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 / 18:00 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 / 18:00 UTC.

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    TNW 139: What You Actually Need to Know About WWDC

    TNW 139: What You Actually Need to Know About WWDC

    What you can expect from Apple when iOS, macOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS ship this fall and the current state of facial recognition technology.

    First, Jason Snell of Six Colors joins Mikah to provide a summary of Apple's WWDC announcements — this is what you can actually expect when the software ships this fall.

    Then, Dave Gershgorn of OneZero discusses facial recognition technology used in China that's both banned and praised by US organizations, and the Coalition for Critical Technology.

    Lastly, Mikah shares an article from Kashmir Hill of The New York Times about how facial recognition tech was used to wrongfully arrest and accuse a man of larceny.

    Host: Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Jason Snell and Dave Gershgorn

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    • 49 min
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    TNW 138: Reading the WWDC Code Bits

    TNW 138: Reading the WWDC Code Bits

    Twitter's new audio tweet feature might be ripe for abuse, we get a preview of Apple's WWDC, there's a new prescription for ADHD: a video game, and a Google team has created Pinterest but automated.
    Motherboard editor-in-chief Jason Koebler joins us to ask and help answer the question: How is Twitter going to moderate its new voice recordings?Zac Hall of 9to5Mac stops by to give us a preview of what we can expect at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference.Jason talks about a new FDA-approved treatment for ADHD and it's a video game.Mikah shares "Keen," an experiment from Google that's like Pinterest, but automated.
    Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Jason Koebler and Zac Hall

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    • 57 min
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    TNW 137: How Convergence Led to the Smartphone

    TNW 137: How Convergence Led to the Smartphone

    Smartphone convergence, Android 11 Beta.
    Apple announced that they would be sunsetting iBooks Author and iTunes U, but the writing was on the wall.Amazon banned police use of its Rekognition facial recognition technology for one year while it waits for Congress to implement stronger regulations.Daniel Bader from Android Central details the new features of Android 11 Beta 1, and what consumers can get excited about when its officially released later this year.On CNET's 25 year anniversary, Brian Cooley talks about how the smartphone revolution could easily have never happened if convergence wasn't embraced early on.
    Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Daniel Bader and Brian Cooley

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    • 54 min
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    TNW 136: Social Change and Social Media

    TNW 136: Social Change and Social Media

    The founder of Black Tech Pipeline joins us to talk about the org., Facebook may be a better social media platform for educating others, and what you need to do to protect yourself digitally before leaving the house.

    First, Pariss Chandler, the creator of #BlackTechTwitter and founder of Black Tech Pipeline, shares the origin story of the organization, how to join, and how to help elevate Black voices online and in tech roles.

    Then, OneZero's Joshua Adams joins the pair to explain how Facebook can be a better platform for educating others on racial injustice. He also talks about his upcoming book and shares his thoughts on memes and their role in messaging.

    Lastly, Nathan Sheard of the Electronic Frontier Foundation details methods of digital defense. Before you leave the house, Sheard shares the steps you need to take to protect yourself.

    Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Pariss Chandler, Joshua Adams, and Nathan Sheard

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    • 52 min
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    TNW 135: What's Going On, HBO Max?

    TNW 135: What's Going On, HBO Max?

    Trump's social media Executive Order, HBO Max vs Disney+, IGTV monetization.
    Emily Birnbaum from Protocol talks about what she learned after securing an early version of the Executive Order that threatens to control how social media platforms operate.HBO Max hopes to have a launch that rivals Disney+, and Joan Solsman from CNET breaks down why the two are actually pretty different.Instagram is finally giving content creators a way to monetize their media through the platform. Ashley Carman from The Verge talks about the way that will happen on IGTV.
    Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Emily Birnbaum, Joan Solsman, and Ashley Carman

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    • 48 min
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    TNW 134: Is the Future of the Theater Remote?

    TNW 134: Is the Future of the Theater Remote?

    Twitter is testing a new reply system that lets users choose who can and can't reply to them, students are failing AP tests due to a new, allegedly better image format, and a brief look at the potential future of the theater.

    First, Jason strikes up a conversation about Twitter's new reply system — some users are now able to limit who can reply to a given tweet.

    Then, Mikah applauds Netflix's latest announcement wherein the company says it will remove unused Netflix accounts — no need to pay for a subscription you aren't using.

    Then, The Verge's Monica Chin joins the pair to reveal a new and troubling situation for students taking AP tests remotely: the iPhone's default HEIC image format is causing those students to fail their tests.

    Finally, freelance writer Eric Ravenscraft pops in to talk about his article in OneZero regarding the future of movie theaters and our movie-watching experiences.

    Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

    Guests: Monica Chin and Eric Ravenscraft

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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Brian4 ,

New hosts, great show!

The two new hosts as of the beginning of 2016, Megan Morrone and Jason Howell, have great chemistry, their personalities come thru really well, and they provide a fast-paced, information packed show every day. Try it, you won't be sorry.

DizzyQueen ,

A Must See .... um .... Podcast!

This is hands down the best morning tech news show on the interwebs. Even as a almost 20 year veteran of the IT Industry, I still find news I can use from TNT on a Daily basis! Go Team TWiT!!

Hoeyhimself ,

Unsubscribed, do not recommend.

When TNT lost Tom Merritt as its host, I was so disappointed in Mike Elgan as a replacement. But I felt giving him the benefit of knowing it takes time to get into the groove of a new gig was fair. Well, that was almost two years ago, and Elgan has failed to capture my interest. This show, along with everything else from the perishing TWiT network, is tainted by the perverse ringleader Leo Laporte.

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