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Amazon Prime Day may be delayed this year over coronavirus pandemic

Amazon may be forced to delay its Prime Day event this year over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has caused a massive uptick in orders through its service. The company went on a hiring spree to keep up with the demand last month, also temporarily increasing pay rates for both warehouse workers and grocery packers. Amid all of that, the Continue reading

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Study warns THC in marijuana may have major impact on fertility

A newly published study has found that consuming cannabis (marijuana) or an edible containing its psychoactive compound THC may have a major impact on female fertility. The findings will be presented at the ENDO 2020 event, according to the Endocrine Society, which reported on Thursday that women who consume THC products may struggle to experience a viable pregnancy. Cannabis, the Continue reading

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PlayStation Store Spring 2020 sale slashes prices on major games

It‘s that time of year again Sony is back with another PlayStation Store Spring Sale, this one offering up to 50-percent off the cost of games. As with past PS Store sales, the new spring sale covers both familiar and obscure game titles, some discounted so deeply that they‘re nearly free, while others are substantially discounted compared to their Continue reading

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Major disruption: How Covid-19 is affecting supply chains worldwide

With entire countries coming to a standstill to curb the rapid spread of the coronavirus, it will soon take its toll on supply chains around the world. The disrupted network of companies, factories and manufacturers could greatly affect the products we take for granted. Tech products, equipment, fashion, cars and other products are likely to have a stunted year ahead. Continue reading

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ESPN plans esports marathon: Rocket League, Madden NFL, Apex Legends

In an announcement today, ESPN revealed that its ESPN2 network will host a 12-hour esports marathon on Sunday, April 5, with multiple popular games in the lineup. The company is calling this ESPN Esports Day,‘ explaining that it will broadcast competitive gameplay, game recaps, live (virtual) sports, and more. This will be the first time Rocket League will appear on Continue reading

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Trump says CDC will recommend face masks: Here‘s what that means

During a press briefing on Friday, President Trump claimed that the CDC plans to recommend that all Americans nationwide wear face masks when in public. The recommendation would represent a change from current guidance, which advises that the public only wear face masks when they are sick or showing symptoms of the coronavirus. During the briefing, Trump repeatedly said that Continue reading

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Instacart shoppers will soon receive health kits with face masks

In an announcement this week, Instacart said that it will start providing its full-service shoppers with health and safety kits from third-party manufacturers. These new items are intended to help protect shoppers from contracting the novel coronavirus and developing COVID-19. The company repeatedly stresses that it has been following CDC guidelines, but says now that it is taking proactive steps‘ Continue reading

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Pokemon GO is fun again, thanks to COVID-19

During the outbreak of COVID-19, novel coronavirus, the global pandemic, and the quarantine therein, Niantic‘s made Pokemon GO fun again. At the start, the game held great potential. It was the closest a gamer could get to the feeling of finding, capturing, and battling Pokemon in the real world. Then it got complicated. Now, here amid massive changes made by Continue reading

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This Hyundai Prophecy concept walkthrough only leaves us wanting more

Hyundai‘s Prophecy concept was striking when we first set eyes on it, and the retro-futuristic sedan is no less beguiling as the automaker spills more details today. Still promising that there‘s more to the Prophecy that‘s production-minded than might first meet the eye, Hyundai‘s chief designer goes deeper into the EV to pick out some of the more interesting details. Continue reading

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SoundCloud creators get a new way to earn income from fans

Following its news about a deal with Twitch in late March, SoundCloud is back with another way for its users to earn money: fan donations. The company is making it much easier for its creators to solicit donations from their fans by adding a donate button directly to the creator‘s channel. With this, fans who want to support the creator Continue reading

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Alternate Star Wars IX script animated in video

Colin Trevorrow wrote a script for Star Wars 9, aka Star Wars IX, that never happened. This movie script was abandoned and a new script was written, that script became Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The abandoned, rumored, mythical script was meant to be used by Trevorrow to direct a film that would have been called Star Wars Duel Continue reading

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Xbox One X bundles discount kicks off big spring game sale

If you‘re in the market for an Xbox One X, it seems like now might be a good time to buy. Microsoft has kicked off a sale on Xbox One X bundles that sees a number of them discounted by 100. On top of that, the company has also started its Spring Sale, discounting a large number of Xbox One Continue reading

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Lyft gives some essential workers free access to its electric scooters

Lyft has announced a new program that gives some essential workers limited free access to its network of electric scooters. Called the LyftUp Scooter Critical Workforce Program, this initiative targets healthcare workers, first responders, and people who work in transit. The company is offering these individuals free scooter rides in a number of major metro regions in the US. Though Continue reading

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FDA expands on 2 coronavirus treatment trials

The FDA announced expansions of clinical trials and potential for expanded access programs for two treatments for COVID-19. The FDA announced this latest national effort to bring blood-related therapies for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic this afternoon. The two potential treatment products are called convalescent plasma and hyperimmune globulin. Treatment trials for coronavirus (COVID-19) The U.S. Food and Drug Continue reading

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Blackmagic just made the killer video deck for streamers

Blackmagic has launched a new live video switcher with built-in streaming support, the ATEM Mini Pro, along with an update for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras that could make them more appealing for DIY studios. The ATEM Mini Pro builds on Blackmagic‘s existing ATEM Mini, adding in new features for both recording and streaming. Blackmagic ATEM Mini Pro Out of Continue reading

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Disney says The Simpsons in original format will arrive next month

Late last year following the launch of its Disney+ streaming service, Disney promised that it would make The Simpsons available in its original 4:3 aspect ratio (for the first 20 or so seasons) at the request of fans. This is more than just an aesthetic issue the cropping has ruined a number of jokes from the earlier seasons by Continue reading

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Deadpool is Fortnite‘s latest crossover: Here‘s how to unlock him

By now, Fortnite fans should be no strangers to crossover events, particularly crossover events with various superheroes. For instance, thus far we‘ve seen crossovers with characters like Batman, The Avengers, and even Harley Quinn, but now it‘s time for a crossover with a superhero that‘s a little more vulgar. Deadpool is the latest crossover character for Fortnite, but this time Continue reading

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SpaceX‘s Starship SN3 prototype imploded on the test bed

SpaceX‘s latest Starship prototype trial didn‘t quite go according to plan, with a fairly dramatic implosion during cryogenic proof testing early on Friday morning. Started on Thursday, it was meant to show that the full-scale Starship prototype, known as SN3, was capable of surviving the sort of pressures it‘ll eventually face in flight. The process started on Wednesday, with an Continue reading

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New iPad Pro gets a clever privacy feature from Apple‘s MacBooks

Apple quietly added a new privacy feature to the latest iPad Pro, borrowing a MacBook security feature to help prevent eavesdropping on its 2020 tablets. With the launch of the 2018 MacBook range and the introduction of the Apple T2 security chip, closing the lid of the notebooks automatically disconnects the hardware microphones. That way, in addition to the webcam Continue reading

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Final Fantasy VII Remake gets one final trailer before release day

We‘re a week out from the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake, and Square Enix has one final trailer to show us before the game arrives. Like most of the trailers for Final Fantasy VII Remake, this is longer than your run-of-the-mill game trailer, clocking in at just about four and a half minutes long. It covers a lot of Continue reading

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Rare coronavirus case appears to stay infective 49 days in early preprint report

A middle-aged man under observation for COVID-19 proved active for 49 days in an early (preprint) report from China. The signs were not severe - his immune cell indicators remained stable. It was his COVID-19 viral load that remained high for a previously unseen amount of time. NOTE: At the point at which this article was published, the original data Continue reading

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Samsung‘s 2019 flagships are getting my favorite Galaxy S20 feature

If you want the latest and greatest smartphone features, you usually have to buy the latest and greatest smartphone, but a software update for the Galaxy S10 series and Note 10 is bucking that trend with my favorite Galaxy S20 camera feature. Rolling out from today in the US, the new firmware adds several of the photography features from Samsung‘s Continue reading

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons gets back-to-back updates here‘s what‘s changed

Ever since releasing a couple of weeks ago, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has received a handful of updates. As we head into the weekend, the game has received another pair pretty much back-to-back. The first update brought the game to version 1.1.2 yesterday, with a second one bringing the game up to version 1.1.3 this morning. In both cases, the Continue reading

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Google coronavirus mobility tracker rates where social distancing is working

Google is using anonymized location data to highlight how well people are following stay-at-home orders and coronavirus social-distancing guidelines, releasing new reports that rate Community Mobility. The system taps the same tracking tools Google has used to show things like popular store hours, based on things like smartphone location. In happier, less pandemic-focused times, that data was relied upon to Continue reading

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