This Week in Tech (MP3)Author: TWiT
22 Nov 2019

This Week in Tech (MP3)

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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 / 22:15 UTC.

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    TWiT 745: Highly Illegal - and Very Affordable

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    This Week's Stories

    • Apple's November Surprise: 16-Inch Macbook Pro brings back the scissor-switch keyboard and physical ESC key
    • Surface Book 3 Rumors, Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro X Reviews
    • Microsoft's Project xCloud launches in early 2020 as the odds-on favorite to dominate game streaming
    • Google Stadia launches tomorrow as a failure
    • Goldman Sachs re-evaluating Apple Card credit limits after sexism accusations
    • Google will offer checking accounts to anyone who wants Google to know absolutely everything they pay money for.
    • Google's secret "Nightingale" health-care project and Fitbit purchase: Google wants to own your health data
    • Apple's Research App: do we trust Apple with our health data more than Google?
    • Disney+, Apple+, Peacock TV, etc - when will the streaming bubble burst?
    • YouTube creators: are you a kids' channel or an adult channel?
    • Is YouTube fracturing the world? Should we go back to all reading the same newspaper?
    • Apple kicks vaping apps out of the App Store, Canadian pot stocks crash - legal marijuana's bad week
    • Minecraft Earth launches in the US - the perfect demo for Azure Anchors
    • Hololens is still the future
    • So is the Oculus Quest
    • Are Apple Glasses?
    • British Labor Party offers free broadband - could this work in the US?
    • AI can tell if you are going to die - doctors baffled

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Daniel Rubino, Brian McCullough, and Brianna Wu

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  • Posted on 18 Nov 2019

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    TWiT 744: Boiling the Privacy Frog

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    • Big Tech is trying to fix California's housing crisis by throwing $billions at it. Here's what they should do instead.
    • How can we fix the mess that is video conferencing?
    • Delivering drugs via drone: what could possibly go wrong?
    • Google open sources Cardboard, instead of just killing it as we expected.
    • The FBI is secretly using face recognition to track us. The ACLU thinks this is bad for some reason.
    • Apple is slowly tightening its privacy system.
    • Saudi spies infiltrate Twitter. Is Big Tech security-conscious enough?
    • FACEBOOK changes its logo. WHY?
    • Facebook and political ads
    • Photoshop for iPad is finally here.
    • Here are the best tools for vertical video.
    • Is Adobe's subscription model fair to consumers?
    • Adobe Aero tries to standardize AR.
    • Microsoft Ignite focuses on the hybrid cloud.
    • Why 5G will never work, and why it will be amazing when it does.
    • 8K will make you vomit.
    • Microsoft puts Superman on glass.
    • AppleTV+ launches big. If you could only have 5 streaming services, which would you choose?
    • Amazon knocks $40 off the price of Prime for veterans. Thank you for your service!

    Host: Alex Lindsay

    Guests: Greg Ferro and Justine Ezarik

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  • Posted on 11 Nov 2019

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    TWiT 743: Lying is Bad is a Lie

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    • Google Buys Fitbit. Will this be like Google buying HTC, or like Fitbit buying Pebble?
    • Apple hires a new smart home team. Can they catch up with Amazon and Google? Can they fix what is wrong with HomeKit?
    • AirPods Pro review - the best earbuds we've ever worn. However, they are pricy, and they're still earbuds, with all the issues that come with that.
    • AppleTV+ launches. Can an Aaron Sorkin wanna-be, wacky Emily Dickinson, and sexy blind people win the streaming wars?
    • NBC's Peacock TV may be free with ads when it launches in April.
    • HBO Max launches in May for $15. Will it finally kill cable?
    • Twitter bans political ads. Facebook thinks they are just fine, even if they lie. How will Twitter figure out what is a political issue? Does Mark Zuckerberg really think "Lying is bad?"
    • PG&E cuts power to millions but still manages to start a 77,000-acre fire. Cell service also fails. So does Comcast. Is this the harbinger of all of America's aging infrastructure finally collapsing?
    • National Weather Service tweets out some useful tools to track wildfires and smoke.
    • It's the emoji season! The controversy this year: non-gendered emoji.

    Host: Jason Snell

    Guests: Rene Ritchie, Devindra Hardawar, and Dan Moren

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  • Posted on 04 Nov 2019

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    TWiT 742: Leave the Wallet At Home

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    It's This Week in Tech with Jason Howell, Mikah Sargent, and Ant Pruitt hosting in the absence of Chief TWiT, Leo Laporte. PG&E may force a power outage at TWiT Eastside Studio to help reduce the risk of wildfire in surrounding areas.

    • Facebook Launches News Section to Compensate Publishers
    • Zuckerberg faces heat in Congress: "It's almost like you think this is a joke."
    • Fake Facebook ad claiming Lindsey Graham backs the Green New Deal is actually a test for Zuckerberg
    • Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL review: more than the sum of its sensors
    • Night Sight fight: The iPhone 11 kinda destroys the Pixel 4 with low light camera shots
    • AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have finally agreed to replace SMS with a new RCS standard
    • Google is delivering some Pixel 4 phones in fun cereal boxes
    • Google Cereal review: Feature-packed but lacking in basic nutrition [Gallery]
    • Google will replace Home devices bricked due to latest firmware update
    • LOFT Portable Battery Base for Google Home
    • Amazon is spending billions on shipping as it makes Prime one-day delivery a reality
    • After Briefly Falling To Number Two, Jeff Bezos Is Back As The Richest Man In The World
    • Apple Pay overtakes Starbucks as the most popular mobile payment platform in the US
    • Gov't bill could see Emergency Alerts broadcast over streaming services like Apple Music
    • Microsoft's Over-the-Top VR Rig Lets You Explore a Virtual World While Walking IRL
    • TikTok could threaten national security, senators say
    • Motorola teases its foldable RAZR phone reveal for November 13th
    • The Huawei Mate X is set to ship next month for $2,400, but only in China
    • Elvis hands-on
    • Ant talks about his new show

    Hosts: Jason Howell, Ant Pruitt, and Mikah Sargent

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  • Posted on 26 Oct 2019

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    TWiT 741: Jin Yang's Not Hotdog Method

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    • California passes law to kill the gig economy
    • Facebook refuses to ban lying in political ads
    • Why does internet access in America suck so much?
    • Pixel 4 event: kinda dull
    • Pixel 4 review: camera zoom not that great, face unlock works even if you are asleep or dead
    • Law enforcement face recognition banned in California for 3 years
    • Google focuses on "ambient computing"
    • Technopanic and social media
    • Zuckerberg is amoral, Facebook should just ban political ads
    • Google is great at everything but selling hardware
    • Pixelbook Go: perfect for college kids, but not for us
    • Google Nest Wifi sounds good
    • Air Force stops using 8-inch floppies to control missile launches
    • Malware makes ATMs spit out all their cash
    • Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber coming to a TV near you
    • RIP Yahoo Groups
    • Huawei is doing great!
    • Virgin Galactic shows of its spacesuits
    • Cobol turns 60
    • Fortnite is down! Technical error or marketing genius?
    • Is TikTok China's entry into our children's minds? Or is Mike Elgan just paranoid?

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Florence Ion, Mike Elgan, and Seth Rosenblatt

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  • Posted on 21 Oct 2019

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