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 778: In the Zoom Where It Happens
Jul 06 2020 178 mins  
Apple Glasses, iOS 14 Privacy, and Hamilton on Disney+Is Apple pulling away from the competition?Is Intel dying?Snap Spectacles third edition arrives in IndiaGoogle buys North, makers of Focals smart glassesWhere are Alexis Ohanian and Pete Cashmore?Mark Gurman has the scoop on Apple GlassesLidar technology could drive Apple business for the next decadeThe Race After Technology and holographyIs technology making life too fast?iOS 14 highlights ad tracking - advertisers are not happy about it.iOS 14 outs Tik Tok and LinkedIn for snooping on the clipboard Apple says no to 16 Web APIs for Safari for security reasonsAd tracking is big business for Google, Facebook, and SpotifyWhat is the future of brick and mortar? Warehouses with curbside delivery? Advertizers boycotting Facebook, but they'll be backMicrosoft wants to "upskill" 25 million workers for high-demand jobsEye Mouth Eye Twitter trend tricks tech Twitter into donating to Black Lives Matter charitiesAnonymous shopping cart abandoner causes chaos for online vendors - here's who is to blameLululemon buys Mirror for half a billion dollarsHamilton premieres on Disney+ to rave reviewsBMW does a press event in VR to show off their subscription heated seatsWith NFC and ultrawideband, your phone can be your car key Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Shira Lazar, Sam Abuelsamid, and Jason Hiner Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWIT

TWiT 777: Apple's RISCy Move
Jun 29 2020 158 mins  
Apple WWDC Recap - Apple Silicon, macOS 11, iOS 14Mac moves from Intel to Apple SiliconWhat happens to Intel? Microsoft?iOS apps will run on MacsWill Macs still run Windows on Boot Camp?Microsoft closes all retail stores - are PCs moving to the cloud?PC gaming - the biggest reason you need a PCCan x86 die already?What could go wrong with the shift to Apple Silicon?Should you buy an Intel Mac now? Should you buy the first version of the ARM Mac?The fastest supercomputer in the world has an ARM chipmacOS goes to 11Should WWDC stay virtual next year?Will macOS and iOS merge?Group Messages grows upWill ARM Macs use Thunderbolt? USB 4?When will the first ARM Macs show up?How well will Rosetta 2 work?How is the transition to ARM going to work? How long has it already been going on?Apple WWDC interviews and presentationsSix Colors has all the info you need on all the WWDC presentations - here are the bestWWDC iOS 14 and watchOS 7 Speed Round - back tap, custom home screen, group FaceTime with sign language, App Clips, Shortcuts on Apple Watch, translation app, hand washing timer, dance, AirPods Pro custom EQTik Tok is grabbing your clipboard every 10 secondsDon't install Big Sur beta on your main computer!iOS 14 warns you about tracking cookiesTrump campaign app steals all your app allowed on the App StoreOlympus leaving the camera businessFinally, surveyors all use the same footMicrosoft kills Mixer; Ninja and Shroud get to keep their money Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Lory Gil, Jason Snell, and Dan Moren Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:

TWiT 776: Phat Boyin' It All Day
Jun 22 2020 143 mins  
WWDC Preview: no new hardware will be announcedApple re-closing some US Stores due to Covid-19WWDC Preview: Apple transitions to ARM WWDC Preview: here's the jacket and pins that the Swift Student Challenge winners wonWWDC Preview: iOS 14 improvements - can they please fix Siri? Apple vs Hey - Apple kicks Hey app out of the App Store iOS App Store brings in $519 Billion in 2019 Apple facing anti-trust investigations in the EUTalking about grilling Twitter starts offering 140 second Voice TweetsUsing Facebook to train yourself Facebook lets its users turn off political ads Facebook wants to help 4 million people vote K-Pop stans and Tik Tok teens and grandmas troll Trump's Tulsa rally 71% of Americans refuse to use contact tracing apps iFixit wants to help users fix ventilators; ventilator manufacturer sues FCC approves the first prescription video game for ADHD Oscars delayed until April 2021 Disney+ kills their 7 day free trial weeks before Hamilton releaseOnly $75k to get your own Spot robot dog Flash dies completely on December 31st, 2020 Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Owen JJ Stone, Georgia Dow, and Andy Ihnatko Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWIT

TWiT 775: Bacon Buddies
Jun 14 2020 178 mins  
Zoom bans an American's account at China's request, won't have real end-to-end encryption IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft stop selling face recognition software to the police Clearview and Palantir continue to sell face recognition to the police Apple is the world's first $1.5 trillion company Apple WWDC 2020 coming June 22. Here's what Apple will announce. How quickly will Apple transition Macs to ARM? Refrigerator DRM is catching up with printer DRM ZFS cuts "slave" out of OpenZFS codebase. GitHub ditches "master" Michael Seibel replaces Alexis Ohanian on Reddit board HBO yanks Gone With the Wind, it becomes the #1 show on Apple TV+ Four GOP Senators ask FCC to review Section 230 PS5 hardware and games announced - disc vs digital Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone Games for Racial Justice and Equality surpasses it's $5 million goal Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ant Pruitt, Christina Warren, and Iain Thomson Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT1 - promo code: TWIT WWT.COM/TWIT

TWiT 774: The Mafia is Zooming
Jun 08 2020 133 mins  
Tim Cook and Satya Nadella speaking up on racism - what should Big Tech do? Amazon says they are against racism, but sells racist facial recognition tech to police Can tech improve policing? Social and Organizational barriers to change Should social networks fact-check Trump? James Bennet resigns as Opinion Editor of NYT after letting Tom Cotton post-inflammatory editorial YouTube is a bigger problem than Facebook and Twitter How do we fix Google, Facebook, and Twitter without losing more jobs? Creativity, transparency, and incentivesSynthetic biology, synthetic marketplaces, synthetic people Reddit founder quits and asks to be replaced by a black person NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admits they were wrong about Colin Kaepernick's kneeling protest Minneapolis will dismantle their police department Zoom won't encrypt free tier so they can help the cops Russian GRU exploiting Exim Mail Transfer Agent Trump and Biden campaigns being phished by China and Iran Project Gutenberg is now illegal in Italy HBO Max will not apply to AT&T data caps, but you can't play it on Roku or Amazon devices Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Dylan Tweney, Wesley Faulkner, and Amy Webb Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:

TWiT 773: The Duchess of Sealand
Jun 01 2020 154 mins  
Trump vs Twitter, SpaceX, George Floyd ProtestsTrump vs Twitter: what is Section 230? Trump vs Twitter: what does Trump's executive order say?Trump vs Twitter: who would be hurt most by Trump's executive order?Trump vs Twitter: who gets to determine "truth"?Trump vs Twitter: France passes a law that platforms must remove illegal content within 24 hoursSpaceX launches humans into space from American soil for the first time in 9 yearsGoogle postpones Android 11 beta launch due to protestsSwitzerland's Apple/Google COVID contact tracing app vs France's StopCovid appFrance offers Twitter a new home if they want to leave America. What country do you think Twitter should move to?Microsoft lays off dozens of journalists, will replace them with AI. Journalist Bill Detwiler desperately defends his fellow humans.US House of Representatives to vote to allow FBI to read your browser history without a warrantHBO Max is one streaming service too manyAmazon Look style camera will stop working in July. Denise Howell's Instagram will never be the sameSome Good News sells to CBSPokemon Go Fest this July will be fully virtualBaratunde Thurston, author of "How to be Black" discusses his reaction to the racial events of the past week Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Patrick Beja, Bill Detwiler, Denise Howell, and Baratunde Thurston Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: WWT.COM/TWIT2

TWiT 772: 52 Cents & a Bag of Pop Chips
May 25 2020 148 mins  
Microsoft Build Highlights, Surface Earbuds Review, Minecraft's Biggest MonthCollege Board sued over flawed online AP testsMinecraft Dungeons ReviewMinecraft hits 162 Million users/monthFormer TWiT Producer OMGChad's OMGCraft hits 1,000,000 YouTube subscribers!Satya Nadella's "RGV2cw" Easter Egg spells "Devs" in Base 64All the easter eggs in the Microsoft Build 2020 livestreamMicrosoft Build 2020 highlights: Project Reunion and Fluid FrameworkMicrosoft embraces open source: it's a whole new MicrosoftTwitter says everyone can work from home forever. Facebook says they can, too, but they might pay you less if you move out of stateJoe Rogan podcast is now a Spotify Exclusive - will other podcasts start going exclusive?Zoom vs Discord vs Facebook RoomsHow to beat Zoom fatigueWill working from home kill the 75-hour work week, or make it worse?Work-from-home means less commuting, for better or for worseWill conferences stay virtual, go back to face-to-face, or be a hybrid?What Zoom/Teams/Slack/Meet/etc solution does your company use?Zoom solves its security issues - or at least seems to be working on it very hardHow well is your school handling distance learning?Different communication strokes for different gamer folksTom Hanks' movie "Greyhound" is a $70 Million Apple TV+ ExclusiveHBO Max premieres May 27th, adding yet more confusion to the online media worldBad news about that $125 Equifax settlementGrandma ordered to remove photos of grandchildren over GDPR violationFacebook found not liable for spreading terrorist content by US Supreme CourtWalmart kills after buying it for more than $3 Billion Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Lindsey Turrentine, Daniel Rubino, and Lisa Schmeiser Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT30

TWiT 771: Ferment All the Things
May 18 2020 128 mins  
Facebook Buys Giphy, Apple AR Glasses, Unreal Engine 5Facebook buys Giphy for $400 millionFacebook setting up a political advocacy group for big techUS Government going to sue Google for monopolizing online adsTrump tweets that Google, Facebook, and Twitter are controlled by the "Radical Left"Facebook has half of its oversight board in place alreadyZoom fatigue is real: is avatar-based chat the cure?Apple AR glasses coming in 2021Unreal Engine 5 will push game development to new heightsTwitter says that people can work from home forever - but should they?Robotic backboard makes all the shots Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Dwight Silverman, Mike Elgan, and Brianna Wu Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWIT

TWiT 770: The Vanna White Effect
May 11 2020 122 mins  
Zoom Fixes Encryption, Elon Musk and X Æ A-12Elon Musk names his child X Æ A-12: here's how to pronounce itZoom buys Keybase to fix encryptionGoogle Meet, Facebook Rooms, and Microsoft Teams desperately try to catch up with ZoomZoom is much more secure now but how did it win the video calling race, to begin with?Leo won't give up on jitsi even though it sounds like a moldRich DeMuro says Zoom is like slimeTeslas now stop automatically at red lights (and green)Google abandons its plans for a data-driven community in TorontoIs Amazon handling the coronavirus crisis well?Tim Bray quits Amazon in dismay over whistleblower firingsAustralia wants Google to stop showing news snippetsDo ISPs need bandwidth caps? Is everybody working from home hogging all the bandwidth?New 13-inch MacBook Pro heralds the end of butterfly keysMicrosoft 10X will come to single-screen devices in 2021Pixel Buds vs Surface Earbuds vs AirPodsBoston Dynamics Spot robot patrolling Singapore parks to enforce social distancingBBC releases Zoom backgroundsA hazmat-inspired suit lets you party, drink, and vape in safety Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Doc Searls, Rich DeMuro, and Larry Magid Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: WWT.COM/TWIT - promo code: TWIT1

TWiT 769: Me? I'm On Unhinged
May 04 2020 135 mins  
Elon Musk Goes Crazy, Tik Tok Takes Over Elon Musk loses Tesla $14 Billion with one reckless tweet TikTok gets more than 2 billion downloads in record time Apple/Google contact tracing approved by the CDC - will you install it? Apple makes it easier to unlock your iPhone while wearing a mask Google Buds 2 is a huge improvement over the original Microsoft announcing Xbox Series X game son May 7th John Legere is sad he no longer runs T-Mobile Starlink launches 422 satellites Will Quibi succeed? The truth behind John Krasinski's Some Good News Quarterly reports - Apple, Alphabet, and Amazon are all up Spotify revenue is up Why we like the new iPhone SE Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Shira Lazar, Devindra Hardawar, and Alex Wilhelm Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:

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