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 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
TWiT 669: 15 Minutes of Fun
2:14:51

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • Apple's WWDC this week looks like it may be a disappointment for anyone hoping for new hardware.
  • Facebook is killing its "Trending Topics" section.
  • Teens prefer Instagram and Snapchat to Facebook; close to half are "almost constantly" online.
  • The Atari VCS is coming soon for expensive retro gaming.
  • Scooters and bikes are becoming a problem for San Francisco.
  • The new emoji are coming!
  • A Canadian Hacker gets 5 years for his part in the Russin-linked Yahoo breach.
  • Microsoft is worth more than Google.
  • Self-driving technology picks up speed as California ok's free autonomous taxis.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Seth Weintraub, Larry Magid, and Greg Ferro

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Jun 04, 2018
TWiT 668: How Many Cups in a Stone?
2:20:56

This Week in Tech (Audio)

  • The FBI wants you to reboot your router right now. FBI agents have gained control of a huge Russian botnet. If your router is affected you just need to reboot it.
  • Facebook and Russian ads - how should government react in the age of cyber warfare?
  • Amazon sells facial recognition software to law enforcement officials. Is this an invasion of privacy, or a good example of public/private cooperation?
  • Alexa records a couple's conversation and sends it to a friend. Amazon has a convoluted explanation, but it may just come down to odds.
  • Google's AI can order you food, but Microsoft's can check in on your feelings, at least in China.
  • GDPR confusion takes news sites offline and sparks billions of dollars worth of lawsuits.
  • Disney's bid to buy Fox gets some competition from Comcast. Does this mean that Hulu is doomed?
  • Senators call for investigation into fake pro-net neutrality comments
  • Three charged in swatting death

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Iain Thomson, Matt Cutts, and Brian Forde

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May 28, 2018
TWiT 667: Give Me your History Hat
2:27:33

This Week in Tech (Audio)

Microsoft's new Surface Hub 2. Google Duplex freaks everyone out. GDPR shouldn't freak people out - unless you work in adtech. Fortnite is coming to Android. Apple caves in to China again, pays some Irish taxes, and goes shopping for a new campus. Washington D.C is full of Stingray spy devices. Yanny or Laurel: depends on your speakers. US Copyright laws may be extended to protect Mickey Mouse for 144 years.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Christina Warren, Patrick Beja, and Brian McCullough

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May 21, 2018
TWiT 666: Leave John Legend, Um, Alone!
2:12:35

This Week in Tech (Audio)

ZTE shuts down, but help is on the way from an unlikely tweet. Google I/O shows off creepy robocallers and helpful directions. Microsoft Build brings Cortana/Alexa integration and the return of Kinect. Congress releases over 3500 Russian Facebook election ads. Cambridge Analytica "dies," is reborn as Emerdata. Robocaller gets $120 million fine. Tesla hits a firetruck and sheds execs. You will be able to buy a Boston Dynamics robodog in 2019.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Harry McCracken, Florence Ion, and Sam Abuelsamid

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May 14, 2018
TWiT 665: Konnichihuahua
2:14:47

This Week in Tech (Audio)

Apple has its best Q2 ever, despite analyst predictions. 20 years of iMac. Cambridge Analytica must give US voter his data. Unroll.me foiled by GDPR. NPR buys PocketCasts. Change your Twitter password. Sprint/T-Mobile merger. Net Neutrality vote in the Senate May 9th. Cyber Command gets a promotion.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ant Pruitt, Mikah Sargent, and Ashley Esqueda

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May 07, 2018
TWiT 664: Warm Tushie Tech
2:07:48

This Week in Tech (Audio)

Sprint and T-Mobile make it official. Amazon, Google, and Facebook all have amazing quarterly earnings reports. Amazon's home robot and the battle for smart home supremacy. Facebook's community guidelines. Golden Gate Killer found with open source DNA site. Who wants Snap's second generation Spectacles? Apple's rumored AR/VR headset. What tech brings you joy?

Host: Becky Worley

Guests: Georgia Dow, Ben Brock Johnson, and Brianna Wu

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Apr 30, 2018
TWiT 663: Reasonably Miserable
2:10:25

This Week in Tech (Audio)

Security conference season in full swing. iPhone X takes over a third of ALL smartphone profits. Google tries to fix messaging again. Who do you trust with your data? IRS servers down on Tax Day. SCOTUS dismisses DOJ vs Microsoft: CLOUD Act makes it moot. Twitter bans ads from Kaspersky.

Host: Iain Thomson

Guests: Mike Elgan, Greg Ferro, and Dwight Silverman

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Apr 23, 2018
TWiT 662: Scraped On the Back End
2:40:31

This Week in Tech (Audio)

Mark Zuckerberg comes out of his Congressional testimony unscathed. China will dominate AI in the coming decade. HomePods are not selling like HotCakes. Apple leaks leakers leaking leaks. Waymo wants to test truly driverless cars in California.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Amy Webb, Lindsey Turrentine, and Jason Hiner

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Apr 16, 2018