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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 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.

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TNW 79: The AirPod People
1:02:06

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

- (01:41) The Samsung Galaxy Fold suffers before its even released. Quartz Technology Editor Mike Murphy wonders why his foldable phone still works.
- (14:34) Join a new social network that connects you with people who've gone through the same stuff you have. We talk to founder and CEO Boaz Gaon.
- (35:17) Eva Galperin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation explains what some antivirus companies are doing to eliminate stalkerware.
- (50:47) AirPods Etiquette and the future with BuzzFeed News Reporter Alex Kantrowitz.

Host: Megan Morrone

Guests: Mike Murphy, Boaz Gaon, Eva Galperin, and Alex Kantrowitz

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Apr 18, 2019
TNW 78: Phubbing Your Wife
42:07

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • (01:45) Louise Matsakis, Staff Writer at Wired, talks about Facebook's new rules for the dead and her interview with Facebook COO Sheryl Sanberg. Louise's story "Facebook Rolls Out More Features for Dead People" is up on WIRED.com
  • (12:27) We asked Tony Romm from The Washington Post if there is a way to strike a balance between free speech and regulation to prevent hate speech and violence on social media.
  • (19:00) Our smartphones are killing our relationships. Angela Lashbrook from OneZero on Medium talks about phubbing (phone snubbing) and the research around our phones and our feelings.
  • (31:00) Bloomberg reports that Amazon employees are listening to our conversations with Alexa, ignoring possible criminal activity, and laughing at us.
  • (37:38) Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Louise Matsakis, Tony Romm, and Angela Lashbrook

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Apr 11, 2019
TNW 77: Flexitarian Approved
41:46

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • (01:26) Apple News+ is one week old, and Edmund Lee from the New York Times has insight into its early numbers.
  • (16:26) Kelsey Piper from Vox says that Google's new AI ethics board is more about PR than about actually driving change.
  • (27:29) Burger King now offers the meatless Impossible Whopper, and Brian Cooley from CNET dared to try it.

Host: Jason Howell

Guests: Edmund Lee, Kelsey Piper, and Brian Cooley

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Apr 04, 2019
TNW 76: You Samsung'd My Apple!
57:26

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • (01:30) What happens after you delete Facebook. Brian X. Chen from The New York Times explains
  • (16:12) Corynne McSherry from the Electronic Frontier Foundation breaks down the European Copyright Directive.
  • (29:19) Apple is a services company now. Dan Moren, author of the Bayern Agenda and host of Clockwise on Relay FM explains what this means.
  • (43:20) Megan and Jason take a first look at the iPad Mini and the second generation AirPods.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Brian X. Chen, Corynne McSherry, and Dan Moren

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Mar 28, 2019
TNW 75: Totally Not Haunted Radio
59:20

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 01:47 Apple quietly unveiled a number of improvements to its product library with a new iPad Mini, iPad Air, iMac, and Airpods. Drafts developer Greg Pierce shares his unique perspective on the new announcements.
  • 18:24 Is it ridiculous to buy a vinyl record with nothing but silence if the purpose is to use it for silent meditation?
  • 24:20 Insurance companies are starting to dip their toes in the waters of monitoring social networks for insurance claim violations, and privacy advocates said this would happen long ago.
  • 29:56 The Internet of Things is rife with security holes, and the Wirecutter's Rachel Cericola has some tips to help protect against hackers.
  • 45:14 Russell Holly from Mobile Nations is at the Game Developers Conference, and had quality time with Google Stadia, Oculus Rift S, and Oculus Quest

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Greg Pierce, Rachel Cericola, and Russell Holly

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Mar 21, 2019
TNW 74: The Internet is Us
52:01

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 01:27 What a big tech breakup would look like, according to David McCabe from Axios.
  • 13:53 Foursquare is everywhere, whether you have the app or not, says Paris Martineau from Wired.
  • 27:42 Tom Merritt from Daily Tech News Show talks about how to solve all the problems of the Internet.
  • 43:24 What does the Business Insider report on Google's hardware team mean for the Pixel Slate?

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: David McCabe, Paris Martineau, and Tom Merritt

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Mar 14, 2019
TNW 73: Don't Go, Jibo!
57:50

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 01:49 The Crowd is an app that allows investors to swipe left or right on new ideas pitched by entrepreneurs. COO Chase Johnson shares how the idea was inspired by Shark Tank, and what it's led to so far.
  • 13:49 Mark Zuckerberg posted about the importance of private communication, and Kurt Wagner from Recode discusses what this could mean for Facebook.
  • 32:03 Sam Abuelsamid sheds light on Waymo's now publicly offered Laser Bear Honeycomb lidar system, available to partners who don't compete with the company's automated taxi services.
  • 46:17 YouTube is rolling out a new fact-checking module into its app to help demystify myths at the point of video search.
  • 51:20 Jibo went from Time Magazine's pick for best technology in 2017 to being completely shuttered, and we are sad.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Chase Johnson and Kurt Wagner

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Mar 07, 2019
TNW 72: USB 1.2.3.4.5
45:35

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • A new contest will help women founders solve some of the biggest problems the world is facing right now. Women Who Tech founder Allyson Kapin explains.
  • A new tool will use AI to create faces of people who don't exist. Now we want to decide if they're hot or not.
  • USB 3.2 is coming, but the USB naming conventions are only getting more complicated to understand.
  • Scott Stein from CNET had a hands-on with the HoloLens 2 and he has some thoughts on the improvements and new use cases.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Allyson Kapin and Scott Stein

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Feb 28, 2019
TNW 71: Who Owns the Smiling Pile of Poop?
58:13

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • Abhishek Singh invented a kit that users can build themselves to create a robot that answers voice queries entirely with animated GIFs and videos.
  • Emoji is living a complicated life of misinterpretation in courtrooms across the US according to Eric Goldman.
  • Mark Spoonauer from Tom's Guide takes a first look at the new Samsung Galaxy S10+.
  • Google mistakenly kept the existence of a microphone on the Nest Secure system from any specifications.
  • When kids are old enough to Google themselves, how will they feel about the vast amount of personal details shared by their parents online?

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Abhishek Singh, Eric Goldman, and Mark Spoonauer

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Feb 21, 2019
TNW 70: On the Apps
56:42

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:54 GM and Amazon have invested in electric truck company Rivian. Sam Abuelsamid from the Wheel Bearings podcast talks about the Tesla competitor.
  • 16:23 People in the US spent an average of $79 on iOS apps this year. Developer Ish ShaBazz explains why this makes sense.
  • 31:22 How automated lights can improve your health. The founder of the Orro light switch talks about the science of light and sleep.
  • 43:06 A new report says that the digital detox doesn't work. Megan wants to discuss how boredom is a problem our devices can't solve.
  • 48:55 Happy Valentine's Day. Dating apps are leaking your data and disappointing venture capitalists.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Ish ShaBazz, and Colin Billings

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Feb 14, 2019