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Apple is planning to hold a mysterious education event next week, hosted at a high school in Chicago. The company was once a leader in classroom tech, but has fallen behind Google — are they aiming to make a comeback?

Plus, Apple is rumored to be making its own displays, a big step towards becoming more self-reliant on the hardware front. Despite skepticism, Microsoft is marching on with its always on PCs and Amazon launched a new feature to make Alexa talk less.

We talk about all of those topics on this week’s episode of Geared Up, with hosts Todd Bishop and Andru Edwards. Listen to the episode below or subscribe to Geared Up in your favorite podcast app. See this week’s headlines below, and watch the behind-the-scenes video above.

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