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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.

#37: You Look How I Feel

December 7, 2012 at 5:00PM • 33 minutes

Dan and Haddie travel to Atlanta, GA to visit Mailchimp. They discuss Tim Cook's let-down of an interview, Deutsche Telekom invests EUR 30 billion over 3 years, T-mobile USA plans to ditch iPhone subsidies, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition is now available for iPad, Google Apps discontinues basic package and asks new customers to pay $50, besides scalpers few turn out for the iPad Mini launch in Beijing, Pinterest is doing a spam cleanse, AT&T gives up on its in-house CDN, Microsoft moving the Surface into additional retail stores, and the wait continues for the 27-inch iMac due to ship in January.

#36: If You Give a Pig a Surface

December 6, 2012 at 11:15AM • 49 minutes

We discuss a mysterious 'Dan' appearing on some AT&T phones, Cook announces the move to manufacture Mac computers in USA, Instagram CEO says Twitter card removal was the right move but it is confusing, Apple trader arrested in $1 billion wire fraud, Facebook replaces 'subscribe' with 'follow' on profile pages, Dish plans to now sell mobile phones at Blockbuster retail stores, Russian iTunes running escort/porn ads, Megaupload shutdown was a massive success, Dave Brubeck dies at the age of 91, city birds are using smoked cigarette butts to smoke out parasites, severe lack of distribution of the Surface, Mashable's great new redesign, Apple moving to a semi-annual cycle, exploding Blackberry scarred young boy, Dell services head Schuckenbrock resigns suddenly, and Twitterrific 5 has arrived.

#35: The Tea, It Does Nothing

December 5, 2012 at 10:15AM • 44 minutes

We discuss Twitter losing the ability to correctly display Instagram photos, Gmail App for iPhone and iPad, Bare Bones releases BBEdit 10.5, half of all App store revenues goes to just 25 developers, Verizon to start targeted advertising this week, Google adds horizontal carousel for web based iPad search, Facebook WhatsApp analysis, Pandora shares plunge, Adobe turns 30, create cool printable foldable 3D figures with Foldify, a coffee table inspired by the floppy disk, and Starbucks rolls out an exclusive $450 gift card.

#34: I Dismiss the Child

December 4, 2012 at 10:30AM • 1 hour 1 minute

We discuss Google launching new maps API with better tablet maps, hackers behind Tumblr Worm say they warned Tumblr weeks ago, Instagram vulnerability on iPhone, Alibaba reaches $157 billion in sales, research shows the large number of people taking their social media with them to the bathroom, Krampus Christmas cards, research proves coffee is good for you and you can drink as much as you'd like, SMS vulnerability in Twitter, Facebook, and Venmo, iTunes would be one of the world's biggest media companies, "Amazing Spider-Man 2" casts it's Harry Osborne, Dropbox picks Dublin for its second offices, Soundcloud has 180 million users and revamps its site, and a lobster cannibalism surprise!

#33: Come To The Courthouse

December 3, 2012 at 10:30AM • 54 minutes

News Corp. to shut down The Daily, as of Saturday Syria's internet is back up and running, Facebook's share closes at $28, limited edition The Hobbit Moleskin notebooks, Apple has outgrown all handset makers in the US, Apple introduces a variable cost for iTunes gift cards sold by third-party retailers, predictions on Apple's possible change from using Samsung processors, father of 9-year-old Pirate Bay settles case, new iMac teardown, McAfee comes out of hiding to give a video talk to CNN, Microsoft launched web-based Windows 8 app creator, Tim Cook's first TV interview this week, Calvin & Hobbes search engine with full text and description search, first text message sent 20 years ago today (12/3/2012), researchers studying brain damage in football players, and some iMacs are being labeled "Made in the USA".

#32: Wanna Print a Skull?

November 30, 2012 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 12 minutes

We discuss Syria turning off the country's internet, new iMacs available today (11/30/2012), iTunes 11 is now available, Apple now selling unlocked iPhones in the US, China is finally getting the iPad Mini, iPhone 5 and 4th gen iPad, Facebook is now able to make its own games, despite comments from T-Mobile management T-Mobile may get the iPhone soon, Microsoft Surface Pro has half the battery life of the Surface RT, Staples announces in-store 3D printing, Dell releases powerful Linux Ultrabook, voice calls over 4G LTE kills your battery, the internet is too slow for Google Fiber, celebrating 40 years of Pong, the Grand Canyon may be older than previously found, mind-blowing photos of Amazon's warehouses over the holidays, 50 years of Bond cars, and Haddie's dream of having a jellyfish tank gets fulfilled and then squashed.

#31: Put It In Your Rice Cooker

November 29, 2012 at 11:00AM • 40 minutes

Today we discuss Amazon web services cutting S3 prices, hackers stealing and publishing emails from UN nuclear agency, AMD plans to sell Texas campus to raise cash, Samsung Galaxy Note II plans to hit stores tomorrow, the court temporarily protects PeopleBrowsr's access to the Twitter Firehose, Windows 8 touchscreen laptops see a slow start, some advice for when we drop our phones in the toilet, and a human baby named Hashtag has entered this world.

#30: The Corn President

November 28, 2012 at 10:30AM • 40 minutes

Topics include the 5by5 shop mug release, Cassini discovers second 'Pac-Man' moon, lake life survives in total isolation for 3000 years, NASA building a warp drive, Apple has fired the Maps manager, Black Friday Apple vs Microsoft store, a humanoid robot that juggles and plays catch, and a jellyfish could unlock the secret of immortality.

#29: Goodbye Blue Planet, Hello Red Planet

November 27, 2012 at 11:00AM • 43 minutes

Topics include iMac availability, the Microsoft Windows 8 Apollo Plus update, Google+ Play integration, Google's 12.85-inch Chrome OS touch notebook, Nintendo's Canadian Wii Mini (Jr.), Amazon's bonds, Twitter archive export news, a possible Martian colony, the Pidgeon's Code, and more.

#28: Phablet

November 26, 2012 at 10:45AM • 44 minutes

We discuss John McAfee's ongoing bizarre breaks from reality, inaccurate hacking scenes in Skyfall, iPad led Black Friday online buying, Thanksgiving Day retail traffic increased 71% in 2012, iTunes through the ages, Black Friday fights at Walmart over prepaid phones, PSY Gagnam Style video surpasses Bieber for most popular on YouTube, Minecraft Reality for iOS, Diesel Sweeties goodies, Apple acquired 'Lightning' trademark from Harley-Davidson, and the unusual world of Mac prototypes.