The Frequency Retired

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.



#77: The Great City of Nepai

February 5, 2013 at 11:45AM • 54 minutes

We discuss Dell going private for $24 billion, kid-free 'quiet zones' on airplanes, web traffic down 15% during the Super Bowl, people don't use or understand digital wallets, Twitter acquires Bluefin Labs, Huawei launches phone in Africa, 'Radio Buy' buttons found in iOS 6.1, and that we need to start watching the TV show Homeland.


#76: Liquor Stores and Laundromats

February 4, 2013 at 8:00AM • 60 minutes

Today we talk about the Super Bowl black out and other stuff!


#75: That Awful Tarp

February 1, 2013 at 1:45PM • 1 hour 13 minutes

Today we discuss Mac Pro sales ceasing in the EU, Wall Street Journal is also getting hacked by the Chinese, Apple is bringing HBO to Apple TV, Iron Man 3 teaser trailer, Apple is the largest mobile phone vendor in the US in Q4, PNG is more popular than GIF, and we are joined by Myke Hurley of 70 Decibels.


#74: Capital of Awesome

January 31, 2013 at 12:15PM • 48 minutes

Today we discuss Shutterstock's cool new photo and video search, Penultimate is now free, you can now search for regions with Google Flight Search, Apple blocks Java 7 for the second time, Porche has come out with the worlds largest outdoor LED TV, an old-school map of underground internet pipes, Acura and Honda are getting Siri, Jackie Robinson's would-be 94th birthday, the New York Times is getting hacked by the Chinese, BlackBerry Z10 camera fails at low-light test, Microsoft to launch Surface Pro at Best Buy in New York on February 8th, and we consult a blog to determine if certain famous people look better with or without a beard.


#73: I Hope This Isn't Poisonous

January 30, 2013 at 9:00AM • 53 minutes

We discuss why having a beard makes you look more aggressive, Apple trademarks the design of their stores, Shirley Hornstein apologizes for deceiving the tech world, Dell founder said to seek majority control with own funds, Netflix wants to become HBO, Nest has raised another $80 million, and a Russian family that had been without human contact for 40 years.


#72: The Indiana Jones Where Miss Haddie Sings

January 29, 2013 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

We discuss Mozilla being recognized as the Most Trusted Internet Company, Iran sent a monkey into space, Crashlytics joins forces with Twitter, a Pebble smartwatch review, Lance Armstrong singing Radoihead's 'Creep', American Airlines gets a new look, and Barnes & Noble is closing 200 stores soon.


#71: Also I'm George Clooney

January 28, 2013 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 7 minutes

We discuss Facebook asking users to submit a photo ID to regain access to their accounts, 'JOBS' falls flat, Exxon passes Apple as most valuable company, Jonathan Coulton gets ripped off by 'Glee', The Lonely Island comes out with an interesting take on YOLO, Disney has confirmed J.J. Abrams will direct the next 'Star Wars', and an Internet Explorer ad that features everything cool from the 90's.


#70: The Way of the Kutcher

January 25, 2013 at 9:00AM • 36 minutes

We discuss the Woz claiming the first revealed scene of JOBS is incorrect, the Vine app taking the Twitter world by storm, information could be stored on DNA instead of hard drives, Samsung's $6.6 billion profit in Q4, Apple drops Chinese supplier for child labor violations, and backdoors found in Barracuda network gear.


#69: When Pebbles Ship

January 24, 2013 at 2:00PM • 40 minutes

Today we talk about Apple's fiscal results, Pebble watches are shipping, Netflix shares jump 30% after hours, Google is creating a wireless network to cover their whole headquarters, jOBS it set to hit theaters on Apple's 37th Anniversary, and images of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 get leaked.


#68: Gordon

January 23, 2013 at 10:45AM • 50 minutes

We discuss the Neanderthal baby prospect not a reality yet, Google's Q4 2012 fiscal year results, Apple pulls 500px from App Store for nudity, Zombieland is becoming a TV show, Apple to invest $3 million to open store in Jakarta, SnapChat hack, email app Mailbox launches reservation system, the Firefox OS Developer preview phone, and Japanese multiplication.