Black Widow with Scarlett Johansson: Release date, cast, trailers and more

Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) finally gets her own Marvel standalone movie. 


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Thor. Iron Man. Captain America. Hulk. Spider-Man. They’ve all had their origin stories play out on the big screen. Now it’s Black Widow’s turn. The standalone Black Widow film kicks off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and will show Scarlett Johansson‘s Natasha Romanoff lost and broken down — until she finds herself fighting a new villain. 

On March 17, Disney said that Black Widow wouldn’t be released May 1 due to health concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. It didn’t specify a new release date

In the final trailer for Black Widow, which debuted March 9, fans see more of the family dynamic between Natasha Romanoff and fellow assassin/sister Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh). There’s also a closer look at the supervillain Taskmaster. 

In the Feb. 2 Super Bowl Black Widow TV spot fans got another glimpse of Black Widow, as well as the family she was part of before she crossed paths with the Avengers

The first trailer, which debuted in December, featured footage previously shown to fans at D23 and Comic-Con. Romanoff approaches

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How to repair your iPhone with Apple retail stores closed due to coronavirus

Now that Apple has closed all its retail stores outside Greater China, where else can you go to fix a broken iPhone?

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As the coronavirus continues to spread, Apple has closed all of its retail stores outside Greater China until further notice. Beyond selling products, Apple’s retail stores are also go-to places for getting your iPhone repaired. The stores are convenient as staffers can diagnose the symptoms of a non-working phone, replace cracked screens, and even swap out a defective unit. But with the stores temporarily closing, you do have other options for fixing a defective iPhone, both through Apple and through third parties.

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First, if your iPhone is experiencing problems but you’re not sure it needs to be physically repaired, you can speak or chat with an Apple representative to diagnose the issue. To do this, download and install the Apple Support app on your iPhone or iPad and follow the steps in the article

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Apple closing all retail stores, other than in China, until further notice due to coronavirus

All Apple retail stores will close until further notice, other than those in Greater China, in an attempt to slow the transmission of COVID-19.

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The latest coronavirus hit to the tech world is in the form of all of Apple retail stores closing until further notice, except for those in Greater China. Apple CEO Tim Cook made the announcement on Saturday on the company’s website. 

At first, when Cook first announced the closure on March 14, the stores were due to close until March 27. But on March 17 the Apple website changed to state that the stores were closing “until further notice.”

In a statement, Cook said that the company’s stores in Greater China, which is typically considered the area that includes mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. The Greater China stores are reopening today, as the rate of COVID-19 infections have “dramatically declined” there, according to Cook.

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Here’s how to make your home more hands-free


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We live in a time of social distancing and fervent hand-washing. So the cleaner you can keep your home, and the fewer objects people touch inside it, the better. That sounds like a tall order, but with the right tools it’s easier than you think. Here’s how to tap the power of technology to do your dirty work, and help you keep your hands to yourself.

On my list are intelligent light bulbs and light switches that operate themselves. You’ll also find robotic vacuums and mops that sweep and wipe floors all on their own. And instead of constantly scrubbing down countertops and tables by hand, save a little elbow grease — blast them daily with a UV disinfecting wand instead.

A cleaner, healthier home

Cleaning your home is an important way to minimize the threat from germs and microbes. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that you regularly clean all frequently touched household surfaces. That includes desks, doorknobs, handles, light switches and counters.

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How to watch Sony’s PS5 reveal

Time to learn more about the PS5. 


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The PlayStation 5 is set for a holiday 2020 release, but much of the system is still a mystery. Sony looks to remedy that on Wednesday with a video focused on the upcoming console’s architecture. 

The PlayStation maker tweeted Tuesday that it will offer a “deep dive” into the PS5 on Wednesday. System lead architect Mark Cerny will host the presentation.

How to watch the PS5 reveal

Sony will air the PS5 video at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT Wednesday at the PlayStation Blog

This video was originally planned as a session at the Game Developers Conference, according to the PlayStation Japanese Twitter account. Conference organizers canceled GDC, which was originally set to start Monday, due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

The first PS5 details came out in October with teasers about the system’s hardware and controller. In February, Sony created the console’s website, although no new info has been added since it went up. 

Microsoft revealed the specs for its Xbox Series X on Monday. According to leaks, the two new consoles will have similar hardware, including AMD-made CPUs and GPUs along with solid-state drives.


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How to get better sleep in 2020


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Sleep. We all do it, but most of us aren’t great at it. The CDC estimates that more than 30% of adults in the US don’t get enough sleep, and that makes us tired, cranky and caffeine addicted. The reasons range from the wrong pillow and mattress to fighting your natural circadian rhythm.

But we can’t forget the role that tech plays in our sleep too. Sadly, there’s a lot of research that it could be wrecking our sleep, keeping us up too long and not getting enough quality sleep night after night.

And while tech can help you better understand your sleep patterns and quality, it is also responsible for screwing up our sleep patterns. If you’re staying up too late binge-watching Netflix, or scrolling through Instagram in bed until the wee hours (guilty), it’s not too late to save your sleep. There are a lot of sleep myths out there, so let’s dive into what really works.

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