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Latest Episodes

#431: Limited Internet For All

March 30th, 2023 · 65 minutes

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 …

#430: TikTok Heaven 3000

March 23rd, 2023 · 59 minutes

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 thi…

#429: Bank Run

March 16th, 2023 · 69 minutes

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 Sc…

#428: AI Everywhere All At Once

March 9th, 2023 · 66 minutes

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 s…

#427: Elizabeth Holmes Baby

March 3rd, 2023 · 78 minutes

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 …

#426: Cool ISIS Video

February 23rd, 2023 · 70 minutes

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 w…

#425: Word of the Day: Engagement

February 16th, 2023 · 58 minutes

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…

#424: When Cars Hover Gently

February 9th, 2023 · 82 minutes

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 desse…

#423: We're Not Lawyers

February 2nd, 2023 · 58 minutes

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?

#422: Third-Party Rocket

January 26th, 2023 · 74 minutes

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 t…