Best Daily Tech News podcasts — Gadgets, applications and more (Updated June 2017; image)
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Daily Tech News Show
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Keep up to date with independent, authoritative and trustworthy discussion of the tech news of the day. Tom Merritt and co-host's home for daily tech news.
 
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Tech News Today (MP3)
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Tech News Today explores the most important stories of the day in conversation with the world's leading journalists live each weekday at 7:00pm Eastern, 4:00pm Pacific, 23:00 UTC. Give us your news and views at 260-TNT-SHOW or tnt@twit.tv, or watch recorded shows on our website at https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today.Records every weekday at 7:00pm Eastern / 4:00pm Pacific / 23:00 UTC.
 
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WSJ Tech News Briefing
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Stay informed on the latest trends with daily insights on what's hot and happening in the world of technology. Listen to our reporters discuss notable company news, new tech gadgets, personal technology updates, app features, start-up highlights and more.
 
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TWiT Bits (MP3)
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TWiT Bits are highlights from shows on TWiT.tv. You can find more about TWiT and subscribe to our full shows at http://twit.tv/shows/
 
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PC Perspective Podcast
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The editors of PC Perspective discuss the latest in-house product reviews and news from around the world that pertains to technology and PC hardware.
 
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Gadgets & Tech – Spoken Edition
 
Gizmodo provides information and articles related to technology, design, and social trends. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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The 404 Show (MP3)
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The 404 Show is CNET's longest-running podcast of all time. Now hosted by Jeff Bakalar and Russ Frushtick, The 404 Show is a pop-culture and tech mix covering movies, comics, video games and more. Tune in every Friday as Jeff and Russ welcome a wide variety of engaging guests for compelling conversations that can't be found anywhere else.
 
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WIRED News – Spoken Edition
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Get in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they are shaping business, entertainment, communications, science, politics, and society. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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The Daily Crunch – Spoken Edition
 
Top startup and technology news from Techcrunch. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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Slate Technology – Spoken Edition
 
Your daily business news, brought to you by Slate. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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Mashable Tech – Spoken Edition
 
Technology is the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, methods of organization, in order to solve a problem. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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Tech Reports by Larry Magid
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Our daily Q&A with KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid. Listen live M-F 3:50PM on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.
 
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Mashable Entertainment – Spoken Edition
 
Entertainment is an action, event or activity that aims to entertain, amuse and interest an audience of one or more people. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at www.spokenedition.com
 
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The resignation of Uber's CEO has some investors and entrepreneurs saying it will prompt a reassessment of placing ambitious expansion targets ahead of principles. The Wall Street Journal's Rolfe Winkler has more.
 
Don North, president and chief designer at Riva Audio, talks about the company's Trillium technology which creates a large stereo soundfield from a single cabinet. For the full episode, visit twit.tv/htg/359 Host: Scott Wilkinson Guest: Don North Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica talks to Megan Morrone and Jason Howell about the remaster of Crash Bandicoot. Yet another throwback gaming mascot is getting the HD treatment, we discuss whether it was worth it to reboot this game. For the full episode, visit twit.tv/tnt/1795 Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell Guest: Sam Machkovech Bandwidt ...…
 
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg released a new mission statement and created new Facebook Groups features. KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid thinks Zuckerberg is encouraging people to meet each other and talk about their differences.
 
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Tech News Today (MP3)
 
Time Magazine is reporting that hackers accessed and manipulated voter data at least once during the 2016 presidential campaign, including social security numbers. According to official sources, some voter hacking was identified and rectified, and there is no evidence that any of the data was accessed by Trump's campaign. Imagination Technologi ...…
 
Ryan Shrout and Patrick Norton discuss Intel's Core i9-7900X 10-core Skylake-X Processor, including specifications, 1080p gaming performance, and AMD Ryzen comparisons. Full episode at twit.tv/twich/420 Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
Mark Zuckerberg announced a brand new mission statement at a Facebook event in Chicago this week. The Wall Street Journal's Deepa Seetharaman talks how his new focus will aim to "bring the world closer together."
 
Facebook has a new mission statement and it makes us wonder how Mark Zuckerberg avoided Travis Kalanick’s fate. Plus Tesla wants to get into the music business and Google Glass is back! MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to ...…
 
If it carries passengers like a city bus, and it has fixed routes and fares like a city bus, it might as well be a city bus. That, at least, was the verdict rendered by a chorus of Twitter wags Monday in response to a Lifehacker post about a new service Lyft is testing in San Francisco and Chicago called Lyft Shuttle.…
 
Look, I’m a straight woman with the maturity level of a 13-year-old boy. I am willing to admit that maybe—maybe—I sometimes see phalluses where they don’t exist. But this thing totally looks like a dick, right? Amazon announced today that it had erected the “largest Times Square advertising installment ever,” which is actually a 79-foot-tall Ec ...…
 
Phoenix just provided another reason to hate flying: the heat. With temperatures there expected to hit 119 degrees Fahrenheit, airlines canceled more than 40 flights today. Wait. What? Airplanes can't fly because it's too hot? That's crazy. No, not really. According to news reports, the heat poses a particular problem for the Bombardier CRJ air ...…
 
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The Daily Crunch – Spoken Edition
 
Each month for the next 6 months, we’ll share major improvements that will make driving more flexible and less stressful, giving you earnings & support you can depend on. To kick-off 180 Days of Change we’re launching the feature you’ve asked for most. Tipping is available in Seattle, Minneapolis and Houston as of today. We’re starting with onl ...…
 
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PC Perspective Podcast
 
PC Perspective Podcast #455 - 06/22/17 Join us for talk about Intel Skylake-X, AMD EPYC 7000 series, IBM 5nm, 802.11ad, and more! You can subscribe to us through iTunes and you can still access it directly through the RSS page HERE. The URL for the podcast is: http://pcper.com/podcast - Share with your friends! iTunes - Subscribe to the podcast ...…
 
With high-end VR lacking a customer base large enough for game publishers to commit big development dollars, virtual reality may not break out of its niche without some must-have games. The Wall Street Journal's Dan Gallagher breaks it down.
 
Leo Laporte, Stacey Higginbotham, and Mike Elgan discuss the resignation of Uber founder and CEO Travis Kalanick, and how much he influenced the corporate culture of Uber. For the full episode, visit twit.tv/twig/410 Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham Guest: Mike Elgan Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.…
 
Megan Morrone talks to tech expert and geek dad Rafe Needleman about why you should be polite to your Alexa or other digital assistant. Needleman says the machines are learning and they might offer better service if you're nice to them. Full episode at twit.tv/tnt/1794 Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.…
 
Travis Kalanick is stepping down from Uber permanently. Last week Kalanick announced a leave of absence, but now he says he's giving up his position as the head of the ride-hailing company after pressure from investors. It's not all bad news for Kalanick either, who will keep control of a majority of the voting power at Uber and he'll have a sa ...…
 
Virgin Mobile is teaming up with Apple to help lure customers away from the other wireless carriers. KCBS Technology Analyst LARRY MAGID says its a good deal, but there's a catch.
 
Who should be Uber’s next CEO? Has Twitter figured out how to make more money? The triumphant return of Sega! MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none of this would be possible. If you are w ...…
 
Travis Kalanick's abrupt resignation as CEO leaves Uber searching for a leader to run the world's most valuable startup. The Wall Street Journal's Joann S. Lublin talks how this "once-in-a-generation opportunity" is also fraught with risk.
 
Wanna become an Instagram star? Now, you can get a formal education for that. A university in China is offering courses that are meant to equip students with the skills they need for online fame. From make-up classes, catwalk practice to dance performances, the Yiwu Industrial and Commercial College (YWICC) near Shanghai says it knows what you ...…
 
Being a CEO—even one of the world's best CEOs—doesn't mean you have to stop partying. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX came in eighth place on the 2017 Glassdoor Highest Rated CEOs list this year. But that's not the best part. Musk gave an interview with Glassdoor and answered some questions on his job and his personal life, in which he shared his l ...…
 
Automattic, the company behind WordPress, will be closing its San Francisco office—apparently because very few employees have been choosing to show up for work in person, Quartz reports. Automattic has long given its blessing to working remotely. Being in the office was always optional, and the company even provides financial support for employ ...…
 
Steve Jobs was legendary for knowing what he wanted and leaning on his designers until he got it. But according to a new book on the history of the iPhone, he insisted that it should have a back button. After one of his people presented a good argument for the distinctive single home button, he backed down.…
 
When you work at Twitter, you get near-daily updates to the app to test. These beta versions often provide a glimpse of new features, and most of them are small. So when a major update landed two weeks ago, one thing stood out: The quill icon, which everyone knows you press to compose a tweet, was no longer an icon, but a single word: Tweet. Th ...…
 
If you’re an Apple Music subscriber, chances are that you’re paying $9.99 every month, $14.99 for a family plan, or $4.99 per month if you’re a student. But Apple quietly added another option. You can now pay $99 for a 12-month subscription. This setting is quite buried as Apple doesn’t want you to know that you can pay less than what you’re ac ...…
 
France and the UK want to enter into a historic alliance to control and surveil the internet. For the full episode, visit twit.tv/sn/617 Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
Steven Zimmerman from XDA Developers joins Jason Howell, Florence Ion, and Ron Richards to pick apart how the new OnePlus 5 is cheating on benchmarks and why that's totally unnecessary. For the full episode, visit twit.tv/aaa/323 Hosts: Jason Howell, Florence Ion, and Ron Richards Guest: Steven Zimmerman Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by C ...…
 
If its deal goes through, Amazon can join its online expertise with Whole Foods' in-store knowledge to gather key information about how consumers shop. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the details.
 
Sean Hollister from CNET joins Megan Morrone and Jason Howell to discuss the significance of Apple's announcement and accessibility of ARKit to the greater trend toward augmented and virtual reality. Full episode at twit.tv/tnt/1793 Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
Apple's ARKit for iOS 11 is a dead-simple solution for developers who want to use AR without doing all the math themselves. Here's how it could change the industry forever. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid reviews Amazon’s new try-before-you-buy fashion service.
 
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Tech News Today (MP3)
 
Amazon launched a new service for Prime Members called Prime Wardrobe. Users pick three or more items of clothing, and they are added to a box to be delivered to the user's home with seven days to try them on and free returns for anything they don't want to keep. The kept items are then charged to the Amazon account, with discounts tied to the ...…
 
As auto makers look to the driverless future, the Wall Street Journal's Chester Dawson discusses the emerging innovation in automotive interiors and how the inside of our cars may soon see a new transformation.
 
Is Spotify taking payola? Netflix launches choose-your-own-adventure shows, and whether streaming services should be required to go local with content. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, no ...…
 
Flutter is a new mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android. Adam is a co-founder of the Flutter project. Full episode at twit.tv/floss/439 Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
Facebook has taken the next step in making its platform multilingual for its worldwide user base. Its A.I. assistant, M, can now offer suggestions in Spanish. M is an artificial intelligence program that scans the content of the messages that you send through Facebook Messenger. It scans the text that you send to other Messenger users and makes ...…
 
Razer, the company behind that crazy triple-screen laptop concept, will not stop until all other PC makers are its dust. At this year's E3 gaming expo, Razer refreshed its littlest laptop, the Blade Stealth, with the latest specs, and announced a new, toned down version with a larger screen (but the same dimensions) that ditches the brand's neo ...…
 
If social media usage ever becomes an Olympic sport — which is truly not that unthinkable at the rate we’re moving — there will be but one participant worthy of a gold medal: Boomer Phelps. The one-year-old son of Olympic legend Michael Phelps and his wife,Nicole, first captured the hearts of America while cheering on his dad from the stands of ...…
 
When House Republicans passed a draconian healthcare plan back in May, Donald Trump rushed to the Rose Garden to celebrate this “very, very incredibly well-crafted” plan. But that was a long time ago. Today, Trump met with Senate Republicans about the new bill that they are attempting to put together, and he reportedly urged them to make this o ...…
 
It’s easy to get lost in the great pantheon of consumer drones. Even just looking at industry leader DJI’s options, there are enough choices to set your head spinning faster than a quadcopter blade. Today we’ll focus on one choice: the DJI Phantom 4 Pro+. Coming in at a cool $1,800, this marks the top end of what could be considered DJI’s consu ...…
 
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The Daily Crunch – Spoken Edition
 
Some fathers do these things. Some fathers go to the Columbus Public Library used book sale in about 1980 and buy five big boxes of books on every topic. They place those books in a playroom and they result in a consistently relevant personal library for his kids. Every year they learn something new out of that room. Some fathers take their son ...…
 
Amazon's planned $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods unites two maverick businessmen who will now have to blend very distinct approaches to make the deal a success. The Wall Street Journal's Laura Stevens has the details.
 
Jason Snell from Six Colors talks to Megan Morrone about how to transfer your files from a MacBook Air to an iPad Pro. Also, Jason talks about the new Files app in iOS 11. Hosts: Jason Snell and Megan Morrone Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
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Tech News Today (MP3)
 
Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, Satya Nadella, plus the leaders of Oracle, IBM, Akami, and others met with President Donald Trump to discuss improvements and to offer ideas on how to overhaul the government's tech infrastructure. Time Warner is working with Snap to bring 10 original shows per year exclusively for Snapchat users in a $100 mi ...…
 
Jason Howell and Megan Morrone talk to Iain Thomson from The Register about the leak of voter data that Deep Root Analytics had stored unsecured on an Amazon cloud server. 198 million Americans' personal voter data was exposed in the leak. We talk about what happens next. Full episode at twit.tv/tnt/1792 Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by C ...…
 
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Tech Reports by Larry Magid
 
There's a new cryptocurrency out to compete with Bitcoin, called Ether. But what is Ether? What is the difference between money and cryptocurrency? KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid tells us more.
 
Google’s plan to fight terrorism, 4D printing for space parts, and whether parents should be banned from buying smart phones for children. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none of this wo ...…
 
While Amazon may be the player most likely to persuade Americans to buy fresh food online, it must first solve the "last mile" logistics puzzle. The Wall Street Journal's Julie Jargon has the details.
 
Michael Summers is the author of Exoplanets: Diamond Worlds, Super Earths, Pulsar Planets, and the New Search for Life Beyond Our Solar System. Host: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ Guest: Michael Summers Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
 
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