This Week in Google (MP3)

by TWiT

Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and their guests talk about the latest Google and cloud computing news. Records live every Wednesday at 4:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm Pacific / 20:00 UTC.

  

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TWiG 508: I'm Bi-Cola, Myself

This Week in Google (Audio)

This Week's Stories

  • Did Nest Die at Google I/O?
  • Own a Pixel? You Could Get $500 in Microphone Lawsuit
  • Google's New IoT SDK Module
  • Google Assistant for Sonos is Here
  • Google's Titan Security Key can be Hacked
  • 14-Year-Old Hate-Spewing Female YouTuber
  • Hey Facebook: Let Us Export Our Friends
  • Tech Companies Sign Christchurch Call to Action to Fight Extremism
  • All 100 Things Announced at Google I/O
  • New Google Trips Combines all Google Travel Apps
  • Coding Jobs Fraud in Appalachia
  • Google Cancels Project to Dual-Boot Windows on Chromebooks
  • Outlawing Loot Boxes
  • Dolby Could Sue You for using old Versions of Photoshop
  • Chinese Company Must Sell Grindr
  • Netflix Saves Kids from 400 Hours/Year of Ads
  • Why We Still Love Tech

Picks of the Week

  • Leo's Tool: Picstructions
  • Jeff's Number: QSR drive-through study

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Posted on 16 May 2019 | 12:15 am


TWiG 507: Machine Learning is the New Chicken Sexer

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This Week's Stories

  • Google I/O Highlights
  • Pixel 3A Unboxing
  • Nest Hub Max > Google Home Hub
  • AR Walking Directions in Google Maps
  • Google Leans into Helpfulness vs Privacy
  • Project Euphonia: Speech-to-text for People who are Hard to Understand
  • Trouble in Chromebook Land
  • AR Coming to Google Search
  • Next-Generation Google Assistant
  • Changes to Android Auto
  • Assistant Speeds Up
  • Google Maps Gets Incognito Mode
  • Android Q Preview
  • Protest Plane Over Google I/O
  • Project Mainline Wants to Fix Android Stratification
  • Google Kills "Works With Nest" and IFTTTT Functionality
  • Verizon Killed Tumblr, Wants to Sell
  • Solitaire Goes to Video Game Hall of Fame
  • Arya Stark's New App for Creatives
  • Windows is Getting a Linux Kernel
  • What the Microsoft Hololens Demo Fail was Supposed to Look Like

Picks of the Week

  • Kevin's Pick: Hacking Diabetes
  • Jeff's Number: New York Times Crossword Puzzle
  • Leo's Tool: Chatterbox - the smart speaker that kids build and program

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: Kevin Tofel

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Posted on 9 May 2019 | 1:31 am


TWiG 506: Knee Deep in Schnitt

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This Week's Stories

  • Google I/O Preview
  • Facebook's New Look: Bye-Bye, Blue, Hello Groups and Stories
  • Facebook Dating: Tinder for Grandma
  • Google Will Let You Limit Your Location History
  • Oculus Quest and Rift S Launch May 21st - is Oculus Still Worth $2 Billion?
  • Instagram Adds Camera, Hides Links
  • FB Messenger Focuses on Friends
  • Eric Schmidt Leaves Google Board of Directors
  • Google Employees' Protest Protests Protest Protests
  • YouTube Pays the Price for Being Woke
  • Alphabet Q1 Results
  • Microsoft 2019 Voice Report
  • At F8, Zuck Doubles Down on Privacy
  • RIP Anki :(
  • Zuck Builds a "Sleep Box" for his Wife - It's Not What You Think
  • Amazon Prime Speeds Up to 1-Day Shipping
  • Ring to Launch Crime News Show?
  • Casper's Cool Glow Light
  • A Guide to all that Great Food in Billions
  • Julian Assange Gets 50 Weeks in Gaol
  • Cheddar Gets $200M Cheddar
  • NYT Goes Full Moral Panic Over Targeted Ads
  • The Guardian Breaks Even
  • Burger King Rolls out the Impossible Whopper Nationwide

Picks of the Week

  • Jeff's Number: 767-2676
  • Stacey's Thing: Wyze Sense

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Posted on 1 May 2019 | 11:16 pm


TWiG 505: Laundry Folding as a Service

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This Week's Top Stories

  • Facebook Demands Users' Email Passwords, Steals Their Contacts
  • Sri Lanka Shuts Down Social Media
  • Smoking Cessation and Depression Apps Could be Sharing and Selling and Your Data
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold Delayed to June 13th • Mr Dorsey Goes to Washington
  • Android Q Will Kill the Back Button
  • Google I/O Preview
  • Google's Undersea Cable Infrastructure
  • Jacquard on TEDtalks
  • Jarvis on Our Addiction to Stories
  • The EU Wants Your Biometric Data
  • The WashPo Columnist that Hates Podcasts (and Whistling)
  • Sprint Settles with AT&T Over Fake 5G
  • IoT Over 5ghz
  • That $16,000 Laundry Folding Goes Bankrupt, but a $3000 Competitor is on the way
  • Google Punishes Walkout Organizers
  • Most Tweets Made By Young, Female Democrats
  • AOC Quits Facebook & Thinks You Should, Too
  • Facebook is Ready to be Fined by the FTC
  • Tik Tok Unbanned in India
  • Exploding Frisbees, Underwater Relay Racing, Pommel Horse Sawing, and More Game Ideas from Artificial Intelligence

Picks of the Week

  • Stacey's Thing #1: The Princess and the Fangirl: A Geekerella Fairy Tale (Once Upon A Con)
  • Stacey's Thing #2: IoT Inspector
  • Jeff's Number #1: How Google saved 6 million lbs in food waste
  • Jeff's Number #2: Court denies Boston entrepreneur share of $65 million Facebook settlement
  • Leo's Tool: The Land Before Time, "Scottish" edition

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Posted on 25 April 2019 | 1:32 am


TWiG 504: Gelato in Perugia With Craig

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This Week's Stories

  • Documents "Confirm" Facebook Used Your Data Against Rivals
  • Google I/O Plans: Will Pixel 3a Be There?
  • YouTube Falsely Hints Notre Dame Fire was Terrorism
  • Defending Assange: Hard but Necessary
  • The Open Internet is Under Attack
  • YouTube Wants to Reward "Quality Watch Time"
  • Congratulations 2019 Pulitzer Winners!
  • Facebook's 15 Months of Hell
  • Twitter "Prioritizes" Abuse Flags
  • Jack Dorsey Floats Controversial Twitter Changes
  • Secret Service Mishandle Mar-A-Lago Malware
  • Illinois' Anti-Alexa Law Has No Teeth
  • Pixel Camera Adds Kiss Detection
  • Galaxy Fold Review Units Breaking
  • Twitter Deletes Journalists' Tweets about Torrent Story

Picks of the Week

  • Jeff's Numbers: Mayor Pete speaks Binary, Get naked to protest social media
  • Mathew's Thing: Assassin's Creed Unity will be used to rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: Mathew Ingram

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Posted on 17 April 2019 | 11:11 pm


TWiG 503: Get Off Stacey's Lawn!

This Week in Google (Audio)

This Week's Stories

  • Staceysplaining Google Cloud Next
  • Australia and the UK vs Free Speech on Social Media
  • Google Drone Tests in Australia
  • Google Cancels its AI Ethics Board in Record Time
  • Larry and Sergei: MIA
  • G Suite and Google Home: Better, but Still Disappointing
  • More Ads and Suggestions Coming to Google Maps
  • Embedded Ads Coming to Android TV
  • Pixel 3a: All the Leaks!
  • Google Tests Health Wristband
  • YouTube TV Price Hike
  • YouTube Choose-Your-Own-Adventure
  • House Futilely Votes to Save Net Neutrality

Picks of the Week

  • Stacey's Thing: Verdant Lady Cocktail
  • Jeff's Number: More Pixel Laptops, Tablets on the Way
  • Jason's App: AllTrails

Hosts: Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Jason Howell

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Posted on 11 April 2019 | 12:26 am


TWiG 502: Inbox Nicorette

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Top Stories this Week

  • The end of the line for inbox and G+
  • The history of G+
  • Killed by Google, a website devoted to all of the apps, hardware, and services that Google has dumped over the years
  • Simple phone hack using Google Fi could save you enough money to buy a new phone every year
  • G+ was a search engine for social
  • Google working on a censored search engine for China
  • NASA and Google teaming up on Mars exploration
  • In-episode search is coming to Google Podcasts
  • BBC podcasts will no longer be on Google platforms

Picks of the Week

  • Mike's App: Inbox Theme for Gmail
  • Ant's Stuff: Geek Questionaire

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ant Pruitt and Mike Elgan

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Posted on 4 April 2019 | 2:22 am


TWiG 501: I Didn't Say It, Oprah Did!

This Week in Google (Audio)

Top Stories this Week

  • Articles 13 and 11 Pass - What it Means for Memes
  • Google Stadia: Will ISPs Kill It? Will Twitch?
  • Win Some, Lose Some: Google Makes $17B on the Stock Market on the Same Day EU Fines It $1.7B
  • How to Steal $122 Million from Google and Facebook
  • Chrome OS 73: Top Features, Hidden Secrets
  • Everything We Know About the Pixel 3a
  • Killed By Google: RIP Allo, Google+, Inbox, Stadia
  • Apple Arcade and Apple News+: What to Expect
  • Youtube is Still Producing Premium Shows
  • Facebook Apologizes and Says It Will Never Do It Again

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mathew Ingram and Kevin Tofel

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Posted on 27 March 2019 | 11:00 pm


TWiG 500: Name Your Child Fester

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News of the Week

  • Google Stadia: Pros and Cons
  • EU Fines Google $1.7B Over Ads
  • Google's European Browser Ballot
  • Google+'s Last Day: April Fools
  • Google Stadia: Pros and Cons
  • It is Possible to Design a Good Social Network?
  • Google Death Watch: Inbox, Google+, goog.le, Allo
  • Devin Nunes Sues Twitter, his Mom, and his Cow
  • Fake News is Now Illegal... in Russia
  • President Trump Spends More on Facebook and Google Ads Than All Democratic Candidates Put Together
  • Facebook Live Christchurch Shooting
  • Myspace Deletes All Your Music, Photos, and Videos
  • President Psychedelic Warlord, Beto O'Rourke
  • Google Promotes Diversity in Podcasts
  • Google Tasks Might Finally be Useful

Picks of the Week

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Mike Elgan

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Posted on 20 March 2019 | 10:00 pm