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Digital Trends Live: New MacBook Pro, Uber masks up, Star Wars Day

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler discusses the top-trending stories in tech, including Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro, Uber’s requirement that drivers wear masks, space tourism’s move toward reality, Star Wars Day celebrations, and more.

Cedric Yarbrough

Cedric Yarbrough, known for portraying Deputy S. Jones on the hit cable series Reno 911, joins the program to talk about the show returning with all-new episodes on Quibi.


Nibler then speaks with Yassuo, a full-time content creator for 100 Thieves and currently one of the biggest League of Legends streamers, with more than 1.75 million followers and 70 million views, about partnering with JBL to launch Quantum series gaming headsets.

Kelly Link and Smashley

Finally, we chat with Kelly Link and Smashley, who discuss the Mercy Corps #StreamingForHumanity fundraiser held this past weekend.

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