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episode 743: Lying is Bad is a Lie

  • Google Buys Fitbit. Will this be like Google buying HTC, or like Fitbit buying Pebble?
  • Apple hires a new smart home team. Can they catch up with Amazon and Google? Can they fix what is wrong with HomeKit?
  • AirPods Pro review - the best earbuds we've ever worn. However, they are pricy, and they're still earbuds, with all the issues that come with that.
  • AppleTV+ launches. Can an Aaron Sorkin wanna-be, wacky Emily Dickinson, and sexy blind people win the streaming wars?
  • NBC's Peacock TV may be free with ads when it launches in April.
  • HBO Max launches in May for $15. Will it finally kill cable?
  • Twitter bans political ads. Facebook thinks they are just fine, even if they lie. How will Twitter figure out what is a political issue? Does Mark Zuckerberg really think "Lying is bad?"
  • PG&E cuts power to millions but still manages to start a 77,000-acre fire. Cell service also fails. So does Comcast. Is this the harbinger of all of America's aging infrastructure finally collapsing?
  • National Weather Service tweets out some useful tools to track wildfires and smoke.
  • It's the emoji season! The controversy this year: non-gendered emoji.

Host: Jason Snell

Guests: Rene Ritchie, Devindra Hardawar, and Dan Moren

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 2019-11-04  1h50m