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Jonathon
 Jul 16, 2018
best show on society technical intersection. listening and watching weekly for 5 years

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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.

Episode Date
TWiG 474: Octothorpe: Life
1:52:43

This Week in Google (Audio)

  • Pixel 3: Black, white, mint, and pink?
  • Google Home Hub leaks
  • October is going to be a huge month for new phones: Google, Samsung, LG, OnePlus, and more
  • Google remotely changes setting on Pie phones
  • Google Smart Reply wants to spread the love
  • Android is coming to a car near you
  • Google and T-Mobile team up to solve 911 location tracking
  • New Mexico sues Google for collecting data on kids
  • Google employees quit over China plans
  • Path is shutting down

Picks of the Week

  • Ant's Stuff: Hurricane Florence relief
  • Jeff's Number: half of all calls will be spam by 2019
  • Jason's Tool: Bouncer

Hosts: Jason Howell and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: Ant Pruitt

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Sep 20, 2018
TWiG 473: Roofs and Drawers
1:42:11

This Week in Google (Audio)

  • Inbox is out.
  • Google's October 9th event is official.
  • Pixel rumors: is there a 3rd, let-to-be-leaked phone?
  • What does "reasonable IoT security" mean to California lawmakers?
  • Alphabet's Loon floating internet takes flight in a new test.
  • Breitbart vs Google
  • Is Qualcomm's new Android Wear chip too little, too late?
  • USB-C headphone dongles are still awful, now a bit more expensive.

Tips and Picks:

  • Kevin's Tip: Use a security key with your Chromebook with every log-in
  • Stacey's Thing: Brilliant Switch
  • Jason's Tip: How to activate multilingual support in Google Assistant

Hosts: Jason Howell, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Kevin Tofel

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Sep 13, 2018
TWiG 472: The Tea Algorithm
1:51:11

This Week in Google (Audio)

  • Big Government takes on Big Tech; Google sits it out
  • Pixel 3 hits the FCC, and the back of a taxi
  • Hoping for a Pixel Watch? I have some bad news...
  • Google vs the URL
  • Amazon: the Buzz Aldrin of Trillion dollar companies
  • 20 years of Google

Picks of the Week

  • Stacey's Thing: Lumos Sleep Mask
  • Mathew's Stuff: Twitter becoming more "conversational"
  • Jason's Tool: Google Titan security key

Hosts: Stacey Higginbotham and Jason Howell

Guest: Mathew Ingram

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Sep 05, 2018
TWiG 471: Twitch Slap
1:53:54

This Week in Google (Audio)

  • Trump says Google is unfair, warns that tech companies "better be careful"
  • FCC can legally redefine competitive broadband markets to include services you can't actually get
  • Google France Surrenders its Google+ Page
  • Want to Buy a Black Market Ukranian Pixel 3 XL?
  • Fortnite Creator Angry that Google Blabbed About Security Flaw
  • IGTV Struggles to Grow
  • CHANGELOG: Doodle 4 Google winner, helping vets find jobs, Google Go can read text out loud, Mini stickers for Gboard

Picks of the Week

  • Stacey's Thing: Smart Olive Bottle
  • Leo's Tool: Dumb Squeeze Bottles
  • Jeff's Number: LTE for Pixelbook 2

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Aug 29, 2018
TWiG 470: Sparkle Vamps
2:13:28

This Week in Google (Audio)

  • Data and Society's Joan Donovan tells us how to stop online hate.
  • Leo explains why Google's location history tracking policy is a big deal.
  • Google is working on its own Amazon Show competitor.
  • NYU is giving Facebook 10,000 anonymized MRI scans to help train its AI systems.
  • At the Hot Chips conference, Google's Pixel Visual Core and AMD's chip roadmap are all the rage.
  • Facebook wants to rate how trustworthy you are to fight fake news
  • Changelog: new Google Fit and some good news
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about the Pixel 3 XL - in Russian!
  • Google's Shortwave could change podcasting forever.

Picks of the Week:

  • Joan's Stuff: Antisocial Media by Siva Vaidhanathan and Custodians of the Internet by Tarleton Gillespie
  • Stacey's Thing: Capitalism without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy by Jonathan Haskel
  • Leo's Pick: Apple History on Triangulation

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Joan Donovan

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Aug 23, 2018
TWiG 469: The Brooklyn Hello
2:06:21

This Week in Google (Audio)

  • Twitter gives Alex Jones a Time Out.
  • Keeping Google from tracking your location is more complicated than you'd think.
  • The return of the Google Changelog!
  • Samsung's Galaxy Home smart speaker is also a Weber grill SmartThings hub
  • 8.8.8.8 is 8.
  • Fortnite is on Android, but not on the Play Store: how not to download malware.
  • Facebook lays out the new media reality.
  • Black Hat and DEF CON show just how easy it is to hack voting machines.
  • Verizon will debut 5G home internet in 4 cities while thumbing their nose at Net Neutrality.
  • Windows 10 may be coming to Chromebooks.

Picks of the Week:

  • Stacey's Thing: The Feather Thief
  • Jeff's Numbers: FB raised $300m for 750k charities with birthday fundraising, and $999 for Rotimatic
  • Leo's new TWiG theme: Tiger Rag by Lous Armstrong and The Mills Brothers

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Aug 16, 2018
TWiG 468: Extra Stolen Privacy
2:08:12

This Week in Google (Audio)

  • Android Pie hits Pixels and Essential Phone.
  • New Pixel 3 images and video leak.
  • Google's China dilemma.
  • Should Leo buy the Magic Leap?
  • Does Facebook want your bank info?
  • Silicon Valley's war on Alex Jones.
  • Is Ajit Pai still evil?
  • Stacey's Things: June Oven and Anki Vector.
  • Jeff's Number: Your baby's first words could be "OK Google."

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Aug 09, 2018
TWiG 467: Techno Tragicomedy
1:49:27

This Week in Google (Audio)

  • Jeff unboxes his new Lenovo Smart Display. Our live Duo demo goes about as well as you'd expect.
  • Facebook finds more political shenanigans.
  • Google's Censored Search in China.
  • Stacey has all the news from Google Cloud Next.
  • Amazon's facial recognition software outs 28 US lawmakers as crooks.
  • All the Pixel 3, Pixelbook, Pixel Watch, and Pixel Stand rumors we know.
  • You want a notch on your phone? Fine. Two notches? Sure, why not? Three notches? HOLD UP THERE, BUDDY!

Picks of the Week

  • Jeff's Number: 5 years of Chromecast
  • Stacey's Thing: OSRAM SMART+ Outdoor Flex RGBW
  • Jason's Tool: Fighting Spam Calls with Android

Hosts: Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Jason Howell

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Aug 02, 2018
TWiG 466: Ich Bin Nicht Einverstanden!
1:49:05

This Week in Google (Audio)

  • AI takes to the cloud at Google Cloud Next 2018
  • Despite Facebook's inability to deal with controversy, Facebook stock is fine. Oh wait, no - they just reported disappointing earnings and now it's down 20 percent.
  • Google earnings: doing peachy, despite that pesky $5 billion fine.
  • Google employees are unphishable, and now you can be, too. But cover your webcam just in case.
  • Orrin Hatch still isn't dead; Abe Vigoda still is.

Picks of the Week:

  • Jeff's Pick: GDPR at a German Bakery
  • Kevin's Picks: IndieWeb.org, Kill Sticky, and Contrast Widget

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: Kevin Marks

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Jul 26, 2018
TWiG 465: Cindy and Dindy
2:21:35

This Week in Google (Audio)

The EU his Google with a massive $5 billion fine over Android and demands changes to how Google does business. Mark Zuckerberg sits down for an interview with Recode and explains his views on how Facebook should treat Holocaust deniers, Russian ads, and its users' privacy. Amazon has its biggest Prime Day ever, despite going to the dogs and crashing at the outset. Venmo's privacy settings... could be better. When being polite to Alexa matters, and when it doesn't.

Picks of the Week:

  • Stacey's Thing: GE Alexa-enabled microwave
  • Jeff's Number: 65% of iPhone users are inclined to consider a first date with an Android user, while only about half of Android users would say the same about an iPhone user.
  • Leo's Tool: Almond Open Virtual Assistant
  • Mike's Stuff: GeoGuessr, Take Me Back, and Starring the Computer

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Jul 19, 2018