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Leo Laporte and the TWiTs go off the beaten path to bring you non-standard shows from the network, including breaking news, live-on-location events, special interviews, and geek conference expeditions.




Special 325: iPhone X

Today, Apple inaugurated the Steve Jobs Theater with announcements of a new Series 3 Apple Watch with cellular capability, 4K HDR Apple TV, and a new line of iPhones. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus continue much in the same vein as the 7 and 7 Plus, but the new iPhone X is a huge step forward. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Megan Morrone, and Alex Lindsay Download or subscribe to this show at Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this special presentation.

Duration: 02:08:39

Special 324: Samsung Galaxy UNPACKED 2017

Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note 8 and demonstrates its new features, including a dual camera, enhanced S Pen, Bixby integration, and Dex dock. Download or subscribe to this show at Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this special presentation.

Duration: 01:06:28

Special 323: Android O Release

Google unveils Android Oreo, its latest dessert-themed operating system. Download or subscribe to this show at Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this special presentation.

Duration: 00:30:42

Special 322: WWDC 2017

At their 2017 World Wide Developers Conference, Apple announced six new things. tvOS gets an update and Amazon Prime Video. watchOS 4 includes new faces and functionality. macOS High Sierra will incorporate Apple File System and improvements to Safari, Mail, and Photos. MacBook Pros and iPads get a spec bump, and iMacs can now handle VR with the HTC Vive. The iMac Pro, coming later this year, might fill the MacPro-sized hole in power users' hearts. iOS 11 will include a slew of new...

Duration: 02:40:07

Special 321: Google I/O 2017

At this year's I/O developers conference keynote, Google highlighted several areas: their advances in AI, Google Assistant, YouTube, Android O, VR, and AR. New products and services announced include Google Lens, TensorFlow Lite, YouTube Super Chat, and stand-alone Daydream VR devices. Nathan Olivarez-Giles and Stacey Higginbotham analyze the announcements. Hosts: Nathan Olivarez-Giles and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at...

Duration: 02:14:51

Special 320: MicrosoftEDU

At their Microsoft EDU even, Microsoft announced the new 13.5" Surface Laptop running the new Windows 10 S operating system. The company also made several announcements geared toward the Education market, including Office 365 for Education, View Mixed Reality, and Code Builder for Minecraft: Education Edition. Code Builder will let kids use programming languages like Tinker and Scratch to affect their creations in Minecraft. Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Ed Bott Download or subscribe to...

Duration: 02:04:23

Special 319: Facebook's F8 Keynote

On the first day of Facebook's F8 Developer Conference, Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook's shift to augmented reality. Facebook's camera will be capable of recognizing people and objects and add Snapchat-like effects to the world. Facebook is hoping developers will help them take augmented reality to the next level, both using Facebook Camera Effects and the Oculus Rift. Facebook also announced a new social virtual reality app, Facebook Spaces, which will allow users to interact with...

Duration: 01:30:22

Special 318: Samsung Galaxy S8 Announcement

Samsung announces the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The new 5.8" and 6.2" phones feature Samsung's new Infinity Display, 10mn octa-core processors, and dual pixel 12-megapixel rear-facing and 8-megapixel front-facing cameras, both with f/1.7 aperture. Samsung also announced new IoT integrations, the new Gear 360 camera, and Bixby, their new virtual assistant. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be available April 21st, with pre-orders starting tomorrow. Hosts: Jason Howell and Ron...

Duration: 01:27:48

Special 316: CES 2017

Networking made easy with Synology. Robots programmed not to hurt people made by Bosch. LG's OLED TV's have come down in price and are paper thin. By developing a safer car Ford is pioneering autonomous driving. The Foldimate is a robot that will fold your clothes for you, and ADT integrates Alexa into home security. Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Download or subscribe to this show at Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this special...

Duration: 01:05:35

Special 315: Digital Experience! at CES 2017

Exploring the floor at the Pepcom Digital Experience we found, NextVR who is partnering with the NFL to immerse fans in VR highlights, Anker and the future of portable battery power, Switchmate snaps over existing light switches to bring lighting controls to your phone, and Rohinni is manufacturing micro-LEDs that are thinner, brighter, and more efficient. Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Download or subscribe to this show at Thanks to CacheFly...

Duration: 00:36:04

Special 313: L.A. Auto Show

In the market for a new ride? Or just interested in the latest automotive tech news available? We checked out some insane custom rides, Chevy's extended electric vehicle the Volt, Ford's EcoBoost motors pack power in a small package, Tim Stevens from CNet's RoadShow explains the future of tech in the automotive industry and BMW makes an Olympic wheelchair. Chevrolet, Michelle - The Volt delivers 53 miles when only using the battery or up to 420 miles with a fuel tank of gas. Galpin...

Duration: 00:33:55

Special 312: Virtual Reality Developers Conference 2016

At VRDC you'll see what the future of virtual and augmented reality have in store for the future. Jason Howell explores the limits of hardware and software when looking at FOVE's eyetracking VR headset, increase workplace safety with the AR enabled hard hat, fly around the galaxy and have a spaceship battle in EVE Valkyrie, experience movies and music as if you were actually there with the Telepod home theater chair, create your perfect online avatar and take it with you into any game...

Duration: 00:44:21

Special 311: Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular 2016

Megan Morrone explores Pepcom 2016 and discovers that just about every new device is connected to the internet. Whether it be a camera to watch your pets, a stylish wearable tech that keeps track of your daily routine, a centralized streaming service for all your DVDs & music, a robot that teaches kids to code, a pillow that tracks your sleep habits, or a new way to turn your old non-touch screen computers into touch screen computers. Plus, an assortment of Belkin products to keep your...

Duration: 00:36:56

Special 310: Apple's October Event

Apple announces a new TV app and a new MacBook Pro with a Touch Bar above the keyboard and a larger trackpad. Hosts: Jason Howell, Megan Morrone, and Andy Ihnatko Download or subscribe to this show at Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for this special presentation.

Duration: 01:47:24

Special 309: Microsoft's Windows 10 and Surface Announcement

Microsoft announced a surprisingly creator-focused line of new products at their event today. On the hardware side, the new Surface Studio is an all-in-one PC focused on content creation. It folds down into an easel and features the thinnest touch monitor available. It can be paired with the Surface Pen and new Surface Dial. They also announced new versions of the Surface Book and Surface Pro, as well as a new Microsoft VR headset. On the software side, Microsoft focused on 3D creation...

Duration: 02:29:39

Special 308: Oculus Connect 3: The Future of VR

Oculus Connect brings together VR developers and creators, and TWiT sent their own VR enthusiast, Jason Howell, host of Tech News Today, All About Android and Android App Arena, to cover the event. Jason had a chance to speak with the creator of Unspoken, a fantasy game with wizards and spells, as well as the genius behind the super fun game, Superhot. He demoed the award-winning spy game I Expect You to Die, a James Bond-inspired puzzle game, in addition to the very zen-like game Luna....

Duration: 00:51:00

Special 307: Dreamforce in San Francisco

Host: Megan Morrone Salesforce’s annual conference, Dreamforce, has become the largest software conference in the world, and it’s happening in TWiT’s backyard. So Leo sent Megan Morrone, host of iOS Today and Tech News Today, to check it out. Megan had the opportunity to speak with some kids learning to code. Salesforce has partnered with local public schools and to tech middle school students how to use code to create jousting LEGO robots. She also spoke with members of the...

Duration: 00:36:52

Special 306: Made by Google

Jason Howell, Ron Richards, and Stacey Higginbotham covers the Made by Google announcement live. Google announced their Google Assistant which will tie into the following new hardware: Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Google Home, Daydream View, Chromecast Ultra, and Google Wifi. Find out all the specs, product details, and learn how Google Assistant will integrate into your everyday life. Download or subscribe to this show at Thanks to Cachefly for the...

Duration: 01:55:08

Special 305: World Maker Faire 2016, Day 2

Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ MakerPipe builds anything with electrical conduit, Chipsetter is the first pick-and-place machine for a workshop, fast prototype circuit boards with Voltera, and BOSEbuild brings the maker spirit to a build-your-own speaker. Plus, type into your own brain using the NeuroTinker! Download or subscribe to this show at Thanks to Cachefly for the bandwidth for this show.

Duration: 00:51:01

Special 304: World Maker Faire 2016, Day 1

Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ World Maker Faire in New York is one of the most anticipated DIY events of the year, and this year's event delivered! Father Robert Ballecer, SJ was dispatched to the Big Apple in search of the most innovative, creative, and original minds in the Maker Movement. He saw wearables powered by Arduino computers, tiny high-capacity computers, and a verdant, lush space in the most unlikely place. Check out our live special coverage of day 1 to see these and so...

Duration: 00:51:19

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