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  • Ham Nation 306: The Complete Preamp

    Ham Nation (Video-HI)

    Gordo goes to field day, Bob shows the complete Pine Board Project Preamp, Randy builds starts part 1 of a BITX40 forward and reverse power meter, Newsline report on hurricane season, and Amanda with the Chat Room's questions!

    Hosts: Bob Heil, Gordon West, George Thomas, Don Wilbanks, Amanda Alden, and Dale Puckett

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  • This Week in Google 411: Dinah Won't You Blow

    This Week in Google (Video-HI)

    EU fines Google €2.42 billion, Canada demands global de-listing. Google News' redesign causes Jeff concern. YouTube Party. Amazon Show unboxing. Facebook hits 2 billion users. Petya ransomware may be retaliation for Russian cyberwarfare on Ukraine. Jeff's report from Vidcon.

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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  • Tech News Today 1799: Red Queen Situation

    Tech News Today (Video-HI)

    ProPublica posted a story that illustrates the challenges for Facebook's censors. Internal documents show a number of guidelines Facebook censors must follow to determine the difference between political expression and hate speech, showing in some cases that Facebook is more likely to side with elites and governments over activists and minorities because it's good for international business.

    Google News got a much-needed design refresh with a cards-based layout, and a focus on fact checking with a fact-check widget on the right side of the homepage that lists sources like PolitiFact and Snopes to help debunk some of the more recent items of misinformation making the rounds.

    Qualcomm is showing off its new fingerprint sensors that work through ultrasonic technology capable of detecting fingerprints, bloodflow, and heart rate through the display panel and even through metal.

    Plus, Target Restock is treading on Amazon's turf, Apple wants its Music subscribers to Chill, IBM's Chef Watson is cooking up something good, and Iain Thomson from The Register joins KTLA's Rich DeMuro and me to take a closer look at the Petya ransomware attack.

    Hosts: Jason Howell and Rich DeMuro

    Guest: Iain Thomson

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  • Windows Weekly 524: Dysfunctional Family Circus

    Windows Weekly (Video-HI)

    Haarlem recap. A brief but direct word about the Petya ransomware attack. Windows 10 source code leaks - why this is not a big deal. Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16226 - Big changes to Microsoft Edge, emoji, OneDrive, and more. MS testing out a staged rollout to Insiders with Slow Ring. The Windows 10 Paradox. If Windows 10 is so secure, reliable, and fast, why do we need Windows 10 S? The future of Windows, UWP, and Windows Store is not UWP apps. Not exactly. New Surface devices are off to a strong start. Microsoft delays guest access in Teams. Big changes to Windows 10 (and Server) security in the Fall Creators Update. Nano Server is changing with a fall release. Xbox One/S and Xbox One X will download different game assets. COD: Modern Warfare Remastered goes standalone, finally. The bad news? It's way too expensive

    • Tip of the week: Amazon Prime member? You can get the Nokia 6 for just $180
    • App pick of the week: Instant Translate for Microsoft Edge
    • Enterprise pick of the week: Dynamics 365 sales and marketing apps for SMBs
    • Codename pick of the week: Potassium
    • Beer pick of the week: Troeg's Nimble Giant

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

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  • FLOSS Weekly 440: Cockpit

    FLOSS Weekly (Video-HI)

    Cockpit makes it easy to administer your GNU/Linux servers via a web browser. Cockpit makes Linux discoverable, allowing sysadmins to easily perform tasks such as starting containers, storage administration, network configuration, inspecting logs and so on.

    Hosts: Randal Schwartz and Aaron Newcomb

    Guest: Stef Walter

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    Here's what's coming up for FLOSS in the future.

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  • All About Android 324: The Plastic Pixel

    All About Android (Video-HI)

    This week, we'll go hands-on with the OnePlus 5 and Bixby Voice, plus the new Nokia 6, more Pixel rumors, Sega Forever, the platform wars surrounding augmented reality, editable tweets, and more.

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    Hosts: Jason Howell, Florence Ion, and Ron Richards

    Guest: Tim Schofield

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  • Security Now 618: Research: Useful and Otherwise

    Security Now (Video-HI)

    This week we discuss another terrific NIST initiative, RSA crypto in a quantum computing world, Cisco's specious malware detection claims, the meaning of post-audit OpenVPN bug findings, worrisome bugs revealed in Intel's recent Skylake and KabyLake processors, the commercialization of a malware technique, WannyCry keeps resurfacing, LinkSys responds to the CIA's Vault7 CherryBomb firmware, another government reacts to encryption, the NSA's amazing Github repository, more news about HP printer auto-updating, a piece of errata, some miscellany, and some closing the loop feedback from our listeners.

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    Hosts: Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte

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  • Tech News Today 1798: From Michael Douglas to Zoolander

    Tech News Today (Video-HI)

    After a lengthy seven year probe, the European Commission has fined Google 2.42 billion euros, around $2.7 billion dollars, for promoting its own Google Shopping ads in what it deemed to be an abuse of its own dominance for search. Google faces a 90 day deadline for ending the anti-competitive practices before facing additional penalties.

    New ransomware is shutting down businesses globally and it might be worse than WannaCry. The Verge says the attack, which some are calling Petya, has affected airlines, banks, and utilities including operations at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant where they've been forced to switch to manual monitoring.

    Facebook says the social network has officially hit two billion users, or in other words, one quarter of the world's population uses Facebook every month. The company is 13 years old and hit its first billion users only five years ago, and has more users than any other social media service.

    Plus, China is utilizing face recognition and AI to help keep its citizens under constant surveillance, how neural networks and a little engineering known how helped one man end his Lego sorting nightmares, and Matt McFarland joins Engadget's Kerry Davis and Jason Howell to talk about how Drive.AI is taking a different approach to autonomous vehicle fleet tech.

    Host: Jason Howell

    Guests: Kerry Davis and Matt McFarland

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  • MacBreak Weekly 565: 10 Years After

    MacBreak Weekly (Video-HI)

    10 years ago, the iPhone arrived to change the world and kill chewing gum sales. The public beta of iOS 11 is available, and with it, the new iPad Pro is amazing. Apple's attempts at original programming are uniformly terrible so far.

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Alex Lindsay, and Rene Ritchie

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  • iOS Today 350: Vacation Photos How-To

    iOS Today (Video-HI)

    Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone discuss how to make your vacation photos look beautiful and what to do with them after they are. Leo loves Affinity Photo for the iPad and Megan uses Snapseed from Google. Plus, Megan reviews a new TWiT app by Patrick Hickey from

    Hosts: Leo Laporte and Megan Morrone

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