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Coronavirus may not ruin your summer vacation, says Dr. Fauci

The novel coronavirus pandemic has thrown the entire planet out of wack, and many people are looking for any signs of regaining a sense of normalcy in the near future. Dr. → Read More

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Ring’s second-generation Alarm system has a sleek new design

Ring announced the all new Alarm on Thursday -- its second-generation home security system with an improved design, new features, and sleeker hardware than the previous model. → Read More

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Google bans employees from using Zoom on work laptops

Zoom has become one of the most popular video conferencing services in the world as the coronavirus pandemic forces us to find new ways to communicate with one another. → Read More

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Here’s when coronavirus stimulus checks will start arriving

The first wave of $1,200 coronavirus stimulus checks will reportedly begin going out on Thursday. If you filed your 2019 taxes and provided a bank account for your tax return, you could receive a direct deposit as early as this week, or by the end of next week at the latest. → Read More

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Xbox Series X can play Xbox One games from an external hard drive

Microsoft is making backwards compatibility a priority on the Xbox Series X. If you want to play your Xbox One games on an Xbox Series X, all you have to do is plug in an external hard drive with the games on it and you can immediately start playing them. → Read More

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‘Parasite’ and three other Bong Joon Ho films now streaming on Hulu

Parasite, the Best Picture winner from the 2020 Academy Awards, is now streaming on Hulu. Hulu and independent film distributor Neon signed a multiyear output deal back in 2017. → Read More

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Google is making Stadia Pro free for the next two months

Google is giving away two months of free access to Stadia Pro during the coronavirus pandemic. Everyone with a Gmail account in 14 supported countries can sign up and play games on Stadia for free. → Read More

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Coronavirus unemployment calculator: Find out how much you’ll make

Millions of Americans are filing for unemployment insurance as the novel coronavirus pandemic forced businesses to lay off or furlough their employees. → Read More

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Netflix is giving parents more control over what their kids watch

Netflix announced a series of new parental controls features for its streaming service on Tuesday. Parents now have the ability to remove individual shows and movies from a Netflix profile so that they won't appear in any of the suggested lists or search results. → Read More

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Meet DualSense, the brand new controller for the PS5

Sony unveiled the design of its new PS5 controller on Tuesday afternoon. The DualSense builds upon the design of the PS4's DualShock 4, but has several notable changes that were necessary in order to incorporate some of the new features. → Read More

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Nintendo reportedly boosting Switch production as consoles continue to sell out everywhere

Nintendo Switch consoles have been increasingly hard to find in recent weeks, perhaps signaling that Nintendo is struggling to keep up with demand amid the coronavirus pandemic. A new report suggests that Nintendo is ramping up production in order to meet that demand. → Read More

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Release info just leaked for Apple’s over-ear headphones and AirPods X

Apple will reportedly launch over-ear headphones and exercise-centric AirPods X this year. The over-ear headphones will debut at WWDC 2020 and will cost $350, while the AirPods X will be revealed this fall and will sell for around $200. → Read More

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Latest Galaxy Fold 2 leak is the best news we’ve heard yet

The Galaxy Fold was both the first foldable phone Samsung had ever released as well as the most expensive when it came out in September 2019. The only Galaxy Fold available was the $1,980 512GB model, but Samsung is reportedly preparing a 256GB model of the Galaxy Fold 2, which will sell at a... → Read More

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PS5 and Xbox Series X games will likely be ported to the Switch

Nintendo has made sure that some of the biggest PS4 and Xbox One multiplatform titles have eventually been ported to the Switch, even if compromises have to be made. The studio behind Switch ports for L.A. → Read More

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A list of everyone that won’t get a coronavirus stimulus check

One of the key elements of the first US coronavirus relief bill was sending $1,200 to every American. Unfortunately, not every American qualifies for the payment, leaving them with no assistance whatsoever. → Read More

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Developer says PS5 is ‘a better console’ than Xbox Series X

Sony has yet to reveal the design or feature set of the PlayStation 5. In an interview, a Crytek rendering engineer says that the PS5 is "a better console" than the Xbox Series X, and is much easier to code for as well. → Read More

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iOS 14 leaks reveal a massive change people have been begging for

New iOS 14 leak reveals refreshed wallpaper settings on iPhone and iPad. iOS 14 default wallpapers will be split in Collections that will make them more organized. → Read More

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Netflix arrivals and departures for the week of April 5th, 2020

Netflix has a busy week lined up with 11 new releases coming to the streaming service, including a reality show about WWE wrestler The Big Show's family. → Read More

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Marvel is giving away dozens of free comics to read in quarantine

Marvel is giving fans free access to some of its most popular comic book story arcs to help keep them entertained while they're stuck inside due to the coronavirus. Dozens of Marvel comics will be free to read on Marvel Unlimited until May 4th, 2020. Avengers vs. → Read More

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New iPad Pro security feature cuts the mic when you close the case

Apple introduced a new security feature on the 2020 iPad Pro that disconnects the microphone at a hardware level when an MFi case compliant case is attached and closed. This iPad Pro feature keeps microphone data from being collected by any software on the tablet. → Read More