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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 / 23:00 UTC.



Published: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:40:47 PST

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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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TWiT 639: Anywhere but AlbanyTWiT 639: Anywhere but Albany

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 20:03:31 PST

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The iPhone X is the best phone a huge pile of money can buy. Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world, cashes out $1 billion in Amazon stock. Congress has some words with Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Can Facebook be fixed? Can Twitter? Animoji, poop emoji, and burger emoji continue to be news.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Georgia Dow, Brian X. Chen, and Ed Bott

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iPhone X impressions, fixing Facebook, weaponizing social media, and more.


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TWiT 638: The Frightful 5 on the SplinternetTWiT 638: The Frightful 5 on the Splinternet

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 19:15:14 PST

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Ordering the iPhone X. The Essential phone and its lack of press coverage. Who owns your face, malicious face recogntion and the lack of face case law. The splintered internet explained. The iPhone calulator flaw. Burn-in problems reproted for the Pixel 2. AI dominating companies and the Frightful 5 identififed. Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft earnings beat expectations. The consequence of monopolies. The General Data Protection Regulation and its implication for your personal data. Amazon delivering inside your house now. Roger Stone has been banned from Twitter. Facebook might start charging publishers to promote their stories in the main news feed and of course the controversary surrounding the cheeseburger emoji.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Patrick Beja, Michael Nuñez, and Amy Webb

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Ordering the iPhone X, Amazon in your house, cheeseburger emoji controversy, and more.


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TWiT 637: 11 Verified Herbs and SpicesTWiT 637: 11 Verified Herbs and Spices

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:31:03 PST

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Pixel 2 first look. Apple innovation. Twitter will end hate speech next week. Bixby in the kitchen, Cortana in the living room. KRACK is bad, ROCA is worse. Netflix will spend $8 million on original content. Magic Leap gets another $500 million.

Host: Leo Laporte

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Pixel 2 unboxing, Twitter to end hate speech, 2017 is the year of the hack, and more.


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

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 17:26:41 PST

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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 17:38:11 PST

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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 20:20:54 PST

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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 18:57:35 PST

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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 18:56:51 PST

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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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