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Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, Ant Pruitt, 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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Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, Ant Pruitt, 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.

    A Barely Tenable Scam - US Senate vs Big Tech, AOC plays Among Us, How we will follow the 2020 Election

    A Barely Tenable Scam - US Senate vs Big Tech, AOC plays Among Us, How we will follow the 2020 Election

    US Senate vs Big Tech, AOC plays Among Us, How we will follow the 2020 Election

    US Senate vs Big Tech: Section 230
    Facebook wants NYU to stop its political ad targeting research project
    US Senate vs Big Tech: hand waving and grand standing
    Does Facebook favor conservatives? Does Twitter like libs?
    AOC plays Among Us on Twitch, Biden Island in Animal Crossing
    Google and Facebook ban political ads after the election, Twitter launches pre-bunking
    How we followed the 2000 election
    Google partners with the Associated Press
    How we plan to follow the 2020 election
    Are Russia or Iran affecting the election this time?
    Tracking election 2020 spending
    Can Oculus ban you for not having a Facebook account?
    Microsoft and Facebook take their game streaming off iOS
    Apple might make their own search engine
    Starlink beta tests begin
    Elon Musk is a child
    Best halloween costume: Zoom meeting
    MemePAC - Politics on TikTok
    Google Changelog: Google limits streaming to 480p | Android auto playlist | Loon circumnavigates the globe | Spooky AR
    Lego Gutenberg printing press
    KFC Scented Firelogs


    Picks of the Week
    Mathew's Thing: McBroken
    Jeff's Number: Deloitte survey on privacy
    Ant's Stuff: 92 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/25/sports/autoracing/lewis-hamilton-sets-formula-one-wins-record.html

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt

    Guest: Mathew Ingram

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    • 2 hrs 17 min
    Hipster Antitrust - Section 230 Under Attack, DOJ vs Google, Zoomtopia

    Hipster Antitrust - Section 230 Under Attack, DOJ vs Google, Zoomtopia

    Section 230 Under Attack, DOJ vs Google, Zoomtopia

    Section 230 is still under attack. Jeffrey Toobin is a perfect example of why we need it.
    Is there any way we could improve Section 230?
    Five Eyes and Japan want to end encryption. What other ideas do we need to fight against?
    Oh, Quibi, we hardly knew ye!
    Netflix is the new Hollywood
    Prime Day was bad, but Stacey still bought an Alexa-enabled faucet.
    23 and Me was on sale on Prime Day. Anyone find anything interesting about their family tree?
    San Francisco passes the Caren Act against Racist 911 calls
    Department of Justice vs Google is clearly a Repubican charade. It is weak. It will fail.
    In a perfect world, how would we break up Google?
    The Google Changelog: hum to Google Assistant | Google kills Trusted Contact and Nest Secure | Google Discover Heart | Chrome OS screen recorder | Parallels adds Windows apps on Chromebooks | Alphabet crop-watching robot | Google Chat goes free | Google Assistant might get G Suite | Portrait Light coming to all Pixel Phones | Google tells you where to vote | Free Stadia games
    AOC on Twitch Playing Among Us
    Biden Island in Animal Crossing
    Zoomtopia brings end to end encryption and more
    There are many wonderful alternatives to Zoom
    How Zoom will define the new office
    Jeff Jarvis' Sanitized Office
    All the upcoming conferences will be virtual
    Zoom towns growing across the country and the world - where would you move?


    Picks of the Week

    Leo's Tool: Hank Laporte's Drone Instagram
    Leo's Tool 2: TSA checkpoint travel numbers for 2020 and 2019
    Stacey's Thing: Amazon Dot: We don't love the sound or the buttons
    Stacey's Thing 2: June Oven V3
    Jeff's Number: 1.3b parcels shipped last year
    Mike's Stuff: Mover Erase - Mini Whiteboard on the Palm

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

    Guest: Mike Masnick

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    • 2 hrs 30 min
    Monks Are Cheap - Bad Pixel 5 Reviews, Kitchen Tech, Facebook Can't Fix Itself

    Monks Are Cheap - Bad Pixel 5 Reviews, Kitchen Tech, Facebook Can't Fix Itself

    Bad Pixel 5 Reviews, Kitchen Tech, Facebook Can't Fix Itself

    Pixel 5 reviews are pretty negative, especially of the camera - should we get an iPhone 12 instead?
    5G is the WIMAX of 2020. Watch this 5G Supercut!
    5G will be a big deal sometime. It just isn't now.
    Google vs Oracle amicus briefs for sale
    Google's Search On live event is barely news. We'd rather be at the Smart Kitchen Summit
    Smart ovens and other food tech
    It all comes back to Gutenberg
    Google Changelog: tighten your shoelaces with OK Google | Android is listening | storytelling smart screens | 6 new things you can do with Android 11 | RIP Play Music Store | - amplifies Black voices
    Nvidia's super new Zoom features
    The Gartner Hype Cycle and the Trough of Disillusionment
    Google gives the police your search keywords
    Google employees can't say antitrust
    Google is firing workers and shipping work off to Poland
    Why Facebook can't fix itself
    Facebook takes down erroneous NY Post article about Hunter Biden
    Clarence Thomas wants to scale back Section 230
    Writing directly into the CMS is Chaotic Evil
    All airline pilots try to sound like Chuck Yeager, who went to school with Jeff Jarvis' dad


    Picks of the Week
    Leo's Tool: Johns Hopkins Poker Course
    Stacey's Thing: Chef IQ
    Jeff's Number: Bletchley Park gets $1m donation from FB
    Jeff's Number 2: Jeff's Scoop Awards keynote
    Ant's Stuff: OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSDs - https://amzn.to/3iVvpjv (affiliate link)
    Ant's Stuff 2: It's Not WHAT You Say

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt

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    • 2 hrs 24 min
    Non-Flying and Gregarious - Huge Antitrust Case - Google vs Oracle - Facebook Bans QAnon

    Non-Flying and Gregarious - Huge Antitrust Case - Google vs Oracle - Facebook Bans QAnon

    Huge Antitrust Case - Google vs Oracle - Facebook Bans QAnon

    (Democratic) Congress releases its antitrust case against Big Tech. The TWiG panelists have a huge fight over it. Cries of "moral panic" abound.
    TikTok Dreams of Cranberry Juice Longboards
    TikTok passes Instagram to become #2 in the hearts of teens.
    Alexis Ohanian starts Oda: a speaker company and a content company with live performances and subscriptions
    Talking about consent in IoT
    This is the case that never ends... it just goes on and on my friends...
    Pixel 5 does not have the Pixel Neural Core... or Soli
    Google plans to pay publishers a billion dollars
    Facebook finally bans QAnon, will ban political ads after the election
    The Google Changelog: G Suite = Google Workspace | ugly new logos | Live View improves | RIP Beauty Filter | Google adds "Stories"| Google WiFi is back | Samsonite Jacquard Backpack | CRISPR | Black holes
    Half the atoms in the planet could be digital data by 2245
    Delicious mealworms in the world's most expensive bug farm


    Picks of the week
    Stacey's Thing: Nest Audio
    Jeff's Number: In UK TikTok = half of FB in three years
    Ant's Stuff: Debunking Sunday's $2 Bill Discussion on TWiT
    Ant's Stuff 2: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt

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    • 2 hrs 29 min
    Leo By a Nose - Pixel 5 Event, Amazon Echo Event, Taco Bell Quarterly

    Leo By a Nose - Pixel 5 Event, Amazon Echo Event, Taco Bell Quarterly

    Pixel 5 Event, Amazon Echo Event, Taco Bell Quarterly

    Google's Pixel 5 event disappoints
    Sonos sues Google for multi-room audio patent infringement
    Google TV: available yesterday!
    Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 are pretty ok.
    Hold For Me is the killer app for the Pixel 5
    Pixel 4a 5G should have been called Pixel 5a
    The new Google TV doesn't work with Stadia. WTF?
    Nest Audio is a speaker that exists
    Google turns 22. Yay.
    Comparing Leo and Jeff's schnozzes
    Pixel 5 camera features look nice
    When the heck is the DOJ going to sue Google?
    Google is so mad at Australia they hired a comedian to talk about busses and restaurants
    Farmville will finally die at the end of the year
    40 Bit Gaming is a cool newsletter for older gamers
    You can play Myst in VR now. Ant's all like, "What is Myst?"
    Facebook stops pretending that Instagram and WhatsApp are separate things
    Leo explains why you shouldn't get a contractor to do your home wifi, and why you shouldn't do it yourself
    Amazon's 2020 hardware event: Flying cam, car cam, ball Echo
    That time Stacey broke her nose
    Staceysplaining Amazon Sidewalk
    The new Echo devices have an AZ1 Machine learning chip
    Amazon's new car alarm will warn you when you are towed
    Amazon's flying security cam brings the moral panic
    Robots that hang from the ceiling like bats
    Ransomware Coffeepot
    Wyze is our favorite smart stuff maker
    Excerpts from the new Taco Bell Quarterly
    Stacey is mad about hard Topo Chico
    Starlink Internet helps Washington firefighters
    perma.cc is Harvard Library's way to save websites forever
    Amazon One wants to know your palm


    Stacey's Thing: Cloudflare Radar
    Jeff's Number: @jack donates $10m to Kendi's anti-racism center
    Ant's Stuff: Get The Photographer's thought process behind popular photos

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt

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    • 2 hrs 20 min
    Find the Cat - Pixel 5 Rumors, TikTok Drama, DOJ vs Google

    Find the Cat - Pixel 5 Rumors, TikTok Drama, DOJ vs Google

    Pixel 5 Rumors, TikTok Drama, DOJ vs Google

    Pixel 5 coming September 30th. Here's what to expect.
    Is the Pixel 5 the last Pixel phone?
    The TikTok saga continues. First Amendment battles, Chinese recalcitrance, and the worst possible deal
    US DOJ is going after Google. What will they focus on?
    What trackers should we be afraid of?
    How can the left and the right come together, and how can tech help?
    Is the Pixelbook dead? What should we buy instead?
    Why Google+ Died
    China's 100-year plan vs America's new plan every week
    Can you find the cat?
    Casey Newton leaves The Verge - is this another harbinger of the coming federation of media?
    Quibi is up for sale
    The IG Nobel Awards


    Leo's Tool: Blacklight – The Markup
    Leo's Tool 2: The Ultimate Techade Quiz
    Mike's Thing: Scrolldit
    Jeff's Number: Old TV caused village broadband outages for 18 months
    Jeff's Number 2: In Memorium: Wes Thorp
    Ant's Stuff: Canon Webcam Utility Out of Beta for Windows Users
    Ant's Stuff 2: Adobe Max Speakers Announced

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt

    Guest: Mike Elgan

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    • 2 hrs 47 min

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