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This Week in Tech (Audio)

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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 / 21:15 UTC.

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    TWiT 846: I Love You Zune Much - New Mac chips, new Pixel 6, Proton Mail's big win, Squid Game rakes it in

    I Love You Zune Much - New Mac chips, new Pixel 6, Proton Mail's big win, Squid Game rakes it in

    • Samsung now lets you customize your own Galaxy Z Flip 3.
    • Pixel 6: Everything to know about Google's newest phone.
    • Google's Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro finally bring new camera hardware in addition to software.
    • Intel slipped—and its future now depends on making everyone else's chips.
    • If The Arm Deal Fails, NVIDIA Is Fine, But Arm May Struggle.
    • Apple announces 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro: new design, display notch, 120Hz, M1 Pro chip, HDMI, MagSafe, more.
    • Apple announces third-generation AirPods for $179.
    • @PatrickMcGee_: "An *enormous thread* on alleged @Google @Facebook collusion based on the just-released *unredacted* complaint from the Texas AG."
    • @fasterthanlime: "google has a secret deal with facebook called "Jedi Blue" that they knew was so illegal that it has a whole section describing how they'll cover for each other if anyone finds out"
    • Why Facebook is rebranding.
    • What it was like to watch Steve Jobs introduce the iPod 20 years ago.
    • Proton wins appeal in Swiss court over surveillance laws.
    • Squid Game Season 2? Series Worth $900 Million to Netflix So Far.
    • YouTube is about to pull its apps from Roku, and the fight is going all the way to Congress.
    • John Carmack pushes out unlocked OS for defunct Oculus Go headset.
    • Microsoft now lets you test Android apps on Windows 11.
    • A&W Turns its 'Worst Marketing Fail' Into a New Burger.

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Connie Guglielmo, Louis Maresca, and Owen JJ Stone

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  • Posted on 25 Oct 2021

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    TWiT 845: They'll Still Be Your Neighbors Tomorrow - Hardware event preview, HTC Vive Flow, Squid Game success

    Hardware event preview, HTC Vive Flow, Squid Game success

    • Unleashed Apple Event Focusing on New Macs to Take Place on October 18.
    • MacBook Pro Display With Notch Shown in Alleged Photo Leak.
    • Errol Morris Interrotron.
    • In-person versus remote conversations online.
    • Pixel Fall Launch: Everything to expect at the Pixel 6 keynote.
    • 'Pixel Pass' allegedly bundles Pixel 6, Google Fi, YouTube Premium, and more under one bill.
    • Samsung announces Unpacked 2 event for Wednesday, Oct 20th, right after Apple and Google.
    • Back on Earth, Shatner and Bezos have a Kirk-Spock moment.
    • The Vive Flow Is VR for Downtime; Facebook Wants AR For Your Every Waking Moment.
    • I have a hard time believing your wearable is good if you had to Photoshop it onto a model.
    • Teen Girls Are Developing Tics. Doctors Say TikTok Could Be a Factor.
    • Instagram Struggles With Fears of Losing Its 'Pipeline': Young Users.
    • Canon sued for disabling scanner when printers run out of ink.
    • Squid Game Season 2? Series Worth $900 Million to Netflix So Far.
    • Fraudsters Cloned Company Director's Voice In $35 Million Bank Heist, Police Find.
    • Governor Wants to Prosecute Journalist Who Clicked 'View Source' on Government Site.
    • Doctor set for £100k pay-out after judge ruled neighbour's Ring doorbell cameras breached privacy.
    • Apple's privacy changes create a windfall for its own advertising business.

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Georgia Dow, Alex Lindsay, and Bill Detwiler

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  • Posted on 18 Oct 2021

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    TWiT 844: Christina Needs It - FB's Horrible Week, Surface Laptop Studio Review, TikTok Masters the Algorithm

    • Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen details company's misleading efforts on 60 Minutes.
    • Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Were Down: Here's What to Know.
    • Update about the October 4th outage.
    • Facebook and its apps suffer another outage.
    • Mark Zuckerberg - I wanted to share a note I wrote to...
    • 1 Billion TikTok Users Understand What Congress Doesn't.
    • Windows 11 review: The start of a new era.
    • Here's the story behind the Microsoft Store for Windows 11 and how its creator thinks this time it'll work.
    • The Steve Jobs deal with Michael Dell that could have changed Apple and tech history.
    • Surface Laptop Studio review: Redefining what a Windows laptop can be (again)
    • The iPad Air is everything that's wrong with Apple's tablets.
    • Apple files appeal in Epic Games case, potentially delaying App Store changes for years.
    • The Twitch Hack Is Worse for Streamers Than for Twitch.
    • New ad suggests drinking Coke will destroy video games, usher in world peace.
    • YouTube To Stop Making Year-End 'Rewind' Videos.

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Dan Moren, Christina Warren, and Daniel Rubino

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  • Posted on 11 Oct 2021

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    TWiT 843: A Liar Who Delivers - Facebook meets 60 Minutes, what Finsta is, Rivian R1T first look, Holmes trial

    Facebook meets 60 Minutes, what is Finsta? Rivian R1T first look, Holmes trial

    • This is Facebook's internal research on the mental health effects of Instagram.
    • Sen. Blumenthal: "Will you commit to ending Finsta?"
    • Facebook is hitting the brakes on Instagram for kids.
    • Astro home robot and more announced.
    • Leaked Documents Show How Amazon's Astro Robot Tracks Everything You Do.
    • Hear That? It's Your Voice Being Taken for Profit.
    • Amazon is now accepting your applications for its home surveillance drone.
    • Activision to pay $18 million settlement over workplace misconduct.
    • Rivian R1T first drive: Easily the best pickup I've ever driven, both off-road and on.
    • Tesla plans to add ~1,000 new Full Self-Driving Beta testers per day based on 'safety score'.
    • Delaying Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos Fraud Trial is Paying Off For the Defense.
    • First Look: iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max.
    • YouTube is banning Joseph Mercola and a handful of other anti-vaccine activists.
    • Twitch announces new features to curb hate raids.
    • New Limits Give Chinese E-Gamers Whiplash.
    • Apple Doesn't Make Videogames. But It's the Hottest Player in Gaming.
    • Amazon has a smash hit on its hands — a new computer game with hundreds of thousands of players.
    • The 2021 List of the All-time Most Popular Netflix Shows and Series is Here.
    • Planet Squid Game.
    • NBCUniversal and YouTubeTV reach agreement to avoid dropped channels.

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Seth Weintraub, Denise Howell, and Nicholas De Leon

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  • Posted on 04 Oct 2021

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    TWiT 842: The Ivermectin of Smartphones - Crackdown in China, Surface Duo 2, end of magazines, Peter Thiel

    Crackdown in China, Surface Duo 2, end of magazines, Peter Thiel

    • What technology has brought since the '80s.
    • Are today's students aware of how much technology has changed since the '80s?
    • We the Media: Grassroots Journalism By the People, For the People New edition by Dan Gillmor.
    • The importance of blogs and the state of blogs now.
    • Facebook: The Inside Story by Steven Levy.
    • How much has Mark Zuckerberg evolved since the beginning of Facebook?
    • Facebook to testify on kids' safety as lawmakers probe a whistleblower's revelations.
    • Was the Facebook Files series a fair representation of what's going on inside the company?
    • China's central bank says all cryptocurrency-related activities are illegal, vows harsh crackdown.
    • FBI held back ransomware decryption key from businesses to run operations targeting hackers.
    • Apple iPhone 13 Review: The Most Incremental Upgrade Ever.
    • Microsoft's new Surface Duo 2 has all the features that were missing the first time around.
    • Where does Apple go next? What is the next "perfect thing"?
    • The Framework Laptop.
    • The Art of the Thiel.
    • Watch a raven take out a Google drone mid-air as the tech giant is forced to ground its home delivery service due to bird attacks.
    • What Our Research Really Says About Teen Well-Being and Instagram.
    • "Completely Running Blind." Apple's Power Move To Kneecap Facebook Advertising Is Working.
    • Google to Buy New York City Office Building for $2.1 Billion.
    • The NSA and CIA Use Ad Blockers Because Online Advertising Is So Dangerous.
    • I went to Amazon's high-tech hair salon and virtually dyed my hair pink — then got the best haircut I've ever had.
    • William Shatner's Going to Space on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Rocket Ship.
    • Facebook introduces portable Portal Go for $199.
    • Facebook Chief Technology Officer Schroepfer to Step Down.
    • The Doctor Who Helped Defeat Smallpox Explains What's Coming.
    • Barry Diller's IAC in Talks to Buy Magazine Publisher Meredith.
    • Phones of journalist who tracked Viktor Orban's childhood friend infected with spyware.

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Steven Levy, Jeff Jarvis, and Dan Gillmor

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  • Posted on 27 Sep 2021

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