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Get your tech news and get on your way. Tech News 2Night brings you the evening's top tech news plus a deep dive into the big stories of the day. Hosted by Sarah Lane.






TNT 1835: Crepuscular Rays

Google is set to release the next version of Android, as well as finally sharing with the world what tasty dessert it chose to represent Android O. iOS 11 beta 6, released earlier this week, includes a feature that lets users disable touch ID by tapping the lock button five times quickly. Beta testers are calling the feature a "cop button" because it forces you to enter a passcode to unlock the device once it's activated. Bloomberg reports that Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures could...

Duration: 00:45:48

TNT 1834: The Bothie Phone

More tech leaders are speaking out against President Donald Trump's response to the racist violence in Charlottesville and donating to non-profits. If you've ever wanted to wander around inside stranger's homes, now you can with Google Earth. Nokia's new bothie phone is a 5.3" smartphone with the top of the line Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 gigs of RAM, a 13 megapixel dual-camera array, and a new camera mode with a name that might give you nightmares. Plus, Kerry Davis from Engadget's...

Duration: 00:39:55

TNT 1833: Arachnobotnophobia

The Wall Street Journal says that Apple plans to invest one billion dollars into the acquisition and production of its own TV shows, while aiming to match the quality of HBO content. AltspaceVR might not be shutting down after all as the company posted that there are relationships in the works that will effectively keep the lights on for the many communities that have made it home. Voice calling, a much awaited feature for the Google Home, is beginning to roll out to users in the US. The...

Duration: 00:38:49

TNT 1832: Smart Dog Security

Why Uber must submit to privacy audits for the next twenty years. How to watch a movie in a theater every day for only $10 a month. And Geoffrey Fowler from the Wall Street Journal joins Jason Howell and Megan Morrone to talk about how seniors can learn how to use tech. Spoiler alert: Not from their impatient children. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell Guest: Geoffrey Fowler Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today. Thanks to CacheFly for the...

Duration: 00:37:13

TNT 1831: Netflix Hires Hollywood

One White Supremacist website, the DailyStormer was hosted by GoDaddy until last last night when the site was given 24 hours to move its domain for violating the terms of service by encouraging additional violence. Today, many news outlets are reporting that Google has also refused to host the site. Snapchat released a new Stories feature called Crowd Surf that takes videos recorded at big events and merges them into an interactive viewing experience that puts the viewer in control....

Duration: 00:37:58

TNT 1830: Echo Chamber Everywhere

This week the Federal Communications Commission in the US said Americans might not need high speed internet access at home through cable or fiber, and that smartphone access is just fine. SoundCloud narrowly escaped demise with last minute funding and the requirement for CEO Alexander Ljung to step aside. Sarahah is a new anonymous social media messaging app that's intended to enhance your areas of strength. Mikah Sargent from iMore joins us to discuss his experience with the app. And...

Duration: 01:08:33

TNT 1829: Consumer Reports Surface Tension

SNAP missed every one of Wall Street's expectations in its quarterly earning, delivering less revenue and fewer users than investors had hoped for. The only glimmer of hope was that animated hot dog, which was viewed 1.5 billion times and called, "the world's first augmented reality superstar" by SNAP CEO Evan Spiegel. Facebook has a new Watch tab for those of you thirsty for another avenue of original video content. Several dozen new shows are hitting a small group of users in the US via...

Duration: 00:52:42

TNT 1828: The TonkaBook

Essential announced that Amazon's Alexa Fund and Tencent have invested $300 million into the company. The phone will be sold on Amazon and Best Buy when it finally gets a release date that could be within a few weeks. Intel finalized its acquisition of Mobileye, and now plans to prepare a 100-vehicle fleet of test vehicles with near-full autonomy. Vehicles of all different brands and types will be utilized to show off how the tech can be supplied to all sorts of partners. Facebook says...

Duration: 01:07:36

TNT 1827: This Podcast Is for the Dogs

The author of the so-called "anti-diversity manifesto" has been fired from Google. CEO Sundar Pichai said publicly that the contents of the memo violated Google code of conduct, giving those who claim Google isn't open to dissenting opinions more ammo to back their claims. The leaves are starting to change and so have the iPhone rumors, coming faster and more furious every day. KGI's Ming Chi Quo says this fall we'll see an Phone 8 and an iPhone 7s in three colors. The Impossible Burger,...

Duration: 00:52:50

TNT 1826: Resting Unlock Face

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is flatter than the curvy Galaxy S, with bezels that extend out to protect against scratches and drops, a shatterproof screen, polycarbonate backside, and a sizeable 4,000mAh battery. It comes exclusively to AT&T later this week. Youtube is rolling out a new sharing feature to its Android and iOS app that will allow users to share videos with their contacts in a new chat interface inside the app. Those in the chatroom can then invite others to the chat...

Duration: 00:50:59

TNT 1825: Google's AMP Stamp

Bloomberg's sources say that Apple is planning to release a new version of the Apple Watch this year with cellular connectivity and is expected to be showcased along with Apple's big iPhone announcement sometime this Fall. Google is developing a new feature for publishers that's similar to Snapchat's Discover feature, called Stamp. It uses Google's AMP to deliver swipe-based stories created by publishers and surface in Google search. LinkedIn is developing a new feature to connect its...

Duration: 00:48:05

TNT 1824: These are the Voids You're Looking For

Marcus Hutchins, a cybersecurity researcher who stopped the WannaCry ransomware code in its tracks, was arrested at the Las Vegas airport on charges related to his role in creating Kronos banking malware. Disney struck a deal with The Void to bring full-scale immersive virtual reality to its resorts in the form of a Star Wars experience called Secrets of the Empire. Facebook introduced a new "related articles" feature to appear in the news feed next to items that have been flagged as...

Duration: 00:38:00

TNT 1823: Clone Your Boyfriend

Tesla reported a smaller than expected loss today, causing the stock to swell in after hours trading. Instagram stole Snapchat's stories, and a year later they're still gloating about it. The man who popularized the singularity is responding to your email so you don't have to and you are listening too fast. Mike Murphy from Quartz joins us to discuss the giant Megabots that will battle in September. Will we be able to watch it live or will it turn out to be a Michael Phelps vs. the shark...

Duration: 00:39:45

TNT 1822: Personal Branding for Teens

Apple announced its quarterly earnings with $45.4 billion dollars in revenue, and signaled that it expects strong sales of its upcoming iPhone once its officially announced sometime in the next few months. iPad sales topped 11.4 million units during the quarter, up 2% year over year. A group of US lawmakers are working on legislation to shore up security on the internet of things. The bipartisan group introduced the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 that would...

Duration: 00:38:00

TNT 1821: Ads in a Giphy

Back in March, the US Senate voted to overturn Broadband Privacy Rules that had prevented ISPs from selling our browsing information. A group at DefCon last week presented evidence of just how easy it is for someone to deanonymize that browsing data. Apple released early firmware for Apple's Homepod speaker and an iOS developer analyzed the code to reveal that not only is the Homepod running a full iOS stack, but the firmware detailed a number of references to infrared FaceDetection....

Duration: 00:37:31

TNT 1820: Not Your Mother's Tinder

Happy Cheap Tesla Day, if $35,000 before customization is cheap to you. Tesla delivers its first model three on Friday night, and ReCode says this could be Elon Musk's iPhone moment. The car is sold out through most of 2018 with 350,000 preorders in April 2016 alone. Anonymous social networking service Whisper is laying off 20 percent of its workforce this week. The editorial team saw the brunt of the hits as the company relies further on machine learning to handle some of those media...

Duration: 00:49:10

TNT 1819: The TAO of YAU

Twitter released its quarterly earnings, and things aren't looking so hot on the user growth side of things. Kurt Wagner from Recode joins us to pick the numbers apart. Amazon reported earnings today and CEO Jeff Bezos also made news with his own earnings. For a brief shining moment, Bezos was the new richest person in the world, with a small fortune of 90 billion dollars, beating out Bill Gates. The surge in Bezos's wealth was not due to him opening an Instagram account, which he did...

Duration: 00:38:31

TNT 1818: You Go, Little Sunfish

Foxconn announced that it's investing $10 billion dollars to build an LCD display plant that will bring up to 3,000 jobs to Wisconsin. The Verge reports that a swimming robot called Little Sunfish might have just spotted nuclear fuel that melted six years ago. This could be the first step toward cleaning up the dangerous mess from the Fukishima power plant disaster in 2011. Facebook released its second quarter earnings report with the company's best quarter of revenue to date at around...

Duration: 00:37:39

TNT 1817: Chip 'n Skin

Notoriously secret Apple has just been outed, maybe, by the president. Trump claims that Apple CEO Tim Cook promised him he would build three US manufacturing plants. "Big, big, big," said the president. No one at Apple has confirmed this. In 2020, almost 25 years after Adobe unleashed it onto the world, Flash will finally see its end of life as Adobe will cease any updates or distribution at that point. Adobe will continue to offer security updates for Flash as well as offer support...

Duration: 00:46:04

TNT 1816: Phelps' Faux Shark Foe

Alphabet may have been issued a $2.7 billion fine last month by European Union regulators for antitrust violations, but that didn't stop the company from reporting over $26 billion in revenue for the first three months of the year, up 21 percent year over year. Alphabet also announced that Google CEO Sundar Pichai will join the company's board of directors. Bloomberg reports that NASA wants to speed up your travel time with a new supersonic jet design. NASA claims to have the technology...

Duration: 00:42:16

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