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 take 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 probably not paying consideration.
Lauren Goode: That is the factor with combined 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 should 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 yr later.
Michael Calore: Sure, you might be right here within the room with us for our 600th episode. It is best 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 ponder what that quantity means in numerology. We should always look it up.
Brenda Stolyar: Ooh.
Lauren Goode: May be 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 sit down there and tread water with our little Zoom useful recorders as much as our faces and file a podcast. And our producer was truly on board with this.
Michael Calore: Positive.
Lauren Goode: Boone, probably the most glorious producer on the earth. Most producers can be like, “This feels like a nightmare from an audio perspective. You are bringing electronics into the pool.” We had been like, “No, we'll 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.