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Latest Episodes

#351: Holding Ourselves Accountable...

September 16th, 2021 · 59 minutes

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 …

#350: Many Apples

September 9th, 2021 · 64 minutes

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 lea…

#349: Arriving Today!

September 2nd, 2021 · 69 minutes

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…

#348: Only Fans, Only Problems

August 26th, 2021 · 67 minutes

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 su…


August 19th, 2021 · 66 minutes

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…

#346: Really Ridiculous Content

August 12th, 2021 · 72 minutes

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.

#345: Scholastic Succession

August 5th, 2021 · 57 minutes

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!!!

#344: Viral News

July 29th, 2021 · 53 minutes

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.

#343: Faith in Ted Sarandos

July 22nd, 2021 · 66 minutes

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...

#342: Goodbye, Fleets

July 15th, 2021 · 66 minutes

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!!