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#144: Pretty, pretty, pretty punchy

March 29th, 2018 · 67 minutes

Back from the Apple event, Andy has plenty to say about the company's education initiatives and how they stack up to Google's Chromebooks. Flo and Russell also join the conversation by dialing up the millennial nostalgia references.

Later on the in show, the trio discusses Google's latest cultural dilemmas, as well as which smartwatches they'd rather wear instead of Wear OS.

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Links and Show Notes

  • The Verge: The first Chrome OS tablet is here

  • Google: Google Home and Bluetooth speakers make the perfect pair

  • Gizmodo: Google isn't listening, so its employees are suing

  • NYUPress: Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

  • Android Developers: Wear OS by Google Developer Preview

  • Engadget: Could Google's Smart Sound be more than a gimmick?