The Prosecco Experience – This Week in Tech 691

Apple’s new Macs and iPads, CIA’s not-so-secret websites, Twitter voter suppression, and more.
— Apple announces new MacBook Air and Mac Mini, then blows them both away with its new iPad Pro.
— Apple will no longer tell us how many iPhones it sells.
— How to kill an iPhone with a balloon.
— Iran unmasks dozens of CIA agents with a Google search.
— Google employees stage walkout over sexual harassment
— Amazon exec mad at Washington Post for leaking new headquarters location.
— Facebook targets ads at “White Genocide Conspiracy Theorists.”
— Voter suppression on Twitter, and IRL in Georgia.
— Passcodes are officially protected by the fifth amendment (at least in Florida, and only in some cases).
— Senator proposes a bill that would jail tech CEOs for misusing consumer data.
— FCC says community broadband is an “ominous threat to the first amendment.”

Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Brian McCullough, Iain Thomson, Mike Elgan

All the President’s Phones – This Week in Tech 690

IBM buys Red Hat, worst Windows 10 ever, Right to Repair wins, and more.
— What’s in store for Apple’s big event this Tuesday?
— Tim Cook vs the “data industrial complex”
— Amazon’s government controversies
— IBM buys Red Hat for $34 billion – the largest software purchase ever.
— Linus Torvalds is back!
— Trump’s phone may be hacked by Russia and China.
— The midterms may be hacked as well.
— Apple and Amazon might NOT be hacked by China.
— Microsoft still hasn’t released Window 10 update 1809
— The Vatican releases its own version of Pokemon Go with saints instead of Pokemon.
— Elon’s big tunnel under LA opens 12/10.
— Pokemon Go will use step info from Apple and Google.
— Right to Repair suit wins.

Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Ed Bott, Jason Hiner, Rene Ritchie

Nobody Expects the Scooter Inquisition – This Week in Tech 689

Election hacking, evolution of product launches, weapon cybersecurity, and more.

— Cognitive hacking with scale and co-ordination.
— Will the newest iPad have 2 connectors?
— Should keynotes for product launches go away?
— Some speculation about what to expect from the upcoming Apple event.
— Morgan on Twitter and his thoughts on Google+.
— Google in the EU and something that isn’t getting as much press.
— The discussion continues around Bloomberg’s article and Tim Cook’s demand for a retraction.

Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Dan Patterson, Seth Weintraub, Greg Ferro

Written to Binge – This Week in Tech 688

– Defending Bloomberg’s Chinese spy chip story Google+ killed by a breach that wasn’t a breach.
– Facebook breach that WAS a breach hits 30 million users. In related news, Facebook now sells a video chat device with a camera that can follow your every move.
– Made by Google event: what we think of the Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub.
– Apple’s TV content will be free for everyone who owns an Apple device.

Odorless and Weightless Hackers – This Week in Tech 687

Chinese Spy Chips, Microsoft Highs and Lows, Pixel 3 Event Predictions, and More! Bloomberg reports that China used tiny chips to spy on Apple, Amazon, and the US government. Apple and Amazon deny it. How do we know who is right? All the news from the Microsoft Surface event, plus some rumors of what was supposed to be there but wasn’t. Windows 10 update deletes people’s files. What we expect this Tuesday at Google’s Pixel 3 Event. Amazon raises its minimum wage to $15/hr, kills stock options and bonuses. Facebook hacked by “odorless and weightless hackers.” CA passes new laws restoring Net Neutrality and banning bots that pretend to be human. Presidential Alert hits phones nationwide.

Older Than the Mini Jack – This Week in Tech 686

Facebook breach, Elon’s costly tweet, Google turns 20, and more.

–How to tell if your Facebook account is one of the 50 million that were hacked this week
–Why the founder of Instagram left Facebook
–“Funding secured” tweet costs Elon Musk his chairmanship and $40 million
–Google turns 20 –More leaks from Google’s upcoming October 9th event
–Amazon gives $1 million to Wikimedia
–FCC fines robo-caller $37.5 million
–Did you register to vote on Snapchat?
–Web creator Tim Berners-Lee has a plan to fix the Internet

This Week in Tech 685: Emotional Support Ham

Apple Watch and heart health, Magic Leap first look, your future Amazon House, and more.

• iPhone XS and XS Max are flying off the shelves (especially in Santa Rosa).
• Pixel 2 camera beats the iPhone XS.
• Why the dual-sim iPhones are a bigger deal than you think.
• (Heart) doctors hate it! Apple Watch’s one weird ECG trick.
• Elon Musk introduces the first SpaceX moon passenger, DOJ introduces a criminal investigation to Musk.
• Amazon introduces a slew of new Alexa devices in its continuing mission to control everything in your home (including you).
• Magic Leap One first look: nobody should buy it, but it is absolutely the future.
• Happy 10th anniversary, T-Mobile G1! We have come full circle: the first android phone didn’t have a headphone jack, either.
• Google’s plans for China, and China’s plans for the world.
• John Hancock won’t sell you life insurance unless you strap on a fitbit or Apple Watch.
• Coding error scraps Subaru Ascent.
• Salesforce’s Mark Benioff buys Time magazine.
• Freezing your credit report is now free thanks to a new law.

Memoji Dating – This Week in Tech 684

This Week in Tech

Apple’s new iPhones and Watch, Facebook election security, EU vs memes, and more!

–Apple Watch Series 4 takes on heart disease.
–iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr: what’s in a name?
–All the new features and “new” features in the 2018 iPhones and iOS 12.
–Can Mark Zuckerberg fix Facebook’s political woes?
–Hurricane tech.
–EU vs memes.
–California requires basic IoT security.
–Google kills Inbox.
–Ikea will scan your butt.

I Speak for the Bezels – This Week in Tech 682

This Week in Tech

iPhone XS, Pixel 3, Trump vs Google, and more
Leo is on vacation, so Jason Snell is guest hosting!
Apple’s next big event is September 12th, and we have a sneak peek at the new iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4.
The iPhone XS isn’t the only big phone on the horizon. We also have a look at Google’s Pixel 3.
YouTube’s new tool helps you spend less time watching YouTube.
Trump takes a swing at Google. Is it a hit?
Microsoft wants you to never have to buy a new Xbox.
Uber thinks bikes and scooters are the future.
Who will speak for the bezels?

This Week in Tech 681: That Grips My Muffin

This Week in Tech

– Tech companies are meeting in secret to discuss election security.
– FB wants your MRI to train its AI.
– The nightmare that is Facebook moderation.
– Refuse to unlock your phone in Australia, go to jail for 10 years.
– It’s still very hard to figure out how to stop Google from tracking you.
– New iPhones coming September 12th, we think.
– Verizon throttles firefighters.
– IMB patents thought-powered drones that deliver coffee straight to your mouth.