TechStuff
TechStuff
Jan 22, 2021
Something's Rotten in Gotham City
Play • 47 min

Adaptations are rarely 100% accurate to their source material, but where is the line between adaptation and a completely new story with the same old name? Jonathan and Ariel discuss when a story isn't the story it says it is.Then we adapt two very unlikely stories of our own.

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This Week in Tech (Audio)
This Week in Tech (Audio)
TWiT
TWiT 812: Three Boof Bonsers - Super Follows, TikTok Success Secrets, Pandemic Baby Bust, Stadia's Failure
Super Follows, TikTok Success Secrets, Pandemic Baby Bust, Stadia's Failure * Google's Stadia Problem? A Video Game Unit That's Not Googley Enough. * Twitter announces paid Super Follows to let you charge for tweets. * I Will Never Charge You for My Tweets. * The Rise of Clubhouse. * Baby Bust: America's Pandemic Birth Declines Steeper Than Initially Believed. * The Secret to TikTok Success is There is No Secret. * Former SolarWinds CEO blames intern for "solarwinds123" password leak. * Verizon support says you should turn off 5G to save your phone's battery. * Valve Ordered to Give Apple Information on 436 Steam Games As Part of Epic Games Legal Case. * Amazon's new rotating, the follow-you camera is useful — and invasive. * A software update has caused some Roombas to misbehave, and iRobot is working on a fix. * Facebook Is Considering Facial Recognition For Its Upcoming Smart Glasses. * GameStop shares soar more than 100% amid executive shuffle. * Bots hyped up GameStop on major social media platforms, analysis finds. * Sources: Robinhood is planning to confidentially file for an IPO as soon as next month. * Square announces it spent $170M to acquire 3,318 bitcoins at an average price of $51,236. * CD Projekt Red delays the 'Cyberpunk 2077' 1.2 patch until March. * PlayStation CEO says PS5 will get its own VR headset, explains console supply chain shortfall. * HP is buying gaming accessory brand HyperX for $425 million. * MSI GS66 Stealth review (2021): The gaming sweet spot comes to laptops. * 'Deep Nostalgia' Can Turn Old Photos of Your Relatives Into Moving Videos. * Shockingly Real Tom Cruise Deepfakes Are Invading TikTok. * Border agents can search phones freely under the new circuit court ruling. * Biden Orders Broad Supply-Chain Review Amid Chip Shortages. * California can finally enforce its landmark net neutrality law, judge rules. * F.C.C. Approves a $50 Monthly High-Speed Internet Subsidy. * NFTs and a Thousand True Fans. * It's the End of an Era: Fry's Calls It Quits. * Farewell Cinefex, you unlocked the magic of VFX for everyone. Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Shira Lazar, Lance Ulanoff, and Devindra Hardawar Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech Sponsors: * udacity.com/twit coupon code TWiT * extrahop.com/TWIT * Gabi.com/TWIT * mintmobile.com/twit
2 hr 25 min
This Week in Google (Audio)
This Week in Google (Audio)
TWiT
TWiG 600: Jalapeño - Facebook calls truce in Australia, Pixel saves a man's life, Fry's is done, Gamestop doubles again
* Facebook to reverse news ban on Australian sites, government to make amendments to media bargaining code * Murdoch's law and the net * GameStop shares soar more than 100% amid executive shuffle * Trump reportedly appealed to FB Oversight Board * Sheryl Sandberg and Top Facebook Execs Silenced an Enemy of Turkey to Prevent a Hit to the Company's Business * Taco Bell chicken sandwich/taco! Pickled jalapeño > pickle * A second Google A.I. researcher says the company fired her * Why did I leave Google or, why did I stay so long? * Alphabet in talks with Spanish publishers to bring Google News back, sources say * Biden admin plans executive order to address chip-shortage woes * Google Pixel phone saved an unconscious man from being trapped in an overturned vehicle for hours * Google-linked smart city plan ditched in Portland * Samsung now updates Android for longer than Google does * It's the End of an Era: Fry's Calls It Quits * Birders fighting over celeb birds on Twitter * Dorsey says Twitter needs to go all-in on subs * California can finally enforce its landmark net neutrality law, judge rules * YouTube to Let Parents Set Up Supervised Accounts for Kids Under 13 * Google surfacing lightweight HTML5 games in Discover, Chrome around the world * Android's latest update will let you schedule texts, secure your passwords, and more * Apple TV App Is Now Available on Chromecast With Google TV * Jetpack Compose enters beta, making Android UI development easier * Google is bringing games to Android Auto, and no, it's not Stadia * Google Calendar now lets you set split working hours, repeating OOO entries * Google Chat website getting a Gmail-like redesign with Hangouts-style chat windows Picks: * Stacey: Ting Fire Safety * Jeff: The music industry makes more money but has more mouths to feed * Ant: "W" is for Whack * Leo: Lena @ Things Of Interest Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Sponsors: * forwardnetworks.com/twit * Gabi.com/TWIG * itpro.tv/twit promo code TWIT30
2 hr 33 min
StarDate Podcast
StarDate Podcast
McDonald Observatory
Vesta
Vesta is the second-largest member of the asteroid belt, but it may be the best understood. A spacecraft orbited the little world for more than a year. And pieces of it have been found here on Earth — more than 1200 of them. On average, Vesta is about 330 miles in diameter — about half the size of Ceres, the giant of the asteroid belt. But it passes closer to Earth, and its surface is brighter, so it’s easier to see and study. The Dawn spacecraft arrived at Vesta in 2011. It found that Vesta consists of layers of rock and metal, like a planet. It also found that liquid water once flowed across the surface, and that frozen water may lurk below the surface even today. Dawn also discovered a giant crater at the south pole. It’s hundreds of miles across and about eight miles deep. It probably was gouged by a collision with another asteroid less than a billion years ago. Chunks of debris from the impact form a family of small asteroids. Even smaller bits from the impact may have made it all the way to Earth. They form a class of meteorites that match Vesta’s composition. They reveal details about Vesta’s early history — helping make it the best-known asteroid in the solar system. This is a good time to study Vesta because it’s lining up opposite the Sun. It’s in view all night, and is brightest for the year. It’s just below naked-eye visibility. Through binoculars, it looks like a faint star near the back leg of Leo, the lion. Script by Damond Benningfield Support McDonald Observatory
2 min
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