We taste-tested 14 instant coffees, from mouth parties to tire fires, to discover if there's anything redeemable about this much-maligned beverage.
Material 221: Wares and Wearables
Andy and Flo run long this week, but that's because there's too much to say about Google's wearables trajectory. Before we get into it, Andy warns us he's holding court for the iPhone 11 for the next few weeks before updating us on our status as Gympie-Gympie Bush influencers (we're going to make it after all!). After that, we'll touch upon what's expected at Google's October 15 event in New York City, followed by the wearables discussion mentioned above. And then, a shout out to Pocketcasts and why its new free model is a good thing for all of us.
Things kick into gear fast as John interrogates Merlin about his weird reaction to the recent Apple event. Why all the Charlie Brown? John has calibrated his expectations for these things, but Merlin still struggles to articulate what felt so off this time. Maybe it's just not understanding the profile for the Apple customer any more, but who knows?
Then, your hosts return to **Secret Weird Things People Do**, and this week it's John's turn. Merlin wants to learn about the benefits that John gets from keeping his things nice.
John's introduces a _fascinating_ new thought technology involving the swirly circles emanating radiation from sources of pleasure and pain. Merlin thinks minimizing entropy can be a great source of pleasure plus a bulwark against madness.
The benefits of the Tiny Life Improvement Project are extolled, and ways of detecting sources of both radiation and weirdness are examined.
(_Recorded on Tuesday, September 10, 2019._)
Rocket 245: To Upgrade or Not to Upgrade
It's iPHONE REVIEW WEEK here on Rocket! Who's upgrading? Who's staying behind? Find out here and only here. Next, the Sega Genesis Mini is coming out and miracle of miracles, it looks… good? Did Sega make a good hardware product again? Last of all, a few words on MoviePass, may it rest in pieces.
Adapt 9: Shortcuts – What's New in iOS 13
On iOS 13 release day, Federico and Ryan kick off a series covering everything new in the updated Shortcuts app. Afterward, Ryan outlines his efforts creating an image for MacStories sans-shortcuts.