Apple’s iPhone 12 event: A mini iPhone and HomePod, but no headphones or power brick in the box

In a prerecorded video streamed Tuesday morning, Apple unveiled its new iPhone 12 lineup that includes four different models. Filled with elaborate drone shots of Apple’s mostly empty Cupertino, Calif., headquarters, the announcement focused on camera features, durability and the promise of fast wireless connections. Literally from the rooftop (which is covered in solar panels), Apple proclaimed it was shrinking its environmental footprint by not automatically including the power adapter and headphones.

The star attraction was a new iPhone 12 line that supports new 5G cellular networks. That technology theoretically enables much faster mobile downloads than the 4G networks the iPhone has supported ever since 2012’s iPhone. But consumers won’t experience that until carriers build out their 5G networks.

Hello again, old iPhone designs

Flat edges are back. After years of smooth, slippery rounded edges, Apple is bringing flat sides back to its iPhone designs. It one of a handful

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Armadillo Christmas Bazaar cancels 2020 event, launches online shopping site – Entertainment – Austin 360

You’ll have to stay home with the Armadillo. After more than four decades as a holiday shopping tradition in Austin, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar has announced there will be no in-person event this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

An online shopping site has been launched for those who still want to buy gifts from some of the Bazaar’s long-standing merchants. The Armadillo Art Concierge, at artconcierge.armadillobazaar.com, is a searchable site “allowing customers to browse and shop from the award-winning Armadillo Bazaar artists using curated searches or personal shopper concierge services,” according to a press release.

“Although we cannot safely have an event this season, we hope to still shine a light on all the incredible artists who, like so many other small businesses, lost their income when art shows across the country were cancelled

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A New Box-Style Mirrorless Cinema & Live Event Camera LUMIX BGH1 Featuring C4K/4K 60p and 10-bit Video Recording

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Panasonic is proud to announce the release of the brand’s first box-style LUMIX Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera DC-BGH1. Based on the Micro Four Thirds System standard, the new LUMIX BGH1 takes advantage of high mobility, an extensive interchangeable lens lineup, and even includes technologies Panasonic has acquired though the development of professional cinema cameras, camcorders and the LUMIX GH series. Against a background of increasing streaming opportunities in addition to traditional broadcasting, Panasonic offers the LUMIX BGH1, an easy-to-install camera with high expandability allowing multi-camera control. It can be used in a variety of ways from shooting on drones to IP remote control to live streaming and more.

1. Professional-level video quality achieved by high sensitivity and wide dynamic range
The new LUMIX BGH1 integrates a 10.2-megapixel Live MOS Sensor with Dual Native ISO technology and the Venus Engine. Dual Native

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Amazon pitches early holiday shopping with fall ‘Prime Day’ event



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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday began 48 hours of promotions as part of “Prime Day,” a closely watched marketing event the company had postponed due to operational challenges from the coronavirus pandemic.

The event, typically held in July to boost summer sales, is now a kickoff to what will be an earlier holiday shopping season. The member-only discounts are a key way Amazon markets Prime, a fast-shipping and media-streaming service that incentivizes subscribers to do more shopping on Amazon.



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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the new Amazon warehouse during its opening announcement on the outskirts of Mexico City


Rivals Walmart Inc and Target Corp are meanwhile hosting promotions at the same time. Online sales may prove critical for retailers as the pandemic forestalls the typical crowds at stores after

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Good news for Amazon: Prime Day just turned into a holiday shopping event | National News

Prime members skew higher income, which may make these shoppers less susceptible to job losses and a stimulus bill not being passed, analysts say. Prime shoppers may be spending less on travel and other leisure activities than they did before the pandemic. This means they’ll have more to spend on electronics, kitchenware and other items from Amazon.

“If anything, many people are flush with cash and it could drive higher sales this year,” said Brian Yarbrough, analyst at Edward Jones.

Plus, the pandemic has given a boost to ecommerce spending as more people shop online from home. Amazon is benefiting from the trend.

Telsey Advisory Group forecasts Prime Day sales of up to $11 billion for Amazon, a 40% increase from last year’s event, which was held in July. The spike in online shopping as consumers order from home and increased participation from small businesses is expected to help drive

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My family loved Chase’s virtual Sapphire Dining event

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  • Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve® cardholders can access Chase’s exclusive Chase Sapphire Dining series of culinary events.
  • Due to COVID-19, Chase is currently only offering virtual dining events, but my family had a great experience when we tuned into a cooking lesson with Chef Alon Shaya.
  • The event included a gift set with a cookbook and ingredients, and we got to ask the chef questions after the cooking lesson.
  • Through April 30, 2021, Sapphire Preferred and Reserve cardholder can get 25% to 50% more value from their
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Prime Day just turned into a holiday shopping event

The start of the holiday shopping season has been creeping up for years as America’s biggest retailers fight to win customers with early deals in stores and online.



a bunch of items that are on display: Amazon.com Inc. packages sit stacked on the sidewalk in New York, U.S., on Thursday, June 11, 2020. New York streets got a little more congested this week as the city entered Phase 1 of its re-opening from the coronavirus-imposed lockdown. Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images


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Amazon.com Inc. packages sit stacked on the sidewalk in New York, U.S., on Thursday, June 11, 2020. New York streets got a little more congested this week as the city entered Phase 1 of its re-opening from the coronavirus-imposed lockdown. Photographer: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

This year marks the earliest start to the season yet: Amazon Prime Day, one of the biggest shopping events of the year, usually takes place in the summer. The pandemic prompted Amazon to delay the event until this week, starting on Tuesday.

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Prime Day, which has taken place since 2015, only makes up around 1-2% of Amazon’s annual sales, analysts say. Amazon holds the event each year to build loyalty

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Apple’s iPhone 12 event may be missing some accessories

Apple AirTags have been a long-anticipated accessory for the iPhone, with rumors of an Apple-designed key finder dating back to last year. But at least one prominent Apple leaker thinks you’ll be anticipating AirTags for even longer.

That would be Jon Prosser who regularly posts details about Apple’s upcoming product announcements. In an early morning tweet today (Oct. 9), Prosser predicted that AirTags won’t be part of next Tuesday’s iPhone 12 launch, saying that he’s been told the trackers are being pushed back to a March 2021 release.

The only reason we were expecting to see AirTags at Apple’s Oct. 13 event was because Prosser said earlier that they’d be there. So that’s a good sign that AirTags aren’t on the agenda after all.

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Ulta Beauty’s 2020 Gorgeous Hair Event Means 50% Off Your Favorite Hair Products

Ulta Beauty is the store that keeps on giving. It seems like every month or so, the beauty chain is offering another massive sale on a slew of cult-favorite skin, makeup, and hair care products — and this October is no different. Running now through Oct. 24, Ulta Beauty’s 2020 Gorgeous Hair Event means you can get your favorite hair tools, styling, and care products for 50% off on Ulta’s website.

You may or may not know how this rodeo goes, but to recap, Ulta Beauty offers different deals every day, so you can fill your calendar with a bunch of steals. Whether you’re looking to try out a new hair color, give your hair some TLC, or just explore some new products, there are a tone of ways to indulge in Ulta Beauty’s Gorgeous Hair Event. After all, it only happens twice a year.

If you don’t feel like

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Retailers are desperate to kick off holiday shopping early this year, and brands like Ulta, Kroger, and Guess are turning to a new shopping event to get consumers out to shop



text, whiteboard: Ulta is one of the retailers participating in the 10.10 Shopping Festival. Peter Larsen/Getty Images for ULTA Beauty


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Ulta is one of the retailers participating in the 10.10 Shopping Festival. Peter Larsen/Getty Images for ULTA Beauty

  • Ulta, Kroger, and Guess are among the retailers offering deals this upcoming weekend as part of the 10.10 Shopping Festival. 
  • The goal of the new event is to entice shoppers to start their holiday gift-buying earlier than usual. 
  • In a year marred by the coronavirus pandemic, retailers are concerned a logistical nightmare could ensue if too many people leave their holiday shopping until the last minute.
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A group of retailers are signing up for a shopping event that hopes to save a holiday season unlike any before. 

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Ulta, Kroger, and Guess are among the stores that will be offering deals as part of the new 10.10 Shopping Festival, which runs from October 9 to October 12. The name

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