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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 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.
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TWiT 688: Written to Binge

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 20:36
  • Defending Bloomberg's Chinese spy chip story Google+ killed by a breach that wasn't a breach.
  • Facebook breach that WAS a breach hits 30 million users. In related news, Facebook now sells a video chat device with a camera that can follow your every move.
  • Made by Google event: what we think of the Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub.
  • Apple's TV content will be free for everyone who owns an Apple device.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ron Richards, Christina Warren, and Mark Milian

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TWiT 687: Odorless and Weightless Hackers

Sun, 10/07/2018 - 20:22

Bloomberg reports that China used tiny chips to spy on Apple, Amazon, and the US government. Apple and Amazon deny it. How do we know who is right? All the news from the Microsoft Surface event, plus some rumors of what was supposed to be there but wasn't. Windows 10 update deletes people's files. What we expect this Tuesday at Google's Pixel 3 Event. Amazon raises its minimum wage to $15/hr, kills stock options and bonuses. Facebook hacked by "odorless and weightless hackers." CA passes new laws restoring Net Neutrality and banning bots that pretend to be human. Presidential Alert hits phones nationwide.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Rich DeMuro, Ant Pruitt, and Daniel Rubino

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TWiT 686: Older Than the Mini Jack

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 21:50
  • How to tell if your Facebook account is one of the 50 million that were hacked this week
  • Why the founder of Instagram left Facebook
  • "Funding secured" tweet costs Elon Musk his chairmanship and $40 million
  • Google turns 20
  • More leaks from Google's upcoming October 9th event
  • Amazon gives $1 million to Wikimedia
  • FCC fines robo-caller $37.5 million
  • Did you register to vote on Snapchat?
  • Web creator Tim Berners-Lee has a plan to fix the Internet

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Lindsey Turrentine, and Larry Magid

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TWiT 685: Emotional Support Ham

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 21:34
  • iPhone XS and XS Max are flying off the shelves (especially in Santa Rosa).
  • Pixel 2 camera beats the iPhone XS.
  • Why the dual-sim iPhones are a bigger deal than you think.
  • (Heart) doctors hate it! Apple Watch's one weird ECG trick.
  • Elon Musk introduces the first SpaceX moon passenger, DOJ introduces a criminal investigation to Musk.
  • Amazon introduces a slew of new Alexa devices in its continuing mission to control everything in your home (including you).
  • Magic Leap One first look: nobody should buy it, but it is absolutely the future.
  • Happy 10th anniversary, T-Mobile G1! We have come full circle: the first Android phone didn't have a headphone jack, either.
  • Google's plans for China, and China's plans for the world.
  • John Hancock won't sell you life insurance unless you strap on a Fitbit or Apple Watch.
  • Coding error scraps Subaru Ascent.
  • Salesforce's Mark Benioff buys Time magazine.
  • Freezing your credit report is now free thanks to a new law.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Amy Webb and Mike Elgan

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