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July 8, 2019
This Week's Stories HQ Trivia Lays off Staff, Pivots to HQ Words Fortnite is an Advertising Machine The Fragmented Nature of Gaming: Fortnite vs CoD BLOPS vs Dream Daddy Gaming's Streaming Future Might Make Microsoft and Sony Buddies Apple TV Focuses on Quality Over Quantity (Except When It Comes to the Remote) MacBook Keyboard Might No Longer Be Crap Soon Facetime Will Force You to Make Eye Contact via AR Magic Can Apple Design Without Jony Ive? Amazon: 25 Years of the Commodification of Our Existence Soon Your Car Will Tell You Where the Nearest Parking Spot Is Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency Hits a Congress-Sized Speed Bump Amazon Wants to Launch 3,000 Internet Satellites Facebook Image Tags Revealed in Outage Superhuman Email is (No Longer) Spying on You Chinese Border Patrol Installing Malware on Visitors' Phones Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mikah Sargent, Patrick Beja, and Simone de Rochefort Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 LastPass.com/twit casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 GetRoman.com/twit
July 1, 2019
This Week's StoriesThe iPhone turns 12 todayJony Ive is leaving AppleCan AirPods actually harm your ears?Apple is going to manufacture Mac Pros in ChinaSay goodbye to your Microsoft eBooksAnother city just got hacked!Boeing's $9 an hour solution to a shortage of engineers working on the 737 MaxVerizon will lock cell phones to networks for up to 60 daysIt looks like Huawei is back in businessWhite Hats are helping hotels find vulnerabilitiesCloudflare was offline for a few hours this weekAre Huawei phones more vulnerable to hacks than other smartphones?A potential hacked was averted with 7 words!Why is GrubHub buying up web addresses?Want to fit in, in Silicon Valley? You must learn "Bro Talk" thenHans Zimmer has composed the sound of BMW's new concept carIs Twitter finally getting serious about harmful tweets?Some drivers in Colorado find themselves in a muddy field after following Googles Maps Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Jason Hiner, Dwight Silverman, and Christina Warren Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: calm.com/twit capterra.com/twit twit.cachefly.com legalzoom.com - offer code: TWIT
June 23, 2019
This Week's Stories Facebook's Cryptocurrency Libra and Congress' response The appalling working conditions of Facebook's moderators exposed More conversation on the distinction between a "platform" and a "publisher" Ravelry, a site for knitting enthusiasts, has taken a stand against white supremacists Google was just caught red-handed Pandora is being sued for showing Tom Petty song lyrics Netflix is petitioned to cancel an Amazon show Apple is recalling selected MacBook Pro laptops because of a fire danger Apple is considering moving up to 30% of production out of China The system designed to verify age in the UK for porn has been delayed A horror story involving a phone hack, a SIM card and what Google isn't doing Apple has approved over 1,000 Best Buy locations as official repair centers Is Google Chrome spying on us? Facebook, Google, and The New Wilderness Philips Hue's new light Trulifi is announced GE's smart lightbulb update is maybe not so smart A city in Florida pays $600K to a hacker to get its data back Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Devindra Hardawar, Nate Lanxon, and Kate O'Neill Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: capterra.com/twit Atlassian.com/teams/it hellofresh.com/twit80 use the code TWIT80 Wasabi.com offer code TWiT
June 16, 2019
Sony and EA MIA at E3 - does E3 matter anymore? Computex, on the other hand, was huge this year What is a Gamer? E3 2019 was the year streaming gaming broke big E3 2019: The Keanussaince Why are games announced so far in advance? Stadia, xCloud, and the future of streaming games Think VR is Over? Oculus Quest would like a word with you. Xbox Scarlett announcement What will games look like in 10 years? How Nintendo Won E3 2019 Pixel 4 Leaked - by Google! The Ethics of video game journalism Huawei stops making Matebooks, blames Trump Apple doubles down on privacy, but Celebrite says it can crack any iPhone Pax > E3 Microsoft buys Double Fine Target cash registers fail nationwide Argentina loses power US attacks Russian power stations: the cyber Cold War escalates US Border Patrol leaks 100,000 licence plate photos La Liga app spied on users to try to stop piracy Telegram DDoSed by China over Hong Kong protests Facebook to launch "Zuck Bucks" cryptocurrency next week Huawei delays the Mate X foldable phone, but it's not Trump's fault. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Cherlynn Low, Jeff Cannata, and Shane Satterfield Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: expressvpn.com/twit casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 thousandeyes.com/twit Molekule.com promo code TWIT1
June 9, 2019
The Mac Pro is Only for the People Who Need It The iPad Grows Up with iPadOS Where is Apple Headed? iTunes is Dead! Hurrah! Apple Triples Down on Privacy Memoji Makeup is a Minefield SwiftUI is the Future of Coding 3D Touch is Almost Officially a Failure Cyberpunk 2077 is Going to be the Best Keanu Reeves Game Ever Who is Google Stadia For? Google's Outage Last Week Shows that We are Not Ready for Google Stadia YouTube's Biggest Problem: The Recommendation Engine Jeff Bezoz Interrupted By Animal Rights Protestor Fed Ex to Cut Ties with Amazon Amazon Drones Are Still A Ways Off 68 Percent of Facebook Investors Vote to Fire Mark Zuckerberg Facebook's Bitcoin Alternative is a Solution in Search of a Problem Microsoft Thinks Gamers Stink RIP Maker Faire Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Harry McCracken, and Megan Morrone Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: Atlassian.com/teams/it capterra.com/twit WordPress.com/twit www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT
June 3, 2019
Google Down! Is it 768K Day? Huawei Stops Making Phones WWDC Preview: Is iTunes Doomed? WWDC Preview: Is the Mac Pro Doomed? WWDC 2019 Preview: Is Intel Doomed? WWDC Preview: Is Non-mobile Computing Doomed? WWDC Preview: Will Apple Free the Watch? WWDC Preview: Is your Eyesight Doomed? WWDC Preview: iPhone Privacy Ruined by 3rd Party Apps The Final iPod Touch Just Launched Apple's Monopoly Propaganda Push Foxconn: Tariffs in China and Mexico, Nothing Going in Wisconsin Alexa, Delete What I Said Today DOJ "Investigating" Google Will Amazon Buy Boost Mobile? Will Microsoft? BlueKeep Still Threatening 1M Windows Computers Microsoft's Modern OS Manifesto The US Requires All Immigrants to Provide Social Media Details The UK Wants in on Your Encrypted Chats Australian Cops Spy on You in McDonald's North Face Gets Busted Spamming Wikipedia RIP BBM T-Series Beats PewDiePie to 100 Million Play Cuphead on your Tesla Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Iain Thomson, Lisa Schmeiser, and Wesley Faulkner Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: Wasabi.com offer code TWiT thousandeyes.com/twit eero.com/TWIT code TWIT LastPass.com/twit
May 27, 2019
Baltimore City Government held for Ransom by Hackers Using NSA tools Own a House? Hackers Probably have your Social Security Number. PlayDate: The Gaming Handheld with a Crank Is Huawei Spying on Us? Intel Breaks the 5.0GHz Barrier Chinese Owner of Grindr Leaked User Data to Employees US Air Force Being Cyber Attacked by US Navy AMD Brings Ray Tracing to Computex GDPR: One Year Later Assange Charged under the Espionage Act AI Deepfake Brings Mona Lisa to Life Sonic The Hedgehog Movie Delayed Due to Disturbing GGI SpaceX Launches Starlink Internet Satellites The United States vs Lootboxes Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Patrick Norton and Brianna Wu Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1 twit.cachefly.com capterra.com/twit
May 20, 2019
This Week's Stories The US vs Huawei San Francisco Bans Facial Recognition Chinese Owners Must Sell Grindr FCC: Carriers Should Block Robocalls Do You Know if Your iPhone has Been Hacked? Big Tech's Problems Are Sociological, Not Psychological - Just Like Game of Thrones Silicon Valley Millionaires: Silicon Valley is Bad Get Off My Lawn! Is Tech Still Great? Fake Joe Rogan Is Medium Killing Blogs? Hit By Ransomware? Just Pay the Ransom ZombieLoad Fix Could Slow down Computers 40% Hacking School Lunch Google Knows What You Buy RIP Grumpy Cat Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Georgia Dow, Michael Fisher, and Brian McCullough Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: thousandeyes.com/twit ZipRecruiter.com/Twit Atlassian.com/teams/it expressvpn.com/twit
May 13, 2019
The Failed Microsoft Build Hololens Demo Microsoft's Build Keynote May Have Been a Bit Too Geeky Microsoft Adds Linux Kernel to Windows: Is this the Beginning of the End for Windows? Microsoft Word gets PC (Politically Correct, not the Other PC) Should Facebook Be Broken Up? Its Co-Founder Says Yes How Much Should Facebook be Fined by the FTC? Snapchat Can Turn You from a Man to a Woman Google I/O Keynote: Google Lens, Shrinking Machine Learning, and a Focus on Privacy Google Promises Searchable Podcasts and AR in Search Pixel 3a is a Flagship Phone at a Budget Price How Long Will We Wait for Real 5G? Google I/O: Incognito Maps, Project Mainline, and the End of Nest One Broken Chip Can Brick Your Tesla Uber IPO Makes a Few People Very Rich, but Still Loses Billions of Dollars Bezos Shows off his Lunar Lander, Musk Teases Him Jeff Bezos Really Doesn't Like Homeless People The History and Future of Amazon Prime Alexa is Listening Hamas Cyber Attacks Israel, Israel Bombs Hamas US DOJ Indicts Chinese Hackers for Anthem Attack US Govt. Wants to Ban Loot Boxes Samsung's Next Phone Could Have a 64 Megapixel Camera Singapore Makes Fake News Illegal Arya Stark's App for Creatives Worldwide Helium Shortage Forces Party City to Close 45 Stores Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Jason Howell, Florence Ion, and Mark Sullivan Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: WordPress.com/twit thehelm.com/twit Wasabi.com offer code TWiT calm.com/twit
May 5, 2019
This Week's StoriesMicrosoft Build PreviewMicrosoft's Privacy Reputation: How Deserved Is It?Surface Studio Pros and ConsFacebook's Privacy Problems on Display at F8Tik Tok: Facebook Killer or Just the Next Vine?The Broken World of Social MediaIs Instagram Spying on Me?Should Mark Zuckerberg be Personally Punished for Facebook's Failings?Google Down on Earnings ReportGoogle I/O PreviewAttack of the Voice AssistantsApple App Store InsanityApple Up on Earnings ReportsSurface vs MacBook vs ChromebookFolding Phones are Still the Future: How Far in the Future Remains to be SeenWho Wants Wearables?How to Auto-delete your Google Location Info2020 Presidential Candidates' Email is Surprisingly Easy to HackACLU Sues US over Warrantless Border Phone SearchesVideo Game Hall of Fame Adds Solitaire and Mario KartRIP Anki and Jibo :(Screaming RoombaVerizon Wants to Sell Tumblr After Destroying ItThe Internet vs Sonic the HedgehogAR Brings 5 Madonnas to LifeFirefox Extensions Down After GlitchVisit NAMI.org for National Mental Health Awareness Month Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Louise Matsakis, Ant Pruitt, and Daniel Rubino Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: thousandeyes.com/twit FreshBooks.com/twit LastPass.com/twit Atlassian.com/teams/it
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