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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.

This Week in Tech (Audio) TWiT TV

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    • 3.9, 2.4K Ratings

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.

    The Galaxy Jaffle - Trump vs Tik Tok, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 First Impressions, Black Hat/DEFCON Recap

    The Galaxy Jaffle - Trump vs Tik Tok, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 First Impressions, Black Hat/DEFCON Recap

    Trump vs Tik Tok, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 First Impressions, Black Hat/DEFCON Recap
    Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 20, Z Fold 2, Watch 3, Buds Live, and moreDEFCON / Black Hat 2020: What if they held a security conference and nobody came?Snapdragon flaw makes half of all Android phones hackableWe learned to hack any satellite at Black Hat 2020. Here's how!Tencent taught us how to hack printers at Black HatSmart light bulbs are mini servers that anyone can hackJackpotting ATMS, reverse engineering a Tesla battery, and moreBitcoin hacks take over YouTubePhil Schiller replaced by Greg Joswiak at AppleWhy Tim Cook is the best CEO Apple has ever hadThe final Intel iMac is the best computer Apple has ever madeGarmin paid $10 million to pay off their ransomware hackersTik Tok is the best new artform of the generationWhat is China doing with Tik Tok to manipulate us?Trump declares a national emergency, banning Bytedance as of September 15th - Tik Tok, WeChat, and Tencent all affectedWho will buy Tik Tok? Microsoft and Twitter are in the running; who else?How will China repay us for banning ByteDance?US offers $10 million bounties for hackers trying to affect US electionsIntel hacked - but that's the least of their worries.Google has been "accidentally" listening to everything you say and will use that in their ADT mergerGoogle lost money for the first time ever this quarterYouTubers turning to subscriptions for revenueWhat year did you start watching more things online than on TV?Rene Ritchie thinks you should read Axiom's End by Lindsay EllisHow Lexy Savvides got her startRIP Frances Allen, one of IBM's greatest programmers of all timeBlack Girls Code wants more women of color to join the tech industryTaking Boston Dynamic's Spot robot for a walk in San FranciscoWant an Analogue Pocket? Here's how to get one!Flying cars are finally legal to drive, but only in one US state
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Rene Ritchie, and Lexy Savvides

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    • 2 hr 40 min
    Mainframes Not MaryJane - Tik Tok Ban, Tech Titans Talk to Congress, Twitter Hackers Arrested

    Mainframes Not MaryJane - Tik Tok Ban, Tech Titans Talk to Congress, Twitter Hackers Arrested

    Tik Tok Ban, Tech Titans Talk to Congress, Twitter Hackers Arrested
    Trump threatens to ban Tik Tok Trump wants Microsoft to buy Tik TokMr. Cook, Zuck, Bezos, and Pichai go to Washington What should the government do to Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple?Twitter hackers arrestedOur Covid year: CES will be all-virtual in 2021 Huawei is the #1 phone maker in the world Need a job? The US Digital Service is hiring!Microsoft will end mobile support for Cortana in 2010 Election Cyber Surge wants to help America voteTrump is witholding funds from the Internet Freedom Fund Watch the Samsung Note 20 and Galaxy Z Fold announcement this week with TWiT!Emmys will be all-virtual this year Quibi lost 92% of its day one subscribers Bernie Sanders wants to send you 3 masks Analogue Pocket comes out tomorrow Brianna Wu is the 8th best Super Mario 2 speedrunner in the world Fyre Festival and GSA Auctions
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Brianna Wu, Paris Martineau, and Matt Cutts

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    • 2 hr 27 min
    Slightly Firmer Denim Soft Serve - Xbox Game Pass, TikTok vs Quibi, The End of Intel

    Slightly Firmer Denim Soft Serve - Xbox Game Pass, TikTok vs Quibi, The End of Intel

    Microsoft focuses on games as a service with Xbox Game Pass Game console makers play chicken overpricing announcements What kind of person does Tik Tok think you are? Android 11 is red velvet cake Google's ATAP lab wants to bring you the smart home future Are we at the end of the Intel Era? Norsk Hydro and Garmin hit by a ransomware attack Building the Quantum Internet Woz sues YouTube over Bitcoin scam Garmin hit by a ransomware attack Tik Tok tries to stay alive G4 WTF Latest info about the Twitter breach We would pay for a Twitter subscription to be able to edit our Tweets Space Force is always above you Big Tech antitrust showdown with congress July 29 Herman Miller x Logitech = $1500 gaming chair US Army retreats from Twitch Crispr Cow is definitely a boy Streaming wars: Peacock vs Quibi vs Disney+ vs everybody else
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Ashley Esqueda, Harry McCracken, and Paul Thurrott

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    • 2 hr 23 min
    The Great Firewall of America - Twitter Hack, Tik Tok hysteria, World Emoji Day

    The Great Firewall of America - Twitter Hack, Tik Tok hysteria, World Emoji Day

    Here's how the Twitter hack happenedTik Tok hysteria - xenophobia or common sense? EARN IT and LAED acts want to eliminate encryption Cloudflare outage takes down a huge swath of the internet "Master," "Slave," "Blacklist" terms on the outs at Apple, Linux, and others Trump expands the CIA's cyberwarfare authority Google spends $10 billion on India, half of that in Jio Amazon Dash Cart checks your groceries out for you World Emoji Day celebrates the new Emoji coming in 2020Who is "Kirk," the person behind the Twitter hack? How long have they had access? What should the response to the Twitter hack be?Instagram's Tik Tok clone Reels launches in August As Tik Tok rises, Quibi falls Google should be pushing contactless payments moreHong Kong VPNs leak user data EU Court shuts down EU - US data transfer agreementGrant Imahara dead at 49
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Mike Elgan, and Seth Rosenblatt

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    • 2 hr 39 min
    No Future for Green Pants - TikTok's Bad Week, RIP Quibi, mmhmm

    No Future for Green Pants - TikTok's Bad Week, RIP Quibi, mmhmm

    TikTok's Bad Week, RIP Quibi, mmhmm
    mmhmm is a fun new way to use meeting softwareUS might ban TikTok, India already has. What is the future for the embattled platform? Is TikTok safe to use? Apple Glass on the way: Foxconn is making thousands of semi-transparent lenses for Apple glassesAmazon wants to rule the world. Is that really all that bad? Is there any hope for Quibi? (Nope)Google's "Works With Google" virtual event demonstrated Android 11's new IoT features and their Smart Home devices.Is Microsoft looking to buy Magic Leap? MS exec becomes Magic Leap CEO - is she a Trojan Horse? Ninja joins YouTube after Mixer diesTwitter partner Dataminr accused of giving Black Lives Matter protester surveillance to policeTikTok, Linked In, and others accused of copying users' clipboards, blame a bug in a Google SDK Amazon briefly tells employees to take TikTok off their phones, backpedals furiously when their marketing department throws a fitHow much of the TikTok hate is just anti-Chinese bias? US teens worried about losing TikTokHow mmhmm works with Zoom, Teams, and Google MeetMicrosoft Teams adds "Together Mode," which puts meeting attendants in seats in an auditoriumAR still isn't ready for the outside world, but it works great for Snapchat and TikTok filtersNorth Focals, Jins Meme ES, Amazon Lens, Snap Spectacles, Bose Frames - different smart glasses with different use casesWhen will AR get a killer App? User-focused design is the answer, but not a lot of AR companies are doing that. Foxconn invests $1B to open a factory in IndiaSearching for the perfect car phone holderAre Millennials killing IoT? Walmart is launching an Amazon Prime competitor in JulyJack Dorsey donates $3 Million to Basic IncomeTwitter might be starting a subscription service
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Louise Matsakis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Phil Libin

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    • 2 hr 31 min
    In the Zoom Where It Happens - Apple Glasses, iOS 14 Privacy, and Hamilton on Disney+

    In the Zoom Where It Happens - Apple Glasses, iOS 14 Privacy, and Hamilton on Disney+

    Apple Glasses, iOS 14 Privacy, and Hamilton on Disney+
    Is Apple pulling away from the competition?Is Intel dying?Snap Spectacles third edition arrives in IndiaGoogle buys North, makers of Focals smart glassesWhere are Alexis Ohanian and Pete Cashmore?Mark Gurman has the scoop on Apple GlassesLidar technology could drive Apple business for the next decadeThe Race After Technology and holographyIs technology making life too fast?iOS 14 highlights ad tracking - advertisers are not happy about it.iOS 14 outs Tik Tok and LinkedIn for snooping on the clipboard Apple says no to 16 Web APIs for Safari for security reasonsAd tracking is big business for Google, Facebook, and SpotifyWhat is the future of brick and mortar? Warehouses with curbside delivery? Advertizers boycotting Facebook, but they'll be backMicrosoft wants to "upskill" 25 million workers for high-demand jobsEye Mouth Eye Twitter trend tricks tech Twitter into donating to Black Lives Matter charitiesAnonymous shopping cart abandoner causes chaos for online vendors - here's who is to blameLululemon buys Mirror for half a billion dollarsHamilton premieres on Disney+ to rave reviewsBMW does a press event in VR to show off their subscription heated seatsWith NFC and ultrawideband, your phone can be your car key
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Shira Lazar, Sam Abuelsamid, and Jason Hiner

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    • 2 hr 58 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

nathan is about it ,

love leo; liberal bent off-putting

It's a good podcast! I've listened for years until recently. I think Leo does a decent job of being fair and reasonable about politics, but his guests often only represent one perspective. At least he has a few Euros in there. As a conservative, I leave this podcast feeling unrepresented. But Leo is a good egg, so I'll keep trying.

Avec ,

Let the People Speak!

First off, let me say that I love TWiT. With that said, I now beg Leo and John Dvorak to back up and please let the other TWiT's speak for more than a few seconds without the constant, incessant interjection and interruption. Robert Heron, Alex Lindsay and Patrick Norton very frequently have great information to share but it’s almost always drowned out by Leo's need to hear himself speak and Dvorak's endless hot air. I love punditry as much as the next guy but these men rarely let the others speak without interruption. As a long time radio personality, Leo should know better. I love the show, but they really ought to allow everyone to speak equally. Very often Leo and Dvorak show just how old they are by being dismissive and curmudgeonly about things they often know little about, and instead of allowing the others to teach them they just yell them down into submission. Too bad fellas! Get your act together!

Henson123 ,

Saddest nosedive in Podcast history...

What used to be an interesting, fun, and informative discussion about all things tech has slumped so badly that it now barely even lives up to its own title.

The first 10-20 episodes were wonderful, with a high-quality and listener-centered panel, headed by the personable Laporte. Recently, however, the topics are increasingly obscure, the banter increasingly self-centered, the audio quality increasingly sub-par, and the presence of certain voices increasingly grating. John C. Dvorak deserves special credit in the destruction of this podcast for using his inclusion in the group of TWiTs to feed his ever-more-alienating ego. After months of committed listening and spreading the word to friends, I am extremely saddened by the quick combustion of a once-great podcast.

Over the course of a few short months, the TWiT army has gone from laughing and learning along with the panel to hanging our heads, and our iPods, in shame.

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