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

Jun 15th 2022

This Week in Google 668

Boca de Dragón

Sentient AI, Gates says crypto is a sham, Meta AR glasses, Floppotron 3.0
Records live every Wednesday at 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 21:00 UTC.
Category: News
  • The Google engineer who thinks the company’s AI has come to life.
  • DALL·E mini: AI model generating images from any prompt!
  • Nonsense on stilts.
  • Federal safety agency expands its investigation of Tesla’s Autopilot system.
  • Musk to address Twitter employees for 1st time this week.
  • Elon Musk says Tesla’s fake robot might be ready by September 30th.
  • Jack Dorsey's TBD Presents Bitcoin-based Decentralized Web5.
  • Some thoughts on stock photos on tech websites and the Developer Aesthetic.
  • @rasmus_kleis: 2022 Digital News Report out now. A huge effort by an amazing team that I'm proud to be part of.
  • Meta Hits the Brakes on Portal, AR Glasses, and Other Hardware.
  • Amazon Set to Launch Drone Delivery in California.
  • Bill Gates says crypto and NFTs are a sham.
  • Jay-Z Is Giving Back to the Community He Grew Up In... With a 'Bitcoin Academy'.
  • Qualcomm wins fight against $1 bln EU antitrust fine.
  • Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires by Douglas Rushkoff.
  • The perfect TWiG link: Tiktok, Chipotle, queso.
  • YouTube’s new corrections feature lets creators fix the record more easily.
  • Google Chrome’s on-device machine learning blocks noisy notification prompts.
  • Google Maps now shows toll prices on Android and iOS.
  • Files and folders in various locations in Drive to be replaced with shortcuts.
  • Google lists their recommended third-party apps for Google Workspace.
  • Google’s changing its calendar invites to be clearer and more modern.
  • Google Talk is surprisingly still operational, but that ends on Thursday.
  • The Floppotron 3.0.

Picks:

  • Stacey - Kindle Paperwhite 8th Generation Review
  • Jeff - Sure, Internet Explorer Had Its Faults. But Fans Are Mourning Its Death Anyway
  • Leo - lagplorer.tms.sx
  • Ant - Video "editing" in Adobe Lightroom
  • Ant - Nice Closeout Pricing on a Benro Tripod While Supplies Last
  • Leo - Toucan - Learn a new language just by browsing the internet

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