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23 May 2022

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 876: Elon and L. Ron - NY goes after Twitch, Musk's real plan, Apple's DeepMind defection

    NY goes after Twitch, Musk's real plan, Apple's DeepMind defection

    • Elon Musk says Twitter deal can't happen until bot account dispute is resolved.
    •  Twitter asks shareholders to support Musk's purchase.
    •  NY Launches Ridiculous, Blatantly Unconstitutional 'Investigations' Into Twitch, Discord; Deflecting Blame From NY's Own Failings.
    •  @kendraschaefer: My goodness. China's cyberspace watchdog, the CAC, just published a long (and unprecedented) set of draft regulations for recommendation algorithms.
    •  Why is the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial so visible on social media?
    •  The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt.
    •  Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell.
    •  Dianetics and scientology technical dictionary by L. Ron Hubbard.
    •  Losing Ian Goodfellow to DeepMind is the dumbest thing Apple's ever done.
    •  The Genesis Machine: Our Quest to Rewrite Life in the Age of Synthetic Biology by Amy Webb, Andrew Hessel.
    •  Apple Shows Headset to Board in Sign It's Reached Advanced Stage.
    •  VeeCon: Exclusive Conference Around Web 3 and Culture.
    •  Fears grow for smaller nations after ransomware attack on Costa Rica escalates.
    •  Ransomware gang Conti 'shuts down' in midst of Costa Rica attack.
    •  Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir.
    •  Bobiverse by Dennis Taylor.
    •  The Nineties: A Book by Chuck Klosterman.
    •  Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto by Stewart Brand.
    • Ideas That Created the Future: Classic Papers of Computer Science by Harry R. Lewis.
    •  Pinball Map

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Amy Webb and David Spark

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  • Posted on 23 May 2022

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    TWiT 875: We Don't Talk About Elon - Texas HB 20, Crypto crash, Google IO, Goodbye iPod, Netflix ads

    •  Elon Musk Says His $44 Billion Twitter Deal Is 'On Hold'.
    •  Two Twitter Leaders Are Leaving Company Following Musk Deal.
    •  Texas HB 20: Tech asks SCOTUS to stop Texas social media law.
    •  Just How Incredibly F'd Up Is Texas' Social Media Content Moderation Law?
    •  Elon Musk praises Chinese workers for 'burning the 3am oil' – here's what that really looks like.
    •  Jeff Bezos Hits Back at Joe Biden in Twitter Spat Over Inflation.
    •  Google previews the Pixel Watch, coming this fall with Pixel 7.
    •  The Pixel Tablet is coming in 2023.
    •  It's not a phone, it's an alliance.
    •  Google Glass's successor teased at I/O.
    •  Google announces Pixel 6a powered by Tensor processor for $449.
    •  More than $200 billion erased from the entire crypto market in a day as the sell-off intensifies.
    •  Yellen Renews Call for Stablecoin Regulation After TerraUSD Stumble.
    •  'The Guilt Is Unbearable': UST-Luna Investors Discuss the 99.99% Crypto Crash.
    •  Take Control of Cryptocurrency by Glenn Fleishman.
    •  Caitlin's podcast: Crypto's big crash.
    •  Coinbase chief says 'no risk of bankruptcy' after regulatory filing sparks alarm.
    •  Man seeks to excavate a landfill that allegedly has half a billion dollars worth of bitcoin.
    •  UK's Royal Mail aims to open up to 50 drone routes for rural deliveries.
    •  How an internet mapping glitch turned a random Kansas farm into a digital hell.
    •  The iPod is dead.
    •  A Visual History of the Apple iPod.
    •  Netflix Tells Employees Ads May Come by the End of 2022.
    •  Netflix Exploring Live Streaming For First Time; Plans To Roll Out For Unscripted Series & Stand-Up Specials.
    •  Disney Plus added almost 8 million new subscribers as Netflix struggles.
    •  Virtual reality mask adds realism by making it harder to breathe.
    •  Here's What the Black Hole in the Center of the Milky Way Looks Like.
    •  TikTok to surpass YouTube in the US.
    •  TIkTok introduces first ad product with rev share for creators.
    •  House where Facebook was created lists for $5.3M.

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Denise Howell, Glenn Fleishman, and Caitlin McGarry

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  • Posted on 16 May 2022

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    TWiT 874: Malicious Compliance - Tech stocks are crumbling, NFTs losing steam, SafeGraph, Google IO preview

    Tech stocks are crumbling, NFTs losing steam, SafeGraph, Google IO preview

    •  Elon Musk raises $7 billion in new funding for Twitter buyout.
    •  Evaluating Elon Musk's Plan To Fix Twitter.
    •  Elon Musk Plans to Take Twitter Public a Few Years After Buyout.
    •  Why Tech Stocks Are Crashing and Burning.
    •  Bitcoin drops below $35,000 over the weekend, extending Friday's losses.
    •  NFT Sales Are Flatlining.
    •  NFTs Are Legally Problematic ft. Steve Mould & Coffeezilla.
    •  Unconventional Success: A Fundamental Approach to Personal Investment by David F. Swensen.
    •  Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid.
    •  Vatican Offers, Mysteriously Rescinds Interview About Pope's Metaverse Plans.
    •  Data Broker SafeGraph Stops Selling Location Data of People Who Visit Planned Parenthood.
    •  CDC Tracked Millions of Phones to See If Americans Followed COVID Lockdown Orders.
    •  Global Privacy Control (GPC).
    •  Google previews I/O 2022 schedule, 'What's new' keynotes, and sessions.
    •  The latest Pixel Watch spec rumors show Google's trying to make a flagship.
    • Ian Goodfellow, Apple's director of machine learning, is leaving the company due to its return to work policy.
    •  AMD sales jump 71%, shrugging off concerns about PC slowdown.
    •  Salt_Hank on TikTok.
    •  Nvidia pays $5.5 million for allegedly hiding how many gaming GPUs were sold to crypto miners.
    •  Intuit to pay $141M settlement over 'free' TurboTax ads.
    •  Frontier lied about Internet speeds and "ripped off customers," FTC says.
    •  New York City sues Activision, targeting CEO Bobby Kotick.
    •  Apple's Self Service Repair now available.

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Brianna Wu and Alex Kantrowitz

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  • Posted on 09 May 2022

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    TWiT 873: A Little Patience and a Lot of Tape - Musk buys Twitter, Ethereum stumbles, broadcasting to aliens

    Musk buys Twitter, Ethereum stumbles, broadcasting to aliens

    • Twitter Has a New Owner. Here's What He Should Do.
    •  Elon Musk Demonstrates How Little He Understands About Content Moderation.
    •  Jack Dorsey is tweeting through it.
    •  Judge rejects Elon Musk's bid to end the 2018 settlement with SEC.
    •  Bored Ape Metaverse Frenzy Raises Millions, Crashes Ethereum.
    •  Web3 is Going Great - Molly White.
    •  The Inevitability of Trusted Third Parties.
    •  Labor Department Criticizes Fidelity's Plan to Put Bitcoin on 401(k) Menu.
    •  Doctorow Femur by Cory Doctorow.
    •  You Can Now Ask Google to Remove Your Phone Number, Email or Address from Search Results.
    •  New options for removing your personally identifiable information from Search.
    •  Spotify Boosts Subscribers Despite Russia Ban, Joe Rogan Drama.
    •  Data From Fake Legal Requests Used to Sexually Extort Minors.
    •  These scientists want to tell aliens where Earth is — not everyone is happy.
    •  Netflix's Bad Habits Have Caught Up With It.
    •  Alphabet Q1: YouTube Ad Revenue Growth Slows Dramatically.
    •  Apple shares dip after the company warns of a possible $8 billion hit from supply constraints.
    •  Snap announces a mini drone called Pixy.
    •  Fort Worth, TX the first city in the U.S. to mine bitcoin.
    •  TikTok was the top app by worldwide downloads in Q1 2022.
    •  Meta Platforms' 'Metaverse' Division Loses $3B in 1Q.
    •  Microsoft Earnings: Cloud Growth Propels Higher Sales, Earnings.
    •  Hollywood's Fight Against VPNs Turns Ugly.
    •  From CNN+ to Fyre Festival: A collector seeks swag from companies with epic ends.

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Cory Doctorow, Tim Stevens, and Owen Thomas

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  • Posted on 02 May 2022

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    TWiT 872: From The People Who Brought You Lickable TV - Netflix declines, CNN+ folds, Pixel Watch rumors, Moonbirds NFT, salty chopsticks

    Netflix declines, CNN+ folds, Pixel Watch rumors, Moonbirds NFT, salty chopsticks

    • Netflix Q1 net subscribers unexpectedly decline, revenue misses expectations.
    • Hedge Fund Manager Bill Ackman Sells Entire Netflix Stake, Taking $400 Million Loss.
    • Netflix Says 100 Million+ Non-Paying Households Use Shared Passwords.
    • CNN+ streaming service pulls a Quibi and will shut down a month after launch.
    • Rupert's Age, Apple/NFL, and the Bomb of the Pandemic.
    • Puzzle over Elon Musk Twitter plan after cryptic 'moving on' tweet.
    • Elon Musk, Baloney King.
    • House Republicans demand Twitter's board preserve all records about Musk's bid to buy the company.
    • Apple warns developers it will pull apps without recent updates from the App Store.
    • Google files a trademark application for 'Pixel Watch'
    • Google's Rumored Smartwatch Should Take a Page From Its Pixel Phones.
    • Google Pixel Watch: Exclusive leaked images seem to show Google's first smartwatch.
    • Google's AI-Powered 'Inclusive Warnings' Feature Is Very Broken.
    • Uber lifts mask mandate for drivers and riders.
    • Shanghai Reports Record Daily Covid Deaths in Current Outbreak.
    • What is the Moonbirds NFT collection, and why did it surge so quickly?
    • HBO Max backs 'Minecraft' movie with 'Aquaman' star Jason Momoa.
    • "Oreology" investigates the mystery of why Oreo creme filling usually sticks to one side.
    • Watching TV from behind the wheel of a self-driving car is allowed under UK law.
    • A Tesla vehicle using 'Smart Summon' appears to crash into a $3.5 million private jet.
    • Americans are drowning in spam.
    • The lickable-TV guy created electric chopsticks to make food taste saltier.

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Nate Lanxon, and Lisa Eadicicco

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  • Posted on 25 Apr 2022

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