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Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Megan Morrone brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Megan and Jason give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives. Records every Thursday at 5:30pm Eastern / 2:30pm Pacific / 22:30 UTC.

Episode Date
TNW 60: Porch Pirates
1:04:36

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 2:04 Civil had big plans to revolutionize journalism, but it fell far short of its token sales goal. Leigh Cuen from CoinDesk shares what this means for Civil newsrooms.
  • 14:02 Mark Gurman from Bloomberg has details on the surprising news that Huawei CFO Mung Wanzow was arrested in Canada. What does it mean for US/China trade?
  • 21:18 The polygraph has proven to be unreliable for detecting a lie, but what can the human eye tell us about truth? Mark Harris talks about EyeDetect, a company that uses algorithms to analyze eye movements for lie detection.
  • 39:28 A new game called Turing Tumble uses marbles to help teach computer science concepts to children. Paul Bosweel, creator of the game, talks about how it works and who its for.
  • 51:27 Ring's Neighbors app is a hyper local social network that allows neighbors to share videos of people doing sketchy things in their neighborhood. CNET's Ben Fox Rubin talks about the rise in porch theft, and how apps like these can deter theft, as well as lead to profiling.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Leigh Cuen, Mark Gurman, Mark Harris, and Paul Boswell

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Dec 07, 2018
TNW 59: No Money, No Lipstick, No Problem
1:05:43

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:55 How Purple Air crowd sources its air quality sensors to bring vital information about pollution to everyone
  • 16:56 On-demand motorized scooter companies Lime and Bird are influencing helmet laws and taking risks at rider's expense.
  • 27:41 Digital artist Jenny Odell spins a web of Amazon lipstick drop shippers, Christian Universities, and Newsweek.
  • 42:48 Amazon baby registries are using deceptive ad practices to trick buyers into buying gifts new parents don't want.
  • 57:23 Jason has a first look at the new Google Pixel Slate and Megan wants to switch it out for her iPad.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Adrian Dybwad, Dara Kerr, Jenny Odell, and Rolfe Winkler

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Nov 30, 2018
TNW 58: The Sonic Thud
45:36

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:50 Sonic boom testing is starting again, and Dan Vergano from Buzzfeed says that new technology might make it more of a sonic thud. But is that good enough?
  • 13:23 Amazon selected a total of three cities to split its highly sought after HQ2 between, and people aren't happy about it. CNET's Ben Fox Rubin details what this might mean for the communities chosen.
  • 29:21 The third generation Anki Vector robot is likely to make it on the holiday lists of many techies this season. Megan Morrone walks through some of its key features.
  • 40:21 A new Raspberry Pi 3 A+ is announced and it brings the power of the B+ to a smaller form factor, for a cheaper price.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Dan Vergano and Ben Fox Rubin

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Nov 16, 2018
TNW 57: Foldable Mosquitoes
48:37

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:31 Everything Samsung announced this week, with David Ruddock from Android Police.
  • 16:57 Magic UX wants to change the way you think about multitasking on your phone. Andrian Westaway from Special Projects explains.
  • 31:22 Get tips on Black Friday deals with Trevor Daugherty from 9to5Toys.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: David Ruddock, Adrian Westaway, and Trevor Daugherty

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Nov 09, 2018
TNW 56: Give Me Apple Store or Give Me Death
58:43

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:44 This year for Halloween, MIT researchers allowed the Internet to control an actual human for a few hours. Niccolo Pescetelli joins to share some of the surprises from the live stream, and what lessons can be gleaned about humanity.
  • 14:21 Internet-connected thermometer Kinsa is helping Clorox determine who to market their flu medicine too. Sapna Maheshwari from the New York Times talks about the ethics behind this, and whether regulation might help.
  • 25:36 Apple's latest hardware announcement revealed a new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and a long-awaited update to the Mac mini. 9to5Mac's Bradley Chambers has thoughts on the best tech from the event.
  • 42:35 It's officially holiday shopping season, and to drive that point home, CNET's Editor-in-Chief Lindsey Turrentine shows off all the tech that will be highly sought after this Christmas by tech enthusiasts around the world.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Niccolo Pescetelli, Sapna Maheshwari, Bradley Chambers, and Lindsey Turrentine

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Nov 02, 2018
TNW 55: iPhone XR Vs. Pixel 3
57:05

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:27 Buzzfeed's Craig Silverman investigates an elaborate fraud scheme that tracked human behavior to steal from mobile ad companies.
  • 14:45 First look at the iPhone XR with Mark Spoonauer from Tom's Guide. Plus, how it compares to the iPhone XS and the Pixel 3.
  • 30:02 Ernesto Falcon from The Electronic Frontier Foundation explains why 5G isn't for everyone, especially people in rural areas.
  • 44:26 How the new electronic scooter craze mirrors is moving fast and breaking people. Elizabeth Lopatto from The Verge reports.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Craig Silverman, Mark Spoonauer, Ernesto Falcon, and Elizabeth Lopatto

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Oct 26, 2018
TNW 54: Phones For Our Phones
1:04:37

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • Bruce Schneier talks about how security has become too dangerous and too important for companies to address on their own, and that regulation is the answer.
  • The Google Pixel 3 XL has been torn down by the iFixit team, and CEO Kyle Wiens says that things aren't looking good from a repairability standpoint.
  • Duolingo celebrated reaching 50/50 gender parity and Twitter lost its ever-loving mind. Christine Raietsch talks about the company's hiring approach and why it is important.
  • New Yorkers love their bagels, but they didn't care for Apple's new bagel EMOJI and they made sure they were heard. Jeremy Burge from Emojipedia details the bagel-drama.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Bruce Schneier, Kyle Wiens, Christine Raetsch, and Jeremy Burge

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Oct 19, 2018
TNW 53: Let Google Take Over
36:35

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:02 Cherlynn Low from Engadget talks about the Pixel 3, the Pixel Slate, the Google Home Hub, and other announcements from the Made by Google event this week.
  • 15:42 Bullies are alive and well on Instagram. Taylor Lorenz from The Atlantic asked teens what they want Instagram and their parents to do about it.
  • 28:01 We might never know if the Bloomberg chip story is true, but security expert Vinny Troia says what matters is that it could happen.

Host: Megan Morrone

Guests: Cherlynn Low, Taylor Lorenz, and Vinny Troia

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Oct 11, 2018
TNW 52: Of Mice and Radiation
54:15

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:54 Bloomberg Businessweek broke a major story alleging Chinese hacking of US-made motherboards and newrooms are split on the validity of the report. Iain Thomson from the Register talks about the payload, Apple and Amazon's vehement denials, and what's at stake.
  • 15:16 Dr. Kiki from This Week in Science describes the groundbreaking work that led to Physicist Donna Strickland becoming the third woman to win the Nobel Prize in physics.
  • 32:33 Elon Musk can't keep himself out of trouble, and the SEC is requiring changes at Tesla as a result. Sam Abuelsamid from Navigant Research has ideas on who should replace him if he is forced to step down as CEO of the company.

Host: Jason Howell

Guests: Iain Thomson, Dr. Kiki Sanford, and Sam Abuelsamid

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Oct 05, 2018
TNW 51: Queen Bot Cortana
58:06

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:58 Brad Sams from Petri runs through the big announcements from Microsoft Ignite including the eagerly awaited Surface Hub 2.
  • 14:21 CEO of Libby and Overdrive Steve Potash shares the ways people can checkout digital books from their library for free.
  • 27:45 Oculus Connect wraps up with a big reveal of the standalone Oculus Quest, and Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica tried it out.
  • 41:06 The founders of Instagram are leaving the Facebook umbrella for good. Recode's Kurt Wagner thinks it will be a while before people see the affects of that.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Brad Sams, Steve Potash, Sam Machkovech, and Kurt Wagner

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Sep 27, 2018