Andy's new note-taking app requires a bit of a learning curve, and Flo recaps some of what she learned at Google's Android TV showcase. Then, we'll dive into why Google's "field research" program that captured 3D face scans for its new facial recognition technology is hugely problematic. We'll also discuss the Microsoft Surface Duo, Essential's "Project Gem" (and why Andy Rubin should _not_ be the face of the company), as well as new features to look out for on Nest smart displays and Google Photos.
Material 223: Simple Piece of Grace
Andy is in search of an excellent note-taking app, and Flo is floored by the lovely piece of Gympie-Gympie bush fan art sent our way. Then, we talk about the backdoor you should not exploit on your Huawei Mate P30 Pro to install Google Apps. Plus, we'll dive into why Google is being scrutinized over DNS encryption in Chrome, and look over the latest batch of Pixel 4 "leaks."
Material 222: Give and Take
Flo is selling her house, and all the talking tech does not amuse prospective buyers. Andy is starting to lose his patience with Chrome OS. We're finally Gympie Gympie bush influencers and proud of it. After the break, we talk about Google Play Pass and whether it's worth the cash. Plus, details on the next Chromebook from Google and how Andy found out he was verified on YouTube. We leave you with some news on Google's AI ventures and remind you to clink a drink this weekend in celebration of the company's 21st birthday.
Material 221: Wares and Wearables
Andy and Flo run long this week, but that's because there's too much to say about Google's wearables trajectory. Before we get into it, Andy warns us he's holding court for the iPhone 11 for the next few weeks before updating us on our status as Gympie-Gympie Bush influencers (we're going to make it after all!). After that, we'll touch upon what's expected at Google's October 15 event in New York City, followed by the wearables discussion mentioned above. And then, a shout out to Pocketcasts and why its new free model is a good thing for all of us.
Material 220: Attempting Subversion
After addressing some listener feedback, Flo and Andy break down this week's Apple news and how it will affect the rest of us as diehard Google stans. (Hint: We're still wondering when WearOS will become compelling.) Then, we'll recap Google's terrible, no good day with the U.S.'s attorneys-general, followed by a quick demonstration of the new "What to Watch" tool on mobile Search.