Countdown to excitement! Every week Christina Warren, Brianna Wu and Simone de Rochefort have accelerated geek conversation. Tech, comics, movies, games and books, no galaxy is off limits! Hosted by Brianna Wu, Christina Warren, and Simone De Rochefort.
Today on the show we've got Laurie Segall, prolific tech journalist and founder of Dot Dot Dot Media! Can she teach Simone to be less negative about tech? Then it's an update on our favorite memory of 2017, the Equifax hack. Finally, GO SEE BIRDS OF PREY!
With Christina's whereabouts unknown, we tackle the bad bad app that the Democratic Party decided to inflict on Iowa's caucus. Then we dig into the much-despised remake of Warcraft 3 and a little ol' problem with Google Photos.
We've got some fun rumors about Apple and Samsung this week! Phones, tags, wireless charging, finally?? Tune in to hear all about it, including the most exciting rumor from Samsung that we have ever heard.
Should Apple have followed through with plans to implement end-to-end encryption for iCloud back-ups? We'll talk about that and Sonos' plans to stop updating older devices on this week's episodes. Plus, Netflix's The Witcher is good, actually.
It's the most wonderful week of the year, CES, when all the weird, horrible, wonderful tech products are paraded before us. Let's talk best and worst of show, and then let's have a CIVIL DISCUSSION ABOUT STAR WARS.
This week on Rocket, Simone is deathly ill, so Bri and Christina talk about the latest Boeing CEO news, the New York Times’s scary new privacy investigation, the worst gadgets/companies of the decade, and the debacle/hellscape that is “Cats.”
This is a tech-heavy week, with discussion of the new Xbox Series X and security on Amazon's Ring cameras, as well as a long retrospective about the trouble Boeing 737 production and what it could imply about the future of self-driving cars.
Description: Christina is back!! Then it’s onto the real show, and we’re talking about Tesla’s angular new Cybertruck and Google Stadia. There was going to be another topic but instead we talked about Pokemon for thirty minutes. Who saw that coming?
Bri and Simone convene to discuss the new MacBook Pro model (old keyboard!) and some Black Friday deals that in the end… all kind of suck. Does Black Friday suck? Finally, the new Pokemon game is here!
Jeremy Kaplowitz and Matt Saincome from Hard Drive are joining Bri and Simone on this week's Rocket to chat about their new book, Apple's plot to release AR glasses and a headset, TikTok's trouble with the U.S. government, and the Sonic redesign.
Christina and Brianna are eating crow regarding the Morning Show and Apple TV Plus's programming. Simone is still a hold-out. Next, we're talking about lasers, the new way your home tech can be used to make you feel unsafe.
Before Christina leaves on Microsoft Ignite, we're talking about the battle of the buds! Amazon's low-priced noise reducing echo buds versus Apple AirPods Pro. Then, the first impressions of Apple TV Plus are coming in, and it's looking boring out there.
This week we're taking on WeWork and the intriguing money shuffling situation that's happening! Billions of dollars!!! Next up, Photoshop is coming to iPad, but what's it missing? And finally there's a new Star Wars trailer.
Simone the traitor is back from Canada to discuss Google's Pixel event with Christina and Brianna, who have never done anything wrong in their lives. We've got opinions on the Pixelbook Go, Pixel 4 and 4XL, and of course Google Nest updates.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.