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  • TNT 1777: Bedazzled Apple Watch

    Fri 8:14pm By TWiT
    Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and another few dozen tech companies have sent a letter to Congress urging internet surveillance reform. The companies suggest specific reforms to the way the government collects information from non-US persons who are not…
  • TNT 1776: The Data Machine

    Thu 6:34pm By TWiT
    Journalist Walt Mossberg has posted his last column on Re/Code, the site he co-founded. His final piece is worth your time as it describes our ambient computing future where devices that we interact with on desks, in our laps, or in our hands are no more and…
  • TNT 1775: Drone FUD

    Wed 8:13pm By TWiT
    The New York Times reported on a document that shows how the Trump administration is asking Congress for the ability to capture or destroy any drone from the sky that they deem a threat to a "covered facility." The report also absolves any of those people from…
  • TNT 1774: Toss Your Dongles

    Tue 7:52pm By TWiT
    Microsoft introduced the new Surface Pro with configurations including Core m3 and Core i5 models up to Intel's seventh generation Kaby Lake processor. They utilize an improved hinge design, offer 13.5 hours of battery life, and support for the Surface Dial,…
  • TNT 1773: Yes We Have No 1.7 Million Bananas

    Mon 9:08pm By TWiT
    According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon has given away 1.7 million bananas. Bezos wanted to offer a free healthy snack to workers and non-workers around the company's headquarters, but now the company is disrupting the fruit economy with their…
  • TNT 1772: Twitter Thinks I'm a Dude

    May 19, 2017, 7:32 pm By TWiT
    Researchers have found a fix to unlock computers infected with Wannacry, the week old ransomware that has affected systems all over the world. The tool called wannakiwi allows you to avoid paying the bitcoin ransom, but only if you're running Windows XP,…
  • TNT 1771: Mercedes on the Roof

    May 18, 2017, 7:55 pm By TWiT
    The FCC has voted along party lines to begin dismantling Net Neutrality. The 2-to-1 vote means the Federal Communications Commission has taken the first step toward repealing the rules that many internet freedom advocates fought hard for only two years ago.…
  • TNT 1770: Big Bundle of Snakes

    May 17, 2017, 8:09 pm By TWiT
    Google kicked off its I/O developer conference today, introducing a few new products coming later this year: a wireless stand alone VR headset, its voice controlled Google Assistant coming to an iPhone app, and Google Lens -- a camera feature in Google apps…
  • TNT 1769: HTC's New Main Squeeze

    May 16, 2017, 4:33 pm By TWiT
    Instagram is ripping off Snapchat again with what it's calling "face filters." It works just as it does on Snapchat: Open the app, hold your phone up, and in selfie camera mode you'll be able to choose things like a golden wreath, ears, and nose from a koala…
  • TNT 1768: Pass the Smalt

    May 15, 2017, 9:11 pm By TWiT
    In reference to the latest ransomware attack, Microsoft President and chief legal officer Brad Smith calls out the potential harm caused when governments, ours included, actively work to develop zero-day vulnerabilities and then hoard them.Netflix is taking…
  • TNT 1767: No Patching, No Cry

    May 12, 2017, 8:27 pm By TWiT
    Google teased Project Treble, an upcoming feature to Android O, that separates android devices into two parts: one for vendor modifications, and the other for Google's own OS updates in an effort to make it easier for its devices to stay current.Delta had to…
  • TNT 1766: The Mr. Rogers Bot

    May 11, 2017, 8:25 pm By TWiT
    Microsoft announced Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which will connect across all your devices, and it will look better with a new framework called Fluent Design. Microsoft's new cloud clipboard will let you paste something you're working on from your Windows…
  • TNT 1765: 15 Nuggs of Fame

    May 10, 2017, 4:56 pm By TWiT
    Nucleus, a company that received $5.6 million dollars in funding from Amazon's Alexa investment arm is complaining that the Amazon Echo Show borrows ideas from its own Nucleus Anywhere product, and that other Amazon Partners should be wary.Microsoft BUILD 2017…
  • TNT 1764: Shrouded in Laziness

    May 9, 2017, 9:28 pm By TWiT
    Amazon has unveiled the Echo Show, the rumored Echo with a screen. You can use the $229 device for all the things you currently use your Echo for, plus video and audio calling, watching videos from YouTube or Prime, and more. The video calling comes from Alexa…
  • TNT 1763: Kern, Baby, Kern

    May 8, 2017, 8:42 pm By TWiT
    Facebook is running full-page ads in British newspapers in an attempt to educate the public in advance of the June 8 parliamentary election in Britain. Facebook also announced the removal of tens of thousands of accounts it believes were spreading false news…