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 434: Roku Is Switzerland

This Week in Google (MP3)

Windows on ARM is born. Net Neutrality has one week to live. Chrome Apps are dead. Google Home Minis are dying. Google Home Max might live on December 14th. Google pulls YouTube from Echo devices.

  • Stacey's Picks: My Tesla Alexa Skill, Harry Potter IR Wand
  • Aaron's Project: Holiday Cheer Box
  • Leo's Number: Digital ad spending beat TV in 2017

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Aaron Newcomb

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Posted on 7 December 2017 | 12:33 am


TWiG 433: Move Fast and Break Everything

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Google FINALLY fixes their hamburger and beer emoji. Now they turn to the many fixes the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL need. Android 8.1 adds support for Pixel 2's imaging chip. Lens rolling out to Google Assistant on Pixel phones. Uber withheld evidence in Waymo case. YouTube's creepy kids' shows. Jeff Bezos worth $100 Billion. Cyber Monday was Amazon's biggest shopping day ever. Andy Rubin leaves Essential.

  • Stacey's Thing: Senso Bluetooth Headset
  • Mathew's Stuff: Cryptocurrencies are neat.
  • Jason's Tip: How to enable Pixel Visual Core Processing

Hosts: Stacey Higginbotham and Jason Howell

Guest: Mathew Ingram

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Posted on 30 November 2017 | 1:58 am


TWiG 432: Life of Pai

This Week in Google (MP3)

Pixel Buds are "like spiders clawing in your ears." Net Neutrality will die on December 14th, no matter what you do to protest. DOJ blocks AT&T/Time Warner merger. Peter Thiel sells most of his Facebook stock, splits with Y Combinator, might buy Gawker.com assets. Google tracks Android locations. Tesla's big new truck.

  • Stacey's Thing: CleverPet
  • Jeff's Number: 9 Ways Twitter can punish miscreants, but usually doesn't.
  • Leo's Tool: Radio3.io

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Posted on 23 November 2017 | 2:07 am


TWiG 431: Mordor, She Wrote

This Week in Google (MP3)

Pixel Buds are getting bad reviews. Blasting Facebook and Google. Amazon pays $250 Million for Lord of the Rings TV rights. Alibaba's $25 billion Singles' Day. Self-driving trucks and flying cars. Hacking the Boeing 757. Xerox Alto turns 40.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guests: Kevin Marks and Mathew Ingram

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Posted on 16 November 2017 | 2:08 am


TWiG 430: Uber's Lyft-Off

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A wave of technopanic is sweeping the world. Or is it intelligent concern over the power wielded by internet giants like Facebook and Google? Plus,Uber's flying cars, Trump's DOJ tells Time-Warner to sell CNN, Marissa Mayer apologizes to Congress, and Facebook wants your nude pictures (for security's sake).

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Posted on 9 November 2017 | 1:48 am


TWiG 429: Quesoff

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Google, Facebook, and Twitter testify before Congress about Russian interference, bad ideas on how to 'fix' Facebook, Google's CEO promises to fix the hamburger emoji, Google locks users out of Docs, California wildfires burned irreplaceable documents of Silicon Valley history, and a heated argument about how Queso should be.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Posted on 2 November 2017 | 12:34 am


TWiG 428: The Jesuit Party House

This Week in Google (MP3)

Pixel 2 XL clicking, hissing, and burn-in (but no explosions). YouTube's brilliant World Series advertising. Mystery Oreos taste gross. 50 new kids' games on Google Home. Google can help you find the perfect Halloween costume. KFC's other 11 Herbs and Spices. Twitter will fix everything next week. Amazon HQ2 shenanigans. Get your Amazon deliveries in your house. The Reaper botnet is very, very big. Essential phone slashing prices. Snap Spectacles didn't sell well. Harman Kardon Invoke speaker with Cortana sounds muddy, and is not very smart.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham

Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ and Mike Elgan

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Posted on 26 October 2017 | 2:39 am


TWiG 427: Wig Radar

This Week in Google (MP3)

Pixel 2 arrives tomorrow with a secret custom imaging chip. Google AI can teach itself Go. Snopes and Politifact get fake news ads. How to get a job as a Personality Designer at Google. Samsung's Bixby assistant comes to fridges. Which is worse, KRACK or ROCA? MS vs DOJ goes to the SCOTUS.

  • Leo's Tool: Google Advanced Protection Program
  • Jeff's Number: 47% of teens favor SnapChat vs 9% for Facebook
  • Stacey's Thing: Alexa voice prints are not awesome.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Posted on 19 October 2017 | 1:23 am


TWiG 426: Vulnerable to Journalism

This Week in Google (MP3)

Facebook, Twitter, and now Google have discovered that Russia bought political ads during the election. Kaspersky is spying. So is the Google Home Mini. Google buys 60db. Project Loon may give Puerto Rico Internet while Elon Musk gives them power, and Zuckerberg looks on in VR. Don't try to rob a bank using information you find online. YouTube bans bump stock videos. Carl's Jr begs Amazon to buy them in bizarre Twitter campaign. Oculus announces a standalone VR headset. Google Assistant has a higher IQ than Siri.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guests: Mike Elgan and Kevin Marks

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Posted on 12 October 2017 | 12:40 am