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

Oct 20th 2021

This Week in Google 634

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Pixel 6 meltdown, Waymo's dead end, Facebook's new name, how to quit your job
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Category: News
  • Google Store moves up shipping dates for some following Pixel 6 ordering chaos.
  • Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro Have Big Screens, Big Ambitions, and Small Prices.
  • Google aims to double smartphone output with new Pixel 6.
  • ‘Super Pumped’: Uma Thurman Joins Showtime Anthology Series As Arianna Huffington.
  • Samsung Unpacked 2: Samsung's bringing back that Moto Maker magic for custom Galaxy Z Flip3 colors.
  • Google Smart Home Developer Summit 2021.
  • Is Apple’s M1 Max really the fastest laptop chip ever?
  • Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name.
  • Coding with eyes.
  • Sticky business: Ransomware hits U.S. candymaker ahead of Halloween.
  • The podcast business is booming, but few are making money.
  • The real number of the week: 1m for Salt_Hank.
  • Does Social Media Turn Nice People Into Trolls?
  • Dead-End SF Street Plagued With Confused Waymo Cars Trying To Turn Around ‘Every 5 Minutes’
  • Google’s Biggest Moonshot Is Its Search for a Carbon-Free Future.
  • Amazon and Starbucks held talks about launching a cobranded lounge that combines cashierless Go stores with a café.
  • Amazon’s private labels.
  • 'I quit' - Reddit users are posting angry resignation texts to their bosses on an 'anti-work' subreddit.
  • This Is What Jack Dorsey’s Cryptic '705742' Tweet Might Mean.
  • Android 12 is now rolling out to Pixel phones.
  • Say hello to better phone calls.
  • New ‘Assistant voice typing’ in Gboard lets you dictate, edit text hands-free.
  • Pixel 6 can ‘Live Translate’ your messages, images, and transcribed audio locally.
  • Google’s 30W charger for Pixel 6 is a $25 add-on, Pixel Stand sequel is delayed.
  • Google modernizes US mobile search results with continuous scrolling.
  • Gmail compose UI getting a slew of web updates: New contact menu, thread name edits, more.
  • Free YouTube Music tier going audio-only as video watching becomes Premium perk.
  • Chrome OS 94: Natural Select-to-speak voices, scanning in Camera app, more.


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