This week on The Chrome Cast, we’re getting prepped and excited for a few reasons as we approach the MediaTek Summit next week. For one, we know there is going to be some Chromebook-specific news in regard to the upcoming MT8195 chips we expect to see in Chromebooks beginning in 2021. More exciting is the swag box MediaTek sent over that had some fun stuff inside, but most notably contained a brand-new Lenovo Chromebook Duet that we’re ready to give away in the next couple weeks.
The second half of the podcast this week focuses in on the open web, why it is important, and how video calling has been distilled in the last 6 months to the point where our knee-jerk reaction to starting or joining a video call is looking for that sweet, simple URL. When pushed to choose the most effective, most productive way to get work done via video, humanity looks to have chosen services like Zoom and Google Meet that function and exist via the open web. That’s a pretty significant thing.
- Unboxing the MediaTek Summit 2020 surprise box [Giveaway]
- Google Meet will soon let you accept knocks in bulk
- With the pandemic and video calls, the open web won
- Dell’s upcoming Snapdragon Chromebook could have support for multiple pen input types
- Hands-on with the new web-based Google Meet custom backgrounds and blurs on a Chromebook
- Another MediaTek Chromebook In The Works: Where Are You Qualcomm?