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We get it, you have a life. There’s no way you can read all of the day’s news in one single shot, let alone visit every web page, which is why we’re here to help. Well, sort of.

There’s a ton of tech news we weren’t able to cover throughout the day (hey, give us a break, we’re a small independent outfit), so to help you stay up to speed with everything we didn’t get to, we rounded up some of the biggest stories, which should help you keep up to date. Hence the tech hangover. 

Here’s some tech news you probably missed out on today (and when we say you, we mean us, but also…you).

E3 2020 Cancelled  —  The biggest show in video games is skipping a year


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No one is even mad about this. E3 is a dying trade show anyways. Good riddance.

The biggest trade show in video games is skipping a year. E3 2020, which was planned to take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center this June, is cancelled as a result of the Covid-19 coronavirus that is currently spreading across the globe, the organizers of the conference said today. – Kotaku

Google asking much of global workforce to work from home to prevent coronavirus spread

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This is like the third big tech company making its employees work from home. Big deal.

Google parent company Alphabet is recommending that all employees in North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East work from home due to coronavirus. – CNN

White House asks tech leaders for help with coronavirus response

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Wonder if Elon Musk will call someone “Pedo Guy” this time around.

On Wednesday, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios convened representatives from a number of the tech’s biggest companies to gameplan a response to the worsening global coronavirus pandemic. – TechCrunch

YouTube will slowly start monetizing coronavirus videos following creator anger

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Luv 2 make money off a global epidemic.

YouTube is reassessing its policies in an effort to let some creators monetize videos they make about the novel coronavirus outbreak. – The Verge

Federal report warns U.S. is unready for a cyberattack

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Truly, what a time to be alive.

The U.S. should take a slew of steps today to prevent a major cyberattack that could wreak wide-scale devastation on the U.S., a year-long study mandated by Congress reported Wednesday. – Axios

And in just case you missed some of our stuff earlier, here’s what you may have missed:

Notable Mentions

On Amazon, fake authors and plagiarized books ride wave of coronavirus interest

India used facial recognition tech to identify 1,100 individuals at a recent riot 

Here’s Why Some LED Headlights Work And Others Just Blind Everybody 

IT Guys Turn On 30 Windows Laptops At Once, Create A Cortana Feedback Hell 

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Kevin is KnowTechie's founder and executive editor. With over 15 years of blogging experience in the tech industry, Kevin has transformed what was once a passion project into a full-blown tech news publication. Shoot him an email at kevin@knowtechie.com or find him on Mastodon or Post.

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