Marshall Major IV wireless headphones offer great sound, plus 80+ hours of battery life and wireless charging – TechCrunch

Marshall’s new Major IV headphones ($149.99) combine lightweight comfort with wireless charging, and up to 80 hours of playback for an iconic headset that’s affordable and flexible. At home or on the go, these are a great option with unique features that you won’t find anywhere else in the headphone market. Basics This is the fourth iteration of Marshall’s Major on-ear wireless headphones, and they offer a number of improvements new to the lineup, including a new folding clip design that makes them even more compact when packed for travel…

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H&M to Cut Working Hours Amid the Covid-19 Outbreak | News & Analysis

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Sweden’s H&M said on Thursday it was in talks with tens of thousands of its staff about shortening working hours with the firm among many retailers hit by the coronavirus pandemic and fewer customers in many markets. “The spread of Covid-19 has caused an exceptional situation and the H&M group is forced to make several difficult decisions,” a company spokeswoman said in a statement to Reuters. “Dialogue with employees on temporarily shortened working hours affecting tens of thousands of employees globally has been initiated in several markets.…

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Struggling airline Flybe ‘set to collapse within hours’

Image copyright Reuters Airline Flybe is set to collapse within hours, putting 2,000 jobs at risk after a bid for fresh financial support failed, the BBC has learned. The struggling carrier narrowly avoided going bust in January. Exeter-based Flybe said the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on demand for air travel was partly to blame. Its website has stopped working, it now carries a message stating “This link is no longer live”. Passengers who had boarded a flight in Glasgow bound for Birmingham on Wednesday evening had to disembark after…

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Storm Dennis: UK set for month’s worth of rain in 24 hours amid floods

Image copyright PA Media Image caption One man waded through floods in Upton upon Severn to do the shopping Deluged communities in parts of the UK are facing more heavy rain as they struggle to cope in the wake of Storm Dennis. A month’s worth of rain in 24 hours is also forecast to hit north Wales and north-west England, falling on ground that is already saturated. Eight rivers have reached record levels in recent days, the Environment Agency (EA) said. Nearly 120 flood warnings remain in place across the…

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Streatham attack: ‘I didn’t stop shaking for hours’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A woman near to the scene reacts after a man stabbed two people in Streatham, south London Streatham High Road – a spot usually bustling with shoppers – is now quiet. As forensic teams search the area for clues, people in this south London suburb have been coming to terms with Sunday’s terror attack. Sudesh Amman, 20, was shot dead by police on Sunday afternoon after stabbing two people in what police called an Islamist-related terrorist incident. The convicted terrorist was being followed by…

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Australia fires: Australian Open qualifying matches delayed by three hours

Smoke haze over Melbourne was visible on Wednesday morning Australian Open organisers have imposed a three-hour delay to the start of qualifying matches on Wednesday because of the “very poor” air quality from ongoing bushfires in the country. It is the second successive day the start of play has been delayed because of the conditions in Melbourne. On Tuesday, Slovenia’s Dalila Jakupovic had to be helped off court after retiring from her match. Air quality in the city did improve overnight but is still “unhealthy”. Play will now begin at…

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Australia bushfires: Fundraiser reaches A$20m in 48 hours

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The bushfires crisis has moved hundreds of thousands of people to donate their money and time A fundraiser for fire services in New South Wales, Australia has raised more than A$20 million (£10.6m; $13m) in just 48 hours, as the state battles a bushfire crisis. Australian comedian Celeste Barber launched the Facebook appeal on Friday, writing: “Please help any way you can. This is terrifying.” At least 24 people have died since the fires began in September. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called up…

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Cancer ‘prehab’: Patients to be put on fitness plan within 48 hours of diagnosis

Image copyright Getty Images Newly-diagnosed cancer patients are to be offered NHS gym sessions before they start chemotherapy, in the hope of boosting the speed of their recovery. Thousands will be invited to sign up for the “prehab” fitness programmes within 48 hours of being diagnosed. The aim is to make patients “match fit” ahead of chemotherapy or major surgery. Experts hope a regime of three fitness sessions a week will reduce the time patients spend in hospital by “priming” them for their recovery. A mix of high intensity cardio…

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M1 closed after third serious crash in 24 hours

Image copyright Google Street View The southbound carriageway of the M1 has been closed in West Yorkshire following a “serious incident” involving “multiple vehicles”. It is the third major crash on the motorway in 24 hours. West Yorkshire Police said the latest incident happened on a stretch between junction 40 and junction 39 near Wakefield. A woman died in a collision 140 miles further south in Bedfordshire late on Christmas Eve. A diversion route is in place following the latest incident in West Yorkshire and Highways England has issued instructions…

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US Sales Surge in the Early Hours of Thanksgiving | News & Analysis

NEW YORK, United Sates — US consumers splurged more than $2 billion online in the first hours of Thanksgiving shopping on Thursday, while crowds were largely thin at retailers on the eve of Black Friday, reflecting the broader trend away from shopping at brick-and-mortar stores. Early discounts offered this month by chains seeking to extend this year’s shorter holiday season saw a dip in the numbers lining up at stores across the country, according to consultants and analysts making spot checks on the ground. “We’ve seen many merchants start their…

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