The New Screen Savers with Leo Laporte

Nov 19th 2016

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MacBook Pro Touch Bar Teardown

New MacBook Pro first-look and teardown, LA Auto Show, Piper Computer Kit, and more.
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Guests: Kyle Wiens, Jason Howell, Karsten Bondy
Category: Help & How To

Leo Laporte and Father Robert talk tech news of the week including, Facebook's fake news, iPhones sending your call history to Apple, and Leo's new Macbook Pro 13" and 15" with Touch Bar. iFixit.com joins us to talk about their teardown of the MacBook Pros. Father Robert was at the LA Auto Show earlier this week, and he'll let us know what the big takeaways were. Little Zak Bondy has a review of the Piper Computer Kit, a Raspberry Pi computer kit that comes with everything you need to make your own Minecraft-playing computer. Jason Howell shares his Android App Pick from Android App Arena. And Leo and Padre answer your tech questions.

  • We have the new Macbook Pro 13" and 15" with Touch Bar. We'll give you a first-look and compare them to previous Macs and the adapters that you need.
  • The co-founder of iFixit.com, Kyle Wiens, joined us to talk about some of the surprises they found in their teardown of the MacBook Pros. Kyle drills down on the keypad, speakers and the difficulty of parts replacement.
  • Father Robert and our live TWiT crew were at the LA Auto Show earlier this week. He let us know what the big takeaways were, including his thoughts on the merging of Silicon Valley and Detroit.
  • Little Zak Bondy has a review of the Piper Computer Kit, a Raspberry Pi computer kit that comes with everything you need to make your own Minecraft-playing computer. He rates the Piper a 4 out of 5. But if you don't want to drop $299 on the Piper, Zak gives us some low-cost options for a similar result.
  • Jason Howell shows us his latest Android App Pick: PhotoScan by Google Photos.
  • Timothy from Kentucky calls in, and Leo and Padre answer his question about what specific skill sets are needed for a future career in IT in our 'Call for Help.'

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