The New Screen Savers (Video HD)

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Description

The New Screen Savers is a variety show for tech on the TWiT network. The show stars Leo Laporte and is co-hosted by Megan Morrone, Jason Howell, and Fr. Robert Ballecer. Viewers get live tech help, interesting guests, insights into the latest innovations, products, scientist, and trends, plus lots of fun things thrown in, too. There are special guest co-host appearances from Patrick Norton, Kate Botello, Kevin Rose, Martin Sargent, and more. The New Screen Savers is produced every Saturday and available for download on your favorite podcast subscription service. Records live every Saturday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.

Episode Date
TNSS 161: DreamWorld's $400 AR Headset DreamGlass
1:25:48

The New Screen Savers (Video HD)

On The New Screen Savers recorded on June 16, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Jason Howell:

  • We talk about Fornite on the Nintendo Switch, Cyberpunk 2077, the next-gen Xbox, and more of the biggest video game news from E3 2018 with Engadget's Jessica Conditt.
  • DreamWorld just launched their $400 2.5K AR headset DreamGlass that tethers to your Android phone or PC. CEO Kevin Zhong joins Leo and Jason to show how they are working to make augmented reality more accessible to the mass market.
  • Jason reviews the $200 standalone VR headset Oculus Go and shows how it compares to the Google Daydream equivalent, the Lenovo Mirage Solo.
  • Monoprice is getting into the smart home game with the affordable STITCH Wireless Smart LED Light Bulb and STITCH Wireless Smart Plug. Megan Morrone has her review.
  • Fr. Robert Ballecer shows you how to make a self-contained, battery powered Raspberry Pi NUC.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jason Howell

Guests: Jessica Conditt, Kevin Zhong, Megan Morrone, and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

Jun 17, 2018
TNSS 160: Ancient Organic Matter Found on Mars
1:42:57

The New Screen Savers (Video HD)

On The New Screen Savers recorded on June 9, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Jason Snell:

  • Leo and Jason discuss how macOS Mojave is bringing iOS apps to the Mac and other big Apple announcements from WWDC 2018.
  • Forget the BlackBerry Key2, Planet Computers is bringing the PDA back into the 21st century with the Android-based Gemini. Leo has his review.
  • NASA's Curiosity rover has found 3 billion-year-old organic matter on Mars. NASA Goddard Astrobiologist Jennifer Eigenbrode joins us to talk about their findings.
  • Jason Howell reviews the first camera to shoot in Google's VR180 format, the Lenovo Mirage Camera. This 4K camera shoots photos and video in 180-degree stereoscopic VR.
  • Did you know that your Amazon Echo saves all your voice data? Megan Morrone shows you how to listen to these recordings and how to delete them.
  • And Leo and Jason answer a few Mac-centric viewer questions in our Call for Help and Mail Bag.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jason Snell

Guests: Jennifer Eigenbrode, Jason Howell, and Megan Morrone

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

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Jun 10, 2018
TNSS 159: 'Anti-Social' Media App Privy
1:12:11

The New Screen Savers (Video HD)

On The New Screen Savers recorded on June 2, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Alex Wilhelm:
  • The HomePod is now available in stereo and multi-room audio with AirPlay 2. But there's a catch. We show you how it works and if the sound is worth the price.
  • Are you looking for an alternative to Facebook or Instagram? Both Guy Kawasaki and Simon Hudson show us their 'anti-social' media app Privy by Cheeze, Inc.
  • Jason Howell reviews the Lenovo Mirage Solo, the first standalone VR headset with Google Daydream.
  • And just in time for Father's Day, Megan Morrone has some Father's Day Tech Gift Ideas.
  • Plus we answer your questions in our Call for Help and Mail Bag.
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Hosts: Leo Laporte and Alex Wilhelm

Guests: Guy Kawasaki, Simon Hudson, Megan Morrone, and Jason Howell

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

Jun 03, 2018
TNSS 158: Is Your Echo Snooping?
1:22:34

The New Screen Savers (Video HD)

On The New Screen Savers Episode 158 for May 26, 2018 with Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone:

  • Did you hear about the Amazon Echo eavesdropping scandal? A couple says their's secretly recorded a private conversation and then sent it to a friend! Amazon has responded, we'll show you what happened and how to change the settings to secure your device.
  • Jason Howell reviews the new One Plus 6. Does it offer a premium phone without the sticker-shock?
  • In Call for Help we'll talk about iCloud Storage devices and the hoops you have to go through to change your Apple ID.
  • Sam Abuelsamid from Navigant Research and Leo drive the Cadillac 2018 CT6 with the Super Cruise self-driving system. How does it compare to Tesla's AutoPilot?

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone

Guests: Jason Howell and Sam Abuelsamid

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

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May 27, 2018
TNSS 157: GDPR Explained
1:39:10

The New Screen Savers (Video HD)

On The New Screen Savers for Saturday, May 19, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ:

  • You've seen the barrage of Terms of Service emails in your inbox. So what is GDPR and all the changes that start Friday, May 25th? Danny O'Brien, the International Director at EFF is here to sort this through.
  • After last week's segment on 360-degree cameras with DPReview.com, Leo bought the new GoPro Fusion camera. He's been playing around with it all week and shares his cautionary review.
  • Now that summer is around the corner, Megan Morrone has some outdoor gadget picks including speakers, cameras, and a jumpstarting-car-washing kit.
  • WiFi is a must when you travel. Leo took the Skyroam Solis 4G LTE WiFi hotspot and power bank with him to Japan, and we'll find out how well it worked and if he recommends the device.
  • Jason Howell shows us a midi controller in the form factor of a guitar, Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1.

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Hosts: Leo Laporte and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

Guests: Danny O'Brien, Megan Morrone, and Jason Howell

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

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May 20, 2018
TNSS 156: Happy Third Birthday!
1:57:30

The New Screen Savers (Video HD)

On The New Screen Savers show recorded on May 16, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Kevin Rose:

  • It's the third anniversary of this show and it would have been 20 years of ZDTV/Tech TV. Kevin and Leo talk about working for the cable channel and hear from Becky Worley, Patrick Norton, and Megan Morrone. Plus, Martin Sargent makes a surprise visit.
  • We talk about the big Artificial Intelligence announcements from Google I/O like Duplex. And next year Boston Dynamics will start selling its SpotMini robot. Leo already wants one.
  • Dale Baskin joins us from DPReview.com to talk 360o photography. We'll find out how the platform is growing and get their recommendations on the latest line of cameras.
  • So you are interested in buying cryptocurrency but don't know where to start or where to keep it? Kevin Rose shows us some hardware options for your wallet and explains the risks and pitfalls to look out for.
  • Jason Howell spent the week at Google I/O and brings us his favorite tech from the sandbox tents.
  • Leo and Kevin answer a Call for Help about finding a good email provider alternative to Gmail.
  • In the Mail Bag, Leo recommends a wireless security camera.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Kevin Rose

Guests: Martin Sargent, Dale Baskin, Jason Howell, Tom Merritt, Becky Worley, Patrick Norton, and Megan Morrone

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

May 13, 2018
TNSS 155: High-End PC Gaming on Any Device
1:23:42

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On The New Screen Savers show for Saturday, May 5, 2018, with Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Patrick Norton:

After a couple of weeks with the new Caavo smart tv hub, Patrick gives his review. The device controls all your home-theater boxes and also has a voice remote. It promises to make finding shows easier than fumbling for multiple remotes, but it's not cheap. See how it works and if it delivers as promised.

Imagine having a high-end gaming system on any device, even a smartphone. We will test-drive the Blade Shadow cloud gaming PC service. All the heavy processing is done in the cloud.

Megan Morrone show us the WyzeCam 1080p HD smart home camera that won't break the bank.

Jason Howell points out some of the improved features in the new Gmail interface.

In Call for Help, Padre and Patrick help a viewer looking to get a new 4K TV.

Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Patrick Norton

Guests: Asher Kagan, Megan Morrone, and Jason Howell

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

May 06, 2018
TNSS 154: $1 MacBook Touchscreen Hack
1:23:13

The New Screen Savers (Video HD)

On The New Screen Savers for April 28, 2018, with Jason Howell and Rich DeMuro:

  • Everyone is doing it except Apple. Those pesky Mac laptops have no touchscreens. We'll meet Kevin Kwok who can turn your MacBook Pro into a touchscreen for around $1!
  • There are a lot of tricks out there to learn guitar. What if you could learn chords using light? Jason shows you the Fret Zealot which uses LED lights mounted on the fretboard.
  • And speaking of light, Megan Morrone shows us the modular smart-light system from Nanoleaf.
  • We'll answer a Call for Help about choosing the right Android phone, plus there are more of your questions in the Mail Bag.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Rich DeMuro

Guests: Kevin Kwok and Megan Morrone

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

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Apr 29, 2018
TNSS 153: Nintendo Labo's DIY High Tech Cardboard Toys
1:16:57

The New Screen Savers (Video HD)

On The New Screen Savers episode 153 on Saturday, April 21, 2018 with Megan Morrone and Jason Howell:

The new Nintendo Labo Kits just shipped and we're borrowing Karsten Bondy's kids Zak and Alex to test out the cardboard DIY kits that work with the Switch console.

Jason tries on a motion-capture suit that does not require cameras to capture his body's actions. The Xsens system uses wearable sensors.

In Call for Help, we'll talk smartphone cameras versus stand-alone cameras. And we bring an expert, Rishi Sanyal from dpreview.com, to join the conversation.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Christopher Adamson, Zak Bondy, and Alex Bondy

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

Apr 22, 2018
TNSS 152: World's First Digital License Plate
1:35:26

The New Screen Savers (Video HD)

On The New Screen Savers for Saturday, April 14 with Leo Laporte and Patrick Norton:

  • Those stamped metal license plates could be a thing of the past if the folks at Reviver Auto have their way. CEO Neville Boston shows us what their new digital plate, the Rplate Pro can do and when they will be coming to your state.
  • Patrick recently went to CanJam SoCal, a showcase for the newest headphones. He shares his top picks.
  • In Call For Help, we answer questions about RAID vs. a large SSD, and Thunderbolt 2 vs. USB 3.
  • Megan Morrone has a roundup review of the G-Track Pro, Meteor Mic, and Go Mic Mobile microphones from Samson Technologies.
  • Jason Howell shows us his favorite new features in the Android P Developer Preview.
  • Plus, we answer more question in the Mail Bag.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Patrick Norton

Guests: Neville Boston, Jason Howell, and Megan Morrone

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

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Apr 14, 2018
TNSS 151: Early-Warning Earthquake App
1:17:06

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On this episode of The New Screen Savers for Saturday, April 7, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Iain Thomson:

  • What if you got an alert before an earthquake hits? The founder of Early Warning Labs talks about their app QuakeAlert. It can give you up to 30 seconds of warning on your smartphone before you feel the shaking.
  • Odds are you know about the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Well, there's more! Astrophysicist Chuck Hailey explains how his team found thousands more!
  • Jason Howell shows us Google Home Hardware Hacks.
  • It's that time. Megan Morrone shows you how to Spring Cleaning with Tech.
  • Plus we have a WiFi hotspot question in Call for Help, and we answer more in The Mail Bag.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Iain Thomson

Guests: Chuck Hailey, Josh Bashioum, Megan Morrone, and Jason Howell

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

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Apr 08, 2018
TNSS 150: Move in VR Like 'Ready Player One'
1:24:28

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On this episode of The New Screen Savers for Saturday, March 31, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Jason Howell:

  • With 'Ready Player One' now in theaters, Jason takes a trip down to SVVR, an organization for VR developers and startups, to talk to the CEO of Infinadeck and try out their omnidirectional treadmill that was featured in the movie 'Ready Player One.'
  • Leo has the new third-generation Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga and gives his review.
  • We have two Calls for Help. One about quitting Facebook and privacy and another on how to get the best out of Nuzzel.
  • Megan Morrone loves her analog Bullet journal. Today she shows us the Moleskine Smart Writing System which uses a the Pen+ Ellipse smartpen to bridge tech and paper.
  • In our Hot Topics, we discuss the evidence cell phones cause cancer, the controversial memo from one Facebook executive, and how the U.S. is proposing to track visitors social media accounts.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jason Howell

Guests: Benjamin Freeman and Megan Morrone

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

Apr 01, 2018
TNSS 149: Should You Delete Facebook?
1:26:57

The New Screen Savers (Video HD)

On this episode of The New Screen Savers for Saturday, March 24, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Jason Snell:

  • As the controversy around Facebook and Cambridge Analytica grows, Cory Doctorow joins us to help sort through this mess and discuss if Facebook or regulation can help fix these privacy issues and whether people should delete their Facebook account.
  • Leo reviews the new HP ENVY x2. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, this 2-in-1 is one the first ARM-powered Windows 10 PC to go on sale, with all-day battery life and always-on connectivity with 4G LTE.
  • Megan Morrone interviews University of North Texas student Anna McKee, first place winner of IBM 's Master of the Mainframe competition, and IBM Director of Community Advocacy and Academic Initiatives Meredith Stowell.
  • In 'Call for Help,' we'll answer a question about watching over-the-air TV on a Mac. Plus we answer more viewer questions in the 'Mail Bag.'

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jason Snell

Guests: Cory Doctorow, Anna McKee, Meredith Stowell, and Megan Morrone

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

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Mar 25, 2018
TNSS 148: Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S9+
1:41:53

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On this episode of The New Screen Savers for Saturday, March 17, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ:

  • - The new Samsung Galaxy S9+ is here, and Leo gives us his review. Plus, Kelsea Weber from iFixit.com joins to tell us what is inside!
  • - This week marked the passing of two men in tech. Physicist Stephen Hawking and hacker Adrian Lamo.
  • - Eko is a company producing and streaming interactive shows and movies, including the remake of the 1983 classic 'War Games.' We chat with Alon Benari, their Chief Creative Officer about how this works and what's in their the pipeline.
  • - Jason Howell and producer Anthony Nielsen take a trip to the World's Fair Nano in San Francisco.
  • - In Call for Help, we talk about ways to check for insecure IoT devices on your network.
  • - In Hot Topics, we talk about how Cambridge Analytica mined 50 million user's data to target American voters, how a city is banning Bitcoin mining, and how Drake broke Twitch.

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Hosts: Leo Laporte, Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, and Jason Howell

Guests: Kelsea Weber and Alon Benari

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

Mar 18, 2018
TNSS 147: Capturing the World in 3D
1:47:21

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On this episode of The New Screen Savers for Saturday, March 10, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Alex Lindsay:

  • Dan Bracaglia from DPReview joins us to talk about what's new from the large camera show in Japan CP+ 2018, including Canon's AI (Auto Intelligent) flash. Also, he shows us two recently launched mirrorless cameras: the Sony A7 III and Canon ESO M50.
  • Alex Lindsay and Fred Feickert, of F3 & Associates, show us the different ways to capture the world in 3D, from photogrammetry to LIDAR.
  • Jason Howell reviews one of the first devices to use the new Bluetooth 5 standard, the Zolo Liberty+ wireless earbuds by Anker.
  • In our 'Call for Help,' we'll talk podcast production and ways to take live calls.
  • Megan Morrone reviews a laptop case for her MacBook Pro made of real wood by Toast.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Alex Lindsay

Guests: Dan Bracaglia, Megan Morrone, and Jason Howell

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

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Mar 11, 2018
TNSS 146: Best Dash Cam
1:27:53

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On this episode of The New Screen Savers for Saturday, March 3, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone:

  • What kind of dash cam should you get? In Call for Help we have a listener who wants to know, so we asked Rik Paul from thewirecutter.com to talk about their reviews of the best dash cams.
  • Leo just got the new Owl dash camera. Basically, it's a Ring (Sponsor) video doorbell for your car.
  • Mobile World Congress 2018 wrapped up this week in Barcelona. and Cherlynn Low from Engadget was there. She brings us the highlights including an extensive hands-on with the Samsung S9+ and how it shoots in low light.
  • Jason Howell reviews the Datally Android app, a mobile data manager that will help you monitor, save, and gain control of your data.
  • Do you hate going to the gas station, a lot? Megan shows you FILLD, a service that tops off your tank while you work or sleep.

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Hosts: Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone

Guests: Cherlynn Low, Rik Paul, and Michael Buhr

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

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Mar 04, 2018
TNSS 145: Farmers Turned Hackers and the Right to Repair
1:29:44

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On this episode of The New Screen Savers for Saturday, February 24, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Iain Thomson:

  • Why have some farmers turned to hacking to fix their tractors? Jason Koebler from Motherboard talked to several farmers who are doing just this, and it all boils down to the "right to repair." Kelsea Weber from iFixit updates us on what is happening with this movement on the state and federal level.
  • Jason Howell has a review of the new professional audio controller for musicians, the Universal Audio Arrow.
  • Would you use a bot to lower your bills? Megan Morrone shows us Trim.
  • We have two Calls for Help. One on setting up a smart speaker to make phone calls. The second, we'll try to solve a cellular signal problem on 80 acres of land!
  • Plus in the Mail Bag, we'll answer a Spectre and Meltdown question, and another on Net Neutrality myths.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Iain Thomson

Guests: Jason Koebler, Kelsea Weber, Jason Howell, and Megan Morrone

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

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Feb 25, 2018
TNSS 144: How Smartphone Photography Works
1:27:39

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On this episode of The New Screen Savers for Saturday, February 17, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone:

  • What makes smartphone cameras so good? Rishi Sanyal from DPReview joins us to compare two of the best, the iPhone X and Pixel 2 XL, and discuss computational photography.
  • So many gadgets, where to charge them? Megan has a docking station problem, so we try out several charging stations to see what works, what's the best, and what you need to know to build your own.
  • Back in 2015 on show #11, we saw amazing images of Pluto from The New Horizons spacecraft. Now the craft just sent back some record-breaking pictures. Megan talks with researcher Simon Porter about the farthest images ever made from Earth and what is in the future for the mission.
  • Jason Howell has some tips for using the new features in the DuckDuckGo privacy search engine app for Android.
  • In Call for Help, we find a way to separate your work from personal photos on the iPhone.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone

Guests: Rishi Sanyal, Simon Porter, and Jason Howell

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

Feb 18, 2018
TNSS 143: Apple HomePod Smart Speaker Showdown
1:27:05

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On this episode of The New Screen Savers for Saturday, February 10, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Jason Howell:

  • Apple's HomePod launched this week. We show you how it works and how it stacks up to its competition like Google Home Max, Sonos One, Amazon Echo Show, and the Harman Kardon Invoke.
  • The #TWiTSwitch continues as Megan Morrone and Jason Howell pit the Apple Watch vs. Android Wear, High School Debate style.
  • How do you replace your phone's OS if you want a non-Android platform? Find out in our 'Call for Help.'
  • Jason reviews the Fusion Guitar - a 'smart' electric guitar that has built-in speakers, amp, recorder, and iPhone integration.
  • Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ shows how to keep your network safe by scanning for open ports with Nmap.
  • Plus, we answer more Android questions in our 'Mail Bag.'

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Buy Google Home Max: http://bit.ly/2EvVFAR

Buy Sonos One: http://amzn.to/2id8FOH

Buy Amazon Echo Show: http://amzn.to/2nUF6VR

Buy Harman Kardon Invoke: http://amzn.to/2nR9a4F

Buy Fusion Guitar: http://amzn.to/2nXKAhW

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jason Howell

Guests: Megan Morrone and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

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Feb 11, 2018
TNSS 142: Lidar Reveals Ancient Cities
1:31:23

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On this episode of The New Screen Savers for Saturday, February 3, 2018 with Leo Laporte and Florence Ion:

  • Now you can see the ruins under the trees! Archeologist and National Geographic Explorer Thomas Garrison and his team used LIDAR to scan hundreds of square miles of Guatemalan jungle and discovered thousands of new Mayan structures, roads, buildings, and reservoirs.
  • California is taking Net Neutrality into its own hands and upsetting the FCC. Our legal expert Denise Howell from ""This Week in Law"" joins us to discuss the ramifications.
  • Did you know it is the 20th Anniversary of Open Source! Joining us Simon Phipps from the FOSDEM 2018 Open Source conference in Brussels.
  • Megan Morrone wants to helps solve the problem of finding the keyboard that's right for you and your iPad.
  • You can call it an Apple Watch knock-off but Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ has some nice things to say about the WeLoop Hey 3S GPS Smartwatch.
  • In Call for Help, we'll help consolidate your photos on multiple machines. Plus, Flo answers some Android questions in the Mail Bag.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Florence Ion

Guests: Denise Howell, Simon Phipps, Megan Morrone, and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this show.

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Feb 04, 2018