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

Aug 10th 2022

This Week in Google 676

The CB of the 80’s

Amazon buys iRobot, Musk sells Tesla shares, Samsung Unpacked
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Category: News
  • Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 4 lets you do more while it's closed.
  • Wear OS is getting a revamped Play Store and offline Google Maps later this year.
  • Political Chips by Ben Thompson.
  • Biden signs $280 billion CHIPS and Science Act.
  • Yes, the Inflation Reduction Act Is a Big Effing Deal.
  • Bill Gates: A Clean Energy Future is in the Hands of Congress.
  • Amazon announces deal to buy Roomba maker for $1.7 billion.
  • Maps, mops and Matter: Why Amazon wants iRobot.
  • What Amazon’s Roomba and One Medical Deals Have in Common.
  • The smart home doesn’t need a robot — it should be a robot.
  • The Radical Scope of Tesla’s Data Hoard Logs and records of its customers’ journeys fill out petabytes—and court case dockets.
  • Barney McCallum - Pickleball Hall of Fame.
  • More with Barney McCallum.
  • Farewell to Manzanar: A True Story of Japanese American Experience During and After the World War II Internment.
  • This Is the Data Facebook Gave Police to Prosecute a Teenager for Abortion.
  • Google Set to Face DOJ Antitrust Lawsuit Over Ad Market Monopoly.
  • Android amps up campaign to push Apple into adopting RCS.
  • Google Sues Sonos Over Voice Control Technology.
  • Elon Musk challenges Twitter CEO to a ‘public debate’ about bots.
  • Elon Musk sells nearly $7 billion in Tesla shares.
  • Scientists hid encryption key for Wizard of Oz text in plastic molecules.
  • NASA is sending an iPad to the moon.
  • If you're having problems with Google search, you're not alone.
  • Meta's AI Chatbot Has Election-Denying, Antisemitic Bugs to Work Out.
  • Will Europe Force a Facebook Blackout?
  • Man who built ISP instead of paying Comcast $50K expands to hundreds of homes.
  • Google launches new website for kids learning to read.
  • Google Fiber Blog: What's next for Google Fiber.
  • Google Meet live sharing brings shared YouTube watching, Spotify listening, and games.
  • Google rolling out GPS fix for Pixel 6/Pro and 6a, August update coming.
  • @PessimistsArc: 1983 debate about home PC, with comparisons to hula hoop fad.


  • Stacey - Eve Aqua Smart Water Controller.
  • Stacey - B-Hyve Smart Wi-Fi Irrigation Controller.
  • Jeff - Teens, Social Media and Technology 2022.
  • Ant - Vegas Pro 20 Launched.
  • Ant - Send Me Your Photography "Ooops" Moments for Hands-On Photography.

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