TWiT 791: A Soupçon of Zuck - Google Pixel 5, Amazon One, AppleTV+
2 hr 27 min

Google Pixel 5, Amazon One, AppleTV+

  • Google's Launch Night in was a snooze
  • Amazon Sidewalk will join your neighborhood together - or invade your privacy
  • Amazon wants your palm print. Will you give it to them?
  • James Bond delayed to 2021: Movie theaters are dying
  • Subway sandwiches are not made with bread in Ireland, and their chicken is less than 50% chicken, but Popeye's is the best
  • Apple TV+ is about to lose a whole lot of subscribers - what should we watch?
  • How soap operas are filming during the pandemic
  • Prime day is October 13th - will you shop?
  • Libraries are being squeezed by publishers over ebooks and audiobooks
  • Google TV is good, but Google seems to have lost interest like they lose interest in everything
  • MIxer screws Ninja over; Ninja makes bank
  • Sonos sues Google for multi-room audio patents
  • Facebook merges Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook logins
  • US judge saves TikTok; Fleetwood Mac rejoices
  • The Social Dilemma is Reefer Madness for 2020
  • If you pay ransomware, the Treasury Department will come after you
  • H1-B visas cut off; tech giants cry out

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Alex Wilhelm, Iain Thomson, and Simone de Rochefort

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This Week in Google (Audio)
This Week in Google (Audio)
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Windows Weekly (Audio)
Windows Weekly (Audio)
WW 700: Have You Met a Goose? - Android Apps on Windows, Coupons on Edge, Microsoft Bob
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MacBreak Weekly (Audio)
MacBreak Weekly (Audio)
MBW 741: Comparing Apples to Bananas - App Store Commission Change, Facebook Privacy Feature, China Labor Law
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The Base, Part 2: Train. Fight. Organize.
In the second and final episode in a series for CYBER on neo-Nazi terror group the Base, we dive into its origins: The online brainchild of its leader Rinaldo Nazzaro, an ex-Pentagon contractor with alleged links to the Kremlin (which he denies) who began his project for “race war” as a WordPress site that evolved into a secretive, encrypted chat group, then into paramilitary training in the fall of 2018. But shortly after, VICE News broke the first story on the group and authorities began circling. Once that viral feature published, some members of the Base fled the group, while others regrouped online and in-real-life, more committed to creating a homegrown, American insurgency against the government than ever. Over the course of the winter and spring of 2019, the Base recovered, gaining momentum and new recruits from across the U.S. and abroad. Threatening propaganda images emerge of members in the middle of Central Park in New York City, other members in Georgia call for attacks on the electric grid and a Canadian soldier (and terror suspect) is illegally on the lam in the U.S. with the help of the Base. But after a series of failed terror plots is disrupted by the FBI (and the bold actions of an undercover who infiltrates the group) the Base is torn apart in a series of stunning nationwide raids in January 2020.  The final installment, titled “Train. Fight. Organize.,” is a discussion between reporters Ben Makuch and Mack Lamoureux, who have investigated the group for over two years, and features never-before heard phone calls obtained by VICE News from a confidential source, between the Base and its cell leaders discussing new recruits and how to use the war in Ukraine as a potential terror pipeline.    See for privacy and opt-out information.
34 min
Android Central Podcast
Android Central Podcast
Android Central
The Blue Phone Conspiracy
If rumors are to be believed, the Galaxy Note series may have run its course. Hayato, Ara, Joe, and Daniel talk about the possibility of life after Note for the S Pen, Google Stadia, and a limited edition Pixel 4a. There's also a new incarnation of Google Pay, a faster version of Chrome, and the crew try to understand the appeal of the new Twitter feature: Fleets. Links: * The end of the Galaxy Note could be a blessing in disguise for the S Pen | Android Central * Samsung will not launch a Galaxy Note 20 successor next year, says new rumor * Google Stadia is coming to iOS as web app, giving free Premiere kits for buying Cyberpunk 2077 | Android Central * Google Pixel 4a 5G vs. Pixel 4a: Which should you buy? | Android Central * The Pixel 4a now looks better than ever in the new limited edition Barely Blue color | Android Central * Google Chrome takes on Safari and Edge with speed-boosting update * Google's answer to the Apple Card is here, but is it any good? * Google Pay: Banks supported, how it works, and everything you need to know | Android Central * How to embed a Tweet in a Fleet | Android Central * Twitter's Snapchat-inspired Fleets are now launching worldwide | Android Central Sponsors: * Indeed: Indeed gives you the smart tools to make hiring decisions quickly, and to be confident that you’re making the right hire for your team. Try Indeed out with a free $75 credit at Terms, conditions and exclusions apply. Offer valid through December 31.
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Our Ludicrous Future
Our Ludicrous Future
Joe Scott, Tim Dodd and Ben Sullins
SpaceX Sends Humans to Space, Tesla 2021 Model Y, Arecibo is in Trouble - Ep 111
Be one of the first 1000 people to sign up at and get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Be one of the first 20 people to sign up and get 20% off Premium at   Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about SpaceX successfully launching 4 astronauts on Crew-1, the updates to Tesla Model Y, and Arecibo Telescope is getting decommissioned Read more from the articles we referenced: crew-1 launch - Arecibo Decommissioned - ARCA will change space!.... (not) - Tesla Model Y Updates to Match Model 3 - TSLA in S&P 500 - eMMC failure woahs - SN8 gets spicier and ruins and engine? - Slanty Booster B1061.1 - #whydonttheyjust by @Nerfariusl on Twitter - --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message:
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Tech News Weekly (Audio)
Tech News Weekly (Audio)
TNW 160: Fleets Are the Mullet of Twitter - Twitter's New Fleets, Loon's Financial Trouble, macOS Woes
Apple's macOS saw some slowdowns earlier this week — what's that all about? Apple also announced plans to reduce its App Store commission from 30% to 15% for small businesses. Loon, the Alphabet company that aims to bring internet to rural areas via balloon, is facing financial struggles. Twitter introduced short, disappearing posts called Fleets that are reminiscent of Instagram and Snapchat stories. First, Dan Moren of Six Colors joins Jason and Mikah to talk about macOS and Gatekeeper. After some Mac users saw a slowdown on their computers earlier this week, Gatekeeper ended up being at the root of the problem. He also explains Apple's upcoming plans to reduce its App Store commission for small businesses (those that make less than $1 million in a year). Then, Nick Bastone of The Information stops in to detail Loon's financial woes. The Alphabet-owned company makes internet-connected balloons that aim to bring connectivity to rural areas. It's reportedly running low on funds and looking for other opportunities to keep going. Lastly, Insider's Palmer Haasch explains Fleets, Twitter's new Instagram-Stories-like feature. How does it compare to the other social stories options? How has Twitter handled harassment? Haasch shares her answers to these questions and more. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Dan Moren, Nick Bastone, and Palmer Haasch Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: * * *
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