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 692: Ravioli for the Recount

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Apple's new iPad Pro is not the future of Apple, but it does point to it.
  • Alibaba sells $1 billion in the first 85 seconds of Singles Day.
  • Tech doomsayer says that the vast majority of people will soon be "The Useless Class."
  • 22% of Americans still trust Facebook.
  • Oprah's favorite things list on Amazon does not include goat soap.
  • Amazon must give police Echo data and recordings in murder case.
  • DEA and ICE are installing secret surveillance cameras in street lights.
  • China unveils the first AI news anchor.
  • Tesla Bioweapon Defense Mode keeps owners in smoke-filled California safe.
  • With Net Neutrality gone, Sprint starts throttling Skype.
  • FCC has harsh words about robocalls.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Lisa Schmeiser, Mikah Sargent, and Wesley Faulkner

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Posted on 12 November 2018 | 1:51 am


TWiT 691: The Prosecco Experience

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Apple announces new MacBook Air and Mac Mini, then blows them both away with its new iPad Pro.
  • Apple will no longer tell us how many iPhones it sells.
  • How to kill an iPhone with a balloon.
  • Iran unmasks dozens of CIA agents with a Google search.
  • Google employees stage walkout over sexual harassment
  • Amazon exec mad at Washington Post for leaking new headquarters location.
  • Facebook targets ads at "White Genocide Conspiracy Theorists."
  • Voter suppression on Twitter, and IRL in Georgia.
  • Passcodes are officially protected by the fifth amendment (at least in Florida, and only in some cases).
  • Senator proposes a bill that would jail tech CEOs for misusing consumer data.
  • FCC says community broadband is an "ominous threat to the first amendment."

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Brian McCullough, Iain Thomson, and Mike Elgan

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Posted on 5 November 2018 | 3:27 am


TWiT 690: All the President's Phones

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • What's in store for Apple's big event this Tuesday?
  • Tim Cook vs the "data industrial complex"
  • Amazon's government controversies
  • IBM buys Red Hat for $34 billion - the largest software purchase ever.
  • Linus Torvalds is back!
  • Trump's phone may be hacked by Russia and China.
  • The midterms may be hacked as well.
  • Apple and Amazon might NOT be hacked by China.
  • Microsoft still hasn't released Window 10 update 1809
  • The Vatican releases its own version of Pokemon Go with saints instead of Pokemon.
  • Elon's big tunnel under LA opens 12/10.
  • Pokemon Go will use step info from Apple and Google.
  • Right to Repair suit wins.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ed Bott, Jason Hiner, and Rene Ritchie

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Posted on 29 October 2018 | 2:37 am


TWiT 689: Nobody Expects the Scooter Inquisition

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Cognitive hacking with scale and co-ordination.
  • Will the newest iPad have 2 connectors?
  • Should keynotes for product launches go away?
  • Some speculation about what to expect from the upcoming Apple event.
  • Morgan on Twitter and his thoughts on Google+.
  • Google in the EU and something that isn't getting as much press.
  • The discussion continues around Bloomberg's article and Tim Cook's demand for a retraction.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Dan Patterson, Seth Weintraub, and Greg Ferro

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Posted on 22 October 2018 | 3:16 am


TWiT 688: Written to Binge

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Defending Bloomberg's Chinese spy chip story Google+ killed by a breach that wasn't a breach.
  • Facebook breach that WAS a breach hits 30 million users. In related news, Facebook now sells a video chat device with a camera that can follow your every move.
  • Made by Google event: what we think of the Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub.
  • Apple's TV content will be free for everyone who owns an Apple device.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ron Richards, Christina Warren, and Mark Milian

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Posted on 15 October 2018 | 2:36 am


TWiT 687: Odorless and Weightless Hackers

This Week in Tech (Audio)

Bloomberg reports that China used tiny chips to spy on Apple, Amazon, and the US government. Apple and Amazon deny it. How do we know who is right? All the news from the Microsoft Surface event, plus some rumors of what was supposed to be there but wasn't. Windows 10 update deletes people's files. What we expect this Tuesday at Google's Pixel 3 Event. Amazon raises its minimum wage to $15/hr, kills stock options and bonuses. Facebook hacked by "odorless and weightless hackers." CA passes new laws restoring Net Neutrality and banning bots that pretend to be human. Presidential Alert hits phones nationwide.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Rich DeMuro, Ant Pruitt, and Daniel Rubino

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Posted on 8 October 2018 | 2:22 am


TWiT 686: Older Than the Mini Jack

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • How to tell if your Facebook account is one of the 50 million that were hacked this week
  • Why the founder of Instagram left Facebook
  • "Funding secured" tweet costs Elon Musk his chairmanship and $40 million
  • Google turns 20
  • More leaks from Google's upcoming October 9th event
  • Amazon gives $1 million to Wikimedia
  • FCC fines robo-caller $37.5 million
  • Did you register to vote on Snapchat?
  • Web creator Tim Berners-Lee has a plan to fix the Internet

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Lindsey Turrentine, and Larry Magid

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Posted on 1 October 2018 | 3:50 am


TWiT 685: Emotional Support Ham

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • iPhone XS and XS Max are flying off the shelves (especially in Santa Rosa).
  • Pixel 2 camera beats the iPhone XS.
  • Why the dual-sim iPhones are a bigger deal than you think.
  • (Heart) doctors hate it! Apple Watch's one weird ECG trick.
  • Elon Musk introduces the first SpaceX moon passenger, DOJ introduces a criminal investigation to Musk.
  • Amazon introduces a slew of new Alexa devices in its continuing mission to control everything in your home (including you).
  • Magic Leap One first look: nobody should buy it, but it is absolutely the future.
  • Happy 10th anniversary, T-Mobile G1! We have come full circle: the first Android phone didn't have a headphone jack, either.
  • Google's plans for China, and China's plans for the world.
  • John Hancock won't sell you life insurance unless you strap on a Fitbit or Apple Watch.
  • Coding error scraps Subaru Ascent.
  • Salesforce's Mark Benioff buys Time magazine.
  • Freezing your credit report is now free thanks to a new law.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Amy Webb and Mike Elgan

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Posted on 24 September 2018 | 3:34 am


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