Apple Closes All Its Stores Outside China Over Coronavirus
Its stores inside Greater China, closed previously, were all open Saturday
Apple Inc. will close all its retail stores outside Greater China, a dramatic example of how companies are clamping down on business activity to slow the spread of the coronavirus to their employees and customers.
Apple said the stores would be closed until March 27 in light of the worsening spread of the virus, which according to figures from Johns Hopkins University has killed 5,429 and infected 145,369.
Hourly workers will continue to be paid, and workers across the company will be allowed to work remotely if their jobs permit it, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said in a note on the company’s website.
The note said Apple stores inside Greater China, closed previously, were all open Saturday, highlighting how the coronavirus center of gravity has shifted to Europe and the U.S. China reported 11 new infections and 13 new deaths for Friday.
Apple has around 500 retail stores world-wide, including hundreds in the U.S., which along with the company’s website and direct sales force accounted for 31% of the company’s $260 billion in sales in the year ended September 2019.
The closures are part of a broad shutdown of business activity in an effort to slow the spread of the new virus. President Trump has broadly barred people arriving from Europe. Factories in China’s Hubei province, where the disease first appeared, remain largely shut. Italy clamped down on commercial activity across the country. The world’s four biggest cruise lines are suspending U.S. sailings for a month.
The tightening patchwork of border controls and office closings are in some cases making business all but impossible, whether in professional fields that require client contact or hourly occupations that can’t be done off-site.
Governments have sought to ease the impact with a range of measures to ease liquidity for financial markets and shore up economies with more spending. Apple said it has expanded its leave policies to accommodate illness, caring for loved ones, mandatory quarantines and child-care issues.
The tech giant reported that its revenue in the December quarter was up 9% to $91.82 billion, driven by sales of devices and services connected to the iPhone such as smartwatches and streaming-TV subscriptions. Sales of iPhones, which account for more than half of its revenue, rose 8% to $55.96 billion.
Outdoor gear retailer Patagonia also said it would shut its stores, offices and operations for at least two weeks and will reassess March 27. Employees will receive their regular pay, the company said.
Resident Evil 3: PC graphics performance benchmark review – Article – Guide – Review – guru3d.com
Resident Evil 3 Remake for PC benchmarked
Preliminary PC graphics performance review for Windows 10 with 30 graphics cards
A remake of the 1999 Resident Evil 3, a playstyle that is similar to Resident Evil2’s remake in 2019, yep we landed at Resident Evil 3 (Nemesis). Resident Evil 3 stars Jill Valentine as she escapes from Raccoon City while being pursued by the unrelenting bioweapon Nemesis. Players can also participate in previously untold Umbrella experiments on the outskirts of Raccoon City in the included online asymmetrical multiplayer game Resident Evil Resistance, previously known as the working title Project Resistance. obviously the Remake looks better, however, it’s really cool comparing these two versions. In case you didn’t know, Resident Evil 3 originally came out twenty years ago, in 1999 and as such, there has been quite a graphical evolution of RE3.
The PC version has better visuals based on new graphical and technical enhancements for deeper immersion. It is the third installment in the Resident Evil series and takes place in two parts, before and after the events of Resident Evil 2. The story follows Jill Valentine and her efforts to escape from a city infected with a biological weapon. Choices through the game affect the story and ending. The game uses the same engine as its predecessors and features 3D models over pre-rendered backgrounds with fixed camera angles. Originally planned as a spin-off featuring a different protagonist, Resident Evil 3 was designed to have more action-oriented gameplay than previous Resident Evil games. It features a larger number of enemies and introduces the Nemesis creature, which periodically pursues the player. Accompanied by a major marketing campaign, Resident Evil 3 received positive reviews and sold more than three million copies worldwide. Critics praised the game’s detailed graphics and the Nemesis as an intimidating villain, but some criticized its short length and story.
We take a look at the game in our usual in-depth ways. That would be tested on the PC gaming wise relative towards graphics card performance with the latest AMD/NVIDIA graphics card drivers. Many graphics cards are being tested and benchmarked. We have a look at performance with the newest graphics cards and technologies. Multiple graphics cards are being tested and benchmarked with the latest cards such as the GeForce GTX 10 and RTX 20 (Super) series included as well as the latest Radeon RX series 500, Vega, and 5000 graphics cards. You are going to need a reasonably modern PC with at least a mainstream graphics card to run the game nicely. This article will cover benchmarks in the sense of average framerates, we’ll look at all popular resolutions scaling from Full HD (1920×1080/1200), WQHD (2560×1440) and of course Ultra HD. UHDTV (2160p) is 3840 pixels wide by 2160 pixels tall (8.29 megapixels), which is four times as many pixels as 1920×1080 (2.07 megapixels). We test with the game based on the optimized and available AMD Radeon driver (download) and for Nvidia their GeForce WHQL driver (download). We’ll test the game on the PC platform relative to graphics card performance with the AMD/NVIDIA graphics card drivers.
OnePlus to announce OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, April 14 – CNET
Chinese phone maker OnePlus will announce its latest flagship phones for the year, known as theand the 8 Pro, on April 14. Known for selling premium Android phones at hundreds of dollars less than its competitors like Samsung and Google, OnePlus will unveil the devices through a digital event.
As follow-ups to theand , the phones are confirmed to have and , a step up from 2019’s 90Hz screens. Because of these features, the phones are likely to be pricier than last year’s, something OnePlus CEO Pete Lau anticipated.
“We’ve always had a position in creating the best product possible at the best price point,” said Lau in a. “The new technology does add costs so costs have risen in comparison to 4G products.”
Other rumors includefor the front-facing camera, and a new teal color. A possible budget-minded variant called the has been floated as well.
For more information, check back with CNET on April 14 as we will be covering the announcement and let us know if you’re planning to get a OnePlus 8 or 8 Pro.
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