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Security Now! // Episode 486

Posted by Alan Henry on December 17th, 2014

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On this week’s Security Now, Leo and Steve dive back into the mailbag to answer listener questions. They also discuss Chrome UX changes coming in 2015, a Vegas casino hit hard by a cyberattack, and more.

Security Now! // Episode 486
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MacBreak Weekly // Episode 433

Posted by Alan Henry on December 17th, 2014

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On this week’s MacBreak Weekly, Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Alex Lindsay, and Rene Ritchie gather around to discuss the week’s big Apple-related news, including an acquittal of Apple in an iTunes case, Apple’s new Christmas ad, some Bose products making their way back into Apple Stores, and more.

MacBreak Weekly // Episode 433
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This Week in Tech [TWiT] // Episode 488

Posted by Alan Henry on December 15th, 2014

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ON this week’s TWiT, Leo Laporte, John C. Dvorak, Justine Ezarik, Dwight Silverman, and Christina Warren gather around and discuss the week’s big tech news, including the big document dump from the Sony hack, protected hate speech, and much much more.

This Week in Tech [TWiT] // Episode 488
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TechTV Forever Turns 10: Where Do We Go From Here?

Posted by Alan Henry on December 12th, 2014

Just over 10 years ago, TechTV, the 24-hour technology news, reviews, and enthusiast channel that we all knew and loved, announced it was being bought by Comcast and merged with G4 – a move that we all know at this point would go down in infamy, mean the end of TechTV, the end of regular technology programming on TV, and do absolutely nothing to slow the steady and rapid decline (and now near demise) of G4.

Out of those ashes rose a number of enthusiast sites, email groups, and – most notably – podcasts and web video shows dedicated to tech programming. The network lived on for a while in Canada, Leo Laporte started the TWiT network, Revision3 was born, and we’ve seen a number of awesome shows and people come and go from the technology space. TWiT started as a regular recap of tech news, Ziff Davis ran Digital Life TV (then DL.TV) for a long time with Patrick Norton and Robert Heron, Systm was born on Revision3, we saw hilarious shows like Weezy and The Swish come and go, Morgan Webb’s WebbAlert rose and vanished at the height of its popularity, Kevin Rose’s Digg and Diggnation both exploded in popularity and then subsided, the Lab Rats answered tech questions and reviewed gear, AmberMac’s CommandN was a great, quick roundup of tech and social media news, and of course, Tekzilla turned up as the premier video tech show, and only recently ended its run.

It’s been a long 10 years, and while all of that was happening, the TechTVForever YahooGroup appeared and gave former TechTV fans a place to rally together, keep up with their favorite personalities, and help each other with tech. Out of that group, I started this blog – again, all back in 2004 – so we had a home on the web to keep track of new shows, new episodes, events in the tech world, and what our favorite personalities were up to. We’ve kept that up for the past 10 years – making sure homepages were up to date, new episodes were posted, and regularly going back over our old friends to see what they’ve been up to.

Still, while there’s sadly no substantive tech or TechTV-like prorgammning on TV, there’s more than ever before on the web. Tons of YouTube channels, blogs, and other personalities have their own podcasts, regular shows, Twitch and UStream streams, and more where they answer questions, cover the news, offer opinions, do unboxings, and more. It’s a great time to watch tech on the web, even if TV hasn’t–and probably never will-catch up. Still, that brings us to TechTVForever.

I’ve kept this site running and updated regularly with new episodes every day for 10 years. At this stage, the most active former TechTV personalities have shows on the TWiT network, and Revision3 has all but spun down any programs featuring our old friends (even though there are plenty of new shows with new friends over there.) I’m curious: Should we stay or should we go? Should we keep this up, and keep hunting for more that our old friends are up to, or should we set the sun on this project? We’ll let you guys make the call. Either way, it’s been a good run, and there’s plenty more over the horizon. We could walk you there, or let you get there on your own!

Security Now! // Episode 485

Posted by Alan Henry on December 10th, 2014

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On this week’s Security Now, Leo and Steve discuss Poodle, Sony’s big hack and its security woes — and why they keep getting hacked, and more.

Security Now! // Episode 485
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MacBreak Weekly // Episode 432

Posted by Alan Henry on December 10th, 2014

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On this week’s MacBreak Weekly, Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie gather around to discuss the week’s big Mac news, including Tim Cook being nominated for Time’s Person of the Year, iOS 8.1.2, Apple seeds a new beta of OS X 10.10.2, and much more!

MacBreak Weekly // Episode 432
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This Week in Tech [TWiT] // Episode 487

Posted by Alan Henry on December 8th, 2014

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On this week’s TWiT, Leo Laporte, Serenity Caldwell, Lisa Eadicicco, and Owen J.J. Stone gather around to discuss the week’s big tech news, including the big Sony hack and the leak that’s followed, a bill to ban “backdoors” in tech products, a judge rules that banks can sue Target over the 2013 credit card hack, and more.

This Week in Tech [TWiT] // Epiode 487
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Windows Weekly // Episode 391

Posted by Alan Henry on December 4th, 2014

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On this week’s Windows Weekly, Mike Elgan, Paul Thurrott and Mary Jo Foley are all here to chat about new Lumias, Xbox Music updates, HP offering Office 365 support, and more.

Windows Weekly // Episode 391
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Security Now // Episode 484

Posted by Alan Henry on December 3rd, 2014

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On this week’s Security Now, Steve Gibson and Mike Elgan dive into the mailbag to answer listener questions.

Security Now! // Episode 484
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MacBreak Weekly // Episode 431

Posted by Alan Henry on December 3rd, 2014

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On this week’s MacBreak Weekly, Mike Elgan, Serenity Caldwell, Andy Ihnatko, and Allison Sheridan are all here to chat about another Apple antitrust lawsuit, Apple sending out push notifications about its (RED) campaign, and a new patent on a fall protection system that would let the iPhone land on its back instead of its screen.

MacBreak Weekly // Episode 431
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This Week in Tech [TWiT] // Episode 486

Posted by Alan Henry on December 1st, 2014

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On this week’s TWiT, Leo Laporte, Harry McCracken, Jason Snell, and Becky Worley all gather around to chat about Firefox switching default search engines from Firefox to Yahoo, another big state sponsored malware program is uncovered, Uber takes “disciplinary actions” against its privacy-invading exec, Flickr is about to sell your Creative Commons photos, and more.

This Week in Tech [TWiT] // Episode 486
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FLOSS Weekly // Episode 317

Posted by Alan Henry on December 1st, 2014

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On this week’s FLOSS Weekly, Randal Schwartz and Aaron Newcomb sit down with Will Gorman to chat about Pentaho, a comprehensive platform for data integration and business analytics – and the open source projects that Will has worked on for years.

FLOSS Weekly // Episode 317
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Windows Weekly // Episode 390

Posted by Alan Henry on December 1st, 2014

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On this week’s episode of Windows Weekly, Black Friday and Cyber Monday Xbox deals, the lowdown on the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview features, and more.

Windows Weekly // Episode 390
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Tekzilla // Episode 535 — The Last Episode

Posted by Alan Henry on November 26th, 2014

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I’m so so saddened by the news, but this week’s Tekzilla is the last episode. On the bright side, all of the faces from Tekzilla past and present are on the show this week to offer their tips, talk tech, and wish the show a fond farewell.

Among the topics this week they discuss are some awesome projectors, ways to keep your gear safe, how to survive Black Friday, and thoughts from everyone who’s made Tekzilla all the way back from the beginning, including some faces you’ll remember if you’ve been watching as long as we have. We’re definitely bummed the show is ending, but hopefully we’ll see all of these folks up to some new things very very soon.

Great run you guys, and you’ll be missed!

Tekzilla // Episode 535
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Security Now! // Episode 483

Posted by Alan Henry on November 26th, 2014

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On this week’s Security Now, Leo and Steve chat about the latest intelligence-gathering malware in the wild, the upcoming Let’s Encrypt event, and more.

Security Now! // Episode 483
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MacBreak Weekly // Episode 430

Posted by Alan Henry on November 26th, 2014

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On this week’s MacBreak Weekly, Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, and Rene Ritchie discuss whether Apple will renew its search deal with Google next year when it expires (as Mozilla just dropped theirs), why Apple’s iCloud is an orphaned product, Beats Music coming to iOS, iPad shipments slip for the first time ever, and more.

MacBreak Weekly // Episode 430
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This Week in Tech [TWiT] // Episode 485

Posted by Alan Henry on November 24th, 2014

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On this week’s TWiT, Leo Laporte, Sam Lessin, Tim Stevens, and Kevin Marks gather around and discuss the big Uber flap, Google’s talking about removing ads from the web….for a price, new third party Android Auto apps at the LA Auto Show, and more.

This Week in Tech [TWiT] // Episode 485
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FLOSS Weekly // Episode 316

Posted by Alan Henry on November 20th, 2014

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On this week’s FLOSS Weekly, Randal Schwartz and Dan Lynch chat with special guest Emily Richards, CEO of ArtisTech, about ccMixter, a great resource for liberally licensed music and audio that you can use in your projects, or you can enjoy freely without worry someone’s going to come after you just for listening!

FLOSS Weekly // Episode 316
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Windows Weekly // Episode 389

Posted by Alan Henry on November 20th, 2014

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On this week’s episode of Windows Weekly, Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott and Leo Laporte gather around to discuss Nokia’s new Android tablet, changes coming to OneDrive, a new video service in Office 365, and much more.

Windows Weekly // Episode 389
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Tekzilla // Episode 534

Posted by Alan Henry on November 19th, 2014

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On this week’s Tekzilla, Patrick and Shannon chat about securing your new holiday gadgets, affordable college laptop recommendations, cat cams, dash cams, and more!

Tekzilla // Episode 534
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