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  • Writer's pictureAdam Doud

Episode 3: Coronavirus Cancel Culture

Updated: Apr 20, 2020


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This week, COVID-19 got real. Phones getting cancelled. Conferences getting cancelled. Laying off of staff. It’s been pretty bad. But it wasn’t all corona all the time. This podcast is, a little bit, but it’s not everything.  I mean c’mon! We have second moon! Let’s dive into the important news of the week!

A new minimoon was found orbiting earth. There will be more ( It’s not a space station. It’s a moon. We’ve had it for two years and soon it will be gone.

Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect ( One minute you’re out riding your bike, the next the cops are slashing your cushions.

What to expect after my blind date with the Huawei P40 ( Huawei invited media to put their hands in a box and feel the next phone. Who’s more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows them?

Reset Your Computer Once a Year for a Happier Life ( Good advice, except for that whole needing to reinstall everything. But seriously it’s actually good advice.

DoNotPay made an extension for sharing Netflix passwords with friends ( This is a neat Crome extension that allows you to share your Netflix, Hulu, or whatever account with your friends without giving them a username/password.

Next Google Chromecast could include its own remote ( Google is making the Chromecast usable! That’s exciting!

The Truth About the Escobar Folding Phone! ( – MKBHD) Don’t buy one. It’s a scam by a drug lord’s brother. Again, try and hide your surprise.

EU plan calls for easier phone repairs, right to update ‘obsolete’ software ( This could make owning Android phones a lot more interesting in the future, if this thing has teeth.

Microsoft Surface Pro X review: not yet ready for prime time ( An Arm-based computer you really can’t do much with. Whoopie!

What are good inexpensive hobbies you can learn within…14 days? : AskReddit ( The nice thing about Reddit threads is they pretty much tell you what they’re about.

WHO declares coronavirus outbreak a pandemic ( Coronavirus is a world-wide pandemic affecting all corners of the globe. Wah wah.

With iPhone SE 2 delayed indefinitely, source confirms Apple nixes rumored March event ( The newly-minted pandemic is affecting supply chains and assembly in China, so no iPhone for you!

DigiTimes: Apple’s Travel Restrictions Could Delay iPhone 12 Launch Until October ( Other estimates say coronavirus will affect Apple’s September launch as well…

Apple says it’s safe to clean your iPhone with disinfectant wipes ( …but at least you can clean your phone with disinfecting wipes that’ll actually help.

Samsung is helping its customers fight the coronavirus ( Kinda.  Not in any meaningful way.

Wuhan Kids Give Bad Ratings to Homework-Assigning App to Remove It from App Store ( The kids in Wuhan China fought back…and lost…against e-learning, but still it was a worthy effort.

All Apple Stores in China Will Be Reopened by Friday ( With the virus subsiding in China, Apple stores reopen! But they’re closed everywhere else.

Pokémon Go temporarily won’t make you leave the house due to coronavirus ( Coronavirus is so bad, even Pokemon Go won’t make you leave the house anymore!

SXSW Lays Off a Third of Its Staff After Coronavirus Cancellation ( A lot of cancelled conferences are dealing with the fallout of cancellation including laying off of staff who they can no longer afford.

Coronavirus, Covid-19 News: CFR Cancels NY Conference on Virus ( Just gonna leave that one right there.  Headline of the week.


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