This Week in Google with Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, and Paris Martineau

Mar 1st 2023

This Week in Google 705

I Was Merely Fluffing

TikTok ban coming to the US? ChatGPT Windows 11 taskbar, Twitter job cuts

Records live every Wednesday at 5:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Pacific / 21:00 UTC.
Category: News
  • Our Growing TikTok Moral Panic Still Isn’t Addressing The Actual Problem.
  • U.S. House panel approves bill giving Biden power to ban TikTok.
  • Apple Watch potential ban: What you need to know.
  • All about Salt_Hank's upcoming cookbook.
  • YouTube’s new head talks 2023 priorities, including AI, podcasting, Shorts and more.
  • Microsoft brings its new AI-powered Bing to the Windows 11 taskbar.
  • OpenAI Is Now Everything It Promised Not to Be: Corporate, Closed-Source, and For-Profit.
  • Planning for AGI and beyond.
  • You Are Not a Parrot And a chatbot is not a human. And a linguist named Emily M. Bender is very worried what will happen when we forget this.
  • Flipboard joins the Fediverse with a Mastodon integration and community, plans for ActivityPub.
  • Talking about the diminishing drive to share on social media.
  • Jack Dorsey-backed Twitter alternative Bluesky hits the App Store as an invite-only app.
  • YouTube video causes Pixel phones to instantly reboot.
  • In latest round of Twitter cuts, some see hints of its next CEO.
  • Elon Musk’s defense of Scott Adams shows why he is misguided and dangerous.
  • Elon Musk Reportedly Building 'Based AI' Because ChatGPT Is Too Woke.
  • Mozilla leads Mastodon app Mammoth’s pre-seed funding.
  • Google Drops 9 New Android and Wear OS Features.
  • Google Chrome’s new zoom on mobile blows things up by up to 300 percent.
  • Google Keep’s new Android widget makes it easier to check off items on your to-do list.
  • Android is adding support for eSIM transfer between devices.
  • Chrome tweaked to improve memory use & battery life on MacBook.
  • Waymo starts autonomous testing in LA with no human driver.
  • Google’s bringing Magic Eraser to all Google One subscribers — including iPhone users.
  • Gmail’s client-side encryption is now available to more businesses.
  • Google rolls out fall detection on the Pixel Watch.
  • Your Google Docs are about to look a little bit different.


  • Jason - Artifact for Android.
  • Jeff - Jeff with teenage look filter.
  • Ant - New Affordable Amaran COB S-Series Lights.
  • Ant - How Y'all Doing by Leslie Jordon.

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