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#41: A Tech Year in Review

December 15th, 2020 · 88 minutes

From the technology impacts of COVID-19 to the ways Apple succeeded and didn't, here's Parallel's sendoff of 2020.

Guest Starring: Jason Snell and Jonathan Mosen

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Round 1

We're all working from home

Using Gene Sequencing and mRNA to create a COVID vaccine

Games for all

Round 2

iOS People Detection

Apple makes Macs with its own processors

US politicians’ big tech regulation talk grows louder

Round 3

Apple's broken public beta

Apple adds full cursor support to iPad, releases keyboard with trackpad

The Failure of contact tracing in the US

Round 4 (the whimsical one)

With vinyl and even cassettes becoming fashionable again, what retro technology might be in vogue as this next new decade begins?

Is 2020 the year of Dungeons and Dragons?

Who needs prestige TV when there’s comfort TV?