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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. Hosted by Andy Ihnatko and Florence Ion.
 
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In preparation for the forthcoming 200th episode, Andy and Flo offer their favorite cake freezing tips before Flo offers up an update on her Galaxy Watch Active. After the break, a somber discussion about last week's Christchurch attacks and how YouTube's disaster team acted to stop the propagation of hateful messaging. We'll also discuss what' ...…
 
Andy helps Flo work out some feelings, and the two hosts agree that Google Home Minis have propagated like furry little tribbles. After the break, a full breakdown of Senator Elizabeth Warren's proposal to break up Google and the rest of Silicon Valley, followed by a walkthrough of what's new in the Android Q Beta. And then, we'll end with a qu ...…
 
This week's podcast deals with some very mature themes, so take heed. There's a ton of nostalgia in this week's episode, from Andy and Flo discussing how their online lives differed when they were tykes, to how they each hold on to a lifetime of media files with the help of their respective Plex servers. After the first break, gear up for a ser ...…
 
Andy starts us out this week drunk (not really, it's a joke), and Flo can't wait to tell you about her new Android TV box. After the first break, plenty of talk about the foldable phones shown off at Mobile World Congress and what they mean for Android smartphones going forward. We also chat about the non-foldable stuff showed off in Barcelona, ...…
 
Samsung isn't exactly Google, but we're going deep into the Galaxy S10 launch details this week. We're talking about the phones, the accessories, and the impact all these things will have on Android's bottom line. And so the entire podcast isn't about Samsung, we briefly touch upon YouTube's new three-strikes policy, after the second and why we ...…
 
Flo's hosting this week, so there is lots of talk of reality television in the first half hour of this show (IT'S RELATED!). We're also hereby declaring the regressive holiday this podcast posts on as "Palentine's Day." It's a day to celebrate your friends and your podcast co-hosts. After the break, we'll discuss whether companies like Google a ...…
 
How do you reconcile using a service that's so helpful and simultaneously so invasive? We don't know, but we pondered about it. After the break, we talk about how Google (and Facebook) recently ruffled Apple's tailfeathers and the utility behind Google's new Accessibility apps. This episode of Material is sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your ne ...…
 
The theme this week is Google's influence on the internet. From YouTube algorithms to server backends, you won't believe how much Google has embedded into your life—and how much you can't do without it. After the second break, Flo and Andy also discuss what Bloomberg's been reporting about Google's labor practices. This episode of Material is s ...…
 
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 mil ...…
 
Andy is excited about the Wear OS watches floating around right now, while Flo wishes they'd be smaller and last a little longer. After the break, the two hosts discuss bad apps in the Play Store, say goodbye to the Chromecast Audio, and geek out over the relative coolness of a 3D-printed brain for your smart speaker. This episode of Material i ...…
 
CES 2019 is all anybody can talk about. But before Andy and Flo get into it, this week's show starts with a bit of catchup on Flo's first Google support experience. Then, Andy leaves us all with an essential anecdote about why you should probably turn off your phone. After the first break, the two discuss everything from the new Google Assistan ...…
 
Flo and Andy are back for the first episode of the new year with a look at how Google's Project Soli will change the way we use devices. The two also discuss what Fuschia holds in store for the future of Android. Then, after the second ad break, why people in Arizona are attacking Google's self-driving cars. This episode of Material is sponsore ...…
 
Time to play a game! Below are the instructions. Follow along to learn how to play, then tweet us or email us your choices and we'll feature them in our first episode of 2019. You have to GIVE UP one of these Google things and not use it in 2019. Which do you choose to give up? You’ll get it back after a year. Android Google Assistant (includes ...…
 
Enjoy this deliciously late taping of the Material podcast! This week, Andy and Flo are talking holiday things and the inevitability of Windows apps on Chrome OS. After the break, Andy and Flo discuss the internal blowback on Google's Project Dragonfly, and why Google contractors don't get discounted t-shirts. This episode of Material is sponso ...…
 
Andy starts us off this week with tales about an affordable Android TV set-top box, as well as links to visit when we're feeling a little nostalgic for sunsetted Google products. Then, Andy and Flo discuss Google's visit to Capitol Hill. This episode of Material is sponsored by: Pingdom: Start monitoring your websites and servers today. Use off ...…
 
For the seventh consecutive week, Flo and Andy babble on about the virtues of using Chrome OS. But will Andy ever leave his MacBook behind and become all about that Chromebook life? After the break, the two discuss Google's holiday treats, and some of its unfortunate patent tricks. And then, a look at why Google's contract workers are rallying ...…
 
Andy and Flo spill the beans on what they spent all their hard-earned cash on over the Black Friday "holiday." After the break, Andy walks us through Project Fi's new offerings, as well as some of its caveats. Andy and Flo also discuss the latest crop of Pixel Slate reviews that have hit the web, and why Google employees are petitioning for the ...…
 
Happy Eating Turkey week! Flo and Andy recorded a little earlier than usual to help you get your Black Friday shopping done. Flo and Andy also remind you that you don't have to buy anything you don't need or don't want. But if you do end up buying something, this would certainly be the weekend to do it, as prices are slashed on a variety of Goo ...…
 
Flo can't believe how out of touch she's becoming with things these days, and Andy reminds us that the Internet is nothing more than a series of tubes that can break at any time. After the ad break, Flo and Andy talk about Google's ventures into the world of health tech, and then the two lament about the fact that neither of them has tried out ...…
 
Flo is happy that Andy is learning the Chromebook, and that they can both explore the platform in tandem. Andy catches us up on America's election, including some cheekiness from Google's camp. Then, an update on the #GoogleWalkout, followed by what's new from Google and Samsung's respective developer summits after the break. This episode of Ma ...…
 
Flo is exceptionally excited about Andy's foray into full-time Chromebook living. Andy wishes it were better with Skype. After the ad, Andy and Flo hunker down for a more serious exploration of the allegations against Andy Rubin, and whether Silicon Valley will ever have its #MeToo moment. This episode of Material is sponsored by: Linode: High- ...…
 
Flo starts us off this week by bragging about her new wares (the Google Home Hub and the Pixel 3). Andy reminds us all of the legacy of Mister Rogers and asks that you please leave him out of your advertising. The two also discuss the fraudsters who scammed millions of dollars from advertisers through Android apps and then catch up a bit on the ...…
 
Andy has access to Project Stream, and Flo has a suggestion for a voice-activated trashcan. Andy shares some of his nostalgic findings from the web, and the two discuss the relative hangover of the prior week's Google event. Flo also regales us with stories about running Windows apps on a Chromebook, and Andy reminds us that the internet is sti ...…
 
This week, it's really all about Google. Andy and Flo break down all the important tidbits of the Big Google Week, and then some. This episode of Material is sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code MATERIAL at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase. Links and Show Notes Support Material with a Relay FM Membership…
 
This week, there's stuff to talk about, but it's mostly Andy and Flo music over how much the Chrome OS platform has matured in the last year. After a quick update, and a bit of existential exploration on life outside the Google bubble, the two talk about what's in store for the October 9 event and whether Project Stream will make first-person s ...…
 
We take a walk down memory lane as we recall the very first retail Android device, the T-Mobile G1. We also discuss a search event that Google held earlier in the week, though we're not feelin' the new search engine improvements. Then, we'll explain why Google and its competitors are rallying around for more lenient privacy laws, and what it me ...…
 
This week, on your favorite podcast alternatively titled Friends Using Google Products and Then Talking About It, Andy and Flo talk about why Chrome OS is worth the money now more than ever. The duo also talk about the superiority of the Pixel 2's camera over the iPhone XS (Insert Nelson ha-ha! sound effect here), and why we should all be payin ...…
 
Flo and Andy officially bid adieu to their favorite Aussie, but not before regaling you with all the reasons you'd want a Relay FM membership. The two also discuss this week's Apple announcements and what that means for Google users and fans, as well as the perils of misinformation. This episode of Material is sponsored by: Pingdom: Start monit ...…
 
Warning: This episode has seriously too many mentions of Celine Dion's hit song (a hit for too long, if you asked some of us), "My Heart Will Go On." At least Andy and Flo can both agree that Celine is unrivaled in talent. The two also agree that Google Fit still has some kinks to work out before it's the end-all, be-all health-and-wellness app ...…
 
Flo starts us off this week with her existential woes, as Andy does his best to keep her calm with similar tales of digital archiving. The duo also talks about what they miss from the new Google Fit before diving into the main topic of this week's podcast: Google's new (old) habit of tracking your location history, even after you've told it not ...…
 
This week, Flo and Andy are breaking down what's causing all the commotion among Google employees. We'll also catch up on some general news, like the revamped Google Fit app, the faux Pixel 3 XL, and Google Shortwave. This episode of Material is sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code MATERIAL at checkout to get 10% off ...…
 
It is most certainly a slice of pie this week as Andy and Flo recap their time with Android 9. Flo also shouts out the Pixelbook for being a reliable workhouse, and the two continue to loudly ponder whether Google has a fighting chance in the wearables market. This episode of Material is sponsored by: Fracture: Photos printed in vivid color dir ...…
 
This week, Android P is officially Android Pie, but not until Flo and Andy discuss the weather—as they have in every single episode since summer began. Man, it's a hot one! The duo also discusses the Galaxy Note 9, and whether it's a really impressive feat in the midst of Google's AI-first trajectory. This episode of Material is sponsored by: P ...…
 
Andy and Flo have plenty to say this week about the Google Assistant and how it works on the Lenovo Smart Display, Google's plan to bring its search engine to China, and the new standards on how many notches can exist on a single Android device. The world is indeed changing, but we're here to help you navigate it all. This episode of Material i ...…
 
We're posting the podcast a little later this week because Flo was too busy enjoying her new Lenovo Smart Display. Andy and Flo start off this week with a discussion on what's next for the Google Assistant and what's great about having it on a screen. Also, Andy needs some help using his Philips Hue bulbs, Flo is jealous of David Pogue, and the ...…
 
Andy and Flo start off this week's podcast festivities by sharing ideas about how they can both better serve their respective communities. The duo also discusses WearOS's long-term viability, Google's $5 Billion anti-trust fine from the EU, and a few new things that the Google Assistant can do. This episode of Material is sponsored by: Fracture ...…
 
We're not feeling vengeful right now, but we are feeling rambly. Flo has some gripes to get out of at the beginning of the episode, while Andy shows off a trick he figured out for exporting his Google Play Music playlists. The two also discuss the exciting concept behind the TicWatch Pro, regulating tech companies that track users, and Vanity F ...…
 
We are posting a day late this week, but it's just in time to catch you headed into the weekend! Let Andy and Flo start you off with a rousing discussion of silly, Internet-connected things. The duo also discusses the Google Home outage that took place before the holiday (and subsequent apology), Google's picks for Android Excellence Apps (incl ...…
 
Andy and Flo have finally figured out how to use Android Messages on the web. And they're better off for it. The duo talk tips, how to converse with your Google Home like it's a real person, and the latest Google Maps update. There's also some talk on the Nvidia Shield and how it's still a formidable Android TV player, as well as all those Goog ...…
 
Like in Waiting for Godot, does it ever feel like you're just waiting for Google to figure out its app trajectory? We can't even get Android Messages for the web to work. Andy and Flo spend the better part of this week wishing and waiting for Google to settle on what's next. This episode of Material is sponsored by: Pingdom: Start monitoring yo ...…
 
Andy and Flo wish they were playing outside, enjoying the new late afternoon sun. Instead, they're on this week's show, wondering aloud if there were ever a more precocious time than the one we're in now, where AI can be programmed to do nearly everything for us. The pair also discusses the latest soccer—er, football app controversy, and whethe ...…
 
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 sma ...…
 
Andy and Flo start off this week wondering what attracts them to certain robot voices, and how that will inform their choices with the Google Home's latest voices update. The duo then delves into AN EARTHQUAKE and a bit of leftover discussion on Google's Pentagon contracts before musing over Essential's future as an Android player. And for thos ...…
 
This week, Andy and Flo are left wondering whether a new music service from Google really means that it's figured out what to do with its music apps. The two discuss YouTube Music and its impact on Google's future as a music provider. And is porn next? Probably not, but it's a way to segue to a warning that there's a little talk of porn on this ...…
 
The common thread this week is Google Duplex, and we're not just talking about what it can do. We're musing about its effectiveness and how it will exist alongside the ordinary world (whatever that means in this day and age). Andy and Flo also discuss the newly dubbed Google One service and how it will affect their freelance lives (it won't, an ...…
 
This week is a crazy week, which is why you're seeing us a day later than usual! Russell joins Andy and Flo once more before heading to space to recap the Google I/O 2018 keynote. The three comrades discuss everything from Google Duplex's human-like intonations to their shared disappointment over still not being able to remove fences from photo ...…
 
This week, Russell has a very important announcement—you won't want to miss this! (Seriously. And you can send him your congratulations here.) The trio then delves into a very riveting discussion about what life will be like for Google users after Google I/O. This episode of Material is sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offe ...…
 
Andy is on assignment in an undisclosed location. Flo needs help, but Russell is very tired (and also, TBH, kinda dumb). Google launches 25 new apps that all do the same thing. Also lots of amazing smart home tips from the one and only, Smart Home Master Ion. This episode of Material is sponsored by: Pingdom: Start monitoring your websites and ...…
 
Flo sets off alarm bells. Andy can't get no satisfaction from Google Play Music. Russell unearths more youths from our listener hordes. Also Chrome muting autoplay videos, Pixelbook getting dual boot, Google maps gets street smarts and NIGHTWATCH. The coolest damn code name of the coolest damn team in the world. This episode of Material is spon ...…
 
Flo's back and she wants to know what the kids like these days. Russell never left but he still has no idea about the youths. Andy's always been hip to the beat so he has no issues staying woke. The team answers listeners email, talks Google I/O, gets up in your 1000 thread count Google Sheet Macros and covers a few rumours to boot. All this an ...…
 
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