This Week in Tech (Audio)

This Week in Tech (Audio)


This Week in Tech is the top-ranked flagship tech podcast from Every Sunday, Leo Laporte and a roundtable of insiders explore the week's hottest tech news from AI to robots, and PCs to privacy. When it comes to tech, TWiT is IT. Records live every Sunday at 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 21:15 UTC.


TWiT 989: Executive Laundry Folding Disorder - Crowdstrike, Prime Day, Stremaing the Olympics

Biden drops out of the race via tweet "CrowdStrike update that caused global outage likely skipped checks, experts say Amazon's Prime Day causes worker injuries, Senate probe finds Kaspersky Lab Closing U.S. Division; Laying Off Workers Researchers: Weak Security Defaults Enabled Squarespace Domains Hijacks The Paris Olympics Will Show Us the Future of Sports on TV Judge dismisses much of SEC suit against SolarWinds over cybersecurity disclosures FBI Used New Cellebrite Software to Access Trump Shooter's Phone Hundreds more Californians get housing with Apple's help Microsoft's new AI system 'SpreadsheetLLM' unlocks insights from spreadsheets, boosting enterprise productivity Bethesda Game Studios workers unionize under Communications Workers of America Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Lisa Schmeiser, Ashley Esqueda, and Anthony Ha Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: - use code: TWIT
22/07/242h 31m

TWiT 988: Flaming Corn Maze - AT&T Breach, Galaxy Z Fold6, Olympic Disinfo

Galaxy Z Fold 6 launches for $1,899 with wider displays FTC bans anonymous messaging app NGL from hosting children AT&T says criminals stole phone records of 'nearly all' customers in new data breach EU accuses Elon Musk's X of deceptive practices over blue 'checkmark' After 41 years Microsoft quietly adds spellchecking and autocorrect to Windows Notepad AI PCs: Qualcomm (QCOM), Microsoft (MSFT) Turn to AI to Revive PC Market Goldman Sachs: AI Is Overhyped, Wildly Expensive, and Unreliable U.S. says Russian bot farm used AI to impersonate Americans Disinfo spreaders set their sights on Paris Olympics My 28,000-follower Twitter account was hacked—and it changed my life for the better Is anyone concerned that Palmer Luckey's new compay Anduril (aka Aragorn's sword from LOTR) is making military products and has a mission statement straight out of Robocop? Apple now makes it easier to switch from Google Photos to iCloud Photos FTC Fires A Warning Shot At Eight Companies Over 'Right To Repair' Violations Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mike Elgan, Denise Howell, and Harry McCracken Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
15/07/242h 28m

TWiT 987: Often Plagiarized, Never Equalled - Sapce Junk, Threads Hits 175M Users, AIndependence

Why Surgeon General's Social Media Warning Label is a Bad Idea Russia says Apple blocks 25 VPN apps in Russia, IFX reports Microsoft MSFT Tells Texas Agencies They Were Exposed in Russian Hack Microsoft says it's okay to steal content published on the web Declare your AIndependence: block AI bots, scrapers and crawlers with a single click Perplexity's grand theft AI The Julian Assange Saga Is Finally Over Zotac's Big Mistake | Consumer Warranty & Business Data Exposure NASA and SpaceX misjudged the risks from reentering space junk The White House will host a conference for social media creators Meta's Threads hits 175 million users one year after launch Google emissions jump nearly 50% over five years as AI use surges Judge blocks Mississippi law that required age verification on social media Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Paris Martineau, Allyn Malventano, and Larry Magid Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
08/07/242h 29m

TWiT 986: Our Dope GPS! - Supreme Court Decisions, Snapdragon X Elite Tests

Supreme Court Decisions, Snapdragon X Elite Tests Murthy Decision Should Not Foreclose Cases Against Actual First Amendment Violations What SCOTUS just did to broadband, the right to repair, the environment, and more Nearly 4,000 arrested in global police crackdown on online scam networks Mark Cuban's public email was hacked after receiving call from a fake Google rep The Julian Assange Saga Is Finally Over Microsoft's bundling of Office and Teams breaks antitrust law, EU says EU Competition Commissioner says Apple's decision to pull AI from EU shows anticompetitive behavior Microsoft says it's okay to steal content published on the web Microsoft's Surface Laptop 7 Copilot+ PC is finally the best clamshell laptop on the market after 8 years of iterations Tested: Don't buy a Snapdragon X Elite laptop for PC gaming Signal 65 Snapdragon battery testing The RIAA's lawsuit against generative music startups will be the bloodbath AI needs Wherein The Copia Institute Asks The Second Circuit To Stand Up For Fair Use, The Internet Archive, And Why We Bother To Have Copyright Law At All Redbox's owner files for bankruptcy after repeatedly missing payments and payroll Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Cathy Gellis, Ryan Shrout, and Doc Rock Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
30/06/242h 26m

TWiT 985: TikTok With Wings - AT&T Landlines, US Bans Kaspersky and DJI

AT&T Landlines, US Bans Kaspersky and DJI Microsoft delays Recall after security concerns, and asks Windows Insiders for help I just ordered the cheapest Surface Pro option - why I (probably) won't regret it Biden bans US sales of Kaspersky software over Russia ties The DJI Drone Ban: A Uniquely American Clusterf*ck Surgeon General: Social Media Platforms Need a Health Warning The Surgeon General Is Wrong. Social Media Doesn't Need Warning Labels LAUSD approves cellphone ban as Newsom calls for statewide action EU Council has withdrawn the vote on Chat Control US sues Adobe for hiding termination fees and making it difficult to cancel subscriptions Apple Won't Roll Out AI Tech In EU Market Over Regulatory Concerns AT&T can't hang up on landline phone customers, California agency rules Amazon mulls $5 to $10 monthly price tag for unprofitable Alexa service, AI revamp What Game of Thrones did to the media Elon Musk Tweeted a Thing This Old House' Pays Tribute to Creator Russell Morash Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Amanda Silberling, Louise Matsakis, and Ed Bott Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: - use code: TWIT
23/06/242h 44m

TWiT 984: Fifty-three Clicks - Bot Farms in Ukraine, LA Public Health Dept. Phished

Ukranian Bot Farms, LA Public Health Dept. Phished MS Recall and Apple AI Congress grills Microsoft boss Brad Smith after 'cascade' of security errors Microsoft Refused to Fix Flaw Years Before SolarWinds Hack Exclusive: MediaTek designs Arm-based chip for Microsoft's AI laptops Apple set to be first Big Tech group to face charges under EU digital law Apple, Meta set to face EU charges under landmark tech rules, sources say Malicious VSCode extensions with millions of installs discovered Successful phishing attack at LA County Department of Public Health exposes PID of 200k + people Bot Farm that attacked Ukrainian phones is shut down Nokia CEO makes world's first 'immersive' phone call Elon Musk drops suit against OpenAI and Sam Altman Talking about Mark Zuckerberg The Stanford Internet Observatory is being dismantled T-Mobile users thought they had a lifetime price lock—guess what happened next Games that the panel members are playing Lynn Conway, a true pioneer, passes away at 86 Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Daniel Rubino, Devindra Hardawar, and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
17/06/242h 46m

TWiT 983: Digital Snackwells - NVIDIA's Thor, Adobe's TOS, Insta's Unskippable Ads

How to Kill a Smart Device: Spotify Car Thing Post Mortem Stealing everything you've ever typed or viewed on your own Windows PC is now possible with two lines of code — inside the Copilot+ Recall disaster. Windows won't take screenshots of everything you do after all — unless you opt in NVIDIA Drive Thor with 2,000 TOPS to be implemented by Li Auto Oral-B Sold a $230 Alexa Toothbrush—and Then Pulled the Plug Adobe's new terms of service unacceptably gives them access to all of your projects, for free Adobe has clarified controversial shrinkwrap license terms, but the damage may have already been done Samsung sues Oura preemptively to block smart ring patent claims I watched NVIDIA's Computex 2024 keynote and it made my blood run cold TSMC says it has discussed moving fabs out of Taiwan but such a move impossible Intel CEO Takes Aim at NVIDIA in Fight for AI Chip Dominance This is Lunar Lake — Intel's utterly overhauled AI laptop chip that ditches memory sticks Instagram confirms test of 'unskippable' ads Gurman's Epic Pre-WWDC Leak Report New York passes legislation that would ban 'addictive' social media algorithms for kids Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Louis Maresca, Stacey Higginbotham, and Brian McCullough Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
10/06/242h 27m

TWiT 982: International Trash - Startup Chaos, Breaking Ticketmaster, Ultrasonic Coffee

Startup Chaos, Breaking Ticketmaster, Ultrasonic Coffee Spotify says it will refund Car Thing purchases VC Says "Chaos" Coming for Startups, Ads, and Online Business as Generative AI Eats Web Perplexity AI's new feature will turn your searches into shareable pages Who's having kids? The panel discusses Ticketmaster T-Mobile to acquire most of U.S. Cellular in $4.4 billion deal; U.S. Cellular shares surge Ticketmaster hacked. Breach affects more than half a billion users. Internet Archive and the Wayback Machine under DDoS cyber-attack 'Like drinking a music festival': this is ultrasonic coffee – but does it taste any good? Inside the scramble to 'prebunk' election misinformation before it takes hold TikTok Pins Its Hopes on Trump to Avoid Ban How a Self-Published Book, 'The Shadow Work Journal,' Became a Best Seller Twitch streamers host a fundraiser for Palestinians. The IRS is making its free Turbo Tax alternative permanent Tribeca to Screen AI-Generated Short Films Created by OpenAI's Sora North Korea says it will stop sending trash balloons as South Korea vows strong retaliation Swiss company develops CPUs from lab-grown human brains & the internet is horrified Ex-OpenAI Director Says Board Learned of ChatGPT Launch on Twitter Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Alex Kantrowitz, Nicholas De Leon, and Emily Dreibelbis Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
03/06/242h 30m

TWiT 981: Grab Your Rabbit - Sky's voice, Copilot+ Surface devices, Car Thing's discontinuation

Sky's voice, Copilot+ Surface devices, Car Thing's discontinuation OpenAI didn't copy Scarlett Johansson's voice for ChatGPT, records show China's latest answer to OpenAI is 'Chat Xi PT' Microsoft unveils Copilot+ PCs with generative AI capabilities baked in Pioneering instant messaging program ICQ is finally shutting down after nearly 30 years Google scrambles to manually remove weird AI answers in search Rabbit Holed Elon Musk says AI will take all our jobs A jury hands Bungie a victory in a landmark anti-cheating decision Atari Acquires Intellivision Brand Congress Just Made It Basically Impossible to Track Taylor Swift's Private Jet Spotify is going to break every Car Thing gadget it ever sold Kabosu, Shiba Inu dog who inspired 'Doge' meme, dies at 18 Bitcoin pizza day C. Gordon Bell, Creator of a Personal Computer Prototype, Dies at 89 Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Christina Warren, Wesley Faulkner, and Alex Wilhelm Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: - use code: TWIT
27/05/242h 58m

TWiT 980: Hed Dek Lede and Nut Graf - OpenAI and Reddit, Signal Smear Campaign

OpenAI and Reddit, Signal Smear Campaign GPT-4o (omni) + new "Her"-style AI assistant (it's nuts) It's Time to Believe the AI Hype The panel discusses their experiences with Gemini, ChatGPT, Claude OpenAI strikes deal to bring Reddit content to ChatGPT OpenAI Superalignment team is gone 2023 Was the Worst Year for Internet Shutdowns, Report Finds Taiwan, on China's Doorstep, Is Dealing With TikTok Its Own Way French TikTok block in overseas territory sets 'dangerous precedent,' critics warn Utah Locals Are Getting Cheap 10 Gbps Fiber Thanks To Local Governments Vermont's data privacy law sparks state lawmaker alliance against tech lobbyists How a smear campaign against NPR led Elon Musk to feud with Signal Biden Order to Halt China-Tied Bitcoin Mine Beside Nuke Base Came as U.S. Firm Just Bought it Robert Dennard, IBM Inventor Whose Chip Changed Computing, Dies at 91 Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ben Parr, Dan Patterson, and Iain Thomson Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:
20/05/242h 33m
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