This Week in Tech (Audio)

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.

  

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TWiT 649: Aging in Place

This Week in Tech (Audio)

Florence Ion, Jason Hiner, and Larry Magid join Leo talk about CES and much more. Voice assistants are everywhere and IoT devices are getting smarter. Innovations in Sleep Tech that will improve your health. Elon Musk's Hyperloop is moving forward. Facebook is changing the Newsfeed feature and you might be shocked how. Some new brands might be popping up on Instagram feed and Stephen Colbert's app, Scripto, is being used by nearly everyone in late night new comedy.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Florence Ion, Jason Hiner, and Larry Magid

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Posted on 15 January 2018 | 3:53 am


TWiT 648: Distracted by the Sex Robots

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The best explanation for the Meltdown and Spectre computer flaws comes from a comic strip. Apple eats crow over slowing iPhones. Magic Leap might not be vaporware after all - will this lead to the death of smartphones? CES 2018 predictions. Prediction #1: no Ajit Pai. SWATting death: who is to blame? Border agents phone searches are way up just as new rules limiting searches are drafted. Please stop giving this man money: Juicero founder now hawking bacteria-filled "raw water."

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mike Elgan, Mikah Sargent, and Amy Webb

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Posted on 8 January 2018 | 3:41 am


TWiT 647: The Year's Best

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Our best moments of 2017. Silicon Valley's reaction to Trump's immigration ban. Snapchat's IPO makes one high school $24 million. The Dark Overlord. Is Zuck running for president? Google I/O highlights. Amazon buys Whole Foods. Travis Kalanick out as Uber CEO. Google's viral anti-diversity memo. Jerry Pournelle, 8/7/1933 - 9/8/2017. KFC follows 11 herbs and spices. iPhone X: best launch in history. Animoji karaoke. The life lessons from Grandpa that made Jeff Bezos the richest man in the world. Happy Holidays!

Host: Leo Laporte

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Posted on 31 December 2017 | 4:00 pm


TWiT 646: 2017 Year in Review

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Mark Zuckerberg tours the country - but he isn't running for president. Amazon puts Alexa everywhere. Silicon Valley's toxic bro culture. Twitter gets political. YouTube Kids gets algorithmically weird. CIA and NSA zero days revealed. Apple Park opens for business. Google's bad hardware year. Bitcoin madness. Uber's many many many many problems. Apple releases iPhone X, iMac Pro. Amazon buys Whole foods. Equifax hack.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Jason Howell, and Megan Morrone

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Posted on 24 December 2017 | 2:00 pm


TWiT 645: Not a Bright Guy

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FCC cancels Net Neutrality and Ajit Pai mocks protesters. Apple's new iMac Pro costs a minimum of $4999 and goes up from there. Disney buys 21st Century Fox, gaining X-Men, Fantastic Four, and A New Hope, along with a 60% share of Hulu. Google cancels Tango as ARCore picks up steam. As public sentiment against it grows, even Facebook admits that Facebook is bad for you. Uber spies on everybody. Tweet storms made easy. Mirai botnet that took down huge swathes of the internet was built by college kids to cheat at Minecraft. Patreon apologizes. Secret Pentagon UFO program revealed.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Harry McCracken, Owen JJ Stone, and Dan Gillmor

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Posted on 18 December 2017 | 3:16 am


TWiT 644: This Is Fine

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Bitcoin hits $20,000, then drops back to $15,000. San Francisco to ban robots. DeepMindAI teaches itself to be a chess grandmaster in 4 hours. Net Neutrality dies in 4 days. Qualcomm and Microsoft announce Windows on ARM computers. Facebook Messenger for Kids targets 6-year-olds. 2017's top 10 YouTube videos and earners. Jony Ive is back in charge at Apple design.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Serenity Caldwell, Dwight Silverman, and Iain Thomson

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Posted on 11 December 2017 | 4:05 am


TWiT 643: Ambien Tech

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Cyber Monday was Amazon's biggest day ever, but Jeff Bezos still lost his $100 Billion dollar crown. Apple fixes an ugly macOS security flaw, but then immediately breaks the fix. Google finally figures out how to make hamburgers and beer. Uber is still incredibly crooked. Bitcoin clears $10,000. Elon Musk is sending a Roadster to Mars and discovering a sunken city in Chicago. The US Supreme Court will decide if the Fourth Amendment applies to your phone.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Christina Warren, Sam Abuelsamid, and Brianna Wu

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Posted on 4 December 2017 | 4:01 am


TWiT 642: Grandpa's Hairy Thumb

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Net Neutrality's demise set for December 14th - lawsuits to follow. Black Friday breaks mobile records. Time's top 10 gadgets of the year. Jeff Bezos, now worth $100 billion, credits his grandpa's hairy thumb as inspiration. How to tell if you liked a Russia-sponsored Facebook page. Elon Musk tests the bounds of credibility with his latest battery claims. Uber confesses to hiding a 2016 data breach and paying off the hackers.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Devindra Hardawar, Jill Duffy, and Mark Spoonauer

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Posted on 27 November 2017 | 1:38 am


TWiT 641: The Tesla Zamboni

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Tesla unveils a semi and a $200,000 Roadster. The first church of artificial intelligence. Apple delays the HomePod until 2018. Amazon is close to launching their cashierless store, and just paid a quarter of a million dollars for the rights to produce Lord of the Rings TV shows. Who is tracking you this Thanksgiving? TechShop goes Bankrupt.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Lisa Schmeiser, Iain Thomson, and Phil Libin

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Posted on 20 November 2017 | 3:28 am