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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 / 21:30 UTC.

Episode Date
TNW 45: Bag of Words
1:08:05

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:39 Anki, Spot Mini, Kuri and other stories from the week in robot news with Evan Ackerman from the IEEE blog Automaton.
  • 15:22 Be careful downloading Fortnite on Android says Christoph Hebeisen from Lookout Security.
  • 32:09 Mark Glickman from Harvard explains how they used math to find out who wrote the music for "In My Life" by the Beatles.
  • 48:59 Patrick Tucker from Defense One tells us why we might need a new router.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Evan Ackerman, Christoph Hebeisen, Mark Glickman, and Patrick Tucker

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Aug 16, 2018
TNW 44: The Not iPhone 9
54:29

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:30 From Hyper-V exploits, to the security implications of Blockchain, The Register's Iain Thomson is on-site at the Blackhat Security Conference and gives his take on a number of presentations from the event.
  • 11:12 Infowars was kicked off of Apple Podcasts and later YouTube and Facebook, but Twitter has held strong. Ian Sherr from CNET talks about the tricky position CEO Jack Dorsey finds himself in, and what freedom of speech means to private companies.
  • 26:11 The White House met with tech executives to discuss the extent of Chinese trade tariffs on technology products. David McCabe from Axios had the scoop and shares his thoughts about what this might mean for technology companies in the near term.
  • 32:24 KTLA's Rich DeMuro attended Samsung's Unpacked event where the company unveiled its latest Galaxy Note 9 smartphone. Rich goes hands-on with the phone and talks about the potential of the Galaxy Home Bixby smart speaker.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Iain Thomson, Ian Sherr, David McCabe, and Rich DeMuro

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Aug 09, 2018
TNW 43: Google's Search for a Billion Users
47:34

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • A new report shows how Google is working on censored versions of its biggest products in order to enter the Chinese market. Ryan Gallagher from The Intercept has seen the documents that detail Google's controversial ambitions.
  • From Too Many Cooks to Final Deployment 4, director Casper Kelly is no stranger to creating dark comedies that seem primed and ready to become viral hits online.
  • Emily Dreyfuss from Wired decided that it's time to wipe out her long-curated Twitter history and start fresh. She shares why and how she did it.

Host: Jason Howell

Guests: Ryan Gallagher, Casper Kelly, and Emily Dreyfuss

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Aug 02, 2018
TNW 42: Domo Arigato, Mr. Picasso
59:38

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • Reviews of the new Lenovo Smart Display are in. Mike Prospero from Tom's Guide tells us how the new device compares to the Echo Show from Amazon.
  • Mike Murphy from Quartz mourns the loss of the Kuri robot and talks about what's next for home robotic companions.
  • Lawyer and legal professor Sandra Davidson discusses #PlaneBae and explains what rights we still have to privacy in the digital age.
  • What is art when its made by a robot? Andrew Conru of RobotArt.org joins us to discuss his art competition that's been judging art by machines and AI since 2016.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Mike Prospero, Mike Murphy, Sandra Davidson, and Andrew Conru

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Jul 26, 2018
TNW 41: Hot and Cold Wallet
1:07:17

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:28 What's it like to be a 10 year old on a modern day smartphone? Katie Notopoulos from Buzzfeed set herself up to see for herself.
  • 14:44 Blockchain technology promises to help change how journalism is delivered. Manoush Zomorodi talks about her new podcast business that's built on the blockchain.
  • 31:42 Gavin Jenkins, once a gas station cashier, wrote about the new on-demand fuel delivery economy and how that might affect gas stations and the communities they serve.
  • 47:24 The EU issued a record breaking fine to Google over its antitrust ruling, and JR Raphael from Android Intelligence believes that the European Union misses the point.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Katie Notopoulos, Manoush Zomorodi, Gavin Jenkins, and JR Raphael

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Jul 19, 2018
TNW 40: Elon's Squirrel Syndrome
42:49

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:21 Elon Musk has offered to help save stranded children and fix water toxicity. Sam Abuelsamid from Navigant Research talks about how Tesla shareholders say he needs to focus more on his core business.
  • 14:45 Dr. Kiki Sanford from This Week in Science shows how scientists are harvesting hydrogen from water in microgravity which could benefit deep space travel in the future.
  • 28:56 Eagerly awaited AR hardware from Magic Leap is now one step closer to reality. CNET's Sean Hollister details all the new info shared by the company earlier this week, and what it might mean when the device finally launches.

Host: Jason Howell

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Dr. Kiki Sanford, and Sean Hollister

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Jul 12, 2018
TNW 39: Breach Fatigue
54:08

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:06 Ian Sherr from CNET talks about why it matters that Google let email developers read our emails, even though we told them they could.
  • 13:57 What consumer tech analyst Carolina Milanesi thinks about the Apple Maps reboot, new colored iPhones, and the difficulty of setting up a smart plug.
  • 26:25 The creators of Fortnite launched a rocket that cracked the sky. Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica explains what happened next. Also, why Amazon might publish a toy catalog.
  • 41:02 White hat hacker Vinny Troia explains how he found a storehouse of information that might contain personal information about every United States citizen.
  • 52:03 And scientists have found the coldest place on earth.

Host: Megan Morrone

Guests: Ian Sherr, Carolina Milanesi, Sam Machkovech, and Vinny Troia

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Jul 05, 2018
TNW 38: My Robot Reservation Maker
51:17

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:38 OpenAI bots are going up against Dota 2 champions. Dave Gershgorn from Quartz explains what we'll learn if the bots win.
  • 17:41 Gizmodo's Sam Rutherford tried to fool Google Duplex and learns a valuable lesson in the limits of human/robot communication.
  • 31:17 The Wall Street Journal obtained Google's internal guidelines on speech on the company's message boards and reporter Douglas MacMillan joins Jason Howell and Megan Morrone to discuss.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Dave Gershgorn, Sam Rutherford, and Douglas MacMillan

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Jun 28, 2018
TNW 37: Lady Smells
56:56

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:17 The World Health Organization added "Gaming Disorder" to its International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. Dr. Michael Bishop from Summerland Camps joins to talk about how it affects children.
  • 16:58 There was much public outcry with Cambridge Analytica, but Karl Bode from Techdirt shows how the broadband industry has been doing far worse things for user privacy and getting away with it for decades.
  • 30:46 Wearables are becoming more capable of detecting health abnormalities, and its saving lives. Caitli McGarry from Tom's Guide shares her experiences with people whose lives have been changed because of smartwatch technology.
  • 42:37 Instagram has YouTube envy and is releasing a new long-form video platform aimed at teenagers. Louise Matsakis from Wired details the newly launched IGTV platform, and what sets it apart from the rest.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Dr. Michael Bishop, Karl Bode, Caitlin McGarry, and Louise Matsakis

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Jun 21, 2018
TNW 36: Caught Riding Nerdy
1:01:24

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:47 Nathanial Popper from The New York Times explains bitcoin, Tether, and crypto price manipulation.
  • 17:59 All the news you need to know from the gaming and entertainment conference, E3 with Justin Haywald from Gamespot.
  • 29:11 The Atlantic's Lauren Smiley explains why AI needs high school girls.
  • 42:57 Investors are throwing money at electric scooter companies. Alex Wilhelm from Crunchbase wonders if they're worth it.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Nathaniel Popper, Justin Haywald, Lauren Smiley, and Alex Wilhelm

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Jun 14, 2018