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TWiT 806: Make Hella Happen - CES 2021, Samsung Galaxy S21, Section 230, escaping big tech, Clubhouse

CES 2021, Samsung Galaxy S21, Section 230, escaping big tech, Clubhouse Misinformation has slowed now that Trump is off Twitter. Denise describes the effects of Section 230 on big tech. Is it possible for someone to escape big tech if they want to? Germany and France don't agree with Trump's deplatforming. Is CES 2021 the model for trade shows...

TWiT 805: Come Together Like Voltron - Social media Trump ban, Section 230 in Biden era, nationalizing Alibaba

Social media Trump ban, Section 230 in Biden era, nationalizing Alibaba Social networks begin to ban President Trump. Should a few giant enterprises decide which speech is heard? China is nationalizing Jack Ma's Alibaba. Signal sees an uptick in light of the WhatsApp controversy. Stripe stops payment processing for the Trump campaign. Happy birthday...

TWiT 804: The Bento Box Satellite - CES 2021 preview, streaming video in 2020, goodbye FarmVille

CES 2021 preview, streaming video in 2020, goodbye FarmVille A preview of the virtual CES 2021 event. LG to unveil bendable OLED and 8K QNED. 2020 was an amazing year for streaming services. Comparing the roaring 20's to the next decade. Brexit deal calls out some interesting tech inclusions. Amazon's purchase of Wondery and its podcasts. Are...

TWiT 803: Best of 2020 - The best TWiT highlights of the year!

Leo Laporte takes us through the past year in tech. 2020 highlights include: CES 2020 roundup. Location privacy. iPad ten years later. The power of Deepfakes. Zoom usage explodes. Elon Musk's child X AE A-12. Apple silicon. Big tech goes to Washington. Bytedance faces a US ban. Fortnite kicked from mobile app stores. The chickenization of...

TWiT 802: The Year in Review - OG TWiTs discuss the year's biggest stories and trends

SolarWinds, COVID-19, Zoom, Big Tech, Social Media, Elon Musk, 5G, Amazon SolarWinds, the biggest case of cyber-espionage yet. COVID-19 and the dramatic effect of it on the tech industry. How effective has Contact Tracing been? The brilliance of mRNA for the vaccine. Will WFH be permanent going forward? The "real" threat of TikTok. Facebook's...

TWiT 801: I Can't Believe It's Not Minecraft - AirPods Max, Cyberpunk 2077, US Treasury hack, Halo Band

Airpods Max, Cyberpunk 2077, US Treasury hack, Halo Band Hackers stole data from the US Treasury. FireEye was hacked by nation-state actors. Patriot Act used to gather website visitor logs. Facebook sued by the FTC on antitrust charges. High profile Facebook employees call out leadership. Apple unveils AirPods Max and they aren't cheap. Apple...

TWiT 800: It's Coming From Leo2 - Salesforce buys Slack, Warner Bros' HBO Max deal, Ajit Pai, Timnit Gebru

Salesforce buys Slack, Warner Bros' HBO Max deal, Ajit Pai, Timnit Gebru Salesforce buys Slack for $27.7b. Prop. 24 and the challenges of paying for privacy. The Apple M1 chip is fast! Apple gets fined in Italy for misleading iPhone claims. Apple's Best of 2020 apps list is out. Josh Elman, a venture capitalist, is hired by Apple. AI scientist...

TWiT 799: Don't Tweet the Fleet - Comcast data cap, Black Friday, Tony Hsieh, Sherwin-Williams TikTok

Comcast data cap, Black Friday, Tony Hsieh, Sherwin-Williams TikTok The origins of Cyberpunk 2077. Editing video with the Apple M1 chip is a piece of cake. Apple head of security indicted on bribery charges. Kuo says new Macbooks with Apple silicone coming second half of 2021. Foxconn continues to grow its production outside of the US. Amazon...

TWiT 798: The Lighthouse Keeper and His Robot Butler - Tech hearings, streaming Windows, RCS encryption

Tech hearings, streaming Windows, RCS encryption TikTok pokes the lion about why it hasn't been shut down yet. Why do the tech Senate hearings continue without any YouTube presence? L'Oréal's virtual makeup filters now support Instagram, Snapchat, and Google Duo. A website that allows you to scream into the vast wilderness in Iceland. Does Section...

TWiT 797: There's Blubber All Over the Highway - Apple Silicon, Exploding Whale, TikTok

Apple Silicon, Exploding Whale, TikTok Apple releases three new Macs based on the M1 chip. Should you buy them? Why the fact that MacBooks have a 720p camera doesn't matter Why Apple put the M1 chip in their low-end Macs first How Rosetta 2 works Is Apple really faster than 98% of PC laptops? These people should still buy an Intel-based Mac...

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