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The Frequency

The Frequency is a weekly news and talk show focused on bringing you the top stories from the real world, the tech world, and sometimes the weird world.

Hosted by Haddie Cooke and Dan Benjamin.



#87: Troll Butter

February 19, 2013 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

We discuss China taking the title of the world's top smart device market, the low numbers of the Wii U, a 17% increase in the price of the Mac Office by Microsoft, the Whopper goes Big Mac, buildings and any surface can become a solar panel, a Duke University neuroscientist says the Singularity is not near for the human brain, and the rogue TIFF that could make your Blackberry vulnerable.


#86: G-Dub's Birthday

February 18, 2013 at 11:30AM • 1 hour 11 minutes

We discuss the resurfacing of the cybersecurity debate, Posterous is shutting it's doors, Posthaven as a nice blogging platform, Google may open a string of retail stores, search engines never forgetting anything we do on the internet, 'Frost' attacks Android phones, Pinterest is the second most popular social networking site, Playstation 4 to stream games in real time, Apple is working on a fix for the iOS 6.1 password hack, Tempo is following Mailbox's lead with reservation rollout, Bungie reveals Destiny in first documentary video, good and bad bacteria, and what Dan has left to do to become a 'true' Texan.


#85: Premeditated Weird

February 15, 2013 at 11:15AM • 49 minutes

With Haddie on vacation, Dan is joined by Alex Ragsdale to talk about Crocdoc, Scroogled, the galaxy's youngest black hole, the poison in chocolate, and the Russian meteor explosion.


#84: Got My Purse, Got my Beer

February 14, 2013 at 12:45PM • 1 hour 6 minutes

We discuss security flaws of Adobe Reader, iOS 6.1.1, and Google Play, the new Kickstarter App, don't try and repair the Surface Pro, HP to adopt Android for upcoming mobile devices, and we are joined by Dr. Drang.


#83: Sit With Me By The Hearth

February 13, 2013 at 1:00PM • 59 minutes

Today we discuss wasting your 20's, an $11,000 phone by Vertu, Whooping cough made a significant appearance in 2012, Dropbox now has IT controls, Intel is building an Internet TV service and box, Apple won the patent rights to 'microslot antennas', the short-term effects of violent video games, HBO Go enables AirPlay, Nikon stock plummets, Virgin America announces it's newest cities, and we are joined by the creator of the Internet Explorer 'Child of the 90's' parody video, James Grosch.


#82: A Road Paved in Bones

February 12, 2013 at 5:15PM • 1 hour 5 minutes

We discuss Twitter and Amex joining forces on e-commerce sales, Tim Cook to sit with the first lady at the Sate of The Union, Apple makes more from accessories than other companies do on phones, the release of iOS 6.1.1, Maker's Mark gets watered down, a cruise ship breaks down, North Korea confirms successful nuclear test, and we are joined by Gentry Underwood, the creator of Mailbox App.

App of the Day: Moves App


#81: High Heels With Rare Earth Magnets

February 11, 2013 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Today we debut our new format! Apple said to be developing curved glass smart watch, Pope Benedict XVI resigns, a Flickr privacy bug, Facebook being sued over 'like' button, European carriers warn against updating your iPhone 4S to iOS 6.1, and Christopher Dorner is the first human drone target on U.S. soil.

We also discuss spiders in the sky, Twitter releasing lolcat language, a live update during the Grammys from Haddie's mom, and later we're joined by rstevens of Diesel Sweeties for a little bit of weirdness.

App of the Day: iMadeFace


#80: You're Into Thor in a Weird Way

February 8, 2013 at 1:15PM • 1 hour 21 minutes

We discuss Google Hangout letting you adjust bandwidth using a slider, if there's an iPad Pro in Apple's future, Dad pays 14-year-old $200 to deactivate Facebook account, Superhero noir posters, a Farmville TV show in the works, digging deeper into Mailbox, and the perfect pushups.


#79: Machine Cabbage

February 7, 2013 at 9:00AM • 42 minutes

We discuss The Chromebook Pixel, one in six PC's shipped last year in Q4 was an iPad, Apple sells 25 billion songs, Ubuntu phone shipping in October, Sprint loses 1 million users, The New York Times now boasts 668,000 paying digital subscribers, some inside news about the Super Bowl blackout, and 50 signs Texas is a utopia.


#78: Sell Me To Google

February 6, 2013 at 9:00AM • 1 hour 2 minutes

We discuss the $150 firewall box, the Postal Service plans to end Saturday delivery of mail, Xbox360 to get RedBox Instant, playing sports for fun could reduce injury, Microsoft Surface Pro review, Vine gets 17+ age rating, Internet Explorer ad parody, and a realtime map of the world and it's tweets.