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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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2299 Ratings
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1385
251
150
177
336

Leo is the Man!

By Kaleb_Powers - Jan 20 2020
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Been listening to these podcasts for a year now, and I absolutely love it! If you like tech, this is definitely one of my most highly recommended podcasts!

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By jhfiseieghguigoghggjasghjghgjh - Dec 07 2019
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I love this show, sometimes I get bored because you don’t really move on to the other topics.

iTunes Ratings

2299 Ratings
Average Ratings
1385
251
150
177
336

Leo is the Man!

By Kaleb_Powers - Jan 20 2020
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Been listening to these podcasts for a year now, and I absolutely love it! If you like tech, this is definitely one of my most highly recommended podcasts!

Time

By jhfiseieghguigoghggjasghjghgjh - Dec 07 2019
Read more
I love this show, sometimes I get bored because you don’t really move on to the other topics.
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This Week in Tech (MP3)

Latest release on Feb 17, 2020

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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.

Rank #1: TWiT 752: More Seam than Bezel

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This Week's Stories:

  • CES Preview: what to expect at the 2020 show
  • Segway's new Wall-E pod chair
  • 8k TVs take over CES - what about bandwidth caps?
  • 3D is back at CES - get ready for Star Wars holograms
  • Fresh Cambridge Analytica leak: 68 countries targeted
  • 5G in 2020: hype or happening?
  • How to fix California' gig worker law
  • California Consumer Privacy Act hits January 1
  • Wyze Camera breach response: quick and decisive
  • 1924 belongs to us all now
  • TRACED Act passes, robocallers put on notice
  • Hofeller Files break gerrymandering plot wide open
  • IRS forces Turbo Tax to show free filing product
  • Fake Twitter accounts spew thousands of pro-Iran propaganda tweets
  • Australian fires: horrific images online
  • Google will stop swindling the US on taxes
  • Google's Head of International Relations left because Google started to be evil
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 arriving February 11th
  • Sonos bricking old speakers
  • Fry's is in big trouble
  • Y2K bug strikes again: NYC parking meters break in 2020, 11-19
  • #TeamTrees gets $20M
  • YouTube's #1 star turned 8 in 2019
  • EU: AI cannot patent inventions

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Dwight Silverman, Ben Brock Johnson, and Ed Bott

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

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Jan 06 2020

2hr 18mins

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Rank #2: TWiT 751: The Year's Best

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Leo Laporte takes us through the past year in tech. 2019 highlights include Chinese CRISPR Babies, San Francisco's facial recognition surveillance ban, Grumpy Cat's sad death, the United States versus Huawei, Facebook's $5 billion FTC fine, the debut of Apple TV+, and more!

Happy New Year from Leo and the TWiT crew!

Host: Leo Laporte

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

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Dec 29 2019

2hr 6mins

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Rank #3: TWiT 749: At Least She Double Bagged It

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This Week's Stories

  • Mac Pro: only 1/3rd the cost of a banana duct-taped to a wall
  • Apple TV+ gets its first Golden Globe award nomination
  • AirPods make Apple $4 billion/quarter
  • Here's how to get Samuel L. Jackson on your Amazon Echo
  • Ring camera hacked to tell child to destroy their room
  • Google gives US ATF location info on 1500 users
  • Ask a Millennial: what's the deal with Tik Tok?
  • Jack Dorsey wants an open standard Twitter
  • Facebook wants end-to-end encryption. AG Barr is not so happy about that.
  • India wants to get all its citizens' data
  • New Orleans narrowly avoids ransomware hit
  • Samsung didn't really sell a million Galaxy Folds, and other silly phone stories
  • Paris Martineau's ultimate guide to Influencers

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Rosemary Orchard, Paris Martineau, and Owen JJ Stone

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

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Dec 16 2019

2hr 33mins

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Rank #4: TWiT 750: Another Decade is in the Can

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On This Week in Tech's 2019 Holiday Special, Leo Laporte, Stacey Higginbotham, Mary Jo Foley, and Mikah Sargent run down the top Tech News stories of 2010 - 2019.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, Stacey Higginbotham, and Mikah Sargent

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Dec 22 2019

2hr 50mins

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TWiT 758: Facemasks and Fear

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This week's stories:

  • Mobile World Congress 2020 canceled over COVID-19 fears
  • China virtually shut down due to COVID-19. Foxconn's iPhone plant closed; making face masks instead.
  • RSA Conference (Feb 24th in San Francisco) is next - IBM has already dropped out. Is this the end of conferences?
  • China's response to COVID-19 includes increased surveillance and the "Close Contact" app. Is America next?
  • Focals by North AR glasses could be the answer to COVID-19. Are we ready for AR+databases?
  • Check out TWiT's review of Focals on Hands-On Tech!
  • Apple stores and factories closed in China. Apple was expected to announce an iPhone SE replacement this spring - will it be put on hold?
  • Samsung Z Flip Review - the most transformative new smartphone in years
  • Windows 10X - Microsoft's first try at a 32bit-free OS and a two-screen device OS
  • Windows 10X on a MacBook - it can be done! (But don't try it at home)
  • Google's new OS is called... Pigweed?
  • Windows 10X coming to dual-screen laptops and tablets by the end of the year
  • Microsoft Duo caught on video in the wild!
  • $1000+ flagship phones are now the norm. Are they worth it? (Yes)
  • Cloud-based computing will become the norm in the next 5 years
  • Amazon sues the US government over JEDI contract given to Microsoft; JEDI put on hold by a federal judge
  • Taika Waititi blasts the crappy MacBook keyboard at the Oscars
  • Raspberry Pi - the best kids' computer available
  • Watch Hands-On Android! Episode 0 out now, Episode 1 coming 2/20/2020: twit.tv/HOA
  • Coming soon: Hands-On Mac and Hands-On Linux!
  • Spotify will destroy podcasting as we know it
  • Elizabeth Holmes gets some of the Theranos charges dropped by a federal judge
  • Is Venture Capitalism destroying capitalism?
  • HQ Trivia crashes and burns - when will the current tech bubble burst?
  • Essential shuttered - alleged sexual assaulter and Android inventor Andy Rubin's revolutionary phone company fails after less than a year.
  • T-Mobile and Sprint merger passes second-to-last hurdle in its way
  • Jeff Bezos buys the most expensive house in America

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Daniel Rubino, and Dan Patterson

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

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Feb 17 2020

2hr 30mins

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TWiT 757: My Fridge Killed My Apple TV

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This Week's Stories:

  • Chaos, confusion, and disinformation define the 2020 US election
  • Motorola Razr fails the fold test
  • NYPD drops notebooks for iPhone app
  • Don't charge at public USB chargers: "Juice Jacking" hackers will steal your data
  • Hackers break into your network via Phillips Hue lightbulbs
  • Sonos bricks old speakers
  • Tesla remotely removes autopilot from used Model S
  • Big shakeup at Microsoft - Panos Pinay gets a huge promotion
  • Microsoft xCloud vs Nvidia GeForceNow vs Playstation Now
  • US Navy uses Xbox controllers
  • Windows 7 bug keeps users from shutting down, no way to update
  • Deepfaking "The Irishman" - how CGI de-aged De Niro
  • Disney wants to kill Section 230, and thus all social media and comment boards
  • Real or fake: Russian dashcams and French locomotives
  • 'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet' Review

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ashley Esqueda, Nate Lanxon, and Denise Howell

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

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Feb 10 2020

2hr 6mins

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TWiT 756: Don't Doubt ur Vibe

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This Week's Stories:

  • Apple hits 1.5B users, Facebook hits 2.5B, Amazon hits $1 Trillion - is Big Tech too big?
  • Russia vs Apple: new Russian law will force Apple to install Kremlin-friendly apps
  • Coronavirus shuts down Apple and Google in China
  • EU passes common charger resolution - say goodbye to your lightning jack
  • Amazon wants you to know that they pay a lot of taxes and employ a lot of people
  • 10 years later, the iPad is the only successful tablet
  • Split-screen or folding screen? Is this a form factor we need?
  • Apple TV+ hasn't quite hit it yet
  • FCC admits that wireless carriers violated federal law selling your location data
  • Facebook's 'Off Facebook activity tool' doesn't really do anything
  • Facebook's new Oversight Board will surely fix everything
  • Avast anti-virus sold your data to everybody
  • Does tracking really make ads better?
  • He sings! He dances! He sends you the internet from space!
  • Cal Tech gets 1.1 billion from Apple and Broadcom in a patent case
  • Every smart device will die. Sonos sooner than others.
  • IBM CEO Virginia Rometty retires
  • California halts .org sale
  • 62 new emoji are here!
  • Hummer is back and electric

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Wesley Faulkner, Brian McCullough, and Devindra Hardawar

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

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Feb 03 2020

2hr 9mins

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TWiT 755: Somebody Stole My Tim Tams!

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This Week's Stories:

  • Was Jeff Bezos really hacked by Saudi Arabia?
  • Welcome to the post-fact era. Embrace the power of ignorance!
  • Sonos backs off threat to brick old speakers
  • Apple pushes back against EU common charging standard
  • Sundar Pichai calls for regulation of AI
  • Why banning face recognition is just the first step
  • One good thing about Brexit
  • The tech angle of "Megxit"
  • Biden calls game developers "little creeps"
  • Tech execs are being SWATted
  • Alan Turing's OBE medal, Ph.D. certificate, etc recovered from crazed superfan
  • Throwboy is back with Pocket Pillows
  • Vine is back as Byte
  • Xerox still trying to buy HP
  • Octi is augmented reality social media

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mike Elgan, Patrick Beja, and Iain Thomson

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

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Jan 27 2020

2hr 33mins

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TWiT 754: I Dream of Wiki

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This Week's Stories:

  • Mojo Vision: Augmented Reality contact lenses
  • The face recognition company that will end privacy
  • FBI vs Apple 2: Pensacola Boogaloo
  • NOBUS: why the NSA's "NObody But US" theory of exploits fail
  • Cable Haunt: critical vulnerability in many cable modems
  • Apple and Google are cracking down on location privacy, and ad tech companies are unhappy
  • Don't worry about your kids' phone use so much
  • Google will kill 3rd-party cookies by 2022
  • Verizon's "private" search engine
  • The EU is not asking Apple to kill the lightning plug
  • Our secret shame: the box of cords in our garage
  • Digital hoarding: iTunes vs Gmail
  • Amazon wants you to pay with a wave of your hand
  • Sim swapping attacks: hacking customer service
  • Joe Biden wants to repeal Section 230. This is dangerous.
  • Sonos, Tile, and Pop Sockets testify against Google, Apple, and Amazon in Congress

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Georgia Dow, Sam Abuelsamid, and Patrick Norton

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

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Jan 20 2020

2hr 13mins

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TWiT 753: I Got Waylaid in Switzerland

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CES 2020 wrap-up

  • Sex tech at CES 2020
  • Apple, Amazon, and others talk privacy at CES 2020
  • Tech Giants at CES 2020
  • The Sands: all the weirdest stuff at CES 2020
  • The best TVs at CES 2020
  • Future Concepts at CES 2020
  • The Charmin Rollbot
  • Biggest CES 2020 trends: vegetable-based meat, driverless cars, and bendable computers
  • Our favorite gadgets from CES 2020: from 8k TVs to electronic rosaries

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ant Pruitt, Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, and Jason Hiner

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

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Jan 12 2020

2hr 22mins

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TWiT 752: More Seam than Bezel

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This Week's Stories:

  • CES Preview: what to expect at the 2020 show
  • Segway's new Wall-E pod chair
  • 8k TVs take over CES - what about bandwidth caps?
  • 3D is back at CES - get ready for Star Wars holograms
  • Fresh Cambridge Analytica leak: 68 countries targeted
  • 5G in 2020: hype or happening?
  • How to fix California' gig worker law
  • California Consumer Privacy Act hits January 1
  • Wyze Camera breach response: quick and decisive
  • 1924 belongs to us all now
  • TRACED Act passes, robocallers put on notice
  • Hofeller Files break gerrymandering plot wide open
  • IRS forces Turbo Tax to show free filing product
  • Fake Twitter accounts spew thousands of pro-Iran propaganda tweets
  • Australian fires: horrific images online
  • Google will stop swindling the US on taxes
  • Google's Head of International Relations left because Google started to be evil
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 arriving February 11th
  • Sonos bricking old speakers
  • Fry's is in big trouble
  • Y2K bug strikes again: NYC parking meters break in 2020, 11-19
  • #TeamTrees gets $20M
  • YouTube's #1 star turned 8 in 2019
  • EU: AI cannot patent inventions

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Dwight Silverman, Ben Brock Johnson, and Ed Bott

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

Sponsors:

Jan 06 2020

2hr 18mins

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TWiT 751: The Year's Best

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Leo Laporte takes us through the past year in tech. 2019 highlights include Chinese CRISPR Babies, San Francisco's facial recognition surveillance ban, Grumpy Cat's sad death, the United States versus Huawei, Facebook's $5 billion FTC fine, the debut of Apple TV+, and more!

Happy New Year from Leo and the TWiT crew!

Host: Leo Laporte

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

Sponsors:

Dec 29 2019

2hr 6mins

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TWiT 750: Another Decade is in the Can

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On This Week in Tech's 2019 Holiday Special, Leo Laporte, Stacey Higginbotham, Mary Jo Foley, and Mikah Sargent run down the top Tech News stories of 2010 - 2019.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, Stacey Higginbotham, and Mikah Sargent

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

Sponsors:

Dec 22 2019

2hr 50mins

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TWiT 749: At Least She Double Bagged It

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This Week's Stories

  • Mac Pro: only 1/3rd the cost of a banana duct-taped to a wall
  • Apple TV+ gets its first Golden Globe award nomination
  • AirPods make Apple $4 billion/quarter
  • Here's how to get Samuel L. Jackson on your Amazon Echo
  • Ring camera hacked to tell child to destroy their room
  • Google gives US ATF location info on 1500 users
  • Ask a Millennial: what's the deal with Tik Tok?
  • Jack Dorsey wants an open standard Twitter
  • Facebook wants end-to-end encryption. AG Barr is not so happy about that.
  • India wants to get all its citizens' data
  • New Orleans narrowly avoids ransomware hit
  • Samsung didn't really sell a million Galaxy Folds, and other silly phone stories
  • Paris Martineau's ultimate guide to Influencers

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Rosemary Orchard, Paris Martineau, and Owen JJ Stone

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

Sponsors:

Dec 16 2019

2hr 33mins

Play

iTunes Ratings

2299 Ratings
Average Ratings
1385
251
150
177
336

Leo is the Man!

By Kaleb_Powers - Jan 20 2020
Read more
Been listening to these podcasts for a year now, and I absolutely love it! If you like tech, this is definitely one of my most highly recommended podcasts!

Time

By jhfiseieghguigoghggjasghjghgjh - Dec 07 2019
Read more
I love this show, sometimes I get bored because you don’t really move on to the other topics.