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A thoughtful, unpretentious, mostly weekly conversation about the companies, ideas and products that are transforming our world. We look at what it is, why it matters and where it fits in the broader business of consumer technology. So, grab your favorite Blue Barn sandwich, put the Giants game on mute and join us.
Hosted by Ryan Fretwell and Carlos Gomez.

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A thoughtful, unpretentious, mostly weekly conversation about the companies, ideas and products that are transforming our world. We look at what it is, why it matters and where it fits in the broader business of consumer technology. So, grab your favorite Blue Barn sandwich, put the Giants game on mute and join us.
Hosted by Ryan Fretwell and Carlos Gomez.

    Episode 223: Back to Sea

    Episode 223: Back to Sea

    It’s a shame Herman Melville isn’t still around to finish writing his magnum opus, Moby Dick 2: Watts in the Box. Or put another way: a multi-year journey through the world of travel chargers reaches its climax.


    This week: sleep shirts, subscription software, and Xzibit heard you like smart home hubs so he added a hub to your hub to control you bridges. 🤯.
    Links:
    Mayor Pete Buttigieg Dance - YouTubeShake Shack Opens First SF Location, With a Local Twist – NBC Bay AreaBaboy on Instagram: “@starbucks”How to Get Free Donut Fries at Dunkin’ This Weekend | Dunkin'Spotify Is Buying The Ringer - The New York TimesAmazon.com: Satechi 108W Pro USB-C PD Desktop Charger - 2 USB-C PD & 2 USB-A Ports - Compatible with 2019 MacBook Pro, 2018 MacBook Air, 2018 iPad Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max/11 Pro/11 (USA): Home Audio & TheaterHubitat Elevation™ | Local, Reliable, Fast and Private Home Automation – HUBITATThe sad state of Intuit’s MintTesla Model Y is coming to customers ahead of schedule and with extra range - RoadshowNew ‘CarKey’ feature in iOS 13.4 beta brings built-in support for unlocking, driving, and sharing NFC car keysDamien Barrett on Twitter: "You can use this link (you need to be logged in of course) to see how much $ you spent at Amazon in 2019. I feel like I got lucky with only spending $$2,611.57 https://t.co/quD2kKGsPr" / TwitterGeForce Now, the Streaming Service People Wanted from Google, Launches Today - VICEKuo: Apple to Launch AirTags, Small Charging Mat, New iPads and Macs, High-End Headphones, and More in First Half of 2020 - MacRumorsAmazon.com: Breville the Barista Express Espresso Machine, BES870XL: Semi Automatic Pump Espresso Machines: Kitchen & DiningSimplenote

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 222: What to Expect When You're Expecting a Second Hue Bridge

    Episode 222: What to Expect When You're Expecting a Second Hue Bridge

    Okay. Open Overcast. Tap play.


    "This episode will begin after a brief message from Tom Steyer..."


    Wait what the?


    This week: car dealership slogans, a Peacock gets its feathers, and we mark 10 years of the iPad not being very good. 😬.
    Links:
    Kobe’s Legacy in L.A. w/ J.A. Adande. Plus, the Future of Music w/ Zane Lowe, Nathan Hubbard, and Joe House - The RingerBig Tech Alert on Twitter: "👥 @cue is now following @TiVo" / TwitterCasper × Plus | Casper®Meagan Fisher Couldwell on Twitter: "Toilet paper brands are like "you get 6 family mega rolls which is the equivalent of 30 regular rolls for $12, or 12 double rolls which is the equivalent of 24 regular rolls for $8, but this one is 2-ply but this one has ripples" and I'm in the grocery store for 20 minutes like: https://t.co/y6JUFo4Nqp" / TwitterFord Mustang Mach-E: sleeping cozy and frunk-gating - electrekPeacock Streaming: What to Expect From NBC's New Service - The New York Times‘The Tonight Show’ and ‘Late Night’ Will Stream on PeacockDaring Fireball: Interesting Stats on the U.S. Streaming Service MarketSeamless, Grubhub deliver confusion with mistaken restaurant listings11th Annual Customer Choice Awards Winners | Trader Joe'sMy mounted tv is exactly the same width as the wall above my fireplace. : oddlysatisfyingProperty Brothers doing it wrong. : TVTooHighDaring Fireball: The iPad Awkwardly Turns 10Upgrade #282: The iPad at 10 - Relay FMSteve Troughton-Smith on Twitter: "You really can’t trust the iOS Files app w/ file operations at all, especially to a third-party service. Every running file-based app ends up with a different list of files if you try to e.g. replace a folder on Dropbox. Files vanish, upload spinners break, helper processes crash" / TwitterFilming for 'The Matrix' sequel to bring helicopters, stunt drivers, pyrotechnics to downtown SF | HoodlineNBC Bay Area on Twitter: "Keanu Reeves eating ice cream in Alameda? It sure looks like it. https://t.co/QX3i1kAkHX [Video: @happynibbamoy] https://t.co/XgnNHVigj0" / TwitteriOS - Home - Apple

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 221: Mail It To Yourself

    Episode 221: Mail It To Yourself

    Rumor has it that Amazon is considering a reboot of "Field of Dreams" but this time it stars Pete Buttigieg getting lost in a cornfield on his way to the next wine cave fundraiser.


    This week: encryption quid pro quo, paper towel math redux, and a special impeachment edition of Still or Sparkling. 💦.
    Links:
    Still or Sparkling: Impeachment Edition'No eating, no drinking, no caffeine': What it's like on the Senate floor during impeachment trialTarget Paper Towels‘Better Call Saul’ Renewed for 6th and Final Season at AMC – VarietyAmazon.com: Incase Icon Slim Pack, 15.6" Laptop Backpack, Black, CL55535: Incase Designs CorpGeotag Photos Pro for iPhone and AndroidApple, Amazon, Facebook and Google bashed by smaller rivals at congressional antitrust hearing - The Washington PostiCloud security overview - Apple SupportPlayStation is skipping E3 2020 - PolygonLuminary lowers its controversial podcast fee to $4.99 from $7.99 monthly - The VergeAs Apple prepares original podcasts, Spotify reportedly in talks to acquire the ‘Ringer’Click for Philips Hue – RunLessWireAmazon.com: Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Stainless Steel Travel Mug, 16 oz., Black: Kitchen & Dining

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Episode 220: No One Man Is a Kitchen Island

    Episode 220: No One Man Is a Kitchen Island

    Our podcast makes one guarantee: fall asleep to it for up to 100 nights and if you don’t love it, we’ll refund you your time. Really. Just draft a signed affidavit saying you didn’t laugh once and mail it to the Treasury Department, care of Steven Mnuchin. Terms and conditions apply, see our S-1 for details.


    This week: going to the mattresses, USB-C whale watching, and Ryan makes a troubling admission. ⌨️.
    Links:
    Ryan's Kitchen Island Recording StudioAway C.E.O. Is Back, Just Weeks After Stepping Down - The New York TimesKevin Roose on Twitter: "Casper is a very inefficient wealth transfer from venture capitalists to prestige podcast makers and I’m here for it. https://t.co/7dZRXRUcHs" / TwitterGM will revive Hummer for EVs, with Lebron James as celebrity spokesperson - electrekDaring Fireball: The Concept Electronics ShowUpgrade #280: De Niro Can’t Bend - Relay FMTesla full self-driving ‘sneak preview’ and more games coming in holiday update - electrekSignificant changes confirmed for Chase’s Sapphire Reserve CardThe 84 biggest flops, fails, and dead dreams of the decade in tech - The VergeSatechi debuts new 108W travel charger with two USB-C PD and USB-A ports - 9To5MacReview: Anker’s 100W PowerPort Atom PD 4 desktop charger is a 2020 essential - 9To5MacWhat the Sonos-Google War Means for Big Tech - Bloomberg‎Adobe Lightroom for iPad on the App StoreAmazon.com: Slice 10514 Mini Cutter, Ceramic Safety Blade, Pocket Sized, Auto-Retractable, Stays Sharp Up to 11X Longer: Industrial & ScientificAmazon.com: Slice 10503 Auto Retractable Box Cutter with Ceramic Blade: Industrial & Scientific

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 219: The Safeway

    Episode 219: The Safeway

    In 1992, then President George H.W. Bush was forced to admit he didn’t know how much a gallon of milk cost, painting him as out of touch with the general electorate. In light of a recent smart home catastrophe, we want the 2020 candidates to answer two questions:


    1) How much is a 4-pack of AAA store brand batteries?
    2) How many Hue lights is too many Hue lights?


    This week: Carlos has a head cold, Ryan almost has his kitchen back, and LeBron thinks you need to Calm down. 🧘‍♀️.
    Links:
    2 Towns Ciderhouse - Northwest Craft CiderClutch Camera Hand Strap | Peak Design Official SiteSlide Lite Camera Strap | Peak Design Official SiteNew August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is 45% smaller, integrates with HomeKit, more - 9To5MacIKEA's smart blinds now work with Apple HomeKit | EngadgetSTRÖMLINJE LED countertop light - white - IKEASamsung US Newsroom on Twitter: "Meet #Ballie, Samsung’s human-centric vision of robots that takes personalized care to the next level. The small rolling robot, “understands you, supports you, and reacts to your needs.” #CES2020 #SamsungCES2020 https://t.co/YzwgZN1Lgw" / TwitterSony surprises with an electric concept car called the Vision-S - The VergeTiVo to Merge With Entertainment-Tech Firm Xperi in $3 Billion Deal – VarietyTiVo's $50 Stream 4K dongle takes aim at cord-cutters in April | EngadgetTiVo says its promised Apple TV app is ‘in limbo’ due to business and technical challenges - 9To5MacOXO Adjustable Temperature Pour Over Kettle

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Episode 218: I Sound Like Mitt Romney

    Episode 218: I Sound Like Mitt Romney

    OH in Mill Valley: “This week is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. This week is — wait did someone say affordable housing? Not on my watch. Get the Range Rover, Jeeves.”


    On this episode: transit trends, a circuitous burger conversation, and Carlos may or may not know what espresso is.
    Links:
    BMW X4 – Model Overview – BMW USAConical Burr Coffee Grinder | OXOChemex Coffeemakers and FiltersBring your mug: Some Blue Bottles will no longer use plastic or paper cups - SFGateAccidental Tech Podcast: 356: With a Heavy HeartShopping Sucks Now - VICEXbox Series X: Microsoft’s next Xbox console for 2020 - The Vergebubly TV Commercial, 'Oh Hi, Happy Holidays' Song by Michael Bublé - iSpot.tvEveryday Sling | Peak Design Official SiteTom Brenner (@tom_brenner) • Instagram photos and videos

    • 1 hr 3 min

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