This Week in Tech (MP3)

Jun 29 2020 148 mins 126k

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 every Sunday at 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 21:15 UTC.

TWiT 787: Dreamliner - TikTok Sale, Trump YouTube Ads, Apple Announcement
Sep 06 2020 136 mins  
TikTok Sale, Trump YouTube Ads, Apple AnnouncementRob Reid's Ted Talk on synthetic biology and pandemics from 2019The Privileged Have Entered their Escape PodsMicrosoft Duo reviews coming September 10thA guy in a jetpack sited by planes near LAXFacebook bans political ads the week before the electionPinterest bans political adsTrump stops advertising on TV, switches to YouTubeCable TV is the rotary phone of the 21st centuryPolitical polling has utterly changed in the past 10 yearsChina government will ban the sale of TikTok's algorithmWe still don't know who will buy TikTokApple announcement coming 9/8?AG Barr wants to go after Google for anti-trust nowAmazon furious over JEDI contract going to MicrosoftAmazon Halo fitness band uses AI to judge your tone of voice, records your conversations, and takes naked selfies of youUS court rules that the NSA surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden is illegalCalifornia's assembly kills effort to expand broadband to all CaliforniansCableCARD nearing its endBiden/Harris signs coming to Animal Crossing: New HorizonsFisher-Price baby controller toy understands the Konami CodeIt takes Google Maps users 24 years to walk 1 light yearNvidia RTX 3080 coming soon for $1499 Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Rob Reid, Dan Patterson, and Louis Maresca Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: code TWIT

TWiT 783: The Galaxy Jaffle - Trump vs Tik Tok, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 First Impressions, Black Hat/DEFCON Recap
Aug 10 2020 160 mins  
Trump vs Tik Tok, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 First Impressions, Black Hat/DEFCON Recap Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 20, Z Fold 2, Watch 3, Buds Live, and moreDEFCON / Black Hat 2020: What if they held a security conference and nobody came?Snapdragon flaw makes half of all Android phones hackableWe learned to hack any satellite at Black Hat 2020. Here's how!Tencent taught us how to hack printers at Black HatSmart light bulbs are mini servers that anyone can hackJackpotting ATMS, reverse engineering a Tesla battery, and moreBitcoin hacks take over YouTubePhil Schiller replaced by Greg Joswiak at AppleWhy Tim Cook is the best CEO Apple has ever hadThe final Intel iMac is the best computer Apple has ever madeGarmin paid $10 million to pay off their ransomware hackersTik Tok is the best new artform of the generationWhat is China doing with Tik Tok to manipulate us?Trump declares a national emergency, banning Bytedance as of September 15th - Tik Tok, WeChat, and Tencent all affectedWho will buy Tik Tok? Microsoft and Twitter are in the running; who else?How will China repay us for banning ByteDance?US offers $10 million bounties for hackers trying to affect US electionsIntel hacked - but that's the least of their worries.Google has been "accidentally" listening to everything you say and will use that in their ADT mergerGoogle lost money for the first time ever this quarterYouTubers turning to subscriptions for revenueWhat year did you start watching more things online than on TV?Rene Ritchie thinks you should read Axiom's End by Lindsay EllisHow Lexy Savvides got her startRIP Frances Allen, one of IBM's greatest programmers of all timeBlack Girls Code wants more women of color to join the tech industryTaking Boston Dynamic's Spot robot for a walk in San FranciscoWant an Analogue Pocket? Here's how to get one!Flying cars are finally legal to drive, but only in one US state Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Rene Ritchie, and Lexy Savvides Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT1

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