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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

    Hed Dek Lede and Nut Graf - OpenAI and Reddit, Signal Smear Campaign

    Hed Dek Lede and Nut Graf - OpenAI and Reddit, Signal Smear Campaign

    OpenAI and Reddit, Signal Smear Campaign

    GPT-4o (omni) + new "Her"-style AI assistant (it's nuts)
    It's Time to Believe the AI Hype
    The panel discusses their experiences with Gemini, ChatGPT, Claude
    OpenAI strikes deal to bring Reddit content to ChatGPT
    OpenAI Superalignment team is gone
    2023 Was the Worst Year for Internet Shutdowns, Report Finds
    Taiwan, on China's Doorstep, Is Dealing With TikTok Its Own Way
    French TikTok block in overseas territory sets 'dangerous precedent,' critics warn
    Utah Locals Are Getting Cheap 10 Gbps Fiber Thanks To Local Governments
    Vermont's data privacy law sparks state lawmaker alliance against tech lobbyists
    How a smear campaign against NPR led Elon Musk to feud with Signal
    Biden Order to Halt China-Tied Bitcoin Mine Beside Nuke Base Came as U.S. Firm Just Bought it
    Robert Dennard, IBM Inventor Whose Chip Changed Computing, Dies at 91
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Ben Parr, Dan Patterson, and Iain Thomson

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    • 2 hr 33 min
    Musk-stache - Solar Storms, Apple and OpenAI, Tesla Layoffs

    Musk-stache - Solar Storms, Apple and OpenAI, Tesla Layoffs

    Solar Storm Knocks Out Farmers' Tractor GPS Systems During Peak Planting Season
    Apple Closes in on Deal With OpenAI to Put ChatGPT on iPhone
    Apple Will Revamp Siri to Catch Up to Its Chatbot Competitors
    Google is getting even worse for independent sites
    Musk Plans More Layoffs as Two Senior Tesla Executives Depart
    At Tesla, a Wild Week That Defined the Company's Future
    TikTok Sues US Government Over Potential Ban
    Telegram vs. Signal
    Sony reverses unpopular Helldivers 2 decision after blistering player reaction
    Apple apologizes for 'Crush' iPad Pro ad that sparked controversy
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Paris Martineau, Sam Abuelsamid, and Mike Elgan

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    • 2 hr 45 min
    Baptized in Gatorade - AI Priest, FCC Fines, Jack Dorsey Leaves Bluesky

    Baptized in Gatorade - AI Priest, FCC Fines, Jack Dorsey Leaves Bluesky

    In this episode of This Week in Tech, Leo Laporte is joined by Georgia Dow, Shoshana Weissmann, and Fr. Robert Ballecer, tackling a wide range of thought-provoking topics, from the ethical implications of AI in sensitive fields to the challenges of creating and consuming content in an increasingly commercialized digital landscape.

    The panel grapples with the potential risks and benefits of AI-powered therapists and priests, stressing the need for human empathy and discernment in these emotionally charged roles.

    They confront the harsh realities of the internet's "heat death," as the relentless pursuit of profits and engagement leads to a glut of low-quality content and erodes user trust.

    The group reflects on the double-edged sword of democratized media, celebrating the value of supporting emerging voices while acknowledging the importance of professional standards.

    As Twitter faces existential challenges, the panel surveys the social media horizon, evaluating alternative platforms like Mastodon and Bluesky, and weighing the implications of Jack Dorsey's departure from the Bluesky board.

    Elon Musk's reckless tweets about taking Tesla private have come back to haunt him, with the Supreme Court upholding an SEC settlement requiring his Tesla-related posts to be vetted by a lawyer.

    The FCC has cracked down on major telecom companies for the illegal sale of location data, while legislators push for reforms to prevent the government from exploiting privacy loopholes.

    Congress continues its misguided crusade to protect children online, with ill-conceived age verification mandates and privacy-eroding measures that threaten the very foundations of digital security. The panel offers an impassioned critique of these shortsighted efforts.

    The once-beloved video game Helldivers 2 serves as a cautionary tale of platform overreach, as a heavy-handed PlayStation Network login requirement sparks a massive player revolt and torpedoes the game's reputation.

    Apple's quarterly results are analyzed, and all eyes are on Apple's upcoming event, where new iPads and an enhanced Apple Pencil are expected to take center stage. But the real buzz surrounds the rumored M4 chip and its tantalizing AI capabilities, hinting at a potential game-changer for the iconic brand.

    The group geeks out over Disney+'s radical revival of X-Men '97 and Amazon's ambitious Fallout adaptation, complete with an immersive easter egg phone experience

    The freewheeling discussion also touches on Shoshana's ingenious Alexa hacks for Sabbath TV viewing, a UK council's apostrophe apocalypse, the looming cicada invasion, and Fr. Robert's role as a guardian angel for the Vatican's feral felines.

    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Georgia Dow, Shoshana Weissmann, and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ

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    • 3 hr 3 min
    Gahoo Yoogle - TikTok Ban, Intel's Struggles, Google's Ensh*ttification

    Gahoo Yoogle - TikTok Ban, Intel's Struggles, Google's Ensh*ttification

    TikTok Ban, Intel's Struggles, Google's Ensh*ttification

    'Thunder Run': Behind Lawmakers' Secretive Push to Pass the TikTok Bill
    A Chinese Firm Is America's Favorite Drone Maker. Except in Washington.
    The panel taks about AI
    With YouTube Booming, Podcast Creators Get Camera-Ready
    A new California bill would restrict line-skipping service 'Clear' at airports in the name of equity
    The Man Who Killed Google Search
    Google search boss Raghavan warns employees of 'new operating reality'
    Oracle is moving its world HQ to Nashville
    Google delays third-party cookie demise yet again
    Alphabet Leaps Into $2 Trillion Club as Results Show AI Strength
    U.S. chipmaker Intel was once dominant, now struggles to stay relevant
    Twilio Founder Jeff Lawson Has Some Serious Plans for The Onion
    Host: Leo Laporte

    Guests: Amy Webb and Kevin Rose

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    • 2 hr 57 min
    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

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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