Episode 663 – Skepticism

Google partners on passkey upgrades, dropping Pixel exclusivity in the future Google Chrome is making it easier to unsubscribe from website notifications on Android Fossil Wear OS watches are dead, and it’s Google’s fault Cable TV Revenues Expected To Shrink $30 Billion by 2027 As Cord Cutting Grows Prompt users to update to your latest app version Exclusive:… Read More »

Episode 662 – Notification Fatigue

Haier Europe Eases Off On Legal Threat And Seeks Dialogue Zigbee Home is an ESPHome-like firmware project for Zigbee devices Inventor of NTP protocol that keeps time on billions of devices dies at age 85 Plex Will Let You Rent and Buy Movies and TV Shows Starting Next Month FCC Proposes New Rules to Protect Consumers Against Cable… Read More »

Episode 661 – The TechnoBuffet Seal of Approval

  Chrome for Android will soon accept one-time permissions on websites Google Chrome is getting a new Incognito mode disclaimer amid lawsuit settlement Google Maps for Android now supports Bluetooth beacons for tunnel navigation This new exploit shows why Google Pixels need an auto-reboot option Gmail’s unsubscribe button is rolling out on Android Joyce Randolph, Last of the… Read More »

Episode 660 – The One Body Part Problem

  Tracy Tormé, ‘Sliders’ Co-Creator and ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Writer, Dies at 64 What’s new with Android for cars at CES What we announced at CES 2024 Google Announces Chromecast Fast Pair & Chromecast For TikTok Amazon, Pluto TV, Sling TV, & More Team Up on a New Open Casting Standard to Take on AirPlay &… Read More »

Episode 659 – Going Strong Till 2050

  More People Are Cancelling Their Subscriptions to Streaming Services Like Disney+, Max, and Paramount+ Wi-Fi 7 ( 802.11be): The new wireless network standard explained Survey Finds 30% of Cable TV Subscribers Plan to Cut the Cord Next Year Ode to Pixel Recorder Recapping Pixel software and Feature Drops in 2023 Google will settle in lawsuit over tracking… Read More »

Episode 658 – Plans for 2024

Stories Amazon Prime Video starts showing ads in January unless you pay $2.99/month extra Google Pixel 2023 Year in Review: Fixing old mistakes & dealing with growing pains The 5 Android apps I wish I could bring back to life Sideloading is coming to iOS in 2024 — what does it mean for Android? This is the Pixel… Read More »

Episode 657 – Guru Under Wraps

  Here’s how Android app sideloading & third-party billing will change following settlement On this day in 1994, Netscape Navigator 1.0 started the web we know today Gmail adds more prominent ‘Unsubscribe’ button on the web Pixel Recorder adds cloud-powered ‘Transcribe again’ Google Keep will become an Android 14 notes app with lock screen & stylus support Google… Read More »

Episode 656 – Guru Gets Dark

  Nestbox hands-on: Run real Linux virtual machines on your Google Pixel phone Files by Google is getting Drive’s new document scanner Discord launches redesigned app on Android and iOS Gmail spam detection has received its ‘largest defense upgrades in recent years’ This Free App Will Totally Change How You Use Your Google TV FTC Wants to Make… Read More »


It is nice to know that after 656 episodes and a relationship under the former URL of AndroidBuffet.com, Google has declared this website to be of low value because it is evaluating the show notes for each episode instead of each episode being a destination for listening to the audio. Not quite sure what to do about that.… Read More »

Episode 655 – The Captain Restarts Gadget Wisdom

  Black Friday and Cyber Monday IKEA’s new lineup of smart home sensors work with Google Home, and they’re cheap Google Chrome and Calendar are about to drop support for older Android devices Google Drive seems to have lost some user data, reports say Amazon turns Fire TV Cube into thin clients for business customers – Liliputing Google… Read More »