The end of smart-phones, AI fake people, Elon in the ditch again, and more.
— MWC 2019 and the Future of Smartphones and Wearables
— This Person Does Not Exist
— OpenAI and the Text Generator Too Dangerous to Exist
— Outrage Mobs and Twitter
— China’s Social Credit System Could Take Over the World
— Google and Saudia Arabia’s Woman Tracking App
— Silicon Valley and the US Military
— Do We Even Need Facebook?
— Make Elon Musk Stop Tweeting!!!
— TikTok fined $5.7 Million
— Tenn Hacker gets $1 Million in Bug Bounties
Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Amy Webb, Brianna Wu
– Elon Musk is a terrible person to work for.
– The internet is a garbage fire of hate.
– It is not Google’s fault that searching for “idiot” results in pictures of Donald Trump.
– The Chinese are not spying on you with secret spy chips on Super Micro servers.
– The Chinese are spying on you by hacking Marriott.
– The Chinese may or may not be spying on you with Huawei phones and 5G infrastructure.
– Taylor Swift is most definitely spying on you at her concerts.
– The Australian government really, really wants to spy on you.
– YouTube Rewind 2018 is awful.
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
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.
This Week in Tech
Elon’s Twitter addiction, $1200 iPhone XS+, Movie Pass Fail, Pai’s lie, and more.
–Leave Elon alone! Tesla tumbles after Musk laments his “most difficult and painful year.”
–Google employees revolt over China rumors; town hall meeting shut down due to “kerfuffle” tweets.
–Apple thinks that its headquarter buildings are worth 1/6th of an iPhone XS+.
–Australian teen Hacky Hack Hacks Apple’s main computer network.
–MoviePass is failing miserably, but the French version is great!
–Google clarifies how constantly it tracks your location.
–US government wants to wiretap Facebook Messenger
–Facebook is not responsible for mews media’s continued existence.
–Ajit Pai finally admits to congress that the FCC wasn’t hacked.
–10 nanometer transistors? Try 1/10th nanometer. German researchers develop a 1 atom transistor switch.
This Week in Tech
– The future is flying cars! (Or not-flying cars, perhaps holes in the ground.)
– Apple’s new MacBooks suffering from thermal throttling – is it the end for Intel?
– Google hit with $5 billion fine by EU for Android shenanigans.
– Will Fuschia be Google’s one OS to rule them all?
– EU works on new laws of robotics.
– Google Translate starts spouting prophesy.
– Jeff Bezos is the richest man in history, but still gets his own hoagies.
– Elon Musk settles his farting unicorn feud.
Amazon’s juggernaut, HBO vs Netflix, Musk madness, and more.
–Do Apple’s new MacBooks fix the company’s keyboard woes?
–Amazon Prime Day starts tomorrow. Will it be worth the hype? Will it push Amazon’s share of the e-commerce market past 50%?
–Folding tablets. Phones with 9 cameras. What is next?
–Will AT&T destroy HBO by trying to expand it?
–Fortnite takes the World Cup Final by storm.
–Balance is restored to Reddit.
HomePod should have been delayed longer. Elon Musk’s rollercoaster week: Falcon Heavy sends a Tesla to Mars just as Tesla has its worst quarter ever. iPhone boot code leaked online. Chrome will shame insecure websites. YouTube suspends Logan Paul for generally being a horrible human being. Rethinking Facebook and Google. T-Mobile warns of phone hacking scam. Uber settles with Waymo. ESPN’s new streaming service will not show ESPN.
Elon Musk’s great ideas: Tesla, SpaceX, flamethrowers. Apple HomePod arrives next week. Google Clips camera is not at all creepy, we swear. Nobody won the Lunar X Prize. Amazon Go officially opens. Montana, New York, AT&T, John Deere, and Burger King take up the Net Neutrality battle. Intel’s Spectre patch is a garbage fire.
Florence Ion, Jason Hiner, and Larry Magid join Leo talk about CES and much more. Voice assistants are everywhere and IoT devices are getting smarter. Innovations in Sleep Tech that will improve your health. Elon Musk’s Hyperloop is moving forward. Facebook is changing the Newsfeed feature and you might be shocked how. Some new brands might be popping up on Instagram feed and Stephen Colbert’s app, Scripto, is being used by nearly everyone in late night new comedy.