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#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!!

#341: Social Media Astir

July 8th, 2021 · 64 minutes

Christina and Simone are tackling the newest model of the Nintendo Switch with its fancy new OLED screen. Is it the Switch we've been waiting for!? Maybe not!? Is it the Switch we have? Yes. And then, social media companies are facing consequences abroad, while Section 230 is under attack in the United States.

#340: Breaking Windows

July 1st, 2021 · 73 minutes

This week Christina and Bri are talking about Windows 11, the various events from the launch and they detour into the state of Windows in general.

For dessert, Bri and Christina extol the virtues of F9 and the Fast and Furious franchise.

#339: Snap Swears

June 24th, 2021 · 57 minutes

This week we're hitting the road again with Peloton — any paying the price!? Peloton's PR problems are not getting better, with a new update soft-locking their treadmills for non-subscribers. And then, a Supreme Court Snap swears settlement! In a very alliterative episode of Rocket.

#338: Hype House!!

June 17th, 2021 · 65 minutes

We have special guest Ashley Carman of The Verge on the show to talk about her INCREDIBLE story about the rise and fall of HiStudios and the podcast hype house that collapsed dramatically over the last year. And then we talk about E3 and all the good games!!

#337: MoviePass: Back in the News

June 10th, 2021 · 70 minutes

It’s another WWDC with Rocket. We’re chatting about the coffers announcements from Apple’s keynote, and giving yet another dramatic update on MoviePass. What could possibly have happened now?!