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Coronavirus chaos as 300,000 people travelled out of Wuhan on trains in just one day before lockdown

Coronavirus chaos as 300,000 people travelled out of Wuhan on trains in just one day before lockdown

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THE lockdown of transport links in Wuhan - the epicentre of the coronavirus - reportedly sparked a mass exodus out of the city the day before. On Thursday, desperate authorities banned all movement to and from the Chinese city, which has a population of 11million, as the country struggles to deal wi [...]

El Salvador holds man on charge of promoting migrant caravan

El Salvador holds man on charge of promoting migrant caravan

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - In one of the first cases of its kind, a court in El Salvador ordered a man held in jail Thursday pending trial on charges he promoted the formation of a migrant caravan.Prosecutors filed immigrant human-trafficking charges against Raúl Antonio Ventura for sending so [...]

Apple signs multiple year supply agreements with a major chipmaker

Apple signs multiple year supply agreements with a major chipmaker

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A filing made by Broadcom with the SEC today (via CNBC) revealed that Apple has signed two multi-year deals with chipmaker Broadcom that are separate from current agreements with the latter that supply Apple with radio frequency components and modules. Altogether, Apple's business could genera [...]

Samsung Quick Share AirDrop competitor has a weird quirk

Samsung Quick Share AirDrop competitor has a weird quirk

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0 Android has been around for a long time and yet it still seems to have trouble easily and quickly sharing files with one another. Next to iMessage, Apple’s AirDrop is one of the most coveted iOS features that Android users want on their phones. Now it seems that multiple Android partners [...]

Coronavirus horror: Social media footage shows infected Wuhan residents 'act like zombies'

Coronavirus horror: Social media footage shows infected Wuhan residents 'act like zombies'

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The deadly coronavirus has turned Wuhan into a ghost town, with witnesses describing the “dead lying in deserted streets and medics patrolling in hazmat suits”. Shocking footage posted on social media has revealed the extent of the infection, with video showing people suddenly collapsi [...]

You know you secretly love the social media drama you pretend to hate

You know you secretly love the social media drama you pretend to hate

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Mashable's new series Don't @ Me takes unpopular opinions and backs them up with...reasons. We all have our ways, but we may just convince you to change yours. And if not, chill. It's become a near-universal online experience.  You log on to find yourself drowning in a sh [...]

Texas explosion: Houston area evacuated as ‘debris falls from sky’ - blast heard for miles

Texas explosion: Houston area evacuated as ‘debris falls from sky’ - blast heard for miles

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Houston Police have reported an explosion of a building, believed to belong to Watson Grinding, in Gessner in the north west part of the city, which occurred at around 4:30am this morning local time. They tweeted: “Explosion of building: 4500 Gessner. Patrol units blocking off streets in the [...]

Apple Is Quietly Expanding Its Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem

Apple Is Quietly Expanding Its Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem

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Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently acquired Xnor.ai, a Seattle-based start-up that develops low-power, edge-based artificial intelligence tools. Apple didn't disclose the terms of the deal, but GeekWire claimed that the deal was worth about $200 million.Apple reportedly paid  [...]

Don’t Crumble After Cookie Practices and Privacy Laws Change [Weekly Wrap]

By Robert Rose published January 24, 2020 Listen to the Weekly Wrap here or subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. If you enjoy the show, please take a moment to rate it or post a review. And that’s a wrap of the week ending Jan. 24, 2020 This week I’m exploring why leading chang [...]

Social Media ROI: How to Measure Your Social Marketing

Social Media ROI: How to Measure Your Social Marketing

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Want to improve the return on investment (ROI) of your social media marketing? Are you measuring the right things? To explore everything you need to know about measuring ROI, I interview Christopher Penn on the Social Media Marketing Podcast. Christopher is the chief data scientist at Trust Insights [...]

Why Instagram Is Crucial to Business Growth

Why Instagram Is Crucial to Business Growth

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The way that consumers interact with brands has changed. Since its 2012 acquisition by Facebook, Instagram has played a critical role in the relationships between businesses and consumers. With over 25 million businesses currently on Instagram and another 2 million advertisers, the statistics cert [...]

China Is Building a 1,000-Bed Hospital in 6 Days to Deal With the Coronavirus Outbreak

China Is Building a 1,000-Bed Hospital in 6 Days to Deal With the Coronavirus Outbreak

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Authorities in Wuhan began building a 1,000-bed hospital to deal with the coronavirus outbreak on Thursday night, and they say it will be finished in just six days. The rapid construction project is a reaction to the unraveling situation in the central Chinese city, which has been closed off from th [...]

Galaxy S20 will get an awesome feature the iPhone has had for nearly 10 years

We’ve learned everything there is to know about the design and hardware of the Galaxy S20 series from an increasing number of leaks. We also have availability details for the upcoming flagship, including pricing and actual launch dates — the phones might be more expensive than you exp [...]

Woot 1-day iPhone sale from $140: iPhone 8 $230, more (Refurb)

Woot 1-day iPhone sale from $140: iPhone 8 $230, more (Refurb)

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Today only, Woot is offering various certified refurbished iPhone models from $139.99. Free shipping is available for Prime members; otherwise, a $6 delivery fee will be charged. Our top pick the refurbished Apple iPhone 8 for $229.99. This model is made for AT&T only. When available, Appl [...]

Sony PS5 SSD 'Twice As Fast' As Xbox Series X SSD, Report Claims

Sony PS5 SSD 'Twice As Fast' As Xbox Series X SSD, Report Claims

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A LinkedIn Post revealed what SSD Microsoft installed in the Xbox ScarlettThis SSD is slower than the one that the PS5 will use, a report claimedBoth consoles are still months away from release, which means anything can happenSony and Microsoft are working on their next-gen gaming consoles – [...]

Indonesia's top clerical body threatens fatwa against Netflix - or does it?

Indonesia's top clerical body threatens fatwa against Netflix - or does it?

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Several local media outlets reported on Thursday that Hasanudin AF, the head of the fatwa board for the Indonesian Ulema Council (known as MUI), the country's top clerical body, had said he was ready to issue a fatwa, or religious ruling, against the popular streaming service, which has more th [...]

Bridging SEO and web development: How to get developers on your side

Bridging SEO and web development: How to get developers on your side

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The success of any given campaign can depend on your team’s ability to get buy-in from the right individuals. Sometimes, it’s upper management and other times it’s your web developer counterparts who are likely juggling their own set of priorities.“The ultimate goal is th [...]

You’re nuts if you don’t get this $11 cable that charges the Apple Watch and iPhone at the same time

Do you have an iPhone? Do you have an Apple Watch? If you answered “yes” to both of those questions, you’d have to be absolutely nuts to pass up this deal. As the name suggests, the Skygrand Upgraded 2 in 1 Charging Cable for iPhone and Apple Watch is a single cable tha [...]

Melania Trump: Heartbreaking reason First Lady will never say 'I love you' to Donald

Melania Trump: Heartbreaking reason First Lady will never say 'I love you' to Donald

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Melania Trump and Donald Trump stayed silent on social media platforms despite the White House sharing a special anniversary picture but it’s since been branded “awkward” by one Trump critic. The post featured a never seen before picture of the First Lady and US President during [...]

Google adds 'navigation rail' sidebar to Material Design guidelines

Google adds 'navigation rail' sidebar to Material Design guidelines

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Sidebars have been on websites long before Google introduced its first iteration of Material Design back in 2014. Since then, a lot of things have changed, but the company's condensed version of the sidebar has stuck with many websites over the years, most prominently Google Photos. It has als [...]