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 / 21:00 UTC.

  

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TWiG 444: The Fritter Critter

This Week in Google (Audio)

Google brings AMP to email, smart replies to messages, ad blocking to Chrome, and warnings to insecure websites. Cryptocurrency mining comes to Salon and 4200 other sites. Pixel Visual Core comes to Facebook and Snapchat, but not Google Camera. Logan Paul off YouTube - for now. Facebook loses the youngs.

• Kevin's Stuff: Beaker Browser and Fritter

• Jeff's Number: 280 character wedding vows

• Stacey's Thing: Mango Mirror

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Kevin Marks

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Posted on 15 February 2018 | 12:51 am


TWiG 443: Made on Earth by Humans

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The Superbowl commercials were ok, but Elon Musk's Tesla in space is the best ad ever. Nest is no longer separate from Google. Viacom buys VidCon. Alphabet's big tax bill kills company profits. Google's new Twitch competitor. Zuckerberg's mea culpa birthday message. RIP John Perry Barlow.

  • Leo's Picks: Why Paper Jams Exist and Google Motion Stills AR Mode
  • Jeff's Number: Wired abandons banner ad model they invented, goes behind a paywall
  • Stacey's thing: Autonomous by Annalee Newitz

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Posted on 8 February 2018 | 3:53 am


TWiG 442: Queen of the Mole Rats

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Amazon to launch its own internal healthcare service. Alphabet's Verily researches naked mole rats to extend human life. Facebook and Google promote local news. Google Clips on sale for some. Facebook Messenger Kids draws ire. Why you shouldn't buy Twitter followers. Bill Gate's new favorite book. The Boring Flamethrower.
  • Stacey's Thing: Texting with Alexa
  • Jeff's Number: Google I/O May 8, Facebook F8 May 1-2

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Posted on 1 February 2018 | 1:30 am


TWiG 441: Whopper Neutrality

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Montana and Burger King want to save Net Neutrality. AT&T seems to want to as well. Google I/O puzzle reveals the 2018 conference date. Google Play sells audiobooks. YouTube won't let stars say bad things about Google. Facebook sends out a news survey and invents a new unit of time. First Amazon Go shop opens. Twitter loses another exec. Don't call the Vine replacement "Vine 2." Indian good morning greetings are eating the internet. ICOs explained.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Mathew Ingram

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Posted on 25 January 2018 | 12:22 am


TWiG 440: Shoe Goo Guru Lyman Van Vliet

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Google's Arts & Culture app matches your selfie with famous works of art. Facebook will show more content from your friends and family, less news. Why Google Photos won't search for gorillas. Google Home and Chromecast killing Wi-Fi. YouTube will stop monetizing small video producers. Black and white screens fix phone addiction.

  • Leo's Pick: Thee Strange Brands in Your Instagram Feed
  • Jeff's Numbers: Apple to pay $38b under repatriation, and Blackrock: Contribute to society or risk losing our support
  • Stacey's Thing: Nanoleaf

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Posted on 18 January 2018 | 1:21 am


TWiG 439: Stick It in Your Underwear

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Google's 1st CES: Assistant is everywhere, but so is rain. People keep stealing Google bikes. AT&T pulls out of a Huawei deal - Huawei CEO is not pleased. Mark Zuckerberg's ""personal challenge"" for 2018 is to do his job. Facebook kills M. Meltdown mitigation hurts. Record number of US border gadget searches. Senate will vote to fix Net Neutrality. IoT at CES.

  • Jeff's Pick: my_aussie_gal on Instagram
  • Mathew's Pick: Sarah Silverman and the Twitter Troll

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Mathew Ingram

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Posted on 11 January 2018 | 1:14 am


TWiG 438: Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz

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Say farewell to Pixel C, YouTube on Alexa, and decency on YouTube. Say hello to Trump's big button, SWATing, and corporations as malevolent AIs. Google Images knows how you'll vote. Ads coming to Alexa. Amazon is not really going to buy Target, are they? Equifax gets off scot-free. Facebook's new Center for Deleting Content.

  • Leo's Tool: What 3 Words: a new way to navigate
  • Jeff's Number: Million Short: search links without the top million results
  • Kevin's Stuff: IndieWeb, Homebrew Website Club, and Micro.blog

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: Kevin Marks

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Posted on 4 January 2018 | 12:54 am


TWiG 437: Best of 2017

This Week in Google (Audio)

Our best moments of 2017. Google's messaging mess. The most common passwords of 2016. Wikileaks' CIA hacking trove. What's in Android O. YouTube TV. Facebook F8 announcements. Burger King trolls Google Assistant. Harassment in Silicon Valley. "Google Memo" fallout. Amazon's surprise new Echos. Google Home Mini spies on reviewer. Alpha Go Zero learns by itself. We hate Pixel Buds, Pixel 2, 2XL. Google fixes their hamburger emoji. Net Neutrality ends. Happy Holidays!

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Posted on 27 December 2017 | 6:00 pm


TWiG 436: I Married a Stormtrooper

This Week in Google (Audio)

Facebook's facial recognition software will alert you when someone posts a picture of you, even without being tagged. Snooze your friends. How to use meme wars to run for President. Google Maps has a 6 year lead on the competition. Google AI finds two new planets. Google kills Tango. Twitter hate crackdown. Republican "Net Neutrality" bill. Magic Leap reveals its AR headset. Amazon Echo Spot unboxing.

  • Joan Donovan's Pick: Exploding the Phone
  • Jeff's Number: Elon Musk Tweets His Phone Number
  • Stacey's Thing: Wink+Sonos
  • Leo's Tool: Amazon Echo Spot

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Joan Donovan

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Posted on 21 December 2017 | 1:41 am