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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, 24 Sep 2017 22:10:47 PDT

Last Build Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:10:47 PDT

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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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TWiT 626: CEO BarbieTWiT 626: CEO Barbie

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 21:07:27 PDT

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WannaCry hero pinched by the feds: should infosec professionals avoid the US? Google's internal anti-diversity viral memo: women can't code? Vic Gundotra: iPhone photos beat Android and DSLR? Did Facebook narrowly avoid creating SkyNet? Who in their right mind would want to be Uber's CEO? Is your drone spying on you?
  • Amy Webb's Journalism professor told her that nobody would ever publish camera phone photos
  • Rob Reid got his start writing humorous Amazon reviews
  • Iain Thompson's phrase of the week: "They over-egged the pudding on that one."

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Amy Webb, Iain Thomson, Rob Reid, and Piper Reese

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Hacking vs research, CEO Barbie, politicization of technology, HBO leak, and more


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TWiT 625: Walking to the BodegaTWiT 625: Walking to the Bodega

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 20:06:53 PDT

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Apple pays $506 million and €1.7 billion for patent infringements. Trump says that Apple will build 3 big plants in the US; Apple declines to comment. Apple kills the iPod Nano and Shuffle. Coders aren't happy about the new spaceship campus. Amazon, Alphabet, and Twitter stocks slide after earning reports, but Facebook is flying high. Your Roomba is NOT spying on you. Sweden leaks private info of all its citizens. Hackers crack safes, pwn voting machines, and inject code into mice at DEF CON. Flash is finally dying - in 2020. Everything you ever wanted to know about the upcoming Bitcoin split but were afraid to ask.

  • Alex "Will" Wilhelm sleeps in Leo's parents' bedroom.
  • Mike Murphy was NOT bought by Steve Job's widow this week.
  • Steve Kovach can see the Empire State Building right now.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Mike Murphy, and Steve Kovach

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Voting Machine Hacks, Facebook's 2 Billion Users, Roomba Spies, No More iPod Nano, and more.


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TWiT 624: There's A Real Argy Bargy Going OnTWiT 624: There's A Real Argy Bargy Going On

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:14:49 PDT

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Audi is getting serious about AI. Expect to see ads and check Facebook while you're driving. Are we ready for Google Glass 2.0 and will consumers buy in? Amazon 22 years later has gone from book store to taking over the world. What security step will replace the Lap Top Ban? Apple teases latest ARKit. Niantic fails Pokémon Go fans in Chicago. We are excited about Steven Spielberg's adaptation of 'Ready Player One.' And Is the future VR ... or AR?

Host: Leo Laporte

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Defcon preview, regulating AI, self driving entertainment, cloud money, and more.


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