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October is here and while we would come to expect smaller fall and Halloween sales, the coronavirus — among other factors — has caused this month to look different than years past. For one thing, after months of delay Amazon Prime Day 2020 officially begins tomorrow — and competitors like Target, Walmart and Wayfair have already started their counter sales. What does this mean? More products are offered at slashed prices, including home goods, electronics and more. And while we would normally expect big sales to ramp up come Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it seems that holiday shopping and related sales
PS5 and Xbox Series X pre-orders are a white whale these days: they sold out within moments of going live on their respective pre-order dates, and PS5 did so again when GameStop got a restock. Since then things have been pretty quiet as we move towards the November 10 and November 12 release date, when we expect to get some more stock in physical and digital retailers. One retailer, however, says that it’s going to have more stock tomorrow, October 13.
Earlier today, I got an email from antonline, which says that it will have new PS5 and Xbox Series X pre-order stock at 2:00 PM, so head on over to the store to see if you can snag one. The catch is that it seems to be offering bundles from $559-$779.95, so you won’t be buying a standalone console. An extra controller or
AT&T Inc.* (NYSE:T) CEO John Stankey will be the opening speaker of the WSJ Tech Live conference on October 19, 2020. The presentation will be held virtually and is scheduled to begin at 12:05 p.m. ET.
A livestream of the fireside chat will be available at no cost for those who register for the Watch Pass on the WSJ conference website. Viewers should join the webcast a few minutes before the planned start time in case the conference schedule changes.
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What’s happening now, and what it may mean going forward.
A quick summary
The dip-buyers are now just 2.9% away from making a new market high.
The earnings recession continues, but forward estimates look rosy.
Inflation is ticking higher from a very low base.
Big Tech has lost some of its mojo.
A COVID-19 vaccine is getting closer but is not yet in sight.
The S&P 500 was up 3.8% last week
It was a strong week, up 4 out of 5 days. The only downer was Tuesday, when Trump said he was ending congressional talks regarding a second round of stimulus payments until after the election. That didn’t play well, so he reversed course on Wednesday and the market rallied.
What caught my eye on the above chart, by Jill Mislinski from AdvisorPerspectives, were the three consecutive gap openings after Tuesday’s selloff. Gap openings are not uncommon, but three
OnePlus is bringing its OnePlus 8T this week, and the teasers just don’t seem to stop. Almost every day now, OnePlus is feeding the excitement ahead of the OnePlus 8T with teasers about either the OnePlus 8T smartphone itself, or other products that the company might launch alongside the smartphone. The latest comes from OnePlus’ Nord Instagram handle. The company has hinted that a new Sandstone variant for its more affordable OnePlus Nord smartphone might also be launched during the October 14 launch event.
The OnePlus Nord Instagram handle shared an image, which seems like the OnePlus Nord’s back panel’s impression on black sand. The company is calling the Sanstone variant of the OnePlus Nord a special edition. The company has not said if this will be any different from the OnePlus
The Huawei Mate 40 series, including the Huawei Mate 40 Pro, will be officially revealed on October 22.
The reveal was made by Huawei’s Consumer Business CEO Richard Yu via Weibo.
Unfortunately, the Mate 40 Pro won’t have Google apps and could be the last of its kind.
Update: October 10, 2020: Huawei Consumer Business CEO Richard Yu has confirmed, via Weibo (h/t GSMArena), that the Huawei Mate 40 series will be revealed on October 22. The reveal will be made starting at 8 AM Eastern time (5 AM Pacific time).
Original story: October 9, 2020: Things have been relatively quiet surrounding the Huawei Mate 40 and Huawei Mate 40 Pro (for obvious reasons). However, we still expect the phones to launch at some point this month, and a leaker claims to know exactly when that will happen.
According to leaker @rodent950 (who has had reliable info in the
If you, like me, joined millions of other taxpayers in filing for an extension this year, be sure to check your calendar: October 15 is the due date to file your 2019 tax return.
To avoid late filing penalties, you need to file on or before the October 15 deadline. If you owe taxes, you’ll want to pay as soon as possible to reduce any penalties and interest.
Timely File Your Return
Even on extension, the rules for timely filing your return still apply. That means that you need to have your return postmarked on or before midnight on October 15, 2020. If you want a little extra breathing room, do it as soon as possible.
If you’re filing electronically, the same general rules apply: you’ll want your return postmarked electronically on or before midnight on October 15, 2020. Under the Regs (§ 301.7502-1(d)), that means that the return
Head below for the full list of science fiction titles heading your way in October!
Keep track of all the new SFF releases here. You can also find horror titles scheduled for 2020 here. All title summaries are taken and/or summarized from copy provided by the publisher. Note: Release dates are subject to change.
WEEK ONE (October 6)
The Ministry for the Future—Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
The Ministry for the Future is a masterpiece of the imagination, using fictional eyewitness accounts to tell the story of how climate change will affect us all. Its setting is not a desolate, postapocalyptic world, but a future that is almost upon us—and in which we might just overcome the extraordinary challenges we face. It is a novel both immediate and impactful, desperate and hopeful in equal measure, and it is one of the most powerful and original books on climate change ever