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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.
182 Episodes
Today's Stories Google employee fired for leaks Google secretly gathering healthcare data for "Project Nightingale" Google ponders political ads: should it be like Facebook or Twitter? Is YouTube going to take down your content for not being "commercially viable?" Do you want a Google checking account? Phil Schiller's Macbook vs Chromebook comment highlights America's growing wealth imbalance and education failures Nest Mini vs Home Mini: tiny changes, huge improvement, same price? Google and Twitter fail the anti-vax ad test Flo and Ant explain why you don't need to upgrade to the Pixel 4Picks of the Week: Jason's Tool: Disney+ Ant's Good Thing: Three Nine Four Five portraits Flo's Thing: "How to Mess Up Your Life by Trying to Use iMessage on an Android Phone" Mathew's Stuff: Brave BrowserHosts: Jason Howell and Ant PruittGuests: Florence Ion and Mathew IngramDownload or subscribe to this show at
This Week's StoriesHacking Alexa with LasersGoogle's open-source security chipGoogle Nest Max uses sonar to know when you are nearby, tells you the weatherGoogle buys FitBitHow Ring tracked your kids on HalloweenGoogle Employees protest Google's climate change stance; Google invests in green startupsTrading Gutenberg for PornKevin Tofel's 3000-Word Pixelbook Go ReviewWhat tech from the 2010s changed your life?Tips and PicksJason's Tip: From BillBoling on TWIT.COMMUNITY: "This is for Jeff and others that would like to get to 'Recent' within the Assistant search bar. Click or touch the 'G'. Click or touch the 'G' again in the upper left. In the bottom options bar click or touch 'Recent'. You will then find all the recent pages or links you went to in the recent past."Jeff's Number: Twitter is rolling out Topics, a way to follow subjects automatically in the timelineStacey's Thing: Neeo Remote from Control4Hosts: Jason Howell, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey HigginbothamDownload or subscribe to this show at offer code TWIG
This Week's Stories Should Jason Howell delete all his old emails? Breaking News: Twitter bans political ads Google struggling with transparency issues Google will buy Fitbit: will this save WearOS? Moto 360 will relaunch in 2019 Apple gains in wearables, loses in iPhones Advances in hearing aids Google earnings Amazon Fresh makes grocery delivery free for Prime Members Stacey explains Google's BERT "Bidirectional Encoder Representations from Transformers" Carriers gang up to serve RCS Jason Howell's Pixel 4 Review Google brings .new to the web Andrew explains .new Ant's modeling pictures Google Maps the Kincade fire Google finally kills flash Facebook News tab includes Breitbart Netflix tests variable speed Hellvetica is the evilest fontPicks of the Week Stacey's Thing: Twinkly lights Ant's Inspirations: Breast Cancer Awareness Month and North Carolina Central University's Nothing But the Arts Jeff's Numbers: The Internet at 50, How much time @Jack spends on Twitter, and The Precautionary Principle Jason's Tool: Google Messages trick enables RCS on any Android phone and carrierHosts: Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, Ant Pruitt, and Jason HowellGuest: Andrew AllemannDownload or subscribe to this show at
This Week's Stories Google Nest Mini Unboxing Nitpicking the Pixel 4 Why Soli radar is the Pixel 4's most important feature What we were promised with Soli vs what Google delivered Unlock Samsung Galaxy S10 with any thumbprint RIP Phone VR UK Pixel 4 in cereal boxes Google confirms it has reached quantum supremacy Elon Musk Tweets using SpaceX's Starlink satellites Google Fi gets "dual connect" Android slowly gets less fractured Remembering the Nexus Teasing the Motorola RazrPicks of the Week Jason's Tool: Material Design 2019 awards last week: 4 apps to check out if app Design is your bag Jeff's Number: # of Uber riders who tip Stacey's Thing: I paid for Nike Training Club Premium and here's what I think Ant's Stuff: Triangulation was outstanding the last two weeksHosts: Jason Howell, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant PruittDownload or subscribe to this show at
This Week's Stories: Pixel 4 is all about photography: Annie Leibovitz, Marc Levoy, and astrophotography With the Pixelbook Go, Google puts style over substance Google Nest Aware is the best panopticon money can buy Google Stadia hopes that controllers shaped like knife handles will make you want to game Abbey Road is the Beatles' best album. Fight me! Google is all about Ambient Computing Facebook + politics = BFFs 4evah Issa Ray on Google Assistant What is the next phase of Ambient computing? Presence Things Google killed this week: Daydream, Clips, and Works With Nest UK gives up on its attempt to block porn Huawei, staggering under US sanctions, reports 25% sales growth over last year Fortnite Chapter 2 takes video game marketing to the next level The Vatican launches a click-to-pray rosaryHosts: Leo Laporte, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant PruittGuest: Kevin TofelDownload or subscribe to this show at offer code TWIGWWT.COM/TWIT
This Week's StoriesWhy TWiT was downPixelbook Go is for StadiaWhat should we do about Hong Kong?Facebook vs truth in politicsAndy Rubin's new phone makes us feel uncomfortableCalifornia legislates IoT securityDark Mode comes to Maps, Books, Duo, Voice, and Play Store Picks of the WeekLeo's Tool: Social Security Cards Issued by WoolworthJeff's Number: How much is the internet worth to you? The Fed wants to know.Stacey's Thing: Orchestra Provisions Cricket SpicesAnt's Stuff: Patient Hopes Gene-Editing Can Help With Pain Of Sickle Cell Disease Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant PruittDownload or subscribe to this show at
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This Week's Stories Jeff thinks Dark Mode sucks! Google Translate is being used to send people home at the border Google news snippets are being censored in France What do ISPs lose when Google implements encrypted DNS in Chrome? Car crash detection on upcoming Pixel devices will be incredibly helpful Pixel Buds may finally be receiving a refresh Microsoft surprised everyone with the Android-based Surface Duo Microsoft also showcased the new Surface Buds Stacey discusses her favorite announcements from the Amazon event last week Project Jacquard continues with a few new jackets by Levi's Kamala Harris urges Twitter to drop Trump's accountPicks of the week Jason's Tool: Recorder Jeff's Number: Google can drink Stacey's Thing: PlantNet Ant's Thing: Airline Pilot GuyHosts: Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, Ant Pruitt, and Jason HowellDownload or subscribe to this show at
This Week's Stories Whatever happened to Patch? Amazon announces Echo in everything from earbuds to glasses to ovens Do we trust Amazon? Pixelbook Go looks underwhelming Quantum Supremacy Achieved Google wins the right to be forgotten case Chrome update crashes Avid on Macs ChromeOS 77 is here Facebook Horizon will go nowhere Facebook buys CTRL Labs Facebook says politicians can say anything Pop-up criminals busted ImageNet Roulette The Texas Instruments graphing calculator monopolyPicks of the Week Leo's Tool: Sonos Move Jeff's Number: FAANG stocks lost $58b in value after Trump smashed technology Ant's Thing: Coffee house back home with a message Kevin's Stuff: YouTube series. On Python. From... MICROSOFT?!?Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant PruittGuest: Kevin TofelDownload or subscribe to this show at offer code
This Week's Stories Pixel 4 event confirmed for October 15th, may include Pixelbook 2 Facebook announces its final rules for the Oversight Board. Facebook Portal wants to take over your TV Facebook wants to trademark the word "Book" Google uses AI to diagnose skin cancer Google launching new Nest Wi-Fi router with Google Assistant Banning face recognition: pros and cons Check out Triangulation #400 for a great interview with the man behind San Francisco's face recognition ban Google Fi Unlimited Pixel 4 in Coral- or is it Cheeto? Pixel 4 camera will feature astrophotography The Last Apple Keynote Government to Google: let employees talk about salary Richard Stallman quits MIT and FSF What if all the proposed tech regulations passed? Jeff Jarvis has the ultimate dystopian viewTips and Picks Leo's Tool: Write with Transformer Jeff's Numbers: Wearable chair, save 50% on Pixel 3 Stacey's Things: Funko Advent Calendar: Marvel 80th Anniversary, Woodinville Whiskey Co. Ant's Wholesome Stuff: Childhood Cancer Awareness MonthNext Week Kevin Tofel will be on TWiG next week with a look at what we are expecting from the Pixelbook 2, so come back next week, or Subscribe at so you don't miss it. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant PruittDownload or subscribe to this show at
48 States and 2 territories investigate Google over antitrust accusations. Amazon and antitrust: how much control do these giant companies have over us, and how much do we get back in return? Pixel 4 leak full videos New Pixel 4 features Pixel 4 Motion Mode and Portrait Mode Pixel 4 pricing rumors Apple Watch 5 shows how far behind Android Wear has fallen Will we get a new Pixelbook in October? Do we need one? Dogs with sticks Instagram privacy issues Facebook Dating launches in America MIT Media Lab tries to crawl out from the Epstein wreckage HiQ vs LinkedIn on public scraping Samsung Fold Hits Korea Hong Kong Protesters crowdsource a new national anthemHosts: Jeff Jarvis, Ant Pruitt, and Jason HowellDownload or subscribe to this show at
Comments (8)

Michael Bergman

Wouldn't it be nice to make a tech podcast without alienating anyone who doesn't share your political views? Jeff?

Apr 12th

Will Ostrick

long time listener, great show. but please sort out who ever was bumping their mic for the second half... couldn't deal with it

Mar 14th

David Wollmann

This Week In Arrogant Thought Police.

Aug 25th

Peter Konnecke

sadly this show has become this week in everything Democrat

Feb 26th

Haskell Type

boring hosts...

Feb 21st

Refael Cohen


Oct 23rd

iTunes User

TWIG is often fun and informative. But that is despite of Mr. Jeff Jarvis, not thanks to him. The guy seems to be in the show merely to plug his book, raise the value of his Google stocks and hear himself speak. His oppinion is always predictable and a real sincere critique is just beyond him. Yes, there's a lot to learn from Google, both good and bad. You won't learn either sides from Jeff since Leo, Gina or the guests cannot contain his endless blind celebrations of the Mountain View giant. Even Google don't invite him to their conferences, his kind makes them look stupid. Now, inspired by his blanket support for Google's privacy breaches, he started writing a new book about publicness (which he started plugging on the show even before writing it). May I offer the title: "Public: Why white, rich, educated, powerful, hetrosexual males have nothing to hide and have the moral duty to rub it in everybody else's faces". Siva Vaidyahnathan was the only guest Leo got who actually provided a strong skeptical view to contradict Jeff's. Siva should be a regular. Jeff should be dumped. Oh, and Leo is great... Funny dude.

Aug 30th

iTunes User

I have and will probably be a long time fan of Leo Laporte. I have enjoyed his content since ZDTV. It’s just with Gina Trapani, the show takes a weird turn. It’s hard to explain. The content seems to me only about 20% Google. It’s hard to pin down what the show is or isn’t. For me Buzz Out Loud covers Google a whole lot more and more in depth. I’m sure I’ll get labeled a “hater” or that I don’t know good content. But I’m giving my feed back in the proper forum.

Aug 30th
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