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Industry expert Mikah Sargent, brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Get the freshest perspective and in depth insight into the fast-paced world of technology from Tech News Weekly. Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.

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Industry expert Mikah Sargent, brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Get the freshest perspective and in depth insight into the fast-paced world of technology from Tech News Weekly. Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.

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Episodes

TNW 325: Reviewing Amazon's Echo Hub & Copilot Pro - Amazon Echo Hub, Wyze Security, Apple Sports App

2/22/2024
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. 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/TNWbitwarden.com/twitcanary.tools/twit - use code: TWITwix.com/studio for Tech News Weekly

Duration:01:06:06

TNW 324: Seeking Love With AI - robots.txt, Meta vs. Apple, Text-to-Speech AI

2/15/2024
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. 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 Weeklyjoindeleteme.com/twit promo code TWITMelissa.com/twitcachefly.com/twit

Duration:01:01:32

TNW 323: A Sober Review of Apple Vision Pro - Bluesky, Malware Toothbrushes, OnlyFake

2/8/2024
Amanda Silberling from TechCrunch joins us this week as guest co-host! 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? 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

Duration:01:07:00

TNW 322: The Rising Costs of Streaming Services - Amazon & Roomba, Vision Pro, Data Centers

2/1/2024
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! 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

Duration:01:12:42

TNW 321: Explaining Palworld's Popularity - EU App Store Changes, Framework 16", New York

1/25/2024
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. 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

Duration:01:03:21

TNW 320: Unpacking Galaxy Unpacked 2024 - Apple Watch Ban, CES & Smart Homes, Facebook

1/18/2024
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. 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/twitcachefly.com/twit

Duration:01:11:15

TNW 319: Generative AI Predictions For 2024 - TikTok Cruise, Rabbit R1 Pocket, Vision Pro

1/11/2024
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 AI companion device. 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. 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

Duration:01:08:12

TNW 318: Explaining The NY Times OpenAI Lawsuit - LastPass, 23andMe, Roku Pro Series 4K TVs

1/4/2024
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? 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

Duration:01:07:54

TNW 317: Best of 2023 - Tech News Weekly's Best Moments in 2023

12/26/2023
A look back at some of our favorite interviews from the past year: 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

Duration:02:16:59

TNW 316: No One's Taking Your Apple Watch - Xfinity Hack, Microsoft & Suni AI, Matter in 2023

12/21/2023
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? 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

Duration:01:15:08

TNW 315: Why Tesla Recalled 2M+ Vehicles - AI & Legal Rulings, E3 No More, AI Chatbots

12/14/2023
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. 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/TWITwix.com/studio for This Week in Tech

Duration:01:03:39

TNW 314: Reverse Engineering iMessage with Beeper Mini - Tracking Software, Beeper Mini, Push Notifications

12/7/2023
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. 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/twitmylio.com/TWIT25Melissa.com/twit

Duration:01:10:39

TNW 313: Busting the NameDrop FUD - Amazon Q, Gen Z Generative AI, Gmail Deletion

11/30/2023
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. 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_ctaGO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWITdiscourse.org/twit

Duration:01:07:44

TNW 312: Apple Supporting RCS in 2024 - iMessage Gets RCS, Microsoft Ignite, AI Chatbots

11/16/2023
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. 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/TWIT25Melissa.com/twitzocdoc.com/tnw

Duration:01:13:11

TNW 311: Humane Launches Its $699 AI Pin - Video Game Unions, Pixel Watch 2, OpenAI Conference

11/9/2023
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? 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/twitwix.com/studio?utm_campaign=pa_podcast_studio_10/ 23_TWiT%5Esponsors_ctaGO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT

Duration:01:15:17

TNW 310: Understanding Biden's AI EO - Microsoft's Phi 1.5, News Influencers, AI Revenge Porn

11/2/2023
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. 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/tnwGO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWITbitwarden.com/twit

Duration:01:08:08

TNW 309: Cell Phones: The Origin Story - Apple Event Preview, Apple/Google Search Battle, Cell Phones Turn 40

10/26/2023
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. 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_ctaZipRecruiter.com/tnwcs.co/twit

Duration:01:04:16

TNW 308: Rebutting Andreessen's Manifesto - Humans & AI, 23AndMe Data Leak, Meta Quest 3

10/19/2023
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. 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/twitMelissa.com/twitmylio.com/TWIT25

Duration:01:13:14

TNW 307: Pixel 8 Pro Review - Adobe MAX Announcements, Pixel 8 Pro & Ultra HDR, OpenAI & ChatGPT Voice

10/12/2023
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 TNWGO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT

Duration:01:23:29

TNW 306: Pixel 8'ed: First Impressions - Surface Laptop Studio 2, Olivia Rodrigo, AI Skin Color

10/5/2023
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. 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/twitdrata.com/twit

Duration:01:15:38