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

Jul 20th 2022

This Week in Google 673

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AR Glasses Beta, ChromeOS Flex, Dall-E waitlist, Netflix earnings
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Category: News
  • Google Begins Publicly Testing Its AR Glasses.
  • Not paywalled: Google reportedly pauses hiring for two weeks to ‘review our headcount needs’.
  • TikTok Begins Layoffs as Part of Potentially Far-Reaching ‘Reorganization’ Plan.
  • HP Elite Dragonfly 13.5 Chromebook PC.
  • New Pixelbooks were confirmed at Google I/O 2022, and we all missed it.
  • How I revived three ancient computers with ChromeOS Flex.
  • Ant got a new Pixel 6.
  • Twitter-Musk trial on $44 billion deal set to begin in October after Musk loses effort to delay.
  • OpenAI expands access to DALL-E 2, its powerful image-generating AI system.
  • Alexa gets ready for Matter and a context-aware smart home.
  • Thread gets an update ahead of Matter.
  • Netflix Loses Nearly 1 Million Subscribers, Vows Rebound.
  • Netflix Aims to Launch Cheaper, Ad-Supported Plan in Early 2023.
  • Netflix Tests Another Way to Charge for Password Sharing.
  • Cats can't stop watching 'Stray' and yes, there's a whole Twitter account about it.
  • #duet with @syllygirl this ladys gonna put my kids through college #chef #fyp #nwo.
  • Qualcomm launches wearable chips that may finally meet the moment.
  • YouTube hires Rene Ritchie, a tech YouTuber and former iMore leader, as its new creator liaison.
  • FCC chair proposes new US broadband standard of 100Mbps down, 20Mbps up.
  • FCC Asks Mobile Carriers About Data Retention and Privacy Policies.
  • Google Meet adding support for anonymous questions and poll responses.
  • The new Google Wallet is starting to show up on people’s phones.
  • Google Docs getting edit notifications that alert you to additions and removals.
  • YouTube reduces Content ID appeal process from 30 to 7 days.
  • Now Google Photos has a shortcut to help you find your screenshots faster.
  • It’s ChromeOS now, not Chrome OS.
  • Sand battery in Finland.
  • Tesla AI Boss Resigns Creating More Problems For Autopilot.

Picks:

  • Jeff - How ‘Old Country’ went from a Reddit story to a novel and Netflix deal.
  • Jeff - History of user interfaces.
  • Stacey - Woosh Air: Smart Air Filter.
  • Ant - Adobe Max Registration Now Open.
  • Ant - Thanks for supporting youth sports.
  • Ant - Follow Ant on Instagram.
  • Jason - The iconic Atari 2600 console gets the Lego treatment.

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