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Father’s Day 2020 Gift Guide

This year Father’s Day lands on June 21st and during these times of social distancing, you can still show the Dad in your life some love even if you can’t physically be there with them. Similar to previous years, we have compiled a list of Father’s Day gifts from lifestyle to technology that varies in price to fit your purchasing needs.

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GLAAD Pride Guide 2020 for Virtual Events

For fifty years, the month of June has celebrated LGBTQ+ Pride traditions but due to the pandemic and the appalling murder of George Floyd that has led to nationwide protest, we have to re-think how we can ALL come together. To bring us all together safely for Pride Month, GLAAD created the Pride Guide, a platform to help LGBTQ+ people and allies navigate the hundreds of digital Pride celebrations and online events during the month of June. In acknowledgment of the inhumane murder of George Floyd, GLAAD is reprioritizing Pride Month events to support the Black community.

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Square Off Launches New Video Calling Feature

While we are all currently stuck at home, there is a constant search for entertaining activities that you can do indoors. Square Off, the makers of the world’s smartest chessboard; a first of its kind App-connected board with automated movements., has further enhanced the experience of playing chess by introducing a video calling feature. Besides being able to play on the AI-enabled chessboard against other players from around the world, now one can also video call them.

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Introducing AUDEA®: World’s First Voice-Controlled Intelligent Speaker System

Recently announced to launch June 15, 2020, AUDEA® is the world’s first voice controlled intelligent portable speaker system runs thousands of popular music apps. With it’s multi-touch color display, AUDEA® gives you the freedom to play video, browse selections, and connect across multiple rooms without the use of a smartphone. AUDEA® supports Google Assistant®, AirPlay®, Chromecast®, YouTube® Videos and comes with a built-in 13 band HD equalizer so you can fully customize your listening experience.

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We’ve Got You Covered: Face Masks For The Summer

With summer approaching and the need for everyday face masks continue there are several brands launching various styles and designs to fit everyone’s personal needs. We have combined a list of different brands who have launched face masks in various price ranges for the summer.

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Threadless Collaborates for Donations in Racial Injustice Efforts

Threadless, a diverse global community of artists and those that support them, wants to honor George Floyd and the countless others who’ve lost their lives and livelihoods to racism. Over the coming weeks, they will be sharing art and stories from Black artists and their allies in our community. Starting today, all Artist Shop owners have the option to donate a portion of their proceeds to eight different organizations of their choosing. Threadless will match those donations up to an additional $100,000.

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Monster Energy Outbreak Virtual Tour Kicks-Off LIVE ON LOCATION Tonight

For the first time ever, Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, the leader in showcasing the biggest new names in music each year, is now set to launch a virtual series customized for fans during quarantine: Monster Energy Outbreak Presents: LIVE ON LOCATION. Debuting TONIGHT, May 29th, LIVE ON LOCATION consists of nine episodes each featuring top breakout hip hop talent performing from various locations with enhanced production direct from the artist. Taking place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 8pm EST / 5pm PST, over three consecutive weekends in May and June LIVE ON LOCATION will be on Monster Energy’s YouTube channel located here: youtube.com/monsterenergy.

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The Creators of the Coronavirus App Launches Coronalytics

Three months ago, one of the very first coronavirus app was launched by two French and Korean ex-pats currently living in Taiwan. The coronavirus app, located here https://coronavirus.app/, is a searchable interactive app that shows real-time updates on the virus by pulling data from the WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other resources. Now they have launched a new product; Coronalytics.

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“Let’s Stay (In) Together: A Benefit To Support The Apollo” Presented By Gibson

UPDATED 6/1/2020: In observance of Black Out Tuesday and in solidarity with artists, neighbors and the global community the Apollo Theater and Gibson have announced the “Let’s Stay (In) Together: A Benefit To Support The Apollo” live streaming benefit concert has been rescheduled from June 2 to Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 pm ET/4:30pm PT.

On March 13th, 2020, the infamous Apollo Theatre announced all “ Theater-Produced Public Programs” were canceled till June 30th due to COVID-19. Recently announced, Gibson, the leading instrument brand, has partnered with the legendary Apollo Theater for the “Let’s Stay (In) Together: A Benefit To Support The Apollo” benefit concert. The free LIVE free virtual benefit concert will kick off Black Music Month in June and will support the institution’s future following the cancellation of more than 100 programs. Viewers can tune in to watch the “Let’s Stay (In) Together: A Benefit To Support The Apollo” Livestream at www.apollotheater.org.

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Hi-Tech Chic Launches COVID-19 Page

We wrote our first coronavirus article for Hi-Tech Chic after 2 French and Korean ex-pats based in Taiwan emailed us asking if we could review their new app (& the 1st on market), the “coronavirus app.” The 2 French and Korean Exp-pats created the app after being stuck in Taiwan as the pandemic grew. Since then we have received pitches 24/7 of coronavirus/ COVID-19 related apps, learning tools and consumer products. After realizing we were writing about the pandemic several times a week since January, we created the “COVID-19” page on Hi-Tech Chic.

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