This Week in Tech (Video)

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episode 739: Bob Ross with Biceps

This week's stories

  • Microsoft surprises us all with the two-screen Surface Duo phone
  • Apple's Deep Fusion poised to trump Google's Pixel 4 announcement
  • More than 500 ransomware attacks on US schools so far in 2019
  • More red flags than a Chinese parade: WeWork's failed IPO
  • Apple loves freedom - except in China
  • US, UK, and Australian governments vs encryption
  • Lexy Savvides's Memoji secrets
  • Tim Cook can woo Trump all he wants, but Apple still has to pay 25% tariffs
  • CNET folds the Samsung Galaxy Fold until it breaks
  • Why did Windows Phone fail? Iain Thomson: "It was a thousand cuts of stupidity."
  • Microsoft's new Surface line is aimed straight at Apple
  • Will there be an October Apple event? All signs point to yes.
  • Google Seattle makes a literal product graveyard
  • Levis' Jacquard jean jackets
  • PayPal backs out of Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency
  • Facebook vs Elizabeth Warren
  • Facebook says it's ok for political ads to lie
  • Twitter says it's ok for Trump to advocate civil war
  • Should Zuckerberg step down? Would that change anything?
  • Elon Musk's new Starship and its competition
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is concerned about Tesla's Smart Summon feature
  • Hundreds of millions of "Words with Friends" accounts hacked
  • Japan turns off pagers after 50 years of honorable service

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ant Pruitt, Iain Thomson, and Lexy Savvides

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 2019-10-07  2h14m