Best Daily Tech News podcasts — Gadgets, applications and more (Updated July 2017; image)
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Daily Tech News Show
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Keep up to date with independent, authoritative and trustworthy discussion of the tech news of the day. Tom Merritt and co-host's home for daily tech news.
 
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Tech News Today (MP3)
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Tech News Today explores the most important stories of the day in conversation with the world's leading journalists live each weekday at 7:00pm Eastern, 4:00pm Pacific, 23:00 UTC. Give us your news and views at 260-TNT-SHOW or tnt@twit.tv, or watch recorded shows on our website at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today.Records every weekday at 7:00pm Eastern / 4:00pm Pacific / 23:00 UTC.
 
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WSJ Tech News Briefing
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Stay informed on the latest trends with daily insights on what's hot and happening in the world of technology. Listen to our reporters discuss notable company news, new tech gadgets, personal technology updates, app features, start-up highlights and more.
 
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TWiT Bits (MP3)
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TWiT Bits are highlights from shows on TWiT.tv. You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our full shows at http://twit.tv/shows/
 
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PC Perspective Podcast
Weekly
 
The editors of PC Perspective discuss the latest in-house product reviews and news from around the world that pertains to technology and PC hardware.
 
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Gadgets & Tech – Spoken Edition
 
Gizmodo provides information and articles related to technology, design, and social trends. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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WIRED News – Spoken Edition
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Get in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they are shaping business, entertainment, communications, science, politics, and society. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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The 404 Show (MP3)
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The 404 Show is CNET's longest-running podcast of all time. Now hosted by Jeff Bakalar and Russ Frushtick, The 404 Show is a pop-culture and tech mix covering movies, comics, video games and more. Tune in every Friday as Jeff and Russ welcome a wide variety of engaging guests for compelling conversations that can't be found anywhere else.
 
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The Daily Crunch – Spoken Edition
 
Top startup and technology news from Techcrunch. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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Slate Technology – Spoken Edition
 
Your daily business news, brought to you by Slate. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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Mashable Tech – Spoken Edition
 
Technology is the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, methods of organization, in order to solve a problem. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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Tech Reports by Larry Magid
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Our daily Q&A with KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid. Listen live M-F 3:50PM on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.
 
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Mashable Entertainment – Spoken Edition
 
Entertainment is an action, event or activity that aims to entertain, amuse and interest an audience of one or more people. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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Megan Morrone and Lindsey Turrentine from CNET discuss Andy Rubin's Essential Phone. The Android founder's new device is coming in a few weeks, according to an email sent to customers. The phone, the letter claimed, is in carrier certification. Combined with the major execs leaving the company, this doesn't look promising for this new device. B ...…
 
The Wall Street Journal reports that Lyft is forming its own driverless car development division. The company says it will develop its own hardward and software, but they won't be building their own cars, just the kits to make the cars self-driving. It is time to update your iPhone and iPad, especially if you use WiFi. The security update has b ...…
 
Lou Maresca and Brian Chee discuss how facial recognition is being used by law enforcement to catch fugitives and how it will be used for travelers entering the country. For the full episode, visit twit.tv/twiet/249. Hosts: Louis Maresca and Brian Chee Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.…
 
With billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk tweeting that he got "verbal" government approval for his ambitious New York-to-D.C. Hyperloop project, the Wall Street Journal's Tim Higgins explains why he may have raised more questions than he answered.
 
Lyft wants to make its own autonomous car parts, Verizon gets caught throttling video, and an Indian company revolutionizing robots in warehouses. With Shannon Morse, Tom Merritt and Len Peralta. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special ...…
 
TV Guide's Sadie Gennis helps us pick apart the new Bright Netflix movie trailer, cuts deep on Game of Thrones theory and discusses whether or not we're living in a comic book hell zone.By the404@cnet.com (CNET.com).
 
On June 30, Snapchat released its newest opt-in feature, the Snap Map. With one swipe, users’ Snapchat contacts appear on a map, making it easy to share one’s whereabouts with friends. As the company put it: “If you and a friend follow one another, you can share your locations with each other so you can see where they’re at and what’s going on ...…
 
The InkCase i7 is rising through the ranks as one of the most unique cases on the market – and it’s guaranteed to transform the way you use your phone. Whether you’re a bookworm or someone with lots to do, this case is for you. What is it? It’s a phone case with an ink screen on the back. It allows you to display photos, eBooks, news posts, and ...…
 
It’s hot in Japan. Hot enough to melt a dashboard rubber duck into a forlorn pool of gooey plastic. And hot enough to make thousands of people intent on proving or disproving the authenticity of a now-viral tweet. The initial tweet, posted yesterday and already garnering close to 500,000 retweets, depicts a small green duck succumbing to the he ...…
 
The biggest trend in the e-bike industry today is the “S-pedelic.” If you’re still riding a beach cruiser, here’s the intel: “Pedelic” is shorthand for “pedal electric cycle,” which means that the rider’s expended energy is assisted by a small motor. Add that “S” prefix and things change drastically.…
 
Having mastered the ability to distinguish hot dogs from not hot dogs is truly one of mankind’s greatest achievements. Attempting to one-up that sort of masterstroke would surely be flying too close to the sun — but researchers at MIT are trying nonetheless.
 
With a new talking sidekick arriving on millions of Samsung Galaxy S8 phones this week, the Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler breaks down what makes chatting with Bixby different from Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant.
 
Megan Morrone and Owen JJ Stone discuss Elon Musk's Tweets that got everyone in a tizzy. The Tesla CEO says he got "verbal approval" for his underground Hyperloop from NY to Philadelphia to Baltimore and DC in 29 minutes. The tweet was met with skepticism about what exactly "verbal approval" meant. Ben Sarle, deputy press secretary for the New ...…
 
Scott Wilkinson discusses the results of the 2017 TV shootout with video technologists Joel Silver, Matt Murray, and Mark Henninger. For the full episode, visit twit.tv/htg/363 Host: Scott Wilkinson Guests: Joel Silver, Matt Murray, and Mark Henninger Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
The US Department of Justice announced the takedown of Alpha Bay and Hansa, two dark web marketplaces selling mostly fake IDs and illegal drugs like heroin and fentanyl. The networks also sold hacking tools, guns, and toxic chemicals. Microsoft released another strong quarterly earnings report, especially in the Cloud. The company also updated ...…
 
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Tech Reports by Larry Magid
 
A couple of websites from the dark web that sold drugs, weapons, and personal information were shut down. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains what it really means to shut down sites like these.
 
Patrick Norton discusses Dell's XPS 27 All-in-One monitor, which can handle video editing/rendering and casual gaming. It also features 2 independent, down-firing full range speakers, an optional touch screen, and UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD display. Full episode at twit.tv/twich/424 Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.…
 
With President Donald Trump's tweets raising questions about a violation of Twitter's rules, the Wall Street Journal's Georgia Wells talk how the the social network's anti-harassment campaign forces the company to confront tricky questions about how it applies standards.
 
Microsoft builds Cortana into a thermostat, Rwanda uses low power networking to stop poachers, and Elon Musk promises more things. With Justin Robert Young and Tom Merritt MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to all our suppor ...…
 
Robots can do all kinds of things that humans just can’t. They can sit in the same place for years and weld car parts together with a level of precision that no human can faithfully reproduce. Some smart machines can speak dozens of languages. Others can fly hundreds of feet in the air, surveilling life down below. But sometimes the biggest cha ...…
 
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Mashable Tech – Spoken Edition
 
Nokia made a big comeback this year with the retro reboot of the legendary 3310 dumbphone, but its lineup of Android phones — Nokia 3, 5 and 6 — wasn't that exciting. This could change with the company's upcoming flagship called the Nokia 8, and we may have just gotten our first glimpse of the new device. Prolific leaker of all things phone-rel ...…
 
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Mashable Entertainment – Spoken Edition
 
Entertainment is an action, event or activity that aims to entertain, amuse and interest an audience of one or more people. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com…
 
Samsung’s AI assistant Bixby is finally available in the US—months late. But, hey, at least it doesn’t explode. Akin to Google’s Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa, Bixby is a voice service that lives inside the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus smartphones. It was first announced in March and was supposed to arrive by the end of spring, but the feature kept bei ...…
 
The seventh season of Game of Thrones opens in its most infamous locale: The Twins. This was the place where the story shattered—where the rules of Westeros, the rules of hospitality, the rules of fantasy stories themselves sheared away from themselves like a great wall of ice and floated away into the sea.…
 
Nintendo just launched a new smartphone app called Nintendo Switch Online. It is a companion app for Nintendo’s latest console and it is now available on iOS and Android for free. When Nintendo first introduced the Nintendo Switch, the company said that many of the social features for online multiplayer would work through a smartphone app. Whil ...…
 
PC Perspective Podcast #459 - 07/20/17 Join us for Threadripper Pricing, Liquid Cooled VEGA, Intel Rumors, and more! You can subscribe to us through iTunes and you can still access it directly through the RSS page HERE. The URL for the podcast is: http://pcper.com/podcast - Share with your friends! iTunes - Subscribe to the podcast directly thr ...…
 
Google is relaunching Glass, its head-worn computer, by targeting corporate customers and dubbing the device, "Glass Enterprise Edition." The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the details.
 
Google Glass is back. Or rather, it never left. It is being used more and more in the workplace. For the full episode, visit twit.tv/twig/414 Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
Megan Morrone and Mikah Sargent from iMore and RelayFM discuss the some of the most interesting demos they've seen from Apple ARKit developers so far. From measuring tape to augmented reality food that you can see on the table before you order it, the technology of the future can't get here soon enough. Full episode at twit.tv/tnt/1813 Bandwidt ...…
 
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Tech Reports by Larry Magid
 
KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid says he's willing to buy into the eco-system of news stories.
 
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Tech News Today (MP3)
 
Apple just launched a new machine learning site at machinelearning.apple.com. Volume 1 Issue One of the Apple Machine Learning Journal is available to read now if you're interested in how using large data sets can increase the success of your neural net. Google made some updates to its search app on iOS and Android today in order to offer you a ...…
 
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is almost done. Find out what will be in it, and what promised features have fallen by the wayside. Full episode at twit.tv/ww/527 Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
Whether Nintendo’s Switch app makes sense, whether Facebook supporting paywalls for publishers make sense, and why actually teaching kids courses about computer science makes So much sense. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks ...…
 
Amid increasing pressure from Amazon, Wal-Mart and other large retailers are turning to technology to do workers' rote tasks. The Wall Street Journal's Sarah Nassauer has the latest.
 
Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration, hosted by The Linux Foundation, including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director of Hyperledger. Full episod ...…
 
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Slate Technology – Spoken Edition
 
The longer that we live with emoji, the more disappointingly familiar they threaten to become. Slate has taken a firm and consistent line on the growing realism of these once abstract images: Last year, Zoe Mendelson chastised Apple for its increasingly realistic emoji keyboard, writing that its characters had grown, “way too lifelike, literal, ...…
 
It's unclear if Donald Trump Jr. felt left out by his dad and sister and brother-in-law being in the news a lot more than he is, but hot damn he overdid it a bit when he tattooed "we colluded" on his forehead. No, no, he didn't really (although how surprised would you be, on a scale of 1 to not-at-all?). But his Tuesday tweets had the same effe ...…
 
Amazon is an unstoppable beast, consuming all industries that are ripe for disruption and unfortunate enough to cross its path. On Monday, its latest victim was the struggling food delivery service Blue Apron. Following Amazon’s bombshell announcement of an agreement to acquire the Whole Foods grocery chain for $13.7 billion, stock prices for c ...…
 
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WIRED News – Spoken Edition
 
Like many cyclists who consider themselves purists, I’ve had difficulty wrapping my brain around the increasing popularity of e-bikes: Worldwide sales tallied 36 million units in 2016. German postal workers use e-bikes on their routes, and in the US, major bike manufacturers like Specialized, Cannondale, and Trek have introduced a surprising ar ...…
 
Lionel Richie, the multi-platinum record selling singer-songwriter, has been bitten by the startup bug. Richie is joining a slew of other prominent celebrity investors in Los Angeles and tapping some of his wealth to back young startup companies. His first investment, in the healthcare startup, Heal, is a taste of more to come for the singer, w ...…
 
Florence Ion, Ron Richards and Russell Ivanovic talk about how your favorite Android blobs will be retiring soon. For the full episode, visit twit.tv/aaa/326 Hosts: Florence Ion and Ron Richards Guest: Russell Ivanovic Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
Is your smartphone constantly telling you there's no more storage? Michael Hsu, Gear & Gadgets editor for The Wall Street Journal's Off Duty section, breaks down three free and paid ways to easily copy your photos and videos to the cloud before safely deleting them.
 
Megan Morrone and Scott Johnson from The Frogpants Network discuss the new Google Glass Enterprise Edition. Google Glass is back, but not for checking your Instafeed from your glasses. The newly revamped Glass Enterprise Edition is designed for the non-information workers among us, meaning people who still work with people and things instead of ...…
 
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Tech News Today (MP3)
 
Netflix released earnings and they are still impressing investors with revenue ($2.785 billion in the second quarter of 2017) and their seemingly endless parade of new subscribers (5.2 million new customers in this quarter.) The New York Times reports that WhatsApp is the latest service to run up against media censorship in China. The governmen ...…
 
It is shockingly easy to hack into someone else's MySpace account. For the full episode, visit twit.tv/sn/620 Hosts: Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
The first Pokemon GO Fest is happening this weekend in Chicago. Find out how you can participate, even if you can't go to Chicago. For the full episode, visit twit.tv/mbw/567 Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Alex Lindsay Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
The augmented reality Google Glass is making a comeback. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid discusses what Google is doing to market the device effectively.
 
Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone compare different cloud service apps for your iPhone or your iPad. They discuss iCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, Tresorit, OneDrive, and your own personal cloud. Compare prices, security, and other benefits of different services. Full episode at twit.tv/ios/352 Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.…
 
A security robot found floating in a fountain. Amazon delivering meal kits, and whether Lamarr’s Mom liked the new LG laptop. With Lamarr Wilson and Tom Merritt. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to all our supporters–witho ...…
 
Netflix blew through its subscriber-growth estimate, proving that big bets on original programming and international expansion are paying off. The Wall Street Journal's Austen Hufford has the latest.
 
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