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 / 22:00 UTC.

  

Latest Episodes

TWiT 684: Memoji Dating

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Apple Watch Series 4 takes on heart disease.
  • iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr: what's in a name?
  • All the new features and "new" features in the 2018 iPhones and iOS 12.
  • Can Mark Zuckerberg fix Facebook's political woes?
  • Hurricane tech.
  • EU vs memes.
  • California requires basic IoT security.
  • Google kills Inbox.
  • Ikea will scan your butt.

Host: Becky Worley

Guests: Brian McCullough, Owen JJ Stone, and Mikah Sargent

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Posted on 17 September 2018 | 2:07 am


TWiT 683: The Peak of Mt. Stupid

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Elon Musk: Tesla's market cap goes up in smoke
  • Apple vs Trump on tarrifs
  • Apple's big announcement September 12th: what we expect
  • Facebook and Twitter go to Capitol Hill, Google sits it out
  • Twitter gives Alex Jones the boot
  • Should Facebook be broken up?
  • The FBI knows who hacked Sony and created WannaCry
  • Space duct tape
  • Theranos is finally, finally dead - are blockchain companies next?
  • Chrome is 10, Google is 20
  • Pixel 3 coming October 9th

Host: Iain Thomson

Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Lisa Schmeiser, and Dwight Silverman

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Posted on 10 September 2018 | 1:30 am


TWiT 682: I Speak for the Bezels

This Week in Tech (Audio)

Leo is on vacation, so Jason Snell is guest hosting!

Apple's next big event is September 12th, and we have a sneak peek at the new iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4.

The iPhone XS isn't the only big phone on the horizon. We also have a look at Google's Pixel 3.

YouTube's new tool helps you spend less time watching YouTube.

Trump takes a swing at Google. Is it a hit?

Microsoft wants you to never have to buy a new Xbox.

Uber thinks bikes and scooters are the future.

Who will speak for the bezels?

Host: Jason Snell

Guests: Ben Brock Johnson, Andy Ihnatko, and Brianna Wu

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Posted on 3 September 2018 | 1:14 am


TWiT 681: That Grips My Muffin

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Tech companies are meeting in secret to discuss election security.
  • FB wants your MRI to train its AI.
  • The nightmare that is Facebook moderation.
  • Refuse to unlock your phone in Australia ---> go to jail for 10 years.
  • It's still very hard to figure out how to stop Google from tracking you.
  • New iPhones coming September 12th, we think.
  • Verizon throttles firefighters.
  • IMB patents thought-powered drones that deliver coffee straight to your mouth.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Iain Thomson, and Patrick Norton

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Posted on 27 August 2018 | 4:28 am


TWiT 680: Hacky Hack Hack

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Leave Elon alone! Tesla tumbles after Musk laments his "most difficult and painful year."
  • Google employees revolt over China rumors; town hall meeting shut down due to "kerfuffle" tweets.
  • Apple thinks that its headquarter buildings are worth 1/6th of an iPhone XS+.
  • Australian teen Hacky Hack Hacks Apple's main computer network.
  • MoviePass is failing miserably, but the French version is great!
  • Google clarifies how constantly it tracks your location.
  • US government wants to wiretap Facebook Messenger
  • Facebook is not responsible for news media's continued existence.
  • Ajit Pai finally admits to congress that the FCC wasn't hacked.
  • 10 nanometer transistors? Try 1/10th nanometer. German researchers develop a 1 atom transistor switch.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Patrick Beja, Michael Nuñez, and Harry McCracken

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Posted on 20 August 2018 | 2:37 am


TWiT 679: Hotbox the Waymo

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Samsung Announces the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Home musical cauldron.
  • What is AI?
  • Self-driving roll-out is increasing.
  • Amazon wants you to pick up groceries at Whole Foods, and wishes you would shop more using Alexa.
  • Twitter refuses to drop Alex Jones and InfoWars.
  • Microsoft preserves Skype Classic.
  • 11-year-old hacks Florida voting systems at DefCon and other voting security woes.
  • Boston Dynamics is pumping out SpotMinis.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Matt Cutts, Florence Ion, and Sam Abuelsamid

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Posted on 13 August 2018 | 2:35 am


TWiT 678: Popcorn and Brown Liquor

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Apple is the first trillion dollar company ever.
  • Is Universal Basic Income the fix for poverty in America?
  • Alexa is Now the Ultimate in Home Security
  • Why you should avoid Chinese phones.
  • Facebook Dating is coming soon - will this make you spend too much time on Facebook?
  • People still don't understand blockchain.
  • Maybe you just shouldn't tweet.
  • Ed Bott thinks the Surface Go is great!
  • MoviePass is going out of business, and it's Owen JJ Stone's fault.
  • Fortnight doesn't want to pay the Google Play store.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ed Bott, Owen JJ Stone, and Ant Pruitt

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Posted on 6 August 2018 | 2:52 am


TWiT 677: To Serve Cat

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Jason Calacanis tells us what's going on with his buddy Elon Musk.
  • Apple fixes the MacBook Pro's throttling issue.
  • Facebook and Twitter stock takes a dive over poor growth numbers, but Google is doing just fine.
  • Russian hackers in MY energy grid? It's more likely than you think.
  • Slack eats HipChat. • Spectrum Internet gets kicked out of New York.
  • Get a Tesla surfboard to go with your Boring flamethrower.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Jason Calacanis and Mike Elgan

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Posted on 30 July 2018 | 3:21 am


TWiT 676: Falling Asleep as the Robots Wake Up

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • The future is flying cars! (Or not-flying cars, perhaps holes in the ground.)
  • Apple's new MacBooks suffering from thermal throttling - is it the end for Intel?
  • Google hit with $5 billion fine by EU for Android shenanigans.
  • Will Fuschia be Google's one OS to rule them all?
  • EU works on new laws of robotics.
  • Google Translate starts spouting prophesy.
  • Jeff Bezos is the richest man in history, but still gets his own hoagies.
  • Elon Musk settles his farting unicorn feud.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Amy Webb and Greg Ferro

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Posted on 23 July 2018 | 2:42 am