This Week in Google with Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, and Ant Pruitt

Jan 6th 2021

This Week in Google 593

That's Not Sweet Tea

Google employees unionize, Twitter locks Trump's account, vaccine source code
Records live every Wednesday at 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 21:00 UTC.
Category: News
  • Google employees move toward unionizing.
  • Facebook and Twitter remove President Trump's speech.
  • Google Nest has new security cameras coming in 2021.
  • Nest Hub will likely have Soli radar functionality.
  • Amazon is prepping a sleep apnea device using millimeter-wave radar.
  • Leo is getting the Bose Sleepbuds II.
  • Twitter buys social audio app Breaker.
  • Ratatouille the Musical earns $1 million.
  • Twitter is relaunching its verification system.
  • Reverse engineering the COVID vaccine source code.
  • 2020 was a good year for publishing.
  • Google Docs gets Smart Compose.
  • Wear OS will support third-party Tiles.
  • Google Podcasts on the web adds subscription feeds.
  • January Pixel phone update improves auto-brightness.
  • Chrome OS Camera will support QR code scanning.
  • Samsung announces its Galaxy S21 event for this month.
  • Julian Assange's extradition to the US is blocked.
  • Bean Dad and his apology.
  • Why is Jack Ma lying low?
  • AI is getting really good at drawing things from words.
  • Jeff's post-Section 230 dystopia.

Picks of the week:

  • Stacey: Aquanta water heater controller
  • Jeff: 2020 2as the unhappiest year on Twitter in 12 years.
  • Ant: Take a look at this awesome Snowflake photography!

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