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 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.

Episode Date
TWiT 679: Hotbox the Waymo
2:17:04

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Samsung Announces the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Home musical cauldron.
  • What is AI?
  • Self-driving roll-out is increasing.
  • Amazon wants you to pick up groceries at Whole Foods, and wishes you would shop more using Alexa.
  • Twitter refuses to drop Alex Jones and InfoWars.
  • Microsoft preserves Skype Classic.
  • 11-year-old hacks Florida voting systems at DefCon and other voting security woes.
  • Boston Dynamics is pumping out SpotMinis.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Matt Cutts, Florence Ion, and Sam Abuelsamid

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Aug 13, 2018
TWiT 678: Popcorn and Brown Liquor
2:15:39

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Apple is the first trillion dollar company ever.
  • Is Universal Basic Income the fix for poverty in America?
  • Alexa is Now the Ultimate in Home Security
  • Why you should avoid Chinese phones.
  • Facebook Dating is coming soon - will this make you spend too much time on Facebook?
  • People still don't understand blockchain.
  • Maybe you just shouldn't tweet.
  • Ed Bott thinks the Surface Go is great!
  • MoviePass is going out of business, and it's Owen JJ Stone's fault.
  • Fortnight doesn't want to pay the Google Play store.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ed Bott, Owen JJ Stone, and Ant Pruitt

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Aug 06, 2018
TWiT 677: To Serve Cat
2:21:35

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Jason Calacanis tells us what's going on with his buddy Elon Musk.
  • Apple fixes the MacBook Pro's throttling issue.
  • Facebook and Twitter stock takes a dive over poor growth numbers, but Google is doing just fine.
  • Russian hackers in MY energy grid? It's more likely than you think.
  • Slack eats HipChat. • Spectrum Internet gets kicked out of New York.
  • Get a Tesla surfboard to go with your Boring flamethrower.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Jason Calacanis and Mike Elgan

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Jul 30, 2018
TWiT 676: Falling Asleep as the Robots Wake Up
2:29:47

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • The future is flying cars! (Or not-flying cars, perhaps holes in the ground.)
  • Apple's new MacBooks suffering from thermal throttling - is it the end for Intel?
  • Google hit with $5 billion fine by EU for Android shenanigans.
  • Will Fuschia be Google's one OS to rule them all?
  • EU works on new laws of robotics.
  • Google Translate starts spouting prophesy.
  • Jeff Bezos is the richest man in history, but still gets his own hoagies.
  • Elon Musk settles his farting unicorn feud.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Amy Webb and Greg Ferro

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Jul 23, 2018
TWiT 675: This Show Does Not Care About Humans
2:03:24

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Do Apple's new MacBooks fix the company's keyboard woes?
  • Amazon Prime Day starts tomorrow. Will it be worth the hype? Will it push Amazon's share of the e-commerce market past 50%?
  • Folding tablets. Phones with 9 cameras. What is next?
  • Will AT&T destroy HBO by trying to expand it?
  • Hey Elon: maybe don't call a heroic diver who helps rescue 12 kids a "pedo" just because he didn't use your submarine.
  • Fortnite takes the World Cup Final by storm.
  • Balance is restored to Reddit.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Jessica Conditt, Brian X. Chen, and Brian McCullough

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Jul 16, 2018
TWiT 674: Go Dung Beetles!
2:09:15

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Billionaires prepare for the coming apocalypse: have you bought your missile silo condo yet?
  • London police's facial recognition fail: pilot program results in 98% false positive rate, zero arrests.
  • Amazon expanding its cashierless Amazon Go stores.
  • Celebrity impersonators, mob justice, and more reasons to stay off social media.
  • Prime Day coming on July 16th.
  • Netflix's 2018 content budget expands to $13 billion.
  • Thanos inspires Reddit's biggest ban ever.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Iain Thomson, Lisa Schmeiser, and Jason Hiner

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Jul 09, 2018
TWiT 673: The Prozac Dash Button
2:09:13

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Apple vs Samsung settled: our long international nightmare is over.
  • A proposed US law has patent trolls jumping for joy.
  • Amazon jumps into the healthcare business by buying online pharmacy PillPack.
  • Foxcon's new Wisconsin plant breaks ground.
  • Yet another Facebook security breach, but this time a bug bounty program catches the leak.
  • Twitter's new Ad Transparency Center opens new avenues for journalists.
  • The sky is falling in Fortnite.
  • WPA3 could make Wi-Fi a lot more secure.
  • California follows Europe down the data privacy road.
  • Christina Warren knows all the Andromeda secrets, but she's not talking.
  • AOL Instant Messenger is reborn!
  • StumbleUpon is not. :(

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Wesley Faulkner, Dwight Silverman, and Christina Warren

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Jul 02, 2018
TWiT 672: Meme the Queen
2:08:55

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • The US Supreme Court kills warrantless cell phone location fishing and okays state sales taxes on internet purchases.
  • Apple offers refunds on MacBook butterfly keyboard repairs and wants to let you use your iPhone to unlock your car.
  • Amazon wants to put Alexa in your hotel room, and everywhere else.
  • Professional videogames are going mainstream, with huge stadiums and $100 million prizes.
  • A proposed European Union copyright law will declare war on memes.
  • IGTV is Instagram's attempt to jump on the online video bandwagon.
  • Plus: transhumanism, Domino's as an infrastructure company, and IBM's new debate robot!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mikah Sargent, Ben Johnson, and Devindra Hardawar

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Jun 25, 2018
TWiT 671: A Bad Day for the Internet
2:11:11

This Week in Tech (Audio)

Social media is still destroying the world. Top trends at E3. The end of Net Neutrality and the AT&T/ Time Warner Merger are a 1-2 punch against consumers. Automation is taking jobs in China and at Amazon. White house hacked. GDPR is killing email marketing. Theranos founder up on charges.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Brianna Wu, Jeff Cannata, and Dan Patterson

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Jun 18, 2018
TWiT 670: Go Theranos or Go Home
2:17:02

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • A New Tech Manifesto by Baratunde: how to reinvent social media to improve all our lives.
  • Apple's WWDC announcements: Screen Time restores balance to your life, memojis avoid the uncanny valley, ARKit 2 might (might) actually have usefull apps, Siri Shortcuts might (might) make Siri useful, macOS Mojave makes much-needed improvements to the Finder, tvOS gets Dolby Atmos.
  • Gmail's improved design is headed your way.
  • Microsoft buys GitHub: how MS went from a Windows monolith to an open-source champion.
  • Computex's big announcements: Intel fudges some numbers, AMD's new Threadripper 2, and ASUS put a computer in your computer so you can compute while you compute.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Philip Elmer-DeWitt, Alex Wilhelm, and Baratunde Thurston

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Jun 11, 2018