Tech News Weekly

Mar 17th 2022

Tech News Weekly 226

Russians Turn to Clubhouse

iPhone SE, Meta Supervision, Clubhouse in Russia, Automattic's Internet
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Category: News

Reviewing Apple's new lower-cost iPhone, the iPhone SE. Meta (Facebook) plans to add new parental supervision controls to its Meta Quest (Oculus Quest) headset. Russians turn to the Clubhouse app for news and information. Automattic shares its vision of the Web by way of WordPress, Tumblr, Pocket Casts, and more.

First, Geoffrey Fowler of the Washington Post joins Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent to talk about Apple's newly announced iPhone SE. While it might not be Apple's flagship phone, the lower-cost smartphone is sure to be a hit for budget-conscious consumers.

Then, TechCrunch's Amanda Silberling stops by to discuss Meta's (Facebook's) new parental supervision tools. The social media company has announced a roll-out of several new tools and settings geared at giving parents and guardians more control over the content their kids consume on the Meta Quest (Oculus Quest) headset.

Then, Jason talks about an uptick in usage for the social audio app Clubhouse. Russians and Ukrainians, alike, are using the app for news and information as Russian leadership seeks to shut down social media services in the country.

Lastly, Mikah shares an interview from The Verge with Automattic's Matt Mullenweg. Mullenweg discusses his vision of the Web, shares his thoughts on web3, and highlights his appreciation of open-source software.

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