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September 19, 2019
- (01:55) Britt Paris, co-author of "Deepfakes and Cheap Fakes," discusses the ways that fakes are being detected and how those systems might not be good enough as the technology gets better.- (15:55) Employees at Microsoft are sharing their salary information on an anonymous spreadsheet, and Dave Gershgorn from OneZero was granted access to it.- (32:14) With the launch of Apple Arcade, Ian Sherr from CNET got perspectives from developers to understand the value proposition of creating exclusives for the subscription service.- (44:47) Descript is a startup working on creating tools for podcasters that will allow for editing audio like an email and replacing words with synthetically generated words in the voice of the speaker.- (51:04) Mikah has a surprise for Jason and the world, and things will never be the same again. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Britt Paris, Dave Gershgorn, and Ian Sherr Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsors: aka.ms/TNWMechanics twit.cachefly.com
September 12, 2019
- (01:43) Journalist and analyst John Koetsier explain how a mesh networking app, Bridgefy, is gaining popularity in Hong Kong, where protestors are using the app to stay in touch.- (17:13) Sam Machkovech of Ars Technica shares his initial thoughts on HTC's new Vive Cosmos VR system.- (35:50) We're joined by Dan Moren of Six Colors for an overview of Apple's iPhone event and a few more details about developments that weren't mentioned on stage.- (47:42) Plus, we talk about the latest round of Pixel 4 leaks and the discovery of an exoplanet with water vapor in the atmosphere. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: John Koetsier, Sam Machkovech, and Dan Moren Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsors: monday.com/TNW zapier.com/TNW
September 5, 2019
(01:20) Autonomous technology is coming to the battlefield. Zachary Fryer-Biggs from the Center for Public Integrity talks about the complicated ethical considerations of AI-driven war machines.(18:31) Samsung is ready to re-release the Galaxy Fold and detailed a number of improvements made to the design to prevent them from unintentional damage in the hands of consumers.(24:45) Tech addiction is the perfect reason to look into the Light Phone 2. Michael Zelenko from OneZero spent a few weeks with the minimal phone and shares his thoughts. Host: Jason Howell Guests: Zachary Fryer-Biggs and Michael Zelenko Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
August 29, 2019
• (01:49) Alfred Ng from CNET talks about how Ring video doorbells are being used by police for surveillance.• (14:36) Credit cards might be old tech, but Geoffrey Fowler from the Washington Post shows how they can carry the same privacy burden as the phone in your pocket.• (31:22) Tech patents can be downright ridiculous, and Rose Eveleth from Slate reveals why companies have so many of them in their arsenal if they'll never become something real.• (44:18) Virtual Reality is being used to train would-be bosses in the art of firing employees.• (48:54) Apple announced its next iPhone announcement and is promising Innovation at the event. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Alfred Ng, Geoffrey Fowler, and Rose Eveleth Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsors: monday.com/TNW WWT.COM/TWIT
August 22, 2019
(01:43) Darren Loucaides from OneZero discusses the impact of the "like" button. Increasingly, social networks seem to be pondering the idea of hiding or removing metrics but engagement and profit may suffer.(17:23) Brian Merchant, author and writer for Gizmodo, reveals the troubling nature of Zeel, a service that primarily connects massage therapists with those seeking their services. Despite promising a no-tolerance policy for inappropriate behavior, contractors who have worked for Zeel say that's simply not the case.(36:22) Matt Laslo, a freelance correspondent for WIRED, provides a closer look at Section 230 — legislation that's been in place since the 1996 Communications Decency Act — and how changes to it could affect the internet. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Darren Loucaides, Brian Merchant, and Matt Laslo Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsors: zapier.com/TNW FreshBooks.com/tnw
August 15, 2019
(01:43) Parmy Olson from the Wall Street Journal shows how startups like Engineer.ai are using artificial intelligence as a buzzword more than an actual description of its technology.(12:25) Everyday people are firing up phone farms in their living rooms to make extra cash according to Joseph Cox at Vice.(25:21) Keren Elazari, founder of BSidesTLV, talks about the hacker community found at Defcon, Blackhat and BSides events.(38:57) WeWork filed it's IPO and Alex Wilhelm from Crunchbase takes a closer look at some of the abnormalities of the S-1. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Parmy Olson, Joseph Cox, Keren Elazari, and Alex Wilhelm Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsor: twit.cachefly.com
August 8, 2019
(01:15) Russell Holly from Android Central separates fact from fiction on the link between violence and video games.(15:13) Dan Ackerman of CNET helps us unpack the Samsung Unpacked event.(28:45) Arol Wright from XDA Developers explores and explains the complicated and confusing smartphone market in Venezuela. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Russell Holly, Dan Ackerman, and Arol Wright Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly.
August 1, 2019
(01:42) The SMART Act would regulate addictive features in social media, and Emily Birnbaum from The Hill defines what that would mean.(15:07) Andrew Martonik from Android Central talks about Google's Pixel 4 leak strategy, how its working, and whether key features will be enough for consumers.(27:11) Apple earnings show how the company is diversifying its offerings, and Lory Gil from iMore shares how the drop in iPhone revenue could impact business.(43:27) Chrome 76 is addressing an insecure loophole in Incognito mode that will also allow site visitors to get free content from publishers.(49:27) An innocuous tweet about hygiene sparked a world-wide discussion around privilege and who has the right to clean themselves. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Emily Birnbaum, Andrew Martonik, and Lory Gil Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
July 25, 2019
(1:41) Iain Thomson from The Register has a bone to pick with US Attorney General William Barr's comments that encryption isn't for the masses.(14:31) Google made changes to search that aimed to keep fraudulent repair businesses from running ads, and Kevin Purdy from iFixit says its affecting legitimate repair businesses too.(30:11) Elon Musk recently announced his investment in Neuralink brain-computer interface. Emily Mullin from OneZero discusses the benefits and ethical considerations of such technology. Host: Jason Howell Guests: Iain Thomson, Kevin Purdy, and Emily Mullin Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsors: FreshBooks.com/tnw WWT.COM/TWIT
July 18, 2019
(01:24) Zachary Crockett from The Hustle talks about Sweeper, professional online sweepstakes enterers who have devised systems for increasing the odds of winning prizes and cash.(16:34) The town of Rockdale, Texas hoped cryptocurrency would revitalize the local economy. Mark Dent, writing for Backchannel, details how that plan collapsed with the price of Bitcoin.(27:22) Mikah Sargent, future host of Tech News Weekly, talks about the challenges renters face when hoping to fill their home with smart devices. Host: Jason Howell Guests: Zachary Crockett, Mark Dent, and Mikah Sargent Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsor: twit.cachefly.com
July 11, 2019
- (01:16) Apple announced new MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs, but the old MacBook is going away and that is an opportunity for change according to Raymond Wong from Mashable.- (14:39) Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica talks about the sacrifices that Nintendo made to bring the Switch Lite to release.- (20:54) Facebook is striking deals behind the scenes to bring exclusive VR versions of Assassin's Creed and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell to the Oculus catalog.- (23:48) Google made a change to its Stadia FAQ that reveals a bit more about what game ownership on the cloud platform actually means.- (28:52) CNET's Dan Ackerman talks about Amazon's upcoming Prime Day, some of the deals that can be found, and how to get in on the action even if you aren't a Prime member. Host: Jason Howell Guests: Raymond Wong, Sam Machkovech, and Dan Ackerman Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsor: LastPass.com/twit
June 27, 2019
- (01:48) Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage at the Aspen Ideas Festival, and Salvador Rodriquez from CNBC discusses why the topic of regulation was top of mind for Facebook at the event.- (16:38) With the release of iPadOS and Catalina betas, Dan Moren from Six Colors has been busy testing them out so you don't have to.- (33:03) Jason gives a first look at the new and unexpected sudden release of the Raspberry Pi 4, as well as the desktop kit that turns that little computer into a full scale desktop setup. Host: Jason Howell Guests: Salvador Rodriguez and Dan Moren Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsors: WWT.COM/TWIT FreshBooks.com/tnw
June 20, 2019
- (02:04) Brady Dale from Coindesk says that Facebook's newly announced cryptocurrency Libra could ultimately make or break the company.- (17:31) What happens when someone hijacks your SIM card? Matthew Miller from ZDNet shows that its a nightmare that gets worse before it gets better.- (35:57) With E3 in the books, Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica highlights three games that have him most excited including the eagerly anticipated remake of Final Fantasy VII.- (52:14) What exactly does the Pixel 4 leak and the Radiohead mini-disc hack have in common? They are both opportunities from the targets to take control of the message. Host: Jason Howell Guests: Brady Dale, Matthew Miller, and Sam Machkovech Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsors: Behind the Tech peakptt.com use code TWIT Linkedin.com/technews
June 13, 2019
- (01:54) Jason Cipriani from CNET shares a number of ways you can lock down the date in your account.- (14:00) The WWDC dust has settled, and John Gruber from Daring Fireball thinks Apple returned to form by supporting all of its platforms together at once.- (30:48) The Trevor Project is a non-profit that provides support for LGBTQ youth, and Emily Dreyfus from Wired shares why digital support is so appealing to this community.- (42:14) Samantha Cole from Vice talks about the strategy that Facebook and Instagram have adopted around dealing with deepfakes like the recent Mark Zuckerberg video posted to Instagram.- (53:20) Maker Media is closing, and founder Dale Dougherty talks about a possible future in the non-profit space for the company as well as the importance of the maker community. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell Guests: Jason Cipriani, John Gruber, Emily Dreyfuss, Samantha Cole, and Dale Dougherty Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsors: Gazelle.com/twit twit.cachefly.com FreshBooks.com/tnw
June 6, 2019
- (01:09) Kamilah Taylor, founder of Swaay, talks about the WWDC announcements that matter most to her as a developer.- (18:11) What does it mean when a product shows an Amazon's Choice badge? Louise Matsakis from Wired did some digging to find out.- (30:28) Google shed more light on Stadia, including a list of release titles, pricing, and a special Founder's Edition pre-order tier. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell Guests: Kamilah Taylor and Louise Matsakis Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsor: hover.com/twit
May 30, 2019
- (01:29) Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica spent a week with the Valve Index VR system, and it's really impressive.- (14:22) Twitter is a little late to cracking down on extremism, but Joseph Cox from Vice says they are considering deplatforming offenders.- (28:53) The Washington Post's Geoffrey Fowler discovered how chatty his iPhone is while he sleeps, and that's concerning.- (40:12) Patron Scan allows bars to keep tabs and block people who behave badly at bars, but is it going too far?- (44:54) More than half of the workers at Google are contractors who miss out on many of the benefits of full-time employees. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell Guests: Sam Machkovech, Joseph Cox, and Geoffrey Fowler Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsors: envoy.com/twit Linkedin.com/technews
May 23, 2019
• (01:44) Vlad Savov on the troubles with Huawei• (17:55) Taylor Lorenz on the rights of Fortnite streamers• (33:20) Amazon gamify's its warehouse work• (41:07) Kids these days have online-only relationships Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell Guests: Vlad Savov and Taylor Lorenz Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsors: peakptt.com use code TWIT FreshBooks.com/tnw The Intrazone
May 16, 2019
(02:02) Jason Howell reviews the new OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 earphones(14:09) Russell Brandom from the Verge picks apart what the latest round of tariffs mean for smartphones and laptops(29:54) AI can make whiskey and translate spoken language into a different language using the voice of the speaker(42:58) Kids are watching a lot of screens, but not many advertisements. Or are they? Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell Guests: Russell Brandom and Owen JJ Stone Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsors: go.itpro.tv/tnw promo code TNW30 twit.cachefly.com Gazelle.com/twit
May 9, 2019
(01:36) The view from Google I/O with Jason Howell(17:59) Mark Gurman from Bloomberg tells what to expect from iOS 13.(29:43) How Will Oremus from OneZero tried to help Satan get more followers on Twitter.(43:19) Should you buy your kids an Oculus Quest? Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell Guests: Mark Gurman and Will Oremus Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsors: Linkedin.com/technews envoy.com/twit FreshBooks.com/tnw
May 2, 2019
- (01:19) CNET's Scott Stein takes the new Oculus Quest on vacation.- (14:19) Mystery and intrigue around a rare Atari cabinet. Kyle Orland from Ars Technica investigates.- (30:36) Myriam Joire (aka Tnkgrl) gives her Google I/O predictions and a review of the Moto G7. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell Guests: Scott Stein, Kyle Orland, and Myriam Joire Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsors: hover.com/twit peakptt.com use code TWIT
April 25, 2019
- (01:36) iFixit's Jeff Souvanen and team tore down the Samsung Galaxy Fold to see what's going on underneath that display, then sent it back to Samsung.- (14:42) Google employees who staged a walkout late last year wrote a private memo saying they are being retaliated against, and Nitasha Tiku from Wired has the scoop.- (25:43) Nest Cam owners who practice poor password practices are easy targets by software that makes tapping into devices easy, according to Reed Albergotti from the Washington Post.- (39:48) Artificial Intelligence research is powering systems that might one day give speech to the speaking impaired. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell Guests: Jeff Suovanen, Nitasha Tiku, and Reed Albergotti Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsors: Behind the Tech FreshBooks.com/tnw
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