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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 154: Nest Audio Review - Apple's iPhone 12 Event, Big Tech Antitrust Report, Waymo Safety Drivers

Apple's iPhone 12 event, big tech antitrust report, Waymo safety drivers.The House Subcommittee on Antitrust released a 450 page report on anti-competitive behavior of the biggest tech companies. Mathew Ingram from Columbia Journalism Review walks through the report and why it saw a partisan split.Google finally upgraded the original Google Home and it's a solid upgrade according to Daniel Bader from Android Central who shares his...

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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 146: Epic Games vs. Apple - Surface Duo Hands-On, Russian SIMs, Apple's Unannounced Subscription Bundles

Surface Duo Hands-on, Russian SIMs, Apple's unannounced subscription bundles.Harry McCracken from Fast Company has the Microsoft Duo foldable Android device and shares his thoughts after spending one week with the prerelease hardware.Joseph Cox from VICE got the inside scoop on a secretive Russian SIM network that enables all sorts of illegal activity, and he explains how they work.Apple is expected to announce a collection of...

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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 144: Big Tech Zooms to Washington - Antitrust Hearings, New IP, Open AI GPT-3

Antitrust Hearings, New IP, Open AI GPT-3In the aftermath of big tech's congressional hearings that focused on antitrust behavior, Will Oremus from OneZero walks through the real reason for the spectacle.China has big ideas for the Internet, namely that it wants a new Internet that it can better control. Stephen Shankland from CNET details the New IP proposal and how it would differ from the Internet we have today.OpenAI's GPT-3 model...

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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 142: Twitter Breach of 2020 - Apple News Audio Content, Atlas of Surveillance

Steve Gibson joins to talk about the unprecedented Twitter hijacking scam that involves a god mode console that only certain employees have access to.Rene Ritchie discussed how Apple News is rolling out new features that emphasize local news and audio podcast content.A new project called the Atlas of Surveillance attempts to collect and organize surveillance sources from around the US and Dave Maass from the EFF helped spearhead...