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Material is a weekly discussion about the Google and Android universe. Your intrepid hosts try to answer the question, “What holds up the digital world?” The answer, so far, is that it’s Google all the way down. Hosted by Andy Ihnatko and Florence Ion.
445: AI Wishlist
Samsung will launch a new phone in a few weeks, just as CES 2024 engulfs us all. Plus, what's on your Bard wishlist?
Jan 4
1 hr 8 min
444: Change and Rebellion
Happy New Year! For the last show of 2023, a recap of Google's year in search.
Dec 28, 2023
56 min
443: Weak Sauce
Happy holidays! It's hopefully the last time we're talking about Beeper. But it won't be the last time we discuss Google in court.
Dec 21, 2023
1 hr 10 min
442: Epic Wins
Epic wins--and that’s not a pun on the name. Beeper Mini, again. Then, is Google finally giving us control over our privacy? Maybe?
Dec 14, 2023
1 hr 23 min
441: There is No Hype Like AI Hype
Beeper Mini's turned green bubbles into blue ones this week, and Gemini entranced us all.
Dec 8, 2023
1 hr 12 min
440: Bring the Receipts
It's time for Google to pay Canada's "link tax," even if it sets an unfortunate precedent for the rest of us. Android 14 can detect when you're taking a screenshot, and the bumps on the Pixel 8 Pro are nothing to worry about. Nothing to see here!
Nov 30, 2023
58 min
439: We Welcome Apple's Participation
Carl Pei played Android users for fools, and Apple stepped in like a hero after it confirmed it would adopt RCS. Evidence shows that Google and Apple once wanted to become "deep deep" partners.
Nov 22, 2023
51 min
438: Some of that Google Money
Flo goes on a covert operation to the Google Visitor Experience. Then, the company gets scorned in court not once but twice this week.
Nov 16, 2023
1 hr 14 min
437: The Android Apple Watch That Could Have Been
We're feeling goofy this week discussing reports of an Android-friendly Apple Watch that was almost made and Google's desperation over making iMessage open source. The Pixel 8 won't let you make a fake I.D., and why is Boston getting a Google store?
Nov 9, 2023
1 hr 13 min
436: The Book of Revelations
Google's back in court, which means there's so much that was revealed. Sundar Pichai testified on Monday for three hours, followed by Prab, Google's senior vice president.
Nov 3, 2023
1 hr
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