Tech News Weekly (Audio)

Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Jason and Mikah 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. Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.


  • TNW 247: Hands-On With Z Flip 4 and Z Fold 4 - BeReal, AmazonOne, Facebook

    Aug 11 2022

    Florence Ion of Gizmodo and All About Android joins the show to talk and show off some of what was announced at Samsung's August Galaxy Unpacked event. Lizzy Lawrence of Protocol talks about the BeReal photo-sharing app, the future of the service, and social media as a whole. Jason shares with us Amazon's plan for contactless payments... with your palm. Finally, Mikah talks about the Nebraska case that charges a 17-year-old girl & her mother, relying on evidence acquired from the teenag...more

  • TNW 246: AirPods Pro vs Pixel Buds Pro - Tech Lifespan, Zelda TASBot, CHIPS Act

    Aug 04 2022

    Geoffrey Fowler from The Washington Post joins the show to talk about the lifespan of electronic devices and what can be done to increase their lifespan. Allan Cecil, aka DwangoAC, talks about TASBot and the unique Ocarina of Time speedrun conducted at this past year's Summer Games Done Quick charity event. Max Cherney of Protocol comes back to the show to talk about the recently signed CHIPS Act. Finally, Phil Nickinson of Digital Trends has his hands on the latest iteration of Google's Pi...more

  • TNW 245: Net Neutrality's Next Chance - Facebook, Ring & Nest, Data & Automobile's

    Jul 28 2022

    Farhad Manjoo from The New York Times joins the show to talk about being wrong about Facebook and his regrets about the company. Ry Crist of CNET talks about Amazon & Google sharing video footage from its Ring & Nest devices to the police without warrants. Jason discusses an article from The Markup about data collection and a group of companies collecting & monetizing data from... automotive vehicles? Finally, Mikah talks about a new Net Neutrality bill just introduced. Hosts: ...more

  • TNW 244: Chiplets: The Future of Computing - Internet Health Report, OpenAI, One Medical

    Jul 21 2022

    Solana Larsen, editor of the 2022 Internet Health Report published by the Mozilla Foundation, joins the show to talk about the report and the direction of artificial intelligence. Max Cherny from Protocol stops by to talk about chiplets, what they are, and how they might impact future chip design. Jason talks about OpenAI and how they're ready to make DALL-E available to everyone... to those on its waiting list. Finally, Mikah talks about Amazon purchasing tech provider One Medical for $3.9...more

  • TNW 243: The Uber Files - MacBook Air M2 Review, Netflix & Microsoft, TikTok

    Jul 14 2022

    Dan Ackerman from CNET has the MacBook Air M2 in hand and talks about his review of the device. Richard Lawler from The Verge discusses how Netflix is partnering with Microsoft and its ad platform to start an ad-supported streaming tier. Jason talks about how kids and teens are spending more time on TikTok over YouTube or Google's overall core products. And Mikah talks about the recently leaked Uber Files showcasing leaked messages and files that detail attempts to lobby various high-profil...more

  • TNW 242: Apple's New "Lockdown Mode" - Digital Markets Act, TikTok Challenge, Apple Watch

    Jul 07 2022

    Ben Brody of Protocol joins the show to talk about Digital Markets Act and Digital Services Act in Europe and what that means for Big Tech. Mikah talks about a story of two girls dying after trying a viral TikTok 'blackout challenge." Ian Sherr from CNET goes over Apple's announcement of its new Lockdown Mode and how it looks to combat advanced hacking & spyware. Mark Gurman from Bloomberg details how Apple plans to update its Apple Watch line, along with some additional Apple rumors co...more

  • TNW 241: Privacy in a Post-Roe World - Nothing Phone 1, Data & Privacy, Nanometre Chips

    Jun 30 2022

    Daniel Bader from Android Police joins the show to talk about the Nothing Phone 1, the hype behind the device, and how the phone seeks to stand out amongst its competitors. Next, Denise Howell stops by to talk about the tech and legal implications following the reversal of Roe v. Wade and what this could mean for the future of data & online privacy. Lastly, Mikah Sargent shares his story of the week about how Samsung Elec is starting production on 3 nm (nanometre) chips. Host: Mikah Sar...more

  • TNW 240: Meta Prototypes Our VR Future - 13" M2 MacBook Pro, Instagram Age Verification, Amazon Proteus

    Jun 23 2022

    Devindra Hardawar from Engadget joins the show to talk about his review of the 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro. Harry McCracken from Fast Company shares his thoughts about the prototype hardware showcased from Meta's Reality Labs and what the future of VR could look like. Mikah talks about Instagram's new age verification system and how easy it can be to trick it. Jason rounds things out with a recap of Amazon and its re:MARS 2022 event that showcased Amazon's first fully autonomous warehouse robot,...more

  • TNW 239: 3 + 2 = Web5? - Dorsey's Web5 Idea, Meta's Time Limit, Health Data Protection, Activision's SEC Filing

    Jun 16 2022

    Jack Dorsey wants to skip Web3 and Web4 and go straight to a decentralized Web5 ... or does he? Instagram is adding new features and partnerships to encourage young people to take a break from the social media platform. New legislation aims to ban the sale of health and location data to third parties. Activision Blizzard, which was internally investigating claims of harassment at the company, says it failed to find a systemic issue. First, CoinDesk's Sam Kessler stops by the show to discuss for...more

  • TNW 238: EU Charges Forth With USB-C - WWDC Roundup, Apple Passkey, Meta Watch Cancelled, Dall-E Mini

    Jun 09 2022

    Dan Moren from Six Colors walks through a number of the major announcements from Apple's WWDC developer conference. Scharon Harding from Ars Technica details the EU law that will require technology companies to use USB-C for charging devices. Mikah shows the Meta Watch prototype that has reportedly been cancelled by the company after two years of development. Jason introduces the bizarre and sometimes frightening effects of Dall-E Minim, an AI image generator that everyone can use now. Hos...more