This Week in Google (Audio)

This Week in Google (Audio)

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The latest Google and cloud computing news.


571: The First Rule of Pixel Club - Tik Tok+Microsoft+Trump, Samsung Galaxy Unpacked
Aug 6 • 149 min
Tik Tok+Microsoft+Trump, Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Here’s everything Samsung announced at Galaxy Unpacked 2020 X PRIZE $1M Next-Gen Mask ChallengeWe spend as much time on the Pixel 4a announcement as Google did. Twitter hack “mastermind” arrested:…
570: Four CEOs Walk Into a Zoom Meeting - Antitrust Hearings, We Rate Zuck’s Zoom Bkgd, Google Extends WFH to July 2021
Jul 29 • 133 min
Antitrust Hearings, We Rate Zuck’s Zoom Bkgd, Google Extends WFH to July 2021Rating the Zoom backgrounds of the tech titansWith all the competing political concerns, what should the government do with big tech?Google wants Samsung to drop Bixby. Could…
569: Lettuce Cats - Twitter hack fallout, Tesla’s Austin Gigafactory, Softbank sells ARM to Nvidia?
Jul 22 • 150 min
Twitter hack fallout: some verified Twitter accounts are still downZuckerberg pinkie swears that he doesn’t have a deal with TrumpSoftbank wants to sell ARM - will Nvidia buy it?Tesla’s next gigafactory will be built in AustinTwitter bans thousands of…
568: Double Your Bitcoin - Twitter Hack, Amazon Dash Cart
Jul 15 • 160 min
GINORMOUS TWITTER HACK Elon Musk, Obama, BillGates, and other verified Twitter accounts hacked in bitcoin scam All verified Twitter accounts shut down Zoom debuts a $600 all-in-one videoconference deviceAlabama is the only state not investigating Google…
567: He’s Just Screaming in His Heart - Google IoT Summit, the Amazon Future, Education in the Covid Era
Jul 9 • 143 min
Google details its new “Works With Google” smart home program and IoT partnersGoogle briefly mentions its partnership with Apple and Amazon to develop a new IoT standard - details still to comeMacOS on Apple Silicon and Windows on ARM are both ARM…
566: Thunderbolt and Lightning - Section 230 FAQ, Social Media Bans, CCPA
Jul 1 • 140 min
Section 230 FAQ, Social Media Bans, CCPAWhat the F is Section 230?US Senate waters down the EARN IT Act (but it still sucks), and more Section 230 newsSection 230: history repeats itselfParler starts banning usersYouTube, Reddit, and Twitch ban…
565: The Vile Little Puppet Man - Apple Silicon, Pixel 4a, Section 230, Dev Null
Jun 25 • 154 min
Apple shifts to its own chips - will Google? The fastest computer in the world runs on ARM Apple Silicon Macs won’t run Windows in Boot Camp iOS 14 takes the best features of Android - widgets, calls, picture-in-picture, etc. What comes after Zoom? Pixel…
564: Non Sequitur Land - Leo Buys a $75k Spot Robot, How to Block FB Political Ads
Jun 17 • 127 min
Watch Stacey’s Machine Learning on the Edge Conference!Watch Leo on Alex Lindsay’s Office Hours!Leo buys a $75,000 Boston Dynamics Spot robotGoogle puts Juneteenth on Google Calendar, creates a racial equity task forceGoogle did not demonetize The…
563: …But Enough About My Vasectomy - Amazon Bans Police Face Recognition, Android 11 Beta
Jun 10 • 141 min
Amazon bans police use of their face recognition tech for 1 year Android 11 public beta: how to install it Collapse OS: a post-apocalyptic operating system US Space Force could lose trademark to Netflix Space Force Google shipped 7.2 million Pixel phones…
562: Taco Fixins - Facebook Employees Walk Out
Jun 3 • 145 min
Jeff gets a Taco Bell care packageCES 2021 is happening in-person. Would you go? Google delays Android 11 beta event out of respect for Black Lives Matter protests YouTube drops the 3rd season of Cobra Kai, pivots away from scripted TV Facebook employees…