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Tech Break brings you technology news and updates as they happen. So stay informed and discover new gadgets, apps, unboxings, beta releases, interviews, and essential excerpts from our shows. With Tech Break there is no set schedule and our hosts will publish new content as it develops. The podcast formerly known as TWiT Bits.

Tech Break brings you technology news and updates as they happen. So stay informed and discover new gadgets, apps, unboxings, beta releases, interviews, and essential excerpts from our shows. With Tech Break there is no set schedule and our hosts will publish new content as it develops. The podcast formerly known as TWiT Bits.

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Petaluma, California

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TWiT

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Tech Break brings you technology news and updates as they happen. So stay informed and discover new gadgets, apps, unboxings, beta releases, interviews, and essential excerpts from our shows. With Tech Break there is no set schedule and our hosts will publish new content as it develops. The podcast formerly known as TWiT Bits.

Twitter:

@TWiT

Language:

English


Episodes

SN Clip: Why Firefox MAU is Dropping

8/3/2021
On Security Now, Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte discuss why Firefox is seeing a significant drop in monthly active users and where they are going. For this story and more, check out Security Now: https://twit.tv/sn/830 Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

Duration:00:07:28

TTG Clip: Optimizing Projectors For HDR

8/3/2021
Scott Wilkinson joins Leo Laporte to talk about optimizing home theater projectors for HDR, even though they do not get as bright as an OLED TV. For the full episode, visit twit.tv/ttg/1815 Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Scott Wilkinson You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

Duration:00:12:49

Pixel 6 Pro Announced!

8/2/2021
Jason Howell shares his thoughts moments after Google unveiled its next lineup of Pixel phones, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Google is aiming to compete in the premium flagship class and they have a new SoC to prove it. Host: Jason Howell You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

Duration:00:02:48

TWiT Clip: Activision Blizzard and Bro Culture

8/1/2021
On This Week in Tech, Leo Laporte, Carolina Milanesi, Wesley Faulkner, and Fr. Robert Ballecer discuss the details of the Activision Blizzard lawsuit that show some of the ways that game companies are often led with an unspoken bro culture at their core. Full episode at twit.tv/twit834 Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Wesley Faulkner, and Carolina Milanesi You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

Duration:00:22:37

AAA Clip: What to Expect at Samsung Unpacked 2021

7/30/2021
On All About Android, Jason Howell and Ron Richards talk about Samsung's upcoming Unpacked event and the many devices that are expected to break cover at the event including foldables and the Galaxy Watch 4 running Wear OS 3. For the full episode, visit twit.tv/aaa/535 Hosts: Jason Howell and Ron Richards You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

Duration:00:07:07

TWIG Clip: Facebook Leading the Metaverse Charge

7/29/2021
On This Week in Google, Leo Laporte, Ant Pruitt, Jason Howell, and Kevin Marks talk about Facebook's ambitions with its Metaverse strategy and what that might actually look like. For the full episode, visit twit.tv/twig/622 Hosts: Leo Laporte, Ant Pruitt, and Jason Howell Guest: Kevin Marks You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

Duration:00:21:32

FLOSS Clip: QR Codes, Incognito Browsers and Online Privacy

7/29/2021
Doc Searls, Dan Lynch, Jonathan Bennett and Katherine Druckman chat about the popular web browsers today and privacy. QR codes have gained popularity since the pandemic, but many are concerned about the tracking and privacy implications of them. Mozilla has been concerned with how tracking cookies are being used and has made updates to its browser to protect users. For more, check out FLOSS Weekly: https://twit.tv/floss/640 Hosts: Doc Searls, Dan Lynch, Jonathan Bennett, and Katherine...

Duration:00:04:59

TNW Clip: Activision Blizzard Walk-Out

7/29/2021
On Tech News Weekly, Mikah Sargent talks with Sarah LeBoeuf from GameDaily.biz about the sexist culture being reported at Activision Blizzard and her in-person coverage of the employee walk-out. For this story and more, check out Tech News Weekly: https://twit.tv/tnw/194 Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Jason Howell Guest: Sarah LeBoeuf You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

Duration:00:10:37

WW Clip: Will We See a Surface Duo 2 This Fall?

7/28/2021
On Windows Weekly, Leo Laporte, Paul Thurrott, and Mary Jo Foley discuss rumors and leaks of a revised Surface Duo device, the Surface Duo 2. Could we see a launch this Fall? Full episode at twit.tv/ww735 Hosts: Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott, and Leo Laporte You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

Duration:00:11:09

SN Clip: Chrome 92 Detects Phishing Faster

7/27/2021
On Security Now, Steve Gibson walks through some of the big changes found in the latest Chrome 92 update including improved phishing detection. For this story and more, check out Security Now: https://twit.tv/sn/829 Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

Duration:00:15:17

MBW Clip: It's Time To Update Your iPhone

7/27/2021
On MacBreak Weekly, Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Alex Lindsay discuss a number of iOS and macOS zero-days and encourage folks to update their devices for the latest round of bug fixes. Full episode at https://twit.tv/shows/macbreak-weekly/episodes/776 Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Alex Lindsay You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

Duration:00:09:09

FLOSS Clip: The Impact of Open Source on Enterprise Security

7/26/2021
HackerOne CEO, Marten Mickos joins Doc Searls and Simon Phipps to discuss the importance of the open-source community involvement in the information security sector. Like Red Hat, Micoks believes HackerOne can be pivotal in forging more relationships between enterprise IT and the open-source community. Full episode at https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly/episodes/639​ Host: Simon Phipps Guest: Mårten Mickos You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at...

Duration:00:03:17

TWiT Clip: Right to Repair Gets an FTC Boost

7/26/2021
On This Week in Tech, Leo Laporte. Owen JJ Stone, Georgia Dow, and Iain Thomson discuss the FTC's vote to enforce Right to Repair and how much power it actually has to enforce it. Full episode at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-tech/episodes/833​ Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Iain Thomson, Georgia Dow, and Owen JJ Stone You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

Duration:00:08:53

TTG Clip: Watch the Olympics in 4K

7/24/2021
On The Tech Guy, Leo Laporte talks with Scott Wilkinson the Home Theater Geek about ways to watch the Tokyo Olympics in 4k resolution. For the full episode, visit twit.tv/ttg/1813 Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Scott Wilkinson You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

Duration:00:12:57

iOS Clip: Anker vs. Apple - Best iPhone Battery Pack

7/23/2021
On iOS Today, Rosemary Orchard and Mikah Sargent discuss Apple's new MagSafe Battery Pack and compare it to the magnetic battery packs from other companies, including Anker's less-expensive, higher-capacity model. Subscribe and watch the full iOS Today podcast: https://twit.tv/ios/559 Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

Duration:00:09:14

TWiG Clip: TikTok's Mysterious Algorithm

7/22/2021
On This Week in Google, Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt discuss Wall Street Journal's investigation into TikTok's powerful algorithm and the secret has been revealed. For the full episode, visit twit.tv/twig/621 Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

Duration:00:07:26

STT Clip: Should Our Voice Assistants Swear?

7/22/2021
On Smart Tech Today, Matthew Cassinelli and Mikah Sargent discussed a piece from Wired UK about voice assistants taking on the behavior of their owners. If we swear in conversations with Alexa, Siri, and the Google Assistant, should they swear back? Full episode at twit.tv/stt88 Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Matthew Cassinelli You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

Duration:00:06:10

TNW Clip: Akamai Service Disruption

7/22/2021
On Tech News Weekly, Mikah Sargent and Jason Howell talk about the service disruption that affected Akamai and how that brought down tens of thousands of websites for a few hours. For this story and more, check out Tech News Weekly: https://twit.tv/tnw/193 Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Jason Howell You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

Duration:00:07:25

WW Clip: How Much Will Windows 365 Cost You?

7/21/2021
On Windows Weekly, Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott, and Leo Laporte talk about the leaked price point for one of the SKUs of Microsoft's upcoming Cloud PC offering, Windows 365. Full episode at twit.tv/ww734 Hosts: Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott, and Leo Laporte You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

Duration:00:12:28

AAA Clip - Android 12 Beta 3 Features

7/21/2021
On All About Android, Ron Richards and Florence Ion talk about the just-released Android 12 Beta 3 and the features added in this close to final version. For the full episode, visit twit.tv/aaa/534 Hosts: Ron Richards and Florence Ion You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our podcasts at https://podcasts.twit.tv/

Duration:00:08:32