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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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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 553: Denies Further Magnets

    TWiG 553: Denies Further Magnets

    Best Zoom Backgrounds, April Fools Canceled!
    Spiffing up your work from home video with Zoom, Prezi, and Sesame StreetSiva Vaidhyanathan wins Zoom backgroundsRating the media's work-from-home setupsWhat do we want the world to look like after coronavirus?April Fools is canceled: Google forgoes its traditional April Fools jokesWhat happened to Adrian Lamo? A TWiT true-crime podcastFacebook pledges $100 Million for local news outlets hit by the coronavirusAmazon fires strike organizerMicrosoft announces that they will keep their conferences virtual through 2021Apple is the new Microsoft - Apple buys Dark Sky and shuts off Android appHangouts is staggering under loadA deep dive into how weather forecasting works in AmericaGoogle Drive folder structure will change in SeptemberWyze updates security cams so you can use them as webcamsHow to set up your point-and-shoot camera as a webcamAmazon and Walmart cut off Buzzfeed's affiliate marketing dealsAstrophysicist coronavirus inventor gets magnets stuck up nosePicks of the Week
    Leo's Tool: ZoteroStacey's Thing: The Hidden Girl and The Paper MenagerieJeff's Numbers: Romance via drone
    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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    • 2 hrs 1 min
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    TWiG 552: Graduate Nerdalism

    TWiG 552: Graduate Nerdalism

    This week's stories
    Google I/O is canceled, unless they want TWiT to do it for them We rate the media's work-from-home setups Google's COVID-19 page The HUGE privacy debate that coronavirus has brought up We craft the perfect coronavirus tracking law Tracking coronavirus through Kinsa In this time of crisis, we need to listen to experts This Week in Virology Amazon and other big tech companies are using coronavirus to take over the world How much bandwidth capacity can we add? Why don't we ban targeted advertising? Jeff vs Leo and StaceyPicks of the Week
    Leo's Tool: Google Podcasts Stacey's Thing: Wyze Band and Scale Jeff's Numbers: Conference Call Bingo
    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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    • 1 hr 59 min
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    TWiG 551: Boomer Remover

    TWiG 551: Boomer Remover

    Today's Stories:
    Jeff Jarvis' list of who to follow on Twitter for expert advice on coronavirus Zeynep Tufekci on masks - they are not perfect, but they help. Google under coronavirus: pausing chrome updates, security issues Musk defiant: Tesla factory stays open despite shelter-in-place orders Charter makes workers come in Coronavirus patent trolls vs open-source medical supplies NBCUniversal offers streaming first-run movies - from movies to diapers to toilet paper, direct-to-consumer industries are thriving Amazon hiring 100,000 workers, increasing pay, as all other industries collapse Facebook, Reddit, Google, Twitter, YouTube fight coronavirus misinformation The EARN-IT Act will kill encryption and Section 230 Jeff Jarvis fixes Facebook's coronavirus spam filter Reporters Without Borders create the Uncensored Library in Minecraft Pixar founders win $1 million Turing prizePicks of the Week:
    Jeff's Number: Virtual Choir x 3 Stacey's Thing 1: Teach your kid scienceStacey's Thing 2: Sourdough: A Novel at https://amzn.to/2UgWVOm Karsten's Quarantine Tip: Stuck at home? Take Harvard's FREE Intro to Computer Science course! Leo's Tool: Around Next-gen video calling
    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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    • 2 hrs 22 min
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    TWiG 550: Fruit of the Poisoned Tree

    TWiG 550: Fruit of the Poisoned Tree

    This Week's Stories:
    Coronavirus: Harvard kicks all students out of dorms with less than a week's notice Coronavirus: cancellations - E3 and NAB canceled, SXSW may go bankrupt, NBA and NHL will play to empty colosseums Coronavirus: reactions - is paranoia the wrong answer? Coronavirus: is it even possible for most people to telecommute? Coronavirus: White House goes to Big Tech to ask for help to fight Coronavirus and stop misinformation Coronavirus: YouTube demonetizes all content mentioning Coronavirus Coronavirus: Australian newspaper prints blank pages to use as toilet paper Is it time to stop buying Android phones?Pixel 4a leak: starting at $399 Android vs iPhone - security, environmental impact Pixel 3a, Pixel 4a: Google makes some darn fine cheap phones Anthony Levandowski ordered to pay $179 million to Google, declares bankruptcy Tulsi Gabbard's $50M suit against Google dismissed Swedes fine Google 7M Euros. Google plans to appeal and search couch cushions for change. Spain is fine with Google. Facebook adds two women to its board; now 40% female, 30% black Sweden passes law to spy on anyone anywhere Locate X: where cops go to buy your location data without a warrant The EARN IT Act will kill internet encryption. IT MUST BE DEFEATED. Leo's giant ham New Chromecast with Android TV coming soon! Olallieberry, marionberry, blackberry, and other great pies Adam Mosseri: Facebook "serves as an s***-umbrella" for Instagram Amazon sells its "just walk out" tech to airport vendor OTG Amazon Music's "My Soundtrack" station is terrifyingly accurate Verizon launches Yahoo! Mobile MVNO. DO NOT BUY!Picks of the Week:
    Leo's Tool: Thermomix Ant's Good Stuff: My OTHER Uncle Mac Stacey's Thing: Nodle Cash Jeff's Numbers 1: Nielsen Investigation: "Pandemic Pantries" pressure supply chain amid COVID-19 Fears Jeff's Numbers 2: Hamsterkauf Hoarding Numbers Coronavirus Tool: Is It Canceled Yet?
    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt

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    • 2 hrs 17 min
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    TWiG 549: Google's Fishal Recognition

    TWiG 549: Google's Fishal Recognition

    This Week's Stories
    Coronavirus: Should SXSW be canceled? Should Seattle be quarantined? Coronavirus: Don't touch your face. Don't shake hands. Don't lick your ballot envelope. King County Official Coronavirus Guidance Recommendations Stadia is failing because Google is Google Fishal recognition: Google Tidal is a new moonshot tracking fish migration patterns Google re-invests in Waymo Android One is in shambles Pixel Drop March update: new gestures, emoji, AR effects, and more Twitter under siege: activist investor wants Jack Dorsey out Twitter is testing "Fleets," their own version of Instagram Stories Libra is dying off Daily Caller added to Facebook fact-checking Verge poll finds that Techlash is a Myth Update: South Carolina weatherperson uses Facebook Live filters, apologizePicks of the Week
    Jason's Tool: You can now jailbreak an iPhone with an Android phone Ant's Good Stuff 1: Record Box Loft Helping Local Photographers Ant's Good Stuff 2: Jason Miller's shoot (@jasonmiller1981 on Twitter) Stacey's Thing: Helium Router Jeff's Numbers 1: Amazon removes 1m products for virus gouging, lying Jeff's Numbers 2: Where to buy Amazon and Walmart returns in bulk Jeff's German Word of the Week: Der Hamsterkauf: from the verb hamstern, which means "to hoard or panic buy," since hamsters are known for filling their cheeks with food. It's used to describe the panic buying or hoarding that occurs during times of widespread fear or concern.
    Hosts: Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, Ant Pruitt, and Jason Howell

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    • 2 hrs 10 min
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    TWiG 548: Hey, Stroopwafel

    TWiG 548: Hey, Stroopwafel

    This week's stories
    Get yourself some Stroopwafels at https://amzn.to/2w5siD9 San Francisco declares state of emergency over coronavirus WHO says coronavirus cases may have peaked and plateaued in China Google starts announcing I/O 2020 ticket winners Google removes 600 apps for annoying ads Google will stop labeling pictures as "man" or "woman" Trying to trick Amazon Go with a banana Facebook bans fake coronavirus cures YouTube not bound by First Amendment Weather reporter accidentally broadcasts with Facebook filters on Trump asks the Supreme Court to back Oracle over Google Google warns against sideloading its apps on Huawei phones What are your smart speakers recording by accident? Verizon will still sell the Pixel 5 Google moving data out of UK for Brexit Is Twitter real life? Twitter tries to fight misinformation, adds "continue thread" Clearview AI hacked, all clients and searches stolen Samsung "1" Find My Mobile data breach Dunkin' Bag of Bacon Mike Bloomberg busted for paying for tweets, but Facebook is fine with it Swiss law forbids liking hate speech EU to staff: use Signal TSA bans employees' Tik Tok use Gmail blocks malware with AI Musicians Copywrite every melody possible Intuit buys Credit Karma Bruce Schneier joins Tim Berners-Lee's internet alternative startup Creator of the Konami code dies at 61Picks of the week
    Leo's Tool: Smithsonian Open Access Ant's Good Stuff 1: RIP Katherine Johnson Ant's Good Stuff 2: What My Grandfather Said: Finally Got 'Em Mathew's Stuff: NSA phone surveillance program cost $100 million and yielded one major investigation Jeff's Number: Andreessen Horowitz a16z Marketplace 100
    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt

    Guest: Mathew Ingram

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    • 2 hrs 47 min

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