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 692: Ravioli for the Recount | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:18:52

Apple's new iPad Pro is not the future of Apple, but it does point to it. Alibaba sells $1 billion in the first 85 seconds of Singles Day. Tech doomsayer says that the vast majority of people will soon be "The Useless Class." 22% of Americans still trust Facebook. Oprah's favorite things list on Amazon does not include goat soap. Amazon must give police Echo data and recordings in murder case. DEA and ICE are installing secret surveillance cameras in street lights. China unveils the first AI news anchor. Tesla Bioweapon Defense Mode keeps owners in smoke-filled California safe. With Net Neutrality gone, Sprint starts throttling Skype. FCC has harsh words about robocalls. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Lisa Schmeiser, Mikah Sargent, and Wesley Faulkner Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: RING.COM/TWIT

 TWiT 691: The Prosecco Experience | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:18:21

Apple announces new MacBook Air and Mac Mini, then blows them both away with its new iPad Pro. Apple will no longer tell us how many iPhones it sells. How to kill an iPhone with a balloon. Iran unmasks dozens of CIA agents with a Google search. Google employees stage walkout over sexual harassment Amazon exec mad at Washington Post for leaking new headquarters location. Facebook targets ads at "White Genocide Conspiracy Theorists." Voter suppression on Twitter, and IRL in Georgia. Passcodes are officially protected by the fifth amendment (at least in Florida, and only in some cases). Senator proposes a bill that would jail tech CEOs for misusing consumer data. FCC says community broadband is an "ominous threat to the first amendment." Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Brian McCullough, Iain Thomson, and Mike Elgan Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWIT - promo code: TWIT - promo code: TWIT

 TWiT 690: All the President's Phones | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:07:21

What's in store for Apple's big event this Tuesday? Tim Cook vs the "data industrial complex" Amazon's government controversies IBM buys Red Hat for $34 billion - the largest software purchase ever. Linus Torvalds is back! Trump's phone may be hacked by Russia and China. The midterms may be hacked as well. Apple and Amazon might NOT be hacked by China. Microsoft still hasn't released Window 10 update 1809 The Vatican releases its own version of Pokemon Go with saints instead of Pokemon. Elon's big tunnel under LA opens 12/10. Pokemon Go will use step info from Apple and Google. Right to Repair suit wins. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ed Bott, Jason Hiner, and Rene Ritchie Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: code TWIT

 TWiT 689: Nobody Expects the Scooter Inquisition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:21:55

Cognitive hacking with scale and co-ordination. Will the newest iPad have 2 connectors? Should keynotes for product launches go away? Some speculation about what to expect from the upcoming Apple event. Morgan on Twitter and his thoughts on Google+. Google in the EU and something that isn't getting as much press. The discussion continues around Bloomberg's article and Tim Cook's demand for a retraction. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Dan Patterson, Seth Weintraub, and Greg Ferro Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWIT BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT

 TWiT 688: Written to Binge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:09:51

Defending Bloomberg's Chinese spy chip story Google+ killed by a breach that wasn't a breach. Facebook breach that WAS a breach hits 30 million users. In related news, Facebook now sells a video chat device with a camera that can follow your every move. Made by Google event: what we think of the Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub. Apple's TV content will be free for everyone who owns an Apple device. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ron Richards, Christina Warren, and Mark Milian Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT75 RING.COM/TWIT

 TWiT 687: Odorless and Weightless Hackers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:17:28

Bloomberg reports that China used tiny chips to spy on Apple, Amazon, and the US government. Apple and Amazon deny it. How do we know who is right? All the news from the Microsoft Surface event, plus some rumors of what was supposed to be there but wasn't. Windows 10 update deletes people's files. What we expect this Tuesday at Google's Pixel 3 Event. Amazon raises its minimum wage to $15/hr, kills stock options and bonuses. Facebook hacked by "odorless and weightless hackers." CA passes new laws restoring Net Neutrality and banning bots that pretend to be human. Presidential Alert hits phones nationwide. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Rich DeMuro, Ant Pruitt, and Daniel Rubino Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: ITPro.TV/twit - use code: TWIT30 - promo code: TWIT - promo code: TWIT

 TWiT 686: Older Than the Mini Jack | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:15:50

How to tell if your Facebook account is one of the 50 million that were hacked this week Why the founder of Instagram left Facebook "Funding secured" tweet costs Elon Musk his chairmanship and $40 million Google turns 20 More leaks from Google's upcoming October 9th event Amazon gives $1 million to Wikimedia FCC fines robo-caller $37.5 million Did you register to vote on Snapchat? Web creator Tim Berners-Lee has a plan to fix the Internet Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Lindsey Turrentine, and Larry Magid Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWIT promo code TWIT75

 TWiT 685: Emotional Support Ham | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:27:26

iPhone XS and XS Max are flying off the shelves (especially in Santa Rosa). Pixel 2 camera beats the iPhone XS. Why the dual-sim iPhones are a bigger deal than you think. (Heart) doctors hate it! Apple Watch's one weird ECG trick. Elon Musk introduces the first SpaceX moon passenger, DOJ introduces a criminal investigation to Musk. Amazon introduces a slew of new Alexa devices in its continuing mission to control everything in your home (including you). Magic Leap One first look: nobody should buy it, but it is absolutely the future. Happy 10th anniversary, T-Mobile G1! We have come full circle: the first Android phone didn't have a headphone jack, either. Google's plans for China, and China's plans for the world. John Hancock won't sell you life insurance unless you strap on a Fitbit or Apple Watch. Coding error scraps Subaru Ascent. Salesforce's Mark Benioff buys Time magazine. Freezing your credit report is now free thanks to a new law. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Amy Webb and Mike Elgan Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT

 TWiT 684: Memoji Dating | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:18:19

Apple Watch Series 4 takes on heart disease. iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr: what's in a name? All the new features and "new" features in the 2018 iPhones and iOS 12. Can Mark Zuckerberg fix Facebook's political woes? Hurricane tech. EU vs memes. California requires basic IoT security. Google kills Inbox. Ikea will scan your butt. Host: Becky Worley Guests: Brian McCullough, Owen JJ Stone, and Mikah Sargent Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT

 TWiT 683: The Peak of Mt. Stupid | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:04:32

Elon Musk: Tesla's market cap goes up in smoke Apple vs Trump on tarrifs Apple's big announcement September 12th: what we expect Facebook and Twitter go to Capitol Hill, Google sits it out Twitter gives Alex Jones the boot Should Facebook be broken up? The FBI knows who hacked Sony and created WannaCry Space duct tape Theranos is finally, finally dead - are blockchain companies next? Chrome is 10, Google is 20 Pixel 3 coming October 9th Host: Iain Thomson Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Lisa Schmeiser, and Dwight Silverman Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: RING.COM/TWIT offer code TWIT

 TWiT 682: I Speak for the Bezels | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:54:20

Leo is on vacation, so Jason Snell is guest hosting! Apple's next big event is September 12th, and we have a sneak peek at the new iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4. The iPhone XS isn't the only big phone on the horizon. We also have a look at Google's Pixel 3. YouTube's new tool helps you spend less time watching YouTube. Trump takes a swing at Google. Is it a hit? Microsoft wants you to never have to buy a new Xbox. Uber thinks bikes and scooters are the future. Who will speak for the bezels? Host: Jason Snell Guests: Ben Brock Johnson, Andy Ihnatko, and Brianna Wu Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - offer code: TWIT

 TWiT 681: That Grips My Muffin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:20:13

Tech companies are meeting in secret to discuss election security. FB wants your MRI to train its AI. The nightmare that is Facebook moderation. Refuse to unlock your phone in Australia ---> go to jail for 10 years. It's still very hard to figure out how to stop Google from tracking you. New iPhones coming September 12th, we think. Verizon throttles firefighters. IMB patents thought-powered drones that deliver coffee straight to your mouth. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Iain Thomson, and Patrick Norton Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT

 TWiT 680: Hacky Hack Hack | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:22:05

Leave Elon alone! Tesla tumbles after Musk laments his "most difficult and painful year." Google employees revolt over China rumors; town hall meeting shut down due to "kerfuffle" tweets. Apple thinks that its headquarter buildings are worth 1/6th of an iPhone XS+. Australian teen Hacky Hack Hacks Apple's main computer network. MoviePass is failing miserably, but the French version is great! Google clarifies how constantly it tracks your location. US government wants to wiretap Facebook Messenger Facebook is not responsible for news media's continued existence. Ajit Pai finally admits to congress that the FCC wasn't hacked. 10 nanometer transistors? Try 1/10th nanometer. German researchers develop a 1 atom transistor switch. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Patrick Beja, Michael Nuñez, and Harry McCracken Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT

 TWiT 679: Hotbox the Waymo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:17:04

Samsung Announces the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Home musical cauldron. What is AI? Self-driving roll-out is increasing. Amazon wants you to pick up groceries at Whole Foods, and wishes you would shop more using Alexa. Twitter refuses to drop Alex Jones and InfoWars. Microsoft preserves Skype Classic. 11-year-old hacks Florida voting systems at DefCon and other voting security woes. Boston Dynamics is pumping out SpotMinis. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Matt Cutts, Florence Ion, and Sam Abuelsamid Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: RING.COM/TWIT

 TWiT 678: Popcorn and Brown Liquor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:15:39

Apple is the first trillion dollar company ever. Is Universal Basic Income the fix for poverty in America? Alexa is Now the Ultimate in Home Security Why you should avoid Chinese phones. Facebook Dating is coming soon - will this make you spend too much time on Facebook? People still don't understand blockchain. Maybe you just shouldn't tweet. Ed Bott thinks the Surface Go is great! MoviePass is going out of business, and it's Owen JJ Stone's fault. Fortnight doesn't want to pay the Google Play store. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ed Bott, Owen JJ Stone, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT - promo code: TWIT


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