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#297: 30 Year-Old Golden Girl

September 10th, 2020 · 65 minutes

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.

#296: The Godfather

September 3rd, 2020 · 55 minutes

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.

#295: Supreme Court AU

August 27th, 2020 · 55 minutes

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.

#294: Apple Bluster

August 20th, 2020 · 62 minutes

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.

#293: Emergency Epic Cast

August 14th, 2020 · 33 minutes

In a Rocket first, late-breaking news was so Rocket worthy, we had to record a bonus episode.

#292: Sick of the Slab

August 13th, 2020 · 47 minutes

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?

#291: Big Decisions

August 6th, 2020 · 58 minutes

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!

#290: Adrienne Lawrence and Olivia Solon

July 30th, 2020 · 57 minutes

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!

#289: Henry Cavill Builds His Own Gaming PC

July 23rd, 2020 · 66 minutes

A big update on Twitter's disastrous hack AND new chips from AMD? We're so spoiled. Plus, find out what headphones Simone got!

#288: Bluecheck Blues

July 16th, 2020 · 58 minutes

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?