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Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Jason and Mikah give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives.Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.

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Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Jason and Mikah give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives.Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.

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Good information in easy format.

By KayakOtter - Sep 12 2019
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I like this podcast and look forward to each episode. Good audio quality.

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By n.ed - Mar 30 2018
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I miss the daily podcast . There is a void in daily podcasting reviling tech

iTunes Ratings

1008 Ratings
Average Ratings
648
85
43
49
183

Good information in easy format.

By KayakOtter - Sep 12 2019
Read more
I like this podcast and look forward to each episode. Good audio quality.

Goodie

By n.ed - Mar 30 2018
Read more
I miss the daily podcast . There is a void in daily podcasting reviling tech
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Tech News Weekly (Audio)

Latest release on Aug 06, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: TNW 145: Google & Samsung, Unpacked - Note 20, Z Fold 2, Galaxy Buds, Pixel 4a, and TikTok

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Everything Samsung announced at its Unpacked event, a brief review of Google's Pixel 4A, and an in-depth look at TikTok — including its ban in certain places, its potential purchase by Microsoft, and its competition.

First, Myriam Joire joins us to break down the Samsung Unpacked event, covering the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Samsung's Galaxy Buds and new Galaxy Watch 3, and the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+.

Then, Myriam Joire graciously sticks around to briefly review the Google Pixel 4A, the company's new, cost-effective Pixel phone.

Then, Sara Fischer of Axios stops by to help us understand what's going on with TikTok, including the many bans around the world and Microsoft's potential purchase of the social media service.

Lastly, Jason shares how inefficient wireless charging can be and Mikah laments the end of Microsoft xCloud testing on iOS.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

Guests: Myriam Joire and Sara Fischer

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Aug 06 2020

1hr 12mins

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Rank #2: TNW 144: Big Tech Zooms to Washington - Antitrust Hearings, New IP, Open AI GPT-3

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Antitrust Hearings, New IP, Open AI GPT-3

  • In the aftermath of big tech's congressional hearings that focused on antitrust behavior, Will Oremus from OneZero walks through the real reason for the spectacle.
  • China has big ideas for the Internet, namely that it wants a new Internet that it can better control. Stephen Shankland from CNET details the New IP proposal and how it would differ from the Internet we have today.
  • OpenAI's GPT-3 model is paving the way for incredible innovation in the field of AI, and that's evident by a long list of creations that blur the line between computer and human thought.
  • Mac OS 8.1 is now a single Electron app that works on Mac or PC and can be installed in the applications folder like any other app on your machine.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

Guests: Will Oremus and Stephen Shankland

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Jul 30 2020

1hr

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Rank #3: TNW 143: What's Good About Game Pass? - Xbox Series X, "Fever Cameras," Twitter Rundown

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Everything Microsoft announced at the Xbox Games Showcase, the recent development and popularity of fever cameras, and a rundown of what's up at Twitter: more active users, Twitter earnings, and the recent hack.

First, CNET's Ian Sherr stops by to discuss Microsoft's Xbox Games Showcase. Between the next-gen gameplay footage and Xbox Series X console, Sherr had a lot to share.

Then, Dave Gershgorn of OneZero details the no-longer-fledgling "fever camera" industry. With facial recognition and temperature-sensing technology, these camera manufacturers aim to identify fevers in real-time.

Then, Kurt Wagner of Bloomberg graciously provides a rundown of Twitter's latest successes and failures, including its earnings report, the uptick in users, and the recent high-profile hack.

Lastly, Jason talks about new features for Plex users and Mikah details a recent BuzzFeed report that shows hundreds of thousands of Instacart customers' data is being sold online.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

Guests: Ian Sherr, Dave Gershgorn, and Kurt Wagner

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Jul 23 2020

1hr 7mins

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Rank #4: TNW 142: Twitter Breach of 2020 - Apple News Audio Content, Atlas of Surveillance

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  • Steve Gibson joins to talk about the unprecedented Twitter hijacking scam that involves a god mode console that only certain employees have access to.
  • Rene Ritchie discussed how Apple News is rolling out new features that emphasize local news and audio podcast content.
  • A new project called the Atlas of Surveillance attempts to collect and organize surveillance sources from around the US and Dave Maass from the EFF helped spearhead it.
  • Twitter is rolling out new API changes for developers to have access to some features that have been exclusive to the official app for some time.
  • Librarians are creating digital escape rooms using Google Forms in creative ways to keep students active in learning and reading.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

Guests: Steve Gibson, Rene Ritchie, and Dave Maass

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Jul 16 2020

1hr 5mins

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Rank #5: TNW 141: Big Mad: Note 20 Without a Charging Brick? - Samsung Galaxy Unpacked, Google Smart Home Summit, Quibi

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Rumors and reports re: Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event, what you need to know about the "Hey Google" Smart Home Virtual Summit, and the trials and tribulations of Quibi.

First, Android Police's David Ruddock gives us a rundown of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event. Between news of a new foldable phone and the next iteration of the Note, there's a lot to explore.

Then, Stacey Higginbotham stops by to talk "Hey Google." Google's Smart Home Virtual Summit gave a tiny glimpse into the future of the smart home and the Google Assistant, but mostly it gave developers guidance for smart home apps and products.

Then, Forbes contributor Don Reisinger shares his thoughts on the current and future state of Quibi. One study shows dismal downloads and subscriptions for Quibi, but the company says it's doing just fine. What's true and what's false? Reisinger explains!

Lastly, Mikah talks about the future of Thunderbolt on the Mac (very nerdy) and Jason discusses cryptocurrency Dogecoin and digital investment in general.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

Guests: David Ruddock, Stacey Higginbotham, and Don Reisinger

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Jul 10 2020

1hr 15mins

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Rank #6: TNW 140: COVID-Inspired Virtual Yearbooks - HAGS App, NDAs and Racial Equality

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NDAs and racial equality in tech, virtual yearbooks in a COVID world, 5G rollout hasn't slowed.

  • Emily Birnbaum from Protocol discusses the impact that NDAs have on employees who would share their stories of workplace discrimination if they hadn't agreed to them in the first place.
  • Graduating High School Senior Jameel Shivji co-created an app for iOS called HAGS that allows students to sign each other's virtual yearbooks at a time when social distancing has changed everything about graduation.
  • 2020 was to be a big year for 5G. Shara Tibken from CNET describes how the Coronavirus hasn't really slowed down the development of the technology.

Host: Jason Howell

Guests: Emily Birnbaum, Jameel Shivji, and Shara Tibken

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Jul 02 2020

42mins

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Rank #7: TNW 139: What You Actually Need to Know About WWDC - Apple's Big Announcements, Facial Recognition Tech

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What you can expect from Apple when iOS, macOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS ship this fall and the current state of facial recognition technology.

First, Jason Snell of Six Colors joins Mikah to provide a summary of Apple's WWDC announcements — this is what you can actually expect when the software ships this fall.

Then, Dave Gershgorn of OneZero discusses facial recognition technology used in China that's both banned and praised by US organizations, and the Coalition for Critical Technology.

Lastly, Mikah shares an article from Kashmir Hill of The New York Times about how facial recognition tech was used to wrongfully arrest and accuse a man of larceny.

Host: Mikah Sargent

Guests: Jason Snell and Dave Gershgorn

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Jun 25 2020

49mins

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Rank #8: TNW 138: Reading the WWDC Code Bits - WWDC Preview, Audio Tweets, Video Game Prescriptions

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Twitter's new audio tweet feature might be ripe for abuse, we get a preview of Apple's WWDC, there's a new prescription for ADHD: a video game, and a Google team has created Pinterest but automated.

  • Motherboard editor-in-chief Jason Koebler joins us to ask and help answer the question: How is Twitter going to moderate its new voice recordings?
  • Zac Hall of 9to5Mac stops by to give us a preview of what we can expect at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference.
  • Jason talks about a new FDA-approved treatment for ADHD and it's a video game.
  • Mikah shares "Keen," an experiment from Google that's like Pinterest, but automated.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

Guests: Jason Koebler and Zac Hall

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Jun 18 2020

57mins

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Rank #9: TNW 137: How Convergence Led to the Smartphone - Amazon Rekognition, Android 11 Beta

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Smartphone convergence, Android 11 Beta.

  • Apple announced that they would be sunsetting iBooks Author and iTunes U, but the writing was on the wall.
  • Amazon banned police use of its Rekognition facial recognition technology for one year while it waits for Congress to implement stronger regulations.
  • Daniel Bader from Android Central details the new features of Android 11 Beta 1, and what consumers can get excited about when its officially released later this year.
  • On CNET's 25 year anniversary, Brian Cooley talks about how the smartphone revolution could easily have never happened if convergence wasn't embraced early on.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

Guests: Daniel Bader and Brian Cooley

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Jun 11 2020

54mins

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Rank #10: TNW 136: Social Change and Social Media - Black Tech Pipeline, Using Facebook to Educate, Digital Self Defense

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The founder of Black Tech Pipeline joins us to talk about the org., Facebook may be a better social media platform for educating others, and what you need to do to protect yourself digitally before leaving the house.

First, Pariss Chandler, the creator of #BlackTechTwitter and founder of Black Tech Pipeline, shares the origin story of the organization, how to join, and how to help elevate Black voices online and in tech roles.

Then, OneZero's Joshua Adams joins the pair to explain how Facebook can be a better platform for educating others on racial injustice. He also talks about his upcoming book and shares his thoughts on memes and their role in messaging.

Lastly, Nathan Sheard of the Electronic Frontier Foundation details methods of digital defense. Before you leave the house, Sheard shares the steps you need to take to protect yourself.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

Guests: Pariss Chandler, Joshua Adams, and Nathan Sheard

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

Jun 04 2020

52mins

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