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Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech.
This Week in Tech (Video LO)

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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.

Link: twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech

Episodes

TWiT 747: Every Click is a Vote

Dec 2, 2019 2:24:29

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.org being sold off is a much bigger deal than you think Apple erases Jony Ive, brings back thicker iPhones, decent MacBook keyboards, and the cheese grater Mac Pro AMD cleans up on Black Friday. Intel, not so much Who should buy the Apple Pro Display XDR monitor? Why is HDR important? Why Hololens is succeeding where Google Glass failed Why aren't video games perfectly realistic yet? Apple bows to Russia, shows Crimea as Russian in Apple Maps Facebook thinks political lies are fine everywhere but Singapore Alexa is very, very, disappointed in you Are US presidential candidates using enough email security? California DMV sold my data Tim Berners-Lee still wants to save the web Windows 7 has 45 days to live We are really, truly, finally out of IPv4 addresses Dubai Police force buys Tesla Cybertrucks Record Black Friday - 40% of purchases made on smartphones

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Lisa Schmeiser, Iain Thomson, and Alex Lindsay

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TWiT 746: My Robot Lawyer

Nov 25, 2019 2:41:00

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Tesla's unveils its new Cybertruck, watch out for shotputs! NTSB says a fatal crash involving Uber's Robocar was due to human error Tesla tries to SWAT a whistleblower Jack Dorsey's hacker has been arrested Google Stadia and what the future of gaming might look like Can't seem to print using Cloud, we'll tell you why Apple is building a new campus in Austin, guess who was there to help celebrate? Apple tells Congress you shouldn't be able to fix your iPhone because you could hurt yourself. Really Apple? And they claim they are losing money when they do repair your iPhone for you. SpaceX is serious about its Starlink satellites Who gets to see and keep your Ring video doorbell footage? You might not be happy when you find out! A new type of AI can predict seizures before they happen, and it's amazingly accurate PayPal just bought the coupon-finding browser extension Honey for $4 Billion! Need a lawyer? Your next call might be a robot Fox has plans for a new show, and the 50+ crowd might not like the name A court has ruled that police can't force a suspect to reveal his cellphone's password

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Mike Elgan, and Seth Rosenblatt

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TWiT 745: Highly Illegal - and Very Affordable

Nov 18, 2019 2:11:40

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Apple's November Surprise: 16-Inch Macbook Pro brings back the scissor-switch keyboard and physical ESC key Surface Book 3 Rumors, Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro X Reviews Microsoft's Project xCloud launches in early 2020 as the odds-on favorite to dominate game streaming Google Stadia launches tomorrow as a failure Goldman Sachs re-evaluating Apple Card credit limits after sexism accusations Google will offer checking accounts to anyone who wants Google to know absolutely everything they pay money for. Google's secret "Nightingale" health-care project and Fitbit purchase: Google wants to own your health data Apple's Research App: do we trust Apple with our health data more than Google? Disney+, Apple+, Peacock TV, etc - when will the streaming bubble burst? YouTube creators: are you a kids' channel or an adult channel? Is YouTube fracturing the world? Should we go back to all reading the same newspaper? Apple kicks vaping apps out of the App Store, Canadian pot stocks crash - legal marijuana's bad week Minecraft Earth launches in the US - the perfect demo for Azure Anchors Hololens is still the future So is the Oculus Quest Are Apple Glasses? British Labor Party offers free broadband - could this work in the US? AI can tell if you are going to die - doctors baffled

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Daniel Rubino, Brian McCullough, and Brianna Wu

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TWiT 744: Boiling the Privacy Frog

Nov 11, 2019 2:52:33

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Big Tech is trying to fix California's housing crisis by throwing $billions at it. Here's what they should do instead. How can we fix the mess that is video conferencing? Delivering drugs via drone: what could possibly go wrong? Google open sources Cardboard, instead of just killing it as we expected. The FBI is secretly using face recognition to track us. The ACLU thinks this is bad for some reason. Apple is slowly tightening its privacy system. Saudi spies infiltrate Twitter. Is Big Tech security-conscious enough? FACEBOOK changes its logo. WHY? Facebook and political ads Photoshop for iPad is finally here. Here are the best tools for vertical video. Is Adobe's subscription model fair to consumers? Adobe Aero tries to standardize AR. Microsoft Ignite focuses on the hybrid cloud. Why 5G will never work, and why it will be amazing when it does. 8K will make you vomit. Microsoft puts Superman on glass. AppleTV+ launches big. If you could only have 5 streaming services, which would you choose? Amazon knocks $40 off the price of Prime for veterans. Thank you for your service!

Host: Alex Lindsay

Guests: Greg Ferro and Justine Ezarik

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TWiT 743: Lying is Bad is a Lie

Nov 4, 2019 1:50:30

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Google Buys Fitbit. Will this be like Google buying HTC, or like Fitbit buying Pebble?Apple hires a new smart home team. Can they catch up with Amazon and Google? Can they fix what is wrong with HomeKit?AirPods Pro review - the best earbuds we've ever worn. However, they are pricy, and they're still earbuds, with all the issues that come with that.AppleTV+ launches. Can an Aaron Sorkin wanna-be, wacky Emily Dickinson, and sexy blind people win the streaming wars?NBC's Peacock TV may be free with ads when it launches in April.HBO Max launches in May for $15. Will it finally kill cable?Twitter bans political ads. Facebook thinks they are just fine, even if they lie. How will Twitter figure out what is a political issue? Does Mark Zuckerberg really think "Lying is bad?"PG&E cuts power to millions but still manages to start a 77,000-acre fire. Cell service also fails. So does Comcast. Is this the harbinger of all of America's aging infrastructure finally collapsing?National Weather Service tweets out some useful tools to track wildfires and smoke.It's the emoji season! The controversy this year: non-gendered emoji.

Host: Jason Snell

Guests: Rene Ritchie, Devindra Hardawar, and Dan Moren

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TWiT 742: Leave the Wallet At Home

Oct 26, 2019 2:22:39

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It's This Week in Tech with Jason Howell, Mikah Sargent, and Ant Pruitt hosting in the absence of Chief TWiT, Leo Laporte. PG&E may force a power outage at TWiT Eastside Studio to help reduce the risk of wildfire in surrounding areas.

Facebook Launches News Section to Compensate PublishersZuckerberg faces heat in Congress: "It's almost like you think this is a jokeFake Facebook ad claiming Lindsey Graham backs the Green New Deal is actually a test for ZuckerbergGoogle Pixel 4 and 4 XL review: more than the sum of its sensorsNight Sight fight: The iPhone 11 kinda destroys the Pixel 4 with low light camera shotsAT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have finally agreed to replace SMS with a new RCS standardGoogle is delivering some Pixel 4 phones in fun cereal boxesGoogle Cereal review: Feature-packed but lacking in basic nutrition [Gallery]Google will replace Home devices bricked due to latest firmware updateLOFT Portable Battery Base for Google HomeAmazon is spending billions on shipping as it makes Prime one-day delivery a realityAfter Briefly Falling To Number Two, Jeff Bezos Is Back As The Richest Man In The WorldApple Pay overtakes Starbucks as the most popular mobile payment platform in the USGov't bill could see Emergency Alerts broadcast over streaming services like Apple MusicMicrosoft's Over-the-Top VR Rig Lets You Explore a Virtual World While Walking IRLTikTok could threaten national security, senators sayMotorola teases its foldable RAZR phone reveal for November 13thThe Huawei Mate X is set to ship next month for $2,400, but only in ChinaElvis hands-onAnt talks about his new show

Hosts: Jason Howell, Ant Pruitt, and Mikah Sargent

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TWiT 741: Jin Yang's Not Hotdog Method

Oct 21, 2019 2:23:18

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California passes law to kill the gig economyFacebook refuses to ban lying in political adsWhy does internet access in America suck so much?Pixel 4 event: kinda dullPixel 4 review: camera zoom not that great, face unlock works even if you are asleep or deadLaw enforcement face recognition banned in California for 3 yearsGoogle focuses on "ambient computing"Technopanic and social mediaZuckerberg is amoral, Facebook should just ban political adsGoogle is great at everything but selling hardwarePixelbook Go: perfect for college kids, but not for usGoogle Nest Wifi sounds goodAir Force stops using 8-inch floppies to control missile launchesMalware makes ATMs spit out all their cashSuper Pumped: The Battle for Uber coming to a TV near youRIP Yahoo GroupsHuawei is doing great!Virgin Galactic shows of its spacesuitsCobol turns 60Fortnite is down! Technical error or marketing genius?Is TikTok China's entry into our children's minds? Or is Mike Elgan just paranoid?

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Florence Ion, Mike Elgan, and Seth Rosenblatt

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TWiT 740: Sex-Positive Currency

Oct 14, 2019 2:24:55

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The Chinese propaganda app that spies on all Chinese citizens Chinese influence in video games, social media, and other industries - where do we draw the line? What is Tencent? How much influence do they have over the world? Here's how to keep them from watching your iPhone Can we still trust Apple? Can we trust anyone? At what point do we admit that we are in a multi-state information war? Is there any way to fine Facebook fairly? Bring back the Office of Technology Assesment! Remember: the answer to bad politics is not "no politics". It is good politics. Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency is falling apart There is a very good reason why politicians can lie on Facebook How Boris Johnson games Google There are no political ads in France. Could we do that in America? Which weird phone stands a better chance: the Essential Gem or Microsoft Duo? Apple Arcade is still wonderful. How much do Americans know about tech? Not a lot. What should we do about that? SCOTUS decides websites must be accessible to blind people Lithium-ion battery inventors win Nobel Prize

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Patrick Beja, Brianna Wu, and Nate Lanxon

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TWiT 739: Bob Ross with Biceps

Oct 7, 2019 2:14:44

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Microsoft surprises us all with the two-screen Surface Duo phone Apple's Deep Fusion poised to trump Google's Pixel 4 announcement More than 500 ransomware attacks on US schools so far in 2019 More red flags than a Chinese parade: WeWork's failed IPO Apple loves freedom - except in China US, UK, and Australian governments vs encryption Lexy Savvides's Memoji secrets Tim Cook can woo Trump all he wants, but Apple still has to pay 25% tariffs CNET folds the Samsung Galaxy Fold until it breaks Why did Windows Phone fail? Iain Thomson: "It was a thousand cuts of stupidity." Microsoft's new Surface line is aimed straight at Apple Will there be an October Apple event? All signs point to yes. Google Seattle makes a literal product graveyard Levis' Jacquard jean jackets PayPal backs out of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency Facebook vs Elizabeth Warren Facebook says it's ok for political ads to lie Twitter says it's ok for Trump to advocate civil war Should Zuckerberg step down? Would that change anything? Elon Musk's new Starship and its competition The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is concerned about Tesla's Smart Summon feature Hundreds of millions of "Words with Friends" accounts hacked Japan turns off pagers after 50 years of honorable service

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ant Pruitt, Iain Thomson, and Lexy Savvides

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TWiT 738: The Twerklight Sonata

Sep 30, 2019 2:16:50

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What we expect at Wednesday's big Microsoft Surface event Gemmy the Twerking Alexa Bear demo Echo Loop and Echo Frames will take Alexa with you Facebook Horizon: is this the VR future we signed up for? Tesla's Smart Summon feature makes us a little nervous Do we really trust all these voice assistants? Amazon is throwing Alexa spaghetti at the wall Google wins major Right to Be Forgotten ruling Amazon Sidewalk is Amazon's proprietary mesh network for pet tracking and more - will they sell it to the police? Will this and Amazon's Ring Neighbors app lead to a police state? Amazon pushes voice agent interoperability - Cortana jumps at the chance, Siri and Google Assistant play coy Checkm8 is an unstoppable jailbreak that works on any iPhone from the iPhone 4S to the iPhone X Apple will release AppleTV+ movies in theaters as Oscar bait Mac Pro to be made in Texas Google will stop showing news snippets in France QuestLove is moving from Pandora. Is Pandora dead? What is the state of the streaming music world? Snapchat's 'Project Voldemort' tracks all the ways Facebook steals from them Elizabeth Warren wants to reinstate the Office of Technology Assessment so congress will know what they are talking about on tech Listen to TWiT's new show Smart Tech Today starting Monday, October 7th!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Daniel Rubino, Mikah Sargent, and Caroline Haskins

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TWiT 737: You Could See The "Screw It" in His Eyes

Sep 22, 2019 2:13:45

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TWO AND A HALF DOZEN people invade Area 51 iPhone 11 vs iPhone 7: is it worth the upgrade? Apple Arcade is the best 5 bucks a month you can spend on games Apple Watch 5 is the best computer you can wear on your wrist. Taking cat pictures in the dark with iPhone 11 - which phone takes the best picture? How about video? How many monthly fees to Apple are too many? Apple wins its 2nd Emmy before Apple TV+ even comes out. Who owns Slofie.com? How about Slophie.net? Apple changes the update cycle RIP 3D Touch. We won't miss you. Apple's ultrawideband U1 Chip: what does it do? iPhone 11 teardown What to expect from Google's big October event What to expect from Microsoft's big October event Has Google achieved quantum supremacy? How many bitcoin are lost forever? When Zuck met Trump Facebook creates Oversight Board: here's how it will work Facebook Portal wants to watch you watch TV Richard Stallman out at MIT and Free Software Foundation Edward Snowden still wants to come home

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Rene Ritchie, Dwight Silverman, and Louise Matsakis

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TWiT 736: Leave the Phone, Save the Donuts

Sep 16, 2019 2:18:40

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iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 11 Pro Max: the end of the Thinner Era No High refresh rate for iPhone Pro New iPhone colors: corpse purple, baby poop green How durable is the iPhone 11 Pro? Night mode, 3 lenses, high key: is iPhone 11 Pro the best phone camera you can buy? iPhone 11 will be unlocked on day one Apple seems ever so slightly more price sensitive this year iPhone 11 camera bump: why not just make the phone thicker? Apple Watch 5: always on Apple Watch 5: aluminum vs titanium vs ceramic Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ Apple can't get JJ Abrams, even for a half-billion $$$ 48 States coming after Google Tech backlash? What tech backlash? Are we building our own surveillance state? Google's $995 Project Jacquard backpack Where do we go after GDPR? Want $125 from Equifax? Please jump through these flaming hoops. Pixel 4: is there anything that hasn't leaked yet? Which voice assistant is the best, and how can we make it better? Microsoft Surface Event October 2 Minecraft hits 112 million users a month MoviePass finally folds

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Devindra Hardawar, Georgia Dow, and Wil Harris

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TWiT 735: I've Got a Chatroom in My Thigh

Sep 9, 2019 2:12:05

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Apple testily responds to Google's Project Zero discovery of China's iOS hack against Uyghur Muslims. Avoiding FUD: how secure is too secure? Facebook leaks 420 Million users' phone numbers. In a related story, until recently, AT&T stored users' phone numbers in unencrypted paper files and delivered them directly to all US citizens. Apple Event this Tuesday! Which new phone will win the 2019 Fall Challenge? Phone Photography of the Phuture! Apple Watch 5 is all about sleep. Apple Tile, Apple Glasses, Apple TV, Apple Arcade, what else will happen on Tuesday? Harry is excited about the 16 Inch MacBook coming soon. Samsung Fold released in South Korea. It's not perfect, but it is a necessary step towards a cyberpunk future. An AI beat an 8th-grade science test. My 8th grader spends most of his time in the backyard blowing up stuff. Should we be scared? Joi Ito resigns over Epstein ties. Let's make sure we punish all the tech people who worked with Epstein and ignore all the bankers and politicians. Bill Gates has spent the past 10 years rehabilitating his image. Will his ties to Jeffrey Epstein remind everyone what a jerk he used to be? Verizon's 5G rollout to NFL stadiums only covers some seats. DOJ demands Apple and Google give them data on everyone who downloaded a gun scope tuning app. Supermicro flaw - no, not that Supermicro flaw, the other one. Huawei says the US is cyber-attacking it. Um, Duh. Biohacking is here. Stick a server in your thigh!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Harry McCracken, Jason Hiner, and Seth Rosenblatt

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TWiT 734: Forking Windows

Sep 2, 2019 2:15:00

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Apple Event September 10th: iPhone. Which phone will be better, iPhone 11 or Pixel 4? Apple Event September 10th: Apple Watch. What health features should we expect, and how will they save Christina Warren's life this time? Jack Hacked! Twitter CEO's Twitter account hacked by white supremacists. (Again.) Can Twitter ever be properly secured? (No.) Will someone hack Trump's account next? (Maybe they already have, we just don't know it.) Trump proposes tracking US citizens with Fitbits to prevent mass shootings. Reddit detectives figure out which satellite Trump uses to track Iranian space launch facilities after he tweets a picture of one. 15% tariffs on Apple Watch, AirPods and HomePod start today! Apple vows to move all production back to America immediately. Just kidding - they're moving to Vietnam. So is Google Pixel. Coming soon: Iraqi-made Microsoft Surface Pro and Afghani HP laptops! Project Zero at Google discovered a very interesting iPhone hack that went on for years. China used those hacks to target Uyghur Muslim Chinese citizens. Black Hat attendees infected with a real-life virus: Measles! Google doubles down on third-party trackers, arguing that eliminating them will break the web. Why this is a big fat lie. Microsoft Surface event coming October 2nd. Greg Ferro wants to know why Windows still sucks.Apple turns 180 degrees, allows 3rd-party repairs. Microsoft gives ExFat to Linux. Can we please have NTFS next?

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Christina Warren and Greg Ferro

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TWiT 733: Fake Moos

Aug 26, 2019 2:13:49

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Hacking the US Military at DEF CONVoting machine hacks at DEF CONGDPR is a hacker's delightCompany sues DEF CON because their presentation was booedWill the T-Mobile/Sprint merger go through?Android Q is not a dessertNew phone season is hereUsing mice to detect deepfakesNavigating our increasingly fakeable worldIs computational photography more or less "real"?Human connection in an online worldApple TV+, Disney +, where does it end?Apple Card and its various stainsDon't wash titanium with tap water5G is as carcinogenic as coffee and picklesWeWork IPO chicaneryPokemon Go trespassing is still a problemNo, Instagram is not going to steal your photos

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Iain Thomson, and Alex Wilhelm

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TWiT 732: Why is My Fridge Playing ICP?

Aug 19, 2019 2:53:15

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Amazon's paid tweeters program backfiresTelus email out for the past 4 days$3 Million Fortnite winner SWATtedHow Gamergate launched a culture warEsports is officially mainstream - how to get an esports scholarship to collegeVerizon sells Tumblr for about 2% of what Yahoo bought it for 6 years agoiPhone 11 coming September 10 - how private will it be?Apple sues Corellium for virtualization serviceGoogle's challenging past 3 yearsGoogle forces Nest to leave recording lights oniPhone 11 Pro Max?Pixel 3a's faux 20x zoomRival search engines drop out of Google's search engine ballot auctionAmazon's Rekognition face recognition system can't tell the difference between congressmen and criminals"NULL" vanity plate garners man $12,000+ in parking violations3 simple ways to defeat face recognitionUpdate your Windows 10 system NOW. Seriously.New Bluetooth KNOB attackHuawei gets a breakGeorgia required to use paper ballotsFTC willing to break up big techIKEA gets serious about smart techDisney after account sharersDon't use Kaspersky anti-virusTesla owner implants her key in her armApple shuts down 3rd-party WebKit anti-tracking abusers

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Matt Cutts, Denise Howell, and Owen JJ Stone

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TWiT 731: An Electric Cannonball

Aug 11, 2019 2:24:40

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Video games don't cause mass shootings, but toxic gamer culture doesn't help White House proposes social media censorship Apple wants as many people as possible to get the Apple Card Are Teslas reliable? Chase forgives Canadian customers' debt Apple locks out DIY battery repairs FedEx splits with Amazon Amazon's PillPack fighting with CVS and Walgreens Woz wants you off Facebook Teenagers work overnight to make Amazon Echo Samsung Note 10 kills headphone jack and Bixby button, embraces Microsoft FBI, NSA want hackers, even if they used to smoke pot Defcon takes on voting machine security Elizabeth Warren's plan for rural broadband US Navy ditching touchscreen controllers

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Brianna Wu, Ben Johnson, and Sam Abuelsamid

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TWiT 730: Moonlighting as Marshmello

Aug 5, 2019 2:14:33

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Apple Earnings: services up, iPhone downPhone season starts this weekApple gearing up on R&DAmazon takes overRIP Amazon Dash buttonYour Assistant is listeningApple Card won't let you bet on the poniesCapital One hackApple Bluetooth security hackFacial recognition for drunksChinese smile to payElon Musk is boring holes in Las VegasAI customer service hellAmazon partnering with policeTurkey cracks down on InternetInstagram from FacebookLivestreaming FuneralsSpotify takes offUS Govt vs social media addictionLocast gets suedNinja moves to Mixer

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mike Elgan, Mikah Sargent, and Ant Pruitt

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TWiT 729: My Baby Filled Her Rings

Jul 29, 2019 2:03:50

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Apple buys Intel's modem business House passes anti-robocall bill Samsung Galaxy Fold finally coming in September As T-Mobile/Sprint merger approved by DoJ, Dish launches a new mobile carrier iPadOS is the Future of Apple iPhone 11 is all about the camera Note 10 - no headphone jack, no buttons How Apple fights factory thefts Apple Card coming in August Google will buy your face for $5 Facebook founder wants to break up Facebook Google bans repair business search ads Big government vs big tech Do not install PremierOpinion software from VoiceFive Pampers develops "smart" diapers

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Lisa Schmeiser, and Lexy Savvides

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TWiT 728: Facebook Fa Schifo

Jul 22, 2019 2:01:41

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Is FaceApp safe? As safe as any other photo app. Russian Intelligence Service hacked Apollo 11 helped launch computer programming Elon Musk wants to sew a chip in your brain Equifax fined $700 million TikTok takes over Celebrate World Emoji Day New MacBook Air have slower SSD Apple Pushes Exclusive Podcasts Trump threatens Google Congressional hearings on Big Tech Google kicks Chinese app developer off Play Store Tinder removes itself from the Play Store Oakland Bans Facial Recognition Amazon has record sales on Prime Day How should Facebook Libra be regulated? Influencers are taking over the world Boston Dynamics Spot Mini is coming

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Paris Martineau, Seth Weintraub, and Iain Thomson

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TWiT 727: Artisanal Pickles from Williamsburg

Jul 15, 2019 2:21:03

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Top Stories This Week

Facebook fined $5 billion, the stock goes up $6 billionThe dark side of Facebook's pivot to privacyTrump vs anti-conservative bias on social mediaInstagram vs bulliesPrime Day deals and dilemmasAmazon is building a robot to judge your couchPalantir cameras are watching you, and police are using themYour car is watching youArea 51 attack plan involves furries, Naruto runnersRIP MacBookMac update kills Zoom hackApple Watch Walkie Talkie hackHong Kong protestors use Apple AirDrop to bust the Great Firewall of ChinaApple tossing $millions/episode at Apple TVStranger Things AR ad in the New York TimesAmazon Lord of the Rings MMONetflix Cuphead ShowPrime Day phishing scamsHBO Max get Friends, Riverdale, DuneFrance's Tech TaxNiantic kills its first appGoogle's new hyper-local social network Shoelace is being created just to be shut downGoogle's privacy policy changes are a testament to internet historyGoogle is listening to you in FlandersTwitter will test "Hide Replies" in CanadaA eulogy for the father of the passwordChatterbox will teach children robotics

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mike Elgan and Caroline Haskins

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TWiT 726: Be My Dream Daddy

Jul 8, 2019 0:0

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HQ Trivia Lays off Staff, Pivots to HQ Words Fortnite is an Advertising Machine The Fragmented Nature of Gaming: Fortnite vs CoD BLOPS vs Dream Daddy Gaming's Streaming Future Might Make Microsoft and Sony Buddies Apple TV Focuses on Quality Over Quantity (Except When It Comes to the Remote) MacBook Keyboard Might No Longer Be Crap Soon Facetime Will Force You to Make Eye Contact via AR Magic Can Apple Design Without Jony Ive? Amazon: 25 Years of the Commodification of Our Existence Soon Your Car Will Tell You Where the Nearest Parking Spot Is Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency Hits a Congress-Sized Speed Bump Amazon Wants to Launch 3,000 Internet Satellites Facebook Image Tags Revealed in Outage Superhuman Email is (No Longer) Spying on You Chinese Border Patrol Installing Malware on Visitors' Phones

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mikah Sargent, Patrick Beja, and Simone de Rochefort

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TWiT 725: Ubers in the Mud

Jul 1, 2019 2:43:33

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This Week's Stories

The iPhone turns 12 todayJony Ive is leaving AppleCan AirPods actually harm your ears?Apple is going to manufacture Mac Pros in ChinaSay goodbye to your Microsoft eBooksAnother city just got hacked!Boeing's $9 an hour solution to a shortage of engineers working on the 737 MaxVerizon will lock cell phones to networks for up to 60 daysIt looks like Huawei is back in businessWhite Hats are helping hotels find vulnerabilitiesCloudflare was offline for a few hours this weekAre Huawei phones more vulnerable to hacks than other smartphones?A potential hacked was averted with 7 words!Why is GrubHub is buying up web addresses?Want to fit in in Silicon Valley? You must learn "Bro Talk" thenHans Zimmer has composed the sound of BMW's new concept carIs Twitter finally getting serious about harmful tweets?Some drivers in Colorado find themselves in a muddy field after following Googles Maps

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Jason Hiner, Dwight Silverman, and Christina Warren

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TWiT 724: Paste & Match Style

Jun 23, 2019 2:24:30

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This Week's Stories

Facebook's Cryptocurrency Libra and Congress' response The appalling working conditions of Facebook's moderators exposed More conversation on the distinction between a "platform" and a "publisher" Ravelry, a site for knitting enthusiasts, has taken a stand against white supremacists Google was just caught red-handed Pandora is being sued for showing Tom Petty song lyrics Netflix is petitioned to cancel an Amazon show Apple is recalling selected MacBook Pro laptops because of a fire danger Apple is considering moving up to 30% of production out of China The system designed to verify age in the UK for porn has been delayed A horror story involving a phone hack, a SIM card and what Google isn't doing Apple has approved over 1,000 Best Buy locations as official repair centers Is Google Chrome spying on us? Facebook, Google, and The New Wilderness Philips Hue's new light Trulifi is announced GE's smart lightbulb update is maybe not so smart A city in Florida pays $600K to a hacker to get its data back

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Devindra Hardawar, Nate Lanxon, and Kate O'Neill

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TWiT 723: I Feel Sub-Tweeted

Jun 16, 2019 2:19:30

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Sony and EA MIA at E3 - does E3 matter anymore? Computex, on the other hand, was huge this year What is a Gamer? E3 2019 was the year streaming gaming broke big E3 2019: The Keanussaince Why are games announced so far in advance? Stadia, xCloud, and the future of streaming games Think VR is Over? Oculus Quest would like a word with you. Xbox Scarlett announcement What will games look like in 10 years? How Nintendo Won E3 2019 Pixel 4 Leaked - by Google! The Ethics of video game journalism Huawei stops making Matebooks, blames Trump Apple doubles down on privacy, but Celebrite says it can crack any iPhone Pax > E3 Microsoft buys Double Fine Target cash registers fail nationwide Argentina loses power US attacks Russian power stations: the cyber Cold War escalates US Border Patrol leaks 100,000 licence plate photos La Liga app spied on users to try to stop piracy Telegram DDoSed by China over Hong Kong protests Facebook to launch "Zuck Bucks" cryptocurrency next week Huawei delays the Mate X foldable phone, but it's not Trump's fault.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Cherlynn Low, Jeff Cannata, and Shane Satterfield

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TWiT 722: Poultry Carceral State

Jun 9, 2019 2:17:32

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The Mac Pro is Only for the People Who Need It The iPad Grows Up with iPadOS Where is Apple Headed? iTunes is Dead! Hurrah! Apple Triples Down on Privacy Memoji Makeup is a Minefield SwiftUI is the Future of Coding 3D Touch is Almost Officially a Failure Cyberpunk 2077 is Going to be the Best Keanu Reeves Game Ever Who is Google Stadia For? Google's Outage Last Week Shows that We are Not Ready for Google Stadia YouTube's Biggest Problem: The Recommendation Engine Jeff Bezoz Interrupted By Animal Rights Protestor Fed Ex to Cut Ties with Amazon Amazon Drones Are Still A Ways Off 68 Percent of Facebook Investors Vote to Fire Mark Zuckerberg Facebook's Bitcoin Alternative is a Solution in Search of a Problem Microsoft Thinks Gamers Stink RIP Maker Faire

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Harry McCracken, and Megan Morrone

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TWiT 721: Google+ is Still Up

Jun 3, 2019 2:22:40

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Google Down! Is it 768K Day? Huawei Stops Making Phones WWDC Preview: Is iTunes Doomed? WWDC Preview: Is the Mac Pro Doomed? WWDC 2019 Preview: Is Intel Doomed? WWDC Preview: Is Non-mobile Computing Doomed? WWDC Preview: Will Apple Free the Watch? WWDC Preview: Is your Eyesight Doomed? WWDC Preview: iPhone Privacy Ruined by 3rd Party Apps The Final iPod Touch Just Launched Apple's Monopoly Propaganda Push Foxconn: Tariffs in China and Mexico, Nothing Going in Wisconsin Alexa, Delete What I Said Today DOJ "Investigating" Google Will Amazon Buy Boost Mobile? Will Microsoft? BlueKeep Still Threatening 1M Windows Computers Microsoft's Modern OS Manifesto The US Requires All Immigrants to Provide Social Media Details The UK Wants in on Your Encrypted Chats Australian Cops Spy on You in McDonald's North Face Gets Busted Spamming Wikipedia RIP BBM T-Series Beats PewDiePie to 100 Million Play Cuphead on your Tesla

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Iain Thomson, Lisa Schmeiser, and Wesley Faulkner

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TWiT 720: Everybody Loves Furry Pikachu

May 27, 2019 2:17:50

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Baltimore City Government held for Ransom by Hackers Using NSA tools Own a House? Hackers Probably have your Social Security Number. PlayDate: The Gaming Handheld with a Crank Is Huawei Spying on Us? Intel Breaks the 5.0GHz Barrier Chinese Owner of Grindr Leaked User Data to Employees US Air Force Being Cyber Attacked by US Navy AMD Brings Ray Tracing to Computex GDPR: One Year Later Assange Charged under the Espionage Act AI Deepfake Brings Mona Lisa to Life Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Delayed Due to Disturbing GGI SpaceX Launches Starlink Internet Satellites The United States vs Lootboxes

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Patrick Norton and Brianna Wu

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TWiT 719: I Am Gozor, the Lunchmaster!

May 20, 2019 2:28:12

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

May 13, 2019 2:39:02

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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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TWiT 717: Foursquare for Drunks

May 5, 2019 2:31:55

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This Week's Stories

Microsoft Build PreviewMicrosoft's Privacy Reputation: How Deserved Is It?Surface Studio Pros and ConsFacebook's Privacy Problems on Display at F8Tik Tok: Facebook Killer or Just the Next Vine?The Broken World of Social MediaIs Instagram Spying on Me?Should Mark Zuckerberg be Personally Punished for Facebook's Failings?Google Down on Earnings ReportGoogle I/O PreviewAttack of the Voice AssistantsApple App Store InsanityApple Up on Earnings ReportsSurface vs MacBook vs ChromebookFolding Phones are Still the Future: How Far in the Future Remains to be SeenWho Wants Wearables?How to Auto-delete your Google Location Info2020 Presidential Candidates' Email is Surprisingly Easy to HackACLU Sues US over Warrantless Border Phone SearchesVideo Game Hall of Fame Adds Solitaire and Mario KartRIP Anki and Jibo :(Screaming RoombaVerizon Wants to Sell Tumblr After Destroying ItThe Internet vs Sonic the HedgehogAR Brings 5 Madonnas to LifeFirefox Extensions Down After GlitchVisit NAMI.org for National Mental Health Awareness Month

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Louise Matsakis, Ant Pruitt, and Daniel Rubino

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TWiT 716: A Very Attractive Container of Nope

Apr 28, 2019 2:31:33

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Top Stories This Week

Galaxy Fold Recalled After Screen FailuresInside the Fake World of InfluencersApple vs Apps vs iPhone AddictionGrowing Up Online: The Always-Connected GenerationDon't Forget to Cancel Apple News+!Amazon Prime to Offer One-Day DeliveryAmazon Invests in Electric VehiclesAmazon Doubles its ProfitsMicrosoft hits $1 TrillionWhich Tech Company has the Best Reputation?Facebook Stole Your Email Contacts, Ready for Massive FinesHertz Sues Accenture for Terrible, Horrible WebsiteNetflix Wins Right to be in the OscarsAI Writes the Best Country Song About Doors Ever$16K Laundry Folding Robot Goes BankruptPodcasts vs LuminaryThanos Easter Egg Snaps Your Google Search

Host: Leo Laporte

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

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TWiT 715: 8K + 5G

Apr 22, 2019 2:21:05

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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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TWiT 714: Baby's First Chinese Internet

Apr 15, 2019 2:23:10

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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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TWiT 713: Earables

Apr 8, 2019 1:59:42

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This Week's News

Ice Tea, Sandwiches, and CybersecurityTeslas Hacked by StickersAustralia Bans Violent Material on Social MediaApple News+: Dead Tree Media's Savior or Annihilator?Facebook Wants Real NewsApple's 5G QuandaryApple and Amazon "Hearables"The Google GraveyardFake Cancer HackMar-A-Lago Chinese Malware AttackUS DOJ Loves Netflix, Hates Spielberg

Host: Jason Snell

Guests: Harry McCracken, Carolina Milanesi, and Andy Ihnatko

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TWiT 712: Cultured Hill Folk

Apr 1, 2019 2:20:10

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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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TWiT 711: Your Pain is Their Business Model

Mar 25, 2019 2:33:52

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What's Wrong with Google Stadia?Google Stadia: Built for YoutubeApple Event: What to ExpectMicrosoft Pivoted to Services. Can Apple?Devin Nunez' Cow Gains Half a Million FollowersThe World of Hate on Twitter and InstagramFacebox Stored Your Password in Plain TextGoogle Kills off G+, Allo, Inbox, etc. Is Google Phone next?DARPA's Open Source Voting SystemPwn2Own 2019: Safari, Firefox, & Edge CrackedThe Luxury of Screenless LifeCoding with the Pope

Host: Leo Laporte

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

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TWiT 710: Mollie the Crab

Mar 17, 2019 2:17:33

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News of the Week

Tesla Announces Model Y SUV Crossover Tesla's Many Problems are Due to Musk Huge Facebook Outage: Why? Beto O'Rourke, L33T Hacker Mass Murder on Facebook Live Warren vs Big Tech: Why She's Wrong Hey Techies: Uncle Sam Needs You! Bruce Schneier: The Internet has Split in Three Google to Launch Game Streaming Service Google to Stop Making Laptops and Tablets Apple News/TV Event Coming March 25th 5G Coming this Year, but Why Do We Need It?

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Iain Thomson, Sam Abuelsamid, and Matt Cutts

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TWiT 709: Third-Party Dog Hats

Mar 11, 2019 2:27:01

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Foursquare Location Tracking Leaps Past the Creepy Line Will Zuck Make Facebook Private? Thousands of New Millionaires are Coming to San Francisco Apple has Big Plans for Self-Driving Cars Elizabeth Warren Wants to Break up Big Tech Congress Wants to Pass Net Neutrality Rules Huawei Sues the US Government Investors SueTesla to Keep Elon Musk from Tweeting

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mike Elgan, Paris Martineau, and Patrick Beja

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TWiT 708: Outrage Moms

Mar 4, 2019 2:32:02

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MWC 2019 and the Future of Smartphones and Wearables This Person Does Not Exist OpenAI and the Text Generator Too Dangerous to Exist Outrage Mobs and Twitter China's Social Credit System Could Take Over the World Google and Saudia Arabia's Woman Tracking App Silicon Valley and the US Military Do We Even Need Facebook? Make Elon Musk Stop Tweeting!!! TikTok fined $5.7 Million Tenn Hacker gets $1 Million in Bug Bounties

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Amy Webb and Brianna Wu

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TWiT 707: Will It Bend?

Feb 25, 2019 2:16:22

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Foldable Phones Hit MWC 2019 Microsoft Announces Hololens 2 Netflix at the Oscars Apple and Goldman Sachs Release Credit Card Linked to iPhone Apple to Combine iPhone, iPad and Mac Apps YouTube: Home of Pedophiles, Anti-Vaxxers, and Flat Earthers How Facebook Gets Your Info from Other Apps Facebook In Trouble with UK, Spied on Android Users Stephen Wolfram on Productivity

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ben Johnson, Florence Ion, and Seth Weintraub

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TWiT 706: Tiny, Incremental, and Frictionless

Feb 18, 2019 2:28:02

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Amazon Cancels NY HQ2 PlansAmazon Pays $0 Federal Income TaxesAmazon Buys Eero • Facebook vs Anti-VaxxersThe Most Popular App in ChinaSamsung Galaxy S10+eF5GOur 5G Augmented Reality FutureApple News Event March 25thNew HoloLens Coming Next SundayBuzzfeed UnionizesPokemon Go Trespassing Legal BattleFortnite Carlton Dance Legal BattleApex Legends Eats Fortnite's Lunch?Tetris 99 is the Battle Royale Game You Didn't Know You Needed

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Lisa Schmeiser, Lindsey Turrentine, and Sam Machkovech

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TWiT 705: Between the Buns

Feb 11, 2019 2:18:13

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Alphabet Earnings: Google's Cost Per ClickCutting out Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and MicrosoftThe US to Ban Huawei 5GTechGermany Outlaws Facebook's Business ModelWhat if Google Just Doesn't Pay Its Fines?Amazon Might Back Out of NY HQ2 * Amazon Live is Twitch for InfomercialsSpotify Buys Gimlet and AnchorApple to Pay France 500M Euros in Back TaxesAngela Ahrendts Says Goodbye to AppleApple's Security Wins and Losses of the WeekMicrosoft Says: Don't Use IE or Office 2019Sprint Sues AT&T Over Fakey 5GEMarshmello Fortnite Concert is a Herald of the Future2020 Olympic Medals Will be Made Out of Recycled iPhones

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Matt Cutts, Gina Trapani, and Dwight Silverman

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TWiT 704: To the Woodshed With You!

Feb 4, 2019 2:33:08

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How to Watch the Superbowl Commercials Without All That Annoying FootballApple's Not So Horrible Quarterly EarningsFacetime Flaw Dulls Apple's Privacy ShineApple Spanks Facebook and Google for Data SlurpingHow Much Does Facebook Suck? Huawei's TendrilsFamily Tree DNA Gives FBI DNA RecordsJapanese Govt Will Hack IoT DevicesSF to Ban Law Enforcement Facial RecognitionSpotify Wants to Buy Podcasters Gimlet for $200MAmericans Got 26.3 Billion Robocalls in 2018Netflix vs Amazon = Quality vs Quantity

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Georgia Dow, Devindra Hardawar, and Christina Warren

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TWiT 703: Algorithms are People, Too

Jan 27, 2019 2:16:20

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WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook Messenger to Merge 2019 Predictions- Amazon Will Rise, Twitter Will Fall CRISPR Babies Confirmed Amazon Scout Will Usher in the Age of Autonomous Delivery France Fines Google 50M Euros Google loses right to be forgotten case Foldable Phones are on the Way!

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TWiT 702: Millsplain It to Me

Jan 20, 2019 2:31:28

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Apple's Tim Cook Calls for Data Privacy.773M Passwords Pwned - How to Find Out If Yours Was.Amazon Tries to Make Alexa Sound "Newsy."Google Buys Fossil.74% of Facebook Users are Clueless.Facebook's 10 Year Challenge.Atari Founder Making Alexa Board Games.Stop Using Windows Phone!Tokyo Hotel Fires Half its Robots.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Sebastian Peak, Mikah Sargent, and Wesley Faulkner

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TWiT 701: Safe Bladder Space

Jan 14, 2019 2:28:10

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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

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TWiT 700: A Carwash for Your Face

Jan 7, 2019 2:14:22

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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 enter's 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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TWiT 699: Our Year's Best

Dec 30, 2018 3:56:42

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The Best of TWiT from 2018!

Host: Leo Laporte

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TWiT 698: A Christmas Miracle

Dec 24, 2018 2:24:10

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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 downsThe biggest mergers of 2018Net neutrality ends, SESTA/FOSTA, and more legal newsBloomberg's big blunderChina's social credit system and CRISPR babiesThose we lost in 2018

Host: Leo Laporte

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

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TWiT 697: The Big Leek Cabal

Dec 17, 2018 2:29:02

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

Dec 10, 2018 2:25:42

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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 sensetive 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 violationg 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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TWiT 695: Friends in Bikinis

Dec 3, 2018 2:02:58

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Black Friday was Amazon's biggest sales day everMarriott Hack hit half a billion Starwood guests for 4 yearsIndian Microsoft scammers bustedAmazon's new machine learning racecar, quantum blockchain, and more from re:InventWhen is Amazon rolling out Prime Health?UK grabs thousands of Facebook emails from bikini app companyGoogle's China woes continueApple 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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TWiT 694: Reverse Superlatives

Nov 26, 2018 2:19:03

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

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mike Elgan, Jason Snell, and Adam Fisher

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TWiT 693: Big Boy Easy Bake Oven

Nov 19, 2018 2:51:13

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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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TWiT 692: Ravioli for the Recount

Nov 12, 2018 2:18:52

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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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TWiT 691: The Prosecco Experience

Nov 5, 2018 2:18:21

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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 harassmentAmazon 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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TWiT 690: All the President's Phones

Oct 29, 2018 2:07:21

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What's in store for Apple's big event this Tuesday?Tim Cook vs the "data industrial complex"Amazon's government controversiesIBM 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 1809The 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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TWiT 689: Nobody Expects the Scooter Inquisition

Oct 22, 2018 2:21:55

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Cognative hacking with scale and co-ordination.Will the newest iPad have 2 connectors?Should keynotes for product lanches 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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TWiT 688: Written to Binge

Oct 15, 2018 2:09:51

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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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TWiT 687: Odorless and Weightless Hackers

Oct 8, 2018 2:17:28

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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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TWiT 686: Older Than the Mini Jack

Oct 1, 2018 2:15:50

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How to tell if your Facebook account is one of the 50 million that were hacked this weekWhy the founder of Instagram left Facebook"Funding secured" tweet costs Elon Musk his chairmanship and $40 millionGoogle turns 20More leaks from Google's upcoming October 9th eventAmazon gives $1 million to WikimediaFCC fines robo-caller $37.5 millionDid 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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TWiT 685: Emotional Support Ham

Sep 24, 2018 2:27:26

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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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TWiT 684: Memoji Dating

Sep 17, 2018 2:18:19

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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.

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

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TWiT 683: The Peak of Mt. Stupid

Sep 10, 2018 2:04:32

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Elon Musk: Tesla's market cap goes up in smokeApple vs Trump on tarrifsApple's big announcement September 12th: what we expectFacebook and Twitter go to Capitol Hill, Google sits it outTwitter gives Alex Jones the bootShould Facebook be broken up?The FBI knows who hacked Sony and created WannaCrySpace duct tapeTheranos is finally, finally dead - are blockchain companies next?Chrome is 10, Google is 20Pixel 3 coming October 9th

Host: Iain Thomson

Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Lisa Schmeiser, and Dwight Silverman

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TWiT 682: I Speak for the Bezels

Sep 3, 2018 1:54:20

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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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TWiT 681: That Grips My Muffin

Aug 27, 2018 2:20:13

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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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TWiT 680: Hacky Hack Hack

Aug 20, 2018 2:22:05

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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 MessengerFacebook is not responsible for mews 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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TWiT 679: Hotbox the Waymo

Aug 13, 2018 2:17:04

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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.

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Guests: Matt Cutts, Florence Ion, and Sam Abuelsamid

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TWiT 678: Popcorn and Brown Liquor

Aug 6, 2018 2:15:39

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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 SecurityWhy 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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TWiT 677: To Serve Cat

Jul 30, 2018 2:21:35

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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.

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Guests: Jason Calacanis and Mike Elgan

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TWiT 676: Falling Asleep as the Robots Wake Up

Jul 23, 2018 2:29:47

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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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TWiT 675: This Show Does Not Care About Humans

Jul 16, 2018 2:03:24

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Do Apple's new MacBooks fix the company's keyboard woes?Amazon Prime Day starts tomorrow. Will it be worth the hype? Will it push Amazon's share of the e-commerce market past 50%?Folding tablets. Phones with 9 cameras. What is next?Will AT&T destroy HBO by trying to expand it?Hey Elon: maybe don't call a heroic diver who helps rescue 12 kids a "pedo" just because he didn't use your submarine.Fortnite takes the World Cup Final by storm.Balance is restored to Reddit.

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TWiT 674: Go Dung Beetles!

Jul 9, 2018 2:09:15

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Billionaires prepare for the coming apocalypse: have you bought your missile silo condo yet? London police's facial recognition fail: pilot program results in 98% false positive rate, zero arrests.Amazon expanding its cashierless Amazon Go stores.Celebrity impersonators, mob justice, and more reasons to stay off social media. Prime Day coming on July 16th. Netflix's 2018 content budget expands to $13 billion.Thanos inspires Reddit's biggest ban ever.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Iain Thomson, Lisa Schmeiser, and Jason Hiner

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TWiT 673: The Prozac Dash Button

Jul 2, 2018 2:09:13

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Apple vs Samsung settled: our long international nightmare is over.A proposed US law has patent trolls jumping for joy.Amazon jumps into the healthcare business by buying online pharmacy PillPack.Foxcon's new Wisconsin plant breaks ground.Yet another Facebook security breach, but this time a bug bounty program catches the leak.Twitter's new Ad Transparency Center opens new avenues for journalists.The sky is falling in Fortnite.WPA3 could make Wi-Fi a lot more secure.California follows Europe down the data privacy road.Christina Warren knows all the Andromeda secrets, but she's not talking.AOL Instant Messenger is reborn!StumbleUpon is not. :(

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Wesley Faulkner, Dwight Silverman, and Christina Warren

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TWiT 672: Meme the Queen

Jun 25, 2018 2:08:55

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The US Supreme Court kills warrantless cell phone location fishing and okays state sales taxes on internet purchases. Apple offers refunds on MacBook butterfly keyboard repairs and wants to let you use your iPhone to unlock your car. Amazon wants to put Alexa in your hotel room, and everywhere else. Professional videogames are going mainstream, with huge stadiums and $100 million prizes. A proposed European Union copyright law will declare war on memes. IGTV is Instagram's attempt to jump on the online video bandwagon. Plus: transhumanism, Domino's as an infrastructure company, and IBM's new debate robot!

Host: Leo Laporte

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TWiT 671: A Bad Day for the Internet

Jun 18, 2018 2:11:11

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Social media is still destroying the world. Top trends at E3. The end of Net Neutrality and the AT&T/ Time Warner Merger are a 1-2 punch against consumers. Automation is taking jobs in China and at Amazon. White house hacked. GDPR is killing email marketing. Theranos founder up on charges.

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Guests: Brianna Wu, Jeff Cannata, and Dan Patterson

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TWiT 670: Go Theranos or Go Home

Jun 11, 2018 2:17:02

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A New Tech Manifesto by Baratunde: how to reinvent social media to improve all our lives.Apple's WWDC announcements: Screen Time restores balance to your life, memojis avoid the uncanny valley, ARKit 2 might (might) actually have usefull apps, Siri Shortcuts might (might) make Siri useful, macOS Mojave makes much-needed improvements to the Finder, tvOS gets Dolby Atmos.Gmail's improved design is headed your way.Microsoft buys GitHub: how MS went from a Windows monolith to an open-source champion.Computex's big announcements: Intel fudges some numbers, AMD's new Threadripper 2, and ASUS put a computer in your computer so you can compute while you compute.

Host: Leo Laporte

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TWiT 669: 15 Minutes of Fun

Jun 4, 2018 2:14:51

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Apple's WWDC this week looks like it may be a disappointment for anyone hoping for new hardware.Facebook is killing its "Trending Topics" section.Teens prefer Instagram and Snapchat to Facebook; close to half are "almost constantly" online.The Atari VCS is coming soon for expensive retro gaming.Scooters and bikes are becoming a problem for San Francisco.The new emoji are coming!A Canadian Hacker gets 5 years for his part in the Russin-linked Yahoo breach.Microsoft is worth more than Google.Self-driving technology picks up speed as California ok's free autonomous taxis.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Seth Weintraub, Larry Magid, and Greg Ferro

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TWiT 668: How Many Cups in a Stone?

May 28, 2018 2:20:56

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The FBI wants you to reboot your router right now. FBI agents have gained control of a huge Russian botnet. If your router is affected you just need to reboot it.Facebook and Russian ads - how should government react in the age of cyber warfare?Amazon sells facial recognition software to law enforcement officials. Is this an invasion of privacy, or a good example of public/private cooperation?Alexa records a couple's conversation and sends it to a friend. Amazon has a convoluted explanation, but it may just come down to odds.Google's AI can order you food, but Microsoft's can check in on your feelings, at least in China.GDPR confusion takes news sites offline and sparks billions of dollars worth of lawsuits.Disney's bid to buy Fox gets some competition from Comcast. Does this mean that Hulu is doomed?Senators call for investigation into fake pro-net neutrality commentsThree charged in swatting death

Host: Leo Laporte

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TWiT 667: Give Me your History Hat

May 21, 2018 2:27:33

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Microsoft's new Surface Hub 2. Google Duplex freaks everyone out. GDPR shouldn't freak people out - unless you work in adtech. Fortnite is coming to Android. Apple caves in to China again, pays some Irish taxes, and goes shopping for a new campus. Washington D.C is full of Stingray spy devices. Yanny or Laurel: depends on your speakers. US Copyright laws may be extended to protect Mickey Mouse for 144 years.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Christina Warren, Patrick Beja, and Brian McCullough

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TWiT 666: Leave John Legend, Um, Alone!

May 14, 2018 2:12:35

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ZTE shuts down, but help is on the way from an unlikely tweet. Google I/O shows off creepy robocallers and helpful directions. Microsoft Build brings Cortana/Alexa integration and the return of Kinect. Congress releases over 3500 Russian Facebook election ads. Cambridge Analytica "dies," is reborn as Emerdata. Robocaller gets $120 million fine. Tesla hits a firetruck and sheds execs. You will be able to buy a Boston Dynamics robodog in 2019.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Harry McCracken, Florence Ion, and Sam Abuelsamid

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TWiT 665: Konnichihuahua

May 7, 2018 2:14:47

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Apple has its best Q2 ever, despite analyst predictions. 20 years of iMac. Cambridge Analytica must give US voter his data. Unroll.me foiled by GDPR. NPR buys PocketCasts. Change your Twitter password. Sprint/T-Mobile merger. Net Neutrality vote in the Senate May 9th. Cyber Command gets a promotion.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ant Pruitt, Mikah Sargent, and Ashley Esqueda

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TWiT 664: Warm Tushie Tech

Apr 30, 2018 2:07:48

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Sprint and T-Mobile make it official. Amazon, Google, and Facebook all have amazing quarterly earnings reports. Amazon's home robot and the battle for smart home supremacy. Facebook's community guidelines. Golden Gate Killer found with open source DNA site. Who wants Snap's second generation Spectacles? Apple's rumored AR/VR headset. What tech brings you joy?

Host: Becky Worley

Guests: Georgia Dow, Ben Brock Johnson, and Brianna Wu

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TWiT 663: Reasonably Miserable

Apr 23, 2018 2:10:25

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Security conference season in full swing. iPhone X takes over a third of ALL smartphone profits. Google tries to fix messaging again. Who do you trust with your data? IRS servers down on Tax Day. SCOTUS dismisses DOJ vs Microsoft: CLOUD Act makes it moot. Twitter bans ads from Kaspersky.

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TWiT 662: Scraped On the Back End

Apr 16, 2018 2:40:31

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Mark Zuckerberg comes out of his Congressional testimony unscathed. China will dominate AI in the coming decade. HomePods are not selling like HotCakes. Apple leaks leakers leaking leaks. Waymo wants to test truly driverless cars in California.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Amy Webb, Lindsey Turrentine, and Jason Hiner

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TWiT 661: The Ant Man Canon

Apr 9, 2018 2:21:54

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Facebook issues the latest in a long string of apologies.YouTube shooter and the lure of fame. Apple plans its own chips for 2020, Mac Pro for 2019. Is Amazon spending too much on video? Terry Myerson out at Microsoft - the end of the Windows era. FBI seizes Backpage.com.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Brianna Wu, Lisa Schmeiser, and Mark Milian

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TWiT 660: Bankwupt

Apr 2, 2018 2:34:34

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Best April Fools Tech Jokes. Cloudflare's 1.1.1.1 DNS service. Apple's Education Event. US wants visa applicants' social media accounts. Tim Cook talks privacy. Ready Player One review. SpaceX's satellite internet plans. Fatal Tesla crash.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Wesley Faulkner, Alex Wilhelm, and Andy Ihnatko

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TWiT 659: A Game of Hold My Beer

Mar 26, 2018 2:14:38

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More revelations in the Facebook / Cambridge Analytica scandal. Congress sneaks the CLOUD Act into the omnibus spending bill. Craigslist takes down personal ads in first of many unintended consequences of SESTA/FOSTA Act. Uber may be at fault for self-driving death. Child porn in the Bitcoin blockchain.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Harry McCracken, Denise Howell, and Iain Thomson

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TWiT 658: The Matador Defense

Mar 19, 2018 2:16:21

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Controversial RyzenFall AMD flaws revealed. Leo gives up Facebook for good over Cambridge Analytica scandal. Broadcom gives up its Qualcomm takeover. Apple announces an education-themed event on March 27th. Farewell Adrian Lamo. Theranos officially charged with fraud. Bitcoin mining will drain the world's energy.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Georgia Dow, Greg Ferro, and Jason Hiner

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TWiT 657: DadGum Cell Phone

Mar 12, 2018 2:05:07

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SXSW features killer robots and killer barbeque. Alexa's spontaneous laugh makes us afraid of an AI takeover. Amazon wants to take over your checking account. Can blockchain reinvent fintech? Android users more loyal than iOS users. Is AI really all that smart? Apple hires M. Night Shyamalan. Millennials love Apple more than anything. Mario takes over Google Maps. Facebook asks if pedophilia is ok. On Twitter, fake news spreads faster than the truth. China's new Department of PreCrime.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ant Pruitt, Ben Johnson, and Dan Patterson

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TWiT 656: A Camel With Your Name on It

Mar 5, 2018 1:52:23

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Surprise: young people use social more than the oldsters. Some of them even use Vero. Samsung Galaxy S9 takes top marks for display and camera. Google Fiber didn't go quite as planned. Feds in your iPhone? It's more likely than you think. Amazon buys Ring, can now see and hear everything. US vs Microsoft II: The Revenge of the Irish. GitHub gets gotten by the biggest DDoS EVER.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Dwight Silverman, Mike Elgan, and Larry Magid

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TWiT 655: Banana Is Phone

Feb 26, 2018 2:18:24

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Samsung announces 2 new phones as Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona. iCloud keys are stored in China. All 150 new emojis for 2018 revealed. Nokia's newest phone is a nod to The Matrix. GDPR and H.R. 1865 and their implications. Intel knew about flaws in chips but didn't mention it. Dropbox announces its IPO. Kylie Jenner's tweet takes down Snapchat and AT&T is taking advantage of the end of Net Neutraility.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Amy Webb, Brianna Wu, and Michael Nuñez

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TWiT 654: Bye, Bye Mr. Ajit Pai

Feb 19, 2018 2:15:47

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News publishers violated copyright by embedding a tweet. Are video games to blame for the Florida school shooting? A drone causes a helicopter to crash. Are we seeing the end of Facebook? Apple isn't making as much money on the HomePod compared to other products. The controversial Snapchat update. What to expect from Mobile World Congress. An amazing $300M deal for a showrunner at Netflix, and more.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Owen JJ Stone, Christina Warren, and Iain Thomson

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TWiT 653: X Stands for Nothing

Feb 12, 2018 2:18:54

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HomePod should have been delayed longer. Elon Musk's rollercoaster week: Falcon Heavy sends a Tesla to Mars just as Tesla has its worst quarter ever. iPhone boot code leaked online. Chrome will shame insecure websites. YouTube suspends Logan Paul for generally being a horrible human being. Rethinking Facebook and Google. T-Mobile warns of phone hacking scam. Uber settles with Waymo. ESPN's new streaming service will not show ESPN.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ed Bott, Brian X. Chen, and Devindra Hardawar

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TWiT 652: We're All Out of Kidneys

Feb 5, 2018 2:20:17

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Tech ads in the Superbowl. Elon Musk's "Not-a-Flamethrower." Apple, Google, and Amazon quarterly results. What are Amazon's health plans? What game company will Microsoft buy next?

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ashley Esqueda, Mike Elgan, and Sam Machkovech

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TWiT 651: Occupy Fiber

Jan 29, 2018 2:18:12

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Elon Musk's great ideas: Tesla, SpaceX, flamethrowers. Apple HomePod arrives next week. Google Clips camera is not at all creepy, we swear. Nobody won the Lunar X Prize. Amazon Go officially opens. Montana, New York, AT&T, John Deere, and Burger King take up the Net Neutrality battle. Intel's Spectre patch is a garbage fire.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Greg Ferro and Iain Thomson

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TWiT 650: Frumpy Rump

Jan 22, 2018 2:23:40

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EVs and self-driving cars at CES and the Detroit Auto Show. The first cashierless Amazon Go shop opens January 22nd. Apple HomePod is nearly here. Apple hands out $2500 employee stock bonuses as part of its huge cash repatriation plan. Google wants your selfies. Facebook wants you to tell it what "high quality" news is. Twitter emails 677,775 users to tell them that they shared Russian scams.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Lindsey Turrentine, Tim Stevens, and Georgia Dow

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TWiT 649: Aging in Place

Jan 15, 2018 2:21:09

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Florence Ion, Jason Hiner, and Larry Magid and 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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