The ‘PuffPacket’ could help researchers learn when, how and why people vape – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Vaping is a controversial habit: it certainly has its downsides, but anecdotally it’s a fantastic smoking cessation aid. The thing is, until behavioral scientists know a bit more about who does it, when, how much and other details, its use will continue to be something of a mystery. That’s where the PuffPacket comes in.…

Smartphone shipments dropped 13% globally, and COVID-19 is to blame – TechCrunch

[ad_1] We knew it was going to be bad — but not necessarily “lowest level since 2013” bad. As Apple was busy reporting its earnings, Canalys just dropped some of its own figures — and they’re not pretty. After two quarters of much-needed growing, the global smartphone market just took a big hit. And you…

Amazon says it expects to spend $4B or more, the predicted operating profit for the company's upcoming third quarter, just on COVID-19-related expenses (The Verge)

[ad_1] The Verge: Amazon says it expects to spend $4B or more, the predicted operating profit for the company’s upcoming third quarter, just on COVID-19-related expenses  —  It plans to spend all of its Q2 earnings  —  Amazon expects to spend $4 billion or more — the predicted operating profit … [ad_2] Source link

Walmart is piloting a pricier 2-hour ‘Express’ grocery delivery service – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Record usage of grocery delivery services amid the COVID-19 pandemic has led to delayed orders, fewer open delivery windows and, on occasion, an inability to even book a delivery time slot. Walmart now hopes to capitalize on the increased demand for speedier delivery with the introduction of a new service that allows consumers to…

Microsoft opens registration for its free, online Build 2020 developer conference – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Microsoft has now opened registration for the virtual edition of its online-only Build 2020 developer conference, which will take place from May 19 to 20. Typically, the event draws more than 6,000 developers, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, that’s obviously not an option. In contrast to Google, which completely scrapped its I/O developer…

Dog interrupts meteorologist’s at-home broadcast in the best way possible

[ad_1] A Very Good Boy interrupted his owner’s broadcast, but still stole all of our hearts.  During a broadcast earlier this month, Fox 13 meteorologist Paul Dellegatto tried to present the evening’s forecast. But the Tampa Bay reporter couldn’t get the forecast maps to work because his dog, Brody, kept whacking his computer.  Fed up,…