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 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 21:15 UTC.

  

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TWiT 719: I Am Gozor, the Lunchmaster!

This Week in Tech (Audio)

This Week's Stories

  • The US vs Huawei
  • San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition
  • Chinese Owners Must Sell Grindr
  • FCC: Carriers Should Block Robocalls
  • Do You Know if Your iPhone has Been Hacked?
  • Big Tech's Problems Are Sociological, Not Psychological - Just Like Game of Thrones
  • Silicon Valley Millionaires: Silicon Valley is Bad
  • Get Off My Lawn! Is Tech Still Great?
  • Fake Joe Rogan
  • Is Medium Killing Blogs?
  • Hit By Ransomware? Just Pay the Ransom
  • ZombieLoad Fix Could Slow down Computers 40%
  • Hacking School Lunch
  • Google Knows What You Buy
  • RIP Grumpy Cat

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Georgia Dow, Michael Fisher, and Brian McCullough

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Posted on 20 May 2019 | 12:28 am


TWiT 718: I'm Saving It for the Nursing Home

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • The Failed Microsoft Build Hololens Demo
  • Microsoft's Build Keynote May Have Been a Bit Too Geeky
  • Microsoft Adds Linux Kernel to Windows: Is this the Beginning of the End for Windows?
  • Microsoft Word gets PC (Politically Correct, not the Other PC)
  • Should Facebook Be Broken Up? Its Co-Founder Says Yes
  • How Much Should Facebook be Fined by the FTC?
  • Snapchat Can Turn You from a Man to a Woman
  • Google I/O Keynote: Google Lens, Shrinking Machine Learning, and a Focus on Privacy
  • Google Promises Searchable Podcasts and AR in Search
  • Pixel 3a is a Flagship Phone at a Budget Price
  • How Long Will We Wait for Real 5G?
  • Google I/O: Incognito Maps, Project Mainline, and the End of Nest
  • One Broken Chip Can Brick Your Tesla
  • Uber IPO Makes a Few People Very Rich, but Still Loses Billions of Dollars
  • Bezos Shows off his Lunar Lander, Musk Teases Him
  • Jeff Bezos Really Doesn't Like Homeless People
  • The History and Future of Amazon Prime
  • Alexa is Listening
  • Hamas Cyber Attacks Israel, Israel Bombs Hamas
  • US DOJ Indicts Chinese Hackers for Anthem Attack
  • US Govt. Wants to Ban Loot Boxes
  • Samsung's Next Phone Could Have a 64 Megapixel Camera
  • Singapore Makes Fake News Illegal
  • Arya Stark's App for Creatives
  • Worldwide Helium Shortage Forces Party City to Close 45 Stores

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Jason Howell, Florence Ion, and Mark Sullivan

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Posted on 13 May 2019 | 12:19 am


TWiT 717: Foursquare for Drunks

This Week in Tech (Audio)

This Week's Stories

  • Microsoft Build Preview
  • Microsoft's Privacy Reputation: How Deserved Is It?
  • Surface Studio Pros and Cons
  • Facebook's Privacy Problems on Display at F8
  • Tik Tok: Facebook Killer or Just the Next Vine?
  • The Broken World of Social Media
  • Is Instagram Spying on Me?
  • Should Mark Zuckerberg be Personally Punished for Facebook's Failings?
  • Google Down on Earnings Report
  • Google I/O Preview
  • Attack of the Voice Assistants
  • Apple App Store Insanity
  • Apple Up on Earnings Reports
  • Surface vs MacBook vs Chromebook
  • Folding Phones are Still the Future: How Far in the Future Remains to be Seen
  • Who Wants Wearables?
  • How to Auto-delete your Google Location Info
  • 2020 Presidential Candidates' Email is Surprisingly Easy to Hack
  • ACLU Sues US over Warrantless Border Phone Searches
  • Video Game Hall of Fame Adds Solitaire and Mario Kart
  • RIP Anki and Jibo :(
  • Screaming Roomba
  • Verizon Wants to Sell Tumblr After Destroying It
  • The Internet vs Sonic the Hedgehog
  • AR Brings 5 Madonnas to Life
  • Firefox Extensions Down After Glitch
  • Visit NAMI.org for National Mental Health Awareness Month

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Louise Matsakis, Ant Pruitt, and Daniel Rubino

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Posted on 5 May 2019 | 10:38 pm


TWiT 716: A Very Attractive Container of Nope

This Week in Tech (Audio)

Top Stories This Week

  • Galaxy Fold Recalled After Screen Failures
  • Inside the Fake World of Influencers
  • Apple vs Apps vs iPhone Addiction
  • Growing Up Online: The Always-Connected Generation
  • Don't Forget to Cancel Apple News+!
  • Amazon Prime to Offer One-Day Delivery
  • Amazon Invests in Electric Vehicles
  • Amazon Doubles its Profits
  • Microsoft hits $1 Trillion
  • Which Tech Company has the Best Reputation?
  • Facebook Stole Your Email Contacts, Ready for Massive Fines
  • Hertz Sues Accenture for Terrible, Horrible Website
  • Netflix Wins Right to be in the Oscars
  • AI Writes the Best Country Song About Doors Ever
  • $16K Laundry Folding Robot Goes Bankrupt
  • Podcasts vs Luminary
  • Thanos Easter Egg Snaps Your Google Search

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Paris Martineau, and Mikah Sargent

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Posted on 28 April 2019 | 11:42 pm


TWiT 715: 8K + 5G

This Week in Tech (Audio)

Top Stories This Week:

  • Samsung's Folding Phone Fail
  • Apple vs Qualcomm: It's Over! Qualcomm wins!
  • What Is Intel's Future After Apple?
  • iMac Pro vs MacBook Pro: Which One Wins?
  • iOS 13 Has Everything You Want, But Not the One Thing You Need
  • Brexit, Muller, and US Voting Machines: What's the Connection?
  • Ransomware Attacks: Is This an Act of War?
  • The Mental Health App that Secretly Shares Your Data
  • MalwareTech (Marcus Hutchins) Pleads Guilty
  • Facebook's Bad Day Week 15 Months
  • Summit Learning: Everything You Hate About Facebook, Now in the Classroom!
  • Apple Shuts Down Texture, Android Users S.O.L.
  • The Browser Ballot Part II: Electric Boogaloo
  • YouTube: Notre Dame was Terrorism
  • Sri Lanka vs Social Media, India vs Tik Tok, the UK vs Porn
  • Utah Bans Warrantless Phone Searches
  • Google and Amazon Make Nice
  • Assassin's Creed Helps Fix Notre Dame
  • Playstation 5 Revealed!
  • TWiT's Official Super Smash Bros Ultimate Level

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Devindra Hardawar, Nate Lanxon, and Dylan Tweney

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Posted on 22 April 2019 | 3:09 am


TWiT 714: Baby's First Chinese Internet

This Week in Tech (Audio)

This Week's Stories

  • Julian Assange: Journalist or Wrecking Ball?
  • House Passes Net Neutrality Bill, Senate and President Say No
  • Cops Want Google to Give them the Goods
  • Apple Wants All Mac Software Notarized
  • How Far Do You Let Alexa into Your Life?
  • Amazon is Moving Out of Seattle
  • How AI Could Change Health Insurance
  • YouTube Tries to Measure "Quality Watch Time"
  • Keeping Your Child Safe on the Internet

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Amy Webb and Christina Warren

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Posted on 15 April 2019 | 2:36 am


TWiT 713: Earables

This Week in Tech (Audio)

This Week's News

  • Ice Tea, Sandwiches, and Cybersecurity
  • Teslas Hacked by Stickers
  • Australia Bans Violent Material on Social Media
  • Apple News+: Dead Tree Media's Savior or Annihilator?
  • Facebook Wants Real News
  • Apple's 5G Quandary
  • Apple and Amazon "Hearables"
  • The Google Graveyard
  • Fake Cancer Hack
  • Mar-A-Lago Chinese Malware Attack
  • US DOJ Loves Netflix, Hates Spielberg

Host: Jason Snell

Guests: Harry McCracken, Carolina Milanesi, and Andy Ihnatko

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Posted on 8 April 2019 | 1:38 am


TWiT 712: Cultured Hill Folk

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Apple's Celebrity Event
  • Apple and Fashion
  • Apple Credit Card
  • Apple News+
  • Airpower is dead
  • Lyft IPO
  • Gig Economy and IPOs
  • Apple's Persistent Butterfly Keyboard Problem
  • Hacker Dupes FB and Google Out of $122 Million
  • Jeff Bezos and the Saudis
  • ASUS Security Flaw
  • Vulnerabilities in Supply-Chains
  • New Regulations in the EU
  • Elizabeth Warren and the Right to Repair
  • Facebook and Live
  • Huawei's Revenue
  • FTC Fines Robocall Companies
  • Swatter Gets 20 Years

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Dan Patterson, Philip Elmer-DeWitt, and Lory Gil

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Posted on 1 April 2019 | 12:04 am


TWiT 711: Your Pain is Their Business Model

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • What's Wrong with Google Stadia?
  • Google Stadia: Built for Youtube
  • Apple Event: What to Expect
  • Microsoft Pivoted to Services. Can Apple?
  • Devin Nunez' Cow Gains Half a Million Followers
  • The World of Hate on Twitter and Instagram
  • Facebox Stored Your Password in Plain Text
  • Google Kills off G+, Allo, Inbox, etc. Is Google Phone next?
  • DARPA's Open Source Voting System
  • Pwn2Own 2019: Safari, Firefox, & Edge Cracked
  • The Luxury of Screenless Life
  • Coding with the Pope

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Larry Magid, and Ed Bott

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Posted on 25 March 2019 | 4:02 am