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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.



#47: Unauthorized Vacation

December 21, 2012 at 11:15AM • 56 minutes

We discuss Instagram's constant backtracking, surviving the apocalypse, iOS 6.0.2 draining batteries, Brightbox locked charging stations in NY, HTC has plans to make Windows tablets, ebooks on trains, Steve Job's yacht impounded in Amsterdam, Spotify comes to Roku, and a site that lets you Dress Responsively.


#46: The Sickness Behind Your Eyes

December 20, 2012 at 11:00AM • 44 minutes

We discuss the eagle video being a fake, a photo of Mount Everest in 2 billion pixels, Dropbox has acquired Snapjoy, Twitter gets a new COO, Tim Cook is the runner up for person of the year, EFF Patent project backed by Mark Cuban and 'Notch', 'Cut the Rope' creators come out with new game, and Boeing uses potatoes to simulate humans.


#45: Something of a Hipster Geek

December 19, 2012 at 11:15AM • 54 minutes

We discuss three people being arrested in the massive maple syrup heist, Instagram backtracks after mass exodus, the various ways to export your Instagram photos, iOS 6.0.2 release today (12/19/2012), Mark Sanchez benched for McElroy, Chinese villager builds floating disaster pods, Samsung is top cellphone brand of 2012, Kodak sells patents for $525 million, Merlin Mann's productivity discussed in The New Yorker, a video of a Golden Eagle trying to snatch a child from a park in Canada, and Freaky the scary snowman video is back again this year.


#44: Endstagram

December 18, 2012 at 11:00AM • 49 minutes

We discuss the mass exodus caused by Instagram making people's photos available to advertisers which is resulting in a flee to Flickr, Twitter now has 200 million monthly users, YouTube releases YouTube: Capture, Samsung announces 5-inch Galaxy Grand, Apple in talks with Foursquare to add local data to maps, Samsung drops Apple injunctions in Europe, Snapkeys is the new take on the virtual keyboard, Starbucks holiday Twitter campaign backfired, Automatica dongle plugs into cars, and Android phones ranked by battery life.


#43: We're Twins

December 17, 2012 at 1:30PM • 41 minutes

We discuss Jason Calacanis shutting down ThisWeekIn.com, Twitter adding an option to download all your tweets, iPad Mini ad impressions grew 28% every day in November, 2 million iPhone 5's sold during first weekend in China, Snapchat saying it's not a "sexting" app, Walmart offering iPhone 5 for $127 and third gen iPad for $399, and Oreo celebrates its 100th birthday with huge delivery to Antarctica.


#42: I’m Bringin’ Monkey Back

December 14, 2012 at 10:30AM • 54 minutes

We discuss why Google Maps is better than Apple maps, Facebook speeds up Android App by by ditching HTML5, Apple releases iTunes 11.0.1., Apple now has a System Status page, US and UK refuse to sign UN internet treaty, Samsung to reduce investment in LCD, Verizon pushing Android 4.1 update to Samsung Galaxy S III tomorrow (12/15/2012), humanoid robot flexes its 160 muscles, John McAfee claims to have pulled the 'crazy card', woman wants her Ikea monkey back, Microsoft Surface hits first UK retailer, and unusual baby names of 2012.


#41: I Fell Down! I Fell Down!

December 13, 2012 at 4:00PM • 49 minutes

We discuss John McAfee coming into the U.S., what the world searched for in 2012, Google Maps is now available for iPhone, what the census could look like in 2060, Facebook confirms ads coming to Instagram, The Pope gets a new Popemobile for Christmas, LinkedIn launches an Incubator, Dell quits smartphone business globally by dropping Android, Dropbox acquired Audiogalaxy, Mexican drug smugglers are using T-shirt cannons to shoot drugs across the border, a video that gives a rundown of everything wrong with The Amazing Spiderman movie, how to hack Chipotle, and Gail Simone seemingly forced off BATGIRL.


#40: Mr. Poopy Egg

December 12, 2012 at 12:15PM • 1 hour 3 minutes

We discuss the unfortunate news about the gunman in the Portland mall yesterday, Apple has fixed the Australian map problem, Twitter pages are changing whether you like it or not, Flickr for iOS is overhauled, Pantone color for 2013 has been revealed, Man of Steel trailer, Samsung Galaxy S4 is a no show at CES, Facebook pushed gifts to all U.S. users, former Yahoo exec Blake Irving named CEO of Go Daddy, Rovio will be financing Angry Birds film themselves, Samsung Galaxy Camera with 4G LTE arrives, programmer Ryan Gosling, Twitter's in-house photo storage system, Blobstore gets announced, and we get rstevens of Diesel Sweeties to help out with the news and discuss some lights that appeared over San Francisco and Brooklyn.


#39: Seychelles

December 11, 2012 at 10:45AM • 46 minutes

We discuss Tower Bridge raising to let a 50 foot rubber duck pass underneath, Twitter now has photo filters, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator finally get Retina support, hackers dump 1.6 million passwords, SkyDrive to connect to Xbox 360, Microsoft leaks possibility of Office for iPhone, London's black cabs are getting Wifi, Square is getting into gift cards, John McAfee sells life rights for movie and tv, Instagram's camera a got an update, iPhone 5 hits 300,000 reservations in China, Ikea monkey heads to primate sanctuary, and 2012 doomsday is a marketing fallacy.


#38: Linux in the Bathroom

December 10, 2012 at 10:45AM • 56 minutes

We discuss the fact that we will no longer be able to view Instagram photos on Twitter, the fact that Twitter is getting its own photo filters, Mac Pro is likely to be "Made in USA", Holiday apps for Apple TV, Square integrates Apple's Passbook, Living room PC's will compete with next-gen consoles, Apple's upcoming iOS update to unlock bluetooth keyboard control for Apple TV, a new TV show about Silicon Valley, Glitch is no more, Apple maps are leading people astray in Australia, Samsung says "something new" is coming to CES in 2013, 25-GPU cluster cracks every standard Windows password in 6 hours, 160 Mac Mini's on a rack, Window's phone seeing holiday boost compared to Q4 of 2011, thief steal iPhone from paraplegic, Bill Murray kidnapped and stun-gunned for Letterman entrance, someone got 5 iPads instead of the one they ordered, Dan got interviewed by Mac Tuts+, and The Minimalist wallet by CAPSULE.