TWiT 804: The Bento Box Satellite - CES 2021 preview, streaming video in 2020, goodbye FarmVille
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CES 2021 preview, streaming video in 2020, goodbye FarmVille

  • A preview of the virtual CES 2021 event.
  • LG to unveil bendable OLED and 8K QNED.
  • 2020 was an amazing year for streaming services.
  • Comparing the roaring 20's to the next decade.
  • Brexit deal calls out some interesting tech inclusions.
  • Amazon's purchase of Wondery and its podcasts.
  • Are some shows better binged and others better waited for?
  • Adobe Flash and FarmVille both said goodbye for good.
  • Analyzing the "Facebook Menace."
  • Tesla delivered on its two-year-old promise.
  • Quad Father makes sense of the new FAA drone rule.
  • Bitcoin reaches record heights and it's all speculative.
  • Japan created wooden satellites to cut down on space junk.
  • A radio signal hints at extraterrestrial life.
  • Ticketmaster to pay out $10 million for hacking its competitor.

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Dwight Silverman, Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, and Iain Thomson

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