Episodes
How Exactly NVIDIA Is Pulling This Off Google takes down Gemini AI image generator. Here's what you need to know AT&T restores service after hours of outage AT&T is giving customers a bill credit following massive outage Police arrest LockBit ransomware members, release decryptor in global crackdown Walmart agrees to buy Vizio to grow ad business Walmart isn't buying Vizio for its hardware. It wants the TV maker's ad business Wyze sent camera thumbnails from 13,000 systems to...
Published 02/26/24
Published 02/26/24
Zuckerberg says Quest 3 is 'the better product' vs. Apple's Vision Pro Apple to be fined over $500 million under EU antitrust law Fighting the smartphone 'invasion': the French village that voted to ban scrolling in public 2 Twitter books are coming out Bluesky opens up to the public The Reply Guy Constitution Kids Online Safety Act secures enough support to pass Senate Leak of Russian 'Threat' Part of a Bid to Kill US Surveillance Reform, Sources Say Intel accused of inflating CPU...
Published 02/19/24
Bluesky Goes Public, Zuck's AI plans The panel discusses the Apple Vision Pro Transcribe Glass X rival Bluesky launches to public with option to pick your algorithm Tech layoff tracker - layoffs.fyi A general discussion on AI Zuckerberg's Plan for AI Hinges on Your Facebook and Instagram Data The panel looks back at the proto-internet Reddit Doesn't Have to Share IP-Addresses of Piracy Commenters, Court Rules David Kahn, Leading Historian of Codes and Code Breaking, Dies at...
Published 02/11/24
The panel gives their thoughts on the Apple Vision Pro Online safety hearing gets skeptical response from kids, advocates Finance worker pays out $25 million after video call with deepfake 'chief financial officer' Amazon Drops $1.4 Billion iRobot Deal; Vacuum Maker Cuts Jobs There Are 14 Billion Videos on YouTube Elon Musk: First Human Receives Neuralink Brain Chip Google Search officially retires cache link The panel discusses the recent spat of tech industry layoffs Japan...
Published 02/05/24
AI Investing Trends, Taylor Swift Deepfakes 160-180k Apple Vision Pros sold Ben Parr's 110+ Page Slide report I came out with on AI investing trends + predictions in 2023/2024 George Carlin AI Lawsuit: Estate Sues Creators Over Comedy Special Nightshade, the tool that 'poisons' data, gives artists a fighting chance against AI Google News Is Boosting Garbage AI-Generated Articles Taylor Swift explicit AI finally blocked on X after days Tim Sweeney on Europe's new Digital Markets...
Published 01/29/24
Verizon Fees, AI Translations, Microsoft Hack The panel talks about the Apple Vision pro The Apple Google Duopoly Verizon To Keep Charging Controversial Fee Despite $100 Million Settlement Javier Milei Special Address WITH AI Sam Altman says ChatGPT will evolve in "uncomfortable" ways Sports Illustrated Thrown Into Chaos With Mass Layoffs Origins and definition of "Ensh*ttification" Beeper users say Apple is now blocking their Macs from using iMessage entirely The Quiet...
Published 01/22/24
Padre's CES Haul, Google Layoffs, AI Battery The panel discusses what they saw at CES Padre shows off some toys from CES Volkswagen says it's putting ChatGPT in its cars for 'enriching conversations' Mercedes-Benz's best-in-class voice assistant is getting an AI boost AI-Generated 'George Carlin' Comedy Blasted by Comedian's Daughter SAG-AFTRA strikes deal for AI voice acting licensing in video games at CES 2024 Google Is Laying Off Hundreds of Workers in Its Voice Assistant, AR Teams...
Published 01/15/24
CES preview The NY Times Lawsuit Against OpenAI A New Kind of AI Copy Can Fully Replicate Famous People. The Law Is Powerless. Elon Musk Has Used Illegal Drugs, Worrying Leaders at Tesla and SpaceX Microsoft's keyboards and mice will live on under a unique new partnership A physical keyboard for your iPhone RIP: Software design pioneer Niklaus Wirth Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Amy Webb, Christina Warren, and Devindra Hardawar Download or subscribe to this show at...
Published 01/08/24
Looking back at some of This Week in Tech's best moments from 2023: Rating Google's AI Music Tool MusicLM What is Plaguing Google? Xerox Alto: 50 Year Later Lessons Learned By the SVB Collapse Is Copyright Good For Authors? What's Your (Microsoft) Copilot? Goodbye, Computer Magazines UK Emergency Alert Test A Look At WiFi Pineapple and Flipper Zero Ten Years Since Snowden's Revelations Were Revealed The Seven Deadly Sins and Tech Blind: Anonymous Workplace Gossip Earthquake!...
Published 12/31/23
In this festive end-of-year episode, Leo gathers some of the veteran hosts of the TWiT network, dubbed "old farts," to reflect on the major tech stories and trends of 2023 while looking ahead to 2024. They debate AI and tech's impact on society, discuss the ups and downs of companies like Twitter, Apple, and SpaceX, reminisce about the early days of computing and the Internet, and more, all with good humor and insight gained from decades in tech. Topics Discussed: The explosion of AI...
Published 12/24/23
AI Math, Zuck's Lair, E3's Demise The panel talks about pinball machines Mark Zuckerberg's underground lair Cox admits to invading your privacy Google Maps gets an update to stop authorities from accessing location history data Apple now requires a judge's consent to hand over push notification data Epic Games wins it's lawsuit, Google ruled as an illegal monopoly Beeper Mini is back, but for how long? Running Signal Will Soon Cost $50 Million a Year Tesla recalls 2 million cars...
Published 12/18/23
EU AI Act, 23andMe Hack, Woke Grok Financial Difficulties and Layoffs at Twit AI's Potential and Misleading Demonstrations Regulating Artificial Intelligence and Self-Driving Vehicles Debate on AI Augmentation and Regulation Beeper's Impersonation of Apple's Server' Privacy Risks and Public Benefits Technology Misuse, Cameo Scandal, Criticism AI, Grock, and Free Money Impact The Potential of AI in Advertising Memories of 1000 Van Ness Theater Discussion on Podcasts and Potluck...
Published 12/11/23
Cybertruck is out, ChatGPT turns 1, Black Friday & Cyber Monday, NameDrop ChatGPT's 1st birthday and mainstream AI adoption Microsoft joins OpenAI's board as a non-voting observer Pika raises $55 million for AI video generation tool Amazon launches Q chatbot service for companies Concerns over Q hallucinating responses and leaking data Rethinking reactions to Tesla's Cybertruck design Police warn about issues with NameDrop social media app Why Apple adding RCS may not resolve...
Published 12/04/23
Sam Altman returns as CEO after staff threatened mass resignation Microsoft's role and attempts to hire OpenAI staff Concerns over OpenAI's technology and capabilities Speculation over what caused the OpenAI board member revolt Impact and future of OpenAI as a non-profit and for-profit entity Musk sues Twitter shareholders, sued over ads next to hate speech Musk's behavior on Twitter concerning hate speech and anti-Semitism Truth Social finances and Trump lawsuit against media...
Published 11/27/23
Discussion of the surprise firing of Sam Altman as CEO of OpenAI by the board Explanation of the complicated structure of OpenAI as a nonprofit with a for-profit subsidiary Debate around the board's goals to slow down AI development versus Altman's push for progress Analysis of the ripple effects on Microsoft and partners who invested heavily in OpenAI Thoughts on cautions versus opportunities with generative AI and large language models News about Apple supporting RCS for higher quality...
Published 11/20/23
OpenAI GPTs, Humane AI Pin, privacy in cars, Amazon ditching Android OpenAI allowing independent developers to create their own GPTs ("little agents") Agreement between Writers Guild and motion picture producers on use of AI in movies Microsoft investing in OpenAI and implications for cloud services China's investment in AI compared to the US AI appliances like Humane pin and rewindai pendant Dangers of deep fakes and advanced technologies Innovations in pinball like Venom...
Published 11/13/23
AI Executive Order, Epic vs. Google, Goodbye Mint, Meta Ray-bans Ray-Ban Meta audio quality, cost, battery life, and polarized vs transition lenses Exploring Elon Musk's XAI concept GROK AI How Twitter's declining engagement impacts content creators and prompts API use Concerns about President Biden's executive order on AI regulation and innovation International AI declaration signed at Bletchley Park meeting with Harris and Musk Epic's antitrust lawsuit against Google's Android...
Published 11/06/23
Cruise suspended in California, UK's Online Safety Bill, Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite Debate around self-driving car standards and implications after recent SF accident Controversy over Mark Andreessen's anti-regulation manifesto and risks of stifling progress Taxes paid by tech moguls vs. average people and Microsoft's $29B IRS bill Generational differences in tech use and changes in media landscape Bug bounty programs incentivizing ethical hacking, payouts by Intel and others Social...
Published 10/30/23
Net Neutrality, AI Homer Simpson, Meta Glassholes, Jon Stewart Cancelled by Apple         Mark Andreson's manifesto and tech accelerationism Political consequences of facial recognition Social media's role in war crimes and spreading misinformation Facial recognition technology on social media Spread of misinformation by verified accounts on Twitter John Stewart's departure from Apple TV+ over China-related content Implications of AI on art and voice acting Social media's impact on...
Published 10/23/23
Microsoft's completed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. How political tension in Israel affects the tech sector. Debating disinformation and First Amendment rights. The influence of articles posted on social media. Legal implications of AI-generated content and copyright. Using AI to scan ancient scrolls and unlock texts. The potential of nuclear power and fusion reactors. Genetic data privacy breach and ethical concerns. Massive botnet DDoS attack on Google. Social media addiction...
Published 10/16/23
Google's hidden search, Spotify and audiobooks, X removes headlines Elon Musk removing headlines from Twitter posts and how that enables fake news Concerns about Twitter misinformation affecting the 2024 election Apple considered DuckDuckGo for Safari private search before deciding against it Microsoft close to acquiring Activision Blizzard pending UK regulatory approval Google accused of secret changes to search queries to maximize ad revenue Ransomware attack on MGM hotels and...
Published 10/09/23
The end of Netflix's DVD mailing service Meta's new AI avatars and the uncanny valley Microsoft's massive certificate breach FTC's antitrust lawsuit against Amazon X CEO Linda Yaccarino not having Twitter on her phone AI regulation and safety concerns Differences between books and magazine fact-checking Walter Isaacson's Elon Musk biography and fact checking Twitter ruled biggest source of disinformation by EU Supreme Court to review Florida and Texas social media laws Apple's...
Published 10/02/23
iPhone 15 hands on, Amazon hardware event, Instacart IPO, Unity blinks     Discussion on hype cycle of AI; evaluating current state Defining artificial intelligence vs regular computation AI winters and peaks of inflated expectations for AI Evaluating strengths and weaknesses of chatbots like ChatGPT AI's role in computational photography and new iPhones Microsoft's focus on AI with OpenAI partnership Multimodal AI and challenges like hallucination Apple's secretive approach to...
Published 09/24/23
New Apple iPhone 15 Announced, Google Antitrust Trial  iPhone 15 event: all the news on Apple's new phone  Apple iPhone 15 hands-on: New features left me with no Pro model envy at all  The WeWork Guy is Pivoting to Carbon Credits  Flowcarbon  Book Review: 'Elon Musk,' by Walter Isaacson - The New York Times  DOJ's Latest Case Against Google Is Intricate But Important  This Is the True Scale of New York's Airbnb Apocalypse  Unity rushes to clarify price increase plan, as game...
Published 09/18/23