This Week in Tech (MP3)

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TWiT 779: No Future for Green Pants - TikTok's Bad Week, RIP Quibi, mmhmm
Jul 12 2020 151 mins  
TikTok's Bad Week, RIP Quibi, mmhmmmmhmm is a fun new way to use meeting softwareUS might ban TikTok, India already has. What is the future for the embattled platform? Is TikTok safe to use? Apple Glass on the way: Foxconn is making thousands of semi-transparent lenses for Apple glassesAmazon wants to rule the world. Is that really all that bad? Is there any hope for Quibi? (Nope)Google's "Works With Google" virtual event demonstrated Android 11's new IoT features and their Smart Home devices.Is Microsoft looking to buy Magic Leap? MS exec becomes Magic Leap CEO - is she a Trojan Horse? Ninja joins YouTube after Mixer diesTwitter partner Dataminr accused of giving Black Lives Matter protester surveillance to policeTikTok, Linked In, and others accused of copying users' clipboards, blame a bug in a Google SDK Amazon briefly tells employees to take TikTok off their phones, backpedals furiously when their marketing department throws a fitHow much of the TikTok hate is just anti-Chinese bias? US teens worried about losing TikTokHow mmhmm works with Zoom, Teams, and Google MeetMicrosoft Teams adds "Together Mode," which puts meeting attendants in seats in an auditoriumAR still isn't ready for the outside world, but it works great for Snapchat and TikTok filtersNorth Focals, Jins Meme ES, Amazon Lens, Snap Spectacles, Bose Frames - different smart glasses with different use casesWhen will AR get a killer App? User-focused design is the answer, but not a lot of AR companies are doing that. Foxconn invests $1B to open a factory in IndiaSearching for the perfect car phone holderAre Millennials killing IoT? Walmart is launching an Amazon Prime competitor in JulyJack Dorsey donates $3 Million to Basic IncomeTwitter might be starting a subscription service Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Louise Matsakis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Phil Libin Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT1 WWT.COM/TWIT promo code TWIT10

TWiT 778: In the Zoom Where It Happens - Apple Glasses, iOS 14 Privacy, and Hamilton on Disney+
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 - Apple WWDC Recap - Apple Silicon, macOS 11, iOS 14
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 773: The Duchess of Sealand - Trump vs Twitter, SpaceX, George Floyd Protests
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

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