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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, 28 May 2017 22:25:47 PDT

Last Build Date: Sun, 28 May 2017 22:25:47 PDT

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TWiT 616: That's Not a Hot Dog

Sun, 28 May 2017 19:40:30 PDT

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Is Apple just pretending to be innovative? Does AlphaGo's latest victory mean that general AI is around the corner? Who knows more about you, Facebook or Google? Should the NSA stockpile exploits? How long can Tesla stay on top of the EV market? Are robot cops coming? And... Is that a hot dog?

  • Clayton Morris recommends Cosmic Disclosure for the latest in UFO conspiracies.
  • Dan Patterson recommends Gerrit Lansing for the latest in political data analytics.
  • Tim Stevens knows that if you gaze long at the Cap'n Crunch, the Cap'n Crunch also gazes at you.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Dan Patterson, Tim Stevens, and Clayton Morris

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TWiT 615: Biz Sized Hole

Sun, 21 May 2017 18:55:53 PDT

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All the highlights from Google I/O. Tim Cook has a blood sugar tracking watch. Facebook's guidelines for content moderation. Biz Stone is going back to Twitter. What happened with WannaCry. Minecraft devs don't want you to poison your birds. The FCC is going ahead with their plan to end Net Neutrality whether you like it or not. The internet is broken, and one of the men responsible is trying to fix it.

  • Jeff Jarvis went to Google I/O, and all he got was this t-shirt.
  • Mark Millian secretly hates the way Leo pronounces "Bloomberg Business Week"
  • Nathan Olivarez-Giles has mad street cred.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Jeff Jarvis, Nathan Olivarez-Giles, and Mark Milian

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TWiT 614: $46 at the Piggly Wiggly

Sun, 14 May 2017 19:32:02 PDT

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The WannaCry ransomware attack is far from over. Amazon introduces the Echo Show - will the touchscreen voice assistant/videophone flop? Microsoft announces their own voice assistant, the Cortana Speaker. The US plans to ban laptops on flights from Europe. Comcast and Charter agree not to compete on wireless. Russian hackers pwned by French presidential campaign

  • Christina Warren needs friends in Seattle.
  • Father Robert Ballecer just got back from Malta.
  • Roberto Baldwin got hung up on by AT&T customer service.
  • Alex Wilhelm's name will not set off your Amazon Voice Assistant.

Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

Guests: Roberto Baldwin, Christina Warren, and Alex Wilhelm

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TWiT 613: My Husband's an iDoctor

Sun, 07 May 2017 19:03:05 PDT

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Mark Zuckerberg drops in for dinner unannounced, talks with firemen, and feeds a calf. Is he running for President, or just trying to convince us he's not secretly a robot? Apple has more than $250 billion in cash - what should it do with all that money? Microsoft introduces Windows 10 S, the Surface Laptop, Code Builder for Minecraft: Education edition, and more tools for schools. How much technology do schools need? Amazon's new echo has a camera, and its next one will have a touchpad. Is ubiquitous voice computing going to lead to the end of privacy forever? The Google Docs phishing attack makes us question if users are to blame. Facebook and Twitter want to be your next TV.

  • Amy Webb's new book is The Signals are Talking
  • Nick Bilton's new book is American Kingpin
  • Brianna Wu is running for Congress in Massachusetts

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Nick Bilton, Amy Webb, and Brianna Wu

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TWiT 612: Sky Pirates of Silicon Valley

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:27:03 PDT

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Apple slashes affiliate commissions and stops paying Qualcomm royalties. Google's founders each have their own flying contraptions in the works. Amazon's new Echo Look wants pictures of your clothes. Uber wants all of your data. WikiTribune wants to fight fake news. Hackers just want money from Netflix. The Juicero was just a bad, bad idea.

  • Ashley Esqueda has the last three pairs of chunky hot pink LA Eyeworks glasses in existence
  • Greg Ferro points out that American blimps used safe, non-explosive helium.
  • Devindra Hardawar begs you not to see The Circle

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Greg Ferro, Devindra Hardawar, and Ashley Esqueda

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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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