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 Dec 24, 2018

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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 513: A Secret Route in Jersey
2:11:40

This Week in Google (Audio)

This Week's Stories

  • Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency - Don't call it "Zuck Bucks"
  • Google Caught "Red Handed' Scraping Genius Lyrics
  • Facebook Moderators Live in a Special Kind of Hell
  • Senator wants to strip internet platforms of protections unless they are "politically neutral."
  • Google's 10th attempt at messaging is sure to succeed /s
  • Don't use SMS as a 2nd-factor authentication!!!
  • Pakistani Politicians in Cat Ears
  • Ant infestation on Twitter
  • Garlic Peeling FAKE NEWS


Picks of the Week

  • Leo's Tool: Apollo 11 in Real-time
  • Jeff's Number: 3-hour Google holiday as Calendar goes down
  • Stacey's Thing: Olisto

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Jun 20, 2019
TWiG 512: That's a Lot of Baldur's Gate
2:22:55

This Week in Google (Audio)

This Week's Stories

  • Mary Meeker's 2019 Internet Trends Report
  • Who is Stadia for? Console Gamers.
  • New York Times is WRONG about Google News
  • Pixel 4 Leaked - by Google!
  • Google Bought 270 Companies Between 2001 and 2019
  • Should Sprint and T-Mobile be Allowed to Merge?
  • Half a Million Master Music Recordings Burned in 2008
  • RIP Maker Faire
  • Have I Been Pwnd: For Sale
  • Fortnite Buys Houseparty
  • Stop using ReCAPTCHA!
  • Chrome vs Ad Blockers

Tips and Picks

  • Leo's Tools: Better Place Forests, The Infinity Burial Suit
  • Jeff's Number: Facebook Watch claims 140m daily users
  • Kevin's Tip: Start using authentication apps in lieu of text message codes!

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: Kevin Tofel

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Jun 13, 2019
TWiG 511: Where Do You Put the Naked People?
1:57:51

This Week in Google (Audio)

This Week's Stories

- YouTube takes down Crowder content

- YouTube recommendation engine problems

- Google Maps Rolling Out a New Speedometer Feature

- Symantec Twitter Bots

- Google to reveal Stadia pricing & launch on Thursday, June 6th live stream

- Regulating the Net is Regulating Us

This Week's Picks

- Dozens strip down outside Facebook office to protest nudity rules on the social network

- Nude models gather in NYC to protest Facebook and Instagram's female nipple ban

- Baratunde Thurston TED talk

- Lutron Aurora

Hosts: Stacey Higginbotham, Jeff Jarvis, and Leo Laporte

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Jun 06, 2019
TWiG 510: Never Hug an Elmo
2:31:25

This Week in Google (Audio)

This Week's Stories

  • Google's White Collar Sweatshop
  • Killing CDA 230 Would Kill the Internet
  • Musk's Starlink Satellites Could Kill Space Exploration
  • The US vs Huawei: This is How the US Economy Crashes
  • Google's Cold Fusion Experiment Fizzles
  • YouTube Blocks Microsoft Edge
  • Google Duplex is Made of People
  • Consumer Reports: Tesla's Self-Driving Cars Aren't.
  • Neal Stephenson thinks Social Media is a "Doomsday Machine"
  • How to Beat the Facebook Algorithm
  • A Quantum Random Number Generator
  • Jeff Jarvis Designs the Facebook Oversight Committee
  • The French Might have the Right Idea on How to Regulate Facebook
  • Should Facebook Take Down Drunk Pelosi?
  • Finland vs Fake News
  • Elizabeth Warren's Big Billboard
  • Zuck Can No Longer Visit Canada
  • Amazon Shareholders love Facial Recognition
  • Amazon to Kill off Small Business... on Amazon
  • Podcasts are a Billion Dollar Business in China
  • Pole Dancing Rats on the NY Subway

Picks of the Week

  • Leo's Tools: nextdns and the Million Pound Virus-laden Laptop
  • Jeff's Number: Trump's Tweets Drop to 0.16% Potency
  • Mathew's Stuff: Mona Lisa AI and Bill Hader Al Pacino Deep fake

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: Mathew Ingram

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May 30, 2019
TWiG 509: The "Ocho"
2:06:14

This Week in Google (Audio)

This Week's Stories

  • Google Glass is Back in Business
  • Huawei on the Ropes
  • Inside Google's Civil War
  • Flapjack: New Chromebook Tablets on the Way
  • Virtual Desks for Chromebooks
  • Qualcomm is Officially an Evil Monopoly
  • T-Mobile / Sprint Merger in Question
  • 5G vs Weather Prediction
  • Works With Nest Will Keep Working
  • Google Translatotron Translates in Your Own Voice
  • Wake up to Ninja Turtles
  • Wide Color Photos Coming to Android
  • Rufus Loves TWiG

Picks of the Week

  • Leo's Tool: Faux Rogan
  • Stacey's Thing: Wyze Bulbs and WyzeSense Sensors
  • Stacey's Thing 2: Pilates-ology
  • Kevin's Stuff: It's a good time to buy a capable mid-range Chromebook
  • Kevin's Stuff 2: Peloton Digital

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Kevin Tofel

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May 22, 2019
TWiG 508: I'm Bi-Cola, Myself
1:52:14

This Week in Google (Audio)

This Week's Stories

  • Did Nest Die at Google I/O?
  • Own a Pixel? You Could Get $500 in Microphone Lawsuit
  • Google's New IoT SDK Module
  • Google Assistant for Sonos is Here
  • Google's Titan Security Key can be Hacked
  • 14-Year-Old Hate-Spewing Female YouTuber
  • Hey Facebook: Let Us Export Our Friends
  • Tech Companies Sign Christchurch Call to Action to Fight Extremism
  • All 100 Things Announced at Google I/O
  • New Google Trips Combines all Google Travel Apps
  • Coding Jobs Fraud in Appalachia
  • Google Cancels Project to Dual-Boot Windows on Chromebooks
  • Outlawing Loot Boxes
  • Dolby Could Sue You for using old Versions of Photoshop
  • Chinese Company Must Sell Grindr
  • Netflix Saves Kids from 400 Hours/Year of Ads
  • Why We Still Love Tech

Picks of the Week

  • Leo's Tool: Picstructions
  • Jeff's Number: QSR drive-through study

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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May 16, 2019
TWiG 507: Machine Learning is the New Chicken Sexer
2:02:25

This Week in Google (Audio)

This Week's Stories

  • Google I/O Highlights
  • Pixel 3A Unboxing
  • Nest Hub Max > Google Home Hub
  • AR Walking Directions in Google Maps
  • Google Leans into Helpfulness vs Privacy
  • Project Euphonia: Speech-to-text for People who are Hard to Understand
  • Trouble in Chromebook Land
  • AR Coming to Google Search
  • Next-Generation Google Assistant
  • Changes to Android Auto
  • Assistant Speeds Up
  • Google Maps Gets Incognito Mode
  • Android Q Preview
  • Protest Plane Over Google I/O
  • Project Mainline Wants to Fix Android Stratification
  • Google Kills "Works With Nest" and IFTTTT Functionality
  • Verizon Killed Tumblr, Wants to Sell
  • Solitaire Goes to Video Game Hall of Fame
  • Arya Stark's New App for Creatives
  • Windows is Getting a Linux Kernel
  • What the Microsoft Hololens Demo Fail was Supposed to Look Like

Picks of the Week

  • Kevin's Pick: Hacking Diabetes
  • Jeff's Number: New York Times Crossword Puzzle
  • Leo's Tool: Chatterbox - the smart speaker that kids build and program

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: Kevin Tofel

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May 09, 2019
TWiG 506: Knee Deep in Schnitt
2:10:30

This Week in Google (Audio)

This Week's Stories

  • Google I/O Preview
  • Facebook's New Look: Bye-Bye, Blue, Hello Groups and Stories
  • Facebook Dating: Tinder for Grandma
  • Google Will Let You Limit Your Location History
  • Oculus Quest and Rift S Launch May 21st - is Oculus Still Worth $2 Billion?
  • Instagram Adds Camera, Hides Links
  • FB Messenger Focuses on Friends
  • Eric Schmidt Leaves Google Board of Directors
  • Google Employees' Protest Protests Protest Protests
  • YouTube Pays the Price for Being Woke
  • Alphabet Q1 Results
  • Microsoft 2019 Voice Report
  • At F8, Zuck Doubles Down on Privacy
  • RIP Anki :(
  • Zuck Builds a "Sleep Box" for his Wife - It's Not What You Think
  • Amazon Prime Speeds Up to 1-Day Shipping
  • Ring to Launch Crime News Show?
  • Casper's Cool Glow Light
  • A Guide to all that Great Food in Billions
  • Julian Assange Gets 50 Weeks in Gaol
  • Cheddar Gets $200M Cheddar
  • NYT Goes Full Moral Panic Over Targeted Ads
  • The Guardian Breaks Even
  • Burger King Rolls out the Impossible Whopper Nationwide

Picks of the Week

  • Jeff's Number: 767-2676
  • Stacey's Thing: Wyze Sense

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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May 01, 2019
TWiG 505: Laundry Folding as a Service
2:25:35

This Week in Google (Audio)

This Week's Top Stories

  • Facebook Demands Users' Email Passwords, Steals Their Contacts
  • Sri Lanka Shuts Down Social Media
  • Smoking Cessation and Depression Apps Could be Sharing and Selling and Your Data
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold Delayed to June 13th • Mr Dorsey Goes to Washington
  • Android Q Will Kill the Back Button
  • Google I/O Preview
  • Google's Undersea Cable Infrastructure
  • Jacquard on TEDtalks
  • Jarvis on Our Addiction to Stories
  • The EU Wants Your Biometric Data
  • The WashPo Columnist that Hates Podcasts (and Whistling)
  • Sprint Settles with AT&T Over Fake 5G
  • IoT Over 5ghz
  • That $16,000 Laundry Folding Goes Bankrupt, but a $3000 Competitor is on the way
  • Google Punishes Walkout Organizers
  • Most Tweets Made By Young, Female Democrats
  • AOC Quits Facebook & Thinks You Should, Too
  • Facebook is Ready to be Fined by the FTC
  • Tik Tok Unbanned in India
  • Exploding Frisbees, Underwater Relay Racing, Pommel Horse Sawing, and More Game Ideas from Artificial Intelligence

Picks of the Week

  • Stacey's Thing #1: The Princess and the Fangirl: A Geekerella Fairy Tale (Once Upon A Con)
  • Stacey's Thing #2: IoT Inspector
  • Jeff's Number #1: How Google saved 6 million lbs in food waste
  • Jeff's Number #2: Court denies Boston entrepreneur share of $65 million Facebook settlement
  • Leo's Tool: The Land Before Time, "Scottish" edition

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Apr 25, 2019
TWiG 504: Gelato in Perugia With Craig
2:00:50

This Week in Google (Audio)

This Week's Stories

  • Documents "Confirm" Facebook Used Your Data Against Rivals
  • Google I/O Plans: Will Pixel 3a Be There?
  • YouTube Falsely Hints Notre Dame Fire was Terrorism
  • Defending Assange: Hard but Necessary
  • The Open Internet is Under Attack
  • YouTube Wants to Reward "Quality Watch Time"
  • Congratulations 2019 Pulitzer Winners!
  • Facebook's 15 Months of Hell
  • Twitter "Prioritizes" Abuse Flags
  • Jack Dorsey Floats Controversial Twitter Changes
  • Secret Service Mishandle Mar-A-Lago Malware
  • Illinois' Anti-Alexa Law Has No Teeth
  • Pixel Camera Adds Kiss Detection
  • Galaxy Fold Review Units Breaking
  • Twitter Deletes Journalists' Tweets about Torrent Story

Picks of the Week

  • Jeff's Numbers: Mayor Pete speaks Binary, Get naked to protest social media
  • Mathew's Thing: Assassin's Creed Unity will be used to rebuild Notre-Dame cathedral

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: Mathew Ingram

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Apr 17, 2019