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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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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 baffledHost: Leo LaporteGuests: Daniel Rubino, Brian McCullough, and Brianna WuDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techSponsors:Bombas.com/twitexpressvpn.com/twitcalm.com/twitWWT.COM/TWIT
This Week's Stories 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 LindsayGuests: Greg Ferro and Justine EzarikDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techSponsors:ZipRecruiter.com/TwitWasabi.com offer code TWiTcapterra.com/twitmintmobile.com/twit
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 SnellGuests: Rene Ritchie, Devindra Hardawar, and Dan MorenDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techSponsors:LastPass.com/twitFreshBooks.com/twitcasper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT
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 PublishersZuckerberg 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 ZuckerbergGoogle Pixel 4 and 4 XL review: more than the sum of its sensorsNight Sight fight: The iPhone 11 kinda destroys the Pixel 4 with low light camera shotsAT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have finally agreed to replace SMS with a new RCS standardGoogle is delivering some Pixel 4 phones in fun cereal boxesGoogle Cereal review: Feature-packed but lacking in basic nutrition [Gallery]Google will replace Home devices bricked due to latest firmware updateLOFT Portable Battery Base for Google HomeAmazon is spending billions on shipping as it makes Prime one-day delivery a realityAfter Briefly Falling To Number Two, Jeff Bezos Is Back As The Richest Man In The WorldApple Pay overtakes Starbucks as the most popular mobile payment platform in the USGov't bill could see Emergency Alerts broadcast over streaming services like Apple MusicMicrosoft's Over-the-Top VR Rig Lets You Explore a Virtual World While Walking IRLTikTok could threaten national security, senators sayMotorola teases its foldable RAZR phone reveal for November 13thThe Huawei Mate X is set to ship next month for $2,400, but only in ChinaElvis hands-onAnt talks about his new showHosts: Jason Howell, Ant Pruitt, and Mikah SargentDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techSponsors:privacy.com/twitWWT.COM/TWITtwit.cachefly.comcalm.com/twit
California passes law to kill the gig economyFacebook refuses to ban lying in political adsWhy does internet access in America suck so much?Pixel 4 event: kinda dullPixel 4 review: camera zoom not that great, face unlock works even if you are asleep or deadLaw enforcement face recognition banned in California for 3 yearsGoogle focuses on "ambient computing"Technopanic and social mediaZuckerberg is amoral, Facebook should just ban political adsGoogle is great at everything but selling hardwarePixelbook Go: perfect for college kids, but not for usGoogle Nest Wifi sounds goodAir Force stops using 8-inch floppies to control missile launchesMalware makes ATMs spit out all their cashSuper Pumped: The Battle for Uber coming to a TV near youRIP Yahoo GroupsHuawei is doing great!Virgin Galactic shows of its spacesuitsCobol turns 60Fortnite 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 LaporteGuests: Florence Ion, Mike Elgan, and Seth RosenblattDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techSponsors:eero.com code TWITcapterra.com/twitWasabi.com offer code TWiTlegalzoom.com offer code TWIT
This week's stories The Chinese propaganda app that spies on all Chinese citizens Chinese influence in video games, social media, and other industries - where do we draw the line? What is Tencent? How much influence do they have over the world? Here's how to keep them from watching your iPhone Can we still trust Apple? Can we trust anyone? At what point do we admit that we are in a multi-state information war? Is there any way to fine Facebook fairly? Bring back the Office of Technology Assesment! Remember: the answer to bad politics is not "no politics". It is good politics. Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency is falling apart There is a very good reason why politicians can lie on Facebook How Boris Johnson games Google There are no political ads in France. Could we do that in America? Which weird phone stands a better chance: the Essential Gem or Microsoft Duo? Apple Arcade is still wonderful. How much do Americans know about tech? Not a lot. What should we do about that? SCOTUS decides websites must be accessible to blind people Lithium-ion battery inventors win Nobel Prize Host: Leo LaporteGuests: Patrick Beja, Brianna Wu, and Nate LanxonDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techSponsors:RocketMortgage.com/TWiT2zapier.com/TWITmintmobile.com/twitZipRecruiter.com/Twit
This week's stories Microsoft surprises us all with the two-screen Surface Duo phone Apple's Deep Fusion poised to trump Google's Pixel 4 announcement More than 500 ransomware attacks on US schools so far in 2019 More red flags than a Chinese parade: WeWork's failed IPO Apple loves freedom - except in China US, UK, and Australian governments vs encryption Lexy Savvides's Memoji secrets Tim Cook can woo Trump all he wants, but Apple still has to pay 25% tariffs CNET folds the Samsung Galaxy Fold until it breaks Why did Windows Phone fail? Iain Thomson: "It was a thousand cuts of stupidity." Microsoft's new Surface line is aimed straight at Apple Will there be an October Apple event? All signs point to yes. Google Seattle makes a literal product graveyard Levis' Jacquard jean jackets PayPal backs out of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency Facebook vs Elizabeth Warren Facebook says it's ok for political ads to lie Twitter says it's ok for Trump to advocate civil war Should Zuckerberg step down? Would that change anything? Elon Musk's new Starship and its competition The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is concerned about Tesla's Smart Summon feature Hundreds of millions of "Words with Friends" accounts hacked Japan turns off pagers after 50 years of honorable serviceHost: Leo LaporteGuests: Ant Pruitt, Iain Thomson, and Lexy SavvidesDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techSponsors:casper.com/twit1 - promo code: TWIT1LastPass.com/twitFreshBooks.com/twitexpressvpn.com/twit
This Week's Stories What we expect at Wednesday's big Microsoft Surface event Gemmy the Twerking Alexa Bear demo Echo Loop and Echo Frames will take Alexa with you Facebook Horizon: is this the VR future we signed up for? Tesla's Smart Summon feature makes us a little nervous Do we really trust all these voice assistants? Amazon is throwing Alexa spaghetti at the wall Google wins major Right to Be Forgotten ruling Amazon Sidewalk is Amazon's proprietary mesh network for pet tracking and more - will they sell it to the police? Will this and Amazon's Ring Neighbors app lead to a police state? Amazon pushes voice agent interoperability - Cortana jumps at the chance, Siri and Google Assistant play coy Checkm8 is an unstoppable jailbreak that works on any iPhone from the iPhone 4S to the iPhone X Apple will release AppleTV+ movies in theaters as Oscar bait Mac Pro to be made in Texas Google will stop showing news snippets in France QuestLove is moving from Pandora. Is Pandora dead? What is the state of the streaming music world? Snapchat's 'Project Voldemort' tracks all the ways Facebook steals from them Elizabeth Warren wants to reinstate the Office of Technology Assessment so congress will know what they are talking about on tech Listen to TWiT's new show Smart Tech Today starting Monday, October 7th!Host: Leo LaporteGuests: Daniel Rubino, Mikah Sargent, and Caroline HaskinsDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techSponsors:Wasabi.com offer code TWiTRocketMortgage.com/TWiT2twit.cachefly.comWWT.COM/TWIT
This Week's Stories: TWO AND A HALF DOZEN people invade Area 51 iPhone 11 vs iPhone 7: is it worth the upgrade? Apple Arcade is the best 5 bucks a month you can spend on games Apple Watch 5 is the best computer you can wear on your wrist. Taking cat pictures in the dark with iPhone 11 - which phone takes the best picture? How about video? How many monthly fees to Apple are too many? Apple wins its 2nd Emmy before Apple TV+ even comes out. Who owns Slofie.com? How about Slophie.net? Apple changes the update cycle RIP 3D Touch. We won't miss you. Apple's ultrawideband U1 Chip: what does it do? iPhone 11 teardown What to expect from Google's big October event What to expect from Microsoft's big October event Has Google achieved quantum supremacy? How many bitcoin are lost forever? When Zuck met Trump Facebook creates Oversight Board: here's how it will work Facebook Portal wants to watch you watch TV Richard Stallman out at MIT and Free Software Foundation Edward Snowden still wants to come homeHost: Leo LaporteGuests: Rene Ritchie, Dwight Silverman, and Louise MatsakisDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techSponsors:capterra.com/twitcalm.com/twitexpressvpn.com/twitmintmobile.com/twit
This Week's Stories: iPhone 11 vs iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 11 Pro Max: the end of the Thinner Era No High refresh rate for iPhone Pro New iPhone colors: corpse purple, baby poop green How durable is the iPhone 11 Pro? Night mode, 3 lenses, high key: is iPhone 11 Pro the best phone camera you can buy? iPhone 11 will be unlocked on day one Apple seems ever so slightly more price sensitive this year iPhone 11 camera bump: why not just make the phone thicker? Apple Watch 5: always on Apple Watch 5: aluminum vs titanium vs ceramic Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ Apple can't get JJ Abrams, even for a half-billion $$$ 48 States coming after Google Tech backlash? What tech backlash? Are we building our own surveillance state? Google's $995 Project Jacquard backpack Where do we go after GDPR? Want $125 from Equifax? Please jump through these flaming hoops. Pixel 4: is there anything that hasn't leaked yet? Which voice assistant is the best, and how can we make it better? Microsoft Surface Event October 2 Minecraft hits 112 million users a month MoviePass finally foldsHost: Leo LaporteGuests: Devindra Hardawar, Georgia Dow, and Wil HarrisDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-techSponsors:www.stamps.com - promo code: TWITRocketMortgage.com/TWiT2WWT.COM/TWITWasabi.com offer code TWiT
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Comments (30)

Chad Taylor

couldn't even finish listening. Everyone talking over eachother.

Nov 18th
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Justin Rogers

for real that English guy should just leave.

Nov 15th
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Evan Morgan

stop cutting each other off holy shit

Nov 11th
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Robert Fistler

long time listener tuning out. this show literally just turned into a political talk show. dont we get enough of this garbage all day from all corners of the internet. you can find better tech shows that actually talk about TECH. dont waste your time on this

Oct 14th
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Joe Bobst

who's this pretentious aussie trying to take away the windows ive known for 20 years

Sep 3rd
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Mirko ERR

Another ruined episode with obnoxious shouting.Can't listem to them when O Doctor is in them

Aug 26th
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Facts Don't Care About Your Feelings

Pro Gamergate people were NOT "hateful", tell your guest to shut the hell up with her lies. They were calling out blatant lies of reviewers sleeping with people and cheating on their SO to bribe reviewers for good reviews, and flat out lying and then trying to play the victim. Pro Gamer-gate people are against PC fucking nonsense. People are sick of being called racist sexist homophonic Nazis just for having a different opinion.

Jul 9th
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John L. Edwards

really a lackluster episode. next week will assuredly be better.

Jun 18th
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James Snyder

Brianna Wu? You serious?

May 29th
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Matthew Levy

"Attack of the Voice Assistants" You say the evolution of the smart speaker is to have a screen on them. Why wouldn't my TV with a MI box attached not already BE the next smart speaker w/screen? @leolaporte

May 9th
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Matthew Levy

Loved this episode. Such a great panel. Very interesting topics. Some funny entertaining discussions. YOU CAN'T TAKE MY DOOR!

May 3rd
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jack mchogoff

loved this podcast in the past. you turned this to a political podcast :-( I kids feel like listening to your show is alot like asking a home Depot lot boy about politics, I was a Democrat voter for years and walked away from the racist Democrat party of Obama. sorry to say I'm deleting this app again. talk tech, aka stuff you know about. I realize leo is a huge California libtard but can't handle your incessant repeating of MSNBC talking points. later......

Apr 11th
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Glory Dey

Good Episode, It Is Nice To Hear Divergent Views Even If We Don't Always Agree With Them! Wide Topics Covered! It Brings Up The Latest Behind The Scene Workings Of Tech World! Great Show!

Feb 15th
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Kerry Primm

Amy, how many times can you say, "you know, I don't know" in one podcast? cringing

Feb 6th
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Andy

Had to turn off the Podcast, Greg Ferro is hard work.

Jan 30th
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Will Ostrick

I'll ask again... Please don't ever have Greg Ferro on your show again. It's not necessary his views but the way he debates/preaches them. Regards everyone

Jan 30th
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Lisa Lawson

10 NEON 20.18. GOD

Jan 18th
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Mele Lib

Don't be so baised and try to push your agenda while you prentend to be a "tech expert"

Jan 11th
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Donnell Payne

I love TWiT.

Nov 23rd
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Will Ostrick

you need to get Greg Ferro off this podcast !!!!!!

Aug 7th
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