and fall of SBF and FTX. Then, with a whole week of life with the iPhone 15 under our belts, we're talking about how Apple's new phones stack up. Let me spoil it for you, the 15 is better than the iPhone 11. Who could have seen this one coming.
10/5/202354 minutes, 22 seconds
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457: Fireside Chat

Everyone is falling apart this week, so we’re breaking out the EMERGENCY EPISODE! Simone and Brianna had a fireside chat, about life and all that. What’s in it? We can’t remember! Plus, Simone gives a little preview of her experience setting up the iPhone 15. But that’s not really why you’re here, is it?
9/28/202347 minutes, 48 seconds
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456: Unredacted Christmas

We’re in hog heaven, because someone accidentally uploaded an unredacted PDF of Microsoft documents as part of the FTC V. Microsoft case. Let’s talk about Microsoft’s theoretical plans for the future of Xbox and… buying Nintendo? Then, iPhone 15 reviews are out! Simone is finally, actually going to upgrade. Get ready. Then, Brianna discusses how she’s being wooed by Leica cameras — and what it takes to make it a lifestyle.
9/21/20231 hour, 1 minute, 5 seconds
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455: Booster

It’s Apple Week! Christina and Bri break-down the latest from the iPhone 15 event, covering the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro, USB-C, the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Series Ultra 2. They also briefly discuss the drama happening at Unity and talk about a Bloomberg article on the rise and fall of FaZE Clan.
9/14/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 15 seconds
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454: Exposed Information

This episode things are getting heated. Larian Studio is patching a bug that made companions in Baldur’s Gate 3 a little too eager to jump into bed with the player. Then, an unnamed chastity cage manufacturer has a massive… data leak. It’s finally bad! Finally, Burning Man attendees are leaving the desert after a weekend trapped in the mud.
9/7/202355 minutes, 50 seconds
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The September Apple event is coming up, and we’re talking rumors — from USB-C ports on every (?) phone, to the DEATH OF THE GOLD COLORWAY… RIP. Plus, will there be a new button on the Pro and Pro Max? Or should I say, the Ultra? Then, an Insider piece asks if social sharing, like the gold iPhone, is dead. We certainly have thoughts about the rise of Discord and the DMs for chatting.
9/1/20231 hour, 26 seconds
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452: Nu Wii U

Sony finally reveals its new Playstation Portal device, and it’s exactly as underwhelming as everyone suspected it would be. Then, Apple supports California’s latest Right to Repair bill — but to what end? Then, Fyre Festival 2 is happening somewhere in the Carribbean. And if you’re one of the lucky 100 who bought tickets, boy do we want to hear from you!
8/24/202357 minutes, 10 seconds
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451: Call Us, SBF!

Prolific YouTube hardware channel Linus Tech Tips is going on a week’s pause after a controversy surrounding the review of a cooling prototype — and more. Then, it’s the 25th anniversary of the iMac. Yes, you can scream about it. Finally, justice may finally be served in the world of scammy printer money-making tactics.
8/17/202355 minutes, 10 seconds
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450: Leave Section 230 Alone: Alex Winter and The YouTube Effect

Documentarian Alex Winter visits the show to discuss his history with Usenet and Napster, and his new documentary The YouTube Effect. The film covers the history of the platform and its transformation into a massive vector of disinformation. Our conversation goes through that and much more, including the future of Section 230, and the media’s focus on TikTok and Facebook over YouTube.
8/10/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 51 seconds
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449: Don’t Throw Things At People

There are rumors of a Nintendo Switch successor afoot, and we’re going to get to the bottom of it! Then, calling the Canadian link tax what it is: a link tax. And a bad idea. Finally, a fan has filed assault charges against Cardi B and we think that’s silly too.
8/3/20231 hour, 1 minute, 36 seconds
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448: Hey Barbie

Samsung’s latest event saw new versions of their folding phones, and they might have Brianna switching sides. Then, yeah, we have to talk about Elon Musk rebranding Twitter as X. But then it’s the marketing event we’ve all been waiting for, Rocket Does Barbie. Greta Gerwig’s latest film is out now and the reviews are unpredictable!
7/27/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 9 seconds
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447: The Beginning of the End

Big news on the FTC appeal against Microsoft, and what’s next for the merger between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard. Who could possibly stand in their way!? And will they do a good job trying to stop this merger!? Then, Meta has released LLaMa 2, its large language model, which is not open source but a second, more interesting thing. Then, NBC News journalist Kat Tenbarge joins us to talk about James Charles’ attempts to uncancel himself.
7/20/202357 minutes, 47 seconds
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446: Bored Ape Check-in

Twitter is unraveling over Threads, with a threatened lawsuit on the horizon. Then, we’re checking in with the Bored Apes! How are they doing? Oh… oh. Finally, an important Slate piece from Luke Winkie asks: was Napoleon hot?
7/13/202349 minutes, 43 seconds
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445: Many People Are Saying This

Meta has launched its major Twitter competitor, Threads, and there’s a LOT to talk about – from privacy issues, to onboarding, to BRANDS!! How will it fare in the Twitterclone-verse, much less… the fediverse? Then, Twitter itself has had a weird week, to say the least.
7/6/20231 hour, 4 seconds
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444: Who are the Mac Pro Pros?

This week we’re discussing the Wall Street Journal’s extensive reporting on drug use among tech workers on Silicon Valley — from psilocybin to ketamine — and why it’s such a difficult, complicated issue to talk about. Then, the Mac Pro is here, but where are the Mac Pro Pros?? For dessert, an update on Bri’s search for the perfect drone!
6/29/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 14 seconds
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443: The Thrust is Wrong

The FTC is shaking and baking, with a lawsuit against Amazon for alleged dark patterns in the sign-up and cancellation process for Amazon Prime. But is this lawsuit really… it? Then, a feature at The Verge goes into the human labor that trains AI, and the shadow industry that makes it all work. For dessert: Brianna buys a drone!
6/22/202355 minutes, 39 seconds
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442: Reddit Black-out

The Reddit black-out has begun, and there is a lot of news coming out of Reddit’s conflict with Christian Selig and other third-party app developers, in the wake of Reddit’s API changes. We’ll be discussing that and a huge roadblock in Activision and Microsoft’s proposed merger. Plus, it was Summer Game Fest this weekend! What looks good? All of it, maybe? Even Starfield?
6/15/202358 minutes, 21 seconds
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441: How to Spend A Lot Of Money

In news surprising no one, it’s an almost all-WWDC week here on Rocket! We’ve got OS updates and new MacBooks but the story sucking all the air out of the room is Apple Vision Pro headset. Christina interviews Inverse’s Raymond Wong, who demo’d the headset and has all the hands-on details. Plus, a money-grabbing choice by Reddit threatens beloved third-party apps.
6/8/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 1 second
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440: Build-ing a Mystery

Christina is back from Microsoft Build, with her take on all the tools that were announced during the event! Then, a panel of AI researchers has issued a statement that we need to mitigate the potential harm that could be caused by this explosive technology. What are some paths forward for doing that? And finally, Elizabeth Holmes has reported to prison and a debt is fulfilled.
6/1/202353 minutes, 47 seconds
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439: Human Errors

Microsoft Build happened this week, along with a slew of AI-centric announcements! Brianna and Simone tackle the AI-integrated future of Windows 11 — are you ready to let ChatGPT buy you a house? Then, a disastrous Twitter Space has launched a new presidential candidate and we’re here to definitely just talk about the tech aspect of it. Also, Metal Gear Solid 3 is BACK!
5/25/20231 hour, 19 seconds
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438: Touching Livestock

Simone is off touching sheep so Bri and Christina are left to their own devices. This week, after a brief Liz Holmes update, that means a spoiler-free dessert-up-front segment on The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, a discussion about Twitter’s new CEO and finally a discussion about whether or not AM radios should still come with cars.
5/18/202356 minutes, 8 seconds
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437: Puff Peace

Google is bringing AI to its search — for select users. And our favorite scamster Elizabeth Holmes appears in the New York Times this week. Did the writer get rolled, or is it going over readers’ heads? For dessert, our old friend Bug of Spooky Pinball is back to talk about the new Scooby-Doo table!
5/11/202359 minutes, 14 seconds
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436: Bluesky Raya

A new form of a terrible old bill is before the Senate, and we can see indications of its effects in state-level bills in Utah and Louisiana. What’s KOSA and why should you be concerned? Then, because Bri is back from vacation we’re returning to Bluesky and talking about the bonkers events that happened over the weekend — as well as long-term concerns for how the app will be moderated. For dessert, a Gran Turismo trailer that slaps.
5/4/20231 hour, 26 seconds
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435: Only Mergers In The Building

In shocking news, the U.K. has moved to block Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard — for reasons that make NO SENSE to our hosts! What goes on in the house of commons? Then, the decentralized Twitter clone Bluesky finally seems to be taking off, and Disney is suing Florida governor Ron DeSantis.
4/27/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 33 seconds
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434: Enpoopificaton

Christina and Simone are bringing you a classic chaos hour of Rocket. Today’s questions: is social media dying, and is it possible to build a platform that can thrive without turning users into content for ad revenue? Also, remembering Netflix’s mail-order heyday, now that it has announced the end of physical DVD rentals. Finally, a bombshell allegation about Taylor Swift’s dealings with FTX… the perfect Rocket cocktail.
4/21/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 21 seconds
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433: Max, Just Max

Finally, the case of Brianna v. Christina is drawing to a close, as Elizabeth Holmes prison date looms… this week on Rocket, we’re talking about Twitter’s contentious relationship with journalism and the latest “quirks” of the platform, which include private tweets going public, and a feud with Substack. Then, HBO Max is rebranding… again! And finally, Fyre Fest 2. It’s been promised, so you know we’re packing our bags.
4/13/202355 minutes, 11 seconds
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432: Rumors and Invention

There are rumors swirling about a new PlayStation handheld — but can Sony really put out an online-only handheld and expect to compete with the Steam Deck and Switch? Then, the first ChatGPT defamation lawsuits are emerging, and the situation is a mess. Brianna has some controversial opinions about Ryan Gosling as Ken in the Barbie movie, and Simone is not young anymore.
4/6/202350 minutes, 50 seconds
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431: Limited Internet For All

It's FINALLY time to actually talk about the TikTok hearings, and our opinions on how Congress has handled grilling the social media giant — and the potential bills that they're considering. Then, what are the terms of SBF's bail? Just how much internet access can that man have? Finally, we're talking a rambly and non-spoilery review of John Wick 4, a movie that doesn't feel almost three hours long.
3/30/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 49 seconds
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430: TikTok Heaven 3000

We’re talking TikTok WAIT NO we’re talking the SEC fining Justin Sun and numerous celebrities spokespeople for cryptocurrency shenanigans! Then, it’s sadly time to bid goodbye to DPReview, the beloved camera website. Meanwhile, we never even got to say hello to Tax Heaven 3000, a dating sim/tax filing software that Steam yanked unceremoniously this week — or did they?
3/23/202359 minutes, 39 seconds
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429: Bank Run

Tonight’s special guest is The Verge’s senior writer Elizabeth Lopatto, to discuss what else but: THE COLLAPSE OF SILICON VALLEY BANK. She’s a pragmatic, expert voice to walk all of us through a confusing and dramatic weekend, and she knows what we should be keeping an eye on next. Then, Brianna and Simone discuss the existence of the moon, and Scream 6!
3/16/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 44 seconds
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428: AI Everywhere All At Once

Simone is back but still dying of Italian respiratory diseases. Still, we’re in for a high-energy show! Let’s talk about Google’s forays into AI — are they behind Microsoft, or will their years of research put them out ahead in the end? Then, a Spotify redesign threatens to make the app more visually similar to TikTok. Is Spotify doing something smart or overextending itself? Finally, Christina explains one of the biggest financial scams in recent memory.
3/9/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 22 seconds
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427: Elizabeth Holmes Baby

This week on Rocket, Simone kissed too many Italians, so Brianna and Christina are running amok. They talk about the new ChatGPT API and the potential it could have on different startups and industries, the risky bets Binance made with its customer’s money (without telling them) and Elizabeth Holmes’ latest attempt to get out of jail, thus saving Christina $500.
3/3/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 49 seconds
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426: Cool ISIS Video

This week on Rocket, Simone is in Italy, so Brianna and Christina are joined by special guest Alex Cranz! They discuss some important technology cases in front of the Supreme Court, Meta’s new plan for verified Facebook and Instagram accounts, and finally wrap things up with some delicious dirt about the most successful show on TV that you don’t watch, but your parents definitely do, Yellowstone.
2/23/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 13 seconds
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425: Word of the Day: Engagement

This week on Rocket, the word of the day is ENGAGEMENT! Elon Musk has ordered Twitter engineers to boost engagement of his own Tweets. So that’s normal! Meanwhile, how are things going over on Mastodon? There’s some kerfuffle in the tech world over growth on the platform(s). Brianna and Christina discuss their own experience with the decentralized social network. Finally, Marcin Wichery joins us to discuss his history of keyboards, Shift Happens!
2/16/202358 minutes, 26 seconds
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424: When Cars Hover Gently

Microsoft and Google have got it and they’re flaunting it. It being AI-POWERED SEARCH. How’s is going, and what are the benefits and concerns? Then, a Right to Repair bill has passed in New York State — but by the time it was signed it had been somewhat defanged by corporate lobbyists. What does it mean for Right to Repair more broadly? For dessert we have Jason Torchinsky and Matt Hardigree of The Autopian calling in to tell us about the hot new independent automotive news site — and illegal engines.
2/9/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 59 seconds
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423: We're Not Lawyers

Tesla is coming under fire for misleading customers with its self-driving promises. Does the case hold any water, and what are the consequences if Tesla is found guilty? Plus, deepfake pornography could (and SHOULD!) be taken to the courtroom as well. Finally — what are Netflix's proposed password sharing rules anyway?
2/2/202358 minutes, 13 seconds
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422: Third-Party Rocket

Longtime Twitter users are cast into mourning as Twitter cuts off API access for third-party clients. Many of those apps are beloved by Twitter's power users and built the site that we know and love — love? Is that the right word? — today. Then, furor online over the reveal that CNET has long been using AI to write select financial articles, and that over half those articles had factual errors. How does something like this happen? Finally, two of Rocket's favorite scamsters are making big comebacks.
1/26/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 20 seconds
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421: Christina in Russian

In an action-packed show, we're talking about the REVIVAL OF THE HOMEPOD. Yes folks, she's BACK and she's ready to woof. The Mac Mini is also here, and Christina has a very compelling case for its existence. Meanwhile, Logan Paul has apologized to a popular YouTuber for calling him a liar and a criminal! But it's not all good news for his CryptoZoo… schemes. For dessert, a Forbes 30 Under 30 alum takes on JP Morgan Chase. And not in a good way.
1/19/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 31 seconds
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420: Make Transportation Sexy Again

The FAA has had a massive outage, and there are rumors about a design change that would make MacBooks — and maybe iMacs? — incredibly exciting. Plus, what's up with Logan Paul's second alleged crypto pump-and-dump? SERIOUSLY?
1/12/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 15 seconds
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419: BEST and WORST of 2022!

We're all BACK on the hot mic and talking about our best and worst scams, products, and purchases of 2022. Who still has a LastPass subscription? Who believes in FTX? Who loves to throw money down the Apple well? You'll find it all out here, in the awards show that has, possibly, our MOST unanimous nominations EVER.
1/5/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 54 seconds
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CLIP SHOW. Are there any two words that bring more joy to listener's hearts? That's right, this week, you'll be finding out how right (or wrong) we were about the Musk acquisition of Twitter by revisiting previous predictions. Plus, we revisit our exclusive interview with Bug from Spooky Games. Because Brianna will not rest until you buy Halloween too.
12/29/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 43 seconds
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417: Techno Vice

SBF is getting extradited, Elon Musk is acting up and we’re just about sick of it. Luckily Jake Adelstein is here to chat about Tokyo Vice, his life as a crime reporter, and his new podcast — about disappearances in Japan.
12/22/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 55 seconds
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416: S-tier Repercussions

SBF has been indicted so we're ranking him on our tier list of people who should face repercussions for their actions (S-tier). Then, an EU act threatens to require Apple to allow sideloading apps on iOS. Who stands to benefit, and who stands to suffer? Finally, Brianna and Simone discuss their favorite games of the year.
12/15/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 57 seconds
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415: Hit The Booster

ChatGPT is taking the internet by storm, and Apple is launching a powerful new encryption option. Also, Taylor Swift REALLY dodged a bullet, y'all.
12/8/202255 minutes, 42 seconds
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414: Bad Boys of Tech

This week on Rocket, the BAD BOYS OF TECH are all over the news! Elon Musk? He's fighting Apple! Sam Bankman Fried? He's giving ill-advised interviews at Dealbook Summit! All these bad boys and more are the subject of this week's show, so tune in to get the lowdown on Bad Boys near you. (Nearness of Bad Boys is not a guarantee and the hosts of Rocket take no responsibility for your ability to access Bad Boys of Tech. Much like SBF, we don't know anything about commingling.)
12/1/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 53 seconds
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413: Okay let's talk about the polycule

We're revisiting FTX and what we've learned since last week's recording about the goings-on chez team FTX. Then, Bob Iger is back at Disney! The stock market is optimistic — can he make the magic happen again? Last but not least, let's dish about Mastodon. In the wake of Twitter's slow implosion, many people have moved over to the decentralized social network — and Christina has some opinions.
11/25/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 55 seconds
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412: Fake It Till You Make It

FTX has collapsed so spectacularly over the last couple weeks. Let's start digging into the downfall of crypto's golden boy and a company that many thought was stable. Then, it's a dip into what the heck is going on at Twitter. It ain't good! Writer Alanis King joins us to discuss her book written with Elizabeth Blackstock, Racing with Rich Energy. It tells the story of the rise and fall of one of F1's weirder sponsor scams, and it is Delicious.
11/17/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 8 seconds
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411: TWiT Takeover!

This week on Rocket — TWIT TAKES OVER! Or, we take over TWiT! Leo Laporte was kind enough to have the whole Rocket gang on his show this week, where we talked at length about Elon Musk's ongoing chaos at Twitter, and Brianna ran a demented quiz for Leo and Christina.
11/10/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 55 seconds
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410: Twitter Is Over

Elon Musk bought Twitter. Now what? Then, Henry Cavill is leaving The Witcher!! Nooo!!
11/3/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 39 seconds
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409: Rest In Piece, Lightning

An AV company shuts down, Apple kills a cable, and Taylor Swift releases Midnights. All that and more on Rocket as we prepare for a year of being forced to cover Twitter on a weekly basis!
10/27/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 36 seconds
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408: Passing on Apple

We've got two new iPads and a new Apple TV coming from Apple — who's already bought them, and who's on the fence? The answer… may surprise you? I don't know you!! Then, Konami definitely surprised everyone with a slew of new Silent Hill games. But are they what the people want? Olivia Wilde also satisfied the whole internet by revealing the salad dressing recipe that shook the world. Rocket is maybe the only tech podcast where you'll get to hear about new iPads AND Olivia Wilde's salad dressing.
10/20/202259 minutes, 38 seconds
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407: Meta Discussions

Simone wanted to be with her mom, so Brianna and Christina try to handle the show without her. They talk about Facebook’s Meta Connect event and all the new Quest and VR news, before debating whether or not Brianna should spend $1600 on an Nvidia 4090, now that reviews are out and the card seems truly excellent.
10/13/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 29 seconds
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406: For Better or for Worse

A brief update in the Chess cheating scandal has Bri and Simone, hat in hand, begging for forgiveness for their understanding ways. Then, Elon Musk… wants to buy Twitter again? Is there any rhyme or reason to his actions? Also: Overwatch 2 launches, and so does a disastrous conservative dating app.
10/6/202259 minutes, 58 seconds
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405: Depressed About Products

Amazon had a big ol' product showcase and Simone is so, so depressed about it! Who wants to hear about new spy cameras, a clock that watches you sleep, and speakers that are listening to you! YOU DO! Then, new CPUs and GPUs are SO POWERFUL, but is it worth upgrading yet? Finally, the Chess scandal has a new chapter, and it is juicy.
9/29/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 59 seconds
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404: Sweet Vibrations

We finally have hands-on experience with the new iPhones — so, is it actually going to be worth it to upgrade? Then, a scandal in the world of Chess and Christie Smythe joins us to talk about that Elle story and life before, during, and after Martin Shkreli.
9/22/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 8 seconds
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403: Animation Catastrophe

iPhone 14 reviews are out so in a never-before-seen move, we are speaking about them. Then, the animation industry is in chaos when it comes to streaming services. Where can I watch Infinity Train!? Finally, we have Spooky pinball creator Bug on to chat about the Halloween pinball machine, one of Bri's favorites, and what other John Carpenter movies would make for great pinball.
9/15/202256 minutes, 12 seconds
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402: Purple iPhone

Christina and Simone are dishing on the FAR OUT Apple event - new iPhones, AirPods, and Apple Watches, oh my! Then, it’s a delicious and well-deserved chat about Harry Styles and SPITGATE.
9/8/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 12 seconds
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On this episode of Rocket, Simone is off in Italy, so Christina and Bri are trying to keep things together. After some Rocket Merch updates, we talk about the Twitter Whistleblower leaks, spend some time in the world of AI art with Stable Diffusion, and finally are joined by Kat Tenbarge to talk about the latest Trisha Paytas drama. PLUS: Subscribe to Rocket Booster for even more from Kat, as an extra helping of Dessert!
9/1/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 3 seconds
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400: Ad Liminim

On a very special episode of Rocket, a very special special guest plays judge, jury, and exe-juiceioner, in a devious trivia game designed by our very own Brianna Wu. Thanks everyone for listening for 400 episodes and here's to 400 chaotic more! PLUS: Subscribe to Rocket Booster for our very first extra helping of Dessert!
8/26/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 20 seconds
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399: This Show Contains Poop

The chip industry reacts to a new upset, and Adam Neumann is BACK IN THE REAL ESTATE GAME. Stay tuned for the next 399 episodes of Rocket because this is all we'll be talking about!
8/18/202258 minutes, 18 seconds
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398: Delicious Workflow

Howdy folks, who's enjoying Apple's new battery percentage indicator? No one? This week on Rocket we're discussing the cloudy future of Unity after an acquisition offer by AppLovin, as well as review workflows and our FAVORITE NEW ESPORT.
8/11/202258 minutes, 25 seconds
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397: We Fixed Instagram

Rocket Ruled yet again — Adam Mosseri, longtime fan of Rocket, definitely listened to our episode last week before he walked back Instagram's full-screen changes. That's what happened! Then, Twitter v. Musk heats up, and yet another pretender thinks NFT books could be a thing — but this time, it's textbook. We're opening our vocal folds for another scintillating episode of Rocket!
8/4/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 22 seconds
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396: RIP Instagram

We're talking about Instagram's awful updates, the first crypto insider trading scandal, and NFT books on a deliciously bad episode of ROCKET!
7/28/202251 minutes, 14 seconds
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395: Get Your Apple $$$

Apple has settled with NO WRONGDOING in its keyboard lawsuit, and some of us are looking forward to purchasing one (1) song on Apple Music with our newfound wealth. Then, some gaming culture chat: Discord is coming to Xbox, and FaZe clan is coming to SPACs! What great timing!
7/21/202256 minutes, 49 seconds
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394: Reunited and It Feels So Good

Last week, Sunny Balwani is CHARGED, Elon Musk is being SUED BY TWITTER, and so, so much more. We got Rocket Ruled pretty hard but it's finally time for our take on the tech drama of the day.
7/14/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 34 seconds
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393: Scam Console

Brianna and Christina talk about the best new console scam, Apple’s new Lockdown Mode, and the #Gentleminions Meme.
7/7/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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392: A Show For Gamers

Brianna and Simone chat about this week's Nintendo Direct, AND the return of Axie Infinity transactions, in a gamer-tastic episode of ROCKET!
6/30/202255 minutes, 45 seconds
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391: The Winds of Crypto Winter

Reviews for Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M2 chip are out. And it's… a weird machine? Why are they making this, and for you? Then, cryptominers are dumping their GPUs on the market, and we discuss ways that streaming services could better compete in a saturated marketplace.
6/23/202256 minutes, 30 seconds
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390: Two of Them

Brianna and Simone tackle a bevy of ethical topics, from "what's going on in crypto?" to "what's up with self-driving cars?" It's a knotty episode of Rocket!
6/16/202259 minutes, 33 seconds
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389: WWDC All The Way Down

It's WWDC news week! We're talking about iOS 16, MacOS Ventura, and some new M2 chips!! It's a big one!
6/9/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 47 seconds
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388: Terminée!

This week Brianna and Simone are enjoying a chaotic course of news, from Netflix testing additional charges for accounts that share passwords, to the Académie Française banning esports!!
6/2/202253 minutes, 54 seconds
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387: Talking Tesla

Author Edward Neidermeyer joins us to discuss Tesla's checkered past and questionable stock evaluations. Also, Christina has the SteamDeck!
5/26/20221 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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386: Winning the Pie

Sony keeps revealing more details about the PlayStation Plus evolution and they're just making it MORE CONFUSING. Then, Elon Musk keeps revealing MORE REASONS WHY HE SHOULDN'T BE IN CHARGE OF A SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM. Finally, hands-on with the Playdate!
5/19/202256 minutes, 28 seconds
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385: Solemn Thoughts!

The gang mourns the iPod Touch, the last iPod to fall to the ravages of the time. And then we talk about cryptocurrency.
5/12/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 5 seconds
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384: Number go down?

A Wall St. Journal report on crashing sales of NFTs conflicts with what all the crypto-blogs are saying about the health of the industry — what is the truth!? Then, Overwatch 2's beta happened and it's been… fine. Then, a grifter takes on the Grey's Anatomy writer's room, in a weird sad story of fabulation.
5/5/202254 minutes, 20 seconds
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383: lmfao

Elon Musk HAS in fact secured the financing to buy Twitter, and did it in a reasonable timeline that lets us not look like fools on our own news podcast. This week we talk about the ongoing concerns and what's happening on Twitter, plus Christina's merch notoriety.
4/28/20221 hour, 49 seconds
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382: lol

Please Mr. Elon Musk, wait until Sunday, April 24 to create more news. Thank you. (Yes, this is the whole description.)
4/21/202256 minutes, 10 seconds
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381: Loose Cannon

Elon Musk is in and then out of Twitter – aren't you glad we waited a week to cover this? Then, finally discussing Axie Infinity's unfortunate bridge hack, and the general security of blockchain bridges. Then Scam Spring continues with WeCrashed!
4/14/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 49 seconds
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380: Fast Segue

We're going FAST TODAY in this over-long episode — talking about the collapse of fintech start-up FAST, and SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 (now in theaters). Plus, Christina and Simone dish on their experience with the new M1 Macbook Pros.
4/7/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 5 seconds
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379: Natural Gas!

Christina's NEW JOB is revealed! Then, we chat about Sony's new PlayStation Plus tiers, and whether they can truly compete with Microsoft. After that, it's Meta's campaign of public opinion against TikTok. Then Simone has a natural gas emergency! We're sure it's fine. If you're reading this, text me.
3/31/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 24 seconds
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378: Flying Tesla

A viral Tesla jump gone wrong has weird consequences for the wrong people. And then, it's time for Mac Studio and Studio Display reviews!!
3/24/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 42 seconds
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377: Here Comes The Sunshine Protection Act

The Senate is ABOLISHING THE SUN. Wait, no, they just passed a bill that would make Daylight Savings permanent. What's that about? Then, turmoil in the chip world once more! And Nightdive Studios is on promoting a Humble Bundle for Ukraine.
3/17/202257 minutes, 43 seconds
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376: Mac Thicc

It's an APPLE EVENT WEEK. Here's our reactions to Apple's March announcements, including the Mac Studio and Mac Studio Display!
3/10/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 29 seconds
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375: The Dropout

Hulu's THE DROPOUT premiered on March 3 and we have Executive Producer Rebecca Jarvis back on the show to discuss the making of Hulu's adaptation of her podcast! Then, our feelings on the first episodes of The Dropout. And a little bit of Elden Ring for dessert.
3/3/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 46 seconds
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374: It Was Not a Scam

On the Verge, a former Pornhub mod reflects on the site's lax content moderation history, and at the BBC we've got an investigation into a whole fake company. Plus, of course Ja Rule is investing in NFTs.
2/24/202251 minutes
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373: Belated Razzlekhan Reactions

It's the beginning of Scam Spring, and we're discussing the arrest of alleged Bitcoin launderer Razzlekhan, potential propaganda, and finally the debut of Inventing Anna on Netflix.
2/17/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 25 seconds
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372: Everyone's Bad Week

BRIANNA IS BACK!! But everyone else is having a bad week. Facebook's stock has crashed, Peloton is laying off 2,800 people, and WarnerMedia is getting sued (...among other things).
2/10/202252 minutes, 54 seconds
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371: Spotify Kerfuffle

Sony has stepped into the fray, acquiring Bungie for $3.6 billion dollars! As the game industry consolidates, which developer or publisher will be next? Then, Spotify is in a kerfuffle with its artists over Joe Rogan's misinformed statements on COVID-19, and the New York Times is buying Wordle!
2/3/20221 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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370: Not Garbage!

It's looking like NVIDIA might not buy ARM after all, and Christina and Simone are here to talk through why the deal might fall through, and what it means. Then, some gaming news with GamePass numbers and SteamDecks shipping soon!
1/27/202255 minutes, 24 seconds
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369: Presents

A huge deal rocks the game industry: Microsoft is buying Activision in a 68 billion dollar deal. Then, crypto exchange sees a breach that affected 400 accounts, and potential losses of $15 million.
1/20/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 57 seconds
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368: Wordle Wriddles

Brianna is back! We've got a robust discussion about Moxie Marlinspike's thoughts on Web3, followed by the lowdown on the World rip-off App Store drama. And then, DRM?!
1/13/202259 minutes, 50 seconds
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367: Verdicts

Christina and Simone dish on the death of Blackberry, and the Elizabeth Holmes verdict(s).
1/6/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 8 seconds
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366: Delicious Tumblr Drama

It would be shorter to talk about what Tumblr hasn't banned on this week's Rocket. Plus, updates in the Elizabeth Holmes fraud trial and a discussion of ethics in choosing your own place of employment.
12/30/202155 minutes, 58 seconds
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365: Best and Worst of 2021

It's our special end-of-year spectacular! This week we're doling out awards for the best and worst games, trends, products, and companies that we covered on this year's Rocket.
12/23/202159 minutes, 45 seconds
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364: Internet on Fire

Some good news and some bad news. The Pocket Analogue is out for review and it's apparently great! Meanwhile, the Log4Shell exploit has put the entire internet at risk. Classic 2021.
12/16/202147 minutes
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363: Enhanced Pants

Oh boy, Ubisoft is the first AAA developer to make an entrance in the NFT market! What do we think of Ubisoft Quartz, and the cosmetics that it's offering? Then, Politico criticized Vice President Kamala Harris' Bluetooth-aversion this week — and security experts are responding.
12/9/202154 minutes, 56 seconds
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362: Jack In, Jack Out

Jack Dorsey is leaving Twitter, and supposedly voluntarily! Let's talk about his most recent tenure and Twitter, and what his next moves will be. Then, it's a return to our favorite topic of 2021: Elizabeth Holmes is taking the stand during her trial, and admitting to all kinds of nonsense.
12/2/202159 minutes, 1 second
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361: Imaginary Notre Dame

Brianna and Simone sit down on a chilly Halovember evening before Thanksgiving to talk about… Notre Dame Cathedral! Rumors have gone around for years that Ubisoft's Notre Dame from Assassin's Creed Unity could help restore the real cathedral after the 2019 fire. Simone has devoted some time to debunking that. Stick around to the end of the show to find out that Master Chief pees in his suit, and also, why. You didn't read this!!
11/26/202152 minutes, 13 seconds
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360: Conflicts of Interest

On an auspicious episode 360, we're looking back at 20 years of Xbox! But first, Nick Guy comes on to discuss the Wirecutter Union and what will happen if New York Times management doesn't come to the table before Black Friday.
11/18/202159 minutes, 18 seconds
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359: Sideloading is for Cybercriminals

Can you believe this website costs $36? Yes, this week we're talking about Twitter Blue, the subscription service that is finally available in the USA. We just can't wait to pay $2.99 to have ads on Twitter! Then, will Facebook's — sorry, Meta's — metaverse take off or is it just another big, empty gesture? Oh, also you're all going to jail if you sideload, you cybercriminals.
11/11/202155 minutes, 56 seconds
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358: Anna Delvey's Crypto Corner

This week on Rocket, Christina and Brianna are dishing on their new Macbook Pros. How fast are they? Fast enough to speedrun Tomb Raider? And just how many steps DOES it take to install Audio Hijack? All that and more. Plus, Steam has officially ruled that no NFT or crypto-based games can be sold on the platform. A bold new move for a bold new world.
11/4/202159 minutes, 16 seconds
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357: Facebook Papers

The Facebook Papers are in the hands of journalists, and increasingly dire reports are coming out about Facebook's business practices. That, and MacBook Pro reviews on this week's Rocket!
10/28/202158 minutes, 7 seconds
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356: Macbook Prose

Rocket is blasting into hardware coverage this week with an exciting preview of the Apple cleaning cloth and the redesigned MacBook Pro. Plus the Google 6 pixel announcement. Dessert this week is packed with coverage of 9 different shows you need to be watching. It’s so much Rocket, your podcast client might just crash!
10/21/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 17 seconds
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Simone is BACK and we are talking about THOSE JUICY NEW M1X MACBOOK PROS. And then we have two totally mystifying VR and AR headset announcements, one from HTC and another from… Magic Leap!? And finally, most importantly, Timothee Chalamet's twink Wonka look has been revealed and regrettably, it's good.
10/14/202154 minutes, 21 seconds
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354: Not the Bad Art Friend

Bri and Christina take on Facebook Whistleblowers, Twitch hacks and the ultimate media disaster, OzyMedia
10/7/202156 minutes, 22 seconds
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353: Dan Moren Saves the Universe

With disaster hitting not one, but two of the best Rocket hosts, the B(rianna) team steps up with Dan Moren to save the show. We cover Amazon’s event with stalker robots, review the iPad Mini and geek out on Apple TV’s new show “Foundation.”
9/30/202151 minutes, 26 seconds
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352: Wonderfully Weird Stuff

Simone is off doing French things so Bri and Christina talk the Microsoft Surface event, iPhone 13 reviews (and Christina’s saga to getting an iPhone 13 Pro Max) and iOS 15 impressions, and finally try to unpack the drama happening around the movie adaptation of Dear Evan Hansen.
9/23/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 39 seconds
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351: Holding Ourselves Accountable...

It's yet another Apple Event week here on Rocket, but a weirdly subdued one? Can Apple impress us with its new iPhones and its fancy rack focus camera feature? What about Brianna's long-awaited iPad Mini update? And will anyone, anyone at all be getting a new iPhone this year? Then, in our second story, Apple has patched the flaw that allowed the Pegasus exploit to get access to users' phones, and in our dessert, Nicki Minaj's cousin's friend's testicles. Yeah. Find out what Twitter is ALL aflutter about on this sleep-deprived episode of Rocket!
9/16/202159 minutes, 22 seconds
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350: Many Apples

Many many tiny slices of Apple are coming to you, listener. First, an update on Apple's CSAM tools and concessions to the anti-trust critics! But will it be enough to save the App Store? Next, we have an upcoming Apple event, so tradition calls for us to discuss what we are expecting. But what we weren't expected was Apple's car guy Doug Field leaving for Ford!! Is he so excited to have a product that finally launches? Maybe! All this and more on Rocket.
9/9/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 28 seconds
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349: Arriving Today!

This week on Rocket, tech journalist and author Christopher Mims is here to discuss his new book, Arriving Today. It's the book that critics are saying "makes supply chains interesting" (Simone de Rochefort, 2021) — and guess what he does during this interview? He makes supply chains interesting!! You have to listen to believe it and then you will immediately want to read his book. Then, Google and Apple are being hit with a new law in South Korea, and Elizabeth Holmes is finally going to trial. That is, if they can ever find a jury of her peers.
9/2/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 2 seconds
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348: Only Fans, Only Problems

But where are the only solutions? This week on Rocket we're talking about the Only Fans debacle, which came to a tenuous resolution mere hours before we started recording? Reverse Rocket Rule! Then, it's a deep dive into the Mystery of the Exploding PSUs from Gigabyte. Would you give up your hard-won GPU to save yourself from an exploding power supply unit? And finally: hey, new Spider-Man! That's an episode of Rocket.
8/26/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 45 seconds
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WHEELS TURNING ROUND AND ROUND. This week we're talking about, yes, YIKYAK, the zombie social media platform where you can post hyper-local bullying for all the local elder millennials to enjoy. Then, Google joins Samsung and Apple in not shipping chargers with its new phones! This is ALL APPLE'S FAULT. Meanwhile, Intel is trying it with new gamer-focused Arc-brand GPUs that have cool code names like "Battlemage" and "Celestial" and honestly those should just be their real names. Finally, dessert this week is an episode from Wall Street Journal on the tech workers who are taking on not one, but TWO full-time jobs… and getting away with it.
8/19/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 3 seconds
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346: Really Ridiculous Content

Apple proposes to add controversial machine learning tools to the iPhone to protect children — but is it the right thing to do? Also, hey, new iPhone rumors! Apparently, no amount of questionable activity will prevent us from being consumers in this capitalist hellscape.
8/12/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 23 seconds
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345: Scholastic Succession

On this episode of Rocket, we're not saying anyone was murdered! We're just not. But we ARE saying the RIAA's ridiculous bullying could MURDER the music industry and their penny-pinching ways won't help creators!! In better news, the OLED Nintendo Switch is looking GOOD and UH-OH… WE WANT IT!!!
8/5/202157 minutes, 55 seconds
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344: Viral News

This week we're discussing the lawsuit against Activision Blizzard and employee walk-outs protesting widespread sexual harassment at the company. Also, mandatory vaccines at Google, and Adam Driver turning into a centaur.
7/29/202153 minutes, 13 seconds
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343: Faith in Ted Sarandos

It's a big week for Rocket Rules: Last week Steam announced its Steam Deck handheld PC, and Netflix announced it was getting into games! But in the middle of all that fun, don't we have time for… some Apple Rumors? You know we do! We always do...
7/22/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 26 seconds
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342: Goodbye, Fleets

The New York Times has a killer new story on Facebook's relationship with CrowdTangle. And then, speaking of driving engagement, Twitter is killing Fleets? WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO!!
7/15/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 17 seconds
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341: Social Media Astir

Christina and Simone are tackling the newest model of the Nintendo Switch with its fancy new OLED screen. Is it the Switch we've been waiting for!? Maybe not!? Is it the Switch we have? Yes. And then, social media companies are facing consequences abroad, while Section 230 is under attack in the United States.
7/8/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 3 seconds
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340: Breaking Windows

This week Christina and Bri are talking about Windows 11, the various events from the launch and they detour into the state of Windows in general. For dessert, Bri and Christina extol the virtues of F9 and the Fast and Furious franchise.
7/1/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 40 seconds
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339: Snap Swears

This week we're hitting the road again with Peloton — any paying the price!? Peloton's PR problems are not getting better, with a new update soft-locking their treadmills for non-subscribers. And then, a Supreme Court Snap swears settlement! In a very alliterative episode of Rocket.
6/24/202157 minutes, 31 seconds
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338: Hype House!!

We have special guest Ashley Carman of The Verge on the show to talk about her INCREDIBLE story about the rise and fall of HiStudios and the podcast hype house that collapsed dramatically over the last year. And then we talk about E3 and all the good games!!
6/17/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 14 seconds
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337: MoviePass: Back in the News

It’s another WWDC with Rocket. We’re chatting about the coffers announcements from Apple’s keynote, and giving yet another dramatic update on MoviePass. What could possibly have happened now?!
6/10/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 11 seconds
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336: Cheaters Prosper

Aunt Christina is having baby-time, but she's still here because we absolutely can't talk about GPUs and Stack Overflow without her! Nvidia has released an updated 3080, the RTX 3080 Ti. But it's $500 more than last year's card? What is HAPPENING? Then, speaking of large numbers, Prosus has acquired Stack Overflow for 1.8 billion, with a B. Is this a yikes or a yay?
6/3/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 39 seconds
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Christina is at Microsoft Build this week, but what's this?? HOOFBEATS ON THE HORIZON? BRIANNA WU IS RETURNED FROM FLORIDA and she's SO ready to talk about the remastered Mass Effect trilogy. But first, we talk about Valve's new Switch-like CP and AirBnB's whole deal.
5/27/20211 hour, 21 seconds
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334: Apple is Killing Games

Christina and Simone are mourning Christina's Dogecoin dreams. But wait, what's this?? Apple is doing one good thing and two weird ones!? Unprecedented behavior from our problematic fave. Find out what's up on Rocket!
5/20/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 36 seconds
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333: Apple vs. Epic: Puritanical Edition

This week Simone and Christina are interrogating Apple vs. Epic! Would you download an unspeakable game… to your phone?? Would you?? We'll answer that and more as we examine Apple's puritanical behavior in the courtroom, and then pivot to the crummy future of smart toasters and their ilk, as the chip shortage persists.
5/13/20211 hour, 16 seconds
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332: All Out With Baby Stuff

In a lightning-fast episode we're talking about… yep, the big Basecamp blow-up, and we've got a lot to say. Then finally, Apple vs. Epic is finally before a judge, and lots of fun secrets are coming out!
5/6/202155 minutes, 41 seconds
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331: Triple Scamtown

It's triple helping of scams this week on Rocket. First off, a binary options scam comes to light after years of fleecing vulnerable people. Then, the secret behind McDonalds' ice cream machine failures is finally revealed!!
4/29/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 11 seconds
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330: Peloton Problems

This week we're discussing Peloton's clash with the CPSC, and then, it's time to discuss all the products from Apple's Spring Forward event. New iMacs, a purple iPhone, and more!
4/22/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 43 seconds
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329: Unlocking iPhones

Catching up on the big unanswered questions… however did the FBI get into the phone in the San Bernadino case? All that and more on this week's Rocket!
4/15/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 16 seconds
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328: Works of Art

Bri and Simone tackle many works of art: is coding art? What about Mario? And finally, a banger scamtown that you don't want to miss.
4/8/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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327: All of the Lights

In a ROWDY show, we talk about what we'd like to see from WWDC, and what all the Amazon execs are getting up to on Twitter!
4/1/20211 hour, 1 minute, 32 seconds
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326: Slack Slips Up

Let's have some big bites of tech news? Slack is messing up, Apple is Facing Consequences for its butterfly keyboard missteps, and Amazon is trying game development, again.
3/25/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 19 seconds
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325: Meat in Dongletown

We have a PACKED SHOW THIS WEEK, discussing new updates in the NFT world, the sentencing of a notorious Twitter hacker and a shortage of chips that could impact fall phone launches!
3/18/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 29 seconds
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324: Abolish It!

This week on Rocket it's a Sonos speaker announcement, a new color e-ink tablet review, and … Meghan and Harry's Oprah interview.
3/11/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 18 seconds
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323: Psyched About Mesh

This week we're talking about NFTs and crypto art! What's up with THAT? Are you ready to unleash the SALT?? Then, it's an update on Bri's supercomputer, which is currently taking over the Eastern seaboard. Can she be stopped!?
3/4/202149 minutes, 5 seconds
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322: Net Neutrality Revivified

This week we're reviewing some rumors about the iPhone 13 and discussing a California judge's decision to allow that state's net neutrality law to be enforced.
2/25/202147 minutes, 39 seconds
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321: GameStop Consequences

This week we had the first full Nintendo Direct we've had in ages! Plus, this week's big tech news: Apple versus Epic continues, and the fallout of GameStock's wild stock week(s) is here.
2/18/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 23 seconds
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320: Clubhouse Clones

This week Christina and Simone discuss Bloomberg's massive profile on Tim Cook, as well as the Clubhouse clones that are about to hit the social media universe. Can Facebook and Twitter live up to Clubhouse's success? Then Christina finally gets to vent some of her feelings on the latest coverage of Britney Spears.
2/11/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 14 seconds
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319: Stonks, Part 2

This week on Rocket we're following up on the GameStop stock situation, and discussing financial apps. Then, Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO of Amazon! Finally, everyone is roused by a tall woman in Resident Evil VIII's demo.
2/4/202159 minutes, 8 seconds
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In another one of "those episodes," your hosts discuss the GameStop stock shenanigans that definitely aren't going to backfire on anyone at all. Then, it's time to walk — did you know? Apple is releasing an audio experience for Apple Fitness + and it's all about celebrities, and walking. Finally, GODZILLA VS. KONG.
1/28/202151 minutes, 57 seconds
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317: Electrical Systems!

We're sounding the ALLEGED APPLE RUMORS KLAXON once again! And this new Macbook spoiler is maybe the most exciting one we've ever heard. Then Christina reviews her new e-ink reader, and Bri rewires a whole Porsche.
1/21/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 44 seconds
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316: Guess Who's Back

This week we give updates on the Parler situation, and Christina's long-awaited AirPods Max review! And in exciting news: It's CES week, and this might be our favorite CES ever! Finally, our most-demanded update in Rocket history for dessert. Yep… it's the Cellmate hack.
1/14/20211 hour, 49 seconds
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315: Trump’s Twitter Ban

In this special bonus episode, we discuss some extremely fresh news: Trump's Twitter account has been suspended and Apple is considering taking the app where the Wednesday's coup was planned off of the App Store. Who thinks that's a good idea?
1/9/202121 minutes, 25 seconds
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314: Yet Another Normal Episode

On yet another chill week in the United States, Brianna and Simone talk about liquid shaders in Half-Life: Alyx and the new union for Google employees!
1/7/202149 minutes, 35 seconds
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313: Best and Worst Tech of 2020

It's time for the best and worst of 2020! With so many wonderful and disastrous stories to choose from, what could we possibly agree on?
12/30/202057 minutes, 31 seconds
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312: Perpetual Nightmare

Time to talk about two ongoing nightmares: a massive hack that implicates many government agencies, and the release of Cyberpunk 2077.
12/24/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 44 seconds
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311: Leadership!

Discussing all the bad choices that CD Projekt Red and Apple leadership have made this year I guess! Also, Taylor Swift released a new album of bangers.
12/17/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 16 seconds
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310: AirBra Max

Christina bought the Airpods Max. We're very sorry. Also, the FTC is suing Facebook so we fight about it.
12/10/202059 minutes, 34 seconds
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309: Scooting to the Couch

Brianna is back and recovering like a boss from knee surgery and she and Christina talk about macOS Big Sur, the Salesforce Slack Acquisition and then talk about the best/worst grift we’ve seen for someone to try to scam a Mac Pro.
12/3/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 39 seconds
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308: We Salute the Algorithm

Simone dishes on her love affair with her new iPad Air. Also, Snapchat is taking a bite out of TikTok's gameplan with Snapchat Spotlight, but will it be a success? Also: Apple's Head of Security and a bribery case we did not see coming.
11/25/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 4 seconds
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307: Lamb Biryani (Shot on iPhone)

Special guest Henry T. Casey comes on the show to give us his hands-on impressions of the MacBook Air with the new M1 chip! Things look...dare we say… promising? We also went hands-on with the PlayStation 5, and chat about… Fleets!
11/19/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 42 seconds
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306: Not Political!

This week we're discussing Apple's ONE MORE THING event and the advent of ARM-based chips in the MacBook Air, Macbook Pro, and Mac Mini. Will they live up to the hype? Then, Bri's first-hand experience with the Xbox Series X, and Assassin's Creed Valhalla.
11/12/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 2 seconds
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305: Who Cares!

This week Christina and Simone are UNCHAINED and talking about how the different social media platforms handled this election! There are some winners and losers — but none so far in this election, because we recorded this on Wednesday night! But first, a divergence into Netflix's terrible adaptation of Rebecca.
11/5/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 12 seconds
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304: Chips' Challenge

The PlayStation 5 review units are out, forcing many to ask — how big is too big? And then AMD has gone and purchased Xilinx! What does it mean for the future of chips? Finally, an update on our two favorite scammers, Anna Delvey and Billy McFarland.
10/29/202057 minutes, 25 seconds
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303: Well, This is a Fun One

This week on Rocket we're eating dessert first, and talking about Jeffrey Toobin's Zoom scandal. Then, it's the first batch of iPhone reviews! Featuring Simone actually, maybe, sort of, buying a new phone on the show. Finally, the DOJ is actually pursuing an antitrust suit against Google. What will come of it?
10/22/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 20 seconds
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302: Donut Shaped Magnets with Rene Ritchie

Simone abandoned us this week, so Christina and Bri are joined by Rene Ritchie, Apple analyst/YouTuber-extraordinaire to break down the Apple iPhone 12 event. Also, a favorite character from Rocket’s past gets some news.
10/15/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 17 seconds
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301: Chastity Cage Hackers

Apple is on the verge of another media event, and the PS5 has been torn down. Then, the ultimate example of technology lock-in.
10/8/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 34 seconds
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300: Dessert

To celebrate episode 300 we bring on some special guests from the Relay FM family, and taste test Brach's god-awful Thanksgiving Dinner candy corn.
10/1/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 6 seconds
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299: Pre-Order Season

Xbox pre-orders opened up this week… did they go better than the pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 did? NO! Then, it's what's happening with TikTok in the exact moment we recorded this episode, which will not doubt have changed completely by the time you listen to it. Oh, and Microsoft acquired Bethesda. Cool!
9/24/202043 minutes, 14 seconds
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298: PlayStation 5 TikTok Arm Nvidia Apple

In a super-size show, we cover every big announcement from the last week and a half: PlayStation 5 details, an Apple Event (no new phones yet though), the TikTok deal with Oracle and the Nvidia deal with Arm. Phew. Tune in for everything, and some things you never asked for!!
9/17/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 44 seconds
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297: 30 Year-Old Golden Girl

Today on Rocket, we update you on the latest episode of our favorite soap opera, Apple Vs Epic, and then on a bunch of video game stuff! The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are coming out soon(ish), and Nintendo has loads of plans to celebrate Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary.
9/10/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 4 seconds
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296: The Godfather

Folding phones are back for round two: this time it's Samsung's Z Fold 2 and Microsoft's Surface Duo. Then, Mike Piontek, the creator of the app Deliveries, pops in to talk about why they went with a subscription model.
9/3/202055 minutes, 14 seconds
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295: Supreme Court AU

The next episode of our favorite soap opera, Epic vs. Apple, is HERE! Followed by a look back at TikTok's momentous second year and latest lawsuit against the U.S. government.
8/27/202055 minutes, 39 seconds
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294: Apple Bluster

The dramatic saga of Epic vs. Apple continues, with all the updates since our emergency episode last week and a Hefty discussion of the importance of Unreal Engine. Then, author Lauren Beukes joins us to discuss her latest book, Afterland.
8/20/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 38 seconds
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293: Emergency Epic Cast

In a Rocket first, late-breaking news was so Rocket worthy, we had to record a bonus episode.
8/14/202033 minutes, 50 seconds
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292: Sick of the Slab

Microsoft declares war on Simone by launching a "sexy" phone, and Uber and Lyft are forced to appeal a California judge's decision. Plus, did Christina unbox her gamer chair?
8/13/202047 minutes, 46 seconds
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291: Big Decisions

There are NEW MACS and a lot of government-type developments in the world of tech. TikTok is potentially being bought by Microsoft and Christina has NO COMMMENT, and also a post-mortem of last week's antitrust hearings. Finally, we've tried Raycons!
8/6/202058 minutes, 19 seconds
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290: Adrienne Lawrence and Olivia Solon

Today on Rocket we have two special guests! First up, Adrienne Lawrence tells us about her vital book, Staying In The Game. Then Olivia Solon is on to tell us about her latest story for NBC about Instagram’s algorithmic moderation unfairly affecting users perceived to be Black. Tune in!
7/30/202057 minutes, 53 seconds
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289: Henry Cavill Builds His Own Gaming PC

A big update on Twitter's disastrous hack AND new chips from AMD? We're so spoiled. Plus, find out what headphones Simone got!
7/23/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 54 seconds
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288: Bluecheck Blues

Well, Twitter is exploding this week, with many high-profile accounts hacked in a bitcoin scam. Meanwhile, TikTok is being vaguely menaced by corporations and governments the world over. And finally, video games?
7/16/202058 minutes, 39 seconds
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287: Misinformation!!

We have Nina Jancowicz, the author of a book on misinformation campaigns, talking about how the United States can save itself! Then, the Clubhouse meltdown, you knew we had to cover it. Finally, the case for Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.
7/9/202058 minutes, 8 seconds
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286: BAN TOWN!

In an extra-long episode, we cover how many social media platforms are finally bringing down the banhammer; meanwhile, Apple keeps stepping in it with developers, most recently with changes to Apple Arcade. Then we bring on a special guest to talk about the most important story of the day: ridiculous YouTube drama.
7/2/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 23 seconds
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285: Farewell, Mac Apps

It's time for WWDC news!! But first, an update on the saga of Hey and the App Store. Don't worry, we have plenty to say about ARM-based Mac chips and the new MacOS.
6/25/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 15 seconds
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284: Hey hey hey

David Heinemeier Hansson joins us to discuss Basecamp's new email app Hey, their rejection from the App Store over in-app purchases, and the EU's antitrust case against Apple.
6/18/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 39 seconds
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283: Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

The potential future of ARM Macs, the potential future of 230, and the past of CrossFit.
6/11/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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282: An Episode of Rocket

This week we're covering Twitter and Facebook's respective responses to Trump's posts on their platforms, as well as recommending ways to contribute if you feel helpless right now but want to do something to support justice and Black Lives Matter.
6/4/202053 minutes, 47 seconds
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281: We Hacked A Switch

Oops! Let's dig into the WSJ report on Facebook's divisiveness. Then we revisit the magical days of hackable graphing calculators, and discuss the state of HBO Max, whatever that is. Finally, Christina hacked her Switch. BUT WHY!
5/28/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 51 seconds
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280: Cycle of Discourse

Microsoft's Fluid Functionality was the talk of the town at Build this week — so let's talk about it! Then some bite-sized features on an upcoming change to Twitter replies and the iOS 13.5 update which will make it easier to open your phone without a mask. Finally: The Snyder Cut!??!
5/21/202056 minutes, 17 seconds
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279: New Guts

Let's talk new Surface hardware, and Epic's Unreal 5 demo! Then, an interview with Dan Moren about his new book, The Aleph Extraction. Finally, Tony Hawk is coming to this-gen consoles.
5/14/20201 hour, 1 minute, 20 seconds
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278: 14 Cores

This week on Rocket we give you an update on Brianna's choice of Mac, and eulogize the butterfly keyboard, now confirmed dead with the announcement of the latest 13-inch Macbook Pro. Plus… Fyre Festival is back??
5/7/202048 minutes, 22 seconds
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277: Powerful Macs // Wu-View

An announcement, a REFERENDUM on which Mac to buy, a feud, and Animal Crossing.
4/30/202055 minutes, 6 seconds
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276: Time Goes By

This week on Rocket we're reacting to initial reviews of the Magic Keyboard from Apple, and talking about Peloton's pivot to in-home programming, as well as HBO Max's delayed launch. Finally, a mid-season reaction to Westworld!
4/23/202055 minutes, 34 seconds
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275: Finally, Contact Tracing

It's finally time for us to tackle the massive topic of contact tracing and how it could help the efforts against COVID-19. But first, some updates on the Magic Keyboard and the iPhone SE! Then it's on to the launch of Quibi, and Finally… Final Fantasy VII!!
4/16/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 43 seconds
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274: WeWork Continues

We've got another special guest this week: Rene Ritchie, who has just left iMore after a long tenure to fly solo with his own YouTube channel! But first, another installment of the WeWork saga, the Stalk Market, and then finally Resident Evil 3.
4/9/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 12 seconds
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273: Stonk Go Up

This week we're talking Tiger King with lawyer Carney Nasser, who had hand in bringing down Joe Exotic. But first, Zoom is back in the news — not just as the main way people are stay connected right now, but for its security flaws too. Then, we're playing the Stalk Market — excuse me, the stonk market — in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Rocket!!
4/2/202056 minutes, 10 seconds
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272: Excited but Slightly Disturbed

Let's talk about some fun stuff to keep you occupied! First up, iPad Pro refresh reviews are out, but where are the keyboards?? Then we spend a good amount of time discussing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which is a wonderful gift in this trying time. Bri and Frank are experimenting with some 3D printing techniques that will give us data on the use of 3D printers to help the medical supply shortage in the United States. And finally, some recommendations for how to spend your time!
3/26/202057 minutes, 46 seconds
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271: A Normal Week

This week the gang gets together to discuss Sony's dry but informative PlayStation 5 presentation, PLUS some new gear from Apple! Refreshed iPad Pro, and a fancy new keyboard that, despite what Simone tells you, is not available for pre-order yet. Finally, let's talk about the premiere of Westworld season 3!
3/19/202056 minutes, 40 seconds
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270: Airphones

Well, Christina is traveling this week so say your goodbyes. We've got an update on Sonos headphones and how the kids in China are taking down their teachers' attempts to assign them homework. NEXT UP there are soooooo many leaks on 9to5Mac this week. They got into some iOS 14 code so we're talking about all those updates. Don't miss it!
3/12/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 14 seconds
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269: Spicy Stuff

This week we're discussing the impact of COVID19 on the world. Then, there are new Apple products out there, and rumors as well: a 14-inch Macbook Pro?? The Verge's Mac Pro review?? We simply must discuss. Then Simone gets to be sanctimonious for 15 minutes because Christina loves the Amazon Go grocery store. She also doesn't drink soda. It's Rocket.
3/5/202058 minutes, 13 seconds
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268: Phil Spencer, Listen to This

Christina and Simone join forces to argue for a rose gold Xbox Series X, and discuss Apple's ongoing antitrust issues with its app store. Then, a heartwarming story about a Game Boy loving-grandma, and a disastrous story of the fall of HQ.
2/27/202047 minutes, 10 seconds
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267: Lumps n' Bumps

This week a big company is adding TFA to their ridiculously unsafe product and guess what! Foldable phones still don't work! Christina and Simone are begging phone makers to improve because we want those folding phones, baby! But is there a new contender for coolest new phone idea on the horizon? Perhaps...
2/20/202045 minutes, 36 seconds
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266: Dating with Bots

Today on the show we've got Laurie Segall, prolific tech journalist and founder of Dot Dot Dot Media! Can she teach Simone to be less negative about tech? Then it's an update on our favorite memory of 2017, the Equifax hack. Finally, GO SEE BIRDS OF PREY!!
2/13/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 32 seconds
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265: Apps are Ruining America

With Christina's whereabouts unknown, we tackle the bad bad app that the Democratic Party decided to inflict on Iowa's caucus. Then we dig into the much-despised remake of Warcraft 3 and a little ol' problem with Google Photos and your private videos. Finally: Look at this train!! It's Rocket, baby.
2/6/202050 minutes, 13 seconds
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264: Subscribe to Save Christina

We've got some fun rumors about Apple and Samsung this week! Phones, tags, wireless charging, finally?? Tune in to hear all about it, including the most exciting rumor from Samsung that we have ever heard. Last up, Bri and Simone do a breakdown on Simone's latest video, which is about foley and sound design.
1/30/202053 minutes, 51 seconds
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263: The Bath Twice

Should Apple have followed through with plans to implement end-to-end encryption for iCloud back-ups? We'll talk about that and Sonos' plans to stop updating older devices on this week's episodes. Plus, Netflix's The Witcher is good, actually.
1/23/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 38 seconds
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262: The Gang Scams CES

This week we're … TALKING ABOUT IMPORTANT TECH NEWS, haha, like we do every week! So many big stories! There's gotta be a new iPhone out there, right? … right?
1/16/202053 minutes, 37 seconds
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261: It's CES, Snitches!

It's the most wonderful week of the year, CES, when all the weird, horrible, wonderful tech products are paraded before us. Let's talk best and worst of show, and then let's have a CIVIL DISCUSSION ABOUT STAR WARS.
1/9/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 1 second
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260: Gospel of Simone

We’re reviewing the decade, baby!! Tune in for the best products and the best and worst
1/2/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 16 seconds
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259: Catastrophe

This week on Rocket, Simone is deathly ill, so Bri and Christina talk about the latest Boeing CEO news, the New York Times’s scary new privacy investigation, the worst gadgets/companies of the decade, and the debacle/hellscape that is “Cats.”
12/26/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 26 seconds
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258: X is Banned

This is a tech-heavy week, with discussion of the new Xbox Series X and security on Amazon's Ring cameras, as well as a long retrospective about the trouble Boeing 737 production and what it could imply about the future of self-driving cars.
12/19/20191 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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257: Not Even Netflix

Christina and Simone tackle the new Mac Pro, and the extremely enjoyable Gadgets of the Decade lists that are coming out now! Finally, an even more important list: trash food of the decade.
12/12/201959 minutes, 26 seconds
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256: Reverse Rocket Rule

Larry Page and Sergey Brin are leaving Alphabet to Sundar Pichai! Woah! Also, there are … iPhone rumors! As usual. Finally, after 84 years, Marvel has released a Black Widow Trailer.
12/5/201958 minutes, 58 seconds
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255: Agents of Chaos

Description: Christina is back!! Let’s do a Christina catch-up: What did she think about the MacBook Pro and Pokemon Sword/Shield? Then it’s onto the real show, and we’re talking about Tesla’s angular new Cybertruck and Google Stadia. There was going to be another topic but instead we talked about Pokemon for thirty minutes. Who saw that coming?
11/27/201958 minutes, 46 seconds
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254: We're Cancelling Black Friday

Bri and Simone convene to discuss the new MacBook Pro model (old keyboard!) and some Black Friday deals that in the end… all kind of suck. Does Black Friday suck? Finally, the new Pokemon game is here and boy has it been a lightning rod for controversy! Let's get heated.
11/21/201957 minutes, 39 seconds
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253: Hard Times for Tik Tok

Jeremy Kaplowitz and Matt Saincome from Hard Drive are joining Bri and Simone on this week's Rocket to chat about their new book, Apple's plot to release AR glasses and a headset, TikTok's trouble with the U.S. government, and the Sonic redesign.
11/17/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 18 seconds
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252: Retraction

Christina and Brianna are eating crow regarding the Morning Show and Apple TV Plus's programming. Simone is still a hold-out. Next, we're talking about lasers, the new way your home tech can be used to make you feel unsafe. And finally it's a mini scamtown on AirBnB, which frankly, needs to do better.
11/7/201952 minutes, 1 second
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251: Neutral Bud Hotel

Before Christina leaves on Microsoft Ignite, we're talking about the battle of the buds! Amazon's low-priced noise reducing echo buds versus Apple AirPods Pro. Then, the first impressions of Apple TV Plus are coming in, and it's looking boring out there. Finally, a brief chat about narrative games after the success of Outer Worlds.
10/31/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 16 seconds
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250: A Colossal Flip-Up

This week we're taking on WeWork and the intriguing money shuffling situation that's happening! Billions of dollars!!! Next up, Photoshop is coming to iPad, but what's it missing? And finally there's a new Star Wars trailer so you know we have to talk about it.
10/24/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds
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249: Do Your Worst

Simone the traitor is back from Canada to discuss Google's Pixel event with Christina and Brianna, who have never done anything wrong in their lives. We've got opinions on the Pixelbook Go, Pixel 4 and 4XL, and of course Google Nest updates. Next, it's an official Rocket iPhone 11 review from Brianna and Simone! Finally, the $200 device that will play all your old GameBoy cartridges. It's Rocket, baby!
10/17/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 46 seconds
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248: Reverse Porn

Simone is in Canada, so Bri and Christina spend way too much time nerding out over the Microsoft Surface event, the drama happening with Blizzard and Hong Kong, and dissecting the Joker.
10/10/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 31 seconds
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247: A Big Whoopsy

First, an update on Simone's iPhone! Or… is it Simone's iPhone? Next we've got updates on iOS13's less-than-stellar launch, and Mark Zuckerberg's leaked Facebook Q&A. Oh yeah, and Brianna is being sued by Alex Jones.
10/3/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 52 seconds
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246: Gateway Smart Speaker

With a host of new Amazon products, and some updates to Oculus Quest, surely we won't have time to talk about Apple stuff this week! Right?
9/27/201956 minutes, 23 seconds
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245: To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade

It's iPHONE REVIEW WEEK here on Rocket! Who's upgrading? Who's staying behind? Find out here and only here. Next, the Sega Genesis Mini is coming out and miracle of miracles, it looks… good? Did Sega make a good hardware product again? Last of all, a few words on MoviePass, may it rest in pieces.
9/19/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 2 seconds
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244: #christinashaming

Simone is back from marathon rehearsals to talk about this MARATHON APPLE EVENT! Iphones, iPads, subscription services… it's all here! And it's all fine! Next, it's a 20-year retrospective on the Dreamcast from resident olds, Brianna and Christina. And finally, the second part of our interview with Rachel Williams, author of My Friend Anna.
9/11/20191 hour, 21 minutes, 22 seconds
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243: Anna Delvey is Not Our Friend

In tech news, Android 10 is out and we have thoughts. Next week is Apple’s big iPhone event, and we go over the rumors -- both new and outstanding -- and give our take on what we’ll see. And smack in the middle of the show, we have the first part of our two-part interview with Rachel DeLoache Willliams, author of “My Friend Anna” and former friend/victim of Rocket patron saint Anna Delvey. Suffice to say, Anna Delvey is no longer our friend.
9/5/20191 hour, 1 minute, 25 seconds
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242: Disney Owns Our Culture

We're taking a Disney detour for most of the show this week, covering the streaming and park news out of D23. Then we discuss what to expect from Apple's September event: new iPhones, and a Macbook refresh that hopefully won't cost as much as a night in the Star Wars hotel!
8/29/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 7 seconds
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241: Rose Gold Collection

This is the dawning of the Age of Apple Services, and we finally have a price point for Apple Arcade! But is it appealing enough? Next, WeWork has filed an IPO and it's BANANAS. Let's dig in. Finally, those rascals at Snap are at it again, with the third round of Spectacles!
8/22/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 14 seconds
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240: MoviePass II: The Return

The Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus phones are here and they are huge. And even though Simone isn’t here, we still have to discuss the latest blockbuster reporting in the MoviePass scam. Viva MoviePass! Finally, Brianna and Christina interview attorney and author Carrie Goldberg whose new book, “Nobody’s Victim” is in stores now.
8/15/20191 hour, 11 minutes, 30 seconds
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It's the first anniversary of TikTok, and finally time for us to stop being late on it! Let's talk about what makes this video app distinct from Vine and Next, 8Chan has been taken offline (for now) in the wake of the shooting in El Paso. Here's how that happened. Finally, a hard segue into talking about donuts.
8/8/201945 minutes, 26 seconds
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238: Uncool Hacks

Simone and Christina tuck into a hearty meal of Apple earnings, and this week's Capital One hack. Raise your hand if you're affected! Finally our beloved hosts talk their way into a third topic, and it's William Shatner's reactions to Outlander shipping, which really comes out of left field.
7/31/201956 minutes, 23 seconds
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237: A First!

Today we discuss the Joy-Con drift issues that have increasingly become an issue with the Nintendo Switch, and Simone eats crow. Then, it's … APPLE RUMOR KLAXON TIME! We're still workshopping the sound effects on that one. But what about those rumored new iPhones, eh? Then, it's all the trailers Simone didn't watch at Comic-Con. Sorry, guys.
7/25/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 22 seconds
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236: We're Riled Up

FaceApp is back and (maybe) sending your photos to spies, Zoom stepped in it, and the myth of the 10x Engineer.
7/18/20191 hour, 1 minute, 3 seconds
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235: Farewell, MacBook

Apple has killed off the 12-inch MacBook, may it rest in peace. Meanwhile, Nintendo has introduced a new baby Switch for babies, called the Switch Lite! Finally, the new Charlie's Angels movie looks rad as hell.
7/11/201949 minutes, 23 seconds
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234: What Did We Say About Rocket Rules

Rocket rules apply, both to Jony Ive leaving Apple, and Simone being at San Diego Comic-Con! Also, we discuss Vice's article about Google Jigsaw's troubled inner workings, and the latest drama between Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun.
7/4/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 45 seconds
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233: Apple Rumor Klaxon

On this episode of Rocket you'll be able to beta test our new Apple Rumor klaxon (patented). Yep, we're talking about the ARM-based Mac rumors! Next up, there's a new Raspberry Pi model out there and everyone is excited. Lastly, what would 2019 be without another grim workplace story? This week it's Jason Schreier's report on the QA team with Treyarch.
6/27/201946 minutes, 36 seconds
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232: Centralizing Decentralized Currency

Simone is back, just in time to discuss Facebook's new cryptocurrency, Libra, and its implications for the global financial system. Yay! Then, a cute refresh on PowerPoint and Excel. FInally, the Spice Girl drama that was laid to rest after 20 years.
6/20/201950 minutes, 3 seconds
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231: The Planet is on Fire

It’s summer in the northern hemisphere, so we wanted to talk about stuff we like and not stuff that makes us angry. This week, Bri and Christina cover E3 2019 -- and they don’t even get into all the news, there was just that much of it. They also talk about the spate of amazing summer TV on the air right now and finally, discuss the current career renaissance of Keanu Reeves.
6/13/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 17 seconds
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230: Buy Christina a Mac Pro

This week, Bri and Christina cover WWDC, which includes the new Mac Pro, iOS 13, iPad OS, SwiftUI and more. YouTube did bad things but rather than talk about that, we focused on the finer things in life, like Xbox’s new body spray.
6/6/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 6 seconds
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229: Infrastructure Weak

This week! An update on Huawei, and more depressing news out of Facebook as a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi sparks content and conversation. Next, a tiny yellow handheld called Playdate is getting tech-lovers hyped up! And finally, we would've talked about Pokemon Sleep… if reviews of the Millenium Falcon ride at Disneyland Galaxy's Edge hadn't dropped.
5/30/201953 minutes, 48 seconds
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228: Piece of Dust

Big, bad news for Huawei this week, as multiple companies cut ties with them. But is it the right thing to do? Next, Apple promises improved keyboards, but Brianna is (rightfully) still wary. Finally, the Oculus Quest is freakin' awesome and there's no reason not to buy one if you want untethered VR.
5/23/201948 minutes, 33 seconds
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227: Hot Terminal

Christina and Simone discuss last week's Microsoft Build. Then, the Apple v. Pepper lawsuit has moved into the next stage… what'll happen? A new vulnerability in Intel chips has been discovered and fixed. And finally, it wouldn't be a Simone and Christina show without some YouTuber drama.
5/16/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 14 seconds
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226: Oppression Team

Brianna and Simone tackle Facebook's developer conference, F8, as well as Google I/O. Last up, Bri promotes the latest and greatest Kickstarter scam.
5/9/20191 hour, 13 seconds
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225: I've Got A Dog Clicker

The future promises quantum computing and vertical TVs, but do they matter? Then Anna Delvey and T-Pain.
5/3/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 16 seconds
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224: Conspiracy Entrepreneurs

The Rocket Rule is not a conspiracy. This week we discuss Samsung's FOLD FIASCO, which happened a few days after we recorded Rocket last week, sad face. Then Anna Merlan, author of Republic of Lies, joins us to talk about conspiracy theories and their rise in popularity! Finally, it's the Game Boy's 30th Anniversary. We're old!
4/25/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 12 seconds
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223: Aunt Becky is Going to Jail

This week, Simone is off in LA being fabulous, so Bri and Christina take over the show. After some quick follow-up to last week’s show, Christina and Bri discuss the early responses to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Fold. Surprisingly, reviewer’s don’t hate it. Christina still says she’s not buying one. She’s probably lying. Then, they tackle the highs and lows of science. The high: we got an image of a black hole! The low: one of the scientists on the team that achieved this feat was harassed off the internet. Because the internet. Bri and Christina then segue to talk about rumors of a Microsoft Surface AirPods competitor, and chat about how they use AirPods and wireless earbuds in general. And finally, two of our favorite crooked celebrities, Lori Loughlin (Aunt Becky) and Allison Mack are back in the news and totally going to jail.
4/18/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 12 seconds
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222: The Cursed Episode

This week Christina joins Simone in New York for a boatload of technical problems (more than you even know), but also a discussion about Australia's legislation to criminalize social media platform owners for violent video content. Then Brianna interviews fellow Relay member Dan Moren about his new book, The Bayern Agenda! Finally, Christina has been reading Ladies Who Punch, a tell-all book about The View, and we're rehashing the Barbara Walters vs. Elisabeth Hasselbeck fight like ten years later.
4/11/201941 minutes, 3 seconds
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221: Janties!

DO YOU KNOW THE GOSPEL OF JANTIES? Well, you will. Then we're covering Jason Schreier's barn-burner of a story on Bioware's flawed Anthem development. Next up, details about the Apple Card have been dissected on TechCrunch and some hosts may have changed their opinions. Finally, does the HBO documentary on Theranos measure up against the stiff competition of Bad Blood by John Carreyrou and The Dropout by Rebecca Jarvis? Find out!
4/4/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 40 seconds
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220: She's in Dubai

Nothing will stop Christina from talking about the Apple Event, not even an 8-hour time difference and the Atlantic Ocean. We cover Apple's credit card, Apple News+, the new Apple TV ideas and also Apple Arcade. Next, what is Europe doing with its internet laws? Ridiculous things. Finally, the Spice Girls are back in the news for the best reason possible.
3/28/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 55 seconds
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219: Banjo Is Free

All the GDC and Apple news is hitting hard this week! There are new iPads, new AirPods, and Stadia, Google's new streaming service! Bri is at GDC and she has her eye on some upcoming games. Lastly, Netflix is in the news for cancelling beloved sitcom One Day At A Time.
3/21/201956 minutes, 54 seconds
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218: Side Door

What a busy and marvelous week. Senator Warren made a policy proposal on Medium to break up companies that, like Amazon and Apple, make over 25 billion dollars and sell apps on platforms they control. You know we have things to say about that. Next, a review of Samsung's smaller phone, the S10E. And finally, the college scam you've all been waiting for.
3/14/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 44 seconds
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217: Rogue One Two

Brianna and Simone GO ROGUE. We're talking about the general state of living games — games that provide their publishers with revenue until the next big thing comes out. Then, Brianna chats with genuine futurist Amy Webb about her new book and the AI of the future. Finally, YouTube tackles, not for the first time, its problems with child exploitation.
3/7/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 18 seconds
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216: We're Not Buying Them

This week the show is a bad sandwich. First up, awesome tech news: Huawei and Samsung's foldable phones, and the Hololens 2! Next, the rotten meat that is Facebook's content moderation working conditions. But then we have an update on The Life of Elizabeth Holmes from Vanity Fair. Everything's coming up Rocket!
2/28/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 30 seconds
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215: Oculus Rift Tea Time

Special guest Blake J. Harris joins us this episode. Blake is the author of The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality, out now from HarperCollins. Tune in to learn what our SECRET SEGMENT is! Lastly, Samsung has finally revealed the Fold, their $1,980 foldable phone.
2/21/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 24 seconds
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214: The 24th Time Zone

Christina is in AUSTRALIA for Microsoft Ignite! Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos is all over the news and it's time for a serious discussion of cybersecurity and nudes. Next up, Apple's proposed Apple News paid tier seems like a bum deal for publishers! Lastly, it's the 20th Anniversary of Final Fantasy 8, a game that maybe isn't as bad as it's supposed to be.
2/14/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 32 seconds
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213: Our Favorite Things

Rebecca Jarvis joins our hosts to go in-depth on Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes. She's the resident expert, producing and hosting the podcast The Dropout for ABC. We also talk about Angela Ahrendt's legacy at Apple, as Deirdre O'Brien takes over a SVP of Retail + People. Then, the SS7 exploits that have allowed hackers to drain bank accounts in Europe. Finally Christina, Brianna, and Simone also discuss the massive media layoffs that hit this month.
2/7/20191 hour, 26 minutes, 30 seconds
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212: Tiny Screws

Jeff Hwang rejoins us to discuss Apple's troubling week. A FaceTime bug allows users to eavesdrop in group calls, and a New York Times report details the company's difficulties manufacturing the Mac Pro on American soil. Finally, the Resident Evil 2 remake is OUT and Bri is LOVING IT.
1/31/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 39 seconds
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211: Suckville 9 to 5

Bri has finally tried the iPad Pro for herself, and she has thoughts! Next up, Xiaomi has shown off their foldable phone prototype, which begs the question — why? Nest is in the headlines again, and again, the news isn't good. Finally, we've all had a chance to watch both Fyre Festival documentaries. Find out what we think!
1/24/20191 hour, 23 seconds
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210: Foldable Phone Future

The gang is back with a quick update on Tesla and electric cars, and the sexiest tech news of the year. Next, a discussion on patent law and the FTC's suit against Qualcomm. And last but not least, there are not one, but two Fyre Festival documentaries, proving that the world might actually be okay.
1/17/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 21 seconds
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209: Pepsi is Not a Sponsor of This Podcast

Friend of the pod Jeff Hwang is back to talk with Brianna and Christina about some of the best -- and worst -- products from CES 2019, including some surprising Apple news and a very frustrating controversy. Later, the gang discusses a new report into how easy it is for people to track your phone’s location and Kendall Jenner’s very brave secret.
1/10/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 38 seconds
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208: Stop Drocks

The predictions are true — Apple is lowering its revenue projections due to low iPhone demand. Plus, Tesla's stocks are dropping too. It's Stockmageddon! Next, an update on pornographic deepfakes, and Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Not together.
1/4/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 39 seconds
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207: The 19th Year of 2018

The Rocket Awards for 2018 have arrived.
12/28/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 36 seconds
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206: That's a Win!

Christina is back from her world tour! On today's show we discuss the iPhone XR's lack of popularity, YouTube's dangerous algorithms, and a plethora of desserts including Taylor Swift's use of facial recognition (a very Rocket topic), and more!
12/20/20181 hour, 19 minutes, 45 seconds
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205: Epic Games, Cars, and Adult Content

Simone and Bri are joined by Jeff Hwang to discuss Epic pulls the Infinity Blade series from the iOS store, Audi giving a test-drive of their electric e-tron SUV in Abu Dhabi, and how Tumblr's adult content ban is going.
12/13/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 40 seconds
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204: Great Chicken Caper of 2018

Facebook is back in the news after the UK Parliament releases 250 pages of documents about how the company handles data! Next, Microsoft is reportedly considering scrapping Edge and building a browser based in Chromium. Finally, a triple-dessert! She-Ra is a good show, Laura Loomer chained herself to Twitter, and the PlayStation Classic sucks.
12/6/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 35 seconds
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203: Don't Catfish

The Supreme Court will next year decide whether consumers can sue Apple under antitrust laws, and we're discussing the case in-depth. Next, the PS Classic reviews are out, and they're not great, Bob! Finally, the creepy case of an Instagram copycat.
11/29/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 47 seconds
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202: Christina's Makes a Good Buying Decision

Simone is out sick this week, but that doesn’t mean Bri and Christina can’t talk at length about the blockbuster story about Facebook in the New York Times, and what it means for all of us. Brianna also tells us about a hilarious tech snafu in the Tesla forums, and Bri and Christina share what they are doing for Thanksgiving and why Christina (finally!) bought a PS4.
11/24/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 27 seconds
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201: Christina's Wallet Strikes Back

Amazon has settled on New York City as one of its next headquarters, and we have feelings. Also, Christina finally has hands-on impressions of the new iPad Pro. Last but most importantly, the Detective Pikachu trailer is out and it's so… so much.
11/15/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 40 seconds
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200: Two Hundred!

It's episode 200! Join Bri, Christina and Simone as they assess the MacBook Air and iPad Pro reviews, discuss Simone's HANDS-ON experience with Magic Leap, and follow up on what happened with TanaCon. Plus, Bri talks to Motorola about their new 5G phones.
11/8/20181 hour, 27 minutes, 21 seconds
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199: 34.8 Billion Dollars

It's another APPLE EVENT WEEK! Time to talk about the MacBook Air, the iPad Pro (thanks for the new Pencil, Tim!), and the Mac Mini. That's the meat of the episode, but the bread of our Rocket sandwich is IBM's purchase of Red Hat and the PlayStation Classic's game lineup.
11/2/20181 hour, 21 minutes, 11 seconds
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198: An Influencer Who Works for Microsoft

After departures from Instagram and Whatsapp, Oculus is the next Facebook property to lose a high-level employee. IPhone XR reviews are also out! What's the verdict? Finally, Simone's Hell Week is here, with Red Dead Redemption 2 coming out and Fallout 76 in beta.
10/25/20181 hour, 24 minutes, 9 seconds
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197: The Magic of Necromancy

We discuss the Magic Leap Con, Facebook's new Portal speaker, and the resurrection of Palm and Winamp. Plus, Dyson's miraculous new Air Wrap.
10/18/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 32 seconds
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196: The Big Hack Breakdown: Supermicro, Apples Watches, and Google Pixel 3

It's time to breakdown Bloomberg's allegations about Supermicro in this mega-show. Then, Apple Watch 4 reviews and Google's Pixel 3 event. Facebook also wants to put a camera in your home!
10/11/20181 hour, 19 minutes, 35 seconds
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195: Summer Never Ends

It's a Surface-tastic week. Microsoft's latest event, plus finally Brianna and Christina's reviews of the Surface Go. Then Simone reviews Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and there's a very important update on MOVIEPASSOCALYPSE.
10/4/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 41 seconds
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194: iPhone Hypocrisy

Brianna breaks a promise to America and buys an iPhone. Then, Wal-Mart's enforcement of the lettuce blockchain. Is it good — or silly? Marvel's Spider-Man is out and Bri's twenty hours in. Finally, the finale of Fyre Festival.
9/27/20181 hour, 7 minutes
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193: A Masochist and a Liar

It's new Apple hardware week, and reviews are out! iOS 12 is here as well, and Playstation has cooked up something new.
9/20/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 7 seconds
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192: Are the New iPhones Worth it?

Brianna returns just in time for Apple's lackluster September event. That said, your hosts still spend close to an hour talking about the new iPhones, and the Apple Watch. Then Brianna talks about the lessons she learned from running her first campaign for Congress. Later, Simone previews the first 7 hours of Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
9/13/20181 hour, 23 minutes, 51 seconds
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191: Summer of Scams: The Finale

Jack Dorsey and Sheryl Sandberg take on Congress in this week's hearings, but to what end? Next, Apple's biggest leak yet reveals the form factor of two of its new phones. Finally, an update on Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes, a story we've followed since day one — and it's not quite over yet.
9/6/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 48 seconds
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190: Wrestling is the Fake Sport

Three new iPhones are on the way to Apple's September event, and Apple is sending out more feelings into the AR world. We discuss new tech, Trump's fight with the very algorithms that brought him the presidency, and Logan Paul's fight with KSI on this week's Rocket! Plus: an update on Elon Musk's romantic life.
8/30/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 2 seconds
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189: Poo Show At The Frick Factory

Nvidia has new GPUs! Rumors of the Mac mini are happening! Azealia Banks is still doing things! This is a lot of exclamation marks!
8/23/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 35 seconds
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188: Tech Jealousy

Galaxy Note 9 reviews are in! Longer battery life, and a thousand-dollar price tag. Next, big spender Christina Warren made two purchases this week: the Nokia 81140 4G, and the Microsoft Surface Go! Finally, the most Rocket-worthy topic of all time: Azealia Banks' Instagram Story expose on Elon Musk and Grimes.
8/16/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 24 seconds
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187: Simone is the Mayonaise

In this super-sized episode, Bri and Christina talk about all the tech news they can -- and still didn’t cover everything that happened this week. First up, Magic Leap reviews are out, was it worth the hype? Then the Sarah Jeong harassment controversy is discussed (and Christina’s inadvertent involvement). In happier news, MoviePass has changed business models. Again. (Christina got her merch!) A private Tesla? What is Elon tweeting? Finally, we end with a secret segment part two.
8/9/20181 hour, 26 minutes, 1 second
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186: Inauthentic Activity

Heyo, it's time to talk about legislating 3D printed guns. Is it worth it? Then Facebook re-enters the spotlight with the news that it has deactivated a whopping 32 political pot-stirring accounts. MoviePass is on its last legs — when will it fall, and how much merch will Christina Warren get out of it? You have all the answers here.
8/2/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 57 seconds
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185: Thin and Light

This time we're ready for MacBook Pro news: we discuss Apple's massive thermal throttling but and how we got here. Then, Christina takes a break so that Bri and Simone can bandy about rumors on Microsoft's new game-streaming console. Close the show out with a discussion of James Gunn's firing from Disney after a right-wing campaign.
7/26/20181 hour, 24 minutes, 41 seconds
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184: Stealth MacBook Refresh

In Rocket tradition, new MacBook Pro news dropped as soon as we were done recording last week! But this week we dig into the new specs. Then join us on a journey through scams — Christina is still on the MoviePass ride, but when will it end? And a video game Kickstarter was deemed not responsible for refunding over $4,000 from a customer, even after it failed to deliver the goods for years. Finally, why you should watch Glow season 2.
7/19/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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183: It Could Look Worse

The App Store is 10 years old! What's the most embarrassing app you've ever downloaded? Also in the news, Magic Leap's first demo, and the company's partnership with AT&T. But ... why? We also discuss Microsoft's new Surface Go and why the Nintendo Switch is the best console ever.
7/12/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 22 seconds
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182: Nap Queen

ALL the rumors about the new iPhones, analyzed, debunked, and more. Plus, Samsung is (potentially) at it again with a glitch that will send your nudes to random contacts. Then Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss TanaCon, enthusiastically and at length.
7/5/20181 hour, 20 minutes, 22 seconds
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181: Dark Mode

You want the Apple News? You can’t handle the Apple News. Christina deep dives dark mode, Simone is excited for Apple’s keyboard replacement program, and Brianna has concerns about ethics in doxing.
6/28/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 14 seconds
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180: Simonepunk 2077

Simone swears vengeance on the hooligans that have stolen Stephen Hackett's minivan. Brianna notices that a porny statue bears an uncomfortable resemblance to a Rocket host and Christina believes in a bulletproof dinosaur future. Give us five stars.
6/22/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 39 seconds
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179: Leon is Not Hot Anymore

With Simone saving America from Cobra Commander in the jungles of E3, Bri and Christina do their best to make it weird. Bri buys a Mac. Christina doesn't want you to mine bitcoins on iOS and Apple Brings it On with Facebook. Plus, unprofessional thoughts about the Canadian Prime Minister.
6/14/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 8 seconds
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178: Blue Bubble Elitist

Microsoft bought GitHub! Christina and Simone discuss the backlash from the community. Updates from WWDC are here! iOS 12 is coming to all phones with iOS 11, and Mac OS is getting a dark mode! We briefly talk about Sonos Beam soundbar reviews, and then it's on to a discussion of Anna Delvey's tell: her hair.
6/7/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 11 seconds
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177: The Wonder Bread of Content

Discussing our WWDC predictions, a recap of Code Conference, and The Cut's incredible examination of the scams of Anna Delvey.
5/31/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
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176: Donkey Kong Cradles Him

Malware in CPUs and consumer routers make everyone nervous this week. Also, a frank discussion about Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos — and why she should be prosecuted.
5/24/201855 minutes, 39 seconds
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175: There's a Robin Williams Movie

Google Duplex: is it as creepy as it sounds? We discuss Google I/O, the Net Neutrality fight's resurgence, and the dead of YouTube Red. Finally: nostalgia phone cases!
5/17/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 32 seconds
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174: Git Champions

Rocket, recorded live at Microsoft Build 2018. Christina and Bri banter, offer some opinions on the Build 2018 keynote -- and comment on some late-breaking Taylor Swift/Katt Perry drama -- before interviewing Microsoft’s Ed Thomson and Lori Lamkin. Ed is a Program Manager for VSTS, focusing on Git. Lori is the Director of Program Management for VSTS, and leads up the One Engineering Services (1ES) team at Microsoft.
5/11/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 22 seconds
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173: A Lawyer Solution

Facebook's F8 keynote leaves us full of dread and begrudging acknowledgement. We finally hear Bri and Christina's Nintendo Labo review, and talk about The Avengers: Infinity War
5/3/20181 hour, 6 minutes
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172: Nintendo's To-Do List

Christina, Brianna, and Simone talk about sick Nintendo haxx, the MacBook Pro keyboard, and good ol' Yahoo.
4/26/201857 minutes, 45 seconds
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171: Nintendo Labo is Here

Brianna and Simone duo it out, talking about the NINTENDO LABO, Tesla production nightmare, the permissions we thoughtlessly grant to apps, and how the heck to pronounce Han Solo's name.
4/19/201855 minutes, 25 seconds
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170: It's So Horrible Here

Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss Zuckerberg's Senate testimony, the new RED iPhone, Mac Pro updates, and Cardi B's new album dropping.
4/12/201854 minutes, 8 seconds
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169: Better Laser Explosions

Brianna, Christina, and Simone mull over the rumors that Apple will make their own chip, and talk about how online culture needs to change in the aftermath of the shooting at YouTube headquarters. Then we take a breath to play a horrible guessing game.
4/5/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 32 seconds
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168: There Were Other Complications

Apple held an event, Facebook is being Facebook, and who bit Beyoncé’s face.
3/30/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 38 seconds
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167: Pointing Fingers

Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss the fallout for Facebook in the wake of Cambridge Analytica, Uber's self-driving car fatality, and two awesome ladies: Lara Croft and Jessica Jones.
3/22/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 30 seconds
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166: Smart Home Future

Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk about The Information's deep dive into Siri's troubled development, three exciting stories of FRAUD, The Bachelor's tragic season finale, and whether or not Simone should get a Fitbit on a whim.
3/15/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 52 seconds
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165: Steven Spielberg Hasn't Made A Bad Movie Since Hook - Fight Me

Simone, Brianna, and Christina are reunited for a MYSTERY TOPIC, discussion of Microsoft's LTE Surface and Vulkan 1.1, and the upcoming Spielberg joint Ready Player One.
3/9/201857 minutes, 8 seconds
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164: Just The Two Of Us

Brianna and Simone are FLYING DUO tonight and talking about Microsoft's Supreme Court Case, the ESRB's addition of in-game purchase warnings to game labels, Discord's purge of white nationalist servers, and the awesomeness of Black Panther.
3/1/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 41 seconds
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163: Reviewpalooza

Simone, Brianna, and Christina take a break from news to discuss their favorite toys: the Peloton bike, the HomePod, the iPhone 8, the third-gen MacBook, and the Apple Watch Series 3.
2/22/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 58 seconds
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162: The Internet Was A Mistake

Brianna, Christina, and Simone are reunited to discuss Wired's cover story about Facebook, the upcoming (ongoing?) Infocalypse, and Quinn Norton's short life at the New York Times.
2/15/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 40 seconds
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161: Wow, Remember That?

Brianna, Simone, and Christina are ... not here! But they've curated a trip down memory lane for you, of some of their favorite Rocket memories. Join us to talk about the SNES Classic and, of course, sexy, sexy Pokemon.
2/9/201854 minutes, 30 seconds
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160: Flamethrowers and Teens

Brianna and Christina are joined by The Daily Beast’s Taylor Lorenz to talk flame throwers, YouTube drama, buying Twitter followers, and bad award optics.
2/1/20181 hour, 13 minutes
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159: Christina Loves To Buy

Brianna, Christina, and Simone yell about the HomePod and the hell that is the Apple Store. Then they discuss the mysterious organization behind so much malvertising, and Cindy Gallop's Make Love Not Porn achieving $2 million in funding.
1/25/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 35 seconds
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158: Even MORE Warrantless Wiretapping

This week Christina returns from her terrible accident, and we discuss YouTube's creator problem, Nintendo's incredible new Labo, and the FISA vote.
1/18/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 10 seconds
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157: Joe Kodak

Allison Esposito joins Brianna and Simone to discuss stripper robots, the worst products from CES, Kodak's new cryptocurrency, and the new Overwatch League's lack of women.
1/11/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 8 seconds
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156: Brain Hurt

Simone, Brianna, and Christina update y'all on the Apple battery situation, and talk about the Intel chip vulnerability. Then they exult over Snap's opulent, incredible NYE party.
1/4/201858 minutes, 54 seconds
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155: We're All From Rocket Now

This week, Brianna, Simone, and Christina blaze through discussion of the iPhone battery lawsuit and the Twitter bot that was banned for harassing Nazis. Oops? Then Brianna and Christina shame Simone for her choices, and we talk about our best games of 2017.
12/29/20171 hour, 46 seconds
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154: I Don't Regret It

Christina, Brianna, and Simone talk about the net neutrality repeal, have a brief aside about Magic Leap, and effuse over the Ocean's 8 trailer. Then they end the show and spend 30 minutes talking about The Last Jedi.
12/21/20171 hour, 15 minutes, 44 seconds
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153: Always Be Fact Checking

Brianna, Christina, and Simone talk about the most Rocket story ever: AI-manipulated porn. Then we discuss iMac Pro early reviews and the alt-right campaign against Matt Taibbi.
12/14/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 17 seconds
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152: One Woman Show

Christina roleplays the playground fight between Google and Amazon, and then Brianna and Christina discuss those bitcoins. Finally, Rocket's holiday gift guide!
12/7/20171 hour, 20 minutes, 18 seconds
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151: Dark Unicorn

Brianna, Christina and Simone chat about the enormous logic error with Mac OS High Sierra, Uber's latest latest (latest) disaster(s), and the future of Essential.
11/30/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 19 seconds
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A very, very special guest joins Brianna, Christina, and Simone to discuss Twitter's verification woes, the iPhone X, and the delay of Apple's HomePod.
11/22/20171 hour, 15 minutes, 25 seconds
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149: Get Yourself a Bentley

Software Developer Jessica Dennis takes over for Christina this week as we discuss Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot boxes, Pixel earbuds, and SMART DRUGS that can tell when you've taken them.
11/16/201757 minutes, 35 seconds
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148: Meth Is Not Cruelty-Free

Christina Warren's impressions of the iPhone X meets Brianna Wu's struggles trying to order one. Then we discuss Twitter's fresh 280 characters and Steven Soderbergh's Mosaic.
11/9/20171 hour, 13 minutes, 44 seconds
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147: The First Big iPhone X Episode

Brianna, Christina, and Simone have a BIG OL' IPHONE X HOUR. Then, a brief digestif in the form of Aibo!
11/2/20171 hour, 19 minutes, 1 second
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146: Get A Load of THESE Amazing Stories

Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss the state of Apple's television programming, Amazon Key, and this week's BIGGEST TECH FAILURES.
10/26/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 24 seconds
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145: Baby's Got Back, As They Say

Brianna, Christina, and Simone talk about the KRACK epidemic, and two solid products: the Pixel 2, and the Surface Book 2.
10/19/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 53 seconds
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144: Go Oculus Go

Brianna, Christina, and Simone discuss hacking the crap out of your SNES Classic, and the new untethered headsets from Oculus. Then we take a turn to discuss Harvey Weinstein.
10/13/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 29 seconds
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143: Grievances

Christina returns to be shamed for not going to Disney jail. Then your hosts start out glad with the SNES Classic, and end up mad talking about Equifax. In the middle, they find some time for Google.
10/5/20171 hour, 16 minutes, 6 seconds
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142: SimoneJACK

Julia Alexander joins Brianna and Simone to talk about … Tom Cruise's butt, what is up with all the clowns, and whether Twitter can ban Trump. Seriously.
9/28/201757 minutes, 24 seconds
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141: Disney Prison

Christina, Brianna, and Simone have a few words for the iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 problems, as well as the cool stuff available for ARKit.
9/21/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 15 seconds
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140: The Revolutionary iPhone

Brianna, Christina and Simone pore over every detail from Apple's Sept. 12 keynote. RIP ROSE GOLD.
9/14/20171 hour, 19 minutes, 34 seconds
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139: Almost as Good as Simone

Brianna and Christina are joined again by Jessica Dennis (@jessicadennis) to discuss the latest tech news is the week, including the Galaxy Note 8 Reviews, Google’s monopoly status, and the tech industry's response to the Trump’s DACA decision.
9/9/20171 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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138: Horf Some Sausage

Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk about the upcoming Apple Event, Microsoft and Google's push into VR and AR tech, and Taylor's Swift's ascension from the dead.
8/31/201758 minutes, 55 seconds
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137: All the Sad, Young Phones

Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss all the new exciting Android-related news: the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Essential Phone, and Android Oreo. Then they talk about Ellen Pao's book excerpt in NY Mag, and the new and terrible Lamborghini phone.
8/24/20171 hour, 9 minutes, 45 seconds
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136: This Is What Eggs Sound Like

Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk about the upcoming Tesla Model 3, Apple's plans for television content, and MoviePass and their potentially doomed $10 subscription.
8/17/20171 hour, 9 minutes, 25 seconds
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135: Appropriating Demons and Daddy

The iPhone 8 isn't here yet, but we sure seem to know a lot about it, including the possibility THERE MAY NOT BE A ROSE GOLD OPTION. Also, Disney is breaking up with Netflix.
8/11/20171 hour, 14 minutes, 27 seconds
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134: That's What SHE Said

Christina, Brianna, and Simone talk about Apple's decision to pull some VPN apps from the Chinese App Store, the women who sell nudes on Patreon, and HBO h4ckz0rz.
8/3/20171 hour, 13 minutes, 31 seconds
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133: Walmart Disappoints America

Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk about the looming death of Flash, the delayed death of MS Paint, and the disastrous Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago.
7/27/201759 minutes, 2 seconds
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132: I Invented Daddy Culture

Christina explains why she bought a very expensive iMac, then the hosts talk about some good old-fashion bitcoin theft. Finally, pooping all over the Ataribox.
7/20/201759 minutes, 52 seconds
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131: A Beautiful Moth

Russian hacking, home security and GLOW!
7/11/201758 minutes, 18 seconds
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130: Princess Christina

Brianna, Christina, and Simone discuss Dave McClure's resignation at 500 Startups and VC harassment. Then it's a light show, with Simone's massive feelings on Overwatch's Doomfist and some frenzied praise of Edgar Wright's Baby Driver.
7/7/20171 hour, 8 minutes, 14 seconds
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129: Nintendo, Please Send Us Four Mini SNES Classic Editions

Simone, Brianna, and Christina reminisce on the iPhone, which turns 10 years old. Then they flip out over the Mini SNES Classic, which Nintendo should send them four of.
6/29/20171 hour, 7 minutes, 35 seconds
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128: Orwellian!

Simone is back, joining Christina and Bri to talk about Apple's leaked presentation on leaking, and Tumblr's conspicuous silence on Net Neutrality after Verizon's purchase of Yahoo. Finally, what's up with that Han Solo movie?
6/22/20171 hour, 1 minute, 3 seconds
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127: Bee Queen

As Simone is busy at E3, Christina and Brianna are joined by Ish ShaBazz. Topics this week are using blockchain to vote online, all the greatest news from E3, and the latest Uber nightmare.
6/15/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 42 seconds
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126: WWDC!

This week, Brianna and Christina and joined by Jessica Dennis to discuss ALL THINGS WWDC. It's the lightning round of Apple updates, y'all.
6/9/20171 hour, 26 minutes
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125: The Pretentious Man's Android

Brianna, Christina, and Simone tackle the Essential phone, predictions for WWDC 2017, and the new TWIN PEAKS.
6/1/20171 hour, 7 minutes, 52 seconds
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124: We're Back!

Christina Warren is BACK, joining Brianna Wu and Simone de Rochefort to talk about the phishing attack on hospitals, the government's move to cloud computing, and a book about bitcoin.
5/26/20171 hour, 7 minutes, 36 seconds
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123: A Two-Parter, Part Two

Julia Alexander is BACK, joining Brianna and Simone to talk about Nintendo's grey market problem — Brianna finally bought a Switch! Then, Tesla's new solar roof and the phenomenon of Cars 3.
5/18/201754 minutes, 39 seconds
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122: A Two-Parter

Julia Alexander joins Simone and Brianna to discuss Gizmodo's security test, the recent Net Neutrality kerfuffle, and Snapchat's crappy earnings.
5/11/20171 hour, 10 minutes, 23 seconds
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121: Not ASMR

Simone, Christina, and Brianna dig into the latest phishing scheme, and spend some more time ripping into Uber and its mistakes. Then they talk The Defenders.
5/4/201747 minutes, 58 seconds
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120: Feast of Sins

Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk about Uber's latest terrible act, Amazon's new Echo, and the ongoing JUICERO SAGA.
4/27/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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119: JuicBros

Brianna and Christina are joined by Glenn Fleishman to talk about overpriced juicers, what Facebook showed off at F8, and the demise of the mini NES and the rumors of a new mini SNES.
4/20/201758 minutes, 24 seconds
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118: Pure Nuggets

Simone, Brianna, and Christina explore LeEco's slow collapse, and the advent of YouTube TV. Then: the great hero of our time is revealed.
4/13/20171 hour, 11 minutes, 48 seconds
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117: Death Knell Pause

Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk Apple's mea culpa on the Mac Pro, and then Spotify's concessions to UMG for premium music streaming. Then: Persona 5.
4/6/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 13 seconds
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116: Gosh-Darn Angry!

Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk about Congress caving to pressure from carriers and ISPs, Samsung's new Galaxy 8, and the slow death of music streaming.
3/31/20171 hour, 18 minutes, 31 seconds
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115: That is the Joke

Christina, Brianna, and Simone talk about the red—crimson?—iPhone, and the new iPad. Then they take on Apple Clips, which wants to be Snapchat for the old people. Then we dig back into Mass Effect: Andromeda, now that Bri has taken a turn with it.
3/23/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 1 second
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114: Beauty and the Matrix

Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss the new Beats X headphones, the potential of Mass Effect: Andromeda, and Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast! Oh, and the Matrix reboot. Because that's a thing.
3/16/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 31 seconds
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113: Just Have Two

Christina, Brianna, and Simone talk about the upcoming Slack competitor Microsoft Teams, and the launch issues that have plagued the Nintendo Switch.
3/9/20171 hour, 6 minutes, 10 seconds
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112: Agent G

Georgia Dow joins Brianna and Simone to talk the Nintendo Switch, some sizzling iPhone 8 rumors, and the upcoming Wolverine movie, Logan!
3/2/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 33 seconds
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111: The FORCE Awakens

This time your hosts discuss Snapchat’s pending IPO and whether the company will be more like Facebook or Groupon. They then segue the discussion into the viral story of a former female Uber engineer’s viral blog post and what the event says about Uber and women working in tech. The three round-out the show on a lighter note, talking about some what they are currently watching on TV.
2/23/20171 hour, 6 minutes, 13 seconds
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110: Eff It All

Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss the s-word in Magic Leap and the imminent troubles of virtual reality. Then they take a turn into Anil Dash's writing on the fake free market, and Verizon's new unlimited data plans.
2/16/20171 hour, 27 minutes, 43 seconds
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109: Being the Firehose

Christina, Brianna, and Simone wonder if Vizio shouldn't have to pay more for its privacy violations, and then dive into Twitter’s new safety measures.
2/9/201756 minutes, 9 seconds
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108: ZuckSweat

Christina, Simone, and Brianna are joined by William Turton to discuss THE EXPLOSIVE RESULTS of ZeniMax's lawsuit against Oculus. Then we kick that baby to the curb and talk about Microsoft cannibalizing Apple's market share, and Apple Airpod condoms.
2/3/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 14 seconds
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107: Make Me Cry

Brianna, Christina, and Simone talk Trump's Android phone, Apple's App Store reviews update, and how to fix the NES Classic.
1/27/201758 minutes, 11 seconds
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106: Go Hard And Then Go Home

Brianna, Christina, and Simone talk endlessly about the highs and lows of the Nintendo Switch. Then they turn to the dying dream of Google Daydream, and talk about Brianna's upcoming campaign.
1/20/20171 hour, 11 minutes, 16 seconds
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105: I Want Socks

Christina makes a triumphant return from CES to tell Brianna and Simone all about the new tech. Then discuss the iPhone's 10th anniversary, and the imminently upcoming Nintendo Switch.
1/12/20171 hour, 21 minutes, 36 seconds
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104: A Change of Titles

Georgia Dow joins Brianna Wu and Simone de Rochefort to talk about the DOL's lawsuit against Google, crappy beauty technology, and Medium's change of direction.
1/5/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 28 seconds
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103: Sergeant Rochefort

This week, a mysterious new host appears, Sargent Rochefort. Christina and Bri talk about Oculus's latest train wreck: an executive caught soliciting a 15 year old. Plus, the best and worst gadgets of 2016, and a tribute to Carrie Fisher.
12/29/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
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102: Throw Some More Cores At It

Simone, Christina, and Brianna talk about what Apple is doing with its desktop Macs, and what it's doing with our ears! (AKA, AirPods are here.) Then they dive into the world of *Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.*
12/22/20161 hour, 17 minutes, 33 seconds
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BRI IS BACK, and she joins Christina and Simone to talk about Trump's meeting with tech leaders, and Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 recall. Then they talk about the real issues: sexy, sexy Pokemon.
12/15/20161 hour, 47 seconds
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100: We're Judging

Georgia Dow joins Christina Warren, Simone de Rochefort and — surprise! — Brianna Wu for episode 100. They talk the Oculus Touch controllers, Fitbit's purchase of Pebble, and our Amazon Go future.
12/8/20161 hour, 10 minutes, 10 seconds
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99: Return of Team Old

Glenn Fleishman joins Christina Warren and Simone de Rochefort to talk about Reddit's latest disaster, Netflix's downloadable content, and AT&T ruining the Internet.
12/1/20161 hour, 7 minutes, 57 seconds
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98: At the End

Christina and Simone are joined by Alex Cranz to talk about Facebook in China, Snap Spectacles and Heathers.
11/23/20161 hour, 14 minutes, 38 seconds
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97: I'm An I-Guy

Relay FM Big Boss Stephen Hackett joins Christina and Simone for a spirited discussion on the erosion of journalism (fake Facebook news!), that smooth MacBook Pro Touch Bar action, and the peach emoji's restored butt status.
11/17/201659 minutes, 13 seconds
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96: Let's Have A Normal Show

Brianna, Christina, and Simone have a normal episode where they talk about normal things such as: the PlayStation 4 Pro! Lipnet, some cool new lipreading software! X-Men movies!
11/11/201651 minutes, 31 seconds
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95: Christina's Layers O'Laughs

Brianna, Christina, and Simone go over the latest Apple event and delve into their impressions of the new Macbook Pro.
11/4/20161 hour, 11 minutes, 37 seconds
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94: Thanks Microsoft

Christina, Brianna, and Simone tackle a fraction of a heavy week! Microsoft's event showed some promising products (Surface Studio!) and last week's DDoS attack showed us a glimpse of a dark future. Finally the AT&T/Time Warner merger shows us an even worse future, where AT&T won't let us watch Westworld.
10/27/20161 hour, 5 minutes, 7 seconds
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93: Reported to Death

Brianna, Christina, and Simone discuss the quickly approaching new MacBooks (finally!), and talk for longer than they meant to about how Twitter could save itself. The new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser also dropped so we have a little rant!
10/20/201658 minutes, 20 seconds
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92: A La Carte Fate

Brianna, Christina, and Simone discuss exploding Samsung phones, missing movies on Netflix, and Westworld.
10/14/20161 hour, 5 minutes, 36 seconds
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91: The Virtual Reality Is

This week on Rocket, Google's new Pixel phone, Samsung's new problem and PlayStation's new VR system.
10/7/201655 minutes, 46 seconds
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90: These Memes Are Gross

Brianna, Christina, and Simone discuss Palmer Luckey's financial backing of an alt-right meme Think Tank, and the latest iPhone-gate. Finally, they weigh in on whether Snap Inc.'s new glasses are really hideous or not!
9/29/201656 minutes, 56 seconds
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89: Garbage Web of Privacy

Brianna, Christina, and Simone review the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+, and then segue into the garbage web of privacy we've built in 2016, and how it affects MacOS Sierra. Last but certainly not least, the death of Brangelina.
9/22/20161 hour, 14 minutes, 11 seconds
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88: #HotInHerreParty

Brianna, Christina, and Simone discuss the state of streaming and Nelly's struggles with income taxes, as well as the worst tragedy to strike our nation: the theft of the 24-foot Chick-Fil-A inflatable cow. Then they dovetail neatly into exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7s somehow, and it gets real.
9/16/20161 hour, 14 minutes
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87: Tweak and Twerk and Twunk

Glenn Fleishman joins Simone and Brianna to get down and dirty on Apple's September Event. We talk about the fancy new camera, the loss of the headphone jack, and more spicy opinions!
9/9/20161 hour, 8 minutes, 7 seconds
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86: Talk About Me to Journalism

Mikah Sargent fills in for Christina, for discussions on Transmission, the PS4 Slim and Dead or Alive.
9/2/20161 hour, 20 minutes, 2 seconds
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85: Die on the Daddy Hill

Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss Bloomberg’s latest Apple Watch report, and bid goodbye to John Gruber’s notes app, Vesper. Then they accidentally devolve into a deep discussion on Daddy and the Discourse.
8/25/20161 hour, 23 minutes, 34 seconds
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84: My Cool Aunt

Brianna, Christina, and Simone talk about sports coming to your Apple TV via Twitter, and Tim Cook’s interview in the Washington Post. Finally, we talk about the new Rogue One trailer and our excitement!
8/18/20161 hour, 7 minutes, 15 seconds
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83: Suddenly EDM

The Rocket hosts talk about Macbook Pro rumors and some of the exaggerations about the new MBP’s abilities. Then they talk about No Man’s Sky, and the exaggerations about the game’s abilities. And then, they talk about Stranger Things, and the exaggeration of—nevermind, Brianna just kinda didn’t dig it as much as everyone else.
8/11/20161 hour, 1 minute, 7 seconds
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82: iPhone Size Queen

This week on another thrilling episode of Rocket, Brianna, Christina, and Simone talk about the new Xbox One S and whether or not people are ready for it. Then, they fall into phone fatigue and finally wrap things up talking about the new Snapchat, I mean Instagram.
8/5/20161 hour, 18 minutes, 28 seconds
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81: Slackmaster G

Christina, Simone, and Brianna keep things apolitical in a discussion about the DNC hacks and the meaning of privacy. Then they segue into game developers’ critiques of the Universal Windows Platform and bid goodbye to Marissa Mayer’s tenure at Yahoo.
7/28/20161 hour, 6 minutes, 15 seconds
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80: Our Eff Bomb Episode

Christina, Simone, and Brianna talk about the rumored iPhone 7 leaks, and then take a scenic tour of hell discussing Twitter’s reaction to Leslie Jones’ harassment. The cherry on the sundae is Christina’s in-depth recap of the Taylor Swift vs. Kim Kardashian beef, and Simone’s reveal that she is, deep-down, a terrible person.
7/21/20161 hour, 25 minutes, 48 seconds
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79: Pokémon Go, Going, Gone

This week, Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk about the Pokémon craze that is sweeping the world (again), as well as the safety concerns. Then, talk turns to Magic Leap and the promise of augmented reality.
7/14/20161 hour, 6 minutes, 30 seconds
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78: When Your Product is a Punchline

This week: Tesla, Apple, Snapchat and ... Blackberry. Seriously; that last one isn't a weird typo.
7/7/20161 hour, 3 minutes, 34 seconds
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77: That’s Non-Trivial

A very sick Simone de Rochefort powers through with Christina Warren and Brianna Wu, discussing the awesome Ghostbusters VR experience in Times Square, the dangers of technologically sophisticated cars, and finally the thinkpiece debate over Apple killing the headphone jack. And yes, we tried Mac N’ Cheetos.
6/30/20161 hour, 1 minute, 58 seconds
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This week on Rocket, your deeply wounded hosts discuss Apple’s decision to kill off the Thunderbolt display, as well as the new upgrades that come with macOS Sierra (Siri on your computer!). Then Brianna preaches the gospel of the HTC Vive, and Christina gets misty-eyed over TomSwift.
6/24/20161 hour, 8 minutes, 34 seconds
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75: Live from AltConf 2016

Live from AltConf 2016, Bri and Christina were joined by Mikah Sargent and Rene Ritchie to talk about Apple's WWDC announcements.
6/16/201648 minutes, 38 seconds
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74: Pirate Reform

Serenity Caldwell joins Bri and Simone to discuss App Store updates and Nest’s ongoing leadership crisis. Then Simone ardently defends Warcraft from the Haters.
6/10/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 29 seconds
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73: Big Sister is Watching

Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss the impacts of Apple switching to a triennial release cycle, as well as the rumors MacBook Pro with an OLED panel on the keyboard. Finally, they discuss the kerfuffle over Star Wars: Rogue One getting reshoots and whether it means anything at all.
6/3/20161 hour, 15 minutes, 52 seconds
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72: Obliterating Children

Brianna, Simone, and Christina discuss Microsoft’s new Xboxes and consumer trust, then veer into the tawdry world of the Peter Thiel and Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker. To wrap things up, they go over Twitter’s latest update and how Overwatch is consuming their lives.
5/26/20161 hour, 18 minutes, 25 seconds
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71: Compulsory Heterosexuality

Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss Google I/O and whether they’re eating enough of Google dog food, plus the newly released Captain America: Civil War and how it stands up even under all those superheroes.
5/19/20161 hour, 11 minutes, 6 seconds
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70: Christina Drops the Eff Bomb

Mikah Sargent joins Christina Warren and Simone de Rochefort to talk anxiety about app updates, and what it means that Apple would consider ending music downloads. Plus: why you should watch Twin Peaks!
5/13/20161 hour, 19 minutes, 59 seconds
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69: A Thousand Miles An Hour Into Punville

In a slow news week, Brianna, Christina, and Simone go over their most anticipated WWDC rumors, and then discuss the most important news of 2016: Channing Tatum’s Las Vegas live show.
5/5/20161 hour, 10 minutes, 46 seconds
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68: Death of a Unicorn

Christina, Brianna, and Simone hammer another nail into the FBI vs. Apple coffin, then discuss whether Theranos can survive the most recent CMS report. Finally they dig into Apple’s second quarter earnings and where the company could go next.
4/28/20161 hour, 17 minutes, 11 seconds
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67: Push Your Own Dongle

This week the hosts of Rocket lament the future console wars, discuss Apple’s security promises, and see their dreams come true.
4/21/20161 hour, 31 seconds
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66: 1337 Stopped Being Cool

This week is action-packed with F8, that weird new Kindle, swatting and VR follow-up all on the docket!
4/14/201650 minutes, 27 seconds
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65: Release the Volcano

This week, Simone shares her experience with the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift. Christina expresses concerns over the Internet of Things, and Bri opens an investigation.
4/8/20161 hour, 20 minutes, 58 seconds
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64: Mister Doctorow

Microsoft's HoloLens gets a demo, Oculus Rift reviews are here and the FBI broke into the San Bernardino iPhone. It's Rocket time!
4/2/201655 minutes, 24 seconds
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63: That's Actually Not a Terrible Point

This week in accelerated geek conversation: the iPhone SE, new iPad Pro, the lack of updated Macs and the turmoil that seems to be brewing at Nest before Simone breaks some bad news about a part of her history.
3/26/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds
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62: The Constant March Forward

This week, the Rocket trio talk Apple rumors and the PlayStation VR before being joined by Brett Gaylor from Mozilla to talk about encryption.
3/17/20161 hour, 21 minutes, 45 seconds
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61: A Lot of Cooks in the Kitchen

This week in accelerated geek conversation: OS X ransomware, new Samsung phones, Android N and Ghostbusters!
3/10/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 50 seconds
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60: Full Disclosure

This week, Christina breaks a story a possible software acquisition by Kanye, Bri talks about the HTC Vive and Simone sings the intro to the iCloud segment.
3/3/20161 hour, 6 minutes, 18 seconds
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59: Tim Cook for President

The show opens with some exciting news from Simone. 🎉 Then, more news about the FBI's fight with Apple and Tim Cook's interview on ABC, followed by the Freewrite word processor and Samsung 837.
2/25/20161 hour, 10 minutes, 44 seconds
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58: You Can't Not

This week, Apple squares off against the FBI over iPhone encryption, Vulkan's impact on game development and Deadpool.
2/18/20161 hour, 20 minutes, 56 seconds
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57: Never See the Light of Day

Amazon's Lumberyard, Twitter's quarterly results and Formation are all on the list for this week's Rocket.
2/11/201659 minutes, 17 seconds
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56: The Home of my Soul

Simone is back from Texas, and things get weird before Bri gets the show back on track. On the topic list? iPhone users getting the dreaded Error 53, possible changes at Twitter, how Bri tips Uber drivers, and the new Taylor Swift app.
2/7/20161 hour, 7 minutes, 44 seconds
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55: A Heart On for the iPad

This week, Christina and Bri are joined by Mikah Sargent to talk about Apple's Q1 results, the current state of Twitter and a new wireless broadband service named Starry.
1/28/20161 hour, 16 minutes
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54: The Faceless Protagonist

This week, the Rocket trio discuss Crave, Brave and Music Memos, which unfortunately kind of messed up that rhyme.
1/21/20161 hour, 20 minutes, 1 second
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53: Slowly Melting Into a Pile of Goo

This week on Rocket: earbuds from the future, VR porn and Mr. Robot.
1/14/20161 hour, 10 minutes, 54 seconds
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52: A Tank For Every Family

January is here, and that means its time for CES. This year, it brings new car tech, foldable displays, the Oculus Rift and weird appliances.
1/7/20161 hour, 5 minutes, 12 seconds
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51: Kylo Ren is a Complete Millennial

Christina makes everyone jealous of her vacation and Simone has a family crisis before the Rocket crew get down to business and talk about Theranos, Twitter's new head of diversity, and — after the sounding of the spoiler horn — The Force Awakens.
12/31/20151 hour, 27 minutes, 53 seconds
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50: Vapors of Memory

This week, Simone and Bri are joined by Marco Rogers to talk encryption, developing within constraints and some notable products that thrived — or died — in 2015.
12/23/20151 hour, 16 minutes, 43 seconds
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49: Messenger Dolphin

This week, Team Rocket talks Swagways and self-driving cars before having a conversation about the characters portrayed in Jessica Jones. (Don't worry, the spoiler horn is fired before it gets too serious.)
12/17/20151 hour, 12 minutes, 47 seconds
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48: Split the Cells

This week, the Rocket trio tackle's Apple's Smart Battery Case and its hump, the Apple TV and its App Store, before talking about SNL's recent skit about female tech reporters.
12/10/20151 hour, 18 minutes, 26 seconds
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47: The Final SB Discussion

This week, Brianna, Simone and Christina are joined by Amy Jane Gruber and Guy English for a conversation about recent abusive events toward writers in the Apple community.
12/3/20151 hour, 29 minutes, 43 seconds
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46: Curiosity and Wonder

Simone and Christina are joined by Nicole Lazzaro to talk about her upcoming VR game, "Follow the White Rabbit," before discussing Magic Leap's roadmap and PS4 Remote Play.
11/28/20151 hour, 5 minutes, 49 seconds
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45: Terminated in Adele’s Mouth

The iPad Pro is out, but there are lots of questions from a development perspective. Windows Phone is doing ... not well. Lastly, Adele's album isn't available for streaming, but that's not what killed Rdio.
11/21/20151 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second
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44: Church of Simonetology

iPad Pro reviews are out, but Bri is happy with her 12-inch MacBook. Lady Pitch Night leads to a discussion of valuation, funding, and pitching, before the trio discuss Evie Frye and Lara Croft.
11/12/20151 hour, 15 minutes, 26 seconds
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43: The Next Big Thing

Christina isn't dead, which is good, as this week's topics include the new Apple TV, why hearts on Twitter really don't matter, and Jem and the Holograms.
11/5/20151 hour, 10 minutes, 10 seconds
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42: I Don't Want to See Real Life

Brianna and Simone are joined by Yasmine Evjen to talk about the Nexus 6P and Android Marshmallow, Brianna’s involvement in the SXSW disaster, The New York Times; Google Cardboard program, and Christina's trip to the afterlife.
10/29/20151 hour, 16 minutes, 54 seconds
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41: That’s my Safe Word

This week: Christina's interview with Jony Ive, Anna Wintour and Andrew Bolton, the Surface Book, Samsung's Gear VR and YouTube Red.
10/22/20151 hour, 20 minutes, 55 seconds
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40: Sweater Weather & iMac Season

This week, Simone and Christina are joined by Sabrina Wood to talk about new iMacs, Twitter's layoffs and then relive some glory days gone by.
10/15/20151 hour, 34 minutes, 10 seconds
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39: Dredging up the Gems

Simone, Christina and Bri dive into this week's Microsoft event, including the Surface Book and HoloLens before talking about Twitter Moments ... and McDonald's all-day breakfast menu.
10/8/20151 hour, 14 minutes, 41 seconds
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38: Red Carpet Ready

After a very ... special ... reading, the Rocket trio dive into Peeple, OS X El Capitan, Metal on the Mac, note taking applications, and Bri's time at the Oculus Connect 2 event and reflections on the future of the gaming industry.
10/1/20151 hour, 14 minutes, 33 seconds
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37: Special Kind of Octopus

This week, Christina and Simone are joined by Serenity Caldwell to talk about the iPhone 6S, share stories of murdered iPhones, and discuss the Pebble Time Round before getting excited for season 2 of Serial.
9/24/20151 hour, 19 minutes, 39 seconds
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36: The Wheel Works Better

This week on the Rocket docket: iOS 9, Simone's ancient iPad, content blockers, Apple News, XOXO and more.
9/18/20151 hour, 14 minutes, 40 seconds
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35: The Gorilla Arm Problem

This week, Christina, Simone and Bri talk about this week's Apple announcements.
9/11/20151 hour, 8 minutes, 38 seconds
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34: Fine Piece of Machinery

This week, Brianna, Christina, and a post-PAX Simone talk about iOS 9's new transit data, Google's new logo, and new reports about the NSA and Apple.
9/4/201545 minutes, 35 seconds
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33: Beyond Stoked

This week, the Rocket crew discuss Twitter's handling of politicians' deleted tweets, Samsung's new crop of phones, and Windows 95's birthday.
8/25/20151 hour, 12 minutes, 59 seconds
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32: Frankenkeyboards

This week on Rocket: the Ashley Madison data dump, iPad Pro rumors, and the recent Windows 10 dustup.
8/20/20151 hour, 13 minutes
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31: Hire the Right Millennials

After some very important Hand Grenade follow-up, Simone, Christina and Bri discuss Alphabet, Beats' place in technology and fashion, Christina's SXSW pitch, and Tinder's Twitter meltdown.