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 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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TWiT 591: Bro-active  

Silicon Valley's empathy vacuum. FCC says AT&T's zero rating of its new DirecTV Now service violates Net Neutrality. Fitbit buys Pebble. CNN buys Casey Neistat's Beme. 1 million Google accounts under attack by Gooligan malware.

Om Malik wants to know what router he should buy.Leo and Stacey Higginbotham have some recommendations - including one that may never be made again.Leo has some advice on how to keep from being hacked while you're on the roadShould your phone tell you if it thinks you have Parkinson's? Stacey has some concerns

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Om Malik and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiT 590: The Lady in the Canister  

We discuss the UK's Investigatory Powers Act, which give sweeping new powers to British intelligence and law enforcement agencies. Will automation take all our jobs? What then? Black Friday sales online hit a new record, with a third of online sales happenning on mobile devices. Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Ian Thompson gives his unique perspective on the Snoopers CharterJason Snell thinks that it is too early to judge the MacBook Pro Touch BarLarry Magid knows how to keep kids safe online without abandoning democracy

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Jason Snell, Iain Thomson, and Larry Magid

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TWiT 589: Save it for St. Patrick's Day  

British Parliament passes the Snoopers Charter. Fake news is on the rise. Snapchat files for a secret IPO. Selfie deaths have more than doubled each year for the past three years. Apple charges $300 for a book of pictures of Apple products.

Owen J.J. Stone can't even believe the new MacBook ProGeorgia Dow thinks the key to breaking our addiction with technology lies in education and good parentingBaratunde Thurston wants you to take action for what you believe in

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Georgia Dow, Owen JJ Stone, and Baratunde Thurston

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TWiT 588: New Phone, Who Dis?  

Did Facebook help Donald Trump win the US Presidential Election? Apple's new MacBook Pro is selling better than last year's model. Google's Daydream View VR headsets are out, and they are hot. Literally. Twitter's COO leaves - is Twitter in trouble? Snapchat's new Spectacles go on sale - if you can find them. The Unicode Consortium approves 56 new emojis. Sadly, not Finland's suggested emojis - "sauna" and "heavy metal headbanger."

Mike Elgan thinks that Facebook has to step up to the fact-checking bat when it comes to its News Feed.Alex Wilhelm can't stop tweeting - in fact, he's tweeting right now!Lauren Hockenson gives her first-hand impressions of the Daydream View

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mike Elgan, Lauren Hockenson, and Alex Wilhelm

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TWiT 587: Leaving the Apple Cult  

Days before the US elections, we discuss the preeminence of social media, the difficulty of fact checking, and the loss of trust in the media that has occured this year. Is Apple's recent MacBook announcement an acknowledgement that they are no longer a Macintosh company? Samsung has received 85% of its recalled Note 7 phones - now they just have to get the 2.8 million potentially explosive diswashers they just recalled. Google home is out - how does it stack up against the Amazon Echo?

• Leo asked the question - if Apple has lost their mojo, where will the next great innovation come from?

• Jason said Elon Musk will save the world.

• Peter said Snapchat will revolutionize how we interract with one another.

• Jonathan said there is a solder monkey tinkering away in a garage somewhere that will outdo them all.

Guests: Peter Rojas, Jonathan Abrams, and Jason Calacanis

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TWiT 586: The AIs are Talking  

Apple announces the MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Microsoft announces the Surface Studio and Windows 10 Creators Update, Twitter kills Vine and lays off almost 10% of its workforce, Google Home arriving next week, DirecTV Now gives 100 channels for $35, and Uber delivers 50,000 Budweisers with their Otto self-driving semi.

•Leo wants to know - have Apple and Microsoft swapped brains?

•Are we heading toward a world where you don't know which virtual assistant to ask what?

•What is scarier: a self-driving beer truck, or artificial intelligences thet can talk to each other using unbreakable encryption?

Guests: Tom Merritt, Christina Warren, and Steven Levy

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TWiT 585: I Can't Wait Till 2021  

A massive botnet of IoT devices took down Dyne DNS, knocking several major US websites off line in a DDOS attack Friday. Hackers were able to break into John Podesta and Colin Powell's Gmail accounts via a simple phishing scheme. Both Microsoft and Apple will hold events next week announcing new hardware - rumors predict an all-in-one Surface PC and new MacBook Pro laptops, respectively. Google's Pixel phones are out, and with Samsung damaged by Note 7 explosions, their timing couldn't be better. AT&T acquires Time-Warner. And Tesla announces full self-driving hardware will be in all new Tesla cars.

• David Pogue says that Friday's DDOS attack is just the beginning, and we have almost no ability to protect against the next attack.

• Steve Kovach lost sleep over the AT&T - Time-Warner merger - he says the deal was rushed to stay ahead of rumor.

• Leo says there are only two flagship phones anyone should buy now - the iPhone 7 and the Google Pixel.

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TWiT 584: It's not a Fact, but it is Trending  

The Note 7 is officially dead - Samsung stops production and the CPSC issues an official recall. Will Google's new Pixel Phones benefit? Is Google Assistant going to be a big draw? Also, Facebook tries to take over the enterprise with Workplace. Fallout from the Yahoo hack and surveilance debacle - Verizon may back out of their purchase deal. And nobody wants to buy Twitter at all. What would it take to make Twitter a functional business?

• Leo and Nate are mad at Yahoo and Marissa Mayer for keeping their hack secret for so long

• Nate and Mike both wrote interesting articles about Google's new fact checking labels - how do you survive in an post-fact world?

• Ben Thompson has a simple solution for fixing Twitter: just fire everyone.

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TWiT 583: Party On, Zuck!  

Leo is back, and ready to discuss the latest tech topics with our favorite TWiT regulars!

• Replacements for recalled Samsung Galaxy Note 7 arrive - and promptly begin exploding.

• Google announces Pixel phones, Google Home, and more, but our panel think these products will have trouble succeeding.

• Disney, Google, and Apple have all passed on purchasing Twitter.

• Yahoo was hacked, kept it secret, and then let the US government spy on its users - Verizon wants a $1 billion discount.

• Clowns are most likely not going to attack your school.

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