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Call of Duty League resumes April 10th with online-only format

Published on 04/06/2020 @ 4 PM EST
The Call of Duty League will return from April 10th, 2020 after several weeks of inaction. Matches will take place entirely online with players taking part remotely. The league had canceled live events in recent weeks owing to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. 

‘Reimagined’ E3 2021 has been rescheduled for June 2021

Published on 04/05/2020 @ 3 PM EST
The Entertainment Software Association has notified partners that E3 2021 will be held June 15th to 17th, 2021, according to GamesIndustry.biz. The ESA canceled E3 2020 last month due to concerns about the COVID-19 outbreak but is reportedly working on a “reimagined” event for 2021.

Amazon might delay Prime Day 2020 until August

Published on 04/05/2020 @ 3 PM EST
Amazon is reportedly postponing its major summer shopping event, Prime Day, until at least August and expects a potential $100 million hit from excess devices it might now sell at a discount. This news is based on the internal meeting notes seen by Reuters.

Big tech giants are using their talents to combat coronavirus

Published on 03/26/2020 @ 3 PM EST

As reported by the Morning Brew, Big Tech has been busy disrupting the disease in several ways which includes:

  • Alphabet's DeepMind AI arm on finding a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Facebook's donation of 720,000 masks to health workers and $100 million in cash and ad credits to small businesses.
  • Cloud giants Amazon, Google, and Microsoft's joining President Trump’s COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium.

3D-printer companies are building face shields, masks, and more to fight coronavirus

Published on 03/25/2020 @ 10 AM EST
The 3D-printing industry is accelerating its efforts to help fight coronavirus. HP, Carbon, Prusa Research, and Formlabs are among those involved.

T-Mobile launches its $15 5G plan ahead of schedule

Published on 03/25/2020 @ 10 AM EST
T-Mobile is launching its new $15-per-month 5G plan ahead of schedule to help people stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic. Originally, the plan—called T-Mobile Connect—was supposed to launch after its merger with Sprint finalized.