The New Screen Savers 80: MacBook Pro Touch Bar Teardown
November 19, 2016•96 min
"Leo Laporte and Father Robert talk tech news of the week including, Facebook's fake news, iPhones sending your call history to Apple, and Leo's new Macbook Pro 13"" and 15"" with Touch Bar. iFixit.com joins us to talk about their teardown of the MacBook Pros. Father Robert was at the LA Auto Show earlier this week, he'll let us know what the big takeaways. Little Zak Bondy has a review of the Piper Computer Kit, a Raspberry Pi computer kit that comes with everything you need to make your own Minecraft-playing computer. Jason Howell shares his Android App Pick from Andriod App Arena. And Leo and Padre answer your tech questions.- We have the new Macbook Pro 13" and 15" with Touch Bar, we'll give you a first-look and compares them to previous mac's and shows of the adapters that you need.- The co-founder of iFixit.co, Kyle Wiens joined us to talk about some of the surprises they found in their teardown of the MacBook Pros. Kyle drills down on the keypad, speakers and the difficulty of parts replacement.- Father Robert and our live TWiT crew were at the LA Auto Show earlier this week. He let us know what the big takeaways including his thoughts on the merging of Silicon Valley and Detroit.- Little Zak Bondy has a review of the Piper Computer Kit, a Raspberry Pi computer kit that comes with everything you need to make your own Minecraft-playing computer. He rates the Piper a 4 out of 5. But if you don't want to drop $299 on the Piper, Zak gives us some low-cost options for a similar result.- Jason Howell shows us his latest Android App Pick: PhotoScan by Google Photos.-Timothy from Kentucky calls in and Leo and Padre answer his question about what specific skill sets are needed for a future career in IT in our 'Call for Help.'
Hosts: Leo Laporte and Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ
Guests: Kyle Wiens, Jason Howell, and Karsten Bondy
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