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This Week in Tech is the top-ranked flagship tech podcast from TWiT.tv. Every Sunday, Leo Laporte and a roundtable of insiders explore the week's hottest tech news from AI to robots, and PCs to privacy. When it comes to tech, TWiT is IT.

Records live every Sunday at 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 21:15 UTC.

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This Week in Tech is the top-ranked flagship tech podcast from TWiT.tv. Every Sunday, Leo Laporte and a roundtable of insiders explore the week's hottest tech news from AI to robots, and PCs to privacy. When it comes to tech, TWiT is IT.

Records live every Sunday at 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 21:15 UTC.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Serial Churners - Netflix Earnings, Cybertruck Recall, FISA

    Serial Churners - Netflix Earnings, Cybertruck Recall, FISA

    Cops can force suspect to unlock phone with thumbprint, US court rules
    TikTok 'ban' passes in the House again
    Senate reauthorizes FISA spy program, but not before its midnight expiration
    Surveillance Law Section 702 Keeps Us Safe
    Netflix (NFLX) earnings Q1 2024
    Americans' New TV Habit: Subscribe. Watch. Cancel. Repeat.
    How One Author Pushed the Limits of AI Copyright
    Amazon Prime Memberships in US Gain 8% to New High After Lull
    Tesla recalls all 3,878 Cybertrucks over faulty accelerator pedal
    Tesla asks shareholders to approve Elon Musk's nixed $56 billion pay plan
    Cool or creepy? Microsoft's VASA-1 is a new AI model that turns photos into 'talking faces'
    GPT-4 can exploit real vulnerabilities by reading advisories
    Boston Dynamics' Atlas humanoid robot goes electric
    Schools Want to Ban Phones. Parents Say No.
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Jason Howell, Abrar Al-Heeti, and Mikah Sargent

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    • 2 hr 27 min
    You Don't Want to Make Gandhi Mad - AI Music, Broadband Nutrition Labels

    You Don't Want to Make Gandhi Mad - AI Music, Broadband Nutrition Labels

    AI Music with Suno and Udio
    Google's DeepMind finds 2.2M crystal structures in materials science win
    Vana plans to let users rent out their Reddit data to train AI
    How I Built an AI-Powered, Self-Running Propaganda Machine for $105
    AI's Victories in Go Inspire Better Human Game Playing
    Why the California Journalism Preservation Act is putting support of the news ecosystem at risk
    Google and the CJPA
    Consumers will finally see FCC-mandated 'nutrition labels' for most broadband plans
    SAG-AFTRA union secures AI protections for artists in deal with major record labels
    Peter Higgs, physicist who proposed Higgs boson, dies aged 94 | Peter Higgs
    BESSY II: How pulsed charging enhances the service time of batteries
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Denise Howell, Larry Magid, and Owen Thomas

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    • 2 hr 38 min
    Get at the Young Youngs - Tesla Robotaxi, Marissa Mayer's Sunshine

    Get at the Young Youngs - Tesla Robotaxi, Marissa Mayer's Sunshine

    House, Senate leaders nearing deal on landmark online privacy bill
    Marissa Mayer's eternal Sunshine
    Elon Musk says Tesla will unveil its robotaxi on Aug. 8; shares pop
    Amazon's Grocery Stores to Drop Just Walk Out Checkout Tech
    X's 'complimentary' Premium push gives people blue checks they didn't ask for
    President Biden is now posting into the fediverse
    Yahoo is acquiring Artifact to bring its AI features to Yahoo News
    MrBeast calls for slowing down video editing styles
    A TikTok Whistleblower Got DC's Attention. Do His Claims Add Up?
    Price of zero-day exploits rises as companies harden products against hackers
    App Store guidelines now allow game emulators; more
    How Tech Giants Cut Corners to Harvest Data for A.I.
    Google Pledges to Destroy Browsing Data to Settle 'Incognito' Lawsuit
    SF Giants using facial recognition tech to fast-track ticket line
    Apple (AAPL) Explores Home Robots After Abandoning Car Efforts
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Mikah Sargent, Lisa Schmeiser, and Harry McCracken

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    • 2 hr 40 min
    The Inverted Goldilocks Zone - Gmail turns 20, AI PC definition, xz Utils backdoor

    The Inverted Goldilocks Zone - Gmail turns 20, AI PC definition, xz Utils backdoor

    Gmail turns 20, AI PC definition, xz Utils backdoor

    20 years of Gmail
    Backdoor found in widely used Linux utility breaks encrypted SSH connections
    An Accidental Discovery of a Backdoor Likely Prevented Thousands of Infections
    EU probes Apple, Meta and Alphabet under landmark new law
    Google Podcasts service shuts down in the US next week
    Daniel Kahneman, Who Plumbed the Psychology of Economics, Dies at 90 - The New York Times
    The great rewiring: is social media really behind an epidemic of teenage mental illness?
    Social Media, Authoritarianism, and the World As It Is - LPE Project
    Phison Announces Strategic Partnerships Deploying aiDAPTIV+ at NVIDIA GTC 2024
    Microsoft says this single key is the difference between an AI PC and just a PC with AI
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Allyn Malventano, Daniel Rubino, and Doc Rock

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    • 3 hr 9 min
    Judicial Whimsy - US vs. Apple, The ELVIS Act

    Judicial Whimsy - US vs. Apple, The ELVIS Act

    U.S. versus Apple: A first reaction
    Critics of the TikTok Bill Are Missing the Point
    Tennessee becomes first US state with law protecting musicians from AI
    In One Key A.I. Metric, China Pulls Ahead of the U.S.: Talent
    Murthy v Missouri at SCOTUS
    Unpatchable vulnerability in Apple chip leaks secret encryption keys
    Windows 11, Tesla, and Ubuntu Linux hacked at Pwn2Own Vancouver
    Vernor Vinge (1944-2024)
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Cathy Gellis, Rob Pegoraro, and Brianna Wu

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    • 2 hr 48 min
    The Element of Chaos - SpaceX Spy Satellites, New Apple Carplay

    The Element of Chaos - SpaceX Spy Satellites, New Apple Carplay

    The Panel discusses video Formats and aspect ratios
    House of Reps pass bill that could ban TikTok
    TechDirt: TikTok ban would be unconstitutional and doesn't actually help with threats
    TikTok estimated to be worth $100B, or $40B if it doesn't include the algorithm
    US wants to ban TikTok for the sins of every social media company
    What social media is the panel using?
    Musk's SpaceX is building spy satellite network for US intelligence agency, sources say
    Musk dumps Don Lemon after sitting through one interviuew
    "Gurman: CarPlay is now all Apple has left, should they charge for the more advanced version? + Apple planning for the biggest AirPods push yet with new low-end, mid-range models"
    Microsoft is hosting its Surface/AI event next week, what do we think about Microsoft's current PC and AI ambitions?
    FCC raises broadband minimums to 100Mbps/20Mbps, up from 25Mbps/3Mbps
    Pornhub says adios to Texas
    Profile of the UberCheats dev, who created an app to see how the Uber algorithm was screwing over workers
    What media is the panel watching?
    Host: Devindra Hardawar

    Guests: Alex Lindsay, Glenn Fleishman, and Scott Stein

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    • 3 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

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!

Nuclearxp ,

Let people speak!

Like many others have said, the guests and especially host interrupting guests is like nails to a chalk board for many of us.

Even speaking the millisecond someone else stop adds an air of tension that makes listening more exhausting than enjoyable.

Listeners love and appreciate the enthusiasm but if folks could just meter that out a bit we would appreciate it.

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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