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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.



#187: Sensor Fatigue

January 24th, 2019 · 77 minutes

Before you dive in this week, we'd like to give you a content warning about sad things happening to kitties at the beginning of this episode. After that, Andy talks about his hacked-together Nest temperature sensor and Flo wonder if there's a Wear OS smartwatch out there fit for her wrist.

After the break, the two discuss Google tossing $45 million toward Fossil, how much it's going to annoy you when it restricts ad blocking in the next version of Chrome, and what XDA Developers have found in a leaked build of Android Q.

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Links and Show Notes

  • Google spent $45 million on Fossil IP and all it got was a lousy tote bag

  • Google can't be an ad company if you're blocking its ads, now can it? It can't

  • Android Q's apparent Dark Theme is extremely exciting