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 / 19:00 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 / 19:00 UTC.

    TNW 116: Apple vs. FBI Part Deux

    TNW 116: Apple vs. FBI Part Deux

    Jeremy Burge of emojipedia.org provides an emoji update — a look back at 2019, what's to come in 2020, and how to submit your own emoji proposals.Bloomberg's Mark Gurman talks about the latest round of Apple vs. FBI RE: iPhone encryption.Melissa Hellmann from the Seattle Times gives us the low-down on anti-surveillance gear and how to remain anonymous in the age of surveillance.Jason goes over Wired's recent Q&A with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.Mikah shares the "Decorum Guidelines" for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial; Senators won't be bringing in any electronic devices.
    Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Jeremy Burge, Mark Gurman, and Melissa Hellmann

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    • 53 min
    TNW 115: Where's Your Head At, Bluetooth LE?

    TNW 115: Where's Your Head At, Bluetooth LE?

    OneZero's Will Oremus joins us to talk about Facebook's deepfakes ban — though it's still lax on so-called "shallow fakes."Adi Robertson over at The Verge explains Sonos' lawsuit. The company is taking on Google (and, eventually, Amazon) for allegedly stealing its smart speaker tech.Ant Pruitt calls in live from the show floor to talk about some of the awesome stuff he saw at CES.Mikah Sargent shares Lauren Goode's Wired article about sex-tech companies at CES.Jason Howell talks about all the improvements coming to audio in Bluetooth's new Bluetooth LE Audio spec.
    Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Will Oremus, Adi Robertson, and Ant Pruitt

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    TNW 114: I'll Call Back

    TNW 114: I'll Call Back

    TikTok releases its first transparency report but China isn't listed.The TRACED Act, which aims to curb robocalls, is now law.Ray Wong of Input Mag joins us to discuss the odd changes to Amazon's return policy.CNBC's Pippa Stevens walks us through the history and future of battery technology.
    Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Raymond Wong and Pippa Stevens

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    • 46 min
    TNW 113: Best of 2019

    TNW 113: Best of 2019

    Mikah & Jason picks their favorite interviews from the past year.
    Cal Newport's new book Digital Minimalism explores how we have grown accustomed to devices as always-on digital companions, and paves the way to returning back to the real world.Burger King now offers the meatless Impossible Whopper, and Brian Cooley from CNET dared to try it.Tech patents can be downright ridiculous, and Rose Eveleth from Slate reveals why companies have so many of them in their arsenal if they'll never become something real.Britt Paris, co-author of "Deepfakes and Cheap Fakes," discusses the ways that fakes are being detected and how those systems might not be good enough as the technology gets better.
    Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

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    • 1 hr
    TNW 112: Sharper Cheddar is Better

    TNW 112: Sharper Cheddar is Better

    Buzzfeed's Alex Kantrowitz joins us to talk about Facebook's unhealthy obsession with growth.Kyle Wiens gives us a rundown of iFixit's Mac Pro teardown and shares some pro tips about Apple device ordering.OneZero's Megan Morrone stops by TNW to talk about her problematic fave: The Amazon Echo.Jason Howell shares a troubling revelation: Dumpster divers are selling goods on Amazon.Mikah Sargent shares another troubling revelation: There's a smartphone game that'll share a random photo from your camera roll, should you choose to play it.
    Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Alex Kantrowitz, Kyle Wiens, and Megan Morrone

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    TNW 111: Go Go Bananas!

    TNW 111: Go Go Bananas!

    Mike Masnick of Techdirt joins us to talk about Twitter's interest in Bluesky — a group looking to implement a social media protocol in place of social media platforms.Upload VR's Ian Hamilton explains Oculus's updated terms of service — particularly the changes surrounding data tracking and ad targeting.Jason shares The Verge's list of the best gadgets of the decade.Mikah goes over YouTube's updated harassment policy.
    Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Jason Howell

    Guests: Mike Masnick and Ian Hamilton

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    • 52 min

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