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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, 15 Oct 2017 21:30:56 PDT

Last Build Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2017 21:30:56 PDT

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TWiT 636: A Fat Suit for Your PhoneTWiT 636: A Fat Suit for Your Phone

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 18:26:41 PDT

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The New York Times clamps down on social media. Twitter will clamp down on hate. Qualcomm drags China into its fight with Apple. Google drags Target into its fight with Amazon. TransUnion drags itself into everyone's fight with Equifax. Oculus announces a wire-free VR headset. Shell buys into electric charging. Atari 2600 turns 40. US vs Japan giant robot fight go!

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Erin Griffith, Dan Patterson, and Brianna Wu

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New Twitter rules, Stingrays everywhere, engulf and devour strategies, giant robots, and more.


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TWiT 635: Benji's Bag of DonglesTWiT 635: Benji's Bag of Dongles

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 18:38:11 PDT

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The guy who created the like button now says it's dangerously addictive. Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos says press doesn't understand how hard it is to prevent voter manipulation. Yahoo admits that hack perpetrated under Yahoo Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos impacted all 3 billion Yahoo users. Google heats up the home voice assistant war, but can it catch up with Alexa? And does Apple even have a chance as Siri turns 6? Google puts another stake in the headphone jack. Equifax gets a $7.5 million contract with the IRS. Kaspersky antivirus, the NSA, and the Russian government. Slashdot turns 20. AOL Instant Messenger is finally dead.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ben Parr, Christina Warren, and Mikah Sargent

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Addictive algorithms, filter bubbles, voice assistant war, Kaspersky spying, and more.


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TWiT 634: An Apple Watch Walks Into a BarTWiT 634: An Apple Watch Walks Into a Bar

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 21:20:54 PDT

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Is the iPhone X killing iPhone 8 sales? How do you turn on the FM chip in the iPhone 8? (You can't.) How do you turn off the Bluetooth in the Apple Watch (You can , but it's harder than you think.) How do you turn off Wi-Fi and LTE on the Apple Watch 3? (Just walk into a Starbucks.) Google is about to announce a whole slew of Pixel products. Amazon just announces a whole slew of Echo products. Microsoft and Facebook just laid a 160TB slew of transatlantic cable. Are tech companies' tax-avoiding ways about to get them in real trouble?

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Iain Thomson and Greg Ferro

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Waiting for iPhone X, new Amazon Echoes, Silicon Valley's bad reputation, and more.


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TWiT 633: Future Proof This KidTWiT 633: Future Proof This Kid

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:57:35 PDT

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Uber's new CEO says that there is a "high cost to a bad reputation" after London kicks it to the curb. Apple's iPhone 8 comes out to less fanfare than usual; Apple Watch has LTE issues. ARKit's first wave of apps is out, and Robert Scoble is severely underwhelmed. Google aqui-hires HTC's Pixel team for over a billion dollars. Equifax: what now? CCleaner malware: who was it targeting? Facebook, Google, and Twitter allow ad targeting for racist terms - has the algorithm gone amok? What is the best thing for a nine-year-old to start learning now to keep from being one of the billion people who lose their jobs in the coming decades?

Host: Becky Worley

Guests: Rob Reid, Robert Scoble, and Bob Sullivan

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London bans Uber, evolving AR, Equifax cascade, Facebook ad targeting, and more


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TWiT 632: Smartest Dumb People in the WorldTWiT 632: Smartest Dumb People in the World

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:56:51 PDT

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Apple's new iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X don't win over the TWiT panel. Will Google's Pixel 2? Facebook's election-rigging issues won't go away. Google appeals a record fine from the EU just as it gets a new pay discrimination suit here at home. Bodega is in the news for the first and only time. The cryptocurrency bubble starts to pop. Equifax is the security story that keeps on giving... your data away.

Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

Guests: Jeff Jarvis, Owen JJ Stone, and Mark Milian

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New Apple iStuff, Facebook and the election, Google gender suit, Brodega town, and more.


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TWiT 631: This One's for JerryTWiT 631: This One's for Jerry

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 20:54:26 PDT

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Apple will release the new iPhones on Tuesday. Thanks to leaks, we already know most of the details - does this spoil Apple's big day? Red Sox busted for using Apple Watch to steal signals from the Yankees. Moto X4 will be an Android One phone. Google may buy HTC. Equifax leaks 143 million records, wait more than a month to tell anyone. Facebook finally admits that Russians bought $100,000 worth of election ads. Solaris employees laid off from Oracle. Farewell, Jerry Pournelle.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Philip Elmer-DeWitt, Ant Pruitt, and Ben Johnson

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iPhone event, leak ethics, Equifax breach, Russian Facebook ads, and more


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TWiT 630: Moving at the Speed of PaperTWiT 630: Moving at the Speed of Paper

Sun, 03 Sep 2017 20:07:55 PDT

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On September 12th, Apple will hold its first event in the new Steve Jobs Theater. Predicted to appear: the new iPhone 8, a 4K Apple TV, and an LTE Apple Watch. Does Google have the power to shut down people who criticize it? Alexa and Cortana join forces. Uber's new CEO has a lot of work ahead of him.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Brianna Wu, Larry Magid, and Phil Libin

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Apple Event Predictions, Google's Quashing Power, Future of Work, and More.


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TWiT 629: When in Doubt, Hit the RaccoonTWiT 629: When in Doubt, Hit the Raccoon

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 21:15:48 PDT

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Will Meg Whitman Be Uber's next CEO? Germany decides when it is okay for self-driving cars to kill people, and which people they should kill. Android Oreo is official. Samsung releases the Galaxy Note 8. Apple might announce its new iPhones on September 12th. Google may announce the new Pixels on October 5th. Nobody really knows when the Essential will arrive. Google teams up with Walmart as Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods goes through and Kale goes on sale. Facebook and Focus feature stream studio movies; Netflix and dispensaries develop new strains of weed. Australian beaches are now safer thanks to shark-detecting drones.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Lisa Schmeiser and Harry McCracken

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Self-driving car ethics, Apple event speculation, Google/Walmart vs Amazon/Whole Foods, donuts vs avocados, and more.


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TWiT 628: Trash AnalyticsTWiT 628: Trash Analytics

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:53:01 PDT

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Next week: All the Android you can handle! Google to launch Android O. Essential Phone arrives. Samsung Galaxy Note 8 announcement. Squeeze the Pixel 2. Is "google" the next "escalator"? Jeff Immelt may be Uber's next CEO. Intel makes Coffee Lake a reality, and hints at the 10nm chip beyond: Ice Lake. The Daily Stormer gets kicked off GoDaddy, Google, Cloudflare, Russia, and more. Katie Roof was not alive for the last total US solar eclipse. Mike Elgan knows the best baker in Barcelona. Matt Cutts is trying to not wear a tie for 30 days.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Katie Roof, Matt Cutts, and Mike Elgan

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Android O, Hate Site Shut Down, Google Genericide, and more.


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TWiT 627: Do You Inkwell?TWiT 627: Do You Inkwell?

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 18:55:43 PDT

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Leo, Ashley Esqueda, Michael Nunez, and Dylan Tweney debunk the "Google Memo." Mark Zuckerberg still refuses to admit he is running for president. If you use Instagram's "Inkwell" filter, you are probably depressed. Google is taking over the open internet. An MIT Algorithm can tell if you are sarcastic on Twitter. HBO hack fallout. Phishing the White House. Podcast patent troll loses to EFF. Email Patent Troll vs Techdirt. Snap stock down after Facebook/Instagram copies all their best features. Forget everything you know about passwords. Hacking computers with DNA.
  • Ashley Esqueda knows about the secret island where we are raising Leo Laporte clones.
  • Dylan Tweney would prefer that you not use a Valley Girl accent when talking about his company.
  • Michael Nunez is feeling kind of sweaty right now.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ashley Esqueda, Dylan Tweney, and Michael Nuñez

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The Google Memo and troll culture, Instagram mood detector, Facebook's dominance, and more


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