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English, Technology, 1 season, 63 episodes, 3 days, 3 hours, 33 minutes
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Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Jason and Mikah give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives. Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
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TNW 303: Developers Unite Against Unity - Smart Car Privacy, MGM Resorts, Google Antitrust

Game developers using the Unity Engine are crying afoul over Unity's pricing structure. Why are cars the worst product category for user privacy? A cyberattack shut down MGM Resorts for some time. And why the U.S. government is blasting Google for paying $10 billion a year to cut out search rivals. Unity has updated its pricing structure, leading many within the gaming & developer community to grow frustrated with the game engine. Kyle Orland of Ars Technica stops by the show to explain what happened. Misha Rykov of the Mozilla Foundation joins the show to discuss the Mozilla Foundation's Privacy Not Included guide and why cars are not the best product for a user's security and privacy. Jason Howell shares how a cyberattack against MGM Resorts shut down its services for a period of time. And Mikah Sargent talks about the U.S. government's anti-trial against Google as the company is taken to trial over its monopolistc grasp on online searching. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Kyle Orland and Misha Rykov Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT expressvpn.com/tnw drata.com/twit
1/1/11 hour, 19 minutes, 59 seconds
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TNW 304: iPhone 15 Pro vs. Google Pixel - iPhone 15 Pro Review, Google Bard Improvements, Microsoft Leaks, New Amazon Echo Devices

This week on Tech News Weekly, Jason and Mikah unpack Apple's new iPhone 15 Pro, improvements to Google's AI chatbot Bard, Microsoft's massive gaming leaks, and Amazon's latest product announcements. Gizmodo's Florence Ion joins to share her review of Apple's iPhone 15 Pro with its new titanium chassis and 'tetraprism' telephoto camera. She discusses how it compares to Android flagships like the Pixel 7 Pro, especially in build quality, premiumness, and integration between Apple devices. Google made improvements to its AI chatbot Bard after a rocky debut, integrating it with services like Maps, YouTube, and Gmail for a more assistant-like experience. Hugh Langley of Business Insider explains the new features and how Bard aims to avoid the pitfalls of other generative chatbots. A massive leak reveals Microsoft's gaming roadmap and plans through 2028, including new mid-gen Xbox console refreshes and internal docs weighing buying Nintendo and Valve. Sam Machkovech analyzes the revelations and their potential fallout. Amazon held a more muted product launch than past years. Updates include Alexa powered by a new large language model, Echo Frames smart glasses 2.0 with better style, the wall-mountable Echo Hub for smart home control, and a new high-end WiFi 7 Eero Pro router. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Florence Ion, Hugh Langley, and Sam Machkovech Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: zocdoc.com/tnw discourse.org/twit Melissa.com/twit
1/1/11 hour, 21 minutes, 38 seconds
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TNW 305: The Promise of Microsoft Copilot - AI & Authors, Net Neutrality, Galaxy Tab S9+

A searchable database to see which author's work is being used to train AI. Microsoft had its big Surface & AI event, and its AI assistant feature, Copilot, was announced. The FCC is looking to bring back net neutrality. And Jason has Samsung's Galaxy Tab S9+ tablet. Alex Reisner of The Atlantic joins the show to talk about a search tool for seeing which authors' work is contained within a Books3 AI dataset. Daniel Rubino of Windows Central stops by to chat about Microsoft's Surface and AI event, and Microsoft's Copilot service that was officially announced. Roger Cheng of Cord Cutters News shares how the FCC is looking to bring back net neutrality after then-chairman Ajit Pai dismantled it. And Jason spent time with Samsung's Galaxy Tab S9+ and shares his review on the tablet. Host: Jason Howell Guests: Alex Reisner, Daniel Rubino, and Roger Cheng Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: ZipRecruiter.com/tnw cs.co/twit GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT
1/1/11 hour, 6 minutes, 43 seconds
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TNW 306: Pixel 8'ed: First Impressions - Surface Laptop Studio 2, Olivia Rodrigo, AI Skin Color

Google had their Made By Google event this month and announced the Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro, and Pixel Watch 2. The Surface Laptop Studio 2 could be so much more than the device offers. How one group is utilizing credit card points to corner concert tickets for popular artists. And how AI bias tests are overlooking a key aspect of skin color.  Mark Spoonauer of Tom's Guide was at the Google event and shares his hands-on time with the Pixel 8 phones and Pixel Watch 2. Monica Chin of The Verge shares her review of the Surface Laptop Studio 2 announced at Microsoft's September event and why the laptop left her underwhelmed, especially with a new lineup of Intel chips coming out later this year. Jason Howell shares a very interesting story from 404 Media about a group called the "Buyer's Club" buying concert tickets for popular artists like Taylor Swit with credit card points. Finally, Mikah Sargent talks about an interesting paper from Sony about how AI algorithms overlook key skin color aspects. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Mark Spoonauer and Monica Chin Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: bitwarden.com/twit drata.com/twit
1/1/11 hour, 15 minutes, 38 seconds
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TNW 307: Pixel 8 Pro Review - Adobe MAX Announcements, Pixel 8 Pro & Ultra HDR, OpenAI & ChatGPT Voice

Adobe announces a whole host of new AI features and upgrades at its MAX conference. We review the Pixel 8 Pro and discuss its new Ultra HDR capabilities. OpenAI plans to announce new developer features at its November conference and we demonstrate the new ChatGPT voice features. • Ant Pruitt stops by Tech News Weekly to give us a rundown of what Adobe announced at its annual Adobe MAX conference. • Jason Howell has the Pixel 8 Pro in hand, so he takes some time to give us his thoughts on the new phone and show off some of the new photo features and camera functionality. • Mishaal Rahman explains the new Ultra HDR format in Android 14. • Mikah Sargent talks about OpenAI's upcoming developer conference and demonstrates ChatGPT's new voice interactivity. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Ant Pruitt and Mishaal Rahman Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: Brooklinen.com Use Code TNW GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT
1/1/11 hour, 23 minutes, 29 seconds
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TNW 308: Rebutting Andreessen's Manifesto - Humans & AI, 23AndMe Data Leak, Meta Quest 3

How are humans involved in the overall AI process? 23andMe suffers another data leak by hacker "Golem". And the Meta Quest 3 is being used publicly for hilarious and interesting results. Solana Larsen of the Mozilla Foundation and the IRL Podcast joins the show to talk about human beings, the data workers behind AI systems being used daily. Dave Karpf stops by to talk about Marc Andreessen's "The Techno-Optimist Manifesto" and his passionate response to Andreessen's manifesto and the line between tech optimism and pessimism. Mikah talks about another data leak from the 23andMe breach that includes data from "the wealthiest people living in the U.S. and Western Europe." And Jason shares some hilarious videos from a Verge article about the Meta Quest 3 being used publicly. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Solana Larsen and Dave Karpf Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: drata.com/twit Melissa.com/twit mylio.com/TWIT
1/1/11 hour, 13 minutes, 14 seconds
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TNW 309: Cell Phones: The Origin Story - Apple Event Preview, Apple/Google Search Battle, Cell Phones Turn 40

This week on Tech News Weekly, Jason and Mikah go back in time to the origins of cell phones with an AT&T engineer who helped build the first network, get the inside scoop on Apple's next event from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, social media trends, and more. We kick off the show by chatting with Stu Tartarone, a veteran of AT&T who helped develop the first cell phone network and make the first cell phone call back in 1983. They discuss the skepticism around early cell phone market research, the distributed network architecture that enabled cellular technology, and how concepts like pre-dialing numbers were revolutionary at the time. Mark Gurman of Bloomberg joins to preview Apple's upcoming "Scary Fast" October event. He explains that the name hints at new M3 chips for the MacBook Pro and 24-inch iMac. Mark also shares details on the future of AirPods and AirPods Max. Mikah analyzes Google's reported plan to block Apple from making inroads in search through lobbying and pushing its own apps. Google pays Apple billions to remain the iPhone's default search, but wants to prevent Apple's Spotlight from becoming competition. Jason covers the shutdown of Twitter alternative T2, renamed Pebble. It never gained traction despite its familiar format and focus on safety. Social media platforms are struggling to retain users divided across multiple networks. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Stu Tartarone and Mark Gurman Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: wix.com/studio?utm_campaign=pa_podcast_studio_10/ 23_TWiT%5Esponsors_cta ZipRecruiter.com/tnw cs.co/twit
1/1/11 hour, 4 minutes, 16 seconds
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TNW 310: Understanding Biden's AI EO - Microsoft's Phi 1.5, News Influencers, AI Revenge Porn

President Biden issued an executive order on Artificial Intelligence. How does the US government see AI today based on this executive order? What are the implications of Microsoft's breakthrough with their small AI model, Phi 1.5? And how social media influencers sharing news are starting to have more reach to a younger generation than legacy news outlets.  What does it mean by President Biden's issue of an executive order on Artificial Intelligence? Eric Geller of The Messenger breaks down the President's executive order that was signed earlier this week. Reed Albergotti of Semafor stops by to talk about Microsoft and their recent breakthrough on their small AI model, Phi 1.5, and how it compares to OpenAI's GPT-4. How is legacy media keeping up with news being broken and shared by influencers? Jason shares a fascinating article from Taylor Lorenz about how the economics of journalism have shifted heavily in recent years. And finally, Mikah talks about how AI was used maliciously to generate fake nudes of real students at a New Jersey high school and the urgent need for laws to keep pace with technology.  Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Eric Geller and Reed Albergotti Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: expressvpn.com/tnw GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT bitwarden.com/twit
1/1/11 hour, 8 minutes, 8 seconds
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TNW 311: Humane Launches Its $699 AI Pin - Video Game Unions, Pixel Watch 2, OpenAI Conference

The game industry has had a year with the consolidation of organizations and the formation of gaming unions. Jason Howell shares his review of the Pixel Watch 2. And OpenAI had its first developer conference. What was announced at the event?  Nathan Grayson of the newly launched Aftermath news site to talk about how the game industry has been impacted by the consolidation of gaming companies and the formation of unions. Jason Howell has been using Google's Pixel Watch 2 for some time and shares his review of Google's latest update to its wearable device. Mikah shares details about Humane's AI Pin, a $699 wearable device powered by OpenAI. Finally, Stephen Shankland of CNET joins the show to share what was announced at OpenAI's developer conference in San Francisco. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Nathan Grayson and Stephen Shankland Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: discourse.org/twit wix.com/studio?utm_campaign=pa_podcast_studio_10/ 23_TWiT%5Esponsors_cta GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT
1/1/11 hour, 15 minutes, 17 seconds
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TNW 312: Apple Supporting RCS in 2024 - iMessage Gets RCS, Microsoft Ignite, AI Chatbots

Apple has reversed course and is adding RCS support to iMessage next year. What was announced at Microsoft Ignite 2023? And Common Sense Media has ratings for ten chatbots & AI services that parents should be cautious with when their kids interact with them.  Breaking news Thursday morning as Apple has announced that they are adding RCS support to iMessage next year. Will Sattelberg of Android Police shares the details of what this means. Microsoft Ignite 2023 is happening in Seattle currently, and a lot has been announced at the event. Daniel Rubino of Windows Central breaks down some of the announcements made. Jason shares an exciting story about noise-canceling headphones that could let users choose which sounds they may want to hear. Mikah talks about Common Sense Media's ratings of chatbots and other AI services that warn parents about how certain AI services may be unsafe for kids. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Will Sattelberg and Daniel Rubino Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: mylio.com/TWIT25 Melissa.com/twit zocdoc.com/tnw
1/1/11 hour, 13 minutes, 11 seconds
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TNW 313: Busting the NameDrop FUD - Amazon Q, Gen Z Generative AI, Gmail Deletion

Amazon has entered the realm of companies offering their very own AI assistant that they've dubbed Amazon Q. How Gen Z is driving the adoption of Generative AI, in the U.K. at least. And starting December 1st, unused Gmail accounts may be permanently deleted if they have been inactive for at least two years. Amazon announced its own AI assistant called Amazon Q. Emily Dreibelbis of PCMag stops by to talk about the Amazon Q chatbot. Dan Moren of SixColors joins the show to reassure you that iOS 17's NameDrop feature is not dangerous at all. Jason Howell shares a study on how Gen Z in the U.K. is driving the general adoption of Generative AI. And Mikah Sargent warns us that if you have a Gmail account you haven't used in some time, it may be permanently deleted starting in the beginning of December. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Emily Dreibelbis and Dan Moren Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: wix.com/studio?utm_campaign=pa_podcast_studio_10/ 23_TWiT%5Esponsors_cta GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT discourse.org/twit
1/1/11 hour, 7 minutes, 44 seconds
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TNW 314: Reverse Engineering iMessage with Beeper Mini - Tracking Software, Beeper Mini, Push Notifications

Some college students are becoming subjected to tracking "opportunities" during their daily lives on campus. How Beeper Mini works in light of news that Beeper has brought iMessage to Android phones. And Apple has confirmed that governments are spying on people's phones through push notifications. Tara García Mathewson from The Markup joins the show to talk about her article detailing a college students' day as they are subjected to a plethora of software tracking one's data on computers, how it's being shared with colleges, and the general privacy implications of being a college student. Beeper has announced an app called Beeper Mini that brings iMessage to Android phones. Eric Migicovsky, co-founder of Beeper, stops by to discuss the app. Mikah Sargent shares his story of the week about how Apple has confirmed that governments are spying on people's phones through push notifications that we regularly get. And Jason Howell shares some big news at the end of the show. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Jason Howell Guests: Tara García Mathewson and Eric Migicovsky Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: bitwarden.com/twit mylio.com/TWIT25 Melissa.com/twit
1/1/11 hour, 10 minutes, 39 seconds
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TNW 315: Why Tesla Recalled 2M+ Vehicles - AI & Legal Rulings, E3 No More, AI Chatbots

The UK is allowing ChatGPT and other AI tools to be used in legal rulings. Why did Tesla recall over 2 million of their vehicles? What led to E3 being canceled? And the fears of chatbots being used to help students cheat in their studies were overblown per a new research.  If you're in the UK, you may have robots starting to help in determining your legal fate. Thomas Germain of Gizmodo talks about the UK Judicial Office allowing AI tools to help write legal rulings and be utilized in other tasks. Sam Abuelsamid joins us to talk about Tesla's recalling over 2 million vehicles due to US auto-safety regulators determining Tesla's Autopilot feature doesn't do enough to protect its drivers. Mikah talks about what led to E3, the yearly gaming trade event, being finally shut down. And Mikah shares a study that shows that cheating fears with the use of chatbots and other AI tools were overblown. Host: Mikah Sargent Guests: Thomas Germain and Sam Abuelsamid Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT wix.com/studio?utm_campaign=pa_podcast_studio_10/ 23_TWiT%5Esponsors_cta
1/1/11 hour, 3 minutes, 39 seconds
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TNW 316: No One's Taking Your Apple Watch - Xfinity Hack, Microsoft & Suni AI, Matter in 2023

Xfinity was a victim of a recent hack that affected 36 million customers. Microsoft Copilot will allow you to generate music via Suno AI's integration. Did Matter deliver on its promise to help create a better, more connected smart home? And how much of that photo you're viewing online was altered using AI?  Mikah shares two stories for the week. First, Comcast has reported that Xfinity has suffered a hack that affected 36 million Xfinity customers. Microsoft Copilot has a new integration through Suno AI that allows you to generate your own music. Listen to a possible new theme song for Tech News Weekly made through Suno AI. Jennifer Pattison Tuohy of The Verge joins the show to talk about the past year for smart homes and whether Matter lived up to its promise of helping to create a more connected smart home. Mark Gurman of Bloomberg stops by to talk about Apple's decision to stop the sale of its Series 9 & Ultra 2 watches in the US and what led to this decision. Finally, Stephen Shankland of CNET returns to talk about photos in the age of AI and how much of it is altered through AI. Host: Mikah Sargent Guests: Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, Mark Gurman, and Stephen Shankland Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit
1/1/11 hour, 15 minutes, 8 seconds
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TNW 317: Best of 2023 - Tech News Weekly's Best Moments in 2023

A look back at some of our favorite interviews from the past year: Stu Tartarone, a veteran of AT&T, who helped develop the first cell phone network and make the first cell phone call back in 1983. Stephen Shankland of CNET talks about how 500+ cables that carry 400 terabits of data per second are running across our ocean floor. Joseph Cox of 404 Media (formerly of Vice) about AI voices and the future of it when a computer can replicate another person's voice, especially without their permission. Christian Selig, developer of the Apollo Reddit app, about Reddit's changes to its API and whether Reddit will make any changes or reverse its API update. Amanda Silberling from TechCrunch about the Senate hearing with Ticketmaster and the ticketing fiasco with Taylor Swift concert tickets being sold through Ticketmaster's platform. Heather Kelly of The Washington Post and her guide on teens, smartphones, and social media following the Surgeon General's advisory about social media's effect on the youth's mental health. Amanda Silberling again about the plethora of new social media services since Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter last year. And finally, J.D. Capelouto of Semafor about OpenAI's announcement of Chat GPT-4. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Jason Howell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit
1/1/12 hours, 16 minutes, 59 seconds
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TNW 318: Explaining The NY Times OpenAI Lawsuit - LastPass, 23andMe, Roku Pro Series 4K TVs

LastPass is enforcing a 12-character minimum master password. 23andMe blames victims, saying that it's their fault their data was breached. Which EVs now qualify for the full $7500 tax credit in the US? Roku announces plans for new TVs that use AI to optimize your TV settings. And what could the future be for AI with the NY Times lawsuit against OpenAI?  LastPass will be enforcing a 12-character minimum master password following a massive security breach back in 2022. 23andMe is deflecting blame for its security breach from hackers to the victims because of users failing to "update their passwords following past security incidents." Sam Abuelsamid joins the show to talk with Mikah about the updated, shortened list of electric vehicles that now qualify for the US's full $7500 federal tax credit. Florence Ion of Gizmodo swings by to chat about Roku's new lineup of its Pro Series 4k TVs and how it will use AI to optimize your TV's settings. And Mikah talks about the New York Times lawsuit against OpenAI and Mike Masnick's of TechDirt's take on the lawsuit. Host: Mikah Sargent Guests: Sam Abuelsamid and Florence Ion Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsor: lookout.com
1/1/11 hour, 7 minutes, 54 seconds
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TNW 319: Generative AI Predictions For 2024 - TikTok Cruise, Rabbit R1 Pocket, Vision Pro

There's a nine-month-long cruise ship that's hosting a plethora of TikTok creators. A company called Rabbit sells its 10,000 unit allotment of its R1 Pocket AI companion. What are the details on the upcoming Apple Vision Pro, now set to launch on February 2nd? And how Generative AI may be helpful in 2024. Amanda Silberling joins the show as a guest co-host! You'll be seeing her every 2nd Thursday, sharing her story of the week and talking with Mikah about his story of the week. We start with how there's a nine-month-long cruise ship that's hosting a large number of TikTok creators. Mikah talks about a company called Rabbit and how they sold out of the 10,000 unit allotment of its R1 Pocket AI companion that works as a "universal controller for apps." Dan Moren of Six Colors joins the show to talk about the Apple Vision Pro device and how the company announced a release date of February 2nd, with pre-orders beginning on Friday, January 19th, starting at 5:00 a.m. Pacific. Finally, Reed Albergotti from Semafor shares how generative AI in 2024 will be implemented more meaningfully to assist us in advancements in different fields. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Amanda Silberling Guests: Dan Moren and Reed Albergotti Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsor: lookout.com
1/1/11 hour, 8 minutes, 12 seconds
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TNW 320: Unpacking Galaxy Unpacked 2024 - Apple Watch Ban, CES & Smart Homes, Facebook

The continuing saga of the Series 9 & Ultra 2 Apple Watches continues as these watches with blood oxygen features are banned again as of January 18th. What were the smart home trends at CES 2024 this year? How big is the scale of surveillance for each Facebook user on Meta's social platform? And a surprise guest returns to today's Tech News Weekly to discuss what was announced at Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2024 event.  The sales ban of the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 in the US has resumed again as of January 18th as the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has denied Apple's request to pause the ban over the watches' blood oxygen features. Jennifer Pattison Tuohy returns to the show to talk about the trends of smart homes at this year's CES 2024 event. A study covered in The Markup that Consumer Reports conducted showcases the amount of data collected by companies and sent to Meta's social media platform, Facebook. And finally, Jason Howell returns to Tech News Weekly! He chats with Mikah about what was unveiled and discussed at Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2024. Host: Mikah Sargent Guests: Jennifer Pattison Tuohy and Jason Howell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: meraki.cisco.com/twit cachefly.com/twit
1/1/11 hour, 11 minutes, 15 seconds
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TNW 333: Boston Dynamics' Bendy Robot - Microsoft's AI Copilot, TikTok Notes, Super Apps

Boston Dynamics introduced a new robot that has caught the attention of many people. How is Microsoft's AI Copilot impacting the coding industry? What are TikTok Notes? And what in the heck are Super Apps? Jennifer Pattison Tuohy joins us this episode to discuss Boston Dynamics' introduction of its latest robot, the Atlas, and how it's a vast improvement over its previous robots. Mikah Sargent talks about how Microsoft's AI Copilot is impacting the coding industry by automating coding aspects and saving engineers time. Karissa Bell of Engadget joins the show to talk about TikTok's latest experiment, TikTok Notes, and how it is similar to Meta's Instagram. Finally, Lisa Eadicicco of CNET explains what Super Apps are and why the idea of Super Apps is starting to make news lately. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Jennifer Pattison Tuohy Guests: Karissa Bell and Lisa Eadicicco Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: YahooFinance.com cachefly.com/twit
1/1/155 minutes, 27 seconds
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TNW 321: Explaining Palworld's Popularity - EU App Store Changes, Framework 16", New York

What is Palworld, the most popular video game on Steam and Xbox? Apple announces changes to iOS, Safari, and the App Store in the EU with some snark. Sean Hollister of The Verge reviewed the Framework 16" Laptop. And New York declared social media a public health hazard, the US's first city ever to do so.  Ana Diaz of Polygon talks to Mikah Sargent about Palworld, the history behind the game, and the controversies surrounding the popular title. Apple recently announced changes to iOS, Safari, and the App Store in the European Union to better align with the Digital Markets Act that the EU passed in 2022. Sean Hollister of The Verge joins the show to talk about the Framework Laptop 16" he reviewed and shared what he likes about the laptop and the aspects of the laptop that have him concerned about a product that aims to convince others this is a futureproof platform. Finally, Mikah talks about how New York has declared social media a public health hazard, the first time a city in the US has done so. Host: Mikah Sargent Guests: Sean Hollister and Ana Diaz Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit
1/1/11 hour, 3 minutes, 21 seconds
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TNW 322: The Rising Costs of Streaming Services - Amazon & Roomba, Vision Pro, Data Centers

Abrar Al-Heeti joins Mikah Sargent as this week's guest co-host! Abrar shares how Amazon Prime Video now has ads unless you pay more for the ad-free viewing experience, mirroring Disney+ and Netflix's decision to interject ads into its lowest-tier service. Amazon backs out of its acquisition of Roomba following opposition from the EU. Scott Stein of CNET shares his review of the Apple Vision Pro headset. And Reed Albergotti talks about data centers that are smack dab in the middle of nowhere! Abrar Al-Heeti shares her story of the week of how Amazon Prime Video now has ads in the basic tier unless you opt to pay 2.99 a month more, following similar moves from Disney+ and Netflix. Mikah talks about Amazon backing out of its Roomba acquisition following EU opposition and its plan to block the acquisition. Scott Stein of CNET joins the show to talk about his review of the Apple Vision Pro and his thoughts on the device from when it was initially announced to now after reviewing it. Finally, Reed Albergotti from Semafor stops by to talk about the mobile data centers, often in remote locations. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Abrar Al-Heeti Guests: Scott Stein and Reed Albergotti Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit
1/1/11 hour, 12 minutes, 42 seconds
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TNW 323: A Sober Review of Apple Vision Pro - Bluesky, Malware Toothbrushes, OnlyFake

Amanda Silberling from TechCrunch joins us this week! Amanda talks about how Bluesky is now open for the public to register to this decentralized social network. Did three million smart toothbrushes get infected with malware? What is OnlyFake and these neural networks where you can acquire fake IDs? And how does one reviewer of the Apple Vision Pro feel about the device and its future after a week? Amanda talks about Bluesky and how it's now open for anyone to sign up. Mikah shares how three million smart toothbrushes were NOT used in DDoS attacks as initially reported by several news outlets. Joseph Cox of 404 Media joins the show to talk about a dark web service that is generating very sophisticated fake IDs. And finally, Brian X. Chen of The New York Times talks about his review of the Apple Vision Pro and how he's not as enthusiastic about this first-generation Apple device as other reviewers. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Amanda Silberling Guests: Joseph Cox and Brian X. Chen Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit
1/1/11 hour, 7 minutes
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TNW 324: Seeking Love With AI - robots.txt, Meta vs. Apple, Text-to-Speech AI

What's it like seeking love within AI? How web crawlers are suddenly controversial with the rise of AI. Are Meta's Ray-Ban Smart Glasses better than the Apple Vision Pro for what face computers are capable of now? And Amazon has created the largest text-to-speech model that they claim to exhibit "emergent" qualities to speak sentences more naturally. Emily Dreibelbis of PCMag joins the show to talk with Mikah about the AI "dating scene" AI through ChatGPT Plus and AI boyfriends and her somewhat lackluster experience. Mikah talks about the "robots.txt" file that exists within many if not all, websites and how AI is impacting the use of this file. Victoria Song of The Verge stops by to talk about Meta's and Apple's VR offerings and the differences between the two devices. Finally, Amazon researchers have trained a text-to-speech model that they claim exhibits "emergent" qualities that improve its ability to speak sentences more naturally than other text-to-speech models. Host: Mikah Sargent Guests: Emily Dreibelbis and Victoria Song Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: wix.com/studio for Tech News Weekly joindeleteme.com/twit promo code TWIT Melissa.com/twit cachefly.com/twit
1/1/11 hour, 1 minute, 32 seconds
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TNW 325: Reviewing Amazon's Echo Hub & Copilot Pro - Amazon Echo Hub, Wyze Security, Apple Sports App

What is the Amazon Echo Hub, and how is it different from Amazon's current Echo lineup? If you own a Wyze camera, you may have received a notification of a security incident with the company. A review of Microsoft Copilot Pro. And Apple releases their Sports app and announce that iMessage is getting post-quantum encryption. Jennifer Pattison Tuohy of The Verge joins Mikah to talk about her review of the Amazon Echo Hub and the difference between this device and the overall Echo lineup from Amazon. Wyze announced a security incident with its devices that allowed a very small group of its users to access thumbnail images from other users. Chris Hoffman of The Intelligence & Computerworld chats with Mikah about his review of Microsoft Copilot Pro, the technology behind this offering from Microsoft, and what it can do. Finally, Apple released its very own sports app called Apple Sports, and Mikah explains the idea behind iMessage getting post-quantum encryption and what it means for the app. Host: Mikah Sargent Guests: Jennifer Pattison Tuohy and Chris Hoffman Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: vanta.com/TNW bitwarden.com/twit canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT wix.com/studio for Tech News Weekly
1/1/11 hour, 6 minutes, 6 seconds
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TNW 326: Google's Gemini Goes Awry - AI Controversy, Apple Car Cancelled, Hackable Video Doorbells

The latest AI controversy with Google's Gemini, President Biden's new executive order restricting the sale of personal data, issues with popular but insecure video doorbell cameras, and more. Google's AI Controversy with Gemini: Reed Albergotti of Semafor discusses the backlash against Google's Gemini AI for generating biased content. Google CEO Sundar Pichai's response and the challenges of correcting AI behavior are explored. Apple's Project Titan Cancelation: Mikah focuses on Apple's decision to cancel its self-driving car project, Project Titan, reallocating resources to its AI division. The market's reaction and the implications for Apple's future in AI are discussed. Biden's Executive Order on Personal Data: Engadget's Karissa Bell explains President Biden's executive order banning the bulk sale of sensitive personal data to certain countries. The geopolitical context and potential impacts on privacy and national security are analyzed. Security Concerns with Video Doorbells: Mikah highlights a Consumer Reports study by TWiT-alumn Stacey Higginbotham that revealed security flaws in popular video doorbells, underscoring the risks of unencrypted personal data and the importance of consumer vigilance in product choices. Host: Mikah Sargent Guests: Reed Albergotti and Karissa Bell Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: ecamm.com/twit or use Promo Code TWIT joindeleteme.com/twit promo code TWIT
1/1/156 minutes, 49 seconds
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TNW 327: Will TikTok Be Banned... This Time? - Copilot Designer Warning, New M3 MacBook Airs

U.S. lawmakers are once again pushing ByteDance to divest TikTok or face a ban within the country. The Center for Countering Digital Hate published a report on AI images generated being used to create election disinformation. A Microsoft AI engineer warns the FTC about safety concerns with Microsoft's Copilot Designer. And some of the new features & products Apple has announced over the past few weeks! Abrar Al-Heeti joins Mikah this week! She talks about U.S. lawmakers making another push to get ByteDance to divest TikTok or face a ban within the country. Could this push get TikTok banned within the U.S., or at least divest the company? Mikah covers the report published by the Center for Countering Digital Hate, where the organization tested popular AI image tools and how they help contribute to disinformation during election periods. Emma Roth of The Verge stops by to share her coverage of the safety concerns brought up by a Microsoft engineer over Microsoft's Copilot Designer of its safety issues and flaws. And finally, Dan Moren of SixColors.com talks about Apple's announcement of M3 13" & 15" MacBook Airs and the iOS 17.4 update. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Abrar Al-Heeti Guests: Emma Roth and Dan Moren Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: Melissa.com/twit wix.com/studio
1/1/11 hour, 11 minutes, 24 seconds
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TNW 328: Unraveling the Eu's AI Act - TikTok's Fate, Healthcare Hack, Surface Duo's Revival

The ongoing concerns and legislation around TikTok in the US, the BlackCat ransomware attack on Change Healthcare, the EU's newly passed AI Act, and the current state of Microsoft's Surface Duo folding phone. TikTok's Potential Ban and Creators' Response: TechCrunch's Amanda Silberling shares insights on TikTok's looming ban in the U.S., highlighting creators' mixed reactions, ranging from active lobbying to uncertainty about national security implications. The debate extends to the political theater surrounding the ban, especially in an election year, and the lack of concrete evidence against TikTok's operations in the U.S. Ransomware Attack on Change Healthcare: Mikah Sargent discusses the severe implications of the ransomware attack on Change Healthcare, underlining the vulnerability of the U.S. healthcare system due to centralization. The conversation sheds light on the challenges healthcare providers face, from halted operations to delayed payments, and sparks a discussion on the need for antitrust oversight and comprehensive privacy legislation. EU's AI Regulation Act: Emilia David from The Verge delves into the EU's groundbreaking AI Act, explaining its scope, the amendments it underwent, and its potential as a model for AI regulation worldwide. The act aims to ensure AI systems' safety and ethical use, with provisions for law enforcement exceptions and guidelines for companies operating in the EU. Microsoft Surface Duo's Lack of Updates and Community Efforts to Keep it Alive: Window Central's Zac Bowden brings to the forefront the passionate community working to rejuvenate the Microsoft Surface Duo. He discusses custom developments like Windows on ARM for the Surface Duo and a custom Android ROM, showcasing the device's unique dual-screen productivity advantages and the challenges of maintaining its relevance. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Amanda Silberling Guest: Emilia David Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: bitwarden.com/twit ecamm.com/twit or use Promo Code TWIT
1/1/11 hour, 3 minutes, 24 seconds
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TNW 329: US DOJ Sues Apple For Monopoly Practices - LexisNexis, Beeper, Surface Pro 10

Breaking news as the U.S. Department of Justice sues Apple for illegal smartphone monopoly. Automakers are sharing consumers' driving behaviors with insurance companies. Beeper is back in the news as it refocuses its efforts on delivering an app that brings various chat applications into one singular app. And Microsoft had an event to announce new Surface PCs! Jennifer Pattison Tuohy joins Mikah Sargent this week to talk about the breaking news that the U.S. Department of Justice is suing Apple for claims that the company has an illegal monopoly over the smartphone market. Mikah talks about how U.S. automakers share consumers' driving behaviors and practices with insurance companies with detailed reports. Emma Roth of The Verge joins the show to talk about how Beeper is refocusing its efforts after it attempted to bring iMessage to Android users through an app that seeks to combine various chat applications into one singular app. Finally, Zac Bowden of Windows Central discusses Microsoft's unveiling of the new Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 computers. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Jennifer Pattison Tuohy Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: zscaler.com/zerotrustAI canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT
1/1/11 hour, 7 minutes, 26 seconds
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TNW 330: Checking In With Apple Vision Pro - Tesla Chargers, MFA Bombing, Snapchat

Tesla has opened its superchargers to non-Tesla vehicles! However, how easy is it to find one that's compatible with one in a big city? Mikah shares a PSA about "MFA Bombing" targeting Apple users. The FTC could sue TikTok over how the company handles its users' privacy and security. What is 'Project Ghostbusters'? And what does one tech reviewer think of the Apple Vision Pro after using it for over a month? Emily Dreibelbis of PCMag joins us for this Tech News Weekly episode! She shares her experience using Tesla's superchargers with a regular EV vehicle and how difficult it is to find a Tesla charger that will work with non-Tesla EVs. Mikah talks about a recent phishing attack targeting Apple users by exploiting a bug in Apple's reset feature called 'MFA bombing.' Karissa Bell of Engadget talks about how TikTok is now facing possible charges from the FTC for handling users' privacy and security within the platform. Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai of TechCrunch discusses how Facebook probed into Snapchat traffic to gain a competitive advantage over its competitors through a secret project dubbed 'Project Ghostbusters.' Finally, Scott Stein of CNET returns to the show to share his thoughts on the Apple Vision Pro after using it for over a month. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Emily Dreibelbis Guests: Karissa Bell, Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, and Scott Stein Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: vanta.com/TNW zscaler.com/zerotrustAI wix.com/studio
1/1/11 hour, 22 minutes, 14 seconds
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TNW 331: Preparing for the Eclipse - LinkedIn, AltStore, Business Schools & AI

LinkedIn is testing adding TikTok-like videos to its feed. What do alternative app stores on the iPhone look like within the European Union. Business schools are integrating AI more into their coursework. And what to know about the upcoming eclipse if you're fortunate to experience it! Abrar Al-Heeti of CNET talks about LinkedIn testing short-form video content into its feed to lure more users to its services. Mikah Sargent shares some insight into the alternative iPhone app stores in the European Union, such as Setapp and AltStore. Lindsay Ellis of The Wall Street Journal shares how business schools are starting to invest more heavily in AI. Finally, Rod Pyle of space.com and This Week in Space stops by to share some fun facts about the upcoming eclipse and some tips for preparing for the experience if you're fortunate enough to see it. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Abrar Al-Heeti Guests: Lindsay Ellis and Rod Pyle Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: eufy.com GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT
1/1/11 hour, 11 minutes, 52 seconds
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TNW 332: FCC Requires Broadband 'Nutrition Labels' - Humane's AI Pin, Apple Repair, Sunshine

Humane's AI pin has arrived! Apple is expanding repair options with support for used genuine parts. The FCC is rolling out 'Consumer Broadband Labels'. And former CEO Marissa Mayer has a new photo app called Sunshine, powered by AI. Amanda Silberling of TechCrunch joins Mikah to talk about Humane's AI Pin, now available for purchase, along with a slew of reviews and hands-on with the device. Mikah Sargent discusses Apple's announcement of expanding repair options for its devices, including support for used genuine Apple parts. Kyle Barr of Gizmodo stops by to discuss the FCC's rollout of 'Consumer Broadband Labels' and where you might be able to find them listed with ISPs. Finally, Reed Albergotti of Semafor chats about Sunshine, the AI-powered photo app started by former CEO Marissa Mayer. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Amanda Silberling Guests: Kyle Barr and Reed Albergotti Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: wix.com/studio mylio.com/TWIT25
1/1/11 hour, 2 minutes, 32 seconds
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TNW 302: EU Names DMA Gatekeepers - Apple AI, iPhone 15 Pro, Rotten Tomatoes

Apple is reportedly spending millions on developing its own generative AI system. Dan Moren talks about what we can expect to get announced at the upcoming Apple event on September 12th. And is the idea behind Rotten Tomatoes rotten? Mikah talks about how PR firms are gaming Rotten Tomatoes' review scores through movie "critics." Wayne Ma of The Information joins the show to talk with Mikah Sargent about Apple quietly developing its own large language model for the past few years, aiming to use AI to understand user intent rather than for entertainment. Mikah talks about the EU naming six big tech companies as gatekeepers under its new Digital Markets Act and details the criteria and implications of this new act, including potential steep fines for non-compliance. Dan Moren of Six Colors stops by to preview Apple's upcoming September 12th event, where new iPhones are expected to be revealed with USB-C ports and other potential devices that may be announced. Finally, Mikah discusses an article from Vulture on how PR firms are gaming Rotten Tomatoes' review scores through obscure critics many may have never heard of. Host: Mikah Sargent Guests: Wayne Ma and Dan Moren Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: kolide.com/tnw bitwarden.com/twit Brooklinen.com Use Code TNW
1 hour, 14 minutes, 38 seconds
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TNW 301: Can AI Detoxify Call of Duty? - EV Batteries, Child Safety Bills, Meta's VR Legs

The latest advancements in lithium-ion battery technology for EVs. What is the potential impact of new child safety laws for the open internet? Facebook has finally introduced legs into its Meta Avatars! And AI is starting to be used in Call of Duty to help monitor in-game voice chats.  Sam Abuelsamid joins the show to talk about lithium-ion batteries making their way to US EV vehicles and how the technology behind these batteries differs from those in current US EV vehicles. Mikah talks about introducing new state laws that require age verification for pornographic and social media websites and the real impact these laws can have on the open internet. Jason is excited that 'legs' have finally been added to Meta Avatars! He talks about how they look in Meta's VR and how it has a long way to go. Finally, Mikah shares that Activision is bringing AI to Call of Duty through a partnership with Modulate to detect toxic behavior in its voice chat. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guest: Sam Abuelsamid Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: cs.co/twit ZipRecruiter.com/tnw discourse.org/twit
1 hour, 12 minutes, 39 seconds
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TNW 300: Inside the Books3 AI Dataset - Credit Data Dox, Galaxy Z-Fold 5 Review

The "Book3" AI training dataset and fair use in AI. How hackers can easily steal your personal information for just $15. Jason Howell reviews the Samsung Galaxy Z-Fold 5.  Kyle Barr of Gizmodo joins the show to talk "Book3", an AI training dataset taken offline recently, and how this information was used to train AI systems that raises concerns about copyright and fair use in AI training. Joseph Cox of the recently launched 404Media shares how hackers can steal someone's identity easily through credit headers from a credit bureau for just fifteen dollars. Finally, Jason Howell spent some time with the Samsung Galaxy Z-Fold 5, and he shares his review and thoughts on the latest iteration of the folding device. Host: Jason Howell Guests: Kyle Barr and Joseph Cox Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit
49 minutes, 4 seconds
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TNW 299: Revenge of the Robotaxis - Cord-Cutting Costs, AI Life Coach, QR Phishing

The economics of streaming services is changing, with pricing going up to pre-cord cutting days. Robotaxis are operating 24/7 in San Francisco now. Google & DeepMind are exploring AI life coaching and the growing use of QR codes for phishing scams. Jason Howell talks about the changing economics of streaming services & cord-cutting as companies like Netflix & Disney raise prices on their services. Andrew J. Hawkins from The Verge joins the show to discuss the approval of 24/7 operation for autonomous companies like Cruise & Waymo to operate in San Francisco and what the future may entail over robotaxis. Nico Grant from the New York Times talks about Google & DeepMind working on AI chatbots that can operate as personal life coaches and the competitive AI landscape. Finally, Mikah Sargent warns us about phishing campaigns using QR codes and how malicious entities targeted a US energy company and used them in fake parking tickets that lead to phishing sites. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Andrew J. hawkins and Nico Grant Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsor: Melissa.com/twit
1 hour, 14 minutes, 44 seconds
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TNW 298: Would Apple Acquire Disney? - Unknown Tracker Alert, Thread & Matter, Sandisk

Jason Howell talks about Android rolling out its "Unknown tracker alerts" system in conjunction with Apple to help detect AirTags that may have been placed on you nefariously. Jennifer Pattison Tuohy from The Verge talks about Thread and the challenges surrounding Thread and its integrations with IoT devices. Mikah Sargent talks about whether Disney could be sold to Apple. But why would Disney consider something they were adamant about not doing in the past? Finally, Sean Hollister of The Verge shares a warning about those who own a SanDisk Extreme SSD after one of Sean's colleagues lost everything on his SanDisk drive. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Jennifer Pattison Tuohy and Sean Hollister Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: discourse.org/twit GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT
1 hour, 11 minutes, 54 seconds
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TNW 297: cDc's Encryption Solution - Subsea Cables, Inflation Reduction Act, IBM & NASA

The Cult of the Dead Cow has developed new encryption technology that would allow messaging and social networking apps not to hold users' personal data. Joseph Menn of The Washington Post stops by the show to discuss this new technology. Did you know that 500+ cables are running across our ocean floor that can carry 400 terabits of data per second? Neither did we. Stephen Shankland of CNET joins the show to talk about these cables that run across our ocean floors. Jason Howell talks about how the IRS is allowing taxpayers to file every major tax form online thanks to President Biden's Inflation Reduction Act. Finally, Mikah Sargent shares how IBM and NASA have teamed up to "build the GPT of Earth sciences" to monitor deforestation, predict possible crop yields, and monitor greenhouse emissions. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Joseph Menn and Stephen Shankland Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: AWS Insiders - TNW kolide.com/tnw bitwarden.com/twit
1 hour, 7 minutes, 44 seconds
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TNW 296: Galaxy Unpacked: An Iterative Update - Nothing Phone 2, Captchas, Car Infotainments

Kyle Kiang, VP of North America for the Nothing brand, joins the show to discuss the Nothing company and the Nothing Phone 2. Mikah Sargent talks about Captcha boxes and how Captcha's may soon be going away with new technology slowly being introduced that won't have you trying to figure out what letters or numbers are in a box. Ben Schoon of 9to5Google joins the show to talk about the Galaxy Z Flip 5, Fold 5, Galaxy Tab S9, and the Galaxy Watch 6 announced at July's Galaxy Unpacked 2023 event. Finally, Jason Howell shares a survey released by JD Power about consumers becoming fed up with all this tech introduced into new vehicles. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Kyle Kiang and Ben Schoon Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: ZipRecruiter.com/tnw cs.co/twit drata.com/twit
1 hour, 17 minutes, 45 seconds
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TNW 295: Oppenheimer: Powered By Palm Pilot - Apple GPT, Netflix Growth, AI Therapy

Apple is testing its own version of ChatGPT, called Apple GPT, as a way to catch up to what OpenAI has done with AI so far. Mark Gurman of Bloomberg breaks it all down. Jason shares his story of the week about Netflix's growth as it axes its 9.99 plan and deals with dual Hollywood strikes. Mikah talks about how IMAX projectionists are using old technology to show IMAX films and why they continue to use it today. Finally, friend of the network Megan Morrone stops by to share her experience using ChatGPT as a life coach. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Mark Gurman and Megan Morrone Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: zocdoc.com/tnw drata.com/twit AWS Insiders - TNW
1 hour, 10 minutes, 11 seconds
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TNW 294: The Revolving Roundabout of Social Media - Microsoft Activision, Classic Video Games, Nothing Phone

The Microsoft Activision merger has taken another step forward in finally happening. However, the FTC has filed an appeal after losing its battle in court. Iain Thomson of The Register talks about everything happening with the case thus far. So many new social media services have popped up since Elon Musk acquired Twitter last year: Threads, Bluesky, T2, etc. Amanda Silberling of TechCrunch spills the tea on the potpourri of social media options available today. Jason talks about many retro games of years past that are out of print and how preserving their history is as crucial as preserving traditional art & the history of the world. Finally, Jason reviews the Nothing Phone 2 he has been using for the past few weeks. Host: Jason Howell Guests: Iain Thomson and Amanda Silberling Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: drata.com/twit expressvpn.com/tnw GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT
1 hour, 11 minutes, 58 seconds
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TNW 293: Can Meta's Thread Replace Twitter? - Apple Gaming, AI Voices, Google Reader

Meta has officially launched its answer to Twitter called Threads. Richard Lawler from The Verge talks about what Threads is about. Mikah Sargent talked about Apple's gaming porting tool for macOS, discovered by Christina Warren a couple of episodes ago, that aims to bring real gaming to Macs. She joins the show to talk about the update the tool has received recently. Jason Howell talks about how voice actors are losing their voices to AI through services like Revoicer, even when these voice actors did not agree to permit these companies to use their voices. Finally, Mikah talks about "who" killed Google Reader. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Richard Lawler and Christina Warren Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: bitwarden.com/twit AWS Insiders - TNW kolide.com/tnw
1 hour, 12 minutes, 58 seconds
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TNW 292: The Ashes of Google Iris - Google Ads, Marvel Secret Invasion, PlayStation

Google's ad business has been facing much scrutiny in recent years, and new a new report shows that Google hasn't been following its own agreed-upon standards for its ads being played on third-party sites. Patience Haggin of The Wall Street Journal talks about that research. More news on Google as the company has reportedly killed Protect Iris division following layoffs and reorganization within the division. Hugh Langley of Business Insider walks us through what happened. Jason Howell talks about how Marvel is receiving backlash following the premiere of its Secret Invasion series on Disney+ and how they used AI to create the opening sequence to the limited series. Finally, Mikah Sargent talks about how some of Sony's confidential PlayStation secrets became exposed due to redacted statements in some court documents that were readable after being scanned. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Patience Haggin and Hugh Langley Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: cs.co/twit drata.com/twit
1 hour, 5 minutes, 53 seconds
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TNW 291: I Wish I Was Spatial - Pixel Tablet, Rivian & Tesla Supercharger, Nord N30 5G

Pixel Tablet reviews are in! Joe Maring from Digital Trends joins the show to share his review of the Pixel Tablet and why he dislikes the tablet. Sam Abuelsamid chats with Mikah about Rivian's decision to adopt the usage of Tesla's supercharger network. Jason has had the Nord N30 5G phone for some time and shares his review of the device! Finally, Mikah shares an interesting article from The New York Times about the state of Dolby Atmos. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Joe Maring and Sam Abuelsamid Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: Brooklinen.com Use Code TNW ZipRecruiter.com/tnw
1 hour, 23 minutes, 46 seconds
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TNW 290: Apollo's Christian Selig Talks Reddit - Google Ad's, Gaming on Mac, AI Beatles Song

Christian Selig, the developer of the Reddit app Apollo, joins the show to talk about Reddit's changes to its API and whether Reddit will make any changes or reverse its API update. The European Commission issued a formal antitrust complaint against Google and its ad business. Nicola Agius of Search Engine Land discusses what this could mean for Google and other ad businesses. Mikah talks about how games like Diablo 4 may be able to run entirely on Apple computers. Finally, Jason shares how Sir Paul McCartney is releasing a "final" Beatles song using Artificial Intelligence. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Jason Howell Guests: Christian Selig and Nicola Agius Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: AWS Insiders - TNW Brooklinen.com Use Code TNW
1 hour, 11 minutes, 43 seconds
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TNW 289: What It's Like Wearing the Vision Pro - Spotify, Dyson Zone, Adobe Firefly

Kerry Flynn of Axios joins the show to talk with Jason Howell about Spotify combining its two divisions, Parcast and Gimlet, into one operation called Spotify Studios and what this means for Spotify and podcasting in general. Jason Snell got his hands on the Apple Vision Pro device announced at WWDC and shares his thoughts about the device from his time with it. The wildfires raging in Canada is blanketing the United States' upper east coast with horrible air quality that is comparable to the air quality during California's wildfire season. Victoria Song from The Verge talks about using the Dyson Zone air mask during the horrendous air quality in New York. Finally, Mikah Sargent talks about Adobe covering any legal bills you may run into using its Adobe Firefly generative AI service. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Kerry Flynn, Jason Snell, and Victoria Song Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: decisions.com/twit GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT kolide.com/tnw
1 hour, 20 minutes, 6 seconds
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TNW 288: Meta Announces Quest 3 - Right to Repair, WWDC 2023, Reddit API

Kyle Wiens of iFixit joins the show to talk about where the right-to-repair in the United States is, as Minnesota & California became the most recent states to pass their own right-to-repair laws. Dan Moren of SixColors stops by to discuss what Apple may announce at the upcoming WWDC event in Cupertino. Would you pay $20 million annually to keep your app running? Reddit is making some changes to its API that will cause numerous popular 3rd party apps to no longer be supported. Finally, Meta officially announced its Meta Quest 3 VR headset. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Kyle Wiens and Dan Moren Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: CDW.com/DellClient bitwarden.com/twit
1 hour, 13 minutes, 7 seconds
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TNW 287: Surgeon General Warns of Social Media - Build 2023, Adobe Firefly, AI in Health

Daniel Rubino of Windows Central comes back to the show to discuss the biggest announcements from this year's Microsoft Build 2023 event. Stephen Shankland of CNET talks about his experience using Adobe's new generative AI tool, Firefly, and how it integrates with Photoshop. Heather Kelly of the Washington Post stops by to share a guide she wrote about teens, smartphones, and social media following the Surgeon General's advisory about social media's effect on the youth's mental health. Finally, Mikah shares a story about a paralyzed man being able to walk naturally again with some implants and through artificial intelligence. Host: Mikah Sargent Guests: Daniel Rubino, Stephen Shankland, and Heather Kelly Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: AWS Insiders - TNW expressvpn.com/tnw CDW.com/DellClient
1 hour, 7 minutes, 1 second
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TNW 286: Tick Tock for TikTok in Montana - Telly TV's, Google, Apple's AR/VR Headset

Montana has become the first state to ban TikTok as of Wednesday officially. Caroline Mimbs Nyce of The Atlantic stops by the show to discuss what happens next. How does a free TV sound? Mikah talks about the company Telly, which is looking to give away its line of TVs to thousands of people with a catch that its TVs would constantly play ads on a secondary display. Google is looking to delete inactive personal accounts starting in December. Jason talks about some ways you can save your account from being deleted this way. Finally, Mikah talks about a great article by Mark Gurman about Apple's upcoming release of its widely anticipated AR/VR headset and how the stakes are high for Tim Cook with the forthcoming device announcement. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guest: Caroline Mimbs Nyce Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: Brooklinen.com Use Code TNW ZipRecruiter.com/tnw
1 hour, 15 minutes, 52 seconds
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TNW 285: Generative AI Comes to Google Search - Waymo Hands-On, Google IO, Peridot

Barry Schwartz of Search Engine Land stops by the show to talk with Jason about Google's announcement of AI integrating with its search engine. Abrar Al-Heeti of CNET joins Mikah to discuss her experience riding in one of the Waymo ride-hailing self-driving vehicles. Jason Howell just returned from Google IO this past Wednesday. He shares his experience at this event since 2019 and his hands-on time with the Pixel Fold & Pixel Tablet. Finally, Mikah talks about Niantic's new mobile AR game, Peridot, and what it is doing differently compared to Pokemon Go. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Barry Schwartz and Abrar Al-Heeti Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT zocdoc.com/tnw
1 hour, 10 minutes, 22 seconds
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TNW 284: Passkey Mania - AI Drake & The Weeknd, Wikipedia, Virtual Kidnapping

Have you heard of the new hit song by Drake & The Weeknd, Heart on My Sleeve? Well if you did, it wasn't actually sung by Drake & The Weeknd. Mia Soto from The Verge explains how that song was generated using AI and what happened after that song got sprung online to the world. AI is really taking the tech world by storm. But what happens when AI-generated content and misinformation start to seep into places like Wikipedia, where millions of people visit the site daily? Jason talks about that in his story of the week. Larry Magid from ConnectSafely.org stops by the show to talk about his experience with a virtual kidnapping scam and what he took away from that moment. Finally, Steve Gibson of grc.com and Security Now talks about Google launching its support for Passkeys and what this means for the future of passwords. Host: Jason Howell Guests: Mia Sato, Larry Magid, and Steve Gibson Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: joindeleteme.com/twittv kolide.com/tnw bitwarden.com/twit
1 hour, 15 minutes, 54 seconds
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TNW 283: Colorado's John Deere Decision - Protecting Kids on Social Media Act, Amazon Halo, Apple AR/VR Headset

A new bill was unveiled Wednesday to set a minimum age in the US for social media usage. Shoshana Weissmann of the R Street Institute joins the show to share her thoughts on this bill. Mikah talks about Amazon shutting down its Halo division and what will happen to those who bought the device within the last year. Mark Gurman returns to the show to talk more about Apple's approach to the development of its upcoming AR/VR headset and how it will be marketed to possible customers with a "scattershot" approach to what the device is capable of. Finally, Jason talks about Colorado Governor Jared Polis signing a state law allowing farmers a right to repair tractors and other equipment themselves, a law that the company John Deere heavily opposed. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Shoshana Weissmann and Mark Gurman Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsor: CDW.com/DellClient
1 hour, 49 seconds
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TNW 282: Adieu to Netflix DVDs - Bluesky, Apple AR Headset, Loadstar

Bluesky is a Twitter-like service that Jack Dorsey backs. Jay Peters of the Verge has spent some time with the service and shares his thoughts about Bluesky with Mikah and Jason. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has the scoop on Apple's rumored mixed-reality headset that is supposed to be announced at the upcoming WWDC event in June. Jason shares his thoughts about the era of Computer Magazines with publications of Maximum PC and MacLife set to become available in digital form only. Finally, Mikah talks about how Netflix is set to shutter its DVD service that's been running since 1998 on September 29th. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Jay Peters and Mark Gurman Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit
1 hour, 6 minutes, 32 seconds
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TNW 281: Did Elon Musk Dissolve Twitter? - HBO's 'Max', Substack Notes, ChatGPT Water

Nitisha Pahwa of Slate stops by the show to talk about Twitter as a company is no more and instead, Twitter Inc. has been merged into a new entity called X Corp. Mikah talks about HBO rebranding its online streaming service, HBO Max, into just 'Max' and the changes that come with this rebranding. Taylor Lorenz of The Washington Post chats with Mikah and Jason about Substack rolling out a new feature called Notes, which functions similarly to Twitter. Finally, Jason talks about some "thirsty" ChatGPT. More specifically, research from some universities suggests that around 185k gallons of water have been used to cool down data centers for services like ChatGPT. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Nitish Pahwa and Taylor Lorenz Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT joindeleteme.com/twittv decisions.com/twit
1 hour, 13 minutes, 24 seconds
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TNW 279: The Twitter Advertiser Exodus - Adobe Firefly, Apple Pay Later, WiFi Protocol Flaw

Ant Pruitt talks about the beta launch of Firefly, Adobe's AI generative platform, and the idea of training AI ethically and correctly. Dan Moren of Six Colors chats with Mikah Sargent about Apple's Pay Later program and the announcement of WWDC taking place from June 5th - June 9th. Ant Pruitt shares how since Elon Musk became the new owner of Twitter, groves of advertisers have refused to advertise on the social media platform. Finally, Mikah tells us about a security flaw in the WiFi protocol standard, IEEE 802.11, that allows attacks to trick access points into leaking network frames in plaintext form. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Ant Pruitt Guest: Dan Moren Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsor: expressvpn.com/tnw
1 hour, 7 minutes, 58 seconds
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TNW 277: GPT-3 vs. GPT-4: What's New? - SVB, TikTok US Ban, Microsoft Copilot

Friend of the network, Alex Wilhelm of TechCrunch, stops by to talk about the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and what has happened since then. J.D. Capelouto of Semafor talks about OpenAI announcing Chat GPT-4 and all the impressive things the technology can do. Jason Howell talks about the Biden administration cracking down on TikTok in the US and the potential ban it's threatening if TikTok isn't sold. Finally, Mikah Sargent discusses Microsoft's announcement of Copilot: the AI-powered service for its 365 apps to help generate documents within the ecosystem. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Alex Wilhelm and J.D. Capelouto Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: zocdoc.com/tnw decisions.com/twit canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT
1 hour, 17 minutes, 57 seconds
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TNW 275: The Clock Is Ticking on TikTok - Flipboard, OpenAI API, Bluesky

Mike McCue, Co-Founder and CEO of Flipboard, joins the show to share how Flipboard is getting into the Fediverse by adding support for Mastodon in its app. Amanda Silberling of TechCrunch comes on to talk about a proposed bill called the Deterring America's Technological Adversaries ACT that would give President Biden the power to ban TikTok in the United States. Jason talks about OpenAI launching an API for ChatGPT and how businesses like Instacart and Instagram utilize it through OpenAI's dedicated capacity for enterprise customers. Finally, Mikah rounds things out with a demonstration of Bluesky, Jack Dorsey's Twitter alternative. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Mike McCue and Amanda Silberling Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: CDW.com/DellClient kolide.com/tnw
1 hour, 9 minutes, 22 seconds
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TNW 273: Kia Responds to TikTok's 'Kia Challenge' - AI Matchmaking, Bing ChatGPT, Tile Trackers

Michael Kaye from OkCupid comes onto the show to talk about the company using artificial intelligence to help those find the love of their life through OkCupid's matchmaking service. Sam Abuelsamid talks about the TikTok challenge, dubbed 'The Kia Challenge,' that has led to the theft of numerous Hyundai and Kia vehicles and how Hyundai and Kia are responding to this trend. Jacob Roach of Digital Trends shares his experience using the new AI functionality of Bing and how the excitement behind the integration may be starting to wither a bit. Finally, Mikah shares how the Bluetooth tracker company, Tile, aims to limit stalkers and thieves from using its trackers to harass others through its Anti Theft Mode. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Michael Kaye, Sam Abuelsamid, and Jacob Roach Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT eightsleep.com/twit decisions.com/twit
1 hour, 16 minutes, 27 seconds
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TNW 274: DJ Spotify In The House! - EV Motorcycles, Glucose Apple Watch, AI Writing

​Tim Stevens comes on the show to talk about his experience with electric motorcycles and possibly convinces Jason to pick up an electric motorcycle himself. Mark Gurman of Bloomberg talks to Mikah about Apple's significant progress in adding blood glucose tracking to its Apple Watch lineup. Jason Howell talks about surprise, AI, and how AI is impacting other aspects of artistic mediums such as books and writing. Finally, Mikah Sargent shares Spotify's launch of DJ, a new feature that offers personalized music with AI-powered commentary. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Tim Stevens and Mark Gurman Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: ZipRecruiter.com/tnw plextrac.com/twit eightsleep.com/twit
1 hour, 11 minutes, 59 seconds
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TNW 278: Loop & Bing Chat: Microsoft's Updates - TikTok Design, Beethoven's DNA, AI Myths

Callum Hood from the Center for Countering Digital Hate joins the show to talk about TikTok and the concerns about the platform's algorithm in recommending harmful content to teens. Daniel Rubino of Windows Central stops by to talk about Microsoft Loop and Bing Chat AI. Mikah shares a report that sheds light on Ludwig von Beethoven's genomes and his overall health problems. Finally, Tatum Hunter of The Washington Post talks about artificial intelligence, the idea of AI Literacy, and how people struggle to separate news about AI as fact or fiction. Host: Mikah Sargent Guests: Callum Hood, Daniel Rubino, and Tatum Hunter Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: kolide.com/tnw ZipRecruiter.com/tnw plextrac.com/twit
1 hour, 10 minutes, 2 seconds
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TNW 276: Spotify App Update: Noise, Not Music - Lightship EV RV, LinkedIn, Apple Music Classical

Emily Dreibelbis of PCMag joins the show to talk about a company called Lightship and its EV RV that could entice Jason to get one for himself. Harry McCracken of Fast Company stops by the show to talk about LinkedIn turning 20 years old and the company's overall history that defied social media expectancy. Jason talks about Spotify's redesigning of its homescreen within its app, making it part TikTok, part Instagram, and part YouTube. Finally, Mikah shares news that Apple Music Classical is finally launching on March 28th after Apple's acquisition of Primephonic, a classical music streaming service, a few years ago Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Emily Dreibelbis and Harry McCracken Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: bitwarden.com/twit GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT kolide.com/tnw
1 hour, 15 minutes, 55 seconds
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TNW 271: Eufy's Security Camera Kerfuffle - Samsung S23 Ultra, Chat GPT & Bing, AI Boom

Mr Mobile himself, Michael Fisher, joins Jason and Mikah to talk about the Galaxy event held this week and the new S23 lineup that Samsung announced. Reed Albergotti of Semafor stops by to talk about the next iteration of ChatGPT, ChatGPT-4, and how OpenAI is ramping up things since Microsoft invested in the company. Jason talks about Anker coming clean about its Eufy security cameras not always being encrypted and what it promises to do better in the future. Finally, Mikah talks about the AI boom, the headlines and lawsuits following all these AI stories, and how this follows a similar trajectory to past tech boons such as music streaming & Napster. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Michael Fisher and Reed Albergotti Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: kolide.com/tnw shopify.com/twit CDW.com/DellClient
1 hour, 10 minutes, 30 seconds
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TNW 272: Netflix Password Crackdown Has Begun - AI Replica Voices, Bing, Android 14 Preview 1

Joseph Cox of Vice stops by to talk about his reporting of AI voices and the future of it when a computer can replicate another person's voice, especially without their permission. Daniel Rubino from Windows Central talks about Microsoft unveiling its new AI-powered Bing search and Edge browser. Jason talks about Android's new 14 Developer Preview 1 with new beta features, better API improvements, and even more customization options. Finally, Mikah talks about Netflix updating its password-sharing rules in select markets like Canada following a previous accidental leak of what the company had planned to do about password-sharing. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Joseph Cox and Daniel Rubino Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT bitwarden.com/twit
1 hour, 15 minutes, 29 seconds
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TNW 280: Emoji Dialect - AI Headlines, The Poop Emoji, Tesla Workers

Ant Pruitt talks with Dr. Nirit Weiss-Blatt about how AI is dominating news headlines and finding the middle ground between the excitement of what AI can do and the doomsay of AI. Mikah Sargent shares two stories this week. The first is about the "poop emoji" & the legal history behind emojis in the last couple of years. Secondly, Mikah talks about a report from Reuters about how Tesla workers acquired & shared sensitive images recorded by customers' Tesla vehicles. Finally, Sam Abuelsamid joins the show to talk about how old laptops & EV batteries, California's requirement for half of heavy truck sales to be electric by 2035, and Tesla setting a new record for itself after delivering more than 420l EVs in Q1 of 2023. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Ant Pruitt Guests: Dr. Nirit Weiss-Blatt, PhD and Sam Abuelsamid Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: CDW.com/DellClient bitwarden.com/twit
1 hour, 24 minutes, 49 seconds