This Week in Tech (Video-HI)

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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 at https://twit.tv/live every Sunday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.

Episodes

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.

TWiT 582: Who's Capping Who?  

Host: Becky Worley

Guests: Christina Warren, Owen JJ Stone, and Jason Hiner

With Leo on Vacation, Becky Worley takes the big chair. We discuss predictions about Google's big event next week, Samsung's exploding washing machines, Elon Musk's plans for getting to Mars, women in tech, who should buy Twitter, and the next wave in DDOS attacks.

•On October 4th, Google will (hopefully) announce two new Pixel-branded phones, their new Andromeda OS, the Echo-competitor Google Home, and more.
•Samsung's PR image goes from bad to worse - just as new, non-exploding versions of the Galaxy Note 7are coming out, Samsung washing machines are apparently exploding.
•Elon Musk detailed his plans to send people to Mars in the next 6 years. This may be a bit far-fetched, and Owen JJ Stone has a few suggestions of where Mr. Musk's money and energy might be better spent.
•The Wall Street Journal published an editorial advising women to hide their gender to improve their chances of getting hired for Silicon Valley firms. Our panel has a few choice words to say about that.
•Does it make sense for Disney to buy Twitter? Becky thinks so, but Jason thinks someone else would be a better fit.
•As many as a million IoT devices were part of a DDOS attack on security expert's Brian Krebs' website. Is this the future of hacking?

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TWiT 581: You Can Pay to See it All  

Host: Jason Calacanis

Guests: Ben Parr, Brian Alvey, Robert Scoble

AR winners and losers, Twitter sale, Snapchat Spectacles, and the Yahoo breach.

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TWiT 580: Hiss Happens  

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Phil Libin, Larry Magid, Georgia Dow

VR story telling, rise in robo-calls, Note 7 recall, FBI hacking, and more.

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TWiT 579: Burrito Shield  

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Alex Wilhelm, Roberto Baldwin, and Philip Elmer-DeWitt

It's official - the iPhone 7 has no headphone jack. But at least it doesn't explode, like the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. Also, Google and Chipotle team up to deliver burritos via drone to students at Virginia Tech.

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TWiT 578: Bitchin' Betty Says, "Pull Up!"  

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Christina Warren, Owen JJ Stone, and Stacey Higginbotham

Apple will unveil the iPhone 7 this Wednesday, September 7th. Google will announce its Pixel phones and Google Home October 4th. Samsung recalls the Galaxy Note 7 due to exploding batteries.

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TWiT 577: Vulnerable to Ninjas  

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Harry McCracken and Jason Snell

AI from Google, Facebook, and Apple, iPhone 6 Plus suffering from a mysterious lack of touch response, and Google Allo could change messaging as we know it.

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TWiT 576: Hello, Eastside  

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, Jason Howell, Megan Morrone, Alex Lindsay

1st episode from the new Eastside Studio - iPhone 7, Android Nougat, goodbye Gawker.

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TWiT 575: Goodbye, Brickhouse  

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Devindra Hardawar, Alex Wilhelm, Allyn Malventano and Greg Ferro

In the final TWiT at the Brickhouse, we talk about Google's mysterious new operating system Fuchsia, Walmart's Jet.com purchase, concern over the iPhone 7's potential lack of a headphone port.

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TWiT 574: Headless Body in Topless Bar  

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Om Malik, Philip Elmer-DeWitt, and David Coursey

Apple should be working on new computers instead of creating reality television, Amazon gets its own fleet of cargo jets, Comcast turns its cable boxes into Olympics machines while selling "near-worthless" service plans, and Slingbox creator Blake Krikorian has died at 48.

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TWiT 573: A Very Vindictive Bulldog  

Host: Leo Laporte

Tesla Gigafactory, Apple Titan Car Plans, 3rd Quarter Earning Reports, and more.

Guests: Jason Calacanis, Mike Elgan

TWiT 572: A Surplus of Bobbleheads  

Host: Leo Laporte

Verizon buys Yahoo, Elon’s Master Plan, Windows 10 deadline, and more.

Guests: Mark Milian, Steve Kovach, Nathan Olivarez-Gile

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