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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.

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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 / 22:15 UTC.

    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
    TWiT 758: Facemasks and Fear

    TWiT 758: Facemasks and Fear

    This week's stories:
    Mobile World Congress 2020 canceled over COVID-19 fearsChina virtually shut down due to COVID-19. Foxconn's iPhone plant closed; making face masks instead.RSA Conference (Feb 24th in San Francisco) is next - IBM has already dropped out. Is this the end of conferences?China's response to COVID-19 includes increased surveillance and the "Close Contact" app. Is America next?Focals by North AR glasses could be the answer to COVID-19. Are we ready for AR+databases?Check out TWiT's review of Focals on Hands-On Tech!Apple stores and factories closed in China. Apple was expected to announce an iPhone SE replacement this spring - will it be put on hold?Samsung Z Flip Review - the most transformative new smartphone in yearsWindows 10X - Microsoft's first try at a 32bit-free OS and a two-screen device OSWindows 10X on a MacBook - it can be done! (But don't try it at home)Google's new OS is called... Pigweed?Windows 10X coming to dual-screen laptops and tablets by the end of the yearMicrosoft Duo caught on video in the wild!$1000+ flagship phones are now the norm. Are they worth it? (Yes)Cloud-based computing will become the norm in the next 5 yearsAmazon sues the US government over JEDI contract given to Microsoft; JEDI put on hold by a federal judgeTaika Waititi blasts the crappy MacBook keyboard at the OscarsRaspberry Pi - the best kids' computer availableWatch Hands-On Android! Episode 0 out now, Episode 1 coming 2/20/2020: twit.tv/HOAComing soon: Hands-On Mac and Hands-On Linux!Spotify will destroy podcasting as we know itElizabeth Holmes gets some of the Theranos charges dropped by a federal judgeIs Venture Capitalism destroying capitalism?HQ Trivia crashes and burns - when will the current tech bubble burst?Essential shuttered - alleged sexual assaulter and Android inventor Andy Rubin's revolutionary phone company fails after less than a year.T-Mobile and Sprint merger passes second-to-last hurdle in its wayJeff Bezos buys the most expensive house in America
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Daniel Rubino, and Dan Patterson

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    • 2 hrs 30 min
    TWiT 757: My Fridge Killed My Apple TV

    TWiT 757: My Fridge Killed My Apple TV

    This Week's Stories:
    Chaos, confusion, and disinformation define the 2020 US election Motorola Razr fails the fold test NYPD drops notebooks for iPhone app Don't charge at public USB chargers: "Juice Jacking" hackers will steal your data Hackers break into your network via Phillips Hue lightbulbs Sonos bricks old speakers Tesla remotely removes autopilot from used Model S Big shakeup at Microsoft - Panos Pinay gets a huge promotion Microsoft xCloud vs Nvidia GeForceNow vs Playstation Now US Navy uses Xbox controllers Windows 7 bug keeps users from shutting down, no way to update Deepfaking "The Irishman" - how CGI de-aged De Niro Disney wants to kill Section 230, and thus all social media and comment boards Real or fake: Russian dashcams and French locomotives 'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet' Review
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Ashley Esqueda, Nate Lanxon, and Denise Howell

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    • 2 hrs 6 min
    TWiT 756: Don't Doubt ur Vibe

    TWiT 756: Don't Doubt ur Vibe

    This Week's Stories:
    Apple hits 1.5B users, Facebook hits 2.5B, Amazon hits $1 Trillion - is Big Tech too big? Russia vs Apple: new Russian law will force Apple to install Kremlin-friendly apps Coronavirus shuts down Apple and Google in China EU passes common charger resolution - say goodbye to your lightning jack Amazon wants you to know that they pay a lot of taxes and employ a lot of people 10 years later, the iPad is the only successful tablet Split-screen or folding screen? Is this a form factor we need? Apple TV+ hasn't quite hit it yet FCC admits that wireless carriers violated federal law selling your location data Facebook's 'Off Facebook activity tool' doesn't really do anything Facebook's new Oversight Board will surely fix everything Avast anti-virus sold your data to everybody Does tracking really make ads better? He sings! He dances! He sends you the internet from space! Cal Tech gets 1.1 billion from Apple and Broadcom in a patent case Every smart device will die. Sonos sooner than others. IBM CEO Virginia Rometty retires California halts .org sale 62 new emoji are here! Hummer is back and electric
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Wesley Faulkner, Brian McCullough, and Devindra Hardawar

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    • 2 hrs 9 min
    TWiT 755: Somebody Stole My Tim Tams!

    TWiT 755: Somebody Stole My Tim Tams!

    This Week's Stories:
    Was Jeff Bezos really hacked by Saudi Arabia? Welcome to the post-fact era. Embrace the power of ignorance! Sonos backs off threat to brick old speakers Apple pushes back against EU common charging standard Sundar Pichai calls for regulation of AI Why banning face recognition is just the first step One good thing about Brexit The tech angle of "Megxit" Biden calls game developers "little creeps" Tech execs are being SWATted Alan Turing's OBE medal, Ph.D. certificate, etc recovered from crazed superfan Throwboy is back with Pocket Pillows Vine is back as Byte Xerox still trying to buy HP Octi is augmented reality social media
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Mike Elgan, Patrick Beja, and Iain Thomson

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    • 2 hrs 33 min
    TWiT 754: I Dream of Wiki

    TWiT 754: I Dream of Wiki

    This Week's Stories:
    Mojo Vision: Augmented Reality contact lenses The face recognition company that will end privacy FBI vs Apple 2: Pensacola Boogaloo NOBUS: why the NSA's "NObody But US" theory of exploits fail Cable Haunt: critical vulnerability in many cable modems Apple and Google are cracking down on location privacy, and ad tech companies are unhappy Don't worry about your kids' phone use so much Google will kill 3rd-party cookies by 2022 Verizon's "private" search engine The EU is not asking Apple to kill the lightning plug Our secret shame: the box of cords in our garage Digital hoarding: iTunes vs Gmail Amazon wants you to pay with a wave of your hand Sim swapping attacks: hacking customer service Joe Biden wants to repeal Section 230. This is dangerous. Sonos, Tile, and Pop Sockets testify against Google, Apple, and Amazon in Congress
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Georgia Dow, Sam Abuelsamid, and Patrick Norton

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    • 2 hrs 13 min

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