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Tech News Today explores the most important stories of the day in conversation with the world's leading journalists.




TNW 7: The Mystery Is Gone

Jason Howell and Megan Morrone take the newly announced OnePlus 5T for a spin. Adam Burakowski from The Wirecutter talks about what kinds of deals will be had on Black Friday. David Hewlett talks about what it's like working with Red Giant technology to create the 80's throwback short film Hewlogram. Tom McLeod, CEO of Omni, talks about bringing the sharing economy to people's unused storage items. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell Guests: Adam Burakowski, David Hewlett, and Tom...

Duration: 01:00:18

TNW 6: Tiny Buzz Aldrin

Jason Howell and Megan Morrone talk to Sapna Maheshwari from the New York Times about the dark corners on YouTube Kids. Kashmir Hill of Gizmodo has been researching some crazy stories about Facebook's People You Might Know feature. Ben Fox Rubin from CNET offers tips on voice shopping and other new ways to buy stuff online. Plus, privacy vs. convenience with the new Amazon Key service that lets a delivery person into your house to drop off packages. Ben Stein from 8i Studios based out of...

Duration: 00:58:56

TNW 5: You're Not the Bot of Me!

Mark Spoonhauer from Tom's Guide shares his thoughts on the iPhone X after five days of use. Lucy Rohr from The Economist has found success bringing its content to the Snapchat audience in unique ways. Roger Cheng has been following the Senate hearing into election interference by the Russians and what it means for Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Rohan Phadte and Ash Bhat created a browser extension called to help determine if someone on Twitter is in fact a bot or...

Duration: 01:03:00

TNW 4: Burn-in is the New Black

Stephen Hall from 9to5Google talks about the Pixel burn-in problem. Brian Russell Davis from Axiom88 talks about a project that uses data science to detect how often an Uber driver runs a red light. Steve Gibson from Security Now warns about the upcoming Reaper botnet storm. And Kurt Wagner from ReCode discusses why Twitter is banning some ads. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell Guests: Stephen Hall, Brian Russell Davis, Steve Gibson, and Kurt Wagner Download or subscribe to this...

Duration: 00:59:03

TNW 3: Mathy KRACKs the Code

Mathy Vanhoef discovered the KRACK wifi vulnerability and details some of the misconceptions of the hack. Sara Wachter-Boettcher, author of the book Technically Wrong, discusses the ways that technology has alienated groups of people. Megabots co-founder Matt Oerhlein shares his thoughts on the first ever Megabots robot duel. Sherif Hanna from Qualcomm dispells some of the common misconceptions around 5G technology and when consumers might finally see it. Hosts: Megan Morrone and...

Duration: 00:50:07

TNW 2: My Own Personal Genius

Facebook's Oculus Connect conference is underway in San Jose California, and Father Robert Ballecer joins us to talk about the Oculus Go, Dash UI, the Rift Bundle, Project Santa Cruz and the other products he saw there. Plus, what's next for Oculus and the enterprise. Jason Snell from Six Colors tries to answer some of the questions about the future of an Apple streaming service. Will you be able to get it on an Android device? And Mike Murphy from Quartz discusses Replika, a chat app...

Duration: 00:56:46

TNW 1: Tears of Joy in VR

Evan Blass from VentureBeat talks about the new Pixel phones announced at the Made By Google event. Katie Kelly from AltSpaceVR joins us to discuss their purchase by Microsoft. Tony Romm of ReCode explains why Twitter and Facebook are going before US lawmakers and why Snapchat isn't. Ryan Hoover from ProductHunt shows off his favorite ARKit apps. Plus the headlines about Netflix pricing, Microsoft Edge on iOS and Android, Amazon's new delivery service, and the Yahoo hack. Host: Megan...

Duration: 00:50:52

TNW: Welcome to Tech News Weekly!

Watch the teaser for Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Megan Morrone. This new show brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Megan and Jason give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell Download or subscribe to this show at Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth...

Duration: 00:01:31

TNT 1864: Big Friendly Rocket

Security firm Duo showed its research at the Ekoparty security conference that demonstrates how the firmware on a large number of Macs isn't getting any updates, either due to a lack of updates being offered by Apple, or due to a silently failing update procedure. Sources tell TechCrunch that Google is working on a home assistant with a touch screen, like the Amazon Show. This would explain why they cut off Amazon's access to YouTube this week. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that it has...

Duration: 00:42:30

TNT 1863: TaskRabbit Your Meatballs

Swedish furniture giant Ikea just bought TaskRabbit, the San Francisco-based on-demand company that finds you someone to help you do stuff, like for example, assemble your Ikea furniture. According to a press release, TaskRabbit will continue to work as an independent company. TaskRabbit operates in the US and in London, and has been around for nearly a decade. The biggest question I have about this sale is, why buy furniture that needs to be put together if you're going to pay for...

Duration: 00:37:32

TNT 1862: Screen Infiltration

Google now longer lets you watch YouTube videos on your Amazon Echo Show. We read Apple's White Paper on privacy and FaceID. Signal says you don't have to sacrifice privacy to be social. ReCode reports that Facebook, Google, and now Twitter have all been asked to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in November. Plus, everything Amazon announced at their secret press event today. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell Download or subscribe to this show at...

Duration: 00:47:28

TNT 1861: No S-Pen Left Behind

The CEO of Equifax is retiring, effective immediately. Richard Smith is the latest executive of the hacked credit-reporting giant step down nearly a month after the company announced that a hack exposed the personal information of 143 million people. Dyson working on an Electric Vehicle to launch publicly by 2020. James Dyson, founder of the company, wrote an email to his employees, revealing the plan that is already underway, employing a team of 400 people to get the motor...

Duration: 00:40:02

TNT 1860: Hacker's Deloitte

Another company in charge of protecting our valuable personal information reports that they've been hacked. Deloitte, dedicated to auditing, risk management and tax related services, says a cyberattack has exposed some customer information including passwords and personal emails from the company's blue chip clients. Microsoft says its new programming language for quantum computers should be out by the end of the year after working on the technology for more than a decade. MIcrosoft will...

Duration: 00:41:19

TNT 1859: London Calling Uber Out

Uber lost its license to operating in London, with the city's transport regulator issuing a statement saying that the company was unfit to hold a private hire operator licence. Intel's Project Alloy "merged reality" reference design headset, which was to offer inside-out and completely wireless tracking, is off the table. Intel cited a lack of interest from its partners, but does say it will continue to invest in other aspects of AR and VR technology. Walmart announced a new home...

Duration: 00:44:13

TNT 1858: Chaos Agents & Happy Traps

Another beautiful iPhone, another iFixit Teardown. Joining us to talk a little bit about the preparation for the teardown of the iPhone 8s, the new Apple Watch, and the new Apple TV is Kelsea Weber from iFixit. We talk about how and why they do tear-downs and how sometimes there will be blood. Hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, and more have been filling the news for weeks. It's hard to sit back in our comfortable living rooms reading tweets and wondering what we can do about it. But it's...

Duration: 00:41:48

TNT 1857: Echo Face Location

The Apple Watch Series 3 reviews are out and many are reporting significant connectivity issues related to the device's LTE capability. Apple says it is exploring a software fix. Nest unveiled a family of new security focused devices, including the Nest Secure system that includes a hub for all of its devices to connect to. The package includes an alarm system, Nest Detect for monitoring portals in the home, and the Nest Tag for tracking items throughout the home. Facebook CTO Sheryl...

Duration: 00:40:01

TNT 1856: Dr. Morrone: Heart Surgeon

Google's entire lineup of new hardware devices leaked by Droid Life all in one day. The for-profit online education program Udacity is now offering new nanodegrees in the study of self-driving cars and flying cars. CNBC released a new report saying that Sprint and T-Mobile might be near an agreement that could be announced in as few as two weeks. Plus, James Martin, Senior Photographer CNET, shows off the camera on the new iPhone 8 Plus. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell Guest:...

Duration: 00:39:29

TNT 1855: Tez Cash Dispensers

CCleaner for Windows, the popular antivirus and security app created by and hosted on Avast Software's site, was found to be tainted with a backdoor and served to millions of its users as an official update directly from the site. The malware was found to have sent detailed information about the infected computer to a server, including a fail-safe system called the Domain Generation Algorithm that would still transmit the stolen data in the event that the hacker's servers went...

Duration: 00:38:21

TNT 1854: Rage Against the Uber Machine

Beijing is cracking down on Bitcoin by ordering a stop to trading as well as notifying cryptocurrency exchange users of the shut down. No new registrations will be allowed according to government notice, and platforms are required to report to the government as to how they will enable users to make risk-free withdrawals. Wisconsin state legislators approved a $3 billion tax incentive package for Foxconn's plans for a factory in the state. It would employ at least 3000 people. Equifax's...

Duration: 00:50:42

TNT 1853: Notch Half Full

Equifax finally updated its site to explain how the company was hacked, saying that criminals took advantage of the Apache Struts CVE-2017-5638 vulnerability. Ars Technica says this bug was fixed in March, but Equifax had not updated its Web applications. Facebook is feeling the heat with the Russian ads inquiry that aims to determine to what degree Russian campaigns were able to utilize Facebook's ad network to stir unrest in the United States ahead of the Presidential Election. The US...

Duration: 00:39:30

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