TWiT 758: Facemasks and Fear

02.16.2020 - By This Week in Tech (Audio)

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This week's stories:Mobile World Congress 2020 canceled over COVID-19 fearsChina 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 yearsWindows 10X - Microsoft's first try at a 32bit-free OS and a two-screen device OSWindows 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 yearMicrosoft 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 yearsAmazon sues the US government over JEDI contract given to Microsoft; JEDI put on hold by a federal judgeTaika Waititi blasts the crappy MacBook keyboard at the OscarsRaspberry Pi - the best kids' computer availableWatch Hands-On Android! Episode 0 out now, Episode 1 coming 2/20/2020: soon: Hands-On Mac and Hands-On Linux!Spotify will destroy podcasting as we know itElizabeth Holmes gets some of the Theranos charges dropped by a federal judgeIs 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 wayJeff Bezos buys the most expensive house in America
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