• This Week in Google (Audio)

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  • 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 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 21:00 UTC.
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  • Aug 11 2022
    • Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 4 lets you do more while it's closed.
    • Wear OS is getting a revamped Play Store and offline Google Maps later this year.
    • Political Chips by Ben Thompson.
    • Biden signs $280 billion CHIPS and Science Act.
    • Yes, the Inflation Reduction Act Is a Big Effing Deal.
    • Bill Gates: A Clean Energy Future is in the Hands of Congress.
    • Amazon announces deal to buy Roomba maker for $1.7 billion.
    • Maps, mops and Matter: Why Amazon wants iRobot.
    • What Amazon's Roomba and One Medical Deals Have in Common.
    • The smart home doesn't need a robot — it should be a robot.
    • The Radical Scope of Tesla's Data Hoard Logs and records of its customers' journeys fill out petabytes—and court case dockets.
    • Barney McCallum - Pickleball Hall of Fame.
    • More with Barney McCallum.
    • Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment.
    • This Is the Data Facebook Gave Police to Prosecute a Teenager for Abortion.
    • Google Set to Face DOJ Antitrust Lawsuit Over Ad Market Monopoly.
    • Android amps up campaign to push Apple into adopting RCS.
    • Google Sues Sonos Over Voice Control Technology.
    • Elon Musk challenges Twitter CEO to a 'public debate' about bots.
    • Elon Musk sells nearly $7 billion in Tesla shares.
    • Scientists hid encryption key for Wizard of Oz text in plastic molecules.
    • NASA is sending an iPad to the moon.
    • If you're having problems with Google search, you're not alone.
    • Meta's AI Chatbot Has Election-Denying, Antisemitic Bugs to Work Out.
    • Will Europe Force a Facebook Blackout?
    • Man who built ISP instead of paying Comcast $50K expands to hundreds of homes.
    • Google launches new website for kids learning to read.
    • Google Fiber Blog: What's next for Google Fiber.
    • Google Meet live sharing brings shared YouTube watching, Spotify listening, and games.
    • Google rolling out GPS fix for Pixel 6/Pro and 6a, August update coming.
    • @PessimistsArc: 1983 debate about home PC, with comparisons to hula hoop fad.

    Picks:

    • Stacey - Eve Aqua Smart Water Controller.
    • Stacey - B-Hyve Smart Wi-Fi Irrigation Controller.
    • Jeff - Teens, Social Media and Technology 2022.
    • Ant - Vegas Pro 20 Launched.
    • Ant - Send Me Your Photography "Ooops" Moments for Hands-On Photography.

    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.

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    2 hrs and 33 mins
  • Aug 4 2022
    • Instagram walks back TikTok-style changes — Adam Mosseri explains why.
    • Mark Zuckerberg and Adam Mosseri Need You All to Stop Being Big Babies.
    • Wrong number' text message scams are surging.
    • CHIPS Act clears Congress, ensuring $52 billion boost to US foundries.
    • FBI investigation determined Chinese-made Huawei equipment could disrupt US nuclear arsenal communications.
    • Twitter is raising the Blue subscription price from $2.99 to $4.99 monthly.
    • Roku has a problem — its buttons aren't printing enough money.
    • FTC's Lina Khan Overruled Staff to Sue Meta Over Virtual-Reality Deal (META).
    • Meta officially cuts funding for U.S. news publishers.
    • 'Days Of Our Lives' Moving From NBC To Peacock.
    • Peacock's paid subscribers stayed flat at 13 million, losses widen to $467 million.
    • Lollipops Hustle on Amazon Costs Family Candy Business Millions.
    • I quit my job to buy and resell used books on Amazon. Now, I use my 6-figure income to travel the world.
    • Google Meet meets Duo Meet, with Meet in Duo but Duo isn't going into Meet.
    • Google CEO to employees: Productivity and focus must improve.
    • Pixel Buds Pro get a demo area in NYC.
    • TikTok and the Fall of the Social-Media Giants.
    • A TikTok Music app could challenge Spotify and Apple.
    • Sandwich guy goes solo.
    • Gordon Ramsey judges cooking TikToks.
    • Ali Spagnola doorstop keyboard.
    • Ali Spagnola chiapet toilet.
    • Podcast Guests Are Paying Up to $50,000 to Appear on Popular Shows.
    • Investing in VeeFriends.
    • Pearson plans to sell its textbooks as NFTs.
    • GPT-3 writes Wikipedia's deletion report in the style of Hunter S. Thompson.
    • Google Search's built-in timer has disappeared and no one's saying why.
    • YouTube Music can now show 'Other performances'.
    • YouTube's new tool lets creators turn their own videos into Shorts.
    • Google is switching your Gmail interface to this new look.
    • Google Meet meets Duo Meet, with Meet in Duo but Duo isn't going into Meet.
    • Google Play Store takes aim at annoying game ads, copycat apps, and misinformation in new rules.
    • Google Play Store removes version numbers from Android app listings.
    • Netflix's lawsuit against the 'Bridgerton Musical' could change online fandom.
    • The Hunt for Shelved $90 Million 'Batgirl' Movie Is On.

    Picks:

    • Jeff - 'Please do not erase': A treasured whiteboard at Boston Children's Hospital has not been touched for 15 years.
    • Jeff - Werewolf erotica is the latest global gig work trend.
    • Ant - My Personal Best Has Been Beaten.
    • Ant - Stolen Gear: Help Rancho Cotate High Track Team.
    • Ant - Thank You Nichelle Nichols.

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google.

    Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

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    2 hrs and 42 mins
  • Jul 28 2022
    • Alphabet misses on earnings and revenue for second quarter.
    • Google earnings signal company weathering slowdown better than expected.
    • Mark Zuckerberg braces Meta employees for 'intense period'.
    • Instagram Admits It's 'Not Good' After Kardashians Beg It to Stop Copying TikTok.
    • Introducing Home and Feeds on Facebook.
    • Zuck Turns Up the Heat.
    • Sunset of the social network.
    • @elonmusk: The media is a click-seeking machine dressed up as a truth-seeking machine.
    • Inside TikTok's Attempts to 'Downplay the China Association'.
    • Google Fires Blake Lemoine, Engineer Who Called Its AI Sentient.
    • Google, like Amazon, will let police see your video without a warrant.
    • TikTok's Pink Sauce chef defends her viral condiment.
    • Today's TikTok culinary horror: pizza sacrilege.
    • Why Does the Prison-Life Content on TikTok Feel So Familiar?
    • A Fond Farewell to the Chaotic Italian Sandwich Man of TikTok.
    • Google is adding Flyover-like aerial views to Maps.
    • Google Photos website starts showing the backup quality of every image.
    • Google Play gets a new logo for its 10-year anniversary.
    • Hangouts on Air is back as Google Meet brings YouTube livestreaming to free Gmail.
    • Pixel's At a Glance widget starts showing Air Quality (AQI) alerts.
    • Google Drive, Docs, and other Workspace apps getting optimized for Android tablets.
    • Chromecast with Google TV finally supports streaming live video from new Nest Cams, Doorbell.
    • Chromebooks are getting a new, more advanced Google Photos movie editor.
    • Discovery of new UEFI rootkit exposes an ugly truth: The attacks are invisible to us.
    • Coding Mistake Made Intel GPUs 100X Slower in Ray Tracing.
    • The drive to save Choco Taco.
    • Chess robot grabs and breaks finger of a seven-year-old opponent.
    • Russia to drop out of International Space Station after 2024.
    • Why One Critical Second Can Wreak Havoc on the Internet.
    • How to Use BeReal, the 'Unfiltered' Social Media App.
    • Why Big Tech Is Making a Big Play for Live Sports.
    • Why Amazon is buying a little-known medical provider for $3.9 billion.
    • Frankfurt airport boss blames travel chaos on black suitcases.

    Picks:

    • Stacey - @secengineer on TikTok.
    • Jeff - @jeffjarvis: Well, damn, now I'm crying all over again. Newport put up two high-quality and complete videos from @jonimitchell's set.
    • Ant - Mac Arnold's 80th birthday celebrated with blues jam.

    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.

    Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

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    2 hrs and 25 mins

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