This Week in Tech

Nov 22nd 2020

This Week in Tech 798

The Lighthouse Keeper and His Robot Butler

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Tech hearings, streaming Windows, RCS encryption
Records live every Sunday at 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 21:15 UTC.
Category: News

Tech hearings, streaming Windows, RCS encryption 

  • TikTok pokes the lion about why it hasn't been shut down yet.
  •  Why do the tech Senate hearings continue without any YouTube presence?
  •  L’Oréal's virtual makeup filters now support Instagram, Snapchat, and Google Duo.
  • A website that allows you to scream into the vast wilderness in Iceland.
  • Does Section 230 need to be changed or is it nearly perfect already?
  •  Apple's M1 chip and the folly of buying first-generation Apple products.
  •  Comparing Apple's consumer-based services approach to Microsoft's cloud based services approach.
  •  RCS encryption is testing and it's been a long time coming.
  • Does Apple lock users into its own Messaging default?
  •  The prevalence of Discord among younger users.
  • Flash animations are now easily accessible on the Internet Archive.
  •  Windows celebrates its 35th birthday.
  •  How Microsoft's focus on Windows has shifted in recent years.
  •  Someone figured out how to boot a PC from a vinyl record.
  • Google Pay is relaunched to focus on personal finance analysis and banking.
  •  An Arecibo Observatory is on its last legs.
  •  Marissa Mayer's Sunshine app represents her love of product.
  •  A drywall-installing robot by Canvas comes out of stealth.
  •  How gift buying for the holidays has changed this year.
  •  Lory shows off her iPhone mini in light of her recent review.

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