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November 11, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: ZipRecruiter.com/Twit Wasabi.com offer code TWiT capterra.com/twit mintmobile.com/twit
November 4, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: LastPass.com/twit FreshBooks.com/twit casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT
October 26, 2019
It's This Week in Tech with Jason Howell, Mikah Sargent, and Ant Pruitt hosting in the absence of Chief TWiT, Leo Laporte. PG&E may force a power outage at TWiT Eastside Studio to help reduce the risk of wildfire in surrounding areas.Facebook Launches News Section to Compensate PublishersZuckerberg faces heat in Congress: "It's almost like you think this is a jokeFake Facebook ad claiming Lindsey Graham backs the Green New Deal is actually a test for ZuckerbergGoogle Pixel 4 and 4 XL review: more than the sum of its sensorsNight Sight fight: The iPhone 11 kinda destroys the Pixel 4 with low light camera shotsAT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have finally agreed to replace SMS with a new RCS standardGoogle is delivering some Pixel 4 phones in fun cereal boxesGoogle Cereal review: Feature-packed but lacking in basic nutrition [Gallery]Google will replace Home devices bricked due to latest firmware updateLOFT Portable Battery Base for Google HomeAmazon is spending billions on shipping as it makes Prime one-day delivery a realityAfter Briefly Falling To Number Two, Jeff Bezos Is Back As The Richest Man In The WorldApple Pay overtakes Starbucks as the most popular mobile payment platform in the USGov't bill could see Emergency Alerts broadcast over streaming services like Apple MusicMicrosoft's Over-the-Top VR Rig Lets You Explore a Virtual World While Walking IRLTikTok could threaten national security, senators sayMotorola teases its foldable RAZR phone reveal for November 13thThe Huawei Mate X is set to ship next month for $2,400, but only in ChinaElvis hands-onAnt talks about his new show Hosts: Jason Howell, Ant Pruitt, and Mikah Sargent Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: privacy.com/twit WWT.COM/TWIT twit.cachefly.com calm.com/twit
October 21, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: eero.com code TWIT capterra.com/twit Wasabi.com offer code TWiT legalzoom.com offer code TWIT
October 14, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 zapier.com/TWIT mintmobile.com/twit ZipRecruiter.com/Twit
October 7, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 LastPass.com/twit FreshBooks.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit
September 30, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: Wasabi.com offer code TWiT RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 twit.cachefly.com WWT.COM/TWIT
September 23, 2019
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 Slofie.com? How about Slophie.net? Apple changes the update cycle RIP 3D Touch. We won't miss you. Apple's ultrawideband U1 Chip: what does it do? iPhone 11 teardown What to expect from Google's big October event What to expect from Microsoft's big October event Has Google achieved quantum supremacy? How many bitcoin are lost forever? When Zuck met Trump Facebook creates Oversight Board: here's how it will work Facebook Portal wants to watch you watch TV Richard Stallman out at MIT and Free Software Foundation Edward Snowden still wants to come home Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Rene Ritchie, Dwight Silverman, and Louise Matsakis Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: capterra.com/twit calm.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit mintmobile.com/twit
September 22, 2019
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 Slofie.com? How about Slophie.net? Apple changes the update cycle RIP 3D Touch. We won't miss you. Apple's ultrawideband U1 Chip: what does it do? iPhone 11 teardown What to expect from Google's big October event What to expect from Microsoft's big October event Has Google achieved quantum supremacy? How many bitcoin are lost forever? When Zuck met Trump Facebook creates Oversight Board: here's how it will work Facebook Portal wants to watch you watch TV Richard Stallman out at MIT and Free Software Foundation Edward Snowden still wants to come home Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Rene Ritchie, Dwight Silverman, and Louise Matsakis Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: capterra.com/twit calm.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit mintmobile.com/twit
September 16, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 WWT.COM/TWIT Wasabi.com offer code TWiT
September 9, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: mintmobile.com/twit casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 Wasabi.com offer code TWiT ZipRecruiter.com/Twit
September 2, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: go.itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 capterra.com/twit LastPass.com/twit FreshBooks.com/twit
August 26, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: legalzoom.com - offer code: TWIT GetRoman.com/twit ZipRecruiter.com/Twit twit.cachefly.com
August 19, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: DoorDash App use code TWIT casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 expressvpn.com/twit RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2
August 11, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: ZipRecruiter.com/Twit Wasabi.com offer code TWiT audible.com/twit2 capterra.com/twit
August 5, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: eero.com/TWIT code TWIT crestwhitesmile.com promo code TWIT casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 LastPass.com/twit
July 29, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: twit.cachefly.com www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT calm.com/twit WWT.COM/TWIT
July 22, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: capterra.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 DoorDash App use code TWIT
July 15, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: WWT.COM/TWIT mintmobile.com/twit Wasabi.com offer code TWiT ZipRecruiter.com/Twit
July 8, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 LastPass.com/twit casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 GetRoman.com/twit
July 1, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: calm.com/twit capterra.com/twit twit.cachefly.com legalzoom.com - offer code: TWIT
June 23, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: capterra.com/twit Atlassian.com/teams/it hellofresh.com/twit80 use the code TWIT80 Wasabi.com offer code TWiT
June 16, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: expressvpn.com/twit casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 thousandeyes.com/twit Molekule.com promo code TWIT1
June 9, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: Atlassian.com/teams/it capterra.com/twit WordPress.com/twit www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT
June 3, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: Wasabi.com offer code TWiT thousandeyes.com/twit eero.com/TWIT code TWIT LastPass.com/twit
May 27, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 twit.cachefly.com capterra.com/twit
May 20, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: thousandeyes.com/twit ZipRecruiter.com/Twit Atlassian.com/teams/it expressvpn.com/twit
May 13, 2019
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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: WordPress.com/twit thehelm.com/twit Wasabi.com offer code TWiT calm.com/twit
May 5, 2019
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 NAMI.org for National Mental Health Awareness Month Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Louise Matsakis, Ant Pruitt, and Daniel Rubino Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: thousandeyes.com/twit FreshBooks.com/twit LastPass.com/twit Atlassian.com/teams/it
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