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TNW 205: The Quest For VR Flow - HTC Vive Flow, Amazon's Copycat Goods, Hardware Preview, AirPods for Health

Thu, 14 Oct 2021

  • Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica walks through HTC's Vive Flow announcement and tries to determine who this new VR headset is actually for.

  • Steve Stecklow from Reuters discusses his special report on how Amazon created knock-off products and promoted them in search over competitors.

  • Jason and Mikah preview next week's cavalcade of major hardware events from Apple, Google, and Samsung.

  • Mikah discusses a Wall Street Journal report that details how Apple is making AirPods compatible with medical applications like hearing aids and postural awareness.


Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent


Guests: Sam Machkovech and Steve Stecklow


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TNW 204: Backup Therapy - Windows 11 Review, Twitch's Massive Data Leak, iOS Payments Systems, Backup Woes

Thu, 07 Oct 2021

  • Dan Ackerman from CNET shares his review of Windows 11. Is it more than a centered Start menu?

  • Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai from Vice walks through the details of the massive Twitch data leak.

  • Mikah details Paddle's plans to be first to iOS with its 3rd party in-app payment system.

  • Jason shares the story of a valued drive that met an untimely death and what it means for digital memories.


Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent


Guests: Dan Ackerman and Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai


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TNW 203: Is Amazon's Astro a Spy? - Instagram Teen Safety Hearing, Solar Roofing Technology, Twitch Hate Raids

Thu, 30 Sep 2021

  • Facebook testified at a Senate hearing about the safety of Instagram for teens after a bombshell report by the Wall Street Journal.

  • Heather Kelly from the Washington Post details her favorite products from Amazon's cavalcade of announcements this week.

  • Brian Atchley, CEO of The R&D Lab, walks through the challenges facing broad adoption of solar and details their unique solution.

  • Twitch is finally making changes to its service in an attempt to crack down on hate raids that plague streamers on the platform.


Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent


Guests: Heather Kelly and Brian Atchley


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TNW 202: Itty Bitty Flying Microchip - Surface Duo 2, Surface Laptop Studio, Square Outage, Files and Folders

Thu, 23 Sep 2021

  • John Rogers from Northwestern University talks about the creation of tiny microchips that can fly and sample the environment.

  • Cherlynn Low from Engadget shares her hands-on thoughts of the latest Microsoft Surface hardware announced this week.

  • Mikah talks about what happens when Square's payment services go down at peak time on a Saturday morning.

  • Jason and Mikah discuss files, folders, directories, and how all of these things are taken for granted in modern day computing.


Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent


Guests: John Rogers and Cherlynn Low


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TNW 201: Apple A15 vs. Google Tensor - California Streaming Event, Pixel 6 Pro Leaks, FTC Rules for Health Data, Laser Cannons

Thu, 16 Sep 2021

  • Rene Ritchie walks through Apple's California Streaming event and details the major hardware announcements that he's excited about.

  • Mishaal Rahman from XDA Developers talks about his exclusive look at the Google Tensor chip and what Pixel 6 owners can expect.

  • The FTC has new rules for health apps and data sharing that will help protect sensitive consumer information.

  • Lasers are being used to look into rooms through pinholes, as well as ammunition on an upcoming warship.


Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent


Guests: Rene Ritchie and Mishaal Rahman


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