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TNW 160: Fleets Are the Mullet of Twitter - Twitter's New Fleets, Loon's Financial Trouble, macOS Woes

Apple's macOS saw some slowdowns earlier this week — what's that all about? Apple also announced plans to reduce its App Store commission from 30% to 15% for small businesses. Loon, the Alphabet company that aims to bring internet to rural areas via balloon, is facing financial struggles. Twitter introduced short, disappearing posts called Fleets that are reminiscent of Instagram and Snapchat stories. First, Dan Moren of Six Colors...

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TNW 157: Section 230 in the Zoom-light - Biden and Big Tech, the Insect Impact Effect on Autonomous Vehicles

Biden and big tech, the insect impact effect on autonomous vehicles.Emily Birnbaum from Protocol highlights the questions that were and were not answered during the Section 230 Senate hearing in Washington DC.Alex Kantrowitz from the Big Technology podcast illustrates how the Biden campaign feels about Section 230 and what that would mean if he were elected President.Sam Abuelsamid from Wheel Bearings podcast addresses the challenges...

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TNW 155: Reddit+Twitter = Telepath? - Telepath, a Knock-off Amazon Echo Show, Apple's iPhone Event

Telepath, a knock-off Amazon Echo Show, Apple's iPhone event.A look at Telepath, which aims to be the kinder, gentler Twitter. An Amazon-Echo-Show-like smart display that doesn't spy on you. A review of Apple's October iPhone event.First, Kaya Thomas discusses her recent Debugger article on Telepath, the social media network that provides a safer, more moderated experience for online interaction.Then, OneZero's Dave Gershgorn stops by...

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TNW 151: Facebook's VR Quest - TikTok, iOS 14, and Oculus Quest 2 & PlayStation

Oracle's bid for TikTok and Trump's response to the news. How iOS developers are responding to the launch of iOS 14. What you need to know about the Oculus Quest 2 and PlayStation 5.First, Alex Kantrowitz joins Jason and Mikah to provide the latest updates on TikTok. Oracle (and possibly others) want to have a stake in the company, but the Trump administration plans to weigh in.Then, PCalc developer James Thomson stops by to give us...

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TNW 149: FAA Approves Amazon Drones - Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Hands-On, Apple Offer Codes, Technology Escape Pods

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 hands-on, Apple offer codes, technology escape pods.Paris Martineau from the Information talks about Amazon delivery drones receiving FAA approval, what this means for drone delivery at large, and when we might hear that noise in the sky.Samsung unveiled all the details of the new Galaxy Z Fold 2 this week, and Hayato Huseman from Android Central goes hands-on with the device to talk about the many ways Samsung...

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TNW 147: A Phone With DIP Switches? - PinePhone Hands-On, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra First Look, Epic Games vs Apple

PinePhone hands-on, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra first look, Epic Games vs Apple.Jason Howell compares the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra to the Galaxy S20 Ultra and goes hands-on with the premium handset.Lory Gil from iMore walks through the latest developments of the Epic Games vs Apple lawsuit, and looks into her crystal ball to see where it's likely to land.Corbin Davenport from Android Police has the PinePhone, a Linux based smartphone for the...

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TNW 145: Google & Samsung, Unpacked - Note 20, Z Fold 2, Galaxy Buds, Pixel 4a, and TikTok

Everything Samsung announced at its Unpacked event, a brief review of Google's Pixel 4A, and an in-depth look at TikTok — including its ban in certain places, its potential purchase by Microsoft, and its competition.First, Myriam Joire joins us to break down the Samsung Unpacked event, covering the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Samsung's Galaxy Buds and new Galaxy Watch 3, and the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+.Then,...

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TNW 143: What's Good About Game Pass? - Xbox Series X, "Fever Cameras," Twitter Rundown

Everything Microsoft announced at the Xbox Games Showcase, the recent development and popularity of fever cameras, and a rundown of what's up at Twitter: more active users, Twitter earnings, and the recent hack.First, CNET's Ian Sherr stops by to discuss Microsoft's Xbox Games Showcase. Between the next-gen gameplay footage and Xbox Series X console, Sherr had a lot to share.Then, Dave Gershgorn of OneZero details the...

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TNW 141: Big Mad: Note 20 Without a Charging Brick? - Samsung Galaxy Unpacked, Google Smart Home Summit, Quibi

Rumors and reports re: Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event, what you need to know about the "Hey Google" Smart Home Virtual Summit, and the trials and tribulations of Quibi.First, Android Police's David Ruddock gives us a rundown of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event. Between news of a new foldable phone and the next iteration of the Note, there's a lot to explore.Then, Stacey Higginbotham stops by to talk "Hey...