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 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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: audible.com/twit uber.com/movingforward RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 www.stamps.com - 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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 Ziprecruiter.com/Twit RING.COM/TWIT WordPress.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 https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: casper.com/twit - promo code: TWIT www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT LastPass.com/twit RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2

 TWiT 677: To Serve Cat | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:21:35

Jason Calacanis tells us what's going on with his buddy Elon Musk. Apple fixes the MacBook Pro's throttling issue. Facebook and Twitter stock takes a dive over poor growth numbers, but Google is doing just fine. Russian hackers in MY energy grid? It's more likely than you think. Slack eats HipChat. • Spectrum Internet gets kicked out of New York. Get a Tesla surfboard to go with your Boring flamethrower. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Jason Calacanis and Mike Elgan Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT betterment.com/twit Moogsoft.com uber.com/movingforward

 TWiT 676: Falling Asleep as the Robots Wake Up | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:29:47

The future is flying cars! (Or not-flying cars, perhaps holes in the ground.) Apple's new MacBooks suffering from thermal throttling - is it the end for Intel? Google hit with $5 billion fine by EU for Android shenanigans. Will Fuschia be Google's one OS to rule them all? EU works on new laws of robotics. Google Translate starts spouting prophesy. Jeff Bezos is the richest man in history, but still gets his own hoagies. Elon Musk settles his farting unicorn feud. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Amy Webb and Greg Ferro Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: getquip.com/twit RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT RING.COM/TWIT

 TWiT 675: This Show Does Not Care About Humans | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:03:24

Do Apple's new MacBooks fix the company's keyboard woes? Amazon Prime Day starts tomorrow. Will it be worth the hype? Will it push Amazon's share of the e-commerce market past 50%? Folding tablets. Phones with 9 cameras. What is next? Will AT&T destroy HBO by trying to expand it? Hey Elon: maybe don't call a heroic diver who helps rescue 12 kids a "pedo" just because he didn't use your submarine. Fortnite takes the World Cup Final by storm. Balance is restored to Reddit. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Jessica Conditt, Brian X. Chen, and Brian McCullough Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: LastPass.com/twit FreshBooks.com/twit RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 Ziprecruiter.com/Twit

 TWiT 674: Go Dung Beetles! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:09:15

Billionaires prepare for the coming apocalypse: have you bought your missile silo condo yet? London police's facial recognition fail: pilot program results in 98% false positive rate, zero arrests. Amazon expanding its cashierless Amazon Go stores. Celebrity impersonators, mob justice, and more reasons to stay off social media. Prime Day coming on July 16th. Netflix's 2018 content budget expands to $13 billion. Thanos inspires Reddit's biggest ban ever. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Iain Thomson, Lisa Schmeiser, and Jason Hiner Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: WordPress.com/twit RING.COM/TWIT uber.com/movingforward slack.com

 TWiT 673: The Prozac Dash Button | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:09:13

Apple vs Samsung settled: our long international nightmare is over. A proposed US law has patent trolls jumping for joy. Amazon jumps into the healthcare business by buying online pharmacy PillPack. Foxcon's new Wisconsin plant breaks ground. Yet another Facebook security breach, but this time a bug bounty program catches the leak. Twitter's new Ad Transparency Center opens new avenues for journalists. The sky is falling in Fortnite. WPA3 could make Wi-Fi a lot more secure. California follows Europe down the data privacy road. Christina Warren knows all the Andromeda secrets, but she's not talking. AOL Instant Messenger is reborn! StumbleUpon is not. :( Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Wesley Faulkner, Dwight Silverman, and Christina Warren Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 Moogsoft.com casper.com/savings BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT

 TWiT 672: Meme the Queen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:08:55

The US Supreme Court kills warrantless cell phone location fishing and okays state sales taxes on internet purchases. Apple offers refunds on MacBook butterfly keyboard repairs and wants to let you use your iPhone to unlock your car. Amazon wants to put Alexa in your hotel room, and everywhere else. Professional videogames are going mainstream, with huge stadiums and $100 million prizes. A proposed European Union copyright law will declare war on memes. IGTV is Instagram's attempt to jump on the online video bandwagon. Plus: transhumanism, Domino's as an infrastructure company, and IBM's new debate robot! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mikah Sargent, Ben Johnson, and Devindra Hardawar Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: Stamps.com promo code TWiT betterment.com/twit eero.com code TWIT getquip.com/twit

 TWiT 671: A Bad Day for the Internet | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:11:11

Social media is still destroying the world. Top trends at E3. The end of Net Neutrality and the AT&T/ Time Warner Merger are a 1-2 punch against consumers. Automation is taking jobs in China and at Amazon. White house hacked. GDPR is killing email marketing. Theranos founder up on charges. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Brianna Wu, Jeff Cannata, and Dan Patterson Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: texture.com/twit RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 Moogsoft.com LastPass.com/twit

 TWiT 670: Go Theranos or Go Home | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:17:02

A New Tech Manifesto by Baratunde: how to reinvent social media to improve all our lives. Apple's WWDC announcements: Screen Time restores balance to your life, memojis avoid the uncanny valley, ARKit 2 might (might) actually have usefull apps, Siri Shortcuts might (might) make Siri useful, macOS Mojave makes much-needed improvements to the Finder, tvOS gets Dolby Atmos. Gmail's improved design is headed your way. Microsoft buys GitHub: how MS went from a Windows monolith to an open-source champion. Computex's big announcements: Intel fudges some numbers, AMD's new Threadripper 2, and ASUS put a computer in your computer so you can compute while you compute. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Philip Elmer-DeWitt, Alex Wilhelm, and Baratunde Thurston Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: uber.com/movingforward WordPress.com/twit audible.com/twit RING.COM/TWIT

 TWiT 666: Leave John Legend, Um, Alone! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:12:35

ZTE shuts down, but help is on the way from an unlikely tweet. Google I/O shows off creepy robocallers and helpful directions. Microsoft Build brings Cortana/Alexa integration and the return of Kinect. Congress releases over 3500 Russian Facebook election ads. Cambridge Analytica "dies," is reborn as Emerdata. Robocaller gets $120 million fine. Tesla hits a firetruck and sheds execs. You will be able to buy a Boston Dynamics robodog in 2019. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Harry McCracken, Florence Ion, and Sam Abuelsamid Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: RING.COM/TWIT BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT legalzoom.com - offer code: TWIT texture.com/twit

 TWiT 665: Konnichihuahua | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:14:47

Apple has its best Q2 ever, despite analyst predictions. 20 years of iMac. Cambridge Analytica must give US voter his data. Unroll.me foiled by GDPR. NPR buys PocketCasts. Change your Twitter password. Sprint/T-Mobile merger. Net Neutrality vote in the Senate May 9th. Cyber Command gets a promotion. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ant Pruitt, Mikah Sargent, and Ashley Esqueda Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 FreshBooks.com/twit casper.com/twit - promo code: TWIT WordPress.com/twit

 TWiT 664: Warm Tushie Tech | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:07:48

Sprint and T-Mobile make it official. Amazon, Google, and Facebook all have amazing quarterly earnings reports. Amazon's home robot and the battle for smart home supremacy. Facebook's community guidelines. Golden Gate Killer found with open source DNA site. Who wants Snap's second generation Spectacles? Apple's rumored AR/VR headset. What tech brings you joy? Host: Becky Worley Guests: Georgia Dow, Ben Brock Johnson, and Brianna Wu Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: Moogsoft.com getquip.com/twit www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT aaptiv.com/twit

 TWiT 663: Reasonably Miserable | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:10:25

Security conference season in full swing. iPhone X takes over a third of ALL smartphone profits. Google tries to fix messaging again. Who do you trust with your data? IRS servers down on Tax Day. SCOTUS dismisses DOJ vs Microsoft: CLOUD Act makes it moot. Twitter bans ads from Kaspersky. Host: Iain Thomson Guests: Mike Elgan, Greg Ferro, and Dwight Silverman Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: LastPass.com/twit Ziprecruiter.com/Twit betterment.com/twit eero.com code TWIT

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