This Week in Google (Audio)

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.


episode 612: Waymo Confused - Google IO keynote, problem with Google's AI demo, Project Starline, Material You

  • Google sends the Blob Opera on tour, starting with extremely fun show at I/O
  • Google and Samsung unite to reboot Android watches, with a dose of Fitbit too
  • 12 Google Workspace updates for better collaboration: Smart Canvas
  • Do We Have Minds of Our Own?
  • Material You is Google's new personalized design language
  • Chrome testing RSS-powered 'Follow' button & feed that keeps the Google Reader dream alive
  • An experiment in helping users and web publishers create deeper connections on Chrome
  • Google's Project Starline Videoconference Tech Wants to Turn You Into a Hologram
  • Google's Docs dilemma: Why the biggest improvements in years might not be enough
  • The Linear Oppression of Note-taking Apps
  • Seeing With Fresh Eyes: Meaning, Space, Data, Truth
  • Google I/O swag suggests something fun is happening at 4 p.m. PT today
  • LaMDA: our breakthrough conversation technology
  • Google made AI language the centerpiece of I/O while ignoring its troubled past at the company
  • A driverless Waymo got stuck in traffic and then tried to run away from its support crew
  • Google Photos update adds new Memories and a Locked Folder, previews Cinematic moments
  • Google Fast Pair coming to BMW, Ford cars, and Beats headphones
  • Android now powers over 3 billion devices
  • Get around and explore with 5 new Google Maps updates
  • Helping all your devices work better together
  • Chrome now uses Duplex to fix your stolen passwords
  • Google Search adds 'DVD screensaver' Easter egg that might eventually hit the corner


  • Kevin - Map of the Internet
  • Stacey - $40,000 Home Theater Bed Offers Unique Opportunity
  • Ant - Get A Round Tuit
  • Jeff - Apple's compromises in China: Five takeaways

Hosts: Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Stacey Higginbotham

Guest: Kevin Marks

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 2021-05-20  2h15m