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How are airlines affected by the coronavirus?

How are airlines affected by the coronavirus?

Global airlines could lose well over $100 billion in revenue if the coronavirus continues to ground travel plans. These are numbers unheard of in the aviation industry since the economic crash of 2008. With the virus slowing rapidly creeping into the US, it shows no signs of recovering.

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Best old flagships that’s worth your money in 2020 – and ones to avoid

Best old flagships that’s worth your money in 2020 – and ones to avoid

Contrary to what manufacturers would have you thinking, phones last for well more than just a year. New ads may make the new phones look sleek, but their predecessors were just there a couple of months before. And chances are, most of them are now half the price.

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Looking back at Bob Iger’s Disney

Looking back at Bob Iger’s Disney

The man behind Disney’s meteoric rise over the past decade stepped down from the throne at the end of February. Disney was massive long before, but in his 15 years at the helm, former CEO Bob Iger, 69, brought the House of Mouse to astronomical heights. He was behind key acquisitions that helped Disney to increase its annual revenue by over 200% since he took over in 2005. Few industry leaders have made quite a mark as Iger, and his successor (conveniently, another Bob), Disney parks chairman Bob Chapek, has big shoes to fill. Read on as we outline his success, what brought him there, and what lies ahead for the world’s most unstoppable movie studio.

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The secret to James Bond’s timeless appeal

The secret to James Bond’s timeless appeal

For 007, there is simply no time to die. The world’s most famous superspy has lit up cinemas since Dr. No in 1962, with the iconic Sean Connery pulling the trigger. With No Time To Die releasing this April, it marks 58 years in Her Majesty’s secret service. After 25 films, Bond shows no signs of slowing down.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola Razr: The key differences

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and Motorola Razr: The key differences

Folding phones are officially here. Anyone longing for that throwback feeling of flipping your phone out to answer a call and snapping it back to hang up has not just one, but two vertical folding phones to choose from. These are the Motorola Razr, which launched at the end 2019, and the brand-new Samsung Galaxy Z Flip earlier this month.

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The inspiring comeback of Sonic the Hedgehog

The inspiring comeback of Sonic the Hedgehog

What a comeback it has been for Sonic the Hedgehog. Despite the abysmal backlash against its debut trailer – coupled with the fact that it is a video game movie – our favorite blue hedgehog shot to the top of the box office last weekend. Bringing in an estimated $70 million domestically, this is the best opening weekend a video game adaptation has seen.

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Ten germiest things you touch everyday

Ten germiest things you touch everyday

The coronavirus is forcing us to rethink our way of life, especially when it comes to hygiene. While many of us are constantly wary of door handles or toilet seats, there are plenty of dirty surfaces we carry and interact with almost all the time. They carry plenty of bacteria that can be transferred unknowingly when we touch our faces or shake someone’s hands.

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Opinion: Strong start for Disney+ might be short-lived

Opinion: Strong start for Disney+ might be short-lived

Disney+ has burst into the streaming scene with a point to prove. It brought in over 10 million subscribers on its day of launch. Three months in, over 28.6 million paying subscribers have jumped on the bandwagon, even surpassing Wall Street predictions and the internet could not get enough of Baby Yoda.

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Has Microsoft Edge finally nailed web browsing?

Has Microsoft Edge finally nailed web browsing?

Microsoft is back for another stab at the browsing experience with a Microsoft Edge update out this month. The update will be right at home for many Google Chrome users, making it an enticing alternative to Chrome, which holds 60% of the web browser market for desktops.

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Most epic LEGO sets you can buy now

Most epic LEGO sets you can buy now

Remember the times you would stare at the biggest LEGO display sets in the toy store wishing you could persuade your parents to buy you one? But like the most of us, you probably had to settle for one of the smaller boxes below $30. The good news is, it is not too late.

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Why the fuss about USB-C?

Why the fuss about USB-C?

USB-C cables are thrown into the spotlight once again. These beloved reversible cables aren’t new to tech, but members of the European Parliament have called for the mandatory introduction of common chargers for all mobile devices with a near-unanimous vote of 582-40 on the resolution. One cable to rule them all. The iPhone’s current Lightning cable is Apple’s own proprietary tech. This means that the USB-C naturally finds itself the standard that all phone companies, including Apple, are going to abide to.

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Alternatives to Netflix and the usual streaming services

Alternatives to Netflix and the usual streaming services

With every man and his dog now on Netflix or one of the streaming giants like HBO or Disney+, our selection of films and shows could become rather limited. Disney+ subscribers are only exposed to films tied to the brand, while Netflix’s algorithms often bury more obscure films, so you don’t even realize they are there.

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