Best Tech podcasts — News and commentary on the digital world (Updated June 2017; image)
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TEDTalks (audio)
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Want TED Talks on the go? Every week, this feed brings you our latest talks in audio format. Hear thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable – from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between – given by the world's leading thinkers and doers. This collection of talks, given at TED and TEDx conferences around the globe, is also available in video format.
 
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This Week in Tech (MP3)
Weekly
 
Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech. Join the top tech pundits in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in high tech.Records live every Sunday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.
 
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This is Only a Test
Weekly
 
This is the official podcast of Tested.com. Tested brings you the week's technology and science news, with hosts Will Smith, Norman Chan, and Jeremy Williams. There's no jargon here, just solid explanations of the week's news--and plenty of wacky tangents. Make sure you stick around after the outro for fake outtakes!
 
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The Vergecast
Weekly
 
This Vergecast is your source for an irreverent and informative look at what's happening right now (and next) in the world of technology and gadgets. Hosted by Nilay Patel alongside a cavalcade of tech luminaries, The Vergecast is the only podcast you need to make sense of the week in tech news.
 
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TechStuff
Weekly
 
TechStuff is a show about technology. And it’s not just how technology works. Join host Jonathan Strickland as he explores the people behind the tech, the companies that market it and how technology affects our lives and culture.
 
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Reply All
Monthly+
 
"'A podcast about the internet' that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it. " - The Guardian. Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, from Gimlet.
 
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Chips with everything - The Guardian
 
Why are teens shoplifting makeup and posting their hauls to Tumblr? How can a blind man run a marathon through the desert with just an iPhone? And what happens to your social media profiles after you die? Week on week, Leigh Alexander answers questions just like these on our digital culture podcast, Chips with Everything.
 
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Triangulation (MP3)
Weekly
 
Every week Leo Laporte talks to the smartest people in the world about the most important topics in technology.Records live every Monday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 18:00 UTC.
 
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Note to Self
Weekly
 
Host Manoush Zomorodi talks with everyone from big names techies to elementary school teachers about the effects of technology on our lives, in a quest for the smart choices that will help you think and live better.
 
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Daily Tech News Show
Daily
 
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)
Daily
 
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
Daily
 
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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Let's Talk About Tech
Weekly+
 
BBC Radio 5 live’s technology and gaming podcast, discussing the world of video games and games culture. Plus your questions answered in 5 live's tech phone-in.
 
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Future Tense - Full program podcast
 
A critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking, from politics to media to environmental sustainability.
 
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Too Embarrassed to Ask
Weekly
 
Technology doesn’t need to be confusing, though too often it is. Do you have tech questions that you’re too embarrassed to ask? Kara Swisher of Recode and Lauren Goode of The Verge have the answers. Tune in to their podcast every Friday for straight talk about the latest gadgets and products.Submit your own questions in advance by tweeting them to @Recode with the hashtag #TooEmbarrassed, or by emailing TooEmbarrassed@recode.net.
 
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The WIRED Podcast
Weekly
 
The award-winning WIRED UK Podcast with James Temperton and the rest of the team. Listen every week for the an informed and entertaining rundown of latest technology, science, business and culture news. New episodes every Friday.
 
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Click
Weekly
 
Technological and digital news from around the world.
 
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Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher
 
One of tech's most prominent journalists, Kara Swisher is known for her insightful reporting and straight-shooting style. Listen in as she hosts hard-hitting interviews about the week in tech with influential business leaders and outspoken personalities from media, politics and more.
 
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The Internet of Things Podcast - IoT
 
Stacey Higginbotham has covered technology since 2001. In my years covering tech I became more fascinated by the stuff were were able to do on vast computing networks and ever speedier mobile and wireline broadband networks. Finally all of the elements of the technology I’ve covered in more than a decade have culminated in this moment and we’re creating the internet of things. No matter what you call it, we’re at a pivotal moment in the evolution of human creativity, business creation and pr ...
 
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African Tech Round-up
Weekly+
 
The African Tech Round-up podcast delivers all the week's technology, digital and innovation highlights from across the African continent and beyond, while the African Tech Conversations podcast features relaxed in-depth chats with leading entrepreneurs, innovators and thought-leaders who are intimately involved in Africa’s Information & Communications Technology scene.
 
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The WAN Show Podcast
Weekly
 
Every week, Linus and Luke take some time to discuss the most current happenings in the technology universe.
 
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Exponent
Monthly+
 
A podcast about tech and society, hosted by Ben Thompson and James Allworth
 
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The Economist: Babbage
Weekly
 
Named after Charles Babbage a 19th-century polymath and grandfather of computing, Babbage is a weekly podcast on science and technology. Host Kenneth Cukier talks to our correspondents about the innovations, discoveries and gadgetry making the news. Published every Wednesday on Economist Radio.
 
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Fw:Thinking
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It's about technology. It's about humanity. It's about our future. It's Fw:Thinking.
 
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Ctrl-Walt-Delete
Monthly+
 
Ctrl-Walt-Delete is a new show from The Verge featuring legendary tech reviewer Walt Mossberg and Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel. In each episode, Walt and Nilay will dive into the modern tech landscape using Walt’s extraordinary depth and experience to tell stories in entirely new ways. There will also be jokes.
 
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Marketplace Tech with Ben Brock Johnson
 
Marketplace Tech®, hosted by Ben Brock Johnson, tackles the business behind the technology that's obsessing us and changing our lives. With the listener in mind, this weekday segment examines everything from video games and robots to consumer protection and space travel. Marketplace Tech is part of the Marketplace® portfolio of public radio programs broadcasting nationwide, which additionally includes Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report®, and Marketplace Weekend®. Listen on-air each week ...
 
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Tech Policy Podcast
Weekly
 
Listen to episodes of the Tech Policy Podcast, featuring interviews about current policy issues with experts in technology policy.
 
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Flash Forward
Monthly+
 
A show about possible and not so possible futures. From space pirates to conscious robots to the end of antibiotics. Hosted by Rose Eveleth.
 
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The TechnoBuffalo Show
Monthly+
 
The weekly podcast of TechnoBuffalo.com discussing the latest happenings in mobile, gaming and technology.
 
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IEEE Software's "On Computing" with Grady Booch
 
Grady Booch reads his IEEE Software column On Computing, discussing the impact of computing on humanity.
 
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ycombinator
Monthly
 
Podcast by ycombinator
 
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GeekWire
Weekly+
 
John Cook, Todd Bishop and guests talk about the latest tech news and trends.
 
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Download This Show - ABC Radio National
 
Download This Show is your weekly access to the latest in social media, consumer electronics, digital politics, hacktivism and more. Presented by Marc Fennell for ABC Radio National. Published every Friday.
 
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Tech Talk UK
Monthly+
 
Talking about technology from the UK perspective
 
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Spectrum | Deutsche Welle
Weekly
 
News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages
 
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FutureProofing
Monthly
 
Series examining the implications - social and cultural, economic and political - of the big ideas that are set to transform the way society functions
 
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Long Now: Seminars About Long-term Thinking
 
Explore hundreds of lectures by scientists, historians, artists, entrepreneurs, and more through The Long Now Foundation's award-winning lecture series, curated and hosted by Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand (creator of the Whole Earth Catalog). Recorded live in San Francisco each month since 02003, past speakers include Brian Eno, Neil Gaiman, Sylvia Earle, Daniel Kahneman, Jennifer Pahlka, Steven Johnson, and many more. Watch video of these talks and learn more about our projects at Longn ...
 
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Techdirt
Weekly
 
The Techdirt Podcast, hosted by Michael Masnick.
 
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Leo Laporte on Demand
Weekly+
 
Tech guy Leo Laporte airs every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on KFI AM 640.
 
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What's Tech?
Monthly+
 
We live in the future, where drones skim the sky, corporations enter the space race, and smart watches track our every movement. But how? And why? What's Tech invites experts to explain the technology bit by bit, in clear, brief, enjoyable audio nuggets. These days, technology is everywhere. Let's make sense of what's around us.
 
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The Campfire Project
Monthly+
 
Fire was our first true piece of technology. Around its warming glow, we would tell stories, share our thoughts, and bond with the people we love. Centuries later, our fires have been digitized, and thrown into everyone's pocket. They are infinitely more powerful. This is a podcast dedicated to exploring the intersection of technology and storytelling, from two writers connected by circuits, wires and a passion for writing.
 
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Innovation Now
Daily
 
Innovation Now is a daily 90-second radio series and podcast that gives listeners a front row seat to hear compelling stories of revolutionary ideas, emerging technologies and the people behind the concepts that are shaping our future.
 
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Clockwise
Weekly
 
Clockwise is a rapid-fire discussion of current technology issues hosted by Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent and featuring two special guests each week. Four people, four topics--and because we're always watching the clock, no episode is longer than 30 minutes. Hosted by Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent.
 
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TWiT Bits (MP3)
Daily+
 
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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TechFan
Weekly
 
Technology Fans Rejoice!
 
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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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Analog(ue)
Monthly+
 
So many podcasts are about our digital devices. Analog(ue) is a show about how these devices make us feel and how they change our lives for the better, but also for the worse. Hosted by Myke Hurley and Casey Liss.
 
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Bad Voltage
Monthly+
 
Every two weeks Bad Voltage delivers an amusing take on technology, Open Source, politics, music, and anything else we think is interesting, as well as interviews and reviews. The show is presented by Jono Bacon, Jeremy Garcia, and Stuart Langridge.
 
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The 404 Show (MP3)
Monthly+
 
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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Where were you 10 years ago when the iPhone was first released? The gang looks back at a decade of the modern smartphone and discusses the SNES Classic, Vidcon, a crazy science GIF. Plus, the VR Minute!
 
With Apple pulling out all the stops for its next roll out, the Wall Street Journal's Tripp Mickle talks the tech giant's big, new challenges ahead of the iPhone's 10th birthday.
 
Leo gets an Amazon Echo show! For the full episode, visit twit.tv/twig/411 Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
Iain Thomson from The Register does a deep dive into the Petya ransomware attack, and how it might have been a cover for something even more sinister. Full episode at twit.tv/tnt/1799 Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
Episode 114: Redrock CEO, Philip Milne talks about the Redrock Leaders Forum(01:08) Redrock in the Marketplace(11:29) DXC and the role Redrock plays(13:58) the Upcoming Redrock Leaders ForumListen in and join the Digital Impact Radio Show! Run time: 19:07
 
Failure, disaster and challenges - it's all part of human nature and the future.
 
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Tech Reports by Larry Magid
 
A malware attack that started yesterday has spread across the globe. KCBS Technology Analyst LARRY MAGID says that you don't have to be personally breached to be infected, and he has some advice for people before they're the victims of an attack like this.
 
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Tech News Today (MP3)
 
ProPublica posted a story that illustrates the challenges for Facebook's censors. Internal documents show a number of guidelines Facebook censors must follow to determine the difference between political expression and hate speech, showing in some cases that Facebook is more likely to side with elites and governments over activists and minoriti ...…
 
The Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler reviews the Echo Show, Amazon's first Alexa-powered speaker with a touch screen and built-in camera, and explains why it may still need some work before it's a welcome addition to most homes.
 
Whether we want a fingerprint under our screen and one ring to open doors and pay for stuff. Plus the latest on the Petya/NotPetya ransomware. 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–without you, none of thi ...…
 
Did you know that engineers were harnessing electricity long before they even knew what it was? We take a look at the history and tech behind electricity.By applepodcast@howstuffworks.com (HowStuffWorks).
 
The Petya ransomware attack has out-WannaCry'ed WannaCry. We sound like a broken record, but make sure you Patch. Everything. It just takes one point of entry to infect a network. Full episode at twit.tv/ww/524 Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
Cockpit makes it easy to administer your GNU/Linux servers via a web browser. Cockpit makes Linux discoverable, allowing sysadmins to easily perform tasks such as starting containers, storage administration, network configuration, inspecting logs and so on. Full episode at twit.tv/floss/440 Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.…
 
Working on laptops vs. iPads, having tech empathy, installing iOS 11 betas, and how Amazon acquiring Whole Foods could affect grocery delivery. This episode of Clockwise is sponsored by: Away: Travel smarter with the suitcase that charges your phone. Get $20 off with the code ‘clockwise’. Guest Starring: Kelly Guimont and Jeff Carlson…
 
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The Economist: Babbage
 
3D printing is finally revolutionising the mass production of everything from trainer soles and teeth to metal car parts. We explore a new realm of fake news, as creating convincing video and audio of false events becomes far easier. Also, how to stop rogue icebergs from wreaking havoc.
 
This post originally appeared on The Conversation. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, has released new details of his vision to colonise parts of the solar system, including Mars, Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus. His gung ho plans—designed to make humans a multi-planetary species in case civilisation collapses—include ...…
 
Walk down the sidewalk of any major city and it's likely you'll see the same exact scene: Masses of people staring down at their phones instead of interacting with other living, breathing humans. At some point, after the smartphone became an essential part of our lives, push notifications and news feeds have commanded more and more of our atten ...…
 
Ryan Burchett found a message in a bottle last weekend on Little St. Simons in Georgia. The buoyant letter was 36 years ago and thanks to social media he was able to connect with the original sender. Douglas Stephens sent the bottle afloat off the Atlantic coast of Florida back on June 10, 1981. The letter included his name, address, the date, ...…
 
Following a flash crash last Wednesday, the company that runs GDAX, an exchange for the ethereum digital currency, announced that it would pay back investors who lost money. If Monday’s market performance for the cryptocurrency is any indication, that move didn’t reassure investors. The most reasonable explanation for why the Ethereum currency ...…
 
Here's a sentence I never expected to write: Drag and drop changes everything. Today, Apple releases the public beta of iOS 11, the latest version of the operating system driving the world's iPhones and iPads. These early releases are SOP and help Cupertino ensure its software is fully baked before launch. Anyone with a taste for risk and patie ...…
 
iOS has been around for 10 years. It’s hard to keep innovating after so many iterations. And yet, in many ways, iOS 11 feels like a completely new beast on the iPad. For the first time in years, it feels like Apple is taking risks with its operating system update. I’ve been playing with a beta version of iOS 11 on a 10.5-inch iPad Pro for the p ...…
 
An online diary used by American teenagers confronts a strange and terrifying enemy.
 
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Marketplace Tech with Ben Brock Johnson
 
A ransomware attack hit servers around the world yesterday. The infected computers displayed a message in red type over a black screen that read, "Oops, your important files are encrypted," demanding a $300 bitcoin ransom from users to recover the data. This comes just one month after the WannaCry ransomware attack that affected more than 150 c ...…
 
This is the episode where everything that can go wrong, does go wrong. For starters, it's being released six days late because the audio file was incomplete. Then, there was no live stream of this episode because no matter where we positioned the router, it did not play ball. And there isn't even a pre-recorded video version of the episode beca ...…
 
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The Future According to Now
 
The search for cures to hundreds of diseases and conditions has in recent years become increasingly focused on genes and genetic mutations. Scientists have begun to understand which genes are linked to certain diseases, which genetic mutations lead to certain reactions to medicine, and much more. Now, an emerging technology is utilizing this re ...…
 
Thanks to the growing number of online dating services, the economic dynamics of online dating have seen a shift in trends. The Wall Street Journal's Khadeeja Safdar breaks it down.
 
Florence Ion shows off the OnePlus 5 and compares a collection of photos taken in varied shooting conditions to the same photos taken on the Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S8. For the full episode, visit twit.tv/aaa/324 Hosts: Jason Howell, Florence Ion, and Ron Richards Guest: Tim Schofield Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.…
 
Think back to June 2007. Taylor Swift had released her first single, Barack Obama was running a long-shot campaign for the presidency, and the iPhone was about to change everything. That first iPhone had no GPS, no video, no app store. No Candy Crush, no Instagram, not even Google. So how did it take over our brains and the world? In the past d ...…
 
Quantum computing will kill RSA Cryptography unless you feel like using 8TB public keys. For the full episode, visit twit.tv/sn/618 Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
#13 - Scaling Growth - Gustaf Alstromer, Ed Baker, And Josh Elman by ycombinator
 
#12 - How Should Business Schools Prepare Students For Startups - Jeff Bussgang And Michael Seibel by ycombinator
 
#11 - At The Intersection Of AI, Governments, And Google - Tim Hwang by ycombinator
 
#10 - Office Hours With Ali Rowghani by ycombinator
 
Matt McFarland from CNN joins Kerry Davis from Engadget and Jason Howell to discuss Drive.AI's unique approach to autonomous vehicle technology. Host: Jason Howell Guests: Kerry Davis and Matt McFarland Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
After a lengthy seven year probe, the European Commission has fined Google 2.42 billion euros, around $2.7 billion dollars, for promoting its own Google Shopping ads in what it deemed to be an abuse of its own dominance for search. Google faces a 90 day deadline for ending the anti-competitive practices before facing additional penalties. New r ...…
 
A virus that freezes computers until a ransom is paid has infected servers across the globe. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains what authorities know so far about the attack.
 
10 years ago, the iPhone arrived to change the world and kill chewing gum sales. Leo, Rene, Andy, and Alex reminisce about that magic moment a decade ago. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Rene Ritchie, and Alex Lindsay Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
Cities like San Francisco and New York are at the cutting edge of technology. But are “progressives” friends or foes of innovation? City councils across the U.S. have had their share of spats with companies like Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb. Does the sharing economy pose problems for progressive values like job security and healthcare? Is all the foc ...…
 
Jeff Sakowicz, program manager for Microsoft Graph, introduces the gateway to data across Microsoft cloud services. One can use the Microsoft Graph API to connect to the data that drives productivity – mail, calendar, contacts, documents, directory, devices, and more. Full episode at twit.tv/twiet/245 Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by Cach ...…
 
Heard on the Street's Dan Gallagher talks why Google's record-breaking fine from the European Union highlights how the tech industry continues to benefit from its size -- despite the risks of constant scrutiny.
 
Google gets a couple billion in fines while Facebook passes 2 billion users and plenty of computers get infected with new ransomware. 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–without you, none of this would b ...…
 
Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone discuss what apps, tips, tricks, and tools Leo used to post fantastic photo creations from his trip to Peru and the Galapagos. Lightroom, Sway, and Google Photos are just a few of the apps Leo loves. For the full episode and more apps, visit twit.tv/ios/350 Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.…
 
As we reported last month, CDN provider Cloudflare has decided to hit back against patent troll Blackbird Technologies with an aggressive strategy. Leading this charge is Doug Kramer, Cloudflare's General Counsel, who joins us this week to discuss the current situation with Blackbird and the broader patent landscape.…
 
Serão os smartphones topos de gama realmente necessários?No Podcast 4gnews desta semana saltamos por esse tema, tal como os novos Nokia, o mais recente apresentado OnePlus 5 e ainda o alegado preço exorbitante do Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Lembra-te de avaliar o nosso Podcast e partilhar ajuda sempre o website a crescer.Avalia e segue o nosso Podca ...…
 
In May 2016, the inevitable happened: A Tesla driver was killed in a crash while his car was on Autopilot, the company’s impressive yet controversial semiautonomous driving software. Tesla and authorities reported at the time that the Model S had “passed under” a semitrailer that had been making a left turn across traffic on a Florida freeway, ...…
 
You know what they say: once you go smart you never go back. (People say that, right?) Welcome to the smart side, where technology does all the work for you. These new gadgets will help to transform your house into a tech-assisted paradise. From Bluetooth showerheads to Wi-Fi enabled security systems, your home will be running on its own in no ...…
 
You can say a lot about Apple—it brought smartphones and personal computers to the mass market, it changed the technology industry forever, it was controlled by a megalomaniacal asshole for much of its existence—but you’d have a hard time getting even the staunchest critic of the company to argue its products weren’t groundbreakingly pretty. Al ...…
 
Snapchat has always known exactly where you are. What, you thought everyone saw that “Greetings from the Brooklyn Bridge” filter? Until recently, Snapchat didn’t do much with your location data beyond serving up geofilters and pushing location-specific stories.
 
Alright European startup fans, we’ve got quite the deal for you — we’ll soon be releasing a batch of 50 Disrupt Berlin 2017 tickets at the deeply discounted rate of two for the price of one. Yes, you read that right. If you act now, you can score not one but two whole Disrupt tickets for the price of one. That’s half off tickets to an event bes ...…
 
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