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The Ars Technicast is the official podcast from Ars Technica, where we bring you you the latest in the worlds of computing, technology, science, and everything else in between. Ars publishes original news and reviews, analysis of tech trends, and expert advice on the most fundamental aspects of tech and the many ways it's helping us enjoy our world.

The Ars Technicast is the official podcast from Ars Technica, where we bring you you the latest in the worlds of computing, technology, science, and everything else in between. Ars publishes original news and reviews, analysis of tech trends, and expert advice on the most fundamental aspects of tech and the many ways it's helping us enjoy our world.
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The Ars Technicast is the official podcast from Ars Technica, where we bring you you the latest in the worlds of computing, technology, science, and everything else in between. Ars publishes original news and reviews, analysis of tech trends, and expert advice on the most fundamental aspects of tech and the many ways it's helping us enjoy our world.

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Ars Live Episode 16: The Silicon Valley equality crisis

8/22/2017
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Ars Technica's Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar talk to Catherine Bracy, founder of the TechEquity Collaborative, about Silicon Valley's equality issues and how to make the tech industry work for everyone. Recorded live August 16, 2017 at Eli's Mile High Club in Oakland, CA.

Duration: 00:43:10


Ars Live Episode 15: Military drones and whistleblowers

7/24/2017
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Ars Technica's Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar talk to Lisa Ling, former military drone tech and whistleblower about the dilemmas of drone warfare and surveillance, and also her experience as a whistleblower. Recorded live July 19, 2017 at Eli's Mile High Club in Oakland, CA.

Duration: 00:40:32


Ars Live Episode 14: Government environmental data rescue

6/27/2017
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Ars Technica's Annalee Newitz and Joe Mullin talk to Lindsey Dillon, UC Santa Cruz Environmental Studies Professor and chair of the EDGI (Environmental Data & Governance Initiative) steering committee, about rescuing EPA and other government data in the wake of the new US administration website removals. Recorded live June 21, 2017 at Eli's Mile High Club in Oakland, CA.

Duration: 00:42:44


Ars Live Episode 13: Blowing stuff up online

5/24/2017
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What's it like to poke, prod, and blow up stuff for a living? Ars Technica's Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar talked with Norman Chan, the editor of Tested, Adam Savage's website and YouTube channel covering the intersections of technology, science, art, and pop culture. Recorded live May 17, 2017 at Eli's Mile High Club in Oakland, CA.

Duration: 00:37:31


Ars Live Episode 12: tech, the feds, and criminal defense

4/25/2017
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Ars Technica's Cyrus Farivar and David Kravetz talk with criminal defense attorney Mark Jaffe about his cases with Aurenheimer, Lostutter, and Matthew Keys in front of a live audience in Oakland, CA. Recorded at Eli's Mile High Cafe in Oakland, CA on April 19, 2017.

Duration: 00:43:52


Ars Live Episode 11: Climate change

3/22/2017
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Ars Technica's Annalee Newitz talks with Paleoclimatologist Lynn Ingram about climate change in front of a live audience in Oakland, CA. Recorded at Awaken Cafe in Oakland, CA on March 15, 2017.

Duration: 00:44:34


Ars Live Episode 10: tech, security and immigration

2/23/2017
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Ars Technica's podcast continues with a series of live discussions about today's science, tech and culture recorded at Longitude, Oakland's premier tiki bar. Ars Technica's Cyrus Farivar and Annalee Newitz spoke with UC Hastings law professor Ahmed Ghappour, an expert in national security and cybersecurity, about what exactly are your rights at the border, and should you really hand over your social media passwords to a customs agent?

Duration: 00:44:11


Ars Live Episode 9: Sex Toys

1/25/2017
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Ars Technica's podcast continues with a series of live discussions about today's science, tech and culture recorded at Longitude, Oakland's premier tiki bar. Ars Technica's Cyrus Farivar and Annalee Newitz spoke with Ti Chang, Co-Founder and VP of Design for Crave, a designer sex toy company.

Duration: 00:40:34


Ars Live Episode 8: Information security

11/25/2016
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Ars Technica's podcast continues with a series of live discussions about today's science, tech and culture recorded at Longitude, Oakland's premier tiki bar. Ars Technica's Dan Goodin and Annalee Newitz spoke with security researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire about online security and digital authoritarianism.

Duration: 00:36:37


Ars Live Episode 7: The future of human space travel

11/23/2016
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Ars Technica's podcast continues with a series of live discussions about today's science, tech and culture recorded at Longitude, Oakland's premier tiki bar. In this episode, Ars Technica's Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar welcomed guest Ariel Waldman, author and founder of spacehack.org, and Director of Science Hack Day to talk about the possibilities of human space travel.

Duration: 00:46:46


Ars Live Episode 6: Taking on patent trolls

11/23/2016
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Ars Technica's Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar met in front of a live audience at Longitude bar in Oakland, CA and spoke with Lee Cheng, Chief Legal Officer of Newegg, Inc. about how to fight patent trolls and the strange and ridiculous world of excessive patent litigation.

Duration: 00:47:03


Ars Live Episode 5: Diversity in Tech

11/21/2016
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Ars Technica's podcast continues with a series of live discussions about today's science, tech and culture recorded at Longitude, Oakland's premier tiki bar. In this episode, Ars Technica's Cyrus Farivar spoke with Leslie Miley, a Silicon Valley engineer, about diversity (or the lack thereof) in the tech industry.

Duration: 00:25:43


Ars Live Episode 4: When science meets science fiction

11/21/2016
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Ars Technica's podcast continues with a series of live discussions about today's science, tech and culture recorded at Longitude, Oakland's premier tiki bar. In this episode, Ars Technica's Annalee Newitz and Tiffany Kelly spoke with Hannu Rajaniemi about his origins as a novelist in science fiction and as a scientist, and subjects of LARPs, complex systems, DNA, sci-fi influences and limitations.

Duration: 00:22:28


Ars Live Episode 3: Online Harassment

11/19/2016
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What if we treated online harassment the same way we treat spam? Ars Technica's podcast continues with a series of live discussions about today's science, tech and culture recorded at Longitude, Oakland's premier tiki bar. In this episode, Ars Technica's Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar talk to journalist Sarah Jeong about spam, online harassment, examples and proposed solutions.

Duration: 00:26:22


Ars Live Episode 2: Surveillance

11/18/2016
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Ars Technica's podcast continues with a series of live discussions about today's science, tech and culture recorded at Longitude, Oakland's premier tiki bar. In this episode, Ars Technica's Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar had a tremendously interesting conversation with UC Davis law professor Elizabeth Joh, who researches surveillance technology and policing.

Duration: 00:25:03


Ars Live Episode 1: The history of meat and butchery

11/17/2016
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Ars Technica's podcast continues with a series of live discussions about today's science, tech and culture recorded at Longitude, Oakland's premier tiki bar. In this episode, Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar hosted a live chat with Dr. Krish Seetah, a Zooarchaeologist / Stanford professor, about the history of meat production.

Duration: 00:19:42


Teaser: Listen to Decrypted, our new Mr. Robot podcast

7/11/2016
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Mr. Robot, USA's cybersecurity and hacking drama, is a favorite within the Ars Technica Slack/IRC channels. So for the summer, we'll be following along with the series on our new podcast—Decrypted. Each week, we'll dive into the show in the way only Ars can.... which is to say it'll be thorough, we'll talk with experts, and no detail is too minute or nerdy. The show returns on July 13, so check out our preview episode before S2 gets started.

Duration: 00:01:51


Ars Technicast, Ep. 38: So, an Xbox One and a PS4 walk into a room...

11/22/2013
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This year saw an event that only happens every six or seven years, on average: two major gaming consoles released at just about the same time. The PS4 has just released, and the Xbox One launches on Friday. Gaming Editor Kyle Orland has been losing many sleep cycles as he writes reviews of the hardware and system software for both consoles, but he made some time to join Social Editor Cesar Torres and Senior Reviews Editor Lee Hutchinson as we talk about their highs and the lows. If we...

Duration: 00:54:33


Ars Technicast, Episode 37: Maybe you should have read the book

11/8/2013
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Now that we’re closing in on the last few months of the year, movie season ramps up again as Hollywood releases some of its biggest films to close out the year. Just before Halloween, Cesar caught a screening of the Carrie re-boot by director Kimberly Peirce. That got us talking about Stephen King’s novel, and the ways it has been adapted over time. Later this month, Catching Fire also comes out. It marks the second installment of the Hunger Games series, which is based on the novels by...

Duration: 00:43:31


Ars Technicast, Episode 36: How much is software worth anyway?

10/25/2013
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In this week’s episode, we take a couple of steps back from the announcement by Apple to look at current pricing strategies and models for some of the giants in computing. Co-hosts Social Editor Cesar Torres and Ars Associate Writer Casey Johnston welcome Reviews Editor Ron Amadeo and Senior Products Specialist Andrew Cunningham on the program. We discuss Microsoft’s own release of Windows 8.1 (also free), as well as the ways in which Apple’s desktop line may be following suit to iOS’ free...

Duration: 00:38:02

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