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Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech. Join the top tech pundits in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in high tech. Records live every Sunday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 23:00 UTC.

Episode Date
TWiT 696: I've Got Mark-Level Sign-Off
2:25:42

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • What role did Facebook play in the French riots?
  • Tumblr bans porn, Facebook bans vague hints that sex might be a thing that exists.
  • Meanwhile in the UK, Parliament releases sensetive internal Facebook memos and emails.
  • Tik Tok is where all the youngs are at.
  • And then there were 5: Google tries to make sense of its Messaging platforms. Meanwhile, Apple's iMessage is the one app that could rule them all.
  • Microsoft puts some Chromium in their Edge.
  • Canada arrests Huawei's CFO for allegedly violationg sanctions on Iran.
  • Australia passes a dangerously vague anti-encryption law.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Rich DeMuro, Patrick Beja, and Sam Abuelsamid

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Dec 10, 2018
TWiT 695: Friends in Bikinis
2:02:58

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Black Friday was Amazon's biggest sales day ever
  • Marriott Hack hit half a billion Starwood guests for 4 years
  • Indian Microsoft scammers busted
  • Amazon's new machine learning racecar, quantum blockchain, and more from re:Invent
  • When is Amazon rolling out Prime Health?
  • UK grabs thousands of Facebook emails from bikini app company
  • Google's China woes continue
  • Apple at the Supreme Court
  • Microsoft tops Apple as world's most valuable company

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Nate Lanxon, Devindra Hardawar, and Dwight Silverman

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Dec 03, 2018
TWiT 694: Reverse Superlatives
2:19:03

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • US government tells allies not to buy Huawei products
  • China to fully roll out "social credit" scoring system by end of 2020
  • Is Apple bringing back the iPhone X?
  • Google News may leave EU over link tax
  • Cards against Humanity wins Black Friday, Sears loses.
  • For one brief shining moment this week, Microsoft was the world's most valuable company
  • Social media influencers and social media backlash
  • Amazon wants to buy Fox sports channels

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mike Elgan, Jason Snell, and Adam Fisher

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Nov 26, 2018
TWiT 693: Big Boy Easy Bake Oven
2:51:13

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Facebook's latest crisis is... its reaction to its last crisis.
  • Waymo plans a driverless car service.
  • Amazon announces its new headquarters in Queens and North Virginia.
  • Google's "smart city" in Toronto gets some pushback.
  • Julian Assange has been charged with... something?
  • SpaceX gets approval to launch 7000 internet satellites.
  • Japan's cybersecurity chief is 100% unhackable - because he has never touched a computer.
  • Alphabet's Verily gives up on glucose-measuring contact lenses.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Brianna Wu, Larry Magid, and Georgia Dow

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Nov 19, 2018
TWiT 692: Ravioli for the Recount
2:18:52

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Apple's new iPad Pro is not the future of Apple, but it does point to it.
  • Alibaba sells $1 billion in the first 85 seconds of Singles Day.
  • Tech doomsayer says that the vast majority of people will soon be "The Useless Class."
  • 22% of Americans still trust Facebook.
  • Oprah's favorite things list on Amazon does not include goat soap.
  • Amazon must give police Echo data and recordings in murder case.
  • DEA and ICE are installing secret surveillance cameras in street lights.
  • China unveils the first AI news anchor.
  • Tesla Bioweapon Defense Mode keeps owners in smoke-filled California safe.
  • With Net Neutrality gone, Sprint starts throttling Skype.
  • FCC has harsh words about robocalls.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Lisa Schmeiser, Mikah Sargent, and Wesley Faulkner

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Nov 12, 2018
TWiT 691: The Prosecco Experience
2:18:21

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Apple announces new MacBook Air and Mac Mini, then blows them both away with its new iPad Pro.
  • Apple will no longer tell us how many iPhones it sells.
  • How to kill an iPhone with a balloon.
  • Iran unmasks dozens of CIA agents with a Google search.
  • Google employees stage walkout over sexual harassment
  • Amazon exec mad at Washington Post for leaking new headquarters location.
  • Facebook targets ads at "White Genocide Conspiracy Theorists."
  • Voter suppression on Twitter, and IRL in Georgia.
  • Passcodes are officially protected by the fifth amendment (at least in Florida, and only in some cases).
  • Senator proposes a bill that would jail tech CEOs for misusing consumer data.
  • FCC says community broadband is an "ominous threat to the first amendment."

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Brian McCullough, Iain Thomson, and Mike Elgan

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Nov 05, 2018
TWiT 690: All the President's Phones
2:07:21

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • What's in store for Apple's big event this Tuesday?
  • Tim Cook vs the "data industrial complex"
  • Amazon's government controversies
  • IBM buys Red Hat for $34 billion - the largest software purchase ever.
  • Linus Torvalds is back!
  • Trump's phone may be hacked by Russia and China.
  • The midterms may be hacked as well.
  • Apple and Amazon might NOT be hacked by China.
  • Microsoft still hasn't released Window 10 update 1809
  • The Vatican releases its own version of Pokemon Go with saints instead of Pokemon.
  • Elon's big tunnel under LA opens 12/10.
  • Pokemon Go will use step info from Apple and Google.
  • Right to Repair suit wins.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ed Bott, Jason Hiner, and Rene Ritchie

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Oct 29, 2018
TWiT 689: Nobody Expects the Scooter Inquisition
2:21:55

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Cognitive hacking with scale and co-ordination.
  • Will the newest iPad have 2 connectors?
  • Should keynotes for product launches go away?
  • Some speculation about what to expect from the upcoming Apple event.
  • Morgan on Twitter and his thoughts on Google+.
  • Google in the EU and something that isn't getting as much press.
  • The discussion continues around Bloomberg's article and Tim Cook's demand for a retraction.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Dan Patterson, Seth Weintraub, and Greg Ferro

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Oct 22, 2018
TWiT 688: Written to Binge
2:09:51

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Defending Bloomberg's Chinese spy chip story Google+ killed by a breach that wasn't a breach.
  • Facebook breach that WAS a breach hits 30 million users. In related news, Facebook now sells a video chat device with a camera that can follow your every move.
  • Made by Google event: what we think of the Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub.
  • Apple's TV content will be free for everyone who owns an Apple device.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ron Richards, Christina Warren, and Mark Milian

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Oct 15, 2018
TWiT 687: Odorless and Weightless Hackers
2:17:28

This Week in Tech (Audio)

Bloomberg reports that China used tiny chips to spy on Apple, Amazon, and the US government. Apple and Amazon deny it. How do we know who is right? All the news from the Microsoft Surface event, plus some rumors of what was supposed to be there but wasn't. Windows 10 update deletes people's files. What we expect this Tuesday at Google's Pixel 3 Event. Amazon raises its minimum wage to $15/hr, kills stock options and bonuses. Facebook hacked by "odorless and weightless hackers." CA passes new laws restoring Net Neutrality and banning bots that pretend to be human. Presidential Alert hits phones nationwide.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Rich DeMuro, Ant Pruitt, and Daniel Rubino

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Oct 08, 2018