This Week in Tech (MP3)

This Week in Tech (MP3) Podcast

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 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 21:15 UTC.

TWiT 714: Baby's First Chinese Internet
This Week's Stories Julian Assange: Journalist or Wrecking Ball? House Passes Net Neutrality Bill, Senate and President Say No Cops Want Google to Give them the Goods Apple Wants All Mac Software Notarized How Far Do You Let Alexa into Your Life? Amazon is Moving Out of Seattle How AI Could Change Health Insurance YouTube Tries to Measure "Quality Watch Time" Keeping Your Child Safe on the Internet Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Amy Webb and Christina Warren Download or subscribe to this show at https://tw...

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TWiT 713: Earables
This Week's NewsIce Tea, Sandwiches, and CybersecurityTeslas Hacked by StickersAustralia Bans Violent Material on Social MediaApple News+: Dead Tree Media's Savior or Annihilator?Facebook Wants Real NewsApple's 5G QuandaryApple and Amazon "Hearables"The Google GraveyardFake Cancer HackMar-A-Lago Chinese Malware AttackUS DOJ Loves Netflix, Hates Spielberg Host: Jason Snell Guests: Harry McCracken, Carolina Milanesi, and Andy Ihnatko Download or subscribe to this show at

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TWiT 712: Cultured Hill Folk
Apple's Celebrity Event Apple and Fashion Apple Credit Card Apple News+ Airpower is dead Lyft IPO Gig Economy and IPOs Apple's Persistent Butterfly Keyboard Problem Hacker Dupes FB and Google Out of $122 Million Jeff Bezos and the Saudis ASUS Security Flaw Vulnerabilities in Supply-Chains New Regulations in the EU Elizabeth Warren and the Right to Repair Facebook and Live Huawei's Revenue FTC Fines Robocall Companies Swatter Gets 20 Years Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Dan Patterson, Philip Elmer-DeWitt, and...

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TWiT 711: Your Pain is Their Business Model
What's Wrong with Google Stadia?Google Stadia: Built for YoutubeApple Event: What to ExpectMicrosoft Pivoted to Services. Can Apple?Devin Nunez' Cow Gains Half a Million FollowersThe World of Hate on Twitter and InstagramFacebox Stored Your Password in Plain TextGoogle Kills off G+, Allo, Inbox, etc. Is Google Phone next?DARPA's Open Source Voting SystemPwn2Own 2019: Safari, Firefox, & Edge CrackedThe Luxury of Screenless LifeCoding with the Pope Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Larry ...

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TWiT 710: Mollie the Crab
News of the Week Tesla Announces Model Y SUV Crossover Tesla's Many Problems are Due to Musk Huge Facebook Outage: Why? Beto O'Rourke, L33T Hacker Mass Murder on Facebook Live Warren vs Big Tech: Why She's Wrong Hey Techies: Uncle Sam Needs You! Bruce Schneier: The Internet has Split in Three Google to Launch Game Streaming Service Google to Stop Making Laptops and Tablets Apple News/TV Event Coming March 25th 5G Coming this Year, but Why Do We Need It? Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Iain Thomson, Sam Abuels...

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TWiT 709: Third-Party Dog Hats
Foursquare Location Tracking Leaps Past the Creepy Line Will Zuck Make Facebook Private? Thousands of New Millionaires are Coming to San Francisco Apple has Big Plans for Self-Driving Cars Elizabeth Warren Wants to Break up Big Tech Congress Wants to Pass Net Neutrality Rules Huawei Sues the US Government Investors Sue Tesla to Keep Elon Musk from Tweeting Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mike Elgan, Paris Martineau, and Patrick Beja Download or subscribe to this show at

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TWiT 708: Outrage Moms
MWC 2019 and the Future of Smartphones and WearablesThis Person Does Not ExistOpenAI and the Text Generator Too Dangerous to ExistOutrage Mobs and TwitterChina's Social Credit System Could Take Over the WorldGoogle and Saudia Arabia's Woman Tracking AppSilicon Valley and the US MilitaryDo We Even Need Facebook?Make Elon Musk Stop Tweeting!!!TikTok fined $5.7 MillionTenn Hacker gets $1 Million in Bug Bounties Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Amy Webb and Brianna Wu Download or subscribe to this show at https:...

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TWiT 707: Will It Bend?
Foldable Phones Hit MWC 2019Microsoft Announces Hololens 2Netflix at the OscarsApple and Goldman Sachs Release Credit Card Linked to iPhoneApple to Combine iPhone, iPad and Mac AppsYouTube: Home of Pedophiles, Anti-Vaxxers, and Flat EarthersHow Facebook Gets Your Info from Other AppsFacebook In Trouble with UK, Spied on Android UsersStephen Wolfram on Productivity Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ben Johnson, Florence Ion, and Seth Weintraub Download or subscribe to this show at

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TWiT 706: Tiny, Incremental, and Frictionless
Amazon Cancels NY HQ2 PlansAmazon Pays $0 Federal Income TaxesAmazon Buys Eero • Facebook vs Anti-VaxxersThe Most Popular App in ChinaSamsung Galaxy S10+eF5GOur 5G Augmented Reality FutureApple News Event March 25thNew HoloLens Coming Next SundayBuzzfeed UnionizesPokemon Go Trespassing Legal BattleFortnite Carlton Dance Legal BattleApex Legends Eats Fortnite's Lunch?Tetris 99 is the Battle Royale Game You Didn't Know You Needed Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Lisa Schmeiser, Lindsey Turrentine, and Sam Machko...

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TWiT 705: Between the Buns
Alphabet Earnings: Google's Cost Per ClickCutting out Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and MicrosoftThe US to Ban Huawei 5GTechGermany Outlaws Facebook's Business ModelWhat if Google Just Doesn't Pay Its Fines?Amazon Might Back Out of NY HQ2 * Amazon Live is Twitch for InfomercialsSpotify Buys Gimlet and AnchorApple to Pay France 500M Euros in Back TaxesAngela Ahrendts Says Goodbye to AppleApple's Security Wins and Losses of the WeekMicrosoft Says: Don't Use IE or Office 2019Sprint Sues AT&T Over Fakey 5GEM...

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TWiT 704: To the Woodshed With You!
How to Watch the Superbowl Commercials Without All That Annoying FootballApple's Not So Horrible Quarterly EarningsFacetime Flaw Dulls Apple's Privacy ShineApple Spanks Facebook and Google for Data SlurpingHow Much Does Facebook Suck? Huawei's TendrilsFamily Tree DNA Gives FBI DNA RecordsJapanese Govt Will Hack IoT DevicesSF to Ban Law Enforcement Facial RecognitionSpotify Wants to Buy Podcasters Gimlet for $200MAmericans Got 26.3 Billion Robocalls in 2018Netflix vs Amazon = Quality vs Quantity Host: Leo ...

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TWiT 703: Algorithms are People, Too
WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook Messenger to Merge 2019 Predictions- Amazon Will Rise, Twitter Will Fall CRISPR Babies Confirmed Amazon Scout Will Usher in the Age of Autonomous Delivery France Fines Google 50M Euros Google loses right to be forgotten case Foldable Phones are on the Way! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Jason Hiner, Greg Ferro, and Brian McCullough Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT e...

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TWiT 702: Millsplain It to Me
Apple's Tim Cook Calls for Data Privacy.773M Passwords Pwned - How to Find Out If Yours Was.Amazon Tries to Make Alexa Sound "Newsy."Google Buys Fossil.74% of Facebook Users are Clueless.Facebook's 10 Year Challenge.Atari Founder Making Alexa Board Games.Stop Using Windows Phone!Tokyo Hotel Fires Half its Robots. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Sebastian Peak, Mikah Sargent, and Wesley Faulkner Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: use code TW...

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TWiT 701: Safe Bladder Space
All of our favourite products and trends at CES 2019! Impossible Burger Health and wearables Amazon vs Google Smart products and "Smart" products Laptops 5G Wireless power Toilet tech and ultrasonic bladder monitoring Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Cherlynn Low, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT promo code TWIT...

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TWiT 700: A Carwash for Your Face
Apple tanks on Tim Cook's earnings warning - is the golden age of iPhone over? Are Facebook and Google too big to Fail? No. Here's why. China and the US duel over security, AI, and quantum computing. Qualcomm vs Apple legal battles heat up. Fortnite and Pokemon Go rake in the dough in 2018. Amazon wins big over the holiday season. Microsoft wants to give you control over your digital data. For the 1st time in 20 years, an entire year's worth of books, movies, and art enters the public domain. The 10-second ...

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TWiT 699: Our Year's Best
The Best of TWiT from 2018! Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: code TWIT

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TWiT 698: A Christmas Miracle
Mark Zuckerberg promised to fix Facebook in 2018. How'd that go?Apple hits $1 Trillion; Jeff Bezos hits $150 Billion; Amazon warhouse workers hit $15/hr.Elon Musk's ups and downsThe biggest mergers of 2018Net neutrality ends, SESTA/FOSTA, and more legal newsBloomberg's big blunderChina's social credit system and CRISPR babiesThose we lost in 2018 Host: Leo Laporte Guests: John C. Dvorak, Owen JJ Stone, and Alex Lindsay Download or subscribe to this show at Spon...

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TWiT 697: The Big Leek Cabal
Elon Musk is a terrible person to work for.The internet is a garbage fire of hate.It is not Google's fault that searching for "idiot" results in pictures of Donald Trump.The Chinese are not spying on you with secret spy chips on Super Micro servers.The Chinese are spying on you by hacking Marriott.The Chinese may or may not be spying on you with Huawei phones and 5G infrastructure.Taylor Swift is most definitely spying on you at her concerts.The Australian government really, really wants to spy on you.YouTu...

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TWiT 696: I've Got Mark-Level Sign-Off
What role did Facebook play in the French riots?Tumblr bans porn, Facebook bans vague hints that sex might be a thing that exists.Meanwhile in the UK, Parliament releases sensitive internal Facebook memos and emails.Tik Tok is where all the youngs are at.And then there were 5: Google tries to make sense of its Messaging platforms. Meanwhile, Apple's iMessage is the one app that could rule them all.Microsoft puts some Chromium in their Edge.Canada arrests Huawei's CFO for allegedly violating sanctions on Ira...

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TWiT 695: Friends in Bikinis
Black Friday was Amazon's biggest sales day everMarriott Hack hit half a billion Starwood guests for 4 yearsIndian Microsoft scammers bustedAmazon's new machine learning racecar, quantum blockchain, and more from re:InventWhen is Amazon rolling out Prime Health?UK grabs thousands of Facebook emails from bikini app companyGoogle's China woes continueApple at the Supreme Court Microsoft tops Apple as world's most valuable company Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Nate Lanxon, Devindra Hardawar, and Dwight Silverm...

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TWiT 694: Reverse Superlatives
US government tells allies not to buy Huawei productsChina to fully roll out "social credit" scoring system by end of 2020Is Apple bringing back the iPhone X?Google News may leave EU over link taxCards against Humanity wins Black Friday, Sears loses.For one brief shining moment this week, Microsoft was the world's most valuable companySocial media influencers and social media backlashAmazon wants to buy Fox sports channels Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mike Elgan, Jason Snell, and Adam Fisher Download or ...

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TWiT 693: Big Boy Easy Bake Oven
Facebook's latest crisis is... its reaction to its last crisis.Waymo plans a driverless car service.Amazon announces its new headquarters in Queens and North Virginia.Google's "smart city" in Toronto gets some pushback.Julian Assange has been charged with... something?SpaceX gets approval to launch 7000 internet satellites.Japan's cybersecurity chief is 100% unhackable - because he has never touched a computer.Alphabet's Verily gives up on glucose-measuring contact lenses. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Bria...

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TWiT 692: Ravioli for the Recount
Apple's new iPad Pro is not the future of Apple, but it does point to it. Alibaba sells $1 billion in the first 85 seconds of Singles Day. Tech doomsayer says that the vast majority of people will soon be "The Useless Class." 22% of Americans still trust Facebook. Oprah's favorite things list on Amazon does not include goat soap. Amazon must give police Echo data and recordings in murder case. DEA and ICE are installing secret surveillance cameras in street lights. China unveils the first AI news anchor. Te...

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TWiT 691: The Prosecco Experience
Apple announces new MacBook Air and Mac Mini, then blows them both away with its new iPad Pro.Apple will no longer tell us how many iPhones it sells.How to kill an iPhone with a balloon.Iran unmasks dozens of CIA agents with a Google search. Google employees stage walkout over sexual harassmentAmazon exec mad at Washington Post for leaking new headquarters location.Facebook targets ads at "White Genocide Conspiracy Theorists."Voter suppression on Twitter, and IRL in Georgia.Passcodes are officially protecte...

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TWiT 690: All the President's Phones
What's in store for Apple's big event this Tuesday?Tim Cook vs the "data industrial complex"Amazon's government controversiesIBM buys Red Hat for $34 billion - the largest software purchase ever.Linus Torvalds is back!Trump's phone may be hacked by Russia and China.The midterms may be hacked as well.Apple and Amazon might NOT be hacked by China.Microsoft still hasn't released Window 10 update 1809The Vatican releases its own version of Pokemon Go with saints instead of Pokemon.Elon's big tunnel under LA ope...

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TWiT 689: Nobody Expects the Scooter Inquisition
Cognative hacking with scale and co-ordination.Will the newest iPad have 2 connectors?Should keynotes for product lanches go away?Some speculation about what to expect from the upcoming Apple event.Morgan on Twitter and his thoughts on Google+.Google in the EU and something that isn't getting as much press.The discussion continues around Bloomberg's article and Tim Cook's demand for a retraction. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Dan Patterson, Seth Weintraub, and Greg Ferro Download or subscribe to this show...

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TWiT 688: Written to Binge
Defending Bloomberg's Chinese spy chip story Google+ killed by a breach that wasn't a breach.Facebook breach that WAS a breach hits 30 million users. In related news, Facebook now sells a video chat device with a camera that can follow your every move.Made by Google event: what we think of the Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub.Apple's TV content will be free for everyone who owns an Apple device. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ron Richards, Christina Warren, and Mark Milian Download or subscribe to this s...

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TWiT 687: Odorless and Weightless Hackers
Bloomberg reports that China used tiny chips to spy on Apple, Amazon, and the US government. Apple and Amazon deny it. How do we know who is right? All the news from the Microsoft Surface event, plus some rumors of what was supposed to be there but wasn't. Windows 10 update deletes people's files. What we expect this Tuesday at Google's Pixel 3 Event. Amazon raises its minimum wage to $15/hr, kills stock options and bonuses. Facebook hacked by "odorless and weightless hackers." CA passes new laws restoring ...

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TWiT 686: Older Than the Mini Jack
How to tell if your Facebook account is one of the 50 million that were hacked this weekWhy the founder of Instagram left Facebook"Funding secured" tweet costs Elon Musk his chairmanship and $40 millionGoogle turns 20More leaks from Google's upcoming October 9th eventAmazon gives $1 million to WikimediaFCC fines robo-caller $37.5 millionDid you register to vote on Snapchat?Web creator Tim Berners-Lee has a plan to fix the Internet Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Lindsey Turrentine, an...

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TWiT 685: Emotional Support Ham
iPhone XS and XS Max are flying off the shelves (especially in Santa Rosa).Pixel 2 camera beats the iPhone XS.Why the dual-sim iPhones are a bigger deal than you think.(Heart) doctors hate it! Apple Watch's one weird ECG trick.Elon Musk introduces the first SpaceX moon passenger, DOJ introduces a criminal investigation to Musk.Amazon introduces a slew of new Alexa devices in its continuing mission to control everything in your home (including you).Magic Leap One first look: nobody should buy it, but it is a...

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TWiT 684: Memoji Dating
Apple Watch Series 4 takes on heart disease.iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr: what's in a name?All the new features and "new" features in the 2018 iPhones and iOS 12.Can Mark Zuckerberg fix Facebook's political woes?Hurricane tech.EU vs memes.California requires basic IoT security.Google kills Inbox.Ikea will scan your butt. Host: Becky Worley Guests: Brian McCullough, Owen JJ Stone, and Mikah Sargent Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:

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