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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.



#16: Burned Into My Memory

November 7, 2012 at 10:30AM • 1 hour 2 minutes

We discuss Skype replacing Windows Messenger, a parrot in captivity manufactures tools, researchers warn against using Sophos, NASA will text you when the space station is overhead, UK version of Square gets released, Microsoft Office for iOS and Android coming early, and we have a chat with the creepiest guy on the internet, Jim Harold, of The Paranormal Podcast Network.


#15: You are a Lobster

November 6, 2012 at 9:45AM • 43 minutes

We discuss the arrival of Instagram profiles, Apple exploring the switch from Intel, 1 in 4 computers sold last quarter were tablets, Coke got hacked and didn't tell anyone, Google Voice search vs. Siri, and Superman's home star may have been discovered.


#14: Giving Bigfoot a Bad Name

November 5, 2012 at 10:30AM • 49 minutes

We discuss Microsoft retiring Windows Live Messenger, 3 million iPads sold in 3 days, Google Nexus 4 and 10 review, Japanese Android developers infecting 10 million users, tear downs of tablets, the demise of Buckyballs, a surprise intruder in Philadelphia, and Spike Tv offering $1 million dollars for Bigfoot proof.


#13: Rats are Excellent Swimmers

November 2, 2012 at 10:00AM • 48 minutes

We discuss the east coast gas shortage, Google Wallet Card, shorter lines for the iPad Mini, Amazon Cloud Drive for photos, Kim Dotcom's new Me.ga site, iOS 6.0.1 available, Apple's internal changes might cause design shift, Firefox isn't as popular, Apple can't sell anything called an "iPhone" in Mexico, and 80,000 walnuts are missing.


#12: Hipsters Ruin Everything

November 1, 2012 at 10:45AM • 47 minutes

We discuss the iPad Mini teardown, Verizon's flooded communications hub, the internet is running on diesel, iTunes teamed up with The Red Cross to host donations for Sandy victims, Comcast offering free Wifi for anyone affected by Sandy, App Store vs. Appstore, and try to decide on Dan's facial hair plans for Movember.


#11: Sloppy Seconds

October 31, 2012 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 4 minutes

We discuss how Hurricane Sandy is disrupting the internet, Disney buying Lucasfilm, iPad Mini reviews, Apple's stock drops, Apple delays the new iTunes release, Nexus 7 sales doing well, an ATM heist, Walmart selling the Boxee which competes with Apple TV and the Roku, and the amazing rstevens of Diesel Sweeties drops by to talk UFOs, crop circles, and paranormal encounters. Happy Halloween!


#10: Makers Make Things

October 30, 2012 at 11:00AM • 57 minutes

We discuss the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, Apple's management changes, bye bye Scott Forestall, first look at "Wolverine" movie poster, Iron Man 3 Trailer, the Nook HD tablet is the best reader, Steve Ballmer tries his hand at voiceover, U.K.'s gets its first 4G network, no Comic Con.


#9: Try to Handle It

October 29, 2012 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 9 minutes

We talk about our special time with the Microsoft Surface, hurricane Sandy, along with the current destruction of the west coast by Giants fans. There's a new LinkedIn profile, transparent aluminum, the Apple yacht, "Sudsy" found a Nexus 4 in a bar in San Francisco, the black iPad Mini has finally sold out, David Lee Roth's hat twirling abilities and watch the thousands of dollars someone spent on the video for their demon app.


#8: That's a Man's Hands

October 26, 2012 at 9:45AM • 44 minutes

We discuss Apple's Q4 earnings, Amazon's low Q3 earnings, security flaws in airline boarding passes, initial white iPad Mini supply running dry, Apple Radio to challenge Pandora in 2013, Microsoft store in Time Square opening, Beatle's Apple Corps logo now owned by Apple, China is 15% of Apple sales, Samsung shipped twice as many smartphones as Apple, and Jailbreaking is now legal for phones but not tablets.


#7: Cash Rock Benjamin

October 25, 2012 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 14 minutes

Today Dan and Haddie begrudgingly accept the release of Skype 6.0, Apple releasing Lightning to HDMI and VGA adapters, Windows imminent overtake by Android in the mobile world, Apple iPad Mini supply shortage, iPad resales surge over 700%, women being the target audience for the iPad Mini, the FBI is spying on anarchists, a realistic Popeye and a chat about self-sufficiency with Tweetie and now Letterpress game creator, Loren Brichter. Also, did you know your phone is covered in poop?