Engadget Podcast
Do y'all like Google stuff? If you don't, do you really hate Google stuff? Either way, good. We've got you covered. We'll give you more reasons to gLove them or gHate them, because we've got almost a full hour of chatter about all the stuff they did this week: apps, upgrades, hardware, and a good old-fashioned smear campaign directed against them. There's also some good news in the virtual hugging and kissing space, which we think you'll find hard to hate. It's your time to shine: click on that link.

Host: Tim Stevens
Guests: Myriam Joire, Brian Heater
Producer: Trent Wolbe
Music: You Give Love a Bad Name

00:00:55 - Netflix releases Android app for select HTC phones, Samsung Nexus S
00:09:00 - Facebook admits hiring PR firm to smear Google
00:12:21 - Microsoft's acquisition of Skype for $8.5 billion becomes official
00:17:49 - Google Music Beta walkthrough: what it is and how it works (video)
00:21:00 - Google Music Beta versus the titans of the streaming music space: a chart
00:24:00 - Editorial: Engadget on Google Music and Movies for Android
00:27:00 - What stalled negotiations between Google and the music industry? (Hint: money)
00:31:05 - Google adding Netflix, Hulu support, offline Gmail, Calendar and Docs to Chrome OS this summer, prices hardware at $20 per month
00:36:48 - Official: Samsung reveals Chrome OS laptop -- the Series 5
00:38:05 - Google unveils Acer Chromebook: $349, 11.6-inches with 6.5-hour battery
00:40:42 - Editorial: Google clarifies Chromebook subscriptions, might have just changed the industry
00:46:41 - Google announces Android 3.1, available on Verizon Xoom today
00:49:50 - Motorola Xoom WiFi to get Android 3.1 update within the 'next several weeks' (update: now)
00:50:03 - Google TV getting Android 3.1 and Market this summer; Sony, Vizio, Samsung and Logitech onboard
00:50:25 - Google Ice Cream Sandwich coming in Q4 2011 to smartphones and tablets alike
00:52:13 - Google announces Android@Home framework for home automation
00:54:00 - Editorial: Android@Home is the best worst thing that could happen to home automation
00:56:00 - Lighting Science demos Android @ Home bulbs, promises dead-simple home automation (hands-on)
00:58:09 - Apple iMac (spring 2011) review
01:01:02 - Nintendo launching 3DS eShop on June 7, sharing some E3 love with everyone
01:02:43 - Microsoft's next major release of Windows Phone will be previewed on May 24th, and we'll be there live!
01:03:03 - Purported seventh-gen iPod nano spotted, complete with 1.3 megapixel camera
01:04:04 - Tactile kiss transmission device finally makes it okay to smooch your computer (video)
01:05:55 - Listener questions

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Engadget Podcast 239 - 05.13.2011