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TWiT 714: Baby's First Chinese Internet

2:23:10 | Apr 15th

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? Ama...Show More

TWiT 711: Your Pain is Their Business Model

2:33:52 | Mar 25th

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 ...Show More

TWiT 708: Outrage Moms

2:32:02 | Mar 4th

MWC 2019 and the Future of Smartphones and Wearables This Person Does Not Exist OpenAI and the Text Generator Too Dangerous to Exist Outrage Mobs and Twitter China's Social Credit System Could Take Over the World Google and Saudia Arabia's Woman Trac...Show More

TWiT 705: Between the Buns

2:18:13 | Feb 11th

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...Show More

TWiT 701: Safe Bladder Space

2:28:10 | Jan 14th

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...Show More

TWiT 696: I've Got Mark-Level Sign-Off

2:25:42 | Dec 10th, 2018

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 sensetive internal Facebook memos and emails.Tik Tok is where all the youngs ar...Show More

TWiT 690: All the President's Phones

2:07:21 | Oct 29th, 2018

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 R...Show More

TWiT 689: Nobody Expects the Scooter Inquisition

2:21:55 | Oct 22nd, 2018

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...Show More

TWiT 672: Meme the Queen

2:08:55 | Jun 25th, 2018

The US Supreme Court kills warrantless cell phone location fishing and okays state sales taxes on internet purchases. Apple offers refunds on MacBook butterfly keyboard repairs and wants to let you use your iPhone to unlock your car. Amazon wants to ...Show More

TWiT 668: How Many Cups in a Stone?

2:20:56 | May 28th, 2018

The FBI wants you to reboot your router right now. FBI agents have gained control of a huge Russian botnet. If your router is affected you just need to reboot it.Facebook and Russian ads - how should government react in the age of cyber warfare?Amazo...Show More

TWiT 667: Give Me your History Hat

2:27:33 | May 21st, 2018

Microsoft's new Surface Hub 2. Google Duplex freaks everyone out. GDPR shouldn't freak people out - unless you work in adtech. Fortnite is coming to Android. Apple caves in to China again, pays some Irish taxes, and goes shopping for a new campus. Wa...Show More

TWiT 666: Leave John Legend, Um, Alone!

2:12:35 | May 14th, 2018

ZTE shuts down, but help is on the way from an unlikely tweet. Google I/O shows off creepy robocallers and helpful directions. Microsoft Build brings Cortana/Alexa integration and the return of Kinect. Congress releases over 3500 Russian Facebook ele...Show More

TWiT 665: Konnichihuahua

2:14:47 | May 7th, 2018

Apple has its best Q2 ever, despite analyst predictions. 20 years of iMac. Cambridge Analytica must give US voter his data. foiled by GDPR. NPR buys PocketCasts. Change your Twitter password. Sprint/T-Mobile merger. Net Neutrality vote in t...Show More

TWiT 664: Warm Tushie Tech

2:07:48 | Apr 30th, 2018

Sprint and T-Mobile make it official. Amazon, Google, and Facebook all have amazing quarterly earnings reports. Amazon's home robot and the battle for smart home supremacy. Facebook's community guidelines. Golden Gate Killer found with open source DN...Show More

TWiT 663: Reasonably Miserable

2:10:25 | Apr 23rd, 2018

Security conference season in full swing. iPhone X takes over a third of ALL smartphone profits. Google tries to fix messaging again. Who do you trust with your data? IRS servers down on Tax Day. SCOTUS dismisses DOJ vs Microsoft: CLOUD Act makes it ...Show More

TWiT 662: Scraped On the Back End

2:40:31 | Apr 16th, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg comes out of his Congressional testimony unscathed. China will dominate AI in the coming decade. HomePods are not selling like HotCakes. Apple leaks leakers leaking leaks. Waymo wants to test truly driverless cars in California. Ho...Show More

TWiT 661: The Ant Man Canon

2:21:54 | Apr 9th, 2018

Facebook issues the latest in a long string of apologies.YouTube shooter and the lure of fame. Apple plans its own chips for 2020, Mac Pro for 2019. Is Amazon spending too much on video? Terry Myerson out at Microsoft - the end of the Windows era. FB...Show More

TWiT 660: Bankwupt

2:34:34 | Apr 2nd, 2018

Best April Fools Tech Jokes. Cloudflare's DNS service. Apple's Education Event. US wants visa applicants' social media accounts. Tim Cook talks privacy. Ready Player One review. SpaceX's satellite internet plans. Fatal Tesla crash. Host: Le...Show More

TWiT 658: The Matador Defense

2:16:21 | Mar 19th, 2018

Controversial RyzenFall AMD flaws revealed. Leo gives up Facebook for good over Cambridge Analytica scandal. Broadcom gives up its Qualcomm takeover. Apple announces an education-themed event on March 27th. Farewell Adrian Lamo. Theranos officially c...Show More

TWiT 657: DadGum Cell Phone

2:05:07 | Mar 12th, 2018

SXSW features killer robots and killer barbeque. Alexa's spontaneous laugh makes us afraid of an AI takeover. Amazon wants to take over your checking account. Can blockchain reinvent fintech? Android users more loyal than iOS users. Is AI really all ...Show More

TWiT 656: A Camel With Your Name on It

1:52:23 | Mar 5th, 2018

Surprise: young people use social more than the oldsters. Some of them even use Vero. Samsung Galaxy S9 takes top marks for display and camera. Google Fiber didn't go quite as planned. Feds in your iPhone? It's more likely than you think. Amazon buys...Show More

TWiT 655: Banana Is Phone

2:18:24 | Feb 26th, 2018

Samsung announces 2 new phones as Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona. iCloud keys are stored in China. All 150 new emojis for 2018 revealed. Nokia's newest phone is a nod to The Matrix. GDPR and H.R. 1865 and their implications. Intel knew ...Show More

TWiT 654: Bye, Bye Mr. Ajit Pai

2:15:47 | Feb 19th, 2018

News publishers violated copyright by embedding a tweet. Are video games to blame for the Florida school shooting? A drone causes a helicopter to crash. Are we seeing the end of Facebook? Apple isn't making as much money on the HomePod compared to ot...Show More

TWiT 653: X Stands for Nothing

2:18:54 | Feb 12th, 2018

HomePod should have been delayed longer. Elon Musk's rollercoaster week: Falcon Heavy sends a Tesla to Mars just as Tesla has its worst quarter ever. iPhone boot code leaked online. Chrome will shame insecure websites. YouTube suspends Logan Paul for...Show More

TWiT 652: We're All Out of Kidneys

2:20:17 | Feb 5th, 2018

Tech ads in the Superbowl. Elon Musk's "Not-a-Flamethrower." Apple, Google, and Amazon quarterly results. What are Amazon's health plans? What game company will Microsoft buy next? Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ashley Esqueda, Mike Elgan, and Sam Machk...Show More

TWiT 651: Occupy Fiber

2:18:12 | Jan 29th, 2018

Elon Musk's great ideas: Tesla, SpaceX, flamethrowers. Apple HomePod arrives next week. Google Clips camera is not at all creepy, we swear. Nobody won the Lunar X Prize. Amazon Go officially opens. Montana, New York, AT&T, John Deere, and Burger King...Show More

TWiT 650: Frumpy Rump

2:23:40 | Jan 22nd, 2018

EVs and self-driving cars at CES and the Detroit Auto Show. The first cashierless Amazon Go shop opens January 22nd. Apple HomePod is nearly here. Apple hands out $2500 employee stock bonuses as part of its huge cash repatriation plan. Google wants y...Show More

TWiT 649: Aging in Place

2:21:09 | Jan 15th, 2018

Florence Ion, Jason Hiner, and Larry Magid join Leo talk about CES and much more. Voice assistants are everywhere and IoT devices are getting smarter. Innovations in Sleep Tech that will improve your health. Elon Musk's Hyperloop is moving forward. F...Show More

TWiT 648: Distracted by the Sex Robots

2:40:22 | Jan 8th, 2018

The best explanation for the Meltdown and Spectre computer flaws comes from a comic strip. Apple eats crow over slowing iPhones. Magic Leap might not be vaporware after all - will this lead to the death of smartphones? CES 2018 predictions. Predictio...Show More

TWiT 647: The Year's Best

1:44:15 | Dec 31st, 2017

Our best moments of 2017. Silicon Valley's reaction to Trump's immigration ban. Snapchat's IPO makes one high school $24 million. The Dark Overlord. Is Zuck running for president? Google I/O highlights. Amazon buys Whole Foods. Travis Kalanick out as...Show More

TWiT 646: 2017 Year in Review

2:56:17 | Dec 24th, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg tours the country - but he isn't running for president. Amazon puts Alexa everywhere. Silicon Valley's toxic bro culture. Twitter gets political. YouTube Kids gets algorithmically weird. CIA and NSA zero days revealed. Apple Park open...Show More

TWiT 645: Not a Bright Guy

2:22:33 | Dec 18th, 2017

FCC cancels Net Neutrality and Ajit Pai mocks protesters. Apple's new iMac Pro costs a minimum of $4999 and goes up from there. Disney buys 21st Century Fox, gaining X-Men, Fantastic Four, and A New Hope, along with a 60% share of Hulu. Google cancel...Show More

TWiT 644: This Is Fine

2:33:57 | Dec 11th, 2017

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...Show More

TWiT 643: Ambien Tech

2:31:36 | Dec 4th, 2017

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 sti...Show More

TWiT 642: Grandpa's Hairy Thumb

2:25:37 | Nov 27th, 2017

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 ...Show More

TWiT 641: The Tesla Zamboni

2:08:36 | Nov 20th, 2017

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 produ...Show More

TWiT 640: Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

2:17:17 | Nov 13th, 2017

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 Gate...Show More

TWiT 639: Anywhere but Albany

2:31:44 | Nov 6th, 2017

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, poo...Show More

TWiT 638: The Frightful 5 on the Splinternet

2:26:58 | Oct 30th, 2017

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 Pi...Show More

TWiT 637: 11 Verified Herbs and Spices

2:16:30 | Oct 23rd, 2017

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. Hos...Show More

TWiT 636: A Fat Suit for Your Phone

1:59:00 | Oct 16th, 2017

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 announ...Show More

TWiT 635: Benji's Bag of Dongles

2:16:07 | Oct 9th, 2017

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 Secu...Show More

TWiT 629: When in Doubt, Hit the Raccoon

2:13:48 | Aug 28th, 2017

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 Septem...Show More

TWiT 628: Trash Analytics

2:09:51 | Aug 21st, 2017

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 r...Show More

TWiT 627: Do You Inkwell?

2:16:05 | Aug 14th, 2017

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 int...Show More

TWiT 626: CEO Barbie

2:22:16 | Aug 7th, 2017

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...Show More

TWiT 625: Walking to the Bodega

2:25:13 | Jul 31st, 2017

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, ...Show More

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

2:20:19 | Jul 24th, 2017

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...Show More

TWiT 623: Binders Full of CEOs

2:07:43 | Jul 17th, 2017

Disney will build a Star Wars-themed hotel where each guest gets a story. Uber says they are getting lots of applications for their open CEO post, but nobody big seems interested. Apple iPhone 8 rumors abound. Google is trying to eliminate Zika by re...Show More

TWiT 622: Running for Human

2:11:59 | Jul 10th, 2017

Huge pro-Net Neutrality protests planned for this week. The first Tesla Model 3 rolled off the line on Friday. Sexual Harassment in Silicon Valley. The Nokia 3310 Trump/Putin "Caviar" phone costs $2500. the iPhone 8 might use facial recognition inste...Show More

TWiT 621: Butler in a Box

2:03:51 | Jul 3rd, 2017

New York Times reporter Katie Benner joins us to talk about sexual harassment in Silicon Valley. Former host of MacBreak Weekly Scott Bourne joins us to talk about what it was like getting the 1st iPhone 10 years ago. This Week in Law host Denise How...Show More

TWiT 620: From Key West to Key Largo

2:16:03 | Jun 26th, 2017

Amazon buys Whole Foods, and might buy Slack. Travis Kalanick resigns as Uber CEO. The best drones money can buy. iPad Pro is the future of Mac laptops. Neighbor spoofing robocaller made a million calls a day. Apple Music now $99/year. Why Apple made...Show More

TWiT 619: Honey, I Shrunk the Panel

2:02:12 | Jun 19th, 2017

Amazon buys Whole Foods, and has its eyes on Slack. Apple's HomePod - Sonos killer? Facebook's Safety Check causes stress. Twitter's redesign. Voter fraud conspiracies. E3 announcements.Jason's Pick: Zero Fasting TrackerBrian's Pick: React NativePete...Show More

TWiT 618: Snakes vs Alligators

1:49:25 | Jun 12th, 2017

Leo is out this week, so Jason Snell takes the reins. At WWDC this week, Apple announced their Amazon Echo killer, the HomePod. They also announced big updates to iOS 11, the 10.5" iPad Pro, and the (at least) $4999 iMac Pro. Catering to a slightly l...Show More

TWiT 617: Ask for the Camel With TWO Humps

2:10:22 | Jun 5th, 2017

WWDC is tomorrow! What will Apple announce? A Siri Speaker, perhaps? Google will update Chrome to block annoying ads, but what will count as "annoying?" Where did Microsoft go wrong? One word: Vista. The US Supreme Court decides that patent rights en...Show More

TWiT 616: That's Not a Hot Dog

2:17:40 | May 29th, 2017

Is Apple just pretending to be innovative? Does AlphaGo's latest victory mean that general AI is around the corner? Who knows more about you, Facebook or Google? Should the NSA stockpile exploits? How long can Tesla stay on top of the EV market? Are ...Show More

TWiT 611: Bezel Come Back

2:39:00 | Apr 24th, 2017

At the F8 Developer Conference, Facebook shows off its hot new augmented reality technology - which looks a whole lot like Snapchat. Apple is secretly working on non-invasive blood sugar detection, which could be a boon to millions of diabetics. Appl...Show More

TWiT 610: Zombie Shopping Malls

1:53:47 | Apr 17th, 2017

United "overbooking": what's the real story? A murder streamed on Facebook Live. Apple sues Qualcomm, Qualcomm sues Apple right back. Windows 10 Creators Update is here - are you excited for 3D Paint? The internet Archive emulates early Macs. Princet...Show More

TWiT 609: Strippers, JFK and Stalin

2:28:15 | Apr 10th, 2017

Apple issues a mea culpa for the Mac Pro and promises a new model is on the way - just not this year. YouTube TV launches - it isn't perfect, but it may be the most promising over-the-top TV solution. Facebook launches a fund to fight fake news. Jeff...Show More

TWiT 608: Supercanoe

2:08:43 | Apr 3rd, 2017

US Congress votes to kill ISP privacy rules. Fixing fake news is harder than anyone imagined. Apple AR might not be good for gamers. Twitter changes default profile picture. The best 2017 April Fools jokes.Brianna Wu wants to fix the government from...Show More

TWiT 607: Ozark Puddin'

2:14:22 | Mar 27th, 2017

US Senate votes to end ISP privacy regulations. The "Turkish Crime Family" demand $100,000 in iTunes gift cards for iCloud hack. Android O needs a name. Supreme Court hears printer ink patent case. Tesla Model 3 is on the way. Samsung Galaxy S8's big...Show More

TWiT 606: My YouTube Cover Band

2:04:13 | Mar 20th, 2017

Uber's President quits, saying that the job was not what he signed on for. Orson Wells' "new" movie comes to Netflix. How to make money in the new music industry. Pwn2Own winners do the impossible hack. Is your vibrator tracking you? All this, and gr...Show More

TWiT 605: Think of the Koalas

2:22:20 | Mar 13th, 2017

Daylight Saving Time is a blight on mankind. All the details in the Wikileaks dump of CIA hacking tools. How our data can be used against us. Nintendo Switch breaks launch records. A father gets embarrassed by his kids live on BBC. Would you hire som...Show More

TWiT 604: Flabby, Flaccid, and Flatulent

2:04:55 | Mar 6th, 2017

Snapchat has a huge IPO -and makes one high school $24 million. Is Apple killing the lightning port on the iPhone 8? Spotify crosses the 50 million user mark. Mobile World Congress 2017 had a whole bunch of great phones. Nintendo Switch cartridges ta...Show More