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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 every Sunday at 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 22:15 UTC.

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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 every Sunday at 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 22:15 UTC.

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Getting to political

By gary551 - Sep 30 2019
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Leo, your political bias is showing. You need to realize that not all your listeners are Trump haters. Your liberal jabs are ruining your show’s

Twit is Terrific

By f.f.five - Jan 23 2012
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Great conversations and Leo is always awesome.

iTunes Ratings

101 Ratings
Average Ratings
72
11
2
3
13

Getting to political

By gary551 - Sep 30 2019
Read more
Leo, your political bias is showing. You need to realize that not all your listeners are Trump haters. Your liberal jabs are ruining your show’s

Twit is Terrific

By f.f.five - Jan 23 2012
Read more
Great conversations and Leo is always awesome.

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This Week in Tech (Video HD)

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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 every Sunday at 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 22:15 UTC.

TWiT 742: Leave the Wallet At Home

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It's This Week in Tech with Jason Howell, Mikah Sargent, and Ant Pruitt hosting in the absence of Chief TWiT, Leo Laporte. PG&E may force a power outage at TWiT Eastside Studio to help reduce the risk of wildfire in surrounding areas.

  • Facebook Launches News Section to Compensate Publishers
  • Zuckerberg faces heat in Congress: "It's almost like you think this is a joke."
  • Fake Facebook ad claiming Lindsey Graham backs the Green New Deal is actually a test for Zuckerberg
  • Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL review: more than the sum of its sensors
  • Night Sight fight: The iPhone 11 kinda destroys the Pixel 4 with low light camera shots
  • AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have finally agreed to replace SMS with a new RCS standard
  • Google is delivering some Pixel 4 phones in fun cereal boxes
  • Google Cereal review: Feature-packed but lacking in basic nutrition [Gallery]
  • Google will replace Home devices bricked due to latest firmware update
  • LOFT Portable Battery Base for Google Home
  • Amazon is spending billions on shipping as it makes Prime one-day delivery a reality
  • After Briefly Falling To Number Two, Jeff Bezos Is Back As The Richest Man In The World
  • Apple Pay overtakes Starbucks as the most popular mobile payment platform in the US
  • Gov't bill could see Emergency Alerts broadcast over streaming services like Apple Music
  • Microsoft's Over-the-Top VR Rig Lets You Explore a Virtual World While Walking IRL
  • TikTok could threaten national security, senators say
  • Motorola teases its foldable RAZR phone reveal for November 13th
  • The Huawei Mate X is set to ship next month for $2,400, but only in China
  • Elvis hands-on
  • Ant talks about his new show

Hosts: Jason Howell, Ant Pruitt, and Mikah Sargent

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech

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Oct 26 2019

2hr 22mins

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TWiT 741: Jin Yang's Not Hotdog Method

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  • California passes law to kill the gig economy
  • Facebook refuses to ban lying in political ads
  • Why does internet access in America suck so much?
  • Pixel 4 event: kinda dull
  • Pixel 4 review: camera zoom not that great, face unlock works even if you are asleep or dead
  • Law enforcement face recognition banned in California for 3 years
  • Google focuses on "ambient computing"
  • Technopanic and social media
  • Zuckerberg is amoral, Facebook should just ban political ads
  • Google is great at everything but selling hardware
  • Pixelbook Go: perfect for college kids, but not for us
  • Google Nest Wifi sounds good
  • Air Force stops using 8-inch floppies to control missile launches
  • Malware makes ATMs spit out all their cash
  • Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber coming to a TV near you
  • RIP Yahoo Groups
  • Huawei is doing great!
  • Virgin Galactic shows of its spacesuits
  • Cobol turns 60
  • Fortnite is down! Technical error or marketing genius?
  • Is TikTok China's entry into our children's minds? Or is Mike Elgan just paranoid?

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Florence Ion, Mike Elgan, and Seth Rosenblatt

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech

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Oct 21 2019

2hr 23mins

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TWiT 743: Lying is Bad is a Lie

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  • Google Buys Fitbit. Will this be like Google buying HTC, or like Fitbit buying Pebble?
  • Apple hires a new smart home team. Can they catch up with Amazon and Google? Can they fix what is wrong with HomeKit?
  • AirPods Pro review - the best earbuds we've ever worn. However, they are pricy, and they're still earbuds, with all the issues that come with that.
  • AppleTV+ launches. Can an Aaron Sorkin wanna-be, wacky Emily Dickinson, and sexy blind people win the streaming wars?
  • NBC's Peacock TV may be free with ads when it launches in April.
  • HBO Max launches in May for $15. Will it finally kill cable?
  • Twitter bans political ads. Facebook thinks they are just fine, even if they lie. How will Twitter figure out what is a political issue? Does Mark Zuckerberg really think "Lying is bad?"
  • PG&E cuts power to millions but still manages to start a 77,000-acre fire. Cell service also fails. So does Comcast. Is this the harbinger of all of America's aging infrastructure finally collapsing?
  • National Weather Service tweets out some useful tools to track wildfires and smoke.
  • It's the emoji season! The controversy this year: non-gendered emoji.

Host: Jason Snell

Guests: Rene Ritchie, Devindra Hardawar, and Dan Moren

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech

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Nov 04 2019

1hr 50mins

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TWiT 739: Bob Ross with Biceps

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This week's stories

  • Microsoft surprises us all with the two-screen Surface Duo phone
  • Apple's Deep Fusion poised to trump Google's Pixel 4 announcement
  • More than 500 ransomware attacks on US schools so far in 2019
  • More red flags than a Chinese parade: WeWork's failed IPO
  • Apple loves freedom - except in China
  • US, UK, and Australian governments vs encryption
  • Lexy Savvides's Memoji secrets
  • Tim Cook can woo Trump all he wants, but Apple still has to pay 25% tariffs
  • CNET folds the Samsung Galaxy Fold until it breaks
  • Why did Windows Phone fail? Iain Thomson: "It was a thousand cuts of stupidity."
  • Microsoft's new Surface line is aimed straight at Apple
  • Will there be an October Apple event? All signs point to yes.
  • Google Seattle makes a literal product graveyard
  • Levis' Jacquard jean jackets
  • PayPal backs out of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency
  • Facebook vs Elizabeth Warren
  • Facebook says it's ok for political ads to lie
  • Twitter says it's ok for Trump to advocate civil war
  • Should Zuckerberg step down? Would that change anything?
  • Elon Musk's new Starship and its competition
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is concerned about Tesla's Smart Summon feature
  • Hundreds of millions of "Words with Friends" accounts hacked
  • Japan turns off pagers after 50 years of honorable service

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ant Pruitt, Iain Thomson, and Lexy Savvides

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech

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Oct 07 2019

2hr 14mins

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TWiT 740: Sex-Positive Currency

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This week's stories

  • The Chinese propaganda app that spies on all Chinese citizens
  • Chinese influence in video games, social media, and other industries - where do we draw the line?
  • What is Tencent? How much influence do they have over the world? Here's how to keep them from watching your iPhone
  • Can we still trust Apple? Can we trust anyone?
  • At what point do we admit that we are in a multi-state information war?
  • Is there any way to fine Facebook fairly? Bring back the Office of Technology Assesment!
  • Remember: the answer to bad politics is not "no politics". It is good politics.
  • Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency is falling apart
  • There is a very good reason why politicians can lie on Facebook
  • How Boris Johnson games Google
  • There are no political ads in France. Could we do that in America?
  • Which weird phone stands a better chance: the Essential Gem or Microsoft Duo?
  • Apple Arcade is still wonderful.
  • How much do Americans know about tech? Not a lot. What should we do about that?
  • SCOTUS decides websites must be accessible to blind people
  • Lithium-ion battery inventors win Nobel Prize

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Patrick Beja, Brianna Wu, and Nate Lanxon

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech

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Oct 14 2019

2hr 24mins

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TWiT 748: The BAT FAANGs

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Stories this Week

  • Mac Pro is only for Pros
  • Apple's pivot to services plays on our trust of Apple
  • How amoral should companies be?
  • Silicon Valley Finale
  • Larry and Sergei ride off into the sunset - what happens next?
  • How worried should companies be about government regulation?
  • Why we're watching Watchmen
  • Amazon comes to New York, without tax benefits
  • Stadiums as a metaphor for tech
  • Amazon's re:Invent is all about AI
  • Huawei makes "America-free" Phones
  • What is the future of war?
  • Is 5G going to be like LTE or WiMAX?
  • Intel admits failure
  • Reddit bans Russian sock puppets
  • Elon dodges pedo bullet
  • Magic Leap is the most amazing, important, incredible failure ever

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Christina Warren and Amy Webb

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech

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Dec 09 2019

2hr 41mins

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TWiT 747: Every Click is a Vote

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This Week's Stories

  • .org being sold off is a much bigger deal than you think
  • Apple erases Jony Ive, brings back thicker iPhones, decent MacBook keyboards, and the cheese grater Mac Pro
  • AMD cleans up on Black Friday. Intel, not so much
  • Who should buy the Apple Pro Display XDR monitor?
  • Why is HDR important?
  • Why Hololens is succeeding where Google Glass failed
  • Why aren't video games perfectly realistic yet?
  • Apple bows to Russia, shows Crimea as Russian in Apple Maps
  • Facebook thinks political lies are fine everywhere but Singapore
  • Alexa is very, very, disappointed in you
  • Are US presidential candidates using enough email security?
  • California DMV sold my data
  • Tim Berners-Lee still wants to save the web
  • Windows 7 has 45 days to live
  • We are really, truly, finally out of IPv4 addresses
  • Dubai Police force buys Tesla Cybertrucks
  • Record Black Friday - 40% of purchases made on smartphones

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Lisa Schmeiser, Iain Thomson, and Alex Lindsay

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech

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Dec 02 2019

2hr 24mins

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TWiT 746: My Robot Lawyer

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This Week's Stories

  • Tesla's unveils its new Cybertruck, watch out for shotputs!
  • NTSB says a fatal crash involving Uber's Robocar was due to human error
  • Tesla tries to SWAT a whistleblower
  • Jack Dorsey's hacker has been arrested
  • Google Stadia and what the future of gaming might look like
  • Can't seem to print using Cloud, we'll tell you why
  • Apple is building a new campus in Austin, guess who was there to help celebrate?
  • Apple tells Congress you shouldn't be able to fix your iPhone because you could hurt yourself. Really Apple?
  • And they claim they are losing money when they do repair your iPhone for you.
  • SpaceX is serious about its Starlink satellites
  • Who gets to see and keep your Ring video doorbell footage? You might not be happy when you find out!
  • A new type of AI can predict seizures before they happen, and it's amazingly accurate
  • PayPal just bought the coupon-finding browser extension Honey for $4 Billion!
  • Need a lawyer? Your next call might be a robot
  • Fox has plans for a new show, and the 50+ crowd might not like the name
  • A court has ruled that police can't force a suspect to reveal his password

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Mike Elgan, and Seth Rosenblatt

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech

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Nov 25 2019

2hr 41mins

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TWiT 745: Highly Illegal - and Very Affordable

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This Week's Stories

  • Apple's November Surprise: 16-Inch Macbook Pro brings back the scissor-switch keyboard and physical ESC key
  • Surface Book 3 Rumors, Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro X Reviews
  • Microsoft's Project xCloud launches in early 2020 as the odds-on favorite to dominate game streaming
  • Google Stadia launches tomorrow as a failure
  • Goldman Sachs re-evaluating Apple Card credit limits after sexism accusations
  • Google will offer checking accounts to anyone who wants Google to know absolutely everything they pay money for.
  • Google's secret "Nightingale" health-care project and Fitbit purchase: Google wants to own your health data
  • Apple's Research App: do we trust Apple with our health data more than Google?
  • Disney+, Apple+, Peacock TV, etc - when will the streaming bubble burst?
  • YouTube creators: are you a kids' channel or an adult channel?
  • Is YouTube fracturing the world? Should we go back to all reading the same newspaper?
  • Apple kicks vaping apps out of the App Store, Canadian pot stocks crash - legal marijuana's bad week
  • Minecraft Earth launches in the US - the perfect demo for Azure Anchors
  • Hololens is still the future
  • So is the Oculus Quest
  • Are Apple Glasses?
  • British Labor Party offers free broadband - could this work in the US?
  • AI can tell if you are going to die - doctors baffled

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Daniel Rubino, Brian McCullough, and Brianna Wu

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech

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Nov 18 2019

2hr 11mins

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TWiT 744: Boiling the Privacy Frog

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This Week's Stories

  • Big Tech is trying to fix California's housing crisis by throwing $billions at it. Here's what they should do instead.
  • How can we fix the mess that is video conferencing?
  • Delivering drugs via drone: what could possibly go wrong?
  • Google open sources Cardboard, instead of just killing it as we expected.
  • The FBI is secretly using face recognition to track us. The ACLU thinks this is bad for some reason.
  • Apple is slowly tightening its privacy system.
  • Saudi spies infiltrate Twitter. Is Big Tech security-conscious enough?
  • FACEBOOK changes its logo. WHY?
  • Facebook and political ads
  • Photoshop for iPad is finally here.
  • Here are the best tools for vertical video.
  • Is Adobe's subscription model fair to consumers?
  • Adobe Aero tries to standardize AR.
  • Microsoft Ignite focuses on the hybrid cloud.
  • Why 5G will never work, and why it will be amazing when it does.
  • 8K will make you vomit.
  • Microsoft puts Superman on glass.
  • AppleTV+ launches big. If you could only have 5 streaming services, which would you choose?
  • Amazon knocks $40 off the price of Prime for veterans. Thank you for your service!

Host: Alex Lindsay

Guests: Greg Ferro and Justine Ezarik

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech

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Nov 11 2019

2hr 52mins

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TWiT 743: Lying is Bad is a Lie

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  • Google Buys Fitbit. Will this be like Google buying HTC, or like Fitbit buying Pebble?
  • Apple hires a new smart home team. Can they catch up with Amazon and Google? Can they fix what is wrong with HomeKit?
  • AirPods Pro review - the best earbuds we've ever worn. However, they are pricy, and they're still earbuds, with all the issues that come with that.
  • AppleTV+ launches. Can an Aaron Sorkin wanna-be, wacky Emily Dickinson, and sexy blind people win the streaming wars?
  • NBC's Peacock TV may be free with ads when it launches in April.
  • HBO Max launches in May for $15. Will it finally kill cable?
  • Twitter bans political ads. Facebook thinks they are just fine, even if they lie. How will Twitter figure out what is a political issue? Does Mark Zuckerberg really think "Lying is bad?"
  • PG&E cuts power to millions but still manages to start a 77,000-acre fire. Cell service also fails. So does Comcast. Is this the harbinger of all of America's aging infrastructure finally collapsing?
  • National Weather Service tweets out some useful tools to track wildfires and smoke.
  • It's the emoji season! The controversy this year: non-gendered emoji.

Host: Jason Snell

Guests: Rene Ritchie, Devindra Hardawar, and Dan Moren

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech

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Nov 04 2019

1hr 50mins

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TWiT 742: Leave the Wallet At Home

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It's This Week in Tech with Jason Howell, Mikah Sargent, and Ant Pruitt hosting in the absence of Chief TWiT, Leo Laporte. PG&E may force a power outage at TWiT Eastside Studio to help reduce the risk of wildfire in surrounding areas.

  • Facebook Launches News Section to Compensate Publishers
  • Zuckerberg faces heat in Congress: "It's almost like you think this is a joke."
  • Fake Facebook ad claiming Lindsey Graham backs the Green New Deal is actually a test for Zuckerberg
  • Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL review: more than the sum of its sensors
  • Night Sight fight: The iPhone 11 kinda destroys the Pixel 4 with low light camera shots
  • AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have finally agreed to replace SMS with a new RCS standard
  • Google is delivering some Pixel 4 phones in fun cereal boxes
  • Google Cereal review: Feature-packed but lacking in basic nutrition [Gallery]
  • Google will replace Home devices bricked due to latest firmware update
  • LOFT Portable Battery Base for Google Home
  • Amazon is spending billions on shipping as it makes Prime one-day delivery a reality
  • After Briefly Falling To Number Two, Jeff Bezos Is Back As The Richest Man In The World
  • Apple Pay overtakes Starbucks as the most popular mobile payment platform in the US
  • Gov't bill could see Emergency Alerts broadcast over streaming services like Apple Music
  • Microsoft's Over-the-Top VR Rig Lets You Explore a Virtual World While Walking IRL
  • TikTok could threaten national security, senators say
  • Motorola teases its foldable RAZR phone reveal for November 13th
  • The Huawei Mate X is set to ship next month for $2,400, but only in China
  • Elvis hands-on
  • Ant talks about his new show

Hosts: Jason Howell, Ant Pruitt, and Mikah Sargent

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech

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Oct 26 2019

2hr 22mins

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TWiT 741: Jin Yang's Not Hotdog Method

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  • California passes law to kill the gig economy
  • Facebook refuses to ban lying in political ads
  • Why does internet access in America suck so much?
  • Pixel 4 event: kinda dull
  • Pixel 4 review: camera zoom not that great, face unlock works even if you are asleep or dead
  • Law enforcement face recognition banned in California for 3 years
  • Google focuses on "ambient computing"
  • Technopanic and social media
  • Zuckerberg is amoral, Facebook should just ban political ads
  • Google is great at everything but selling hardware
  • Pixelbook Go: perfect for college kids, but not for us
  • Google Nest Wifi sounds good
  • Air Force stops using 8-inch floppies to control missile launches
  • Malware makes ATMs spit out all their cash
  • Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber coming to a TV near you
  • RIP Yahoo Groups
  • Huawei is doing great!
  • Virgin Galactic shows of its spacesuits
  • Cobol turns 60
  • Fortnite is down! Technical error or marketing genius?
  • Is TikTok China's entry into our children's minds? Or is Mike Elgan just paranoid?

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Florence Ion, Mike Elgan, and Seth Rosenblatt

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech

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Oct 21 2019

2hr 23mins

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TWiT 740: Sex-Positive Currency

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This week's stories

  • The Chinese propaganda app that spies on all Chinese citizens
  • Chinese influence in video games, social media, and other industries - where do we draw the line?
  • What is Tencent? How much influence do they have over the world? Here's how to keep them from watching your iPhone
  • Can we still trust Apple? Can we trust anyone?
  • At what point do we admit that we are in a multi-state information war?
  • Is there any way to fine Facebook fairly? Bring back the Office of Technology Assesment!
  • Remember: the answer to bad politics is not "no politics". It is good politics.
  • Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency is falling apart
  • There is a very good reason why politicians can lie on Facebook
  • How Boris Johnson games Google
  • There are no political ads in France. Could we do that in America?
  • Which weird phone stands a better chance: the Essential Gem or Microsoft Duo?
  • Apple Arcade is still wonderful.
  • How much do Americans know about tech? Not a lot. What should we do about that?
  • SCOTUS decides websites must be accessible to blind people
  • Lithium-ion battery inventors win Nobel Prize

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Patrick Beja, Brianna Wu, and Nate Lanxon

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech

Sponsors:

Oct 14 2019

2hr 24mins

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TWiT 739: Bob Ross with Biceps

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This week's stories

  • Microsoft surprises us all with the two-screen Surface Duo phone
  • Apple's Deep Fusion poised to trump Google's Pixel 4 announcement
  • More than 500 ransomware attacks on US schools so far in 2019
  • More red flags than a Chinese parade: WeWork's failed IPO
  • Apple loves freedom - except in China
  • US, UK, and Australian governments vs encryption
  • Lexy Savvides's Memoji secrets
  • Tim Cook can woo Trump all he wants, but Apple still has to pay 25% tariffs
  • CNET folds the Samsung Galaxy Fold until it breaks
  • Why did Windows Phone fail? Iain Thomson: "It was a thousand cuts of stupidity."
  • Microsoft's new Surface line is aimed straight at Apple
  • Will there be an October Apple event? All signs point to yes.
  • Google Seattle makes a literal product graveyard
  • Levis' Jacquard jean jackets
  • PayPal backs out of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency
  • Facebook vs Elizabeth Warren
  • Facebook says it's ok for political ads to lie
  • Twitter says it's ok for Trump to advocate civil war
  • Should Zuckerberg step down? Would that change anything?
  • Elon Musk's new Starship and its competition
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is concerned about Tesla's Smart Summon feature
  • Hundreds of millions of "Words with Friends" accounts hacked
  • Japan turns off pagers after 50 years of honorable service

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ant Pruitt, Iain Thomson, and Lexy Savvides

Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech

Sponsors:

Oct 07 2019

2hr 14mins

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