This Week in Google (Video)

Oct 15 2020 151 mins 3.4k

Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, Ant Pruitt, 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.





TWiG 581: Monks Are Cheap - Bad Pixel 5 Reviews, Kitchen Tech, Facebook Can't Fix Itself
Oct 15 2020 144 mins  
Bad Pixel 5 Reviews, Kitchen Tech, Facebook Can't Fix Itself Pixel 5 reviews are pretty negative, especially of the camera - should we get an iPhone 12 instead? 5G is the WIMAX of 2020. Watch this 5G Supercut! 5G will be a big deal sometime. It just isn't now. Google vs Oracle amicus briefs for sale Google's Search On live event is barely news. We'd rather be at the Smart Kitchen Summit Smart ovens and other food tech It all comes back to Gutenberg Google Changelog: tighten your shoelaces with OK Google | Android is listening | storytelling smart screens | 6 new things you can do with Android 11 | RIP Play Music Store | - amplifies Black voices Nvidia's super new Zoom features The Gartner Hype Cycle and the Trough of Disillusionment Google gives the police your search keywords Google employees can't say antitrust Google is firing workers and shipping work off to Poland Why Facebook can't fix itself Facebook takes down erroneous NY Post article about Hunter Biden Clarence Thomas wants to scale back Section 230 Writing directly into the CMS is Chaotic Evil All airline pilots try to sound like Chuck Yeager, who went to school with Jeff Jarvis' dad Picks of the Week Leo's Tool: Johns Hopkins Poker Course Stacey's Thing: Chef IQ Jeff's Number: Bletchley Park gets $1m donation from FB Jeff's Number 2: Jeff's Scoop Awards keynote Ant's Stuff: OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSDs - https://amzn.to/3iVvpjv (affiliate link) Ant's Stuff 2: It's Not WHAT You Say Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Sponsors: twilio.com ZipRecruiter.com/twig


TWiG 580: Non-Flying and Gregarious - Huge Antitrust Case - Google vs Oracle - Facebook Bans QAnon
Oct 08 2020 149 mins  
Huge Antitrust Case - Google vs Oracle - Facebook Bans QAnon (Democratic) Congress releases its antitrust case against Big Tech. The TWiG panelists have a huge fight over it. Cries of "moral panic" abound. TikTok Dreams of Cranberry Juice Longboards TikTok passes Instagram to become #2 in the hearts of teens. Alexis Ohanian starts Oda: a speaker company and a content company with live performances and subscriptions Talking about consent in IoT This is the case that never ends... it just goes on and on my friends... Pixel 5 does not have the Pixel Neural Core... or Soli Google plans to pay publishers a billion dollars Facebook finally bans QAnon, will ban political ads after the election The Google Changelog: G Suite = Google Workspace | ugly new logos | Live View improves | RIP Beauty Filter | Google adds "Stories"| Google WiFi is back | Samsonite Jacquard Backpack | CRISPR | Black holes Half the atoms in the planet could be digital data by 2245 Delicious mealworms in the world's most expensive bug farm Picks of the week Stacey's Thing: Nest Audio Jeff's Number: In UK TikTok = half of FB in three years Ant's Stuff: Debunking Sunday's $2 Bill Discussion on TWiT Ant's Stuff 2: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Sponsors: LastPass.com/twit Melissa.com/twit twilio.com



TWiG 579: Leo By a Nose - Pixel 5 Event, Amazon Echo Event, Taco Bell Quarterly
Oct 01 2020 140 mins  
Pixel 5 Event, Amazon Echo Event, Taco Bell Quarterly Google's Pixel 5 event disappoints Sonos sues Google for multi-room audio patent infringement Google TV: available yesterday! Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 are pretty ok. Hold For Me is the killer app for the Pixel 5 Pixel 4a 5G should have been called Pixel 5a The new Google TV doesn't work with Stadia. WTF? Nest Audio is a speaker that exists Google turns 22. Yay. Comparing Leo and Jeff's schnozzes Pixel 5 camera features look nice When the heck is the DOJ going to sue Google? Google is so mad at Australia they hired a comedian to talk about busses and restaurants Farmville will finally die at the end of the year 40 Bit Gaming is a cool newsletter for older gamers You can play Myst in VR now. Ant's all like, "What is Myst?" Facebook stops pretending that Instagram and WhatsApp are separate things Leo explains why you shouldn't get a contractor to do your home wifi, and why you shouldn't do it yourself Amazon's 2020 hardware event: Flying cam, car cam, ball Echo That time Stacey broke her nose Staceysplaining Amazon Sidewalk The new Echo devices have an AZ1 Machine learning chip Amazon's new car alarm will warn you when you are towed Amazon's flying security cam brings the moral panic Robots that hang from the ceiling like bats Ransomware Coffeepot Wyze is our favorite smart stuff maker Excerpts from the new Taco Bell Quarterly Stacey is mad about hard Topo Chico Starlink Internet helps Washington firefighters perma.cc is Harvard Library's way to save websites forever Amazon One wants to know your palm Stacey's Thing: Cloudflare Radar Jeff's Number: @jack donates $10m to Kendi's anti-racism center Ant's Stuff: Get The Photographer's thought process behind popular photos Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Sponsors: ZipRecruiter.com/twig twilio.com




TWiG 577: But Can It Do Network Segmentation? - Facebook Smart Glasses, TikTok Saga, Nvidia Buys ARM
Sep 17 2020 141 mins  
Facebook Smart Glasses, TikTok Saga, Nvidia Buys ARM Pixel 5, Chromecast, and Nest Homecoming September 30th What is LaCrOS? Decoupling Chrome OS from the Chrome browser Meet vs Zoom vs Skype: Which is better? What people look like on Zoom vs what the rest of their room looks like Nvidia buys ARM for $40 Billion Google Fiber goes to 2Gbps Facebook's AR smart glasses are Ray-Bans Oculus Quest 2 is Facebook's only VR headset Microsoft Duo Review - it's not a phone, it's a Smurface The TikTok saga gets funnier by the minute - Trump says he may not sign the deal Amazon opens 1000 local delivery hubs Fitness+, Paramount+, TWiT+ Amazon is opening invite-only luxury stores Kim Kardashian leaves Facebook and Instagram (for a day) Amazon offering $1000 signing bonus Stripe offers employees $20,000 to leave San Francisco and take a 10% pay cut The newest American Girl Doll is an 80s girl Pac-Man champion Google Changelog: Duo for Android TV | Meet 7x7 grid | Waze lane guidance | ChromeOS handwriting recognition | Google Advance Protection | Home 'presence sensing' | Duo screen sharing Tips and Picks Leo's Tools: Baratunde Thurston's new podcast "How to Citizen" Cory Doctorow Duty-Free inventor gives away $8 Billion Stacey's Things: Firewalla Gold Review Yonomi Olisto Jeff's Number: Bessemer releases its investment memos for many companies: Twillio, Twitch, Pinterest, etc. Ant's Stuff: What ZDNet Did For My Confidence Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Sponsors: twit.cachefly.com ZipRecruiter.com/twig


TWiG 576: Stardenburdenhardenbart - California is Burning, Android 11, Chip IoT Standard
Sep 10 2020 171 mins  
California is Burning, Android 11, Chip IoT Standard California Fires: Götterdämmerung in real life Android 11 Update - get all your messages in one place Phone screens of the Future: Projectors and Glasses Glob: Your phone will convey who you are to the world Android 11 permissions auto reset Leo tries not to lose his faith in technology Chip: Apple, Amazon, and Google create an IoT standard Playing Doom on a Pregnancy Test Will Chip solve Leo's IoT Nightmare? Steve Gibson's IoT security solution- trust nothing IoT Security Cage Match! NextDNS protects Leo from malware - Comcast does this as well Google is tracking you and using that data to recommend you videos YouTube's algorithm is better than Amazon's The new emojis are here! Yellow Pages rathole If you need consent on YouTube, tweet about it Stanford Cable TV News Analyser Amazon bans foreign sales of plants Amazon's fake reviews - use Fakespot Amazon is the world's biggest pyramid scheme Snowflake is the hot new company Microsoft wins JEDI: Jeff Bezos is Sithed off Should Woodward have saved the COVID tapes? Google Changelog: Verified Calls | Carnac the Magnificent | Google Podcasts adds Cast button Leo's Tool: Trader Joes Cacio e Pepe Stacey's Thing: IFFFT Pro Jeff's Number: The Sit-In - Harry Belafonte hosts the Tonight Show Ant's Stuff: Clean HDMI-Out On Your Mobile Phone with Filmic Pro Karsten's Mask: 3M TEKK Protection Full Face Respirator Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Sponsor: Melissa.com/twit


TWiG 575: Thank You, Chad - Google Town, India vs PUBG, Remembering Chadwick Boseman
Sep 03 2020 176 mins  
Google Town, India vs PUBG, Remembering Chadwick Boseman Herman Cain tweeting from beyond the grave, Walking Cat banned - WTF is going on at Twitter? @VCBrags calls it quits after one exec was accused of running the account Will Microsoft and Walmart buy TikTok? When? Would you like to live in Google Town? Google might pull fediverse android apps to block hate speech Public restrooms are a source of aerosolized COVID Should Google's ads be regulated like the stock market? Google is developing the perfect fingerprinting/cookie system Facebook threatens to block news from Australia Russian trolls use deep fakes on Facebook The origin of Patreon; Patreon tops $1 Billion Spotify abuses Joe Budden India bans PUBG The third richest man on earth wants to wire your brain Moral Panic over misinformation | cats | QAnon | Screen time | sex and social media | The Google Changelog: Google Doodle on Android | Google Maps Traffic Lights | birthday reminders | kids space for tablets | Google/Apple COVID tracing API without an app | Pay for Parking in Austin | Lenovo's Assistant-powered clock | Local news in Assistant and podcasts FBI investigating reports of a guy in a jet pack over LAX Ant Pruitt talks about growing up with Chadwick Boseman Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Sponsors: LastPass.com/twit monday.com/TWIT


TWiG 574: The Right to Be For Scottin - Bezos Hits $200B, Palantir IPO, Trump vs Twitter
Aug 27 2020 141 mins  
Bezos Hits $200B, Palantir IPO, Trump vs Twitter Jeff Bezos, the 200 Billion Dollar Man Palantir files for IPO; flips off Silicon Valley How much government secrecy is too much government secrecy? Verily is getting into insurance for health insurance Google to block heavy ads Oculus Connect renamed to Facebook Connect Facebook requires Oculus users to log in via Facebook Donald Trump asks the Supreme Court to let him block Twitter users Border Patrol claims the right to collect electronic data and keep it for 75 years from all citizens within 100 miles of the US Border Why college students should take a gap year in 2020 and what they should do with it Trader Joes has cacio e pepe, and other pasta tips The Scottish Wikipedia is written by an American in broken English Zoom day is the new snow day Why boys are doing better than girls in quarantine Picks of the Week Leo's Tool: Audible Plus Stacey's Thing: S'moresUp Stacey's Thing 2: THE CORPORATION FROM ALIEN SHARES ITS REOPENING PLAN Jeff's Number: Tech 5 account for 20% of stock market value Jeff's Number 2: Forty Ant's Stuff: DJI Osmo Mobile 4 Ant's Stuff 2: Guest appearance on He Shoots He Draws podcast Karsten's Mask: A.I.R. SoloTM Personal UV Respirator Karsten's Mask 2: Leather ALIEN Facehugger Mask Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Sponsor: Wasabi.com offer code TWIT


TWiG 573: Australian for Leistungsschutzrecht - Facebook vs QAnon, Trump vs TikTok, Google vs Australia
Aug 20 2020 148 mins  
Facebook vs QAnon, Trump vs TikTok, Google vs Australia Google's deprecation policy is killing it. Google goes to the Australian public for help after the government blocks snippets The Internet War is over, and Google won What if Facebook dies? Why America should kill TikTok Twitter changing Retweet to "Quote Tweet" Testing the new 6Ghz bandwidth 5G spectrum Spot robot now caring for patients in hospitals German princess gets her drunk rants taken off of Google Trump praises QAnon as Facebook moves to block them Zoom comes to Google Nest Hub, WebEx comes to The Pine Phone ultra-secure Linux phone and the Obama Phone for low-income folk GPT-3 AI-generated blog post hits the front page of Hacker News Zombie pigs! Ryan Renolds sells Aviation Gin for $610 million Mint Mobile Plus has the best movie selection any streaming provider DNC 2020: The YouTube Convention The Google Changelog: Google Duo --> Google Meet | Multi-room Nest audio | Google AI hardware in new hands | Google Travel COVID info | Google Maps detail | Android 11 vs camera choice | Activity Cards in Search Picks of the Week: Stacey's Thing: Firewalla Gold: Multi-Gigabit Cyber Security Jeff's Numbers: Amazon adds 3,500 jobs Ant's Stuff: Adobe Max Registration Ant's Stuff 2: An amazing content creator and an amazing maker Karsten's Mask: Handmade leather mask from MereLeather in Ukraine. Very comfortable comes with paper filters, or you can use your own n95 inserts. Karsten's Mask 2: YouTuber builds gun that shoots masks onto people's faces Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Sponsors: GetRoman.com/TWIG monday.com/TWIT twit.cachefly.com


TWiG 572: Cafe Ground Zero - Trump vs. TikTok and Tencent, Microsoft Surface Duo, Twitter Limits Replies
Aug 13 2020 133 mins  
Trump vs. TikTok and Tencent, Microsoft Surface Duo, Twitter Limits Replies Sarah Cooper: Google UX designer, Tik Tok star Trump vs. TikTok: what does it all mean? Trump's Tencent ban makes Reddit, Tesla, and Spotify illegal Rate Stacey's Zoom background Trump vs. TikTok part 2: where does our data go? Microsoft announces Surface Duo Lucid Air electric car New Jersey Supreme Court says the police can make you unlock your phone Twitter rolling out reply-limiting feature "Meeterial" Design: Google pushes Meet into everybody's faces Why are there no ads on TechDirt? US opens 3.5Ghz band to consumer use - this could seriously help out 5G Happy Birthday IBM PC Boeing 747s are still updated via 3.5 Floppy disk Vaporwave's mini-boom of 3.5 floppies Alamo Drafthouse offers private theater rentals Sleepover at the final Blockbuster Genius lost their suit against Google because they don't have standing Verily steps into the COVID testing arena Amazon wants to launch 3,236 satellites Amazon wants to take over JC Pennys Jarvis' entire history of media and journalism in 45 minutes Google Changelog: Google Lens homework filter | Google Search adds 3D molecules | Google Phone beta app for all | Earthquake alerts | Google Lookout | A bunch of new Android updates | Google profile cards Picks of the Week: Stacey's Thing: DONATE BLOOD Jeff's Number: Dreyer Stet Game Ant's Stuff: Jett Fuel Java Karsten's Mask: GIZDA FAce Shield Karsten's Mask 2: Essential Mask Brace Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google. Sponsors: monday.com/TWIT Melissa.com/twit WWT.COM/TWIT


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