Apple just revealed more details about the new face shields it’s making to protect medical workers amid the COVID-19 crisis (AAPL)

Apple Face Shield

A support page on Apple’s website shares more details about the new face shields the company has started designing and producing to help medical workers in the US.
The company plans to ship 1 million face shields per week.
The support page includes details about how the shield can be adjusted and cleaned.
It’s another indication that the face shield initiative is a companywide effort across Apple.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Sunday that the company has started designing and producing protective face shields for medical workers in the US treating COVID-19 patients. Now, the company has shared some additional details about those shields, including how to adjust and clean them.

In a new support page on Apple’s website, the tech giant illustrates how the face shield can be adjusted by pulling the straps on either side of the headset. The face shields are also designed to be sterilized and reused, as Apple provides guidelines for cleaning and maintaining them.

According to Apple, it’s safe to clean them with chemicals such as 70% ethanol, 70% isopropyl alcohol, 6% bleach, and 3% hydrogen peroxide. The company has also provided a support email address specifically for questions regarding the face shield product.

The support page is another indication of the resources Apple is devoting toward COVID-19 relief efforts. Cook said that the face shield initiative is a cross-company effort that draws on the firm’s design, engineering, packaging, and operations teams as well as its suppliers.

Apple said it plans to ship 1 million face shields per week, and the first batch of shields were delivered to Kaiser Permanente hospital facilities in California’s Santa Clara Valley.

In addition to designing and producing face shields, Apple said it would also donate 20 million protective face masks to health care workers in the US. That’s double the company’s initial commitment of 10 million face masks.

Apple’s initiative in creating face shields and donating face masks is just one example of how large tech companies are using their resources and assets to provide assistance during the coronavirus outbreak.

Google recently launched a mobility report that pulls aggregate anonymized data from apps like Google Maps to provide insight into how peoples’ movements have changed while stay-at-home orders are in place. Tesla CEO Elon Musk also recently delivered 1,000 ventilators to help COVID-19 patients in California.

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A top YouTuber slammed Dasani over additive conspiracy theories. Experts say they don’t hold water.

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Consumers are taking to YouTube and other social media platforms to complain about the taste of the Coca-Cola water bottle brand Dasani.
In a new YouTube video, Shane Dawson reviewed claims that the product tastes strange, makes a “fizz” sound upon opening, and that the ingredients list includes salt among other additives — suggesting that something nefarious is afoot with the water.
A bottled-water expert told Business Insider that Dasani is using many of the same practices that other bottled-water manufacturers use.

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Coca-Cola’s Dasani bottled water brand has faced some bumps in the road since its 1991 release. In 2004, there was an uproar after consumers discovered the “pure” water was, in fact, purified tap water. Then, the company had to pull its product from the UK because it had included too much bromate, a chemical compound that has been found to increase cancer risks.

“The Dasani scandal has left Coke nursing a £25 million loss from canceled production contracts and advertising deals,” The Guardian reported in 2004. “The damage to the firm’s reputation is 20 times that figure, analysts say.”

Now, Dasani has become a popular subject of memes, as consumers take to TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram to make fun of its taste and discuss conspiracy theories about its additives.

The latest addition to the discourse came from Shane Dawson, the YouTuber known for his conspiracy theory investigations and minor documentaries on other influencers. In a video published on Saturday, April 4, Dawson explored claims that the product tastes strange, makes a “fizz” sound upon opening, and includes additives like salt that could make drinkers more thirsty.

In his video, Dawson tries the water on-camera, at first upset by the bottle’s infamous “fizz” sound upon opening. “Why does Dasani have a fizz when you open it? That’s a soda thing,” Dawson said in the video. “That doesn’t make sense. That means there’s something else in it.”

Dawson did acknowledge in the video that some theories he discussed were “really stupid.”

Dasani did not immediately return Business Insider’s request for comment.

It’s become trendy online to make fun of Dasani for its taste and ingredients

A search for “Dasani” on Twitter reveals a huge community of Dasani haters: There’s influencer Corinna Kopf writing that the beverage is “cancelled,” and memes about how the company manufactures the product.

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Meet the 15 youngest billionaires in America

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Forbes released its 2020 edition of the World’s Billionaires List, which ranks the richest people in the world.
The youngest billionaire on the list, 22-year-old Kylie Jenner, is the founder of Kylie Cosmetics. In late 2019, she agreed to sell 51% of her company to beauty conglomerate Coty Inc. for $600 million. The deal valued her company at $1.2 billion.
The 15 youngest billionaires in America are collectively worth over $100 billion.
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Some people don’t need to spend a lifetime building wealth.

Forbes just dropped its World’s Billionaires List, which ranks and profiles the richest people in the world. The 2,095 billionaires on the list are worth a collective total of $8 trillion, down $700 billion from their collective worth in 2019. The youngest billionaire in America is 22-year-old Kylie Cosmetics founder Kylie Jenner, followed by Snapchat cofounder Evan Spiegel.

Together, the 15 youngest billionaires in America are worth over $100 billion. Here they are, listed in order from oldest to youngest:

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15. Brian Armstrong is the cofounder and CEO of Coinbase.

Age: 37

Net worth: $1 billion

Industry: tech

Armstrong is the CEO and cofounder of the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. The company was launched in 2012 and was valued at $8 billion in 2018.

14. Drew Houston is the cofounder and CEO of Dropbox.

Age: 37

Net worth: $1.3 billion

Industry: tech

Houston is the CEO and cofounder of DropBox, which has more than 500 million current users. He launched the company in 2007 while he was just 24. The company went public in 2018. Houston still owns over 20% of the company, making him the company’s largest individual shareholder.

13. Lynsi Snyder is owner and heiress to In-N-Out Burger.

Age: 37

Net worth: $3.6 billion

Industry: fast food

Lynsi Snyder received her full inheritance to West Coast fast-food chain In-N-Out Burger, founded by her grandparents, on her 35th birthday. Her father and uncle passed away young, and Snyder was the last family heir at age 18. In 2010, she became president and has since expanded In-N-Out.

As Business Insider’s Áine Cain reported in October 2018, Snyder is very popular with her employees: At the time, she had a 96% approval rating on Glassdoor.

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