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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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TNW 338: Would You Pay for a GenAI Alexa? - Scarlett Johansson, Meme Manager, Copilot+ PCs

5/23/2024
Emily Dreibelbis from PCMag joins Mikah Sargent this week. Emily talks about Scarlett Johansson and OpenAI. Could generative AI be coming to Alexa in the future? If your meme game is on point, then you may have a future with politics. And Microsoft announced new Windows laptops with AI features baked into the device. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Emily Dreibelbis Guest: 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: wix.com/studiolookout.com

Duration:01:02:49

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TNW 337: AI News From Google I/O & OpenAI - Matter 1.3, Apple Accessibility, I/O & GPT-4o

5/16/2024
Jennifer Pattison Tuohy of The Verge joins Mikah Sargent this week! Jennifer talks about Matter 1.3 being released by the Connectivity Standards Alliance. Mikah is excited by the new accessibility features Apple recently announced. What Google announced at its Google I/O 2024 event. And finally, OpenAI announces GPT-4o. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Jennifer Pattison Tuohy Guests: Jason Howell and Pranav Dixit 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/TWIT - code TWIT30YahooFinance.comcachefly.com/twit

Duration:01:18:26

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TNW 336: Met Gala Deepfakes - Online Scams, AI Chatbots, AlphaFold

5/9/2024
Amanda Silberling from TechCrunch joins Mikah Sargent this week on Tech News Weekly. They talk about how AI deepfakes have infiltrated aspects of the online conversations of the Met Gala fashion. How a Chinese network is behind one of the largest online scams into duping US and European customers through fake online designer shops. Teenagers are turning to AI chatbots to find entertainment, help, and even support from these AI services. Finally, Google DeepMind's AlphaFold AI program can model parts of DNA and human molecules. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Amanda Silberling 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: mylio.com/TWIT25

Duration:01:06:30

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TNW 335: The Rabbit R1 Is More Than Just an App - The ACP, GM & Apple CarPlay, Bad AI Data

5/2/2024
Abrar Al-Heeti joins Mikah Sargent this week! Abrar talks about the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Mikah talks about GM rolling out its own infotainment hub after no longer supporting Apple CarPlay in its vehicles. Reviews of the Rabbit R1 have rolled out this week. And can you remove bad AI data from AI models? Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Abrar Al-Heeti Guests: Lisa Eadicicco and Katyanna Quach 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: eufy.comwix.com/studioYahooFinance.com

Duration:01:02:28

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TNW 334: Meta Goes Open With XR - Reddit Mods, Rabbit R1, Ray-Ban Meta Glasses

4/25/2024
Jason Howell is filling in for Mikah Sargent as Mikah is out! Emily Dreibelbis chatted with one of the moderators of r/ChatGPT on Reddit. The Rabbit R1 AI companion device recently had its launch party, and first impressions are coming out for the wearable device. Meta opens its Quest Horizon OS to developers. And AI finally arrives in the Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses. Hosts: Jason Howell and Emily Dreibelbis Guests: Scott Stein 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: IntouchCX.com/twitGO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT

Duration:01:11:20

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TNW 333: Boston Dynamics' Bendy Robot - Microsoft's AI Copilot, TikTok Notes, Super Apps

4/18/2024
Boston Dynamics introduced a new robot that has caught the attention of many people. How is Microsoft's AI Copilot impacting the coding industry? What are TikTok Notes? And what in the heck are Super Apps? Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Jennifer Pattison Tuohy Guests: Karissa Bell and Lisa Eadicicco 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: YahooFinance.comcachefly.com/twit

Duration:00:55:27

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TNW 332: FCC Requires Broadband 'Nutrition Labels' - Humane's AI Pin, Apple Repair, Sunshine

4/11/2024
Humane's AI pin has arrived! Apple is expanding repair options with support for used genuine parts. The FCC is rolling out 'Consumer Broadband Labels'. And former CEO Marissa Mayer has a new photo app called Sunshine, powered by AI. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Amanda Silberling Guests: Kyle Barr 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: wix.com/studiomylio.com/TWIT25

Duration:01:02:32

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TNW 331: Preparing for the Eclipse - LinkedIn, AltStore, Business Schools & AI

4/4/2024
LinkedIn is testing adding TikTok-like videos to its feed. What do alternative app stores on the iPhone look like within the European Union. Business schools are integrating AI more into their coursework. And what to know about the upcoming eclipse if you're fortunate to experience it! Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Abrar Al-Heeti Guests: Lindsay Ellis and Rod Pyle 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: eufy.comGO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT

Duration:01:11:52

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TNW 330: Checking In With Apple Vision Pro - Tesla Chargers, MFA Bombing, Snapchat

3/28/2024
Tesla has opened its superchargers to non-Tesla vehicles! However, how easy is it to find one that's compatible with one in a big city? Mikah shares a PSA about "MFA Bombing" targeting Apple users. The FTC could sue TikTok over how the company handles its users' privacy and security. What is 'Project Ghostbusters'? And what does one tech reviewer think of the Apple Vision Pro after using it for over a month? Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Emily Dreibelbis Guests: Karissa Bell, Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, and Scott Stein 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/TNWzscaler.com/zerotrustAIwix.com/studio

Duration:01:22:14

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TNW 329: US DOJ Sues Apple For Monopoly Practices - LexisNexis, Beeper, Surface Pro 10

3/21/2024
Breaking news as the U.S. Department of Justice sues Apple for illegal smartphone monopoly. Automakers are sharing consumers' driving behaviors with insurance companies. Beeper is back in the news as it refocuses its efforts on delivering an app that brings various chat applications into one singular app. And Microsoft had an event to announce new Surface PCs! Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Jennifer Pattison Tuohy 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: zscaler.com/zerotrustAIcanary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT

Duration:01:07:26

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TNW 328: Unraveling the Eu's AI Act - TikTok's Fate, Healthcare Hack, Surface Duo's Revival

3/14/2024
The ongoing concerns and legislation around TikTok in the US, the BlackCat ransomware attack on Change Healthcare, the EU's newly passed AI Act, and the current state of Microsoft's Surface Duo folding phone. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Amanda Silberling Guest: Emilia David 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/twitecamm.com/twit or use Promo Code TWIT

Duration:01:03:24

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TNW 327: Will TikTok Be Banned... This Time? - Copilot Designer Warning, New M3 MacBook Airs

3/7/2024
U.S. lawmakers are once again pushing ByteDance to divest TikTok or face a ban within the country. The Center for Countering Digital Hate published a report on AI images generated being used to create election disinformation. A Microsoft AI engineer warns the FTC about safety concerns with Microsoft's Copilot Designer. And some of the new features & products Apple has announced over the past few weeks! Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Abrar Al-Heeti Guests: Emma Roth 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: Melissa.com/twitwix.com/studio

Duration:01:11:24

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TNW 326: Google's Gemini Goes Awry - AI Controversy, Apple Car Cancelled, Hackable Video Doorbells

2/29/2024
The latest AI controversy with Google's Gemini, President Biden's new executive order restricting the sale of personal data, issues with popular but insecure video doorbell cameras, and more. Host: Mikah Sargent Guests: Reed Albergotti and Karissa Bell 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: ecamm.com/twit or use Promo Code TWITjoindeleteme.com/twit promo code TWIT

Duration:00:56:49

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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

Duration:01:06:06

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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/studiojoindeleteme.com/twit promo code TWITMelissa.com/twitcachefly.com/twit

Duration:01:01:32

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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