this WEEK in TECH - MP3 Edition

this WEEK in TECH - MP3 Edition

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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 digital technology. Winner of the 2005 People's Choice Podcast Award for best overall podcast and Best Technology Podcast. Released every Sunday at midnight Pacific.

Episodes

TWiT 611: Bezel Come Back  

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

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TWiT 610: Zombie Shopping Malls  

United "overbooking": what's the real story? A murder streamed on Facebook Live. Apple sues Qualcomm, Qualcom 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 Katie Benner

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TWiT 609: Strippers, JFK and Stalin  

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

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TWiT 608: Supercanoe  

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

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TWiT 607: Ozark Puddin'  

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

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TWiT 606: My YouTube Cover Band  

Uber's President quits, saying that the job was not what he signed on for. Orson Wells' "new" movie comes to Netflix. How to make money in the new music industry. Pwn2Own winners do the impossible hack. Is your vibrator tracking you? All this, and growing human flesh on robots - what could go wrong?

Tom Merritt has a new sci-fi novel: Pilot X.Roberto Baldwin is in a Devo cover band.Steve Kovach is the Dark Knight.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Steve Kovach, Tom Merritt, and Roberto Baldwin

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TWiT 605: Think of the Koalas  

Daylight Saving Time is a blight on mankind. All the details in the Wikileaks dump of CIA hacking tools. How our data can be used against us. Nintendo Switch breaks launch records. A father gets embarrassed by his kids live on BBC. Would you hire someone from Uber?

Mike Elgan's Pick: Gastronomad.netBaratunde Thurston's Pick: CivicHallLabs.orgAshley Esqueda's Pick: TakeThis.org Kickstarter

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mike Elgan, Baratunde Thurston, and Ashley Esqueda

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TWiT 604: Flabby, Flaccid, and Flatulent  

Snapchat has a huge IPO -and makes one high school $24 million. Is Apple killing the lightning port on the iPhone 8? Spotify crosses the 50 million user mark. Mobile World Congress 2017 had a whole bunch of great phones. Nintendo Switch cartridges taste horrible on purpose. Overwatch wins Game of the Year at GDC. All this and Uber's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad week.

Florence Ion shows off the new LG G6.Peter Rojas Alex Wilhelm pronounces "flaccid" wrong.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Peter Rojas, Alex Wilhelm, and Florence Ion

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TWiT 603: Tricks for Tips  

Inside Uber's unrestrained workplace culture, predictions for Snapchats looming IPO, Mobile World Congress report with new phones, Pearl the VR nominated short film, Nokia returns with the 3310, FCC Chairman Pai rushes to block new privacy rules, and a serious Cloudfire bug exposed.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: David Pogue, Becky Worley, and Clayton Morris

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TWiT 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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TWiT 601: Fiber to the Press Release  

Will Twitter's new anti-harassment tools succeed? Tim Cook hints at Apple's AR future. Gigabit fiber vs. 5G wireless vs. satellite internet in a 3-way race to own your broadband. House passes email privacy bill. Coding is the next blue-collar job.

Mike Elgan knows why Twitter's new tools will fail.Jason Hiner doesn't like the MacBook Pro Touch Bar.Liz Gannes knows the perfect way to listen to podcasts.Leo Laporte looks amazing in heart-shaped glasses.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Liz Gannes, Mike Elgan, and Jason Hiner

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TWiT 600: Bloviating Blowhards  

Apple may launch an alternate reality device this year, FCC clears its investigations into Zero Rating and opening cable boxes, Oculus Rift loses $500 million suit, Google must turn over foreign emails, Snap IPO, Tesla's new tunnel.

Robert Scoble is staking his career on his claim that Apple will launch an AR device this yearLeo is staking dinner in Paris that Apple will not release a see-through iPhone this yearPeter Cohen is furious about Zero RatingGeorgia Dow wants to fight Leo in VR

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Robert Scoble, Georgia Dow, and Peter Cohen

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TWiT 599: Fold With Dignity  

Silicon Valley's reaction to Trump's immigration ban and plans for the coming apocalypse. Hugo Barra joins Facebook as VP of VR. Google killed 1.7 bad ads last year. Sprint buys a third of Tidal. Five states will legalize the "Right to Repair" your own tech. 3D TV is dead.

Owen J.J. Stone thinks Marrisa Mayer should be fired from YahooMichael Nuñez wants to Make America Rage AgainPhil Libin is a real life cyborgLeo has port envy

Host: Leo Laporte

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TWiT 598: It's Probably Squirrels  

Can Twitter be fixed? Will Trump's FCC Chairman pick be a boon or bane for tech? Is Apple still competitive? Could they compete against Netflix? Apple sues Qualcomm for $1 billion. Samsung reveals that the Note 7 fires were caused by "irregular batteries." Zuckerberg for President? Matt Cutts resigns from Google. Assange reneges on extradition promise after Chelsea Manning's sentence commuted. Tesla Autopilot results in 40% drop in accidents. Don't use Meitu! United Airlines planes grounded by computer outage.

Iain Thompson thinks squirrels are the real threat.Jason Calacanis' Inside Trump newsletter holds the President to his campaign promisesFather Robert Ballecer has a Hawaiian warning for Mark ZuckerbergLeo Laporte wants his Powerwall already!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Iain Thomson, Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, and Jason Calacanis

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TWiT 597: Fark Google!  

Is Apple working in secret with Carl Zeiss on AR glasses? Will Mark Zuckerberg run for President? Consumer Reports changes its mind about the MacBook Pro. Fark.com gets farked over by Google. Telegram, Cellebrite, and Giuliani get hacked, but WhatsApp does not. Family Tree Now knows a scary amount about you.

Leo has a perfect plan for the next Mac ProMike Elgan knows who should be making your AR glassesGreg Ferro has some pointed advice for anyone who uses Google for adsBecky Worley gets sweet revenge on her life-long nemesis

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Becky Worley, Greg Ferro, and Mike Elgan

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TWiT 596: President Zuck  

CES 2017: The year of Alexa. Apple has "a great holiday," but misses 2016 sales targets. Mark Zuckerberg could run for President and still run Facebook. Samsung gets a fourth-quarter profit, even after Note 7 recall. Russia demands that Google and Apple pull LinkedIn from their stores.

Phillip Elmer-DeWitt thinks the best reporting out of CES was one woman's Hunter S. Thompson-esque acid trip.

Clayton Morris thinks President of the USA would be a big step DOWN for Zuckerberg

Leo's New Year's resolution: no more saying the "A word" on air.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Kara Swisher, Clayton Morris, and Philip Elmer-DeWitt

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TWiT 595: What A Year!  

With your help we've put together the best clips from 2016 on This Week in Tech!

Host: Leo Laporte

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TWiT 594: What A Year!  

Our special holiday episode with a look back on some of the most influential tech stories of the year. Happy Holidays!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Rene Ritchie, Steve Gibson, and Denise Howell

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TWiT 593: Coulrophobia  

Tech summit at Trump Tower. Why fake news appeals to your lizard brain. 1 billion Yahoo accounts hacked. Why Pebble had to sell to Fitbit. Uber refuses to stop testing self-driving cars in San Francisco. Google creates a new self-driving company, Waymo. Apple's new emoji in iOS 10.2.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Steven Levy, Georgia Dow, and Steve Kovach

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TWiT 592: McAfee for Cyber  

Samsung pushes out an "update" that kills the Note 7 once and for all - unless you're on Verizon. Tech heavyweights meet with Trump this week. CIA determines that Russians hacked the DNC and RNC. Amazon creates a cashierless store with Amazon Go. Why are the AirPods delayed? PewDiePie trolls us all. Wearables are dead.

Ed Bott talks about our post-fact eraChristina Warren shows off her Snapchat SpectaclesThe top 10 YouTubers make Devindra Hardawar (and the rest of us) feel old

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ed Bott, Christina Warren, and Devindra Hardawar

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