TNW 129: Minecraft Gets a Facelift

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The low-cost iPhone SE, Minecraft RTX Beta is live, Apple/Google's contact tracing plan, Animal Crossing: New Horizons as pandemic medicine, Playstation 5's holiday release changes.Unemployment checks are delayed for some and the ancient COBOL programming language is to blame.With last week's news of Google and Apple's collaboration on a contact tracing system for tracking COVID-19 spread, many people are concerned about their privacy.Dan Moren from Six Colors talks about the newly announced iPhone SE, Apple's lowest-cost smartphone in its catalog.In gaming news, Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica is blown away by the new Minecraft RTX Beta that brings complex lighting effects into the experience to give it a notable facelift. Also, PlayStation 5 might be in low supply during its holiday release. Finally, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is turning into the game to beat during the quarantine. Hosts: Jason Howell and Mikah Sargent Guests: Dan Moren and Sam Machkovech Download or subscribe to this show at . Sponsor: promo code TNW30

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