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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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love leo; liberal bent off-putting

By nathan is about it - Jun 01 2020
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It's a good podcast! I've listened for years until recently. I think Leo does a decent job of being fair and reasonable about politics, but his guests often only represent one perspective. At least he has a few Euros in there. As a conservative, I leave this podcast feeling unrepresented. But Leo is a good egg, so I'll keep trying.

Lovin’ Leo!

By Antonio805 - May 20 2020
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Awesome show: Keeps me informed and entertained.

iTunes Ratings

2360 Ratings
Average Ratings
1420
255
153
181
351

love leo; liberal bent off-putting

By nathan is about it - Jun 01 2020
Read more
It's a good podcast! I've listened for years until recently. I think Leo does a decent job of being fair and reasonable about politics, but his guests often only represent one perspective. At least he has a few Euros in there. As a conservative, I leave this podcast feeling unrepresented. But Leo is a good egg, so I'll keep trying.

Lovin’ Leo!

By Antonio805 - May 20 2020
Read more
Awesome show: Keeps me informed and entertained.
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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.

TWiT 782: Mainframes Not MaryJane - Tik Tok Ban, Tech Titans Talk to Congress, Twitter Hackers Arrested

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Tik Tok Ban, Tech Titans Talk to Congress, Twitter Hackers Arrested

  • Trump threatens to ban Tik Tok
  • Trump wants Microsoft to buy Tik Tok
  • Mr. Cook, Zuck, Bezos, and Pichai go to Washington
  • What should the government do to Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple?
  • Twitter hackers arrested
  • Our Covid year: CES will be all-virtual in 2021
  • Huawei is the #1 phone maker in the world
  • Need a job? The US Digital Service is hiring!
  • Microsoft will end mobile support for Cortana in 2010
  • Election Cyber Surge wants to help America vote
  • Trump is witholding funds from the Internet Freedom Fund
  • Watch the Samsung Note 20 and Galaxy Z Fold announcement this week with TWiT!
  • Emmys will be all-virtual this year
  • Quibi lost 92% of its day one subscribers
  • Bernie Sanders wants to send you 3 masks
  • Analogue Pocket comes out tomorrow
  • Brianna Wu is the 8th best Super Mario 2 speedrunner in the world
  • Fyre Festival and GSA Auctions

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Brianna Wu, Paris Martineau, and Matt Cutts

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Aug 03 2020

2hr 27mins

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TWiT 781: Slightly Firmer Denim Soft Serve - Xbox Game Pass, TikTok vs Quibi, The End of Intel

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  • Microsoft focuses on games as a service with Xbox Game Pass
  • Game console makers play chicken overpricing announcements
  • What kind of person does Tik Tok think you are?
  • Android 11 is red velvet cake
  • Google's ATAP lab wants to bring you the smart home future
  • Are we at the end of the Intel Era?
  • Norsk Hydro and Garmin hit by a ransomware attack
  • Building the Quantum Internet
  • Woz sues YouTube over Bitcoin scam
  • Garmin hit by a ransomware attack
  • Tik Tok tries to stay alive
  • G4 WTF
  • Latest info about the Twitter breach
  • We would pay for a Twitter subscription to be able to edit our Tweets
  • Space Force is always above you
  • Big Tech antitrust showdown with congress July 29
  • Herman Miller x Logitech = $1500 gaming chair
  • US Army retreats from Twitch
  • Crispr Cow is definitely a boy
  • Streaming wars: Peacock vs Quibi vs Disney+ vs everybody else

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ashley Esqueda, Harry McCracken, and Paul Thurrott

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Jul 27 2020

2hr 23mins

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TWiT 780: The Great Firewall of America - Twitter Hack, Tik Tok hysteria, World Emoji Day

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  • Here's how the Twitter hack happened
  • Tik Tok hysteria - xenophobia or common sense?
  • EARN IT and LAED acts want to eliminate encryption
  • Cloudflare outage takes down a huge swath of the internet
  • "Master," "Slave," "Blacklist" terms on the outs at Apple, Linux, and others
  • Trump expands the CIA's cyberwarfare authority
  • Google spends $10 billion on India, half of that in Jio
  • Amazon Dash Cart checks your groceries out for you
  • World Emoji Day celebrates the new Emoji coming in 2020
  • Who is "Kirk," the person behind the Twitter hack? How long have they had access?
  • What should the response to the Twitter hack be?
  • Instagram's Tik Tok clone Reels launches in August
  • As Tik Tok rises, Quibi falls
  • Google should be pushing contactless payments more
  • Hong Kong VPNs leak user data
  • EU Court shuts down EU - US data transfer agreement
  • Grant Imahara dead at 49

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Mike Elgan, and Seth Rosenblatt

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Jul 20 2020

2hr 39mins

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TWiT 779: No Future for Green Pants - TikTok's Bad Week, RIP Quibi, mmhmm

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TikTok's Bad Week, RIP Quibi, mmhmm

  • mmhmm is a fun new way to use meeting software
  • US might ban TikTok, India already has. What is the future for the embattled platform? Is TikTok safe to use?
  • Apple Glass on the way: Foxconn is making thousands of semi-transparent lenses for Apple glasses
  • Amazon wants to rule the world. Is that really all that bad?
  • Is there any hope for Quibi? (Nope)
  • Google's "Works With Google" virtual event demonstrated Android 11's new IoT features and their Smart Home devices.
  • Is Microsoft looking to buy Magic Leap? MS exec becomes Magic Leap CEO - is she a Trojan Horse?
  • Ninja joins YouTube after Mixer dies
  • Twitter partner Dataminr accused of giving Black Lives Matter protester surveillance to police
  • TikTok, Linked In, and others accused of copying users' clipboards, blame a bug in a Google SDK
  • Amazon briefly tells employees to take TikTok off their phones, backpedals furiously when their marketing department throws a fit
  • How much of the TikTok hate is just anti-Chinese bias?
  • US teens worried about losing TikTok
  • How mmhmm works with Zoom, Teams, and Google Meet
  • Microsoft Teams adds "Together Mode," which puts meeting attendants in seats in an auditorium
  • AR still isn't ready for the outside world, but it works great for Snapchat and TikTok filters
  • North Focals, Jins Meme ES, Amazon Lens, Snap Spectacles, Bose Frames - different smart glasses with different use cases
  • When will AR get a killer App? User-focused design is the answer, but not a lot of AR companies are doing that.
  • Foxconn invests $1B to open a factory in India
  • Searching for the perfect car phone holder
  • Are Millennials killing IoT?
  • Walmart is launching an Amazon Prime competitor in July
  • Jack Dorsey donates $3 Million to Basic Income
  • Twitter might be starting a subscription service

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Louise Matsakis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Phil Libin

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Jul 12 2020

2hr 31mins

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TWiT 778: In the Zoom Where It Happens - Apple Glasses, iOS 14 Privacy, and Hamilton on Disney+

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Apple Glasses, iOS 14 Privacy, and Hamilton on Disney+

  • Is Apple pulling away from the competition?
  • Is Intel dying?
  • Snap Spectacles third edition arrives in India
  • Google buys North, makers of Focals smart glasses
  • Where are Alexis Ohanian and Pete Cashmore?
  • Mark Gurman has the scoop on Apple Glasses
  • Lidar technology could drive Apple business for the next decade
  • The Race After Technology and holography
  • Is technology making life too fast?
  • iOS 14 highlights ad tracking - advertisers are not happy about it.
  • iOS 14 outs Tik Tok and LinkedIn for snooping on the clipboard
  • Apple says no to 16 Web APIs for Safari for security reasons
  • Ad tracking is big business for Google, Facebook, and Spotify
  • What is the future of brick and mortar? Warehouses with curbside delivery?
  • Advertizers boycotting Facebook, but they'll be back
  • Microsoft wants to "upskill" 25 million workers for high-demand jobs
  • Eye Mouth Eye Twitter trend tricks tech Twitter into donating to Black Lives Matter charities
  • Anonymous shopping cart abandoner causes chaos for online vendors - here's who is to blame
  • Lululemon buys Mirror for half a billion dollars
  • Hamilton premieres on Disney+ to rave reviews
  • BMW does a press event in VR to show off their subscription heated seats
  • With NFC and ultrawideband, your phone can be your car key

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Shira Lazar, Sam Abuelsamid, and Jason Hiner

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Jul 06 2020

2hr 58mins

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TWiT 777: Apple's RISCy Move - Apple WWDC Recap - Apple Silicon, macOS 11, iOS 14

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  • Apple WWDC Recap - Apple Silicon, macOS 11, iOS 14
  • Mac moves from Intel to Apple Silicon
  • What happens to Intel? Microsoft?
  • iOS apps will run on Macs
  • Will Macs still run Windows on Boot Camp?
  • Microsoft closes all retail stores - are PCs moving to the cloud?
  • PC gaming - the biggest reason you need a PC
  • Can x86 die already?
  • What could go wrong with the shift to Apple Silicon?
  • Should you buy an Intel Mac now? Should you buy the first version of the ARM Mac?
  • The fastest supercomputer in the world has an ARM chip
  • macOS goes to 11
  • Should WWDC stay virtual next year?
  • Will macOS and iOS merge?
  • Group Messages grows up
  • Will ARM Macs use Thunderbolt? USB 4?
  • When will the first ARM Macs show up?
  • How well will Rosetta 2 work?
  • How is the transition to ARM going to work? How long has it already been going on?
  • Apple WWDC interviews and presentations
  • Six Colors has all the info you need on all the WWDC presentations - here are the best
  • WWDC iOS 14 and watchOS 7 Speed Round - back tap, custom home screen, group FaceTime with sign language, App Clips, Shortcuts on Apple Watch, translation app, hand washing timer, dance, AirPods Pro custom EQ
  • Tik Tok is grabbing your clipboard every 10 seconds
  • Don't install Big Sur beta on your main computer!
  • iOS 14 warns you about tracking cookies
  • Trump campaign app steals all your data
  • Hey.com app allowed on the App Store
  • Olympus leaving the camera business
  • Finally, surveyors all use the same foot
  • Microsoft kills Mixer; Ninja and Shroud get to keep their money

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Lory Gil, Jason Snell, and Dan Moren

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Jun 29 2020

2hr 38mins

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TWiT 776: Phat Boyin' It All Day - WWDC Preview, Twitter Voice Chat, Prescription Video Game

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  • WWDC Preview: no new hardware will be announced
  • Apple re-closing some US Stores due to Covid-19
  • WWDC Preview: Apple transitions to ARM
  • WWDC Preview: here's the jacket and pins that the Swift Student Challenge winners won
  • WWDC Preview: iOS 14 improvements - can they please fix Siri?
  • Apple vs Hey - Apple kicks Hey app out of the App Store
  • iOS App Store brings in $519 Billion in 2019
  • Apple facing anti-trust investigations in the EU
  • Talking about grilling
  • Twitter starts offering 140 second Voice Tweets
  • Using Facebook to train yourself
  • Facebook lets its users turn off political ads
  • Facebook wants to help 4 million people vote
  • K-Pop stans and Tik Tok teens and grandmas troll Trump's Tulsa rally
  • 71% of Americans refuse to use contact tracing apps
  • iFixit wants to help users fix ventilators; ventilator manufacturer sues
  • FCC approves the first prescription video game for ADHD
  • Oscars delayed until April 2021
  • Disney+ kills their 7 day free trial weeks before Hamilton release
  • Only $75k to get your own Spot robot dog
  • Flash dies completely on December 31st, 2020

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Owen JJ Stone, Georgia Dow, and Andy Ihnatko

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Jun 22 2020

2hr 23mins

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TWiT 775: Bacon Buddies - Zoom's Fail of the Week, Police Face Recognition, Apple at $1.5T

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  • Zoom bans an American's account at China's request, won't have real end-to-end encryption
  • IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft stop selling face recognition software to the police
  • Clearview and Palantir continue to sell face recognition to the police
  • Apple is the world's first $1.5 trillion company
  • Apple WWDC 2020 coming June 22. Here's what Apple will announce.
  • How quickly will Apple transition Macs to ARM?
  • Refrigerator DRM is catching up with printer DRM
  • ZFS cuts "slave" out of OpenZFS codebase. GitHub ditches "master"
  • Michael Seibel replaces Alexis Ohanian on Reddit board
  • HBO yanks Gone With the Wind, it becomes the #1 show on Apple TV+
  • Four GOP Senators ask FCC to review Section 230
  • PS5 hardware and games announced - disc vs digital
  • Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone
  • itch.io Games for Racial Justice and Equality surpasses it's $5 million goal

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ant Pruitt, Christina Warren, and Iain Thomson

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Jun 14 2020

2hr 58mins

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TWiT 774: The Mafia is Zooming - Big Tech and Racism, Trump and Biden Phished

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  • Tim Cook and Satya Nadella speaking up on racism - what should Big Tech do?
  • Amazon says they are against racism, but sells racist facial recognition tech to police
  • Can tech improve policing?
  • Social and Organizational barriers to change
  • Should social networks fact-check Trump?
  • James Bennet resigns as Opinion Editor of NYT after letting Tom Cotton post-inflammatory editorial
  • YouTube is a bigger problem than Facebook and Twitter
  • How do we fix Google, Facebook, and Twitter without losing more jobs? Creativity, transparency, and incentives
  • Synthetic biology, synthetic marketplaces, synthetic people
  • Reddit founder quits and asks to be replaced by a black person
  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admits they were wrong about Colin Kaepernick's kneeling protest
  • Minneapolis will dismantle their police department
  • Zoom won't encrypt free tier so they can help the cops
  • Russian GRU exploiting Exim Mail Transfer Agent
  • Trump and Biden campaigns being phished by China and Iran
  • Project Gutenberg is now illegal in Italy
  • HBO Max will not apply to AT&T data caps, but you can't play it on Roku or Amazon devices

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Dylan Tweney, Wesley Faulkner, and Amy Webb

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Jun 08 2020

2hr 13mins

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TWiT 773: The Duchess of Sealand - Trump vs Twitter, SpaceX, George Floyd Protests

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  • Trump vs Twitter, SpaceX, George Floyd Protests
  • Trump vs Twitter: what is Section 230?
  • Trump vs Twitter: what does Trump's executive order say?
  • Trump vs Twitter: who would be hurt most by Trump's executive order?
  • Trump vs Twitter: who gets to determine "truth"?
  • Trump vs Twitter: France passes a law that platforms must remove illegal content within 24 hours
  • SpaceX launches humans into space from American soil for the first time in 9 years
  • Google postpones Android 11 beta launch due to protests
  • Switzerland's Apple/Google COVID contact tracing app vs France's StopCovid app
  • France offers Twitter a new home if they want to leave America. What country do you think Twitter should move to?
  • Microsoft lays off dozens of journalists, will replace them with AI. Journalist Bill Detwiler desperately defends his fellow humans.
  • US House of Representatives to vote to allow FBI to read your browser history without a warrant
  • HBO Max is one streaming service too many
  • Amazon Look style camera will stop working in July. Denise Howell's Instagram will never be the same
  • Some Good News sells to CBS
  • Pokemon Go Fest this July will be fully virtual
  • Baratunde Thurston, author of "How to be Black" discusses his reaction to the racial events of the past week

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Patrick Beja, Bill Detwiler, Denise Howell, and Baratunde Thurston

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Jun 01 2020

2hr 34mins

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iTunes Ratings

2360 Ratings
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255
153
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love leo; liberal bent off-putting

By nathan is about it - Jun 01 2020
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It's a good podcast! I've listened for years until recently. I think Leo does a decent job of being fair and reasonable about politics, but his guests often only represent one perspective. At least he has a few Euros in there. As a conservative, I leave this podcast feeling unrepresented. But Leo is a good egg, so I'll keep trying.

Lovin’ Leo!

By Antonio805 - May 20 2020
Read more
Awesome show: Keeps me informed and entertained.