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 Dec 24, 2018

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 / 21:00 UTC.

Episode Date
TWiG 491: A Faust Without a Devil
2:06:20

This Week in Google (Audio)

• Facebook's 10 Year Photo Challenge: Threat or Menace?

• The Best of the Rest at CES 2019

• Google and WordPress Make News

• Who is Watching Your Doorbell Videos?

• The Google Changelog: RCS Comes to Fi

• All Hail the Egg!

• Galaxy S10 Launches 2/20

• Bird Sent a Cease-and-Desist to the WRONG Person.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Jan 16, 2019
TWiG 490: A Controlled Ink Leak
2:30:35

This Week in Google (Audio)

  • Google Assistant is everywhere at CES 2019, including an amusement park ride.
  • Facebook opens its political ads archive, showing who is targeting you and how much they spent.
  • Don't blame millennials: Fake news is spread by boomers.
  • The Internet Archive tries to save Brazil's internet.
  • German politicians hacked - lone hacker confesses.
  • How can you get free samples from Amazon?
  • Amazon becomes the most valuable company in the world just in time for the Bezoses to divorce.
  • It is false and defamatory to say that Julian Assange is easily offended.
  • Plus: Fortnite, fountain pens, and not-so-naughty limericks.

Picks of the Week:

  • Jeff's Number: Google moves into a West LA mall.
  • Mathew's Stuff: Join the Internet Archive Team.
  • Leo's Picks: Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse, The State of the World 2019, Pepsi robots, and AT&T's fake 5G.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: Mathew Ingram

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Jan 10, 2019
TWiG 489: I'm An Engineer, Darn It!
2:14:46

This Week in Google (Audio)

  • Facebook hopes for a better 2019 after a public image drubbing in 2018.
  • Google's Waymo Under Fire in Arizona - Literally.
  • Your cell phone has a huge security flaw, and there is no plan to fix it.
  • How much of the internet is made of bots? And how soon will people be the exception, not the rule?
  • Copyright expires for all works created in 1923 - the 1st time this has happened in 20 years. Is Mickey Mouse next?
  • One Oregon man takes his fight to call himself an engineer all the way to federal court.
  • Who owns your tattoo? Not you!
  • What will happen if the US tries to ban exports of AI tech?
  • A cafe in Tokyo where the staff is all robots controlled remotely by paralyzed workers.

Picks of the Week

  • Jeff's Numbers: Google to make $3B on hardware, 16,000 BBC sound effects for free
  • Leo's Tool: Listen Notes: the podcast search engine

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Jan 03, 2019
TWiG 488: The Year's Best
2:37:56

This Week in Google (Audio)

A look back at the biggest tech stories of 2018.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Dec 26, 2018
TWiG 487: You're Filling It Wrong
2:06:12

This Week in Google (Audio)

  • Google takes Manhattan
  • Almost 50% of Google's workers are temps, contractors, or vendors.
  • Facebook vs New York Times
  • Harassment on Twitter
  • Jack Dorsey's beard shavings, Azalia Banks, and ISIS
  • A very Google holiday season
  • RIP Oath • Tesla fart app
  • Peter Jackson restores WWI footage

Picks of the Week

  • Leo's Tool: NexJack DeX Station
  • Jeff's Number: Chartbeat's 2018 Most Engaged Stories

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: Mathew Ingram

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Dec 20, 2018
TWiG 486: The Road to Nunavut
2:06:47

This Week in Google (Audio)

  • Huawei CFO gets bail in Canada, awaits extradition to US
  • China detains Canadian ex-diplomat in retaliation
  • Marriott breach blamed on China
  • No Chinese spy chips found on Super Micro servers
  • Google CEO tells Congress "No plans" for Chinese search engine
  • Pichai also explains that Google doesn't make iPhones
  • Google's continuing messaging mess
  • YouTube Rewind vs Justin Beiber: who do we hate more?

Picks of the Week:

  • Jeff's Number: Verizon loses $4.6 billion on Oath
  • David's Stuff: OnePlus 6T sells 249% more than OnePlus 6
  • Leo's Pick: Google gives duck.com to DuckDuckGo

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: David Ruddock

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Dec 13, 2018
TWiG 485: The French Connection
1:49:30

This Week in Google (Audio)

  • When will Google kill Hangouts? Definitely not until after it kills Allo, but (probably) before it kills Android Messages.
  • Pixel Slate pros and cons.
  • Pixel 3 XL review after a month of use: still buggy.
  • Flutter 1.0 will bridge the Android / iOS divide.
  • Is Microsoft switching to Chrome?
  • Google's censored search Engine for China: employees may strike, many have quit already
  • Contractors at Google demand equal treatment.
  • Facebook email trove leaked by UK government.
  • Qualcomm's newest chipset features 5G and in-screen fingerprint reader.
  • Waymo One launches self-driving taxi service.

Picks of the Week

  • Kevin's stuff: e Foundation
  • Stacey's Thing: Onelink Safe & Sound Smart Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm
  • Jeff's Number: Bose's $199 AR audio sunglasses
  • Jason's Tip: say "Pretty Please" to Google Assistant

Hosts: Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Jason Howell

Guest: Kevin Tofel

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Dec 05, 2018
TWiG 484: We're All Post-Natal Now
2:18:27

This Week in Google (Audio)

  • At their re:Invent conference, Amazon makes dozens of announcements about AWS, machine learning, the blockchain, ARM chips, and more.
  • Big Mouth Billy Bass is now compatible with Alexa.
  • Cyber Monday was Amazon's biggest sales day ever, but it still can't hold a candle to Alibaba and Singles Day.
  • Google Duplex is coming to a Pixel near you
  • Pixel Slate review
  • Google Fi now available on most iPhones and Android phones.
  • Disney + Google =?
  • Possibly the biggest story of the decade: CRISPR babies!

Picks of the Week

  • Stacey's Thing: Starbucks Juniper Latte
  • Jeff's Number: Taylor Swift is the most influential Tweeter of 2018, plus: how big is the big cow?

Advent Calendar Picks

  • Stacey's Pick: Ginvent Advent Calendar
  • Jeff's Pick: Beef! Advent Calendar
  • Leo's Pick: Advent of Code Calendar

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Nov 29, 2018
TWiG 483: Punch Me in the Hövding
2:16:11

This Week in Google (Audio)

  • Google News may abandon Europe over link tax
  • Alphabet's Verily gives up on glucose-sensing contact lenses
  • Alphabet also gives up on bipedal robots
  • Is this the Pixel 3 Lite? • Google patents VR shoes
  • Facebook admits it knew all about Soros-bashing
  • Siri can talk to Google Assistant
  • Mapping Thanksgiving

Picks of the Week

  • Mathew's Stuff: Airbnb tracks Mongolian nomads with what3words
  • Jeff's Number: Wirecutter's Black Friday sales page, Airbag bike helmet
  • Leo's Tool: Facebook Portal

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Mathew Ingram

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Nov 22, 2018
TWiG 482: Queso Morphines
2:07:33

This Week in Google (Audio)

  • Google ends forced arbitration for sexual harassment claims
  • The woman behind Google design
  • Waymo will launch driverless car service
  • Google AI helps New York Times get a handle on its vast photo archive
  • Amazon's HQ 2 and HQ 3: NYC and DC
  • Google will double its NYC staff
  • New Google LA HQ: Spruce Goose hangar
  • Controversy over Google's NHS kidney data
  • Night Sight comes to all Pixels
  • Squoosh your pictures
  • Pandora's new podcast recommendations
  • The new kilogram

Picks of the Week

  • Stacey's Thing: Notify Me skill on Alexa
  • Jeff's Numbers: $1 billion of charitable donations on Facebook, $699 Pixelbook at Best Buy on Black Friday
  • Leo's Tool: Mozilla Shop Safe This Holiday Season

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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Nov 15, 2018