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    TWiT 876: Elon and L. Ron - NY goes after Twitch, Musk's real plan, Apple's DeepMind defection

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 160:59

    NY goes after Twitch, Musk's real plan, Apple's DeepMind defection Elon Musk says Twitter deal can't happen until bot account dispute is resolved.  Twitter asks shareholders to support Musk's purchase.  NY Launches Ridiculous, Blatantly Unconstitutional 'Investigations' Into Twitch, Discord; Deflecting Blame From NY's Own Failings.  @kendraschaefer: My goodness. China's cyberspace watchdog, the CAC, just published a long (and unprecedented) set of draft regulations for recommendation algorithms.  Why is the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial so visible on social media?  The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt.  Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism by Amanda Montell.  Dianetics and scientology technical dictionary by L. Ron Hubbard.  Losing Ian Goodfellow to DeepMind is the dumbest thing Apple's ever done.  The Genesis Machine: Our Quest to Rewrite Life in the Age of Synthetic Biology by Amy Webb, Andrew Hessel.  Apple Shows Headset to Board in Sign It's Reached Advanced Stage.  VeeCon: Exclusive Conference Around Web 3 and Culture.  Fears grow for smaller nations after ransomware attack on Costa Rica escalates.  Ransomware gang Conti 'shuts down' in midst of Costa Rica attack.  Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir.  Bobiverse by Dennis Taylor.  The Nineties: A Book by Chuck Klosterman.  Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto by Stewart Brand. Ideas That Created the Future: Classic Papers of Computer Science by Harry R. Lewis.  Pinball Map Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Amy Webb and David Spark Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT expressvpn.com/twit noom.com/twit Indochino.com promo code TWIT

    TWiT 875: We Don't Talk About Elon - Texas HB 20, Crypto crash, Google IO, Goodbye iPod, Netflix ads

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 144:36

     Elon Musk Says His $44 Billion Twitter Deal Is 'On Hold'.  Two Twitter Leaders Are Leaving Company Following Musk Deal.  Texas HB 20: Tech asks SCOTUS to stop Texas social media law.  Just How Incredibly F'd Up Is Texas' Social Media Content Moderation Law?  Elon Musk praises Chinese workers for 'burning the 3am oil' – here's what that really looks like.  Jeff Bezos Hits Back at Joe Biden in Twitter Spat Over Inflation.  Google previews the Pixel Watch, coming this fall with Pixel 7.  The Pixel Tablet is coming in 2023.  It's not a phone, it's an alliance.  Google Glass's successor teased at I/O.  Google announces Pixel 6a powered by Tensor processor for $449.  More than $200 billion erased from the entire crypto market in a day as the sell-off intensifies.  Yellen Renews Call for Stablecoin Regulation After TerraUSD Stumble.  'The Guilt Is Unbearable': UST-Luna Investors Discuss the 99.99% Crypto Crash.  Take Control of Cryptocurrency by Glenn Fleishman.  Caitlin's podcast: Crypto's big crash.  Coinbase chief says 'no risk of bankruptcy' after regulatory filing sparks alarm.  Man seeks to excavate a landfill that allegedly has half a billion dollars worth of bitcoin.  UK's Royal Mail aims to open up to 50 drone routes for rural deliveries.  How an internet mapping glitch turned a random Kansas farm into a digital hell.  The iPod is dead.  A Visual History of the Apple iPod.  Netflix Tells Employees Ads May Come by the End of 2022.  Netflix Exploring Live Streaming For First Time; Plans To Roll Out For Unscripted Series & Stand-Up Specials.  Disney Plus added almost 8 million new subscribers as Netflix struggles.  Virtual reality mask adds realism by making it harder to breathe.  Here's What the Black Hole in the Center of the Milky Way Looks Like.  TikTok to surpass YouTube in the US.  TIkTok introduces first ad product with rev share for creators.  House where Facebook was created lists for $5.3M. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Denise Howell, Glenn Fleishman, and Caitlin McGarry Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: eightsleep.com/twit wealthfront.com/twit Blueland.com/TWIT ZipRecruiter.com/Twit

    TWiT 874: Malicious Compliance - Tech stocks are crumbling, NFTs losing steam, SafeGraph, Google IO preview

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 148:13

    Tech stocks are crumbling, NFTs losing steam, SafeGraph, Google IO preview  Elon Musk raises $7 billion in new funding for Twitter buyout.  Evaluating Elon Musk's Plan To Fix Twitter.  Elon Musk Plans to Take Twitter Public a Few Years After Buyout.  Why Tech Stocks Are Crashing and Burning.  Bitcoin drops below $35,000 over the weekend, extending Friday's losses.  NFT Sales Are Flatlining.  NFTs Are Legally Problematic ft. Steve Mould & Coffeezilla.  Unconventional Success: A Fundamental Approach to Personal Investment by David F. Swensen.  Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid.  Vatican Offers, Mysteriously Rescinds Interview About Pope's Metaverse Plans.  Data Broker SafeGraph Stops Selling Location Data of People Who Visit Planned Parenthood.  CDC Tracked Millions of Phones to See If Americans Followed COVID Lockdown Orders.  Global Privacy Control (GPC).  Google previews I/O 2022 schedule, 'What's new' keynotes, and sessions.  The latest Pixel Watch spec rumors show Google's trying to make a flagship. Ian Goodfellow, Apple's director of machine learning, is leaving the company due to its return to work policy.  AMD sales jump 71%, shrugging off concerns about PC slowdown.  Salt_Hank on TikTok.  Nvidia pays $5.5 million for allegedly hiding how many gaming GPUs were sold to crypto miners.  Intuit to pay $141M settlement over 'free' TurboTax ads.  Frontier lied about Internet speeds and "ripped off customers," FTC says.  New York City sues Activision, targeting CEO Bobby Kotick.  Apple's Self Service Repair now available. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Brianna Wu and Alex Kantrowitz Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: UserWay.org/twit wwt.com/twit mintmobile.com/twit policygenius.com/twit

    TWiT 873: A Little Patience and a Lot of Tape - Musk buys Twitter, Ethereum stumbles, broadcasting to aliens

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 137:38

    Musk buys Twitter, Ethereum stumbles, broadcasting to aliens Twitter Has a New Owner. Here's What He Should Do.  Elon Musk Demonstrates How Little He Understands About Content Moderation.  Jack Dorsey is tweeting through it.  Judge rejects Elon Musk's bid to end the 2018 settlement with SEC.  Bored Ape Metaverse Frenzy Raises Millions, Crashes Ethereum.  Web3 is Going Great - Molly White.  The Inevitability of Trusted Third Parties.  Labor Department Criticizes Fidelity's Plan to Put Bitcoin on 401(k) Menu.  Doctorow Femur by Cory Doctorow.  You Can Now Ask Google to Remove Your Phone Number, Email or Address from Search Results.  New options for removing your personally identifiable information from Search.  Spotify Boosts Subscribers Despite Russia Ban, Joe Rogan Drama.  Data From Fake Legal Requests Used to Sexually Extort Minors.  These scientists want to tell aliens where Earth is — not everyone is happy.  Netflix's Bad Habits Have Caught Up With It.  Alphabet Q1: YouTube Ad Revenue Growth Slows Dramatically.  Apple shares dip after the company warns of a possible $8 billion hit from supply constraints.  Snap announces a mini drone called Pixy.  Fort Worth, TX the first city in the U.S. to mine bitcoin.  TikTok was the top app by worldwide downloads in Q1 2022.  Meta Platforms' 'Metaverse' Division Loses $3B in 1Q.  Microsoft Earnings: Cloud Growth Propels Higher Sales, Earnings.  Hollywood's Fight Against VPNs Turns Ugly.  From CNN+ to Fyre Festival: A collector seeks swag from companies with epic ends. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Cory Doctorow, Tim Stevens, and Owen Thomas Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: podium.com/twit ourcrowd.com/twit nureva.com UserWay.org/twit

    TWiT 872: From The People Who Brought You Lickable TV - Netflix declines, CNN+ folds, Pixel Watch rumors, Moonbirds NFT, salty chopsticks

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 150:58

    Netflix declines, CNN+ folds, Pixel Watch rumors, Moonbirds NFT, salty chopsticks  Netflix Q1 net subscribers unexpectedly decline, revenue misses expectations.  Hedge Fund Manager Bill Ackman Sells Entire Netflix Stake, Taking $400 Million Loss.  Netflix Says 100 Million+ Non-Paying Households Use Shared Passwords.  CNN+ streaming service pulls a Quibi and will shut down a month after launch.  Rupert's Age, Apple/NFL, and the Bomb of the Pandemic.  Puzzle over Elon Musk Twitter plan after cryptic 'moving on' tweet.  Elon Musk, Baloney King.  House Republicans demand Twitter's board preserve all records about Musk's bid to buy the company.  Apple warns developers it will pull apps without recent updates from the App Store.  Google files a trademark application for 'Pixel Watch'  Google's Rumored Smartwatch Should Take a Page From Its Pixel Phones.  Google Pixel Watch: Exclusive leaked images seem to show Google's first smartwatch.  Google's AI-Powered 'Inclusive Warnings' Feature Is Very Broken.  Uber lifts mask mandate for drivers and riders.  Shanghai Reports Record Daily Covid Deaths in Current Outbreak.  What is the Moonbirds NFT collection, and why did it surge so quickly?  HBO Max backs 'Minecraft' movie with 'Aquaman' star Jason Momoa.  "Oreology" investigates the mystery of why Oreo creme filling usually sticks to one side.  Watching TV from behind the wheel of a self-driving car is allowed under UK law.  A Tesla vehicle using 'Smart Summon' appears to crash into a $3.5 million private jet.  Americans are drowning in spam.  The lickable-TV guy created electric chopsticks to make food taste saltier. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Nate Lanxon, and Lisa Eadicicco Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: expressvpn.com/twit audible.com/twit or text twit to 500-500 noom.com/twit wealthfront.com/twit

    TWiT 871: 17 Years... 10,000 Mistakes - Elon Musk, Bill Gates' Metaverse, Zuckerberg security detail

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 158:57

    Elon Musk, Bill Gates' Metaverse, Zuckerberg security detail Fast track.  Elon Musk Sued Over Delay in Disclosing Twitter (TWTR) Stake.  Elon Musk Wants to Buy Out Twitter (TWTR) in Final $43 Billion Unsolicited Bid.  Twitter adopts poison pill in bid to thwart Elon Musk takeover.  Fox News says it didn't authorize Truth Social account.  Why the Past 10 Years of American Life Have Been Uniquely Stupid.  Researchers find new malware variant after stopping attack on Ukrainian energy provider.  Ukraine Soldier Tears Down Russian Drone, Finds DSLR Camera, Bottle Cap.  California proposed ban on new gas-fueled cars by 2035.  Muting your mic reportedly doesn't stop big tech from recording your audio.  AI software from Uniphore, Sybill and Zoom detects customer emotions.  TikTok launches its own AR development platform, Effect House.  Mark Zuckerberg's Augmented Reality.  What a 1994 Bill Gates keynote tells us about the metaverse.  Remembering eWorld, Apple's forgotten online service.  Big Tech Is Pouring $925 Million Into Carbon Removal.  Intel sets 2040 net zero goal for carbon emissions.  Houston Astros' stadium will be the first in MLB to use Amazon's 'Just Walk Out' tech.  Mark Zuckerberg Security Costs $26.8 Million for Meta.  Bored Apes Go Hollywood With Coinbase-Produced Movie Trilogy. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Brian McCullough, Harry McCracken, and Alex Lindsay Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: checkout.com/twit ZipRecruiter.com/Twit eightsleep.com/twit Blueland.com/TWIT

    TWiT 870: Kim Apple Says Good Morning - Elon Musk's Twitter stake, Unreal Engine 5, WWDC predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 176:40

    Elon Musk's Twitter stake, Unreal Engine 5, WWDC predictions Elon Musk buys 9.2% stake in Twitter. Twitter Should Make Musk CEO. @TwitterComms: now that everyone is asking... yes, we've been working on an edit feature since last year!  Elon Musk asks court to scrap SEC agreement over his tweets, claiming he was 'forced' to enter into it.  SEC Probes Trading by Elon Musk and Brother in Wake of Tesla CEO's Sales.  Mike raises a glass to 17 years of TWiT.  Podcast listeners are likely to be more curious and less neurotic.  Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference returns in its all-online format.  Windows powers the future of hybrid work.  The 'Great Return' to the office is happening — now what?  How Argan Oil Is Made and Is So Expensive.  Gastronomad: THE MOROCCO EXPERIENCE.  Please don't use this new Windows 11 feature.  NVIDIA Broadcast App: AI-Powered Voice and Video.  Updated MacBook Air could launch at WWDC 2022.  Apple M1 Ultra vs M1 Max: Head-to-head shootout with photo and video editing apps.  Intercepted audio reveals Russians yelling at each other after getting pinned down in Ukraine.  As Russia Plots Its Next Move, an AI Listens to the Chatter.  Microsoft takes down APT28 domains used in attacks against Ukraine.  Apple defies the Russian government and restores opposition voting app.  Unreal Engine 5 is finally ready to power a new generation of games.  Apple Sets the Date for Another Virtual WWDC—Here's What to Expect. Inside Apple's 'Bionic Virtual Meeting Room'.  Magic Leap: Enterprise augmented reality (AR) platform.  How Amazon plans to fix its massive returns problem.  The only thing we should be talking about is the climate crisis.  r/Place and the battle of pixels.  Alphabet's Wing is bringing drone delivery to Texas this week.  Windows 3.1 is officially 30 years old.  MLB to allow pitchers and catchers to use anti-sign-stealing technology during regular season, sources say.  Amtrak Is Streaming an Empty Railroad on Twitch to Beef With Freight Rail Companies.  Chatterbox Smart Speaker. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Doc Rock, Mike Elgan, and Daniel Rubino Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: wwt.com/twit mintmobile.com/twit www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30

    TWiT 869: The Kids Are Alright - Wyze camera flaw, E3 is over again, Dorsey apologizes for centralized web

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 168:58

    Wyze camera flaw, E3 is over again, Dorsey apologizes for centralized web  Wyze knew hackers could remotely access your camera for three years and said nothing.  Lapsus$: Two UK teenagers charged with hacking for gang.  Lapsus$ and SolarWinds hackers both use the same old trick to bypass MFA.  E3 2022 - Digital and Physical - Has Officially Been Canceled.  Sony merges PS Now and PS Plus to create a three-tier subscription service.  There Are Only 2 Million Units Of Bitcoin Left To Mine -- Why Does It Matter?  Ubiquiti seeks $425 million in damages against industry blogger Brian Krebs.  Apple Is First Streamer to Win the Best Picture Oscar for 'CODA'.  Tim Cook's Oscar Moment Didn't Come Cheap.  The guest's current WFH status.  At GitHub You Don't Need No Stinkin' Office, But There Is A Nice One If You Do.  Apple is at its best when it doesn't know best.  32" M8 UHD/4K Smart Monitor with Streaming TV and SlimFit Camera.  Above Avalon: Apple Is in a League of Its Own. Intel Core i3-12100 and i5-12400 review: Fast, affordable, and hard to criticize. Jack Dorsey regrets his role in creating a centralized internet.  Facebook paid a Republican strategy firm to malign TikTok.  Waymo says fully driverless rides are coming to San Francisco.  Elon Musk on Twitter: There will come a time in the future where people will be surprised that we let practically anyone drive a 2 ton death machine anywhere they want.  Dyson's bizarre new headphones have a built-in air purifier. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Wesley Faulkner, Dan Moren, and Christina Warren Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: ourcrowd.com/twit nureva.com wealthfront.com/twit podium.com/twit

    TWiT 868: The Rods Go Down! - Kaspersky on Security Risk List, Lapsus$ hackers caught, EU's messaging law

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 140:33

    Kaspersky on Security Risk List, Lapsus$ hackers caught, EU's messaging law  The Threat of Russian Cyberattacks Looms Large  Kaspersky Named First Russian Company on Security Risk List.  F.B.I.'s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware.  Lapsus$: Oxford teen accused of being multi-millionaire cyber-criminal.  Authentication firm Okta's shares slide after hack warning.  SCRAM by Chris Crawford.  EU Provisionally Agrees on Law That Would Force Apple to Allow Alternative App Stores, Sideloading, and iMessage Interoperability.  Elon Musk Likens NHTSA To The "Fun Police" After Boombox Recall.  Elon Musk Says He's Thinking About Creating a Social Media Platform.  Roku Rolls Out OS 11 Update with Personalized Photo Screensaver and More.  Daring Fireball: Apple TV App on Android TV and Google TV No Longer Lets Users Buy or Rent Movies.  iFixit teardown offers a detailed look inside the Mac Studio and Studio Display.  Nvidia describes Arm-based Grace CPU 'Superchip'.  Nvidia takes the wraps off Hopper, its latest GPU architecture.  Nvidia wants to speed up data transfer by connecting data center GPUs to SSDs.  DirectStorage shows minor load-speed improvements in real-world PC demo.  YouTube is taking on over-the-air TV with nearly 4,000 free episodes of TV.  Honda's Asimo robot to retire after 20-year career wowing public.  Stephen Wilhite, creator of the GIF, has died.  John Roach, Pioneer of the Personal Computer, Is Dead at 83. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Allyn Malventano, Louis Maresca, and Sam Abuelsamid Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: grammarly.com/twit streak.com/twit noom.com/twit go.newtek.com/twit-tv

    TWiT 867: That's Not a TikTok, It's a Podcast - Mac Studio review, Netflix password sharing, Amazon Project Iliad

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 144:07

    Mac Studio review, Netflix password sharing, Amazon Project Iliad  Jason's Mac Studio review: Something new.  Mac Studio FULL Teardown - M1 Ultra chip REVEALED!  Jason's Apple Studio Display Review: A welcome return.  The Samsung Odyssey Ark is its largest curved monitor yet — and you can turn it on its side.  Jason's M1 iPad Air review: A familiar face.  OS Updates arrive with Universal Control, Mask Unlock.  Zelensky video deepfake.  Facebook removes 'deepfake' of Ukrainian President Zelenskyy.  Brazil's Supreme Court suspends Telegram, a key Bolsonaro platform.  Vimeo is telling creators to suddenly pay thousands of dollars — or leave the platform.  Vimeo is sorry, and here's how it's changing.  The internet forgot about Clubhouse. Anti-war Russians didn't.  Using a New Cyber Tool, Westerners Have Been Texting Russians About the War in Ukraine.  Amazon Closes $8.5 Billion Acquisition of MGM.  CNN confirms streaming service CNN+ to launch this spring.  Netflix Will Prompt Subscribers to Pay for Users Outside Their Households in New Test to Address Unauthorized Password Sharing.  Microsoft says Windows 11 File Explorer ads were 'not intended to be published externally'.  Germany Warns Kaspersky Could Be Used to 'Attack' During Ukraine Invasion.  SpaceX sent Starlink internet terminals to Ukraine. They could paint a 'giant target' on users' backs, experts say.  McLaren F1 car sports 'Chrome wheels' and Android logo.  Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters.  Amazon's 'Project Iliad' Made It Harder to Cancel Prime: Leaked Data.  AccountKiller.com  Bored Apes NFT project gets official 'ApeCoin' token.  Mark Zuckerberg confirms NFTs are coming to Instagram. California bill would let parents sue social media companies for addicting kids.  Permanent Daylight Saving Time bill could stall in the House.  "Better than our most optimistic prediction" – first images from James Webb exceed all expectations.  CD sales just rose for the first time in almost two decades. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Owen JJ Stone, Iain Thomson, and Jason Snell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: ZipRecruiter.com/Twit newrelic.com/twit Coinbase.com/TWIT expressvpn.com/twit

    TWiT 866: Can't Talk, Doing Laundry - M1 Ultra, Mac Studio, DuckDuckGo's neutrality, TikTok's Oracle deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 156:51

    M1 Ultra, Mac Studio, DuckDuckGo's neutrality, TikTok's Oracle deal Apple unveils the M1 Ultra, its most powerful chip yet.  Apple announces new $1599 27-inch 5K Apple Studio Display, featuring Center Stage webcam.  Apple's Peek Performance Event Delivers to the Pros and the Mainstream.  Apple's Mac Studio is a new desktop for creative professionals.  Apple releasing iOS 15.4, macOS 12.3, and other updates next week.  Russian Cyberattacks are Possible. Be Prepared But Not Panicked. Responding to reports that the Russian government is considering designating Meta as an extremist organization for its policies in support of speech...  Facebook allows war posts urging violence against Russian invaders.  DuckDuckGo ends neutrality, will down-rank sites "associated with Russian disinformation"  TikTok nears Oracle deal in bid to allay U.S. data concerns-sources.  The White House is briefing TikTok stars about the war in Ukraine.  The Power Of Knowing You Belong: A Conversation With YouTube Stars Justine And Jenna Ezarik.  CNN+ will start streaming on March 29th.  Acclaimed filmmaker Brent Renaud shot, killed in Ukraine.  Amazon's Clubhouse competitor is here, turning hosts into DJs. Salt_Hank on TikTok. Will Magid, musician.  Biden Signs Executive Order Bullish on Crypto, Digital U.S. Dollar.  Moderna Will Develop mRNA Vaccines for 15 of the World's Worst Diseases. Ford to ship and sell incomplete vehicles with missing chips.  Facebook's Parent Company Will Make Employees Do Their Own Laundry.  Twitter is looking for younger users. It's turning to the tech world's teen savant to help find them.  Twitter makes it harder to choose the old reverse-chronological feed.  Linux has been bitten by its most high-severity vulnerability in years. LimeWire Is Making a Comeback, But Not As You Know It.  Coronal Mass Ejection Reaches Earth On Sunday Night. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Larry Magid, Carolina Milanesi, and Evan Brown Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: wealthfront.com/twit wwt.com/twit betterhelp.com/twit mintmobile.com/twit

    TWiT 865: Safety Orange - ICANN in Russia, Nuclear vs Solar power, Elden Ring, Audiblegate, Chonky Palmtop

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 181:24

    ICANN in Russia, Nuclear vs Solar power, Elden Ring, Audiblegate, Chunky Palmtop  Setting the stage for Russia vs Ukraine.  ICANN won't revoke Russian Internet domains, says effect would be "devastating".  Google blocks RT, Sputnik from the Play app store in Europe.  Kevin Rothrock on Twitter: "Police officers in Moscow today are stopping people, demanding to see their phones, READING THEIR MESSAGES, and refusing to release them if they refuse."  Telegram Harm Reduction for Users in Russia and Ukraine.  Mastercard, Visa suspend operations in Russia after the invasion.  Electrify: An Optimist's Playbook for Our Clean Energy Future by Saul Griffith.  The state of E-sports in 2022.  E-sports vs Chess.  World Chess Boxing Championship.  Europe's Sleeping Giant Awakens.  Apple 'Peek Performance' event invite is an AR portal.  Chonky Palmtop.  The age of Fidonet versus the age of the Internet.  Brandon Sanderson's Kickstarter for 4 secret novels raises $15M in first day.  Audiblegate.  The History of the Standard Oil Company.  Framework laptop.  The Dawn of Everything. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Brianna Wu, Cory Doctorow, and Alex Wilhelm Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: nureva.com noom.com/twit podium.com/twit linode.com/twit

    TWiT 864: Can't Tell The Schist From the Feldspar - Russian/Ukraine War, Steam Deck

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2022 159:44

    Russian/Ukraine War, Steam Deck Biden has been presented with options for massive cyberattacks against Russia How Google Maps is tracking the Russian invasion of Ukraine Ukrainian leader calls on Apple to block Russian users from the App Store Fedorov Reaches out to Musk and Tech Giants for Aid During Russian Invasion What does the Ukraine invasion mean for the US-Russian partnership in space? Are You Good at Elden Ring? Samsung shipped '100 million' phones with flawed encryption Webb Telescope reaches a major milestone: All its light is in one place Steam Deck Review: IT'S NOT READY Apple will give Siri a less gendered voice option in iOS 15.4 GlaDOS Voice Generator Old Man of the Lake Gaming Recs for Lisa Schmeiser Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Lisa Schmeiser, Georgia Dow, and Owen JJ Stone Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: streak.com/twit imperfectfoods.com promo code TWIT expressvpn.com/twit audible.com/twit or text twit to 500-500

    TWiT 863: An API For Truth - Android Privacy Sandbox, Truth Social, Cyber Warfare, NUDGE Act

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2022 160:00

    Android Privacy Sandbox, Truth Social, Cyber Warfare, NUDGE Act The Genesis Machine by Amy Webb. The Privacy Sandbox on Android. Meta's Horizon metaverse already has 10x more users since 2022 began. Microsoft claims HoloLens is 'doing great' after reports version 3 was canceled. Meta's Clegg Promoted as Zuckerberg Steps Back From Policy. New algorithm bill could force Facebook to change how the news feed works. QAnon founder may have been identified thanks to machine learning. Trump's social network will reportedly launch on Monday. Melania Trump's Auction of Hat Hit by Plunge in Cryptocurrency. Meet the 'Crocodile of Wall Street' rapper accused of laundering billions of dollars in crypto. OpenSea Investigating 'Exploit Rumors' as Users Complain of Missing NFTs. Spotify Buys Podcast Analytics Firms Podsights and Chartable. Spotify Bet Big on Joe Rogan. It Got More Than It Counted On. You'll need a Microsoft account to set up future versions of Windows 11 Pro. Crypto apps soar in popularity after the Super Bowl splurge. What might cyberwarfare look like? US officials prep big banks and utilities for potential Russian cyberattacks as the Ukraine crisis deepens. New York Amazon Workers to Vote on Union in March. Mapping Playboy's Digital Reinvention, Where NFTs Are the Magazine and the Metaverse Is the Mansion. YouTube's Content ID System Flags, Demonetizes Video Of Cat Purring. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Amy Webb and Paris Martineau Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: newrelic.com/twit wealthfront.com/twit ZipRecruiter.com/Twit www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT

    TWiT 862: A Game Old Bird - Galaxy S22 Ultra, Mainstreaming of crypto, Meta in France, James Webb Telescope

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2022 135:05

    Galaxy S22 Ultra, Mainstreaming of crypto, Meta in France, James Webb Telescope The Mainstreaming of Crypto. Rapper Razzlekhan Is Accused Of $4.5 Billion Crypto Laundering Scheme. The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra is a Note successor with a built-in stylus. Photons Received: Webb Sees Its First Star – 18 Times. Samsung's Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra should have been a Chromebook. Mark Zuckerberg and team consider shutting down Facebook and Instagram in Europe if - Meta can not process Europeans' data on US servers. France says Google Analytics breaches GDPR when it sends data to US. Age verification to access social media: UK govt threat. IRS abandons ID.me facial recognition plans. Fake Windows 11 upgrade installers infect you with RedLine malware. Stuck in KUOW purgatory: Seattle Mazda drivers can't change the radio dial. 40 Starlink satellites succumb to geomagnetic storm. Teenager who tracks Elon Musk's private jet says he might stop in exchange for a new Tesla. Chip shortages, sure, but it's a good time to be a silicon wafer maker. The Guardian: Rising popularity of VR headsets sparks 31% rise in insurance claims. In Oscar Nominations, Streaming Hits A Ceiling Despite Apple Breakthrough And 'The Power Of The Dog' Leading Field. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Connie Guglielmo, Iain Thomson, and Andy Ihnatko Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: mintmobile.com/twit betterhelp.com/twit wwt.com/twit checkout.com/twit

    TWiT 861: Magic Internet Money - Meta earnings flop, Amazon Prime price hike, NFT celebrity complex

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 159:49

    Meta earnings flop, Amazon Prime price hike, NFT celebrity complex Meta Erases $251 Billion in Value, Biggest Wipeout in History. Facebook blames Apple after a historically bad quarter, saying iPhone privacy changes will cost it $10 billion. Meta lost $10 billion on AR and VR in 2021. Zuckerberg Tells Staff to Focus on Video Products as Meta's Stock Plunges. Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian wasn't shocked by Meta's 26% plunge, saying Facebook's ad model 'doesn't cut the mustard' anymore. The EARN IT Act Is Back, and It's More Dangerous Than Ever. Google parent company Alphabet broke $200 billion in annual revenue for the first time. Google's Pixel phones had their best quarter ever. Amazon confronts pandemic costs and raises the price of Prime. Here's The Boat That Won't Bring Jeff Bezos's Hair, Or Wife Back. Joe Rogan Apologizes for 'Shameful' Past Use of Racial Slur. Why is Joe Rogan So Popular? What is the current state of COVID and WFH? GoFundMe removes the donation page for the Canadian trucker protest. Silicon Valley loves mafias and you should, too. Wordle Is Joining The New York Times Games. Apple blasted over a paltry 3% fee reduction for external payments in the Netherlands. Tesla recall: 'Full Self-Driving' software runs stop signs. Mapping the celebrity NFT complex. We Found The Real Names Of Bored Ape Yacht Club's Pseudonymous Founders. Report: Stadia deprioritized as white-label 'Google Stream' aims for Bungie, Capcom deals. North Korea Hacked Him. So He Took Down Its Internet. BlackBerry to sell patents related to mobile devices, messaging for $600 million. House OKs bill to boost US chip fabrication and R&D. Car companies stand to make billions by charging you monthly fees for add-on features like heated seats. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Nicholas De Leon, Dan Patterson, and Owen Thomas Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: linode.com/twit podium.com/twit ourcrowd.com/twit nureva.com

    TWiT 860: Cheese in Your Gruel - Nvidia done with ARM, Spotify controversy, Google kills FLoC, FBI and Pegasus

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2022 143:31

    Nvidia done with ARM, Spotify controversy, Google kills FLoC, FBI, and Pegasus Spotify Takes Down Neil Young's Music After His Joe Rogan Ultimatum. Spotify loses $4 billion in market value after the Neil Young controversy. Joni Mitchell demands Spotify remove her music over deadly 'lies'. Apple Music claims it's 'home of Neil Young' after Spotify loses legendary songwriter. Google kills off FLoC, replaces it with Topics. Nvidia Quietly Prepares to Abandon $40 Billion Arm Bid. The PC is back again. But for how long? Apple Revenue Pops 11% To $123.9 Billion Despite Supply Chain Concerns. Dell's new XPS laptop messes with the familiar—and that's the point. Windows 11 is getting Android apps, taskbar improvements, and more next month. The ambitious Android tablet option Google tossed away. The Battle for the World's Most Powerful Cyberweapon. Meta has built an AI supercomputer it says will be the world's fastest by end of 2022. Valve will start selling the Steam Deck on February 25th. A robot bartender that serves up cocktails in 90 seconds will be on duty at the Winter Olympics as organizers seek to keep a lid on COVID-19. ARK Invest's Big Ideas 2022: The 14 transformative technologies to watch this year. Appeals Court Won't Block Enforcement of California Net Neutrality Law. Breyer's Supreme Court replacement will face a hefty cyber docket. Here's what Apple might announce at a spring event this March. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Jason Hiner, Denise Howell, and Harry McCracken Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: imperfectfoods.com promo code TWIT Blueland.com/TWIT audible.com/twit or text twit to 500-500 wealthfront.com/twit

    TWiT 859: Damn the Crepe Myrtle - Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal, 5G improvements, Intel's Ohio factory

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 158:48

    Microsoft's Activision Blizzard deal, 5G improvements, Intel's Ohio factory Microsoft set to purchase Activision Blizzard in a $68.7 billion deal. Over 100 Activision Blizzard employees stage walkout, demand CEO step down. Bobby Kotick Reportedly Turned Up Late and Left Early from a Meeting Meant to Reassure Employees. Bobby Kotick interview: Why Activision Blizzard did the deal with Microsoft. The movie segment! Airline CEOs make a U-turn, now say 5G isn't a big problem for altimeters. AT&T, Verizon 5G is about to get much faster in more places - if you have the right phone. AT&T begins a 5G C-band rollout in a limited number of metro areas. Intel Reveals Plans for Massive Factory in Ohio. The Intel Split. Google starts rolling out the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro's delayed December update. IRS Will Require Facial Recognition Scans to Access Your Taxes. Senate committee votes to advance major tech antitrust bill. Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department Seek to Strengthen Enforcement Against Illegal Mergers. MEPs adopt Digital Services Act with significant last-minute changes. Twitter Blue on Twitter: "You asked (a lot), so we made it. Now rolling out in Labs: NFT Profile Pictures on iOS" Joe Rogan Experience Podcast Ensnares Spotify in Covid Misinformation Debate. Bitcoin drops to a six-month low as investors dump speculative assets. Fed releases long-awaited study on a digital dollar but doesn't take a position yet on creating one. Faster cable internet speeds are coming, even if you don't really need them. The World's First Wi-Fi 7 Demo Reached Speeds 2.4 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi 6. Twitter shakes up its security team. TikTok's marketing chief ousted after 'going rogue' with bizarre campaigns. US athletes are told to use burner phones at Beijing Winter Olympics. Netflix Q4 2021: Gains 8.2 Million Subscribers, Stock Down on Forecast. Felony charges are 1st in a fatal crash involving Autopilot. We Met in Virtual Reality' finds love in the metaverse. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Devindra Hardawar and Dwight Silverman Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: expressvpn.com/twit newrelic.com/twit streak.com/twit ZipRecruiter.com/Twit

    TWiT 858: The Meat CEO - E3 goes virtual, microdosing in the metaverse

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 143:29

    E3 goes virtual, microdosing in the metaverse. CES through the years. Oversized future USPS delivery truck on display at CES in Las Vegas. BMW debuts its new color-changing paint technology at CES: E Ink. Massage Robot at CES 2022. This super realistic "humanoid robot" stole the show at CES 2022. Using Elon Musk's Boring Tunnel at CES 2022: Hardly groundbreaking. Elon Musk says Spacex will catch Starship booster with giant "robot chopsticks" Halo.car @richontech: No joke. This SUV is being driven remotely from this gaming-style rig, complete with a steering wheel, pedals and a giant monitor with live camera feeds from the vehicle. E3 shifts to online-only event because of Omicron concerns. Why Apple's iMessage Is Winning: Teens Dread the Green Text Bubble. After ruining Android messaging, Google says iMessage is too powerful. The long-awaited January update for Google's Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro is now live. @stroughtonsmith: Apple really needs to throw out its crowdsourced machine-learned autocorrect system entirely. Second Life Founder Returns to Take On the Metaverse. Meta's Oculus was the US's most-downloaded app on Christmas. Is microdosing legal? Canalys: Worldwide PC shipments soared in 2021 to 341 million units. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Christina Warren, Ashley Esqueda, and Rich DeMuro Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 banknovo.com/twit mintmobile.com/twit wwt.com/twit

    TWiT 857: New World Disorder - The future of finance, Web3, NASA Webb Telescope, synthetic biology, CES 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 140:22

    The future of finance, Web3, NASA Webb Telescope, synthetic biology, CES 2022 Amy introduces the Futurist episode. The Future Today Institute's 14th Annual Tech Trends Report. Moxie Marlinspike - My first impressions of web3. Jack Dorsey says VCs really own Web3 (and Web3 boosters are pretty mad about it). Chris Dixon and Naval Ravikant — The Wonders of Web3, How to Pick the Right Hill to - Climb, Finding the Right Amount of Crypto Regulation, Friends with Benefits, and the Untapped Potential of NFTs. The rise of the alt-coins. Oh look, it's a Tesla traffic jam in Las Vegas' Boring Company tunnel. NASA's Webb Telescope Reaches Major Milestone as Mirror Unfolds. CES attendance down more than 75%, organizers say. LG Display brought a reclining curved OLED throne to CES this year. Change your car's colour with an app: BMW unveils color-changing car. CES 2022: The humanoid robot, Ameca, revealed at CES show. Abbott tells CES it's getting into consumer biowearables. The Genesis Machine: Our Quest to Rewrite Life in the Age of Synthetic Biology by Amy Webb. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Amy Webb and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: ourcrowd.com/twit linode.com/twit wealthfront.com/twit betterhelp.com/twit

    TWiT 856: Best of 2021 - The best TWiT highlights of the year!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 131:01

    Leo Laporte takes us through the past year in tech. 2021 highlights include: Comparisons between the roaring '20s and the NEW roaring '20s GameStop, meme stocks, and the revenge of the retail trader CryptoPunks, NFTs, and the Blockchain. Nicholas almost unboxes his NBA NFT Facebook Is Building An Instagram For Kids Under The Age Of 13. Jeff Bezos' Legacy as CEO of Amazon How Amy Webb Beat Her Insomnia Rick Roll gets 1 billion views IBM PC Turns 40 Years Old "New Data Says More Communities Built Their Own Broadband Because of COVID. U.S. Broadband Wireless Speeds Climb to Pathetic 14th Place Globally. " China's central bank says all cryptocurrency-related activities are illegal, vows harsh crackdown. iPod is 20 years old Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: podium.com/twit nureva.com Blueland.com/TWIT imperfectfoods.com promo code TWIT

    TWiT 855: Smitten by 2021 - Biggest stories of the year including Meta, mRNA, Log4j, NFTs, Ransomware

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2021 145:28

    Biggest stories of the year including Meta, mRNA, Log4j, NFTs, Ransomware COVID-19's impact on tech. Elon Musk in 2021. The World Is Still Short of Everything. Get Used to It. GM's heated seats and steering wheels are the latest casualties of the chip shortage. Baby Driver: Philadelphia woman gives birth in the front seat of Tesla on autopilot. The tangled history of mRNA vaccines. Ransomware Jerks Helped Cause the Cream Cheese Shortage. The Harvard Job Offer No One at Harvard Ever Heard Of. Microsoft's very bad year for security: A timeline. Log4j: The 'most serious' security breach ever is unfolding right now. REvil Ransom Arrest, $6M Seizure, and $10M Reward. Billionaires in space. FAA: No more commercial astronaut wings, too many launching. Fact check: Jeff Bezos' New Shepard rocket launch didn't emit carbon. Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon's C.E.O., handing the reins to Andy Jassy. In a surprise tweet, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said he's stepping down. Square is changing its name to Block. The Metaverse Is Mark Zuckerberg's Escape Hatch. A Global Tipping Point for Reining In Tech Has Arrived. Lina Khan's Battle to Rein in Big Tech. Top trend of 2021: The Metaverse. 2021 ends with a question: Are NFTs here to stay? Android 12: Everything you need to know about Google's new big update to the popular OS! Colonial Pipeline: How a major oil pipeline got held for ransom. Sinclair Confirms Ransomware Attack That Disrupted TV Stations. A comprehensive breakdown of the Epic v. Apple Ruling. Tardigrade is first multicellular organism to be quantum entangled. Ever Given container ship leaves Suez Canal 106 days after getting stuck. VW rebrand turns out to be April Fool's joke. Olympics Broadcaster Announces His Computer Password on Live TV. Don't be fooled — Amazon's Astro isn't a home robot, it's a camera on wheels. I swallowed one of my AirPods. Woman swallows AirPods accidentally; claims device recorded audio from her stomach. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ant Pruitt, Mikah Sargent, and Jason Howell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: Blueland.com/TWIT noom.com/twit UserWay.org/twit

    TWiT 854: Filters Not Included - Log4j vulnerability, YouTube and Disney make up, Tardigrades, Anti-5G necklace

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 165:25

    Log4j vulnerability, YouTube and Disney make up, Tardigrades, Anti-5G necklace Hackers start pushing malware in worldwide Log4Shell attacks. The Next Wave of Log4J Attacks Will Be Brutal. The Numbers Behind Log4j Vulnerability CVE-2021-44228. YouTube TV Reaches Deal To Bring Back Disney-Owned Channels Including ESPN, Disney Channel, & ABC. Oh Doctah's thoughts on the Great Resignation. Reddit Announces Confidential Submission of Draft Registration Statement Related to Proposed Public Offering. BuzzFeed Suffers Wave of SPAC Investor Withdrawals Before Going Public. Elon Musk: Person of the Year 2021. EV tax credits: Manchin a no on Build Back Better bill, putting $12,500 incentive in doubt. Record-Breaking Eight Mobile Games Surpass $1 Billion in Global Player Spending During 2021. Apple releases Swift Playgrounds 4 with support for app development on iPad. Toyota Made Its Key Fob Remote Start Into a Subscription Service. Dog helps his human move tires and figures out how to carry four tires in one bite. TikTok says it's removing 'alarmist warnings' about school violence. I'm getting this PAGASA message on my AOD and lockscreen. Meta says nearly 50,000 journalists and activists were targeted by sophisticated spying operations on Facebook and Instagram. Melania Trump emerges to launch new NFT platform meant to 'inspire' — and earn cash. RadioShack Announces Ambitious New Cryptocurrency Exchange: RadioShack Defi. Homeland Security launches 'Hack DHS' bug bounty program. Biden will sign an executive order to move government services online. Anti-5G necklaces found to be radioactive. Tardigrade is first multicellular organism to be quantum entangled. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Owen JJ Stone, Jeff Jarvis, and Tim Stevens Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT UserWay.org/twit noom.com/twit mintmobile.com/twit

    TWiT 853: Make It Cozy - Worst 0-day in a decade, Amazon outage, Assange extradition, Birds Aren't Real

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 158:40

    Worst 0-day in a decade, Amazon outage, Assange extradition, Birds Aren't Real Six dead, no hope of more survivors after tornadoes destroy Amazon warehouse. Log4Shell: RCE 0-day exploit found in log4j2, a popular Java logging package. An Amazon server outage caused problems for Alexa, Ring, Disney Plus, and deliveries. Amazon Outage Disrupts Lives, Surprising People About Their Cloud Dependency. Instagram's CEO faces senators accusing his company of harming some young users. Instagram will bring back a chronological feed in 2022. The US wins appeal over the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Inside Tim Cook's Secret $275 Billion Deal with Chinese Authorities. Apple's Empty Threat? Silence Over iPhone Ad Workarounds Sows Confusion. All Those 23andMe Spit Tests Were Part of a Bigger Plan. Mercedes-Benz gets the world's first approval for an automated driving system. A New Tesla Safety Concern: Drivers Can Play Video Games in Moving Cars. Tesla Cybertruck with updated design spotted on test track. 'No easy solution' for Tesla Cybertruck's comically large windshield wiper, Elon Musk says. Kickstarter Will Move Its Crowdfunding Platform to Blockchain. I want to go back!' Michael Strahan can't get enough of space after Blue Origin launch. TCL stops selling Google TV lineup over software & performance issues, updates coming soon. Amazon is shutting down the web ranking site Alexa.com. Grand Theft Auto video game ban proposed by Illinois State Rep. Marcus Evans. Italy fines Amazon €1.13B for abusing market dominance. Jessica Rosenworcel was confirmed by Senate to lead the FCC. New FDA-approved eye drops could replace reading glasses for millions: "It's definitely a life-changer". Birds Aren't Real, or Are They? Inside a Gen Z Conspiracy Theory. Ex-Apple Engineer Cher Scarlett No Longer Withdrawing U.S. Labor Agency Complaint Against Apple. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Shira Lazar, Alex Kantrowitz, and Carolina Milanesi Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: podium.com/twit ourcrowd.com/twit udacity.com/TWiT UserWay.org/twit

    TWiT 852: Mystery Hut on the Moon - Jack leaves Twitter, what is Web3, Bitcoin crashes again, Cyber Monday

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 138:05

    Jack leaves Twitter, what is Web3, Bitcoin crashes again, Cyber Monday China's Yutu 2 rover spots cube-shaped 'mystery hut' on far side of the moon. Jack is leaving Twitter and we have ~thoughts~ Twitter Has a New CEO; What About a New Business Model? Jack Dorsey's Square changes corporate name to Block. Twitter's new CEO announces major reorganization of the social networking company. Twitter bans sharing 'private' images and videos without consent. Far-right is using Twitter's new rule against anti-extremism researchers. Self-Important Asshole Making Big Show About Leaving Twitter. Is web3 BS? Bukele steps up El Salvador's bet on sliding bitcoin; buys another 150 coins. Cyber Monday Sales Flat as Smaller Savings Curb Incentive to Spend. Black Friday data adds to evidence e-commerce growth is slowing. The Chip Shortage Has Made a Star of This Little-Known Component. Arriving Today: From Factory to Front Door -- Why Everything Has Changed About How and What We Buy. FTC Challenges Nvidia's Deal for Arm Holdings. Move Over, GE. The Tech Conglomerates Are the New Leaders of Industry. U.K. regulators order Facebook-owner Meta to sell Giphy. Russia threatens criminal charges against a NASA astronaut. NASA delays ISS spacewalk over debris worries. The Mars Rover video and sound. It's so eerie and yet so interesting / thought-provoking. Meta has chosen AWS as its long-term strategic cloud provider. Microsoft backtracks on Windows 11's controversial default browser changes. New rule will allow debt collectors to track you down on social media. Jim Warren, Early Influencer in Personal Computing, Dies at 85. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Brian McCullough, and Mike Elgan Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: Egnyte.com stripe.com wwt.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit

    TWiT 851: Doomtown Rats - Black Friday, Apple sues NSO group, rats play Doom, MicroClimate AIR2

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 143:15

    Black Friday, Apple sues NSO group, rats play Doom, MicroClimate AIR2 Scientists Focus on Whether Omicron Variant Causes Severe Illness. CES 2022: CES - The Most Influential Tech Event in the World. MicroClimate AIR2. Black Friday shopping in stores drops 28% from pre-pandemic levels. Amazon sees 'record-breaking' Black Friday, official says. New York Times' Wirecutter Staff Goes on Strike Ahead of Black Friday. Apple sues NSO Group for attacking iPhones with Pegasus spyware. Apple's AR headset coming next year with 'Mac-level' power: report. Apple's Car Project: Everything We Know. Sam's Thoughts on the Apple Car. Apple Accelerates Work on Car Project, Aiming for Fully Autonomous Vehicle. What is the future of personal car ownership? Galaxy Note is dead; Samsung reportedly ending production on Note 20, no plans for the 2022 model. Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri will testify before the Senate on teen mental health. Related: The CEO of cosmetics retailer Lush says he's 'happy to lose' $13 million by deleting Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat accounts over teen mental-health harms. Germany plans to phase out the sale of combustion-engine vehicles to help meet its ambitious goal of getting 15 million electric vehicles on the road by 2030. Rats named Carmack and Romero are playing Doom. Is watching the 1984 Ghostbusters movie killing people? A Statistician's Perspective. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Doc Rock, Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, and Sam Abuelsamid Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: blockfi.com/TWIT podium.com/twit www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT Egnyte.com

    TWiT 850: Leo, not Leopoldo - Apple's self-repair program, space debris, Constitution NFT, Xbox 20 years old

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 143:59

    Apple's self-repair program, space debris, Constitution NFT, Xbox 20 years old Goodbye, Staples Center. Hello, Crypto.com Arena. Citadel CEO Kenneth Griffin Outbid a Group of Crypto Investors for Copy of U.S. Constitution. Someone Made a Pirate Bay for NFTs. 13 dumb arena names inspired by the Staples Center becoming 'Crypto.com Arena'. El Salvador to Create 'Bitcoin City,' Use $500M of Planned $1B Bond Offering to Buy More Crypto. Apple Will Tell You How to Fix iPhones, Sell Parts to the General Public. Apple's Pointless Self-Repair Program. Over 100 Activision Blizzard employees stage walkout, demand CEO step down. Xbox Chief Says He's Evaluating Relationship With Activision. Microsoft Pressures Activision Blizzard. Apple Accelerates Work on Car Project, Aiming for Fully Autonomous Vehicle. Google Cloud encourages more conversational AI with Bot-in-a-Box. Visualizations show the extensive cloud of debris Russia's anti-satellite test created. Chris Hadfield says more regulations are needed to protect astronauts from space debris. Jurors Got to Hear Elizabeth Holmes' Lies For Themselves. Tesla ranks almost dead-last on a Consumer Reports reliability list. We Are the Wirecutter Union. We're Prepared to Walk Out. How Xbox outgrew the console: inside Phil Spencer's multi-billion dollar gamble. Forza Horizon 5. Facebook's race-blind policies around hate speech came at the expense of Black users, new documents show. Meta's sci-fi haptic glove prototype lets you feel VR objects using air pockets. FlyFin offers an AI-based tax app aimed at freelancers, gig workers. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Wesley Faulkner, Wil Harris, and Chris J. Preimesberger Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: noom.com/twit privacy.com/twit podium.com/twit www.stamps.com - promo code: TWIT

    TWiT 849: Disco Mannequin - Twitter Bue, The Golem Network, The Genesis Machine, GitHub Copilot, Rivian IPO

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 162:21

    Twitter launches Blue subscription service in U.S., offers ad-free access to 300 news sites. U.S. states file updated antitrust complaint against Alphabet's Google. Walmart is using fully driverless trucks to ramp up its online grocery business. Amazon's Spinmasters: Behind the Internet Giant's Battle With the Press. Are you worried about Amazon? A record 4.4 million people quit in September as Great Resignation shows no signs of stopping. Job openings and labor turnover trends for States in 2020. Why America's "Shipping Crisis" Will Not End. Amazon Relay. Bezos-Backed Real Estate App to Accept Bitcoin as Payment. Golem Network. The Genesis Machine. The EVELO Compass adult electric tricycle is a comfortable, powerful and stable electric trike with a large cargo basket. Wing Bikes are the world's best electric bicycles. Hoax Email Blast Abused Poor Coding in FBI Website. Europol: Seven REvil/GandCrab ransomware affiliates were arrested in 2021. Judge denies stay in Epic v. Apple. Everyone has questions about Leo's phones. GitHub Copilot: Your AI pair programmer. Apple to Pay $30 Million Over Store Workers' Security Checks. Facebook says it can't keep pace with its own Oversight Board. Elon Musk Sells About $5 Billion in Tesla Stock. AMD reveals an Epyc security 50 flaws, Intel has 25. Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are infectious in all the wrong ways. Rivian's Mega IPO is a Good Test of the Meme Stock Craze. AMC Theatres debuts online Bitcoin payments after months of teasing. Biden's "historic" $65 billion broadband plan approved by Congress. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Paris Martineau and Amy Webb Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30 blockfi.com/TWIT mintmobile.com/twit wwt.com/twit

    TWiT 848: Rippling Chaos - Meta trademark filing, NYC crypto, the Great Resignation, Daylight saving time

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 136:36

    Meta trademark filing, NYC crypto, the Great Resignation, daylight saving time Facebook's "Meta" Trademark Application. Meta Company lashes out at Facebook over name change in public letter. Incoming New York mayor Eric Adams vows to take the first three paychecks in bitcoin. NYC Mayor-Elect Adams Says Crypto Should Be Taught in Schools. House Sends Infrastructure Bill With Crypto Tax Provision to US President. The crypto conundrum: Is that hot meme coin a Shiba Inu or a squid? Len Sassaman and Satoshi: a Cypherpunk History. Global Chip Shortage 'Is Far From Over' as Wait Times Get Longer. I'm A Twenty-Year Truck Driver, I Will Tell You Why America's "Shipping Crisis" Will Not End. The debate over daylight saving time drags on in Europe. Gastronomad: The art of living everywhere and eating everything! Leo's time with the Pixel 6 Pro. Faulty DRM breaks dozens of games on Intel's Alder Lake CPUs. Apple's New Screen Repair Trap Could Change the Repair Industry Forever. Apple's Federighi delivers a dramatic speech on the dangers of sideloading. The Great Resignation. The 'lying flat' movement standing in the way of China's innovation drive. TikTok owner ByteDance shortens China work hours, discouraging the notorious '996' routine. Google News to relaunch in Spain after mandatory payments to newspapers scrapped. Tesla recalls nearly 12,000 U.S. vehicles over software communication error. Microsoft fixes Windows 11 features failing due to an expired certificate. Apple Wants iPhones to Detect Car Crashes, Auto-Dial 911. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Evan Brown, Louise Matsakis, and Owen Thomas Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: molekule.com promo code twit business.eset.com/twit expressvpn.com/twit stripe.com

    TWiT 847: Numb to Dongletown - Facebook is Meta, MacBook Pro impressions, Orbital Reef, Windows XP is 20!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 132:00

    Facebook: Founder's Letter, 2021 (introducing Meta). Zuckerberg wants to create a make-believe world in which you can hide from all the damage Facebook has done. Meta removing Facebook login requirement for Quest headsets by next year. John Carmack issues some words of warning for Meta and its metaverse plans. The Facebook Papers' missing piece The new MacBook Pro is out, and Brianna has one! Fictional Gamergate Series In The Works From Mind Riot Entertainment & Video Games Developer Brianna Wu. Jeff Bezos wants to build a business park in space. US Copyright Office says you can fix a game console (but only the optical drive). Android 12 is here: All the details about downloading, compatibility, new features, and more. Android 12 is so last week: Meet Android 12L, now in developer preview. Blizzard cancels 2022 BlizzCon amid harassment scandal fallout. Activision CEO Takes 99.9% Pay Cut Until Gender Goals Are Met. It's Windows XP's 20th birthday and way too many still use it. The 'Dune' Screenplay Was Written in MS-DOS. Google's Stadia Pivots To Being Some White Label Game Streaming Platform For Others To Use. Intel Alder Lake Mobility CPU Benchmarks Leaked. Host: Iain Thomson Guests: Brianna Wu and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: audible.com/twit or text twit to 500-500 expressvpn.com/twit blockfi.com/TWIT privacy.com/twit

    TWiT 846: I Love You Zune Much - New Mac chips, new Pixel 6, Proton Mail's big win, Squid Game rakes it in

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 139:35

    I Love You Zune Much - New Mac chips, new Pixel 6, Proton Mail's big win, Squid Game rakes it in Samsung now lets you customize your own Galaxy Z Flip 3. Pixel 6: Everything to know about Google's newest phone. Google's Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro finally bring new camera hardware in addition to software. Intel slipped—and its future now depends on making everyone else's chips. If The Arm Deal Fails, NVIDIA Is Fine, But Arm May Struggle. Apple announces 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro: new design, display notch, 120Hz, M1 Pro chip, HDMI, MagSafe, more. Apple announces third-generation AirPods for $179. @PatrickMcGee_: "An *enormous thread* on alleged @Google @Facebook collusion based on the just-released *unredacted* complaint from the Texas AG." @fasterthanlime: "google has a secret deal with facebook called "Jedi Blue" that they knew was so illegal that it has a whole section describing how they'll cover for each other if anyone finds out" Why Facebook is rebranding. What it was like to watch Steve Jobs introduce the iPod 20 years ago. Proton wins appeal in Swiss court over surveillance laws. Squid Game Season 2? Series Worth $900 Million to Netflix So Far. YouTube is about to pull its apps from Roku, and the fight is going all the way to Congress. John Carmack pushes out unlocked OS for defunct Oculus Go headset. Microsoft now lets you test Android apps on Windows 11. A&W Turns its 'Worst Marketing Fail' Into a New Burger. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Connie Guglielmo, Louis Maresca, and Owen JJ Stone Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: CrowdStrike.com/twit wwt.com/twit Stamps.com promo code TWiT podium.com/twit

    TWiT 845: They'll Still Be Your Neighbors Tomorrow - Hardware event preview, HTC Vive Flow, Squid Game success

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 164:58

    Hardware event preview, HTC Vive Flow, Squid Game success Unleashed Apple Event Focusing on New Macs to Take Place on October 18. MacBook Pro Display With Notch Shown in Alleged Photo Leak. Errol Morris Interrotron. In-person versus remote conversations online. Pixel Fall Launch: Everything to expect at the Pixel 6 keynote. 'Pixel Pass' allegedly bundles Pixel 6, Google Fi, YouTube Premium, and more under one bill. Samsung announces Unpacked 2 event for Wednesday, Oct 20th, right after Apple and Google. Back on Earth, Shatner and Bezos have a Kirk-Spock moment. The Vive Flow Is VR for Downtime; Facebook Wants AR For Your Every Waking Moment. I have a hard time believing your wearable is good if you had to Photoshop it onto a model. Teen Girls Are Developing Tics. Doctors Say TikTok Could Be a Factor. Instagram Struggles With Fears of Losing Its 'Pipeline': Young Users. Canon sued for disabling scanner when printers run out of ink. Squid Game Season 2? Series Worth $900 Million to Netflix So Far. Fraudsters Cloned Company Director's Voice In $35 Million Bank Heist, Police Find. Governor Wants to Prosecute Journalist Who Clicked 'View Source' on Government Site. Doctor set for £100k pay-out after judge ruled neighbour's Ring doorbell cameras breached privacy. Apple's privacy changes create a windfall for its own advertising business. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Georgia Dow, Alex Lindsay, and Bill Detwiler Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: stripe.com banknovo.com/twit ZipRecruiter.com/Twit nureva.com/twit