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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.

#57: Dry Socket, Parasite, Larvae, Pupate

January 8, 2013 at 11:45AM • 1 hour 5 minutes

Today we talk about Belkin's new Thunderbolt Express Dock, the 5by5 Time Machine, another sighting of the giant rubber duck, Lenovo's ridiculously large 27" tablet, Walmart now offering DVD to Ultraviolet conversion, Adobe is not giving away CS2, HTC's profit takes a hit in Q4, and David Bowie releases an album for the first time in ten years.

#56: Get Warm Box™

January 7, 2013 at 11:15AM • 1 hour 3 minutes

Today we talk about Microsoft's campus being broken into and what they stole (or didn't), Hulu CEO and CTO, 2013 podcast predictions from Jeff Ullrich, a great interview with Wes Anderson, Reddit to be valued at $400 million, and Dish is the meanest company.

#55: The Longest of Winters

January 4, 2013 at 11:00AM • 44 minutes

We discuss Pinterest acquiring Punchfork, random chain of kindness at Tim's, Flickr camera finder, Apple/Waze deal isn't happening, Facebook launches voice chat, Audi and Toyota prepping self-driving cars, announcement of Corning Gorilla Glass 3, Angry Birds topped 30 million downloads Christmas week, Chinese dad hires virtual assassins to harass son, Leap Motion has been announced, and Creature Cups make coffee drinking a surprise.

#54: I Can Only Imagine Her Diction

January 3, 2013 at 10:15AM • 44 minutes

We discuss the new Ubuntu phones, a Danish GPS sports watch, Samsung redesigned their Chromebox, Amazon wins dismissal of Apple's false advertising claim, 18 billion WhatsApp messages were sent on the last day of 2012, Twitter is now valued at $11 billion, a decade long Wikipedia hoax is revealed, Apple is trying to acquire Waze, and Polaroid opens retail stores called Fotobar.

#53: Technically I'm A Surgeon

January 2, 2013 at 1:00PM • 48 minutes

A recap of 2012 Apple news, long Thunderbolt cables, iOS 6 'Do Not Disturb' not shutting off automatically on New Years day, Ubuntu teaser counts down to launch on January 2, 2013, Google is attacking Apple from the inside out, Apple store in Paris was raided on NYE, Netflix having more technical difficulties, Microsoft IE 6,7, and 8 vulnerable to remote code execution, a hitting streak in baseball may be 'contagious', a gingerbread Tardis, Avis acquires ZipCar, which professions have the most psychopaths, and the year's top radio hits mashup.

#52: Yelp for Dangerous Dogs

January 1, 2013 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Dan is joined by Rich Stevens of They discuss the news, comics, and minecraft.

#51: The Whale Has No Arms

December 28, 2012 at 11:30AM • 45 minutes

Today we discuss RIM's first payment to Nokia, Snapchat isn't as safe as it lead, s you to believe, Cycloramic is a cool video app, Christmas day retail visits up by 27% in 2012, you can now export your data from Posterous, Macbook Pro and Macbook Air to get a processor refresh in June 2013, App Store saw 87% increase in downloads on Christmas Day 2012, a large shark aquarium in Shanghai bursts, and over Christmas Instagram saw a drop of 4 million daily active users.

#50: Frozen Meat Handle

December 27, 2012 at 10:30AM • 50 minutes

Haddie returns and discusses with Dan Facebook's blatant ripoff of Snapchat and its swift failure, the future of smartphones is our car keys, Apple Mac Mini is rumored to be 'Made in the US', Tim Cook takes 99% pay cut, smartphone and tablet sales might slow in Q1 2013, Apple falls to four-year low in online customer satisfaction survey, free calling for Gmail users extended through 2013, and the Batman logo evolution.

#49: I'm Leading Humans to Gold!

December 26, 2012 at 11:00AM • 34 minutes

With Haddie returning from vacation, Dan is joined by Robin Welch to discuss Google Apps, the Christmas Eve AWS outage, Google's problematic music matching service, China's mobile phone users, gold-mining termites, and more.

#48: Have You Ever Tried the Blonde?

December 24, 2012 at 11:00AM • 55 minutes

We discuss Apple reaching its highest ever smartphone share, iOS 6 bug reenables JavaScript, another way to transfer your Instagram photos over to Flickr is Flickstagram, Google designing 'X Phone' to rival Apple and Samsung, CBS to live-stream Super Bowl XLVII, Acer pants to launch 99$ tablet, Cherry is shutting down its on-demand car wash service, and Psy's 'Gangnam Style' set YouTube record of 1 billion views.