This Week in Tech

Feb 16th 2020

This Week in Tech 758

Facemasks and Fear

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Samung Galaxy Flip Review, MWC 2020 Cancelled, Windows 10X Explained
Records live every Sunday at 5:15pm Eastern / 2:15pm Pacific / 22:15 UTC.
Category: News

This week's stories:

  • Mobile World Congress 2020 canceled over COVID-19 fears
  • China virtually shut down due to COVID-19. Foxconn's iPhone plant closed; making face masks instead.
  • RSA Conference (Feb 24th in San Francisco) is next - IBM has already dropped out. Is this the end of conferences?
  • China's response to COVID-19 includes increased surveillance and the "Close Contact" app. Is America next?
  • Focals by North AR glasses could be the answer to COVID-19. Are we ready for AR+databases?
  • Check out TWiT's review of Focals on Hands-On Tech!
  • Apple stores and factories closed in China. Apple was expected to announce an iPhone SE replacement this spring - will it be put on hold?
  • Samsung Z Flip Review - the most transformative new smartphone in years
  • Windows 10X - Microsoft's first try at a 32bit-free OS and a two-screen device OS
  • Windows 10X on a MacBook - it can be done! (But don't try it at home)
  • Google's new OS is called... Pigweed?
  • Windows 10X coming to dual-screen laptops and tablets by the end of the year
  • Microsoft Duo caught on video in the wild!
  • $1000+ flagship phones are now the norm. Are they worth it? (Yes)
  • Cloud-based computing will become the norm in the next 5 years
  • Amazon sues the US government over JEDI contract given to Microsoft; JEDI put on hold by a federal judge
  • Taika Waititi blasts the crappy MacBook keyboard at the Oscars
  • Raspberry Pi - the best kids' computer available
  • Watch Hands-On Android! Episode 0 out now, Episode 1 coming 2/20/2020:
  • Coming soon: Hands-On Mac and Hands-On Linux!
  • Spotify will destroy podcasting as we know it
  • Elizabeth Holmes gets some of the Theranos charges dropped by a federal judge
  • Is Venture Capitalism destroying capitalism?
  • HQ Trivia crashes and burns - when will the current tech bubble burst?
  • Essential shuttered - alleged sexual assaulter and Android inventor Andy Rubin's revolutionary phone company fails after less than a year.
  • T-Mobile and Sprint merger passes second-to-last hurdle in its way
  • Jeff Bezos buys the most expensive house in America

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