10 episodes

Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Jason and Mikah give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives.

Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.

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Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Jason and Mikah give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives.

Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.

    Reddit+Twitter = Telepath? - Telepath, a Knock-off Amazon Echo Show, Apple's iPhone Event

    Reddit+Twitter = Telepath? - Telepath, a Knock-off Amazon Echo Show, Apple's iPhone Event

    Telepath, a knock-off Amazon Echo Show, Apple's iPhone event.



    A look at Telepath, which aims to be the kinder, gentler Twitter. An Amazon-Echo-Show-like smart display that doesn't spy on you. A review of Apple's October iPhone event.



    First, Kaya Thomas discusses her recent Debugger article on Telepath, the social media network that provides a safer, more moderated experience for online interaction.



    Then, OneZero's Dave Gershgorn stops by to talk about his recent project, a smart display that provides him weather updates, calendar alerts, and more — all without the privacy concerns of an Echo Show or Nest Home Hub.



    Lastly, Dan Moren of Six Colors joins Mikah to review Apple's iPhone event. What's with all the iPhones? Is 5G everything it's cracked up to be? And what's the deal with that HomePod Mini?

    Host: Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Kaya Thomas, Dave Gershgorn, and Dan Moren

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    • 59 min
    Nest Audio Review - Apple's iPhone 12 Event, Big Tech Antitrust Report, Waymo Safety Drivers

    Nest Audio Review - Apple's iPhone 12 Event, Big Tech Antitrust Report, Waymo Safety Drivers

    Apple's iPhone 12 event, big tech antitrust report, Waymo safety drivers.

    The House Subcommittee on Antitrust released a 450 page report on anti-competitive behavior of the biggest tech companies. Mathew Ingram from Columbia Journalism Review walks through the report and why it saw a partisan split.
    Google finally upgraded the original Google Home and it's a solid upgrade according to Daniel Bader from Android Central who shares his review of the Nest Audio smart speaker.
    Apple's big iPhone 12 event is right around the corner. Zac Hall from 9to5Mac reads the tea leaves to detail what we expect as well as what else to hope for at the event.
    Safety drivers at Waymo and Cruise are the unsung heroes of autonomous vehicle testing and their health is on the line, according to Andrew Hawkins from the Verge.

    Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Mathew Ingram, Daniel Bader, Zac Hall, and Andrew Hawkins

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Finding Joy on TikTok - TikTok's Authenticity, Facebook's App Melding, and Google's Hardware Event

    Finding Joy on TikTok - TikTok's Authenticity, Facebook's App Melding, and Google's Hardware Event

    Facebook begins to merge Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Google announces the Pixel 5 with millimeter-wave 5G. TikTok gains notice as the authentic social media network.



    First, Harry McCracken of Fast Company joins us to explain Facebook's latest move — the company is slowly merging its messaging apps. Could Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp become a single, merged service?



    Then, Android Police's David Ruddock stops in to give us his thoughts on Google's fall hardware event. How does the Pixel 5 compare to other flagship phones? Why does Ruddock think millimeter-wave 5G in the Pixel 5 is a mistake? Your questions are answered.



    Then, Abrar Al-Heeti gives us the deets on her CNET article regarding TikTok and the unique authenticity the platform cultivates. Between the positive energy, laughs, and all-around good nature of the platform, folks are finding there what they haven't found from other social media networks.



    Lastly, Mikah talks about a designer who made more than $100k on the #AestheticAF iOS Home screen trend and Jason shares a song he's been listening to.

    Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Harry McCracken, David Ruddock, and Abrar Al-Heeti

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    What The Social Dilemma Misses - TikTok Gives US Taste of its Medicine, California's 2035 Gas Car Ban

    What The Social Dilemma Misses - TikTok Gives US Taste of its Medicine, California's 2035 Gas Car Ban

    TikTok gives US taste of its medicine, California's 2035 gas car ban.

    Jameson Dow from Electrek wonders why California's new ban on gas-powered vehicles is set for 2035 and not sooner.
    After years of tech dominance, the US is getting a taste of its own medicine with TikTok according to John Herrman from the New York Times.
    Remember Quibi? Adam Epstein from Quartz lists a number of reasons why even two Emmy awards isn't likely to save the streaming service.
    Will Oremus from OneZero feels that the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma is good at illustrating the problem, but ineffective at offering any real solutions.

    Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Jameson Dow, John Herrman, Adam Epstein, and Will Oremus

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Facebook's VR Quest - TikTok, iOS 14, and Oculus Quest 2 & PlayStation

    Facebook's VR Quest - TikTok, iOS 14, and Oculus Quest 2 & PlayStation

    Oracle's bid for TikTok and Trump's response to the news. How iOS developers are responding to the launch of iOS 14. What you need to know about the Oculus Quest 2 and PlayStation 5.



    First, Alex Kantrowitz joins Jason and Mikah to provide the latest updates on TikTok. Oracle (and possibly others) want to have a stake in the company, but the Trump administration plans to weigh in.



    Then, PCalc developer James Thomson stops by to give us the play-by-play of Apple's decision to launch iOS 14 after its Apple Watch & iPad Air event. Devs scrambled to get their apps ready for day one in the Apple AppStore.



    Then, Android Central's Russell Holly shares the what-you-need-to-know regarding Facebook's new Oculus Quest 2 and the PlayStation 5.



    Lastly, Mikah talks about Matthew Cassinelli's new Shortcuts Catalog and Jason scares Mikah with news of shelf-stocking robots.

    Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Alex Kantrowitz, James Thomson, and Russell Holly

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Xbox Series S and Series X - Console Prices, Apple vs. Epic Games Continues, The 5G Lie

    Xbox Series S and Series X - Console Prices, Apple vs. Epic Games Continues, The 5G Lie

    Console prices, Apple vs. Epic Games continues, the 5G lie.

    Microsoft released the pricing information for its upcoming Xbox Series S and Series X consoles. Randy Ramsay from Gamespot shares insight into the thinking behind the pricing.
    Rene Ritchie details the latest developments in the battle brewing between Apple and Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite.
    5G speeds aren't what they are advertised to be yet, and Geoffrey Fowler from the Washington Post took to the streets to prove it.
    The reviews embargo for the Microsoft Surface Duo has lifted and most reviews seem to agree that it needed more time in the cooker.
    Lovers of tech nostalgia will enjoy the Internet Archive's crazy repository of Winamp skins!

    Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Randy Ramsay, Rene Ritchie, and Geoffrey Fowler

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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

Darren W. O. ,

The daily tech news must

You need to watch this everyday to keep up with the tech headlines.

ndy007 ,

Not a big fan of the new format

I loved two host expressing their unique opinions.
Now they became interviewers and lost their uniqueness that made the show great.

Skieast ,

Possible the most boring tech news show

Can’t Leo Laporte get Mike Elgan to shut up and let the guests talk? He seems to think his job is to talk on and on, stumbling over whatever point he is trying to make.

By the time he finishes I have usually forgotten the point.

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