This Week in Tech (MP3) show

This Week in Tech (MP3)

Summary: Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech. Join Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton, Kevin Rose, John C. Dvorak, and other tech luminaries in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in high tech. Winner of People's Choice Podcast and Best Technology Podcast in the 2005 People's Choice Podcast Awards. Released every Sunday at midnight Pacific.

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 TWiT 748: The BAT FAANGs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:41:55

Stories this Week Mac Pro is only for Pros Apple's pivot to services plays on our trust of Apple How amoral should companies be? Silicon Valley Finale Larry and Sergei ride off into the sunset - what happens next? How worried should companies be about government regulation? Why we're watching Watchmen Amazon comes to New York, without tax benefits Stadiums as a metaphor for tech Amazon's re:Invent is all about AI Huawei makes "America-free" Phones What is the future of war? Is 5G going to be like LTE or WiMAX? Intel admits failure Reddit bans Russian sock puppets Elon dodges pedo bullet Magic Leap is the most amazing, important, incredible failure ever Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Christina Warren and Amy Webb Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: Molekule.com promo code TWIT10 WWT.COM/TWIT mintmobile.com/twit privacy.com/twit

 TWiT 747: Every Click is a Vote | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:24:29

This Week's Stories .org being sold off is a much bigger deal than you think Apple erases Jony Ive, brings back thicker iPhones, decent MacBook keyboards, and the cheese grater Mac Pro AMD cleans up on Black Friday. Intel, not so much Who should buy the Apple Pro Display XDR monitor? Why is HDR important? Why Hololens is succeeding where Google Glass failed Why aren't video games perfectly realistic yet? Apple bows to Russia, shows Crimea as Russian in Apple Maps Facebook thinks political lies are fine everywhere but Singapore Alexa is very, very, disappointed in you Are US presidential candidates using enough email security? California DMV sold my data Tim Berners-Lee still wants to save the web Windows 7 has 45 days to live We are really, truly, finally out of IPv4 addresses Dubai Police force buys Tesla Cybertrucks Record Black Friday - 40% of purchases made on smartphones Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Lisa Schmeiser, Iain Thomson, and Alex Lindsay Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: eero.com/TWIT code TWIT casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 LastPass.com/twit Wasabi.com offer code TWiT

 TWiT 746: My Robot Lawyer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:41:00

This Week's Stories Tesla's unveils its new Cybertruck, watch out for shotputs! NTSB says a fatal crash involving Uber's Robocar was due to human error Tesla tries to SWAT a whistleblower Jack Dorsey's hacker has been arrested Google Stadia and what the future of gaming might look like Can't seem to print using Cloud, we'll tell you why Apple is building a new campus in Austin, guess who was there to help celebrate? Apple tells Congress you shouldn't be able to fix your iPhone because you could hurt yourself. Really Apple? And they claim they are losing money when they do repair your iPhone for you. SpaceX is serious about its Starlink satellites Who gets to see and keep your Ring video doorbell footage? You might not be happy when you find out! A new type of AI can predict seizures before they happen, and it's amazingly accurate PayPal just bought the coupon-finding browser extension Honey for $4 Billion! Need a lawyer? Your next call might be a robot Fox has plans for a new show, and the 50+ crowd might not like the name A court has ruled that police can't force a suspect to reveal his password Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Mike Elgan, and Seth Rosenblatt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: mackweldon.com promo code TWIT twit.cachefly.com Molekule.com promo code TWIT10 capterra.com/twit

 TWiT 745: Highly Illegal - and Very Affordable | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:11:40

This Week's Stories Apple's November Surprise: 16-Inch Macbook Pro brings back the scissor-switch keyboard and physical ESC key Surface Book 3 Rumors, Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro X Reviews Microsoft's Project xCloud launches in early 2020 as the odds-on favorite to dominate game streaming Google Stadia launches tomorrow as a failure Goldman Sachs re-evaluating Apple Card credit limits after sexism accusations Google will offer checking accounts to anyone who wants Google to know absolutely everything they pay money for. Google's secret "Nightingale" health-care project and Fitbit purchase: Google wants to own your health data Apple's Research App: do we trust Apple with our health data more than Google? Disney+, Apple+, Peacock TV, etc - when will the streaming bubble burst? YouTube creators: are you a kids' channel or an adult channel? Is YouTube fracturing the world? Should we go back to all reading the same newspaper? Apple kicks vaping apps out of the App Store, Canadian pot stocks crash - legal marijuana's bad week Minecraft Earth launches in the US - the perfect demo for Azure Anchors Hololens is still the future So is the Oculus Quest Are Apple Glasses? British Labor Party offers free broadband - could this work in the US? AI can tell if you are going to die - doctors baffled Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Daniel Rubino, Brian McCullough, and Brianna Wu Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: Bombas.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit calm.com/twit WWT.COM/TWIT

 TWiT 744: Boiling the Privacy Frog | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:52:33

This Week's Stories Big Tech is trying to fix California's housing crisis by throwing $billions at it. Here's what they should do instead. How can we fix the mess that is video conferencing? Delivering drugs via drone: what could possibly go wrong? Google open sources Cardboard, instead of just killing it as we expected. The FBI is secretly using face recognition to track us. The ACLU thinks this is bad for some reason. Apple is slowly tightening its privacy system. Saudi spies infiltrate Twitter. Is Big Tech security-conscious enough? FACEBOOK changes its logo. WHY? Facebook and political ads Photoshop for iPad is finally here. Here are the best tools for vertical video. Is Adobe's subscription model fair to consumers? Adobe Aero tries to standardize AR. Microsoft Ignite focuses on the hybrid cloud. Why 5G will never work, and why it will be amazing when it does. 8K will make you vomit. Microsoft puts Superman on glass. AppleTV+ launches big. If you could only have 5 streaming services, which would you choose? Amazon knocks $40 off the price of Prime for veterans. Thank you for your service! Host: Alex Lindsay Guests: Greg Ferro and Justine Ezarik Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: ZipRecruiter.com/Twit Wasabi.com offer code TWiT capterra.com/twit mintmobile.com/twit

 TWiT 743: Lying is Bad is a Lie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:50:30

Google Buys Fitbit. Will this be like Google buying HTC, or like Fitbit buying Pebble? Apple hires a new smart home team. Can they catch up with Amazon and Google? Can they fix what is wrong with HomeKit? AirPods Pro review - the best earbuds we've ever worn. However, they are pricy, and they're still earbuds, with all the issues that come with that. AppleTV+ launches. Can an Aaron Sorkin wanna-be, wacky Emily Dickinson, and sexy blind people win the streaming wars? NBC's Peacock TV may be free with ads when it launches in April. HBO Max launches in May for $15. Will it finally kill cable? Twitter bans political ads. Facebook thinks they are just fine, even if they lie. How will Twitter figure out what is a political issue? Does Mark Zuckerberg really think "Lying is bad?" PG&E cuts power to millions but still manages to start a 77,000-acre fire. Cell service also fails. So does Comcast. Is this the harbinger of all of America's aging infrastructure finally collapsing? National Weather Service tweets out some useful tools to track wildfires and smoke. It's the emoji season! The controversy this year: non-gendered emoji. Host: Jason Snell Guests: Rene Ritchie, Devindra Hardawar, and Dan Moren Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: LastPass.com/twit FreshBooks.com/twit casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT

 TWiT 742: Leave the Wallet At Home | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:22:39

It's This Week in Tech with Jason Howell, Mikah Sargent, and Ant Pruitt hosting in the absence of Chief TWiT, Leo Laporte. PG&E may force a power outage at TWiT Eastside Studio to help reduce the risk of wildfire in surrounding areas. Facebook Launches News Section to Compensate Publishers Zuckerberg faces heat in Congress: "It's almost like you think this is a joke." Fake Facebook ad claiming Lindsey Graham backs the Green New Deal is actually a test for Zuckerberg Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL review: more than the sum of its sensors Night Sight fight: The iPhone 11 kinda destroys the Pixel 4 with low light camera shots AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have finally agreed to replace SMS with a new RCS standard Google is delivering some Pixel 4 phones in fun cereal boxes Google Cereal review: Feature-packed but lacking in basic nutrition [Gallery] Google will replace Home devices bricked due to latest firmware update LOFT Portable Battery Base for Google Home Amazon is spending billions on shipping as it makes Prime one-day delivery a reality After Briefly Falling To Number Two, Jeff Bezos Is Back As The Richest Man In The World Apple Pay overtakes Starbucks as the most popular mobile payment platform in the US Gov't bill could see Emergency Alerts broadcast over streaming services like Apple Music Microsoft's Over-the-Top VR Rig Lets You Explore a Virtual World While Walking IRL TikTok could threaten national security, senators say Motorola teases its foldable RAZR phone reveal for November 13th The Huawei Mate X is set to ship next month for $2,400, but only in China Elvis hands-on Ant talks about his new show Hosts: Jason Howell, Ant Pruitt, and Mikah Sargent Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: privacy.com/twit WWT.COM/TWIT twit.cachefly.com calm.com/twit

 TWiT 741: Jin Yang's Not Hotdog Method | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:23:18

California passes law to kill the gig economy Facebook refuses to ban lying in political ads Why does internet access in America suck so much? Pixel 4 event: kinda dull Pixel 4 review: camera zoom not that great, face unlock works even if you are asleep or dead Law enforcement face recognition banned in California for 3 years Google focuses on "ambient computing" Technopanic and social media Zuckerberg is amoral, Facebook should just ban political ads Google is great at everything but selling hardware Pixelbook Go: perfect for college kids, but not for us Google Nest Wifi sounds good Air Force stops using 8-inch floppies to control missile launches Malware makes ATMs spit out all their cash Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber coming to a TV near you RIP Yahoo Groups Huawei is doing great! Virgin Galactic shows of its spacesuits Cobol turns 60 Fortnite is down! Technical error or marketing genius? Is TikTok China's entry into our children's minds? Or is Mike Elgan just paranoid? Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Florence Ion, Mike Elgan, and Seth Rosenblatt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: eero.com code TWIT capterra.com/twit Wasabi.com offer code TWiT legalzoom.com offer code TWIT

 TWiT 740: Sex-Positive Currency | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:24:55

This week's stories The Chinese propaganda app that spies on all Chinese citizens Chinese influence in video games, social media, and other industries - where do we draw the line? What is Tencent? How much influence do they have over the world? Here's how to keep them from watching your iPhone Can we still trust Apple? Can we trust anyone? At what point do we admit that we are in a multi-state information war? Is there any way to fine Facebook fairly? Bring back the Office of Technology Assesment! Remember: the answer to bad politics is not "no politics". It is good politics. Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency is falling apart There is a very good reason why politicians can lie on Facebook How Boris Johnson games Google There are no political ads in France. Could we do that in America? Which weird phone stands a better chance: the Essential Gem or Microsoft Duo? Apple Arcade is still wonderful. How much do Americans know about tech? Not a lot. What should we do about that? SCOTUS decides websites must be accessible to blind people Lithium-ion battery inventors win Nobel Prize Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Patrick Beja, Brianna Wu, and Nate Lanxon Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 zapier.com/TWIT mintmobile.com/twit ZipRecruiter.com/Twit

 TWiT 739: Bob Ross with Biceps | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:14:44

This week's stories Microsoft surprises us all with the two-screen Surface Duo phone Apple's Deep Fusion poised to trump Google's Pixel 4 announcement More than 500 ransomware attacks on US schools so far in 2019 More red flags than a Chinese parade: WeWork's failed IPO Apple loves freedom - except in China US, UK, and Australian governments vs encryption Lexy Savvides's Memoji secrets Tim Cook can woo Trump all he wants, but Apple still has to pay 25% tariffs CNET folds the Samsung Galaxy Fold until it breaks Why did Windows Phone fail? Iain Thomson: "It was a thousand cuts of stupidity." Microsoft's new Surface line is aimed straight at Apple Will there be an October Apple event? All signs point to yes. Google Seattle makes a literal product graveyard Levis' Jacquard jean jackets PayPal backs out of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency Facebook vs Elizabeth Warren Facebook says it's ok for political ads to lie Twitter says it's ok for Trump to advocate civil war Should Zuckerberg step down? Would that change anything? Elon Musk's new Starship and its competition The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is concerned about Tesla's Smart Summon feature Hundreds of millions of "Words with Friends" accounts hacked Japan turns off pagers after 50 years of honorable service Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ant Pruitt, Iain Thomson, and Lexy Savvides Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 LastPass.com/twit FreshBooks.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit

 TWiT 738: The Twerklight Sonata | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:16:50

This Week's Stories What we expect at Wednesday's big Microsoft Surface event Gemmy the Twerking Alexa Bear demo Echo Loop and Echo Frames will take Alexa with you Facebook Horizon: is this the VR future we signed up for? Tesla's Smart Summon feature makes us a little nervous Do we really trust all these voice assistants? Amazon is throwing Alexa spaghetti at the wall Google wins major Right to Be Forgotten ruling Amazon Sidewalk is Amazon's proprietary mesh network for pet tracking and more - will they sell it to the police? Will this and Amazon's Ring Neighbors app lead to a police state? Amazon pushes voice agent interoperability - Cortana jumps at the chance, Siri and Google Assistant play coy Checkm8 is an unstoppable jailbreak that works on any iPhone from the iPhone 4S to the iPhone X Apple will release AppleTV+ movies in theaters as Oscar bait Mac Pro to be made in Texas Google will stop showing news snippets in France QuestLove is moving from Pandora. Is Pandora dead? What is the state of the streaming music world? Snapchat's 'Project Voldemort' tracks all the ways Facebook steals from them Elizabeth Warren wants to reinstate the Office of Technology Assessment so congress will know what they are talking about on tech Listen to TWiT's new show Smart Tech Today starting Monday, October 7th! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Daniel Rubino, Mikah Sargent, and Caroline Haskins Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: Wasabi.com offer code TWiT RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 twit.cachefly.com WWT.COM/TWIT

 TWiT 737: You Could See The "Screw It" in His Eyes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:13:45

This Week's Stories: TWO AND A HALF DOZEN people invade Area 51 iPhone 11 vs iPhone 7: is it worth the upgrade? Apple Arcade is the best 5 bucks a month you can spend on games Apple Watch 5 is the best computer you can wear on your wrist. Taking cat pictures in the dark with iPhone 11 - which phone takes the best picture? How about video? How many monthly fees to Apple are too many? Apple wins its 2nd Emmy before Apple TV+ even comes out. Who owns Slofie.com? How about Slophie.net? Apple changes the update cycle RIP 3D Touch. We won't miss you. Apple's ultrawideband U1 Chip: what does it do? iPhone 11 teardown What to expect from Google's big October event What to expect from Microsoft's big October event Has Google achieved quantum supremacy? How many bitcoin are lost forever? When Zuck met Trump Facebook creates Oversight Board: here's how it will work Facebook Portal wants to watch you watch TV Richard Stallman out at MIT and Free Software Foundation Edward Snowden still wants to come home Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Rene Ritchie, Dwight Silverman, and Louise Matsakis Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: capterra.com/twit calm.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit mintmobile.com/twit

 TWiT 736: Leave the Phone, Save the Donuts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:18:40

This Week's Stories: iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 11 Pro Max: the end of the Thinner Era No High refresh rate for iPhone Pro New iPhone colors: corpse purple, baby poop green How durable is the iPhone 11 Pro? Night mode, 3 lenses, high key: is iPhone 11 Pro the best phone camera you can buy? iPhone 11 will be unlocked on day one Apple seems ever so slightly more price sensitive this year iPhone 11 camera bump: why not just make the phone thicker? Apple Watch 5: always on Apple Watch 5: aluminum vs titanium vs ceramic Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ Apple can't get JJ Abrams, even for a half-billion $$$ 48 States coming after Google Tech backlash? What tech backlash? Are we building our own surveillance state? Google's $995 Project Jacquard backpack Where do we go after GDPR? Want $125 from Equifax? Please jump through these flaming hoops. Pixel 4: is there anything that hasn't leaked yet? Which voice assistant is the best, and how can we make it better? Microsoft Surface Event October 2 Minecraft hits 112 million users a month MoviePass finally folds Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Devindra Hardawar, Georgia Dow, and Wil Harris Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 WWT.COM/TWIT Wasabi.com offer code TWiT

 TWiT 735: I've Got a Chatroom in My Thigh | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:12:05

Apple testily responds to Google's Project Zero discovery of China's iOS hack against Uyghur Muslims. Avoiding FUD: how secure is too secure? Facebook leaks 420 Million users' phone numbers. In a related story, until recently, AT&T stored users' phone numbers in unencrypted paper files and delivered them directly to all US citizens. Apple Event this Tuesday! Which new phone will win the 2019 Fall Challenge? Phone Photography of the Phuture! Apple Watch 5 is all about sleep. Apple Tile, Apple Glasses, Apple TV, Apple Arcade, what else will happen on Tuesday? Harry is excited about the 16 Inch MacBook coming soon. Samsung Fold released in South Korea. It's not perfect, but it is a necessary step towards a cyberpunk future. An AI beat an 8th-grade science test. My 8th grader spends most of his time in the backyard blowing up stuff. Should we be scared? Joi Ito resigns over Epstein ties. Let's make sure we punish all the tech people who worked with Epstein and ignore all the bankers and politicians. Bill Gates has spent the past 10 years rehabilitating his image. Will his ties to Jeffrey Epstein remind everyone what a jerk he used to be? Verizon's 5G rollout to NFL stadiums only covers some seats. DOJ demands Apple and Google give them data on everyone who downloaded a gun scope tuning app. Supermicro flaw - no, not that Supermicro flaw, the other one. Huawei says the US is cyber-attacking it. Um, Duh. Biohacking is here. Stick a server in your thigh! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Harry McCracken, Jason Hiner, and Seth Rosenblatt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: mintmobile.com/twit casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 Wasabi.com offer code TWiT ZipRecruiter.com/Twit

 TWiT 734: Forking Windows | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:15:00

Apple Event September 10th: iPhone. Which phone will be better, iPhone 11 or Pixel 4? Apple Event September 10th: Apple Watch. What health features should we expect, and how will they save Christina Warren's life this time? Jack Hacked! Twitter CEO's Twitter account hacked by white supremacists. (Again.) Can Twitter ever be properly secured? (No.) Will someone hack Trump's account next? (Maybe they already have, we just don't know it.) Trump proposes tracking US citizens with Fitbits to prevent mass shootings. Reddit detectives figure out which satellite Trump uses to track Iranian space launch facilities after he tweets a picture of one. 15% tariffs on Apple Watch, AirPods and HomePod start today! Apple vows to move all production back to America immediately. Just kidding - they're moving to Vietnam. So is Google Pixel. Coming soon: Iraqi-made Microsoft Surface Pro and Afghani HP laptops! Project Zero at Google discovered a very interesting iPhone hack that went on for years. China used those hacks to target Uyghur Muslim Chinese citizens. Black Hat attendees infected with a real-life virus: Measles! Google doubles down on third-party trackers, arguing that eliminating them will break the web. Why this is a big fat lie. Microsoft Surface event coming October 2nd. Greg Ferro wants to know why Windows still sucks. Apple turns 180 degrees, allows 3rd-party repairs. Microsoft gives ExFat to Linux. Can we please have NTFS next? Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Christina Warren and Greg Ferro Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: go.itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 capterra.com/twit LastPass.com/twit FreshBooks.com/twit

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