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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.

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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.

    Visa Won't Wear Plaid - Trump's Social Media Options, CES 2021 Recap, Apple's Racial Justice Initiative

    Visa Won't Wear Plaid - Trump's Social Media Options, CES 2021 Recap, Apple's Racial Justice Initiative

    Trump's social media options, CES 2021 recap, Apple's racial justice initiative.

    Visa won't be buying plaid after all.
    Will Trump snap back at social media now or is it too late?
    CES 2021 is done. Was it as effective in its digital form?
    Apple's major racial equity and justice initiative is detailed.
    And Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S 21 series.

    Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Emily Birnbaum, and Jason Hiner

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Facebook Bans Trump - Social Networks Respond to Trump, XRVision, and "OK Google" the Movie

    Facebook Bans Trump - Social Networks Respond to Trump, XRVision, and "OK Google" the Movie

    Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook take action to limit President Donald Trump's access to his social media accounts and Rebecca Black stars in a dark comedy about a rogue digital assistant.

    Dave Gershgorn of Medium's OneZero publication stops by to talk about Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook's response to President Donald Trump's actions regarding the insurrection and invasion of the capitol building. Gershgorn also details his investigation of XRVision, the company purportedly responsible for identifying alleged ANTIFA participants in the invasion on Capitol Hill.
    Writer and director Sam Lucas Smith talks about his upcoming movie, "OK Google", which stars YouTube sensation Rebecca Black. The dark comedy centers around a rogue digital assistant come to life.

    Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Dave Gershgorn and Sam Lucas Smith

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Best Interviews of 2020 - A Look Back at Some of the Host's Favorite Interviews of the Year

    The Best Interviews of 2020 - A Look Back at Some of the Host's Favorite Interviews of the Year

    Mikah Sargent and Jason Howell recount a few of their favorite interviews from throughout the crazy year that was 2020.

    Zoe Shiffer from The Verge talks about how Zoom was being used for some joy as a host of virtual weddings during the lockdown.
    Sophie Lucido Johnson, a teacher, shares her thoughts on why she prefers to use YouTube to conduct her remote learning with her class.
    In the midst of unprecedented civil rights protests, Nathan Sheard from the Electronic Frontier Foundation shared tips to help with digital defense.
    CNET's Brian Cooley talks about the smartphone revolution and how it might never have happened if not for convergence early on.

    Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Zoe Schiffer, Sophie Lucido Johnson, Nathan Sheard, and Brian Cooley

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    SolarWinds: What Is a Supply Chain Attack? - SolarWinds Hack, Apple Fitness+, Cash in Japan

    SolarWinds: What Is a Supply Chain Attack? - SolarWinds Hack, Apple Fitness+, Cash in Japan

    SolarWinds hack, Apple Fitness+, cash in Japan.

    Bruce Schneier breaks down how the SolarWinds hack was executed and talks about what it takes to pull off a supply chain attack.
    Apple released its new Fitness+ service and Michael Potuck from 9to5Mac discusses whether it might someday be opened up for non-Apple Watch users.
    In Japan, fintech companies use rewards systems to get people to pay with digital means instead of cash. Andrew Deck from Rest of World talks about Poikatsu culture.
    Google is facing a third Antitrust suit and it's hardly a surprise at this point.

    Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Bruce Schneier, Michael Potuck, and Andrew Deck

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    • 59 min
    Facebook Faces Charges - Facebook's Antitrust Charges, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, Uber & Aurora

    Facebook Faces Charges - Facebook's Antitrust Charges, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, Uber & Aurora

    Facebook faces a number of antitrust charges from the FTC and state attorneys general, so what's next for the company? Many companies — including SpaceX — are vying for the FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, but will it help the digital divide? Uber sells off its automated driving unit to Aurora, but it's more of an investment.



    First, Protocol's Emily Birnbaum stops in to explain the antitrust charges being brought against Facebook. These lawsuits have a long road ahead of them.



    Then, Joanna Nelius of Gizmodo explains the FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. The $16 billion grant would be a boon to any company looking to bring internet connectivity to rural locations.



    Lastly, Sam Abuelsamid joins Jason and Mikah to talk about his recent Forbes article regarding Aurora's acquisition of Uber's automated driving unit.

    Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Emily Birnbaum, Joanna Nelius, and Sam Abuelsamid

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Slack, May the Salesforce Be with You - The Gift of Surveillance, TikTok's Testing 3-Minute Videos

    Slack, May the Salesforce Be with You - The Gift of Surveillance, TikTok's Testing 3-Minute Videos

    The gift of surveillance, TikTok's testing 3-minute videos

    Alex Wilhelm from Techcrunch discussed Salesforce's acquisition of Slack and what kind of competition they face from Microsoft Teams.
    Thomas Smith from Debugger warns gift-givers of buying their loved ones tech gifts that also act as potential surveillance devices.
    Abrar Al-Heeti from CNET shares an experimental feature in TikTok that is bringing three minute videos to the platform for the first time.
    Warner Brothers announced that it would release its entire 2021 film on HBO Max on the same day as movie theaters.
    Twitter has put the new threaded replies feature to bed after users complained they were difficult to follow.

    Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Thomas Smith, and Abrar Al-Heeti

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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

n.ed ,

Goodie

I miss the daily podcast . There is a void in daily podcasting reviling tech

Kidvicious ,

It was okay then politics

This used to be a pretty good listen. Lately the obvious left leaning politics of all the guests makes it difficult to think the news being reported is unbiased.

Jhwahaha ,

Sad they refuse to learn

I really trust this show for tech news but listening to Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent say things like they dont want to “learn about crypto” made me sad.

Rather then understand bitcoins almost 12 years of uncensored money they puff the idea away. I would hope they can get a guest like Pomp or alike to explain the finer points in simple language.

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