This Week in Google (MP3)

This Week in Google (MP3)

United States

Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and their guests talk about the latest Google and cloud computing news. Records live at https://twit.tv/live every Wednesday at 4:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm Pacific / 20:00 UTC.

Episodes

TWiG 388: A Doctor in Industry  

Jeff Jarvis' report from the World Economic Forum in Davos. Artificial intelligences of the future. Google smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0 to launch February 9th. The most common passwords of 2016. Chelsea Manning's sentence commuted. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery fires caused by... the battery, details to follow January 23rd.

Jeff's Number: 2017 Edelman Trust BarometerStacey's Thing: StringifyKevin's Stuff: Homebrew Website Club, Webmention, Micro.blogLeo's Tools: The Nicest Place on the Internet, Astronaut.io, The Internet Archive

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Kevin Marks

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TWiG 387: Mommy's Special Shawl  

Stacey's LONG list of great IoT gadgets at CES. The Ara modular smartphone's rise and fall. The death of Google Hangouts API. WayMo makes LIDAR way cheaper. Marissa Mayer to leave Yahoo after sale. Bogus "inventor of e-mail" sues Techdirt.

Aaron's Thing: The Onion Omega2Stacey's Do Buy: truMedic Instashiatsu Plus Neck and Shoulder MassagerStacey's Don't Buy: GE Z-Wave Wireless Smart Door SensorLeo's Thing: Project Fi - A World of Thanks

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Aaron Newcomb

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TWiG 386: You Got Something Jammed in There Good  

How targeted ads on Google and Facebook are affecting politics and destroying mass media. CES 2017: Alexa everywhere, Samsung's Chromebook Pro, Asus ZenFones, and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835. Google Home's New Year Resolutions.

Jeff's Number: Celebrity Telethon on Facebook Live vs. Trump inaugurationMathew's Stuff: From Tape Drives to Memory Orbs, the Data Formats of Star Wars Suck (Spoilers)Leo's Tool: Pre-register Super Mario Run for Android

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: Mathew Ingram

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TWiG 385: The Year's Best  

A collection of the best moments and biggest stories from This Week in Google in 2016.

Host: Leo Laporte

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TWiG 384: Schmoopie  

What the world searched for in 2016, Mark Zuckerberg's AI home assistant sounds like Morgan Freeman, fake news, Uber loses $3 billion, Tom Wheeler quits the FCC, Waymo minivans.

Stacey's Thing: Canary FlexJeff's Number: $250 million home for tech in NYCLeo's Tool: Netgear Orbi

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 383: The Spectacles Spectacular  

Trump meets with tech leaders. Yahoo reveals a new hack of 1 billion accounts. Google's self-driving division is now a new Alphabet company called Waymo. Google Assistant will add Actions on Google. Android Things, Google's IoT platform, gets a developer preview. Is Magic Leap a hoax?

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 382: Last Media  

Google goes 100% renewable in 2017. Google and Minecraft's Hour of Code plans. Amazon Go is a vision for the automated grocery store. New Qualcomm 10nm server chips. YouTube Rewind 2016. Pardon Edward Snowden!

Mathew Ingram's pick: Design Solutions for Fake News Google Doc is a collaborative effort to combat fake news.Stacey's things: GE Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control and iDevices Outdoor Switch - control your holiday lights from your phone!Leo's Picks: Dark Patterns catalogs user interfaces designed to trick people, and QEMU Advent Calendar 2016 is the geekiest advent calendar ever.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Mathew Ingram

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TWiG 381: Bikinis in the Man Cave  

Google will make $4 billion in sales from the Pixel and Pixel XL. Gooligan hack puts malware on 1 million Android phones. The petition to repeal the Snoopers' Charter has gotten over 100,000 signatures. The Internet Archive is moving to Canada. San Francisco transit hit by ransomware attack. How to start an infinite loop with Amazon Echo and Google Home.

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: Kevin Marks

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TWiG 380: Cauliflower Sex Tape  

How micro-targeted ads on Facebook helped get Donald Trump elected. Intel's place in a world of single-purpose devices. Google's lip reading Deep Mind. Pixel phone re-sellers unbanned from Google. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in VR on YouTube.

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 379: Ixnay on the Eet-tway  

Does Facebook have a responsibility to weed out fake news stories? Google releases PhotoScan to digitize your old pictures. Google Translate gets some machine learning improvements. Twitter kicks out alt-right users. BLU phones sending user info to China. Snapchat Spectacles will be available in Tulsa next - and Snapchat files a secret IPO.

Stacey's Thing: June ovenJeff's Number: Facebook's new measurement strategiesLeo's Thing: 2016 MacBook Pro

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 378: More Burritoshot than Moonshot  

A day after US elections, we discuss the role social media played in Trump's victory, and in the widespread perception that he would lose. Also, Twitter's COO steps down, Google cancels Project Wing and Google Showtimes, NFL will create a 9 episode VR series for YouTube and Daydream, and Adobe shows "Photoshop for Audio."

Leo's Tool: Action Launcher 3Jeff's Number: WPP will spend $5 billion on Google adsMike's advice: use Gmail AND Inbox

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guest: Mike Elgan

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TWiG 377: Google Throne  

Google Artificial Intelligence invents a crypto system that nobody understands, Android incorporates Harry Potter spells for voice commands, Facebook and Alphabet Q3 results, Could Twitter have saved Vine? IFTTT switches to pre-made "applets."

Stacey is super excited about the new Harry Potter voice commands, Leo is disappointed that "Avada Kedavra" fails to kill anyone.IFTTT will no longer let you write your own recipes - Leo says everyone switch to Zapier, quick!Spatchcocking is the best way to roast a chicken

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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TWiG 376: The Game of Nets  

Google Fiber cancels its expansion plans, lays off workers, and loses its head. AT&T merger - will zero listing its new DirecTV Now service help AT&T compete with Comcast? Google announces Jamboard, a connected digital whiteboard. Leo gives his Pixel impressions after a week of ownership.

Mathew Ingram thinks Google Fiber may have already accomplished its true mission - forcing other ISPs to develop gigabit fiber.Jeff wants a Jamboard NOW.Leo loves his Pixel XL, but...

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guests: Mathew Ingram and Aaron Newcomb

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TWiG 375: The InterNyet  

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Kevin Marks

Google Pixels are shipping - will people who ordered them through Verizon get them sooner? Google makes a deal to put CBS on its upcoming Unplugged TV service, with more deals on the way. Disney and Salesforce bowed out of Twitter sale due to troll problems, but Twitter soldiers on with an election night deal with BuzzFeed. Samsung makes YouTube take down a video of a Note 7 exploding - in Grand Theft Auto V.

•Is Peter Thiel's $1.25 millon donation to Trump a problem? Mark Zuckerberg doesn't think so, but Stacey disagrees. Kevin Marks thinks this is just the tip of the iceberg for Thiel's problems.
•Kevin Marks shows off the Soviet Internet that almost was.
•Google's new fact check feature is cool, but is it too late for this election?

TWiG 374: Somewhere Between Scandal and Risotto  

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis

Guests: Kevin Marks and Danny Sullivan

Samsung stops production of the Galaxy Note 7 after packing it with "so much innovation it became uncontrollable." Verizon wants a discount on its Yahoo purchase after the largest hack in history and possibly the most intrusive government surveillance program. Amazon Music Unlimited, released today, is ridiculously cheap - if you own an Amazon Echo. Who should buy Twitter? Disney, Google, and Apple won't.

•Jeff thinks Facebook should buy Twitter, Leo thinks the only person who could buy Twitter is a "Wall Street bastard."
•Leo, Danny, and Jeff have a wide ranging argument about the journalistic ethics behind printing leaks from illegally hacked data
•Danny Sullivan "can't even" with Allo.

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TWiG 373: The Best of Google  

Hosts: Jason Howell, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Duncan Jaffrey

Full analysis of yesterday's #madebygoogle event with special guest Duncan Jaffrey from AusDroid, who was at the event.

•Google's focus on AI
•Is the Pixel Phone too pricy?
•What are Google Home's advantages over the Amazon Echo?
•Mourning the death of Nexus

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TWiG 372: Fail Whale on Ice  

Hosts: Jason Howell and Jeff Jarvis

Guests: Ron Richards and Kevin Marks

This week, Jason Howell takes over for Leo as we discuss the rumors surrounding next week's Google event, Snapchat's new Spectacle camera sunglasses, and who could buy Twitter. Also: the end of Blackberry's hardware business, most Galaxy Note 7 users have returned their phones, and Elon musk has plans to send a million people to Mars.

•October 4th, Google will hold an event. Rumors suggest they will announce two "Pixel" branded phones, the new "Andromeda" OS, the Amazon Echo competitor Google Home, and more. •Snapchat announced Spectacles, their new camera sunglasses, which shoot 10-second round videos.
•Google, Verizon, Salesforce, and even Disney have been rumored to be interested in buying Twitter.
•Blackberry announced today that they will no longer make hardware.
•Samsung says that over 60% of potentially unsafe Galaxy Note 7 phones have been returned.
•Elon Musk spoke at length yesterday about his desire to colonize Mars within his lifetime.

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TWiG 371: Perfectly Paranoid, Yet Oddly Convenient  

Hosts: Jason Howell, Stacey Higginbotham, and Jeff Jarvis

Allo released today, Google officially announces their October 4th event, and Samsung has 500,000 replacement Note 7s ready. We also talk Facebook, YouTube, and the US Presidential election.

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TWiG 370: The Avocado Is a Pear Shaped Fruit  

Host: Leo Laporte

Guests: Mathew Ingram, Aaron Newcomb, and Kevin Marks

Samsung is losing billions of dollars due to the exploding Galaxy Note 7 recall. Google has released fixes for two big exploits discovered this week - but how long will it take to get to your Android? And Google's new Pixel phones are coming October 4th.

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TWiG 369: Faster Than the Speed of Regret  

Hosts: Leo Laporte and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Ron Richards

Google announces an event on October 4th rumored to feature two Pixel-branded phones, Google Home, a 4k Chromecast, and more. Samsung reels in the wake of exploding Note 7 batteries, and Apple isn't the only one to have a big event today - Sony unveils the PlayStation 4 Pro.

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