In preparation for the forthcoming 200th episode, Andy and Flo offer their favorite cake freezing tips before Flo offers up an update on her Galaxy Watch Active. After the break, a somber discussion about last week's Christchurch attacks and how YouTube's disaster team acted to stop the propagation of hateful messaging. We'll also discuss what's next for Google in gaming, and how it's very much all related to YouTube's streaming trajectory.
This is one very YouTube-packed episode.
Material 194: You've Been Sherlocked
Andy helps Flo work out some feelings, and the two hosts agree that Google Home Minis have propagated like furry little tribbles. After the break, a full breakdown of Senator Elizabeth Warren's proposal to break up Google and the rest of Silicon Valley, followed by a walkthrough of what's new in the Android Q Beta. And then, we'll end with a quick tribute to Pi and Emma Haruka Iwao, a Google employee from Japan who successfully calculated the number to a record 31 trillion digits.
Material 193: Generational Differences
*This week's podcast deals with some very mature themes, so take heed.*
There's a ton of nostalgia in this week's episode, from Andy and Flo discussing how their online lives differed when they were tykes, to how they each hold on to a lifetime of media files with the help of their respective Plex servers.
After the first break, gear up for a serious discussion about YouTube's content problem, what the company is doing to combat predatory commenters, and why we should be louder about our discontent over the platform's failure to properly curate child-friendly content. Then, we'll end on a discussion about some of the latest Google headlines.
Material 192: The Fold Report
Andy starts us out this week drunk (not really, it's a joke), and Flo can't wait to tell you about her new Android TV box. After the first break, plenty of talk about the foldable phones shown off at Mobile World Congress and what they mean for Android smartphones going forward. We also chat about the non-foldable stuff showed off in Barcelona, and we briefly touch on the one second that Apple Music was available in the Google Home app (yep!).
Material 191: Doing the Deed
Samsung isn't exactly Google, but we're going deep into the Galaxy S10 launch details this week. We're talking about the phones, the accessories, and the impact all these things will have on Android's bottom line.
And so the entire podcast isn't about Samsung, we briefly touch upon YouTube's new three-strikes policy, after the second and why we'd love virtual desktops on Chrome OS after the second break.