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#224: Weird-shaped Android Phones

October 11th, 2019 · 85 minutes

Andy's new note-taking app requires a bit of a learning curve, and Flo recaps some of what she learned at Google's Android TV showcase. Then, we'll dive into why Google's "field research" program that captured 3D face scans for its new facial recognition technology is hugely problematic. We'll also discuss the Microsoft Surface Duo, Essential's "Project Gem" (and why Andy Rubin should not be the face of the company), as well as new features to look out for on Nest smart displays and Google Photos.

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