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Apple may have postponed an iPhone SE2 event over coronavirus

Apple may have postponed an iPhone SE2 event over coronavirus

Apple canceled an event it had originally planned to hold in late March, a new report claims. This event would reportedly have involved the unveiling of two different unspecified products, one of which may have been the anticipated iPhone SE2. Rumors about this alleged event first appeared in February, but it was never actually announced by the company.

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How a meteorite destroyed one of humanity’s first settlements

How a meteorite destroyed one of humanity’s first settlements

To the South of Turkey, to the West of Iraq, to the North of Saudi Arabia and the Northeast of Egypt is a country called Syria. This country is home to a site of some major historical, cultural, and evironmental significance. This site was one of the first known human settlements on earth: Abu Hureyra. A report from researchers from UC Santa Barbara showed that this site may very well have been annihilated by the cosmic impact of a well-placed comet.

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SXSW cancelled as Austin declares coronavirus emergency

SXSW cancelled as Austin declares coronavirus emergency

COVID-19 claimed another event this afternoon. Music-centric event SXSW (South by Southwest) was cancelled as Austin, Texas declared a state of emergency. "We are devastated to share this news with you," said a SXSW representative in a statement this afternoon. "'The show must go on' is in our DNA, and this is the first time in 34 years that the March event will not take place."

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Minecraft Festival in September postponed until next year

Minecraft Festival in September postponed until next year

Many companies and organizers are calling off events left and right due to ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Some, like the SXSW Festival next week, insists on pushing through despite how major participants like Apple and HBO are pulling out over health concerns. Just hours before it would have opened ticket sales, Minecraft has postponed its first-ever Minecraft Festival until next year. That despite the event not even happening until later in September.

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Apple cancels SXSW 2020 attendance as calls to cancel event rise

Apple cancels SXSW 2020 attendance as calls to cancel event rise

The situation surrounding the COVID-19 novel coronavirus virus isn't getting any better and the uncertainty it generates is just as bad. There is no assurance of how long the threat will remain, increasing the risks involved in large gatherings and events. To lessen such risks, Apple has decided against pushing through with its SXSW Film Festival plans this year, even as the event's own organizers seem bullish in continuing.

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Google IO 2020 cancelled in part: Coronavirus claims another conference

Google IO 2020 cancelled in part: Coronavirus claims another conference

The physical portion of the developer event Google IO 2020 was cancelled due to concerns around COVID-19. This is "in accordance with guidance from the CDC, WHO, and other health authorities," said the Google I/O Team - which begs the question: Why are any events going on in California as planned? Prospective Google I/O 2020 attendees will receive full refunds by March 13, 2020 from Google.

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Coronavirus takes out another convention: GTC 2020 (moved online)

Coronavirus takes out another convention: GTC 2020 (moved online)

Due to 2019-nCoV (novel coronavirus), aka COVID-19, graphics-centric event known as GTC 2020 was moved from its location in San Jose, California, to the internet. This event was previously scheduled to bring a variety of big names in gaming, automotive, and everything in-between, to the likes of the San Jose Convention Center. Due to concerns for the health of the entire population of the planet - starting with those at the convention - this event has been moved online.

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GDC 2020 postponed over coronavirus: Summer event planned

GDC 2020 postponed over coronavirus: Summer event planned

As anticipated, the 2020 Game Developers Conference (GDC) has been canceled...or, more specifically, it has been postponed until sometime later this year, though a new date hasn't yet been revealed. The decision was due to concerns about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, which has spread into multiple countries and caused multiple other events to be canceled.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield update gets a rogue monkey and more DYNAMAX Pokemon

Pokemon Sword and Shield update gets a rogue monkey and more DYNAMAX Pokemon

The modern Pokemon universe allows games like Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield to evolve and change over time. Thanks to the internet, developers of this game environment can update and add to the wild world of Pokemon. In today's example, the folks at The Pokemon Company and Nintendo have added a monster by the name of Zarude - the Rogue Monkey Pokemon!

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Huawei P40 Pro release date event and a world’s first

Huawei P40 Pro release date event and a world’s first

Today the biggest and most powerful Huawei smartphone, the Huawei P40 Pro, was revealed to be launching in Paris. This likely includes the Huawei P40 Pro Premium, the Huawei P40 Pro, and the Huawei P40 - because we're back to the place where longer smartphone titles are selling better than short names, once again.

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It’s Pokemon GO Safari Zone in Philadelphia 2020, and it could cost you $26

It’s Pokemon GO Safari Zone in Philadelphia 2020, and it could cost you $26

There's an Pokemon GO event going on in May for which you'll need to buy a digital ticket in order to participate. This is the Pokemon GO 2020 Safari Zone Philadelphia event, and it'll cost you between $12 and $26 to join in on the fun. This event focuses on red, white, and blue Pokemon, and includes some Pokemon that wouldn't otherwise be available in the region - including Mr. Mime.

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Next Apple event tipped for March with cheap iPhone

Next Apple event tipped for March with cheap iPhone

Apple's next event was tipped today by an anonymous source, suggesting that March 31st is the day to watch. This event will quite likely have the device tentatively titled iPhone 9, which would then be released on April 3, 2020. This event might also release a device called iPhone SE 2 - or, those may be one in the same - in any case, there'll be some sort of new iPhone in the near future.

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