This Week in Tech (MP3)

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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 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 21:15 UTC.

Episode Date
TWiT 732: Why is My Fridge Playing ICP?
2:53:15

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Amazon's paid tweeters program backfires
  • Telus email out for the past 4 days
  • $3 Million Fortnite winner SWATted
  • How Gamergate launched a culture war
  • Esports is officially mainstream - how to get an esports scholarship to college
  • Verizon sells Tumblr for about 2% of what Yahoo bought it for 6 years ago
  • iPhone 11 coming September 10 - how private will it be?
  • Apple sues Corellium for virtualization service
  • Google's challenging past 3 years
  • Google forces Nest to leave recording lights on
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max?
  • Pixel 3a's faux 20x zoom
  • Rival search engines drop out of Google's search engine ballot auction
  • Amazon's Rekognition face recognition system can't tell the difference between congressmen and criminals
  • "NULL" vanity plate garners man $12,000+ in parking violations
  • 3 simple ways to defeat face recognition
  • Update your Windows 10 system NOW. Seriously.
  • New Bluetooth KNOB attack
  • Huawei gets a break
  • Georgia required to use paper ballots
  • FTC willing to break up big tech
  • IKEA gets serious about smart tech
  • Disney after account sharers
  • Don't use Kaspersky anti-virus
  • Tesla owner implants her key in her arm
  • Apple shuts down 3rd-party WebKit anti-tracking abusers

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Matt Cutts, Denise Howell, and Owen JJ Stone

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Aug 19, 2019
TWiT 731: An Electric Cannonball
2:24:40

This Week in Tech (Audio)

This Week's Stories

  • Video games don't cause mass shootings, but toxic gamer culture doesn't help
  • White House proposes social media censorship
  • Apple wants as many people as possible to get the Apple Card
  • Are Teslas reliable?
  • Chase forgives Canadian customers' debt
  • Apple locks out DIY battery repairs
  • FedEx splits with Amazon
  • Amazon's PillPack fighting with CVS and Walgreens
  • Woz wants you off Facebook
  • Teenagers work overnight to make Amazon Echo
  • Samsung Note 10 kills headphone jack and Bixby button, embraces Microsoft
  • FBI, NSA want hackers, even if they used to smoke pot
  • Defcon takes on voting machine security
  • Elizabeth Warren's plan for rural broadband
  • US Navy ditching touchscreen controllers

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Brianna Wu, Ben Johnson, and Sam Abuelsamid

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Aug 11, 2019
TWiT 730: Moonlighting as Marshmello
2:14:33

This Week in Tech (Audio)

This Week's Stories

  • Apple Earnings: services up, iPhone down
  • Phone season starts this week
  • Apple gearing up on R&D
  • Amazon takes over
  • RIP Amazon Dash button
  • Your Assistant is listening
  • Apple Card won't let you bet on the ponies
  • Capital One hack
  • Apple Bluetooth security hack
  • Facial recognition for drunks
  • Chinese smile to pay
  • Elon Musk is boring holes in Las Vegas
  • AI customer service hell
  • Amazon partnering with police
  • Turkey cracks down on Internet
  • Instagram from Facebook
  • Livestreaming Funerals
  • Spotify takes off
  • US Govt vs social media addiction
  • Locast gets sued
  • Ninja moves to Mixer

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mike Elgan, Mikah Sargent, and Ant Pruitt

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Aug 05, 2019
TWiT 729: My Baby Filled Her Rings
2:03:50

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Apple buys Intel's modem business
  • House passes anti-robocall bill
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold finally coming in September
  • As T-Mobile/Sprint merger approved by DoJ, Dish launches a new mobile carrier
  • iPadOS is the Future of Apple
  • iPhone 11 is all about the camera
  • Note 10 - no headphone jack, no buttons
  • How Apple fights factory thefts
  • Apple Card coming in August
  • Google will buy your face for $5
  • Facebook founder wants to break up Facebook
  • Google bans repair business search ads
  • Big government vs big tech
  • Do not install PremierOpinion software from VoiceFive
  • Pampers develops "smart" diapers

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Lisa Schmeiser, and Lexy Savvides

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Jul 29, 2019
TWiT 728: Facebook Fa Schifo
2:01:41

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Is FaceApp safe? As safe as any other photo app.
  • Russian Intelligence Service hacked
  • Apollo 11 helped launch computer programming
  • Elon Musk wants to sew a chip in your brain
  • Equifax fined $700 million
  • TikTok takes over
  • Celebrate World Emoji Day
  • New MacBook Air have slower SSD
  • Apple Pushes Exclusive Podcasts
  • Trump threatens Google
  • Congressional hearings on Big Tech
  • Google kicks Chinese app developer off Play Store
  • Tinder removes itself from the Play Store
  • Oakland Bans Facial Recognition
  • Amazon has record sales on Prime Day
  • How should Facebook Libra be regulated?
  • Influencers are taking over the world
  • Boston Dynamics Spot Mini is coming

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Paris Martineau, Seth Weintraub, and Iain Thomson

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Jul 22, 2019
TWiT 727: Artisanal Pickles from Williamsburg
2:21:03

This Week in Tech (Audio)

Top Stories This Week

  • Facebook fined $5 billion, the stock goes up $6 billion
  • The dark side of Facebook's pivot to privacy
  • Trump vs anti-conservative bias on social media
  • Instagram vs bullies
  • Prime Day deals and dilemmas
  • Amazon is building a robot to judge your couch
  • Palantir cameras are watching you, and police are using them
  • Your car is watching you
  • Area 51 attack plan involves furries, Naruto runners
  • RIP MacBook
  • Mac update kills Zoom hack
  • Apple Watch Walkie Talkie hack
  • Hong Kong protestors use Apple AirDrop to bust the Great Firewall of China
  • Apple tossing $millions/episode at Apple TV
  • Stranger Things AR ad in the New York Times
  • Amazon Lord of the Rings MMO
  • Netflix Cuphead Show
  • Prime Day phishing scams
  • HBO Max get Friends, Riverdale, Dune
  • France's Tech Tax
  • Niantic kills its first app
  • Google's new hyper-local social network Shoelace is being created just to be shut down
  • Google's privacy policy changes are a testament to internet history
  • Google is listening to you in Flanders
  • Twitter will test "Hide Replies" in Canada
  • A eulogy for the father of the password
  • Chatterbox will teach children robotics

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mike Elgan and Caroline Haskins

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Jul 15, 2019
TWiT 726: Be My Dream Daddy
2:19:22

This Week in Tech (Audio)

This Week's Stories

  • HQ Trivia Lays off Staff, Pivots to HQ Words
  • Fortnite is an Advertising Machine
  • The Fragmented Nature of Gaming: Fortnite vs CoD BLOPS vs Dream Daddy
  • Gaming's Streaming Future Might Make Microsoft and Sony Buddies
  • Apple TV Focuses on Quality Over Quantity (Except When It Comes to the Remote)
  • MacBook Keyboard Might No Longer Be Crap Soon
  • Facetime Will Force You to Make Eye Contact via AR Magic
  • Can Apple Design Without Jony Ive?
  • Amazon: 25 Years of the Commodification of Our Existence
  • Soon Your Car Will Tell You Where the Nearest Parking Spot Is
  • Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency Hits a Congress-Sized Speed Bump
  • Amazon Wants to Launch 3,000 Internet Satellites
  • Facebook Image Tags Revealed in Outage
  • Superhuman Email is (No Longer) Spying on You
  • Chinese Border Patrol Installing Malware on Visitors' Phones

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mikah Sargent, Patrick Beja, and Simone de Rochefort

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Jul 08, 2019
TWiT 725: Ubers in the Mud
2:43:33

This Week in Tech (Audio)

This Week's Stories

  • The iPhone turns 12 today
  • Jony Ive is leaving Apple
  • Can AirPods actually harm your ears?
  • Apple is going to manufacture Mac Pros in China
  • Say goodbye to your Microsoft eBooks
  • Another city just got hacked!
  • Boeing's $9 an hour solution to a shortage of engineers working on the 737 Max
  • Verizon will lock cell phones to networks for up to 60 days
  • It looks like Huawei is back in business
  • White Hats are helping hotels find vulnerabilities
  • Cloudflare was offline for a few hours this week
  • Are Huawei phones more vulnerable to hacks than other smartphones?
  • A potential hacked was averted with 7 words!
  • Why is GrubHub buying up web addresses?
  • Want to fit in, in Silicon Valley? You must learn "Bro Talk" then
  • Hans Zimmer has composed the sound of BMW's new concept car
  • Is Twitter finally getting serious about harmful tweets?
  • Some drivers in Colorado find themselves in a muddy field after following Googles Maps

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Jason Hiner, Dwight Silverman, and Christina Warren

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Jul 01, 2019
TWiT 724: Paste & Match Style
2:24:30

This Week in Tech (Audio)

This Week's Stories

  • Facebook's Cryptocurrency Libra and Congress' response
  • The appalling working conditions of Facebook's moderators exposed
  • More conversation on the distinction between a "platform" and a "publisher"
  • Ravelry, a site for knitting enthusiasts, has taken a stand against white supremacists
  • Google was just caught red-handed
  • Pandora is being sued for showing Tom Petty song lyrics
  • Netflix is petitioned to cancel an Amazon show
  • Apple is recalling selected MacBook Pro laptops because of a fire danger
  • Apple is considering moving up to 30% of production out of China
  • The system designed to verify age in the UK for porn has been delayed
  • A horror story involving a phone hack, a SIM card and what Google isn't doing
  • Apple has approved over 1,000 Best Buy locations as official repair centers
  • Is Google Chrome spying on us?
  • Facebook, Google, and The New Wilderness
  • Philips Hue's new light Trulifi is announced
  • GE's smart lightbulb update is maybe not so smart
  • A city in Florida pays $600K to a hacker to get its data back

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Devindra Hardawar, Nate Lanxon, and Kate O'Neill

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Jun 23, 2019
TWiT 723: I Feel Sub-Tweeted
2:19:30

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Sony and EA MIA at E3 - does E3 matter anymore?
  • Computex, on the other hand, was huge this year
  • What is a Gamer?
  • E3 2019 was the year streaming gaming broke big
  • E3 2019: The Keanussaince
  • Why are games announced so far in advance?
  • Stadia, xCloud, and the future of streaming games
  • Think VR is Over? Oculus Quest would like a word with you.
  • Xbox Scarlett announcement
  • What will games look like in 10 years?
  • How Nintendo Won E3 2019
  • Pixel 4 Leaked - by Google!
  • The Ethics of video game journalism
  • Huawei stops making Matebooks, blames Trump
  • Apple doubles down on privacy, but Celebrite says it can crack any iPhone
  • Pax > E3
  • Microsoft buys Double Fine
  • Target cash registers fail nationwide
  • Argentina loses power
  • US attacks Russian power stations: the cyber Cold War escalates
  • US Border Patrol leaks 100,000 licence plate photos
  • La Liga app spied on users to try to stop piracy
  • Telegram DDoSed by China over Hong Kong protests
  • Facebook to launch "Zuck Bucks" cryptocurrency next week
  • Huawei delays the Mate X foldable phone, but it's not Trump's fault.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Cherlynn Low, Jeff Cannata, and Shane Satterfield

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Jun 16, 2019