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 Jan 23, 2019


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.

Episode Date
Rocket 256: Reverse Rocket Rule
Larry Page and Sergey Brin are leaving Alphabet to Sundar Pichai! Woah! Also, there are … iPhone rumors! As usual. Finally, after 84 years, Marvel has released a Black Widow Trailer.
Dec 05, 2019
Rocket 255: Agents of Chaos
Description: Christina is back!! Let’s do a Christina catch-up: What did she think about the MacBook Pro and Pokemon Sword/Shield? 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?
Nov 27, 2019
Rocket 254: We're Cancelling Black Friday
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 and boy has it been a lightning rod for controversy! Let's get heated.
Nov 21, 2019
Rocket 253: Hard Times for Tik Tok
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.
Nov 17, 2019
Rocket 252: Retraction
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. And finally it's a mini scamtown on AirBnB, which frankly, needs to do better.
Nov 07, 2019
Rocket 251: Neutral Bud Hotel
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. Finally, a brief chat about narrative games after the success of Outer Worlds.
Oct 31, 2019
Rocket 250: A Colossal Flip-Up
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 so you know we have to talk about it.
Oct 24, 2019
Rocket 249: Do Your Worst
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. Next, it's an official Rocket iPhone 11 review from Brianna and Simone! Finally, the $200 device that will play all your old GameBoy cartridges. It's Rocket, baby!
Oct 17, 2019
Rocket 248: Reverse Porn
Simone is in Canada, so Bri and Christina spend way too much time nerding out over the Microsoft Surface event, the drama happening with Blizzard and Hong Kong, and dissecting the Joker.
Oct 10, 2019
Rocket 247: A Big Whoopsy
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.
Oct 03, 2019
Rocket 246: Gateway Smart Speaker
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?
Sep 27, 2019
Rocket 245: To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade
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? Did Sega make a good hardware product again? Last of all, a few words on MoviePass, may it rest in pieces.
Sep 19, 2019
Rocket 244: #christinashaming
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. And finally, the second part of our interview with Rachel Williams, author of My Friend Anna.
Sep 11, 2019
Rocket 243: Anna Delvey is Not Our Friend
In tech news, Android 10 is out and we have thoughts. Next week is Apple’s big iPhone event, and we go over the rumors -- both new and outstanding -- and give our take on what we’ll see. 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” and former friend/victim of Rocket patron saint Anna Delvey. Suffice to say, Anna Delvey is no longer our friend.
Sep 05, 2019
Rocket 242: Disney Owns Our Culture
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: new iPhones, and a Macbook refresh that hopefully won't cost as much as a night in the Star Wars hotel!
Aug 29, 2019
Rocket 241: Rose Gold Collection
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. Let's dig in. Finally, those rascals at Snap are at it again, with the third round of Spectacles!
Aug 22, 2019
Rocket 240: MoviePass II: The Return
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! Finally, Brianna and Christina interview attorney and author Carrie Goldberg whose new book, “Nobody’s Victim” is in stores now.
Aug 15, 2019
Rocket 239: JUNK FOOD
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 Next, 8Chan has been taken offline (for now) in the wake of the shooting in El Paso. Here's how that happened. Finally, a hard segue into talking about donuts.
Aug 08, 2019
Rocket 238: Uncool Hacks
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's reactions to Outlander shipping, which really comes out of left field.
Jul 31, 2019
Rocket 237: A First!
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! We're still workshopping the sound effects on that one. But what about those rumored new iPhones, eh? Then, it's all the trailers Simone didn't watch at Comic-Con. Sorry, guys.
Jul 25, 2019
Rocket 236: We're Riled Up
FaceApp is back and (maybe) sending your photos to spies, Zoom stepped in it, and the myth of the 10x Engineer.
Jul 18, 2019
Rocket 235: Farewell, MacBook
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.
Jul 11, 2019
Rocket 234: What Did We Say About Rocket Rules
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.
Jul 04, 2019
Rocket 233: Apple Rumor Klaxon
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. Lastly, what would 2019 be without another grim workplace story? This week it's Jason Schreier's report on the QA team with Treyarch.
Jun 27, 2019
Rocket 232: Centralizing Decentralized Currency
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.
Jun 20, 2019
Rocket 231: The Planet is on Fire
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. They also talk about the spate of amazing summer TV on the air right now and finally, discuss the current career renaissance of Keanu Reeves.
Jun 13, 2019
Rocket 230: Buy Christina a Mac Pro
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.
Jun 06, 2019
Rocket 229: Infrastructure Weak
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! And finally, we would've talked about Pokemon Sleep… if reviews of the Millenium Falcon ride at Disneyland Galaxy's Edge hadn't dropped.
May 30, 2019
Rocket 228: Piece of Dust
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 is freakin' awesome and there's no reason not to buy one if you want untethered VR.
May 23, 2019
Rocket 227: Hot Terminal
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. And finally, it wouldn't be a Simone and Christina show without some YouTuber drama.
May 16, 2019
Rocket 226: Oppression Team
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 09, 2019
Rocket 225: I've Got A Dog Clicker
The future promises quantum computing and vertical TVs, but do they matter? Then Anna Delvey and T-Pain.
May 03, 2019
Rocket 224: Conspiracy Entrepreneurs
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. Then Anna Merlan, author of Republic of Lies, joins us to talk about conspiracy theories and their rise in popularity! Finally, it's the Game Boy's 30th Anniversary. We're old!
Apr 25, 2019
Rocket 223: Aunt Becky is Going to Jail
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. Surprisingly, reviewer’s don’t hate it. Christina still says she’s not buying one. She’s probably lying. Then, they tackle the highs and lows of science. The high: we got an image of a black hole! The low: one of the scientists on the team that achieved this feat was harassed off the internet. Because the internet. Bri and Christina then segue to talk about rumors of a Microsoft Surface AirPods competitor, and chat about how they use AirPods and wireless earbuds in general. And finally, two of our favorite crooked celebrities, Lori Loughlin (Aunt Becky) and Allison Mack are back in the news and totally going to jail.
Apr 18, 2019
Rocket 222: The Cursed Episode
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. Then Brianna interviews fellow Relay member Dan Moren about his new book, The Bayern Agenda! Finally, Christina has been reading Ladies Who Punch, a tell-all book about The View, and we're rehashing the Barbara Walters vs. Elisabeth Hasselbeck fight like ten years later.
Apr 11, 2019
Rocket 221: Janties!
DO YOU KNOW THE GOSPEL OF JANTIES? Well, you will. Then 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. Finally, does the HBO documentary on Theranos measure up against the stiff competition of Bad Blood by John Carreyrou and The Dropout by Rebecca Jarvis? Find out!
Apr 04, 2019
Rocket 220: She's in Dubai
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. Next, what is Europe doing with its internet laws? Ridiculous things. Finally, the Spice Girls are back in the news for the best reason possible.
Mar 28, 2019
Rocket 219: Banjo Is Free
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. Lastly, Netflix is in the news for cancelling beloved sitcom One Day At A Time.
Mar 21, 2019
Rocket 218: Side Door
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. Next, a review of Samsung's smaller phone, the S10E. And finally, the college scam you've all been waiting for.
Mar 14, 2019
Rocket 217: Rogue One Two
Brianna and Simone GO ROGUE. We're talking about the general state of living games — games that provide their publishers with revenue until the next big thing comes out. 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.
Mar 07, 2019
Rocket 216: We're Not Buying Them
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. But then we have an update on The Life of Elizabeth Holmes from Vanity Fair. Everything's coming up Rocket!
Feb 28, 2019
Rocket 215: Oculus Rift Tea Time
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. Tune in to learn what our SECRET SEGMENT is! Lastly, Samsung has finally revealed the Fold, their $1,980 foldable phone.
Feb 21, 2019
Rocket 214: The 24th Time Zone
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! Lastly, it's the 20th Anniversary of Final Fantasy 8, a game that maybe isn't as bad as it's supposed to be.
Feb 14, 2019
Rocket 213: Our Favorite Things
Rebecca Jarvis joins our hosts to go in-depth on Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes. She's the resident expert, producing and hosting the podcast The Dropout for ABC. We also talk about Angela Ahrendt's legacy at Apple, as Deirdre O'Brien takes over a SVP of Retail + People. Then, the SS7 exploits that have allowed hackers to drain bank accounts in Europe. Finally Christina, Brianna, and Simone also discuss the massive media layoffs that hit this month.
Feb 07, 2019
Rocket 212: Tiny Screws
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. Finally, the Resident Evil 2 remake is OUT and Bri is LOVING IT.
Jan 31, 2019
Rocket 211: Suckville 9 to 5
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. Finally, we've all had a chance to watch both Fyre Festival documentaries. Find out what we think!
Jan 24, 2019
Rocket 210: Foldable Phone Future
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. And last but not least, there are not one, but two Fyre Festival documentaries, proving that the world might actually be okay.
Jan 17, 2019
Rocket 209: Pepsi is Not a Sponsor of This Podcast
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.
Jan 10, 2019
Rocket 208: Stop Drocks
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.
Jan 04, 2019
Rocket 207: The 19th Year of 2018
The Rocket Awards for 2018 have arrived.
Dec 28, 2018
Rocket 206: That's a Win!
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!
Dec 20, 2018
Rocket 205: Epic Games, Cars, and Adult Content
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.
Dec 13, 2018
Rocket 204: Great Chicken Caper of 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! She-Ra is a good show, Laura Loomer chained herself to Twitter, and the PlayStation Classic sucks.
Dec 06, 2018
Rocket 203: Don't Catfish
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.
Nov 29, 2018
Rocket 202: Christina's Makes a Good Buying Decision
Simone is out sick this week, but that doesn’t mean Bri and Christina can’t talk at length 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 Bri and Christina share what they are doing for Thanksgiving and why Christina (finally!) bought a PS4.
Nov 24, 2018
Rocket 201: Christina's Wallet Strikes Back
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.
Nov 15, 2018
Rocket 200: Two Hundred!
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.
Nov 08, 2018
Rocket 199: 34.8 Billion Dollars
It's another APPLE EVENT WEEK! Time to talk about the MacBook Air, the iPad Pro (thanks for the new Pencil, Tim!), 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.
Nov 02, 2018
Rocket 198: An Influencer Who Works for Microsoft
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 coming out and Fallout 76 in beta.
Oct 25, 2018
Rocket 197: The Magic of Necromancy
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.
Oct 18, 2018
Rocket 196: The Big Hack Breakdown: Supermicro, Apples Watches, and Google Pixel 3
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!
Oct 11, 2018
Rocket 195: Summer Never Ends
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.
Oct 04, 2018
Rocket 194: iPhone Hypocrisy
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.
Sep 27, 2018
Rocket 193: A Masochist and a Liar
It's new Apple hardware week, and reviews are out! iOS 12 is here as well, and Playstation has cooked up something new.
Sep 20, 2018
Rocket 192: Are the New iPhones Worth it?
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. Then Brianna talks about the lessons she learned from running her first campaign for Congress. Later, Simone previews the first 7 hours of Assassin's Creed Odyssey.
Sep 13, 2018
Rocket 191: Summer of Scams: The Finale
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, a story we've followed since day one — and it's not quite over yet.
Sep 06, 2018
Rocket 190: Wrestling is the Fake Sport
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 on this week's Rocket! Plus: an update on Elon Musk's romantic life.
Aug 30, 2018
Rocket 189: Poo Show At The Frick Factory
Nvidia has new GPUs! Rumors of the Mac mini are happening! Azealia Banks is still doing things! This is a lot of exclamation marks!
Aug 23, 2018
Rocket 188: Tech Jealousy
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! Finally, the most Rocket-worthy topic of all time: Azealia Banks' Instagram Story expose on Elon Musk and Grimes.
Aug 16, 2018
Rocket 187: Simone is the Mayonaise
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. First up, Magic Leap reviews are out, was it worth the hype? Then the Sarah Jeong harassment controversy is discussed (and Christina’s inadvertent involvement). In happier news, MoviePass has changed business models. Again. (Christina got her merch!) A private Tesla? What is Elon tweeting? Finally, we end with a secret segment part two.
Aug 09, 2018
Rocket 186: Inauthentic Activity
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 — when will it fall, and how much merch will Christina Warren get out of it? You have all the answers here.
Aug 02, 2018
Rocket 185: Thin and Light
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. Close the show out with a discussion of James Gunn's firing from Disney after a right-wing campaign.
Jul 26, 2018
Rocket 184: Stealth MacBook Refresh
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? And a video game Kickstarter was deemed not responsible for refunding over $4,000 from a customer, even after it failed to deliver the goods for years. Finally, why you should watch Glow season 2.
Jul 19, 2018
Rocket 183: It Could Look Worse
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 why the Nintendo Switch is the best console ever.
Jul 12, 2018
Rocket 182: Nap Queen
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.
Jul 05, 2018
Rocket 181: Dark Mode
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.
Jun 28, 2018
Rocket 180: Simonepunk 2077
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.
Jun 22, 2018
Rocket 179: Leon is Not Hot Anymore
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. Plus, unprofessional thoughts about the Canadian Prime Minister.
Jun 14, 2018
Rocket 178: Blue Bubble Elitist
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, and then it's on to a discussion of Anna Delvey's tell: her hair.
Jun 07, 2018
Rocket 177: The Wonder Bread of Content
Discussing our WWDC predictions, a recap of Code Conference, and The Cut's incredible examination of the scams of Anna Delvey.
May 31, 2018
Rocket 176: Donkey Kong Cradles Him
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 24, 2018
Rocket 175: There's a Robin Williams Movie
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 17, 2018
Rocket 174: Git Champions
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. Ed is a Program Manager for VSTS, focusing on Git. Lori is the Director of Program Management for VSTS, and leads up the One Engineering Services (1ES) team at Microsoft.
May 11, 2018
Rocket 173: A Lawyer Solution
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
May 03, 2018
Rocket 172: Nintendo's To-Do List
Christina, Brianna, and Simone talk about sick Nintendo haxx, the MacBook Pro keyboard, and good ol' Yahoo.
Apr 26, 2018
Rocket 171: Nintendo Labo is Here
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.
Apr 19, 2018
Rocket 170: It's So Horrible Here
Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss Zuckerberg's Senate testimony, the new RED iPhone, Mac Pro updates, and Cardi B's new album dropping.
Apr 12, 2018
Rocket 169: Better Laser Explosions
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.
Apr 05, 2018
Rocket 168: There Were Other Complications
Apple held an event, Facebook is being Facebook, and who bit Beyoncé’s face.
Mar 30, 2018
Rocket 167: Pointing Fingers
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.
Mar 22, 2018
Rocket 166: Smart Home Future
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.
Mar 15, 2018
Rocket 165: Steven Spielberg Hasn't Made A Bad Movie Since Hook - Fight Me
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.
Mar 09, 2018
Rocket 164: Just The Two Of Us
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.
Mar 01, 2018
Rocket 163: Reviewpalooza
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.
Feb 22, 2018
Rocket 162: The Internet Was A Mistake
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.
Feb 15, 2018
Rocket 161: Wow, Remember That?
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.
Feb 09, 2018
Rocket 160: Flamethrowers and Teens
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.
Feb 01, 2018
Rocket 159: Christina Loves To Buy
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.
Jan 25, 2018
Rocket 158: Even MORE Warrantless Wiretapping
This week Christina returns from her terrible accident, and we discuss YouTube's creator problem, Nintendo's incredible new Labo, and the FISA vote.
Jan 18, 2018
Rocket 157: Joe Kodak
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.
Jan 11, 2018
Rocket 156: Brain Hurt
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.
Jan 04, 2018
Rocket 155: We're All From Rocket Now
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 for her choices, and we talk about our best games of 2017.
Dec 29, 2017
Rocket 154: I Don't Regret It
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.
Dec 21, 2017
Rocket 153: Always Be Fact Checking
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.
Dec 14, 2017
Rocket 152: One Woman Show
Christina roleplays the playground fight between Google and Amazon, and then Brianna and Christina discuss those bitcoins. Finally, Rocket's holiday gift guide!
Dec 07, 2017
Rocket 151: Dark Unicorn
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.
Nov 30, 2017
Rocket 150: CMAC AND CMOM
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.
Nov 22, 2017
Rocket 149: Get Yourself a Bentley
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.
Nov 16, 2017
Rocket 148: Meth Is Not Cruelty-Free
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.
Nov 09, 2017
Rocket 147: The First Big iPhone X Episode
Brianna, Christina, and Simone have a BIG OL' IPHONE X HOUR. Then, a brief digestif in the form of Aibo!
Nov 02, 2017
Rocket 146: Get A Load of THESE Amazing Stories
Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss the state of Apple's television programming, Amazon Key, and this week's BIGGEST TECH FAILURES.
Oct 26, 2017
Rocket 145: Baby's Got Back, As They Say
Brianna, Christina, and Simone talk about the KRACK epidemic, and two solid products: the Pixel 2, and the Surface Book 2.
Oct 19, 2017
Rocket 144: Go Oculus Go
Brianna, Christina, and Simone discuss hacking the crap out of your SNES Classic, and the new untethered headsets from Oculus. Then we take a turn to discuss Harvey Weinstein.
Oct 13, 2017
Rocket 143: Grievances
Christina returns to be shamed for not going to Disney jail. Then your hosts start out glad with the SNES Classic, and end up mad talking about Equifax. In the middle, they find some time for Google.
Oct 05, 2017
Rocket 142: SimoneJACK
Julia Alexander joins Brianna and Simone to talk about … Tom Cruise's butt, what is up with all the clowns, and whether Twitter can ban Trump. Seriously.
Sep 28, 2017
Rocket 141: Disney Prison
Christina, Brianna, and Simone have a few words for the iPhone 8 and Apple Watch Series 3 problems, as well as the cool stuff available for ARKit.
Sep 21, 2017
Rocket 140: The Revolutionary iPhone
Brianna, Christina and Simone pore over every detail from Apple's Sept. 12 keynote. RIP ROSE GOLD.
Sep 14, 2017
Rocket 139: Almost as Good as Simone
Brianna and Christina are joined again by Jessica Dennis (@jessicadennis) to discuss the latest tech news is the week, including the Galaxy Note 8 Reviews, Google’s monopoly status, and the tech industry's response to the Trump’s DACA decision.
Sep 09, 2017
Rocket 138: Horf Some Sausage
Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk about the upcoming Apple Event, Microsoft and Google's push into VR and AR tech, and Taylor's Swift's ascension from the dead.
Aug 31, 2017
Rocket 137: All the Sad, Young Phones
Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss all the new exciting Android-related news: the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Essential Phone, and Android Oreo. Then they talk about Ellen Pao's book excerpt in NY Mag, and the new and terrible Lamborghini phone.
Aug 24, 2017
Rocket 136: This Is What Eggs Sound Like
Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk about the upcoming Tesla Model 3, Apple's plans for television content, and MoviePass and their potentially doomed $10 subscription.
Aug 17, 2017
Rocket 135: Appropriating Demons and Daddy
The iPhone 8 isn't here yet, but we sure seem to know a lot about it, including the possibility THERE MAY NOT BE A ROSE GOLD OPTION. Also, Disney is breaking up with Netflix.
Aug 11, 2017
Rocket 134: That's What SHE Said
Christina, Brianna, and Simone talk about Apple's decision to pull some VPN apps from the Chinese App Store, the women who sell nudes on Patreon, and HBO h4ckz0rz.
Aug 03, 2017
Rocket 133: Walmart Disappoints America
Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk about the looming death of Flash, the delayed death of MS Paint, and the disastrous Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago.
Jul 27, 2017
Rocket 132: I Invented Daddy Culture
Christina explains why she bought a very expensive iMac, then the hosts talk about some good old-fashion bitcoin theft. Finally, pooping all over the Ataribox.
Jul 20, 2017
Rocket 131: A Beautiful Moth
Russian hacking, home security and GLOW!
Jul 11, 2017
Rocket 130: Princess Christina
Brianna, Christina, and Simone discuss Dave McClure's resignation at 500 Startups and VC harassment. Then it's a light show, with Simone's massive feelings on Overwatch's Doomfist and some frenzied praise of Edgar Wright's Baby Driver.
Jul 07, 2017
Rocket 129: Nintendo, Please Send Us Four Mini SNES Classic Editions
Simone, Brianna, and Christina reminisce on the iPhone, which turns 10 years old. Then they flip out over the Mini SNES Classic, which Nintendo should send them four of.
Jun 29, 2017
Rocket 128: Orwellian!
Simone is back, joining Christina and Bri to talk about Apple's leaked presentation on leaking, and Tumblr's conspicuous silence on Net Neutrality after Verizon's purchase of Yahoo. Finally, what's up with that Han Solo movie?
Jun 22, 2017
Rocket 127: Bee Queen
As Simone is busy at E3, Christina and Brianna are joined by Ish ShaBazz. Topics this week are using blockchain to vote online, all the greatest news from E3, and the latest Uber nightmare.
Jun 15, 2017
Rocket 126: WWDC!
This week, Brianna and Christina and joined by Jessica Dennis to discuss ALL THINGS WWDC. It's the lightning round of Apple updates, y'all.
Jun 09, 2017
Rocket 125: The Pretentious Man's Android
Brianna, Christina, and Simone tackle the Essential phone, predictions for WWDC 2017, and the new TWIN PEAKS.
Jun 01, 2017
Rocket 124: We're Back!
Christina Warren is BACK, joining Brianna Wu and Simone de Rochefort to talk about the phishing attack on hospitals, the government's move to cloud computing, and a book about bitcoin.
May 26, 2017
Rocket 123: A Two-Parter, Part Two
Julia Alexander is BACK, joining Brianna and Simone to talk about Nintendo's grey market problem — Brianna finally bought a Switch! Then, Tesla's new solar roof and the phenomenon of Cars 3.
May 18, 2017
Rocket 122: A Two-Parter
Julia Alexander joins Simone and Brianna to discuss Gizmodo's security test, the recent Net Neutrality kerfuffle, and Snapchat's crappy earnings.
May 11, 2017
Rocket 121: Not ASMR
Simone, Christina, and Brianna dig into the latest phishing scheme, and spend some more time ripping into Uber and its mistakes. Then they talk The Defenders.
May 04, 2017
Rocket 120: Feast of Sins
Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk about Uber's latest terrible act, Amazon's new Echo, and the ongoing JUICERO SAGA.
Apr 27, 2017
Rocket 119: JuicBros
Brianna and Christina are joined by Glenn Fleishman to talk about overpriced juicers, what Facebook showed off at F8, and the demise of the mini NES and the rumors of a new mini SNES.
Apr 20, 2017
Rocket 118: Pure Nuggets
Simone, Brianna, and Christina explore LeEco's slow collapse, and the advent of YouTube TV. Then: the great hero of our time is revealed.
Apr 13, 2017
Rocket 117: Death Knell Pause
Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk Apple's mea culpa on the Mac Pro, and then Spotify's concessions to UMG for premium music streaming. Then: Persona 5.
Apr 06, 2017
Rocket 116: Gosh-Darn Angry!
Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk about Congress caving to pressure from carriers and ISPs, Samsung's new Galaxy 8, and the slow death of music streaming.
Mar 31, 2017
Rocket 115: That is the Joke
Christina, Brianna, and Simone talk about the red—crimson?—iPhone, and the new iPad. Then they take on Apple Clips, which wants to be Snapchat for the old people. Then we dig back into Mass Effect: Andromeda, now that Bri has taken a turn with it.
Mar 23, 2017
Rocket 114: Beauty and the Matrix
Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss the new Beats X headphones, the potential of Mass Effect: Andromeda, and Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast! Oh, and the Matrix reboot. Because that's a thing.
Mar 16, 2017
Rocket 113: Just Have Two
Christina, Brianna, and Simone talk about the upcoming Slack competitor Microsoft Teams, and the launch issues that have plagued the Nintendo Switch.
Mar 09, 2017
Rocket 112: Agent G
Georgia Dow joins Brianna and Simone to talk the Nintendo Switch, some sizzling iPhone 8 rumors, and the upcoming Wolverine movie, Logan!
Mar 02, 2017
Rocket 111: The FORCE Awakens
This time your hosts discuss Snapchat’s pending IPO and whether the company will be more like Facebook or Groupon. They then segue the discussion into the viral story of a former female Uber engineer’s viral blog post and what the event says about Uber and women working in tech. The three round-out the show on a lighter note, talking about some what they are currently watching on TV.
Feb 23, 2017
Rocket 110: Eff It All
Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss the s-word in Magic Leap and the imminent troubles of virtual reality. Then they take a turn into Anil Dash's writing on the fake free market, and Verizon's new unlimited data plans.
Feb 16, 2017
Rocket 109: Being the Firehose
Christina, Brianna, and Simone wonder if Vizio shouldn't have to pay more for its privacy violations, and then dive into Twitter’s new safety measures.
Feb 09, 2017
Rocket 108: ZuckSweat
Christina, Simone, and Brianna are joined by William Turton to discuss THE EXPLOSIVE RESULTS of ZeniMax's lawsuit against Oculus. Then we kick that baby to the curb and talk about Microsoft cannibalizing Apple's market share, and Apple Airpod condoms.
Feb 03, 2017
Rocket 107: Make Me Cry
Brianna, Christina, and Simone talk Trump's Android phone, Apple's App Store reviews update, and how to fix the NES Classic.
Jan 27, 2017
Rocket 106: Go Hard And Then Go Home
Brianna, Christina, and Simone talk endlessly about the highs and lows of the Nintendo Switch. Then they turn to the dying dream of Google Daydream, and talk about Brianna's upcoming campaign.
Jan 20, 2017
Rocket 105: I Want Socks
Christina makes a triumphant return from CES to tell Brianna and Simone all about the new tech. Then discuss the iPhone's 10th anniversary, and the imminently upcoming Nintendo Switch.
Jan 12, 2017
Rocket 104: A Change of Titles
Georgia Dow joins Brianna Wu and Simone de Rochefort to talk about the DOL's lawsuit against Google, crappy beauty technology, and Medium's change of direction.
Jan 05, 2017
Rocket 103: Sergeant Rochefort
This week, a mysterious new host appears, Sargent Rochefort. Christina and Bri talk about Oculus's latest train wreck: an executive caught soliciting a 15 year old. Plus, the best and worst gadgets of 2016, and a tribute to Carrie Fisher.
Dec 29, 2016
Rocket 102: Throw Some More Cores At It
Simone, Christina, and Brianna talk about what Apple is doing with its desktop Macs, and what it's doing with our ears! (AKA, AirPods are here.) Then they dive into the world of *Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.*
Dec 22, 2016
Rocket 101: BRI IS BACK
BRI IS BACK, and she joins Christina and Simone to talk about Trump's meeting with tech leaders, and Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 recall. Then they talk about the real issues: sexy, sexy Pokemon.
Dec 15, 2016
Rocket 100: We're Judging
Georgia Dow joins Christina Warren, Simone de Rochefort and — surprise! — Brianna Wu for episode 100. They talk the Oculus Touch controllers, Fitbit's purchase of Pebble, and our Amazon Go future.
Dec 08, 2016
Rocket 99: Return of Team Old
Glenn Fleishman joins Christina Warren and Simone de Rochefort to talk about Reddit's latest disaster, Netflix's downloadable content, and AT&T ruining the Internet.
Dec 01, 2016
Rocket 98: At the End
Christina and Simone are joined by Alex Cranz to talk about Facebook in China, Snap Spectacles and Heathers.
Nov 23, 2016
Rocket 97: I'm An I-Guy
Relay FM Big Boss Stephen Hackett joins Christina and Simone for a spirited discussion on the erosion of journalism (fake Facebook news!), that smooth MacBook Pro Touch Bar action, and the peach emoji's restored butt status.
Nov 17, 2016
Rocket 96: Let's Have A Normal Show
Brianna, Christina, and Simone have a normal episode where they talk about normal things such as: the PlayStation 4 Pro! Lipnet, some cool new lipreading software! X-Men movies!
Nov 11, 2016
Rocket 95: Christina's Layers O'Laughs
Brianna, Christina, and Simone go over the latest Apple event and delve into their impressions of the new Macbook Pro.
Nov 04, 2016
Rocket 94: Thanks Microsoft
Christina, Brianna, and Simone tackle a fraction of a heavy week! Microsoft's event showed some promising products (Surface Studio!) and last week's DDoS attack showed us a glimpse of a dark future. Finally the AT&T/Time Warner merger shows us an even worse future, where AT&T won't let us watch Westworld.
Oct 27, 2016
Rocket 93: Reported to Death
Brianna, Christina, and Simone discuss the quickly approaching new MacBooks (finally!), and talk for longer than they meant to about how Twitter could save itself. The new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser also dropped so we have a little rant!
Oct 20, 2016
Rocket 92: A La Carte Fate
Brianna, Christina, and Simone discuss exploding Samsung phones, missing movies on Netflix, and Westworld.
Oct 14, 2016
Rocket 91: The Virtual Reality Is
This week on Rocket, Google's new Pixel phone, Samsung's new problem and PlayStation's new VR system.
Oct 07, 2016
Rocket 90: These Memes Are Gross
Brianna, Christina, and Simone discuss Palmer Luckey's financial backing of an alt-right meme Think Tank, and the latest iPhone-gate. Finally, they weigh in on whether Snap Inc.'s new glasses are really hideous or not!
Sep 29, 2016
Rocket 89: Garbage Web of Privacy
Brianna, Christina, and Simone review the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+, and then segue into the garbage web of privacy we've built in 2016, and how it affects MacOS Sierra. Last but certainly not least, the death of Brangelina.
Sep 22, 2016
Rocket 88: #HotInHerreParty
Brianna, Christina, and Simone discuss the state of streaming and Nelly's struggles with income taxes, as well as the worst tragedy to strike our nation: the theft of the 24-foot Chick-Fil-A inflatable cow. Then they dovetail neatly into exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7s somehow, and it gets real.
Sep 16, 2016
Rocket 87: Tweak and Twerk and Twunk
Glenn Fleishman joins Simone and Brianna to get down and dirty on Apple's September Event. We talk about the fancy new camera, the loss of the headphone jack, and more spicy opinions!
Sep 09, 2016
Rocket 86: Talk About Me to Journalism
Mikah Sargent fills in for Christina, for discussions on Transmission, the PS4 Slim and Dead or Alive.
Sep 02, 2016
Rocket 85: Die on the Daddy Hill
Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss Bloomberg’s latest Apple Watch report, and bid goodbye to John Gruber’s notes app, Vesper. Then they accidentally devolve into a deep discussion on Daddy and the Discourse.
Aug 25, 2016
Rocket 84: My Cool Aunt
Brianna, Christina, and Simone talk about sports coming to your Apple TV via Twitter, and Tim Cook’s interview in the Washington Post. Finally, we talk about the new Rogue One trailer and our excitement!
Aug 18, 2016
Rocket 83: Suddenly EDM
The Rocket hosts talk about Macbook Pro rumors and some of the exaggerations about the new MBP’s abilities. Then they talk about No Man’s Sky, and the exaggerations about the game’s abilities. And then, they talk about Stranger Things, and the exaggeration of—nevermind, Brianna just kinda didn’t dig it as much as everyone else.
Aug 11, 2016
Rocket 82: iPhone Size Queen
This week on another thrilling episode of Rocket, Brianna, Christina, and Simone talk about the new Xbox One S and whether or not people are ready for it. Then, they fall into phone fatigue and finally wrap things up talking about the new Snapchat, I mean Instagram.
Aug 05, 2016
Rocket 81: Slackmaster G
Christina, Simone, and Brianna keep things apolitical in a discussion about the DNC hacks and the meaning of privacy. Then they segue into game developers’ critiques of the Universal Windows Platform and bid goodbye to Marissa Mayer’s tenure at Yahoo.
Jul 28, 2016
Rocket 80: Our Eff Bomb Episode
Christina, Simone, and Brianna talk about the rumored iPhone 7 leaks, and then take a scenic tour of hell discussing Twitter’s reaction to Leslie Jones’ harassment. The cherry on the sundae is Christina’s in-depth recap of the Taylor Swift vs. Kim Kardashian beef, and Simone’s reveal that she is, deep-down, a terrible person.
Jul 21, 2016
Rocket 79: Pokémon Go, Going, Gone
This week, Simone, Brianna, and Christina talk about the Pokémon craze that is sweeping the world (again), as well as the safety concerns. Then, talk turns to Magic Leap and the promise of augmented reality.
Jul 14, 2016
Rocket 78: When Your Product is a Punchline
This week: Tesla, Apple, Snapchat and ... Blackberry. Seriously; that last one isn't a weird typo.
Jul 07, 2016
Rocket 77: That’s Non-Trivial
A very sick Simone de Rochefort powers through with Christina Warren and Brianna Wu, discussing the awesome Ghostbusters VR experience in Times Square, the dangers of technologically sophisticated cars, and finally the thinkpiece debate over Apple killing the headphone jack. And yes, we tried Mac N’ Cheetos.
Jun 30, 2016
Rocket 76: #TOMSWIFT
This week on Rocket, your deeply wounded hosts discuss Apple’s decision to kill off the Thunderbolt display, as well as the new upgrades that come with macOS Sierra (Siri on your computer!). Then Brianna preaches the gospel of the HTC Vive, and Christina gets misty-eyed over TomSwift.
Jun 24, 2016
Rocket 75: Live from AltConf 2016
Live from AltConf 2016, Bri and Christina were joined by Mikah Sargent and Rene Ritchie to talk about Apple's WWDC announcements.
Jun 16, 2016
Rocket 74: Pirate Reform
Serenity Caldwell joins Bri and Simone to discuss App Store updates and Nest’s ongoing leadership crisis. Then Simone ardently defends Warcraft from the Haters.
Jun 10, 2016
Rocket 73: Big Sister is Watching
Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss the impacts of Apple switching to a triennial release cycle, as well as the rumors MacBook Pro with an OLED panel on the keyboard. Finally, they discuss the kerfuffle over Star Wars: Rogue One getting reshoots and whether it means anything at all.
Jun 03, 2016
Rocket 72: Obliterating Children
Brianna, Simone, and Christina discuss Microsoft’s new Xboxes and consumer trust, then veer into the tawdry world of the Peter Thiel and Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker. To wrap things up, they go over Twitter’s latest update and how Overwatch is consuming their lives.
May 26, 2016
Rocket 71: Compulsory Heterosexuality
Christina, Brianna, and Simone discuss Google I/O and whether they’re eating enough of Google dog food, plus the newly released Captain America: Civil War and how it stands up even under all those superheroes.
May 19, 2016
Rocket 70: Christina Drops the Eff Bomb
Mikah Sargent joins Christina Warren and Simone de Rochefort to talk anxiety about app updates, and what it means that Apple would consider ending music downloads. Plus: why you should watch Twin Peaks!
May 13, 2016
Rocket 69: A Thousand Miles An Hour Into Punville
In a slow news week, Brianna, Christina, and Simone go over their most anticipated WWDC rumors, and then discuss the most important news of 2016: Channing Tatum’s Las Vegas live show.
May 05, 2016
Rocket 68: Death of a Unicorn
Christina, Brianna, and Simone hammer another nail into the FBI vs. Apple coffin, then discuss whether Theranos can survive the most recent CMS report. Finally they dig into Apple’s second quarter earnings and where the company could go next.
Apr 28, 2016
Rocket 67: Push Your Own Dongle
This week the hosts of Rocket lament the future console wars, discuss Apple’s security promises, and see their dreams come true.
Apr 21, 2016
Rocket 66: 1337 Stopped Being Cool
This week is action-packed with F8, that weird new Kindle, swatting and VR follow-up all on the docket!
Apr 14, 2016
Rocket 65: Release the Volcano
This week, Simone shares her experience with the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift. Christina expresses concerns over the Internet of Things, and Bri opens an investigation.
Apr 08, 2016
Rocket 64: Mister Doctorow
Microsoft's HoloLens gets a demo, Oculus Rift reviews are here and the FBI broke into the San Bernardino iPhone. It's Rocket time!
Apr 02, 2016
Rocket 63: That's Actually Not a Terrible Point
This week in accelerated geek conversation: the iPhone SE, new iPad Pro, the lack of updated Macs and the turmoil that seems to be brewing at Nest before Simone breaks some bad news about a part of her history.
Mar 26, 2016
Rocket 62: The Constant March Forward
This week, the Rocket trio talk Apple rumors and the PlayStation VR before being joined by Brett Gaylor from Mozilla to talk about encryption.
Mar 17, 2016
Rocket 61: A Lot of Cooks in the Kitchen
This week in accelerated geek conversation: OS X ransomware, new Samsung phones, Android N and Ghostbusters!
Mar 10, 2016
Rocket 60: Full Disclosure
This week, Christina breaks a story a possible software acquisition by Kanye, Bri talks about the HTC Vive and Simone sings the intro to the iCloud segment.
Mar 03, 2016
Rocket 59: Tim Cook for President
The show opens with some exciting news from Simone. 🎉 Then, more news about the FBI's fight with Apple and Tim Cook's interview on ABC, followed by the Freewrite word processor and Samsung 837.
Feb 25, 2016
Rocket 58: You Can't Not
This week, Apple squares off against the FBI over iPhone encryption, Vulkan's impact on game development and Deadpool.
Feb 18, 2016
Rocket 57: Never See the Light of Day
Amazon's Lumberyard, Twitter's quarterly results and Formation are all on the list for this week's Rocket.
Feb 11, 2016
Rocket 56: The Home of my Soul
Simone is back from Texas, and things get weird before Bri gets the show back on track. On the topic list? iPhone users getting the dreaded Error 53, possible changes at Twitter, how Bri tips Uber drivers, and the new Taylor Swift app.
Feb 07, 2016
Rocket 55: A Heart On for the iPad
This week, Christina and Bri are joined by Mikah Sargent to talk about Apple's Q1 results, the current state of Twitter and a new wireless broadband service named Starry.
Jan 28, 2016
Rocket 54: The Faceless Protagonist
This week, the Rocket trio discuss Crave, Brave and Music Memos, which unfortunately kind of messed up that rhyme.
Jan 21, 2016
Rocket 53: Slowly Melting Into a Pile of Goo
This week on Rocket: earbuds from the future, VR porn and Mr. Robot.
Jan 14, 2016
Rocket 52: A Tank For Every Family
January is here, and that means its time for CES. This year, it brings new car tech, foldable displays, the Oculus Rift and weird appliances.
Jan 07, 2016
Rocket 51: Kylo Ren is a Complete Millennial
Christina makes everyone jealous of her vacation and Simone has a family crisis before the Rocket crew get down to business and talk about Theranos, Twitter's new head of diversity, and — after the sounding of the spoiler horn — The Force Awakens.
Dec 31, 2015
Rocket 50: Vapors of Memory
This week, Simone and Bri are joined by Marco Rogers to talk encryption, developing within constraints and some notable products that thrived — or died — in 2015.
Dec 23, 2015
Rocket 49: Messenger Dolphin
This week, Team Rocket talks Swagways and self-driving cars before having a conversation about the characters portrayed in Jessica Jones. (Don't worry, the spoiler horn is fired before it gets too serious.)
Dec 17, 2015
Rocket 48: Split the Cells
This week, the Rocket trio tackle's Apple's Smart Battery Case and its hump, the Apple TV and its App Store, before talking about SNL's recent skit about female tech reporters.
Dec 10, 2015
Rocket 47: The Final SB Discussion
This week, Brianna, Simone and Christina are joined by Amy Jane Gruber and Guy English for a conversation about recent abusive events toward writers in the Apple community.
Dec 03, 2015
Rocket 46: Curiosity and Wonder
Simone and Christina are joined by Nicole Lazzaro to talk about her upcoming VR game, "Follow the White Rabbit," before discussing Magic Leap's roadmap and PS4 Remote Play.
Nov 28, 2015
Rocket 45: Terminated in Adele’s Mouth
The iPad Pro is out, but there are lots of questions from a development perspective. Windows Phone is doing ... not well. Lastly, Adele's album isn't available for streaming, but that's not what killed Rdio.
Nov 21, 2015
Rocket 44: Church of Simonetology
iPad Pro reviews are out, but Bri is happy with her 12-inch MacBook. Lady Pitch Night leads to a discussion of valuation, funding, and pitching, before the trio discuss Evie Frye and Lara Croft.
Nov 12, 2015
Rocket 43: The Next Big Thing
Christina isn't dead, which is good, as this week's topics include the new Apple TV, why hearts on Twitter really don't matter, and Jem and the Holograms.
Nov 05, 2015
Rocket 42: I Don't Want to See Real Life
Brianna and Simone are joined by Yasmine Evjen to talk about the Nexus 6P and Android Marshmallow, Brianna’s involvement in the SXSW disaster, The New York Times; Google Cardboard program, and Christina's trip to the afterlife.
Oct 29, 2015
Rocket 41: That’s my Safe Word
This week: Christina's interview with Jony Ive, Anna Wintour and Andrew Bolton, the Surface Book, Samsung's Gear VR and YouTube Red.
Oct 22, 2015
Rocket 40: Sweater Weather & iMac Season
This week, Simone and Christina are joined by Sabrina Wood to talk about new iMacs, Twitter's layoffs and then relive some glory days gone by.
Oct 15, 2015
Rocket 39: Dredging up the Gems
Simone, Christina and Bri dive into this week's Microsoft event, including the Surface Book and HoloLens before talking about Twitter Moments ... and McDonald's all-day breakfast menu.
Oct 08, 2015
Rocket 38: Red Carpet Ready
After a very ... special ... reading, the Rocket trio dive into Peeple, OS X El Capitan, Metal on the Mac, note taking applications, and Bri's time at the Oculus Connect 2 event and reflections on the future of the gaming industry.
Oct 01, 2015
Rocket 37: Special Kind of Octopus
This week, Christina and Simone are joined by Serenity Caldwell to talk about the iPhone 6S, share stories of murdered iPhones, and discuss the Pebble Time Round before getting excited for season 2 of Serial.
Sep 24, 2015
Rocket 36: The Wheel Works Better
This week on the Rocket docket: iOS 9, Simone's ancient iPad, content blockers, Apple News, XOXO and more.
Sep 18, 2015
Rocket 35: The Gorilla Arm Problem
This week, Christina, Simone and Bri talk about this week's Apple announcements.
Sep 11, 2015
Rocket 34: Fine Piece of Machinery
This week, Brianna, Christina, and a post-PAX Simone talk about iOS 9's new transit data, Google's new logo, and new reports about the NSA and Apple.
Sep 04, 2015
Rocket 33: Beyond Stoked
This week, the Rocket crew discuss Twitter's handling of politicians' deleted tweets, Samsung's new crop of phones, and Windows 95's birthday.
Aug 25, 2015
Rocket 32: Frankenkeyboards
This week on Rocket: the Ashley Madison data dump, iPad Pro rumors, and the recent Windows 10 dustup.
Aug 20, 2015
Rocket 31: Hire the Right Millennials
After some very important Hand Grenade follow-up, Simone, Christina and Bri discuss Alphabet, Beats' place in technology and fashion, Christina's SXSW pitch, and Tinder's Twitter meltdown.
Aug 13, 2015
Rocket 30: A Beautiful Disaster
This week, the Rocket crew talk about Christina's One Direction experience, how Android can move forward from recent security vulnerabilities and ongoing carrier woes, Reddit's banning of a group of offensive subreddits and this week's Time's article about VR.
Aug 08, 2015
Rocket 29: Security Through Obesity
This week, Brianna, Christina, and Simone discuss car DJ etiquette, Windows 10, and Planned Parenthood's website being hacked before wrapping up with a conversation about Bond. James Bond.
Jul 30, 2015
Rocket 28: We Vote With Our Dollars
Simone's dislike of scary movies, Christina's article on the recent AshelyMadison hack and the return of Google Glass before getting into the recent drama on Twitter and at Gawker.
Jul 23, 2015
Rocket 27: That Was a Space Joke, By The Way
This week, the Rocket trio talk about Pluto, Reddit and Taylor Swift in New Jersey.
Jul 16, 2015
Rocket 26: Cloudy Hellscape
This week your Rocketeers tackle the drama over at Reddit, freak out about giant fighting robots, and consider the problem of special effects looking just too good.
Jul 09, 2015
Rocket 25: The Paradox of Choice
This week, Bri, Christina and Simone compare notes on Apple Music before talking about Google's stance on revenge porn and the new *Steve Jobs* movie trailer.
Jul 02, 2015
Rocket 24: Peak Christina
Bri, Christina and Simone discuss Apple removing Apps containing the confederate flag from the App Store, Talyor Swift laying the smack down on Apple (obviously), and Christina's Seinfeld crusade.
Jun 26, 2015
Rocket 23: Guardian of the Velociraptors
This week your terrific trio discuss Uber paying expenses for drivers, new Ghostbusters toys for girls, and Jurassic World. *Unfortunately due to Brianna’s travel commitments, she was unable to use her regular recording setup. Apologies for any irregularities in our audio this week*.
Jun 18, 2015
Rocket 22: On Demand Lifestyle
Following WWDC 2015, Simone joins Brianna and Christina (who are recording together in person), to talk about Apple Music, Metal, and Christina's interview of Tim Cook.
Jun 10, 2015
Rocket 21: Never Leave Us Again
Christina return to talk to Simone and Bri about Google I/O, how Apple could strengthen Siri, and Tim Cook's privacy speech, before controversial opinions about Star Wars are shared.
Jun 04, 2015
Rocket 20: The Hiking Simulator
This week Brianna and Simone are joined by John Siracusa. They talk about the potential future of virtual reality in gaming and computing, strings of text that can crash iMessage, and have a spoiler-free discussion of 'Tomorrowland'.
May 28, 2015
Rocket 19: Destructa X
This week your terrific trio talk about Taylor Swift Twitter faves, Virtual Reality adult entertainment (*Slightly NSFW*), ATP's struggle with gender balance, and Taylor Swift's new music video.
May 21, 2015
Once your hosts finish an epic bus and alcohol intro, they get in to discussing app design for the Apple Watch, Bri's Watch swap and the Jem and Holograms trailer.
May 14, 2015
Rocket 17: I Can Run for President!
This week Christina get's to (finally) talk about getting her own Apple Watch, before your hosts discuss Carly Fiorina's Presidential run, the struggle for women running tech companies, and using Periscope to watch boxing. Rounding off the show is a debate about Avengers: Age of Ultron.
May 07, 2015
Rocket 16: Burnt Out from Microsoft
After Christina is freed from the clutches of the Microsoft Build Keynote, she joins Brianna and Simone to talk about the announcements from the event and Bri's thoughts on the Apple Watch, before the Jared Leto Joker photo sends them all down a pit of sadness thinking about failed Batman movies.
Apr 30, 2015
Rocket 15: Have You Not Heard about My Frog Suit?
After a dramatic reading from a very peculiar book, your trio of hosts go on to discuss Google's 'Project Fi' and the value of streaming video services.
Apr 25, 2015
Rocket 14: The Eloquence
This week your terrific trio discuss the Apple Watch as a gaming platform, how the Surface 3 compares to the MacBook and Simone introduces Christina and Brianna to Volleyball Manga.
Apr 17, 2015
Rocket 13: Is Gold Best?
This week on Rocket your hosts are back to discuss Apple Watch reviews (and the order process), Christina's review of the new MacBook and how Orange is the New Black portrays female sexuality.
Apr 11, 2015
Rocket 12: CYAT
This week, after a story of a super-creepy PR campaign, your intrepid trio discuss OnLive shutting down, Facebook's 'On this Day' feature and Fast and Furious 7.
Apr 05, 2015
Rocket 11: PDF Slumber Party
This time on Rocket, your hosts debate the merits of the new Linux Code of Conduct, despair at Ted Cruz's domain name problems, get pumped up over the new Mission Impossible trailer, and discuss the good and bad parts of dog ownership.
Mar 26, 2015
Rocket 10: Professional Alcohol Chaperone
After discussing the trials and tribulations of fake ID's, this week's episode focuses on the Ellen Pao trial, Mattel's new creepy Barbie doll and the controversial Batgirl cover.
Mar 20, 2015
Rocket 9: Channing Tatum Saves Feminism
After Bri and Simone question if Christina is a robot, your terrific trio discuss HBO Now and it's potential effect on the TV industry, whether the MacBook's new design makes for a usable laptop and they consider the uses and aesthetics of the Apple Watch.
Mar 12, 2015
Rocket 8: Holy Cats!
This week your terrific trio discuss the latest rulings on Net Neutrality, take a look at the products coming out of MWC and Christina tries to convince everyone why The Bachelor is the greatest TV Show on earth. Oh yeah, they also discuss 'The Dress'...
Mar 05, 2015
Rocket 7: Serial Kickstarter Backer
This week, your terrific trio freak out after Bri drops some huge Jem news, that sends everyone down a huge diversion. Once balance is restored they discuss Lenovo's Superfish debacle, consider the Pebble Time as a serious smartwatch competitor and look at how the internet is changing journalism.
Feb 26, 2015
Rocket 6: Next Gen Trash TV
After planning an elaborate 3DS heist, your terrific trio listen to Christina's incredible impressions, take turns pronouncing 'Aluminium' (because of the Jony Ive profile), discuss Sony's recent course change and review Better Caul Saul.
Feb 19, 2015
Rocket 5: Gravely in the Wrong
Your favourite Left Shark aficionados are back to talk about how the daily show revolutionised the web and the way we consume TV, what the FCC are up to with Net Neutrality and Sony breaks Bri's heart.
Feb 12, 2015
Rocket 4: I Cannot Be Left Shark
A fight breaks out on Rocket this week, as your intredpid hosts try to decide which one of them is the 'Left Shark' After this is resolved, Christina fills us in on what happened at TUAW, Brianna ponders the future of driverless Taxis and Simone gives her Superbowl half-time show recap.
Feb 05, 2015
Rocket 3: Representative Warren Has No Comment
Rocket is firing on all thrusters this week! Simone tells us if Microsoft's bold new iOS apps make them relevant in mobile again. Brianna argues the Ghostbusting industry should hire more women. Christina analyzes Riot's new psychological tricks so DOTA players won't be such huge jerks.
Jan 30, 2015
Rocket 2: Truly Outrageous
Your intrepid hosts are joined by Isometric's Georgia Dow to lay the smack down about what's going on at Microsoft, debate whether you should be able to really 'feel' your video games and finally prove why 'Jem and the Holograms' is a TV show that inspired a generation, for better or worse.
Jan 26, 2015
Rocket 1: Pilot
Countdown to Launch! In the pilot episode, Bri tells the heartwarming story of Christina writing an article that ruined her life, Simone explains why no one her age will buy a 3D printed car, and why Ant Man has the potential not to suck.
Jan 19, 2015