Andy and Flo share bits of their personal pop culture knowledge before diving into September's _Wired_ cover story on "the misery inside Google." We'll also chat about Russia's annoyance with YouTube inciting protest, Android Q's final beta, and the Pixel 4 spotted in the wild by a teen tech blogger. We'll end this week's show with a bit on the "Google for Doodle" contest winner, Arantza Peña Popo, and the beautiful piece she designed in honor of her mother.
Material 215: No Bixby At All
Flo asked for permission before hijacking the beginning of the show for her beloved _90210_, so let her have this. Andy and Flo discuss the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 launch event and why the U.S. Congress penned a sternly-worded letter to Google's Sundar Pichai. We'll also look at why Google would consider an all-you-can-play app buffet, and we'll try out Google's podcast search feature.
Material 214: Just Speculating
After some catch-up, Flo and Andy dive into the Google-leaked details of the Pixel 4. We'll discuss what the future holds for technology like Project Soli, which will come baked into the phone, and whether we'll be waving at our smart displays any time soon. We'll also touch upon the Chrome 76 loophole that made it difficult for you to get free content (pay journalists!), and we'll end on another bit of sweet Google Baby News.
Material 213: In Honor of Baby Google
Flo and Andy go down various rabbit holes this week and discover plenty of new crevices in which to burrow along the way. After the first break, we'll walk you through Google's week of lawsuit roulette. Then, we'll check out Google's new lightweight photo gallery app called Gallery Go. We'll also test whether either of our Assistants has received the update that makes them less chatty. We'll end the show with the exciting arrival of Baby Google, who was recently born in Indonesia.
Material 212: Onward!
This week, we're light on the catch-up and heavy on the information dump. Andy and Flo discuss the impact of Google Walkout organizer, Meredith Whittaker's, departure from the company. We'll also explain what recently transpired between Google and the U.S. Congress, and how the company is attempting to fight "stalkerware" apps.