This Week in Google with Leo Laporte

Sep 28th 2016

This Week in Google 372

Fail Whale on Ice

Google's Pixel event, Snapchat Spectacles, who will buy Twitter, bye bye Blackberry.
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Category: News

This week, Jason Howell takes over for Leo as we discuss the rumors surrounding next week's Google event, Snapchat's new Spectacle camera sunglasses, and who could buy Twitter. Also: the end of Blackberry's hardware business, most Galaxy Note 7 users have returned their phones, and Elon musk has plans to send a million people to Mars.

  • October 4th, Google will hold an event. Rumors suggest they will announce two "Pixel" branded phones, the new "Andromeda" OS, the Amazon Echo competitor Google Home, and more.
  • Snapchat announced Spectacles, their new camera sunglasses, which shoot 10-second round videos.
  • Google, Verizon, Salesforce, and even Disney have been rumored to be interested in buying Twitter.
  • Blackberry announced today that they will no longer make hardware.
  • Samsung says that over 60% of potentially unsafe Galaxy Note 7 phones have been returned.
  • Elon Musk spoke at length yesterday about his desire to colonize Mars within his lifetime.

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