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Apex Legends Gets Some Very Nice Toys
Weta, who in addition to being a special effects house are also a merch company, have a bunch of Apex Legends stuff coming out, ranging from little vinyl…
Aug 14, 2019 23:59 UTC Technology Read More

Livestock Markets Rebound
Livestock Markets Rebound by Blue Line Futures on Wed, 08/14/2019 - 18:52 Livestock Roundup August 14, 2019 Cattle & Hogs Cattle Commentary.
Aug 14, 2019 23:51 UTC Markets Read More

Drivers use smartphone apps to help detect credit card skimmers at gas stations
A growing number of unsuspecting gas station customers are having their credit or debit card information stolen because of a skimmer device secretly placed in…
Aug 14, 2019 23:51 UTC Gadgets Read More

Eyewitness dash cam captures moment of texting while driving crash
No one was injured. The local police department in Massachusetts shared the footage as a warning to not text and drive.
Aug 14, 2019 23:49 UTC Technology Read More

Autumn is coming, so of course Pumpkin Spice Spam is, too
Piggybacking on the pumpkin spice phenomenon, Hormel says it will introduce a limited run of Pumpkin Spice Spam. Unlike two years ago, it's not a hoax.
Aug 14, 2019 23:37 UTC Business Read More

Asia stocks mixed as bond markets signal recession warning
Shares in Asia dropped Thursday afternoon as the main yield curve in U.S. Treasurys inverted, triggering fears over the state of the U.S. economy.
Aug 14, 2019 23:27 UTC Markets Read More

An 'Uber, but for Mental Health' App Is an Unsettling Therapist in 'Eliza'
Eliza at first comes across as a near-future dystopia in the vein of Black Mirror: it's a visual novel where you play the part of a young “proxy” for a virtual…
Aug 14, 2019 23:27 UTC Mental-Health Read More

New digital spas serve up virtual reality vacations
Unplugging from technology can help you relax. But now plugging into a fully immersive experience may be a new way to get away from it all. Take a look at the…
Aug 14, 2019 23:25 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau may have just confirmed the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G
Recently, OnePlus has been releasing new flagship phones in the first half of the year, and an updated version of the phone in the back half of the year.
Aug 14, 2019 23:05 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Salt levels in picnic foods dangerously high, health group warns
One in four savoury picnic foods contain dangerously high levels of salt and almost half are worryingly high in saturated fat, a health group has warned.
Aug 14, 2019 23:01 UTC Nutrition Read More

Stock Markets, Jolted by Economic Worry, Suffer 2nd Worst Drop of 2019
Yields on United States government bonds fell, indicating lower expectations for growth and extending a drop that began as the trade war intensified.
Aug 14, 2019 22:59 UTC Markets Read More

Stock Markets, Jolted by Economic Worry, Suffer 2nd Worst Drop of 2019
Yields on United States government bonds fell, indicating lower expectations for growth and extending a drop that began as the trade war intensified.
Aug 14, 2019 22:59 UTC Business Read More

Oil Markets Face Nightmare Scenario
Financial markets saw their worst day of 2019 as disappointing growth numbers and an inverted U.S. treasury yield curve triggered a sell off in both equities and…
Aug 14, 2019 22:59 UTC Markets Read More

ObamaCare’s Medicaid Deception
ObamaCare wasn't supposed to give free health insurance to everybody. The Affordable Care Act's authors expected the poor would enroll in Medicaid, while…
Aug 14, 2019 22:39 UTC Health-Care Read More

FDA Approves New Pill for Drug-Resistant TB
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug to help treat deadly, drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis, the world's biggest infectious-disease…
Aug 14, 2019 22:38 UTC Health Read More

Markets Are Shaken by New Signs of Global Economic Trouble
Shares on Wall Street fell sharply after reports showed a slowdown in China and a contraction in Germany, partly reflecting the U.S. trade war's impact.
Aug 14, 2019 22:35 UTC Markets Read More

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Tufts Health Plan announce plans to merge
The agreement would create one of the region's largest nonprofit health services providers.
Aug 14, 2019 22:29 UTC Business Read More

OnePlus 5G phone is launching globally this year
Speaking with The Financial Times (via Android Police), OnePlus CEO Pete Lau confirmed that a new OnePlus 5G phone is coming this year. Unlike the…
Aug 14, 2019 22:28 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Economist El-Erian: Fed now has no choice but to cut rates or risk disrupting markets
The Federal Reserve has “no choice” but to cut interest rates again at its September policy meeting, economist Mohamed El-Erian told CNBC on Wednesday.
Aug 14, 2019 22:20 UTC Markets Read More

British Airways testing VR headsets for first-class passengers this year
In-flight headsets are the latest sign that VR has much more to offer than gaming.
Aug 14, 2019 22:18 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

June promises to fix smart ovens that are preheating accidentally
As convenient as smart ovens can be, they also introduce their own hassles -- namely, technical hiccups. June plans to update the software for its signature ov...
Aug 14, 2019 22:14 UTC Technology Read More

China sharply curbs gold imports Reuters
China has severely restricted imports of gold since May, a move that could be aimed at curbing outflows of dollars and bolstering the yuan as economic grow.
Aug 14, 2019 22:05 UTC Business Read More

Virtual Reality Spas Take People To A Digital Oasis
Virtual reality spas are giving people a chance to go on a VR trip and enjoy some digital relaxation.
Aug 14, 2019 22:03 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

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