On this week’s Security Now, Leo and Steve chat about all the security issues and woes of 2014, and look forward to what 2015 may bring.
On this week’s MacBreak Weekly, the gang’s all here to wrap up 2014 and discuss what Apple may face in 2015, what products we’ll see, the first ever automated security update pushed to the Mac, Apple and apps dominated Christmas, and more.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.