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Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech news. Join the top tech journalists and pundits in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in tech. Records live every Sunday at 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 21:15 UTC.

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TWiT 895: Eastern Blocks - Stadia is done, Zuck's UFC appearance, General AI, OG App, Amazon event
2:43:57

Stadia is done, Zuck's UFC appearance, General AI, OG App, Amazon event

  • Stadia is issuing refunds - How to get yours.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 fan with nearly 6,000 hours on Stadia begs Rockstar for character transfer.
  • Adobe can't Photoshop out the fact its $20bn Figma deal is a naked land grab.
  • Penpot inks $8M as signups for its open source spin on Figma jump 5600% after Adobe's $20B acquisition move.
  • Is Mark Zuckerberg Fighting at This Weekend's UFC Show?
  • Texts show roll call of tech figures tried to help Elon Musk in Twitter deal.
  • The True Genius of Tech Leaders.
  • "Buying Our Way In" was Palantir's (PLTR stock) Secret Plan to Get into the NHS.
  • Elon Musk unveils Optimus
  • Is general AI right around the corner?
  • Google Fires Blake Lemoine, Engineer Who Called Its AI Sentient.
  • James Bridle's "Ways of Being"
  • In Delaware's Kathaleen McCormick, Elon Musk Finds A Judge Who Means Business.
  • Klobuchar, Cruz strike deal to advance journalism antitrust bill.
  • Inside Podcasters' Explosive Audience Growth.
  • The OG App promises you an ad-free Instagram feed.
  • Amazon hardware event 2022.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Alex Kantrowitz and Cory Doctorow

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Oct 03, 2022
TWiT 894: Juking the Stats - Apple Watch Ultra, YouTube dislike button, Serial podcast, AI and Getty Images
2:40:39

Apple Watch Ultra, YouTube dislike button, Serial podcast, AI and Getty Images

  • Leo talks about his new Apple Watch Ultra.
  • How Fitbit helped me lose 15 pounds.
  • YouTube's 'dislike' and 'not interested' buttons barely work, study finds.
  • Adobe's Aquisition of Figma is a Land Grab.
  • Slack's Canvas feature puts a document editor in your chat window.
  • TwistedWave, an Audio Editor.
  • Word Jazz by Fred Katz and Ken Nordine.
  • Ken Nordine - Levis Ad.
  • Adnan Syed, Subject of 'Serial,' Is Released From Prison.
  • California woman who faked her own kidnapping sentenced to 18 months in prison.
  • The FDA may have unintentionally made 'Nyquil Chicken' go viral on TikTok.
  • Getty Images bans AI-generated content over fears of legal challenges.
  • 'A.I. Should Exclude Living Artists From Its Database,' Says One Painter Whose Works Were Used to Fuel Image Generators.
  • The AI Unbundling.
  • OpenAI open-sources Whisper, a multilingual speech recognition system.
  • No, There's No 'Ghost In The Machine' On Board American Airlines Aircraft.
  • Darth Vader's Voice Emanated From War-Torn Ukraine.
  • Mozilla reaffirms that Firefox will continue to support current content blockers.
  • How 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' Finally, After 43 Years, Got Completed.
  • Enterprise Connect: Facing the Tough Issues on Hybrid Work: How Communications Technology Will Support New Ways of Working.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Lisa Schmeiser, Larry Magid, and Shelly Brisbin

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Sep 26, 2022
TWiT 893: She's a Gorgy - Ethereum merge, GPU demand shifts, Adobe's Figma deal, GTA 6 hack
3:01:00

Ethereum merge, GPU demand shifts, Adobe's Figma deal, GTA 6 hack

  • Ethereum activates The Merge as it shifts to proof of stake.
  • No One Is Profitable': GPU Mining Faces Dark Days After Ethereum Merge.
  • GeForce GPUs are 80% of EVGA's revenue—but it's cutting ties with Nvidia anyway.
  •  Farthest Frontier on Steam.
  • Nvidia is about to make a big announcement during a difficult time.
  • Some iPhone 14 Pro customers are getting their preorders delayed by Apple.
  • The iPhone 14 Index: How much of a yearly salary you need to spend to afford an iPhone 14 around the world.
  • Adobe (ADBE) Agrees to Buy Figma in $20 Billion Software Deal.
  • The career rise, fall, and return of Adam Neumann, the controversial WeWork cofounder who is back with another real-estate startup.
  • iPhone 14 is eSIM-only in the US.
  • We Spoke With the Last Person Standing in the Floppy Disk Business.
  • Floppy Disks Are Still Used for 1,900 Government Procedures In Japan. They Must Go, Its Digital Minister Says.
  • Apple adds souped-up period and ovulation tracking to Apple Watch Series 8.
  • Google cancels half the projects at its internal R&D group Area 120.
  • Massive GTA 6 gameplay video leak depicts male and female playable characters.
  • Google loses appeal over illegal Android app bundling, EU reduces fine to €4.1 billion.
  • Fifth Circuit rules in favor of Texas law on social media regulation.
  • Why Do All These 20-Somethings Have Closed Captions Turned On?

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Carolina Milanesi, Alex Wilhelm, and Mike Elgan

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Sep 19, 2022
TWiT 892: You're In Newton's Hands Now - Apple iPhone 14, Dynamic Island, Intel Optane, ETH merge, Atari 2600
2:55:30

Apple iPhone 14, Dynamic Island, Intel Optane, ETH merge, Atari 2600

  • News of Queen Elizabeth II's death broke on Twitter before the BBC.
  • The Steve Jobs Archive.
  • The Church of Apple Is a Religion Because We Made It One.
  • Tim Cook would rather have you buy an iPhone than use RCS.
  • Underestimating Apple's bold moves.
  • Why the Soviet Union wanted to nuke this hot dog stand.
  • Apple picks Globalstar for emergency satellite service on iPhone 14.
  • iPhone 14 is eSIM-only in the US: Here's what you need to know.
  • iPhone 14 Pro: An in-depth look at how Dynamic Island works with apps, animations, more.
  • The Apple Watch Ultra looks like the ultra-rugged smartwatch we've been waiting for.
  • Passkeys in iOS 16.
  • Google announces October 6 event for Pixel 7, Watch.
  • Twitter Whistle-Blower Never Flagged Spam, Company Tells Judge.
  • Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Requests a New Trial.
  • US Treasury to Recommend Issuing Digital Dollar if in National Interest.
  • Google Is Counting Down to Ethereum Merge with 'Easter Egg' on Search Engine.
  • 3D XPoint™ Breakthrough Non-Volatile Memory - Intel.
  • The Atari 2600 at 45: The Console That Brought Arcade Games Home.
  • Ocean Shipping Rates Have Plunged 60% This Year.
  • Instagram fined $400 million over children's data.
  • Looria analyzes Reddit posts and comments to find the most popular products.
  • Cirrus Vision Jet Pilot Pulls Chute in Florida.
  • New Linux malware combines unusual stealth with a full suite of capabilities.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Allyn Malventano, Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, and Rene Ritchie

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Sep 12, 2022
TWiT 891: Use a Rivian? That's Nuts - Apple event preview, USB 4, Stable Diffusion AI, fit CEOs
2:59:14
  • Checking in on The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
  • Checking in on House of the Dragon.
  • Sweeping Children's Online Safety Bill Is Passed in California.
  • 'I turned my back on my film career to protect children online'.
  • Kiwi Farms removed by Cloudflare.
  • He used AI to win a fine-arts competition. Was it cheating?
  • @negar_rz: Can't believe Stable Diffusion is out there for public use and that's considered as "ok"!!!
  • Exploring 12 Million of the 2.3 Billion Images Used to Train Stable Diffusion's Image Generator.
  • Illustrating Books from the Gutenberg Project.
  • Trint AI transcription.
  • Trint vs Otter.
  • DALL·E: Introducing Outpainting.
  • Yachts and Watches? The Real CEO Flex Is Washboard Abs.
  • Apple's 'Pro' Products Will Steal Show at iPhone 14 Launch Event.
  • Fitness bike usage down 23%.
  • Take Control of Find My and AirTags by Glenn Fleishman.
  • Proof Collective raises $50 million in funding led by Andreessen Horowitz.
  • Hacker steals $185,000 in ethereum from Bill Murray after NFT charity auction.
  • Crypto.com mistakenly paid a woman millions. She bought a mansion.
  • Jessamyn West - @jessamyn
  • USB 4 Version 2.0 Announced With 80 Gbps of Bandwidth.
  • Take Control of Untangling Connections by Glenn Fleishman.
  • T-Mobile and Verizon home internet is a new threat to cable.
  • Doctor Uses His Rivian R1T To Perform Vasectomy During Power Outage.
  • The Animal Translators.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Paris Martineau, Glenn Fleishman, and Dan Moren

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Sep 05, 2022
TWiT 890: Jail or Olympics - Twitter whistleblower, LastPass hack, Ethereum merge, Artemis 1, Zuck meets Rogan
3:09:58

Twitter whistleblower, LastPass hack, Ethereum merge, Artemis 1, Zuck meets Rogan

  • Twitter whistleblower says the platform was unable to guard against insider threats on January 6.
  • Twitter Whistleblowing Report Actually Seems To Confirm Twitter's Legal Argument, While Pretending To Support Musk's.
  • Apple's 'Far out' iPhone event will be held on September 7.
  • SpaceX, T-Mobile to Connect Satellites to Cellphones in Remote Areas.
  • Nichelle Nichols' ashes will head to space on a rocket.
  • Scientists announce the first detection of carbon dioxide on a faraway planet with James Webb Space Telescope.
  • LastPass developer systems were hacked to steal source code.
  • How big is your haystack?
  • Ethereum's Merge: Opportunities and risks.
  • The Crypto World Can't Wait for Ethereum's 'Merge.'
  • Web3 is going just great.
  • A Month on 'Mars': Flags and Footprints of the Moon and the Arctic.
  • Hackers Are Breaking Into and Emptying Cash App Accounts.
  • 10 Million Watched 'House of the Dragon' Premiere, HBO Says.
  • Big budget blockbusters arrive amid fears of 'peak TV.'
  • Mark Zuckerberg Tells Joe Rogan That Running Facebook Sucks, Metaverse Is Better.
  • California to Ban the Sale of New Gasoline Cars.
  • Jack Dorsey says his biggest regret is that Twitter was a company at all.
  • Unix legend, who owes us nothing, keeps fixing foundational AWK code.
  • Meet Commander Moonikin Campos, the mannequin going farther than any astronaut.
  • NASA's asteroid-deflecting test mission is just 1 month away from impact.
  • Unbound.com offer from Wil: Use code TWIT15

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Becky Worley, Rod Pyle, and Wil Harris

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Aug 29, 2022
TWiT 889: The Thin Green Line - Streaming TV is winning, House of the Dragon, Zuckerberg's avatar, Pixy RIP
2:22:34
  • Game of Thrones' v. 'Lord of the Rings': The Biggest Battle in Fantasy TV History Is Here.
  • How About We Just Don't Watch the 'Game of Thrones' Prequel?
  • HBO Max to Remove 36 Titles, Including 20 Originals, From Streaming.
  • Regal Owner Cineworld Nears Bankruptcy as Theater Comeback Lags.
  • U.S. Streaming Tops Cable TV Viewing for First Time, Nielsen Says.
  • Amazon's 'Thursday Night Football' Coverage to Be Tracked by Nielsen.
  • Mark Zuckerberg responds to metaverse memes with a redesign.
  • Do We All See Baby Mark Zuckerberg as Jesus in This 18th Century Sculpture?
  • Elon Musk's viral Chinese doppelgänger, Yilong Ma, has been suspended from China's versions of TikTok and Twitter.
  • A Dad Took Photos of His Naked Toddler for the Doctor. Google Flagged Him as a Criminal.
  • Apple releases iOS, iPadOS and macOS security fixes for two zero-days under active attack.
  • Why Janet Jackson made laptops crash.
  • HBO Achieves New Heights of Corporate Synergy With Bizarre 'House of the Dragon' Tie-Ins.
  • Ring's new TV show is a brilliant but ominous viral marketing ploy.
  • Amazon's Alexa could soon speak in a dead relative's voice, making some feel uneasy.
  • Snap Scraps Development on Flying Selfie Pixy Drone.
  • Now selfie drones can fly inside Apple stores.
  • The US plans to block sales of older chipmaking tech to China.
  • A Tool That Monitors How Long Kids Are in the Bathroom Is Now in 1,000 American Schools.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Jason Hiner, Nicholas Deleon, and Owen Thomas

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Aug 22, 2022
TWiT 888: Frolic and Detour - FTC's privacy push, the fall of social media, Excel esports, Netflix gaming
2:48:01

FTC's privacy push, the fall of social media, Excel esports, Netflix gaming

  • AngledDesigners on Etsy.
  • This Is the Data Facebook Gave Police to Prosecute a Teenager for Abortion.
  • Meta Just Happens to Expand Messenger's End-to-End Encryption.
  • The FTC has kicked off its massive push to regulate the data economy.
  • Guide to Competitive Programming: Learning and Improving Algorithms Through Contests.
  • Excel esports on ESPN show world the pain of format errors.
  • Android amps up campaign to push Apple into adopting RCS.
  • TikTok and the Fall of the Social-Media Giants.
  • Sunset of the social network.
  • Cable Finally Loses Broadband Market Share in Q2 with First Negative Growth Quarter Ever.
  • Apple is in talks to acquire streaming rights for Big Ten athletics, report says.
  • Elon Musk sells nearly $7 billion in Tesla shares.
  • IBP Inc. v. Tyson Foods.
  • Starlink Ground Stations Successfully Hacked.
  • California DMV accuses Tesla of deceptive practices in marketing Autopilot and Full Self-Driving options.
  • The Creators of 'King's Quest' Are Back With a New Game.
  • Netflix's slow start in gaming.
  • Man who built ISP instead of paying Comcast $50K expands to hundreds of homes.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Denise Howell, Doc Rock, and Brian McCullough

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Aug 15, 2022
TWiT 887: Chorizo in Spaaaaaaaaace! - Amazon buys iRobot, Mofi vinyl controversy, Cybertruck cost increase
2:27:09

Amazon buys iRobot, Mofi vinyl controversy, Cybertruck cost increase

  • Amazon announces deal to buy Roomba maker for $1.7 billion.
  • Amazon's iRobot Deal Would Give It Maps Inside Millions of Homes.
  • Ring, Google, and the Police: What to Know About Emergency Requests for Video Footage.
  • Facial recognition smartwatches to be used to monitor foreign offenders in UK.
  • Disney could soon lose exclusive rights to Mickey Mouse.
  • California Regulator Accuses Tesla of Falsely Advertising Autopilot.
  • U.S. Senate passes major $430 billion bill to fight climate change, cut drug costs.
  • Bill Gates: A Clean Energy Future is in the Hands of Congress.
  • Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company.
  • Elon Musk challenges Twitter CEO to a 'public debate' about bots.
  • Tesla's Cybertruck is going to be more expensive than originally planned.
  • How a Phoenix record store owner set the audiophile world on fire.
  • Citing Danger of "Ink Spills" Epson Programs End of Life for Some Printers.
  • Post-quantum encryption contender is taken out by single-core PC and 1 hour.
  • Pearson (LON:PSON) Sees NFT, Blockchain Helping Making Money From E-Books Sales.
  • Samsung Unpacked Date Is Aug. 10: This Is What To Expect.
  • Tinder scales back its plans for dating in the metaverse.
  • HBO Max, Discovery+ to Launch as Merged Product in Summer 2023.
  • Why HBO Max Spent $130 Million to Shelve 'Batgirl' and 'Scoob 2'.
  • French Scientist's Photo of 'Distant Star' Was Actually Chorizo.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Christina Warren, Abrar Al-Heeti, and Georgia Dow

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Aug 08, 2022
TWiT 886: The Barn Has Left the Horse - CHIPS Act, earnings week, FTC sues Meta, Twitter Blue price hike
2:27:32
  • CHIPS Act clears Congress, ensuring $52 billion boost to US foundries.
  • Intel (INTC) earnings Q2 2022.
  • Intel Kills Optane Memory Business Entirely.
  • Apple's $83B quarter by the numbers.
  • FY22 Q4 - Press Releases - Investor Relations - Microsoft.
  • Amazon (AMZN) Q2 2022 earnings.
  • Peacock's paid subscribers stayed flat at 13 million, losses widen to $467 million.
  • Why Big Tech Is Making a Big Play for Live Sports.
  • Collect and Trade NFL Highlights As NFTs.
  • Spotify has 188 million Premium users, but continues to lose money.
  • Spotify forks out $295M for Findaway, Podsights, Chartable, and Sonantic, filing reveals.
  • FTC's Lina Khan Overruled Staff to Sue Meta Over Virtual-Reality Deal.
  • Instagram Admits It's 'Not Good' After Kardashians Beg It to Stop Copying TikTok.
  • Instagram walks back TikTok-style changes — Adam Mosseri explains why.
  • Facebook Is Finally Giving People A Non-Algorithmic News Feed.
  • Twitter is raising the Blue subscription price from $2.99 to $4.99 monthly.
  • Twitter v. Elon Musk trial date set to start October 17th.
  • FBI investigation determined Chinese-made Huawei equipment could disrupt US nuclear arsenal communications.
  • Discovery of new UEFI rootkit exposes an ugly truth: The attacks are invisible to us.
  • T-Mobile to pay $500M for one of the largest data breaches in US history.
  • Tim Hortons offers free coffee to settle mobile app class action lawsuits.
  • Russia tried to hijack some of Apple's internet traffic for 12 hours.
  • Details from FBI Raid of U.S. Private Vaults Being Kept from Public.
  • Why One Critical Second Can Wreak Havoc on the Internet.
  • HBO Max will begin streaming 'Game of Thrones' in 4K HDR next month.
  • Ultiworld on Twitter: "Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) with the MASSIVE sky for @PrideofNY at the World Ultimate Club Championships"
  • NASA on Twitter: "We celebrate the life of Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek actor, trailblazer, and role model, who symbolized to so many what was possible."

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Jason Snell, Shoshana Weissmann, and Dan Patterson

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Aug 01, 2022