Tech News Weekly (MP3)

Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Megan Morrone 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. Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.


  • TNW 75: Totally Not Haunted Radio

    Mar 21 2019

    01:47 Apple quietly unveiled a number of improvements to its product library with a new iPad Mini, iPad Air, iMac, and Airpods. Drafts developer Greg Pierce shares his unique perspective on the new announcements.18:24 Is it ridiculous to buy a vinyl record with nothing but silence if the purpose is to use it for silent meditation?24:20 Insurance companies are starting to dip their toes in the waters of monitoring social networks for insurance claim violations, and privacy advocates said this wou...more

  • TNW 74: The Internet is Us

    Mar 14 2019

    01:27 What a big tech breakup would look like, according to David McCabe from Axios.13:53 Foursquare is everywhere, whether you have the app or not, says Paris Martineau from Wired.27:42 Tom Merritt from Daily Tech News Show talks about how to solve all the problems of the Internet.43:24 What does the Business Insider report on Google's hardware team mean for the Pixel Slate? Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell Guests: David McCabe, Paris Martineau, and Tom Merritt Download or subscribe ...more

  • TNW 73: Don't Go, Jibo!

    Mar 07 2019

    01:49 The Crowd is an app that allows investors to swipe left or right on new ideas pitched by entrepreneurs. COO Chase Johnson shares how the idea was inspired by Shark Tank, and what it's led to so far.13:49 Mark Zuckerberg posted about the importance of private communication, and Kurt Wagner from Recode discusses what this could mean for Facebook.32:03 Sam Abuelsamid sheds light on Waymo's now publicly offered Laser Bear Honeycomb lidar system, available to partners who don't compete with the...more

  • TNW 72: USB

    Feb 28 2019

    A new contest will help women founders solve some of the biggest problems the world is facing right now. Women Who Tech founder Allyson Kapin explains.A new tool will use AI to create faces of people who don't exist. Now we want to decide if they're hot or not.USB 3.2 is coming, but the USB naming conventions are only getting more complicated to understand.Scott Stein from CNET had a hands-on with the HoloLens 2 and he has some thoughts on the improvements and new use cases. Hosts: Megan Morro...more

  • TNW 71: Who Owns the Smiling Pile of Poop?

    Feb 21 2019

    Abhishek Singh invented a kit that users can build themselves to create a robot that answers voice queries entirely with animated GIFs and videos.Emoji is living a complicated life of misinterpretation in courtrooms across the US according to Eric Goldman.Mark Spoonauer from Tom's Guide takes a first look at the new Samsung Galaxy S10+.Google mistakenly kept the existence of a microphone on the Nest Secure system from any specifications.When kids are old enough to Google themselves, how will the...more

  • TNW 70: On the Apps

    Feb 14 2019

    1:54 GM and Amazon have invested in electric truck company Rivian. Sam Abuelsamid from the Wheel Bearings podcast talks about the Tesla competitor.16:23 People in the US spent an average of $79 on iOS apps this year. Developer Ish ShaBazz explains why this makes sense.31:22 How automated lights can improve your health. The founder of the Orro light switch talks about the science of light and sleep.43:06 A new report says that the digital detox doesn't work. Megan wants to discuss how boredom is ...more

  • TNW 69: Data Rights Are the New Civil Rights

    Feb 07 2019

    A new Netflix documentary called The Great hack highlight's the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and David Carroll's own legal pursuit against the operation.Prisoners in the US are being subjected to mandatory voice prints, and George Joseph from the Appeal discusses the grey area in which the growing technology operates.Cal Newport's new book Digital Minimalism explores how we have grown accustomed to devices as always-on digital companions, and paves the way to returning back to the real world. ...more

  • TNW 68: Giving Up Google

    Jan 31 2019

    iFixit teardown engineer, Taylor Dixon talks about the bigger problems with Macbook repair and "flexgate."Data Analyst Andrea Fuller from The Wall Street Journal explains how they detected companies with fake employee reviews on Glassdoor.Megan's Story of the Week: Facebook Research app and the age of digital consent.Jason's Story of the Week: How to Give up Google. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell Guests: Taylor Dixon and Andrea Fuller Download or subscribe to this show at https://tw...more

  • TNW 67: Not Sharing Is Caring

    Jan 24 2019

    1:38 The 10-year Challenge was a big hit on social media, but Kate O'Neill says that we should think twice before giving away such valuable datasets for free.17:19 DuckDuckGo struck a deal with Apple to use Apple Maps in location search results and its a win for privacy. DuckDuckGo CEO Gabriel Weingberg explains why.32:30 January is a hot month for mature game releases, and a relatively no-name company claims its first ever console will be better than the next Xbox and PlayStation. Sam Machkovec...more

  • TNW 66: Early Bird Gets the Worm

    Jan 17 2019

    1:34 Father Robert Ballecer talks about trends from CES24:40 The latest emoji news from Jeremy Burge45:47 How to get the cyberpunk future we all deserve with help from Brian Benchoff from Hackaday.57:26 Jason Howell reviews the new iPad Pro and Megan Morrone reviews the new Pixel Slate. Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Jeremy Burge, and Brian Benchoff Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsors: twit.cachefl...more