TWiT 743: Lying is Bad is a Lie

This Week in Tech (MP3) show

Summary: <ul> <li>Google Buys Fitbit. Will this be like Google buying HTC, or like Fitbit buying Pebble?</li> <li>Apple hires a new smart home team. Can they catch up with Amazon and Google? Can they fix what is wrong with HomeKit?</li> <li>AirPods Pro review - the best earbuds we've ever worn. However, they are pricy, and they're still earbuds, with all the issues that come with that.</li> <li>AppleTV+ launches. Can an Aaron Sorkin wanna-be, wacky Emily Dickinson, and sexy blind people win the streaming wars?</li> <li>NBC's Peacock TV may be free with ads when it launches in April.</li> <li>HBO Max launches in May for $15. Will it finally kill cable?</li> <li>Twitter bans political ads. Facebook thinks they are just fine, even if they lie. How will Twitter figure out what is a political issue? Does Mark Zuckerberg really think "Lying is bad?"</li> <li>PG&amp;E cuts power to millions but still manages to start a 77,000-acre fire. Cell service also fails. So does Comcast. Is this the harbinger of all of America's aging infrastructure finally collapsing?</li> <li>National Weather Service tweets out some useful tools to track wildfires and smoke.</li> <li>It's the emoji season! The controversy this year: non-gendered emoji. </li> </ul> <p><strong>Host:</strong> <a href="">Jason Snell</a></p> <p><strong>Guests:</strong> <a href="">Rene Ritchie</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Devindra Hardawar</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Dan Moren</a></p> <p>Download or subscribe to this show at <a href=""></a></p> <p><strong>Sponsors:</strong></p><ul> <li><a href=""></a></li> <li><a href=""></a></li> <li><a href=""> - promo code: TWIT1</a></li> <li><a href=""> - promo code: TWIT</a></li> </ul>