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19 Jan 2021

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 / 22:15 UTC.

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    TWiT 806: Make Hella Happen - CES 2021, Samsung Galaxy S21, Section 230, escaping big tech, Clubhouse

    CES 2021, Samsung Galaxy S21, Section 230, escaping big tech, Clubhouse

    • Misinformation has slowed now that Trump is off Twitter.
    • Denise describes the effects of Section 230 on big tech.
    • Is it possible for someone to escape big tech if they want to?
    • Germany and France don't agree with Trump's deplatforming.
    • Is CES 2021 the model for trade shows going forward?
    • IoT at the Consumer Electronics Show.
    • Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S21 series smartphone.
    • Galaxy S21 will not support MST payments.
    • Samsung Galaxy SmartTag with UWB support.
    • Justine and David spot the biggest trends from CES 2021.
    • GM announced BrightDrop for commercial electric vehicles.
    • Google's acquisition of Fitbit is complete.
    • Apple might soon charge for certain podcasts.
    • Justine introduces Leo to Clubhouse.
    • Are TikTok's new age limitations good for users?
    • Differences between Huawei and Xiaomi in the eyes of the US.
    • Intel CEO Bob Swan is out, Pat Gelsinger is in.
    • Walmart's e-commerce chief's city of the future.
    • Bill Gates and all of his collection of farmland.
    • From petabytes to hellabytes.

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Justine Ezarik, Denise Howell, and David Ruddock

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  • Posted on 18 Jan 2021

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    TWiT 805: Come Together Like Voltron - Social media Trump ban, Section 230 in Biden era, nationalizing Alibaba

    Social media Trump ban, Section 230 in Biden era, nationalizing Alibaba

    • Social networks begin to ban President Trump.
    • Should a few giant enterprises decide which speech is heard?
    • China is nationalizing Jack Ma's Alibaba.
    • Signal sees an uptick in light of the WhatsApp controversy.
    • Stripe stops payment processing for the Trump campaign.
    • Happy birthday to Wikipedia.
    • Happy 13th anniversary of the iPhone unveiling.
    • Hyundai announces it's in talks with Apple.
    • Facebook's smart glasses are coming "sooner than later."
    • Ajit Pai announced he would not move forward with Section 230.
    • Will Section 230 see less of a threat in the Biden era?
    • SolarWinds hired Chris Krebs, Trump's former cybersecurity chief.
    • The Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies bureau is set.
    • Bitcoin and Tesla's performance is a win for day-traders.
    • Father of Fiber Optics Narinder S. Kapany dies at 94.
    • Roku acquires Quibi assets for less than $100M.

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Alex Kantrowitz, Amy Webb, and Dan Gillmor

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  • Posted on 11 Jan 2021

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    TWiT 804: The Bento Box Satellite - CES 2021 preview, streaming video in 2020, goodbye FarmVille

    CES 2021 preview, streaming video in 2020, goodbye FarmVille

    • A preview of the virtual CES 2021 event.
    • LG to unveil bendable OLED and 8K QNED.
    • 2020 was an amazing year for streaming services.
    • Comparing the roaring 20's to the next decade.
    • Brexit deal calls out some interesting tech inclusions.
    • Amazon's purchase of Wondery and its podcasts.
    • Are some shows better binged and others better waited for?
    • Adobe Flash and FarmVille both said goodbye for good.
    • Analyzing the "Facebook Menace."
    • Tesla delivered on its two-year-old promise.
    • Quad Father makes sense of the new FAA drone rule.
    • Bitcoin reaches record heights and it's all speculative.
    • Japan created wooden satellites to cut down on space junk.
    • A radio signal hints at extraterrestrial life.
    • Ticketmaster to pay out $10 million for hacking its competitor.

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Dwight Silverman, Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, and Iain Thomson

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  • Posted on 04 Jan 2021

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    TWiT 803: Best of 2020 - The best TWiT highlights of the year!

    Leo Laporte takes us through the past year in tech. 2020 highlights include:

    • CES 2020 roundup.
    • Location privacy.
    • iPad ten years later.
    • The power of Deepfakes.
    • Zoom usage explodes.
    • Elon Musk's child X AE A-12.
    • Apple silicon.
    • Big tech goes to Washington.
    • Bytedance faces a US ban.
    • Fortnite kicked from mobile app stores.
    • The chickenization of America.
    • Black Lives Matter, live blogging.

    Host: Leo Laporte

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  • Posted on 27 Dec 2020

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    TWiT 802: The Year in Review - OG TWiTs discuss the year's biggest stories and trends

    SolarWinds, COVID-19, Zoom, Big Tech, Social Media, Elon Musk, 5G, Amazon

    • SolarWinds, the biggest case of cyber-espionage yet.
    • COVID-19 and the dramatic effect of it on the tech industry.
    • How effective has Contact Tracing been?
    • The brilliance of mRNA for the vaccine.
    • Will WFH be permanent going forward?
    • The "real" threat of TikTok.
    • Facebook's attack on Apple.
    • The benefactors of COVID-19.
    • The many times big tech went to Washington.
    • How Section 230 could change the Internet.
    • 5G and the promises that haven't been fulfilled.
    • How Intel lost ground to ARM.
    • The many products released during 2020.
    • A summary of predictions for 2021.

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Jeff Jarvis, Paul Thurrott, and Steve Gibson

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  • Posted on 21 Dec 2020

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