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

Jun 22nd 2022

This Week in Google 669

Mommy Made Me Match My M&Ms

GPT-3, Musk talks to Twitter, Meta Avatar store, VidCon, Amazon drones
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Category: News
  • The Man from the Future: The Visionary Life of John von Neumann by Ananyo Bhattacharya.
  • Trust by Hernan Diaz.
  • City on Fire by Don Winslow.
  • Sentence: Ten Years and a Thousand Books in Prison by Daniel Genis.
  • The Newspaper Axis: Six Press Barons Who Enabled Hitler by Kathryn S. Olmsted.
  • Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall by Alexandra Lange.
  • The Library: A Fragile History by Andrew Pettegree, Arthur der Weduwen.
  • Play with GPT-3 yourself here.
  • Finding out whether GPT-3 can take the SAT.
  • VidCon Returns as Chill Falls on Creator Economy.
  • Elon Musk said he wants Twitter to become the WeChat of the western world in his first meeting with employees.
  • When Elon met Twitter.
  • Introducing: Notes We’re testing a way to write longer on Twitter.
  • SpaceX employees say Elon Musk is an 'embarrassment' as he waffles on work-from-home.
  • Microsoft, Meta, and others are founding a metaverse open standards group (no Apple or Roblox).
  • ‘Snow Crash’ Author Neal Stephenson Is Building a ‘Free Metaverse’ Called Lamina1.
  • Meta is launching a digital clothing store where you can purchase outfits for your avatar.
  • How Thom Browne became 2022's hottest red carpet commodity.
  • Leaked Amazon memo warns the company is running out of people to hire.
  • Amazon drones are coming to town. Some locals want to shoot them.
  • NPR & Edison Research: Smart Speaker Ownership Reaches 35% of Americans.
  • Leo's day with his voice assistant.
  • Here Comes the Sun—to End Civilization.
  • Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall Are Said to Be Divorcing.
  • Bill Nye the Married Guy! “Science Guy” star tied the knot last month.
  • Researcher Hacks Into Backend for Network of Smart Jacuzzis.
  • Leaded aviation gasoline is poisoning a new generation.
  • Most popular websites for news in the world: Monthly top 50 listing.
  • Proof By Seth Abramson.
  • SpaceX: Starlink Risks Becoming 'Unusable' If Dish Gets 12GHz Spectrum.
  • Google News (now 20 years old) gets a redesign.
  • Google Password Manager now has an Android home screen shortcut.
  • Chrome 103 replaces the built-in password list with Android’s default manager.
  • Google Password Manager starts offering on-device encryption on Android, iOS, and Chrome.
  • Google TV Profiles have arrived, and will allow each user to have their own personalized experience.
  • Google Maps dark mode appears broken on Android Auto for some after recent updates.
  • Why America Will Lose Semiconductors.

Picks:

  • Stacey - KitchenAid Shave Ice Attachment
  • Jeff - TikTok Italian sandwich guy
  • Ant - Pro Mist Filter from Tiffen
  • Ant - Moment's Cine Bloom Filter
  • Ant - New Updates to Premiere Pro
  • Ant - Capture One Update

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