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 640: Stand Clear of the Closing Doors | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:17:17

DOJ suggests that phone encryption kills people. Facebook wants to see you naked. Apple gets ready for its best holiday ever. Twitter gets 50 character names to go with its 280 character tweets. XBox One X is the best game system out there. Bill Gates will build his own city. Car ownership will be a thing of the past in 5 years. Intel and AMD team up. Alibaba sells $25 billion worth of stuff in one day while America's retail sector is tanking. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ben Johnson, Jason Snell, and Sam Machkovech 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 WordPress.com/twit RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 thetrackr.com/twit

 TWiT 639: Anywhere but Albany | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:31:44

The iPhone X is the best phone a huge pile of money can buy. Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, cashes out $1 billion in Amazon stock. Congress has some words with Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Can Facebook be fixed? Can Twitter? Animoji, poop emoji, and burger emoji continue to be news. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Georgia Dow, Brian X. Chen, and Ed Bott 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: FreshBooks.com/twit Ziprecruiter.com/Twit casper.com/twit - promo code: TWIT www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT

 TWiT 638: The Frightful 5 on the Splinternet | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:26:58

Ordering the iPhone X. The Essential phone and its lack of press coverage. Who owns your face, malicious face recogntion and the lack of face case law. The splintered internet explained. The iPhone calulator flaw. Burn-in problems reproted for the Pixel 2. AI dominating companies and the Frightful 5 identififed. Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft earnings beat expectations. The consequence of monopolies. The General Data Protection Regulation and its implication for your personal data. Amazon delivering inside your house now. Roger Stone has been banned from Twitter. Facebook might start charging publishers to promote their stories in the main news feed and of course the controversary surrounding the cheeseburger emoji. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Patrick Beja, Michael Nuñez, and Amy Webb 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: scottevest.com/twit jamf.com/twit carbonite.com - offer code: TWIT BLUEAPRON.COM/TWITWINE

 TWiT 637: 11 Verified Herbs and Spices | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:16:30

Pixel 2 first look. Apple innovation. Twitter will end hate speech next week. Bixby in the kitchen, Cortana in the living room. KRACK is bad, ROCA is worse. Netflix will spend $8 million on original content. Magic Leap gets another $500 million. Host: Leo Laporte 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 WordPress.com/twit betterment.com/twit audible.com/twit2

 TWiT 635: Benji's Bag of Dongles | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:16:07

The guy who created the like button now says it's dangerously addictive. Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos says press doesn't understand how hard it is to prevent voter manipulation. Yahoo admits that hack perpetrated under Yahoo Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos impacted all 3 billion Yahoo users. Google heats up the home voice assistant war, but can it catch up with Alexa? And does Apple even have a chance as Siri turns 6? Google puts another stake in the headphone jack. Equifax gets a $7.5 million contract with the IRS. Kaspersky antivirus, the NSA, and the Russian government. Slashdot turns 20. AOL Instant Messenger is finally dead. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ben Parr, Christina Warren, and Mikah Sargent Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techBandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly.

 TWiT 634: An Apple Watch Walks Into a Bar | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:31:48

Is the iPhone X killing iPhone 8 sales? How do you turn on the FM chip in the iPhone 8? (You can't.) How do you turn off the Bluetooth in the Apple Watch (You can , but it's harder than you think.) How do you turn off Wi-Fi and LTE on the Apple Watch 3? (Just walk into a Starbucks.) Google is about to announce a whole slew of Pixel products. Amazon just announces a whole slew of Echo products. Microsoft and Facebook just laid a 160TB slew of transatlantic cable. Are tech companies' tax-avoiding ways about to get them in real trouble? Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Iain Thomson and Greg Ferro Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techBandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly.

 TWiT 633: Future Proof This Kid | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:16:00

Uber's new CEO says that there is a "high cost to a bad reputation" after London kicks it to the curb. Apple's iPhone 8 comes out to less fanfare than usual; Apple Watch has LTE issues. ARKit's first wave of apps is out, and Robert Scoble is severely underwhelmed. Google aqui-hires HTC's Pixel team for over a billion dollars. Equifax: what now? CCleaner malware: who was it targeting? Facebook, Google, and Twitter allow ad targeting for racist terms - has the algorithm gone amok? What is the best thing for a nine-year-old to start learning now to keep from being one of the billion people who lose their jobs in the coming decades? Host: Becky Worley Guests: Rob Reid, Robert Scoble, and Bob Sullivan Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techBandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly.

 TWiT 632: Smartest Dumb People in the World | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:20:07

Apple's new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X don't win over the TWiT panel. Will Google's Pixel 2? Facebook's election-rigging issues won't go away. Google appeals a record fine from the EU just as it gets a new pay discrimination suit here at home. Bodega is in the news for the first and only time. The cryptocurrency bubble starts to pop. Equifax is the security story that keeps on giving... your data away. Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guests: Jeff Jarvis, Owen JJ Stone, and Mark Milian Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techBandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly.

 TWiT 631: This One's for Jerry | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:15:11

Apple will release the new iPhones on Tuesday. Thanks to leaks, we already know most of the details - does this spoil Apple's big day? Red Sox busted for using Apple Watch to steal signals from the Yankees. Moto X4 will be an Android One phone. Google may buy HTC. Equifax leaks 143 million records, wait more than a month to tell anyone. Facebook finally admits that Russians bought $100,000 worth of election ads. Solaris employees laid off from Oracle. Farewell, Jerry Pournelle. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Philip Elmer-DeWitt, Ant Pruitt, and Ben Johnson Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techBandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly.

 TWiT 630: Moving at the Speed of Paper | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:22:20

On September 12th, Apple will hold its first event in the new Steve Jobs Theater. Predicted to appear: the new iPhone 8, a 4K Apple TV, and an LTE Apple Watch. Does Google have the power to shut down people who criticize it? Alexa and Cortana join forces. Uber's new CEO has a lot of work ahead of him. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Brianna Wu, Larry Magid, and Phil Libin Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techBandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly.

 TWiT 629: When in Doubt, Hit the Raccoon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:13:48

Will Meg Whitman Be Uber's next CEO? Germany decides when it is okay for self-driving cars to kill people, and which people they should kill. Android Oreo is official. Samsung releases the Galaxy Note 8. Apple might announce its new iPhones on September 12th. Google may announce the new Pixels on October 5th. Nobody really knows when the Essential will arrive. Google teams up with Walmart as Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods goes through and Kale goes on sale. Facebook and Focus feature stream studio movies; Netflix and dispensaries develop new strains of weed. Australian beaches are now safer thanks to shark-detecting drones. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Lisa Schmeiser and Harry McCracken Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techBandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly.

 TWiT 628: Trash Analytics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:09:51

Next week: All the Android you can handle! Google to launch Android O. Essential Phone arrives. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 announcement. Squeeze the Pixel 2. Is "google" the next "escalator"? Jeff Immelt may be Uber's next CEO. Intel makes Coffee Lake a reality, and hints at the 10nm chip beyond: Ice Lake. The Daily Stormer gets kicked off GoDaddy, Google, Cloudflare, Russia, and more. Katie Roof was not alive for the last total US solar eclipse. Mike Elgan knows the best baker in Barcelona. Matt Cutts is trying to not wear a tie for 30 days. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Katie Roof, Matt Cutts, and Mike Elgan Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techBandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly.

 TWiT 627: Do You Inkwell? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:16:05

Leo, Ashley Esqueda, Michael Nunez, and Dylan Tweney debunk the "Google Memo." Mark Zuckerberg still refuses to admit he is running for president. If you use Instagram's "Inkwell" filter, you are probably depressed. Google is taking over the open internet. An MIT Algorithm can tell if you are sarcastic on Twitter. HBO hack fallout. Phishing the White House. Podcast patent troll loses to EFF. Email Patent Troll vs Techdirt. Snap stock down after Facebook/Instagram copies all their best features. Forget everything you know about passwords. Hacking computers with DNA. Ashley Esqueda knows about the secret island where we are raising Leo Laporte clones. Dylan Tweney would prefer that you not use a Valley Girl accent when talking about his company. Michael Nunez is feeling kind of sweaty right now. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ashley Esqueda, Dylan Tweney, and Michael Nuñez Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techBandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly.

 TWiT 626: CEO Barbie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:22:16

WannaCry hero pinched by the feds: should infosec professionals avoid the US? Google's internal anti-diversity viral memo: women can't code? Vic Gundotra: iPhone photos beat Android and DSLR? Did Facebook narrowly avoid creating SkyNet? Who in their right mind would want to be Uber's CEO? Is your drone spying on you? Amy Webb's Journalism professor told her that nobody would ever publish camera phone photos Rob Reid got his start writing humorous Amazon reviews Iain Thompson's phrase of the week: "They over-egged the pudding on that one." Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Amy Webb, Iain Thomson, Rob Reid, and Piper Reese Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techBandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly.

 TWiT 625: Walking to the Bodega | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:25:13

Apple pays $506 million and €1.7 billion for patent infringements. Trump says that Apple will build 3 big plants in the US; Apple declines to comment. Apple kills the iPod Nano and Shuffle. Coders aren't happy about the new spaceship campus. Amazon, Alphabet, and Twitter stocks slide after earning reports, but Facebook is flying high. Your Roomba is NOT spying on you. Sweden leaks private info of all its citizens. Hackers crack safes, pwn voting machines, and inject code into mice at DEF CON. Flash is finally dying - in 2020. Everything you ever wanted to know about the upcoming Bitcoin split but were afraid to ask. Alex "Will" Wilhelm sleeps in Leo's parents' bedroom. Mike Murphy was NOT bought by Steve Job's widow this week. Steve Kovach can see the Empire State Building right now. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Mike Murphy, and Steve Kovach Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techBandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly.

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