Tech News Weekly

Dec 26th 2019

Tech News Weekly 113

Best of 2019

Impossible Whopper, Tech Patents, Cheap Fakes

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Category: News

Mikah & Jason picks their favorite interviews from the past year.

  • Cal Newport's new book Digital Minimalism explores how we have grown accustomed to devices as always-on digital companions, and paves the way to returning back to the real world.
  • Burger King now offers the meatless Impossible Whopper, and Brian Cooley from CNET dared to try it.
  • Tech patents can be downright ridiculous, and Rose Eveleth from Slate reveals why companies have so many of them in their arsenal if they'll never become something real.
  • Britt Paris, co-author of "Deepfakes and Cheap Fakes," discusses the ways that fakes are being detected and how those systems might not be good enough as the technology gets better.

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