This Week in Google with Leo Laporte

Jan 30th 2019

This Week in Google 493

The Dork Face Problem

Zuckerberg's Op-ed, Huawei legal trouble.
Records live every Wednesday at 4:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm Pacific / 21:00 UTC.
Guests: Mike Elgan
Category: News
  • Google IO dates are announced.
  • Features for Android Q include a new face-detection API.
  • Google makes a big hire that is all about bringing Fuchsia to market.
  • Gmail for Android gets a redesign but it still isn't Inbox. 
  • What happens when you cut every piece of Google out of your life?
  • Apple took a number of internal Facebook apps offline.
  • Google's Sidewalk Labs will turn cities into actual Sim cities.
  • Charges against Huawei could have major implications for trade.
  • Xiaomi's foldable display video is interesting, but its not the future.

Picks of the Week:

  • Jason's tip: Use a non-Pixel phone for Chromebook Instant Tethering.
  • Jeff's number: Members of congress have two Twitter accounts. 
  • Mike's tool: Newsguard can sniff out fake news sites for you.

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