2018 MacBook Pro throttled, Nuraphone’s headphones tuned for you, Moto Z3 Play review, and more. On The New Screen Savers, with Leo Laporte and Patrick Norton recorded on Saturday, July 21, 2018:
– The MacBook Pro (2018) is here. Leo and Patrick push its new i9 Intel chip to see if we get the full benefits of the 4.8GHz processor and attach the external Blackmagic eGPU to see if this changes the thermals of the laptop. Also, Mike Wuerthele from AppleInsider tells what they’ve found in their own tests.
– Samantha Lionheart from iFixit shows us the changes to the MacBook Pro’s third-gen keyboard with a new anti-dust membrane.
– Patrick loves headphones and brought two wireless versions: the Sennheiser HD1 and the Nuraphone that analyses your ears and tailors the sound to your hearing.
– In Call for Help, we answer a question about the best uninterruptible power supplies (UPS).
– Jason Howell reviews the Motorola Moto Z3 Play.
– In the Mail Bag, find out which routers and loudspeakers Leo and Patrick recommend.
Amazon’s juggernaut, HBO vs Netflix, Musk madness, and more.
–Do Apple’s new MacBooks fix the company’s keyboard woes?
–Amazon Prime Day starts tomorrow. Will it be worth the hype? Will it push Amazon’s share of the e-commerce market past 50%?
–Folding tablets. Phones with 9 cameras. What is next?
–Will AT&T destroy HBO by trying to expand it?
–Fortnite takes the World Cup Final by storm.
–Balance is restored to Reddit.
Megan Morrone and Florence Ion talk to Stacey Higginbotham about tips for securing your smart home. The advantages and disadvantages of running devices on a guest network. Plus, how do you know if your devices are getting regular firmware updates.
Survival of the Richest, Failing Facial Recognition Tech, /r/thanosdidnothingwrong, and More!
— Billionaires prepare for the coming apocalypse: have you bought your missile silo condo yet?
— London police’s facial recognition fail: pilot program results in 98% false positive rate, zero arrests.
–Amazon expanding its cashierless Amazon Go stores.
–Celebrity impersonators, mob justice, and more reasons to stay off social media.
— Prime Day coming on July 16th.
— Netflix’s 2018 content budget expands to $13 billion.
–Thanos inspires Reddit’s biggest ban ever.
Reinventing Microsoft, Amazon’s push into healthcare, new Apple Maps, and more.
–Apple vs Samsung settled: our long international nightmare is over.
–A proposed US law has patent trolls jumping for joy.
–Amazon jumps into the healthcare business by buying online pharmacy PillPack.
–Foxcon’s new Wisconsin plant breaks ground.
–Yet another Facebook security breach, but this time a bug bounty program catches the leak.
–Twitter’s new Ad Transparency Center opens new avenues for journalists.
–The sky is falling in Fortnite.
–WPA3 could make Wi-Fi a lot more secure.
–California follows Europe down the data privacy road.
–Christina Warren knows all the Andromeda secrets, but she’s not talking.
–AOL Instant Messenger is reborn! –StumbleUpon is not. 😦
Two HUGE Supreme Court decisions, Apple admits its keyboards suck, Europe’s war on memes, and more.
— The US Supreme Court kills warrantless cell phone location fishing and okays state sales taxes on internet purchases.
— Apple offers refunds on MacBook butterfly keyboard repairs and wants to let you use your iPhone to unlock your car.
— Amazon wants to put Alexa in your hotel room, and everywhere else.
— Professional videogames are going mainstream, with huge stadiums and $100 million prizes.
— A proposed European Union copyright law will declare war on memes.
— IGTV is Instagram’s attempt to jump on the online video bandwagon.
— Plus: transhumanism, Domino’s as an infrastructure company, and IBM’s new debate robot!
Social media is still destroying the world. Top trends at E3. The end of Net Neutrality and the AT&T/ Time Warner Merger are a 1-2 punch against consumers. Automation is taking jobs in China and at Amazon. White house hacked. GDPR is killing email marketing. Theranos founder up on charges.
–A New Tech Manifesto by Baratunde: how to reinvent social media to improve all our lives.
–Apple’s WWDC announcements: Screen Time restores balance to your life, memojis avoid the uncanny valley, ARKit 2 might (might) actually have usefull apps, Siri Shortcuts might (might) make Siri useful, macOS Mojave makes much-needed improvements to the Finder, tvOS gets Dolby Atmos.
–Gmail’s improved design is headed your way.
–Microsoft buys GitHub: how MS went from a Windows monolith to an open-source champion.
–Computex’s big announcements: Intel fudges some numbers, AMD’s new Threadripper 2, and ASUS put a computer in your computer so you can compute while you compute.
–Apple’s WWDC this week looks like it may be a disappointment for anyone hoping for new hardware.
–Facebook is killing its “Trending Topics” section.
–Teens prefer Instagram and Snapchat to Facebook; close to half are “almost constantly” online.
–The Atari VCS is coming soon for expensive retro gaming.
–Scooters and bikes are becoming a problem for San Francisco.
–The new emoji are coming!
–A Canadian Hacker gets 5 years for his part in the Russin-linked Yahoo breach.
–Microsoft is worth more than Google.
–Self-driving technology picks up speed as California ok’s free autonomous taxis.
–The FBI wants you to reboot your router right now. FBI agents have gained control of a huge Russian botnet. If your router is affected you just need to reboot it.
–Facebook and Russian ads – how should government react in the age of cyber warfare?
–Amazon sells facial recognition software to law enforcement officials. Is this an invasion of privacy, or a good example of public/private cooperation?
–Alexa records a couple’s conversation and sends it to a friend. Amazon has a convoluted explanation, but it may just come down to odds.
–Google’s AI can order you food, but Microsoft’s can check in on your feelings, at least in China.
–GDPR confusion takes news sites offline and sparks billions of dollars worth of lawsuits.
–Disney’s bid to buy Fox gets some competition from Comcast. Does this mean that Hulu is doomed?
–Senators call for investigation into fake pro-net neutrality comments
–Three charged in swatting death