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 329: Man vs. Sous Vide
We’re happy to report that we’ve been offered our own show on Peacock. Follow us as we upgrade one of the Painted Ladies with the latest in smart home connectivity and gadgetry. Uh, you’ll understand why it’s rated TV-MA for language pretty quickly.
This week: proper puck prep, network naming nuances, and assorted ancillary alliteration. 🏡.
Level responds to lock picker opening its $330 Apple Store lock in seconds | TechRadarAll the smart home news from the Matter launch event - The VergeThe Apple TV’s upgrade experience needs an upgrade – Six ColorsCombined HBO Max and Discovery+ streaming service launching earlier than expectedthe Barista Express™ Impress • Espresso Machines | BrevilleLunar 2021 – acaiaAmazon.com: GIFZES Dosing Cup, Stainless Steel Coffee Dosing Cup Powder Feeder Part for 58mm Espresso Machine DIY Tools: Home & KitchenAmazon.com: Eureka Mignon Specialita Espresso Grinder (Black) : Home & Kitchenthe Oracle® Touch | BrevilleAmazon.com: Dexas MudBuster Portable Dog Paw Washer/ Paw Cleaner, Large, Light Gray
Episode 328: Non-First Party
Fivey Fox told us the best predictor of partisan lean during a midterm election cycle is average spend at Dunkin’ Donuts divided by number of Casper mattresses discarded per year in a particular district.
This week: anti-social shared photo libraries, sports media rights, and a reluctant look at Tesla bro’s purchase of twitter dot com. 🐦.
Trader Joe's US MapNFL and Apple are at odds in Sunday Ticket negotiationsNFL, Amazon Announce Black Friday Game Starting with 2023 Season; Teams TBD | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors | Bleacher ReportCrypto.com Trading Volume Sinks 91% One Year After 'Brave' Matt Damon Ad - DecryptCan Elon Musk Make the Math Work on Owning Twitter? It’s Dicey. - The New York TimesMagnolia Table, Volume 2: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering: Gaines, Joanna: 9780062820181: Amazon.com: BooksAmazon.com : Sony FE 50mm F1.2 GM Full-Frame Large-Aperture G Master Lens : Electronics
Episode 327: Timflation
Yeah yeah, sure the Matter standard is finalized but when will someone come out with a smarter ‘hide-a-key’ rock? Is that what Thread is about?
This week: Gonger’s food truck, Carlos’ haunted iPhone, and Taylor’s new album. 🕛.
Should I Buy the New iPad Pro? What’s New About Apple’s Base Model iPad? - BloombergDaring Fireball: The 2022 iPad (and a Wee Note About the 2022 iPad Pros)Stage Manager on iPasOS 16 is Multitasking Soup - YouTubeLevel Lock+ with Home Key Support - Gray - AppleTaylor Swift’s ‘Midnights’ Has Already Sold a Million Copies. And Her Opening Week Isn’t Even Over Yet. - WSJApple developers are frustrated with gambling ads appearing across the App Store - The VergeApple halts showing gambling ads on App Store product pagesTech’s Biggest Companies Are Sending Worrying Signals About the Economy - The New York TimesApple Music, Apple TV+ and Apple One prices increasing from todaySony's New Alpha 7R V Features Intelligent 'Deep Learning' Autofocus | PetaPixelHome Accents Holiday 7 ft Cool White and Purple LED Stacked Ghosts 22RT0062221 - The Home Depot
Episode 326: It's Spooky Season
The defining quality of strong character is being willing to change your mind when presented with new information — about mesh WiFi. Nothing else though, stick to your priors politicians.
This week: golden sandwich ratios, watchOS 9 can’t catch a vibe, and Apple’s non-event fall event.🍎
Grant Brisbee on Twitter: "@darth literally science https://t.co/pC1cGUNcXY" / TwitterSkeleton 2x PhotowatchOS 9.0.2 for Apple Watch fixes microphone bugs, moreGoogle: Iconic Nest thermostats don’t Matter – Six ColorsTP-Link introduces redesigned Deco app for iOSthe Puck Sucker™ | Brevilledarth™ on Twitter: "if apple is not excited enough about a new product to hold an event then i will also temper my enthusiasm tim apple" / TwitterApple appears to shamelessly rip off terrible NBA team's longtime marketingApple debuts all-new iPad 10: Larger display, four colors, landscape front camera, more - 9to5MacM2 iPad Pro: Apple announces new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad ProThe iPad’s erratic odyssey continues – Six ColorsWeird choices Apple is making for new iPadsMark Gurman on Twitter: "In addition to not getting the landscape camera, the iPad Pro doesn’t get the new Magic Keyboard from the base iPad. The new keyboard has a function row and an updated design. The new entry iPad gets USB-C, but only supports the Apple Pencil with Lightning. Odd across the board." / TwitterUSB-C to Apple Pencil Adapter - AppleDavid Pierce on Twitter: "I just feel like, if your tablet lineup requires you to have six different keyboard models with names like "Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad Pro 11-inch (4th generation) and iPad Air (5th generation) - US English" you've probably made a wrong turn somewhere https://t.co/vXI9UNqE2D" / TwitterApple announces new Apple TV 4K with A15 chip and HDR10+Amazon.com: 28: A Photographic Tribute to Buster Posey: 9781951836962: Murphy, Brian, Mangin, Brad, Posey, Buster, Krukow, Mike, Kuiper, Duane: Books
Episode 325: Sidekick Computer
What would you do-ooo-ooooh — to avoid a deposition after you reneged on a binding agreement to buy a social media company?
(read in the tune of the Klondike bar jingle)
This week: tapbacks, bridge trolls, and midnight fingerprints. 🥅
Everyone Wanted to Buy Twitter With Elon - BloombergAmazon Kindle Oasis 4 will come by the end of 2022 - Good e-ReaderMX Master 3S Wireless Performance Mouse | LogitechGoogle is shutting down Stadia in January 2023 - The Vergemcc on Twitter: "Stadia is not a product that exists because people want it. I'm not sure why it exists. But it seems to exist because it *could*. Google knew how to make it, & it would be a good thing for Google if people wanted it, so they just *made* it & assumed the reasons why would follow." / TwitterGeForce GPUs are 80% of EVGA’s revenue—but it’s cutting ties with Nvidia anyway | Ars TechnicaGoogle debuts new Nest Doorbell Wired, Nest Wifi Pro and launches fully new Google Home app preview | ZDNETThe 4 Best Wi-Fi Routers for 2022 | Reviews by WirecutterSeattle Kraken introduce ‘Buoy,’ team’s first-ever mascot - The AthleticAmazon.com: Govee WiFi Thermometer Hygrometer H5179, Smart Humidity Temperature Sensor with App Notification Alert, 2 Years Free Data Storage Export, Remote Monitor for Room Greenhouse Incubator Wine Cellar : Patio, Lawn & Garden
Episode 324: Jefferson Old Fashion
They say the shortest, saddest story ever comprised in a single sentence is “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” One of your cohosts reminds us that that is untrue. “No tip.”
This week: Clipper ships, AirBuds, and Disney considers a hard Brexit. ⛴️.
Apple to Sponsor the Super Bowl Halftime Show - The New York TimesWhy Taylor Swift Reportedly Turned Down Super Bowl Halftime ShowSeven-time All-Star Buster Posey joins Giants’ ownership groupDisney’s CEO teases a ‘hard bundle’ of Disney Plus and Hulu - The VergeDisney+ on Twitter: "Surprise. It’s on Disney+. On #DisneyPlus, you can always expect (and stream) the unexpected. https://t.co/tRXguMCL6R" / TwitterApple expands Stage Manager to non-M1 iPads, removes external display support from all modelsAmazon’s Kindle Scribe is an E Ink tablet for reading and writing - The VergeHome | reMarkableEero’s taking on Ubiquiti with PoE-powered access points and a PoE Gateway - The VergeAmazon’s hardware launch event: the 11 biggest announcements - The VergeApple TV+ lands Vince Gilligan's new TV projectRunning Belts - Phone Holders for Running | FlipBelt.com