TNW 113: Best of 2019 Dec. 26, 2019

from Tech News Weekly (MP3)· ·

Tech News Weekly (Audio) 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 …



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.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent

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