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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 / 21:15 UTC.

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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 / 21:15 UTC.

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    TWiT 764: Tech Support in Tights

    TWiT 764: Tech Support in Tights

    Fever tracking maps show the spread of coronavirus Instacart workers will go on strike on Monday Hackers are sending out malicious teddy bears and Best Buy rewards cards Snopes has had to scale back fact-checking in the age of coronavirus misinformation China and Russia sending waves of coronavirus misinformation and phishing attacks Zeynep Tufecki is a light of reason in the fog of coronavirus information US Government is using cell phone location data to track coronavirus Is Big Tech our coronavirus saviors, or are they taking advantage of the situation? How should we cover tech while the world is collapsing? Notes from the final CanSec security conference Corporate layoffs, bailouts, and cancellations E-sports fill the void for car racing aficionados PwnToOwn 2020 highlights GM is offering unlimited internet in its cars, Yale is offering a free course on happiness, and other happy news China wants to re-invent the internet. What could possibly go wrong? Help track which coronavirus sites are malicious Free e-books from the Library of Congress Internet Archive under fire for lending too many e-books Elizabeth Warren open-sources all her campaign tech
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Seth Rosenblatt, Lexy Savvides, and Ed Bott

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    • 2 hr 17 min
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    TWiT 763: Ghost Finger

    TWiT 763: Ghost Finger

    This week's stories:
    Study proves that using CarPlay and Android Auto is worse than driving drunk Focus on security - cybercriminals are taking advantage of coronavirus Sam Abuelsamid explains LiDAR What to expect from Apple's AR future "Your next computer is not a computer" Apple's iPad Pro vs MacBook Air MacBook Air - useable keyboard, updated processors Steven Sinofsky on the iPad - "part of convergent evolution of PC hardware" Microsoft Neo and Windows 10X: a much-needed rethinking of Windows Google I/O is canceled How to set up Zoom to prevent "ZoomBombing" Video conferencing solutions for work-from-home Netflix drops video quality in Europe, but not America - here's why YouTube launches new online education resources Google launches distance learning fund Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty to one charge of theft of a trade secret Amazon wants to hire 100,000 people; Walmart wants 150,000, but both are facing product shortages Facebook donates masks and gloves to health professionals Pwn2Own hackers beat Windows, Ubuntu, macOS, and more Department of Justice wants to wave habeas corpus and kill encryption Italians 3D print $11,000 ventilator valve for $1 - original manufacturer threatens to sue Audible offers free audiobooks for kids, and so does your public library Gamestop finally closes California stores Sonic the Hedgehog and other movies stream instead of airing in theaters PS5 vs Xbox Series X Pixar founders win $1 Million Turing prize Self-driving taxis need a disinfectant system
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Louis Maresca, Sam Abuelsamid, and Mike Elgan

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    • 2 hr 26 min
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    TWiT 762: Synthetic Chris Evans

    TWiT 762: Synthetic Chris Evans

    This Week's Stories
    Father Robert Ballecer talks about the Vatican's response to the Coronavirus in Italy. Father Robert Ballecer shows off this live broadcasting/podcasting setup MKBHD's 8k setup - RED cameras, multiple Mac Pros, LUTS, and motion tracking The Escobar Phone is a scam! The beginning of the end of smartphones Magic Leap in Crisis Leo wears the COVID-19 mask Foldable phones - why? How to cope with panic attacks - futurism in an accelerating world MKBHD's daily driver: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Telepresence Robots are the future! (or maybe even the present) 2020 Conferences are all canceled. What will we lose by holding them digitally? Apple reopens Chinese stores, closes all others, cancels rumored March event, but might still launch new products next week Amy Webb's daughter's crypto network Is Tik Tok OK? Screen time in quarantine - active watching is the key MKBHD's New Year's Rockin' Eve - downscaled from 8K to 720p How YouTube processing works How MKBHD works - quality over quantity Custom vitamin blends and nootropics - direct-to-consumer sales take off Future Today Institute 2020 Tech Trends Report StarLink will bring the internet to everyone Everyone alive today is being scored The 2020s are the synthetic decade: how synthetic media will change the world Get Amy's book "Data, a Love Story" at https://amzn.to/2ILv43s via affiliate link!
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Amy Webb, and Marques Brownlee

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    • 2 hr 19 min
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    TWiT 761: The Esperanto of Time

    TWiT 761: The Esperanto of Time

    Coronavirus Craziness: The Pope is OK, SXSW canceled, contractors can't get n95 masks, Chinese carmakers shut down The response to Coronavirus - big tech sends workers home, but restaurant workers have to keep the slinging hash Woz is NOT Patient Zero Countries respond to Coronavirus: stay on that cruise ship, China forces people to quarantine, US doubles down on the Patriot Act, Italy shuts down Lombardi Stock up on Soylent for your Coronavirus quarantine needs Apple rejects coronavirus apps Chinese students review bomb homework app Paris has awesome hobbies Apple forces workers to come to the Spaceship and retail stores, other tech giants send workers home March Madness without fans? Are we projecting the zombie apocalypse onto Coronavirus? Review: Thermomix TM6 Baby Yoda toys killed by Coronavirus What to watch while you're quarantined Video games to play while you're quarantined Is it canceled? How to find out Warren drops out - which old white male candidate will die from Coronavirus? Brianna Wu gets hacked - she explains how to avoid her mistakes How to use nation-state level hacks yourself How the CIA used CryptoAG to spy on the world Apple allows ads in push notifications - watch this week's iOS Today to see how to turn them off! YouTube is recommending fewer conspiracy videos Nerf or nothing! Streaming drives the music industry to its greatest year ever Democratic Socialism Simulator vs Female Politician Simulator Nintendo Playstation prototype sells for $360,000 Daylight Saving kills! Switch to UTC instead! SETI@Home shuts down, and bitcoin mining is destroying the world - switch to folding proteins for a Coronavirus cure
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Paris Martineau, Seth Weintraub, and Brianna Wu

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    • 2 hr 17 min
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    TWiT 760: A Perfect Time to Panic

    TWiT 760: A Perfect Time to Panic

    This Week's Stories
    Coronavirus: GDC postponed, F8 canceled, Chinese factory shortages, mask shortages, CDC test shortages, preppers prepping, fear, uncertainty, and denialYour AirPods are on a two-year timerSafari snubs two-year certificatesSome might call it a patent troll - Apple must pay VirnetX $440 millionNTSB blames CalTrans, Tesla, and Apple for autopilot fatalityAmazon Go Grocery ReviewIntuit pays $7 Billion for Credit Karma's dataActivist investor attacking TwitterTikTok is fundamentally parasitic?
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Christina Warren, Michael Nuñez, and Bill Detwiler

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    • 2 hr 7 min
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    TWiT 759: Never Gonna Give You Up

    TWiT 759: Never Gonna Give You Up

    This Week's Stories:
    COVID-19 coronavirus causing tech conference chaos Should Apple investors be worried about COVID-19? Samsung Galaxy Z Flip - does it live up to the hype? COVID-19 coronavirus will crash the tech economy for a while Apple iPhone 9 / SE 2 likely for March launch Samsung Galaxy Z Flip factory closed due to COVID-19 Target leaks inventory listings for 'AirPods X Generation,' 'Apple TV Gen X' and 'Apple Watch Series X' bands, and 'Apple iPod Touch X Generation' Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk in Star Trek, Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr in Back to the Future - deepfakes are getting better EU kills the Lightning port - USB-C is now the law of the land Apple considers letting users set 3rd-party apps as default Apple tries to- ban German book about App Store; book hits #2 on the bestseller list. Get the book at https://amzn.to/2VbRWk2 Trump urges Supreme Court to side with Oracle over Google Bezos to give $10 Billion to fight climate change Twitter bans 70 pro-Bloomberg accounts for "platform manipulation" Trump ads will take over YouTube on Election Day New ransomware scheme - hackers will make Google ban your ads Fortnite streamers demonetized over Rickroll emotes Larry Tesler, the man who invented cut, copy, and paste, dies at 74 Bert Sutherland, who helped develop the ARPANET, dies at 83 Adobe Photoshop turns 30 $400 Hot Wheels RC Tesla Cybertruck Get Dan's novel The Bayern Agenda at https://amzn.to/39ZGKLA Register for LastPass's RSA After Hours in San Francisco! https://bit.ly/2SVjAAm
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Lory Gil, Owen JJ Stone, and Dan Moren

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    • 1 hr 59 min

Customer Reviews

gary551 ,

Getting to political

Leo, your political bias is showing. You need to realize that not all your listeners are Trump haters. Your liberal jabs are ruining your show’s

Johnnymac64 ,

I love this podcast

I was introduced to podcasts and TWIT almost 4 years ago now. I became addicted to TWIT right away. Leo is a great host and has amazing tech guests. I want to name all the folks I enjoy but the list is too long. I always learn something and enjoy the differing opinions and perspectives that his guests have. Leo has great sponsors as well.

SDDan ,

It might be time for a host that actually likes Apple products.

I have been a long time fan of Leo and ALL of his podcasts for more than a decade. I really love the regulars on the show, very witty. But MacBreak used to be a place where Apple fans would go for the latest news and rumors about Apple.

Unfortunately, Leo no longer really likes any of the Apple products and spends most of the time criticizing every little aspect of every Apple product. When his guests try to explain what they like about a particular product, Leo kinda talks over them and pushes his negative opinion.

I respect Leo’s opinion but after a while you have to wonder if the show would be better served by having a host that actually uses and enjoys Apple products and services.

Thank you Leo for MANY years of entertainment. I will be definitely listening to you on your other podcast and I will check in here from time to time to see if the negative tone about everything Apple has changed.

Dan

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