This Week in Tech 685: Emotional Support Ham

Apple Watch and heart health, Magic Leap first look, your future Amazon House, and more.

• iPhone XS and XS Max are flying off the shelves (especially in Santa Rosa).
• Pixel 2 camera beats the iPhone XS.
• Why the dual-sim iPhones are a bigger deal than you think.
• (Heart) doctors hate it! Apple Watch’s one weird ECG trick.
• Elon Musk introduces the first SpaceX moon passenger, DOJ introduces a criminal investigation to Musk.
• Amazon introduces a slew of new Alexa devices in its continuing mission to control everything in your home (including you).
• Magic Leap One first look: nobody should buy it, but it is absolutely the future.
• Happy 10th anniversary, T-Mobile G1! We have come full circle: the first android phone didn’t have a headphone jack, either.
• Google’s plans for China, and China’s plans for the world.
• John Hancock won’t sell you life insurance unless you strap on a fitbit or Apple Watch.
• Coding error scraps Subaru Ascent.
• Salesforce’s Mark Benioff buys Time magazine.
• Freezing your credit report is now free thanks to a new law.

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Memoji Dating – This Week in Tech 684

This Week in Tech

Apple’s new iPhones and Watch, Facebook election security, EU vs memes, and more!

–Apple Watch Series 4 takes on heart disease.
–iPhone Xs, Xs Max, and Xr: what’s in a name?
–All the new features and “new” features in the 2018 iPhones and iOS 12.
–Can Mark Zuckerberg fix Facebook’s political woes?
–Hurricane tech.
–EU vs memes.
–California requires basic IoT security.
–Google kills Inbox.
–Ikea will scan your butt.

I Speak for the Bezels – This Week in Tech 682

This Week in Tech

iPhone XS, Pixel 3, Trump vs Google, and more
Leo is on vacation, so Jason Snell is guest hosting!
Apple’s next big event is September 12th, and we have a sneak peek at the new iPhone XS and Apple Watch Series 4.
The iPhone XS isn’t the only big phone on the horizon. We also have a look at Google’s Pixel 3.
YouTube’s new tool helps you spend less time watching YouTube.
Trump takes a swing at Google. Is it a hit?
Microsoft wants you to never have to buy a new Xbox.
Uber thinks bikes and scooters are the future.
Who will speak for the bezels?

This Week in Tech 681: That Grips My Muffin

This Week in Tech

– Tech companies are meeting in secret to discuss election security.
– FB wants your MRI to train its AI.
– The nightmare that is Facebook moderation.
– Refuse to unlock your phone in Australia, go to jail for 10 years.
– It’s still very hard to figure out how to stop Google from tracking you.
– New iPhones coming September 12th, we think.
– Verizon throttles firefighters.
– IMB patents thought-powered drones that deliver coffee straight to your mouth.

This Week in Tech 656: A Camel With Your Name on It

Surprise: young people use social more than the oldsters. Some of them even use Vero. Samsung Galaxy S9 takes top marks for display and camera. Google Fiber didn’t go quite as planned. Feds in your iPhone? It’s more likely than you think. Amazon buys Ring, can now see and hear everything. US vs Microsoft II: The Revenge of the Irish. GitHub gets gotten by the biggest DDoS EVER.

This Week in Tech 653: X Stands for Nothing

HomePod should have been delayed longer. Elon Musk’s rollercoaster week: Falcon Heavy sends a Tesla to Mars just as Tesla has its worst quarter ever. iPhone boot code leaked online. Chrome will shame insecure websites. YouTube suspends Logan Paul for generally being a horrible human being. Rethinking Facebook and Google. T-Mobile warns of phone hacking scam. Uber settles with Waymo. ESPN’s new streaming service will not show ESPN.

The New Screen Savers 122: Building a Bug-Out-Bag for the Zombie Apocalypse

On this week’s episode of The New Screen Savers for Saturday, September 16, 2017:

– Fr. Father Robert, SJ and Patrick Norton discuss Apple’s new iPhone X and iPhone 8, more Equifax breach fallout, and racist ad-targeting options offered by Twitter, Facebook, and Google.

– Scotty Allen of Strange Parts joins us to show how he was able to install a 3.5mm headphone jack into an iPhone 7 by taking apart Apple’s Lightning adapter and building it into a custom circuit board.

– When it comes to disasters like earthquakes, hurricanes, and zombies, everyone needs a bug-out-bag. Patrick and Fr. Robert battle it out to see what’s in their go-bag and talk about what you should do to be prepared.

– Speaking of improvising, Jason Howell has a trick for powering your smartphone with a 9-volt battery.

– Megan Morrone has part five of her Digital Cleanse series. This week she shows you what you can do to cleaning up your hard drive.

– Patrick and Robert answer a Call for Help about Digital Audio Converters (DACs). Do you need them to get the most out of your lossless audio music?

The New Screen Savers 121: Essential Phone Review and Teardown

Leo Laporte and Jason Howell take an in-depth look at the new Essential Phone PH-1. It finally arrived and Jason has spent a lot of time with it the last few days and will have a review. Also, Kelsea Weber from iFixit.com joins us to talk about what’s inside the Essential Phone. They had a hard time getting inside and had to freeze it! (plus they broke two screens!) Leo has the new Mavic Pro drone from DJI. We’ll take it for a spin and see if it’s worth the high price tag. Megan Morrone has a full review of the Tovala smart oven. Father Robert Ballecer, SJ has some ideas to bring new life to your old remote controls. In Call For Help, we’ll talk about whether or not you should install Oreo on your Android phone.

– Equifax gets hacked and leaked personal info of 143 million consumers.
– Will the new Apple iPhone be named iPhone X?