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Fortnite live music concerts: This is really happening

Fortnite live music concerts: This is really happening

Fortnite held a live music concert, streaming a performance of a real, actual, live music artist in the game. How did it work? Who is Travis Scott? What's going on here? Is this the way the future is going to work, now that we're quarantined for COVID-19 all around the world in a never-ending repeat of the same day, over and over again. Did Epic Games find the way to beat the madness?

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Motorola flagship phone event set for April 22, 2020

Motorola flagship phone event set for April 22, 2020

There'll be an event - a VIRTUAL event - this month for Motorola's next flagship smartphone. The company will likely position this phone as a competitor for such massively popular smartphones as the iPhone 11, Samsung Galaxy S20, or the Google Pixel. What'll be particularly interesting is how this device stands up to the OnePlus 8, the device that'll be revealed in full this week.

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CDC suggests postponing mass events until mid-May

CDC suggests postponing mass events until mid-May

As early as February, the threat of the novel coronavirus, which would be officially named COVID-19 eventually, put many large events and organizations to uncertainty. MWC 2020 in late February was canceled out of those concerns and things started downhill from there. Some organizers and individuals are still unsure whether to push through with plans or incur the costs of postponing or even canceling mass events. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC not only recommends that you do but also that you hold off until after 8 weeks.

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Apple’s WWDC 2020 goes online-only amid coronavirus crisis

Apple’s WWDC 2020 goes online-only amid coronavirus crisis

The event known as WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) 2020 was pushed to an online-only event as of this afternoon. The event generally takes place around June, last year it took place on June 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 in San Jose, California. This year it'll be in June as well, but dates have not yet been set.

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CA gov orders events canceled statewide: Disneyland closes for COVID-19

CA gov orders events canceled statewide: Disneyland closes for COVID-19

The latest closure announced in the ongoing global pandemic event surrounding COVID-19 is Disneyland. According to the governor's office in Sacramento, California, we should "expect more announcements like this shortly." This is just the latest in a line of (hopefully temporary) closures of businesses, events, and public places done to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19.

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Pokemon GO and Shiny Darkrai, Safari Zone refund for COVID-19

Pokemon GO and Shiny Darkrai, Safari Zone refund for COVID-19

Today we're taking a look at the latest release of Pokemon in Pokemon GO with game codes that indicate the near-future for the game. In the mix first are the release of both Darkrai and the Skorupi family into Shiny Pokemon universe. The first appearance of Shiny Darkrai was on the 5th of March, 2020. The first appearance of the Shiny Skorupi family was on a Team Rocket Weekend, also starting on March 5, 2020!

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E3 2020 may be the latest COVID-19 casualty

E3 2020 may be the latest COVID-19 casualty

Events and conferences are dropping like flies and it's probably for the best. The outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus has thrown many organizations and their planned events into chaos, some canceling just days before schedule. Others, however, may be hoping that it will all be fine in a few months despite calls for cancellations and the withdrawal of key participants. It seems that the E3 gaming conference may be next in line which further raises questions about the event's future.

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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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