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Redbox launches free livestreaming and ad-supported TV service

Redbox launches free livestreaming and ad-supported TV service

Redbox, the company best known for its vending machine movie disc rentals, has launched a new product simply called Free Live TV. The product is exactly what it sounds like: a way to stream live television content for free; users can access this directly through the Redbox website on their various devices, as well as through the company's Redbox apps.

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Apple: Coronavirus will cause iPhone shortage and Q2 guidance miss

Apple: Coronavirus will cause iPhone shortage and Q2 guidance miss

Apple has warned that coronavirus will cause iPhone shortages and likely cause the company to miss its March quarter revenue guidance, while also confirming that it will be significantly boosting its donations to help address the COVID-19 outbreak. The spread of the respiratory illness - and attempts to curtail it - have forced many facilities in China to extend their Chinese New Year holidays, leaving production lines idle.

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Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity relocated to Spaceport America in New Mexico

Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity relocated to Spaceport America in New Mexico

Using the carrier aircraft VMS Eve, Virgin Galactic says that it successfully relocated the SpaceShipTwo VSS Unity spaceplane to its Gateway to Space building at Spaceport America. The plane was located in Mojave, California, whereas Spaceport America is located in New Mexico. The flight between the two states also gave Virgin Galactic a long period of time during which it evaluated the spaceplane.

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Facebook cancels its big San Francisco conference over coronavirus

Facebook cancels its big San Francisco conference over coronavirus

Facebook has decided to cancel its big global marketing summit that was scheduled to take place in San Francisco due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the company has revealed. The decision wasn't made due to any sort of outbreak in that region, but rather out of 'an abundance of caution,' according to a Facebook spokesperson. The decision follows the Mobile World Congress cancellation.

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Delta will spend $1 billion to become the first carbon neutral airline

Delta will spend $1 billion to become the first carbon neutral airline

Delta Airlines has announced intentions to become the first carbon-neutral airline across its global operations. The company has pledged $1 billion that will be used over the next decade to reach this goal, which will cover Delta's land and air operations. According to the company, 98-percent of its emissions come from aircraft; in order to neutralize this, the company plans to reduce its carbon footprint and more.

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IRS clarifies confusing Fortnite V-Bucks tax requirement

IRS clarifies confusing Fortnite V-Bucks tax requirement

The IRS has offered clarification on the confusing and panic-inducing Fortnite V-Bucks tax reporting requirement that appeared on its website. At the time when it was first noticed, the IRS's website said that Fortnite players were required to report the V-Bucks they spent in the game. When the requirement went viral, however, the taxation agency quietly deleted the requirement, confusing taxpayers.

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YouTube TV will cancel Apple App Store subscriptions in March

YouTube TV will cancel Apple App Store subscriptions in March

If you're a YouTube TV customer who signed up for the service through Apple's App Store, you'll need to sign up for the service again next month after the company discontinues these subscriptions. YouTube is alerting its customers to the change via email, advising them that it will no longer support App Store subscriptions in March. Nothing about the service itself is changing, however.

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US indicts Huawei on tech theft and racketeering charges

US indicts Huawei on tech theft and racketeering charges

The US government has filed an indictment against Huawei and its Chief Financial Officer, alleging intellectual property theft, financial fraud, and racketeering by the Chinese firm and its management. The superseding indictment was revealed on Thursday, February 13, and targets Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. along with two US subsidiaries. CFO Meng Wanzhou - who is currently awaiting confirmation on whether she will be extradited from Canada to the US in order to face charges - is also named in the indictment.

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iPhone 12 could be in short supply at launch

iPhone 12 could be in short supply at launch

It is frightening how a virus can threaten the entire world in more ways than just claiming lives. The novel coronavirus has already altered many businesses and events, including the annual MWC trade show. Things are, of course, harsher in China, where companies continue to be in lockdown. Companies that the rest of the world rely on especially in terms of production. The situation has rippling effects in the consumer electronics industry, including Apple who might be forced to launch its next iPhone even if the supply will be extremely low at first.

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BP wants to help tackle climate change by going net zero

BP wants to help tackle climate change by going net zero

In ways that aren't entirely clear, BP plans to achieve net-zero status by the year 2050 (or sooner) despite its gas and oil operations. The company outlined its ambitious goal on Wednesday, though it didn't have many details on how it plans to actually achieve its mission. As part of this effort, BP says it will 'fundamentally reorganize' its business.

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Essential shuts down: No more PH-1 updates coming

Essential shuts down: No more PH-1 updates coming

Essential dropped quite the bomb today, announcing that it will cease operations entirely. This shutdown means three important things, the first being that Project GEM is no more. Essential's Newton Mail app will stop functioning in April, and the Essential PH-1 - the only phone that the company brought to market - will no longer receive any updates.

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Hyundai and Canoo team to develop skateboard-based EV platform

Hyundai and Canoo team to develop skateboard-based EV platform

Los Angeles-based Canoo has teamed up with automaker Hyundai to help develop an all-electric platform for future Kia and Hyundai electric vehicles. This platform will be based on Canoo's own skateboard design, according to the company, which will help lower vehicle prices by simplifying and standardizing the development process. By using Canoo's skateboard architecture, Hyundai also expects to decrease the complexity of its electric vehicle assembly line.

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