Tim Cook lets Apple employees work remotely amid coronavirus outbreak

From CNET: Apple CEO Tim Cook has given most of his company's global workforce permission to work from home, given growing concerns about the coronavirus, calling the outbreak an "unprecedented event" and a "challenging moment."

"Please feel free to work remotely if your job allows," for the week of March 9-13, Cook told employees in a memo obtained by Bloomberg. He said the policy impacts "areas with the greatest density of infections."

Apple’s Powerbeats 4 specs and images leak

From The Verge: Images of Apple’s unannounced Powerbeats 4 earbuds have appeared online for the first time, along with new details about their specs. WinFuture reports that the earbuds will have up to 15 hours of battery life this time around, up from the 12 hours you’d get from the Powerbeats 3, released in 2016. Five minutes of charging will get you 60 minutes of playback, according to WinFuture.

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In one trip in going to Banff back with a few friends in August of last year, I got pulled over by the highway patrol for not wearing a seatbelt. In most cases, this would have been a trivial encounter, but the problem was the fact I was actually wearing a seatbelt, not to mention I was not even the person driving the car. The officer turned out to be extremely rude and confrontational. Therefore, I decided to try out some textbook methods in deescalating the situation so we can both go our ways. The first thing I did as we walked back to his cruiser was I leaned in asymmetrically on his passenger's side window to talk to him. This relaxed body language evokes confidence without being threatening.

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There is another old saying that says everything is bigger in Texas. After being there for a week, I can say it definitely applies to a lot of things. For one, even though I did not think food serving sizes were that much larger, I think the actual plates are larger than what we have in Calgary, and therefore everything was scaled up without looking bigger. Secondly, roadways and overpasses are much more prominent in the cities like Houston or San Antonio. However, one of the largest things we saw was in Houston, which was the Saturn V rocket at the Space Center. When we first passed by during one of the tours, they had an outline of the rocket from the outside, and I thought, "There is no way that thing is actually that big".

Oppo’s first smartwatch is the oddly familiar Oppo Watch

From The Verge: As repeatedly teased by Oppo itself, Oppo is making a watch called the Oppo Watch, and today it got revealed in full. It looks extremely similar to the Apple Watch — not just because of its curved glass and square-ish screen, but also the integrated bands and the black-heavy UI. Its 4.5mm-thick aluminum frame, however, looks considerably thinner.

Facebook Sues Namecheap Over Domain Names That Deceive

From PC Mag: Facebook announced this week that it is suing the domain name registrar Namecheap for registering domain names "that aim to deceive people by pretending to be affiliated with Facebook apps."

Christen Dubois, Director and Associate General Counsel, IP Litigation at Facebook, explained that Namecheap's proxy service, called Whoisguard, "registered or used 45 domain names that impersonated Facebook and our services." Examples of the domains registered include instagrambusinesshelp.com, facebo0k-login.com, and whatsappdownload.site.

Alexa adds severe weather alerts and new features for commuters

From The Verge: Amazon’s Alexa quietly gained a few features in February you might not be aware of, including severe weather alerts and the ability to send information about your commute directly to your phone. These, and other features, were announced in Alexa’s Monthly Roundup for February, published yesterday.

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