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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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    • 4.2 • 561 Ratings

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.

    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 hr 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 hr 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 hr 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 hr 47 min
    But Can It Do Network Segmentation? - Facebook Smart Glasses, TikTok Saga, Nvidia Buys ARM

    But Can It Do Network Segmentation? - Facebook Smart Glasses, TikTok Saga, Nvidia Buys ARM

    Facebook Smart Glasses, TikTok Saga, Nvidia Buys ARM

    Pixel 5, Chromecast, and Nest Homecoming September 30th
    What is LaCrOS? Decoupling Chrome OS from the Chrome browser
    Meet vs Zoom vs Skype: Which is better?
    What people look like on Zoom vs what the rest of their room looks like
    Nvidia buys ARM for $40 Billion
    Google Fiber goes to 2Gbps
    Facebook's AR smart glasses are Ray-Bans
    Oculus Quest 2 is Facebook's only VR headset
    Microsoft Duo Review - it's not a phone, it's a Smurface
    The TikTok saga gets funnier by the minute - Trump says he may not sign the deal
    Amazon opens 1000 local delivery hubs
    Fitness+, Paramount+, TWiT+
    Amazon is opening invite-only luxury stores
    Kim Kardashian leaves Facebook and Instagram (for a day)
    Amazon offering $1000 signing bonus
    Stripe offers employees $20,000 to leave San Francisco and take a 10% pay cut
    The newest American Girl Doll is an 80s girl Pac-Man champion
    Google Changelog: Duo for Android TV | Meet 7x7 grid | Waze lane guidance | ChromeOS handwriting recognition | Google Advance Protection | Home 'presence sensing' | Duo screen sharing


    Tips and Picks
    Leo's Tools: Baratunde Thurston's new podcast "How to Citizen"
    Cory Doctorow
    Duty-Free inventor gives away $8 Billion
    Stacey's Things: Firewalla Gold Review
    Yonomi
    Olisto
    Jeff's Number: Bessemer releases its investment memos for many companies: Twillio, Twitch, Pinterest, etc.
    Ant's Stuff: What ZDNet Did For My Confidence

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

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    • 2 hr 21 min
    Stardenburdenhardenbart - California is Burning, Android 11, Chip IoT Standard

    Stardenburdenhardenbart - California is Burning, Android 11, Chip IoT Standard

    California is Burning, Android 11, Chip IoT Standard

    California Fires: Götterdämmerung in real life
    Android 11 Update - get all your messages in one place
    Phone screens of the Future: Projectors and Glasses
    Glob: Your phone will convey who you are to the world
    Android 11 permissions auto reset
    Leo tries not to lose his faith in technology
    Chip: Apple, Amazon, and Google create an IoT standard
    Playing Doom on a Pregnancy Test
    Will Chip solve Leo's IoT Nightmare?
    Steve Gibson's IoT security solution- trust nothing
    IoT Security Cage Match!
    NextDNS protects Leo from malware - Comcast does this as well
    Google is tracking you and using that data to recommend you videos
    YouTube's algorithm is better than Amazon's
    The new emojis are here!
    Yellow Pages rathole
    If you need consent on YouTube, tweet about it
    Stanford Cable TV News Analyser
    Amazon bans foreign sales of plants
    Amazon's fake reviews - use Fakespot
    Amazon is the world's biggest pyramid scheme
    Snowflake is the hot new company
    Microsoft wins JEDI: Jeff Bezos is Sithed off
    Should Woodward have saved the COVID tapes?
    Google Changelog: Verified Calls | Carnac the Magnificent | Google Podcasts adds Cast button


    Leo's Tool: Trader Joes Cacio e Pepe
    Stacey's Thing: IFFFT Pro
    Jeff's Number: The Sit-In - Harry Belafonte hosts the Tonight Show
    Ant's Stuff: Clean HDMI-Out On Your Mobile Phone with Filmic Pro
    Karsten's Mask: 3M TEKK Protection Full Face Respirator

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

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-google.

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    • 2 hr 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
561 Ratings

561 Ratings

Dan8787 ,

Love it

Leo and his guests bring a great entertaining take on the tech news of the past week. This show has been a tech podcast staple and #1 for the past decade. Start here first when listening to tech shows. All the rest are #2.

dtricky1 ,

Stop

Getting way too political. People want to hear about tech.

Ekim68 ,

Leo is Tired and Doesn’t Care, phones it in

I have been a listener since day one with Gina Trapani, Jarvis, and Leo.

Jeff Jarvis, and Gina’s replacement Higgabothem, are wonderful. Ant Pruitt is getting his legs and this latest show, Spot., he started speaking up more.

Leo, needs to go. When he is on vacation the show is much better with Jason Howell who takes his job as host seriously by doing the work and knowing what will be discussed. He also keeps the ball rolling in a meaningful direction with great directional questions.

If it wasn’t for Jeff and Higgabothem I would dump this podcast. The insight Jeff gives on advertising, media, politics is excellent even if I don’t agree with him on some things. And Higgy’s home tech is interesting. Her input gives me insight into what is coming around the corner for the home.

I continue to listen b because of that but Leo is phoning it in and the topic bland I delete.

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