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This Week in Tech (Audio)



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 / 23:00 UTC.



Published: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:55:19 PST

Last Build Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:55:19 PST

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TWiT 649: Aging in PlaceTWiT 649: Aging in Place

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:53:54 PST

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Florence Ion, Jason Hiner, and Larry Magid join Leo talk about CES and much more. Voice assistants are everywhere and IoT devices are getting smarter. Innovations in Sleep Tech that will improve your health. Elon Musk's Hyperloop is moving forward. Facebook is changing the Newsfeed feature and you might be shocked how. Some new brands might be popping up on Instagram feed and Stephen Colbert's app, Scripto, is being used by nearly everyone in late night new comedy.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Florence Ion, Jason Hiner, and Larry Magid

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CES recap, Elon Musk's Hyperloop, Spectre Meltdown update, changes to your Facebook Newsfeed, and more.


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TWiT 648: Distracted by the Sex RobotsTWiT 648: Distracted by the Sex Robots

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 19:41:18 PST

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The best explanation for the Meltdown and Spectre computer flaws comes from a comic strip. Apple eats crow over slowing iPhones. Magic Leap might not be vaporware after all - will this lead to the death of smartphones? CES 2018 predictions. Prediction #1: no Ajit Pai. SWATting death: who is to blame? Border agents phone searches are way up just as new rules limiting searches are drafted. Please stop giving this man money: Juicero founder now hawking bacteria-filled "raw water."

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mike Elgan, Mikah Sargent, and Amy Webb

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Meltdown and Spectre, iPhone slowdown, CES 2018, smarter sex robots, and more.


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TWiT 647: The Year's BestTWiT 647: The Year's Best

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 08:00:00 PST

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Our best moments of 2017. Silicon Valley's reaction to Trump's immigration ban. Snapchat's IPO makes one high school $24 million. The Dark Overlord. Is Zuck running for president? Google I/O highlights. Amazon buys Whole Foods. Travis Kalanick out as Uber CEO. Google's viral anti-diversity memo. Jerry Pournelle, 8/7/1933 - 9/8/2017. KFC follows 11 herbs and spices. iPhone X: best launch in history. Animoji karaoke. The life lessons from Grandpa that made Jeff Bezos the richest man in the world. Happy Holidays!

Host: Leo Laporte

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2017's Best Stories


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TWiT 646: 2017 Year in ReviewTWiT 646: 2017 Year in Review

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 06:00:00 PST

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Mark Zuckerberg tours the country - but he isn't running for president. Amazon puts Alexa everywhere. Silicon Valley's toxic bro culture. Twitter gets political. YouTube Kids gets algorithmically weird. CIA and NSA zero days revealed. Apple Park opens for business. Google's bad hardware year. Bitcoin madness. Uber's many many many many problems. Apple releases iPhone X, iMac Pro. Amazon buys Whole foods. Equifax hack.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Jason Howell, and Megan Morrone

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TWiT 645: Not a Bright GuyTWiT 645: Not a Bright Guy

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 19:16:40 PST

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FCC cancels Net Neutrality and Ajit Pai mocks protesters. Apple's new iMac Pro costs a minimum of $4999 and goes up from there. Disney buys 21st Century Fox, gaining X-Men, Fantastic Four, and A New Hope, along with a 60% share of Hulu. Google cancels Tango as ARCore picks up steam. As public sentiment against it grows, even Facebook admits that Facebook is bad for you. Uber spies on everybody. Tweet storms made easy. Mirai botnet that took down huge swathes of the internet was built by college kids to cheat at Minecraft. Patreon apologizes. Secret Pentagon UFO program revealed.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Harry McCracken, Owen JJ Stone, and Dan Gillmor

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Net Neutrality ruling, Uber spies, Facebook feelings, better tweet storms, and more.


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TWiT 644: This Is FineTWiT 644: This Is Fine

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:05:27 PST

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Bitcoin hits $20,000, then drops back to $15,000. San Francisco to ban robots. DeepMindAI teaches itself to be a chess grandmaster in 4 hours. Net Neutrality dies in 4 days. Qualcomm and Microsoft announce Windows on ARM computers. Facebook Messenger for Kids targets 6-year-olds. 2017's top 10 YouTube videos and earners. Jony Ive is back in charge at Apple design.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Serenity Caldwell, Dwight Silverman, and Iain Thomson

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Bitcoin volatility, Top 10 2017 YouTube stars, Facebook Messenger for Kids, and more


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TWiT 643: Ambien TechTWiT 643: Ambien Tech

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 20:01:56 PST

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Cyber Monday was Amazon's biggest day ever, but Jeff Bezos still lost his $100 Billion dollar crown. Apple fixes an ugly macOS security flaw, but then immediately breaks the fix. Google finally figures out how to make hamburgers and beer. Uber is still incredibly crooked. Bitcoin clears $10,000. Elon Musk is sending a Roadster to Mars and discovering a sunken city in Chicago. The US Supreme Court will decide if the Fourth Amendment applies to your phone.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Christina Warren, Sam Abuelsamid, and Brianna Wu

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Mac root bug, security vs. convenience, browser cryptocurrency mining, and more


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TWiT 642: Grandpa's Hairy ThumbTWiT 642: Grandpa's Hairy Thumb

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:38:32 PST

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Net Neutrality's demise set for December 14th - lawsuits to follow. Black Friday breaks mobile records. Time's top 10 gadgets of the year. Jeff Bezos, now worth $100 billion, credits his grandpa's hairy thumb as inspiration. How to tell if you liked a Russia-sponsored Facebook page. Elon Musk tests the bounds of credibility with his latest battery claims. Uber confesses to hiding a 2016 data breach and paying off the hackers.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Devindra Hardawar, Jill Duffy, and Mark Spoonauer

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Net Neutrality, deal-day sales, Facebook sinkhole, promise of Elon, and more


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TWiT 641: The Tesla ZamboniTWiT 641: The Tesla Zamboni

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:28:45 PST

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Tesla unveils a semi and a $200,000 Roadster. The first church of artificial intelligence. Apple delays the HomePod until 2018. Amazon is close to launching their cashierless store, and just paid a quarter of a million dollars for the rights to produce Lord of the Rings TV shows. Who is tracking you this Thanksgiving? TechShop goes Bankrupt.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Lisa Schmeiser, Iain Thomson, and Phil Libin

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Tesla Semi, Apple HomePod delay, Church of AI, Amazon's Lord of the Rings, and more!


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TWiT 640: Stand Clear of the Closing DoorsTWiT 640: Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 18:51:19 PST

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DOJ suggests that phone encryption kills people. Facebook wants to see you naked. Apple gets ready for its best holiday ever. Twitter gets 50 character names to go with its 280 character tweets. XBox One X is the best game system out there. Bill Gates will build his own city. Car ownership will be a thing of the past in 5 years. Intel and AMD team up. Alibaba sells $25 billion worth of stuff in one day while America's retail sector is tanking.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ben Johnson, Jason Snell, and Sam Machkovech

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Phone encryption and the law, Twitter verification debate, Alibaba's $25B Single's Day sales, and more.


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