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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.



#27: Tooth Hat

November 23, 2012 at 11:00AM • 58 minutes

Dan is joined by Sam Kapila for news and talk, with topics including Black Friday, false Islands, bendable smart phones, rats with fiber optics in their brains, a 4.2 million dollar golden christmas tree, stolen iPhones, and more.


#26: Hose It in The Front Yard

November 21, 2012 at 11:30AM • 1 hour 15 minutes

A chart that breaks down what technology kids and adults have on their holiday wish lists, Job's spaceship-like offices to arrive later than planned, T-Mobile exec says iPhone isn't worth the sacrifice, hacker breached AT&T's security, 250 phone booths in New York are getting an iPad-esque upgrade, NTSB may drop Blackberry for iPhone, Star Wars 7 & Beyond: Lawrence Kasdan onboard for sequel, The Oatmeal is getting sued, "white smells" exist for smells as "white noise" do for sounds, a strange beast discovered in Namibia, and Dr. Benjamin Chapman stops by the show to inform us how to keep our holiday food prep clean and our guests from getting sick while severely grossing us out in the process.


#25: You've Goatse Mail

November 20, 2012 at 10:30AM • 50 minutes

HERE maps for iPhone, Oprah tweets her love of her Surface from her iPad, Intel CEO Paul Otellini retires, Hulu adds Gaming Channel, Windows 8 is disappointing, twenty five years of cell phones in a single image, and Ben and Patty Mug smashing videos!


#24: The Pig as the Noodles

November 19, 2012 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 1 minute

Dan talks more in depth about the 5by5 State of the Union Address, Israel announces Gaza invasion via Twitter, FBI arrests JFK worker in iPad heist, if you're still running Lion then messages is about to end for you, to fix just get Mountain Lion, early builds of OSX 10.9 reveal Siri and Maps integration, Windows 8 phone users reporting problems, AC/DC ends their iTunes holdout, and gamers prove equal to surgeons in operating robotic surgery tools.


#23: Don't Sniff my Browser

November 16, 2012 at 9:45AM • 54 minutes

Twinkies is going out of business, Twitter adds the ability to share tweets via email, Spotify rolls out browser-based app in beta today, JBL reveals docks with lightning connectors, Gabe Newell gets inducted into the gaming hall of fame, Google preps maps app for iPhones, a review of the iPad Mini with LTE, Pitchfork covers how much artists really make now on their music, neanderthals may have sailed to Crete, and we will get our first glimpse of Star Trek: Into Darkness when The Hobbit hits theaters.


#22: Put a Quail in It

November 15, 2012 at 10:15AM • 46 minutes

A bug in Apple's iOS 6.0 triggers multiple downloads of audio streams, spontaneous generation of microbial life, Ballmer suggests more hardware coming, rumor of new iMacs being delayed, new Wifi protocol boosts congested wireless networks by 700%, Skyfall title sequence, crooks steal $1.5 million in iPads from JFK, Turduckin, Formula 1 has come to Austin, we give some love to Scott Beale of Laughing Squid, and a prequel to The Wizard of Oz is on its way.


#21: Practice Pig

November 14, 2012 at 11:45AM • 1 hour 11 minutes

McAfee update, ESPN's Princess Bride lines as play by play, Nokia to offer it's maps for iPhone and Androids, Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 updates available, another Square copycat emerges form Bank of America, Scott Adams blogs about Larry Page's voice problems, Dropbox is growing very fast, we love Dave Pell's Next Draft, and Janeane Garofalo was married for 20 years and didn't know it.


#20: Invisible Hand

November 13, 2012 at 11:15AM • 47 minutes

Steven Sinofsky leaves Windows, Kodak gets a lifesaving loan, Apple gives in to employee perks, John McAfee wanted for murder, 50 years of Bond, text messaging has declined, Halo 4 sales hit 220 million on launch day, and GIF named work of the year by Oxford Dictionaries.


#19: The Universal Gesture for Hefty

November 12, 2012 at 11:00AM • 50 minutes

Puerto Ricans favor statehood for the first time, Groupon fell 30% in regular trading, why Apple and HTC settled their patent litigation, study says if a video doesn't start in 2 seconds people will leave, Microsoft using celebrities to promote Windows Phone 8, Apple pays $21 Million to Swiss over clock dispute, Shopify Desk Theme Editor 1.0 release, Beluga whale makes human sounds, "pre-drinking" common among young alcohol users, ancient d20 die emerges, a cat ran for senate in VA and came in 3rd, a running daikon radish, iPhone turns a table top into full-sized invisible keyboard, and a video of every attempted crocodile jump in "Live and Let Die".


#18: Quick! Look! The Orbs are Up There!

November 9, 2012 at 10:45AM • 1 hour 1 minute

Problems being reported with Surface covers and hardware, Priceline buys KAYAK, Reddit 3.8 billion monthly page views, Firefox's 8th birthday, superbugs found in unclean Canada hotel rooms, iPad sold at gas station was actually a mirror, Sony's credit rating heading towards junk pile, Facebook calls for biodegradable servers, Apple gave 2.5 million to Red Cross and raised additional funds, Apple ranked most innovative company for the third year, Google's little known Niantic project, 100 UFO's over China-India border, and Amazon Wine debuts.