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Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Megan Morrone brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Megan and Jason give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of te



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TNW 28: Expand Your Attack VectorTNW 28: Expand Your Attack Vector

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:16:09 PDT

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  • 1:59 Ian Sherr from CNET helps round up some of the biggest news from the RSA security conference and checks in on Facebook's progress after last week's Congressional hearing.
  • 13:40 Alex Colgan from Leap Motion discusses the idea behind Project North Star, an open source spec to get developers thinking about next generation augmented reality systems.
  • 32:00 Mark Herstgaard from The Nation magazine shines a light on the cell phone industry's efforts to put a lid on scientific research that shows RF radiation's negative affects on rats.
  • 45:12 Patrick Turner from Defense One shows how the Department of Defense is considering Google, Amazon, and Microsoft for a lucrative cloud infrastructure deal and what that might mean to employees of those companies.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Ian Sherr, Alex Colgan, Mark Herstgaard, and Patrick Tucker

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TNW 27: The World Is a Test TrackTNW 27: The World Is a Test Track

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 17:39:58 PDT

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  • 1:47 David McCabe from Axios talks about the Facebook Congressional hearing, and his thoughts after sitting in the room reporting on it first hand.
  • 15:55 Timothy Lee from Ars Technica has questions and concerns over the current state of regulation of fully autonomous vehicles, or lack thereof.
  • 32:51 Michael Robb from Common Sense discusses his report on the considerations parents should understand when it comes to kids and virtual reality.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

Guests: David McCabe, Timothy Lee, and Michael Robb

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TNW 26: There Will Be Blood DronesTNW 26: There Will Be Blood Drones

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 16:58:53 PDT

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  • 1:35 Evan Ackerman from the IEEE Spectrum blog, Automaton on Zipline blood drones, what makes a friendly robot face, how NASA's humanoid robot broke in space, and how self-driving cars handle snow.
  • 16:59 Sarah Lacy on her new subscription social network Chairman Mom for working mothers. How she'll avoid trolls and give people a community they can access on their own time.
  • 39:20 Josh Constine from TechCrunch on how Mark Zuckerberg claims he's going to fix Facebook.
  • 52:20 Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica reviews the new HTC Vive Pro and explains the lawsuit PUBG just brought against clones of the game.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Evan Ackerman, Sarah Lacy, Josh Constine, and Sam Machkovech

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TNW 25: Get Out of My HouseTNW 25: Get Out of My House

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 16:27:10 PDT

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  • 2:08 Kurt Wagner from Recode details how Facebook is cutting itself off from third-party data aggregators.
  • 17:53 Carolina Milanesi from Creative Strategies compares Apple's recent education product announcement to Chromebooks in the classroom.
  • 33:21 Andy Kroll from Mother Jones details the background of Cambridge Analytica and what led up to Facebook's related privacy revelations.
  • 50:01 Gregg Murset talks about his app BusyKid and how to educate children in the management of money in the digital age.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Kurt Wagner, Carolina Milanesi, Andy Kroll, and Gregg Murset

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TNW 24: The Facebook Irish GoodbyeTNW 24: The Facebook Irish Goodbye

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:22:32 PDT

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  • 1:44 Sam Abuelsamid from Navigant Research on why we need more state regulations for self-driving cars
  • 15:51 Daniel Oberhaus from Motherboard on the town that banned bitcoin mining
  • 28:42 Dan Provost from Studio Neat on the last pen you'll ever need
  • 40:33 Brian McCullough from Techmeme ride home on the Cambridge Analytica saga and Zuckerberg's apology tour

Host: Megan Morrone

Guests: Sam Abuelsamid, Daniel Oberhaus, Dan Provost, and Brian McCullough

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TNW 23: No Qualms for BroadcomTNW 23: No Qualms for Broadcom

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:07:27 PDT

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- 02:13 Roger Cheng from CNET discusses the Trump Administration's move to block Broadcom's acquisition of Qualcomm on grounds of national security.
- 12:05 Louise Matsakis from Wired details the many attempts made prohibit children from accessing online porn, and the Supreme Court rulings that have challenged those efforts
- 24:37 Erin Griffith from Wired details the story of Theranos, from Silicon Valley darling to perpetrator of investor fraud and what it means for CEO Elizabeth Holmes.
- 37:12 Dave Gershgorn from Quartz analyzes the legacy of Stephen Hawking, and why his caution surrounding the evolution of artificial intelligence should be heeded.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Roger Cheng, Louise Matsakis, Erin Griffith, and Dave Gershgorn

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TNW 22: The Dark Cheese WebTNW 22: The Dark Cheese Web

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 17:21:34 PDT

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  • 1:53 Surya Mattu from Gizmodo explains how to use a Rasberry Pi to track what your smart home is revealing about you
  • 14:49 Emily Wilson, Director of Analysis at Terbium Labs shows us grilled cheese sandwiches and other surprising things she's found on The Dark Web
  • 32:42 Mark Spoonauer from Tom's Guide is back to give us his review of the new Galaxy S9+
  • 46:41 Logan Crable tells us about his startup Outrider that matches hunters with land on which to hunt.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Surya Mattu, Emily Wilson, Mark Spoonauer, and Logan Crable

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TNW 21: AI Camera in a Cat CafeTNW 21: AI Camera in a Cat Cafe

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 17:56:58 PDT

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  • 1:34 Shara Tibken from CNET talks about the Samsung Galaxy S9, it's improved but imperfect security enhancements, and foldable phones.
  • 17:20 Selena Larson from CNN breaks down Microsoft's Supreme Court case where its fighting to protect overseas data storage to protect its users.
  • 30:17 Geoffrey Fowler from the Washington Post spent two weeks with Google's new Clips camera and has thoughts on what it might mean for the future of digital photography.
  • 39:52 Nick Wingfield from the New York Times reads the tea leaves on what Amazon's acquisition of Ring might mean for its Echo devices.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Shara Tibken, Selena Larson, Geoffrey Fowler, and Nick Wingfield

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TNW 20: People for the Ethical Treatment of HomePodsTNW 20: People for the Ethical Treatment of HomePods

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:38:55 PDT

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  • 1:31 Eric Newcomer from Bloomberg talks about the economics of MoviePass and why the movie theaters hate the service
  • 12:54 Mark Bramhill, creator of the Person in Lotus Position emoji talks about cobalt mining, how to create an emoji, and other topics he covers in his popular podcast Welcome to Macintosh.
  • 29:15 Jason and Megan switch back from Android to iOS and from iOS to Android and they talk about what they learned in the journey.
  • 43:50 Gaurav Kumar, Redlock CTO talks about what crypto jacking is and how his firm discovered crypto jackers on Tesla's servers.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Eric Newcomer, Mark Bramhill, and Gaurav Kumar

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TNW 19: Floaters Foil FacebookTNW 19: Floaters Foil Facebook

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:26:02 PDT

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  • 1:38 Dr. Jenny Radesky signed a letter urging Facebook to discontinue its Messenger Kids app and talks about how tech can affect young children.
  • 16:59 Nate Lanxon from Bloomberg discusses what happens to Bitcoin when someone passes away, and the changes being made to enable heirs to locate those abandoned funds.
  • 33:18 Kelsea Weber from iFixIt shows off the remains of their HomePod teardown to demonstrate how difficult it might be to repair.
  • 48:16 Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica searched far and wide for a way to watch the Olympics in 4K and has some pointers to make it a bit easier for viewers.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Dr. Jenny Radesky, MD, Nate Lanxon, Kelsea Weber, and Sam Machkovech

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