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Vergecast: Apple announces new iPad Pro and MacBook Air, Sony reveals PS5 specs

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Also, who is making a coronavirus testing website?

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After a week of working from home, The Vergecast returns to recording remotely. There was a lot of coverage on the site this week about efforts for testing and containing the novel coronavirus pandemic, but one story, in particular, brought the discussion to the podcast: the confusion surrounding a Google-funded website meant help find coronavirus testing facilities.

A week ago today, President Trump announced during an emergency declaration that Google was developing a website to help people in the US get tested if they needed it. Vergecast hosts Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller discuss the accuracy of the statements, who is actually building a website, and what the status of getting tested looks like today.

In the second half of the show, the crew shifts gears into the gadget world. Apple this week announced an updated iPad Pro and MacBook Air after weeks of rumors and leaks. Now that an iPad will have a trackpad, how thin is the line between the laptop and the tablet?

There’s also a whole lot more sprinkled throughout the show — like some in-the-weeds discussion about PS5 specs and Paul’s weekly segment “I’m a Moog man now” — so listen through to hear it all.

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