This Week in Google with Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Paris Martineau

Nov 6th 2019

This Week in Google 533

Smart Home Has Jumped the Shark

Hacking Alexa, Google buys FitBit, Twitter Topics

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Category: News

This Week's Stories

  • Hacking Alexa with Lasers
  • Google's open-source security chip
  • Google Nest Max uses sonar to know when you are nearby, tells you the weather
  • Google buys FitBit
  • How Ring tracked your kids on Halloween
  • Google Employees protest Google's climate change stance; Google invests in green startups
  • Trading Gutenberg for Porn
  • Kevin Tofel's 3000-Word Pixelbook Go Review
  • What tech from the 2010s changed your life?

Tips and Picks

  • Jason'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 timeline
  • Stacey's Thing: Neeo Remote from Control4

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