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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 672: Meme the Queen

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 22:14
  • 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

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TWiT 671: A Bad Day for the Internet

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 20:00

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

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TWiT 670: Go Theranos or Go Home

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 20:31
  • 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

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TWiT 669: 15 Minutes of Fun

Sun, 06/03/2018 - 21:59
  • Apple's WWDC this week looks like it may be a disappointment for anyone hoping for new hardware.
  • Facebook is killing its "Trending Topics" section.
  • Teens prefer Instagram and Snapchat to Facebook; close to half are "almost constantly" online.
  • The Atari VCS is coming soon for expensive retro gaming.
  • Scooters and bikes are becoming a problem for San Francisco.
  • The new emoji are coming!
  • A Canadian Hacker gets 5 years for his part in the Russin-linked Yahoo breach.
  • Microsoft is worth more than Google.
  • Self-driving technology picks up speed as California ok's free autonomous taxis.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Seth Weintraub, Larry Magid, and Greg Ferro

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