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The New Screen Savers (MP3)

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The New Screen Savers is a variety show for tech on the TWiT network. The show stars Leo Laporte and is co-hosted by Megan Morrone and Jason Howell. Viewers get live tech help, interesting guests, insights into the latest innovations, products, scientist, and trends, plus lots of fun things thrown in, too. There are special guest co-host appearances from Patrick Norton, Kate Botello, Kevin Rose, Martin Sargent, and more.Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.

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The New Screen Savers is a variety show for tech on the TWiT network. The show stars Leo Laporte and is co-hosted by Megan Morrone and Jason Howell. Viewers get live tech help, interesting guests, insights into the latest innovations, products, scientist, and trends, plus lots of fun things thrown in, too. There are special guest co-host appearances from Patrick Norton, Kate Botello, Kevin Rose, Martin Sargent, and more.Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.

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Intro is too long leo

By Crossbeau93 - May 06 2015
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Love the show but can you cut the length of the intro music at the beginning please

G Spot MIA

By therealfreddy_p - May 03 2015
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Love bringing the old show back... Where's the g spot?

iTunes Ratings

49 Ratings
Average Ratings
37
4
1
2
5

Intro is too long leo

By Crossbeau93 - May 06 2015
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Love the show but can you cut the length of the intro music at the beginning please

G Spot MIA

By therealfreddy_p - May 03 2015
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Love bringing the old show back... Where's the g spot?

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The New Screen Savers (MP3)

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The New Screen Savers is a variety show for tech on the TWiT network. The show stars Leo Laporte and is co-hosted by Megan Morrone and Jason Howell. Viewers get live tech help, interesting guests, insights into the latest innovations, products, scientist, and trends, plus lots of fun things thrown in, too. There are special guest co-host appearances from Patrick Norton, Kate Botello, Kevin Rose, Martin Sargent, and more.Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy episodes from the TWiT Archives.

TNSS 184: Fly like Iron Man with Gravity's $400K Jet Suit

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On 'The New Screen Savers' recorded on Saturday, November 24, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Florence Ion:

  • Leo and Florence discuss how shoppers used smartphones to spent $1B on Thanksgiving and how the U.S. government is asking allies to stop using Huawei telecommunications equipment.
  • Aerospace engineer Dr. Angelo Grubisic takes to the sky with the world's fastest jet suit as the Director of Flight Training for Gravity Industries. He joins to discuss human flight with the 1,050 horsepower Daedalus jet suit invented by Richard Browning.
  • We continue our Holiday Gift Guides with Flo's Picks for Android phones with the Pixel 3, Galaxy Note9, and OnePlus 6T; and smart displays with the Google Home Hub, Lenovo Smart Display, and JBL Link View.
  • Leo gives his thoughts on the new Portals by Facebook for hands-free video calling. It features a smart camera that follows you around the room, Alexa built-in, and a large touchscreen display.
  • Jason Howell reviews the Acer Chromebook 13. This Chrome OS business-class notebook features up to an Intel Core i7 at an affordable price.

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Hosts: Leo Laporte and Florence Ion

Guests: Dr. Angelo Grubisic and Jason Howell

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Nov 25 2018

1hr 25mins

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TNSS 171: Internet Controlled Robots on LetsRobot.tv

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On The New Screen Savers recorded on Saturday, August 25, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Jason Howell:

  • Nikon officially entered the mirrorless camera arena with the unveiling of the Z7 and Z6. DPReview Science Editor Rishi Sanyal joins to give his hands-on impressions.
  • Jillian Ogle, Founder and CEO of Let's Robot, joins to show off her live streaming platform where anyone can take control of other people's homebrewed robots over the internet.
  • Jason gives his take on two phones: a first look at the Samsung Galaxy Note9 and his review of the Verizon exclusive Moto Z3 which is aiming to be the first to 5G with a future Moto Mod.
  • Megan Morrone chat's with former Apple engineer, and author of "Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs," Ken Kocienda about how he came to be the head engineer on the original iPhone keyboard.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jason Howell

Guests: Rishi Sanyal, Jillian Ogle, Ken Kocienda, and Megan Morrone

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Aug 26 2018

1hr 41mins

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TNSS 170: Industry Tech - AR Headsets & Security Robots

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On The New Screen Savers recorded on Saturday, August 18, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Alex Lindsay:

  • RealWear co-founder and CEO Andy Lowery show us their rugged, hands-free, and head-mounted Android computers, the HMT-1 and HMT-1Z1, that are designed for heavy industry.
  • Autonomous security robot Knightscope K5 patrols TWiT Studio as we speak to co-founder and Chief Client Officer Stacy Dean Stephens about how they're eyeing to cut America's trillion-dollar crime problem in half.
  • Fortnite is now on Android, but Epic Games chose to bypass the Google Play Store and to install it you need to allow 'unknown sources.' Jason Howell explains how and what this means for your Android device.
  • Speaking of Fortnite, looking to bring down your ping time? Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ reviews of the NETGEAR XR500 Nighthawk Pro Router made specifically for gaming.
  • Apple and Blackmagic Design collaborated on an eGPU to pair with the new MacBook Pro, but that's not the only option if you're looking for a boost. Razer has their Core X which also works with Macs. We put the two head-to-head.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Alex Lindsay

Guests: Andy Lowery, Stacy Dean Stephens, Jason Howell, and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Aug 18 2018

1hr 27mins

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TNSS 183: Alex's Holiday Guide

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On The New Screen Savers for November 17, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Alex Lindsay:

  • With the holidays just right around the corner, we'll feature gift ideas from our co-hosts. On today's show, Alex recommends the Hestan Cue smart cooking system, Leatherman Tread Bracelet, BaoFeng BF-888S Two Way Radio, Arduino Kits, and something every geek should have, a label maker.
  • Leo and Alex discuss Elon Musk's plan to launch thousands of internet satellites into orbit, and they remember Bill Godbout and Stan Lee.
  • Anki just released their new home robot the Vector. Powered by AI, this little guy can detect your face, talk, and play games with to you. Megan Morrone gives her review.
  • Google is rolling out the new camera feature Night Sight for the Pixel 3 which lets you take sharp, bright photos in very low light situations. Jason Howell shows you how it works.
  • We'll answer email questions on great ways to record audio in the field and which computers and programs are best for editing video.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Alex Lindsay

Guests: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Nov 18 2018

1hr 29mins

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TNSS 182: Apple's New iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini

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On The New Screen Savers recorded on Saturday, November 10, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Jason Snell:

  • Leo and Jason discuss Samsung's unveiling of its first foldable phone and other hot topics.
  • We have all the new products Apple announced last week starting with the completely redesigned iPad Pro which features an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, FaceID, the A12X Bionic chip that rivals the power of most PCs, a USB-C port, the new Apple Pencil, and more.
  • Leo and Jason also give their take on the new thinner and lighter MacBook Air that adds Retina display, Touch ID, and a Force Touch trackpad to the popular ultrabook.
  • Leo also compares the MacBook Air to a similarly priced Windows ultrabook, the Huawei MateBook X Pro, packing features an edge-to-edge display, 8th-gen Intel Core i7, and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU.
  • Jason Snell gives his review for the new Mac mini which hasn't had a major update in 4 years, greatly increasing its performance with quad or 6-core Intel processors, up to 64GB of RAM, and a fast SSD up to 2TB.
  • RED, a leading maker of digital cinema cameras, entered the Android market with the Hydrogen One which features a 3D holographic display. Jason Howell gives his review.​

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jason Snell

Guest: Jason Howell

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Nov 11 2018

1hr 27mins

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TNSS 181: Can Helium Break Your iPhone?

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On 'The New Screen Savers' recorded on Saturday, November 3, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Patrick Norton:

  • Leo and Patrick discuss how passcodes are protected under the Fifth Amendment; and the new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini that was announced at Apple's October event.
  • Apparently, iPhones can be rendered useless by helium so Leo tries to drown his iPhone XR with a balloon while talking to iFixit co-founder Kyle Wiens, who has done tests of their own and explains what causes it to happen.
  • Patrick reviews Caavo's 2nd-gen Control Center which unifies your home theater with a voice-activated universal remote.
  • Leo gives his review for two Acer laptops. One is 'the world's thinnest notebook,' the Swift 7; and the other is a large 15" Chrome OS 2-in-1, the Chromebook Spin 15.
  • OnePlus continues to push the envelope in getting flagship features in an affordable phone with the OnePlus 6T. Jason Howell gives his review.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Patrick Norton

Guests: Kyle Wiens and Jason Howell

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Nov 04 2018

1hr 24mins

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TNSS 180: Hands-On With the iPhone XR and Google Home Hub

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On The New Screen Savers recorded on Saturday, October 27, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Aaron Newcomb:

  • Leo and Aaron discuss the new copyright ruling that protects the right to repair for some gadgets, whether China could spy on President Trump's iPhone, and a piece of art made by AI that sold for $432,500.
  • Leo gives his hands-on first look at iPhone XR and lets you know why it might be the one to pick over the more pricey iPhone XS and XS Max.
  • Aaron and Leo answer some of your questions about Makerspaces, detecting Wi-Fi problems, and making a DIY music streaming server.
  • Leo reviews the new Google Home Hub, which combines the functionality of the Google Assistant, a smart home controller, and a digital picture frame that automatically picks your best and latest photos.
  • If you haven't gotten around to decorating for Halloween, Megan Morrone shows you how instantly creepify your home if you have some Philips Hue smart lights.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Aaron Newcomb

Guest: Megan Morrone

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Oct 28 2018

1hr 7mins

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TNSS 179: Pixel 3 XL Hands-On

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On 'The New Screen Savers' recorded on Saturday, October 20, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Iain Thomson:

  • Leo and Iain discuss Apple's upcoming October event and what could be announced, Apple CEO Tim Cook calling for the retraction of Bloomberg's Chinese spy chip story, and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's passing.
  • Leo gives his hands-on review of Google's new flagship Android phone, the Pixel 3 XL, putting the camera to the test on the streets of San Francisco.
  • Purism, the maker of privacy, security, and freedom-focused devices, just launched the Librem Key, a USB security token that also can detect if someone tampered with your computer. Purism's Chief Security Officer Kyle Rankin joins to show how it all works.
  • NETGEAR Orbi, Wirecutter's pick for best Wi-Fi mesh-networking kit, is adding a new product in its lineup. The Orbi Voice combines a mesh Wi-Fi extender with Harman Kardon speakers and Amazon Alexa smarts. Megan Morrone gives her review.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Iain Thomson

Guests: Kyle Rankin, Megan Morrone, and Florence Ion

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Oct 21 2018

1hr 16mins

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TNSS 178: Hands-On With Magic Leap's AR Headset

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On 'The New Screen Savers' recorded on Saturday, October 13, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone:

  • Leo and Megan discuss the week's new product announcements from Facebook and Google, including Portal from Facebook and Google's Home Hub, Pixel Slate, and Pixel 3.
  • DPReview Science Editor Rishi gives a behind-the-sense look at the tech driving the Pixel 3's camera for its new features like Super Res Zoom and Night Sight.
  • Leo tries out the Magic Leap One Creator Edition AR headset with XEODesign Founder Nicole Lazzaro, who has spent some time developing for the mixed reality, spatial computing platform.
  • Jason Howell gives a first look at Sony's new flagship phone the Xperia XZ3.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone

Guests: Rishi Sanyal, Nicole Lazzaro, and Jason Howell

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Oct 14 2018

1hr 37mins

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TNSS 177: Hisense's New 100-Inch 4K Dual Color Laser TV

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On 'The New Screen Savers' recorded on Saturday, October 6, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Scott Wilkinson:

  • Leo and Scott discuss Bloomberg's bombshell story claiming that China had spy chips embedded in data centers of Apple and Amazon, which the companies deny taking place.
  • Oura Ring is wearable that tracks your sleep and activity levels. Oura CEO Harpreet Singh Rai joins to tell us how it works and why tracking sleep is so important in helping one to better understand their body.
  • Hisense launched new models in their Laser TV line at CEDIA 2018, which uses a dual-laser system to add support for Wide Color Gamut in their ultra short throw 4K projectors. Scott gives his thoughts on the 100" L10E 4K Dual Color Laser TV.
  • Scott also gives a first look at the new Vizio Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos and talks about how the new surround sound format works to give you the sense of 3D audio.
  • Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica shows Jason Howell how to overclock a gaming PC with software like MSI Afterburner.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Scott Wilkinson

Guests: Harpreet Singh Rai, Sam Machkovech, and Jason Howell

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Oct 07 2018

1hr 28mins

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TNSS 189: Best of 2018

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Welcome to the Best of 2018 for The New Screen Savers for Saturday, December 29, 2018. From sipping Mai Tais from the TikiTron drinkbot, trying the VR omnidirectional treadmill featured in Ready Player One, to escaping Reason's high-tech escape rooms, here are some of our fan and staff favorite moments.

Host: Leo Laporte

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Dec 29 2018

2hr 12mins

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TNSS 188: High-Tech Escape Rooms & VR Motion Tracking

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On 'The New Screen Savers' recorded on Saturday, December 22, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Patrick Norton:

  • Leo and Patrick discuss Facebook's ongoing user data privacy problems, Elon Musk's Boring Company and their first completed tunnel, and how UK's second largest airport was shut down due to drones.
  • PhaseSpace's Robert Jaeger Slaughter shows off their unique motion tracking system that can be used for location-based VR entertainment and more.
  • Leo and the TWiT crew try out one of Reason's sci-fi themed escape rooms in San Francisco and give you a sneak peek at how co-founders Crina Bordas and Mike Chen are incorporating drones, VR, and 3D printers as a way to make emerging tech to be more accessible to everyone.
  • Patrick has a few ideas for you if you're behind on your holiday gift shopping with a last-minute Holiday Gift Guide.
  • Plus we answer some of your questions in our 'Call for Help' and 'Mail Bag.'

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Patrick Norton

Guests: Robert Jaeger Slaughter, Crina Bordas, Mike Chen, Jason Howell, Megan Morrone, Colleen Goldstein, and Jerry Wagley

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Dec 23 2018

1hr 27mins

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TNSS 187: Take Back Control of Your Email With the Helm Personal Server

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On 'The New Screen Savers' recorded on Saturday, December 15, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Scott Bourne:

  • Leo and Scott discuss the continuing Chinese espionage story, Facebook's new data breach of their user's photos, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai's appearance before the House Judiciary Committee.
  • Helm wants you to take back control of your email with a personal server for your home. Co-founder and CEO Giri Sreenivas joins us to show how the Helm works, its simple setup process, and how it keeps your data safe.
  • Scott gives us a look at Skylum Software's upcoming update to their photo editing app Luminar 2018 with Luminar 3, adding new features like Libraries to automatically organizes your images and more editing tools powered by AI.
  • We continue our Holiday Gift Guides with Scott's picks for photographers of any level.
  • Leo gives us a first look at a couple of electric bikes, Rad Power Bikes' RadCity and Lithium Cycles' Super73-S1, plus a few cycling accessories.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Scott Bourne

Guests: Giri Sreenivas and Megan Morrone

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Dec 16 2018

1hr 39mins

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TNSS 186: Hands-On with the Google Pixel Slate Chrome OS Tablet

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On 'The New Screen Savers' recorded on Saturday, December 8, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Jason Howell:

  • Leo and Jason discuss Canada's arrest of a Huawei exec, Australia's anti-encryption law, Google shutting down Allo, and Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 SOC.
  • Jason reviews the Google Pixel Slate. This premium Chrome OS tablet features a 12.3" Molecular Display and starts at $599.
  • We continue our Holiday Gift Guides with Jason's picks for high-end headphones from Monolith by Monoprice and HIFIMAN; and gaming headsets and other video game accessories.
  • Sam Machkovech shows how you can play your old-school Super Nintendo game cartridges in 1080p goodness with the Analogue Super Nt.
  • Is it possible to transfer to a new Google account and keep all your data? Find out in our mailbag.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jason Howell

Guest: Sam Machkovech

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Dec 09 2018

1hr 26mins

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TNSS 185: temi - The Personal Robot Assistant for Your Home

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On 'The New Screen Savers' recorded on Saturday, December 1, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Iain Thomson:

  • Leo and Iain discuss Marriott's massive breach of 500 million customer's data, CRISPR-edited babies, and NASA's InSight lander on Mars.
  • Danny Isserles from temi shows off their personal robot that can autonomously follow you around your home or office as your digital assistant or telepresence robot.
  • We continue our Holiday Gift Guides with Iain's picks, including phone cases, gadget toolkits, power banks, and UPSs.
  • Plus a bonus Gift Guide from Ars Technica's Sam Machkovec with the best multi-platform video games.
  • We answer some of your questions like how to protect someone's aunt who keeps letting "Microsoft" remote in to fix her laptop.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Iain Thomson

Guests: Danny Isserles, Sam Machkovech, and Jason Howell

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Dec 02 2018

1hr 27mins

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TNSS 184: Fly like Iron Man with Gravity's $400K Jet Suit

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On 'The New Screen Savers' recorded on Saturday, November 24, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Florence Ion:

  • Leo and Florence discuss how shoppers used smartphones to spent $1B on Thanksgiving and how the U.S. government is asking allies to stop using Huawei telecommunications equipment.
  • Aerospace engineer Dr. Angelo Grubisic takes to the sky with the world's fastest jet suit as the Director of Flight Training for Gravity Industries. He joins to discuss human flight with the 1,050 horsepower Daedalus jet suit invented by Richard Browning.
  • We continue our Holiday Gift Guides with Flo's Picks for Android phones with the Pixel 3, Galaxy Note9, and OnePlus 6T; and smart displays with the Google Home Hub, Lenovo Smart Display, and JBL Link View.
  • Leo gives his thoughts on the new Portals by Facebook for hands-free video calling. It features a smart camera that follows you around the room, Alexa built-in, and a large touchscreen display.
  • Jason Howell reviews the Acer Chromebook 13. This Chrome OS business-class notebook features up to an Intel Core i7 at an affordable price.

Products mentioned:

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Florence Ion

Guests: Dr. Angelo Grubisic and Jason Howell

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Nov 25 2018

1hr 25mins

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TNSS 183: Alex's Holiday Guide

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On The New Screen Savers for November 17, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Alex Lindsay:

  • With the holidays just right around the corner, we'll feature gift ideas from our co-hosts. On today's show, Alex recommends the Hestan Cue smart cooking system, Leatherman Tread Bracelet, BaoFeng BF-888S Two Way Radio, Arduino Kits, and something every geek should have, a label maker.
  • Leo and Alex discuss Elon Musk's plan to launch thousands of internet satellites into orbit, and they remember Bill Godbout and Stan Lee.
  • Anki just released their new home robot the Vector. Powered by AI, this little guy can detect your face, talk, and play games with to you. Megan Morrone gives her review.
  • Google is rolling out the new camera feature Night Sight for the Pixel 3 which lets you take sharp, bright photos in very low light situations. Jason Howell shows you how it works.
  • We'll answer email questions on great ways to record audio in the field and which computers and programs are best for editing video.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Alex Lindsay

Guests: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Nov 18 2018

1hr 29mins

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TNSS 182: Apple's New iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini

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On The New Screen Savers recorded on Saturday, November 10, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Jason Snell:

  • Leo and Jason discuss Samsung's unveiling of its first foldable phone and other hot topics.
  • We have all the new products Apple announced last week starting with the completely redesigned iPad Pro which features an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, FaceID, the A12X Bionic chip that rivals the power of most PCs, a USB-C port, the new Apple Pencil, and more.
  • Leo and Jason also give their take on the new thinner and lighter MacBook Air that adds Retina display, Touch ID, and a Force Touch trackpad to the popular ultrabook.
  • Leo also compares the MacBook Air to a similarly priced Windows ultrabook, the Huawei MateBook X Pro, packing features an edge-to-edge display, 8th-gen Intel Core i7, and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU.
  • Jason Snell gives his review for the new Mac mini which hasn't had a major update in 4 years, greatly increasing its performance with quad or 6-core Intel processors, up to 64GB of RAM, and a fast SSD up to 2TB.
  • RED, a leading maker of digital cinema cameras, entered the Android market with the Hydrogen One which features a 3D holographic display. Jason Howell gives his review.​

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jason Snell

Guest: Jason Howell

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Nov 11 2018

1hr 27mins

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TNSS 181: Can Helium Break Your iPhone?

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On 'The New Screen Savers' recorded on Saturday, November 3, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Patrick Norton:

  • Leo and Patrick discuss how passcodes are protected under the Fifth Amendment; and the new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini that was announced at Apple's October event.
  • Apparently, iPhones can be rendered useless by helium so Leo tries to drown his iPhone XR with a balloon while talking to iFixit co-founder Kyle Wiens, who has done tests of their own and explains what causes it to happen.
  • Patrick reviews Caavo's 2nd-gen Control Center which unifies your home theater with a voice-activated universal remote.
  • Leo gives his review for two Acer laptops. One is 'the world's thinnest notebook,' the Swift 7; and the other is a large 15" Chrome OS 2-in-1, the Chromebook Spin 15.
  • OnePlus continues to push the envelope in getting flagship features in an affordable phone with the OnePlus 6T. Jason Howell gives his review.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Patrick Norton

Guests: Kyle Wiens and Jason Howell

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Nov 04 2018

1hr 24mins

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TNSS 180: Hands-On With the iPhone XR and Google Home Hub

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On The New Screen Savers recorded on Saturday, October 27, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Aaron Newcomb:

  • Leo and Aaron discuss the new copyright ruling that protects the right to repair for some gadgets, whether China could spy on President Trump's iPhone, and a piece of art made by AI that sold for $432,500.
  • Leo gives his hands-on first look at iPhone XR and lets you know why it might be the one to pick over the more pricey iPhone XS and XS Max.
  • Aaron and Leo answer some of your questions about Makerspaces, detecting Wi-Fi problems, and making a DIY music streaming server.
  • Leo reviews the new Google Home Hub, which combines the functionality of the Google Assistant, a smart home controller, and a digital picture frame that automatically picks your best and latest photos.
  • If you haven't gotten around to decorating for Halloween, Megan Morrone shows you how instantly creepify your home if you have some Philips Hue smart lights.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Aaron Newcomb

Guest: Megan Morrone

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Oct 28 2018

1hr 7mins

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TNSS 179: Pixel 3 XL Hands-On

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On 'The New Screen Savers' recorded on Saturday, October 20, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Iain Thomson:

  • Leo and Iain discuss Apple's upcoming October event and what could be announced, Apple CEO Tim Cook calling for the retraction of Bloomberg's Chinese spy chip story, and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's passing.
  • Leo gives his hands-on review of Google's new flagship Android phone, the Pixel 3 XL, putting the camera to the test on the streets of San Francisco.
  • Purism, the maker of privacy, security, and freedom-focused devices, just launched the Librem Key, a USB security token that also can detect if someone tampered with your computer. Purism's Chief Security Officer Kyle Rankin joins to show how it all works.
  • NETGEAR Orbi, Wirecutter's pick for best Wi-Fi mesh-networking kit, is adding a new product in its lineup. The Orbi Voice combines a mesh Wi-Fi extender with Harman Kardon speakers and Amazon Alexa smarts. Megan Morrone gives her review.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Iain Thomson

Guests: Kyle Rankin, Megan Morrone, and Florence Ion

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Oct 21 2018

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TNSS 178: Hands-On With Magic Leap's AR Headset

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On 'The New Screen Savers' recorded on Saturday, October 13, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone:

  • Leo and Megan discuss the week's new product announcements from Facebook and Google, including Portal from Facebook and Google's Home Hub, Pixel Slate, and Pixel 3.
  • DPReview Science Editor Rishi gives a behind-the-sense look at the tech driving the Pixel 3's camera for its new features like Super Res Zoom and Night Sight.
  • Leo tries out the Magic Leap One Creator Edition AR headset with XEODesign Founder Nicole Lazzaro, who has spent some time developing for the mixed reality, spatial computing platform.
  • Jason Howell gives a first look at Sony's new flagship phone the Xperia XZ3.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone

Guests: Rishi Sanyal, Nicole Lazzaro, and Jason Howell

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Oct 14 2018

1hr 37mins

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TNSS 177: Hisense's New 100-Inch 4K Dual Color Laser TV

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On 'The New Screen Savers' recorded on Saturday, October 6, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Scott Wilkinson:

  • Leo and Scott discuss Bloomberg's bombshell story claiming that China had spy chips embedded in data centers of Apple and Amazon, which the companies deny taking place.
  • Oura Ring is wearable that tracks your sleep and activity levels. Oura CEO Harpreet Singh Rai joins to tell us how it works and why tracking sleep is so important in helping one to better understand their body.
  • Hisense launched new models in their Laser TV line at CEDIA 2018, which uses a dual-laser system to add support for Wide Color Gamut in their ultra short throw 4K projectors. Scott gives his thoughts on the 100" L10E 4K Dual Color Laser TV.
  • Scott also gives a first look at the new Vizio Home Theater Sound System with Dolby Atmos and talks about how the new surround sound format works to give you the sense of 3D audio.
  • Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica shows Jason Howell how to overclock a gaming PC with software like MSI Afterburner.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Scott Wilkinson

Guests: Harpreet Singh Rai, Sam Machkovech, and Jason Howell

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Oct 07 2018

1hr 28mins

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TNSS 176: Apple Watch 4 & macOS Mojave Reviewed

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On 'The New Screen Savers' recorded on Saturday, September 29, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ:

  • Leo and Robert discuss Facebook's user data breach, Elon Musk resigning as Tesla's board chairman, and Oculus' new Quest wireless VR headset.
  • Apple's macOS Mojave was released this week, adding new features like Dark Mode and iOS apps. Andrew Cunningham of Ars Technica explains why he thinks this is one of the Mac's best update in years.
  • Jason Howell jumps into a vertical wind tunnel with a VR headset to try out iFLY's indoor skydiving virtual reality experience.
  • The new Apple Watch Series 4 brings the first major redesign since its debut, featuring a larger display, electrocardiogram, Walkie-Talkie, and more. Leo gives his review.
  • Florence Ion gives a round-up of her favorite DIY smart security systems including SimpliSafe, Abode Essentials, and Ooma.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

Guests: Andrew Cunningham, Jason Howell, Florence Ion, and Megan Morrone

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Sep 30 2018

1hr 33mins

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TNSS 175: Hands-On With the iPhone XS Max

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On 'The New Screen Savers' recorded on Saturday, September 22, 2018, with Jason Howell and Rich DeMuro:

  • Jason and Rich discuss Amazon's surprise Echo event where they announced 70 new products including new Echo speakers, an in-car Echo device, and a microwave.
  • Jason tours the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment in Oakland, California. The MADE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of video game history where you can play anything from the Atari 2600 to the Wii U and learn about game development.
  • Apple's new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are now available. Rich has had some hands-on experience for the last few days and gives his first impressions.
  • Megan Morrone takes a look at the sleek-looking GLAS smart thermostat by Johnson Controls. It's powered by Microsoft's Cortana, but can also be controlled by Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Rich DeMuro

Guests: Eric Avila, Megan Morrone, and Florence Ion

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Sep 23 2018

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TNSS 174: Hands-On With Canon EOS R Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

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On 'The New Screen Savers' recorded on Saturday, September 15, 2018, with Megan Morrone and Rich DeMuro:

  • Apple unveiled the new iPhone XS, XS Max, iPhone XR, and Apple Watch 4. Rich was at the special event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino and gives his initial thoughts.
  • Canon joins the full-frame mirrorless bandwagon with the Canon EOS R. Richard Butler of DPReview.com gives his hands-on impressions and how it compares to the recently introduced Nikon Z-Series.
  • RoBhat Labs co-founders Ash Bhat and Rohan Phadte show their set of tools to help protect you from fake news, the latest being a browser extension that can spot a misleading or photoshopped image using machine learning.
  • Megan shows how you can get a smart home theater with Polk's Command Bar soundbar with Alexa built-in.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Rich DeMuro

Guests: Richard Butler, Ash Bhat, Rohan Phadte, and Florence Ion

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Sep 15 2018

1hr 34mins

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TNSS 173: Skydio's AI-Powered Self-Flying 4K Drone

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On 'The New Screen Savers' recorded on Saturday, September 8, 2018, with Megan Morrone and Alex Lindsay:

  • FCC chairman Ajit Pai is suggesting "new transparency obligations" for web giants like Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Ars Technica Senior IT Reporter Jon Brodkin joins Megan and Alex to discuss.
  • Jason Howell takes the Skydio R1, a drone that flies and shoots 4K video all on its own using AI and computer vision, out for a spin with CEO Adam Bry.
  • Alex shows some of his geeky cooking gadgets that will make your life easier.
  • And we talk data recovery on macOS and answer more of your questions in our Call for Help and Mail Bag.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Alex Lindsay

Guests: Jon Brodkin, Adam Bry, and Jason Howell

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Sep 09 2018

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TNSS 172: Hands-On With the Samsung Galaxy Note9

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On The New Screen Savers recorded on Saturday, September 1, 2018, with Jason Howell and Patrick Norton:

  • Jason and Patrick discuss Google's 'rigged' search, California passing a strong net neutrality bill, and 8K TVs at IFA 2018.
  • Jason has put the Samsung Galaxy Note9 flagship Android phone through its paces and gives his full review.
  • Patrick has been testing the Andrew Jones-designed ELAC Debut 2.0 B6.2 bookshelf speakers. He'll let you how it stacks up to the original Debut series and dives into some home theater speaker basics.
  • We continue our home theater speaker talk in our 'Call for Help.' Is there any way to keep the noise down to be a better neighbor?
  • Megan Morrone and Navigant Research Senior Analyst Sam Abuelsamid take the hydrogen-powered 2018 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell for a ride.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Patrick Norton

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid and Megan Morrone

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Sep 02 2018

1hr 37mins

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TNSS 171: Internet Controlled Robots on LetsRobot.tv

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On The New Screen Savers recorded on Saturday, August 25, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Jason Howell:

  • Nikon officially entered the mirrorless camera arena with the unveiling of the Z7 and Z6. DPReview Science Editor Rishi Sanyal joins to give his hands-on impressions.
  • Jillian Ogle, Founder and CEO of Let's Robot, joins to show off her live streaming platform where anyone can take control of other people's homebrewed robots over the internet.
  • Jason gives his take on two phones: a first look at the Samsung Galaxy Note9 and his review of the Verizon exclusive Moto Z3 which is aiming to be the first to 5G with a future Moto Mod.
  • Megan Morrone chat's with former Apple engineer, and author of "Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs," Ken Kocienda about how he came to be the head engineer on the original iPhone keyboard.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jason Howell

Guests: Rishi Sanyal, Jillian Ogle, Ken Kocienda, and Megan Morrone

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Aug 26 2018

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TNSS 170: Industry Tech - AR Headsets & Security Robots

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On The New Screen Savers recorded on Saturday, August 18, 2018, with Leo Laporte and Alex Lindsay:

  • RealWear co-founder and CEO Andy Lowery show us their rugged, hands-free, and head-mounted Android computers, the HMT-1 and HMT-1Z1, that are designed for heavy industry.
  • Autonomous security robot Knightscope K5 patrols TWiT Studio as we speak to co-founder and Chief Client Officer Stacy Dean Stephens about how they're eyeing to cut America's trillion-dollar crime problem in half.
  • Fortnite is now on Android, but Epic Games chose to bypass the Google Play Store and to install it you need to allow 'unknown sources.' Jason Howell explains how and what this means for your Android device.
  • Speaking of Fortnite, looking to bring down your ping time? Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ reviews of the NETGEAR XR500 Nighthawk Pro Router made specifically for gaming.
  • Apple and Blackmagic Design collaborated on an eGPU to pair with the new MacBook Pro, but that's not the only option if you're looking for a boost. Razer has their Core X which also works with Macs. We put the two head-to-head.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Alex Lindsay

Guests: Andy Lowery, Stacy Dean Stephens, Jason Howell, and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

The New Screen Savers records live every Saturday at 3PM Pacific on twit.tv/live. Episodes are available for download and streaming later that evening at https://twit.tv/shows/new-screen-savers.

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Aug 18 2018

1hr 27mins

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