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This Week in Tech (Video)

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.

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TWiT 845: They'll Still Be Your Neighbors Tomorrow - Hardware event preview, HTC Vive Flow, Squid Game success

Hardware event preview, HTC Vive Flow, Squid Game success Unleashed Apple Event Focusing on New Macs to Take Place on October 18. MacBook Pro Display With Notch Shown in Alleged Photo Leak. Errol Morris Interrotron. In-person versus remote conversations online. Pixel Fall Launch: Everything to expect at the Pixel 6 keynote. 'Pixel Pass' allegedly bundles Pixel 6, Google Fi, YouTube Premium, and more under one bill. Samsung announces Unpacked 2 event for Wednesday, Oct 20th, right after Apple and Google. Back on Earth, Shatner and Bezos have a Kirk-Spock moment. The Vive Flow Is VR for Downtime; Facebook Wants AR For Your Every Waking Moment. I have a hard time believing your wearable is good if you had to Photoshop it onto a model. Teen Girls Are Developing Tics. Doctors Say TikTok Could Be a Factor. Instagram Struggles With Fears of Losing Its 'Pipeline': Young Users. Canon sued for disabling scanner when printers run out of ink. Squid Game Season 2? Series Worth $900 Million to Netflix So Far. Fraudsters Cloned Company Director's Voice In $35 Million Bank Heist, Police Find. Governor Wants to Prosecute Journalist Who Clicked 'View Source' on Government Site. Doctor set for £100k pay-out after judge ruled neighbour's Ring doorbell cameras breached privacy. Apple's privacy changes create a windfall for its own advertising business. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Georgia Dow, Alex Lindsay, and Bill Detwiler Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: stripe.com banknovo.com/twit ZipRecruiter.com/Twit nureva.com/twit

2hr 44mins

18 Oct 2021

Rank #1

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TWiT 844: Christina Needs It - FB's Horrible Week, Surface Laptop Studio Review, TikTok Masters the Algorithm

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen details company's misleading efforts on 60 Minutes. Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Were Down: Here's What to Know. Update about the October 4th outage. Facebook and its apps suffer another outage. Mark Zuckerberg - I wanted to share a note I wrote to... 1 Billion TikTok Users Understand What Congress Doesn't. Windows 11 review: The start of a new era. Here's the story behind the Microsoft Store for Windows 11 and how its creator thinks this time it'll work. The Steve Jobs deal with Michael Dell that could have changed Apple and tech history. Surface Laptop Studio review: Redefining what a Windows laptop can be (again) The iPad Air is everything that's wrong with Apple's tablets. Apple files appeal in Epic Games case, potentially delaying App Store changes for years. The Twitch Hack Is Worse for Streamers Than for Twitch. New ad suggests drinking Coke will destroy video games, usher in world peace. YouTube To Stop Making Year-End 'Rewind' Videos. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Dan Moren, Christina Warren, and Daniel Rubino Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: Stamps.com promo code TWiT checkout.com/twit business.eset.com/twit itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30

2hr 36mins

11 Oct 2021

Rank #2

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TWiT 843: A Liar Who Delivers - Facebook meets 60 Minutes, what Finsta is, Rivian R1T first look, Holmes trial

Facebook meets 60 Minutes, what is Finsta? Rivian R1T first look, Holmes trial This is Facebook's internal research on the mental health effects of Instagram. Sen. Blumenthal: "Will you commit to ending Finsta?" Facebook is hitting the brakes on Instagram for kids. Astro home robot and more announced. Leaked Documents Show How Amazon's Astro Robot Tracks Everything You Do. Hear That? It's Your Voice Being Taken for Profit. Amazon is now accepting your applications for its home surveillance drone. Activision to pay $18 million settlement over workplace misconduct. Rivian R1T first drive: Easily the best pickup I've ever driven, both off-road and on. Tesla plans to add ~1,000 new Full Self-Driving Beta testers per day based on 'safety score'. Delaying Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos Fraud Trial is Paying Off For the Defense. First Look: iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max. YouTube is banning Joseph Mercola and a handful of other anti-vaccine activists. Twitch announces new features to curb hate raids. New Limits Give Chinese E-Gamers Whiplash. Apple Doesn't Make Videogames. But It's the Hottest Player in Gaming. Amazon has a smash hit on its hands — a new computer game with hundreds of thousands of players. The 2021 List of the All-time Most Popular Netflix Shows and Series is Here. Planet Squid Game. NBCUniversal and YouTubeTV reach agreement to avoid dropped channels. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Seth Weintraub, Denise Howell, and Nicholas De Leon Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT mintmobile.com/twit CrowdStrike.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit

2hr 38mins

4 Oct 2021

Rank #3

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TWiT 842: The Ivermectin of Smartphones - Crackdown in China, Surface Duo 2, end of magazines, Peter Thiel

Crackdown in China, Surface Duo 2, end of magazines, Peter Thiel What technology has brought since the '80s. Are today's students aware of how much technology has changed since the '80s? We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People New edition by Dan Gillmor. The importance of blogs and the state of blogs now. Facebook: The Inside Story by Steven Levy. How much has Mark Zuckerberg evolved since the beginning of Facebook? Facebook to testify on kids' safety as lawmakers probe a whistleblower's revelations. Was the Facebook Files series a fair representation of what's going on inside the company? China's central bank says all cryptocurrency-related activities are illegal, vows harsh crackdown. FBI held back ransomware decryption key from businesses to run operations targeting hackers. Apple iPhone 13 Review: The Most Incremental Upgrade Ever. Microsoft's new Surface Duo 2 has all the features that were missing the first time around. Where does Apple go next? What is the next "perfect thing"? The Framework Laptop. The Art of the Thiel. Watch a raven take out a Google drone mid-air as the tech giant is forced to ground its home delivery service due to bird attacks. What Our Research Really Says About Teen Well-Being and Instagram. "Completely Running Blind." Apple's Power Move To Kneecap Facebook Advertising Is Working. Google to Buy New York City Office Building for $2.1 Billion. The NSA and CIA Use Ad Blockers Because Online Advertising Is So Dangerous. I went to Amazon's high-tech hair salon and virtually dyed my hair pink — then got the best haircut I've ever had. William Shatner's Going to Space on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Rocket Ship. Facebook introduces portable Portal Go for $199. Facebook Chief Technology Officer Schroepfer to Step Down. The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What's Coming. Barry Diller's IAC in Talks to Buy Magazine Publisher Meredith. Phones of journalist who tracked Viktor Orban's childhood friend infected with spyware. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Steven Levy, Jeff Jarvis, and Dan Gillmor Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: wwt.com/twit podium.com/twit Modern Finance www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT

2hr 31mins

27 Sep 2021

Rank #4

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TWiT 841: Dancing Bullwinkle - iPhone 13, iPad Mini, Microsoft Surface preview, Inspiration4

iPhone 13, iPad Mini, Microsoft Surface preview, Inspiration4 The Moose and the Showgirl. Arctic Adventure! Apple's iPhone 13 sports better battery and improved cameras, starting at $799. Apple unveils redesigned iPad Mini with an 8.3-inch display and 5G connectivity. Apple Watch Series 7 delivers larger screens and more durability. iPhone 13's cinematic mode will let you manipulate focus like a pro. Tim Cook Faces Surprising Employee Unrest at Apple. Supply chains, labor costs, consumer apathy: Why 'Made in America' is a tricky idea to sell. What Amazon's $18 average hourly wage means for other employers. Amazon fights high warehouse turnover with offer of free college tuition. OpenSea confirms executive used insider knowledge when buying NFTs. YouTube takes down the Ig Nobel show because of a 1914 recording. Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents Show. Instagram chief faces backlash after an awkward comparison between cars and social media safety. How Facebook Hobbled Mark Zuckerberg's Bid to Get America Vaccinated. The Week Nicki Minaj's Cousin's Friend's Balls Dominated Twitter. Facebook's first smart glasses are the Ray-Ban Stories Google and Apple, Under Pressure From Russia, Remove Voting App Telegram Messenger Blocks Navalny's Bot During Vote. Inspiration4 Astronauts Beam After Return From 3-Day Journey to Orbit. Tesla will open controversial FSD beta software to owners with a good driving record. Surface Pro 8 leaks with 120Hz display and Thunderbolt support. Galaxy Fold-style Pixel foldable, 'Jumbojack,' spotted in Android 12.1. Woolly mammoths could walk the Earth again by 2027 if CRISPR startup succeeds. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Devindra Hardawar, Jason Hiner, and Harry McCracken Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: nureva.com/twit wealthfront.com/twit podium.com/twit CrowdStrike.com/twit

2hr 35mins

20 Sep 2021

Rank #5

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TWiT 840: Princess Peach 3-Frame Vine Jump - Apple event preview, Apple vs. Epic, Proton gets Tim Berners-Lee

Apple event preview, Apple vs. Epic, Proton gets Tim Berners-Lee Remembering 9/11. Apple must allow other forms of in-app purchase, rules judge in Epic v. Apple. Texas governor signs bill prohibiting social media giants from blocking users based on viewpoint. Apple Event Announced: 'California Streaming' on September 14 With iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7 Expected. Why the iPhone 13 Mini could be Apple's last Mini for a while. Google Pixel 6 teaser gives first real-world look at the upcoming phone. ProtonMail Under Fire For Sharing ClActivist Data With French Authorities. Proton welcomes Sir Tim Berners-Lee to its advisory board – as ProtonMail suffers a privacy backlash. New Data Says More Communities Built Their Own Broadband Because of COVID. U.S. Broadband Wireless Speeds Climb to Pathetic 14th Place Globally. Starlink Review: Broadband Dreams Fall to Earth SpaceX's Inspiration4 all-civilian spaceflight: When to watch and what to know Apple Warns Vibrations Like Those From High-Power Motorcycle Engines Can Harm iPhone Cameras. Aliens: Fireteam Elite review: Finally, co-op action worthy of this franchise. Amazon slams SpaceX, tells FCC that Musk-led companies are rule-breakers. Why top streamers are leaving Twitch. Amazon Launches Its First TVs: Fire TV Omni Series with 4K Ultra HD. Facebook sent flawed data to misinformation researchers. Twitter wants you to tweet to interest-based communities, not just followers. Twitter is testing an official 'soft block' feature. TikTok overtakes YouTube for average watch time in US and UK. Brazil's Bolsonaro Bans Social Networks From Removing Some Posts. Ray-Ban Stories: These are Facebook's first mass-market smart glasses. Facebook's smart Ray-Ban glasses are disappointingly familiar. El Salvador Buys Its First 200 BTC a Day Before Its Bitcoin Law Becomes Effective. Cryptocurrency prices tumble and exchange trading falters as snags crop up. Revealed: LAPD officers told to collect social media data on every civilian they stop. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Brianna Wu, Karl Bode, and Lisa Eadicicco Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: ZipRecruiter.com/Twit att.com itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1

2hr 33mins

13 Sep 2021

Rank #6

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TWiT 839: A Faster Horse - Apple's CSAM reversal, Big Tech pushback in Texas, a spying Lightning cable

Apple's CSAM reversal, Big Tech pushback in Texas, a spying Lightning cable Apple delays rollout of CSAM detection system and child safety features. Benefits of Apple's Image Abuse Scanning Outweigh Risks. Apple keeps shutting down employee-run surveys on pay equity. Google, Apple Hit by First Law Threatening Dominance Over App-Store Payments. Report suggests that an 'ad' for Microsoft Teams may have broken the Windows 11 desktop and taskbar. Broadcasters Score Big Legal Win Against App Streaming Network TV. Apple Plans to Add Satellite Features to iPhones for Emergencies. The Texas abortion ban could force tech to snitch on users. Lyft, Uber will cover legal fees for drivers sued under Texas abortion law. TikTok Users and Coders Flood Texas Abortion Site With Fake Tips. Senior's Guide to TikTok. China Slashes Kids' Gaming Time to Just Three Hours a Week. Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Launching October 28th. Google Delays Return to Office to 2022 on Covid Surge. Facebook's WhatsApp Fined Around $270 Million for EU Privacy Violations. Twitter launches Super Follows on iOS. This Seemingly Normal Lightning Cable Will Leak Everything You Type. US govt warns orgs to patch massively exploited Confluence bug. Qualcomm debuts lossless Bluetooth audio streaming with aptX Lossless. Amazon is close to launching its own TV in the US. Apple acquires classical music streaming service Primephonic. House Committee Investigating January 6th Capitol Invasion Goes On Social Media Fishing Expedition. House Republicans wrote a letter to Yahoo 'Chief Executive Officer' Marissa Mayer, but she hasn't been CEO since 2017 AI Machines Can't Not Be Granted Patents on Inventions: Judge. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Alex Kantrowitz, Larry Magid, and Dan Patterson Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: udacity.com/TWiT offer code TWIT75 expressvpn.com/twit molekule.com promo code twit Modern Finance

2hr 33mins

5 Sep 2021

Rank #7

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TWiT 838: Crowbar and a Foot - OnlyFans about-face, Tim Cook 10th anniversary, Elizabeth Holmes trial

OnlyFans about-face, Tim Cook 10th anniversary, Elizabeth Holmes trial First Look at Leo's Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and Galaxy Z Flip 3. The All-Seeing "i": Apple Just Declared War on Your Privacy. EU agency advises against using search & browsing history for credit scores. From Pearl to Pegasus: Bahraini Government Hacks Activists with NSO Group Zero-Click iPhone Exploits. T-Mobile Hacker Who Stole Data on 50 Million Customers: 'Their Security Is Awful'. Norton and Avast are merging into an $8 billion antivirus empire. Tim Cook's Run as Apple CEO Could End as Early as 2025. Who Will Replace Him? Analyst: Chipset Shortage Now Affects 'Everybody But Apple' Elizabeth Holmes: from Silicon Valley's female icon to disgraced CEO on trial. OnlyFans no longer plans to ban porn, saying in abrupt U-turn that it wants to be a 'home for all creators'. OnlyFans' policy change is a tale as old as the internet. Microsoft is threatening to withhold Windows 11 updates if your CPU is old. Microsoft Promotes Product Chief Panay to Senior Leadership Team. Microsoft won't stop you from installing Windows 11 on older PCs. The remote work argument has already been won by startups. Scientists add human fat gene into potatoes to make them grow huge. Amateur gardener grows world's biggest potato. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Owen JJ Stone, Dwight Silverman, and Alex Wilhelm Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: podium.com/twit CrowdStrike.com/twit wordtune.com/twit ZipRecruiter.com/Twit

2hr 28mins

30 Aug 2021

Rank #8

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TWiT 837: The Mullet Office - T-Mobile hack, OnlyFans policy change, Cloudflare DDoS, Tesla's humanoid robot

T-Mobile hack, OnlyFans policy change, Cloudflare DDoS, Tesla's humanoid robot T-Mobile Investigating Claims of Massive Customer Data Breach. Why there are so many different cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin Knocks on Door of $50,000 After Rising Above Resistance. OnlyFans shares its new policy banning sexually explicit content. @PostCultRev: A lot of people are getting the OnlyFans story wrong... Court: CA's Prop. 22 on Uber, Lyft drivers unconstitutional. End of the line for Uber. After criticism, Apple to only seek abuse images flagged in multiple nations. Cloudflare says it mitigated a record-breaking 17.2M rps DDoS attack. Apple Delays Office Return to at Least January on Covid Rise. The Remote Work–Fertility Connection. Disney Touts $125 Million in Online Revenue From 'Black Widow' How Peter Thiel turned $2,000 in a Roth IRA into $5,000,000,000. Girl Scout digital leadership badge. Elon Musk says Tesla is working on humanoid robots. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Kevin Rose, Lisa Schmeiser, and Nate Lanxon Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: mintmobile.com/twit wwt.com/twit wealthfront.com/twit

2hr 23mins

23 Aug 2021

Rank #9

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TWiT 836: Brian's OS - IBM's PC turns 40, Senate plan to open Apple's App Store, where Countach got its name

IBM's PC turns 40, Senate plan to open Apple's App Store, where Countach got its name Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 unveiled: This wedge is a hybrid. "Blue" hydrogen is worse for the climate than coal, study says. The real reason everyone hates Apple's child porn idea (it has nothing to do with privacy). Apple and Google Are Gearing Up to Fight a New App Store Bill. TikTok overtakes Facebook as world's most downloaded app. Beige Against the Machine: The IBM PC turns 40 August 12. Nvidia Reveals Its CEO Was Computer Generated in Keynote Speech. The Ethics of a Deepfake Anthony Bourdain Voice. On the banality of our deepfake future. Nikola founder charged with securities fraud over allegedly fake truck demo. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Announced With S Pen Support and Water Resistance. Xiaomi announces Mix 4 with under-display camera. Huawei Accused in Suit of Installing Data' Back Door' in Pakistan Project. T-Mobile Investigating Claims of Massive Customer Data Breach. Excerpt: How Google bought Android—according to folks in the room. YouTube, Google Launch New Protections for Kids Under 18. How YouTube's Crackdown on Unboxing Videos Could Play Out. Pay cut: Google employees who work from home could lose money. Old-fashioned business travel is dead (but don't blame the pandemic). Aston Martin's 217 mph convertible. Bugatti's 1,500 hp Bolide. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Tim Stevens, Mike Elgan, and Owen Thomas Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: expressvpn.com/twit podium.com/twit itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 CrowdStrike.com/twit

2hr 35mins

15 Aug 2021

Rank #10