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  • TNT 1818: You Go, Little Sunfish

    Wed 8:50pm By TWiT
    Foxconn announced that it's investing $10 billion dollars to build an LCD display plant that will bring up to 3,000 jobs to Wisconsin.The Verge reports that a swimming robot called Little Sunfish might have just spotted nuclear fuel that melted six years ago.…
  • TNT 1817: Chip 'n Skin

    Tue 7:08pm By TWiT
    Notoriously secret Apple has just been outed, maybe, by the president. Trump claims that Apple CEO Tim Cook promised him he would build three US manufacturing plants. "Big, big, big," said the president. No one at Apple has confirmed this.In 2020, almost 25…
  • TNT 1816: Phelps' Faux Shark Foe

    Mon 6:50pm By TWiT
    Alphabet may have been issued a $2.7 billion fine last month by European Union regulators for antitrust violations, but that didn't stop the company from reporting over $26 billion in revenue for the first three months of the year, up 21 percent year over…
  • TNT 1815: Don't Blame Amazon for Everything

    Fri 8:33pm By TWiT
    The Wall Street Journal reports that Lyft is forming its own driverless car development division. The company says it will develop its own hardware and software, but they won't be building their own cars, just the kits to make the cars self-driving.It is time…
  • TNT 1814: Do Nothing in No Tubes

    Thu 7:44pm By TWiT
    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…
  • TNT 1813: Bad Millennial

    Jul 19, 2017, 6:42 pm By TWiT
    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…
  • TNT 1812: The Way Zeus Made It

    Jul 18, 2017, 10:06 pm By TWiT
    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…
  • TNT 1811: Breastfeeding Zombies

    Jul 17, 2017, 8:51 pm By TWiT
    Happy World Emoji Day. Apple reveals new emoji coming to iOS 11 including, breastfeeding, zombies, coconuts, t-rex, sandwiches and more. Among the many ways the world is celebrating emoji day, London's Royal Opera House will present 20 well-known operas and…
  • TNT 1810: A Post-Switch World

    Jul 14, 2017, 8:06 pm By TWiT
    The Washington Post says border agents don't have the right to look at your social media accounts. According to a letter obtained by journalists, Customs and Border Patrol are not allowed to search through any data that's stored only in the cloud and that…
  • TNT 1809: Cloth-Covered Tater Tot

    Jul 13, 2017, 8:18 pm By TWiT
    Sources tell Marc Gurman from Bloomberg that Facebook will release a $200 Wireless Oculus VR Headset next year. The device, code-named Pacific will look like the Rift, but will reportedly be lighter and have better graphics than the Samsung Gear VR headset…
  • TNT 1808: Neutrality Noir

    Jul 12, 2017, 8:31 pm By TWiT
    Amazon concluded its Prime Day sale and broke its own records, with sales that were 60 percent higher than last year's event, and more than Amazon's own Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales last year. The sale brought in record numbers of new Prime members, and…
  • TNT 1807: The Very Hungry Cannibal

    Jul 11, 2017, 9:18 pm By TWiT
    Microsoft is looking to improve broadband internet connectivity in rural America with a $10 billion dollar pilot program called the Rural Airband Initiative that should reach 23.4 million Americans who don't have access to high speed internet. The plan…
  • TNT 1806: Medium for Fiction

    Jul 10, 2017, 8:35 pm By TWiT
    Amazon has quietly started offering in-home installation of smart home devices, treading on Best Buy's Geek Squad turf. Amazon Smart Home Services is live in seven markets, and has a focus on smart home installations that integrate Amazon's voice assistant…
  • TNT 1805: Broken Jawbone

    Jul 7, 2017, 7:19 pm By TWiT
    Alphabet has decided to drop 3 of 4 patent claims as part of its lawsuit against Uber, as the ride hailing company no longer uses the technology that those patents covered. Uber considers this a victory, saying it weakens Alphabet's case, pointing out that…
  • TNT 1804: Who Has 3 Thumbs and an iPad?

    Jul 6, 2017, 8:10 pm By TWiT
    Microsoft will lay off 10 percent of its sales force in an effort to reorganize the way it sells its cloud platform, Azure. The jobs will likely be mostly outside of the US and some affected workers will be given other jobs within the company in what Frank…