An NFT Is What Now? – Arizona Law and App Stores, Square Invests in Tidal, TALON, Piano AI

• Ian Sherr from CNET breaks down the amendment to an Arizona bill that might influence the battle between Epic Games, Google, and Apple.
• Lance Ulanoff, writing for Medium, gives a deep dive explanation of Non Fungible Tokens and how they are being used in the creative space.
• Square announced its majority stake in the Tidal music streaming service, and Alex Wilhelm from TechCrunch has some thoughts on what it could mean.
• Jason is flabbergasted by the use of AI to analyze and animate recordings of piano performances.
• Mikah details TALON, an enormous collection of AI-powered surveillance cameras blanketing much of the US.

Third-Party Dog Hats – This Week in Tech 709

Location Tracking, Facebook Privacy, Breaking Up Big Tech, and More!

— Foursquare Location Tracking Leaps Past the Creepy Line
— Will Zuck Make Facebook Private?
— Thousands of New Millionaires are Coming to San Francisco
— Apple has Big Plans for Self-Driving Cars
— Elizabeth Warren Wants to Break up Big Tech
— Congress Wants to Pass Net Neutrality Rules
— Huawei Sues the US Government
— Investors Sue Tesla to Keep Elon Musk from Tweeting

Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Mike Elgan, Paris Martineau, Patrick Beja

Between the Buns – This Week in Tech 705

Improving government websites, blocking the big five, Spotify’s podcast move, and more.

— Alphabet Earnings: Google’s Cost Per Click
— Cutting out Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft
— The US to Ban Huawei 5GTech
— Germany Outlaws Facebook’s Business Model
— What if Google Just Doesn’t Pay Its Fines?
— Amazon Might Back Out of NY HQ2 * Amazon Live is Twitch for Infomercials
— Spotify Buys Gimlet and Anchor
— Apple to Pay France 500M Euros in Back Taxes
— Angela Ahrendts Says Goodbye to Apple
— Apple’s Security Wins and Losses of the Week
— Microsoft Says: Don’t Use IE or Office 2019
— Sprint Sues AT&T Over Fakey 5GE
— Marshmello Fortnite Concert is a Herald of the Future
— 2020 Olympic Medals Will be Made Out of Recycled iPhones

Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Matt Cutts, Gina Trapani, Dwight Silverman

To the Woodshed With You! – This Week in Tech 704

FaceTime Flaw, Apple Spanks Facebook and Google, Huawei Suspicions, FBI Wants Your DNA, and more.

• How to Watch the Superbowl Commercials Without All That Annoying Football
• Apple’s Not So Horrible Quarterly Earnings
• Facetime Flaw Dulls Apple’s Privacy Shine
• Apple Spanks Facebook and Google for Data Slurping
• How Much Does Facebook Suck?
• Huawei’s Tendrils
• Family Tree DNA Gives FBI DNA Records
• Japanese Govt Will Hack IoT Devices
• SF to Ban Law Enforcement Facial Recognition
• Spotify Wants to Buy Podcasters Gimlet for $200M
• Americans Got 26.3 Billion Robocalls in 2018
• Netflix vs Amazon = Quality vs Quantity

Host: Leo Laporte Guests: Georgia Dow, Devindra Hardawar, Christina Warren

Millsplain It to Me – This Week in Tech 702

-Apple’s Tim Cook Calls for Data Privacy.
-773M Passwords Pwned
– How to Find Out If Yours Was.
-Amazon Tries to Make Alexa Sound “Newsy.”
-Google Buys Fossil.
-74% of Facebook Users are Clueless.
-Facebook’s 10 Year Challenge.
-Atari Founder Making Alexa Board Games.
-Stop Using Windows Phone!
-Tokyo Hotel Fires Half its Robots.

A Carwash for Your Face – This Week in Tech 700

Don’t Go to CES, Apple’s Earnings Warning, Amazon’s Great Holiday, and More!
— Apple tanks on Tim Cook’s earnings warning – is the golden age of iPhone over?
— Are Facebook and Google too big to Fail? No. Here’s why.
— China and the US duel over security, AI, and quantum computing.
— Qualcomm vs Apple legal battles heat up.
— Fortnite and Pokemon Go rake in the dough in 2018.
— Amazon wins big over the holiday season.
— Microsoft wants to give you control over your digital data.
— For the 1st time in 20 years, an entire year’s worth of books, movies, and art enter’s the public domain.
— The 10-second toothbrush, the Kurigization of Things (KoT) and more reasons why you shouldn’t go to CES 2019.

Host: Leo Laporte
Guests: Iain Thomson, Mike Elgan, Alex Wilhelm