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Brianna Wu

Host of Rocket & Isometric
Brianna Wu is an American video game developer and computer programmer. She was co-host of the weekly Isometric podcast on Relay FM. The podcast was launched in May 2014 and covers the video game industry and on April 18, 2016, the Isometric podcast was ended.
Recent episodes featuring Brianna Wu
Rocket 252: Retraction
Rocket
Christina and Brianna are eating crow regarding the Morning Show and Apple TV Plus's programming. Simone is still a hold-out. Next, we're talking about lasers, the new way your home tech can be used to make you feel unsafe. And finally it's a mini scamtown on AirBnB, which frankly, needs to do better. This episode of Rocket is sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code ROCKET at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase. Pingdom: Start monitoring your website performance and availability today, and get instant alerts when an outage occurs or a site transaction fails. Use offer code ROCKET to get 30% off. Offer expires on June 30, 2020. Flatiron School: Launch a career in tech with Flatiron School’s modern curriculum paired with one-on-one support from dedicated Career Coaches, all just in 15 weeks. Links and Show Notes: Support Rocket with a Relay FM Membership Hackers Can Use Lasers to ‘Speak’ to Your Amazon Echo or Google Home | WIRED I Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam on Airbnb - VICE Airbnb Promises to Verify All 7 Million Listings After VICE Report Exposes Scam - VICE
Rocket 251: Neutral Bud Hotel
Rocket
Before Christina leaves on Microsoft Ignite, we're talking about the battle of the buds! Amazon's low-priced noise reducing echo buds versus Apple AirPods Pro. Then, the first impressions of Apple TV Plus are coming in, and it's looking boring out there. Finally, a brief chat about narrative games after the success of Outer Worlds. This episode of Rocket is sponsored by: ExpressVPN: High-Speed, Secure & Anonymous VPN Service. Get 3 months free with a 1-year package. Pingdom: Start monitoring your website performance and availability today, and get instant alerts when an outage occurs or a site transaction fails. Use offer code ROCKET to get 30% off. Zapier: The easiest way to automate your work. Start your 14-day free trial today. Links and Show Notes: Support Rocket with a Relay FM Membership Amazon Echo Buds review: great sound at the right price - The Verge AirPods Pro Unboxing & Impressions! - YouTube AirPods Pro hands-on: Apple’s noise canceling earbuds are big on sound - The Verge Apple's TV app is on Roku, Fire TV and Samsung, but only Apple devices get every feature - CNET ‘Dickinson’ Review: A Heroine Out of Time and a Show Out of Whack – Rolling Stone ‘The Morning Show’ Review: Apple TV+ Rises But Doesn’t Shine – Rolling Stone Early Apple TV+ reviews show a lineup lacking hits | Engadget The Outer Worlds review: role-playing among the ruins of capitalism - Polygon
Rocket 250: A Colossal Flip-Up
Rocket
This week we're taking on WeWork and the intriguing money shuffling situation that's happening! Billions of dollars!!! Next up, Photoshop is coming to iPad, but what's it missing? And finally there's a new Star Wars trailer so you know we have to talk about it. This episode of Rocket is sponsored by: Pingdom: Start monitoring your website performance and availability today, and get instant alerts when an outage occurs or a site transaction fails. Use offer code ROCKET to get 30% off. Ahrefs: SEO Tools & Resources To Grow Your Search Traffic. Get a 7-day trial for just $7. Hover: Make a name for yourself. Get 10% off any domain name. Links and Show Notes: Support Rocket with a Relay FM Membership SoftBank Takes Control of WeWork in Bailout, Adam Neumann Leaves - Bloomberg WeWork founder will get nearly $1.7 billion to let SoftBank take over his company - The Verge WeWTF, Part Deux | No Mercy / No Malice Marketing Expert Scott Galloway on WeWork and Adam Neumann WeWork isn’t a tech company; it’s a soap opera - The Verge What Happened at We? Why WeWork Postponed Its IPO No, WeWork Isn’t a Tech Company. Here’s Why That Matters When Is Photoshop for iPad Coming Out? Features And Details. - Bloomberg Daring Fireball: On the Upcoming Photoshop for iPad Adobe is reportedly bringing Illustrator to the iPad in 2020 - The Verge Final Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer promises an epic battle - Polygon
Rocket 249: Do Your Worst
Rocket
Simone the traitor is back from Canada to discuss Google's Pixel event with Christina and Brianna, who have never done anything wrong in their lives. We've got opinions on the Pixelbook Go, Pixel 4 and 4XL, and of course Google Nest updates. Next, it's an official Rocket iPhone 11 review from Brianna and Simone! Finally, the $200 device that will play all your old GameBoy cartridges. It's Rocket, baby! This episode of Rocket is sponsored by: PDFpen, from Smile : The ultimate tool for editing PDFs on the Mac. Pingdom: Start monitoring your website performance and availability today, and get instant alerts when an outage occurs or a site transaction fails. Use offer code ROCKET to get 30% off. Burrow: The Luxury Couch for Real Life. Save $75 and get FREE one-week shipping. Links and Show Notes: Support Rocket with a Relay FM Membership Here's everything Google announced at the Pixel 4 event Pixel 4 event was bad — but Apple could still learn something from Google | iMore Google Pixel 4 event: all of the rumors, news, and announcements - The Verge Pixelbook Go: Google’s latest laptop is a budget-oriented Chromebook - The Verge Google Pixelbook Go vs. other Chromebooks: specs comparison - The Verge Pixel 4 vs. the competition: The camera battle intensifies Analogue announces Pocket, $199 portable for Game Boy games - Polygon
Rocket 248: Reverse Porn
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Simone is in Canada, so Bri and Christina spend way too much time nerding out over the Microsoft Surface event, the drama happening with Blizzard and Hong Kong, and dissecting the Joker. This episode of Rocket is sponsored by: Pingdom: Start monitoring your website performance and availability today, and get instant alerts when an outage occurs or a site transaction fails. Use offer code ROCKET to get 30% off. Zapier: The easiest way to automate your work. Start your 14-day free trial today. eero: Get your WiFi fixed as soon as tomorrow! Free overnight shipping. Links and Show Notes: Support Rocket with a Relay FM Membership Microsoft Surface event: Surface Duo Phone, Pro 7, Pro X, Laptop 3, Earbuds, Neo - The Verge Microsoft announces Surface Laptop 3 with a new 15-inch model and USB-C - The Verge Microsoft Surface Neo first look: the future of Windows 10X is dual-screen - The Verge Samsung Galaxy Fold Review: The $2,000 Phone of the Future Is Here—Please Don’t Break It - WSJ Blizzard's Hong Kong Missteps Prove Video Games Aren't Neutral Blizzard Sets Off Backlash for Penalizing Hearthstone Gamer in Hong Kong - The New York Times Blizzard Employees Staged a Walkout to Protest Banned Pro-Hong Kong Gamer The China Cultural Clash – Stratechery by Ben Thompson The Real Threat of ‘Joker’ Is Hiding in Plain Sight - The New York Times ‘Joker’ Review: Are You Kidding Me? - The New York Times Movie Mixtape: 6 Movies to Watch With Joker – /Film
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Birthdate
Jul 6th, 1977
Location
Dedham, MA, USA
Episode Count
388
Podcast Count
32
Total Airtime
2 weeks, 5 days