🍀 Good morning, and happy St. Patrick's Day. No doubt celebrations are a little different for many this year.
💲 Something short but notable: I saw that LG is finally trying to do better launch pricing, unveiling the new LG V60 ThinQ for $799 outright ($899 with the Dual Screen Case), with carriers having deals too. No word on other regions yet.
The technical detail behind the coming Xbox Series X was unveiled in detail by Microsoft yesterday, and it’s a big unit with loads to dig into.
🍎 iOS 14 code detail reveals Apple is set to ship the 4.7-inch display iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus with the A13 Bionic chip, the processor used in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. Plus four iPad Pro variants, as it approaches its fourth generation (9to5Mac).
🍏 Apple explains how returns and repairs will work while its retail stores are closed: longer return periods (The Verge). On that note, Apple’s website now says retail stores are closed ‘until further notice’ after initially saying they’d re-open March 27 (9to5Mac).
🎶 Coronavirus ruining your music-making plans? These two synth apps are now free (Android Authority).
🎁 Here’s what is new in Tesla’s EV crossover (TechCrunch).
📦 Amazon plans to hire 100,000 more US workers to handle coronavirus demand, will also pay $2 more per hour (and 2 euros more in Europe and £2 in Britain.) (CNET).
COVID-19: Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube say they're working with each other and government healthcare agencies to reduce misinformation (Twitter). Internet moderation is rapidly evolving right now.
🛒 Grocery delivery apps see record downloads (TechCrunch).
🕵️♂️ Virtually tour 500+ museums and galleries while self-isolating (artsandculture.google.com).
🔭 “I spent 2 years and 18 hours of exposure time to capture the Crescent Nebula,” and it’s epic! (r/damnthatsinteresting).
🧬 “Why do viruses mostly affect only one species?” (r/askscience).
🐈 “Is it actually okay to let my cat have a little salami, as a treat?” (r/nostupidquestions).
Fascinating r/dataisbeautiful look at COVID-19 spread from January 23 through March 14th using data from Johns Hopkins University: a purple dot is a single confirmed case, green is a recovery, and red is a death. Here's a glimpse:
Bonus: Here are building ages in Manhattan, from 1719-2019.
Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor
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