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Will Apple announce a new HomePod on Oct. 13? Here’s what we’ve heard

Apple’s HomePod debuted in 2018. It had a $349 price tag, great sound and the risk of putting white rings on your tabletop. Since then, despite some nice iterations on the HomePod’s features via periodic software updates, Apple hasn’t made much progress in the smart home, even as Amazon and Google continue to expand their audiences for Alexa and Google Assistant products across the board.

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Apple's HomePod prices are down.

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Apple’s HomePod prices are down.

But according to a Bloomberg report earlier this year, Apple isn’t giving up on the HomePod. According to “people familiar with the plans,” Apple is planning to release a smaller and cheaper HomePod. Details are few, but sources say that the new HomePod will be approximately half the size of the original. It will keep the same design, just on a smaller scale.


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The only black hole we’ve ever seen has a shadow that wobbles

“We want to understand physics in the extreme conditions in the vicinity of a black hole and learn about how the black hole interacts with the matter in its immediate environment,” says Maciek Wielgus, an astronomer with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the lead author of the new study. “Studying the dynamics of the crescent-like appearance of a black hole is a way to probe this fascinating environment.”

Before the EHT, scientists didn’t have the sensitive tools needed to study the structural changes a black hole goes through. “It was like watching a movie with a 1-pixel resolution,” says Wielgus. “You see that the brightness is changing in time—clearly something is going on there—but good luck figuring out what the movie is about.” 


The new findings don’t make new observations of M87*, but rather characterize the shadow crescent through a new analysis of data collected from

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‘We’ve seen people going down right and left’: Dax Hollifield gets candid about Tech’s battle with COVID-19 | Virginia Tech

“It’s pretty weird,” Hollifield said. “You are not really sick or anything and they call your name. Yup, you tested positive, you have to do this, this and this and can’t be around football for two weeks. It sucks. It really does. It’s the way we have to do it. It’s the world we live in right now, so you gotta get through it.”

According to the ACC’s coronavirus medical guidelines, student-athletes who test positive are not subject to weekly pre-competition testing for 90 days from the date of their positive test unless they show symptoms.

Hollifield won’t have that added layer of uncertainty in the coming weeks, but things aren’t back to normal yet for a Virginia Tech team that’s still worried about the number of players that will be available this weekend against NC State.

Tech coach Justin Fuente made that clear when he said not everyone listed

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Here’s Where We’ve Gone in Two Weeks: Not Far

We had two big down days back in early September. I know, it feels like we’ve had nothing, but down for the last three weeks, but that’s not the reality. The reality is we had two, OK, three down days and ever since then we’ve been in a trading range.

The S&P fell 200 points in that first week of September, about 7%, and hasn’t done a thing since. It has bounced between support around 3300 and resistance around 3425. That’s it, a 100-point trading range.

I am sure you will say, big cap tech has been much worse. Has it? The Invesco QQQs (QQQ) fell in that first week of September, as well. They have fallen about 10%. But look at this chart: It has been in a 25 point trading range for the last two weeks.

In that time we have seen some improvement in breadth, something that

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