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TWiT presents "Super 8" in San Francisco!

JJ Abrams wants you to be the FIRST to see Super 8, and he has chosen TWIT to show it to you in SAN FRANCISCO!!

Please join us for a free early screening on Wednesday, June 8th at 11:00pm at THE CASTRO. There will be free popcorn and soda, and a chance to win a Super 8 prize pack! To RSVP, please go to www.Super8Secret.com and enter the password MINT.

Check out the trailer here:

Two Days of Amazing Coverage.

Over the next two days with all of the exciting announcements, WWDC and E3, we are re-shuffling the shows a bit. Here is the rundown for the next two days of exciting coverage. 

Times in bold are new or have changed. All times are Pacific time.

OMGchad gives you a tour of the old studio.

A short video of OMGchad showing you a quick tour of the old studio. Follow the inside happenings of TWiT at http://inside.twit.tv
Buy a brick and help out TWiT at http://bricks.twit.tv
You can follow Chad at http://twitter.com/OMG_chad

 

Leo's grooming habits

We got some free product from Lanza. Leo put a generous protion in his hair and this is the aftermath. 

Here is a bonus picture of the TWiT staff going through all the cool product.

Jason Howell joins TWiT

The TWiT netcast network has hired Jason Howell to bring his podcast production expertise to the channel. Owned by longtime tech broadcaster, president and Chief TWiT Leo Laporte, the five-year-old company sees Howell, his experience and following as the key piece in developing their 24-hour technology network.

TWiT @ Dragon*Con!

TWiT's going to Dragon*Con. Be there with us live!

TWiT's Brian Brushwood and Tom Merritt are headed to Dragon*Con in Atlanta Georgia, September 3-5, streaming live from one of the biggest SciFi/Fantasy/Geekfests in the world.

Tech broadcaster Tom Merritt joins TWiT

Tech broadcaster Tom Merritt joins TWiT
'Buzz Out Loud' anchor moves to This Week in Tech network; TWiT also names CEO

4/19/2010

Petaluma, CA -- The TWiT netcast network has hired Tom Merritt to bring several news- and geek-oriented shows to the channel. Owned by longtime tech broadcaster, president and Chief TWiT Leo Laporte, the five-year-old company sees Merritt, his experience and following as the next step towards becoming a full-fledged 24-hour technology network.

Merritt leaves a position as co-host/co-creator of the popular daily tech news show "Buzz Out Loud" and the shows "The Real Deal" and "Top 5" on San Francisco-based CNET/CBS Interactive, where he has worked since 2004. He also currently co-hosts several independent geek and culture podcasts, including "FourCast," "Current Geek," "East Meets West" and "The Sword and Laser." Merritt has frequently appeared on TWiT's namesake show, a Sunday tech news roundtable with 175,000 viewers/listeners (as ranked by Podtrac).

"TWiT is a pioneer doing Internet video and audio right. Their live streaming, coverage depth and loyal and intelligent community have always impressed me," Merritt said, "I'm really excited to join Leo and the whole TWiT team."

"I've always seen TWiT as a place where great content creators could come and bring their visions to life," Laporte said. "Tom has my highest respect as a journalist of unquestioned talent and integrity, yet he also brings a broad knowledge of various tech-, science-, and geek-centric topics that are unmatched. We're thrilled to have him join the TWiT family."

What's TWiT Worth To You?

When I first started doing podcasts under the TWiT banner it was little more than a hobby. How that hobby has grown, from two audio-only shows in April 2005 (The Tech Guy radio show and "this WEEK in TECH") to over 15 shows plus 40 hours a week of live video streaming. TWiT is now a full-time business employing seven people at the TWiT Cottage in Petaluma and a dozen more contractors all over the world.

Wiki Up

The best thing about TWiT is the community that surrounds it. I'm always looking for ways to give the community more ways to participate. That's why we have two chat rooms and two forums and now, an official TWiT Wiki. We'll be dumping every bit of information we can scrape up into the wiki, and I hope you'll help. The software is Mediawiki - the same software that Wikipedia runs on - so it should feel pretty familiar. You'll need to create an account with a verified email address before you can edit pages. That's to discourage spamming; I promise to keep the email private.

Joyeux Noël

A happy holidays to all of you from all of the TWiTs. It's been an amazing year. When we began 2008 there were just two of us at TWiT LLC: Dane and me. Now, with the addition of Frédérique, Colleen, and Tony, there are five, and we hope to add two more staff members in the next few months.