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October 3, 2019
First, an update on Simone's iPhone! Or… is it Simone's iPhone? Next we've got updates on iOS13's less-than-stellar launch, and Mark Zuckerberg's leaked Facebook Q&A. Oh yeah, and Brianna is being sued by Alex Jones.
September 27, 2019
With a host of new Amazon products, and some updates to Oculus Quest, surely we won't have time to talk about Apple stuff this week! Right?
September 19, 2019
It's iPHONE REVIEW WEEK here on Rocket! Who's upgrading? Who's staying behind? Find out here and only here. Next, the Sega Genesis Mini is coming out and miracle of miracles, it looks… good? Last of all, a few words on MoviePass, may it rest in pieces.
September 11, 2019
Simone is back from marathon rehearsals to talk about this MARATHON APPLE EVENT! Iphones, iPads, subscription services… it's all here! And it's all fine! Next, it's a 20-year retrospective on the Dreamcast from resident olds, Brianna and Christina.
September 5, 2019
Android 10 is out and we have thoughts. Next week is Apple’s big iPhone event, and we go over the rumors. And smack in the middle of the show, we have the first part of our two-part interview with Rachel DeLoache Willliams, author of “My Friend Anna."
August 29, 2019
We're taking a Disney detour for most of the show this week, covering the streaming and park news out of D23. Then we discuss what to expect from Apple's September event.
August 22, 2019
This is the dawning of the Age of Apple Services, and we finally have a price point for Apple Arcade! But is it appealing enough? Next, WeWork has filed an IPO and it's BANANAS. Finally, the third round of Spectacles!
August 15, 2019
The Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus phones are here and they are huge. And even though Simone isn’t here, we still have to discuss the latest blockbuster reporting in the MoviePass scam. Viva MoviePass!
August 8, 2019
It's the first anniversary of TikTok, and finally time for us to stop being late on it! Let's talk about what makes this video app distinct from Vine and Musical.ly. Next, 8Chan has been taken offline (for now) in the wake of the shooting in El Paso.
July 31, 2019
Simone and Christina tuck into a hearty meal of Apple earnings, and this week's Capital One hack. Raise your hand if you're affected! Finally our beloved hosts talk their way into a third topic, and it's William Shatner.
July 25, 2019
Today we discuss the Joy-Con drift issues that have increasingly become an issue with the Nintendo Switch, and Simone eats crow. Then, it's … APPLE RUMOR KLAXON TIME! Then, it's all the trailers Simone didn't watch at Comic-Con. Sorry, guys.
July 18, 2019
FaceApp is back and (maybe) sending your photos to spies, Zoom stepped in it, and the myth of the 10x Engineer.
July 11, 2019
Apple has killed off the 12-inch MacBook, may it rest in peace. Meanwhile, Nintendo has introduced a new baby Switch for babies, called the Switch Lite! Finally, the new Charlie's Angels movie looks rad as hell.
July 4, 2019
Rocket rules apply, both to Jony Ive leaving Apple, and Simone being at San Diego Comic-Con! Also, we discuss Vice's article about Google Jigsaw's troubled inner workings, and the latest drama between Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun.
June 27, 2019
On this episode of Rocket you'll be able to beta test our new Apple Rumor klaxon (patented). Yep, we're talking about the ARM-based Mac rumors! Next up, there's a new Raspberry Pi model out there and everyone is excited.
June 20, 2019
Simone is back, just in time to discuss Facebook's new cryptocurrency, Libra, and its implications for the global financial system. Yay! Then, a cute refresh on PowerPoint and Excel. FInally, the Spice Girl drama that was laid to rest after 20 years.
June 13, 2019
It’s summer in the northern hemisphere, so we wanted to talk about stuff we like and not stuff that makes us angry. This week, Bri and Christina cover E3 2019 -- and they don’t even get into all the news, there was just that much of it.
June 6, 2019
This week, Bri and Christina cover WWDC, which includes the new Mac Pro, iOS 13, iPad OS, SwiftUI and more. YouTube did bad things but rather than talk about that, we focused on the finer things in life, like Xbox’s new body spray.
May 30, 2019
This week! An update on Huawei, and more depressing news out of Facebook as a manipulated video of Nancy Pelosi sparks content and conversation. Next, a tiny yellow handheld called Playdate is getting tech-lovers hyped up!
May 23, 2019
Big, bad news for Huawei this week, as multiple companies cut ties with them. But is it the right thing to do? Next, Apple promises improved keyboards, but Brianna is (rightfully) still wary. Finally, the Oculus Quest.
May 16, 2019
Christina and Simone discuss last week's Microsoft Build. Then, the Apple v. Pepper lawsuit has moved into the next stage… what'll happen? A new vulnerability in Intel chips has been discovered and fixed.
May 9, 2019
Brianna and Simone tackle Facebook's developer conference, F8, as well as Google I/O. Last up, Bri promotes the latest and greatest Kickstarter scam.
May 3, 2019
The future promises quantum computing and vertical TVs, but do they matter? Then Anna Delvey and T-Pain.
April 25, 2019
The Rocket Rule is not a conspiracy. This week we discuss Samsung's FOLD FIASCO, which happened a few days after we recorded Rocket last week, sad face.
April 18, 2019
This week, Simone is off in LA being fabulous, so Bri and Christina take over the show. After some quick follow-up to last week’s show, Christina and Bri discuss the early responses to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Fold and an image of a black hole.
April 11, 2019
This week Christina joins Simone in New York for a boatload of technical problems (more than you even know), but also a discussion about Australia's legislation to criminalize social media platform owners for violent video content.
April 4, 2019
We're covering Jason Schreier's barn-burner of a story on Bioware's flawed Anthem development. Next up, details about the Apple Card have been dissected on TechCrunch and some hosts may have changed their opinions.
March 28, 2019
Nothing will stop Christina from talking about the Apple Event, not even an 8-hour time difference and the Atlantic Ocean. We cover Apple's credit card, Apple News+, the new Apple TV ideas and also Apple Arcade.
March 21, 2019
All the GDC and Apple news is hitting hard this week! There are new iPads, new AirPods, and Stadia, Google's new streaming service! Bri is at GDC and she has her eye on some upcoming games.
March 14, 2019
What a busy and marvelous week. Senator Warren made a policy proposal on Medium to break up companies that, like Amazon and Apple, make over 25 billion dollars and sell apps on platforms they control. You know we have things to say about that.
March 7, 2019
Brianna and Simone talk about the general state of living games. Then, Brianna chats with genuine futurist Amy Webb about her new book and the AI of the future. Finally, YouTube tackles, not for the first time, its problems with child exploitation.
February 28, 2019
This week the show is a bad sandwich. First up, awesome tech news: Huawei and Samsung's foldable phones, and the Hololens 2! Next, the rotten meat that is Facebook's content moderation working conditions.
February 21, 2019
Special guest Blake J. Harris joins us this episode. Blake is the author of The History of the Future: Oculus, Facebook, and the Revolution That Swept Virtual Reality, out now from HarperCollins. Lastly, Samsung has finally revealed the Fold.
February 14, 2019
v\Christina is in AUSTRALIA for Microsoft Ignite! Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos is all over the news and it's time for a serious discussion of cybersecurity and nudes. Next up, Apple's proposed Apple News paid tier seems like a bum deal for publishers!
February 7, 2019
Rebecca Jarvis joins our hosts to go in-depth on Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes. We also talk about Angela Ahrendt's legacy at Apple and the exploits that have allowed hackers to drain bank accounts in Europe.
January 31, 2019
Jeff Hwang rejoins us to discuss Apple's troubling week. A FaceTime bug allows users to eavesdrop in group calls, and a New York Times report details the company's difficulties manufacturing the Mac Pro on American soil.
January 24, 2019
Bri has finally tried the iPad Pro for herself, and she has thoughts! Next up, Xiaomi has shown off their foldable phone prototype, which begs the question — why? Nest is in the headlines again, and again, the news isn't good.
January 17, 2019
The gang is back with a quick update on Tesla and electric cars, and the sexiest tech news of the year. Next, a discussion on patent law and the FTC's suit against Qualcomm.
January 10, 2019
Friend of the pod Jeff Hwang is back to talk with Brianna and Christina about some of the best -- and worst -- products from CES 2019, including some surprising Apple news and a very frustrating controversy. Later, the gang discusses a new report into how easy it is for people to track your phone’s location and Kendall Jenner’s very brave secret.
January 4, 2019
The predictions are true — Apple is lowering its revenue projections due to low iPhone demand. Plus, Tesla's stocks are dropping too. It's Stockmageddon! Next, an update on pornographic deepfakes, and Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Not together.
December 28, 2018
The Rocket Awards for 2018 have arrived.
December 20, 2018
Christina is back from her world tour! On today's show we discuss the iPhone XR's lack of popularity, YouTube's dangerous algorithms, and a plethora of desserts including Taylor Swift's use of facial recognition (a very Rocket topic), and more!
December 13, 2018
Simone and Bri are joined by Jeff Hwang to discuss Epic pulls the Infinity Blade series from the iOS store, Audi giving a test-drive of their electric e-tron SUV in Abu Dhabi, and how Tumblr's adult content ban is going.
December 6, 2018
Facebook is back in the news after the UK Parliament releases 250 pages of documents about how the company handles data! Next, Microsoft is reportedly considering scrapping Edge and building a browser based in Chromium. Finally, a triple-dessert!
November 29, 2018
The Supreme Court will next year decide whether consumers can sue Apple under antitrust laws, and we're discussing the case in-depth. Next, the PS Classic reviews are out, and they're not great, Bob! Finally, the creepy case of an Instagram copycat.
November 24, 2018
Bri and Christina talk about the blockbuster story about Facebook in the New York Times, and what it means for all of us. Brianna also tells us about a hilarious tech snafu in the Tesla forums, and they share why Christina (finally!) bought a PS4.
November 15, 2018
Amazon has settled on New York City as one of its next headquarters, and we have feelings. Also, Christina finally has hands-on impressions of the new iPad Pro. Last but most importantly, the Detective Pikachu trailer is out and it's so… so much.
November 8, 2018
It's episode 200! Join Bri, Christina and Simone as they assess the MacBook Air and iPad Pro reviews, discuss Simone's HANDS-ON experience with Magic Leap, and follow up on what happened with TanaCon. Plus, Bri talks to Motorola about their new 5G phones.
November 2, 2018
It's another APPLE EVENT WEEK! Time to talk about the MacBook Air, the iPad Pro, and the Mac Mini. That's the meat of the episode, but the bread of our Rocket sandwich is IBM's purchase of Red Hat and the PlayStation Classic's game lineup.
October 25, 2018
After departures from Instagram and Whatsapp, Oculus is the next Facebook property to lose a high-level employee. IPhone XR reviews are also out! What's the verdict? Finally, Simone's Hell Week is here, with Red Dead Redemption 2 and Fallout 76.
October 18, 2018
We discuss the Magic Leap Con, Facebook's new Portal speaker, and the resurrection of Palm and Winamp. Plus, Dyson's miraculous new Air Wrap.
October 11, 2018
It's time to breakdown Bloomberg's allegations about Supermicro in this mega-show. Then, Apple Watch 4 reviews and Google's Pixel 3 event. Facebook also wants to put a camera in your home!
October 4, 2018
It's a Surface-tastic week. Microsoft's latest event, plus finally Brianna and Christina's reviews of the Surface Go. Then Simone reviews Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and there's a very important update on MOVIEPASSOCALYPSE.
September 27, 2018
Brianna breaks a promise to America and buys an iPhone. Then, Wal-Mart's enforcement of the lettuce blockchain. Is it good — or silly? Marvel's Spider-Man is out and Bri's twenty hours in. Finally, the finale of Fyre Festival.
September 20, 2018
It's new Apple hardware week, and reviews are out! iOS 12 is here as well, and Playstation has cooked up something new.
September 13, 2018
Brianna returns just in time for Apple's lackluster September event. That said, your hosts still spend close to an hour talking about the new iPhones, and the Apple Watch.
September 6, 2018
Jack Dorsey and Sheryl Sandberg take on Congress in this week's hearings, but to what end? Next, Apple's biggest leak yet reveals the form factor of two of its new phones. Finally, an update on Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes.
August 30, 2018
Three new iPhones are on the way to Apple's September event, and Apple is sending out more feelings into the AR world. We discuss new tech, Trump's fight with the very algorithms that brought him the presidency, and Logan Paul's fight with KSI.
August 23, 2018
Nvidia has new GPUs! Rumors of the Mac mini are happening! Azealia Banks is still doing things! This is a lot of exclamation marks!
August 16, 2018
Galaxy Note 9 reviews are in! Longer battery life, and a thousand-dollar price tag. Next, big spender Christina Warren made two purchases this week: the Nokia 81140 4G, and the Microsoft Surface Go!
August 9, 2018
In this super-sized episode, Bri and Christina talk about all the tech news they can -- and still didn’t cover everything that happened this week.
August 2, 2018
Heyo, it's time to talk about legislating 3D printed guns. Is it worth it? Then Facebook re-enters the spotlight with the news that it has deactivated a whopping 32 political pot-stirring accounts. MoviePass is on its last legs.
July 26, 2018
This time we're ready for MacBook Pro news: we discuss Apple's massive thermal throttling but and how we got here. Then, Christina takes a break so that Bri and Simone can bandy about rumors on Microsoft's new game-streaming console.
July 19, 2018
In Rocket tradition, new MacBook Pro news dropped as soon as we were done recording last week! But this week we dig into the new specs. Then join us on a journey through scams — Christina is still on the MoviePass ride, but when will it end?
July 12, 2018
The App Store is 10 years old! What's the most embarrassing app you've ever downloaded? Also in the news, Magic Leap's first demo, and the company's partnership with AT&T. But ... why? We also discuss Microsoft's new Surface Go and the Nintendo Switch.
July 5, 2018
ALL the rumors about the new iPhones, analyzed, debunked, and more. Plus, Samsung is (potentially) at it again with a glitch that will send your nudes to random contacts. Then Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss TanaCon, enthusiastically and at length.
June 28, 2018
You want the Apple News? You can’t handle the Apple News. Christina deep dives dark mode, Simone is excited for Apple’s keyboard replacement program, and Brianna has concerns about ethics in doxing.
June 22, 2018
Simone swears vengeance on the hooligans that have stolen Stephen Hackett's minivan. Brianna notices that a porny statue bears an uncomfortable resemblance to a Rocket host and Christina believes in a bulletproof dinosaur future. Give us five stars.
June 14, 2018
With Simone saving America from Cobra Commander in the jungles of E3, Bri and Christina do their best to make it weird. Bri buys a Mac. Christina doesn't want you to mine bitcoins on iOS and Apple Brings it On with Facebook.
June 7, 2018
Microsoft bought GitHub! Christina and Simone discuss the backlash from the community. Updates from WWDC are here! iOS 12 is coming to all phones with iOS 11, and Mac OS is getting a dark mode! We briefly talk about Sonos Beam soundbar reviews.
May 31, 2018
Discussing our WWDC predictions, a recap of Code Conference, and The Cut's incredible examination of the scams of Anna Delvey.
May 24, 2018
Malware in CPUs and consumer routers make everyone nervous this week. Also, a frank discussion about Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos — and why she should be prosecuted.
May 17, 2018
Google Duplex: is it as creepy as it sounds? We discuss Google I/O, the Net Neutrality fight's resurgence, and the dead of YouTube Red. Finally: nostalgia phone cases!
May 11, 2018
Rocket, recorded live at Microsoft Build 2018. Christina and Bri banter, offer some opinions on the Build 2018 keynote -- and comment on some late-breaking Taylor Swift/Katt Perry drama -- before interviewing Microsoft’s Ed Thomson and Lori Lamkin.
May 3, 2018
Facebook's F8 keynote leaves us full of dread and begrudging acknowledgement. We finally hear Bri and Christina's Nintendo Labo review, and talk about The Avengers: Infinity War
April 26, 2018
Christina, Brianna, and Simone talk about sick Nintendo haxx, the MacBook Pro keyboard, and good ol' Yahoo.
April 19, 2018
Brianna and Simone duo it out, talking about the NINTENDO LABO, Tesla production nightmare, the permissions we thoughtlessly grant to apps, and how the heck to pronounce Han Solo's name.
April 12, 2018
Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss Zuckerberg's Senate testimony, the new RED iPhone, Mac Pro updates, and Cardi B's new album dropping.
April 5, 2018
Brianna, Christina, and Simone mull over the rumors that Apple will make their own chip, and talk about how online culture needs to change in the aftermath of the shooting at YouTube headquarters. Then we take a breath to play a horrible guessing game.
March 30, 2018
Apple held an event, Facebook is being Facebook, and who bit Beyoncé’s face.
March 22, 2018
Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss the fallout for Facebook in the wake of Cambridge Analytica, Uber's self-driving car fatality, and two awesome ladies: Lara Croft and Jessica Jones.
March 15, 2018
Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk about The Information's deep dive into Siri's troubled development, three exciting stories of FRAUD, The Bachelor's tragic season finale, and whether or not Simone should get a Fitbit on a whim.
March 9, 2018
Simone, Brianna, and Christina are reunited for a MYSTERY TOPIC, discussion of Microsoft's LTE Surface and Vulkan 1.1, and the upcoming Spielberg joint Ready Player One.
March 1, 2018
Brianna and Simone are FLYING DUO tonight and talking about Microsoft's Supreme Court Case, the ESRB's addition of in-game purchase warnings to game labels, Discord's purge of white nationalist servers, and the awesomeness of Black Panther.
February 22, 2018
Simone, Brianna, and Christina take a break from news to discuss their favorite toys: the Peloton bike, the HomePod, the iPhone 8, the third-gen MacBook, and the Apple Watch Series 3.
February 15, 2018
Brianna, Christina, and Simone are reunited to discuss Wired's cover story about Facebook, the upcoming (ongoing?) Infocalypse, and Quinn Norton's short life at the New York Times.
February 9, 2018
Brianna, Simone, and Christina are ... not here! But they've curated a trip down memory lane for you, of some of their favorite Rocket memories. Join us to talk about the SNES Classic and, of course, sexy, sexy Pokemon.
February 1, 2018
Brianna and Christina are joined by The Daily Beast’s Taylor Lorenz to talk flame throwers, YouTube drama, buying Twitter followers, and bad award optics.
January 25, 2018
Brianna, Christina, and Simone yell about the HomePod and the hell that is the Apple Store. Then they discuss the mysterious organization behind so much malvertising, and Cindy Gallop's Make Love Not Porn achieving $2 million in funding.
January 18, 2018
This week Christina returns from her terrible accident, and we discuss YouTube's creator problem, Nintendo's incredible new Labo, and the FISA vote.
January 11, 2018
Allison Esposito joins Brianna and Simone to discuss stripper robots, the worst products from CES, Kodak's new cryptocurrency, and the new Overwatch League's lack of women.
January 4, 2018
Simone, Brianna, and Christina update y'all on the Apple battery situation, and talk about the Intel chip vulnerability. Then they exult over Snap's opulent, incredible NYE party.
December 29, 2017
This week, Brianna, Simone, and Christina blaze through discussion of the iPhone battery lawsuit and the Twitter bot that was banned for harassing Nazis. Oops? Then Brianna and Christina shame Simone, and we talk about our best games of 2017.
December 21, 2017
Christina, Brianna, and Simone talk about the net neutrality repeal, have a brief aside about Magic Leap, and effuse over the Ocean's 8 trailer. Then they end the show and spend 30 minutes talking about The Last Jedi.
December 14, 2017
Brianna, Christina, and Simone talk about the most Rocket story ever: AI-manipulated porn. Then we discuss iMac Pro early reviews and the alt-right campaign against Matt Taibbi.
December 7, 2017
Christina roleplays the playground fight between Google and Amazon, and then Brianna and Christina discuss those bitcoins. Finally, Rocket's holiday gift guide!
November 30, 2017
Brianna, Christina and Simone chat about the enormous logic error with Mac OS High Sierra, Uber's latest latest (latest) disaster(s), and the future of Essential.
November 22, 2017
A very, very special guest joins Brianna, Christina, and Simone to discuss Twitter's verification woes, the iPhone X, and the delay of Apple's HomePod.
November 16, 2017
Software Developer Jessica Dennis takes over for Christina this week as we discuss Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot boxes, Pixel earbuds, and SMART DRUGS that can tell when you've taken them.
November 9, 2017
Christina Warren's impressions of the iPhone X meets Brianna Wu's struggles trying to order one. Then we discuss Twitter's fresh 280 characters and Steven Soderbergh's Mosaic.
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