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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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China coronavirus “surge” was a change in counting method [UPDATE]

China coronavirus “surge” was a change in counting method [UPDATE]

Yesterday reports suggested that there was a relative "surge" of cases of infection and death at the hands of novel coronavirus COVID-19. This news originated in the Hubei province of China, where government health authorities made the mistake of announcing new cases and deaths without taking proper care to specify why their numbers appeared to explode compared to their otherwise most recent report. It's not so much an explosion of cases, but a modification of the way in which said cases are counted.

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Facebook News challenges Google for aggregator dominance

Facebook News challenges Google for aggregator dominance

Facebook today announced that it's put a new feature called Facebook News into testing. Facebook News functions mostly as you'd expect a news aggregator to, getting a dedicated section of its own in the Facebook app. That doesn't mean the end of seeing articles in the News Feed - on the contrary, it sounds like the News Feed will work the way it always has, with Facebook News seemingly being positioned as something of a deeper experience.

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Here’s why those Amazon ‘deal’ articles are tricky

Here’s why those Amazon ‘deal’ articles are tricky

Let me let you in on a program that's going on right now that puts an important twist on every 'deal' article you've ever read. There's a reason why so many blogs write articles about new "deals" on Amazon and with Amazon products - they get cash to do so. If you've never heard of the program called "Amazon Associates," now's the time for a crash course.

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Apple teases Monday event with “livestream” of empty Jobs Theater

Apple teases Monday event with “livestream” of empty Jobs Theater

Apple's event on Monday, March 25, is expected to largely be bereft of new hardware announcements or software updates. Despite that, the tech and entertainment worlds are all eyes on what could be a decisive turn in Apple's business. As if to make sure those eyes are tuned in this early, the company has put up a "livestream" page to show how it's preparing for the event, while dropping some hints at what can be expected tomorrow.

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Amazon ‘Good Omens’ series gets Benedict Cumberbatch as Satan

Amazon ‘Good Omens’ series gets Benedict Cumberbatch as Satan

Amazon has announced that its limited Good Omens series will be available to stream starting on May 31. The show is an adaption of the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett fantasy novel by the same name. In addition to announcing its premiere date, it was also revealed that British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined the cast in the role of Satan.

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Reddit Transparency Report details government requests in 2018

Reddit Transparency Report details government requests in 2018

Reddit has released its transparency report for the year 2018, detailing the number and types of requests it received, including ones sent by governments around the world. For its latest report, the company has included information about retractions, restorations, and copyright removals, plus info on when it removed content in violation of its Content Policy.

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Apple reportedly wants to keep 50% of subscription news service revenue

Apple reportedly wants to keep 50% of subscription news service revenue

Big publishers are pushing back against Apple's alleged financial terms for a news subscription service, sources have claimed. The service, which some have described as similar to a "Netflix for news," would reportedly have Apple keeping around half of the revenue brought in by subscriptions, with the remaining revenue being split up and distributed to publishers based on content engagement.

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Walmart loses same-day grocery delivery partner Deliv

Walmart loses same-day grocery delivery partner Deliv

Walmart's one-day grocery delivery plans just suffered a setback with the end of its Deliv partnership. The same-day delivery startup was one of Walmart's earliest partners in its move toward challenging Amazon, but sources have surfaced claiming that it gave the retailer a 90-day deal termination notice. Following the leak, Walmart confirmed that it and Deliv have parted ways.

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Futuristic fabric automatically adjusts in warm and cool temperatures

Futuristic fabric automatically adjusts in warm and cool temperatures

Researchers with the University of Maryland have created a smart fabric that can automatically adjust its thermal properties to keep the wearer warm or cool based on the present conditions. In the summer when the conditions are warm and humid, for example, the fabric adjusts so that infrared radiation can pass through, helping keep the wearer cool. When its drier and cooler out, though, the fabric changes to keep the wearer warmer.

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Fossilized femur reveals 240-million-year-old case of rare bone cancer

Fossilized femur reveals 240-million-year-old case of rare bone cancer

Researchers have discovered one of the oldest known case of bone cancer via a 240-million-year-old fossil, a study has revealed. The malignant tumor was identified in the femur of a Pappochelys, a type of extinct reptile similar to modern day turtles. The fossil was recovered in Germany from an ancient lake bed, later ending up in the Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History.

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NASA visualization tool adds virtual tour of lava world 55 Cancri e

NASA visualization tool adds virtual tour of lava world 55 Cancri e

NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program has added a new experience enabling the public to tour an exoplanet that has lava oceans. The new 360-degree experience centers on 55 Cancri e, which has also received its own Exoplanet Travel Bureau poster. As with NASA's other creative posters shared in the past, anyone can download a high-resolution version of the latest lava world image.

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