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This Week in Google (Video LO)

The latest Google and cloud computing news.
This Week in Google (Video LO)

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Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and their guests talk about the latest Google and cloud computing news. Records live every Wednesday at 4:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm Pacific / 21:00 UTC.

Link: twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google

Episodes

TWiG 503: Get Off Stacey's Lawn!

Apr 11, 2019 1:45:41

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This Week's Stories

Staceysplaining Google Cloud Next Australia and the UK vs Free Speech on Social Media Google Drone Tests in Australia Google Cancels its AI Ethics Board in Record Time Larry and Sergei: MIA G Suite and Google Home: Better, but Still Disappointing More Ads and Suggestions Coming to Google Maps Embedded Ads Coming to Android TV Pixel 3a: All the Leaks! Google Tests Health Wristband YouTube TV Price Hike YouTube Choose-Your-Own-Adventure House Futilely Votes to Save Net Neutrality

Picks of the Week

Stacey's Thing: Verdant Lady Cocktail Jeff's Number: More Pixel Laptops, Tablets on the Way Jason's App: AllTrails

Hosts: Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Jason Howell

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TWiG 502: Inbox Nicorette

Apr 4, 2019 2:16:22

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Top Stories this Week

The end of the line for inbox and G+ The history of G+ Killed by Google, a website devoted to all of the apps, hardware, and services that Google has dumped over the years Simple phone hack using Google Fi could save you enough money to buy a new phone every year G+ was a search engine for social Google working on a censored search engine for China NASA and Google teaming up on Mars exploration In-episode search is coming to Google Podcasts BBC podcasts will no longer be on Google platforms

Picks of the Week

Mike's App: Inbox Theme for Gmail Ant's Stuff: Geek Questionaire

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Ant Pruitt and Mike Elgan

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TWiG 501: I Didn't Say It, Oprah Did!

Mar 27, 2019 2:10:32

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Top Stories this Week

Articles 13 and 11 Pass - What it Means for Memes Google Stadia: Will ISPs Kill It? Will Twitch? Win Some, Lose Some: Google Makes $17B on the Stock Market on the Same Day EU Fines It $1.7B How to Steal $122 Million from Google and Facebook Chrome OS 73: Top Features, Hidden Secrets Everything We Know About the Pixel 3a Killed By Google: RIP Allo, Google+, Inbox, Stadia Apple Arcade and Apple News+: What to Expect Youtube is Still Producing Premium Shows Facebook Apologizes and Says It Will Never Do It Again

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mathew Ingram and Kevin Tofel

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TWiG 500: Name Your Child Fester

Mar 20, 2019 1:53:11

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News of the Week

• Google Stadia: Pros and Cons

• EU Fines Google $1.7B Over Ads

• Google's European Browser Ballot

• Google+'s Last Day: April Fools

• Google Stadia: Pros and Cons

• EU Fines Google $1.7B Over Ads

• Google's European Browser Ballot

• Google+'s Last Day: April Fools

• It is Possible to Design a Good Social Network?

• Google Death Watch: Inbox, Google+, goog.le, Allo

• Devin Nunes Sues Twitter, his Mom, and his Cow

• Fake News is Now Illegal... in Russia

• President Trump Spends More on Facebook and Google Ads Than All Democratic Candidates Put Together

• Facebook Live Christchurch Shooting

• Myspace Deletes All Your Music, Photos, and Videos

• President Psychedelic Warlord, Beto O'Rourke

• Google Promotes Diversity in Podcasts

• Google Tasks Might Finally be Useful

Picks of the Week

• Leo's Tool: Stoop - A newsletter app

• Stacey's Things: Roadtrippers and Furkot

• Mike's Obsession: This X Does Not Exist

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Mike Elgan

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TWiG 499: Monopolopsony

Mar 14, 2019 1:56:34

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Tech News

Foursquare Still Tracks Your Every MovementIBM Used Your Flickr Photos to Train Its Facial RecognitionFacebook's "Privacy Pivot" Is Anything ButElizabeth Warren Wants to Break Up Big TechGoogle Will Unveil "The Future of Gaming" Next WeekGoogle's Hardware Plans Look GrimAmazon Wants to Buy the Yankees NetworkRIP Google AlloAndroid Q Beta is Here!

Picks of the Week:

Leo's Tool: Have a Nice Day on Audible OriginalsJeff's Number: Howard Stern Comes Again hits #1 on Amazon on its first dayStacey's Thing: Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 498: Former TV Guide Critic

Mar 7, 2019 2:15:12

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The Best Samsung Galaxy S10+ You Can Buy: First LookFacebook Pivots to PrivacySaudi Women Tracking App Might Not Be So Bad After AllGoogle's Dragonfly is DeadWaymo's Lidar PlayGoogle's Privacy-Focused AI FrameworkAI Will Be Better Than Us at Understanding the "Incomprehensible Intricacy of our Everyday World."

Picks of the Week

Leo's Tools: Rotimatic, Samsung Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy BudsJeff's Number: Great thread on German/European publishers' attempts to use copyright and political capital for protectionism through the agesStacey's Things: Amazon Newsletter, Party With Stacey at SXSW!

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 497: Hermione Said So

Feb 28, 2019 2:06:58

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Foldable Phones: is $2000 Too Much?All the Other Wacky Phones at MWC 2019HoloLens 2 and the CloudOur Heads-Up Display Future5G at MWC 2019: When is 5G Really Coming?Congress Wants a Word With GoogleGoogle vs Oracle Might be Coming BackHow Do You Pronounce Amicus?Huawei: Threat or Menace?Lighthouse Goes Out of BusinessSuicide Tips in YouTube KidsWorst Job in Tech: Facebook ModeratorFacebook Knows When You are MenstruatingFacebook Kills its VPN Under ProtestRay Ozzie Will Make All Your IoT Devices SecureAssistant on MessengerBiometric ID on Android AppsGoogle AI Grammar Checker on G SuiteFedEx Robots Coming this SummerSEC Wants Elon Musk Held in Contempt over Tweets

Picks of the Week:

Ant's Stuff: How to Be Black, Everyday People Talking about Everyday S***, and Premiere Tutorials on •Stacey's Thing: A World Without CloudsLeo's Plea: Open call to anyone at Google who watches TWiG: Can we get on a YouTube takedown whitelist?

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Ant Pruitt

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TWiG 496: Jeff Gives It a Pass

Feb 21, 2019 2:21:37

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Samsung Galaxy Fold Will Replace Your Computer Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, S10e Samsung Galaxy Buds YouTube Advertisers Flee Over Pedophilia New YouTube Strike System Articles 11 and 13 are About to Pass Conspiracy Theories on YouTube and Pinterest Nest's "Not" Secret Microphone is just the tip of the surveillance iceberg in your house. Google Doesn't Block Ad Blockers Google's GDC Keynote Concerns over AI text and image generation Uber Sues NYC Carlton Fails to Sue Fortnite Amazon takes its ball and goes home Amazon Pays No Income Tax

Picks of the Week:

Stacey's Thing: Checklist for Moving Out of a Smart Home Jeff's Number: Top social accounts and platforms by interactionsLeo's Tool: Credder

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 495: Get Yourself a Harvard Man

Feb 14, 2019 2:08:06

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Articles 11 and 13 are Back & Worse than Ever What if Google Won't Pay Fines?Amazon Buys Eero: Is this the PanopticonApple's Plans to Screw Over PublishersLife Without Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and MicrosoftNYPD Hates WazeShould Facebook Ban Anti-Vaxxers?Google to Open Offices in 24 States Google Wins at the 2019 Oscars

Picks of the Week

Stacey's Thing: Hubitat EvolutionJeff's Number: Mars Opportunity dies after 14 Years of ServiceLeo's Tool: WebsiteVoice

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 494: Commodified

Feb 7, 2019 1:33:47

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I Made Queso!Spotify Buys Gimlet and AnchorFacebook at 15Why Publishing DiedAlphabet Q1 EarningsVerily Opens Opioid Rehab, Makes Smart ShoesMarshmello's Fortnite ConcertChrome Password Checker ExtensionGoogle Makes Audio More AccessibleAssistant Coming to Nest SecurityDetecting Fake Audio

Picks of the Week

Stacey's Thing: AirhelpStacey's Tip: Change your Nest password!Jeff's Number: 1/3 of advertisers shift from Google/FB to AmazonLeo's Tool: Doodle for Google

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 493: The Dork Face Problem

Jan 31, 2019 2:05:34

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Google IO dates are announced.Features for Android Q include a new face-detection API.Google makes a big hire that is all about bringing Fuchsia to market.Gmail for Android gets a redesign but it still isn't Inbox. What happens when you cut every piece of Google out of your life?Apple took a number of internal Facebook apps offline.Google's Sidewalk Labs will turn cities into actual Sim cities.Charges against Huawei could have major implications for trade.Xiaomi's foldable display video is interesting, but its not the future.

Picks of the Week:

Jason's tip: Use a non-Pixel phone for Chromebook Instant Tethering.Jeff's number: Members of congress have two Twitter accounts. Mike's tool: Newsguard can sniff out fake news sites for you.

Hosts: Jason Howell and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: Mike Elgan

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TWiG 492: What Doesn't Kill You, Makes You Viral

Jan 24, 2019 2:10:06

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France fines Google €50M for GDPR violations, Google appeals.Amazon issues workers vests to keep robots from harming them.Millions of mortgage docs leak online.Viacom buys Pluto TV for $340M.Microsoft Edge mobile browser alerts users to fake news.Google buys Fossil smartwatch tech.Google powers US data centers with 1.6 million solar panels.Facebook wants to attract teens to its new LOL meme hub.OPEN Government Data Act becomes law.China confirms that scientist He Jiankui used CRISPR to gene-edit babies.Chinese app encourages users to shame debtors near them.How good are you at detecting phishing emails? Try this quiz!

Picks of the Week:

Stacey's Things: @Hourly Fox and KonMari your IoT gadgetsJeff's Number: 11 countries hate Article 11

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 491: A Faust Without a Devil

Jan 16, 2019 2:06:20

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

• The Best of the Rest at CES 2019

• Google and WordPress Make News

• Who is Watching Your Doorbell Videos?

• The Google Changelog: RCS Comes to Fi

• All Hail the Egg!

• Galaxy S10 Launches 2/20

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

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 490: A Controlled Ink Leak

Jan 10, 2019 2:30:35

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

Picks of the Week:

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

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: Mathew Ingram

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TWiG 489: I'm An Engineer, Darn It!

Jan 3, 2019 2:14:46

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

Picks of the Week

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

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 488: The Year's Best

Dec 26, 2018 2:37:56

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A look back at the biggest tech stories of 2018.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 487: You're Filling It Wrong

Dec 20, 2018 2:06:12

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

Picks of the Week

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

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: Mathew Ingram

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TWiG 486: The Road to Nunavut

Dec 13, 2018 2:06:47

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Huawei CFO gets bail in Canada, awaits extradition to USChina detains Canadian ex-diplomat in retaliationMarriott breach blamed on ChinaNo Chinese spy chips found on Super Micro servers Google CEO tells Congress "No plans" for Chinese search enginePichai also explains that Google doesn't make iPhonesGoogle's continuing messaging messYouTube Rewind vs Justin Beiber: who do we hate more?

Picks of the Week:

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

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: David Ruddock

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TWiG 485: The French Connection

Dec 5, 2018 1:49:30

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

Picks of the Week

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

Hosts: Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Jason Howell

Guest: Kevin Tofel

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TWiG 484: We're All Post-Natal Now

Nov 29, 2018 2:18:27

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

Picks of the Week

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

Advent Calendar Picks

Stacey's Pick: Ginvent Advent CalendarJeff's Pick: Beef! Advent CalendarLeo's Pick: Advent of Code Calendar

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 483: Punch Me in the Hövding

Nov 22, 2018 2:16:11

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

Picks of the Week

Mathew's Stuff: Airbnb tracks Mongolian nomads with what3wordsJeff's Number: Wirecutter's Black Friday sales page, Airbag bike helmetLeo's Tool: Facebook Portal

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Mathew Ingram

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TWiG 482: Queso Morphines

Nov 15, 2018 2:07:33

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Google ends forced arbitration for sexual harassment claimsThe woman behind Google designWaymo will launch driverless car serviceGoogle AI helps New York Times get a handle on its vast photo archiveAmazon's HQ 2 and HQ 3: NYC and DCGoogle will double its NYC staffNew Google LA HQ: Spruce Goose hangarControversy over Google's NHS kidney dataNight Sight comes to all PixelsSquoosh your picturesPandora's new podcast recommendationsThe new kilogram

Picks of the Week

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

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 481: Stoned on Cheese

Nov 8, 2018 1:57:01

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The Samsung Developers Conference Keynote features a foldable phone, SmartThings IoT, and Bixby innovations.Android will support foldable phones.Google employees stage a walkout over sexual harassmentTim Berners-Lee's Contract for the WebHow to encourage civility onlineYouTube Content IDFacebook and "White Genocide"Young people are deleting Facebook in drovesFacebook's holiday pop-up storeEverybody gets free Amazon shippingAmazon's new HQ2(s)8 new Chromebook featuresGoogle Home Hub teams up with SephoraAjit Pai's FCC is hopping mad about robocalls

Picks of the Week

Jeff's Number: Black Friday home tech dealsStacey's Thing: Extinct cables, Alexa Christmas Lights

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 480: Oyez, Oyez, Oyez

Oct 31, 2018 1:53:20

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Andy Rubin has a $90M payout! Is the culture at Nexflix too cut throat? Who is the the No. 3 digital-ad seller in the country? You might be surprised. All the journalists from a new media website have been laid off. Some crypto news outlets will post paid content and not mark it as sponsored content.More from the Change Log. Some ads are using kids' apps to target children, and at an alarming rate! Using AI to assist people with disabilities.Use the Google Gboard to create emojis that look like you!Google wants to use iRobot to map your home, are you game?

Picks of the Week:

Leo's Tool: Coach Tony from Better Humans Jeff's Number: Google's $25M AI ContestStacey's Things: Halloween Costumes Chosen by AI

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Andrew Higginbotham

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TWiG 479: It's a Sugar Speedball!

Oct 25, 2018 1:46:58

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Google Home Hub First Look ReviewPixel 3's many nit-picky issuesTitan M security chipPixel 3 Qi Charger DRM? Not so fast.10 years of AndroidTim Cook loves privacy, hates Bloomberg

Picks of the Week

Mathew's Stuff: How the Night King uses ChromebookStacey's Things: Google Assistant's colorful names and Alexa Whisper Mode

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Mathew Ingram

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TWiG 478: When a Doorbell Rings, a Roti Gets its Wings

Oct 18, 2018 1:52:40

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Leo's Pixel 3 has arrived and he takes us through a quick overview. YouTube went down - oh no! Google Home Hub vs. the Lenovo Smart Display. Facebook Portal - How can Leo cancel his order? Google vs. EU • Morgan on Twitter has some thoughts on G+, you don't want to miss this! Waymo's self-driving car got into an accident, and it wasn't very reported. Facebook's hack wasn't as widespread as it was originally reported. Facebook might have an idea who was behind the breach, but the FBI says don't talk! Amazon has some new APIs for Echo devices.

Picks of the Week:

Kevin's Stuff: OutlineStacey's Things: The Helm

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 477: Rotimatic

Oct 10, 2018 2:09:45

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Kevin Tofel has the Pixel 3 XL, and gives us his first impressions. #1: Best. Photos. Ever.Pixel Slate: should you dump your laptop and get this?Google Home Hub: simplifying the smart home.Facebook Portal: now Facebook has a camera that can follow your every move.Everything we now know about Bloomberg's Chinese spy chip storyGoogle+ is dead. Could anything have saved it?Amazon kills bonuses, discriminates against women.Essential's next act: a phone that send AI-written texts for you.Nextfilx buys its own studio.The heroes archiving the internet.

Picks of the Week:

Jeff's Number: The illegal food economy on FacebookKevin's Stuff: Anki Vector RobotStacey's Things: Suggestic precision eating app and Party Down on Starz

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Kevin Tofel

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TWiG 476: Warm and Defeated

Oct 4, 2018 2:18:33

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20 Years of GoogleGoogle Assistant gets a makeoverInstagram "reality"Assassin's Creed streaming in ChromeSo, so many leaksUS DOJ vs CA on Net Neutrality"AI written" ads

Picks of the Week

Leo's Pick: Won't You Be My NeighborMike's Thing: Lite Apps ListMathew's Stuff: Tim Berners-Lee's new company

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mike Elgan and Mathew Ingram

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TWiG 475: The Missiles Are Incoming. Poop!

Sep 27, 2018 2:01:29

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A sneak peek at the Nocturne Pixelbook tabletChrome 69's "forced login" will be optional in Chrome 70Tech giants want federal privacy lawsSplitting the Internet between China and the USInstagram and WhatsApp founders on why they left FacebookBig changes to Google search, Messages, and MapsWhat is a "Minimal Turing Test," and how can you beat it?Oculus Quest brings wire-free VR to your face for $399Amazon is taking over the Internet of Things

Picks of the Week

Kevin's Stuff: Pi Hole and free Back in the USSR demoStacey's Things: The Constant Consumer and Find My Android

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Kevin Tofel

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TWiG 474: Octothorpe: Life

Sep 20, 2018 1:52:43

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Pixel 3: Black, white, mint, and pink?Google Home Hub leaksOctober is going to be a huge month for new phones: Google, Samsung, LG, OnePlus, and moreGoogle remotely changes setting on Pie phonesGoogle Smart Reply wants to spread the loveAndroid is coming to a car near youGoogle and T-Mobile team up to solve 911 location trackingNew Mexico sues Google for collecting data on kidsGoogle employees quit over China plansPath is shutting down

Picks of the Week

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

Hosts: Jason Howell and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: Ant Pruitt

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TWiG 473: Roofs and Drawers

Sep 13, 2018 1:42:11

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This Week in Google (Video LO)

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

Tips and Picks:

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

Hosts: Jason Howell, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Kevin Tofel

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TWiG 472: The Tea Algorithm

Sep 5, 2018 1:51:11

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

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

Picks of the Week

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

Hosts: Stacey Higginbotham and Jason Howell

Guest: Mathew Ingram

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TWiG 471: Twitch Slap

Aug 29, 2018 1:53:54

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

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

Picks of the Week

Stacey's Thing: Smart Olive BottleLeo's Tool: Dumb Squeeze BottlesJeff's Number: LTE for Pixelbook 2

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 470: Sparkle Vamps

Aug 23, 2018 2:13:28

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

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

Picks of the Week:

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

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Joan Donovan

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TWiG 469: The Brooklyn Hello

Aug 16, 2018 2:06:21

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

Twitter gives Alex Jones a Time Out.Keeping Google from tracking your location is more complicated than you'd think.The return of the Google Changelog!Samsung's Galaxy Home smart speaker is also a Weber grill SmartThings hub8.8.8.8 is 8.Fortnite is on Android, but not on the Play Store: how not to download malware.Facebook lays out the new media reality.Black Hat and DEF CON show just how easy it is to hack voting machines.Verizon will debut 5G home internet in 4 cities while thumbing their nose at Net Neutrality.Windows 10 may be coming to Chromebooks.

Picks of the Week:

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

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 468: Extra Stolen Privacy

Aug 9, 2018 2:08:12

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

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

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 467: Techno Tragicomedy

Aug 2, 2018 1:49:27

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

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

Picks of the Week

Jeff's Number: 5 years of ChromecastStacey's Thing: OSRAM SMART+ Outdoor Flex RGBWJason's Tool: Fighting Spam Calls with Android

Hosts: Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Jason Howell

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TWiG 466: Ich Bin Nicht Einverstanden!

Jul 26, 2018 1:49:05

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

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

Picks of the Week:

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

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: Kevin Marks

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TWiG 465: Cindy and Dindy

Jul 19, 2018 2:21:35

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

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

Picks of the Week:

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

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 464: There's a Flag for That

Jul 12, 2018 2:13:33

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

YouTube TV Crashes during the World CupAT&T's Ultimatum for HBOGoogle may face record EU fines for AndroidGoogle and Walmart take on Amazon Prime DayHow to get Linux on your Chromebook with Project CrostiniWSJ vs GoogleFCC will charge you $225 to complainGoogle gets into console gaming?

Tips and Picks

Stacey's Thing: Delta's Alexa Enabled Touch FaucetKevin's Stuff: Android app shortcuts arrive on Chrome OSLeo's Tool: JMP.chat

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 463: The Final Nail in the Snap Coffin

Jun 28, 2018 2:17:48

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

After 7 long years, Apple vs Samsung is finally over.How many cameras is too many on one phone? Five? Sixteen?Facial recognition is not ready for law enforcement prime-time.How can Facebook, Twitter, etc. defend against foreign interference if the US government won't help them?Zero rating trumps net neutrality in California just in time for AT&T Watch TVPictures of Tweets take over InstagramAdobe Project Rush will revolutionize video editing this year

Picks of the Week:

Jeff's Number: $117,000/year is the new poverty line in San FranciscoMathew's Stuff: get your Mt Gox Bitcoin refund!Ant's Things: Amazon Smile and Geek Questioner

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guests: Mathew Ingram and Ant Pruitt

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TWiG 462: The People Formerly Known as the Audience

Jun 20, 2018 2:25:30

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

As Instagram launches IGTV, the future of broadcasting is rapidly evolving. We explore Skam Austin, a new Facebook/Instagram show/experience/new media experiment.Fortnight is bringing eSports into the mainstream at last.Meanwhile, a new European copyright law will make memes illegal.Disney fights back against Comcast in the battle for Fox.Android Messenger might finally be the Google messaging platform we've been waiting for.The Oppo Find X solves the all screen, no notch problem with a pop-up camera.How to get your money back if you've been scammed by a Nigerian prince.Sell your CryptoKitties now! Leo and Stacey explain blockchain and ICOs.

Picks of the Week:

Stacey's Thing 1: SYLVANIA LIGHTIFY ZigBee Outdoor Colored Gardenspot Starter KitStacey's Thing 2: Delta Voice Activated Faucet with AlexaJeff's Number 1: Facebook RAICES campaign raises over $13 million, $3 million during this show alone.Jeff's Number 2: Facebook stock at all-time highJeff's Number 3: Twitter and Square on the verge of doublingLeo's Tool: Google Podcasts App

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 461: The Backhaul Gonna Bite Ya

Jun 14, 2018 2:12:34

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

Net Neutrality Ends! AT&T/Time Warner merger approved! Comcast to buy Fox! What it all means.Facebook's new political ad policy angers publishersPixel 3 LeakAmazon Cube combines Alexa with a universal remoteTanzania outlaws unregistered bloggersPlume offers subscription Wi-Fi

Picks of the Week:

Stacey's Thing: Wyze Pan CamJeff's Number: Google turning 20Leo's Tool: Brittanica Insight

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 460: A Confusing Number of People

Jun 7, 2018 2:08:48

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

Microsoft Buys GitHub, users promptly freak outApple Screen Time vs Google Digital WellbeingGoogle cancels Pentagon drone program after protestsLarry Page's flying car takes offGoogle's Project Oasis puts the world's weather on your coffee tableApple and Facebook's privacy spatWhatsApp founders and Facebook's privacy spatFacebook still wants your nude pictures

Tips and Picks

Stacey's Thing: Awair GlowJeff's Number: Sundar is just SundarLeo's Tool: Google Lens standalone app

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 459: Status Update: Terror

May 31, 2018 1:46:55

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

Analyzing Mary Meeker's 2018 Internet Trends ReportFBI wants US citizens to reset their routersCalifornia gets halfway to Net NeutralityChrome 67 brings PWAs to lifeAre location-targetted ads too creepy?Stacey Higginbotham explains why you shouldn't panic about the security flaw in Z-Wave.

Tips and Pics:

Joan's Pick: Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the PoorStacey's Things: Jabra 65t headphones with Alexa, Wyze Cam Pan

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Joan Donovan

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TWiG 458: The Queen in Green

May 24, 2018 1:57:17

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

Breaking news: a federal district court judge has ruled that Donald Trump can't block users on Twitter. Elon Musk's odd tweetstorm. Google gets rid of its 'Don't Be Evil' motto. Kevin Tofel has a preview of the new Acer Chromebook Spin 13. A look at the upcoming Red Hydrogen One modular smartphone. The debut of YouTube Music and what that means for Google Play Music subscribers. Amazon sells facial recognition technology to police. Twitter screws third-party apps once again with its new API. The Obamas sign deal to produce shows on Netflix. Watch out for zombies in Lake Worth, FL. The internet takes full advantage of the Queen's green outfit by using it as a green screen. And on a more serious note, it's Mental Health Awareness Month. Check out curestigma.org.

Jeff's Number: Starbucks wins mobile payment derby with 23.4M usersLeo's Pick: Android P Beta

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guests: Ant Pruitt and Kevin Tofel

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TWiG 457: Trouble at the Cheese Factory

May 17, 2018 2:13:22

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

Facebook shuts down 1.3 Billion fake accounts. Google Clips gets better. So does Google One storage. 3500 Russian Facebook election ads can't be wrong! Amazon's Rooney rule. Senate votes for Net Neutrality. China's frightening social credit score system. Analyzing Wi-Fi EasyMesh.

Leo's Tool: Surface Hub 2Jeff's Number: Use miles to visit UA 747 boneyardStacey's Thing: HubitatMike's Stuff: 16GB Pixelbook and Squid

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Mike Elgan

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TWiG 456: All the Good Stuff at Google I/O

May 8, 2018 1:39:42

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

All the highlights from the Google I/O 2018 keynote.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Kevin Tofel

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TWiG 455: CanuckCanoeCast

May 2, 2018 2:06:08

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

Facebook soothes our privacy fears by launching a dating service. Cambridge Analytica shuts down. GDPR is going to be a mess. What will Google show at I/O? Signs point to Assistant updates, Maps, and social gaming. Google launches secure .app domains. NBC and Google team up to create VR shows. Sprint / T-Mobile merger is good for business, bad for consumers.

Jeff's Number: Nacho Cheese Fries and IMHO controversyMathew's Stuff: Snap's stock slumpsStacey's Husband's Thing: New Top Level Domain Name StatsJason's Tool: You can review Google Assistant actions

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

Guests: Mathew Ingram and Andrew Allemann

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TWiG 454: The Oldsmobile of Email

Apr 25, 2018 1:43:58

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

Facebook and Google earnings. Gmail's big redesign. Tasks is back. Google Chat: explaining RCS. YouTube Remix will end Google Play Music. Google fixes its podcasts strategy. Amazon's new robots and in-car delivery.

Jeff's Numbers: Jeopardy contestant wants Taco Bell, AI assistants rankedMathew's Stuff: 100m+ Amazon Prime membersJason's App: Datally by Google

Hosts: Jason Howell and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: Mathew Ingram

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TWiG 453: Naked Egg Taco

Apr 19, 2018 2:00:02

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

Marissa Meyer is back at Google ('s old offices.) Microsoft announces IoT security Azure Sphere. Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer. Netflix vs. Cannes. Google AIY is the new Heathkit. Grasshopper teaches kids to code. Google's new Gmail. Google Maps tells you to turn right at the Taco Bell. Tesla puts its bumper to the grindstone. Android P gets some ideas from iPhone X. Yahoo and AOL start scanning your email. Will the real President Obama please stand up?

Jeff's Pick: Kanye's Twitter philosophy bookStacey's Pick: Ecobee Switch Plus with Alexa

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 452: The Mormon Bartender Problem

Apr 12, 2018 2:02:29

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

Mark Zuckerberg answers Congress' questions. Is YouTube for kids? Google Photos automatically generates cat videos. Alexa for Business. Questionable fireplace placement.

Kevin's Stuff: indieweb.orgStacey's Things: Nest Hello and Are We Already Living in Virtual Reality?Mike's Joint: Taskade

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham

Guests: Mike Elgan and Kevin Marks

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TWiG 451: B055man69

Apr 4, 2018 2:06:02

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

Shooting at YouTube Headquarters. Facebook's continuing kerfuffle. Apple snags Google's AI head. Chromebooks on school buses. Cheaper Pixel 3 on the way - but not for you. Trump vs. Amazon. Security breaches here, security breaches there, even in our underwear. Don't leave your pepperoni on the hotel balcony.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guests: Wendy Nather and Ant Pruitt

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TWiG 450: I Just Swallowed a Pollywog

Mar 29, 2018 2:08:00

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

Google owes Oracle $8.8 Billion Dollars. Apple and Google fight over the classroom. Should everyone stop using Facebook? Should everybody stop using Twitter? Should everybody start using Google Plus?

Stacey's Thing: Nest Hello Doorbell and Nest X Yale LockMike's Stuff: Lenovo Mirage Camera with DaydreamJeff's Number in Absentia: 5.5 GB

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Mike Elgan

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TWiG 449: Grackles, Nuthatches, and Swifts, Oh My!

Mar 21, 2018 2:11:49

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

Facebook and the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Google News Initiative will fight fake journalism. Uber self-driving car not at fault for killing pedestrian. Congress passes SESTSA/FOSTA. The city that banned bitcoin mining.

Jeff's Number: Amazon is #2Stacey's Thing: Alexa Kids CourtLeo's Tool: Samsung My BP Lab

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 448: Raspberry Pi Day

Mar 15, 2018 2:20:33

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

Google Plus Codes, Amazon space iguanas, "The Meat Sweats," Elon at SXSW, flying taxis and drone deliveries, Netflix "Patches," and more!

Leo's Pick: Samsung Galsxy S9

Stacey's Thing: Laurastar Smart Iron

Jeff's Number: Google removed 3.2b bad ads in '17

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 447: Geothermal It!!!

Mar 8, 2018 1:53:56

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

Android P Developer Preview gets its release. Google sells Zagat to The Infatuation. How the Defense Department is working with Google to train AI to analyze drone footage. Why Google might be working on hypersonic drilling. Facebook is trying to determine the difference between satire and fake news. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey asks for help in addressing the effects social media has on the world. The Amazon Echo is laughing at its owners, literally.

Hosts: Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Jason Howell

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TWiG 446: Kardashassinated

Mar 1, 2018 1:57:45

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

What is Vero and why should you delete it? Google Clips takes pictures you wouldn't. Amazon buys Ring. Waymo takes you for a ride. Google and the Right to Be Forgotten. YouTube brings back Logan Paul. Google betas Flutter. Facebook and ther death of Little Things. Net Neutrality is officially over - now the real fight begins.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 445: The Mortician's Wife

Feb 22, 2018 2:16:11

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

Conspiracy theories arise online and off about the Florida school shooting. A Twitter bot purge significantly reduces the follower counts of conservative users, but Twitter claims it's not political. Google removes the 'view image' button from search results to appease photographers, and a federal judge says that embedding a tweet can be a copyright infringement. Has Google become too big? Plenty of examples featured in a New York Times article suggest that Google has been trying to suppress competition, prompting some critics to say the government should step in. Edible Arrangements also goes after Google because its competitors show up in search results. Google AI can now predict heart attacks through an eye scan.

Jeff's number: 1,226,247, the number of people who signed the Change.org petition to revert to the old Snapchat.Kevin's pick: Secure Shell for coding on ChromebooksJoan's pick: Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guests: Kevin Tofel and Joan Donovan

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TWiG 444: The Fritter Critter

Feb 15, 2018 1:57:10

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

Google brings AMP to email, smart replies to messages, ad blocking to Chrome, and warnings to insecure websites. Cryptocurrency mining comes to Salon and 4200 other sites. Pixel Visual Core comes to Facebook and Snapchat, but not Google Camera. Logan Paul off YouTube - for now. Facebook loses the youngs.

• Kevin's Stuff: Beaker Browser and Fritter

• Jeff's Number: 280 character wedding vows

• Stacey's Thing: Mango Mirror

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Kevin Marks

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TWiG 443: Made on Earth by Humans

Feb 8, 2018 2:17:01

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

The Superbowl commercials were ok, but Elon Musk's Tesla in space is the best ad ever. Nest is no longer separate from Google. Viacom buys VidCon. Alphabet's big tax bill kills company profits. Google's new Twitch competitor. Zuckerberg's mea culpa birthday message. RIP John Perry Barlow.

Leo's Picks: Why Paper Jams Exist and Google Motion Stills AR ModeJeff's Number: Wired abandons banner ad model they invented, goes behind a paywallStacey's thing: Autonomous by Annalee Newitz

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 442: Queen of the Mole Rats

Feb 1, 2018 1:57:43

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

Amazon to launch its own internal healthcare service. Alphabet's Verily researches naked mole rats to extend human life. Facebook and Google promote local news. Google Clips on sale for some. Facebook Messenger Kids draws ire. Why you shouldn't buy Twitter followers. Bill Gate's new favorite book. The Boring Flamethrower. Stacey's Thing: Texting with AlexaJeff's Number: Google I/O May 8, Facebook F8 May 1-2

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 441: Whopper Neutrality

Jan 25, 2018 2:29:38

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

Montana and Burger King want to save Net Neutrality. AT&T seems to want to as well. Google I/O puzzle reveals the 2018 conference date. Google Play sells audiobooks. YouTube won't let stars say bad things about Google. Facebook sends out a news survey and invents a new unit of time. First Amazon Go shop opens. Twitter loses another exec. Don't call the Vine replacement "Vine 2." Indian good morning greetings are eating the internet. ICOs explained.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Mathew Ingram

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TWiG 440: Shoe Goo Guru Lyman Van Vliet

Jan 18, 2018 2:17:29

Description:

This Week in Google (Video LO)

Google's Arts & Culture app matches your selfie with famous works of art. Facebook will show more content from your friends and family, less news. Why Google Photos won't search for gorillas. Google Home and Chromecast killing Wi-Fi. YouTube will stop monetizing small video producers. Black and white screens fix phone addiction.

Leo's Pick: Thee Strange Brands in Your Instagram FeedJeff's Numbers: Apple to pay $38b under repatriation, and Blackrock: Contribute to society or risk losing our supportStacey's Thing: Nanoleaf

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 439: Stick It in Your Underwear

Jan 11, 2018 2:13:31

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This Week in Google (Video LO)

Google's 1st CES: Assistant is everywhere, but so is rain. People keep stealing Google bikes. AT&T pulls out of a Huawei deal - Huawei CEO is not pleased. Mark Zuckerberg's ""personal challenge"" for 2018 is to do his job. Facebook kills M. Meltdown mitigation hurts. Record number of US border gadget searches. Senate will vote to fix Net Neutrality. IoT at CES.

Jeff's Pick: my_aussie_gal on InstagramMathew's Pick: Sarah Silverman and the Twitter Troll

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Mathew Ingram

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TWiG 438: Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz

Jan 4, 2018 1:32:01

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This Week in Google (Video LO)

Say farewell to Pixel C, YouTube on Alexa, and decency on YouTube. Say hello to Trump's big button, SWATing, and corporations as malevolent AIs. Google Images knows how you'll vote. Ads coming to Alexa. Amazon is not really going to buy Target, are they? Equifax gets off scot-free. Facebook's new Center for Deleting Content.

Leo's Tool: What 3 Words: a new way to navigateJeff's Number: Million Short: search links without the top million resultsKevin's Stuff: IndieWeb, Homebrew Website Club, and Micro.blog

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: Kevin Marks

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