Tech News Weekly (MP3)

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 104: Does the Dyson EV Suck?

    Oct 17 2019

    (01:56) Lory Gil from iMore takes a look at the Google Pixel 4 from an iOS perspective to see what she likes and doesn't like in the new phone.(20:00) Reed Albergotti from the Washington Post details how kids are circumventing Screen Time control on their iOS devices.(35:01) The Internet Archive has added more than 2,000 MS-DOS titles to its online playable catalogue and its a win for historical preservation of video games.(40:37) Rick Osterloh, who leads Google's hardware division, thinks it mi...more

  • TNW 103: Weight-ing On Libra

    Oct 12 2019

    This is a special Tech News Weekly as we're back in the studio after the forced power outages imposed by PG&E for select northern California residents.Mikah Sargent and Ant Pruitt discuss the latest news from the China protest controversy, Blackberry innovation and ultra-wideband. Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-weekly. Sponsor: aka.ms/TNWMechanics

  • TNW 102: Google is a Small Country

    Oct 03 2019

    (02:15) Facebook really cares about your perception of its platform. ZDNet's Chris Matyszczyk explains.(15:55) Microsoft announces new hardware with its surface line of products as well as the rumored dual-screen devices. Mary-Jo Foley shares her thoughts on the new hardware and the new Windows "phone" running Android.(30:30) Yes, you can remove Google services from your day-to-day. Nithin Coca has proven so by going Google-free for one year.(42:31) Google contractors reportedly uses homeless pe...more

  • TNW 101: Homepod With a Mouth

    Sep 26 2019

    (02:21) Stacey Higginbotham joins us to talk about Amazon and its boatload of new products, services, and improvements.(22:55) Jason gives us a little tour of the OnePlus 7T — you can catch the full review on TWiT.tv's Hands-On Tech. https://twit.tv/shows/hands-on-tech/episodes/53(28:48) ProPublica says U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is using online translators to vet refugees' social media posts.(35:58) Cade Metz talks about the article he wrote for The New York Times, which details ...more

  • TNW 100: Cheap Deepfakes

    Sep 19 2019

    (01:55) Britt Paris, co-author of "Deepfakes and Cheap Fakes," discusses the ways that fakes are being detected and how those systems might not be good enough as the technology gets better.(15:55) Employees at Microsoft are sharing their salary information on an anonymous spreadsheet, and Dave Gershgorn from OneZero was granted access to it.(32:14) With the launch of Apple Arcade, Ian Sherr from CNET got perspectives from developers to understand the value proposition of creating exclusives for ...more

  • TNW 99: Facebook On My Face

    Sep 12 2019

    • (01:43) Journalist and analyst John Koetsier explains how a mesh networking app, Bridgefy, is gaining popularity in Hong Kong, where protestors are using the app to stay in touch.• (17:13) Sam Machkovech of Ars Technica shares his initial thoughts on HTC's new Vive Cosmos VR system.• (35:50) We're joined by Dan Moren of Six Colors for an overview of Apple's iPhone event and a few more details about developments that weren't mentioned on stage.• (47:42) Plus, we talk about the latest round of P...more

  • TNW 98: Everybody Jumps to Skynet

    Sep 05 2019

    (01:20) Autonomous technology is coming to the battlefield. Zachary Fryer-Biggs from the Center for Public Integrity talks about the complicated ethical considerations of AI-driven war machines.(18:31) Samsung is ready to re-release the Galaxy Fold and detailed a number of improvements made to the design to prevent them from unintentional damage in the hands of consumers.(24:45) Tech addiction is the perfect reason to look into the Light Phone 2. Michael Zelenko from OneZero spent a few weeks wi...more

  • TNW 97: The Devil is in the Defaults

    Aug 29 2019

    • (01:49) Alfred Ng from CNET talks about how Ring video doorbells are being used by police for surveillance.• (14:36) Credit cards might be old tech, but Geoffrey Fowler from the Washington Post shows how they can carry the same privacy burden as the phone in your pocket.• (31:22) Tech patents can be downright ridiculous, and Rose Eveleth from Slate reveals why companies have so many of them in their arsenal if they'll never become something real.• (44:18) Virtual Reality is being used to train...more

  • TNW 96: It's Inside the Network

    Aug 22 2019

    (01:43) Darren Loucaides from OneZero discusses the impact of the "like" button. Increasingly, social networks seem to be pondering the idea of hiding or removing metrics but engagement and profit may suffer.(17:23) Brian Merchant, author and writer for Gizmodo, reveals the troubling nature of Zeel, a service that primarily connects massage therapists with those seeking their services. Despite promising a no-tolerance policy for inappropriate behavior, contractors who have worked for Zeel say th...more

  • TNW 95: What is Human-Assisted AI?

    Aug 15 2019

    (01:43) Parmy Olson from the Wall Street Journal shows how startups like Engineer.ai are using artificial intelligence as a buzzword more than an actual description of its technology.(12:25) Everyday people are firing up phone farms in their living rooms to make extra cash according to Joseph Cox at Vice.(25:21) Keren Elazari, founder of BSidesTLV, talks about the hacker community found at Defcon, Blackhat and BSides events.(38:57) WeWork filed it's IPO and Alex Wilhelm from Crunchbase takes a c...more