This Week in Tech (Audio)

This Week in Tech (Audio)


Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech. Join the top tech pundits in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in high tech. Records live every Sunday at 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 21:15 UTC.


TWiT 783: The Galaxy Jaffle - Trump vs Tik Tok, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Review, Black Hat/DEFCON Recap

Trump vs Tik Tok, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Review, Black Hat/DEFCON Recap Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 20, Z Fold 2, Watch 3, Buds Live, and more DEFCON / Black Hat 2020: What if they held a security conference and nobody came?Snapdragon flaw makes half of all Android phones hackable We learned to hack any satellite at Black Hat 2020. Here's how! Tencent taught us how to hack printers at Black HatSmart light bulbs are mini servers that anyone can hack Jackpotting ATMS, reverse engineering a Tesla battery, and moreBitcoin hacks take over YouTube Phil Schiller replaced by Greg Joswiak at AppleWhy Tim Cook is the best CEO Apple has ever had The final Intel iMac is the best computer Apple has ever made Garmin paid $10 million to pay off their ransomware hackersTik Tok is the best new artform of the generationWhat is China doing with Tik Tok to manipulate us?Trump declares a national emergency, banning Bytedance as of September 15th - Tik Tok, WeChat, and Tencent all affected Who will buy Tik Tok? Microsoft and Twitter are in the running; who else? How will China repay us for banning ByteDance? US offers $10 million bounties for hackers trying to affect US electionsIntel hacked - but that's the least of their worries.Google has been "accidentally" listening to everything you say and will use that in their ADT merger Google lost money for the first time ever this quarterYouTubers turning to subscriptions for revenue What year did you start watching more things online than on TV? Rene Ritchie thinks you should read Axiom's End by Lindsay Ellis How Lexy Savvides got her start RIP Frances Allen, one of IBM's greatest programmers of all time Black Girls Code wants more women of color to join the tech industry Taking Boston Dynamic's Spot robot for a walk in San FranciscoWant an Analogue Pocket? Here's how to get one!Flying cars are finally legal to drive, but only in one US state Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Rene Ritchie, and Lexy Savvides Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT1
10/08/202h 40m

TWiT 782: Mainframes Not MaryJane - Tik Tok Ban, Tech Titans Talk to Congress, Twitter Hackers Arrested

Tik Tok Ban, Tech Titans Talk to Congress, Twitter Hackers ArrestedTrump threatens to ban Tik Tok Trump wants Microsoft to buy Tik TokMr. Cook, Zuck, Bezos, and Pichai go to Washington What should the government do to Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple?Twitter hackers arrestedOur Covid year: CES will be all-virtual in 2021 Huawei is the #1 phone maker in the world Need a job? The US Digital Service is hiring!Microsoft will end mobile support for Cortana in 2010 Election Cyber Surge wants to help America voteTrump is witholding funds from the Internet Freedom Fund Watch the Samsung Note 20 and Galaxy Z Fold announcement this week with TWiT!Emmys will be all-virtual this year Quibi lost 92% of its day one subscribers Bernie Sanders wants to send you 3 masks Analogue Pocket comes out tomorrow Brianna Wu is the 8th best Super Mario 2 speedrunner in the world Fyre Festival and GSA Auctions Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Brianna Wu, Paris Martineau, and Matt Cutts Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT
03/08/202h 27m

TWiT 781: Slightly Firmer Denim Soft Serve - Xbox Game Pass, TikTok vs Quibi, The End of Intel

Microsoft focuses on games as a service with Xbox Game Pass Game console makers play chicken overpricing announcements What kind of person does Tik Tok think you are? Android 11 is red velvet cake Google's ATAP lab wants to bring you the smart home future Are we at the end of the Intel Era? Norsk Hydro and Garmin hit by a ransomware attack Building the Quantum Internet Woz sues YouTube over Bitcoin scam Garmin hit by a ransomware attack Tik Tok tries to stay alive G4 WTF Latest info about the Twitter breach We would pay for a Twitter subscription to be able to edit our Tweets Space Force is always above you Big Tech antitrust showdown with congress July 29 Herman Miller x Logitech = $1500 gaming chair US Army retreats from Twitch Crispr Cow is definitely a boy Streaming wars: Peacock vs Quibi vs Disney+ vs everybody else Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ashley Esqueda, Harry McCracken, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
27/07/202h 23m

TWiT 780: The Great Firewall of America - Twitter Hack, Tik Tok hysteria, World Emoji Day

Here's how the Twitter hack happenedTik Tok hysteria - xenophobia or common sense? EARN IT and LAED acts want to eliminate encryption Cloudflare outage takes down a huge swath of the internet "Master," "Slave," "Blacklist" terms on the outs at Apple, Linux, and others Trump expands the CIA's cyberwarfare authority Google spends $10 billion on India, half of that in Jio Amazon Dash Cart checks your groceries out for you World Emoji Day celebrates the new Emoji coming in 2020Who is "Kirk," the person behind the Twitter hack? How long have they had access? What should the response to the Twitter hack be?Instagram's Tik Tok clone Reels launches in August As Tik Tok rises, Quibi falls Google should be pushing contactless payments moreHong Kong VPNs leak user data EU Court shuts down EU - US data transfer agreementGrant Imahara dead at 49 Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Mike Elgan, and Seth Rosenblatt Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
20/07/202h 39m

TWiT 779: No Future for Green Pants - TikTok's Bad Week, RIP Quibi, mmhmm

TikTok's Bad Week, RIP Quibi, mmhmmmmhmm is a fun new way to use meeting softwareUS might ban TikTok, India already has. What is the future for the embattled platform? Is TikTok safe to use? Apple Glass on the way: Foxconn is making thousands of semi-transparent lenses for Apple glassesAmazon wants to rule the world. Is that really all that bad? Is there any hope for Quibi? (Nope)Google's "Works With Google" virtual event demonstrated Android 11's new IoT features and their Smart Home devices.Is Microsoft looking to buy Magic Leap? MS exec becomes Magic Leap CEO - is she a Trojan Horse? Ninja joins YouTube after Mixer diesTwitter partner Dataminr accused of giving Black Lives Matter protester surveillance to policeTikTok, Linked In, and others accused of copying users' clipboards, blame a bug in a Google SDK Amazon briefly tells employees to take TikTok off their phones, backpedals furiously when their marketing department throws a fitHow much of the TikTok hate is just anti-Chinese bias? US teens worried about losing TikTokHow mmhmm works with Zoom, Teams, and Google MeetMicrosoft Teams adds "Together Mode," which puts meeting attendants in seats in an auditoriumAR still isn't ready for the outside world, but it works great for Snapchat and TikTok filtersNorth Focals, Jins Meme ES, Amazon Lens, Snap Spectacles, Bose Frames - different smart glasses with different use casesWhen will AR get a killer App? User-focused design is the answer, but not a lot of AR companies are doing that. Foxconn invests $1B to open a factory in IndiaSearching for the perfect car phone holderAre Millennials killing IoT? Walmart is launching an Amazon Prime competitor in JulyJack Dorsey donates $3 Million to Basic IncomeTwitter might be starting a subscription service Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Louise Matsakis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Phil Libin Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT1 WWT.COM/TWIT promo code TWIT10
12/07/202h 31m

TWiT 778: In the Zoom Where It Happens - Apple Glasses, iOS 14 Privacy, and Hamilton on Disney+

Apple Glasses, iOS 14 Privacy, and Hamilton on Disney+Is Apple pulling away from the competition?Is Intel dying?Snap Spectacles third edition arrives in IndiaGoogle buys North, makers of Focals smart glassesWhere are Alexis Ohanian and Pete Cashmore?Mark Gurman has the scoop on Apple GlassesLidar technology could drive Apple business for the next decadeThe Race After Technology and holographyIs technology making life too fast?iOS 14 highlights ad tracking - advertisers are not happy about it.iOS 14 outs Tik Tok and LinkedIn for snooping on the clipboard Apple says no to 16 Web APIs for Safari for security reasonsAd tracking is big business for Google, Facebook, and SpotifyWhat is the future of brick and mortar? Warehouses with curbside delivery? Advertizers boycotting Facebook, but they'll be backMicrosoft wants to "upskill" 25 million workers for high-demand jobsEye Mouth Eye Twitter trend tricks tech Twitter into donating to Black Lives Matter charitiesAnonymous shopping cart abandoner causes chaos for online vendors - here's who is to blameLululemon buys Mirror for half a billion dollarsHamilton premieres on Disney+ to rave reviewsBMW does a press event in VR to show off their subscription heated seatsWith NFC and ultrawideband, your phone can be your car key Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Shira Lazar, Sam Abuelsamid, and Jason Hiner Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWIT
06/07/202h 58m

TWiT 777: Apple's RISCy Move - Apple WWDC Recap - Apple Silicon, macOS 11, iOS 14

Apple WWDC Recap - Apple Silicon, macOS 11, iOS 14Mac moves from Intel to Apple SiliconWhat happens to Intel? Microsoft?iOS apps will run on MacsWill Macs still run Windows on Boot Camp?Microsoft closes all retail stores - are PCs moving to the cloud?PC gaming - the biggest reason you need a PCCan x86 die already?What could go wrong with the shift to Apple Silicon?Should you buy an Intel Mac now? Should you buy the first version of the ARM Mac?The fastest supercomputer in the world has an ARM chipmacOS goes to 11Should WWDC stay virtual next year?Will macOS and iOS merge?Group Messages grows upWill ARM Macs use Thunderbolt? USB 4?When will the first ARM Macs show up?How well will Rosetta 2 work?How is the transition to ARM going to work? How long has it already been going on?Apple WWDC interviews and presentationsSix Colors has all the info you need on all the WWDC presentations - here are the bestWWDC iOS 14 and watchOS 7 Speed Round - back tap, custom home screen, group FaceTime with sign language, App Clips, Shortcuts on Apple Watch, translation app, hand washing timer, dance, AirPods Pro custom EQTik Tok is grabbing your clipboard every 10 secondsDon't install Big Sur beta on your main computer!iOS 14 warns you about tracking cookiesTrump campaign app steals all your app allowed on the App StoreOlympus leaving the camera businessFinally, surveyors all use the same footMicrosoft kills Mixer; Ninja and Shroud get to keep their money Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Lory Gil, Jason Snell, and Dan Moren Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
29/06/202h 38m

TWiT 776: Phat Boyin' It All Day - WWDC Preview, Twitter Voice Chat, Prescription Video Game

WWDC Preview: no new hardware will be announcedApple re-closing some US Stores due to Covid-19WWDC Preview: Apple transitions to ARM WWDC Preview: here's the jacket and pins that the Swift Student Challenge winners wonWWDC Preview: iOS 14 improvements - can they please fix Siri? Apple vs Hey - Apple kicks Hey app out of the App Store iOS App Store brings in $519 Billion in 2019 Apple facing anti-trust investigations in the EUTalking about grilling Twitter starts offering 140 second Voice TweetsUsing Facebook to train yourself Facebook lets its users turn off political ads Facebook wants to help 4 million people vote K-Pop stans and Tik Tok teens and grandmas troll Trump's Tulsa rally 71% of Americans refuse to use contact tracing apps iFixit wants to help users fix ventilators; ventilator manufacturer sues FCC approves the first prescription video game for ADHD Oscars delayed until April 2021 Disney+ kills their 7 day free trial weeks before Hamilton releaseOnly $75k to get your own Spot robot dog Flash dies completely on December 31st, 2020 Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Owen JJ Stone, Georgia Dow, and Andy Ihnatko Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWIT
22/06/202h 23m

TWiT 775: Bacon Buddies - Zoom's Fail of the Week, Police Face Recognition, Apple at $1.5T

Zoom bans an American's account at China's request, won't have real end-to-end encryption IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft stop selling face recognition software to the police Clearview and Palantir continue to sell face recognition to the police Apple is the world's first $1.5 trillion company Apple WWDC 2020 coming June 22. Here's what Apple will announce. How quickly will Apple transition Macs to ARM? Refrigerator DRM is catching up with printer DRM ZFS cuts "slave" out of OpenZFS codebase. GitHub ditches "master" Michael Seibel replaces Alexis Ohanian on Reddit board HBO yanks Gone With the Wind, it becomes the #1 show on Apple TV+ Four GOP Senators ask FCC to review Section 230 PS5 hardware and games announced - disc vs digital Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone Games for Racial Justice and Equality surpasses it's $5 million goal Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ant Pruitt, Christina Warren, and Iain Thomson Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT1 - promo code: TWIT WWT.COM/TWIT
14/06/202h 58m

TWiT 774: The Mafia is Zooming - Big Tech and Racism, Trump and Biden Phished

Tim Cook and Satya Nadella speaking up on racism - what should Big Tech do? Amazon says they are against racism, but sells racist facial recognition tech to police Can tech improve policing? Social and Organizational barriers to change Should social networks fact-check Trump? James Bennet resigns as Opinion Editor of NYT after letting Tom Cotton post-inflammatory editorial YouTube is a bigger problem than Facebook and Twitter How do we fix Google, Facebook, and Twitter without losing more jobs? Creativity, transparency, and incentivesSynthetic biology, synthetic marketplaces, synthetic people Reddit founder quits and asks to be replaced by a black person NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admits they were wrong about Colin Kaepernick's kneeling protest Minneapolis will dismantle their police department Zoom won't encrypt free tier so they can help the cops Russian GRU exploiting Exim Mail Transfer Agent Trump and Biden campaigns being phished by China and Iran Project Gutenberg is now illegal in Italy HBO Max will not apply to AT&T data caps, but you can't play it on Roku or Amazon devices Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Dylan Tweney, Wesley Faulkner, and Amy Webb Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
08/06/202h 13m

TWiT 773: The Duchess of Sealand - Trump vs Twitter, SpaceX, George Floyd Protests

Trump vs Twitter, SpaceX, George Floyd ProtestsTrump vs Twitter: what is Section 230? Trump vs Twitter: what does Trump's executive order say?Trump vs Twitter: who would be hurt most by Trump's executive order?Trump vs Twitter: who gets to determine "truth"?Trump vs Twitter: France passes a law that platforms must remove illegal content within 24 hoursSpaceX launches humans into space from American soil for the first time in 9 yearsGoogle postpones Android 11 beta launch due to protestsSwitzerland's Apple/Google COVID contact tracing app vs France's StopCovid appFrance offers Twitter a new home if they want to leave America. What country do you think Twitter should move to?Microsoft lays off dozens of journalists, will replace them with AI. Journalist Bill Detwiler desperately defends his fellow humans.US House of Representatives to vote to allow FBI to read your browser history without a warrantHBO Max is one streaming service too manyAmazon Look style camera will stop working in July. Denise Howell's Instagram will never be the sameSome Good News sells to CBSPokemon Go Fest this July will be fully virtualBaratunde Thurston, author of "How to be Black" discusses his reaction to the racial events of the past week Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Patrick Beja, Bill Detwiler, Denise Howell, and Baratunde Thurston Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: WWT.COM/TWIT2
01/06/202h 34m

TWiT 772: 52 Cents & a Bag of Pop Chips - Microsoft Build Highlights, Surface Earbuds Review, Minecraft's Biggest Month

Microsoft Build Highlights, Surface Earbuds Review, Minecraft's Biggest MonthCollege Board sued over flawed online AP testsMinecraft Dungeons ReviewMinecraft hits 162 Million users/monthFormer TWiT Producer OMGChad's OMGCraft hits 1,000,000 YouTube subscribers!Satya Nadella's "RGV2cw" Easter Egg spells "Devs" in Base 64All the easter eggs in the Microsoft Build 2020 livestreamMicrosoft Build 2020 highlights: Project Reunion and Fluid FrameworkMicrosoft embraces open source: it's a whole new MicrosoftTwitter says everyone can work from home forever. Facebook says they can, too, but they might pay you less if you move out of stateJoe Rogan podcast is now a Spotify Exclusive - will other podcasts start going exclusive?Zoom vs Discord vs Facebook RoomsHow to beat Zoom fatigueWill working from home kill the 75-hour work week, or make it worse?Work-from-home means less commuting, for better or for worseWill conferences stay virtual, go back to face-to-face, or be a hybrid?What Zoom/Teams/Slack/Meet/etc solution does your company use?Zoom solves its security issues - or at least seems to be working on it very hardHow well is your school handling distance learning?Different communication strokes for different gamer folksTom Hanks' movie "Greyhound" is a $70 Million Apple TV+ ExclusiveHBO Max premieres May 27th, adding yet more confusion to the online media worldBad news about that $125 Equifax settlementGrandma ordered to remove photos of grandchildren over GDPR violationFacebook found not liable for spreading terrorist content by US Supreme CourtWalmart kills after buying it for more than $3 Billion Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Lindsey Turrentine, Daniel Rubino, and Lisa Schmeiser Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT30
25/05/202h 28m

TWiT 771: Ferment All the Things - Facebook Buys Giphy, Apple AR Glasses, Unreal Engine 5

Facebook Buys Giphy, Apple AR Glasses, Unreal Engine 5Facebook buys Giphy for $400 millionFacebook setting up a political advocacy group for big techUS Government going to sue Google for monopolizing online adsTrump tweets that Google, Facebook, and Twitter are controlled by the "Radical Left"Facebook has half of its oversight board in place alreadyZoom fatigue is real: is avatar-based chat the cure?Apple AR glasses coming in 2021Unreal Engine 5 will push game development to new heightsTwitter says that people can work from home forever - but should they?Robotic backboard makes all the shots Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Dwight Silverman, Mike Elgan, and Brianna Wu Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWIT
18/05/202h 8m

TWiT 770: The Vanna White Effect

Zoom Fixes Encryption, Elon Musk and X Æ A-12Elon Musk names his child X Æ A-12: here's how to pronounce itZoom buys Keybase to fix encryptionGoogle Meet, Facebook Rooms, and Microsoft Teams desperately try to catch up with ZoomZoom is much more secure now but how did it win the video calling race, to begin with?Leo won't give up on jitsi even though it sounds like a moldRich DeMuro says Zoom is like slimeTeslas now stop automatically at red lights (and green)Google abandons its plans for a data-driven community in TorontoIs Amazon handling the coronavirus crisis well?Tim Bray quits Amazon in dismay over whistleblower firingsAustralia wants Google to stop showing news snippetsDo ISPs need bandwidth caps? Is everybody working from home hogging all the bandwidth?New 13-inch MacBook Pro heralds the end of butterfly keysMicrosoft 10X will come to single-screen devices in 2021Pixel Buds vs Surface Earbuds vs AirPodsBoston Dynamics Spot robot patrolling Singapore parks to enforce social distancingBBC releases Zoom backgroundsA hazmat-inspired suit lets you party, drink, and vape in safety Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Doc Searls, Rich DeMuro, and Larry Magid Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: WWT.COM/TWIT - promo code: TWIT1
11/05/202h 2m

TWiT 769: Me? I'm On Unhinged

Elon Musk Goes Crazy, Tik Tok Takes Over Elon Musk loses Tesla $14 Billion with one reckless tweet TikTok gets more than 2 billion downloads in record time Apple/Google contact tracing approved by the CDC - will you install it? Apple makes it easier to unlock your iPhone while wearing a mask Google Buds 2 is a huge improvement over the original Microsoft announcing Xbox Series X game son May 7th John Legere is sad he no longer runs T-Mobile Starlink launches 422 satellites Will Quibi succeed? The truth behind John Krasinski's Some Good News Quarterly reports - Apple, Alphabet, and Amazon are all up Spotify revenue is up Why we like the new iPhone SE Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Shira Lazar, Devindra Hardawar, and Alex Wilhelm Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
04/05/202h 15m

TWiT 768: Steer Into the Skid

Contact Tracing, Synthetic Biology Ask a futurist: how do we get from now to the Covid-19 free future? Steer into the slide. The future of synthetic biology is sticking viruses into our systems as medication Apple-Google contact tracing vs Palantir: who do you trust? France bans Amazon from selling non-essential items: should America follow? Should Amazon be doing more with automation? The best videoconferencing etiquette Why are people tearing down 5g towers to fight coronavirus? What new businesses are going to be born out of the Covid-19 crisis? Automation, synthetic biology, and delivery get a VC boost AI development and Big Tech data gathering is leading us down a dystopian superhighway Is CES gone for good? How long can movie theaters stay closed? Salute to the real heroes - the IT people keeping us all connected in this crisis Distance learning: what is working, what isn't, and what is the future of education? How did Microsoft fumble Cortana? The same way they fumbled Windows Phone Apple hopes to put its own chips in macs Google says AI can design a chip in 6 hours The next world war will be fought in cyberspace Kim Jong Un: Dead or alive? Will North Korea be the next manufacturing hotspot or a radioactive crater? Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Amy Webb and Iain Thomson Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT
27/04/202h 58m

TWiT 767: Fifteen Years Later

TWiT's 15th Anniversary, iPhone SE, Best Audio Equipment You Can Buy iPhone SE vs Sidekick 2 EARN IT will kill end-to-end encryption. Call your senator now! AMD is kicking Intel's butt The best speakers you can buy The best DACs you can buy The best headphones and headphone amplifiers you can buy The story of the first TWiT Catching up with Scott Herriott Catching up with Kevin Rose Catching up with Patrick Norton Catching up with Robert Heron Why Kevin Rose Doesn't Use Android Why Robert Heron loves Google Fi and the Pixel Magic Wormhole: how to encrypt your communications John Prosser: iPhone SE Plus coming soon iPad Pro Magic Keyboard turns the iPad Pro into a laptop More catching up with Kevin Rose Reminiscing about the good old days - Leisure Suit Larry, FidoNet, and BBSs Caveat Emptor: many NAS drives use SMR Computer security now vs 15 years ago Hard drives now vs 15 years ago Want a great $20,000 stereo? Buy the Symbol Audio Modern Record Console iRacing is the best esport in the world Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Kevin Rose, Patrick Norton, Robert Heron, and Scott Herriot Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT30 offer code TWIT
20/04/202h 7m

TWiT 766: Zoom, But Use Protection

Apple+Google COVID tracking app, 5G towers burning, Zoom tips Get Glycerin Melt at via affiliate link! 5G towers are being burned in England and the Netherlands to stop coronavirus. We have officially hit maximum techno panic. Apple and Google are building a coronavirus phone tracking app. Do you want a cyberpunk dystopia? Because this is how you get a cyberpunk dystopia! Zoom is the best option for group video chat, but only if you use it right, and only if you don't need perfect privacy. We show all the free TV shows you can watch online. What we are doing in quarantine: soap making, Half-Life Alyx, Castlevania, start your own video channel Smart toilet recognizes your butt and scans your poop for diseases Jack Dorsey donates $1 billion to Coronavirus research, with full transparency Apple displays COVID testing locations and launches Today at Apple at Home Why Apple stopped charging Amazon Prime Video the 30% "Apple Tax" Amazon workers are terrified to go to work, but at least they have a job Travelex paid 285 bitcoin to ransomware hackers - watch out for COVID Phishing Quibi has 300 Million installs in its first week, while Tik Tok crosses 1 Billion Distance learning: school attendance is at 50% Passover Seder on Zoom Leo is back on Facebook John Conway, creator of Conway's Game of Life has passed due to coronavirus Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Georgia Dow, Rene Ritchie, and Owen JJ Stone Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT10 - promo code: TWIT1 WWT.COM/TWIT code TWIT
13/04/202h 44m

TWiT 765: Holds Each Cheek Separately

Zoom Security Issues, iPhone SE Zoom goes from 10 million to 250 million daily users, struggles with zoombombing and security issues Where is the iPhone SE? The budget iPhone could be launched any day. Can Apple maintain its famed secrecy with employees working from home? Apple buys Dark Sky Weather App, shuts down Android App iOS 14 may add widgets, live wallpaper Who controls the weather? NOAA, Weather Channel, IBM, Apple? Nations are tracking their citizens' location to stop coronavirus - will they stop when the crisis is over? Who else is tracking us? Do you know how to program COBOL? Help New Jersey fight coronavirus! Amazon has hired 80,000 workers, puts safety measures in place, fires strike organizer Instacart strike gets workers free health and safety kits Amazon will offer a virtual film festival to show SXSW films, movie theaters are offering streams What we're watching in quarantine - Little Fires Everywhere, Devs, free HBO shows, Bhagavad Gita and filmmaking on YouTube Quibi is launching at the best time possible FCC opens up 6GHz band for Wi-Fi use Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Christina Warren, Jason Hiner, and Brian McCullough Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
06/04/202h 44m

TWiT 764: Tech Support in Tights

Fever tracking maps show the spread of coronavirus Instacart workers will go on strike on Monday Hackers are sending out malicious teddy bears and Best Buy rewards cards Snopes has had to scale back fact-checking in the age of coronavirus misinformation China and Russia sending waves of coronavirus misinformation and phishing attacks Zeynep Tufecki is a light of reason in the fog of coronavirus information US Government is using cell phone location data to track coronavirus Is Big Tech our coronavirus saviors, or are they taking advantage of the situation? How should we cover tech while the world is collapsing? Notes from the final CanSec security conference Corporate layoffs, bailouts, and cancellations E-sports fill the void for car racing aficionados PwnToOwn 2020 highlights GM is offering unlimited internet in its cars, Yale is offering a free course on happiness, and other happy news China wants to re-invent the internet. What could possibly go wrong? Help track which coronavirus sites are malicious Free e-books from the Library of Congress Internet Archive under fire for lending too many e-books Elizabeth Warren open-sources all her campaign tech Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Seth Rosenblatt, Lexy Savvides, and Ed Bott Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
30/03/202h 17m

TWiT 763: Ghost Finger

This week's stories: Study proves that using CarPlay and Android Auto is worse than driving drunk Focus on security - cybercriminals are taking advantage of coronavirus Sam Abuelsamid explains LiDAR What to expect from Apple's AR future "Your next computer is not a computer" Apple's iPad Pro vs MacBook Air MacBook Air - useable keyboard, updated processors Steven Sinofsky on the iPad - "part of convergent evolution of PC hardware" Microsoft Neo and Windows 10X: a much-needed rethinking of Windows Google I/O is canceled How to set up Zoom to prevent "ZoomBombing" Video conferencing solutions for work-from-home Netflix drops video quality in Europe, but not America - here's why YouTube launches new online education resources Google launches distance learning fund Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty to one charge of theft of a trade secret Amazon wants to hire 100,000 people; Walmart wants 150,000, but both are facing product shortages Facebook donates masks and gloves to health professionals Pwn2Own hackers beat Windows, Ubuntu, macOS, and more Department of Justice wants to wave habeas corpus and kill encryption Italians 3D print $11,000 ventilator valve for $1 - original manufacturer threatens to sue Audible offers free audiobooks for kids, and so does your public library Gamestop finally closes California stores Sonic the Hedgehog and other movies stream instead of airing in theaters PS5 vs Xbox Series X Pixar founders win $1 Million Turing prize Self-driving taxis need a disinfectant system Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Louis Maresca, Sam Abuelsamid, and Mike Elgan Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
23/03/202h 26m

TWiT 762: Synthetic Chris Evans

This Week's Stories Father Robert Ballecer talks about the Vatican's response to the Coronavirus in Italy. Father Robert Ballecer shows off this live broadcasting/podcasting setup MKBHD's 8k setup - RED cameras, multiple Mac Pros, LUTS, and motion tracking The Escobar Phone is a scam! The beginning of the end of smartphones Magic Leap in Crisis Leo wears the COVID-19 mask Foldable phones - why? How to cope with panic attacks - futurism in an accelerating world MKBHD's daily driver: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Telepresence Robots are the future! (or maybe even the present) 2020 Conferences are all canceled. What will we lose by holding them digitally? Apple reopens Chinese stores, closes all others, cancels rumored March event, but might still launch new products next week Amy Webb's daughter's crypto network Is Tik Tok OK? Screen time in quarantine - active watching is the key MKBHD's New Year's Rockin' Eve - downscaled from 8K to 720p How YouTube processing works How MKBHD works - quality over quantity Custom vitamin blends and nootropics - direct-to-consumer sales take off Future Today Institute 2020 Tech Trends Report StarLink will bring the internet to everyone Everyone alive today is being scored The 2020s are the synthetic decade: how synthetic media will change the world Get Amy's book "Data, a Love Story" at via affiliate link! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Amy Webb, and Marques Brownlee Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: WWT.COM/TWIT - promo code: TWIT1
16/03/202h 19m

TWiT 761: The Esperanto of Time

Coronavirus Craziness: The Pope is OK, SXSW canceled, contractors can't get n95 masks, Chinese carmakers shut down The response to Coronavirus - big tech sends workers home, but restaurant workers have to keep the slinging hash Woz is NOT Patient Zero Countries respond to Coronavirus: stay on that cruise ship, China forces people to quarantine, US doubles down on the Patriot Act, Italy shuts down Lombardi Stock up on Soylent for your Coronavirus quarantine needs Apple rejects coronavirus apps Chinese students review bomb homework app Paris has awesome hobbies Apple forces workers to come to the Spaceship and retail stores, other tech giants send workers home March Madness without fans? Are we projecting the zombie apocalypse onto Coronavirus? Review: Thermomix TM6 Baby Yoda toys killed by Coronavirus What to watch while you're quarantined Video games to play while you're quarantined Is it canceled? How to find out Warren drops out - which old white male candidate will die from Coronavirus? Brianna Wu gets hacked - she explains how to avoid her mistakes How to use nation-state level hacks yourself How the CIA used CryptoAG to spy on the world Apple allows ads in push notifications - watch this week's iOS Today to see how to turn them off! YouTube is recommending fewer conspiracy videos Nerf or nothing! Streaming drives the music industry to its greatest year ever Democratic Socialism Simulator vs Female Politician Simulator Nintendo Playstation prototype sells for $360,000 Daylight Saving kills! Switch to UTC instead! SETI@Home shuts down, and bitcoin mining is destroying the world - switch to folding proteins for a Coronavirus cure Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Paris Martineau, Seth Weintraub, and Brianna Wu Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT offer code TWIT
09/03/202h 17m

TWiT 760: A Perfect Time to Panic

This Week's StoriesCoronavirus: GDC postponed, F8 canceled, Chinese factory shortages, mask shortages, CDC test shortages, preppers prepping, fear, uncertainty, and denialYour AirPods are on a two-year timerSafari snubs two-year certificatesSome might call it a patent troll - Apple must pay VirnetX $440 millionNTSB blames CalTrans, Tesla, and Apple for autopilot fatalityAmazon Go Grocery ReviewIntuit pays $7 Billion for Credit Karma's dataActivist investor attacking TwitterTikTok is fundamentally parasitic? Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Christina Warren, Michael Nuñez, and Bill Detwiler Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
02/03/202h 7m

TWiT 759: Never Gonna Give You Up

This Week's Stories: COVID-19 coronavirus causing tech conference chaos Should Apple investors be worried about COVID-19? Samsung Galaxy Z Flip - does it live up to the hype? COVID-19 coronavirus will crash the tech economy for a while Apple iPhone 9 / SE 2 likely for March launch Samsung Galaxy Z Flip factory closed due to COVID-19 Target leaks inventory listings for 'AirPods X Generation,' 'Apple TV Gen X' and 'Apple Watch Series X' bands, and 'Apple iPod Touch X Generation' Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk in Star Trek, Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr in Back to the Future - deepfakes are getting better EU kills the Lightning port - USB-C is now the law of the land Apple considers letting users set 3rd-party apps as default Apple tries to- ban German book about App Store; book hits #2 on the bestseller list. Get the book at Trump urges Supreme Court to side with Oracle over Google Bezos to give $10 Billion to fight climate change Twitter bans 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts for "platform manipulation" Trump ads will take over YouTube on Election Day New ransomware scheme - hackers will make Google ban your ads Fortnite streamers demonetized over Rickroll emotes Larry Tesler, the man who invented cut, copy, and paste, dies at 74 Bert Sutherland, who helped develop the ARPANET, dies at 83 Adobe Photoshop turns 30 $400 Hot Wheels RC Tesla Cybertruck Get Dan's novel The Bayern Agenda at Register for LastPass's RSA After Hours in San Francisco! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Lory Gil, Owen JJ Stone, and Dan Moren Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWIT
24/02/201h 59m

TWiT 758: Facemasks and Fear

This week's stories:Mobile World Congress 2020 canceled over COVID-19 fearsChina virtually shut down due to COVID-19. Foxconn's iPhone plant closed; making face masks instead.RSA Conference (Feb 24th in San Francisco) is next - IBM has already dropped out. Is this the end of conferences?China's response to COVID-19 includes increased surveillance and the "Close Contact" app. Is America next?Focals by North AR glasses could be the answer to COVID-19. Are we ready for AR+databases?Check out TWiT's review of Focals on Hands-On Tech!Apple stores and factories closed in China. Apple was expected to announce an iPhone SE replacement this spring - will it be put on hold?Samsung Z Flip Review - the most transformative new smartphone in yearsWindows 10X - Microsoft's first try at a 32bit-free OS and a two-screen device OSWindows 10X on a MacBook - it can be done! (But don't try it at home)Google's new OS is called... Pigweed?Windows 10X coming to dual-screen laptops and tablets by the end of the yearMicrosoft Duo caught on video in the wild!$1000+ flagship phones are now the norm. Are they worth it? (Yes)Cloud-based computing will become the norm in the next 5 yearsAmazon sues the US government over JEDI contract given to Microsoft; JEDI put on hold by a federal judgeTaika Waititi blasts the crappy MacBook keyboard at the OscarsRaspberry Pi - the best kids' computer availableWatch Hands-On Android! Episode 0 out now, Episode 1 coming 2/20/2020: soon: Hands-On Mac and Hands-On Linux!Spotify will destroy podcasting as we know itElizabeth Holmes gets some of the Theranos charges dropped by a federal judgeIs Venture Capitalism destroying capitalism?HQ Trivia crashes and burns - when will the current tech bubble burst?Essential shuttered - alleged sexual assaulter and Android inventor Andy Rubin's revolutionary phone company fails after less than a year.T-Mobile and Sprint merger passes second-to-last hurdle in its wayJeff Bezos buys the most expensive house in America Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Daniel Rubino, and Dan Patterson Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: WWT.COM/TWIT
17/02/202h 30m

TWiT 757: My Fridge Killed My Apple TV

This Week's Stories: Chaos, confusion, and disinformation define the 2020 US election Motorola Razr fails the fold test NYPD drops notebooks for iPhone app Don't charge at public USB chargers: "Juice Jacking" hackers will steal your data Hackers break into your network via Phillips Hue lightbulbs Sonos bricks old speakers Tesla remotely removes autopilot from used Model S Big shakeup at Microsoft - Panos Pinay gets a huge promotion Microsoft xCloud vs Nvidia GeForceNow vs Playstation Now US Navy uses Xbox controllers Windows 7 bug keeps users from shutting down, no way to update Deepfaking "The Irishman" - how CGI de-aged De Niro Disney wants to kill Section 230, and thus all social media and comment boards Real or fake: Russian dashcams and French locomotives 'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet' Review Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ashley Esqueda, Nate Lanxon, and Denise Howell Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT1
10/02/202h 6m

TWiT 756: Don't Doubt ur Vibe

This Week's Stories: Apple hits 1.5B users, Facebook hits 2.5B, Amazon hits $1 Trillion - is Big Tech too big? Russia vs Apple: new Russian law will force Apple to install Kremlin-friendly apps Coronavirus shuts down Apple and Google in China EU passes common charger resolution - say goodbye to your lightning jack Amazon wants you to know that they pay a lot of taxes and employ a lot of people 10 years later, the iPad is the only successful tablet Split-screen or folding screen? Is this a form factor we need? Apple TV+ hasn't quite hit it yet FCC admits that wireless carriers violated federal law selling your location data Facebook's 'Off Facebook activity tool' doesn't really do anything Facebook's new Oversight Board will surely fix everything Avast anti-virus sold your data to everybody Does tracking really make ads better? He sings! He dances! He sends you the internet from space! Cal Tech gets 1.1 billion from Apple and Broadcom in a patent case Every smart device will die. Sonos sooner than others. IBM CEO Virginia Rometty retires California halts .org sale 62 new emoji are here! Hummer is back and electric Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Wesley Faulkner, Brian McCullough, and Devindra Hardawar Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT10 offer code TWiT
03/02/202h 9m

TWiT 755: Somebody Stole My Tim Tams!

This Week's Stories: Was Jeff Bezos really hacked by Saudi Arabia? Welcome to the post-fact era. Embrace the power of ignorance! Sonos backs off threat to brick old speakers Apple pushes back against EU common charging standard Sundar Pichai calls for regulation of AI Why banning face recognition is just the first step One good thing about Brexit The tech angle of "Megxit" Biden calls game developers "little creeps" Tech execs are being SWATted Alan Turing's OBE medal, Ph.D. certificate, etc recovered from crazed superfan Throwboy is back with Pocket Pillows Vine is back as Byte Xerox still trying to buy HP Octi is augmented reality social media Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mike Elgan, Patrick Beja, and Iain Thomson Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
27/01/202h 33m

TWiT 754: I Dream of Wiki

This Week's Stories: Mojo Vision: Augmented Reality contact lenses The face recognition company that will end privacy FBI vs Apple 2: Pensacola Boogaloo NOBUS: why the NSA's "NObody But US" theory of exploits fail Cable Haunt: critical vulnerability in many cable modems Apple and Google are cracking down on location privacy, and ad tech companies are unhappy Don't worry about your kids' phone use so much Google will kill 3rd-party cookies by 2022 Verizon's "private" search engine The EU is not asking Apple to kill the lightning plug Our secret shame: the box of cords in our garage Digital hoarding: iTunes vs Gmail Amazon wants you to pay with a wave of your hand Sim swapping attacks: hacking customer service Joe Biden wants to repeal Section 230. This is dangerous. Sonos, Tile, and Pop Sockets testify against Google, Apple, and Amazon in Congress Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Georgia Dow, Sam Abuelsamid, and Patrick Norton Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: WWT.COM/TWIT promo code TWIT30
20/01/202h 13m

TWiT 753: I Got Waylaid in Switzerland

CES 2020 wrap-up Sex tech at CES 2020 Apple, Amazon, and others talk privacy at CES 2020 Tech Giants at CES 2020 The Sands: all the weirdest stuff at CES 2020 The best TVs at CES 2020 Future Concepts at CES 2020 The Charmin Rollbot Biggest CES 2020 trends: vegetable-based meat, driverless cars, and bendable computers Our favorite gadgets from CES 2020: from 8k TVs to electronic rosaries Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ant Pruitt, Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, and Jason Hiner Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT
12/01/202h 22m

TWiT 752: More Seam than Bezel

This Week's Stories: CES Preview: what to expect at the 2020 show Segway's new Wall-E pod chair 8k TVs take over CES - what about bandwidth caps? 3D is back at CES - get ready for Star Wars holograms Fresh Cambridge Analytica leak: 68 countries targeted 5G in 2020: hype or happening? How to fix California' gig worker law California Consumer Privacy Act hits January 1 Wyze Camera breach response: quick and decisive 1924 belongs to us all now TRACED Act passes, robocallers put on notice Hofeller Files break gerrymandering plot wide open IRS forces Turbo Tax to show free filing product Fake Twitter accounts spew thousands of pro-Iran propaganda tweets Australian fires: horrific images online Google will stop swindling the US on taxes Google's Head of International Relations left because Google started to be evil Samsung Galaxy S20 arriving February 11th Sonos bricking old speakers Fry's is in big trouble Y2K bug strikes again: NYC parking meters break in 2020, 11-19 #TeamTrees gets $20M YouTube's #1 star turned 8 in 2019 EU: AI cannot patent inventions Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Dwight Silverman, Ben Brock Johnson, and Ed Bott Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT1
06/01/202h 18m

TWiT 751: The Year's Best

Leo Laporte takes us through the past year in tech. 2019 highlights include Chinese CRISPR Babies, San Francisco's facial recognition surveillance ban, Grumpy Cat's sad death, the United States versus Huawei, Facebook's $5 billion FTC fine, the debut of Apple TV+, and more! Happy New Year from Leo and the TWiT crew! Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT
29/12/192h 6m

TWiT 750: Another Decade is in the Can

On This Week in Tech's 2019 Holiday Special, Leo Laporte, Stacey Higginbotham, Mary Jo Foley, and Mikah Sargent run down the top Tech News stories of 2010 - 2019. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, Stacey Higginbotham, and Mikah Sargent Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT promo code TWIT
22/12/192h 50m

TWiT 749: At Least She Double Bagged It

This Week's StoriesMac Pro: only 1/3rd the cost of a banana duct-taped to a wallApple TV+ gets its first Golden Globe award nominationAirPods make Apple $4 billion/quarterHere's how to get Samuel L. Jackson on your Amazon EchoRing camera hacked to tell child to destroy their roomGoogle gives US ATF location info on 1500 usersAsk a Millennial: what's the deal with Tik Tok?Jack Dorsey wants an open standard TwitterFacebook wants end-to-end encryption. AG Barr is not so happy about that.India wants to get all its citizens' dataNew Orleans narrowly avoids ransomware hitSamsung didn't really sell a million Galaxy Folds, and other silly phone storiesParis Martineau's ultimate guide to Influencers Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Rosemary Orchard, Paris Martineau, and Owen JJ Stone Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
16/12/192h 33m

TWiT 748: The BAT FAANGs

Stories this Week Mac Pro is only for Pros Apple's pivot to services plays on our trust of Apple How amoral should companies be? Silicon Valley Finale Larry and Sergei ride off into the sunset - what happens next? How worried should companies be about government regulation? Why we're watching Watchmen Amazon comes to New York, without tax benefits Stadiums as a metaphor for tech Amazon's re:Invent is all about AI Huawei makes "America-free" Phones What is the future of war? Is 5G going to be like LTE or WiMAX? Intel admits failure Reddit bans Russian sock puppets Elon dodges pedo bullet Magic Leap is the most amazing, important, incredible failure ever Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Christina Warren and Amy Webb Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT10 WWT.COM/TWIT
09/12/192h 41m

TWiT 747: Every Click is a Vote

This Week's Stories .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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: code TWIT - promo code: TWIT1 offer code TWiT
02/12/192h 24m

TWiT 746: My Robot Lawyer

This Week's Stories 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 password Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Mike Elgan, and Seth Rosenblatt Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT promo code TWIT10
25/11/192h 41m

TWiT 745: Highly Illegal - and Very Affordable

This Week's Stories 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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: WWT.COM/TWIT
18/11/192h 11m

TWiT 744: Boiling the Privacy Frog

This Week's Stories 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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWiT
11/11/192h 52m

TWiT 743: Lying is Bad is a Lie

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT1 - promo code: TWIT
04/11/191h 50m

TWiT 742: Leave the Wallet At Home

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 joke."Fake 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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: WWT.COM/TWIT
26/10/192h 22m

TWiT 741: Jin Yang's Not Hotdog Method

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: code TWIT offer code TWiT offer code TWIT
21/10/192h 23m

TWiT 740: Sex-Positive Currency

This week's stories 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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
14/10/192h 24m

TWiT 739: Bob Ross with Biceps

This week's stories 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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT1
07/10/192h 14m

TWiT 738: The Twerklight Sonata

This Week's Stories 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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWiT WWT.COM/TWIT
30/09/192h 16m

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

This Week's Stories: 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 How about 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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
22/09/192h 13m

TWiT 736: Leave the Phone, Save the Donuts

This Week's Stories: 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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT WWT.COM/TWIT offer code TWiT
16/09/192h 18m

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

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT1 offer code TWiT
08/09/192h 12m

TWiT 734: Forking Windows

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT30
01/09/192h 15m

TWiT 733: Fake Moos

This Week's Stories: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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - offer code: TWIT
26/08/192h 13m

TWiT 732: Why is My Fridge Playing ICP?

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: DoorDash App use code TWIT - promo code: TWIT1
19/08/192h 53m

TWiT 731: An Electric Cannonball

This Week's Stories 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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWiT
11/08/192h 24m

TWiT 730: Moonlighting as Marshmello

This Week's StoriesApple 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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: code TWIT promo code TWIT - promo code: TWIT1
05/08/192h 14m

TWiT 729: My Baby Filled Her Rings

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT WWT.COM/TWIT
29/07/192h 3m

TWiT 728: Facebook Fa Schifo

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: DoorDash App use code TWIT
22/07/192h 1m

TWiT 727: Artisanal Pickles from Williamsburg

Top Stories This WeekFacebook 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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: WWT.COM/TWIT offer code TWiT
15/07/192h 21m

TWiT 726: Be My Dream Daddy

This Week's Stories 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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT1
08/07/192h 19m

TWiT 725: Ubers in the Mud

This Week's StoriesThe 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 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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - offer code: TWIT
01/07/192h 43m

TWiT 724: Paste & Match Style

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: use the code TWIT80 offer code TWiT
23/06/192h 24m

TWiT 723: I Feel Sub-Tweeted

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT1 promo code TWIT1
16/06/192h 19m

TWiT 722: Poultry Carceral State

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT
09/06/192h 17m

TWiT 721: Google+ is Still Up

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWiT code TWIT
03/06/192h 22m

TWiT 720: Everybody Loves Furry Pikachu

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT1
27/05/192h 17m

TWiT 719: I Am Gozor, the Lunchmaster!

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
20/05/192h 28m

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

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWiT
13/05/192h 39m

TWiT 717: Foursquare for Drunks

This Week's StoriesMicrosoft 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 for National Mental Health Awareness Month Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Louise Matsakis, Ant Pruitt, and Daniel Rubino Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
05/05/192h 31m

TWiT 716: A Very Attractive Container of Nope

Top Stories This WeekGalaxy 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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT1
28/04/192h 31m

TWiT 715: 8K + 5G

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWiT - promo code: TWIT promo code TWIT
22/04/192h 21m

TWiT 714: Baby's First Chinese Internet

This Week's StoriesJulian Assange: Journalist or Wrecking Ball?House Passes Net Neutrality Bill, Senate and President Say NoCops Want Google to Give them the GoodsApple Wants All Mac Software NotarizedHow Far Do You Let Alexa into Your Life?Amazon is Moving Out of SeattleHow AI Could Change Health InsuranceYouTube Tries to Measure "Quality Watch Time"Keeping Your Child Safe on the Internet Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Amy Webb and Christina Warren Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT1
15/04/192h 23m

TWiT 713: Earables

This Week's NewsIce 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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
08/04/191h 59m

TWiT 712: Cultured Hill Folk

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT1 offer code TWiT
01/04/192h 20m

TWiT 711: Your Pain is Their Business Model

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: enter TWIT
25/03/192h 33m

TWiT 710: Mollie the Crab

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: use the code TWIT80 code TWIT
17/03/192h 17m

TWiT 709: Third-Party Dog Hats

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 Sue Tesla to Keep Elon Musk from Tweeting Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mike Elgan, Paris Martineau, and Patrick Beja Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWiT
11/03/192h 27m

TWiT 708: Outrage Moms

MWC 2019 and the Future of Smartphones and WearablesThis Person Does Not ExistOpenAI and the Text Generator Too Dangerous to ExistOutrage Mobs and TwitterChina's Social Credit System Could Take Over the WorldGoogle and Saudia Arabia's Woman Tracking AppSilicon Valley and the US MilitaryDo We Even Need Facebook?Make Elon Musk Stop Tweeting!!!TikTok fined $5.7 MillionTenn Hacker gets $1 Million in Bug Bounties Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Amy Webb and Brianna Wu Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT
04/03/192h 32m

TWiT 707: Will It Bend?

Foldable Phones Hit MWC 2019Microsoft Announces Hololens 2Netflix at the OscarsApple and Goldman Sachs Release Credit Card Linked to iPhoneApple to Combine iPhone, iPad and Mac AppsYouTube: Home of Pedophiles, Anti-Vaxxers, and Flat EarthersHow Facebook Gets Your Info from Other AppsFacebook In Trouble with UK, Spied on Android UsersStephen Wolfram on Productivity Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ben Johnson, Florence Ion, and Seth Weintraub Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT1
25/02/192h 16m

TWiT 706: Tiny, Incremental, and Frictionless

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWiT use code TWIT
18/02/192h 28m

TWiT 705: Between the Buns

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
11/02/192h 18m

TWiT 704: To the Woodshed With You!

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Subscribe to our new show Hands-On Tech at Sponsors:
04/02/192h 33m

TWiT 703: Algorithms are People, Too

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! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Jason Hiner, Greg Ferro, and Brian McCullough Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT code TWIT offer code TWiT
28/01/192h 16m

TWiT 702: Millsplain It to Me

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: use code TWIT
21/01/192h 31m

TWiT 701: Safe Bladder Space

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 Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Cherlynn Low, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT promo code TWIT30
14/01/192h 28m

TWiT 700: A Carwash for Your Face

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 enters 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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
07/01/192h 14m

TWiT 699: Our Year's Best

The Best of TWiT from 2018! Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: code TWIT
30/12/183h 56m

TWiT 698: A Christmas Miracle

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT
24/12/182h 24m

TWiT 697: The Big Leek Cabal

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 pictures 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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT promo code TWIT75
17/12/182h 29m

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

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 sensitive 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 violating sanctions on Iran.Australia passes a dangerously vague anti-encryption law. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Rich DeMuro, Patrick Beja, and Sam Abuelsamid Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT RING.COM/TWIT
10/12/182h 25m

TWiT 695: Friends in Bikinis

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
03/12/182h 2m

TWiT 694: Reverse Superlatives

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT
26/11/182h 19m

TWiT 693: Big Boy Easy Bake Oven

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
19/11/182h 51m

TWiT 692: Ravioli for the Recount

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: RING.COM/TWIT
12/11/182h 18m

TWiT 691: The Prosecco Experience

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWIT - promo code: TWIT - promo code: TWIT
05/11/182h 18m

TWiT 690: All the President's Phones

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: code TWIT
29/10/182h 7m

TWiT 689: Nobody Expects the Scooter Inquisition

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWIT BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT
22/10/182h 21m

TWiT 688: Written to Binge

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT75 RING.COM/TWIT
15/10/182h 9m

TWiT 687: Odorless and Weightless Hackers

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: ITPro.TV/twit - use code: TWIT30 - promo code: TWIT - promo code: TWIT
08/10/182h 17m

TWiT 686: Older Than the Mini Jack

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWIT promo code TWIT75
01/10/182h 15m

TWiT 685: Emotional Support Ham

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT
24/09/182h 27m

TWiT 684: Memoji Dating

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT
17/09/182h 18m

TWiT 683: The Peak of Mt. Stupid

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: RING.COM/TWIT offer code TWIT
10/09/182h 4m

TWiT 682: I Speak for the Bezels

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - offer code: TWIT
02/09/181h 54m

TWiT 681: That Grips My Muffin

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT
26/08/182h 20m

TWiT 680: Hacky Hack Hack

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 news media's continued existence.Ajit Pai finally admits to congress that the FCC wasn't hacked.10 nanometer transistors? Try 1/10th nanometer. German researchers develop a 1 atom transistor switch. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Patrick Beja, Michael Nuñez, and Harry McCracken Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT
19/08/182h 22m

TWiT 679: Hotbox the Waymo

Samsung Announces the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Home musical cauldron.What is AI?Self-driving roll-out is increasing.Amazon wants you to pick up groceries at Whole Foods, and wishes you would shop more using Alexa.Twitter refuses to drop Alex Jones and InfoWars.Microsoft preserves Skype Classic.11-year-old hacks Florida voting systems at DefCon and other voting security woes.Boston Dynamics is pumping out SpotMinis. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Matt Cutts, Florence Ion, and Sam Abuelsamid Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: RING.COM/TWIT
12/08/182h 17m

TWiT 678: Popcorn and Brown Liquor

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT - promo code: TWIT
05/08/182h 15m

TWiT 677: To Serve Cat

Jason Calacanis tells us what's going on with his buddy Elon Musk. Apple fixes the MacBook Pro's throttling issue. Facebook and Twitter stock takes a dive over poor growth numbers, but Google is doing just fine. Russian hackers in MY energy grid? It's more likely than you think. Slack eats HipChat. • Spectrum Internet gets kicked out of New York. Get a Tesla surfboard to go with your Boring flamethrower. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Jason Calacanis and Mike Elgan Download or subscribe to this show at Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT
29/07/182h 21m

TWiT 676: Falling Asleep as the Robots Wake Up

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT RING.COM/TWIT
22/07/182h 29m

TWiT 675: This Show Does Not Care About Humans

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. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Jessica Conditt, Brian X. Chen, and Brian McCullough Download or subscribe to this show at Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors:
15/07/182h 3m

TWiT 674: Go Dung Beetles!

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: RING.COM/TWIT
08/07/182h 9m

TWiT 673: The Prozac Dash Button

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 Download or subscribe to this show at Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT
01/07/182h 9m
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