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 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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TWiT 621: Butler in a Box  

New York Times reporter Katie Benner joins us to talk about sexual harassment in Silicon Valley. Former host of MacBreak Weekly Scott Bourne joins us to talk about what it was like getting the 1st iPhone 10 years ago. This Week in Law host Denise Howell talks about the EU's €2.42 billion judgement against Google, and Zillow's suit against McMansion Hell. Iain Thompson rounds out the panel with some luddite views of the Amazon Echo Show and harsh words for The Guardian.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Iain Thomson, Denise Howell, Scott Bourne, and Katie Benner

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TWiT 620: From Key West to Key Largo  

Amazon buys Whole Foods, might buy Slack. Travis Kalanick reigns as Uber CEO. The best drones money can buy. iPad Pro is the future of Mac laptops. Neighbor spoofing robocaller made a million calls a day. Apple Music now $99/year. Why Apple made the iPhone.

Owen JJ Stone has strange ideas about geography.Tom Merritt writes books about time travel.Jason Hiner writes books about amazing podcasters.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Tom Merritt, Jason Hiner, and Owen JJ Stone

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TWiT 619: Honey, I Shrunk the Panel  

Amazon buys Whole Foods, and has its eyes on Slack. Apple's HomePod - Sonos killer? Facebook's Safety Check causes stress. Twitter's redesign. Voter fraud conspiracies. E3 announcements.

Jason's Pick: Zero Fasting TrackerBrian's Pick: React NativePeter's Pick: Star Trek Bridge CrewDave's Pick: Boosted Board, EZ Robot

Host: Jason Calacanis

Guests: Brian Alvey, Dave Mathews, and Peter Rojas

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TWiT 618: Snakes vs Alligators  

Leo is out this week, so Jason Snell takes the reins. At WWDC this week, Apple announced their Amazon Echo killer, the HomePod. They also announced big updates to iOS 11, the 10.5" iPad Pro, and the (at least) $4999 iMac Pro. Catering to a slightly less spendy demographic, Amazon announced that it will offer lower priced Prime subscriptions to people on Government Assistance. Uber had (another) bad week - capped off with Eric Holder's report to the Uber board.

Mikah Sargent thinks Taylor Swift is fine.Harry McCracken is on Team Katy.Lisa Schmeiser has a blank space, baby, and she'll write your name.Jason Snell has Katy Perry on the counter in his kitchen.

Host: Jason Snell

Guests: Mikah Sargent, Harry McCracken, and Lisa Schmeiser

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TWiT 617: Ask for the Camel With TWO Humps  

WWDC is tomorrow! What will Apple announce? A Siri Speaker, perhaps? Google will updat Chrome to block annoying ads, but what will count as "annoying?" Where did Microsoft go wrong? One word: Vista. The US Supreme Court decides that patent rights end at sale.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mike Elgan, Phil Libin, and Philip Elmer-DeWitt

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TWiT 616: That's Not a Hot Dog  

Is Apple just pretending to be innovative? Does AlphaGo's latest victory mean that general AI is around the corner? Who knows more about you, Facebook or Google? Should the NSA stockpile exploits? How long can Tesla stay on top of the EV market? Are robot cops coming? And... Is that a hot dog?

Clayton Morris recommends Cosmic Disclosure for the latest in UFO conspiracies.Dan Patterson recommends Gerrit Lansing for the latest in political data analytics.Tim Stevens knows that if you gaze long at the Cap'n Crunch, the Cap'n Crunch also gazes at you.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Dan Patterson, Tim Stevens, and Clayton Morris

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TWiT 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

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TWiT 614: $46 at the Piggly Wiggly  

The WannaCry ransomware attack is far from over. Amazon introduces the Echo Show - will the touchscreen voice assistant/videophone flop? Microsoft announces their own voice assistant, the Cortana Speaker. The US plans to ban laptops on flights from Europe. Comcast and Charter agree not to compete on wireless. Russian hackers pwned by French presidential campaign

Christina Warren needs friends in Seattle.Father Robert Ballecer just got back from Malta.Roberto Baldwin got hung up on by AT&T customer service.Alex Wilhelm's name will not set off your Amazon Voice Assistant.

Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

Guests: Roberto Baldwin, Christina Warren, and Alex Wilhelm

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TWiT 613: My Husband's an iDoctor  

Mark Zuckerberg drops in for dinner unannounced, talks with firemen, and feeds a calf. Is he running for President, or just trying to convince us he's not secretly a robot? Apple has more than $250 billion in cash - what should it do with all that money? Microsoft introduces Windows 10 S, the Surface Laptop, Code Builder for Minecraft: Education edition, and more tools for schools. How much technology do schools need? Amazon's new echo has a camera, and its next one will have a touchpad. Is ubiquitous voice computing going to lead to the end of privacy forever? The Google Docs phishing attack makes us question if users are to blame. Facebook and Twitter want to be your next TV.

Amy Webb's new book is The Signals are TalkingNick Bilton's new book is American KingpinBrianna Wu is running for Congress in Massachusetts

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Nick Bilton, Amy Webb, and Brianna Wu

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TWiT 612: Sky Pirates of Silicon Valley  

Apple slashes affiliate commissions and stops paying Qualcomm royalties. Google's founders each have their own flying contraptions in the works. Amazon's new Echo Look wants pictures of your clothes. Uber wants all of your data. WikiTribune wants to fight fake news. Hackers just want money from Netflix. The Juicero was just a bad, bad idea.

Ashley Esqueda has the last three pairs of chunky hot pink LA Eyeworks glasses in existenceGreg Ferro points out that American blimps used safe, non-explosive helium.Devindra Hardawar begs you not to see The Circle

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Greg Ferro, Devindra Hardawar, and Ashley Esqueda

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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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