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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 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.



Published: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:10:51 PDT

Last Build Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:10:51 PDT

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TWiT 611: Bezel Come Back

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:56:26 PDT

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At the F8 Developer Conference, Facebook shows off its hot new augmented reality technology - which looks a whole lot like Snapchat. Apple is secretly working on non-invasive blood sugar detection, which could be a boon to millions of diabetics. Apple also wants to save the Earth by using 100% recycled materials in its products, covering its headquarters in solar panels, and manufacturing its own sweat. Wait, what? Google, which has made billions in ad revenue, is working on an ad blocker. The Samsung Galaxy S8 came out this week and has yet to explode. Bixby, Samsung's voice assistant, seems to be fizzling. According to Qualcomm, the first Windows PC using an ARM chip could be out later this year. in completely unrelated news, Intel has canceled the Intel Developer Forum. HTC's newest phone, codenamed Ocean, will have a squeezable frame and a questionable logo. Steve Ballmer's new site makes government spending more accessible. Another bad week for Uber. And McDonald's new uniforms highlight the techno-dystopia we all live in.

  • Jason Hiner loves Revolutionary War themed musicals.
  • Serenity Caldwell loves roller derby.
  • Owen J.J. Stone loves his father and cherishes the stories that he recorded before his death.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Owen JJ Stone, Serenity Caldwell, and Jason Hiner

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TWiT 610: Zombie Shopping Malls

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 20:31:15 PDT

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United "overbooking": what's the real story? A murder streamed on Facebook Live. Apple sues Qualcomm, Qualcomm sues Apple right back. Windows 10 Creators Update is here - are you excited for 3D Paint? The internet Archive emulates early Macs. Princeton creates an unblockable ad blocker. Nintendo stops selling the NES Classic - why? The death of the American mall.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Jason Snell and Liz Gannes

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TWiT 609: Strippers, JFK and Stalin

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 20:16:51 PDT

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Apple issues a mea culpa for the Mac Pro and promises a new model is on the way - just not this year. YouTube TV launches - it isn't perfect, but it may be the most promising over-the-top TV solution. Facebook launches a fund to fight fake news. Jeff Bezos is spending $1 billion a year of his own money on Blue Origin. XBox's Project Scorpio specs revealed. Is the Twitter outrage over Pepsi's new ad justified?

  • Harry McCracken loves the serial comma.
  • Iain Thomson insists that it should properly be called the Oxford comma.
  • Christina Warren is more annoyed by people who mix up "your" and "you're".

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Harry McCracken, Christina Warren, and Iain Thomson

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TWiT 608: Supercanoe

Sun, 02 Apr 2017 19:19:21 PDT

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US Congress votes to kill ISP privacy rules. Fixing fake news is harder than anyone imagined. Apple AR might not be good for gamers. Twitter changes default profile picture. The best 2017 April Fools jokes.

  • Brianna Wu wants to fix the government from within.
  • Erin Griffith's husband learned to solve a Rubik's Cube during this show.
  • Larry Magid remembers when facts mattered in news.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Larry Magid, Brianna Wu, and Erin Griffith

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TWiT 607: Ozark Puddin'

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 20:48:47 PDT

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US Senate votes to end ISP privacy regulations. The "Turkish Crime Family" demand $100,000 in iTunes gift cards for iCloud hack. Android O needs a name. Supreme Court hears printer ink patent case. Tesla Model 3 is on the way. Samsung Galaxy S8's big announcement is coming this week. US and UK ban electronics bigger than a phone on flights from Middle Eastern countries by Middle Eastern carriers. Google screws up messaging - again.

  • Georgia Dow has two VR rooms in her house.
  • Rob Reid knows what music aliens like best.
  • Nathan Olivarez-Giles wants a car with a naturally aspirated engine.​​

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Georgia Dow, Rob Reid, and Nathan Olivarez-Giles

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TWiT 606: My YouTube Cover Band

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:05:48 PDT

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Uber's President quits, saying that the job was not what he signed on for. Orson Wells' "new" movie comes to Netflix. How to make money in the new music industry. Pwn2Own winners do the impossible hack. Is your vibrator tracking you? All this, and growing human flesh on robots - what could go wrong?

  • Tom Merritt has a new sci-fi novel: Pilot X.
  • Roberto Baldwin is in a Devo cover band.
  • Steve Kovach is the Dark Knight.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Steve Kovach, Tom Merritt, and Roberto Baldwin

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TWiT 605: Think of the Koalas

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 20:02:32 PDT

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Daylight Saving Time is a blight on mankind. All the details in the Wikileaks dump of CIA hacking tools. How our data can be used against us. Nintendo Switch breaks launch records. A father gets embarrassed by his kids live on BBC. Would you hire someone from Uber?

  • Mike Elgan's Pick: Gastronomad.net
  • Baratunde Thurston's Pick: CivicHallLabs.org
  • Ashley Esqueda's Pick: TakeThis.org Kickstarter

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mike Elgan, Baratunde Thurston, and Ashley Esqueda

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TWiT 604: Flabby, Flaccid, and Flatulent

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 19:29:45 PDT

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Snapchat has a huge IPO -and makes one high school $24 million. Is Apple killing the lightning port on the iPhone 8? Spotify crosses the 50 million user mark. Mobile World Congress 2017 had a whole bunch of great phones. Nintendo Switch cartridges taste horrible on purpose. Overwatch wins Game of the Year at GDC. All this and Uber's terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad week.

  • Florence Ion shows off the new LG G6.
  • Peter Rojas
  • Alex Wilhelm pronounces "flaccid" wrong.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Peter Rojas, Alex Wilhelm, and Florence Ion

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TWiT 603: Tricks for Tips

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:19:29 PDT

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Inside Uber's unrestrained workplace culture, predictions for Snapchats looming IPO, Mobile World Congress report with new phones, Pearl the VR nominated short film, Nokia returns with the 3310, FCC Chairman Pai rushes to block new privacy rules, and a serious Cloudfire bug exposed.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: David Pogue, Becky Worley, and Clayton Morris

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TWiT 602: Normcore Phone

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:25:09 PDT

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Apple fights the new right to repair legislation, Bill Gates wants robots to pay taxes, 4chans effect on the internet, Verizon is bringing back "unlimited" data plans, SpaceX set for wireless internet by 2019, and Zuckerberg's global community.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Devindra Hardawar, Christina Warren, and Ed Bott

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