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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.


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    TWiG 715: Illegal Use of Whipped Cream - Google IO, Pixel Fold, AI Search

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2023 161:14

    Everything announced at I/O Google I/O Keynote Google Search in Google Labs and Project Tailwinds What Really Made Geoffrey Hinton Into an AI Doomer What Really Made Geoffrey Hinton Into an AI Doomer Impressed by Google I/O Annoucements? Acapela AI New Pixel Hardware Google Fold watch party ad The Pixel Fold is Google's $1,800 entry into folding phones Wendy's, Google Train Next-Generation Order Taker: an AI Chatbot Google "We Have No Moat, And Neither Does OpenAI" UFO Hunters Built an Open-Source AI System To Scan The Skies Spotify ejects thousands of AI-made songs in purge of fake streams Your Kids Want Their Roblox Videogame Avatars to Look Hip. Aspiring Fashion Designers Are on the Case DEF CON to set thousands of hackers loose on LLMs Fortnite is now an Olympic esport Judge Dismisses F.T.C. Lawsuit Against Kochava, a Location Data Broker Microsoft Inks Deal to Use Fusion Energy by 2028 Google AMP: how Google tried to fix the web by taking it over Jeff thread on Verge Google AMP story Earth Could Soon Be More Detectable by Aliens, Study Says Is this the TWiG Blob? Humane shows off its concept (real or not) for a wearable AI-powered agent Why are Americans smuggling Fruit Roll-Ups into Israel? Blame TikTok. Picks: Stacey: Happy Mother's Day Jeff: Nirit's 7 ways AI coverage fails Ant: The TGU For EVERYONE To Try Ant: Thank You National Preps For Being Real Ant: Jacob Pruitt On The Rise Ant: Jacob Pruitt - Champion and New School Record   Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsor:

    TWiG 714: Stuck in an Elevator With the Crypto Boys - Bluesky, Passkeys, VICE bankruptcy, Photos search

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2023 183:46

    Bluesky buzz: Why the social media platform is being called the next Twitter.  The Best Dressed Stars From the 2023 Met Gala.  Google accounts now support passkeys for password-free sign-in.  Google plans to add end-to-end encryption to Authenticator.  For Bluesky to thrive, it needs sex workers and Black Twitter.  Chrome replacing HTTPS lock icon with Material You redesign.  Pornhub Blocks All of Utah From Its Site. Writers Guild On Strike Against Hollywood Studios As Contract Talks With Fail.  Vice Is Said to Be Headed for Bankruptcy.  'The Godfather of AI' Quits Google and Warns of Danger Ahead.  IBM to Pause Hiring for 'Back-Office' Jobs That AI Could Kill.  Edtech Chegg tumbles as ChatGPT threat prompts revenue warning.  Consciousness, Artificial Intelligence, and Our Search for Meaning: Oliver Sacks on ChatGPT, 30 Years Before ChatGPT.  Why Chatbots Are Not the Future.  Google Photos is getting a more powerful search.  Stability introduces AI that can incorporate text into images.  LinkedIn Cofounder Reid Hoffman Launches a ChatGPT Rival. Kamala Harris to discuss A.I. in meeting with Google, Microsoft, OpenAI and Anthropic CEOs. A Brain Scanner Combined with an AI Language Model Can Provide a Glimpse into Your Thoughts.  New Standard for Car Entry Using Your Smartphone (UWB and Bluetooth).  Bluesky codes for sale for $150+  Publishers insist platforms owe them money for linking to them but whine when they don't link.  Gmail is adding a blue checkmark to better verify senders.  Google officially teases the Pixel 7a, confirming May 11 availability.  Your Google TV Just Got a Nice Performance and Storage Boost.  Nest Hub 2nd Gen updates to Google's Fuchsia operating system.  Android 13 with May security patch live; download Pixel OTA image now. YouTube Music is officially launching podcasts in the US on Android, iOS, and the web. Picks:  Stacey - UnaBell, Smart Button for IoT.  Jeff - Apple's Unionized Store Workers Seek Tips and Higher Holiday Pay.  Jeff - a font of type (Ryan Cordell's U of I class)  Ant - Black Community Version of Succession?  Ant - The Michael Jordan of YouTube? (bad pun, I know) Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsor:

    TWiG 713: Creased Cargo Shorts - Alphabet earnings, teens and social media, blue check, Authenticator 2FA

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2023 162:06

    Alphabet reports revenue and earnings beat for first quarter. Only 28 legacy verified users signed up for Twitter Blue hours after Elon Musk removed their checkmarks. Elon Musk Figured Out the Media's Biggest Weakness. Facebook Made BuzzFeed, Then Killed It. Jonah and the Whale. Traffic by Ben Smith. Pichai teases AI, Pixel, and Android at Google I/O 2023. Nate Silver Out at 538, ABC News as Disney Layoffs Hit ABC News. These celebrities 'subscribed to Twitter Blue.' Except they're dead. Jean Twenge is ready to make you defend your generation again. Jarvis thread on further research regarding teens and social media. Senators unveil bipartisan legislation to ban kids under 13 from joining social media platforms. Meta Reports First Quarter 2023 Results. Tucker Carlson's Vulgar, Offensive Messages About Colleagues Helped Seal His Fate at Fox News. Look Out, Tesla, There's a Really Tiny Competitor in Your Rearview Mirror. U.S. Supreme Court to decide if public officials can block critics on social media. School Chromebooks are creating huge amounts of e-waste. Tesla wins lawsuit over Autopilot Model S crash. Video of the Pixel Fold. AI-generated Drake song is an insult to the artistry of hip-hop. Grimes invites people to use her voice in AI songs. Google Authenticator finally, mercifully adds account syncing for two-factor codes. Google on why Authenticator sync isn't E2E encrypted, but the option is coming later. Google Messages starts showing end-to-end encryption for RCS group chats out of beta. Google is making it much easier to search for tools in Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Google ups Chromebook privacy with a new camera and mic switch. Google Bard can now write, debug, and explain code. Google Assistant will stop speaking after turning on smart home devices. Picks: Stacey - Aqara Adds Presence Sensor FP2 to its Smart Sensor Portfolio. Leo - Mouthpad: The world's first available hands-free touchpad. Jeff - EXTREMELY ONLINE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF FAME, INFLUENCE, AND POWER ON THE INTERNET by Taylor Lorenz. Jeff - Google median income: $279,500. Ant - My Big Round World: (in a Little Square Book) by Shawn Powers. Ant - Much Respect For Mr. Sharpe and His Work. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:

    TWiG 712: P for Prevaricate - Pixel Fold at IO, Samsung dumping Google Search, AI Drake and The Weeknd

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2023 153:27

    Panic at Google: Samsung considers dumping search for Bing and ChatGPT. Samsung can't dump Google for Bing as the default search engine on its phones. Why Samsung Doesn't Want You to Use Google Apps. AI could cause a mass-extinction of languages — and ways of thinking. AI science search engines are exploding in number — are they any good? 'Overemployed' Hustlers Exploit ChatGPT To Take On Even More Full-Time Jobs. Google Devising Radical Search Changes to Beat Back A.I. Rivals. Google's Rush to Win in AI Led to Ethical Lapses, Employees Say. '60 Minutes' Made a Shockingly Wrong Claim About a Google AI. Google to launch its first foldable phone, the 'Pixel Fold,' in June. Sources: Pixel Tablet will have 8GB of RAM, four colors, and this included dock. Report: Pixel 7a will cost $499, Pixel 6a will continue at a reduced price. Nilay Patel's devastating interview with Chris Best. Bluesky is my favorite Twitter clone yet. Bluesky's CEO wants to build a Musk-proof, decentralized version of Twitter. Thousands fled to Mastodon after Musk bought Twitter. Are they still 'tooting'? NPR quits Twitter after being falsely labeled as 'state-affiliated media'. AI makes up a duet with Drake & The Weeknd (nobody to complain about taking it down but publishers want to block AI). Reddit Wants to Get Paid for Helping to Teach Big A.I. Systems. Amazon releases photo dataset to program robots to replace crappy pick-and-pack Amazon jobs. Bainbridge ferry: "Abandon ship!". It's now 'Google Fi Wireless' with redesigned app, icon, and more smartwatches. You can now redeem Play Points for Google shirts, socks, water bottles, and more. Nest Thermostat gets Matter support today, including Apple Home compatibility. Google Chat rolling out Material You web redesign. This College Football Program Mined Fanatics Consumer Data to Fuel a $1 Million Boost in Ticket Sales. Will smart medicine drive privacy legislation? It should. Picks: Stacey - Era 300: The Stereo Speaker With Dolby Atmos. Jeff - Americans mostly believe the news they hear on podcasts. Jeff - Last two computer magazines are dead. Ant - LumaTouch Adds Multicam Support. Ant - Shout Out To Mr. Terrell. Jason - Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls by Lisa Damour Ph.D. Hosts: Jason Howell, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT

    TWiG 711: Full Throttle Democracy - AI rules, Substack Notes, NFL pricing on YouTube TV, Smart display support

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2023 154:41

    Google is No Longer Supporting These Five-Year-Old Devices. Google ending Works with Nest & Dropcam support, Nest Secure owners getting free ADT system. The Fitbit-to-Google account migration will start this summer. Google Home's latest update provides more control over your smart appliances. Google confirms pricing plans for NFL Sunday Ticket on YouTube TV. Discover more than 800 free TV channels with Google TV. The Unintended Consequences of Internet Regulation. The importance of disclosure in generative AI. 'We have to move fast': US looks to establish rules for artificial intelligence. Create AI by describing it. Use AI to create short-form video. Get Your Kids to Love Reading with Choose-Your-Own Adventures, powered by GPT-4! Substack unveils the product that got it banned from Twitter. Instagram Founders' News App Artifact Adds 'Reputation Scores' and Comments. Why progressive lawmakers are fighting against a TikTok ban. TikTok sister app Lemon8 surges in U.S. Samsung to cut chip production as profits plunge by 96%. PC market faces another inflection point. Mass Layoffs and Absentee Bosses Create a Morale Crisis at Meta. Twitter reveals some of its source code, including its recommendation algorithm. Google rolling out Android 14 Beta 1 for Pixel phones. Pixel 7 April update fixes Bluetooth unpairing, and improves Macro Focus. Google is working on 'Find My Device' feature even when the phone is turned off. Google Will Require Android Developers to Make It Easier to Delete Your Account Data. Android devices can now automatically archive little-used apps. Google releases 'Cross-Device Services' on Play Store, which will power Chromebook app streaming. Google prohibits personal loan apps from accessing user photos and contacts. Picks: Stacey - Homey Hub. Jeff - Why are news outlets putting their podcasts on YouTube? Ant - I'm Jealous of #Hardhead. Jason - A deck of cards. Hosts: Jason Howell, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:

    TWiG 710: Jexx Javros - Google Cost Cutting, Pixel Tablet

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2023 149:02

    Google closing some micro kitchens Google issuing Chromebooks to employees as part of cost-cutting measures Google Drive Imposes 5 Million Item Cap, Even if You Have Storage Space Left Google Rescinds 5 Million Item Limit on Drive Lawmakers are clueless about social media. They'll regulate it anyway Bloomberg builds its own LLM, trained on financial data Three things everyone's getting wrong about AI Midjourney Ends Its Free Trial After Fake Images Go Viral AI guys are the new crypto guys Meta releases AI model that can identify items within images Amazon just opened up its Sidewalk network for anyone to build connected gadgets on Ding Dong. Live Audio is dying. Remember Clubhouse? After disrupting businesses, Google Drive's secret file cap is dead for now. Google launches ads transparency center. Google Search gets new travel features, including a 'price guarantee' tool for flights. Google Pixel Tablet arrives at FCC, revealing UWB connectivity YouTube channel pages add a dedicated 'Podcasts' tab The Google Now Launcher is fully shutting down 10 years later Google is trying to make sure apps let you delete your account Picks: Ant's Picks: Pull UP Ant's Pick: Have a Laugh Jeff's Pick: Companies young people hope to work at Jeff's Pick: Tech layoff numbers Glenn's Pick: AirTag combination lock carabiner: Raptic Link& Lock Mikah's Pick: Nite Ize Keyrack, Carabiner Key Chain Hosts: Mikah Sargent, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt Guest: Glenn Fleishman Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:

    TWiG 709: The Egg From Hell - Twitter VIPs, ChatGPT Impact, TikTok Ban

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2023 163:29

    Elon Musk and Others Call for Pause on A.I., Citing 'Risks to Society' Richard Stallman's thoughts on ChatGPT, Artificial Intelligence, and their impact on humanity The Internet Archive has lost its first fight to scan and lend e-books like a library #TikTokBan videos have 1.7b views on TikTok Random stupid moment from Tiktok hearing Twitter Says Parts of Its Source Code Were Leaked Online The secret list of Twitter VIPs getting boosted over everyone else Norwegian company says TikTok data center is limiting energy for manufacturing Ukraine ammunition Gordon Moore, Intel Co-Founder, Dies at 94 Utah governor signs laws requiring parents' consent for minors to use social media. William Wulf obit Original Intel business model and NSF Net History Maryland court reinstates murder conviction of 'Serial' subject Adnan Syed The Pope and the puffer coat Amazon delivery driver goes viral for dropping off package during a police standoff in North Carolina. Rupert Murdoch's next wife is from Petaluma Glenn's Pick: Everything But the Bagel Potato Chips Jeff's Pick: Kevin's review of the HP Dragonfly Pro Chromebook Jeff's Pick: My Ontario TVO debate Ant's Pick: Put These At Your Desk Ant's Pick: Get 'Em Bonica Follow The Laporte's Vacation Photos Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt Guest: Glenn Fleishman Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsor:

    TWiG 708: That Ain't Cheesecake - Google BARD Rollout, TikTok Ban, Adobe Firefly

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2023 148:07

    A TikTok corner just for Stacey (h/t to close: Digital Photography Review Archive Team to Backup DPReview Stacey's AI Tweet The Age of AI has begun Bill Gates Leo Gets BARD Google Bard Sign-up Looking at New Midjourney ChatGPT Radio! Adobe Intro's Generative AI into Creative Cloud - Firefly Follow The Laportes on Vacation - Polarsteps Book Publishers Won't Stop Until Libraries Are Dead (2021) Libby is stuck between libraries and publishers in the e-book war Google finds 18 zero-day vulnerabilities in Samsung Exynos chipsets Google Workspace ambush and fix Support for Google Workspace #nocost Reid Hoffman wrote a book with GPT-4 Stochastic Parrots Day video Bellingcat founder Believes He Was Banned From Midjourney After His AI Images Of Donald Trump Getting Arrested Went Viral. CEO on TikTok in DC Lawmakers say TikTok is a national security threat, but evidence remains unclear. Blackberry, the trailer Have your cake and print it: the 3D culinary revolution is coming Google Kills Jacquard Stacey's Pick - Tapo TP-Link Matter Plug Leo's Pick - LoFi Air Traffic Control Jeff's Pick - The Vesuvius Challenge Ant's Pick - 50% Off an Annual Subscription to Particle Illusion by Boris FX (use code PIPLUGIN50) Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsor:

    TWiG 707: Heartlessness As a Service - GPT-4, T-Mobile buys Mint Mobile, Biden's TikTok demand, Gowalla returns

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2023 198:27

    OpenAI announces GPT-4 AI language model. Silicon Valley Bank is imploding, prompting bank run. T-Mobile to acquire Ryan Reynolds' Mint Mobile in a $1.35 billion deal. OpenAI announces GPT-4 AI language model (again). Grammarly adds ChatGPT-like AI to create text in your writing style, outlines, and more. Gmail, Google Docs, and more are getting ChatGPT-like generative AI features. Facebook's Powerful Large Language Model Leaks Online. Microsoft Lays Off Team That Taught Employees How to Make AI Tools Responsibly. The Distributed AI Research Institute (DAIR) presents Stochastic Parrots Day. Google opens up its AI language model PaLM to challenge OpenAI and GPT-3. Carrot Weather gets a snarky ChatGPT update. Nabla, a digital health startup, launches Copilot, using GPT-3 to turn patient conversations into action. Rent Going Up? One Company's Algorithm Could Be Why. TikTok now offers a feed dedicated to science and tech. Meta is working on a decentralized social app. Gowalla returns to see if location-based networking is ready for its mainstream moment. Noam Chomsky: The False Promise of ChatGPT. Google has discontinued the Glass Enterprise Edition. YouTube TV Multiview lets you watch up to 4 games in preview for March Madness. Google Play will now machine translate Android apps for free. Google Workspace is getting a price increase and other changes. March Pixel Feature Drop with Android 13 QPR2 is now rolling out. Stranded on a mountain, he tied his phone to a drone to text for help. Meta layoffs: Facebook owner to cut 10,000 staff. A Look Inside Elon Musk's $50,000 Prefab Tiny House. The Biden administration demands that TikTok be sold or risk a nationwide ban. Picks: Stacey - Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock Hardcover by Jenny Odell. Jeff - Is 25 Years Old Today, and I'm Going to Write About It. Jeff - Lifehacker sold by G/O to Ziff Davis. Jeff - Here's Everything That Happened at the #BlackTwitterSummit. Jeff - The Color Printer. Mike - ChatPDF. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Guest: Mike Elgan Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT

    TWiG 706: What's This Dot Here? - Facebook AI model leak,YouTube swearing rules, Google IO 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2023 163:25

    Worker asks Elon Musk on Twitter: Have I been fired? FTC Twitter Investigation Sought Elon Musk's Internal Communications, Journalist Names. Olauncher. Minimal AF Launcher. YouTubers can swear at the start of videos again without getting demonetized. Gigi Sohn, Biden FCC nominee withdraws, following bruising lobbying battle. 'Slavery was wrong' and 5 other things some educators won't teach anymore. Google I/O 2023 takes place on May 10. Facebook's Powerful Large Language Model Leaks Online. How AI Generates New Images: GANs Put Simply. The privacy loophole in your doorbell. Rest of World receives a $200,000 grant from Ford Foundation to expand coverage of how tech is impacting workers. Fitbit is getting rid of the best reasons to use a Fitbit, which is a big mistake. Florida bill would require bloggers who write about the governor to register with the state. Biden's national cybersecurity strategy advocates tech regulation, and software liability reform. A New 'M*A*S*H' Scene: Written by ChatGPT, Read by Hawkeye and B.J. 20% of YCombinator classes are built on machine learning. ChatGPT enters slack; the machine plays office politics. Prepare for the Textpocalypse by Matthew Kirschenbaum. Farewell to a tech brand of which I'll always be proud. Vox Media is "retiring the Recode branding" today. CNET editor-in-chief Connie Guglielmo steps down for AI-generated content role. March 2023 Pixel Feature Drop changelog leaks out. Google rolling out Android 14 Developer Preview 2. Blurry subway photos may offer our latest Pixel Fold leak. Here's everything new in Android 14 Developer Preview 2 [Gallery]. Google begins rolling out its new look for Docs and other Workspace apps. Google One brings VPN to $1.99/month plan, adding dark web info monitoring. Pixel Buds Pro spatial audio with head tracking update rolling out. Android 15's dessert is apparently 'Vanilla Ice Cream'. Google launches the new Google Trends portal. Google Chrome is making it easier to delete autofill data. Picks: Stacey - COVID Leo - Opal C1 Leo - Camo Jeff - The New Gatekeepers by Benedict Evans. Ant - Peak Design TRAVEL BACKPACK 45L. Ant - FINALLY coming to "TV". Silo series based on books by Hugh Howey. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:

    TWiG 705: I Was Merely Fluffing - TikTok ban coming to the US? ChatGPT Windows 11 taskbar, Twitter job cuts

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2023 182:38

    Our Growing TikTok Moral Panic Still Isn't Addressing The Actual Problem. U.S. House panel approves bill giving Biden power to ban TikTok. Apple Watch potential ban: What you need to know. All about Salt_Hank's upcoming cookbook. YouTube's new head talks 2023 priorities, including AI, podcasting, Shorts and more. Microsoft brings its new AI-powered Bing to the Windows 11 taskbar. OpenAI Is Now Everything It Promised Not to Be: Corporate, Closed-Source, and For-Profit. Planning for AGI and beyond. You Are Not a Parrot And a chatbot is not a human. And a linguist named Emily M. Bender is very worried what will happen when we forget this. Flipboard joins the Fediverse with a Mastodon integration and community, plans for ActivityPub. Talking about the diminishing drive to share on social media. Jack Dorsey-backed Twitter alternative Bluesky hits the App Store as an invite-only app. YouTube video causes Pixel phones to instantly reboot. In latest round of Twitter cuts, some see hints of its next CEO. Elon Musk's defense of Scott Adams shows why he is misguided and dangerous. Elon Musk Reportedly Building 'Based AI' Because ChatGPT Is Too Woke. Mozilla leads Mastodon app Mammoth's pre-seed funding. Google Drops 9 New Android and Wear OS Features. Google Chrome's new zoom on mobile blows things up by up to 300 percent. Google Keep's new Android widget makes it easier to check off items on your to-do list. Android is adding support for eSIM transfer between devices. Chrome tweaked to improve memory use & battery life on MacBook. Waymo starts autonomous testing in LA with no human driver. Google's bringing Magic Eraser to all Google One subscribers — including iPhone users. Gmail's client-side encryption is now available to more businesses. Google rolls out fall detection on the Pixel Watch. Your Google Docs are about to look a little bit different. Picks: Jason - Artifact for Android. Jeff - Jeff with teenage look filter. Ant - New Affordable Amaran COB S-Series Lights. Ant - How Y'all Doing by Leslie Jordon. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Ant Pruitt, and Jason Howell Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsor:

    TWiG 704: Ensconced in Felt - Section 230 in the Supreme Court, Google from the inside, Meta "verified"

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2023 163:51

    Some Initial Thoughts On The Supreme Court Oral Arguments In Gonzalez: Non-Experts Might Still Make A Mess Of Things, But Without Understanding Why. Quick Debrief on the Gonzalez v. Google Oral Arguments. Cathy's Amicus brief. Supreme Court Wrestles With Suit Claiming Twitter Aided Terrorists. What happened to the K9YO pico balloon? Shot down by an F-22 Raptor. The maze is in the mouse. What ails Google. And how it can turn... Google Calls In Help From Larry Page and Sergey Brin for A.I. Fight. YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki is leaving, replaced by Neal Mohan. NPR says it's cutting jobs by 10% as ad revenue drops. Mark Zuckerberg - Good morning and new product... Inside Meta's Push to Solve the Noisy Office. Google Reassessing Timeline for Massive San Jose Campus. German government banned from operating Facebook page. Flooded with AI-created content, a sci-fi magazine suspends submissions. Mercedes partners with Google to bring Maps and YouTube into its vehicles. Subway planning EV charging oasis. Now if it were Taco Bell... Google Messages is finally just calling it 'RCS'. Google's long-awaited Tasks and Reminders consolidation starts in March. ChromeOS 110 rolling out: Super Resolution Audio, Select-to-speak, channels labels, more. Acer Chromebook 516 GE. Google Weather gets an accidental dark theme via the Android System Webview update. Google Chrome rolls out Memory and Energy Saver modes. Picks: Cathy - Montalbano. Jeff - now takes you to ChatGpt. Jeff - Never use a URL shortening service - even if you own it. Ant - Borix FX Particle Illusion Updated. Ant - Hagibis USB-C Hub with Hard Drive Enclosure. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt Guest: Cathy Gellis Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsor:

    TWiG 703: Spicy Autocomplete - writeGPT, Privacy Sandbox, Musk's Twitter firing, Radio Garden

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2023 149:25

    Elon Musk's reach on Twitter is dropping — he just fired a top engineer over it. Yes, Elon Musk created a special system for showing you all his tweets first. Google's AI chatbot, Bard, sparks a $100 billion loss in Alphabet shares. Eight Research Papers That Set Off the AI Boom. What Is ChatGPT Doing ... and Why Does It Work? How, why and when generative AI will kill the search engine. writeGPT - OpenAI's GPT prompt assistant. From Bing to Sydney – Stratechery by Ben Thompson. This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he's not happy about it. Google Launches Privacy Sandbox for Android Beta Test. Google Drive adding stylus and finger PDF annotation on Android. YouTube TV subscribers will get a discount on NFL Sunday Ticket, access launches September 10. Google Fiber rolling out $125/month 5 Gig service in 4 cities. Picks: Stacey - Radio Garden. Mike - Wikenigma. Mike - StealthGPT. Ant - Centralized vs Decentralized on FLOSS Weekly. Ant - Tiktok Since Mr. Jarvis is Off This Week. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Guest: Mike Elgan Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: GO.ACILEARNING.COM/TWIT

    TWiG 702: Lion Around - Shift Happens Kickstarter, ChatGPT powered Bing, Google Bard AI, Bret Taylor

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2023 172:39

    Shift Happens: A book about keyboards by Marcin Wichary. Matias Tactile Pro. I Tried Microsoft's New AI-Powered Bing. Search Will Never Be the Same. Google unveils its own ChatGPT-like AI chatbot. Bret Taylor starts AI company; Google VP joins. Twitter Places Limits on Tweet Frequency, Impacting Business and Individual Accounts. Google's AI chatbot Bard makes factual error in first demo. Twitter execs acknowledge mistakes with Hunter Biden laptop story but say no government involvement. Elon Musk Found Not Liable in Trial Over Tweets Proposing to Take Tesla Private. Google will soon blur explicit images by default in search results. Google is adding some new features for EVs with built-in Google Maps. Google winds down feature that put playable podcasts directly in search results. Google launches Android 14 Developer Preview for Pixel. Jason Howell reviews the OnePlus 11 5G. Harvard Misinformation Expert Joan Donovan Forced to Leave by Kennedy School Dean, Sources Say. Picks: Stacey - Sunnyside - Healthier Drinking Habits That Fit Your Lifestyle. Jeff - Watch our new Fixed on Pixel ad ahead of the big game. Jeff - Coffee for Ant. Ant - Early Mornings Photo Contest. Ant - Shout out to TWiG Listener. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:

    TWiG 701: Bring Me a Leaf Blower - ChatGPT and Bing, Samsung Unpacked 2023, Clear Calling demo, Artifact

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2023 156:12

    AI-Generated Seinfeld-Like Twitch 'TV Show' Is Peak Absurdity. ChatGPT is about to get even better and Microsoft's Bing could win big. Google testing ChatGPT-like chatbot 'Apprentice Bard' with employees. Back At Google Again, Cofounder Sergey Brin Just Filed His First Code Request In Years. History of AI by Shaan Ray. MusicLM: Generating Music From Text. AI-Generated Voice Firm Clamps Down After 4chan Makes Celebrity Voices for Abuse. OpenAI offers error-prone AI detector amid fears of a machine-stuffed future. Creative Writing with an AI-Powered Writing Assistant: Perspectives from Professional Writers. Is AI-written content replacing cheap old content farms? Meta Wins Court Nod to Buy VR Startup Within Unlimited in Loss for Khan's FTC. The flight tracker that powered @ElonJet has taken a left turn. How is it legal to track private planes like Elon Musk's? US hacks back against Hive ransomware crew. Twitter co-founder says Elon Musk 'doesn't seem like' the right person to own company. Everything Samsung Announced at Galaxy Unpacked 2023. Live test of Clear Calling. Google's Fuchsia OS was one of the hardest hit by last week's layoffs. Intel just took the worst beating in earnings in over a decade. Android 13 QPR2 Beta 3 now available for Pixel phones. Latest Pixel Buds A-series 3.519.0 firmware update breaks Bluetooth pairing. YouTube TV losing MLB Network starting today. Google hosting in-person Cloud Next '23 this August. Chrome for Android rolling out fingerprint unlock for Incognito tabs. PSA: Gmail's new package tracking interface is now live if you know where to look. New leaked specs suggest 'Pixel Tablet Pro' might not be a thing after all. Acer's newest Chromebooks are built to be classroom-ready. Google says Lens and Maps Live View are 'prelude to [its] long-term vision' for AR. Google Fi says hackers accessed customers' information. Instagram's co-founders are mounting a comeback. Spotify axes podcast head Dawn Ostroff in cutbacks. Picks: Stacey - The Sorcerer of Pyongyang: A Novel. Jeff - Appliance makers sad that 50% of customers won't connect smart appliances. Jeff - I'm on Team dog. Ant - You People. Ant - I'm Very Angry, So I'm Campaigning. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:

    TWiG 700: Impecunious Mods - Google job cuts, ChatGPT malware, To Leslie, AmazonSmile to close

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 185:42

    Google Parent Alphabet to Cut 12,000 Jobs. Interview with Richard Hay. Google Slashes Jobs at Incubator Area 120 as Part of Cuts. Meta to Reinstate Trump's Facebook and Instagram Accounts. AmazonSmile set to close, Amazon announces. Mastodon founder has a message for Elon Musk. Twitter's new developer terms ban third-party clients. Elon Musk Explores Raising Up to $3 Billion to Help Pay Off Twitter Debt. Ivory: The Magnificent Mastodon App. We tried to run a social media site and it was awful. DOJ sues Google over its dominance in online advertising market. Justice Department calls for breakup of Google in new antitrust lawsuit. More on Google and AI; OpenAI, Integration, and Microsoft. ChatGPT passes MBA exam given by a Wharton professor. @divergencearran: Earlier this evening @kevinrose was phished into signing a malicious signature that allowed the hacker to transfer a large number of high-value tokens. ChatGPT is enabling script kiddies to write functional malware. T-Mobile (TMUS) Says Hacker Stole Data for 37 Million Customers. PCs past fans: active cooling chip. HBO's 'The Last of Us' Infects Your Google Search With Creepy Fungus. To Leslie' and the word-of-mouth campaign that got Andrea Riseborough an Oscar nomination. Virginia man sues Chick-fil-A in SF court over sharing data with Facebook. The lights have been on at a Massachusetts school for over a year because no one can turn them off. Google Clock 7.4 update tests buttons for ending alarms. Android 13 QPR2 Beta 2.1 rolling out with Bluetooth and 5G fixes for Pixel. Google Meet making it easier to share files during calls. Waze now supports Android Auto's 'Coolwalk' dashboard; will users actually start getting it now? Picks: Stacey - Jabra 85H. Stacey - The AirPods Pro 2nd gen as smart hearables puts a smile on my face. Jeff - The library that Jeff wants. Ant - StellaPro Reflex-S On Sale. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Guest: Richard Hay Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsor:

    TWiG 699: Blame it on the Tesla - Google to SCOTUS, Google Images

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 162:04

    Twitter Auction Complete Twitter is blocking third-party clients like Tweetbot and Twitterrific Sawyer Merritt on Twitter: "Boston Dynamics shows of their robots latest skills Tesla staged 2016 self-driving demo, says senior Autopilot engineer Twitter admits it's breaking third-party apps, cites 'long-standing API rules' Google Images Was Created Because Of Jennifer Lopez Leo's wake-up call Dozens of media companies set 2023 content deals with Twitter Free the nipple: Facebook and Instagram told to end ban on bare breasts New Study: No, Of Course Russian Twitter Trolls Didn't Impact The 2016 Election | Techdirt Saunas and cold shock Google's brief to SCOTUS on 230 Nick Cave says imitation ChatGPT song is 'a grotesque mockery of what it is to be human' Point-by-point rebuttal of that litigation Reid Hoffman makes a podcast with ChatGPT Nest cofounder's next thing: mail your dessicated food waste to him for chickenfeed Google Changelog YouTube is testing a hub of free, cable-style channels | Engadget Your Google Stadia controller won't be a paperweight after the service shuts down | Engadget Google plans AirTag clone, will track devices with 3 billion Android phones Google Translate now supports 33 new languages offline Fitbit step and heart rate data is appearing in Google Fit ChromeOS 109 rolling out with a tweak to how Android apps launch Google's bringing new features to older versions of Android Android Auto redesign rolling out draggable seek bar in music apps Google Discover rolls out three-column UI ahead of Pixel Tablet Android 13 is running on 5.2% of all devices five months after launch We like this compost bin Govee Smart Kettle State Dept phases out Times Roman in favor of 14 pt Calibri I'd Like to Play Alone, Please: Essays by Tom Segura Marshawn Lynch Shows Kevin Hart Beast Mode In The Cold Tubs Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsor:

    TWiG 698: Hands Off My Pound Cake! - ChatGPT Microsoft investment, Tesla crashes, FAA outage, Afroman raid

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 162:14

    Stadia player count hinted at by Destiny 2 figures. The DNSSEC Root Signing Ceremony. KSK Key Signing Ceremony (16 Jun 10). Microsoft reportedly plans to invest $10 billion in creator of buzzy A.I. tool ChatGPT. OpenAI begins piloting ChatGPT Professional, a premium version of its viral chatbot. Wolfram|Alpha as the Way to Bring Computational Knowledge Superpowers to ChatGPT. Inside Neeva, the ad-free, privacy-first search engine from ex-Googlers. Ryan Reynolds used ChatGPT to make a Mint Mobile ad, and the results were 'mildly terrifying'. NYC education department blocks ChatGPT on school devices, networks. Microsoft VALL-E voice models. Apple does AI-read audiobooks. Russia to replace crew capsule at space station after coolant leak. Gigabit-ready internet connections are now mandatory in new homes in England. Flights Resume Across U.S. After FAA Outage: Live Updates. FAA giving airlines another year to fix altimeters that can't handle 5G signals. Chipotle is adding the TikTok-famous quesadilla hack to its official menu. These dogs ride a bus like humans 'and now the internet is in love'. Georgia Tech paper arguing TikTok is no security danger. Footage of Tesla in self-driving mode stopping on Bay Bridge (!), causing pileup. Tesla on autopilot leads police on chase before driver finally wakes up. Afroman Got Raided by Cops, So He Put Them in His Music Video. Warrant Canary. Amazon and Disney team up to launch an entirely new, Alexa-enabled experience for fans called Hey Disney! Researchers Hacked California's Digital License Plates, Gaining Access to GPS Location and User Info. Google Pixel phones add 5G support in India. Google Messages rolls out group chat end-to-end encryption (E2EE) in beta. Google Maps for Wear OS adds phoneless navigation on LTE watches. Google's new high-definition maps are arriving first on Volvo and Polestar electric vehicles. Google's new split-screen look for Android Auto is rolling out to everyone. Google Meet rolling out in-call emoji reactions. Google Docs adds a feature we thought it already had: non-printing characters. California Governor Teases Support for Digital IDs: 'We're Going to Do It Like No Other State'. John Deere vows to open up its tractor tech, but right-to-repair backers have doubts. Picks: Stacey - Tramontina Induction Cooking System. Jeff - Finnish Parliament rejects EU copyright legislation as a violation of rights to education, science. Jeff - After Months Of Protest, Google Search Quality Raters Finally Get A Raise. Ant - Kevin Hart Guesses Cheap vs. Expensive Wines. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:

    TWiG 697: Don't Track Me, Bro - CES 2022, Meta EU mega-fine, facial recognition arrest, Shift Happens

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 190:45

    This Device Will Not Let You LOL Unless You Mean It. The Mutalk Microphone Seals Your Voice In Virtual Reality. Bird Buddy's new smart hummingbird feeder can photograph and identify 350 different bird species. Roku Is Now Making Its Own TVs. Sony breaks from tradition and won't announce new TVs at CES 2023. This Virtual Twitch Streamer is Controlled Entirely By AI. Bills safety Damar Hamlin in critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest. YouTube TV lands Sunday Ticket with deal between Google, NFL. European regulators ruled Meta can't use its contracts with users to justify sending them ads based on their online activity, a blow to the digital advertising industry. Shift Happens. Typewriter art. Public Domain Expansion 2022: Highlights of the Harlem Renaissance and Modernist Writers in HathiTrust's Newly Opened Volumes. False Match That Led to Arrest Highlights Danger of Facial Recognition. Even the FBI says you should use an ad blocker. Ana de Armas Fans' Lawsuit Puts Studios at Risk Over Deceptive Trailers. ByteDance Inquiry Finds Employees Obtained User Data of 2 Journalists. Google and Meta's Advertising Dominance Fades as TikTok, Streamers Emerge. Elon Musk Becomes First Person Ever to Lose $200 Billion. Twitter's San Francisco HQ reportedly a hub of stinky smells. Mastodon 9 million: growth continues in fits and starts (but not all millions are the same). Eugen turns down VC investment; vows to stay nonprofit. friendica – A Decentralized Social Network. Picks: Jeff - Golden Gate gets $400 million for earthquake retrofit. Leo - Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works by Erik Spiekermann. Ant - Coach Prime on Amazon. Glenn - Robert Garcia plans swearing in on part on a Superman comic. Jeff - George Santos humor. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt Guest: Glenn Fleishman Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at

    TWiG 696: The Best of 2022 - Some of the most memorable moments from throughout the year

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 166:00

    How Has Google FAILED at Messaging So Badly? MORAL PANIC!!! Hair and makeup. FLoC Is OUT, Topics Takes Its Place. Some Dude Hacked North Korea. Mazda Infotainment Systems Bricked By Radio Station. Facebookers Now Called Metamates. A Painful Looking Keyboard. Stacey's Pick: Firewalla Purple. Unsolicited Dik-Diks. Jeff's Roboburger Adventure. Jeff Jarvis being sold on eBay. Insteon Shut Down Suddenly. T-Mobile's 5G Home Internet is Enticing. iRobot OS breaks Stacey. Snapchat's Googly Eyes Make Everything Creepy. Why Google AI Isn't Sentient. Higginbot has spoken. Jeff gets personal with Stacey and Ant. Moral Panic bumper gets an upgrade. Leo goes French. Wrong Number Text Scam Revealed! Alex Stamos Describes How He Got Into Security. Host: Leo Laporte Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at

    TWiG 695: The Airing of Grievances - Point-E, Public Domain day 2023, IoT and consent, John Carmack

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 145:16

    Life Expectancy by occupation for people with a wikipedia page. How Influencers Hype Crypto, Without Disclosing Their Financial Ties. OpenAI releases Point-E, an AI that generates 3D models. On the Dangers of Stochastic Parrots: Can Language Models Be Too Big? 'Magic Avatar' App Lensa Generated Nudes From My Childhood Photos. MSG's Facial Recognition at Radio City Gets Girl Scout Mom Kicked Out. A Roomba recorded a woman on the toilet. How did screenshots end up on Facebook? We should talk about consent in IoT. Lionel Messi's World Cup celebration is now the most-liked post on Instagram. Looking ahead to CES 2023. Public Domain Day 2023. Tom Lehrer Songs – Songs and Lyrics by Tom Lehrer. John Fetterman's TikTok Whisperer. Police provide first official details of Elon Musk's alleged stalker incident. Alex Barredo: "@joinmastodon official account has been banned on Twitter. Elon Musk now says he'll step down as Twitter CEO. Who is John J. Ray III, FTX's new chief executive? Ex-Google Contractor Settles Lawsuit Over Religious Sect. Virtual Reality Pioneer John Carmack Is Leaving Meta. Instagram launches new tool to help hacked users regain account access. Bear scratching Festivus pole. Picks: Stacey - Therabody Smart Goggles Jeff - What Comes Next for the Most Empty Downtown in America Ant - Sony Alpha Holiday Deals Ant - Spyder Checkr Photo on Sale Leo - Medieval chaperon, Medieval woolen chaperone, Medieval hood, Medieval hat, 14th century hood, 15th century hat, Medieval headwear, Chaperon Leo - Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsor:

    TWiG 694: The Fifty Shades of Stacey - Manu Cornet talks Twitter and art, Microsoft's Activision deal, Goblin Mode

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 157:32

    "I thought I'd been hacked. It turned out I'd been fired": tales of a Twitter engineer. Elon Musk booed by crowd after Dave Chappelle brings him on stage at comedy gig. How Manu feels about the Twitter debacle. Did Manu ever get any heat for doing his comics while working at Google and Twitter? Does Manu still like Twitter? How did Manu feel about Elon when everything first started months ago? What was the cartoon that Manu gave to Elon? Twitter suspends account that tracked Musk's private jet, despite billionaire's 'free speech' pledge. What is TikTok & is TikTok Safe? More about how Manu coded at Twitter. How does Manu draw his comics? FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried was arrested in the Bahamas. @cfarivar: BREAKING: A federal judge in SF has just ruled against Twitter, mandating that severance packages to fired employees must include mention of an ongoing lawsuit, Cornet v. Twitter. The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (just between you and me) Leo looks a the Goomics book. Lina Khan, Aiming to Block Microsoft's Activision Deal, Faces a Challenge. FTC Seeks to Block Microsoft Corp.'s Acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Inc. We're All Capable of Going 'Goblin Mode' How To Listen to and Understand Great Music. Students Rebel Against Heat-Sensing Crotch Monitor Surveillance Devices. Picks: Stacey: DIRIGERA: Hub for smart products. Manu: How many elements are in a modern smartphone? Stacey: The Photographic Card Deck of the Elements: With Big Beautiful Photographs of All 118 Elements in the Periodic Table. Ant: Have I Been Trained? (AI) Ant: Shout Out To Miss Sheila Johnson. Leo: Google's Blob Opera is back with Guitar Hero-inspired rhythm-based music game. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Guest: Manu Cornet Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:

    TWiG 693: The Best Part is the Grease - ChatGPT demo, Twitter HQ bedrooms, Neuralink animal abuse, TikTok best of the year, ChromeOS 108

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 178:04

    The founder of Craigslist on giving away his money, whether billionaires should exist, and why so many of our plutocrats lose their mind. S.F. officials investigating allegedly illegal bedrooms at Twitter HQ, as Elon Musk criticizes Mayor Breed. Sam Altman: "ChatGPT launched on wednesday. today it crossed 1 million users!" Jailbreaking ChatGPT on Release Day - by Zvi Mowshowitz. I asked GPTchat to write about folding T-shirts in the style of Malcolm Gladwell. AI Homework. Mastering the game of Go without human knowledge. Elon Musk's Neuralink Is Under Federal Investigation for Animal Abuse. Google shuts down Duplex on the Web, its attempt to bring AI smarts to retail sites and more. Google Faces Pressure in Hong Kong Over Search Results for National Anthem. Open Source Hospital Price Transparency. The Supreme Court battle for Section 230 has begun. Online safety bill returns to parliament after five-month delay. "Org charts" comic by Manu Cornet. A Twitter software engineer who created cartoons poking fun at his own company says he was fired because he's a 'troublemaker'. "I thought I'd been hacked. It turned out I'd been fired": tales of a Twitter engineer. Apple is adding end-to-end encryption to iCloud backups. TikTok Is Sued by State of Indiana, Accused of Targeting Young Teens With Adult Content. TikTok Shares the Top Clips, Creators and Trends in the App for 2022. Corn Kid Is Doing Just Fine. Microsoft Eyes 'Super App' to Break Apple and Google's Hold on Mobile Search. NASA Awards $57M Contract to Build Roads on the Moon. Pantone's 2023 color of the year is 'Viva Magenta'. Leo plays with ChatGPT. Google Search brings continuous scrolling to desktop. Google will show you suggested keywords right under the search bar. Chrome '@' shortcuts search tabs, bookmarks, and history right from the address bar. ChromeOS 108: Files app Trash can, touchscreen keyboard redesign, more. Google Photos will get worse at estimating your photo locations. Google Messages starts rolling out group end-to-end encryption. December Pixel Feature Drop has Clear Calling, a free VPN, and new Recorder tools for Google's latest phones. Picks: Stacey - Best binoculars 2022: Top picks for stargazing, wildlife and more. Stacey - Ember Mug² Stacey - Letter Napkin (Set of 4). Stacey - Nori Press, Compact Iron & Steamer for Clothes. Jeff - We all use phones on the toilet. Just don't sit more than 10 minutes. Jeff - 52 things I learned in 2022. Ant - First Look at KRK GoAux Studio Monitors. Ant - The Woman King. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:

    TWiG 692: Alex Stamos - Is TikTok a threat, Twitter's Chinese porn spam, 2024 election disinformation

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 132:20

    Introducing Alex Stamos. Twitter grapples with Chinese spam obscuring news of protests. How did Alex get into security? Alex's Joe Sullivan story. How COVID impacted teens and social interaction. The mechanics of Apple's CSAM scanning. How do we integrate security into basic education curriculum? How does Alex feel about the Fediverse? Advice for hosts of Mastodon instances. How is Google doing security-wise and for its users? What does Alex hear about Facebook these days? Will there be trouble on Twitter in the 2024 election? Who is responsible for keeping people protected from disinformation? Should TikTok be shut down? South Dakota bans TikTok from government-owned devices. Stanford Internet Observatory. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt Guest: Alex Stamos Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:

    TWiG 691: Maureen and Bab's Tea Room - Leap second, FTX deepfake, Musk vs Swisher,, Alexa struggling

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 135:01

    I Was the Head of Trust and Safety at Twitter. This Is What Could Become of It. Musk, journalist Kara Swisher trade barbs. Warner: Parents should be 'very concerned' about TikTok. Elon Musk and Twitter: a masterclass in moving fast and breaking things... Chaos on Twitter Leads a Group of Journalists to Start an Alternative. Amazon Alexa is a "colossal failure," on pace to lose $10 billion this year. How to Send Your Own Message to the iPad on Artemis 1 As It Orbits the Moon. Watch Howard Stern's Special Interview with Bruce Springsteen on HBO and HBO Max. The leap second's time is up: world votes to stop pausing clocks. Earth now weighs six ronnagrams: New metric prefixes voted in. Elizabeth Holmes' 11-year sentence explained by tech bubble. Lessons from a decade of 'Candy Crush'. FTX Founder Deepfake Offers Refund to Victims in Verified Twitter Account Scam. Movie theater stocks pop after report says Amazon plans to spend $1 billion on releases. Google Fi discounts Pixel 7 to $399 and offers $300 off 7 Pro for Black Friday. The best Black Friday Google deals you can get. Google launches new search, shopping and maps features. YouTube releases in-depth podcasting guide with best practices. You can now ask Google Assistant to search and play podcasts by guest, episode. Picks: Mathew - A plaque that shows you are verified on Twitter. Mathew - Bizarre study finds common parasite can make you more attractive. Mathew - Christie's Pulls T. Rex From Auction, Citing Need for 'Further Study'. Jeff - Pew teens and social media. Ant - Boris FX Black Friday Discount. Ant - Prep football: Campolindo edges Rancho Cotate in NCS semifinals. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt Guest: Mathew Ingram Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:

    TWiG 690: Search For Hardcore - FTX celebrity fallout, Musk's Twitter purge, goodbye Protocol,

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 169:36

    Larry David, Tom Brady, Stephen Curry, Other Celebs Sued Over FTX Crypto Exchange Collapse. Stars Likely to Be More Careful in Ads After Lloyd Bridges Case. Taylor Swift ticket meltdown sparks outrage about Ticketmaster's power. Elon Musk says the new Twitter Blue will relaunch on November 29th. Elon Musk ignored Twitter's internal warnings about paid verification. Mastodon Has Officially Retired the 'Toot,' Its Version of the Tweet. Substack isn't a social network. It's better. Proposal for quote-boost. Elon's paranoid purge. Musk issues ultimatum to staff: Commit to 'hardcore' Twitter or leave. Elon Musk delivers jaw-dropping, bold testimony at his Tesla trial over Twitter's issues with the FTC. Farewell from Protocol. Amazon begins layoffs as economic woes mount. With 10k layoffs looming, Jeff Bezos grants Dolly Parton millions and pledges his fortune to charity. Evernote's Next Move: Joining the Bending Spoons Suite of Apps. Twitter is Going Great! City birds are changing their tune. NASA's Modern Moon Program Is Finally off the Ground. Google Wallet arrives on Fitbit smartwatches, new countries. Android Auto beta program opens up to more users. Google Fi's throwing in a free year of YouTube Premium for Unlimited Plus subscribers. Google One VPN app rolls out for Mac and Windows. Facebook fact-checkers will stop checking Trump after presidential bid announcement. Picks: Mike - Debirdify Mike - Jeff - Portable, off-grid hotels Ant - JAYEGT Motorized Rotating Display Stand Ant - I Thought #Hardhead Had 5 Of 'Em Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt Guest: Mike Elgan Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:

    TWiG 689: Rusticated and Rectified - Blue vs grey checkmarks, Meta layoffs, FTX Binance collapse, Google One VPN

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 177:57

    Twitter vs Mastodon. Twitter begins to roll out, then kills, grey checkmarks for high-profile accounts. Here's how a Twitter engineer says it will break in the coming weeks. Meta Lays Off More Than 11,000 Employees. Sam Bankman-Fried's FTX Empire Faces US Probe Into Client Funds, Lending. Robinhood Collapses Following Difficulties of Savior. Twitter Is Our Future - by James Fallows. SpaceX adds data restrictions for Starlink power users. On Twitter, Elon Musk Details His Plans for Twitter's Business. Bullshit Reporting: The Intercept's Story About Government Policing Disinfo Is Absolute Garbage. Matter launch event: Hands-on with the newest Matter devices. Google Messages tests redesigned photo picker. Stadia refunds start today as Google provides more details on what to expect. Google One VPN coming to desktop with Mac and Windows apps. First Pixel 7 update rolling out with three fixes for display and system. Optimized YouTube Shorts player for TVs rolling out. Google and Renault are developing a 'software-defined vehicle' together. Berkeley moves toward banning all right turns on red lights. Amazon's new electric vans will be making deliveries in over 100 U.S. cities this holiday season. TikTok slashes global revenue targets by at least $2bn. How online mobs act like flocks of birds. Zoomtopia. Picks: Glenn - Legal fund for Alex Norris "oh no" comics. Jeff - Dystopian Candy Crush Drone Fleet Unleashed Into Skies Above New York. Jeff - Drones complete incomplete monuments. Ant - LumaFusion available in Beta on Android and ChromeOS. Ant - Canon EOS Webcam Utility PRO Announced. Ant - There_I_Ruined_It on Instagram. Ant - Rancho Cotate Athlete of the week Jacob Pruitt. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt Guest: Glenn Fleishman Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:

    TWiG 688: Hundo Milo - Musk takes over Twitter, FCC says ban TikTok, Roblox virtual clothing class

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 180:41

    Elon Musk is negotiating his new Twitter fees in real time with Stephen King. Ad giant IPG advises brands to pause Twitter spending after Musk takeover. Scoop: Musk team working to reboot Vine this year. Twitter discontinues ad-free articles for Blue subscribers. Welcome to hell, Elon. Elon discovers micropayments. Sigh. What kind of open networks are out there? Pixelfed - Federated Image Sharing. Interview: FCC commissioner says government should ban TikTok. US curbs on microchips could throttle China's ambitions and escalate the tech war. Italy to ban 'illegal' raves following Modena party. My tweet promoting our conversation with Rabble made Piers Morgan's show. Google Hangouts is dead, half-baked RCS is not a replacement. Roblox and Parsons School of Design are creating a digital fashion course. Google acquires Twitter-backed AI avatar startup Alter for $100 million. Amazon Music goes free for Prime members on Shuffle Mode. Amazon makes staff cuts at Amp, the app it launched this year to 'reimagine radio'. NASCAR: Ross Chastain's daring wall-riding move legal for now. Google's AI image model Imagen is getting a very limited public outing. Google's new prototype AI tool does the writing for you. Google is discontinuing support for the standalone Street View app and pulling it from app stores. Google One for Android gets slick homescreen redesign. Google expands flood and wildfire tracking. Google revamps Assistant parental controls and adds a kids' dictionary. Google's putting its Lens image search right on its home page. Google Play Android games now available on PC in beta. YouTube's new Primetime Channels puts 34 streaming services in one place. Google's building package tracking right into your Gmail inbox. How John Deere built its own cellular network for its factory. Picks: Stacey - Google Nest Wifi 6E review. Jeff - Twitter co-founder Dorsey holding onto stake in company. Jeff - Mastodon Patreon. Jeff - Infinite conversation. Ant - Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 Announced. Ant - Daniel Suarez's Critical Mass book is available. Ant - Family bragging moment: 20-Year Streak Broken. Ant - Thank you Press Democrat. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:

    TWiG 687: Rabble Rousing - Inside Planetary and Scuttlebutt, Mr. Beast, Shutterstock AI imagery, Chief TWiT

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 168:46

    Interview with Rabble. How Odeo turned into Twitter. What did Rabble do before Odeo? What did Rabble learn at TXTmob that came over to Twitter? Why Jaiku was so cool. What did Rabble work on at Yahoo from Uruguay? What was the core mistake of Friendster? What is the Scuttlebutt protocol and how does it work with Planetary? How does Rabble feel about Bluesky? What should I be able to export from Twitter right now? What's coming soon on Planetary and Scuttlebutt? Elon Musk dubs himself 'Chief Twit,' visits Twitter HQ with deal set to close. Do you worry about taking money for Planetary? Some use cases for how to use Planetary. Goodbye to Rabble. Musk Tells Bankers He Plans to Close Twitter Deal on Friday. Spotify Wants to Get Into Audiobooks but Says Apple Is in the Way. Shutterstock will start selling AI-generated stock imagery with help from OpenAI. Study: Playing lots of video games may benefit kids' brains. The Wire Retracts Its Meta Stories. Why audio will never capture the hearts of social media users. The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World Hardcover by Jonathan - Freedland. Is MrBeast actually worth $1.5 billion? Uber will show ads now. But don't count on a lower fare. Marco Arment: "Now my app's product page shows gambling ads, which I'm really not OK with. Republicans sue Google claiming spam filter blocks email. Leo's Meta Quest Pro. The Real Chief TWiT: Comfort Tee. Texas Sues Google Over Use of Facial Images. Google Home web app starts rolling out to view live Nest feeds, older cameras supported. Google Maps has removed its COVID-19 layer. Google is giving Workspace Individual subscribers a big storage bump. YouTube's new design makes it easier to fast-forward or rewind to the right part. YouTube Premium is getting a price hike for family plans to $22.99/month. Google Messages tests new design for delivered and read indicators. New Google Messages and Contacts app icons rolling out, Phone left. Rabble returns! Picks: Rabble - Planetary Jeff - 76% trust the technology sector Rabble - Web3 is Self-Certifying Leo - The Crypto Story Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis Guest: Evan Henshaw-Plath (Rabble) Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsor: