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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.
28 Episodes
Trump vs. TikTok and Tencent, Microsoft Surface Duo, Twitter Limits RepliesSarah Cooper: Google UX designer, Tik Tok starTrump vs. TikTok: what does it all mean? Trump's Tencent ban makes Reddit, Tesla, and Spotify illegalRate Stacey's Zoom backgroundTrump vs. TikTok part 2: where does our data go? Microsoft announces Surface Duo Lucid Air electric carNew Jersey Supreme Court says the police can make you unlock your phoneTwitter rolling out reply-limiting feature"Meeterial" Design: Google pushes Meet into everybody's facesWhy are there no ads on TechDirt? US opens 3.5Ghz band to consumer use - this could seriously help out 5G Happy Birthday IBM PCBoeing 747s are still updated via 3.5 Floppy diskVaporwave's mini-boom of 3.5 floppiesAlamo Drafthouse offers private theater rentalsSleepover at the final BlockbusterGenius lost their suit against Google because they don't have standingVerily steps into the COVID testing arenaAmazon wants to launch 3,236 satellitesAmazon wants to take over JC PennysJarvis' entire history of media and journalism in 45 minutesGoogle Changelog: Google Lens homework filter | Google Search adds 3D molecules | Google Phone beta app for all | Earthquake alerts | Google Lookout | A bunch of new Android updates | Google profile cardsPicks of the Week: Stacey's Thing: DONATE BLOODJeff's Number: Dreyer Stet GameAnt's Stuff: Jett Fuel JavaKarsten's Mask: GIZDA FAce Shield Karsten's Mask 2: Essential Mask Brace Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: WWT.COM/TWIT
Tik Tok+Microsoft+Trump, Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Here's everything Samsung announced at Galaxy Unpacked 2020 X PRIZE $1M Next-Gen Mask ChallengeWe spend as much time on the Pixel 4a announcement as Google did. Twitter hack "mastermind" arrested: 17-year-old Florida teen had access to all your Twitter info.Why Trump is mad at Tik Tok, and why Microsoft wants to buy themWhy Tik Tok videos are the most important artform of 2020 The growing use of Instagram as a news sourceSamsung is still pushing Dex with a Microsoft integration Bye, Bye Bixby - Samsung doesn't mention it at Unpacked 2020 as its founder leaves the business and Google moves inHere's everything Samsung announced at Galaxy Unpacked 2020 More 5G bandwidths are on the wayTwitter patches bug in Android 8 and 9 versions of the app TIL: Animals lick their fur to get Vitamin D Get rid of gas: chew better and season with epazoteWhy Google bought a big chunk of ADT The Google Changelog: Yahoo kills community captions | Nearby Share | RIP Google Play Music | Google Camera 7.5 | Google live-captioning Google Pay digital bank accounts | new Gboard suggestions | Free Stadia Pro games | Don't talk about Pixel Club!Google offers $10 million bondPicks of the Week: Leo's Tool: Avocado Mask and Shirt from Abrazos in San Miguel De AllendeStacey's Thing: BraveTarts Jeff's Numbers: 1/3-1/2 of biz travel will go away because Zoom Ant's Stuff: Inexpensive photo hack Karsten's Mask: 3D Printed Mask with Filters - comes custom printed in many colorsZak's College Fund: Analogue Pocket on eBay Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
Antitrust Hearings, We Rate Zuck's Zoom Bkgd, Google Extends WFH to July 2021Rating the Zoom backgrounds of the tech titansWith all the competing political concerns, what should the government do with big tech?Google wants Samsung to drop Bixby. Could Google and Samsung team up to make the perfect Android phone?Google says its employees can stay home until July 2021. Are you ready for another year of quarantine?Google gets its own international cableStaceysplaining the Quantum Internet The Google Changelog: Message emoji reply | Motion Editor | Store price matches | The Matchup | YouTube's Summer of MoviesCES will be online-only in 2021Snooker World Championship has smaller ballsStreaming takes over the EmmysRobots take the fashion world by stormAI employee fools Russian design firmSamsung Note 20 coming August 5thAll Dogs in Shenzen will be microchipped by the end of the yearWoz sues YouTube over bitcoin hackTech to keep Alexa from spying on you Leo's Tool: Vocodes. Vocal playground.Stacey's Thing: FOOT SPA!!!!Jeff's Number: Mackenzie Scott giving away $1.7bAnt's Stuff: Faded WordsKarsten's Mask: Uvex Bionic Face Shield: Whether you're facing down Karens in the line at Starbucks or Federal thugs in Portland, the Uvex Bionic Face Shield is your best bet for full face protection. Karsten got his at National Tool Warehouse. Cheaper option: Amazon now selling its in-house-designed face shield at cost - CNETKarsten also loves Ben Heck and got to produce him for half a second at Revision 3. Here is Ben's AutoMask. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: WWT.COM/TWIT1
Twitter hack fallout: some verified Twitter accounts are still downZuckerberg pinkie swears that he doesn't have a deal with TrumpSoftbank wants to sell ARM - will Nvidia buy it?Tesla's next gigafactory will be built in AustinTwitter bans thousands of Q-Anon accountsGoogle's camera wizard goes to AdobeHow Linotype workedCanon EOS R5 reviewFTC Facebook Antitrust Giphy dramaEric Schmitt wants to start a university for artificial intelligence codersCisco's Indian caste system discrimination suitEU voice assistant antitrust suitElectric clocks in Europe are falling behind - time to mine bitcoinGoogle Changelog: authenticated logos | Shoploop | Google Maps Bikeshare | Life in a DaySmoked Queso recipe from Meat ChurchTik Tok might move to AmericaPicks of the Week:Stacey's Thing: Camera mount for a telescopeJeff's Numbers: Amazon is the #1 US Advertiser: $7b spentAnt's Pick 1: Lexicon Valley PodcastAnt's Pick 2: Trumpatine - Trump tweets read by Emperor PalpatineKarsten's mask 1: Fiber Optic Light-Up MaskKarsten's mask 2: 10 popular masks everyone is buying on AmazonKarsten's mask 3: These "movie monsters" face masks are the coolest way to stay safe and support a good cause Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
GINORMOUS TWITTER HACK Elon Musk, Obama, BillGates, and other verified Twitter accounts hacked in bitcoin scam All verified Twitter accounts shut down Zoom debuts a $600 all-in-one videoconference deviceAlabama is the only state not investigating Google for antitrustTwitter partner Dataminr sold Black Lives Matter protest surveillance to police Facebook might ban political ads - is this a good idea?Amazon shows off Dash Cart, a smart shopping cart that automatically checks you out Google Ngram gets a huge upgrade Why Tik Tok is winning, and why it is dangerous US cyber attacked Russian trolls in 2018 Google's ATAP invents a remote control for your smart homeEric Schmitt's secret summer camp Apple wins $14.5 Billion Irish Tax battle on appeal Roman roads as a subway map The Google Changelog: Gmail integrates Meet, Chat, and Docs | Google Photos adds recent photos filter | Google Lens shortcut | Google Fit adds YouTube Playlists | 15 Years of Google Earth | Zoombombing protection for Google Meet Leo's Tool 1: WindowSwapLeo's Tool 2: Leo's mask fitters arrived! Stacey's Thing: 9 Words Formed by MistakesJeff's Number 1: Quibi lost 90% of free subscribersJeff's Number 2: Disney+ signups increased by 641% due to Hamilton Ant's Stuff: BTS Ant's COVID-19 Regs Karsten's Mask: Bluetooth-connected face mask that can record conversations, amplify the wearer's voice, make phone calls, transcribe speech into texts and translate Japanese speech into 8 different languages. Leo's Mask: UVMask: Real-Time UV-C Filtration & Purification Face Mask Jeff's Mask: Martyn Percy shows off a mask by Cecilie Birk Dehli Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor:
Google details its new "Works With Google" smart home program and IoT partnersGoogle briefly mentions its partnership with Apple and Amazon to develop a new IoT standard - details still to comeMacOS on Apple Silicon and Windows on ARM are both ARM implementations, but are they compatible? Will Windows be able to run on Macs?Twitter stock goes crazy over the possibility that Twitter will add a subscription serviceHow will schools open in the fall?Facebook's subscription serviceThe Bezos future: do we really want Amazon to take over everything so Jeff Bezos can send us to space?Walmart will launch an Amazon Prime competitor later in JulyRethinking late-stage capitalismGoogle Changelog: RIP Pixel 3a, Loon Internet in Kenya, traffic lights in Google Maps, Google Fiber in West Des Moines Iowa, Android 11 Beta 2, YouTube TV price hikeTech titans vs journalists and writers vs social media: cultural aggression onlineThe mystery shopper who is leaving behind dozens of shopping carts has online merchants flummoxedJapan bans screaming on rollercoastersFraunhover creates a new h.266 VVC codec to shrink video files even more - but Google won't use itUS might ban Tik Tok, Tik Tok leaves Hong KongUber requires masks for drivers and ridersGina Trapani was way ahead of her time: Wave and a revolution in document creationGhost kitchens: how Covid will change our culture and our parking lotsUniversity of the People: how education will change in the futureLeo's Tool: Project Audio for GitHubStacey's Thing: Eufy Video Doorbell 2kJeff's Number: Ben Evans Slide 18: 40% of heterosexual couples met onlineKarsten's Mask: Need a mask that works with FaceID? Order a custom mask of your lower face! Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor:
Section 230 FAQ, Social Media Bans, CCPAWhat the F is Section 230?US Senate waters down the EARN IT Act (but it still sucks), and more Section 230 newsSection 230: history repeats itselfParler starts banning usersYouTube, Reddit, and Twitch ban accountsWhat should Facebook do about content moderation?Zuckerberg will meet with advertisers over ad boycottsTwitch bans President TrumpTik Tok is doing some super shady stuff; India bans it.Buy the game developed by the CIA!The first innocent person arrested using face recognitionAll the ways police are using tech to track protestorsCalifornia Consumer Privacy Act now in force - here's what it means to youCook, Pichai, Bezos, and Zuckerberg meeting congress for anti-trust hearingsUS Supreme Court rules that generic website names can be trademarkedMicrosoft closes its retail storesWho pivoted better, Netflix or Microsoft?Google quires smart glasses company NorthWatch TWiT's coverage of the Google's smart home event July 8thYouTube TV raises its price to $65/monthAnt's Thing: Hand on Tech: SENNHEISER MKE 400 REVIEW - Shotgun Mic for DLSR/Mirrorless CamerasAnt's Thing 2: Peck of the weekJeff's Thing: Popup pods for a safe officeJeff's Number: When it's cold outside, it's hot on TwitterMike's Stuff: Trust and Safety Professional AssociationMike's Stuff 2: Trust and Safety FoundationKarsten's Mask: Techdirt's YouTube Takedown Mask Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt Guest: Mike Masnick Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors: offer code TWIT
Apple shifts to its own chips - will Google? The fastest computer in the world runs on ARM Apple Silicon Macs won't run Windows in Boot Camp iOS 14 takes the best features of Android - widgets, calls, picture-in-picture, etc. What comes after Zoom? Pixel 4a coming in July - maybe even July 7thSergey Brin's secret disaster relief squad Amazon Kills the Dash WandAmazon wants Live TV, NBC launches PeacockTwitter wins Devin Nunes' Cow suitMike Masnick's Bad Section 230 TakesJeff Jarvis's proposal to stop passing dumb tech laws Reminiscing about The Site Leo's Tool: Hey Email Ant's Thing: Photo Quest by Rick Sammon Jeff's Numbers: First decline in Google ad revenue because Covid, Amazon and Facebook ad revenue still up Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
Watch Stacey's Machine Learning on the Edge Conference!Watch Leo on Alex Lindsay's Office Hours!Leo buys a $75,000 Boston Dynamics Spot robotGoogle puts Juneteenth on Google Calendar, creates a racial equity task forceGoogle did not demonetize The FederalistConservatives want to limit Google's and other social media's Section 230 protectionsFacebook and Instagram will let you block political ads, help 4 million people register to voteHow to record Twitter audio clipsTwitter removes Chinese, Turkish, and Russian propaganda accountsHow the CIA was hacked in Vault 7Google tries to fight Zoom by adding Meet to GmailAdobe Flash will finally die this yearWhy T-Mobile was down, and what the FCC will do about itWhy the Internet Archive bought a record storeUS no longer in top 10 internet speed countrieseBay executives send journalists roaches and a pig maskLeo's Tool: Bellus 3D Printed Mask GuardsStacey's Thing: The End of October by Lawrence WrightJeff's Numbers: 21 years ago investment in Google Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor: WWT.COM/TWIT1
Amazon bans police use of their face recognition tech for 1 year Android 11 public beta: how to install it Collapse OS: a post-apocalyptic operating system US Space Force could lose trademark to Netflix Space Force Google shipped 7.2 million Pixel phones in 2019 Pixel Buds get a fix for the wrong problem Google sued for sucking up data about you Google+ is shutting down for real this time Googlers have to eat box lunches, no gym, no sleep pods Google Wing drones bring books to children DuckDuckGo CEO says Google is in anti-trust troubleProtest organizers are using Google Docs Jeff Jarvis' letter to Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook "Dear Class of 2020" highlights How 2020 is like 1968 Bon Appetit apologizes, Conde Nast dithers Twitter makes Juneteenth a permanent company holiday Nascar nixes Confederate battle flag Why the NFL should apologize to Colin Kaepernick in privateGet Doom and Doom II for free on your Chromebook Amazon sues former employee over a non-compete clause Twitter: read that article before you retweet it Twitter starts verifying people again - if they are COVID scientistsJack Dorsey gives $3 mil to Colin Kaepernick's org No encryption for free Zoom users so they can cooperate with the police ACLU sues Los Angeles for tracking scooter users Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian quits, asks to be replaced by a black man. Reddit replaces him with founder Michael Seibel Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Ant Pruitt Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor:
Jeff gets a Taco Bell care packageCES 2021 is happening in-person. Would you go? Google delays Android 11 beta event out of respect for Black Lives Matter protests YouTube drops the 3rd season of Cobra Kai, pivots away from scripted TV Facebook employees walkout over Mark Zuckerberg's refusal to stand up to Trump Snapchat stops promoting Donald Trump over his tweets Here's how much money Donald Trump spends on Facebook More people are complaining about Pixel BudsAT&T says HBO Max will not count towards data caps, but Netflix and Disney+ willThe German newspaper that is delivering beer, shoes, bread, and office supplies to people sheltering in place Elon Musk is taking a break from Twitter Netflix buys Grauman's Egyptian Theater so its features can win OscarsItalian prosecutor demands the banning of Project Gutenberg's collection of public domain books over copyright infringement. Publishers sue the Internet Archive for online book lending. Here's a better way to borrow e-books.Third Pixel Drop fixes your battery, improves Recorder, and makes bedtime better Google's new AR tool makes social distancing easy Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor:
Google reopening offices for some workers on June 6th, people working from home will get $1000 for furniture and office supplies Zuckerberg: Facebook employees can work from home, but if you move somewhere cheaper, we'll pay you less Big Tech work-from-home workers can buy these Montana mansions for less than a 1-bedroom in San Francisco California's anti-freelancer law under attackSwitzerland: companies must pay rent for their employees who are working from home Google employees get a day off on May 22nd Twitter labels Trump tweet about mail-in-ballots "Get the facts," Trump threatens to shut down all social media Half of the tweets calling to "reopen America" are made by bots Pixel 4a not coming out until July 13thWe are strip-mining the US economy, especially in the news business Google launches a podcast about Google CBS buys Some Good News, but won't get John Krasinski Prime Day moving to September Amazon launching local podcasts. Everybody else is launching podcasts, as well US court rules that FBI can't look at your phone's lock screen without a warrant Electric Taste Machine Electric Smell Machine Magic Leap stays alive, gets $350 Million- Google discontinues first Google HomeTaco Bell doesn't want to pay Quibi for their ads, because nobody is watchingHBO Max launches today, to the confusion of everyoneWhat kind of Zoom user are you? Every Zoom user, illustrated by cats Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
Why didn't IoT predict COVID-19 and how it can help in the future Zoom vs StreamYard vs vs Whereby vs ZoomCast Google bans Podcast Addict for hosting COVID podcasts - back nowSuper Spreaders and Covid-19 Spotify buys Joe Rogan podcast for $100 MillionNew York Times builds its own ad network Apple and Google release coronavirus contact tracing APIGoogle is making a new Nest Hub Max interface for Senior Centers Facebook launches Shops to compete with Amazon and Rooms to compete with Zoom Amazon gives T-shirts to all the employees whose pay they are cutting Walmart kills after buying it for $3.4 billion Rumor: Amazon will buy JCPenney First species discovered on Twitter eats millipede genitals Twitter tests a way to limit who can reply to your tweetsGoogle tests touch-sensitive headphone wires Google Buds vs Galaxy Buds vs Surface Buds Google fights back against accusations that it has cut diversity programs IFA will be live this year - 5,000 attendees onlyUSA vs Huawei vs Apple B8ta launches to rate retailer safety Protocol is the new GigaOm The new work-from-home calculus - when will big tech workers go back?Microsoft Build news: RTOS, Fluid Framework, and Azure supercomputersPicks of the Week Leo's Tool: Hugo Leo's Tool 2: SpaceX ISS Docking Simulator Stacey's Thing: Level Lock Stacey's Thing 2: Machine Learning at the Edge Virtual Conference Jeff's Number: WeWork value falls from $47b to $3b Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor:
How to Work From Home Forever Zoom fatigue is a real thing Twitter employees can work from home forever - do you want to go back to the office? Google employees are charging their shelter-at-home lunches to their expense account Pixel shake-up - top members of the Pixel team have left Google Jarvis' Pixel Buds are still busted - and now so are Jason Howell's Pixel Buds will get feature drops Jeffrey Katzenberg blames Covid-19 for Quibi's failure Google Meet captions are incredible Jeff interviews the voice of Steak-Umms Taco Bell Quarterly - Taco Bell Poetry Can Facebook possibly regulate itself? Google's Sidewalk project in Toronto is canceled Facebook's new American Edge pro-tech advocacy group Amazon hired 175,000 new workers to deal with COVID order spikes Amazon's new Kindle Fire Netflix and Amazon Prime win the streaming wars Hamilton coming to Disney+ July 3rd Uber tries to buy GrubHub Australia wants Google to pay for news snippets Doomscrolling Luminary podcast network raises another $30 million to burn France gives platforms one hour to remove pedophilia and terrorism-related contentPicks of the WeekLeo's Tool: Scunthorpe Sans - A s*** font that f***ing censors bad language automatically Stacey's Thing: August Wi-Fi Smart Lock Jeff's Numbers: 1.8m people pretend to be ants on FB Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor: WWT.COM/TWIT
Pixel Buds Problem, Pew Die Pie's YouTube Deal New Pixel Buds have a major problem Elon Musk and Grimes' baby X AE A-12 Governor Cuomo appoints Eric Schmitt to COVID panel Does technology help education? What lessons are we learning from distance learning? Apple/Google contact tracing API sample code Bruce Schneier: contact tracing apps have absolutely no value PewDiePie gets an exclusive YouTube deal Some Good News, YouTube, and Facebook hold online graduation ceremonies Facebook announces 20 members of its oversight board Serena and Venus Williams' Mario Tennis match Tim Bray quits Amazon in dismay .org sale called off Tik Tok is a hard place to make money Wink moves to a subscription model New Sonos speakers New York shuts down the subway for the first time everTwitter will warn you before you send a vulgar tweet Tom Cruise and NASA will make a movie in spacePicks of the Week Leo's Tool: Jukebox Stacey's Thing: Level Lock Jeff's Numbers: Zoom is worth more than all US Airlines Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor:
Elon Musk vs Coronavirus, Facebook and Oprah's Virtual Graduation Elon Musk: "FREE AMERICA NOW!"Colleges worry they will go out of business if they stay closed in the fall. Is Zoom the answer? What we don't know about Coronavirus is as important as what we do know - how media needs to improve Mark Zuckerberg tightens his control of Facebook Jeff Bezos back to day-to-day operations at Amazon Apple/Google virus contact tracing API launches today Facebook and Oprah hold a virtual graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 Berkeley Students recreate campus in Minecraft Google requires all advertisers to verify their identities Yale Law Journal: advertising is obsolete in the information age Google Meet is now free for all Waze tests lane advice Google kills Shoelace, the social network nobody knew aboutPicks of the Week Leo's Tool: Sourdough Discard Recipes Mathew's Thing: Boston Dynamics' Spot helps COVID-19 patientsJeff's Numbers: Cotter dog derby Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Mathew Ingram Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor: code TWIT
TWiG 556: Internet Pretzels

TWiG 556: Internet Pretzels


Google Debit Card, Zoom Burnout Google is working on a debit card to rival Apple card Google posts testing center maps Zoom burnout is now a thing Microsoft: how to preserve privacy while tracking COVID-19 Amazon shuts down 6,000 accounts for price gouging Twitter tried to tell us that the government is spying on you. A judge just said they can't. Tubi is mining credit bureaus to target ads at you Palantir will track COVID-19 for Trump Is Twitter good again? Fortnite on Google Play Stuntmen on TwitterPicks of the Week Leo's Tool: How-To: Data Tracking for a Sourdough Starter - Twilio Stacey's Thing: Folding@Home on a Pi Jeff's Numbers: Twitter discovers White Castle paté Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor:
Apple & Google's COVID-19 Tracking: How It Works Google starts the 'Journalism Emergency Relief Fund' to support local news in the COVID era Haircuts in the coronavirus era Where can you get a coronavirus test? How to make sure the coronavirus news you are getting is true How Apple & Google's coronavirus contact tracing plan will work Taco Cabana is like Taco Bell, but with margaritas Google Classroom takes Italy schools online Google will build its own chips for Chromebooks and phones iPhone SE and iPad Magic Keyboard available now! Rating the celebrity Zoom calls The return of Karsten Cam! Tik Tok hits 1 billion, Quibi hits 1.7 million WHO releases tips app Verizon hits 800 million calls per day, internet traffic also way up Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor: WWT.COM/TWIT1
TWiG 554: Space Force!

TWiG 554: Space Force!


Coronavirus Experts, Zoom Security The COVID Tracking Project All the best coronavirus experts Twitter links in one place Steak-Umm Twitter gives the best coronavirus advice We need responsible coronavirus journalism How should we design apps to track coronavirus? Google Stadia launches free tier at the perfect time Zoom brings in Alex Stamos to help them with security Thank God for the Net! UK Judge: Google must give a ranking algorithm to SEO expert Scientists pledge to be open about their coronavirus data Google is working on autocomplete for speech Facebook Tuned is a new way for couples to flirt Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is gorgeous, but has a terrible battery and is way too expensive Quibi launches at the perfect time Former TV Guide Reviewer Jeff Jarvis reviews John Krasinski's Some Good News Google Stadia Pro free for 3 months Stacey Higginbotham explains the new super-fast Wi-Fi 6E 6Ghz Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsor:
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 WeekLeo'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 Download or subscribe to this show at Sponsors:
Comments (9)

Dave Occleston

Not much Google related content..... fast forward to the last 10 minutes for the more Google related change log segment

Aug 14th

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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