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This Week in Tech (Audio)

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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.

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.

 

#10

TWiT 983: Digital Snackwells - NVIDIA's Thor, Adobe's TOS, Insta's Unskippable Ads

---How to Kill a Smart Device: Spotify Car Thing Post Mortem ---Stealing everything you've ever typed or viewed on your own Windows PC is now possible with two lines of code — inside the Copilot+ Recall disaster. ---Windows won't take screenshots of everything you do after all — unless you opt in ---NVIDIA Drive Thor with 2,000 TOPS to be implemented by Li Auto ---Oral-B Sold a $230 Alexa Toothbrush—and Then Pulled the Plug ---Adobe's new terms of service unacceptably gives them access to all of your projects, for free ---Adobe has clarified controversial shrinkwrap license terms, but the damage may have already been done ---Samsung sues Oura preemptively to block smart ring patent claims ---I watched NVIDIA's Computex 2024 keynote and it made my blood run cold ---TSMC says it has discussed moving fabs out of Taiwan but such a move impossible ---Intel CEO Takes Aim at NVIDIA in Fight for AI Chip Dominance ---This is Lunar Lake — Intel's utterly overhauled AI laptop chip that ditches memory sticks ---Instagram confirms test of 'unskippable' ads ---Gurman's Epic Pre-WWDC Leak Report ---New York passes legislation that would ban 'addictive' social media algorithms for kids Host: [Leo Laporte] (https://twit.tv/people/leo-laporte) Guests: [Louis Maresca] (https://twit.tv/people/louis-maresca) , [Stacey Higginbotham] (https://twit.tv/people/stacey-higginbotham) , and [Brian McCullough] (https://twitter.com/brianmcc) Download or subscribe to this show at [https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech] (https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech) Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at [https://twit.tv/clubtwit] (https://twit.tv/clubtwit) Sponsors: --- [NetSuite.com/TWIT] (http://NetSuite.com/TWIT) --- [zscaler.com/zerotrustAI] (http://zscaler.com/zerotrustAI) --- [kolide.com/twit] (https://kolide.com/twit) --- [expressvpn.com/twit] (http://expressvpn.com/twit) ... Read more

10 Jun 2024

2 HR 27 MINS

2:27:43

10 Jun 2024


#9

TWiT 982: International Trash - Startup Chaos, Breaking Ticketmaster, Ultrasonic Coffee

Startup Chaos, Breaking Ticketmaster, Ultrasonic Coffee ---Spotify says it will refund Car Thing purchases ---VC Says "Chaos" Coming for Startups, Ads, and Online Business as Generative AI Eats Web ---Perplexity AI's new feature will turn your searches into shareable pages ---Who's having kids? ---The panel discusses Ticketmaster ---T-Mobile to acquire most of U.S. Cellular in $4.4 billion deal; U.S. Cellular shares surge ---Ticketmaster hacked. Breach affects more than half a billion users. ---Internet Archive and the Wayback Machine under DDoS cyber-attack ---'Like drinking a music festival': this is ultrasonic coffee – but does it taste any good? ---Inside the scramble to 'prebunk' election misinformation before it takes hold ---TikTok Pins Its Hopes on Trump to Avoid Ban ---How a Self-Published Book, 'The Shadow Work Journal,' Became a Best Seller ---Twitch streamers host a fundraiser for Palestinians. ---The IRS is making its free Turbo Tax alternative permanent ---Tribeca to Screen AI-Generated Short Films Created by OpenAI's Sora ---North Korea says it will stop sending trash balloons as South Korea vows strong retaliation ---Swiss company develops CPUs from lab-grown human brains & the internet is horrified ---Ex-OpenAI Director Says Board Learned of ChatGPT Launch on Twitter Host: [Leo Laporte] (https://twit.tv/people/leo-laporte) Guests: [Alex Kantrowitz] (https://twitter.com/Kantrowitz) , [Nicholas De Leon] (https://twitter.com/nicholasadeleon) , and [Emily Dreibelbis] (https://twit.tv/people/emily-dreibelbis) Download or subscribe to this show at [https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech] (https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech) Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at [https://twit.tv/clubtwit] (https://twit.tv/clubtwit) Sponsors: --- [IntouchCX.com/twit] (http://IntouchCX.com/twit) --- [wix.com/studio] (https://www.wix.com/studio?utm_campaign=pa_podcast_studio_all_brnd_all_en_03/24_all__thisweekintech%5E1&experiment_id=%5Eresponsive%5E%5Ehp) --- [eufy.com] (http://eufy.com) --- [mintmobile.com/twit] (http://mintmobile.com/twit) --- [lookout.com] (http://lookout.com) ... Read more

03 Jun 2024

2 HR 30 MINS

2:30:14

03 Jun 2024


#8

TWiT 981: Grab Your Rabbit - Sky's voice, Copilot+ Surface devices, Car Thing's discontinuation

Sky's voice, Copilot+ Surface devices, Car Thing's discontinuation ---OpenAI didn't copy Scarlett Johansson's voice for ChatGPT, records show ---China's latest answer to OpenAI is 'Chat Xi PT' ---Microsoft unveils Copilot+ PCs with generative AI capabilities baked in ---Pioneering instant messaging program ICQ is finally shutting down after nearly 30 years ---Google scrambles to manually remove weird AI answers in search ---Rabbit Holed ---Elon Musk says AI will take all our jobs ---A jury hands Bungie a victory in a landmark anti-cheating decision ---Atari Acquires Intellivision Brand ---Congress Just Made It Basically Impossible to Track Taylor Swift's Private Jet ---Spotify is going to break every Car Thing gadget it ever sold ---Kabosu, Shiba Inu dog who inspired 'Doge' meme, dies at 18 ---Bitcoin pizza day ---C. Gordon Bell, Creator of a Personal Computer Prototype, Dies at 89 Host: [Leo Laporte] (https://twit.tv/people/leo-laporte) Guests: [Christina Warren] (https://twitter.com/film_girl) , [Wesley Faulkner] (https://twitter.com/wesley83) , and [Alex Wilhelm] (https://twitter.com/alex) Download or subscribe to this show at [https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech] (https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech) Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at [https://twit.tv/clubtwit] (https://twit.tv/clubtwit) Sponsors: --- [expressvpn.com/twit] (http://expressvpn.com/twit) --- [canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT] (http://canary.tools/twit) --- [NetSuite.com/TWIT] (http://NetSuite.com/TWIT) --- [bitwarden.com/twit] (http://bitwarden.com/twit) --- [IntouchCX.com/twit] (http://IntouchCX.com/twit) ... Read more

27 May 2024

2 HR 58 MINS

2:58:41

27 May 2024


#7

TWiT 980: 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] (https://twit.tv/people/leo-laporte) Guests: [Ben Parr] (https://twitter.com/benparr) , [Dan Patterson] (https://twitter.com/DanPatterson) , and [Iain Thomson] (http://twitter.com/iainthomson) Download or subscribe to this show at [https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech] (https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech) Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at [https://twit.tv/clubtwit] (https://twit.tv/clubtwit) Sponsors: --- [mylio.com/twit] (http://mylio.com/twit) --- [wix.com/studio] (https://www.wix.com/studio?utm_campaign=pa_podcast_studio_all_brnd_all_en_03/24_all__thisweekintech%5E1&experiment_id=%5Eresponsive%5E%5Ehp) --- [zscaler.com/zerotrustAI] (http://zscaler.com/zerotrustAI) --- [IntouchCX.com/twit] (http://IntouchCX.com/twit) --- [eufy.com] (http://eufy.com) ... Read more

20 May 2024

2 HR 33 MINS

2:33:22

20 May 2024


#6

TWiT 979: 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] (https://twit.tv/people/leo-laporte) Guests: [Paris Martineau] (https://twit.tv/people/paris-martineau) , [Sam Abuelsamid] (https://twit.tv/people/sam-abuelsamid) , and [Mike Elgan] (https://mikeelgan.substack.com/) Download or subscribe to this show at [https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech] (https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech) Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at [https://twit.tv/clubtwit] (https://twit.tv/clubtwit) Sponsors: --- [bitwarden.com/twit] (http://bitwarden.com/twit) --- [NetSuite.com/TWIT] (http://NetSuite.com/TWIT) --- [mintmobile.com/twit] (http://mintmobile.com/twit) --- [eufy.com] (http://eufy.com) --- [ZipRecruiter.com/Twit] (http://ZipRecruiter.com/Twit) ... Read more

13 May 2024

2 HR 45 MINS

2:45:49

13 May 2024


#5

TWiT 978: 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] (https://twit.tv/people/leo-laporte) Guests: [Georgia Dow] (https://twitter.com/Georgia_Dow) , [Shoshana Weissmann] (https://twitter.com/SenatorShoshana) , and [Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ] (https://twitter.com/padresj) Download or subscribe to this show at [https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech] (https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech) Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at [https://twit.tv/clubtwit] (https://twit.tv/clubtwit) Sponsors: --- [Stamps.com promo code TWiT] (http://stamps.com/twit) --- [kolide.com/twit] (https://kolide.com/twit) --- [IntouchCX.com/twit] (http://IntouchCX.com/twit) --- [expressvpn.com/twit] (http://expressvpn.com/twit) --- [NetSuite.com/TWIT] (http://NetSuite.com/TWIT) ... Read more

06 May 2024

3 HR 03 MINS

3:03:31

06 May 2024


#4

TWiT 977: 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] (https://twit.tv/people/leo-laporte) Guests: [Amy Webb] (https://amywebb.io/) and [Kevin Rose] (https://www.kevinrose.com/) Download or subscribe to this show at [https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech] (https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech) Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at [https://twit.tv/clubtwit] (https://twit.tv/clubtwit) Sponsors: --- [zscaler.com/zerotrustAI] (http://zscaler.com/zerotrustAI) --- [NetSuite.com/TWIT] (http://NetSuite.com/TWIT) --- [wix.com/studio] (https://www.wix.com/studio?utm_campaign=pa_podcast_studio_all_brnd_all_en_03/24_all__thisweekintech%5E1&experiment_id=%5Eresponsive%5E%5Ehp) --- [mylio.com/twit] (http://mylio.com/twit) --- [canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT] (http://canary.tools/twit) ... Read more

29 Apr 2024

2 HR 57 MINS

2:57:33

29 Apr 2024


#3

TWiT 976: 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] (https://twit.tv/people/leo-laporte) Guests: [Jason Howell] (https://twit.tv/people/jason-howell) , [Abrar Al-Heeti] (https://twit.tv/people/abrar-al-heeti) , and [Mikah Sargent] (https://twit.tv/people/mikah-sargent) Download or subscribe to this show at [https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech] (https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech) Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at [https://twit.tv/clubtwit] (https://twit.tv/clubtwit) Sponsors: --- [eufy.com] (http://eufy.com) --- [IntouchCX.com/twit] (http://IntouchCX.com/twit) --- [canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT] (http://canary.tools/twit) --- [lookout.com] (http://lookout.com) --- [zscaler.com/zerotrustAI] (http://zscaler.com/zerotrustAI) ... Read more

22 Apr 2024

2 HR 27 MINS

2:27:23

22 Apr 2024


#2

TWiT 975: 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] (https://twit.tv/people/leo-laporte) Guests: [Denise Howell] (http://denisehowell.info/) , [Larry Magid] (http://www.larrysworld.com/) , and [Owen Thomas] (https://twitter.com/owenthomas) Download or subscribe to this show at [https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech] (https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech) Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at [https://twit.tv/clubtwit] (https://twit.tv/clubtwit) Sponsors: --- [mintmobile.com/twit] (http://mintmobile.com/twit) --- [ziprecruiter.com/twit] (http://www.ziprecruiter.com/twit) --- [expressvpn.com/twit] (http://expressvpn.com/twit) --- [NetSuite.com/TWIT] (http://NetSuite.com/TWIT) --- [wix.com/studio] (https://www.wix.com/studio?utm_campaign=pa_podcast_studio_all_brnd_all_en_03/24_all__thisweekintech%5E1&experiment_id=%5Eresponsive%5E%5Ehp) ... Read more

15 Apr 2024

2 HR 38 MINS

2:38:04

15 Apr 2024


#1

TWiT 974: 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] (https://twit.tv/people/leo-laporte) Guests: [Mikah Sargent] (https://twit.tv/people/mikah-sargent) , [Lisa Schmeiser] (https://bsky.app/profile/lschmeiser.bsky.social) , and [Harry McCracken] (https://bsky.app/profile/harrymccracken.com) Download or subscribe to this show at [https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech] (https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech) Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at [https://twit.tv/clubtwit] (https://twit.tv/clubtwit) Sponsors: --- [kolide.com/twit] (https://kolide.com/twit) --- [bitwarden.com/twit] (http://bitwarden.com/twit) --- [robinhood.com/boost] (http://robinhood.com/boost) --- [zscaler.com/zerotrustAI] (http://zscaler.com/zerotrustAI) --- [mylio.com/twit] (http://mylio.com/twit) ... Read more

08 Apr 2024

2 HR 40 MINS

2:40:38

08 Apr 2024