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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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This week's stories The Chinese propaganda app that spies on all Chinese citizens Chinese influence in video games, social media, and other industries - where do we draw the line? What is Tencent? How much influence do they have over the world? Here's how to keep them from watching your iPhone Can we still trust Apple? Can we trust anyone? At what point do we admit that we are in a multi-state information war? Is there any way to fine Facebook fairly? Bring back the Office of Technology Assesment! Remember: the answer to bad politics is not "no politics". It is good politics. Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency is falling apart There is a very good reason why politicians can lie on Facebook How Boris Johnson games Google There are no political ads in France. Could we do that in America? Which weird phone stands a better chance: the Essential Gem or Microsoft Duo? Apple Arcade is still wonderful. How much do Americans know about tech? Not a lot. What should we do about that? SCOTUS decid...

144 MIN6 d ago
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Sex-Positive Currency

Bob Ross with Biceps

This week's stories Microsoft surprises us all with the two-screen Surface Duo phone Apple's Deep Fusion poised to trump Google's Pixel 4 announcement More than 500 ransomware attacks on US schools so far in 2019 More red flags than a Chinese parade: WeWork's failed IPO Apple loves freedom - except in China US, UK, and Australian governments vs encryption Lexy Savvides's Memoji secrets Tim Cook can woo Trump all he wants, but Apple still has to pay 25% tariffs CNET folds the Samsung Galaxy Fold until it breaks Why did Windows Phone fail? Iain Thomson: "It was a thousand cuts of stupidity." Microsoft's new Surface line is aimed straight at Apple Will there be an October Apple event? All signs point to yes. Google Seattle makes a literal product graveyard Levis' Jacquard jean jackets PayPal backs out of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency Facebook vs Elizabeth Warren Facebook says it's ok for political ads to lie Twitter says it's ok for Trump to advocate civil war Should Zuckerberg step ...

134 MIN1 w ago
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Bob Ross with Biceps

The Twerklight Sonata

This Week's Stories What we expect at Wednesday's big Microsoft Surface event Gemmy the Twerking Alexa Bear demo Echo Loop and Echo Frames will take Alexa with you Facebook Horizon: is this the VR future we signed up for? Tesla's Smart Summon feature makes us a little nervous Do we really trust all these voice assistants? Amazon is throwing Alexa spaghetti at the wall Google wins major Right to Be Forgotten ruling Amazon Sidewalk is Amazon's proprietary mesh network for pet tracking and more - will they sell it to the police? Will this and Amazon's Ring Neighbors app lead to a police state? Amazon pushes voice agent interoperability - Cortana jumps at the chance, Siri and Google Assistant play coy Checkm8 is an unstoppable jailbreak that works on any iPhone from the iPhone 4S to the iPhone X Apple will release AppleTV+ movies in theaters as Oscar bait Mac Pro to be made in Texas Google will stop showing news snippets in France QuestLove is moving from Pandora. Is Pandora dead? What ...

136 MIN2 w ago
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The Twerklight Sonata

You Could See The "Screw It" in His Eyes

This Week's Stories: TWO AND A HALF DOZEN people invade Area 51 iPhone 11 vs iPhone 7: is it worth the upgrade? Apple Arcade is the best 5 bucks a month you can spend on games Apple Watch 5 is the best computer you can wear on your wrist. Taking cat pictures in the dark with iPhone 11 - which phone takes the best picture? How about video? How many monthly fees to Apple are too many? Apple wins its 2nd Emmy before Apple TV+ even comes out. Who owns Slofie.com? How about Slophie.net? Apple changes the update cycle RIP 3D Touch. We won't miss you. Apple's ultrawideband U1 Chip: what does it do? iPhone 11 teardown What to expect from Google's big October event What to expect from Microsoft's big October event Has Google achieved quantum supremacy? How many bitcoin are lost forever? When Zuck met Trump Facebook creates Oversight Board: here's how it will work Facebook Portal wants to watch you watch TV Richard Stallman out at MIT and Free Software Foundation Edward Snowden still wants to...

133 MINSEP 23
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You Could See The "Screw It" in His Eyes

Leave the Phone, Save the Donuts

This Week's Stories: iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 11 Pro Max: the end of the Thinner Era No High refresh rate for iPhone Pro New iPhone colors: corpse purple, baby poop green How durable is the iPhone 11 Pro? Night mode, 3 lenses, high key: is iPhone 11 Pro the best phone camera you can buy? iPhone 11 will be unlocked on day one Apple seems ever so slightly more price sensitive this year iPhone 11 camera bump: why not just make the phone thicker? Apple Watch 5: always on Apple Watch 5: aluminum vs titanium vs ceramic Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ Apple can't get JJ Abrams, even for a half-billion $$$ 48 States coming after Google Tech backlash? What tech backlash? Are we building our own surveillance state? Google's $995 Project Jacquard backpack Where do we go after GDPR? Want $125 from Equifax? Please jump through these flaming hoops. Pixel 4: is there anything that hasn't leaked yet? Which voice assistant is the best, and how can we make it better? Microsoft Surface Event Octob...

138 MINSEP 16
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Leave the Phone, Save the Donuts

I've Got a Chatroom in My Thigh

Apple testily responds to Google's Project Zero discovery of China's iOS hack against Uyghur Muslims. Avoiding FUD: how secure is too secure? Facebook leaks 420 Million users' phone numbers. In a related story, until recently, AT&T stored users' phone numbers in unencrypted paper files and delivered them directly to all US citizens. Apple Event this Tuesday! Which new phone will win the 2019 Fall Challenge? Phone Photography of the Phuture! Apple Watch 5 is all about sleep. Apple Tile, Apple Glasses, Apple TV, Apple Arcade, what else will happen on Tuesday? Harry is excited about the 16 Inch MacBook coming soon. Samsung Fold released in South Korea. It's not perfect, but it is a necessary step towards a cyberpunk future. An AI beat an 8th-grade science test. My 8th grader spends most of his time in the backyard blowing up stuff. Should we be scared? Joi Ito resigns over Epstein ties. Let's make sure we punish all the tech people who worked with Epstein and ignore all the bankers and...

132 MINSEP 9
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Forking Windows

Apple Event September 10th: iPhone. Which phone will be better, iPhone 11 or Pixel 4? Apple Event September 10th: Apple Watch. What health features should we expect, and how will they save Christina Warren's life this time? Jack Hacked! Twitter CEO's Twitter account hacked by white supremacists. (Again.) Can Twitter ever be properly secured? (No.) Will someone hack Trump's account next? (Maybe they already have, we just don't know it.) Trump proposes tracking US citizens with Fitbits to prevent mass shootings. Reddit detectives figure out which satellite Trump uses to track Iranian space launch facilities after he tweets a picture of one. 15% tariffs on Apple Watch, AirPods and HomePod start today! Apple vows to move all production back to America immediately. Just kidding - they're moving to Vietnam. So is Google Pixel. Coming soon: Iraqi-made Microsoft Surface Pro and Afghani HP laptops! Project Zero at Google discovered a very interesting iPhone hack that went on for years. China...

134 MINSEP 2
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Forking Windows

Fake Moos

This Week's Stories:Hacking the US Military at DEF CONVoting machine hacks at DEF CONGDPR is a hacker's delightCompany sues DEF CON because their presentation was booedWill the T-Mobile/Sprint merger go through?Android Q is not a dessertNew phone season is hereUsing mice to detect deepfakesNavigating our increasingly fakeable worldIs computational photography more or less "real"?Human connection in an online worldApple TV+, Disney +, where does it end?Apple Card and its various stainsDon't wash titanium with tap water5G is as carcinogenic as coffee and picklesWeWork IPO chicaneryPokemon Go trespassing is still a problemNo, Instagram is not going to steal your photos Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Iain Thomson, and Alex Wilhelm Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: legalzoom.com - offer code: TWIT GetRoman.com/twit ZipRecruiter.com/Twit twit.cachefly.com

133 MINAUG 26
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Fake Moos

Why is My Fridge Playing ICP?

Amazon's paid tweeters program backfiresTelus email out for the past 4 days$3 Million Fortnite winner SWATtedHow Gamergate launched a culture warEsports is officially mainstream - how to get an esports scholarship to collegeVerizon sells Tumblr for about 2% of what Yahoo bought it for 6 years agoiPhone 11 coming September 10 - how private will it be?Apple sues Corellium for virtualization serviceGoogle's challenging past 3 yearsGoogle forces Nest to leave recording lights oniPhone 11 Pro Max?Pixel 3a's faux 20x zoomRival search engines drop out of Google's search engine ballot auctionAmazon's Rekognition face recognition system can't tell the difference between congressmen and criminals"NULL" vanity plate garners man $12,000+ in parking violations3 simple ways to defeat face recognitionUpdate your Windows 10 system NOW. Seriously.New Bluetooth KNOB attackHuawei gets a breakGeorgia required to use paper ballotsFTC willing to break up big techIKEA gets serious about smart techDisney a...

173 MINAUG 19
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Why is My Fridge Playing ICP?

An Electric Cannonball

This Week's Stories Video games don't cause mass shootings, but toxic gamer culture doesn't help White House proposes social media censorship Apple wants as many people as possible to get the Apple Card Are Teslas reliable? Chase forgives Canadian customers' debt Apple locks out DIY battery repairs FedEx splits with Amazon Amazon's PillPack fighting with CVS and Walgreens Woz wants you off Facebook Teenagers work overnight to make Amazon Echo Samsung Note 10 kills headphone jack and Bixby button, embraces Microsoft FBI, NSA want hackers, even if they used to smoke pot Defcon takes on voting machine security Elizabeth Warren's plan for rural broadband US Navy ditching touchscreen controllers Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Brianna Wu, Ben Johnson, and Sam Abuelsamid Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: ZipRecruiter.com/Twit Wasabi.com offer code TWiT audible.com/twit2 capterra.com/twit

144 MINAUG 12
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An Electric Cannonball
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Latest Episodes

Sex-Positive Currency

This week's stories The Chinese propaganda app that spies on all Chinese citizens Chinese influence in video games, social media, and other industries - where do we draw the line? What is Tencent? How much influence do they have over the world? Here's how to keep them from watching your iPhone Can we still trust Apple? Can we trust anyone? At what point do we admit that we are in a multi-state information war? Is there any way to fine Facebook fairly? Bring back the Office of Technology Assesment! Remember: the answer to bad politics is not "no politics". It is good politics. Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency is falling apart There is a very good reason why politicians can lie on Facebook How Boris Johnson games Google There are no political ads in France. Could we do that in America? Which weird phone stands a better chance: the Essential Gem or Microsoft Duo? Apple Arcade is still wonderful. How much do Americans know about tech? Not a lot. What should we do about that? SCOTUS decid...

144 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Sex-Positive Currency

Bob Ross with Biceps

This week's stories Microsoft surprises us all with the two-screen Surface Duo phone Apple's Deep Fusion poised to trump Google's Pixel 4 announcement More than 500 ransomware attacks on US schools so far in 2019 More red flags than a Chinese parade: WeWork's failed IPO Apple loves freedom - except in China US, UK, and Australian governments vs encryption Lexy Savvides's Memoji secrets Tim Cook can woo Trump all he wants, but Apple still has to pay 25% tariffs CNET folds the Samsung Galaxy Fold until it breaks Why did Windows Phone fail? Iain Thomson: "It was a thousand cuts of stupidity." Microsoft's new Surface line is aimed straight at Apple Will there be an October Apple event? All signs point to yes. Google Seattle makes a literal product graveyard Levis' Jacquard jean jackets PayPal backs out of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency Facebook vs Elizabeth Warren Facebook says it's ok for political ads to lie Twitter says it's ok for Trump to advocate civil war Should Zuckerberg step ...

134 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Bob Ross with Biceps

The Twerklight Sonata

This Week's Stories What we expect at Wednesday's big Microsoft Surface event Gemmy the Twerking Alexa Bear demo Echo Loop and Echo Frames will take Alexa with you Facebook Horizon: is this the VR future we signed up for? Tesla's Smart Summon feature makes us a little nervous Do we really trust all these voice assistants? Amazon is throwing Alexa spaghetti at the wall Google wins major Right to Be Forgotten ruling Amazon Sidewalk is Amazon's proprietary mesh network for pet tracking and more - will they sell it to the police? Will this and Amazon's Ring Neighbors app lead to a police state? Amazon pushes voice agent interoperability - Cortana jumps at the chance, Siri and Google Assistant play coy Checkm8 is an unstoppable jailbreak that works on any iPhone from the iPhone 4S to the iPhone X Apple will release AppleTV+ movies in theaters as Oscar bait Mac Pro to be made in Texas Google will stop showing news snippets in France QuestLove is moving from Pandora. Is Pandora dead? What ...

136 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Twerklight Sonata

You Could See The "Screw It" in His Eyes

This Week's Stories: TWO AND A HALF DOZEN people invade Area 51 iPhone 11 vs iPhone 7: is it worth the upgrade? Apple Arcade is the best 5 bucks a month you can spend on games Apple Watch 5 is the best computer you can wear on your wrist. Taking cat pictures in the dark with iPhone 11 - which phone takes the best picture? How about video? How many monthly fees to Apple are too many? Apple wins its 2nd Emmy before Apple TV+ even comes out. Who owns Slofie.com? How about Slophie.net? Apple changes the update cycle RIP 3D Touch. We won't miss you. Apple's ultrawideband U1 Chip: what does it do? iPhone 11 teardown What to expect from Google's big October event What to expect from Microsoft's big October event Has Google achieved quantum supremacy? How many bitcoin are lost forever? When Zuck met Trump Facebook creates Oversight Board: here's how it will work Facebook Portal wants to watch you watch TV Richard Stallman out at MIT and Free Software Foundation Edward Snowden still wants to...

133 MINSEP 23
Comments
You Could See The "Screw It" in His Eyes

Leave the Phone, Save the Donuts

This Week's Stories: iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 11 Pro Max: the end of the Thinner Era No High refresh rate for iPhone Pro New iPhone colors: corpse purple, baby poop green How durable is the iPhone 11 Pro? Night mode, 3 lenses, high key: is iPhone 11 Pro the best phone camera you can buy? iPhone 11 will be unlocked on day one Apple seems ever so slightly more price sensitive this year iPhone 11 camera bump: why not just make the phone thicker? Apple Watch 5: always on Apple Watch 5: aluminum vs titanium vs ceramic Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ Apple can't get JJ Abrams, even for a half-billion $$$ 48 States coming after Google Tech backlash? What tech backlash? Are we building our own surveillance state? Google's $995 Project Jacquard backpack Where do we go after GDPR? Want $125 from Equifax? Please jump through these flaming hoops. Pixel 4: is there anything that hasn't leaked yet? Which voice assistant is the best, and how can we make it better? Microsoft Surface Event Octob...

138 MINSEP 16
Comments
Leave the Phone, Save the Donuts

I've Got a Chatroom in My Thigh

Apple testily responds to Google's Project Zero discovery of China's iOS hack against Uyghur Muslims. Avoiding FUD: how secure is too secure? Facebook leaks 420 Million users' phone numbers. In a related story, until recently, AT&T stored users' phone numbers in unencrypted paper files and delivered them directly to all US citizens. Apple Event this Tuesday! Which new phone will win the 2019 Fall Challenge? Phone Photography of the Phuture! Apple Watch 5 is all about sleep. Apple Tile, Apple Glasses, Apple TV, Apple Arcade, what else will happen on Tuesday? Harry is excited about the 16 Inch MacBook coming soon. Samsung Fold released in South Korea. It's not perfect, but it is a necessary step towards a cyberpunk future. An AI beat an 8th-grade science test. My 8th grader spends most of his time in the backyard blowing up stuff. Should we be scared? Joi Ito resigns over Epstein ties. Let's make sure we punish all the tech people who worked with Epstein and ignore all the bankers and...

132 MINSEP 9
Comments
I've Got a Chatroom in My Thigh

Forking Windows

Apple Event September 10th: iPhone. Which phone will be better, iPhone 11 or Pixel 4? Apple Event September 10th: Apple Watch. What health features should we expect, and how will they save Christina Warren's life this time? Jack Hacked! Twitter CEO's Twitter account hacked by white supremacists. (Again.) Can Twitter ever be properly secured? (No.) Will someone hack Trump's account next? (Maybe they already have, we just don't know it.) Trump proposes tracking US citizens with Fitbits to prevent mass shootings. Reddit detectives figure out which satellite Trump uses to track Iranian space launch facilities after he tweets a picture of one. 15% tariffs on Apple Watch, AirPods and HomePod start today! Apple vows to move all production back to America immediately. Just kidding - they're moving to Vietnam. So is Google Pixel. Coming soon: Iraqi-made Microsoft Surface Pro and Afghani HP laptops! Project Zero at Google discovered a very interesting iPhone hack that went on for years. China...

134 MINSEP 2
Comments
Forking Windows

Fake Moos

This Week's Stories:Hacking the US Military at DEF CONVoting machine hacks at DEF CONGDPR is a hacker's delightCompany sues DEF CON because their presentation was booedWill the T-Mobile/Sprint merger go through?Android Q is not a dessertNew phone season is hereUsing mice to detect deepfakesNavigating our increasingly fakeable worldIs computational photography more or less "real"?Human connection in an online worldApple TV+, Disney +, where does it end?Apple Card and its various stainsDon't wash titanium with tap water5G is as carcinogenic as coffee and picklesWeWork IPO chicaneryPokemon Go trespassing is still a problemNo, Instagram is not going to steal your photos Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Iain Thomson, and Alex Wilhelm Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: legalzoom.com - offer code: TWIT GetRoman.com/twit ZipRecruiter.com/Twit twit.cachefly.com

133 MINAUG 26
Comments
Fake Moos

Why is My Fridge Playing ICP?

Amazon's paid tweeters program backfiresTelus email out for the past 4 days$3 Million Fortnite winner SWATtedHow Gamergate launched a culture warEsports is officially mainstream - how to get an esports scholarship to collegeVerizon sells Tumblr for about 2% of what Yahoo bought it for 6 years agoiPhone 11 coming September 10 - how private will it be?Apple sues Corellium for virtualization serviceGoogle's challenging past 3 yearsGoogle forces Nest to leave recording lights oniPhone 11 Pro Max?Pixel 3a's faux 20x zoomRival search engines drop out of Google's search engine ballot auctionAmazon's Rekognition face recognition system can't tell the difference between congressmen and criminals"NULL" vanity plate garners man $12,000+ in parking violations3 simple ways to defeat face recognitionUpdate your Windows 10 system NOW. Seriously.New Bluetooth KNOB attackHuawei gets a breakGeorgia required to use paper ballotsFTC willing to break up big techIKEA gets serious about smart techDisney a...

173 MINAUG 19
Comments
Why is My Fridge Playing ICP?

An Electric Cannonball

This Week's Stories Video games don't cause mass shootings, but toxic gamer culture doesn't help White House proposes social media censorship Apple wants as many people as possible to get the Apple Card Are Teslas reliable? Chase forgives Canadian customers' debt Apple locks out DIY battery repairs FedEx splits with Amazon Amazon's PillPack fighting with CVS and Walgreens Woz wants you off Facebook Teenagers work overnight to make Amazon Echo Samsung Note 10 kills headphone jack and Bixby button, embraces Microsoft FBI, NSA want hackers, even if they used to smoke pot Defcon takes on voting machine security Elizabeth Warren's plan for rural broadband US Navy ditching touchscreen controllers Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Brianna Wu, Ben Johnson, and Sam Abuelsamid Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: ZipRecruiter.com/Twit Wasabi.com offer code TWiT audible.com/twit2 capterra.com/twit

144 MINAUG 12
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An Electric Cannonball
the END