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 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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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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