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.



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#114: Arrrrrrrr Core

September 1st, 2017 · 66 minutes

Andy gets some Oreos. Russell gives a Keynote. Flo goes on a secret assignment. Also Google announces ARCore and some website called "you tub" gets a redesign.

#113: Total Eclipse Of The Wallet

August 24th, 2017 · 68 minutes

Andy gets a Pixel from a totally not a scam deal. Russells finger slips on titanium and ceramic, and he ends up poorer for it. Flo touched a Note 8, and totally didn't spontaneously combust. All this and more on this episode of your second favourite podcast, MATERIAL!

#112: Rappers Delight (feat Ihnatko)

August 18th, 2017 · 63 minutes

Andy drops some sick beats. Flo confesses to using Allo. Russell wonders if he paid $3 Billion dollars to Apple, would they make him the default search engine for iOS. That's right kids we talk about Allo for Web, Google's search deals and the history of rap. All this and more on another fun filled episode of your second favourite podcast, MATEEEE…

#111: Margerite Dyson Left A Lovemark

August 11th, 2017 · 72 minutes

Wow, what a week for Google. What a week. We start off with follow up, we end with the wonder that is the Jelly phone but the middle is full of important Google news. This is an episode not to be missed.

#110: The Camera Wars, Begun They Have

August 4th, 2017 · 74 minutes

Andy has feels about cameras. Flo has feels about marketing jargon. Russell just has no feels, he's a heartless Australian. This week we talk Z Force scratching, E Plus battery life and the drugs beings smoked in Moto's Marketing Department. Also Camera's, because Vic Gundotra thinks iPhone is The Phone.

#109: If You Can Drop A Baby, You Can Drop A Camera

July 28th, 2017 · 70 minutes

Flo attends and exclusive Asus event. Andy attends an exclusive Moto event. Russell sits at home in his pants (the British meaning btw) and downloads the latest Android O preview. It is therefore a HUGE shock that we talk about AR, Asus, The Motorola Z2 Force and Android 0.

#108: Too Many Hits

July 21st, 2017 · 63 minutes

Andy runs a blind camera test...the results may shock you! Flo heads to the city to augment her reality. Russell transgresses against the One True TV Platform and buys into WebOS.

We also talk image processing, Google Glass and why Australian money is best money. It really is. Trust me on this one. Ok ok it's not worth anything, but it's so dam…

#107: You Say Saltine I Say Salada

July 14th, 2017 · 71 minutes

Episode 107 is our best yet! Flo joins us permanently! Andy befriends statues and paintings. Russell is swiping to Google Now like it's 2014. We also talk Cookie Monster, transparency and rumours. Everybody loves rumours. Yes it's spelt with a 'u' you saltine loving Americans!

Also American magpies are not real magpies. That is all (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

#106: If Google Were A Mean Girl

July 6th, 2017 · 71 minutes

Flo and Andy are super excited about a tiny phone made of jelly. Russell wants to prove he's a super fan by importing the Note 7, non-ASPLODE edition. The show takes a trip down memory lane before ending on the news of the Google News redesign.

#105: Digital Intimacy

June 30th, 2017 · 71 minutes

Andy gets mad at Google Docs. Russell gets mad at Bixby. Flo ponders the meaning of sharing photos in our modern world. The team decides that learning to code Kotlin is not just a good alliteration, it could be a fun learning project to embark on.

We also talk about the EU dinging Google to the tune of two point four BILLION euros. Yeah that's …