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#366: Delicious Tumblr Drama

December 30th, 2021 · 55 minutes

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.

#365: Best and Worst of 2021

December 23rd, 2021 · 59 minutes

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.

#364: Internet on Fire

December 16th, 2021 · 47 minutes

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.

#363: Enhanced Pants

December 9th, 2021 · 54 minutes

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.

#362: Jack In, Jack Out

December 2nd, 2021 · 59 minutes

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.

#361: Imaginary Notre Dame

November 26th, 2021 · 52 minutes

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…

#360: Conflicts of Interest

November 18th, 2021 · 59 minutes

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.

#359: Sideloading is for Cybercriminals

November 11th, 2021 · 55 minutes

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…

#358: Anna Delvey's Crypto Corner

November 4th, 2021 · 59 minutes

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 wor…

#357: Facebook Papers

October 28th, 2021 · 58 minutes

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!