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Google's mysterious lack of app updates / Apple’s rumored VR headset / Microsoft’s Surface Duo price drops to $999

av The Vergecast | Publicerades 2/12/2021

The Verge's Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Adi Robertson discuss Google's mysterious lack of iOS app updates, the rumors around Apple's potential VR headset, and the rest of this week's gadget headlines. Further reading: AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine has been confusing from the start FDA officials are off on a three-week sprint to review J&J COVID-19 vaccine data PSA: Don’t post your coronavirus vaccination card selfie on social media Why the FDA is taking 22 days to look over J&J’s data PSA: Please wear layers to your vaccine appointment Google’s own iOS apps were begging for updates that don’t exist, but the company says it was because of a bug Google is weighing an anti-tracking feature for Android, following Apple’s lead iOS 14.5 lets you set Spotify and others as Siri’s default music service New North Dakota bill would force Apple to allow alternative app stores and payment systems An iOS developer wants Apple to know just how bad App Store scams have become This may be our first look at Google’s new Android 12 OS Apple’s rumored VR headset could cost $3,000, feature 8K displays and over a dozen cameras Apple’s former hardware leader reportedly now overseeing AR and VR devices Apple reportedly developing next-gen ultra-thin displays for AR devices with TSMC Hyundai and Kia downplay Apple car rumors Hyundai is getting serious about building a ‘walking car’ with four legs Microsoft’s foldable Surface Duo price drops to $999, arrives in Europe next week Sonos FCC filing hints it’s coming for the UE Boom and other small Bluetooth speakers This laptop has seven times the average number of screens Amazon reportedly building an Alexa ‘command center’ that mounts to the wall How Sony put 40,000 PlayStation symbols under your fingertips Elon Musk’s SpaceX is accepting $99 Starlink deposits amid ‘deep chasm’ of red ink Tesla’s $1.5 billion bitcoin purchase clashes with its environmental aspirations Miami mayor says Elon Musk will tunnel under the city for just $30 million The Biden administration is working to help address global semiconductor chip shortage Section 230 is 25 years old, and it’s never been more important Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Hello! This is The Vergecast, the flagship podcast of The Verge... and your life. Every Friday, Nilay Patel and Dieter Bohn make sense of the week's tech news with help from our wide-ranging staff. And on Tuesdays, Nilay hosts in-depth, one-on-one interviews with major technology leaders. Join us every week for a fun, deeply nerdy, often off-the-rails conversation about what's happening now (and next) in technology and gadgets.