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

Jan 11th 2023

This Week in Google 698

Hands Off My Pound Cake!

ChatGPT Microsoft investment, Tesla crashes, FAA outage, Afroman raid
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Category: News
  • Stadia player count hinted at by Destiny 2 figures.
  • The DNSSEC Root Signing Ceremony.
  • KSK Key Signing Ceremony (16 Jun 10).
  • Microsoft reportedly plans to invest $10 billion in creator of buzzy A.I. tool ChatGPT.
  • OpenAI begins piloting ChatGPT Professional, a premium version of its viral chatbot.
  • Wolfram|Alpha as the Way to Bring Computational Knowledge Superpowers to ChatGPT.
  • Inside Neeva, the ad-free, privacy-first search engine from ex-Googlers.
  • Ryan Reynolds used ChatGPT to make a Mint Mobile ad, and the results were ‘mildly terrifying’.
  • NYC education department blocks ChatGPT on school devices, networks.
  • Microsoft VALL-E voice models.
  • Apple does AI-read audiobooks.
  • Russia to replace crew capsule at space station after coolant leak.
  • Gigabit-ready internet connections are now mandatory in new homes in England.
  • Flights Resume Across U.S. After FAA Outage: Live Updates.
  • FAA giving airlines another year to fix altimeters that can’t handle 5G signals.
  • Chipotle is adding the TikTok-famous quesadilla hack to its official menu.
  • These dogs ride a bus like humans ‘and now the internet is in love’.
  • Georgia Tech paper arguing TikTok is no security danger.
  • Footage of Tesla in self-driving mode stopping on Bay Bridge (!), causing pileup.
  • Tesla on autopilot leads police on chase before driver finally wakes up.
  • Afroman Got Raided by Cops, So He Put Them in His Music Video.
  • Warrant Canary.
  • Amazon and Disney team up to launch an entirely new, Alexa-enabled experience for fans called Hey Disney!
  • Researchers Hacked California's Digital License Plates, Gaining Access to GPS Location and User Info.
  • Google Pixel phones add 5G support in India.
  • Google Messages rolls out group chat end-to-end encryption (E2EE) in beta.
  • Google Maps for Wear OS adds phoneless navigation on LTE watches.
  • Google’s new high-definition maps are arriving first on Volvo and Polestar electric vehicles.
  • Google’s new split-screen look for Android Auto is rolling out to everyone.
  • Google Meet rolling out in-call emoji reactions.
  • Google Docs adds a feature we thought it already had: non-printing characters.
  • California Governor Teases Support for Digital IDs: 'We're Going to Do It Like No Other State'.
  • John Deere vows to open up its tractor tech, but right-to-repair backers have doubts.


  • Stacey - Tramontina Induction Cooking System.
  • Jeff - Finnish Parliament rejects EU copyright legislation as a violation of rights to education, science.
  • Jeff - After Months Of Protest, Google Search Quality Raters Finally Get A Raise.
  • Ant - Kevin Hart Guesses Cheap vs. Expensive Wines.

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