This Week in Tech (MP3)

by TWiT

Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech. Join the top tech pundits in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in high tech. Records live every Sunday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 23:00 UTC.

  

Latest Episodes

TWiT 701: Safe Bladder Space

This Week in Tech (Audio)

All of our favourite products and trends at CES 2019!

  • Impossible Burger
  • Health and wearables
  • Amazon vs Google
  • Smart products and "Smart" products
  • Laptops
  • 5G
  • Wireless power
  • Toilet tech and ultrasonic bladder monitoring

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Cherlynn Low, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Posted on 14 January 2019 | 2:15 am


TWiT 700: A Carwash for Your Face

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  • Apple tanks on Tim Cook's earnings warning - is the golden age of iPhone over?
  • Are Facebook and Google too big to Fail? No. Here's why.
  • China and the US duel over security, AI, and quantum computing.
  • Qualcomm vs Apple legal battles heat up.
  • Fortnite and Pokemon Go rake in the dough in 2018.
  • Amazon wins big over the holiday season.
  • Microsoft wants to give you control over your digital data.
  • For the 1st time in 20 years, an entire year's worth of books, movies, and art enters the public domain.
  • The 10-second toothbrush, the Kurigization of Things (KoT) and more reasons why you shouldn't go to CES 2019.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Iain Thomson, Mike Elgan, and Alex Wilhelm

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Posted on 7 January 2019 | 1:59 am


TWiT 699: Our Year's Best

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The Best of TWiT from 2018!

Host: Leo Laporte

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Posted on 30 December 2018 | 10:00 pm


TWiT 698: A Christmas Miracle

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  • Mark Zuckerberg promised to fix Facebook in 2018. How'd that go?
  • Apple hits $1 Trillion; Jeff Bezos hits $150 Billion; Amazon warhouse workers hit $15/hr.
  • Elon Musk's ups and downs
  • The biggest mergers of 2018
  • Net neutrality ends, SESTA/FOSTA, and more legal news
  • Bloomberg's big blunder
  • China's social credit system and CRISPR babies
  • Those we lost in 2018

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: John C. Dvorak, Owen JJ Stone, and Alex Lindsay

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Posted on 24 December 2018 | 1:07 am


TWiT 697: The Big Leek Cabal

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  • Elon Musk is a terrible person to work for.
  • The internet is a garbage fire of hate.
  • It is not Google's fault that searching for "idiot" results in pictures of Donald Trump.
  • The Chinese are not spying on you with secret spy chips on Super Micro servers.
  • The Chinese are spying on you by hacking Marriott.
  • The Chinese may or may not be spying on you with Huawei phones and 5G infrastructure.
  • Taylor Swift is most definitely spying on you at her concerts.
  • The Australian government really, really wants to spy on you.
  • YouTube Rewind 2018 is awful.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Paris Martineau, Harry McCracken, and Michael Nuñez

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Posted on 17 December 2018 | 3:13 am


TWiT 696: I've Got Mark-Level Sign-Off

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  • What role did Facebook play in the French riots?
  • Tumblr bans porn, Facebook bans vague hints that sex might be a thing that exists.
  • Meanwhile in the UK, Parliament releases sensitive internal Facebook memos and emails.
  • Tik Tok is where all the youngs are at.
  • And then there were 5: Google tries to make sense of its Messaging platforms. Meanwhile, Apple's iMessage is the one app that could rule them all.
  • Microsoft puts some Chromium in their Edge.
  • Canada arrests Huawei's CFO for allegedly violating sanctions on Iran.
  • Australia passes a dangerously vague anti-encryption law.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Rich DeMuro, Patrick Beja, and Sam Abuelsamid

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Posted on 10 December 2018 | 3:13 am


TWiT 695: Friends in Bikinis

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  • Black Friday was Amazon's biggest sales day ever
  • Marriott Hack hit half a billion Starwood guests for 4 years
  • Indian Microsoft scammers busted
  • Amazon's new machine learning racecar, quantum blockchain, and more from re:Invent
  • When is Amazon rolling out Prime Health?
  • UK grabs thousands of Facebook emails from bikini app company
  • Google's China woes continue
  • Apple at the Supreme Court
  • Microsoft tops Apple as world's most valuable company

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Nate Lanxon, Devindra Hardawar, and Dwight Silverman

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Posted on 3 December 2018 | 3:21 am


TWiT 694: Reverse Superlatives

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  • US government tells allies not to buy Huawei products
  • China to fully roll out "social credit" scoring system by end of 2020
  • Is Apple bringing back the iPhone X?
  • Google News may leave EU over link tax
  • Cards against Humanity wins Black Friday, Sears loses.
  • For one brief shining moment this week, Microsoft was the world's most valuable company
  • Social media influencers and social media backlash
  • Amazon wants to buy Fox sports channels

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mike Elgan, Jason Snell, and Adam Fisher

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Posted on 26 November 2018 | 5:16 am


TWiT 693: Big Boy Easy Bake Oven

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  • Facebook's latest crisis is... its reaction to its last crisis.
  • Waymo plans a driverless car service.
  • Amazon announces its new headquarters in Queens and North Virginia.
  • Google's "smart city" in Toronto gets some pushback.
  • Julian Assange has been charged with... something?
  • SpaceX gets approval to launch 7000 internet satellites.
  • Japan's cybersecurity chief is 100% unhackable - because he has never touched a computer.
  • Alphabet's Verily gives up on glucose-measuring contact lenses.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Brianna Wu, Larry Magid, and Georgia Dow

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Posted on 19 November 2018 | 4:20 am