This Week in Tech (MP3) show

This Week in Tech (MP3)

Summary: Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech. Join Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton, Kevin Rose, John C. Dvorak, and other tech luminaries in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in high tech. Winner of People's Choice Podcast and Best Technology Podcast in the 2005 People's Choice Podcast Awards. Released every Sunday at midnight Pacific.

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 TWiT 777: Apple's RISCy Move | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:38:22

Apple WWDC Recap - Apple Silicon, macOS 11, iOS 14 Mac moves from Intel to Apple Silicon What happens to Intel? Microsoft? iOS apps will run on Macs Will Macs still run Windows on Boot Camp? Microsoft closes all retail stores - are PCs moving to the cloud? PC gaming - the biggest reason you need a PC Can x86 die already? What could go wrong with the shift to Apple Silicon? Should you buy an Intel Mac now? Should you buy the first version of the ARM Mac? The fastest supercomputer in the world has an ARM chip macOS goes to 11 Should WWDC stay virtual next year? Will macOS and iOS merge? Group Messages grows up Will ARM Macs use Thunderbolt? USB 4? When will the first ARM Macs show up? How well will Rosetta 2 work? How is the transition to ARM going to work? How long has it already been going on? Apple WWDC interviews and presentations Six Colors has all the info you need on all the WWDC presentations - here are the best WWDC iOS 14 and watchOS 7 Speed Round - back tap, custom home screen, group FaceTime with sign language, App Clips, Shortcuts on Apple Watch, translation app, hand washing timer, dance, AirPods Pro custom EQ Tik Tok is grabbing your clipboard every 10 seconds Don't install Big Sur beta on your main computer! iOS 14 warns you about tracking cookies Trump campaign app steals all your data app allowed on the App Store Olympus leaving the camera business Finally, surveyors all use the same foot Microsoft kills Mixer; Ninja and Shroud get to keep their money Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Lory Gil, Jason Snell, and Dan Moren Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:

 TWiT 776: Phat Boyin' It All Day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:23:55

WWDC Preview: no new hardware will be announced Apple re-closing some US Stores due to Covid-19 WWDC Preview: Apple transitions to ARM WWDC Preview: here's the jacket and pins that the Swift Student Challenge winners won WWDC Preview: iOS 14 improvements - can they please fix Siri? Apple vs Hey - Apple kicks Hey app out of the App Store iOS App Store brings in $519 Billion in 2019 Apple facing anti-trust investigations in the EU Talking about grilling Twitter starts offering 140 second Voice Tweets Using Facebook to train yourself Facebook lets its users turn off political ads Facebook wants to help 4 million people vote K-Pop stans and Tik Tok teens and grandmas troll Trump's Tulsa rally 71% of Americans refuse to use contact tracing apps iFixit wants to help users fix ventilators; ventilator manufacturer sues FCC approves the first prescription video game for ADHD Oscars delayed until April 2021 Disney+ kills their 7 day free trial weeks before Hamilton release Only $75k to get your own Spot robot dog Flash dies completely on December 31st, 2020 Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Owen JJ Stone, Georgia Dow, and Andy Ihnatko Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWIT

 TWiT 775: Bacon Buddies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:58:40

Zoom bans an American's account at China's request, won't have real end-to-end encryption IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft stop selling face recognition software to the police Clearview and Palantir continue to sell face recognition to the police Apple is the world's first $1.5 trillion company Apple WWDC 2020 coming June 22. Here's what Apple will announce. How quickly will Apple transition Macs to ARM? Refrigerator DRM is catching up with printer DRM ZFS cuts "slave" out of OpenZFS codebase. GitHub ditches "master" Michael Seibel replaces Alexis Ohanian on Reddit board HBO yanks Gone With the Wind, it becomes the #1 show on Apple TV+ Four GOP Senators ask FCC to review Section 230 PS5 hardware and games announced - disc vs digital Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone Games for Racial Justice and Equality surpasses it's $5 million goal Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ant Pruitt, Christina Warren, and Iain Thomson Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT1 - promo code: TWIT WWT.COM/TWIT

 TWiT 774: The Mafia is Zooming | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:13:14

Tim Cook and Satya Nadella speaking up on racism - what should Big Tech do? Amazon says they are against racism, but sells racist facial recognition tech to police Can tech improve policing? Social and Organizational barriers to change Should social networks fact-check Trump? James Bennet resigns as Opinion Editor of NYT after letting Tom Cotton post-inflammatory editorial YouTube is a bigger problem than Facebook and Twitter How do we fix Google, Facebook, and Twitter without losing more jobs? Creativity, transparency, and incentives Synthetic biology, synthetic marketplaces, synthetic people Reddit founder quits and asks to be replaced by a black person NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admits they were wrong about Colin Kaepernick's kneeling protest Minneapolis will dismantle their police department Zoom won't encrypt free tier so they can help the cops Russian GRU exploiting Exim Mail Transfer Agent Trump and Biden campaigns being phished by China and Iran Project Gutenberg is now illegal in Italy HBO Max will not apply to AT&T data caps, but you can't play it on Roku or Amazon devices Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Dylan Tweney, Wesley Faulkner, and Amy Webb Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:

 TWiT 773: The Duchess of Sealand | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:34:17

Trump vs Twitter, SpaceX, George Floyd Protests Trump vs Twitter: what is Section 230? Trump vs Twitter: what does Trump's executive order say? Trump vs Twitter: who would be hurt most by Trump's executive order? Trump vs Twitter: who gets to determine "truth"? Trump vs Twitter: France passes a law that platforms must remove illegal content within 24 hours SpaceX launches humans into space from American soil for the first time in 9 years Google postpones Android 11 beta launch due to protests Switzerland's Apple/Google COVID contact tracing app vs France's StopCovid app France offers Twitter a new home if they want to leave America. What country do you think Twitter should move to? Microsoft lays off dozens of journalists, will replace them with AI. Journalist Bill Detwiler desperately defends his fellow humans. US House of Representatives to vote to allow FBI to read your browser history without a warrant HBO Max is one streaming service too many Amazon Look style camera will stop working in July. Denise Howell's Instagram will never be the same Some Good News sells to CBS Pokemon Go Fest this July will be fully virtual Baratunde Thurston, author of "How to be Black" discusses his reaction to the racial events of the past week Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Patrick Beja, Bill Detwiler, Denise Howell, and Baratunde Thurston Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: WWT.COM/TWIT2

 TWiT 772: 52 Cents & a Bag of Pop Chips | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:28:24

Microsoft Build Highlights, Surface Earbuds Review, Minecraft's Biggest Month College Board sued over flawed online AP tests Minecraft Dungeons Review Minecraft hits 162 Million users/month Former TWiT Producer OMGChad's OMGCraft hits 1,000,000 YouTube subscribers! Satya Nadella's "RGV2cw" Easter Egg spells "Devs" in Base 64 All the easter eggs in the Microsoft Build 2020 livestream Microsoft Build 2020 highlights: Project Reunion and Fluid Framework Microsoft embraces open source: it's a whole new Microsoft Twitter says everyone can work from home forever. Facebook says they can, too, but they might pay you less if you move out of state Joe Rogan podcast is now a Spotify Exclusive - will other podcasts start going exclusive? Zoom vs Discord vs Facebook Rooms How to beat Zoom fatigue Will working from home kill the 75-hour work week, or make it worse? Work-from-home means less commuting, for better or for worse Will conferences stay virtual, go back to face-to-face, or be a hybrid? What Zoom/Teams/Slack/Meet/etc solution does your company use? Zoom solves its security issues - or at least seems to be working on it very hard How well is your school handling distance learning? Different communication strokes for different gamer folks Tom Hanks' movie "Greyhound" is a $70 Million Apple TV+ Exclusive HBO Max premieres May 27th, adding yet more confusion to the online media world Bad news about that $125 Equifax settlement Grandma ordered to remove photos of grandchildren over GDPR violation Facebook found not liable for spreading terrorist content by US Supreme Court Walmart kills after buying it for more than $3 Billion Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Lindsey Turrentine, Daniel Rubino, and Lisa Schmeiser Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT30

 TWiT 771: Ferment All the Things | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:08:11

Facebook Buys Giphy, Apple AR Glasses, Unreal Engine 5 Facebook buys Giphy for $400 million Facebook setting up a political advocacy group for big tech US Government going to sue Google for monopolizing online ads Trump tweets that Google, Facebook, and Twitter are controlled by the "Radical Left" Facebook has half of its oversight board in place already Zoom fatigue is real: is avatar-based chat the cure? Apple AR glasses coming in 2021 Unreal Engine 5 will push game development to new heights Twitter says that people can work from home forever - but should they? Robotic backboard makes all the shots Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Dwight Silverman, Mike Elgan, and Brianna Wu Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWIT

 TWiT 770: The Vanna White Effect | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:02:01

Zoom Fixes Encryption, Elon Musk and X Æ A-12 Elon Musk names his child X Æ A-12: here's how to pronounce it Zoom buys Keybase to fix encryption Google Meet, Facebook Rooms, and Microsoft Teams desperately try to catch up with Zoom Zoom is much more secure now but how did it win the video calling race, to begin with? Leo won't give up on jitsi even though it sounds like a mold Rich DeMuro says Zoom is like slime Teslas now stop automatically at red lights (and green) Google abandons its plans for a data-driven community in Toronto Is Amazon handling the coronavirus crisis well? Tim Bray quits Amazon in dismay over whistleblower firings Australia wants Google to stop showing news snippets Do ISPs need bandwidth caps? Is everybody working from home hogging all the bandwidth? New 13-inch MacBook Pro heralds the end of butterfly keys Microsoft 10X will come to single-screen devices in 2021 Pixel Buds vs Surface Earbuds vs AirPods Boston Dynamics Spot robot patrolling Singapore parks to enforce social distancing BBC releases Zoom backgrounds A hazmat-inspired suit lets you party, drink, and vape in safety Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Doc Searls, Rich DeMuro, and Larry Magid Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: WWT.COM/TWIT - promo code: TWIT1

 TWiT 769: Me? I'm On Unhinged | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:15:33

Elon Musk Goes Crazy, Tik Tok Takes Over Elon Musk loses Tesla $14 Billion with one reckless tweet TikTok gets more than 2 billion downloads in record time Apple/Google contact tracing approved by the CDC - will you install it? Apple makes it easier to unlock your iPhone while wearing a mask Google Buds 2 is a huge improvement over the original Microsoft announcing Xbox Series X game son May 7th John Legere is sad he no longer runs T-Mobile Starlink launches 422 satellites Will Quibi succeed? The truth behind John Krasinski's Some Good News Quarterly reports - Apple, Alphabet, and Amazon are all up Spotify revenue is up Why we like the new iPhone SE Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Shira Lazar, Devindra Hardawar, and Alex Wilhelm Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:

 TWiT 768: Steer Into the Skid | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:58:33

Contact Tracing, Synthetic Biology Ask a futurist: how do we get from now to the Covid-19 free future? Steer into the slide. The future of synthetic biology is sticking viruses into our systems as medication Apple-Google contact tracing vs Palantir: who do you trust? France bans Amazon from selling non-essential items: should America follow? Should Amazon be doing more with automation? The best videoconferencing etiquette Why are people tearing down 5g towers to fight coronavirus? What new businesses are going to be born out of the Covid-19 crisis? Automation, synthetic biology, and delivery get a VC boost AI development and Big Tech data gathering is leading us down a dystopian superhighway Is CES gone for good? How long can movie theaters stay closed? Salute to the real heroes - the IT people keeping us all connected in this crisis Distance learning: what is working, what isn't, and what is the future of education? How did Microsoft fumble Cortana? The same way they fumbled Windows Phone Apple hopes to put its own chips in macs Google says AI can design a chip in 6 hours The next world war will be fought in cyberspace Kim Jong Un: Dead or alive? Will North Korea be the next manufacturing hotspot or a radioactive crater? Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Amy Webb and Iain Thomson Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: - promo code: TWIT

 TWiT 767: Fifteen Years Later | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:07:14

TWiT's 15th Anniversary, iPhone SE, Best Audio Equipment You Can Buy iPhone SE vs Sidekick 2 EARN IT will kill end-to-end encryption. Call your senator now! AMD is kicking Intel's butt The best speakers you can buy The best DACs you can buy The best headphones and headphone amplifiers you can buy The story of the first TWiT Catching up with Scott Herriott Catching up with Kevin Rose Catching up with Patrick Norton Catching up with Robert Heron Why Kevin Rose Doesn't Use Android Why Robert Heron loves Google Fi and the Pixel Magic Wormhole: how to encrypt your communications John Prosser: iPhone SE Plus coming soon iPad Pro Magic Keyboard turns the iPad Pro into a laptop More catching up with Kevin Rose Reminiscing about the good old days - Leisure Suit Larry, FidoNet, and BBSs Caveat Emptor: many NAS drives use SMR Computer security now vs 15 years ago Hard drives now vs 15 years ago Want a great $20,000 stereo? Buy the Symbol Audio Modern Record Console iRacing is the best esport in the world Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Kevin Rose, Patrick Norton, Robert Heron, and Scott Herriot Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT30 offer code TWIT

 TWiT 766: Zoom, But Use Protection | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:44:40

Apple+Google COVID tracking app, 5G towers burning, Zoom tips Get Glycerin Melt at via affiliate link! 5G towers are being burned in England and the Netherlands to stop coronavirus. We have officially hit maximum techno panic. Apple and Google are building a coronavirus phone tracking app. Do you want a cyberpunk dystopia? Because this is how you get a cyberpunk dystopia! Zoom is the best option for group video chat, but only if you use it right, and only if you don't need perfect privacy. We show all the free TV shows you can watch online. What we are doing in quarantine: soap making, Half-Life Alyx, Castlevania, start your own video channel Smart toilet recognizes your butt and scans your poop for diseases Jack Dorsey donates $1 billion to Coronavirus research, with full transparency Apple displays COVID testing locations and launches Today at Apple at Home Why Apple stopped charging Amazon Prime Video the 30% "Apple Tax" Amazon workers are terrified to go to work, but at least they have a job Travelex paid 285 bitcoin to ransomware hackers - watch out for COVID Phishing Quibi has 300 Million installs in its first week, while Tik Tok crosses 1 Billion Distance learning: school attendance is at 50% Passover Seder on Zoom Leo is back on Facebook John Conway, creator of Conway's Game of Life has passed due to coronavirus Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Georgia Dow, Rene Ritchie, and Owen JJ Stone Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT10 - promo code: TWIT1 WWT.COM/TWIT code TWIT

 TWiT 765: Holds Each Cheek Separately | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:44:55

Zoom Security Issues, iPhone SE Zoom goes from 10 million to 250 million daily users, struggles with zoombombing and security issues Where is the iPhone SE? The budget iPhone could be launched any day. Can Apple maintain its famed secrecy with employees working from home? Apple buys Dark Sky Weather App, shuts down Android App iOS 14 may add widgets, live wallpaper Who controls the weather? NOAA, Weather Channel, IBM, Apple? Nations are tracking their citizens' location to stop coronavirus - will they stop when the crisis is over? Who else is tracking us? Do you know how to program COBOL? Help New Jersey fight coronavirus! Amazon has hired 80,000 workers, puts safety measures in place, fires strike organizer Instacart strike gets workers free health and safety kits Amazon will offer a virtual film festival to show SXSW films, movie theaters are offering streams What we're watching in quarantine - Little Fires Everywhere, Devs, free HBO shows, Bhagavad Gita and filmmaking on YouTube Quibi is launching at the best time possible FCC opens up 6GHz band for Wi-Fi use Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Christina Warren, Jason Hiner, and Brian McCullough Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:

 TWiT 764: Tech Support in Tights | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:17:00

Fever tracking maps show the spread of coronavirus Instacart workers will go on strike on Monday Hackers are sending out malicious teddy bears and Best Buy rewards cards Snopes has had to scale back fact-checking in the age of coronavirus misinformation China and Russia sending waves of coronavirus misinformation and phishing attacks Zeynep Tufecki is a light of reason in the fog of coronavirus information US Government is using cell phone location data to track coronavirus Is Big Tech our coronavirus saviors, or are they taking advantage of the situation? How should we cover tech while the world is collapsing? Notes from the final CanSec security conference Corporate layoffs, bailouts, and cancellations E-sports fill the void for car racing aficionados PwnToOwn 2020 highlights GM is offering unlimited internet in its cars, Yale is offering a free course on happiness, and other happy news China wants to re-invent the internet. What could possibly go wrong? Help track which coronavirus sites are malicious Free e-books from the Library of Congress Internet Archive under fire for lending too many e-books Elizabeth Warren open-sources all her campaign tech Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Seth Rosenblatt, Lexy Savvides, and Ed Bott Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:

 TWiT 763: Ghost Finger | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:26:13

This week's stories: Study proves that using CarPlay and Android Auto is worse than driving drunk Focus on security - cybercriminals are taking advantage of coronavirus Sam Abuelsamid explains LiDAR What to expect from Apple's AR future "Your next computer is not a computer" Apple's iPad Pro vs MacBook Air MacBook Air - useable keyboard, updated processors Steven Sinofsky on the iPad - "part of convergent evolution of PC hardware" Microsoft Neo and Windows 10X: a much-needed rethinking of Windows Google I/O is canceled How to set up Zoom to prevent "ZoomBombing" Video conferencing solutions for work-from-home Netflix drops video quality in Europe, but not America - here's why YouTube launches new online education resources Google launches distance learning fund Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty to one charge of theft of a trade secret Amazon wants to hire 100,000 people; Walmart wants 150,000, but both are facing product shortages Facebook donates masks and gloves to health professionals Pwn2Own hackers beat Windows, Ubuntu, macOS, and more Department of Justice wants to wave habeas corpus and kill encryption Italians 3D print $11,000 ventilator valve for $1 - original manufacturer threatens to sue Audible offers free audiobooks for kids, and so does your public library Gamestop finally closes California stores Sonic the Hedgehog and other movies stream instead of airing in theaters PS5 vs Xbox Series X Pixar founders win $1 Million Turing prize Self-driving taxis need a disinfectant system Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Louis Maresca, Sam Abuelsamid, and Mike Elgan Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:


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