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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 647: It's A Disco Floor For Your Wall - Joe Rogan Misinformation, Blizzard

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 150:26

    Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard for $68b US regulators go after illegal mergers Request for Information on Merger Enforcement Unbelievable video of EU commissioner promoting digital legislation Spotify Pressured by 270 Scientists, Medical Professionals Over Joe Rogan Episode Spotify shuts down its podcast studio DirecTV Finally Dumps OAN, Limiting The Conspiracy And Propaganda Channel's Reach Escape from QAnon: How Jan. 6 changed one person's path Nanoleaf retires original HomeKit Light Panels, takes up to 50% off in commemorative clearance sale How the SOPA Blackout Happened 10yrs ago eyeo wins landmark copyright court decision; protects digital rights and sets an important legal precedent for who 'owns' HTML Suffers Hack For At Least $15M in Ethereum (ETH) Cryptoderps think buying a copy of a Dune version gives them copyright to produce it Cryptoderps follow up German company's use of Google Analytics 'breached GDPR' SearchEngineLand turned off AMP; nothing happened Google kills YouTube Originals Jeff Jarvis Tweets Tesla driver is first to face felony charges in a crash involving autopilot Andre Leon Talley passes Android 12 Update How Campbell Soup Turned New Jersey Into a Tomato-Growing State Canon EOS R5 C - Ant's Pick Follow Ant on Instagram $200k Donatas - Jeff's Pick GE Cafe Smart Oven - Stacey's Pick Cheezam ! By Prevision.IO - Computer Vision with AI for cheese - Leo's Pick 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: promo code TWIT30

    TWiG 646: The Opposite of Long Covid - Web3, Google vs. Sonos, Samsung no-shows, worst of CES, Google Ripple

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 160:48

    Taco Bell launches Taco Lover's Pass subscription nationwide with 30 days of tacos for $10. You can safely ignore Web3 by Mike Elgan. Web .0000012 by Jeff Jarvis. My first impressions of web3 by Moxie Marlinspike. Signal: New year, new CEO. Casey Newton: How Signal is playing with fire w/untraceable financial transactions. 'Second time lucky?' FTC's case against Facebook can move forward, federal judge rules. After ruining Android messaging, Google says iMessage is too powerful. Why Apple's iMessage Is Winning: Teens Dread the Green Text Bubble. Samsung no-showed on its major Exynos 2200 launch and won't say why. Samsung Electronics to Unveil Exynos 2200 AP on Launch Day of Galaxy 22. Cat on a hot satellite dish: Elon Musk's Starlink antenna hits surprise problem. Why is Zynga worth a whopping $12.7 billion? (Hint: It's not FarmVille). 500M Avira Antivirus Users Introduced to Cryptomining. Wordle - A daily word game. Google loses Sonos patent case, starts stripping functionality from speakers. An open letter to YouTube's CEO from the world's fact-checkers. Worst of CES: Right-to-repair name and shames terrible tech. Third-Party Software for Teslas Can Be Hacked, German Teen Says. E3 shifts to online-only event because of Omicron concerns. About 70 S.Korean attendees of U.S. tech show test positive for COVID-19. US man claims his penis has shrunk due to rare Covid side effect. When Axel Webber Was Rejected from Juilliard, TikTok Stepped In. Marques Brownlee: My Pixel 6 Pro has slowly gotten so buggy since launch in October that I can no longer recommend it at $900. Google rolling out Android 12L Beta 2 for Pixel phones. Google details changes to Speaker Group controls & device setup following Sonos ruling. Pixel Launcher 'At a Glance' widget gains doorbell camera previews, more. Now you can learn what's new in each Google Play system update for Android. Google launches Ripple, an open standard that could bring tiny radars to Ford cars and more. The Associated Press is starting its own NFT marketplace for photojournalism. The Athletic: Good for the Times, a potential disaster for local news. "Aw, screw it": LAPD cops hunted Pokémon instead of responding to robbery. We're Giving Wyze Person Detection to All Users at Whatever Price You Want. Picks: Mike - Chatterbox is the only smart speaker that meets EDUCATIONAL and PRIVACY standards Jeff - Most populous time zone Leo - Morgan Stanely out with quite the note on the idea of the mobile metaverse Ant - A great time on Behind the Shot TV with Steve Brazill and Don Komarechka Ant - #hardhead Modeled for Me and Jefferson Graham at Balmy Alley 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: promo code TWIG

    TWiG 645: I Will Retaliate At A Later Date - CES 2022, Ancillary Copyright, Elizabeth Holmes, Huey Lewis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 160:36

    CES 2022, Ancillary Copyright, Elizabeth Holmes, Huey Lewis Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt Guest: Cathy Gellis For full show notes on this episode, visit Sponsors:

    TWiG 644: The Year's Best - The Best TWiG Moments of the Year!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 132:10

    Leo Laporte takes us through some of the best moments from the past year. 2021 highlights include: Sea-shanty TikTok! Bernie Mitten Memes! Trey Ratcliff Talks About NFTs Is Linux REALLY Better? How To Create For TikTok Sabrina VHS Results in Felony Nobody Seems to Like FLoC Beethoven and Content ID on YouTube Map of the Internet Can Disinformation Be Stopped? Is Sundar Pichai An Effective Leader? Leo's Sudoku Recommendations Sweet Dreams, TWiG Catching Up With Craig Newmark TikTok's 'Grace Kelly' Acappella Challenge Billie Eilish... On Your Echo Studio? Craig Newmark barbershop quartet! 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: promo code TWIG

    TWiG 643: The Verdant Lady - Dorsey's anti-Web3 post, Reddit IPO, what Google killed in 2021, Pixel 6 update

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 139:27

    Amazon, Meta Scrap CES Plans in Las Vegas After Covid Surge. Jack Dorsey caused an uproar with a bizarre Web3 Twitter rant. 'Bitcoin will replace the US dollar', says former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Reddit Announces Confidential Submission of Draft Registration Statement Related to Proposed Public Offering. Americans widely distrust Facebook, TikTok and Instagram with their data, poll finds. Everything Google killed in 2021. Google says Chrome OS users are 'engaging' with Android apps 50% more YoY. Nearly 1,000 App Publishers Earned $1 Million for the First Time in 2021. In 2021, the Internet went for TikTok, space and beyond. Where is the December Update for the Pixel 6 Series? Amazon Cloud Unit Draws Antitrust Scrutiny From Khan's FTC. Long but eventful drive to the hospital. TikTok Is Getting Into the Restaurant Business. TCL resumes selling its Google TVs after rolling out software fixes. Verizon and Google Cloud to collaborate to deliver 5G mobile edge computing. Chrome 100 could break some websites next year, but Google is working on solutions. Melania Trump emerges to launch new NFT platform meant to 'inspire' — and earn cash. Adidas reveals new NFT project with Bored Ape Yacht Club. NFT of world's first text sells at auction. 'Severe weather alerts' appear to be disabled for the Pixel Launcher 'At a Glance' widget. Google is turning off the controls for OnHub routers at the end of 2022. Google Voice lets you create custom rules for incoming calls. Google finally stops selling the Home Mini after four years. Picks: Stacey - The Elevated Craft® Hybrid Cocktail Shaker. Jeff - Public Domain Day 2022. Stacey - The Big Book of Espionage. Jeff - Internet Hall of Fame inductees. Leo - I blew $720 on 100 notebooks from Alibaba and started a Paper Website business. Bunny the talking dog learns to count. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: promo code TWIG

    TWiG 642: A Clattering of Smart Phones - Log4Shell, Assange extradition, person of the year, Meta naming rights

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 136:50

    Hackers Backed by China Seen Exploiting Security Flaw in Internet Software. US wins appeal over extradition of WikiLeaks founder. Elon Musk: Person of the Year 2021. Elon Musk named Financial Times 'person of the year' . Ant Pruitt named TWiT of the Year. Monkey NFT Typo Causes Seller To Lose Out On $297,000. Pixel Launcher, 'At a Glance' unintentionally sends out Philippines storm warning globally. How a bug in Android and Microsoft Teams could have caused this user's 911 call to fail. Apple Removes All References to Controversial CSAM Scanning Feature From Its Child Safety Webpage. Better CEO 'Taking Time Off Effective Immediately'. MGM Resorts Job Seekers Can Try Out Roles in VR Before Starting. Google is threatening to fire unvaccinated employees. Deadly Collapse at Amazon Warehouse Puts Spotlight on Phone Ban Twitter adds auto captions feature to make videos more accessible. Why publishers like Vox Media are merging with their biggest rivals. Internet Association, once a top tech lobby, to fold at end of year. Google to give additional staff bonus this year. Woman lost @metaverse Instagram handle days after Facebook name change. Facebook owner is behind $60 mln deal for Meta name rights. Instagram quietly hits 2 billion monthly users. Grand Theft Auto video game ban proposed by Illinois State Rep. Marcus Evans. December security patch rolling out to Pixel 6 and 6 Pro with 80 bug fixes. Pixel Stand (2nd gen) starts shipping with first orders arriving this week. 'High-power' 21/23W charging on Pixel 6 & Pro with new Pixel Stand requires December update. YouTube TV could lose Disney, ABC, & ESPN channels this week, price drop if deal not reached. Google releases a new Wear OS 3 preview, offering a better look at the design outside of Samsung. Correcting the history of IoT. @Nicky_Dover: The Internet of Things boldly asks "what if everything in your house works like that new printer your mom just got" Toyota Made Its Key Fob Remote Start Into a Subscription Service. Picks: Stacey - Peppermint Brownie Cookies. Stacey - Flic 2 Starter Kit. Jeff - New elevator data tells the story of the movement of people in cities globally. Jeff - 52 things I learned in 2021. Leo - Minecraft crosses 1 trillion views on YouTube. Ant - New "Adobe Creative Cloud Express" is super useful. Ant - Christmas Tuba Extravaganza. 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: promo code TWIG

    TWiG 641: Don't Touch My Fun Noodle! - Year in search, chronological Instagram, YouTube transparency report

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 149:36 is live! Year in search 2021. Instagram head Adam Mosseri says the app will offer a chronological feed option early next year. Right-wing activists are openly 'weaponizing' Twitter's new private media policy. Ex-Googler Timnit Gebru Starts Her Own AI Research Center. The morning in the Estonian capital began with a traffic jam of... robot couriers! Because of the snowfall, they stalled and could not move. The macaques of Bali have learned to steal valuables from tourists to trade these back against food. Rep. Devin Nunes to leave Congress to become Trump media company CEO. Politico slammed for 'inventing a disease' to criticize Kamala Harris for not using Bluetooth. Roku, Google settle messy battle over YouTube distribution. Seeking a common language for self-driving cars. YouTube copyright transparency report: 2.2 million bogus reports. Here's everything new in Android 12L Beta 1. Pixel December security patch: Google fixes nearly 100 Android 12, Pixel 6, & other issues with December update. December Pixel Feature Drop: Hands-on with all the new additions. Fix for the Android Auto/Pixel 6 problem. Jessica Rosenworcel confirmed by Senate to lead the FCC. TikTok Just Unveiled Its Most Viral Trends of 2021. How TikTok Reads Your Mind. The CIA Is Deep Into Cryptocurrency, Director Reveals. Google temporarily disrupts a botnet that infected 1 million PCs. CEO fires 900 employees over Zoom. An Australian man who claimed to have invented bitcoin wins US court battle for fortune worth billions. Oh no... According to Newsmax, the Pope is dying! I'll have to let him know the next time he comes over. Nirit Weiss-Blatt: Her expensive book, Techlash, is now an inexpensive audiobook. Where the Earth is flat and 9/11 is an inside job: A comparative algorithm audit of conspiratorial information in web search results. Rohingya refugees sue Facebook over Myanmar hate speech. Today, Amazon launches Alexa Together. Amazon, can we have our name back? Three Steps to the Future - Benedict Evans. BuzzFeed Stock Turns Lower in Its Nasdaq Trading Debut. China's Yutu 2 rover spots a cube-shaped 'mystery hut' on the far side of the moon. Pantone unveils Color of the Year for 2022. Picks: Stacey - AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future. Ant - Support Chester's BBQ Sauce. Ant - Words of Wisdom. Jeff - Laughing fox. Jeff - How Elon Musk sold 10 million Tesla shares and increased his Tesla holdings. 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 640: That Bret Taylor? - Dorsey leaves Twitter, Square becomes Block, Don't Be Evil lawsuit, Jim Warren

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 149:04

    @Jack: not sure anyone has heard but, I resigned from Twitter. Who is Parag Agrawal? Twitter Has a New CEO; What About a New Business Model? Twitter bans sharing 'private' images and videos without consent. Jack Dorsey's Square changes corporate name to Block. Edge users aren't happy about Microsoft's built-in 'buy now, pay later' tool. Average American Credit Card Debt in 2021: $5,525. Onion: Self-Important Asshole Making Big Show About Leaving Twitter. Black Friday shopping in stores drops 28% from pre-pandemic levels. PayPal CEO says spending via its buy-now-pay-later service soared 400% on Black Friday, as inflation bites and shoppers feel the pinch. Meta has chosen AWS as its long-term strategic cloud provider. AWS re:Invent | Amazon Web Services. Nasdaq to Move Markets to Amazon's Cloud. AMD Rallies After Landing Meta in Latest Server Chip Win. Finland Researchers Say First Quantum Computer Is Up and Running. Google's 'Don't Be Evil' Motto Goes to Court. U.K. regulators order Facebook-owner Meta to sell Giphy. Huge fines and a ban on default passwords in new UK law. Salesforce promotes Bret Taylor to co-CEO alongside Benioff. Google announces grab bag of new Android features for the end of 2021. Google rolling out Android digital car key support to Pixel 6, Galaxy S21 on select BMWs. Android TV 12 is now available, unclear when it's headed to Chromecast with Google TV. Chrome OS 96 rolling out: Camera tweaks, Nearby Share in Android apps, more. 2021 Tesla Model Y review: Nearly great, critically flawed. 23andMe is using spac funds to develop new drugs against cancer. 150 HP multi-function printer types vulnerable to exploit. Indonesian Court Gives The Government Permission To Pull The Plug On The Internet Whenever It Feels Threatened. New rule will allow debt collectors to track you down on social media. Democrats Push Bill to Outlaw Bots From Snatching Up Online Goods. Is watching the 1984 Ghostbusters movie killing people? A Statistician's Perspective. Microsoft's Satya Nadella Sells Half of His Shares in the Company. The Prince symbol has been salvaged from a 1993 floppy disk. Jim Warren, Early Influencer in Personal Computing, Dies at 85. Picks: Stacey - Fi Smart Dog Collar Jeff - Mobile phone museum Jeff - Jack Dorsey's Net Worth After Twitter Farewell Ant - Hardheads Playoff loss Ant - Watch FLOSS featuring Lisa LeVasseur Ant - The 5 Love Languages Hardcover Special Edition: The Secret to Love That Lasts 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 639: The Turducken of Cakes - Investing in creators vs. debt, Wirecutter boycott, end of call to cancel

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 148:24

    Investing in creators vs debt, Wirecutter boycott, end of call to cancel Slow Ventures. A Former Facebook VP Thinks Investing in Humans Is the Future of VC. Investing Directly in People Is the Future of VC. Here's How to Do It. Life Capital 2021: The Future of The Professional Creator Ecosystem. Wirecutter Thanksgiving strike and boycott is on. Citadel CEO Kenneth Griffin Outbid a Group of Crypto Investors for Copy of U.S. Constitution. Niantic raises $300M at a $9B valuation to build the 'real-world metaverse' Mouse jigglers are a thing. Pokemon Go Creator Niantic Launches Bitcoin-Hunting AR Game. The end of "click to subscribe, call to cancel"? One of the news industry's favorite retention tactics is illegal, FTC says. A Robot Wrote This Book Review. The unbearable fussiness of the smart home. Locked out of "God mode," runners are hacking their treadmills. Google Pixel 6a will run on a Tensor chip, but a lesser camera than Pixel 6. Android Auto and Pixel 6 won't play nice, but Google is working on a fix. The Pixel 5 could have actually been good if Google's chip plans had worked out. iMessage Reactions Will No Longer Annoy Android Users Thanks to Emoji Change. Google Store Black Friday 2021 deals are now live in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia Google Stadia is celebrating its second birthday with hardware for free or cheap You can now pre-order the 2nd-gen Pixel Stand from Google, ships next month Samsung to Choose Taylor, Texas, for $17 Billion Chip-Making Factory. Casper's return to private life isn't a canary for DTC companies going public. Jeff Jarvis: The Times treats an iPhone as a luxury. I hate to break it to them, but I think many people would say that these days a subscription to The Times is a luxury. Jay Last, One of the Rebels Who Founded Silicon Valley, Dies at 92. Picks: Stacey - Thanksgiving Piecaken. Jeff - What is your state's favorite Thanksgiving dish? Google shares popular searches in the US. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Guest: Sam Lessin Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:

    TWiG 638: Princess Floppy Wrists - Pixel 6 debate, Icelandverse, Apple self-repair program, investing in people

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 126:35

    Goodbye, Staples Center. Hello, Arena. US detains crypto-exchange exec for helping Ryuk ransomware gang launder profits. Stacey hates her Pixel 6! Be your own genius: Apple to Launch Self-Service Repair Program in Early 2022. Google allegedly won't release a new Pixelbook in 2022. A Former Facebook VP Thinks Investing in Humans Is the Future of VC. Introducing the Icelandverse. Mark Zuckerberg's Response To Iceland Tourism Ad Mocking Meta. Paperless office back again as print hardware supplies jam. Why you should consider using vFlat for book scanning. Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are infectious in all the wrong ways. Miramax Sues Quentin Tarantino Over 'Pulp Fiction' NFT Auction. Google says it's improving fingerprint scanner performance with a Pixel 6 update. Google's latest Maps features help you avoid the holiday shopping crowds. Google Meet calls hosted by premium Workspace tiers now support up to 500 participants. Android TV apps can be remotely installed from your phone via new Play Store feature. Google Camera 8.4 brings Timer light, disabling Exposure controls, & more to older Pixel phones. Twitter acquires Threader. We Read Twitter for Entertainment, Trust It for News (Unless We Vote Republican) Twitter Makes Big Changes For Devs As It Eyes Decentralized Future. Crypto believers bid on U.S. Constitution. WEB2 VS WEB3. Say goodbye to disappearing tweets. Substack says it has more than 1 million paid subscriptions. Big media strikes back at Substack. JPMorgan sues Tesla for $162m after Musk tweets soured share deal. PICKS: Stacey - Mozilla *privacy not included List Stacey - The writing of the gods Jeff - Logitech POP Keys Wireless Keyboard Ant - Follow David Lei on Instagram. Ant - Lensrentals Keeper Program Announced 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: Command Line Heroes - TWIG

    TWiG 637: Private Socks - Twitter Blue, Amazon's distopian holiday ad, Google's big EU fine, "on background"

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 176:58

    Leo recaps his Oaxaca trip. Twitter Blue launches today in the US with Ad-Free Articles. Twitter is building a crypto team. Square is going to make a hardware wallet for bitcoin. Google loses appeal against $2.7bn EU antitrust fine. YouTube is removing the dislike count on all videos across its platform. Troubleshooting Stacey's new Pixel 6 Pro. Judge denies stay in Epic v. Apple. AMP Has Irreparably Damaged Publishers' Trust in Google-led Initiatives. Updating The Verge's background policy. Brain Implant Translates Paralyzed Man's Thoughts Into Text With 94% Accuracy. Adele debuts new song 'Hold On' in Amazon holiday ad. Facebook's "Meta" Trademark Application. Missing Girl Is Rescued After Using Hand Signal From TikTok. TikTok food creators (damnit, where's Salt_Hank?) TikTok @Jax plus violin. #TeamSeas: Help us remove 30 million pounds of trash by January 1st, 2022. Google is taking sign-ups for Relate, a voice assistant that recognizes impaired speech. Google Assistant no longer offers 'Your News Update' audio digests. Google Home 2.46 for Android brings promised Android/Google TV remote. Nest Hub (2nd gen) update adds sleep stages & localized snore detection, tracking now free until 2023. Adaptive Sound feature appears to be rolling out now to Pixel 6 devices. Used car market gets even more bizarre. TwitterTV: make an account a screensaver. The Chip That Could Transform Computing. Picks: Stacey - Happy holidays! Here's our 2021 gift guide! Ant - The Harder They Fall on Netflix Ant - Congrats and Good Luck to RCHS Ant - Register for the Wanderers' Photo Workshop Jeff - Apple's first computer, a collector's dream, could fetch $500,000 at auction Jeff - How much Wikipedia weighs 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 636: Twisty Buttons - Facebook is Meta, Pixel 6 Pro camera test, Zillow's big mistake, Tesla's Hertz deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 147:43

    Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook's annual AR/VR conference. Related: Microsoft Teams enters the metaverse race with 3D avatars and immersive meetings. Zuckerberg's Meta promises a 'future' these video games delivered years ago. Facebook teases 'Project Cambria' high-end VR / AR headset. Ant's time with the Pixel 6 Pro and the camera system. Google warns that 'high demand' for Pixel 6 Pro has heavily delayed shipping, the retail stock is scarce. Zillow, facing big losses, quits flipping houses and will lay off a quarter of its staff. Google is turning on two-step verification for a lot of personal accounts. EEOC Launches Initiative on Artificial Intelligence and Algorithmic Fairness. Email is 50 years old, and still where it's @. Waymo cars are coming to NYC to train autonomous vehicles, manual driving only for now. Spain adopts EU copyright law, paving way for Google News to return. Google News to return to Spain. Australia also wants Google to unbundle search from Android. Calling Gina: Microsoft launches Google Wave. Elon Musk Says Tesla Hasn't Signed Contract With Hertz Despite Earlier Announcement. PICKS: Stacey - Flic Twist: The Wireless Dial for your Smart Home. Jeff - Taco bell wedding. Jeff - Turns out Taco Bell weddings are a thing. Jeff - "I make the best mac n cheese". Ant - FLOSS Weekly has been on fire! Ant - Andre Mack Playlist on Bon Appetit. Jason - Chromecast with Google TV promo with Netflix. Jason - Donate to my Movember. 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: code TWIT75

    TWiG 635: I Too Like Music Band - Earnings galore, Pixel 6 Pro review highlights, Android 12L, smart TV wars

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 153:39

    Google results: profit doubles. Facebook results: Profits jump 17%. Twitter Gains 5 Million Users in Q3, Grows Revenue 37% Despite Apple's iPhone Privacy Change. Microsoft beats revenue expectations, reporting 22% growth. Apple's ad changes wiped $142 billion off Snap, Facebook, and other online ad giants. Facebook says it's refocusing the company on 'serving young adults'. British MP's death intensifies calls for an end to online anonymity. Eight Things We Learned From the Facebook Papers. FB's cringey Open Enrollment video. Pixel 6 Pro reviews are in. Google Built the Pixel 6 Camera to Better Portray People With Darker Skin Tones. Does It? Android 12 is so last week: Meet Android 12L, now in developer preview. Android 12L could vastly improve mobile apps on Chromebooks. Will it? Surface Duo 2 Bumper review: Stupidly expensive, but also way better. Google sought fellow tech giants' help in stalling kids' privacy protections, states allege. Google Takes Up to 42% From Ads, States Claim in Lawsuit. Richmond Bridge proves Jarvis is not insane to be bridge-phobic! Google's Stadia Pivots To Being Some White Label Game Streaming Platform For Others To Use. Google TV is reportedly 'a top priority' w/ higher partner payments than Roku offers, new ad push. Leaked email allegedly shows that Google did ask Roku for special search treatment for YouTube. Comcast introduces its own smart TV with its own OS. Amazon Fire Smart TVs Now For Sale; Soon to Include Apple AirPlay. Exclusive: Billionaires back new media firm to combat disinformation. Google Chrome is working on combining tab groups and bookmarks, and we don't like it one bit. Google adds an 'app drawer' to the Nest Hub, proving once again that smart displays are just fancy tablets. Google is now accepting requests to remove images of minors from Search results. Various upgrades to Gmail. Google expands Pixel's Call Screen feature to these 7 countries, rolling out now. Picks: Jeff - Moderation scale numbers Jeff - 20 years of the iPod Jeff - Indexing the creator economy Ant - Wonder Years Reboot. Ant - He Didn't Get the Record Ant - How to Make Money While You are Sleeping: A Photographer's Guide to Passive Income – And Other Savvy Business Strategies by Rick Sammon Mathew - For the Price of a Tesla Model S, You Can Buy a Flying Car That Doesn't Require a License Jason - Google defends the Android 12 'Internet' QS panel, details future Pixel Feature Drop tweak Jason - Jason's first Movember 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: promo code TWIG

    TWiG 634: Russian Touchdown - Pixel 6 meltdown, Waymo's dead end, Facebook's new name, how to quit your job

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 177:42

    Google Store moves up shipping dates for some following Pixel 6 ordering chaos. Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro Have Big Screens, Big Ambitions, and Small Prices. Google aims to double smartphone output with new Pixel 6. 'Super Pumped': Uma Thurman Joins Showtime Anthology Series As Arianna Huffington. Samsung Unpacked 2: Samsung's bringing back that Moto Maker magic for custom Galaxy Z Flip3 colors. Google Smart Home Developer Summit 2021. Is Apple's M1 Max really the fastest laptop chip ever? Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name. Coding with eyes. Sticky business: Ransomware hits U.S. candymaker ahead of Halloween. The podcast business is booming, but few are making money. The real number of the week: 1m for Salt_Hank. Does Social Media Turn Nice People Into Trolls? Dead-End SF Street Plagued With Confused Waymo Cars Trying To Turn Around 'Every 5 Minutes' Google's Biggest Moonshot Is Its Search for a Carbon-Free Future. Amazon and Starbucks held talks about launching a cobranded lounge that combines cashierless Go stores with a café. Amazon's private labels. 'I quit' - Reddit users are posting angry resignation texts to their bosses on an 'anti-work' subreddit. This Is What Jack Dorsey's Cryptic '705742' Tweet Might Mean. Android 12 is now rolling out to Pixel phones. Say hello to better phone calls. New 'Assistant voice typing' in Gboard lets you dictate, edit text hands-free. Pixel 6 can 'Live Translate' your messages, images, and transcribed audio locally. Google's 30W charger for Pixel 6 is a $25 add-on, Pixel Stand sequel is delayed. Google modernizes US mobile search results with continuous scrolling. Gmail compose UI getting a slew of web updates: New contact menu, thread name edits, more. Free YouTube Music tier going audio-only as video watching becomes Premium perk. Chrome OS 94: Natural Select-to-speak voices, scanning in Camera app, more. Picks: Stacey - Meet the Raspberry Pi Build HAT: create with Raspberry Pi and LEGO Education Jeff - AI knowledge of human ethics Ant - This Is American's Live Host Now on SNL Ant - DJI Ronin 4d. Ant - Congrats, #hardhead 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: Command Line Heroes - TWIG

    TWiG 633: Nothing About Me Without Me - Federated Twitter, Section 230 reform, Instagram moral panic

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 118:49

    Dead letters: Email could be the last federated internet technology — but it isn't. Facebook shouldn't be in charge of how you use Facebook. The Moral Panic Engulfing Instagram. Facebook whistleblower to brief Facebook Oversight Board, U.K. parliament. Twitter position paper on protecting the open internet. Why Section 230 'Reform' Effectively Means Section 230 Repeal. Highlights From William Shatner's Blue Origin Rocket Trip to Space. Rät by Penelope Scott. Samsung announces Unpacked 2 event for Wednesday, Oct 20th, right after Apple and Google. Len Sassaman and Satoshi: a Cypherpunk history. Picks Jeff - UK regulator Ofcom's list of bad words Jeff - How many watched Squid Game Ant - Irish People Blind Test Irish Whisky vs American Whiskey Ant - Hall H Show Ant - All Systems Red Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt Guest: Cory Doctorow Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors:

    TWiG 632: It's No Sudoku - Facebook whistleblower, Pixel 6 event, Twitch leak, Blockchain blogging

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 164:21

    Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen details company's misleading efforts on 60 Minutes. Mark Zuckerberg - I wanted to share a note I wrote to... How AT&T helped build far-right One America News. Thompson: Facebook's political problems. Google announces October 19 event to fully launch the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Pixel 6 price and release date accidentally revealed by German retailer. Android 12 releases today, but the update for Pixel phones comes later. Pixel Watch and Pixel Tab tipped to arrive on October 19 alongside the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel Fold. Decentralized Mirror is open for business. The Token Race. Google's Coral AI Toolkit. Ofcom sets out rules for TikTok, Snap and OnlyFans. The entirety of Twitch has reportedly been leaked. Who Is the Bad Art Friend? Google confirms $1B investment into Africa, including subsea cable for faster internet. Sustainable with Google 2021: Nest Renew, traffic light efficiency, and more. Google is updating Maps, Search and other products to help consumers save energy and reduce emissions. Google's AI unit DeepMind makes its first-ever profit. Google turning on 2-step verification (2SV) for 150 million more accounts by the end of 2021. YouTube Looks to Hire Its First Executive Focused on Podcasts. Android 11 October security patch rolling out to Google Pixel, factory images & OTAs live. Google abandons plans to offer bank accounts to users. Google Nest Cam Floodlight and new $99 indoor camera are available starting today. YouTube TV will keep all NBC channels with no change to monthly fee. Google Search no longer supports Internet Explorer 11, because 'it is time'. Picks: Stacey - Twinkly RGBW Christmas lights Jeff - Black Media Report Ant - Blapp app Ant - Adobe Max is Free Ant - Lol at Adobe and the Cameo Ant - Meet Ant in New Orleans 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: offer code TWIT75

    TWiG 631: Mr. Goxx - Amazon Astro robot, Russian social media ban threat, Instagram Kids, YouTube bans Mercola

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 133:51

    Amazon Astro robot, Russian social media ban threat, Instagram Kids, YouTube bans Mercola Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt For full show notes on this episode, visit Sponsor: Command Line Heroes - TWIG

    TWiG 630: Did You Plug It In for Tofel? - Surface Duo 2, Facebook Go, Kindle Paperwhite with USB-C

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 139:13

    Microsoft's new Surface Duo 2 has all the features that were missing the first time around. Leaked hands-on video of the Pixel 6 Pro confirms glossy back, Google Tensor specs. Google's NYC store now lets you see, but not touch, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Galaxy Fold-style Pixel foldable, 'Jumbojack,' spotted in Android 12.1. Facebook introduces portable Portal Go for $199. Amazon announces new Kindle Paperwhite lineup with 6.8-inch screens, USB-C. Amazon withholds its ebooks from libraries because it prefers you pay it instead. Facebook vs Instagram vs Messenger. Facebook Rolls Out News Feed Change That Blocks Watchdogs from Gathering Data. 6 takeaways from this week's Works With event. Prenuvo scan. Whoop wearable. Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81. Arctic Adventure by Harry McCracken. YouTube takes down the Ig Nobel show because of a 1914 recording. Jeff Bezos pledges $1 billion to conservation through Bezos Earth Fund. Amazon's big fall hardware event is set for September 28th. Amazon releases Echo Studio with Billie Eilish's face on it that's $30 more expensive. Amazon closes 3,000 Chinese-brand online stores in campaign against fake reviews. YouTube gets official video downloads on the web, saving you from using some very sketchy sites. Google emits Chrome 94 with 'Idle Detection' API to detect user inactivity amid opposition. Google Maps can now adjust its Android Auto UI for right-hand drive cars. Gmail search filters introduced on the web last year are now coming to Android. Google's iOS 15 app updates bring XL YouTube Music & Photos widgets, Focus mode support. Google Meet for web gets automatic brightness boost when you're underexposed. Fitbit starts rolling out 'Snore & Noise Detect' for Sense, Versa 3. Zoom's Nearly $15 Billion Deal for Five9 Under U.S. Government Review Over China Ties. Cameo launches Cameo Calls, a service for fans to video chat with celebs. Picks: Jason - Watch Duty app Ant - Future Moments Ant - Marshall Monitor II with ANC Leo - Baratunde Thurston's Animated 'How to Be Black' Project in Development at ABC Leo - "Hey Google, read with Reese's Book Club" Hosts: Leo Laporte, Stacey Higginbotham, Ant Pruitt, and Jason Howell Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: Compiler - TWIG Modern Finance

    TWiG 629: Tastes Like Pikachu - Amazon's big raise, Instagram's impact on teens, update Chrome now!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 152:05

    Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents Show. Facebook sent flawed data to misinformation researchers. Instagram's Met Gala 2021 Table Took the Best Class Photo With Meg Thee Stallion, Saweetie & More. Announcing the 2021 Ig Nobel Prize winners. Intuit is buying Mailchimp for $12 billion to focus on small businesses. Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell posted their own take on TikTok's a cappella 'Grace Kelly' challenge. How to watch the Inspiration4 launch, SpaceX's first fully private mission to space. Amazon boosts hourly pay to over $18, to hire 125,000 workers. Amazon to pay full college tuition for front-line employees. Amazon Launches Its First TVs: Fire TV Omni Series with 4K Ultra HD. Amazon CEO Andy Jassy says it's 'hard to argue' its retail business is a monopoly. Amazon CEO Andy Jassy: 'It's still early days for us in media'. The next Big Tech battle: Amazon's bet on healthcare begins to take shape. Amazon gives Kindle e-readers a rare user interface overhaul. Update Google Chrome Immediately. South Korea Fines Google for Abusing Smartphone Dominance. Otherworldly 'time crystal' made inside Google quantum computer could change physics forever. Google's voice assistant in new EU antitrust investigation, MLex reports. Germany's 'sovereign cloud' is coming—and it's provided by Google. Google finishes laying a giant undersea internet cable stretching 3,300 miles from New York to the UK and Spain. Google hypes the Pixel 6 in Japan with bag of 'Google Original [Potato] Chips'. Google hosting 'Search On' 2021 keynote later this month. Hands-on with Google Assistant Driving Mode's long-awaited home screen UI. Google Photos will now ship individual prints directly to your door. Google search is finally officially getting dark mode on desktop. Area 120's 'Museletter' turns your Google Docs, Sheets, & Slides into paid newsletters. Google now lets you ask to join 'Pixel Superfans' with a simple sign-up form. Google One quietly adds 5TB storage plan for $24.99/month following Photos changes. Picks: Stacey - Luci for making power wheelchairs smart Jeff - 12 billion doses in arms are required to get the majority of adults vaccinated. We stand at about 5.5 billion & have been averaging 1 billion/month Jeff - Pixel Buds Series A Jeff - Back to the office Ant - Wanderers Photo Workshop Moved Ant - Dry Bar is Underrated and also Greg Morton 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 628: The Queen of Consent - YouTube Music subs, Zoom dismorphia, ProtonMail changes course

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 139:29

    ProtonMail deletes 'we don't log your IP' boast from website after French climate activist reportedly arrested. The Strange Tale of the Freedom Phone, a Smartphone for Conservatives. How Facebook Undermines Privacy Protections for Its 2 Billion WhatsApp Users. German police secretly bought NSO Pegasus spyware. Amazon brings its cashierless tech to two Whole Foods stores. What the Hole Is Going On? The very real, totally bizarre bucatini shortage of 2020. 'I believe it's a mental health issue': the rise of Zoom dysmorphia. Revealed: LAPD officers told to collect social media data on every civilian they stop. Official Emails Show That LAPD Worked With a Controversial Social media Surveillance Company During George Floyd Protests. Australia's Top Court Finds Media Companies Liable for Other People's Facebook Comments. Yahoo is Yahoo once more after new owners complete acquisition. House Republicans wrote a letter to Yahoo 'Chief Executive Officer' Marissa Mayer, but she hasn't been CEO since 2017. Elizabeth Holmes' trial begins with opening statements. Twitter rolls out first public test of Communities. Twitter testing feature to remove followers without blocking them. Twitter Plans New Privacy Tools to Get More People Tweeting. YouTube reports having 50 million Premium and Music subscribers. TikTok overtakes YouTube for average watch time in US and UK. Amazon Driver Warns New Homeowners Their House Is Not Safe in Video. Alligator eats drone. Google Rooms is now Spaces, and it's integrated into all of your favorite apps. Google Meet gets new videoconference hardware with interactive displays. Google debuts Meet features, including 'Companion mode'. Google Workspace acquires Playspace, a video, screenshare, & whiteboard collaboration tool. Chrome OS 93 is heading to your Chromebook today, and it's all about the details. Google rolling out Android 12 Beta 5 'release candidate' for Pixel as final update. September security patch rolling out to Google Pixel, factory images & OTAs live. Google Clock scheduled alarms broken for many, leading to a flurry of 1-star Play Store reviews. Picks: Stacey - Swarm Eval Kit. Jeff - Tom Eveslin tests Starlink. Jeff - Amazon slams SpaceX, tells FCC that Musk-led companies are rule-breakers. Ant - Another Starlink reference on FLOSS. Ant - World Travel Man: 48 Hours in.... 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: Command Line Heroes - TWIG

    TWiG 627: Pillow Not Included - Congress data demands, China limits gaming, Pigeon philanthropy

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 162:27

    Introducing Craig Newmark! Craig Newmark Philanthropies Supports Palomacy! Capitol riot: Jan. 6 committee demands records from Facebook, Twitter, Google. House Committee Investigating January 6th Capitol Invasion Goes On Social Media Fishing Expedition; Companies Should Resist. Reddit bans Covid misinformation forum after 'go dark' protest. Three hours a week: Play time's over for China's young video gamers. Google doodle: "Get vaccinated. Wear a mask. Save lives." Google, Apple Hit by First Law Threatening Dominance Over App-Store Payments. Google's new Pixel 5A ad spoofs Apple with humorous ode to the headphone jack. Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Launching October 28th. Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3. Google's New AI Photo Upscaling Tech is Jaw-Dropping. Australian powers to spy on cybercrime suspects given green light. Five Big Problems with Canada's Proposed Regulatory Framework for "Harmful Online Content" Amazon quietly building live audio business. Telegram uncaps live stream viewers as part of big version 8.0 update. Amazon now running 164 flights a day to deliver stock in the US. Amazon's answer to driver shortage: Hire pot smokers. Google Calendar will break down how much of your work is spent in meetings. Automate your whole day with the Assistant's new Daylong Routines. Google Assistant rolling out a new trigger that starts routines when dismissing an alarm. Here's how Google Assistant's upcoming 'Quick phrases' will let you skip 'Hey Google'. Google adds shipping and return labels to product listings in search and shopping tool. Google rolling out first Pixel Buds A-Series firmware update to fix volume bug. German publisher Axel Springer to acquire U.S. news website Politico for over $1 billion. 'I guess I'm having a go at killing it': Salman Rushdie to bypass print and publish next book on Substack. Happy birthday, Linux: From a bedroom project to billions of devices in 30 years. Google developing its own CPUs for Chromebook laptops. Picks: Leo - Google Colaboratory Stacey - Donate blood if you can! Jeff - First full image of 'new Vermeer' with uncovered Cupid released by Dresden museum Ant - I sold two NFTs! 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 626: Clowns, Mimes, and Robots - OnlyFans undoes porn ban, Fit Charge 5, Prop. 22 unconstitutional

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 108:59

    Facebook says post that cast doubt on covid-19 vaccine was most popular on the platform from January through March. Zeynep Tufekci Joins The New York Times as an Opinion Columnist. OnlyFans no longer plans to ban porn, saying in abrupt U-turn that it wants to be a 'home for all creators'. Richard J. Meislin, Times Editor and Web Journalism Pioneer, Dies at 68. NYT crossword puzzle no longer works in third-party apps, crosses puzzle solvers. Mastercard to end magnetic strip on cards. Bear Makes Off With Amazon Package From Bristol Porch. Don't overthink it: Elon Musk's Tesla Bot is a joke. The First Step Toward Protecting Everyone Else From Teslas. Fitbit's New Charge 5 Has a Rounded Design and a Color Screen. Court: CA's Prop. 22 on Uber, Lyft drivers unconstitutional. The official Waymo blog: Welcoming our first riders in San Francisco. Google is shutting down Android Auto phone app. Google Meet now warns you when you're causing an echo. Android 12 Beta 4.1 rolling out with Pixel bug fixes, including for VPN & notifications. Google Chrome will let you save Tab Groups so you don't have to keep recreating them Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G officially discontinued in lead-up to the Pixel 6 launch. YouTube says its Partner Program now has 2 million members. Google says geofence warrants make up one-quarter of all US demands. Picks: Stacey - Nest Cam with battery and Nest Doorbell with battery Jeff - Startups spend more on Airbnb than in office rent Leo - The end to 7-digit phone dialing is coming this October Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: Compiler - TWIG

    TWiG 625: You Can't Handle the Waffle! - T-Mobile hack, robots write code, YikYak is back, Matter delayed

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 139:41

    T-Mobile Says Over 40 Million Customer Records Affected in Hack. 7 principles for regulation in the IoT era. OpenAI Codex demo of code writing code. Jason's review of the Pixel 5a from All About Android. The Google Pixel 6 won't ship with a charger. New U.S. Antitrust Bill Would Require Apple and Google to Allow Third-Party App Stores and Sideloading. Bad News, By Joseph Bernstein. CES 2022 to require proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Moderna Is About to Begin Trials for HIV Vaccine Based on COVID-19 Research. People Now Spend More at Amazon Than at Walmart. Remember Yik Yak? Well, it's back and still anonymous. Crypto platform hit by $600 million heist asks hacker to become its chief security advisor. Delightful Google ad imagines the Perseverance Mars rover using Google Photos. Twitter taps crypto leader Jay Graber to head Bluesky. Beijing Tightens Grip on ByteDance by Quietly Taking Stake, China Board Seat. BlackBerry resisted announcing major flaws in software powering cars, hospital equipment. Facebook is sharing data to prove it's not a political hellhole. Google-backed 'Matter' smart home standard, first gadgets delayed into next year. Google Fuchsia update is rolling out widely to 1st-gen Nest Hubs. Google Maps Just Dropped a Bunch of New App Features, Including Dark Mode. Google Calendar will soon let you share where you're working from. YouTube on iOS, Android tests instant comment translations for Premium subscribers. Android's latest accessibility feature lets you control your phone w/ facial expressions. Google Chrome is redesigning the Incognito tab, possibly in response to $5 billion lawsuit. Twitter's new font, Chirp, is apparently giving some users headaches Disney unveils Genie services to replace FastPass, MaxPass: The latest on global Disney parks. Picks: Stacey - This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race - by Nicole Perloth Jeff - Wendy's to open 700 ghost kitchens with Reef Technology Ant - This Is Pop Ant - Error. Fire Not Found Ant - Register for Wanderers Photo Workshop in NOLA Leo - Waffles and Mochi 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: Modern Finance

    TWiG 624: The Ladies' Menu - Apple's big mistake, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, is Uber a scam?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 157:07

    Apple's Mistake – Stratechery by Ben Thompson. The End Of Ownership: How Big Companies Are Trying To Turn Everyone Into Renters. Canada's got the world's worst internet ideas. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 announced with S Pen support and water resistance. Samsung breaks the triple-digit barrier w/ Galaxy Z Flip 3 priced at $999. The Galaxy Watch 4 injects Samsung's capable hardware with Google software. Giving kids and teens a safer experience online. Marjorie Taylor Greene Suspended by Twitter After 'Fourth Strike'. YouTube's algorithm is not radicalizing people according to a study by leading scholars. Salt_Hank on TikTok. End of the line for Uber. Hubert Horan: Can Uber Ever Deliver? Part Twenty-Four: Uber Loses Another $6.8 Billion. Google Pixel 5A Launching Later This Month at $450. Google Launches Program To Hire More People With Autism. Google reportedly planning a new Silicon Valley campus with a hardware center. Google Fiber ending TV services in Austin, Atlanta; concentrating on internet service. YouTube, Google Launch New Protections for Kids Under 18. Google prominently adding Air Quality (AQI) info to Nest Hub, Hub Max in the US. Google rolling out Android 12 Beta 4 for Pixel phones with 'Platform Stability' Google is adding an interactive periodic table to search. Google Home 2.42 adds Nest Cam/Doorbell support, preps setting per-Device DNS and ADT. YouTube for Android now lets you skip video chapters with a two-finger double-tap. TCL announces new 6-series and 5-series TVs with Google TV instead of Roku. Tweetshelf, alternative to Nuzzel. Twitter AI bias contest shows beauty filters hoodwink the algorithm. Picks: Stacey - Filtrete Smart Air Purifiers Jeff - Pompeii's fast food joint unearthed in 2019 opens to public Ant - Adobe's Rising Stars of Photography Ant - My Amazon Driver is Better Than Yours 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 623: The Evil Ceramicist - Bye bye Google ads, how to fight disinformation, Pixel 6 Pro, YouTube Shorts

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 147:24

    Techdirt Is Now Entirely Without Any Google Ads Or Tracking Code. Yes, Actually, The 1st Amendment Does Mean That Twitter Can Kick You Off Its Platform, Wall Street Journal. Klobuchar targets vaccine misinformation with Section 230 bill. Pixel 6 Preview: Here's What Google's First Smartphone Chip Can Do. Nikkei: Google Tensor is a 5nm chip and Samsung is handling production. Facebook disables accounts tied to NYU's research into political ads. Why Facebook's claims about the Ad Observer are wrong. 'It has to be known what was done to us': Natick couple harassed by eBay tell their story for the first time. Tencent cuts kids' playing time on flagship game Honour of Kings to appease Beijing. Google's 'time crystals' could be the greatest scientific achievement of our lifetimes. The App With the Unprintable Name That Wants to Give Power to Creators. Google+ class action starts paying out $2.15 for G+ privacy violations. Top German Court Says Facebook Must Inform Users About Deleting Their Posts Or Suspending Their Account, Explain Why, And Allow Them To Respond. Google takes legal action over Germany's expanded hate-speech law. Google founders have sold $1 billion in stock since May, the most since 2017. Amazon plans to cut waste following backlash over the destruction of unused products. YouTube bans Murdoch's SkyNews Australia for a week over COVID disinformation. YouTube's $100 million Shorts Fund to challenge TikTok goes live. Amazon's Covid Dilemma: Mandate Vaccinations and Risk Losing Warehouse Workers. Amazon will give you a whole $10 for your palm print. This $55 Amazon Smart Soap Dispenser is dumb as dirt. Seth Rogen Assures Fans He's Alive and Well After Hilarious TikTok Questions His Wellbeing. A PBS for the Internet? (Jarvis: No thanks) Biden Warns That The Next Kinetic War Will Be The Result Of A Cyberattack, Which Is Stupid. Google will kill off very old versions of Android next month. Chrome OS 92 rolling out: Redesigned emoji & picker, eSIM support, pre-installed Meet PWA. Google Chrome to no longer show secure website indicators. Chrome for Android becoming a 2FA security key for Google Account sign-in. YouTube 'Premium Lite' subscription offers ad-free viewing for less. August security patch rolling out to Google Pixel, factory images & OTAs live. Picks: Jeff - 40 years since MTV launch Ant - LumaFusion updated for iOS Ant - Sign Up for the Wanderers Photo Workshop in NOLA Leo - Waze now lets you use Master Chief's voice as your guide Leo - MTV First Four Hours Remastered - 12am Saturday August 1st, 1981 Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt Guest: Mike Masnick Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsor:

    TWiG 622: Rocket to Hawaii - Alphabet earnings, Facebook Metaverse, Blizzard protest, Mystery Soda Machine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 154:12

    Alphabet crushes Q2 earnings estimates as Google Cloud cuts losses, grows 54% Sundar Pichai: Fall Pixel line showcases Android 12 & 'deep tech investments,' touts long-term strategy Samsung will announce new foldables on August 11 How Google Cloud plans to kill its 'Killed By Google' reputation Why is China smashing its tech industry? NYC to Shanghai in 40 minutes: SpaceX's goal for point-to-point space travel Galène videoconference server Facebook announces Metaverse product group headed by Instagram VP Vishal Shah Who will own the metaverse? The Metaverse: What It Is, Where to Find it, Who Will Build It, and Fortnite Activision Blizzard Employees Are Walking Out in Protest State AGs will appeal loss in Facebook case Facebook to limit ads children see after revelations Australian alcohol companies can reach teens Bezos offers to cover $2 billion in exchange for NASA contract Google pushed a one-character typo to production, bricking Chrome OS devices Olympics Broadcaster Announces His Computer Password on Live TV Elon Musk confirms Tesla will not offer a regular steering wheel on new Model S/X Mystery Soda Machine Privacy Sandbox Timeline Faster and more efficient phishing detection in M92 Google Drive will let you block other users to stop potential harassment Here's what that Google Drive "security update" message means Google Assistant rolling out 'Fast checkout' shopping, powered by Duplex on the Web 'Backup by Google One' is Android's new unified backup system YouTube creators can now apply to test the Stadia Crowd Play Beta Android Studio Arctic Fox is now available w/ Wear OS pairing and Jetpack Compose Google's vision of Android development is finally realized with Jetpack Compose 1.0 Twitter 'acqui-hires' the team from a subscription news app, Brief Twitter pilots a new shopping section for brands Twitter posts fastest revenue growth since 2014 in pandemic rebound Twitter reveals a surprisingly low two-factor auth (2FA) adoption rate Picks: Jason - My LIkes playlist in YouTube Music Leo - YouTube TV for Olympics in 4K Kevin - John Peel sessions Kevin - Hyperland by Douglas Adams Ant - Nine Nasty Words by John McWhorter Ant - Some Disagree and I Get it, But... Ant - I can't stop laughing at this Hosts: Leo Laporte, Ant Pruitt, and Jason Howell Guest: Kevin Marks Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsor:

    TWiG 621: Put Another Lettuce on the Barbie - NSO spyware, Jeff Bezos' rocket, Tweetdeck revamp, ASUS CX9

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 152:56

    Private Israeli spyware used to hack cellphones of journalists, activists worldwide 'Call Her Daddy' Host Alex Cooper Wants to Have the Biggest Podcast in the World Inside TikTok's Algorithm: A WSJ Video Investigation Love dark mode? Here's why you may still want to avoid it Twitter tests a TweetDeck revamp it hopes to make a subscription product Retail stores are packed with unchecked facial recognition, civil rights organizations say 'Facebook isn't killing people' — Biden walks back attack over vaccine lies The Anti-Vaccine Movement Is Much Bigger Than Facebook Friend Nirit Weiss-Blatt: This Dichotomous Debate Sucks Axios Parrots A Lot Of Dumb, Debunked Nonsense About Net Neutrality Report Finds Big Telecom Spends $320,000 on Lobbying Every Day Bezos Launches to Space, Aiming to Reignite His Rocket Company's Ambitions Why Does Jeff Bezos' Rocket Look So Much Like a Penis? We Asked a Rocket Scientist Soft porn Flesh Gordon's rocket ship Tech Workers Who Swore Off the Bay Area Are Coming Back DDoS: Google has a new tool to defend against attacks launched by botnets Chrome 92 for iOS adds 'Full Page' screenshot support A fix is coming for those locked out of their Chromebooks by Google's update Google Maps Now Helps You Avoid People On The Train Google is 'examining' a Scottish route on Google Maps that's been called 'potentially fatal' Google will shut down 'Bookmarks' in September, won't affect Maps 'starred' locations Google redesigns its emoji to be more universal and authentic Google rolling out 'delete last 15 min' of Search history shortcut on iOS, coming to Android later The controversy over Anthony Bourdain's deep-faked voice is a reminder that documentaries aren't journalism Exclusive: Substack makes first major podcast investment Picks: Stacey - The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Jeff - Asus goes thin, light, and tough for CX9 business Chromebook Ant - Adobe Announces July 2021 Update For Video Creators and More Ant - Episode 3 of Chef's Table BBQ A peaceful news feed 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

    TWiG 620: Title: Big Swinging Branson - Branson in Space, Google Antitrust

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 142:25

    Richard Branson reaches space on Virgin Galactic flight BBC plays cricket with Sundar (video) Google (GOOG:US) Fined $593 Million By French Antitrust Agency Ben Evans tweet re amount of fine v. value of newspapers Murdoch's Knewz -- his Google News -- shuts down What's in Stacey's home Ray Ozzie's Blues Wireless raises $22 million to add 5G to everything Facebook's satellite connectivity team switches over to Amazon's Project Kuiper United orders 100 electric planes Kevin explains why he can't pick the best Chromebook Inside Facebook's data wars Facebook Will Now Let Groups Appoint "Experts" in an Effort To Combat Misinformation Facebook says it will pay $1b to creators Instacart steals Fidji Simo as new CEO Google Changelog Android 12 will let you play games before they finish downloading Stadia Porting Toolkit' helps bring over games from Windows Google launches its Workspace tier for individuals in five countries Chrome will soon let you turn on an HTTPS-first mode Google angers employees with 'hypocritical' remote work policies "Super Mario 64" sells for a record $1.56 million at auction Fleets are fleeting Twitter for iOS now lets you edit (who can reply to your old) tweets The Parking Garage of the Future Why Amazon Is Naming New Warehouse Robots After Muppets AI voice actors sound more human than ever—and are ready to hire LG's rollable OLED TV is finally coming to the US for a staggering $100,000 Picks: Hustle Culture on HBO Max Popeyes nuggets Dead start-up toys SnoreLab Hosts: Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsor:

    TWiG 619: YouTube Regrets - Trump sues big tech, Pentagon cancels JEDI contract, Russian hackers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 126:24

    Trump sues big tech, Pentagon cancels JEDI contract, Russian hackers Trump sues Facebook, Google, Twitter, Dorsey, Zuckerberg, Pichai. It Can Always Get Dumber: Trump Sues Facebook, Twitter & YouTube, Claiming His Own Government Violated The Constitution. Team Trump quietly launches new social media platform. Pentagon cancels $10 billion JEDI cloud contract. Amazon Primed Andy Jassy to Be CEO. Can He Keep What Jeff Bezos Built? Feds Seized Robinhood CEO's Phone in GameStop Trading Halt Investigation. Supermarket chain Coop closes 800 stores following Kaseya ransomware attack. REvil ransomware hits 200 companies in MSP supply-chain attack. Instagram's Evolution. Find a job with TikTok Resumes. Watch a police officer admit to playing Taylor Swift to keep a video off YouTube. YouTube Regrets. Norway Law Forces Influencers to Label Retouched Photos on Instagram. Facebook tests prompts that ask users if they're worried a friend is 'becoming an extremist' Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin passenger Wally Funk would be the oldest in space. New Google Drive for desktop app with Google Photos upload, multi-account starts rolling out. Google's Fuchsia OS is getting a new logo. Google app beta returns to Chrome Custom Tabs for now. Google Meet adds filters & fun masks for personal Gmail calls, just like Duo. July security patch rolling out to Google Pixel, factory images & OTAs live. Should Amazon rename Alexa? Fired by Bot at Amazon: 'It's You Against the Machine' Picks: Stacey - Nanoleaf Element setup. Jeff - Nextdoor raises $686 million at an implied valuation of $4.3 billion and says it will go public via a SPAC. Ant - A View From the Top - Richard Ayoade's. Ant - (Selfishly) Rootin' For This Young Man. 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 618: Looks Like I'm Walkin' - Facebook Monopoly, FTC, FLOC

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 139:29

    Judge throws out state and federal cases against Facebook Judge to FTC: you can't just say 'Facebook has a monopoly' - you have to define that. Stratechery analysis: "the real problem is that I don't think that Facebook has a monopoly!" Amazon says FTC chair should recuse herself Amazon reportedly pressuring suppliers for a discounted stake in their businesses Google, Microsoft End Their Five-Year Ceasefire Exclusive: 700 Million LinkedIn Records Leaked June 2021 Why biologists like Carl Bergstrom are warning that social media is a risk to humanity Acer Chromebook 514 review: Undercover powerhouse Good news: Google no longer requires publishers to use the AMP format Google now warns people about unreliable or quickly changing search results Google delays FLOC YouTube TV Unveils Dolby Digital Support & Premium Add-on with 4K, Offline Downloads, and Unlimited Streams Google makes Gmail advanced search more obvious Google Play developers will need to follow two requirements Google Begins Using MUM For Vaccine Search Results Google Messages now lets you star messages so you can find important texts German privacy tsar tells ministries to shut Facebook pages Stacey's Pick: Amazon Halo Movement updates Leo's Pick: Neeva is an ad-free search alternative from ex-Googlers Jeff's Pick: Accenture news report on newspaper revenue decline Ant's Pick: Life Reflected Ant's Pick: This Is American Lives 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: and use code TWIT

    TWiG 617: That's A Moray - John McAfee, Peloton, Bitcoin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 145:05

    John McAfee, Peloton, Bitcoin KOBOL Developers Wanted: Matt Cutts Discusses Working with the US Digital Service The bureaucracy of Government Meetings John McAfee Found Dead in Spanish Prison Cell NYT hit piece on Pichai for being too thoughtful What Has Google Done Lately? Google Sleep Tracking Has Helped Stacey Tech Giants, Fearful of Proposals to Curb Them, Blitz Washington With Lobbying - The New York Times Industry groups send letter opposing anti-tech legislation Klobuchar suspicious of Matter When an Eel Climbs a Ramp to Eat Squid From a Clamp, That's a Moray - The New York Times Squatch Films Bold. Innovative. Stinky. Galaxy Chromebook Go launches w/ 14-inch display, Intel Celeron, more A CCTV Company Is Paying Remote Workers in India to Yell at Armed Robbers Hyundai acquires controlling stake in U.S. robotics firm Boston Dynamics for $880 million In Argentina, cheap government-issued netbooks sparked a musical renaissance - Rest of World Peloton Tread owners now forced into monthly subscription after recall Don't Piss Off Bradley, the Parts Seller Keeping Atari Machines Alive' Samsung is 'reimagining smartwatches' at its MWC event on June 28th Texas homeowners startled by "hijacked" thermostats China to shut down over 90% of its Bitcoin mining capacity after local bans - Global Times South African Brothers Vanish, and So Does $3.6 Billion in Bitcoin Google Changelog: New classroom capabilities for Chromebooks Warren Buffett resigns from Gates Foundation, donates $4.1 billion PICKS Stacey: Paced walking on Google Fit Leo: Brave Search Jeff's Number: Half of Apple's commission comes from people spending $450+/month Matt: You Think You Know Me card game Ant: Wanderers Photo Workshop If you're thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States. 1-800-273-8255 Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Guest: Matt Cutts Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: and use code TWIT

    TWiG 616: Leave It to Beaver - Disinformation, Memes, Twitter's anti-abuse tools, TikTok at VidCon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 136:33

    Can Disinformation Be Stopped? Lina Khan Named F.T.C. Chair by Biden Proposed antitrust bills would ban Apple from preinstalling its own iOS apps Regulator v regulator: German government cooperates with Google on health boxes; media regulator objects Google Workspace and Google Chat are officially available to everybody Google adds E2E RCS encryption to Messages, emoji mashup suggests, and more for Android Google Meet adding second screen 'Companion Mode' experience Google abandons experiment to show simplified domain URLs in Chrome Google letting Fiber TV box customers upgrade to free Chromecast with Google TV YouTube TV giving subscribers free TiVo Stream 4K or Chromecast w/ Google TV amid Roku battle You can now add a Coinbase card to Google Pay and pay in crypto New York Senate Passes Electronics Right-to-Repair Legislation Using Facebook Actually Reduces Ethnic Tension, New Study Finds Prince's 'Welcome 2 America,' an Unreleased Album, Is Due Out in July The web's source code is being auctioned as an NFT by inventor Tim Berners-Lee Bitcoin Taproot upgrade: what it means Twitter is eyeing new anti-abuse tools to give users more control over mentions Amazon blames social media for struggle with fake reviews TikTok takes over the top sponsor spot at VidCon, edging out YouTube Picks: Ant - Auntie Bev on TikTok: @yourtimeyourshine Ant - Lupin on Netflix Ant - Congress passes bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday Jeff - Seeding by Ceding by MacKenzie Scott Joan - If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future by Jill Lepore Joan - Meme War Weekly Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt Guest: Joan Donovan Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: offer code TWIT75 and use code TWIT

    TWiG 615: Bob is Unimpressed - Bezos in space, Twitter Blue, Biden gives TikTok a pass, FaceTime on Android

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 162:44

    FBI and Australian police ran an encrypted chat platform to catch criminal gang In Response to Oversight Board, Trump Suspended for Two Years; Will Only Be Reinstated if Conditions Permit Facebook reverses policy protecting politicians from engaging in harmful speech Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asks whether the Forest Service or the BLM can alter the orbit of the moon or the Earth in order to fight climate change Twitter Blue paid subscription service launches with special features How TikTok's algorithm seems to work WWDC 2021: What Apple's HomeKit strategy means for the smart home Biden revokes Trump bans on TikTok and WeChat FaceTime is coming to Android and Windows via the web Will Apple Mail threaten the newsletter boom? The 1619 Project Google boosts Android privacy protections in attempt to rival Apple Google News Showcase Targeted by Germany Antitrust Chief Andreas Mundt Google's new subsea cable handles data surge between US, Brazil, Argentina Android 12 Beta 2: Google's Privacy focus arrives with camera/mic shutoffs, dashboard, more Google unveils $99 Pixel Buds A-Series with upgraded connectivity, no volume swipe gesture Related: Google fixed the frustrating audio cutouts on Pixel Buds A-Series — Here's how Stadia is coming to Chromecast w/ Google TV and select Android TV devices on June 23 Chromecast with Google TV update adds 'Stadia support,' improves Bluetooth latency, more June Pixel Feature Drop: Astrophotography video, Photos Locked Folder, and more Google pulls the plug on ARCore-powered 'Measure' app; no longer available to new users Google Nest Hub & Hub Max get a more feature-rich browser complete with keyboard Ohio sues Google, seeks to declare the internet company a public utility Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge join forces to improve browser extensions Jeff Bezos and his brother will fly on Blue Origin's first human spaceflight with auction winner Is the viral banana-peel 'bacon' worth the hype? We made it, and we're not convinced Feds recover more than $2 million in ransomware payments from Colonial Pipeline hackers El Salvador becomes the first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender after passing law Picks: Stacey - Nanoleaf Element First Look Jeff - Oxford University Press to end centuries of tradition by closing its printing arm Jeff - Lego typewriter #1 Ant - Grandpa's description of selfie he took in 1952 blows away the internet: 'A pioneer' Ant - Babyshark, no not THAT Babyshark Ant - PLANTastic POT HEADS 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: or text twig to 500-500

    TWiG 614: Swipe Down For Frog - Amazon Sidewalk, ZenBooths, Trump on Facebook, UK cookie guidance

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 127:31

    Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors New UK Cookie Guidance changes everything Google diversity head in 2007: Jews have 'insatiable appetite for war' Trump blog page shuts down for good Microsoft acquires ReFirm Labs for IoT security bolstering Google gets enthusiastic green light for a multi-billion-dollar San Jose campus Chrome is up to 23% faster in M91 and saves over 17 years of CPU time daily Google Nears Settlement of Ad-Tech Antitrust Case in France Quic gives the internet's data transmission foundation a needed speedup YouTube Says It Paid Out $4 Billion to Music Industry Over Past 12 Months Amazon Introduces Tiny 'ZenBooths' for Stressed-Out Warehouse Workers Cannabis stocks rally after Amazon endorses legalization Amazon Faced 75,000 Arbitration Demands. Now It Says: Fine, Sue Us Pennsylvania police chief charged after threatening citizen over critical Facebook posts Fall River police officer suspended for Facebook post after Derek Chauvin verdict Philly police officer fired over Facebook posts reinstated Orange County deputy suspended over TikTok videos A California teenager pushed a bear off her property in the wildest TikTok video Chrome OS 91 rolling out: Nearby Share launch, app notification badges, and more Chrome for Android adds a built-in screenshot tool and editor in the Share menu Apple TV app is now available on all Android TV devices, too Google Search adds fabulous Pride Month Easter egg Google rolls out 'Weather Frog' clock to Nest Hub and Hub Max Google Meet web redesign rolling out now with full availability in June You can now quickly present Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides to ongoing Meet calls Stack Overflow acquired by Prosus for $1.8 billion The NFT market bubble has popped and we've got the charts to prove it Picks: Stacey - A Memory Called Empire Jeff - A Rural-Urban Broadband Divide, but Not the One You Think Of Jeff - Thomas Baekdal Naomi Osaka thread Ant - Why Netflix's New Series High on the Hog Is a Must-Watch Ant - Halston on Netflix Ant - The CHAMP is HERE 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: and use code TWIT

    TWiG 613: 58% Normal - Amazon buying MGM catalogue, Fuchsia rolls out, 'Charlie Bit My Finger' NFT

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 145:36

    Amazon to acquire MGM Studios for $8.5 billion Butter Pat Industries Cast Iron Skillet A deep dive into Google I/O's smart home news Google is releasing Fuchsia OS, starting w/ 1st-gen Nest Hub Roku wants to expand into smart home devices A thank-you note to the net Biden anitrust people say Amazon's prices are too low; DC's says they are too high Florida's New Pro-Disney, Anti-Facebook and Twitter Law Google Doodle celebrates the Savoy Ballroom with multiplayer swing dancing game A Cappella Group Sings Computer, App, and Game Sound Effects 'Charlie Bit My Finger' sold as an NFT, could vanish from YouTube forever Feeling blue: drug dealer's 'love of stilton' leads to his arrest 2,500 people showed up to a Huntington Beach party that devolved into violence and vandalism, police say This new Google Photos tool will help you prep for the end of free storage Pixel Launcher Discover feed on Android 12 can be themed by Doodles in Material You-like manner Google now lets you password-protect the page that shows all your searches Google adding convenient 'Save to Photos' shortcut for Gmail attachments Russia fines Google $81k (yes, k) for not deleting content; threatens to slow it down Indian Police Visit Twitter Offices as Modi Goes on Pandemic Offense Twitter previews Ticketed Spaces, says it'll take a 20 percent cut of sales Scoop: New York Times in talks to buy The Athletic Picks: Stacey - How Normal Am I? Jeff - America Talks: Want to connect with someone who disagrees with you? Ant - Test your lungs Ant - My Favorite Photo I Captured in Shanghai Is Discussed on "Behind The Shot" 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: offer code TWIT75

    TWiG 612: Waymo Confused - Google IO keynote, problem with Google's AI demo, Project Starline, Material You

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 135:08

    Google sends the Blob Opera on tour, starting with extremely fun show at I/O Google and Samsung unite to reboot Android watches, with a dose of Fitbit too 12 Google Workspace updates for better collaboration: Smart Canvas Do We Have Minds of Our Own? Material You is Google's new personalized design language Chrome testing RSS-powered 'Follow' button & feed that keeps the Google Reader dream alive An experiment in helping users and web publishers create deeper connections on Chrome Google's Project Starline Videoconference Tech Wants to Turn You Into a Hologram Google's Docs dilemma: Why the biggest improvements in years might not be enough The Linear Oppression of Note-taking Apps Seeing With Fresh Eyes: Meaning, Space, Data, Truth Google I/O swag suggests something fun is happening at 4 p.m. PT today LaMDA: our breakthrough conversation technology Google made AI language the centerpiece of I/O while ignoring its troubled past at the company A driverless Waymo got stuck in traffic and then tried to run away from its support crew Google Photos update adds new Memories and a Locked Folder, previews Cinematic moments Google Fast Pair coming to BMW, Ford cars, and Beats headphones Android now powers over 3 billion devices Get around and explore with 5 new Google Maps updates Helping all your devices work better together Chrome now uses Duplex to fix your stolen passwords Google Search adds 'DVD screensaver' Easter egg that might eventually hit the corner Picks: Kevin - Map of the Internet Stacey - $40,000 Home Theater Bed Offers Unique Opportunity Ant - Get A Round Tuit Jeff - Apple's compromises in China: Five takeaways Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Guest: Kevin Marks Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: and use code TWIT

    TWiG 611: A Self Described Grim Countenance - Project CHIP's new name, Tile's Sidewalk deal, RIP Type 1 fonts

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 150:29

    Project CHIP gets a new name and so does the Zigbee Alliance With Tile deal Amazon's Sidewalk network just became more interesting US passes emergency waiver over fuel pipeline cyber-attack Google Plans to Double AI Ethics Research Staff YouTube will pay $100 million to people who make popular videos for its TikTok competitor Tech giants have all become creator companies Cory Doctorow: How copyright filters lead to wage-theft Apple robbed the mob's bank Army of fake fans boosts China's messaging on Twitter Why does every advert look the same? Blame Corporate Memphis Adobe is dropping PostScript Type 1 font support. Be prepared for the change Google Pay US users can now send money to users in India and Singapore Google Fiber finally has a logo over a decade after launch Google brings Gboard to Wear OS for first major app launch in years, more teased for 2021 Google Assistant Family Broadcasts from Smart Displays can now appear on phones Alexa, who are you? New book identifies Amazon's secret voiceover artist The people who want to keep masking: 'It's like an invisibility cloak' Anti-Maskers Ready to Start Masking—to Protect Themselves From the Vaccinated Private-equity firm revives zombie fossil-fuel power plant to mine bitcoin Elon Musk says Tesla will stop accepting bitcoin for car purchases, citing environmental concerns Study Finds No Link Between Time Teens' Spend On Tech Devices And Mental Health Problems Ebay has officially opened its platform to NFT sales Picks: Stacey - M5Stack Core2 ESP32 IoT Development Kit for AWS IoT EduKit Jeff - Amazon's $300 million tax bill rejected by EU judges Leo - Stumbled - The greatest Sites of the Internet Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: and use code TWIT

    TWiG 610: Honey I Shrunk the Carters - Google's privacy robot, more Stadia departures, Google IO predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 142:00

    Google offices upon return: Privacy robot bubble walls, individual air, box lunches, no shuttles How Basecamp blew up Google Is Saving Over $1 Billion a Year by Working From Home Pichai teases 'significant' announcements at Google I/O 2021 as product cycles return to normal Apple hires an ex-Google AI scientist who resigned after colleagues' firings Google Nest Hub shows up at Bluetooth SIG running 'Fuchsia 1.0' Google announces 'Pixel Buds A-Series' in inadvertent unveil Stadia product head John Justice has left Google Watch Live as SpaceX Attempts to Launch Its Upgraded Starship Prototype Rocket Google's next Pixel phone could hop on the ultrawide bandwagon with Samsung and Apple Chromebooks dominate the global PC market to 275% growth, with HP leading the charge Mr. Beast, YouTube Star, Wants to Take Over the Business World Oversight Board's decision on Trump Jarvis thread on the decision: they punted Florida is set to ban 'deplatforming' by tech companies Signal Tries to Run the Most Honest Facebook Ad Campaign Ever, Immediately Gets Banned Facebook to give $5m to local journalists covering communities Amazon sees 'positive outcome' in FCC's SpaceX satellite ruling Twitter acquires Scroll, a big deal for its pay strategy & for the news industry's post-ad strategy New York requires $15 broadband for poor people, promptly gets sued by ISPs Yahoo and AOL, Early Internet Pioneers, Are Sold to Private Equity Firm John Swartzwelder, Sage of "The Simpsons" The computers are getting better at writing Gary Vaynerchuk: NFT is the next Amazon Dogecoin Co-Creator Sold All His Coins For Just Enough To Afford A Used Honda Civic In 2015 — Now DOGE Is Bigger Than Honda Sony ditches DSLRs, moving the camera industry beyond film-era designs Wide-Angle Oddity: Giant Bidens Meet Tiny Carters It took Google 526 days to give you a way to search through Stadia's 172 games Google Assistant Will Now Finally Be Able to Say Your Name Correctly Google Is Bringing a Google TV-Like Experience to Android Tablets YouTube begins testing time-linked comments on videos Picks: Jason - UAD Apollo Twin X Jeff - Matrix mold for the letter H Ant - Panfurware Music for Creators Ant - FLOSS Weekly's SSI and DEMOSCENE Discussion Ant - Younger #Hardhead Beats His Older Brother 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 Sponsors:

    TWiG 609: Put Garlic On My Shopping List - Google and Apple earnings, Dogecoin, Basecamp drama, Google IO '21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 168:43

    Google Earnings Smash Sales Records as Digital Ad Market Booms Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google became big tech companies by acquiring hundreds of smaller companies Google Cloud brings in $4B in Q1, up 46 percent Google Fiber coming to another Utah city Sundar Pichai talks about COVID in India Google's Oscar commercial Apple reports another blowout quarter with sales up 54%, authorizes $90 billion in share buybacks Dogecoin price surges after tweets from Elon Musk and Mark Cuban Amazon to hike wages for over 500,000 workers 4chan founder Chris Poole has left Google What really happened at Basecamp YouTube is a media juggernaut that could soon equal Netflix in revenue Roku says it may lose YouTube TV app after Google made anti-competitive demands Comic unapologetic about putting garlic on fans shopping lists Google adds COVID restriction alerts, new road-trip mapping features, as vaccines enable safer travel Google Fi marks 6th birthday with new 'Simply Unlimited' plan that lacks 'Unlimited Plus' extras Google-run Android Earthquake Alerts System is now providing warnings in first two countries Google Assistant can now correctly set timers or alarms even after you flub a voice command Google Photos for Android rolling out new 'Sharpen' and 'Denoise' editor tools Google Assistant can now correctly set timers or alarms even after you flub a voice command YouTube adds even more video resolution controls and options on mobile It took Google 526 days to give you a way to search through Stadia's 172 games Kevin Tofel: Looks like I'm going to be a GT Yellow Jacket What Old Tiktok-ERs Look like (by Ant) Be Mindful Of The Dance Moves You're Doing On Tiktok Pichai teases 'significant' announcements at Google I/O 2021 as product cycles return to normal Google posts I/O 2021 schedule, starting with Sundar Pichai keynote on May 18 at 10 a.m Samsung unpacks its Galaxy Book Pro, Pro 360 and more Amazon sees 'positive outcome' in FCC's SpaceX satellite ruling Minutes before Trump left office, millions of the Pentagon's dormant IP addresses sprang to life Daniel Kaminsky, Internet Security Savior, Dies at 42 Introducing Immersive View, A Fun New Way to Meet 90s Kids Guide to the Internet WaPo reports on brain interfaces with a touch of moral panic She never returned a VHS of Sabrina and 20 years later faced a felony Verizon Explores Sale of Media Assets, Including Parts of Yahoo and AOL Picks: Stacey - Ember Mug Jeff - Oscar Viewership Rises To 10.4M In Final Numbers Ant - I Finally Created an NFT (Why not?) Ant - My Newest Short Film Ant - Photo Pursuit: Stories Behind the Photographs Hosts: Leo Laporte, Stacey Higginbotham, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at Sponsors: or text twig to 500-500

    TWiG 608: Real Men Don't Use Allen Wrenches - Nobody likes FLoC, Google is most trusted brand, Daily Mail sues Google, EU's prospective AI ban

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 148:12

    Club TWiT details Nobody is flying to join Google's FLoC Reuters website goes behind a paywall in new strategy Google Ads policies The 15 Most Trusted Brands Globally More on subscriptions Questions from Discord A discussion on... jeans Daily Mail owner sues Google over search results EU looks to prospectively ban AI across many uses Europe fit for the Digital Age: Commission proposes new rules and actions for excellence and trust in Artificial Intelligence Google subsidiary moved $75bn in profits through Ireland in 2019 using "double-Irish" Facebook plans to go after Clubhouse and podcasts with a suite of new audio products Dollars flow to live audio as moderation problems loom Facebook oversight board delays decision on Trump ban to 'the coming weeks' Apple confirms it will allow Parler to return to App Store Amazon is opening a hair salon with an AR color bar Amazon Plans Furniture Assembly Service to Catch Wayfair Meet Ameronothrus on Twitter, a new bug discovered via a tweet TikTok Has a New Filter That Shapeshifts You Into a Movie Character, and You Need to See This Latest food fad on TikTok: twisted bacon Google Earth's historical 3D time-lapses show the ravages of climate change Google Meet is getting a UI refresh next month with smarter meeting features Fitbit's Luxe is a fashion-focused fitness band that costs $149.95 Chrome OS 90 rolling out: Live Caption, Diagnostics app, and more Google is adding a price-tracking tool to Chrome for Android Google rolling out Android 12 Developer Preview 3 for Pixel phones Google Search adds AR Pac-Man, 3D Hello Kitty, Gundam, and other Japanese characters South by Southwest Stake Is Sold to Owner of Rolling Stone in Effort to Keep Festival Alive Debunking the Vegas Loop NASA picks SpaceX's Starship to land Artemis astronauts on the moon Nintendo founding family's site Whole Foods Launching Amazon Palm Reader Payment System in Seattle Picks: Ant: Relatively Normal Podcast Jeff: Historical yearly trends in the usage statistics of content management systems Stacey: Caséta by Lutron 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

    TWiG 607: Let's Go to the Terminal - Pixel 5a 5G rumors, Pixel Watch, CCMI is dead, Project CHIP

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 158:07

    Celebrating Johannes Gutenberg Google announces Pixel 5A 5G by denying rumors it's canceled Google Pixel Watch Leaks With Dazzling Looks To Challenge Apple - Watch Samsung's third Unpacked event of 2021 set for April 28 Is content moderation a dead end? Podcast: LoRaWAN tries to co-opt Amazon Sidewalk Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T have pulled the plug on CCMI, their big RCS project Project CHIP embraces a timeline and the blockchain FCC Permits Hot-car Sensors to Save Children Biden Reassures Chip Summit of Bipartisan Support for Funds Bridgerton the TikTok musical creators signed by CAA Spotify Continues to Remove Joe Rogan Episodes — 42 Shows Deleted Zoom zero-day discovery makes calls safer, hackers $200,000 richer NSA Uncovers Serious Flaws in Microsoft Exchange Server, Urges Public to Patch Amazon's Alabama Union Vote: Here's What Happens Next Facebook is testing a video speed-dating app called Sparked Google Assistant can now find/ring silenced iPhones as Duplex expands to online food orders Android Heads Up! to keep you from walking into a pole Google shuts down the shopping app Google Play Movies & TV app to shut down in June Google I/O 2021 homepage gets a countdown and Breakout easter egg Google Pay 'Spring Challenge' offers a $30 reward for using the new app Google discontinues 'Oh So Orange' Pixel Buds, sold out at all retailers Steak-umm Reignites Twitter Beef With Neil DeGrasse Tyson Over Science: 'Log Off Bro' Coinbase opens at $102 billion valuation on the first day of public trading TikTok as wellness app: "mental pacifier" Picks: Stacey: You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism Jeff: Donald Trump Caused The Techlash Jeff: Here's how Americans rank the 50 states, per YouGov Ant: The Ol' Air Freshener Excuse Ant: The Real House Plants of Sonoma County Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:

    TWiG 606: 2222 to Toulouse - Google vs Oracle, Google IO 2021, Nest Hub 2 Review, OnePlus Watch Hands-On

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 137:07

    Google vs Oracle, Google IO 2021, Nest Hub 2 Review, OnePlus Watch Hands-On Supreme Court sides with Google in Oracle's API copyright case. Google I/O 2021 will be virtual and free to attend from May 18-20. Exclusive: Pixel 6 will be powered by new Google-made 'Whitechapel' chip. RIP LG: South Korean giant officially exits the smartphone market. Stacey's Nest Hub 2 review. Ikea is working with Sonos on a hidden speaker built into art you hang on the wall. Google AI Research Manager Quits After Two Ousted From Group. Waymo boss John Krafcik leaving autonomous car company, co-CEOs named. Google launches Lyra codec in beta to reduce voice call bandwidth usage. Google acquires 3D audio startup Dysonics to develop new 'audio hardware,' possibly Pixel Buds. Ketchup shortage! What Really Caused Facebook's 500M-User Data Leak? Amazon offers rare apology, says it will look for solutions to drivers peeing in bottles. ACLU, a defender of digital privacy, reveals that it shares user data with Facebook. Another Day, Another Ridiculous NY Times Opinion Piece That Is Confused About Section 230 And Free Speech Online. Google Pixel 5 sees massive GPU performance gains with April 2021 update. Pixel 5's April update improves camera quality in 3rd-party apps, optimizes game performance, more. Google posts Android 12 Developer Preview 2.2 with April security patch and bug fixes. Google is developing parts of Android in Rust to improve security. Appicide: Google Play Music final update lets you hide it. Google inadvertently leaks green 'Pixel Buds A' in email push. Google Workspace users can continue to create unlimited Docs until next year. Google opens Android Auto to new navigation, parking, and charging apps. Lots of new Chrome updates: particularly like multiple cut-and-paste; improved screen grab. Picks: Stacey:'s $299 connected Xupermask. Jeff: a16z marketplace rankings. Jeff: Lufthansa flight two two two two to Toulouse. Ant: LumaCare Duo. Ant: Wanderers Photographic Cultural Experiences. Jason: OnePlus Watch hands-on. Hosts: Jason Howell, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:

    TWiG 605: Sausage Fingers - Clubhouse clones, Google data collection, Substack alternatives, Google Stack

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 164:24

    How a full moon and a 'huge lever' helped free Ever Given from Suez canal Substack is raising $65 million amid newsletter boom LinkedIn confirms it's working on a Clubhouse rival, too Spotify enters live social audio with acquisition of Locker Room The Unofficial Twitter Spaces FAQ Discord's new Clubhouse-like feature, Stage Channels, is available now Cameo Aims to Connect Celebrities With Fans and It's Now Valued at $1 Billion Google collects 20 times more telemetry from Android devices than Apple from iOS Google testing Memory as add-on to assistant: combination of to-do list, notes app, reading list, Pinterest Google Stack, to organize your (paper) documents Obsidian is a powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files Don't shun Dr. Google — researching mysterious symptoms online is actually a good idea, study finds T-Mobile is betting big on Google's Android services: RCS, YouTube TV, Pixel, and more HoloLens for 120,000 Army personnel: Microsoft inks $21.9 billion deal Google canceling April Fools' Day jokes for the second year in a row Voltswagen: A new name for a new era of e-Mobility Amazing Icelandic volcano drone footage Twitter's 'unofficial mayor' Chrissy Teigen quits platform after years of harassment You and the Algorithm: It Takes Two to Tango Facebook sets reopening date for S.F., Bay Area offices, with no free food and no transit Google: Some workers are likely to return to U.S. offices in April Periscope shuts down today Socially distanced dance troupe Sources: Google's next wireless earbuds are the 'Pixel Buds A' Google is making some big upgrades to directions in Google Maps Google Meet extending 'unlimited' video calls for free Gmail accounts to June Google TV rolling out 'Kids Profiles' to Chromecast now Say "Hey Google..." to the new Fiat 500 Family YouTube tests hiding dislike counts in response to targeted campaigns, improve wellbeing Verizon will shut down its 3G network in 2022 I Like That The Boat Is Stuck Picks: Mike - Hey World Mike - AeroPress Go Mike - ImprovedTube Jeff - SHARGE: World Smallest 65W 3-Port Laptop & USB Wall Charger Ant - I Created Some Lightroom and Capture One Presets Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt Guest: Mike Elgan Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:

    TWiG 604: Stuck in the Canal - Zuck's Section 230 idea, Medium pivots, getting rich on YouTube, Seuz Canal

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 165:21

    How to TikTok All about Formula 1 racing Google Will Not Run FLoC Origin Tests In Europe Due To GDPR Concerns In 2020, Two-Thirds of Google Searches Ended Without a Click Boat Blocking Suez Canal Partially Freed Amid Fears It Could Be Stuck For Days YouTube to auto-detect products in videos, serve related links The Preteen's Guide to Getting Rich Off YouTube YouTube saved her chateau Facebook, Google CEOs suggest ways to reform key internet law Biden to nominate tech antitrust pioneer Lina Khan for FTC commissioner Ev & Medium pivot again: away from publications to individual writers; offers buyout to edit staff Jack Dorsey's first tweet sold as an NFT for an oddly specific $2,915,835.47 Calling for public input on our approach to world leaders Fix for Android apps crashing on phones Chromebooks are getting Android 11 in beta w/ dark mode support, better app scaling Stadia Games and Entertainment open sources some of its development tools Google updates Chat UI for Workspace users to match personal accounts Taco Bell parent buys social-media ordering company after buying AI insights company. Tacos are tech Prince Harry Is Taking on a New Job Title: Chief Impact Officer at BetterUp Picks: Stacey - Marine Traffic Jeff - Whale Net Jeff - Troll Research Station: how to operate an airport in Antarctica Ant - A Dream Job in Wine? Ant - Inexpensive Travel Dock From OWC Leo - The Infinite Drum Machine Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT30

    TWiG 603: Sleeping With a Mime - Nest Hub with sleep tracking, Elon Musk is Technoking, Drone goes bowling

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 157:40

    New Google Nest Hub tracks sleep without wearables, cameras What Really Happened at 'Reply All'? Podcasting Is Booming. Will Hollywood Help or Hurt Its Future? The State of Podcast Listening for 2021: Podcasting Finds a Way Alphabet X: 'Maya' was a canceled 'tricorder' project to analyze skin health with lightwaves Google Must Face Suit Over Snooping on 'Incognito' Browsing Google's Texas antitrust suit takes aim at Chrome's Privacy Sandbox Google calls Microsoft's support for Link Taxes "naked corporate opportunism" US lawmakers propose Australia-style bill for media, tech negotiations FB announces lots of ways to support independent writers: pages, newsletters, etc What Facebook sees in newsletters Instagram will no longer let adults message teens who don't follow them The Great Amazon Flip-a-Thon Teen mastermind of Twitter hack pleads guilty, sentenced to three years Tesla CEO Elon Musk updates job title to "Technoking" JPG File Sells for $69 Million, as 'NFT Mania' Gathers Pace Nathan 'Doggface' Apodaca Selling Viral Longboarding Video as NFT The Freedom Phone California Bans "Dark Patterns" Under Landmark Privacy Law Three new ways anyone can update Google Maps Live Caption comes to Chrome YouTube is rolling out copyright checks for videos before they're published YouTube Shorts beta starts rolling out in the US Google Family Link lets parents set 'always allowed' apps, get more detailed activity reports A Drone Went Bowling. Hollywood Noticed Uber reclassifies 70k UK workers as employees Picks Stacey: Phyn Plus Smart Water Assistant Leo: A Hacker Got All My Texts for $16 Jeff: Sperm whales in 19th century shared ship attack information Ant: FLOSS Weekly 621: Dries Buytaert and Drupal Ant: My YouTube Short Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor:

    TWiG 602: Random Penguin House - NFTs and creators, Google Empathy Lab, FLoC and cookies, Twitter reinvention

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 171:47

    What the heck are these NFTs all about? $10K for a virtual shoe? NFTs are here to create more sneakers you can't get Performance artist eats $120,000 banana duct-taped to wall, calls it 'delicious' After journalist complains about harassment women face, famous male journalists encourage more harassment of her NYU study: far-right misinformation is more engaging Inside the Google Empathy Lab Burger King's terrible tweet Google's FLoC Is a Terrible Idea Google flags higher ad rates in France, Spain after digital tax Harry and Meghan: The union of two great houses, the Windsors and the Celebrities, is complete Google hosting Cloud Next '21 conference in October, virtual/physical format not yet set Mobile World Congress says it will be in person in Spain in June For Creators, Everything Is for Sale Want to borrow that e-book from the library? Sorry, Amazon won't let you Twitter working on overhaul of Tweetdeck Twitter is Reinventing Itself Twitter is testing an 'undo' option after sending tweets Russia moves to slow Twitter's speed after protest row Twitter sues Texas AG, claiming retaliation for Trump ban Texas governor wants to ban social media from banning A Leading Critic of Big Tech Will Join the White House Camera-based Google Fit heart & respiratory rate tracking rolling out to Pixel Google Voice won't forward texts to outside #s anymore Google gives Chrome Android hub for its birthday Google Chrome moving to 4-week update cycle for faster feature rollouts Google Photos' new advanced video editor starts rolling out Google Meet breakout rooms can now be set up before calls using Calendar Google TV 'kids' profiles' arrive on Chromecast this month w/ parental controls, time limits Android Auto split-screen support begins rolling out for vehicles with wide-screen displays Follow our podcast': Apple Podcasts to stop using 'subscribe' Internet Archive Scholar launched Stanford AI Index Arby's Has an Answer to Plant-Based Meat: A Meat-Based Carrot T-Mobile to Step Up Ad Targeting of Cellphone Customers Picks: Mathew: Four year anniversary of this epic interview Mathew: Man builds video-rental store in his basement Jeff: Ending the Civil Journey Jeff: Pandemic blamed for plummeting birthrates across Europe Ant: Adobe Max Dates announced (virtually). Ant: Super Resolution Feature from Adobe Announced Ant: Story pissed me off, but there's a personal spin Leo: Unhook - Remove YouTube Recommended Videos Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt Guests: Mathew Ingram and Trey Ratcliff Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT30

    TWiG 601: Wear Your Dadgum Schnutenpulli! - How tech journalism changed since 2016, Pixel feature drop, NFTs

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 128:41

    Pre-Techlash era & background to the Techlash How did the election of Donald Trump usher in the TechLash? How did Big Tech respond? Is there a new kind of honesty and transparency for big tech companies right now? Google abandons individualized tracking for ads Microsoft Ignite Keynote 2021 The disillusionment of social media SpaceX Starship SN10 Launch NFTs and a Thousand True Fans Grimes made $5.8 million in 20 minutes selling NFT art Here's someone Ant met and their sold NFT March Pixel Feature Drop: Underwater photos, Gboard Smart Compose, and more Google releases Android 12 Developer Preview 1.1 with bug fixes Chrome 89 rolling out: Reading list, Tab Search, Profiles redesign, and more Google stops selling Cardboard Google Duo on Android using 'Lyra' to offer natural-sounding voice calls on even a 2G connection Google Nest Hubs get three new clock faces The SpaceX #SN10 Starship has exploded after landing Abraham Lincoln As You've Never Seen Him Before MyHeritage to be Acquired by Leading Private Equity Firm Francisco Partners AI creation of hands playing piano according to music track The 6 Train Can Help You Convert Celsius to Fahrenheit - Civic Center - New York - DNAinfo You'll miss them when they're gone: OZ news traffic fell 24% during FB freeze-out Picks: Nirit - The Techlash and Tech Crisis Communication Jeff - German covid words Ant - Jim Gaffigan marks one year of lockdown Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt Guest: Dr. Nirit Weiss-Blatt, PhD Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:

    TWiG 600: Jalapeño - Facebook calls truce in Australia, Pixel saves a man's life, Fry's is done, Gamestop doubles again

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 152:48

    Facebook to reverse news ban on Australian sites, government to make amendments to media bargaining code Murdoch's law and the net GameStop shares soar more than 100% amid executive shuffle Trump reportedly appealed to FB Oversight Board Sheryl Sandberg and Top Facebook Execs Silenced an Enemy of Turkey to Prevent a Hit to the Company's Business Taco Bell chicken sandwich/taco! Pickled jalapeño > pickle A second Google A.I. researcher says the company fired her Why did I leave Google or, why did I stay so long? Alphabet in talks with Spanish publishers to bring Google News back, sources say Biden admin plans executive order to address chip-shortage woes Google Pixel phone saved an unconscious man from being trapped in an overturned vehicle for hours Google-linked smart city plan ditched in Portland Samsung now updates Android for longer than Google does It's the End of an Era: Fry's Calls It Quits Birders fighting over celeb birds on Twitter Dorsey says Twitter needs to go all-in on subs California can finally enforce its landmark net neutrality law, judge rules YouTube to Let Parents Set Up Supervised Accounts for Kids Under 13 Google surfacing lightweight HTML5 games in Discover, Chrome around the world Android's latest update will let you schedule texts, secure your passwords, and more Apple TV App Is Now Available on Chromecast With Google TV Jetpack Compose enters beta, making Android UI development easier Google is bringing games to Android Auto, and no, it's not Stadia Google Calendar now lets you set split working hours, repeating OOO entries Google Chat website getting a Gmail-like redesign with Hangouts-style chat windows Picks: Stacey: Ting Fire Safety Jeff: The music industry makes more money but has more mouths to feed Ant: "W" is for Whack Leo: Lena @ Things Of Interest Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT30

    TWiG 599: You Lost Me at Zucchini - Google's News Corp deal, Facebook pulls news from Australia, Android Snow Cone

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 151:57

    Google and News Corp sign global multiyear licensing deal Google proposes way for Fuchsia OS to run Android and Linux programs 'natively' Android 12 "Snow Cone": Everything we know so far about Google's next big update! Leo is losing interest in Android Microsoft tried to acquire Pinterest, FT reports Chromebooks outsold Macs worldwide in 2020, cutting into Windows market share France fines Google 1.1 million euros over hotel rankings practices Waymo begins robo-taxi tests in San Francisco Facebook pulls news out of News Feed in Australia Feta shortage Supermicro Hack: How China Exploited a U.S. Tech Supplier Over Years Nothing owns the Essential brand Security bugs left unpatched in Android app with one billion downloads Verizon $6b bid to buy Tracfone AT&T scrambles to install fiber for 90-year-old after his viral WSJ ad | Ars Technica A new video editor, plus enhanced editing features YouTube TV will add 4K streaming, more simultaneous streams for an additional price Google to roll out slate of over 50 updates for Classroom, Meet, and other online education tools Google bringing Material Design to the web in a significant way with WordPress plugin Google Maps will now let you pay for public transportation and parking through its app Google Play Store can now share apps and updates with nearby devices Fitbit smartwatches and trackers are now sold at the Google Store Google Assistant unofficially comes to Windows, macOS w/ useful custom client Google Prompt 2FA UI on Android gets much-needed dark theme Picks: Stacey: PeakFinder Leo: Pinboard Jeff: 9k comments to FBOB on Trump ban Ant: Apex Percussion on YouTube Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:

    TWiG 598: I'm Not a Cat - Breaking down social silos, TikTok sale on hold, home-made COVID vaccine

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 128:52

    Scandinavian YouTube Responds to GM's Will Ferrell Super Bowl Ad. Reddit's 5-second Superbowl ad. Twitter results: $1b quarter; warns of user slowdown coming. Bluesky: @Jack envisions an app store for social-media algos. The EU looks set to follow Australia's lead by demanding Google and Facebook pay for news articles. Amazon-box birthday cake. TikTok Sale to Oracle, Walmart Is Shelved as Biden Reviews Security. Pink's 9-year-old daughter Willow's singing debut. TikTok and Universal Music Unveil 'Expanded Global Alliance' Making Vaccine - LessWrong. How This New Yorker Created a Vaccine Appointment Website for $50. Hacker Tried to Poison Florida City's Water Supply, Police Say. Nevada bill would allow tech companies to create governments. 23andMe Goes Public as $3.5 Billion Company With Branson Aid. 20% of requests for Wikimedia Commons are for one image of a flower. Google taps your phone cameras to measure your heart rate. Google adds Out to Play memory collection for parents. Google photo adds pinch-to-zoom for videos. Google will delete your Play Music library later this month, emailing out final warning. Google rolling out Cast firmware 1.52 to Nest Hub, Max: New Alarms UI, Sunrise, Zoom, and more. Google rolling out new Pixel Buds firmware 553 update. Picks: Stacey: Shelly Motion Sensor. Jeff: TIkTok trend report. Ant: 'I'm Not a Cat,' Says Lawyer Having Zoom Filter Difficulties. Ant: Shout out to Erica Joy Baker for her appearance on Jeopardy! Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: promo code TWIT30

    TWiG 597: Count Robhgien Ruomorf Laetsew - Alphabet Earnings, Ford Gets Android Automotive, Jeff Bezos Steps Down

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 147:01

    Google and Ford sign six-year tie-up Alphabet revenue up 23%; YouTube up 47%; cloud lost $5.6b Google Stadia Shuts Down Internal Studios, Changing Business Focus New Jarvis post on scissors editors and the Australian news legislation Microsoft backs Australia's proposed laws that would force Google, Facebook to pay local media for content Huawei's HarmonyOS: "Fake it till you make it" meets OS development Chromebook demand has grown by over 4x during the COVID-19 pandemic Pixel Slate removed from Google Store Google to stop using Apple tool to track iPhone users, avoiding new pop-up warning Google to pay $3.8m to settle discrimination lawsuits How do Google and Apple stack up against each other in racial justice? Facebook's 'Oversight Board' overturns 4 cases in first rulings Facebook develops bad-news-avoidance tool for advertisers Bezos stepping down/up at CEO -> executive chair The Relentless Jeff Bezos Seed Investments in Insurrection Parler CEO John Matze says he's been terminated by board: 'I did not participate in this decision' Sinofsky speaks! Former Microsoft exec to publish memoirs online February security patch rolling out to Google Pixel, factory images & OTAs live Google Meet adds a green room so you can primp Google Search links getting 'About this result' panel with website information YouTube will have a new 'BHM' logo every week for Black History Month Google Play allowing Android gambling and betting apps in more countries, including US Android TV homescreen gets another revamp, this time w/ some Google TV goodness Android 'Phone Hub' begins arriving in Chrome OS for a select few Uber buying Drizly for $1.1b Clubhouse's moment arrives Picks: Stacey: Alternatives to Wink hub Jeff: Ben Evans' annual slideshow extravaganza Ant: VERY HAPPY and PROUD Moment #hardhead Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:

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