Lauren Goode: Yes.
Brenda Stolyar: Yes.
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: Hold on. Let me twist my digital crown on my Apple Vision Pro headset.
Michael Calore: Oh, I can see your eyes now, however you continue to really feel type of like distant. You’re probably not paying consideration.
Lauren Goode: That’s the factor with blended actuality. You’re there, however you are not. But you are right here, however you are not.
Michael Calore: Are you current sufficient to do a podcast?
Lauren Goode: I feel we should always podcast.
Michael Calore: OK. Let’s do it.
Michael Calore: Hi everybody. Welcome to Gadget Lab. I’m Michael Calore. I’m a senior editor at WIRED.
Lauren Goode: And I’m Lauren Goode. I’m 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: Thank you. I’m comfortable to be again one yr later.
Michael Calore: Yes, you’re right here in the room with us for our 600th episode. You ought to really feel completely honored.
Brenda Stolyar: Oh, wow.
Lauren Goode: Oh my gosh. It’s the 600th episode.
Michael Calore: It’s quantity six zero zero.
Brenda Stolyar: Congrats you guys.
Michael Calore: Thanks.
Lauren Goode: I’m wondering what that quantity means in numerology. We ought to look it up.
Brenda Stolyar: Ooh.
Lauren Goode: Might be a particular quantity.
Brenda Stolyar: Look it up for the top of the present.
Lauren Goode: Yeah. I’ll.
Brenda Stolyar: OK.
Michael Calore: It means the singularity is approaching.
Lauren Goode: We ought to in all probability inform folks what we have been initially planning for our 600th episode.
Michael Calore: We have been going to drift in a pool.
Lauren Goode: We have been. We had a particularly random concept that we have been simply going to go discover a pool someplace, and all of us have been going to take a seat there and tread water with our little Zoom helpful recorders as much as our faces and file a podcast. And our producer was truly on board with this.
Michael Calore: Sure.
Lauren Goode: Boone, probably the most wonderful producer in the world. Most producers can be like, “This sounds like a nightmare from an audio perspective. You’re bringing electronics into the pool.” We have been like, “No, we’re going to do this.” We had a pool in thoughts, and we have been going to ask Mat Honan to return on the present.
Michael Calore: Yeah, simply ghosts of Gadget Lab previous, I feel.
Lauren Goode: Yeah. We had this complete plan, after which Apple occurred.
Michael Calore: And then Apple occurred.