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.
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Episode 270: Mechanical Keyboard Poser
Now congregants, if you would please turn to Exodus 31:18, we will read of Phil Schiller’s arduous journey to Mount Sinai where he received the App Store rules — rules that persist to this very day!
This week: keyboards that go clickety clack, Tim’s relationship with the truth is sort of whack, and a new Sonos speaker small enough to take to the track. ⌨️.
Keychron K4 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard for Mac and WindowsLogitech ERGO K860 Wireless Split KeyboardLogitech MX ERGO Advanced Wireless Trackball with Tilt PlateAmazon.com: Motorola 24x8 Cable Modem, Model MB7621, DOCSIS 3.0. Approved by Comcast Xfinity, Cox, Charter Spectrum, Time Warner Cable, and More. Downloads 1,000 Mbps Maximum (No WiFi): Computers & AccessoriesHBO Max will debut its cheaper, ad-supported tier in June - The VergeSonos Roam review: portable potential - The VergeTesla Owners Are Having A Meltdown About FSD Reality On RedditOpinion | Apple’s C.E.O. Is Making Very Different Choices From Mark Zuckerberg - The New York TimesThe Best Bagels Are in California (Sorry, New York) - The New York Times
Episode 269: Three Sheds Are the Answer
“Mr. Owl, how many bites does it take to get to the shame center of In-N-Out Animal Style fries?” Let’s find out. One... Two... Two bites…¹ oh no was that american cheese?
This week: tax shelters, email notifications, and a meatless alternative to Sunday Night Football. 🏈.
¹ If you don’t get this reference, ask your nearest boomer.
Chipotle's Chipotlane Drive-Thru Review: What It's Like to UseHamdog - WikipediaRetailers Prepare for Wave of Shoppers as Covid Vaccines Rollout - BloombergTim Cook, Craig Federighi, Phil Schiller and Scott Forstall to Testify in Epic v. Apple Trial - MacRumorsBlack Widow Moves to Disney+ & Theaters Day-and-Date!Tenet coming to HBO Max — which director Nolan called the “worst streaming service” —on May 1st - The VergeN.F.L. Signs Media Deals Worth Over $100 Billion - The New York TimesNew NFL rights deal hands Thursday Night Football to Amazon | EngadgetLemon Limeade – SpindriftWWDC 2021 officially announced, iOS 15 expected - 9to5MacApple adds two brand new Siri voices and will no longer default to a female or male voice in iOS | TechCrunch
Episode 268: Al Fresco
We’re almost done writing our screenplay: “The Curse of the iPod Hi-Fi”. It’s a working title, but we think it’d be a great fit for TV+. Any listeners know someone who can get us a meeting with Tim or Eddy?
This week: new threads, slow streets, and Larry Page watches you sleep. 💤 .
New leaked photos of AirPods 3 show universal fit without interchangeable ear tips - 9to5MacApple AirPods 3 not launching until Q3, says Ming-Chi Kuo - 9to5MacApple (AAPL) To Announce New iPads in April - BloombergBetter Call Saul Final Season Officially Begins ProductionApple discontinues original HomePod, will focus on mini | TechCrunchSanta Barbara’s State Street Pedestrian Promenade Could Be a Step in the Right Direction | Local News - Noozhawk.comSan Francisco Mayor Breed moves to make restaurant parklets permanentDr. Anthony Fauci: 'The Game Is Not Over' - The Journal.Magic is Back at Disneyland Resort! Theme Parks Plan to Reopen on April 30 | Disney Parks BlogTSA checkpoint travel numbers (current year(s) versus prior year/same weekday) | Transportation Security AdministrationGoogle announces new Nest Hub with Soli 'Sleep Sensing' - 9to5Google
Episode 267: Amish Sodastream
Seems kind of unprofessional for a veterinarian to write “a bit chonky” under weight on a dog’s chart, tbh.
This week: Britishisms, millennial chip marketing, and yet another entrant into the very un-socially distanced streaming wars. 🐶.
Knockbox - WikipediaHome - Kettle BrandArticle | Trader Joe'sHaunted Ghost Pepper – Paqui ChipsTrader Joe's Ridge Cut Potato Chips Seasoned with Horseradish & ChivesWhy Do We Have Daylight Saving Time?Overcast overhauls its Apple Watch app - The VergeApple Confirms iMac Pro Will Be Discontinued When Supplies Run Out, Recommends 27-Inch iMac - MacRumorsSonos Roam officially announced for $169, preorders start now - The VergeParamount Plus is a powerful nostalgia machine, but it doesn’t feel necessary yet - The VergeGolden State Cider Taproom
Episode 266: Potato Chip Finish
We’ll get Blue Barn to stop calling sandwiches “sandos” if British folks agree to stop calling vaccinations “jabs”. Deal, Boris?
This week: food and beverage reviews, vine voices, and the lead barrister of AFC Richmond finally gets the recognition he deserves. ⚽️.
New Coca-Cola® with Coffee - Coming Soon | Coca-Cola®Spirit Works Distillery® | Home Page | California DistilleryCOSMIC CRISP® - 2 Towns Ciderhouse - 8% ABV Imperial Apple CiderKrinkle Cut™ Habanero Lime - Kettle BrandKeaton Patti on Twitter: "FDA Approves Heinz Vaccine https://t.co/07aOUd0WYR" / TwitterFranch | Breaking Bad Wiki | FandomHeinz® Heinz Mayochup, 16.5 oz Easy Squeeze Bottle | Heinz®Blue BarnA Tale of Two Slings: Peak Design and Amazon Basics - YouTubeEvery US Apple Store is open for the first time since March 2020 - 9to5MacBest Buy just laid off 5,000 workers and will close more stores - CNNJason Sudeikis reveals Golden Globes hoodie origin | EW.comAMC Networks ‘Better Call Saul’ To Return In First Quarter Of 2022 – DeadlineDana Sibera (@NanoRaptor) / Twitter
Episode 265: 25% of Everything
This new generation with their dabbing and Tiktok will never understand what it was like in the 1990s. There was no Spotify. We had to walk uphill, in the snow, both ways to Fry’s to get a spindle of CD-Rs for our sick Sugar Ray mixes.
This week: chicken sandwiches, mass transit, and a more jacked era of the Gerber baby. 🍼.
rahcel on Twitter: "https://t.co/yGLQL7TCwP" / TwitterCabel on Twitter: "• Kettle Krinkle Cut Truffle & Sea Salt ☺️ • Kettle Krinkle Cut Salt & Fresh Ground Pepper ☺️ *not new • Ketttle Krinkle Cut Habanero Lime 🙂 #new https://t.co/FUWFjAAjIY" / TwitterMcDonald’s Joins the Fierce Fight for Chicken Sandwich Supremacy - The New York TimesTechnology - Smilemakers | McDonald's approved vendor for branded merchandiseTaco Bell Testing Chicken Sandwich Taco Before Nationwide Rollout - EaterApple Pay - Bay Area Transit - Get Notified - AppleFry's Electronics AdKuo: New MacBook Pro Models With HDMI Port and SD Card Reader to Launch Later This Year - MacRumors2021 AirPods rumors: Updates for AirPods and AirPods Pro - 9to5MacAugust Wi-Fi Smart Lock - A Smarter, Secure Wi-Fi LockHealthFit on the App StoreHealthfit update means you can sync Apple Watch and Strava once again