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 621: Butler in a Box | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:03:51

New York Times reporter Katie Benner joins us to talk about sexual harassment in Silicon Valley. Former host of MacBreak Weekly Scott Bourne joins us to talk about what it was like getting the 1st iPhone 10 years ago. This Week in Law host Denise Howell talks about the EU's €2.42 billion judgement against Google, and Zillow's suit against McMansion Hell. Iain Thompson rounds out the panel with some luddite views of the Amazon Echo Show and harsh words for The Guardian. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Iain Thomson, Denise Howell, Scott Bourne, and Katie Benner 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 620: From Key West to Key Largo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:16:03

Amazon buys Whole Foods, and might buy Slack. Travis Kalanick resigns as Uber CEO. The best drones money can buy. iPad Pro is the future of Mac laptops. Neighbor spoofing robocaller made a million calls a day. Apple Music now $99/year. Why Apple made the iPhone. Owen JJ Stone has strange ideas about geography. Tom Merritt writes books about time travel. Jason Hiner writes books about amazing podcasters. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Tom Merritt, Jason Hiner, and Owen JJ Stone 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 619: Honey, I Shrunk the Panel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:02:12

Amazon buys Whole Foods, and has its eyes on Slack. Apple's HomePod - Sonos killer? Facebook's Safety Check causes stress. Twitter's redesign. Voter fraud conspiracies. E3 announcements. Jason's Pick: Zero Fasting Tracker Brian's Pick: React Native Peter's Pick: Star Trek Bridge Crew Dave's Pick: Boosted Board, EZ Robot Host: Jason Calacanis Guests: Brian Alvey, Dave Mathews, and Peter Rojas 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 618: Snakes vs Alligators | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:49:25

Leo is out this week, so Jason Snell takes the reins. At WWDC this week, Apple announced their Amazon Echo killer, the HomePod. They also announced big updates to iOS 11, the 10.5" iPad Pro, and the (at least) $4999 iMac Pro. Catering to a slightly less spendy demographic, Amazon announced that it will offer lower priced Prime subscriptions to people on Government Assistance. Uber had (another) bad week - capped off with Eric Holder's report to the Uber board. Mikah Sargent thinks Taylor Swift is fine. Harry McCracken is on Team Katy. Lisa Schmeiser has a blank space, baby, and she'll write your name. Jason Snell has Katy Perry on the counter in his kitchen. Host: Jason Snell Guests: Mikah Sargent, Harry McCracken, and Lisa Schmeiser 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 617: Ask for the Camel With TWO Humps | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:10:22

WWDC is tomorrow! What will Apple announce? A Siri Speaker, perhaps? Google will update Chrome to block annoying ads, but what will count as "annoying?" Where did Microsoft go wrong? One word: Vista. The US Supreme Court decides that patent rights end at the sale. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mike Elgan, Phil Libin, and Philip Elmer-DeWitt 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 616: That's Not a Hot Dog | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:17:40

Is Apple just pretending to be innovative? Does AlphaGo's latest victory mean that general AI is around the corner? Who knows more about you, Facebook or Google? Should the NSA stockpile exploits? How long can Tesla stay on top of the EV market? Are robot cops coming? And... Is that a hot dog? Clayton Morris recommends Cosmic Disclosure for the latest in UFO conspiracies. Dan Patterson recommends Gerrit Lansing for the latest in political data analytics. Tim Stevens knows that if you gaze long at the Cap'n Crunch, the Cap'n Crunch also gazes at you. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Dan Patterson, Tim Stevens, and Clayton Morris 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 615: Biz Sized Hole | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:15:08

All the highlights from Google I/O. Tim Cook has a blood sugar tracking watch. Facebook's guidelines for content moderation. Biz Stone is going back to Twitter. What happened with WannaCry. Minecraft devs don't want you to poison your birds. The FCC is going ahead with their plan to end Net Neutrality whether you like it or not. The internet is broken, and one of the men responsible is trying to fix it. Jeff Jarvis went to Google I/O, and all he got was this t-shirt. Mark Millian secretly hates the way Leo pronounces "Bloomberg Business Week" Nathan Olivarez-Giles has mad street cred. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Jeff Jarvis, Nathan Olivarez-Giles, 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 614: $46 at the Piggly Wiggly | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:21:10

The WannaCry ransomware attack is far from over. Amazon introduces the Echo Show - will the touchscreen voice assistant/videophone flop? Microsoft announces their own voice assistant, the Cortana Speaker. The US plans to ban laptops on flights from Europe. Comcast and Charter agree not to compete on wireless. Russian hackers pwned by French presidential campaign Christina Warren needs friends in Seattle. Father Robert Ballecer just got back from Malta. Roberto Baldwin got hung up on by AT&T customer service. Alex Wilhelm's name will not set off your Amazon Voice Assistant. Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guests: Roberto Baldwin, Christina Warren, and Alex Wilhelm 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 613: My Husband's an iDoctor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:13:14

Mark Zuckerberg drops in for dinner unannounced, talks with firemen, and feeds a calf. Is he running for President, or just trying to convince us he's not secretly a robot? Apple has more than $250 billion in cash - what should it do with all that money? Microsoft introduces Windows 10 S, the Surface Laptop, Code Builder for Minecraft: Education edition, and more tools for schools. How much technology do schools need? Amazon's new echo has a camera, and its next one will have a touchpad. Is ubiquitous voice computing going to lead to the end of privacy forever? The Google Docs phishing attack makes us question if users are to blame. Facebook and Twitter want to be your next TV. Amy Webb's new book is The Signals are Talking Nick Bilton's new book is American Kingpin Brianna Wu is running for Congress in Massachusetts Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Nick Bilton, Amy Webb, and Brianna Wu 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 612: Sky Pirates of Silicon Valley | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:40:58

Apple slashes affiliate commissions and stops paying Qualcomm royalties. Google's founders each have their own flying contraptions in the works. Amazon's new Echo Look wants pictures of your clothes. Uber wants all of your data. WikiTribune wants to fight fake news. Hackers just want money from Netflix. The Juicero was just a bad, bad idea. Ashley Esqueda has the last three pairs of chunky hot pink LA Eyeworks glasses in existence Greg Ferro points out that American blimps used safe, non-explosive helium. Devindra Hardawar begs you not to see The Circle Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Greg Ferro, Devindra Hardawar, and Ashley Esqueda 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 611: Bezel Come Back | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:39:00

At the F8 Developer Conference, Facebook shows off its hot new augmented reality technology - which looks a whole lot like Snapchat. Apple is secretly working on non-invasive blood sugar detection, which could be a boon to millions of diabetics. Apple also wants to save the Earth by using 100% recycled materials in its products, covering its headquarters in solar panels, and manufacturing its own sweat. Wait, what? Google, which has made billions in ad revenue, is working on an ad blocker. The Samsung Galaxy S8 came out this week and has yet to explode. Bixby, Samsung's voice assistant, seems to be fizzling. According to Qualcomm, the first Windows PC using an ARM chip could be out later this year. In completely unrelated news, Intel has canceled the Intel Developer Forum. HTC's newest phone, codenamed Ocean, will have a squeezable frame and a questionable logo. Steve Ballmer's new site makes government spending more accessible. Another bad week for Uber. And McDonald's new uniforms highlight the techno-dystopia we all live in. Jason Hiner loves Revolutionary War themed musicals. Serenity Caldwell loves roller derby. Owen J.J. Stone loves his father and cherishes the stories that he recorded before his death. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Owen JJ Stone, Serenity Caldwell, and Jason Hiner 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 610: Zombie Shopping Malls | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:53:47

United "overbooking": what's the real story? A murder streamed on Facebook Live. Apple sues Qualcomm, Qualcomm sues Apple right back. Windows 10 Creators Update is here - are you excited for 3D Paint? The internet Archive emulates early Macs. Princeton creates an unblockable ad blocker. Nintendo stops selling the NES Classic - why? The death of the American mall. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Jason Snell and Liz Gannes 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 609: Strippers, JFK and Stalin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:28:15

Apple issues a mea culpa for the Mac Pro and promises a new model is on the way - just not this year. YouTube TV launches - it isn't perfect, but it may be the most promising over-the-top TV solution. Facebook launches a fund to fight fake news. Jeff Bezos is spending $1 billion a year of his own money on Blue Origin. XBox's Project Scorpio specs revealed. Is the Twitter outrage over Pepsi's new ad justified? Harry McCracken loves the serial comma. Iain Thomson insists that it should properly be called the Oxford comma. Christina Warren is more annoyed by people who mix up "your" and "you're". Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Harry McCracken, Christina Warren, and Iain Thomson 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 608: Supercanoe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:08:43

US Congress votes to kill ISP privacy rules. Fixing fake news is harder than anyone imagined. Apple AR might not be good for gamers. Twitter changes default profile picture. The best 2017 April Fools jokes. Brianna Wu wants to fix the government from within. Erin Griffith's husband learned to solve a Rubik's Cube during this show. Larry Magid remembers when facts mattered in news. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Larry Magid, Brianna Wu, and Erin Griffith 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 607: Ozark Puddin' | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:14:22

US Senate votes to end ISP privacy regulations. The "Turkish Crime Family" demand $100,000 in iTunes gift cards for iCloud hack. Android O needs a name. Supreme Court hears printer ink patent case. Tesla Model 3 is on the way. Samsung Galaxy S8's big announcement is coming this week. US and UK ban electronics bigger than a phone on flights from Middle Eastern countries by Middle Eastern carriers. Google screws up messaging - again. Georgia Dow has two VR rooms in her house. Rob Reid knows what music aliens like best. Nathan Olivarez-Giles wants a car with a naturally aspirated engine.​​ Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Georgia Dow, Rob Reid, and Nathan Olivarez-Giles 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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