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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: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:20:51 PDT

Last Build Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:20:51 PDT

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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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TWiT 601: Fiber to the Press Release

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 20:17:29 PDT

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Will Twitter's new anti-harassment tools succeed? Tim Cook hints at Apple's AR future. Gigabit fiber vs. 5G wireless vs. satellite internet in a 3-way race to own your broadband. House passes email privacy bill. Coding is the next blue-collar job.

  • Mike Elgan knows why Twitter's new tools will fail.
  • Jason Hiner doesn't like the MacBook Pro Touch Bar.
  • Liz Gannes knows the perfect way to listen to podcasts.
  • Leo Laporte looks amazing in heart-shaped glasses.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Liz Gannes, Mike Elgan, and Jason Hiner

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TWiT 600: Bloviating Blowhards

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 16:50:31 PDT

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Apple may launch an alternate reality device this year, FCC clears its investigations into Zero Rating and opening cable boxes, Oculus Rift loses $500 million suit, Google must turn over foreign emails, Snap IPO, Tesla's new tunnel.

  • Robert Scoble is staking his career on his claim that Apple will launch an AR device this year
  • Leo is staking dinner in Paris that Apple will not release a see-through iPhone this year
  • Peter Cohen is furious about Zero Rating
  • Georgia Dow wants to fight Leo in VR

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Robert Scoble, Georgia Dow, and Peter Cohen

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TWiT 599: Fold With Dignity

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 19:41:52 PDT

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Silicon Valley's reaction to Trump's immigration ban and plans for the coming apocalypse. Hugo Barra joins Facebook as VP of VR. Google killed 1.7 bad ads last year. Sprint buys a third of Tidal. Five states will legalize the "Right to Repair" your own tech. 3D TV is dead.

  • Owen J.J. Stone thinks Marrisa Mayer should be fired from Yahoo
  • Michael Nuñez wants to Make America Rage Again
  • Phil Libin is a real life cyborg
  • Leo has port envy

Host: Leo Laporte

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TWiT 598: It's Probably Squirrels

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:13:47 PDT

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Can Twitter be fixed? Will Trump's FCC Chairman pick be a boon or bane for tech? Is Apple still competitive? Could they compete against Netflix? Apple sues Qualcomm for $1 billion. Samsung reveals that the Note 7 fires were caused by "irregular batteries." Zuckerberg for President? Matt Cutts resigns from Google. Assange reneges on extradition promise after Chelsea Manning's sentence commuted. Tesla Autopilot results in 40% drop in accidents. Don't use Meitu! United Airlines planes grounded by computer outage.

  • Iain Thompson thinks squirrels are the real threat.
  • Jason Calacanis' Inside Trump newsletter holds the President to his campaign promises
  • Father Robert Ballecer has a Hawaiian warning for Mark Zuckerberg
  • Leo Laporte wants his Powerwall already!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Iain Thomson, Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, and Jason Calacanis

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