This Week in Tech (MP3)

This Week in Tech (MP3)

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Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech. Join the top tech pundits in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in high tech. Records live every Sunday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.

Episodes

TWiT 631: This One's for Jerry  

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

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TWiT 630: Moving at the Speed of Paper  

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

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TWiT 629: When in Doubt, Hit the Raccoon  

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

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TWiT 628: Trash Analytics  

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

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TWiT 627: Do You Inkwell?  

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

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TWiT 626: CEO Barbie  

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 photosRob Reid got his start writing humorous Amazon reviewsIain 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

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TWiT 625: Walking to the Bodega  

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

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TWiT 624: There's A Real Argy Bargy Going On  

Audi is getting serious about AI. Expect to see ads and check Facebook while you're driving. Are we ready for Google Glass 2.0 and will consumers buy in? Amazon 22 years later has gone from book store to taking over the world. What security step will replace the Lap Top Ban? Apple teases latest ARKit. Niantic fails Pokémon Go fans in Chicago. We are excited about Steven Spielberg's adaptation of 'Ready Player One.' And Is the future VR ... or AR?

Host: Leo Laporte

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TWiT 623: Binders Full of CEOs  

Disney will build a Star Wars-themed hotel where each guest gets a story. Uber says they are getting lots of applications for their open CEO post, but nobody big seems interested. Apple iPhone 8 rumors abound. Google is trying to eliminate Zika by releasing 20 million bacteria-infected mosquitos in Fresno, CA. Amazon is creating a new messaging app called Anytime. Prime Day was Amazon's biggest sales day ever, and Best Buy stock dropped $1 billion over the rumor that Amazon is developing a Geek Squad competitor. If you don't want Homeland Security to scan your face, you shouldn't travel. Windows Phone 8.1 is dead. US welcomes Afghan girls robotics team, and the "world's first robot lawyer" - meanwhile, Elon Musk warns that we need AI regulation sooner rather than later.

Devindra Hardawar is still mad that new iPhones have no headphone jack.Georgia Dow needs a house with two VR rooms.Jill Duffy is learning Romanian on Duolingo.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Georgia Dow, Devindra Hardawar, and Jill Duffy

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TWiT 622: Running for Human  

Huge pro-Net Neutrality protests planned for this week. The first Tesla Model 3 rolled off the line on Friday. Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley. The Nokia 3310 Trump/Putin "Caviar" phone costs $2500. the iPhone 8 might use facial recognition instead of Touch ID. Merck shut down by Petya ransomware. The role of government in cybersecurity and privacy. The role of technology and those versed in it in government. Jawbone closes down. Amazon Prime is a great deal, but Prime Day might not be. The Amazon Echo Show is our favorite potentially creepy digital assistant. Apple vs Qualcomm: what it's all about.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Brianna Wu, Larry Magid, and Baratunde Thurston

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