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 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

 TWiT 733: Fake Moos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:13:49

This Week's Stories: Hacking the US Military at DEF CON Voting machine hacks at DEF CON GDPR is a hacker's delight Company sues DEF CON because their presentation was booed Will the T-Mobile/Sprint merger go through? Android Q is not a dessert New phone season is here Using mice to detect deepfakes Navigating our increasingly fakeable world Is computational photography more or less "real"? Human connection in an online world Apple TV+, Disney +, where does it end? Apple Card and its various stains Don't wash titanium with tap water 5G is as carcinogenic as coffee and pickles WeWork IPO chicanery Pokemon Go trespassing is still a problem No, Instagram is not going to steal your photos Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Iain Thomson, and Alex Wilhelm Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: legalzoom.com - offer code: TWIT GetRoman.com/twit ZipRecruiter.com/Twit twit.cachefly.com

 TWiT 732: Why is My Fridge Playing ICP? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:53:15

Amazon's paid tweeters program backfires Telus email out for the past 4 days $3 Million Fortnite winner SWATted How Gamergate launched a culture war Esports is officially mainstream - how to get an esports scholarship to college Verizon sells Tumblr for about 2% of what Yahoo bought it for 6 years ago iPhone 11 coming September 10 - how private will it be? Apple sues Corellium for virtualization service Google's challenging past 3 years Google forces Nest to leave recording lights on iPhone 11 Pro Max? Pixel 3a's faux 20x zoom Rival search engines drop out of Google's search engine ballot auction Amazon's Rekognition face recognition system can't tell the difference between congressmen and criminals "NULL" vanity plate garners man $12,000+ in parking violations 3 simple ways to defeat face recognition Update your Windows 10 system NOW. Seriously. New Bluetooth KNOB attack Huawei gets a break Georgia required to use paper ballots FTC willing to break up big tech IKEA gets serious about smart tech Disney after account sharers Don't use Kaspersky anti-virus Tesla owner implants her key in her arm Apple shuts down 3rd-party WebKit anti-tracking abusers Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Matt Cutts, Denise Howell, and Owen JJ Stone Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: DoorDash App use code TWIT casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 expressvpn.com/twit RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2

 TWiT 731: An Electric Cannonball | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:24:40

This Week's Stories Video games don't cause mass shootings, but toxic gamer culture doesn't help White House proposes social media censorship Apple wants as many people as possible to get the Apple Card Are Teslas reliable? Chase forgives Canadian customers' debt Apple locks out DIY battery repairs FedEx splits with Amazon Amazon's PillPack fighting with CVS and Walgreens Woz wants you off Facebook Teenagers work overnight to make Amazon Echo Samsung Note 10 kills headphone jack and Bixby button, embraces Microsoft FBI, NSA want hackers, even if they used to smoke pot Defcon takes on voting machine security Elizabeth Warren's plan for rural broadband US Navy ditching touchscreen controllers Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Brianna Wu, Ben Johnson, and Sam Abuelsamid Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: ZipRecruiter.com/Twit Wasabi.com offer code TWiT audible.com/twit2 capterra.com/twit

 TWiT 730: Moonlighting as Marshmello | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:14:33

This Week's Stories Apple Earnings: services up, iPhone down Phone season starts this week Apple gearing up on R&D Amazon takes over RIP Amazon Dash button Your Assistant is listening Apple Card won't let you bet on the ponies Capital One hack Apple Bluetooth security hack Facial recognition for drunks Chinese smile to pay Elon Musk is boring holes in Las Vegas AI customer service hell Amazon partnering with police Turkey cracks down on Internet Instagram from Facebook Livestreaming Funerals Spotify takes off US Govt vs social media addiction Locast gets sued Ninja moves to Mixer Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mike Elgan, Mikah Sargent, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: eero.com/TWIT code TWIT crestwhitesmile.com promo code TWIT casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 LastPass.com/twit

 TWiT 729: My Baby Filled Her Rings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:03:50

Apple buys Intel's modem business House passes anti-robocall bill Samsung Galaxy Fold finally coming in September As T-Mobile/Sprint merger approved by DoJ, Dish launches a new mobile carrier iPadOS is the Future of Apple iPhone 11 is all about the camera Note 10 - no headphone jack, no buttons How Apple fights factory thefts Apple Card coming in August Google will buy your face for $5 Facebook founder wants to break up Facebook Google bans repair business search ads Big government vs big tech Do not install PremierOpinion software from VoiceFive Pampers develops "smart" diapers Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Lisa Schmeiser, and Lexy Savvides Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: twit.cachefly.com www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT calm.com/twit WWT.COM/TWIT

 TWiT 728: Facebook Fa Schifo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:01:41

Is FaceApp safe? As safe as any other photo app. Russian Intelligence Service hacked Apollo 11 helped launch computer programming Elon Musk wants to sew a chip in your brain Equifax fined $700 million TikTok takes over Celebrate World Emoji Day New MacBook Air have slower SSD Apple Pushes Exclusive Podcasts Trump threatens Google Congressional hearings on Big Tech Google kicks Chinese app developer off Play Store Tinder removes itself from the Play Store Oakland Bans Facial Recognition Amazon has record sales on Prime Day How should Facebook Libra be regulated? Influencers are taking over the world Boston Dynamics Spot Mini is coming Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Paris Martineau, Seth Weintraub, and Iain Thomson Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: capterra.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 DoorDash App use code TWIT

 TWiT 727: Artisanal Pickles from Williamsburg | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:21:03

Top Stories This Week Facebook fined $5 billion, the stock goes up $6 billion The dark side of Facebook's pivot to privacy Trump vs anti-conservative bias on social media Instagram vs bullies Prime Day deals and dilemmas Amazon is building a robot to judge your couch Palantir cameras are watching you, and police are using them Your car is watching you Area 51 attack plan involves furries, Naruto runners RIP MacBook Mac update kills Zoom hack Apple Watch Walkie Talkie hack Hong Kong protestors use Apple AirDrop to bust the Great Firewall of China Apple tossing $millions/episode at Apple TV Stranger Things AR ad in the New York Times Amazon Lord of the Rings MMO Netflix Cuphead Show Prime Day phishing scams HBO Max get Friends, Riverdale, Dune France's Tech Tax Niantic kills its first app Google's new hyper-local social network Shoelace is being created just to be shut down Google's privacy policy changes are a testament to internet history Google is listening to you in Flanders Twitter will test "Hide Replies" in Canada A eulogy for the father of the password Chatterbox will teach children robotics Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mike Elgan and Caroline Haskins Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: WWT.COM/TWIT mintmobile.com/twit Wasabi.com offer code TWiT ZipRecruiter.com/Twit

 TWiT 726: Be My Dream Daddy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:19:22

This Week's Stories HQ Trivia Lays off Staff, Pivots to HQ Words Fortnite is an Advertising Machine The Fragmented Nature of Gaming: Fortnite vs CoD BLOPS vs Dream Daddy Gaming's Streaming Future Might Make Microsoft and Sony Buddies Apple TV Focuses on Quality Over Quantity (Except When It Comes to the Remote) MacBook Keyboard Might No Longer Be Crap Soon Facetime Will Force You to Make Eye Contact via AR Magic Can Apple Design Without Jony Ive? Amazon: 25 Years of the Commodification of Our Existence Soon Your Car Will Tell You Where the Nearest Parking Spot Is Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency Hits a Congress-Sized Speed Bump Amazon Wants to Launch 3,000 Internet Satellites Facebook Image Tags Revealed in Outage Superhuman Email is (No Longer) Spying on You Chinese Border Patrol Installing Malware on Visitors' Phones Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mikah Sargent, Patrick Beja, and Simone de Rochefort Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 LastPass.com/twit casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 GetRoman.com/twit

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