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.



#154: Hey Google, Make Me a Movie

June 7th, 2018 · 66 minutes

We didn't ask for Google Photos to make us a movie out of screenshots, but it did it anyway! This week, Andy and Flo espouse the benefits of Chrome OS and the weirdness of YouTube Music. There's also ample discussion about where Google Lens is most useful in real life, why the egg is missing from Android's salad emoji, and whether we'll see smart displays go on sale this summer.

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Links and Show Notes

  • ProTip: Google WiFi now offers a "Network Check" feature

  • The Verge: Google Lens now available as a Play Store app

  • CNN: Google employees confronts execs over diversity: Many of us feel 'unsafe'

  • Droid Life: Lenovo's Smart Displays with Google Assistant Up for Pre-Order With Reduced Pricing From CES