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  • TNT 1688: Hold The Phone!

    Fri 8:31pm By TWiT
    Meitu, the Chinese selfie app that asks for an insane amount of permissions, issued a statement to CNET saying that China requires them to implement alternative tracking methods for user identification purposes. Meitu developers insist that they are not…
  • TNT 1687: Drive Fast, Break Wallets

    Thu 8:11pm By TWiT
    Google is coming under fire for surfacing its own products at the top of search results that are related to hardware the company actually sells. The Wall Street Journal worked with SEMrush to analyse 25,000 total searches on 25 terms like laptops and speakers.…
  • TNT 1686: The Truth is Out There

    Wed 7:42pm By TWiT
    The Information says Google's cheap Android One phones could come to the US by the end of this year. Sources did not know for sure who would make the phone, but suggest LG could be a partner.A South Korean court reached a decision to dismiss the arrest warrant…
  • TNT 1685: Samsung's Gift Horse

    Tue 6:14pm By TWiT
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is part of a courtroom battle between Oculus and ZeniMax Media, a videogame publisher that accused Oculus of the theft of critical technology that made its way into the finalized Oculus Rift headset. Zuckerberg is confident that…
  • TNT 1684: MLK Tech Day, Yay!

    Mon 8:51pm By TWiT
    Microsoft says the Windows 10 anniversary update protects you from exploits even before they get patched. Thanks to exploit mitigation controls, Microsoft's security researchers say systems running Windows 10 anniversary update are more secure against future…
  • TNT 1683: Tales from the Encrypt

    Jan 13, 2017, 7:34 pm By TWiT
    We start with the story that is captivating Nintendo fans: The Switch. That's the name of the much-anticipated 6.2 inch multi-touch screen portable gaming system from Nintendo. The Verge says with true portability, combined with the ability to stream high-res…
  • TNT 1682: I Bot It at Amazon

    Jan 12, 2017, 7:00 pm By TWiT
    Jeff Bezos says Amazon will hire one hundred thousand full-time workers, with jobs at all skill levels from engineering to factory building. A spokesperson for the company says the openings will be for employment across the US, and not just in Seattle or…
  • TNT 1681: Take the Tech News

    Jan 11, 2017, 7:24 pm By TWiT
    Alphabet continues to pare down its many moonshot efforts by shuttering Project Titan, its solar powered drone program. And according to Bloomberg, Alphabet is also in the process of trying to sell its Skybox Imaging Satellite business, which it renamed Terra…
  • TNT 1680: The Review From My Wife

    Jan 10, 2017, 5:35 pm By TWiT
    Apple says they've fixed a bug that caused wild fluctuations in battery performance during the Consumer Reports testing of the new Macbook Pro. Consumer Reports is reportedly considering retesting the device.John MacFarlane, CEO and co-founder of Sonos, has…
  • TNT 1679: Ctrl-Alt-Aba

    Jan 9, 2017, 6:31 pm By TWiT
    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will resign from Yahoo's board of Directors along with cofounder David Filo and four other board members when and if the sale to Verizon goes through. Also, as Verizon will be purchasing Yahoo's core business, the remaining investment…
  • TNT 1678: Cook's Books Cause Second Looks

    Jan 6, 2017, 8:05 pm By TWiT
    Network World says the Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on D-Link, a company that makes routers, smart plugs, security cameras, and baby monitors, claiming unfair practices. The suit claims that D-Link engaged in unfair or deceptive acts, and that…
  • TNT 1677: Culture of Secrecy

    Jan 5, 2017, 7:43 pm By TWiT
    Apple's growth in iPhone sales may be slowing, but its app store revenue is doing gangbusters. The company says they paid developers $20 billion dollars throughout the year and even broke records on New Year's Day.Quartz reports that the US department of Labor…
  • TNT 1676: Pedaling a Pegasus

    Jan 4, 2017, 7:38 pm By TWiT
    As the Republican-led Congress begins a new session this week, Politico reports that the GOP has adopted new rules banning and imposing hefty fines for livestreaming or otherwise broadcasting protests on the House floor.Apple removed the New York Times app…
  • TNT 1675: Walking the Earth like Kane

    Jan 3, 2017, 3:47 pm By TWiT
    The consumer electronics show is gearing up to begin on Thursday, but product announcements are already rolling in. Including a number of smart assistants for the home, similar to Amazon's Echo. Lenovo and Mattel, yes the toy maker, proved that the category is…
  • TNT 1674: Tread the VR

    Jan 2, 2017, 6:58 pm By TWiT
    Research by Security Research Labs shows how easy it is to abuse flight reservation systems, with three systems making up 90 percent of all reservations worldwide and utilizing 70's and 80's era technology to do it. As a result, weakened authentication makes…