AT&T Lifts Data Caps On Broadband During Coronavirus Outbreak

From PC Mag: AT&T is temporarily lifting the data caps for broadband subscribers in response to how more Americans are now staying at home in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

“Many of our AT&T Internet customers already have unlimited home internet access, and we are waiving home internet data overage for the remaining customers,” the company said in a statement on Thursday. Motherboard was first to report the news.

Disneyland, Disney World, Disneyland Paris to temporarily close amid coronavirus fears

From CNET: Disney is temporarily closing Disneyland in California amid ongoing concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus. It'll be shutting the doors of the Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks from Saturday through the end of the month. The Downtown Disney shopping and dining area will remain open. Disney's three hotels at Disneyland -- the Disneyland Hotel, Paradise Pier and the Grand Californian -- will remain open until March 16 to allow for guests to make travel plans.

New MacBook models with scissor-switch keyboards are reportedly coming soon

From The Verge: Apple is planning to reintroduce scissor-switch keyboards to more laptops soon, according to generally accurate analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. New MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models are coming in the second quarter of 2020, Kuo says in a research note obtained by MacRumors. The move would follow a pattern set by last year’s 16-inch MacBook Pro, which replaced the unpopular and unreliable butterfly switches with a more traditional “Magic Keyboard.”

Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft Replace E3 With Digital Events

From PC Mag: The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) isn't happening this year, but the major game publishers are turning disappointment into opportunity and planning digital-only events to replace the show.

E3 may not be the draw it used to be for gamers and the industry, but it's still an important event for big announcements and getting gamers excited for future hardware and software releases. E3 2020 was going to be especially important for Microsoft as it increasingly turns its attention to the launch of Xbox Series X.

E3 canceled amid coronavirus spread

From CNET: E3, the biggest gaming event of the year, has been canceled due to concerns about the expanding outbreak of the novel coronavirus, according to a statement from the event organizers on Wednesday. The Entertainment Software Association, the group behind E3, says it will look into conducting an online showcase in place of E3 in June.

LG’s 2020 4K and 8K OLED TVs are coming to the US this month

From The Verge: LG has announced that its 2020 range of TVs will start to become available in the US and South Korea this month. We saw the lineup back at CES in January, and some of the highlights include:

- The BX and CX are the new entries in LG’s mainstream B- and C-series of 4K OLED TVs. (Basically LG is going with “X” across the lineup this year, so the BX is the successor to the 2019 B9, and so on.) This year there’s a new 48-inch model in addition to the 55-inch, 65-inch, and 77-inch options.

Report: 2nd Gen Chromecast Ultra Runs Android TV, Includes Remote

From PC Mag: It's thought Google is preparing to launch a second-generation Chromecast Ultra, and if the leaked details are true, it's going to ship with a voice-enabled remote.

As 9To5Google reports, the hardware refresh uses the codename "sabrina" and will eventually appear on the market as a refreshed Chromecast Ultra. There's two big differences over the existing Ultra dongle, though. The first is the expected inclusion of a physical remote, and the second is it runs Android TV.

Uber may suspend accounts of drivers and riders who get coronavirus

From CNET: Uber could temporarily suspend the accounts of any riders or drivers who've contracted or been exposed to the coronavirus, the company said Wednesday. It also has a team dedicated to helping public health authorities in their response.

The ride-hailing company is giving drivers and delivery people who get sick 14 days of financial assistance while their account is on hold -- echoing the approach taken by many other tech companies.

Sprint's Galaxy S20 Ultra Prepares Subscribers for 'New T-Mobile'

From PC Mag: The Samsung Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra are the most flexible, powerful 5G phones in the US. On Sprint's network at the moment, their 5G performance is on par with Sprint's other 5G phones. But the S20+ and Ultra offer additional potential for the future once Sprint's merger with T-Mobile closes ... whenever that is.

Yelp says it shut down 550 user accounts after discovering a fraudulent review ring

From The Verge: Yelp knows its credibility is only as good as its reviews, so today, it’s releasing its first Consumer Alerts Report, which details incidents in which Yelp’s team intervened to cut off fraudulent reviews or activity. The report shines a light on behavior that one would likely expect happens on a review site — people trying to game the system — but only focuses on successful cases where either Yelp’s human team or software detected abnormal behavior.

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