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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.

    Tastes Like Pikachu - Amazon's big raise, Instagram's impact on teens, update Chrome now!

    Tastes Like Pikachu - Amazon's big raise, Instagram's impact on teens, update Chrome now!

    Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents Show.
    Facebook sent flawed data to misinformation researchers.
    Instagram's Met Gala 2021 Table Took the Best Class Photo With Meg Thee Stallion, Saweetie & More.
    Announcing the 2021 Ig Nobel Prize winners.
    Intuit is buying Mailchimp for $12 billion to focus on small businesses.
    Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell posted their own take on TikTok's a cappella 'Grace Kelly' challenge.
    How to watch the Inspiration4 launch, SpaceX's first fully private mission to space.
    Amazon boosts hourly pay to over $18, to hire 125,000 workers.
    Amazon to pay full college tuition for front-line employees.
    Amazon Launches Its First TVs: Fire TV Omni Series with 4K Ultra HD.
    Amazon CEO Andy Jassy says it's 'hard to argue' its retail business is a monopoly.
    Amazon CEO Andy Jassy: 'It's still early days for us in media'.
    The next Big Tech battle: Amazon's bet on healthcare begins to take shape.
    Amazon gives Kindle e-readers a rare user interface overhaul.
    Update Google Chrome Immediately.
    South Korea Fines Google for Abusing Smartphone Dominance.
    Otherworldly 'time crystal' made inside Google quantum computer could change physics forever.
    Google's voice assistant in new EU antitrust investigation, MLex reports.
    Germany's 'sovereign cloud' is coming—and it's provided by Google.
    Google finishes laying a giant undersea internet cable stretching 3,300 miles from New York to the UK and Spain.
    Google hypes the Pixel 6 in Japan with bag of 'Google Original [Potato] Chips'.
    Google hosting 'Search On' 2021 keynote later this month.
    Hands-on with Google Assistant Driving Mode's long-awaited home screen UI.
    Google Photos will now ship individual prints directly to your door.
    Google search is finally officially getting dark mode on desktop.
    Area 120's 'Museletter' turns your Google Docs, Sheets, & Slides into paid newsletters.
    Google now lets you ask to join 'Pixel Superfans' with a simple sign-up form.
    Google One quietly adds 5TB storage plan for $24.99/month following Photos changes.
    Picks:

    Stacey - Luci for making power wheelchairs smart
    Jeff - 12 billion doses in arms are required to get the majority of adults vaccinated. We stand at about 5.5 billion & have been averaging 1 billion/month
    Jeff - Pixel Buds Series A
    Jeff - Back to the office
    Ant - Wanderers Photo Workshop Moved
    Ant - Dry Bar is Underrated and also Greg Morton

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

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    • 2 hrs 32 min
    The Queen of Consent - YouTube Music subs, Zoom dismorphia, ProtonMail changes course

    The Queen of Consent - YouTube Music subs, Zoom dismorphia, ProtonMail changes course

    ProtonMail deletes 'we don't log your IP' boast from website after French climate activist reportedly arrested.
    The Strange Tale of the Freedom Phone, a Smartphone for Conservatives.
    How Facebook Undermines Privacy Protections for Its 2 Billion WhatsApp Users.
    German police secretly bought NSO Pegasus spyware.
    Amazon brings its cashierless tech to two Whole Foods stores.
    What the Hole Is Going On? The very real, totally bizarre bucatini shortage of 2020.
    'I believe it's a mental health issue': the rise of Zoom dysmorphia.
    Revealed: LAPD officers told to collect social media data on every civilian they stop.
    Official Emails Show That LAPD Worked With a Controversial Social media Surveillance Company During George Floyd Protests.
    Australia's Top Court Finds Media Companies Liable for Other People's Facebook Comments.
    Yahoo is Yahoo once more after new owners complete acquisition.
    House Republicans wrote a letter to Yahoo 'Chief Executive Officer' Marissa Mayer, but she hasn't been CEO since 2017.
    Elizabeth Holmes' trial begins with opening statements.
    Twitter rolls out first public test of Communities.
    Twitter testing feature to remove followers without blocking them.
    Twitter Plans New Privacy Tools to Get More People Tweeting.
    YouTube reports having 50 million Premium and Music subscribers.
    TikTok overtakes YouTube for average watch time in US and UK.
    Amazon Driver Warns New Homeowners Their House Is Not Safe in Video.
    Alligator eats drone.
    Google Rooms is now Spaces, and it's integrated into all of your favorite apps.
    Google Meet gets new videoconference hardware with interactive displays.
    Google debuts Meet features, including 'Companion mode'.
    Google Workspace acquires Playspace, a video, screenshare, & whiteboard collaboration tool.
    Chrome OS 93 is heading to your Chromebook today, and it's all about the details.
    Google rolling out Android 12 Beta 5 'release candidate' for Pixel as final update.
    September security patch rolling out to Google Pixel, factory images & OTAs live.
    Google Clock scheduled alarms broken for many, leading to a flurry of 1-star Play Store reviews.
    Picks:

    Stacey - Swarm Eval Kit.
    Jeff - Tom Eveslin tests Starlink.
    Jeff - Amazon slams SpaceX, tells FCC that Musk-led companies are rule-breakers.
    Ant - Another Starlink reference on FLOSS.
    Ant - World Travel Man: 48 Hours in....

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

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    • 2 hrs 19 min
    Pillow Not Included - Congress data demands, China limits gaming, Pigeon philanthropy

    Pillow Not Included - Congress data demands, China limits gaming, Pigeon philanthropy

    Introducing Craig Newmark!
    Craig Newmark Philanthropies Supports Palomacy!
    Capitol riot: Jan. 6 committee demands records from Facebook, Twitter, Google.
    House Committee Investigating January 6th Capitol Invasion Goes On Social Media Fishing Expedition; Companies Should Resist.
    Reddit bans Covid misinformation forum after 'go dark' protest.
    Three hours a week: Play time's over for China's young video gamers.
    Google doodle: "Get vaccinated. Wear a mask. Save lives."
    Google, Apple Hit by First Law Threatening Dominance Over App-Store Payments.
    Google's new Pixel 5A ad spoofs Apple with humorous ode to the headphone jack.
    Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Launching October 28th.
    Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3.
    Google's New AI Photo Upscaling Tech is Jaw-Dropping.
    Australian powers to spy on cybercrime suspects given green light.
    Five Big Problems with Canada's Proposed Regulatory Framework for "Harmful Online Content"
    Amazon quietly building live audio business.
    Telegram uncaps live stream viewers as part of big version 8.0 update.
    Amazon now running 164 flights a day to deliver stock in the US.
    Amazon's answer to driver shortage: Hire pot smokers.
    Google Calendar will break down how much of your work is spent in meetings.
    Automate your whole day with the Assistant's new Daylong Routines.
    Google Assistant rolling out a new trigger that starts routines when dismissing an alarm.
    Here's how Google Assistant's upcoming 'Quick phrases' will let you skip 'Hey Google'.
    Google adds shipping and return labels to product listings in search and shopping tool.
    Google rolling out first Pixel Buds A-Series firmware update to fix volume bug.
    German publisher Axel Springer to acquire U.S. news website Politico for over $1 billion.
    'I guess I'm having a go at killing it': Salman Rushdie to bypass print and publish next book on Substack.
    Happy birthday, Linux: From a bedroom project to billions of devices in 30 years.
    Google developing its own CPUs for Chromebook laptops.


    Picks:

    Leo - Google Colaboratory
    Stacey - Donate blood if you can!
    Jeff - First full image of 'new Vermeer' with uncovered Cupid released by Dresden museum
    Ant - I sold two NFTs!

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

    Guest: Craig Newmark

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    • 2 hrs 42 min
    Clowns, Mimes, and Robots - OnlyFans undoes porn ban, Fit Charge 5, Prop. 22 unconstitutional

    Clowns, Mimes, and Robots - OnlyFans undoes porn ban, Fit Charge 5, Prop. 22 unconstitutional

    Facebook says post that cast doubt on covid-19 vaccine was most popular on the platform from January through March.
    Zeynep Tufekci Joins The New York Times as an Opinion Columnist.
    OnlyFans no longer plans to ban porn, saying in abrupt U-turn that it wants to be a 'home for all creators'.
    Richard J. Meislin, Times Editor and Web Journalism Pioneer, Dies at 68.
    NYT crossword puzzle no longer works in third-party apps, crosses puzzle solvers.
    Mastercard to end magnetic strip on cards.
    Bear Makes Off With Amazon Package From Bristol Porch.
    Don't overthink it: Elon Musk's Tesla Bot is a joke.
    The First Step Toward Protecting Everyone Else From Teslas.
    Fitbit's New Charge 5 Has a Rounded Design and a Color Screen.
    Court: CA's Prop. 22 on Uber, Lyft drivers unconstitutional.
    The official Waymo blog: Welcoming our first riders in San Francisco.
    Google is shutting down Android Auto phone app.
    Google Meet now warns you when you're causing an echo.
    Android 12 Beta 4.1 rolling out with Pixel bug fixes, including for VPN & notifications.
    Google Chrome will let you save Tab Groups so you don't have to keep recreating them
    Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G officially discontinued in lead-up to the Pixel 6 launch.
    YouTube says its Partner Program now has 2 million members.
    Google says geofence warrants make up one-quarter of all US demands.
    Picks:

    Stacey - Nest Cam with battery and Nest Doorbell with battery
    Jeff - Startups spend more on Airbnb than in office rent
    Leo - The end to 7-digit phone dialing is coming this October

    Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

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    • 1 hr 49 min
    You Can't Handle the Waffle! - T-Mobile hack, robots write code, YikYak is back, Matter delayed

    You Can't Handle the Waffle! - T-Mobile hack, robots write code, YikYak is back, Matter delayed

    T-Mobile Says Over 40 Million Customer Records Affected in Hack.
    7 principles for regulation in the IoT era.
    OpenAI Codex demo of code writing code.
    Jason's review of the Pixel 5a from All About Android.
    The Google Pixel 6 won't ship with a charger.
    New U.S. Antitrust Bill Would Require Apple and Google to Allow Third-Party App Stores and Sideloading.
    Bad News, By Joseph Bernstein.
    CES 2022 to require proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
    Moderna Is About to Begin Trials for HIV Vaccine Based on COVID-19 Research.
    People Now Spend More at Amazon Than at Walmart.
    Remember Yik Yak? Well, it's back and still anonymous.
    Crypto platform hit by $600 million heist asks hacker to become its chief security advisor.
    Delightful Google ad imagines the Perseverance Mars rover using Google Photos.
    Twitter taps crypto leader Jay Graber to head Bluesky.
    Beijing Tightens Grip on ByteDance by Quietly Taking Stake, China Board Seat.
    BlackBerry resisted announcing major flaws in software powering cars, hospital equipment.
    Facebook is sharing data to prove it's not a political hellhole.
    Google-backed 'Matter' smart home standard, first gadgets delayed into next year.
    Google Fuchsia update is rolling out widely to 1st-gen Nest Hubs.
    Google Maps Just Dropped a Bunch of New App Features, Including Dark Mode.
    Google Calendar will soon let you share where you're working from.
    YouTube on iOS, Android tests instant comment translations for Premium subscribers.
    Android's latest accessibility feature lets you control your phone w/ facial expressions.
    Google Chrome is redesigning the Incognito tab, possibly in response to $5 billion lawsuit.
    Twitter's new font, Chirp, is apparently giving some users headaches
    Disney unveils Genie services to replace FastPass, MaxPass: The latest on global Disney parks.
    Picks:

    Stacey - This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race - by Nicole Perloth
    Jeff - Wendy's to open 700 ghost kitchens with Reef Technology
    Ant - This Is Pop
    Ant - Error. Fire Not Found
    Ant - Register for Wanderers Photo Workshop in NOLA
    Leo - Waffles and Mochi

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

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    • 2 hrs 19 min
    The Ladies' Menu - Apple's big mistake, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, is Uber a scam?

    The Ladies' Menu - Apple's big mistake, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3, is Uber a scam?

    Apple's Mistake – Stratechery by Ben Thompson.
    The End Of Ownership: How Big Companies Are Trying To Turn Everyone Into Renters.
    Canada's got the world's worst internet ideas.
    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 announced with S Pen support and water resistance.
    Samsung breaks the triple-digit barrier w/ Galaxy Z Flip 3 priced at $999.
    The Galaxy Watch 4 injects Samsung's capable hardware with Google software.
    Giving kids and teens a safer experience online.
    Marjorie Taylor Greene Suspended by Twitter After 'Fourth Strike'.
    YouTube's algorithm is not radicalizing people according to a study by leading scholars.
    Salt_Hank on TikTok.
    End of the line for Uber.
    Hubert Horan: Can Uber Ever Deliver? Part Twenty-Four: Uber Loses Another $6.8 Billion.
    Google Pixel 5A Launching Later This Month at $450.
    Google Launches Program To Hire More People With Autism.
    Google reportedly planning a new Silicon Valley campus with a hardware center.
    Google Fiber ending TV services in Austin, Atlanta; concentrating on internet service.
    YouTube, Google Launch New Protections for Kids Under 18.
    Google prominently adding Air Quality (AQI) info to Nest Hub, Hub Max in the US.
    Google rolling out Android 12 Beta 4 for Pixel phones with 'Platform Stability'
    Google is adding an interactive periodic table to search.
    Google Home 2.42 adds Nest Cam/Doorbell support, preps setting per-Device DNS and ADT.
    YouTube for Android now lets you skip video chapters with a two-finger double-tap.
    TCL announces new 6-series and 5-series TVs with Google TV instead of Roku.
    Tweetshelf, alternative to Nuzzel.
    Twitter AI bias contest shows beauty filters hoodwink the algorithm.
    Picks:

    Stacey - Filtrete Smart Air Purifiers
    Jeff - Pompeii's fast food joint unearthed in 2019 opens to public
    Ant - Adobe's Rising Stars of Photography
    Ant - My Amazon Driver is Better Than Yours

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

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    • 2 hrs 37 min

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