TWiT.tv (network)


TWiT.tv (network)

Infobox Website
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url = [http://twit.tv]
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type = Internet Media Station
language = English
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owner = Leo Laporte
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current status = Active
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slogan = Netcasts you love from people you trust

TWiT.tv, which is the operating name of TWiT LLC, is a podcast (though TWiT uses the term netcast) network run by technology broadcaster and author Leo Laporte. The network began operation in April 2005 with the launch of This Week in Tech. Security Now was the second podcast on the network, debuting in August of that year. Currently TWiT.tv hosts thirteen podcasts covering various topics including the internet, computer security, Microsoft, Apple, food and current technology news.

TWiT gets its name from its first and flagship podcast, the popular "this WEEK in TECH".

TWiT Live

chat room.

TWiT Live has been used to air coverage of large tech events. Leo produced live coverage of the 2008 Apple WWDC complete with live leaked audio from the auditorium floor.

The current record for coverage on TWiT Live is the "24 Hours of the iPhone" event, tracking the launch of the iPhone 3G around the globe as it went on sale in every timezone at 8am local. Leo stayed on air for the full 24 hours with some quick breaks. Calls were taken from people in line around the world, TWiT regulars, and even Steve Wozniak. 10 iPhone 3Gs were given away during the broadcast complete with free audiobooks from Audible.com

Current Netcasts

;this WEEK in TECH: Casually referred to as "TWiT", and originally known as "Revenge of The Screen Savers", this is the flagship netcast of the TWiT.tv network, and features roundtable discussions and debates surrounding the latest technology news. Usually posted every Monday morning at 1am Eastern. It is offered in the most formats of any podcast on the network. These include a standard 64kps MP3, low-bandwidth 16kps MP3, Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), and Ogg Vorbis versions. Bandwidth for the 64kps MP3 is provided by AOL Radio, this hosting is free in return for a mention of AOL Radio. The other versions, like most shows on the TWiT Network, are hosted by CacheFly.

;Security Now!: Released each Thursday, "Security Now!" consists of a discussion between Steve Gibson and Laporte about issues of computer security and, conversely, insecurity. Every second episode consists of listener questions and feedback, depending on computer security news events, with out-of-rotation episodes or Gibson's "Tech Guy" radio show segments released on this feed for major events or large Patch Tuesday updates.

;Jumping Monkeys: A netcast focusing on parenting in the digital age with Megan Morrone and Laporte. Each episode features an interview with someone from the world of technology who is also a parent. The hosts also discuss interesting web sites from the three categories "spend, save, give" and read listener feedback.

;net@nite: The first of the TWiT.tv shows to be broadcast live (via TalkShoe), "net@nite" is hosted by Laporte and Amber MacArthur, and focuses primarily on the phenomenon of Web 2.0. It was originally known as "Inside The Net" until it was rebranded after its fortieth episode.

;Daily Giz Wiz: In this daily netcast, Laporte and "Mad Magazine" writer Dick DeBartolo discuss classic, strange and appealing gadgets.

;FLOSS Weekly: Currently hosted by Laporte and Randal L. Schwartz, "FLOSS Weekly" features interviews with key figures from the free software community.

;Futures in Biotech: "Futures in Biotech" looks at emerging biotechnology and interviews prolific members of the field. It is hosted by Marc Pelletier.

;Windows Weekly: Paul Thurrott and Laporte discuss Microsoft's software and hardware, including the XBOX 360 and Zune, in depth.

;Leo Laporte, The Tech Guy: Leo Laporte's syndicated weekend technology call-in radio show distributed by Premiere Radio Networks. Currently distributed on two-day delay.

;MacBreak Weekly: Mac focused netcast.

;The Laporte Report: A feed of appearances by Laporte on other radio shows, such as Bill Handel on KFI and John Donabie on CFRB.

;This Week in Law: Law-focused netcast featuring Denise Howell, Cathy Kirkman, Ernie Svenson, and John Palfrey.

;Munchcast: A food focused netcast hosted by San Francisco radio personality [http://www.cammyblackstone.com/ Cammy Blackstone] and Leo Laporte

;Roz Rows The Pacific: Interviews with rower Roz Savage's voyage as the first woman to row solo across the Pacific Ocean.

;Maxwell's House: An in-depth discussion with the former Lab with Leo Laporte segment host Ray Maxwell about various topics including color science, science, photography and video.

Former Twit Network netcasts

;Inside the Net: "Inside the Net" was a weekly netcast with Amber MacArthur covering new and interesting aspects of the Internet. It has been superseded by net@nite in the fall of 2006.

;iLifeZone: iLifeZone focuses on the Apple iLife suite and other Mac similar applications. The podcast is now located at Podango.

The following podcasts were joint promotional ventures with Pixel Corps. They were co-listed on both TWiT.tv and the PixelCorps.tv websites, now only available on the PixelCorps website. ;Inside the Black Box: Visual effects focused. Now hosted by Pixel Corps.

;The VFX Show: Visual effects tips and tricks. Now hosted by Pixel Corps.

;This Week in Media: Media focused netcast. Now hosted by Pixel Corps.

;MacBreak: Mac focused video show. Filmed in 1080p HD. The podcast is now hosted by Pixel Corps. This is the video brother of MacBreak Weekly on the TWiT network.

External links

* [http://www.Twit.tv/ TWiT Homepage]
* [http://www.Twitlive.tv/ TWiT Live]
* [http://army.twit.tv TWiT Army]


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