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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 / 21:15 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 / 21:15 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

110 Ratings
Average Ratings
78
12
3
3
14

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)

Latest release on Oct 19, 2020

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Rank #1: TWiT 793: The J to J Protocol - Amy Webb and Cory Doctorow Fix All the Problems of Big Tech

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Amy Webb and Cory Doctorow Fix All the Problems of Big Tech

  • The dangers of dystopian thinking
  • The dangers of utopian thinking
  • Why we need an Office of Strategic Assessment vs why we need to break up monopolies
  • Is the problem that the government can't write sensible regulation?
  • Where should tech policy come from? Technologists? Smart people in government?
  • Is the problem that the government lacks knowledge? Or that people in general lack knowledge? Or that they refuse to be knowledgeable?
  • Bashing tech has become cool. Here's why that's dangerous.
  • Lead in the water in Flint and binge drinking in Britain
  • What is "The Problem" of Big Tech? Could we write a law to fix it?
  • Should companies fear lawsuits?
  • Is there a better way to make people and companies do things than regulation?
  • Is California Prop 24 a step in the right direction?
  • is Inrupt a step in the right direction?
  • Privacy as a luxury good
  • Five Eyes, Japan, and Australia want to end encryption, but privacy is still important
  • Happy Rosh Hashanah!
  • We need more public intellectuals. But there is a danger in being intellectual. And Jewish.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Cory Doctorow and Amy Webb

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Oct 19 2020

2hr 16mins

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Rank #2: TWiT 792: Get Out of My Grocery Aisle - iPhone 12 Preview - Congress vs Big Tech - Oracle vs Google

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iPhone 12 Preview - Congress vs Big Tech - Oracle vs Google

  • iPhone 12 Event Preview - here is everything we know about the iPhone 12
  • The Supreme Court seems to frown on Google in Oracle vs Google case
  • Congress' antitrust case against Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon could save the internet - or destroy it.
  • How exactly should Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple be broken up? Or should they?
  • What are the real harms of Big Tech? Would breaking them up fix those?
  • Why didn't Congress include Microsoft in the huge antitrust case against Facebook, Amazon, Google, and Apple?
  • What are the best steps Congress could take next?
  • John McAfee in jail for the same thing Al Capone went to Alcatraz for
  • Nobel Prizes for Chemistry and Physics go to women for the first time in a long time
  • Seven central banks have some suggestions to improve cryptocurrency
  • Slack introduces Instagram-like stories
  • REPEAL SECTION 230!!! - Trump
  • Court says Apple can kick Fortnite out of the App Store, at least until the trial next spring.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Christina Warren, Phil Libin, and Denise Howell

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Oct 12 2020

2hr 3mins

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Rank #3: TWiT 791: A Soupçon of Zuck - Google Pixel 5, Amazon One, AppleTV+

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Google Pixel 5, Amazon One, AppleTV+

  • Google's Launch Night in was a snooze
  • Amazon Sidewalk will join your neighborhood together - or invade your privacy
  • Amazon wants your palm print. Will you give it to them?
  • James Bond delayed to 2021: Movie theaters are dying
  • Subway sandwiches are not made with bread in Ireland, and their chicken is less than 50% chicken, but Popeye's is the best
  • Apple TV+ is about to lose a whole lot of subscribers - what should we watch?
  • How soap operas are filming during the pandemic
  • Prime day is October 13th - will you shop?
  • Libraries are being squeezed by publishers over ebooks and audiobooks
  • Google TV is good, but Google seems to have lost interest like they lose interest in everything
  • MIxer screws Ninja over; Ninja makes bank
  • Sonos sues Google for multi-room audio patents
  • Facebook merges Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook logins
  • US judge saves TikTok; Fleetwood Mac rejoices
  • The Social Dilemma is Reefer Madness for 2020
  • If you pay ransomware, the Treasury Department will come after you
  • H1-B visas cut off; tech giants cry out

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Iain Thomson, and Simone de Rochefort

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Oct 05 2020

2hr 27mins

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Rank #4: TWiT 790: The Snaggletooth Network - TikTok Ban, Amazon Drone Camera, Pixel 5

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TikTok Ban, Amazon Drone Camera, Pixel 5

  • Galaxy Z Fold 2 Review
  • Is TikTok banned yet?
  • The Palantir IPO is coming up. Should you invest?
  • Amazon Sidewalk is a terrifying sci-fi security network
  • Amazon's new Ring security cam flies around your house and lets you know if you left your stove on
  • Google Pixel 5 preview - We already know everything about it, except the price. Will it be an inexpensive premium phone?
  • 5G is still BS. When will that change?
  • Epic Games, Spotify, and Tile form a Rebel Alliance to fight Apple. Europe and Facebook are fighting them too. When will Apple come around?
  • Streaming gaming is the future. Physical media will die. Get over it.
  • Microsoft buys Bethesda for $7.5 BILLION dollars
  • GTA is the most valuable media series in the world
  • Quibi is a failure. They are up for sale 6 months after their launch.
  • Republicans hate the Three-Body Problem and want Netflix to drop it.
  • The upcoming Foundation TV series and Dune movie make us want to re-read our childhood favorites. Should we?
  • Rent a goat for your next Zoom call!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Dwight Silverman, Brian McCullough, and Peter Rojas

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Sep 28 2020

2hr 38mins

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Rank #5: TWiT 789: TikTok Dough - Trump OKs TikTok, Apple Watch and iPad Air, Oculus Quest 2

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Trump OKs TikTok, Apple Watch and iPad Air, Oculus Quest 2

  • Trump OKs Oracle/Walmart/TikTok deal
  • Apple Watch focuses on fitness and family
  • Apple Fitness+ expands Apple's empire
  • Apple One subscription bundle gets you all the things
  • Where does Apple One go from here?
  • How can Apple avoid getting slapped for anti-trust?
  • The new iPad Air is practically a Pro
  • The iPhone will come when the iPhone comes. What about AirTags? Apple Silicon?
  • How could Apple make a better presentation? Was Tim Cook on a green screen?
  • Everything you need to know about the Oculus Quest 2
  • Playstation 5 announces price and availability
  • Xbox announces Game Pass details
  • Peacock lands on the Roku. Will anyone watch?
  • The Mandalorian wins Disney+ its first Emmy awards

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Jim Dalrymple, Alex Lindsay, and Georgia Dow

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Sep 21 2020

2hr 30mins

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Rank #6: TWiT 788: Seems Like a Nice Young Man - Microsoft Won't Buy TikTok, Nvidia buys ARM, Surface Duo Review

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Microsoft Won't Buy TikTok, Nvidia buys ARM, Surface Duo Review

  • Microsoft out of the running for TikTok
  • Will the TikTok sale go through before Trump's deadline?
  • Nvidia buys ARM
  • Microsoft Surface Duo review: twice the screens, half as good
  • Microsoft Surface Neo: when is the next two screen Microsoft device coming?
  • Apple event: Apple Watch 6, iPad Air, maybe Apple Silicon?
  • TWiT finally got invited to an Apple event after our ten-year ban
  • Viacom wants to sell CNET
  • The Office of Technology Assessment: what government needs
  • US DOJ may file an anti-trust complaint against Google this week
  • $36 toilet paper? Wasn't me, says Amazon. Blame the algorithm
  • The Social Dilemma - Zuck "hopes" Facebook won't destroy the world
  • Android 11 update is pretty much just 3 features - iOS 14 is a much bigger deal
  • The fastest mobile networks in 2020 are not 5G
  • 37% of households don't have cable
  • Fortnite launches a concert series

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Lory Gil, Ed Bott, and Bill Detwiler

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Sep 14 2020

2hr 39mins

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Rank #7: TWiT 787: Dreamliner - TikTok Sale, Trump YouTube Ads, Apple Announcement

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TikTok Sale, Trump YouTube Ads, Apple Announcement

  • Rob Reid's Ted Talk on synthetic biology and pandemics from 2019
  • The Privileged Have Entered their Escape Pods
  • Microsoft Duo reviews coming September 10th
  • A guy in a jetpack sited by planes near LAX
  • Facebook bans political ads the week before the election
  • Pinterest bans political ads
  • Trump stops advertising on TV, switches to YouTube
  • Cable TV is the rotary phone of the 21st century
  • Political polling has utterly changed in the past 10 years
  • China government will ban the sale of TikTok's algorithm
  • We still don't know who will buy TikTok
  • Apple announcement coming 9/8?
  • AG Barr wants to go after Google for anti-trust now
  • Amazon furious over JEDI contract going to Microsoft
  • Amazon Halo fitness band uses AI to judge your tone of voice, records your conversations, and takes naked selfies of you
  • US court rules that the NSA surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden is illegal
  • California's assembly kills effort to expand broadband to all Californians
  • CableCARD nearing its end
  • Biden/Harris signs coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Fisher-Price baby controller toy understands the Konami Code
  • It takes Google Maps users 24 years to walk 1 light year
  • Nvidia RTX 3080 coming soon for $1499

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Rob Reid, Dan Patterson, and Louis Maresca

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Sep 06 2020

2hr 16mins

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Rank #8: TWiT 786: The Chickenization of America - Remembering Chadwick Boseman, TikTok Drama, Neuralink's Pig Trepanation

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Remembering Chadwick Boseman, TikTok Drama, Neuralink's Pig Trepanation

  • Remembering Chadwick Boseman
  • Elon Musk demonstrates Neurallink: trepanning a Pig
  • What is Palantir doing?
  • Apple vs Epic: how anti-competitive is Apple, and what should the government do about this?
  • TikTok This Week: Walmart Enters the Fray; why TikTok is Dangerous
  • Amazon announces Halo, a subscription fitness wearable and platform that can tell when you are angry
  • Cory Doctorow on Shoshanna Zuboff: how to destroy Surveillance Capitalism and the Chickenization of America
  • The effects of monopolism: why your glasses cost $700 and wages have dropped over the past 50 years.
  • How legislation defends monopolies, and how lobbyists have destroyed democracy
  • How to fix Facebook: more choices in Social Media
  • Cyberwar with China: the TikTok era
  • How conspiracy theories work
  • The difficulties of teaching and learning via Zoom
  • Chatterbox: one of the best ways to learn in the COVID Age
  • Life in the COVID age: it could be a lot worse
  • OhDoctah on Black Lives Matter, and his personal experiences with racist Police

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Owen JJ Stone, Cory Doctorow, and Mike Elgan

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Aug 31 2020

2hr 35mins

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Rank #9: TWiT 785: Vote Before the Asteroid Hits - Apple vs WordPress and Epic, Trump vs TikTok, Secret Spy iPod

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Apple vs WordPress and Epic, Trump vs TikTok, Secret Spy iPod

  • Apple vs WordPress
  • Apple vs Epic
  • 2020 is the end of the techlash
  • Zuckerberg is the unelected king of the world
  • Trump tries to ban TikTok
  • Facebook funnels people toward misinformation
  • Microsoft Duo review: this is the foldable to get
  • The Democratic National Convention is the best Zoom meeting ever
  • How do you hold your phone? What kind of earbuds do you use?
  • Phishing is so 2019. Vishing is the new threat hotness.
  • Microsoft lets two 0-day exploits stay active for two years
  • The secret government iPod that may have been a Geiger counter or a spy device
  • Adobe update deletes all your photos
  • Viacom wants to sell CNET at a 1.5 billion dollar loss
  • California's AB5 law against freelancers is a bad solution to a big problem.
  • The best ways to find out about air quality online
  • Vote early! An asteroid is coming to kill all the politicians the day before the election.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Devindra Hardawar, Larry Magid, and Ben Brock Johnson

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Aug 24 2020

2hr 28mins

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Rank #10: TWiT 784: Karsten Has Pictures - Fortnite vs Apple, Trump vs. TikTok, US vs. China

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Fortnite vs Apple, Trump vs. TikTok, US vs. China

  • Fortnite removed from App Store and Google Play
  • Apple also kicks Microsoft xCloud off the App Store
  • At what point does a company become too big? Should we punish billionaires for being successful? Is there any solution?
  • Google demonetizes TechDirt for dangerous or derogatory content- WTF?
  • Uber and Lyft may leave California due to the gig worker law. What's a freelancer to do?
  • The Surface Duo is the perfect extension of Microsoft's ethos
  • Amazon Echo frames are an easy on-ramp to augmented reality - when will we get Apple Glass?
  • Is conflict with China inevitable?
  • What the Trump vs TikTok discussion ignores - ByteDance is an AI company, not a social media company.
  • Is Facebook responsible for conspiracy theories? History says no.
  • Is TikTok letting China into our bedrooms, or are they already there?
  • Trump says he might pardon Edward Snowden. Is Snowden a patriot, or a Russian pawn?
  • White House will boost AI and quantum computing research budget by 30%. Good R&D, or cronyism?
  • RIP Russell Kirsch, inventor of the pixel

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Amy Webb, Mike Masnick, and Iain Thomson

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Aug 17 2020

2hr 39mins

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