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#218: Side Door

March 14th, 2019 · 63 minutes

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 waitin…

#217: Rogue One Two

March 7th, 2019 · 75 minutes

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 exploitat…

#216: We're Not Buying Them

February 28th, 2019 · 74 minutes

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!

#215: Oculus Rift Tea Time

February 21st, 2019 · 75 minutes

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.

#214: The 24th Time Zone

February 14th, 2019 · 62 minutes

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 b…

#213: Our Favorite Things

February 7th, 2019 · 86 minutes

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 Eur…

#212: Tiny Screws

January 31st, 2019 · 73 minutes

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.

#211: Suckville 9 to 5

January 24th, 2019 · 60 minutes

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!

#210: Foldable Phone Future

January 17th, 2019 · 69 minutes

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.

#209: Pepsi is Not a Sponsor of This Podcast

January 10th, 2019 · 73 minutes

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.