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.



Latest Episodes

#450: Cache in the Trash

February 9th, 2024 · 74 minutes

The good news is that Google debuted easier-to-use generative AI tools. The bad news is that employee morale is low and Google will stop backing up the web.

#449: Generative AI Unicorns

February 2nd, 2024 · 69 minutes

Google held its earnings call, and it's mostly good news, even when it's not. It's not the best news for those who have recently been laid off.

#448: Gouda, Woulda, Shoulda

January 26th, 2024 · 71 minutes

We discuss the OnePlus 12 and the Galaxy S24 Ultra, plus whether Chrome's new AI-enhanced features are worth forcing the browser for an update—content warning for cheese haters.

#447: The Samsung Whoop-Dee-Do

January 20th, 2024 · 78 minutes

Samsung took up the week's news with the launch of the Galaxy S24 series. And then, why is Google Search getting worse?

#446: Meet The Bot

January 12th, 2024 · 73 minutes

Google started the week off strong at CES 2024 with the launch of new features and its new mascot, then nosedived after reports that another wave of layoffs was forthcoming.

#445: AI Wishlist

January 4th, 2024 · 68 minutes

Samsung will launch a new phone in a few weeks, just as CES 2024 engulfs us all. Plus, what's on your Bard wishlist?

#444: Change and Rebellion

December 29th, 2023 · 56 minutes

Happy New Year! For the last show of 2023, a recap of Google's year in search.

#443: Weak Sauce

December 22nd, 2023 · 70 minutes

Happy holidays! It's hopefully the last time we're talking about Beeper. But it won't be the last time we discuss Google in court.

#442: Epic Wins

December 14th, 2023 · 83 minutes

Epic wins--and that’s not a pun on the name. Beeper Mini, again. Then, is Google finally giving us control over our privacy? Maybe?

#441: There is No Hype Like AI Hype

December 8th, 2023 · 72 minutes

Beeper Mini's turned green bubbles into blue ones this week, and Gemini entranced us all.