October 3, 2023

Lauren Goode: Sure.

Brenda Stolyar: Sure.

Michael Calore: Lauren.

Lauren Goode: Mike.

Michael Calore: Lauren, the place are you? I am unable to see your eyes. I have a look at your face and I simply see form of a bluish purple blob the place your eyes are. Are you in there?

Lauren Goode: Maintain on. Let me twist my digital crown on my Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional headset.

Michael Calore: Oh, I can see your eyes now, however you continue to really feel form of like distant. You are not likely paying consideration.

Lauren Goode: That is the factor with blended actuality. You are there, however you are not. However you are right here, however you are not.

Michael Calore: Are you current sufficient to do a podcast?

Lauren Goode: I believe we must always podcast.

Michael Calore: OK. Let’s do it.

Michael Calore: Hello everybody. Welcome to Gadget Lab. I’m Michael Calore. I am a senior editor at WIRED.

Lauren Goode: And I am Lauren Goode. I am a senior author at WIRED.

Michael Calore: And we’re additionally joined this week by WIRED product author and reviewer Brenda Stolyar. Welcome again, Brenda.

Brenda Stolyar: Thanks. I am blissful to be again one 12 months later.

Michael Calore: Sure, you’re right here within the room with us for our 600th episode. You need to really feel completely honored.

Brenda Stolyar: Oh, wow.

Lauren Goode: Oh my gosh. It is the 600th episode.

Michael Calore: It is quantity six zero zero.

Brenda Stolyar: Congrats you guys.

Michael Calore: Thanks.

Lauren Goode: I’m wondering what that quantity means in numerology. We should always look it up.

Brenda Stolyar: Ooh.

Lauren Goode: Is perhaps a particular quantity.

Brenda Stolyar: Look it up for the tip of the present.

Lauren Goode: Yeah. I’ll.

Brenda Stolyar: OK.

Michael Calore: It means the singularity is approaching.

Lauren Goode: We should always in all probability inform folks what we had been initially planning for our 600th episode.

Michael Calore: We had been going to drift in a pool.

Lauren Goode: We had been. We had an especially random concept that we had been simply going to go discover a pool someplace, and all of us had been going to take a seat there and tread water with our little Zoom helpful recorders as much as our faces and report a podcast. And our producer was really on board with this.

Michael Calore: Positive.

Lauren Goode: Boone, probably the most glorious producer on the earth. Most producers could be like, “This feels like a nightmare from an audio perspective. You are bringing electronics into the pool.” We had been like, “No, we will do that.” We had a pool in thoughts, and we had been going to ask Mat Honan to come back on the present.

Michael Calore: Yeah, simply ghosts of Gadget Lab previous, I believe.

Lauren Goode: Yeah. We had this entire plan, after which Apple occurred.

Michael Calore: After which Apple occurred.

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