This Week in Tech 621: Butler in a Box

New York Times reporter Katie Benner joins us to talk about sexual harassment in Silicon Valley. Former host of MacBreak Weekly Scott Bourne joins us to talk about what it was like getting the 1st iPhone 10 years ago. This Week in Law host Denise Howell talks about the EU’s €2.42 billion judgement against Google, and Zillow’s suit against McMansion Hell. Iain Thompson rounds out the panel with some luddite views of the Amazon Echo Show and harsh words for The Guardian.

This Week in Tech 620: From Key West to Key Largo

Amazon buys Whole Foods, might buy Slack. Travis Kalanick resigns as Uber CEO. The best drones money can buy. iPad Pro is the future of Mac laptops. Neighbor spoofing robocaller made a million calls a day. Apple Music now $99/year. Why Apple made the iPhone.

–Owen JJ Stone has strange ideas about geography.
–Tom Merritt writes books about time travel.
–Jason Hiner writes books about amazing podcasters.

This Week in Tech 610: Zombie Shopping Malls

United “overbooking”: what’s the real story? A murder streamed on Facebook Live. Apple sues Qualcomm, Qualcom sues Apple right back. Windows 10 Creators Update is here – are you excited for 3D Paint? The internet Archive emulates early Macs. Princeton creates an unblockable ad blocker. Nintendo stops selling the NES Classic – why? The death of the American mall.

This Week in Tech 609: Strippers, JFK and Stalin

Apple issues a mea culpa for the Mac Pro and promises a new model is on the way – just not this year. YouTube TV launches – it isn’t perfect, but it may be the most promosing over-the-top TV solution. Facebook launches a fund to fight fake news. Jeff Bezos is spending $1 billion a year of his own money on Blue Origin. XBox’s Project Scorpio specs revealed. Is the Twitter outrage over Pepsi’s new ad justified?

• Harry McCracken loves the serial comma.
• Iain Thomson insists that it should properly be called the Oxford comma.
• Christina Warren is more annoyed by people who mix up “your” and “you’re”.

Host: Leo Laporte
Guests: Harry McCracken, Christina Warren, and Iain Thomson

This Week in Tech 608: Supercanoe

US Congress votes to kill ISP privacy rules. Fixing fake news is harder than anyone imagined. Apple AR might not be good for gamers. Twitter changes default profile picture. The best 2017 April Fools jokes.

–Brianna Wu wants to fix the government from within.
–Erin Griffith’s husband learned to solve a Rubik’s Cube during this show.
–Larry Magid remembers when facts mattered in news.

This Week in Tech 607: Ozark Puddin’

US Senate votes to end ISP privacy regulations. The “Turkish Crime Family” demand $100,000 in iTunes gift cards for iCloud hack. Android O needs a name. Supreme Court hears printer ink patent case. Tesla Model 3 is on the way. Samsung Galaxy S8’s big announcement is coming this week. US and UK ban electronics bigger than a phone on flights from Middle Eastern countries by Middle Eastern carriers. Google screws up messaging – again.

–Georgia Dow has two VR rooms in her house.
–Rob Reid knows what music aliens like best.
–Nathan Olivarez-Giles wants a car with a naturally aspirated engine.​​

This Week in Tech 606: My YouTube Cover Band

Uber’s President quits, saying that the job was not what he signed on for. Orson Wells’ “new” movie comes to Netflix. How to make money in the new music industry. Pwn2Own winners do the impossible hack. Is your vibrator tracking you? All this, and growing human flesh on robots – what could go wrong?

–Tom Merritt has a new sci-fi novel: Pilot X.
–Roberto Baldwin is in a Devo cover band.
–Steve Kovach is the Dark Knight.

This Week in Tech 605: Think of the Koalas

Daylight Saving Time is a blight on mankind. All the details in the Wikileaks dump of CIA hacking tools. How our data can be used against us. Nintendo Switch breaks launch records. A father gets embarrassed by his kids live on BBC. Would you hire someone from Uber?

–Mike Elgan’s Pick: Gastronomad.net
–Baratunde Thurston’s Pick: CivicHallLabs.org
–Ashley Esqueda’s Pick: TakeThis.org Kickstarter

This Week in Tech 604: Flabby, Flaccid, and Flatulent

Snapchat has a huge IPO -and makes one high school $24 million. Is Apple killing the lightning port on the iPhone 8? Spotify crosses the 50 million user mark. Mobile World Congress 2017 had a whole bunch of great phones. Nintendo Switch cartridges taste horrible on purpose. Overwatch wins Game of the Year at GDC. All this and Uber’s terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad week.

–Florence Ion shows off the new LG G6.
–Peter Rojas
–Alex Wilhelm pronounces “flaccid” wrong.