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This Week in Tech (MP3)



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: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:23:16 PST

Last Build Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:23:16 PST

Copyright: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License - Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
 



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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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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