🎧 This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • August 18th – 24th, 2018

Listened to This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • August 18th - 24th, 2018 by Marty McGuireMarty McGuire from martymcgui.re
Barriers to diversity, a centralization of our own, and is federated overrated? It’s the audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for August 18th - 24th, 2018.

🎧 This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • August 25th – 31st, 2018

Listened to This Week in the IndieWeb Audio Edition • August 25th - 31st, 2018 by Marty McGuireMarty McGuire from martymcgui.re
Facebook’s tweet blips, a post-web era, and oops wow this episode is late! It’s the audio edition for This Week in the IndieWeb for August 25th - 31st, 2018.

🎧 This Week in Google 471 Twitch Slap | TWiT.TV

Listened to This Week in Google 471 Twitch Slap by Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham from TWiT.tv
Trump vs Google, Au Revoir G+
  • Trump says Google is unfair, warns that tech companies "better be careful"
  • FCC can legally redefine competitive broadband markets to include services you can't actually get
  • Google France Surrenders its Google+ Page
  • Want to Buy a Black Market Ukranian Pixel 3 XL?
  • Fortnite Creator Angry that Google Blabbed About Security Flaw
  • IGTV Struggles to Grow
  • CHANGELOG: Doodle 4 Google winner, helping vets find jobs, Google Go can read text out loud, Mini stickers for Gboard
Picks of the Week
  • Stacey's Thing: Smart Olive Bottle
  • Leo's Tool: Dumb Squeeze Bottles
  • Jeff's Number: LTE for Pixelbook 2

🎧 This Week in Google 470 Sparkle Vamps | TWiT.TV

Listened to This Week in Google 470 Sparkle Vamps by Leo Laporte, Stacey Higginbotham, Joan Donovan from TWiT.tv
Social Media Bad, Hot Chips Good
  • Data and Society's Joan Donovan tells us how to stop online hate.
  • Leo explains why Google's location history tracking policy is a big deal.
  • Google is working on its own Amazon Show competitor.
  • NYU is giving Facebook 10,000 anonymized MRI scans to help train its AI systems.
  • At the Hot Chips conference, Google's Pixel Visual Core and AMD's chip roadmap are all the rage.
  • Facebook wants to rate how trustworthy you are to fight fake news
  • Changelog: new Google Fit and some good news
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about the Pixel 3 XL - in Russian!
  • Google's Shortwave could change podcasting forever.
Picks of the Week:
  • Joan's Stuff: Antisocial Media by Siva Vaidhanathan and Custodians of the Internet by Tarleton Gillespie
  • Stacey's Thing: Capitalism without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy by Jonathan Haskel
  • Leo's Pick: Apple History on Triangulation

🎧 This Week in Google 469 The Brooklyn Hello | TWiT.TV

Listened to This Week in Google 469 The Brooklyn Hello by Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham from TWiT.tv
Twitter v InfoWars, Vote Hacks, 5G
  • Twitter gives Alex Jones a Time Out.
  • Keeping Google from tracking your location is more complicated than you'd think.
  • The return of the Google Changelog!
  • Samsung's Galaxy Home smart speaker is also a Weber grill SmartThings hub
  • 8.8.8.8 is 8.
  • Fortnite is on Android, but not on the Play Store: how not to download malware.
  • Facebook lays out the new media reality.
  • Black Hat and DEF CON show just how easy it is to hack voting machines.
  • Verizon will debut 5G home internet in 4 cities while thumbing their nose at Net Neutrality.
  • Windows 10 may be coming to Chromebooks.
Picks of the Week:
  • Stacey's Thing: The Feather Thief
  • Jeff's Numbers: FB raised $300m for 750k charities with birthday fundraising, and $999 for Rotimatic
  • Leo's new TWiG theme: Tiger Rag by Lous Armstrong and The Mills Brothers

🎧 This Week in Google 468 Extra Stolen Privacy | TWiT.TV

Listened to This Week in Google 468 Extra Stolen Privacy by Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham from TWiT.tv

Android Pie, Pixel 3, Google China

  •  Android Pie hits Pixels and Essential Phone.
  •  New Pixel 3 images and video leak.
  •  Google's China dilemma.
  •  Should Leo buy the Magic Leap?
  •  Does Facebook want your bank info?
  •  Silicon Valley's war on Alex Jones.
  •  Is Ajit Pai still evil?
  •  Stacey's Things: June Oven and Anki Vector.
  •  Jeff's Number: Your baby's first words could be "OK Google."

🎧 This Week in Google 467 Techno Tragicomedy | TWiT.TV

Listened to This Week in Google 467 Techno Tragicomedy by Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, Jason Howell from TWiT.tv
Lenovo Smart Display, Pixel Rumors.
  • Jeff unboxes his new Lenovo Smart Display. Our live Duo demo goes about as well as you'd expect.
  • Facebook finds more political shenanigans.
  • Google's Censored Search in China.
  • Stacey has all the news from Google Cloud Next.
  • Amazon's facial recognition software outs 28 US lawmakers as crooks.
  • All the Pixel 3, Pixelbook, Pixel Watch, and Pixel Stand rumors we know.
  • You want a notch on your phone? Fine. Two notches? Sure, why not? Three notches? HOLD UP THERE, BUDDY!
Picks of the Week
  • Jeff's Number: 5 years of Chromecast
  • Stacey's Thing: OSRAM SMART+ Outdoor Flex RGBW
  • Jason's Tool: Fighting Spam Calls with Android

🎧 This Week in Google 466 Ich Bin Nicht Einverstanden! | TWiT.TV

Listened to This Week in Google 466 Ich Bin Nicht Einverstanden! by Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Kevin Marks from TWiT.tv
News from Google Cloud Next 2018
  • AI takes to the cloud at Google Cloud Next 2018
  • Despite Facebook's inability to deal with controversy, Facebook stock is fine. Oh wait, no - they just reported disappointing earnings and now it's down 20 percent.
  • Google earnings: doing peachy, despite that pesky $5 billion fine.
  • Google employees are unphishable, and now you can be, too. But cover your webcam just in case.
  • Orrin Hatch still isn't dead; Abe Vigoda still is.
Picks of the Week:
  • Jeff's Pick: GDPR at a German Bakery
  • Kevin's Picks: IndieWeb.org, Kill Sticky, and Contrast Widget

🎧 This Week in Google 465 Cindy and Dindy | TWiT.TV

Listened to This Week in Google 465 Cindy and Dindy by Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Stacey Higginbotham, Mike Elgin from TWiT.tv
Linux on Chrome OS, AT&T & HBO
  • YouTube TV Crashes during the World Cup
  • AT&T's Ultimatum for HBO
  • Google may face record EU fines for Android
  • Google and Walmart take on Amazon Prime Day
  • How to get Linux on your Chromebook with Project Crostini
  • WSJ vs Google
  • FCC will charge you $225 to complain
  • Google gets into console gaming?
Tips and Picks
  • Stacey's Thing: Delta's Alexa Enabled Touch Faucet
  • Kevin's Stuff: Android app shortcuts arrive on Chrome OS
  • Leo's Tool: JMP.chat

🎧 This Week in Google 464 There’s a Flag for That | TWiT.TV

Listened to This Week in Google 464 There's a Flag for That by Leo Laporte, Stacey Higginbotham, Kevin Tofel from TWiT.tv
Linux on Chrome OS, AT&T & HBO
  • YouTube TV Crashes during the World Cup
  • AT&T's Ultimatum for HBO
  • Google may face record EU fines for Android
  • Google and Walmart take on Amazon Prime Day
  • How to get Linux on your Chromebook with Project Crostini
  • WSJ vs Google
  • FCC will charge you $225 to complain
  • Google gets into console gaming?
Tips and Picks
  • Stacey's Thing: Delta's Alexa Enabled Touch Faucet
  • Kevin's Stuff: Android app shortcuts arrive on Chrome OS
  • Leo's Tool: JMP.chat

🎧 Red Fife | Eat This Podcast

Listened to Red Fife | Our Daily Bread 09 by Jeremy Cherfas from Eat This Podcast

For more than 40 years, one wheat variety dominated the Canadian prairies. Red Fife — the red-seeded wheat grown by David Fife, a Scottish immigrant — gave the highest yields of the best quality. It almost didn’t happen, if you believe the stories. And then, having set the standard, Red Fife was eclipsed by its own offspring and slowly slid into oblivion. Until, in 1986, Sharon Rempel set about rescuing it.

Thanks to Kara Gray and Richard Gray for their help.

🎧 Nikolay Ivanovich Vavilov | Eat This Podcast

Listened to Nikolay Ivanovich Vavilov | Our Daily Bread 08 by Jeremy Cherfas from Eat This Podcast

This short episode fails to do justice to the man who, more than anyone, first grasped the importance of knowing where and how wheat arose. It does, however, explain why Vavilov wanted to collect the building material of future food security, for wheat and many other crops. In more than 60 countries, Vavilov and his colleagues gathered diversity from farmers’ fields; they died protecting their collections.

Thanks to Luigi Guarino for the photograph of Vavilov’s desk with his route across Ethiopia, and much else besides.

One day I’d like to get a solid biography of Vavilov’s to read, but until then, this short, but excellent story will have to suffice.

🎧 Bake like an Egyptian | Eat This Podcast

Listened to Bake like an Egyptian | Our Daily Bread 07 by Jeremy Cherfas from Eat This Podcast

Kamut® is a modern wheat — registered and trademarked in 1990 — with an ancient lineage. The word is ancient Egyptian, and the hieroglyphics may literally mean “Soul of the Earth”. More prosaically, “bread”. The story of its discovery and growing popularity says a lot about our hunger for stories. It is also quite capable of leading hard-nosed molecular biologists astray.

🎧 Hulled wheats | Eat This Podcast

Listened to Hulled wheats | Our Daily Bread 06 by Jeremy Cherfas from Eat This Podcast

Ancient grains used to be rare and hard to find not because they contained some magical secret for a long and fulfilled life, but because they take a lot more work than modern wheats. Instead of the wheat berry popping free after a gentle rubbing, they need to be bashed and pounded. Now, of course, we have machines to do that kind of thing, but our ancestors were mostly only too happy to abandon hulled wheats, unless they had no option.

🎧 This Week in Google 463 The Final Nail in the Snap Coffin | TWiT.TV

Listened to This Week in Google 463 The Final Nail in the Snap Coffin by Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Mathew Ingram, Ant Pruitt from TWiT.tv
Apple Vs Samsung Finally Settled
  • After 7 long years, Apple vs Samsung is finally over.
  • How many cameras is too many on one phone? Five? Sixteen?
  • Facial recognition is not ready for law enforcement prime-time.
  • How can Facebook, Twitter, etc. defend against foreign interference if the US government won't help them?
  • Zero rating trumps net neutrality in California just in time for AT&T Watch TV
  • Pictures of Tweets take over Instagram
  • Adobe Project Rush will revolutionize video editing this year
Picks of the Week:
  • Jeff's Number: $117,000/year is the new poverty line in San Francisco
  • Mathew's Stuff: get your Mt Gox Bitcoin refund!
  • Ant's Things: Amazon Smile and Geek Questioner