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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 / 21:00 UTC.

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    • 4.2 • 564 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 / 21:00 UTC.

    Counsel of Open Source Poobahs - RCS Gets E2EE, Pulling Back on AMP, AWS Outage

    Counsel of Open Source Poobahs - RCS Gets E2EE, Pulling Back on AMP, AWS Outage

    RCS Gets E2EE, Pulling Back on AMP, AWS Outage

    The effects of a massive AWS outage.
    TikTok and the creation of Ratatoullie the Musical.
    RCS is finally getting end-to-end encryption.
    AMP preferential treatment is about to go away.
    Google is opening up Chromium Project to the community.
    Google Stadia is one year old but is it any good?
    Tree Canopy Lab aims to map trees into cities.
    Project Guideline enables the blind to run in marathons.
    French publishers will be paid by Google for search and news results.
    Comparing social media companies against each other.
    Stories vs. Fleets.
    Buzzfeed buys Huffington Post.
    Assistant and Fi get some new family-focused features.
    Google Meet attendance reports rolling out for some.
    Google Hangouts say goodbye to group video calling.
    Google Pay now carries a 1.5% fee on instant transfers.
    Chrome updates will bring tab search and Chrome Actions.
    Just do a search for Happy Thanksgiving.
    Picks of the Week

    Ant: I love seeing a creator's professional GROWTH
    Jeff: Robotaxi's can now charge for rides in California.
    Stacey: Nanoleaf Essentials bulbs.
    Jason: Pet portraits for the holidays at Crown & Paw.

    Hosts: Jason Howell, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt

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    • 2 hr 14 min
    Makeup As a Service - Google Pay, Fleets, L'Oreal Digital Makeup

    Makeup As a Service - Google Pay, Fleets, L'Oreal Digital Makeup

    Google Pay, Fleets, L'Oreal Digital Makeup

    Nest outage takes out security cameras
    Fleets are Twitter's version of Snapchat's disappearing posts
    Say hello to the new Google Pay
    What is an Internet Bank?
    Google Photos is no longer free. Is this evil?
    Google is mysteriously uploading data
    Apple and Google are thinking about 6G
    L'Oreal introduces digital makeup
    The story of SAGE
    YouTube kills Rewind 2020
    What is your Zoom strategy for Thanksgiving?
    Amazon Pharmacy offers free prescriptions for Prime members
    Google Changelog: Barely Blue | TVA Solar Farms | Chimera | RIP Expeditions | Assistant Driving Mode | Tab Search
    The sound of the end of WW1


    Picks of the Week
    Stacey's Thing: Ring Mailbox Sensor
    Jeff's Stuff: Masks fuel Etsy surge (via Ben)
    Ant's Stuff: Musicians Share How The Songs Happened

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

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    • 2 hr 7 min
    Suggestive Uses for Whipped Cream - TikTok to Trump: What's Up?

    Suggestive Uses for Whipped Cream - TikTok to Trump: What's Up?

    TikTok to Trump: What's Up?

    Amazon Halo Band impressions
    Eric Schmitt applies to be a citizen of Cyprus
    Google trials light-based internet in Africa
    Facebook, Google, and Twitter extend political ad bans to the detriment of Georgia
    reMarkable 2 E-ink tablet first impressions - a beautiful, useless tablet
    TikTok wants to know if Trump still wants to ban them
    EU sues Amazon over Antitrust
    Bye-bye, Ajit Pai
    Zoom settles with FTC over encryption
    Zoom stock tumbles with virus news
    Tim Berners-Lee's Inrupt releases Solid privacy platform
    Slingbox shutting servers down
    Chipotle is opening an online order-only restaurant
    Pope Francis urges followers to pray that AI and robots will always serve mankind


    Picks of the Week
    Leo's Tool: Curious Elixirs
    Stacey's Thing: Ghia
    Jeff's Stuff: NYT digital revenue tops print for the first time
    Ant's Stuff: If You Can't Afford Adobe Audition, Get Izotope for $100 off
    Ant's Stuff 2: Dream of Italy (ep #2)

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

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    • 2 hr 45 min
    Halo Made Me Cry - Baby Shark, CA Props 22 & 24 Win Big

    Halo Made Me Cry - Baby Shark, CA Props 22 & 24 Win Big

    Baby Shark, CA Props 22 & 24 Win Big

    Mississippi police pilot program to live-stream Ring doorbell cams
    Baby Shark is the most viewed video on YouTube
    Raspberry Pi 400 is a full computer with a keyboard
    Google revenues up year-over-year
    California Prop 22 passes - a big win for Uber and Lyft
    The Calm app won election night
    California Prop 24 passes - a big win for privacy advocates
    Jack Dorsey keeps his job
    Twitter and Facebook flag Trump's controversial election posts
    DxOMark gives Pixel 5 camera 120 points
    Google Changelog: Google One VPN | Pixel 5 Reverse Wireless Charging | Nest HVAC Sensor | RIP Play Music | Enhanced Voice Typing
    Google's mobile driver's license proposal
    Walmart kills inventory robots


    Picks of the Week
    Stacey's Thing: Amazon Halo
    Stacey's Thing from last week: Whoop Fitness
    Jeff's Stuff: Amazon buys Orange County Register printing plant for $63m--will tear it down
    Jeff's Stuff 2: Alexis Ohanian recalls selling Reddit for $10m to my old boss
    Jeff's Stuff 3: Xiaomi to build a factory to produce 10m phones a year without humans
    Jeff's Stuff 4: Zoom has the happiest employees
    Ant's Thing: Fund in the name of Chad Boseman for St Jude Children's Research
    Ant's Thing 2: Go Watch Hands-On Tech

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

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    • 2 hr 39 min
    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 hr 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 hr 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
564 Ratings

564 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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