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Episodes

Home Theater Geeks 355: Star Wars' 40th Anniversary  

On the 40th anniversary of the theatrical release of Star Wars, 3-time Academy Award-winning re-recording mixer Mike Minkler talks about his work on that seminal movie. Topics include how he first got hired to work on the sound, the process of pre-mixing various sound elements, the first use of front-back panning, the birth of separate low-frequency effects (called "Baby Boom" at the time), Dolby Stereo, Dolby A noise reduction, the transition from magnetic to optical soundtracks, how THX was born to assure the quality of commercial presentation, the movie's impact on the cast and crew the first time they saw it, how the future of movie sound was influenced, answers to chatroom questions, and much more. May the force be with you!

Host: Scott Wilkinson

Guest: Mike Minkler

Subscribe to Home Theater Geeks at https://twit.tv/shows/home-theater-geeks

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Tech News Today 1776: The Data Machine  

Journalist Walt Mossberg has posted his last column on Re/Code, the site he co-founded. His final piece is worth your time as it describes our ambient computing future where devices that we interact with on desks, in our laps, or in our hands are no more and computing is simply around us, in the air.

Facebook's Instant Articles is opening up to supporting Google's AMP and Apple's News formats in its open source dev kit. An extension will allow publishers to create their content in a way that supports all three formats.

This week the US Department of Homeland Security met with European officials to discuss a potential laptop ban on flights. While no specific timeline has been set, Bloomberg reports that some airports will begin tests to determine the feasibility of the ban.

Plus, T-Mobile virtualizes customer phone numbers, a benefits bill for the gig economy is on the horizon, smart pants that could someday charge your phone while you walk, and Spencer Soper from Bloomberg discusses Amazon's brick and mortar grocery strategy.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guest: Spencer Soper

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today.

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Know How... 314: WannaCry Par3 with WannaKiwi  

We answer community questions about how WannaCry works and what files are affected, along with WanaKiwi wich can help if you've been infected, but it's not guaranteed...

The original memory scrubbing, prime number searching WannaKey decryptor tool (for XP) was written by Adrien Guinet (@adriengnt) and then used as the base for Wanakiwi developed by Benjamin Delpy (@gentilkiwi).

How it works:
* WanaKey was developed by Ardien Guinet (@adriengnt)
* WanaKey was used as a base for WanaKiwi

WanaKey only works on XP
WanaKiwi works on XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1

They're "Memory Scrubbing" programs:
* The way that WanaCry works is that it generates a public and private key.
* The keys are generated using primes
* WanaCry then deletes the private key // you need to pay the ransom to get that key for decryption
** WanaKey & WanaKiwi both take advantage of the fact that even though the program deletes the private key, the PRIMES that were used to generate that key is still in memory
--- However, this is VERY time sensitive

* WK scans the address space of the WanaCry process (This is why the PID is important)
** We need to find the keys BEFORE the process reuses that memory space
-- This is why you can't reboot or kill the process

Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Bryan Burnett

Connect with us!

Don't forget to check out our large library of projects at https://twit.tv/shows/know-how.Join our Google+ Community.Tweet at us at @PadreSJ, @Cranky_Hippo, and @Anelf3.

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This Week in Computer Hardware 416: It's Official, Liquid Cooling has Jumped the Shark  

Surface Pro gets a Kaby Lake upgrade and optional LTE. Water cooled power supplies? Maybe liquid cooling has jumped the shark. Can an SSD upgrade speed up your PS4? Also, hey, go ahead and fly that unregistered drone! All that and more in TWiCH episode 416!

Hosts: Ryan Shrout and Patrick Norton

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-computer-hardware.

Send your computer hardware questions to twich@twit.tv.

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Ham Nation 301: Head TWiT  

The gang is back from the Dayton Hamvention, Leo stops by to congratulate the team on their 301st episode, portable operation of a mobile HF hotspot, and more!

Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Valerie Hotzfeld, and Amanda Alden

We invite you to read, add to, and amend our show notes at wiki.twit.tv.

Submit your own video to Ham Nation at HamNationVideos@twit.tv

Thanks to Joe Walsh who wrote and plays the Ham Nation theme.

Check out Ham Nation on Facebook and Twitter!

Download or subscribe to Ham Nation at https://twit.tv/shows/ham-nation

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Tech News Today 1775: Drone FUD  

The New York Times reported on a document that shows how the Trump administration is asking Congress for the ability to capture or destroy any drone from the sky that they deem a threat to a "covered facility." The report also absolves any of those people from any legal action that might result from the capture or destruction of those drones.

Google can now prove to advertisers that you're buying stuff, even if you're buying it in a brick and mortar store. The company announced a new tool that uses credit card receipts to track purchases in physical stores, and they're using machine learning to do it.

Intel announced plans to make the Thunderbolt 3 specification royalty-free, removing a barrier for hardware manufacturers that want to use the data transfer spec in their products. Intel is also integrating Thunderbolt 3 into its CPUs, which it hopes will help drive adoption of the protocol in devices and peripherals using Intel's chips.

We also talk about DJI's new $500 Spark drone, malware in subtitles, walking on water, and the debate that never dies: GIF VS GIF.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

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This Week in Google 406: Call Me Mr. Pruneface  

Google releases the Jamboard, their smart whiteboard. How Google's ATAP has changed. Google can now track your offline credit card purchases. Why is it so hard to get Android apps on Chromebooks? What is Fuschia? Android Automotive will take over your car's dashboard. Java creator James Gosling is going to AWS. 1Password introduces Travel Mode to protect you at the border. Chaos Computer Club demonstrates how to hack Samsung's Iris Detection with just a camera and a contact lens. The FCC really wants to kill net neutrality, and they will beat you up if you ask them polite questions. Ford's new CEO is all about self-driving cars, but Waymo has a huge lead over everyone else. Uber angers customers, drivers, and pretty much the entire city of Pittsburgh.

Jeff's Number: Google Street view is 10 years old, and artists love it.Stacey's Thing: WeMo Dimmer SwitchRon Amadeo's Stuff: Elegato Stream Deck

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Ron Amadeo

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google.

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Windows Weekly 519: It's Brad's Fault  

New Surface Pro leaks, and leaks again, and is then announced. The biggest news? Now, it's a laptop. Creators Update: 18 percent of all Windows 10 PCs are now running the latest version - and Microsoft announces that the rollout is on track. Windows 10 China Government Edition: Microsoft bends over backwards for the government with the largest body of consumers on earth. Windows 10 S: those with assistive needs can get Windows 10 Pro upgrade for free, no support for Linux subsystem. Comparing Google I/O to Build 2017: Microsoft offers dreams, Google is rooted in reality. Xbox One S bundles are $50 off right now.

Tip of the week: Surface Pro 4 is now on sale. App pick of the week: Duolingo Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft Introduces Low Priority VMs to Cut Batch Processing Pricing - price reductions up to 80% Codename pick of the week: Jasper or Jupiter, @timedrifter found the name on msft websiteBeer pick of the week: Rhinegeist Cougar

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Paul Thurrott, and Brad Sams

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly

Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com

Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com

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The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin.

All About Android 319: Camp Google  

This week, we'll be discussing everything Google announced at Google IO, an interview with a trio of Android's executives, standalone Daydream devices, ASUS Zenfone AR, and more!

Read our show notes here.

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This Week's Poll: http://bit.ly/aaavote319

Hosts: Jason Howell, Florence Ion, and Ron Richards

Guest: Joshua Vergara

Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android.

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Security Now 613: WannaCry Aftermath  

This week we examine a bunch of WannaCry follow-ups, including some new background, reports of abilities to decrypt drives, attacks on the Killswitch, and more. We also look at what the large StackOverflow site had to do to do HTTPS, the Wi-Fi security of various properties owned by the US president, more worrisome news coming from the UK's Teresa May, the still sorry state of certificate revocation, are SSDs also subject to RowHammer-like attacks? Some miscellany, and closing the loop with our listeners.

We invite you to read our show notes.

Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/security-now.

You can submit a question to Security Now! at the GRC Feedback Page.

For 16kbps versions, transcripts, and notes (including fixes), visit Steve's site: grc.com, also the home of the best disk maintenance and recovery utility ever written Spinrite 6.

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Tech News Today 1774: Toss Your Dongles  

Microsoft introduced the new Surface Pro with configurations including Core m3 and Core i5 models up to Intel's seventh generation Kaby Lake processor. They utilize an improved hinge design, offer 13.5 hours of battery life, and support for the Surface Dial, but no longer include the Surface Pen inside the box.

Microsoft is also making inroads with the Chinese government by creating a version of Windows 10 that's just for them. It's called the Windows 10 China Government Edition and it's based on Windows 10 Enterprise Edition.

The Chaos Computer Club demonstrated how to fool a Samsung Galaxy S8's iris scanning technology to access the device. The process includes taking a digital picture of the owner's face from up to 15 feet away using the night mode setting, printing that photo onto paper, dropping a wet contact lens onto the eye ball, and flashing that in front of the phone to gain entry.

Also in the news today, Google's AlphaGo beats the Go champion in their first round of play. The Netflix of China is failing and has pivoted to focus on the Chinese speaking community in the US, and Robocop has come to Dubai to detect your emotions.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today.

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MacBreak Weekly 560: My Special Tipple  

Tim Cook's wearable blood sugar monitor: will the Apple Watch soon save thousands of lives? WWDC is two weeks away, and we talk about the rumors and announcements we're hoping for. Apple's self-driving car is spotted on a Silicon Valley freeway. Apple Pay expands its reach. Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine explains why Apple Music will never have a free tier: music artists come first. iPhone NFC jailbreak lets iPhones talk to any NFC device. Apple vs Microsoft and Apple vs Google. Apple settles one patent dispute, but it might have much better luck with its next patent fight thanks to the Supreme Court.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly.

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FLOSS Weekly 435: NPM  

npm is the package manager for JavaScript and the world's largest software registry. Discover packages of reusable code — and assemble them in powerful new ways. Use npm to install, share, and distribute code; manage dependencies in your projects; and share & receive feedback with others.

Hosts: Randal Schwartz and Guillermo Amaral

Guest: Isaac Z. Schlueter

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly

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

Think your open source project should be on FLOSS Weekly? Email Randal at merlyn@stonehenge.com

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Know How... 313: EPROM, X-Point, and a Dirty PC  

How to save conditions on an Arduino for a sprinkler project, is X-Point worth getting for a home PC, first look at the Acer Predator z271t, and why you should clean your PC once in a while.

Hosts: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Bryan Burnett

Connect with us!

Don't forget to check out our large library of projects at https://twit.tv/shows/know-how.Join our Google+ Community.Tweet at us at @PadreSJ, @Cranky_Hippo, and @Anelf3.

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Tech News Today 1773: Yes We Have No 1.7 Million Bananas  

According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon has given away 1.7 million free bananas. Bezos wanted to offer a free healthy snack to workers and non-workers around the company's headquarters, but now the company is disrupting the fruit economy with their freebies.

The Guardian posted parts of Facebook's manual for its moderators that details how the social network handles potentially bad behavior on the network, revealing the complexities of how the company enforces its own ethical code.

Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen are just two of the big wigs investing 29 million dollars in Echodyne, an autonomous tech company behind the radar vision used in drones and self-driving cars. Echodynes sensors are designed to work through the rain, snow, and other adverse weather conditions.

Plus, The Supreme Court change how patent trolls do business, Ford replaces its CEO with the head of its autonomous car division, Bill Gates has a few books for you to read this summer, and Steve Kovach from Business Insider reveals what Google's experimental ATAP group has been up to since Regina Duggan left for Facebook.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

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iOS Today 346: Vacation Apps for your iPad  

Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone discuss the best apps for vacation planning. Leo likes TripIt and Google Trips. Megan likes SkyScanner and Destigogo. Plus, we compare Siri and Google Assistant for the iPhone.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/ios-today.

You can contribute to iOS Today by leaving us a voicemail at 757-504-iPad (757-504-4723) or sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

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Triangulation 299: Laura Weidman Powers  

Laura Weidman Powers is the co-founder and CEO of Code2040. She talks to Megan Morrone about Code2040's mission to create "pathways to educational, professional, and entrepreneurial success in technology for underrepresented minorities with a specific focus on Black and Latinx people."

Host: Megan Morrone

Guest: Laura Weidman Powers

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/triangulation.

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This Week in Tech 615: Biz Sized Hole  

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-tech

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The Tech Guy 1389  

How the WannaCry ransomware spread, transferring files from an old computer's hard drive to a new computer, finding a low-cost phone with the latest version of Android, getting rid of the Microsoft support scam notifications, getting the most out of the Tiny Hardware Firewall VPN client and more of your calls!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guest: Chris Marquardt

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy.

For detailed show notes, visit techguylabs.com.

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The Tech Guy 1388  

The WannaCry Ransomware attack, Google announces a host of new products and services at its I/O conference, avoiding data roaming overseas, is an A+ IT certification worth it? Sending relatives money from out of state, transferring photos from Mac to an Android tablet, how to make Windows 10 look more like Windows 7, how to get Google Assistant to open Waze instead of Google Maps, and more of your calls.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Scott Wilkinson, Johnny Jet, and Dick DeBartolo

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/the-tech-guy.

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