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Tech News Today 1711: Kicked in the Pants  

Apple, Google, and IBM have all criticized President Trump's policy on transgender student rights. Apple told ReCode, "We support efforts toward greater acceptance, not less, and we strongly believe that transgender students should be treated as equals." Trump overruled previous Federal guidelines that allowed transgender students to use the restroom corresponding to their gender identity.

SHA-1, a cryptographic hash function first introduced ten years, saw its first collision meaning two different documents produced the same cryptographic hash signature. Google has been pushing for SHA-1 to be deprecated citing its insecurities in light of more modern encryption algorithms.

Last year, police in Bentonville, Arkansas acquired a warrant to access the information contained within an Amazon Echo in a 2015 murder case. Today Amazon is balking at the warrant, claiming that it violates the first amendment.

Qualcomm is updating its VR headset reference design, leaked photos of the new Huawei sport watch to be announced at Mobile World Congress, and AI that will help clean up toxic comments sections. Plus, we talk to Leah Fessler from Quartz about her tests of how AI helpers respond to abuse.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guest: Leah Fessler

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Home Theater Geeks 342: The Audio Alchemist  

Peter Madnick, Chief Alchemist at Audio Alchemy and veteran member of the audio industry, talks about various audio topics, including his history in the industry, vinyl records, phono-cartridge alignment, linear-tracking tonearms, Audio Alchemy's merger with ELAC, analog versus digital audio, tubes versus solid state, high-resolution audio, sample-rate and bit-depth upconversion, DACs and jitter, human audio perception, answers to chatroom questions, and more.

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guest: Peter Madnick

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This Week in Computer Hardware 403: Ryzen is Almost Here!  

AMD's opened up pre-orders for Ryzen 7. Plus, we talk pricing, motherboard options, and more! We've got reviews of Corsair's Bulldog and ECS's $149 Liva-Z PC. Also, LTE-U is approved for unlicensed 5GHz bandwidth... does this mean 5GHz Wi-Fi is doomed? All that and much more in this episode of TWiCH!

Hosts: Ryan Shrout and Patrick Norton

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Know How... 288: Streaming Studio Part 2: Video  

In part 2 of our vlogging studio, we introduce the Blackmagic Video Assist 4k, a Blackmagic Design Arduino Shield, and a 4 input video switcher called Skreens!

BM Assist

Blackmagic Video Assist 4K ~$900
* 7" 1920 x 1080 Touch screen
* Integrated Mono speaker
* Dual SD Slots (SDHC * SDXC)
* Inputs
- SDI (270MB, 1.5G, 3G, 6G)
- 2 x Balanced mini XLR
- 2 channel audio via HDMI
* Outputs
- SDI (270MB, 1.5G, 3G, 6G)
- SDI Audio Output
* LANC Sync
* Dual Battery Slots

* Will control SDI connected cameras

Format Support

- 720p 50 / 59.94
- 1080p 23.98 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 30 / 50 / 59.94 / 60
- 1080i 50 / 59.94 / 60
- 4k 23.98 / 24 / 25 / 29.97 / 30

* Records in ProRes 422HQ / ProRes 422 / ProRes 422 LT

Blackmagic Design 3G-SDI Arduino Shield ~$95


Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Bryan Burnett

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Ham Nation 288: All About Arecibo  

Flooding can't stop a Hamfest with Gordo, interview with 13 year old Bryant Rascoll KG5HVO, Val has footage from Arecibo, and George shows how to fix your old speakers!

Hosts: Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, and Valerie Hotzfeld

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This Week in Google 393: Echo, Watch Roku  

The Facebook funnel of distribution of the internet, the economics of attention with content, Uber "bro-grammers," Google uses machine learning for music, a doll that is capable of spying banned in Germany, and a browser for Philip Hue Lights.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Android App Arena 138: Pomodoro Productivity  

Jason Howell reviews productivity timer apps including Goodtime Productivity Timer, Tide: Stay Focused, Brain Focus, and Pomotodo.

Host: Jason Howell

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Tech News Today 1710: Be Happy With Your Gs  

Verizon announced its plans to offer a limited pilot of its next generation 5G wireless service to 11 US markets sometime by mid-year. The test will be deployed as a home internet solution as opposed to a mobile solution, at least initially.

Apple says the Apple Park will house 12,000 employees who will move in as construction of the building and the surrounding area continues into the summer.

Waze Rider, Waze's ride sharing service, is expected to expand from its limited pilot to several cities throughout the US. Waze Rider offers competitive rates when compared to traditional ride sharing services like Uber.

We talk about the SpaceX do over, Tesla's profits, and exoplanets, plus we continue to explore ways you can avoid handing over your facebook password at the border in the not-too-distant dystopian future.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

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Windows Weekly 506: Foley as a Service  

Microsoft is skipping HoloLens v2: there's no road map where they're headed, what Project Scorpio will be? OneDrive differential sync: partial file change coming Q2. Windows 10: Redstone 2 update, Dynamic Lock and how it really works, major update to Mail and Calendar. Biggest fear of Microsoft enthusiasts just came true. Kubernetes is available on Azure Container Service now!

Tip of the week: How to choose whether to sign-in to Windows 10 with an MSA.Apps pick of the week: Sizer, EXIF Date Changer, Skype Preview for Android and iOS.Enterprise pick of the week: An update on Patch TuesdayCodename pick of the week: Project SangamBeer pick of the week: Grimm Sugarmaker

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

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All About Android 306: The Headless Voltron  

This week, we'll be discussing the next version of Android cause apparently it's already time to do that, Jide's Remix Singularity, Flir One, Lofelt Basslet, HTC's plan to ditch the low end, and more!

This week's App Arena:

Ron - Email - Fast & Secure Mail (FREE):

Flo - Hermit:

Fr. Robert - Amazon Underground: Prime Video:

Jason - Bard Video Assembler (FREE):

This Week's Poll:

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Hosts: Jason Howell, Florence Ion, and Ron Richards

Guest: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

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Security Now 600: The MMU Side-Channel Attack  

The story behind Microsoft's Patch Tuesday security update disaster. CyberX discovered a new large-scale cyber-reconnaissance operation targeting Ukraine targets: using vulnerabilities in Dropbox data traffic, DDL malware injection. Find out how easy it is to hack and steal an internet connected car. Chrome 56 update that hides connection certificate info. The future of Firefox add-ons. The lock screen of Win 10 leaking Clipboard contents. Project Zero's Windows flaw and NVIDIA Driver. pfSense and Ubiquity follow-ups. The MMU side-channel attack: it has nothing to do with chip flaws. ASLR will need your full attention.

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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MacBreak Weekly 547: Fine Without the Chime  

Apple acquires facial recognition firm RealFace, new Mac malware blamed on the same Russian group responsible for the election hacks, Apple is fighting new legislation giving users the 'right to repair,' Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Inc bets bigtime on Apple, new rumors suggest the iPad lineup will be revamped in March, WWDC gets official dates and a location, Apple may have taken away the hack to restore the startup chime on new MacBook Pros, and there's reports that Apple is in talks with a Chinese supplier for flexible OLED displays for the next iPhone.

Rene's Pick: Overcast 3.0 and Pokemon Go Gen 2Andy's Pick: Dog Sled Saga for iOSLeo's Pick: Uniquity AmpliFi HD

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

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Tech News Today 1709: Sub-tacular Spectacle  

Verizon will pay approximately $4.48 billion in cash for Yahoo's internet assets. That's $350 million dollars off for a company that's suffered two major privacy breaches, the first impacting at least 500 million accounts in 2014 and a second in 2013 that accessed over a billion accounts.

UPS began testing its own drone in Tampa Bay Florida. The launchpad was the roof of one of the company's brown delivery trucks, with the driver effectively mounting and activating the drone's autonomous navigation with a tablet. That freed up the driver to deliver a package while another package flew itself through the air.

Today the Center for Democracy & Technology published a public letter expressing their position against the proposed Social Media Password Requirement by the Department of Homeland Security. Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, also sent a letter to the secretary of DHS, asking about the problem and demanding accountability.

We'll tell you how to buy Snap Spectacles online, why you should NOT believe the story of Mark Zuckerberg making a newspaper man eat his sports page, and why AOL is not and was not ever cool. Plus, professional photographer Trey Ratcliff explains why Apple might be dead to him.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guest: Trey Ratcliff

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FLOSS Weekly 422: Arduino Update  

This week's guest, Kathy Giori, manages Arduino's US business operations, establishes strategic partnerships, engages in Maker community and open source software events, looks for ways to boost Arduino education and training, and volunteers for workshops and hackathons.

Hosts: Randal Schwartz and Aaron Newcomb

Guest: Kathy Giori

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Here's what's coming up for FLOSS in the future.

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This Week in Tech 602: Normcore Phone  

Apple fights the new right to repair legislation, Bill Gates wants robots to pay taxes, 4chans effect on the internet, Verizon is bringing back "unlimited" data plans, SpaceX set for wireless internet by 2019, and Zuckerberg's global community.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Devindra Hardawar, Christina Warren, and Ed Bott

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The Tech Guy 1365  

Privacy advocates have become aware that US Customs and TSA are demanding that travelers turn over their social media passwords and data, new MacBook Pros don't have the familiar Mac startup chime, problems accessing Gmail from a Vista PC, limitations of the Amazon Echo, what to wire a new home with, how to stop getting spam email, Ooma VOiP phone service vs regular phone lines, how to improve Wi-Fi in the home, and more of your calls.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guest: Chris Marquardt

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The Tech Guy 1364  

Using the Amazon Echo to control your TV, the Samsung Chromebook Plus, the benefits of using Google Voice, extending a home Wi-Fi network, recovering deleted text messages, where to start with IoT, blocking robo-calls on a landline and more of your calls!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Johnny Jet and Dick DeBartolo

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The New Screen Savers 92: June Smart Oven - Cooking in the Future  

Leo Laporte and Alex Wilhelm get cooking with the June Intelligent Oven. It connects to your smartphone and promises to make cooking easier. Leo reviews the new Samsung Chromebook Plus convertible touch laptop. Roger Anderson of the Jolly Roger Telephone Co. is back with his AI. This one targets Windows support scammers. How much of your information is public on Facebook? Megan Morrone shows us which highlights just that. Bodo Hoenen and Lorelei are back to give us a quick update on their DIY assistive arm. Jason Howell has a few apps to help you tune, learn, and play guitar.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Alex Wilhelm

Guests: Roger Andreson, Bodo Hoenen, Jason Howell, and Megan Morrone

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Tech News Today 1708: Dollhouse Secrets  

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a comprehensive 5,800-word letter detailing how Facebook can help facilitate a global community that is informed, supportive, engaged and inclusive in an ever-changing and polarized world. He also writes about battling a trend of misinformation on the network and beyond.

Sources to Reuters say that SoftBank, Sprint's parent company, might pursue a sale of Sprint to T-Mobile's parent company Deutsche Telekom. Softbank's dissappointment with Sprint's lack of growth in the US is given as the impetus for the sale. Negotiations would likely begin in April.

German regulators say the My Friend Cayla doll is an espionage device and as such, sales have been banned in the country. The doll takes voice questions from children and transmits that data via WiFi to a server that sends the answer back, raising privacy concerns. It's also been shown to be easily hack-able.

We discuss how connected cars are increasingly hack-able, how YouTube is getting rid of the 30 second unskippable ad, and guest co-host David Spark tells us all about his time at the RSA Security Conference all week.

Host: Jason Howell

Guest: David Spark

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This Week in Law 377: Hobbyists Have Lobbyists  

The year ownership broke, licensed music for your Facebook videos, UK Piracy Alers, printer cartridge patents in the Supreme Court, your rights if border agents want to search your phone, and more!

Hosts: Denise Howell and J. Michael Keyes

Guest: Aaron Perzanowski

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