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This Week in Tech is hosted by Leo Laporte - The Tech Guy

This show is the last word in tech. Join the top tech pundits in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in high tech.


This Week In Tech Show Archive:

TWiT 679: Hotbox the Waymo

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Monday 13th August 2018

Samsung Announces the Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Home musical cauldron.What is AI?Self-driving roll-out is increasing.Amazon wants you to pick up groceries at Whole Foods, and wishes you would shop more using Alexa.Twitter refuses to drop Alex Jones and InfoWars.Microsoft preserves Skype Classic.11-year-old hacks Florida voting systems at DefCon and other voting security woes.Boston Dynamics is pumping out SpotMinis. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Matt Cutts, Florence Ion, and Sam Abuelsamid Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 Ziprecruiter.com/Twit RING.COM/TWIT WordPress.com/twit


TWiT 678: Popcorn and Brown Liquor

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Monday 6th August 2018

Apple is the first trillion dollar company ever.Is Universal Basic Income the fix for poverty in America?Alexa is Now the Ultimate in Home SecurityWhy you should avoid Chinese phones.Facebook Dating is coming soon - will this make you spend too much time on Facebook?People still don't understand blockchain.Maybe you just shouldn't tweet.Ed Bott thinks the Surface Go is great!MoviePass is going out of business, and it's Owen JJ Stone's fault.Fortnight doesn't want to pay the Google Play store. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ed Bott, Owen JJ Stone, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: casper.com/twit - promo code: TWIT www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT LastPass.com/twit RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2


TWiT 677: To Serve Cat

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Monday 30th July 2018

Jason Calacanis tells us what's going on with his buddy Elon Musk. Apple fixes the MacBook Pro's throttling issue. Facebook and Twitter stock takes a dive over poor growth numbers, but Google is doing just fine. Russian hackers in MY energy grid? It's more likely than you think. Slack eats HipChat. • Spectrum Internet gets kicked out of New York. Get a Tesla surfboard to go with your Boring flamethrower. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Jason Calacanis and Mike Elgan Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT betterment.com/twit Moogsoft.com uber.com/movingforward


TWiT 676: Falling Asleep as the Robots Wake Up

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Monday 23rd July 2018

The future is flying cars! (Or not-flying cars, perhaps holes in the ground.)Apple's new MacBooks suffering from thermal throttling - is it the end for Intel?Google hit with $5 billion fine by EU for Android shenanigans.Will Fuschia be Google's one OS to rule them all?EU works on new laws of robotics.Google Translate starts spouting prophesy.Jeff Bezos is the richest man in history, but still gets his own hoagies.Elon Musk settles his farting unicorn feud. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Amy Webb and Greg Ferro Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: getquip.com/twit RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT RING.COM/TWIT


TWiT 675: This Show Does Not Care About Humans

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Monday 16th July 2018

Do Apple's new MacBooks fix the company's keyboard woes?Amazon Prime Day starts tomorrow. Will it be worth the hype? Will it push Amazon's share of the e-commerce market past 50%?Folding tablets. Phones with 9 cameras. What is next?Will AT&T destroy HBO by trying to expand it?Hey Elon: maybe don't call a heroic diver who helps rescue 12 kids a "pedo" just because he didn't use your submarine.Fortnite takes the World Cup Final by storm.Balance is restored to Reddit. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Jessica Conditt, Brian X. Chen, and Brian McCullough Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: LastPass.com/twit FreshBooks.com/twit RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 Ziprecruiter.com/Twit


TWiT 674: Go Dung Beetles!

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Monday 9th July 2018

Billionaires prepare for the coming apocalypse: have you bought your missile silo condo yet? London police's facial recognition fail: pilot program results in 98% false positive rate, zero arrests.Amazon expanding its cashierless Amazon Go stores.Celebrity impersonators, mob justice, and more reasons to stay off social media. Prime Day coming on July 16th. Netflix's 2018 content budget expands to $13 billion.Thanos inspires Reddit's biggest ban ever. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Iain Thomson, Lisa Schmeiser, and Jason Hiner Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: WordPress.com/twit RING.COM/TWIT uber.com/movingforward slack.com


TWiT 673: The Prozac Dash Button

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Monday 2nd July 2018

Apple vs Samsung settled: our long international nightmare is over.A proposed US law has patent trolls jumping for joy.Amazon jumps into the healthcare business by buying online pharmacy PillPack.Foxcon's new Wisconsin plant breaks ground.Yet another Facebook security breach, but this time a bug bounty program catches the leak.Twitter's new Ad Transparency Center opens new avenues for journalists.The sky is falling in Fortnite.WPA3 could make Wi-Fi a lot more secure.California follows Europe down the data privacy road.Christina Warren knows all the Andromeda secrets, but she's not talking.AOL Instant Messenger is reborn!StumbleUpon is not. :( Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Wesley Faulkner, Dwight Silverman, and Christina Warren Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 Moogsoft.com casper.com/savings BLUEAPRON.COM/TWIT


TWiT 672: Meme the Queen

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Monday 25th June 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 put Alexa in your hotel room, and everywhere else. Professional videogames are going mainstream, with huge stadiums and $100 million prizes. A proposed European Union copyright law will declare war on memes. IGTV is Instagram's attempt to jump on the online video bandwagon. Plus: transhumanism, Domino's as an infrastructure company, and IBM's new debate robot! Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mikah Sargent, Ben Johnson, and Devindra Hardawar Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: Stamps.com promo code TWiT betterment.com/twit eero.com code TWIT getquip.com/twit


TWiT 671: A Bad Day for the Internet

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Monday 18th June 2018

Social media is still destroying the world. Top trends at E3. The end of Net Neutrality and the AT&T/ Time Warner Merger are a 1-2 punch against consumers. Automation is taking jobs in China and at Amazon. White house hacked. GDPR is killing email marketing. Theranos founder up on charges. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Brianna Wu, Jeff Cannata, and Dan Patterson Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: texture.com/twit RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2 Moogsoft.com LastPass.com/twit


TWiT 670: Go Theranos or Go Home

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Monday 11th June 2018

A New Tech Manifesto by Baratunde: how to reinvent social media to improve all our lives.Apple's WWDC announcements: Screen Time restores balance to your life, memojis avoid the uncanny valley, ARKit 2 might (might) actually have usefull apps, Siri Shortcuts might (might) make Siri useful, macOS Mojave makes much-needed improvements to the Finder, tvOS gets Dolby Atmos.Gmail's improved design is headed your way.Microsoft buys GitHub: how MS went from a Windows monolith to an open-source champion.Computex's big announcements: Intel fudges some numbers, AMD's new Threadripper 2, and ASUS put a computer in your computer so you can compute while you compute. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Philip Elmer-DeWitt, Alex Wilhelm, and Baratunde Thurston Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Bandwidth for This Week in Tech is provided by CacheFly. Sponsors: uber.com/movingforward WordPress.com/twit audible.com/twit RING.COM/TWIT


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