The Weekly Hash - March 1, 2013

From the pope to the PGA to pants, we joke about the top tech stories of the week

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On Thursday Samsung denied using child labor in its Chinese subsidiaries. After issuing the denial, the Samsung spokesman couldn’t take questions because he had to run to t-ball practice.

This week at the Mobile World Congress NEC introduced a dual-screen smartphone. NEC says the extra screen will make it much easier to multitask while you’re driving.

Next season the NFL will use tablets to perform in-game concussion testing on players. Here’s how it will work: a player that gets hit on the head will be asked if he wants a Surface Pro and if he says yes, then he’s obviously concussed.

On Monday a satellite powered by an HTC Nexus One phone was launched from India. It's the first satellite that will have the ability to sext.

Toyota has developed an app that runs on Surface Pro tablets for use by NASCAR crews at the track. The app can be used by crews to gather performance data without having to put down their beers.

That’s all I've got for now. Have a great weekend!

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