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Chinese smartphone brands such as Oppo are winning in Southeast Asia
The deep-pocketed Chinese smartphone players are driving into emerging markets, leveraging the same kind of strategies they used to gain market share at…
Aug 19, 2019 23:45 UTC Gadgets Read More

After a DNA test, I completely changed my diet
Seeing the evidence related to only me, and not a generic note, brought the message home - personalised nutrition could cut public spending on health care.
Aug 19, 2019 23:43 UTC Nutrition Read More

Planet Fitness, Five Below and Ross coming to Burlington
Planet Fitness will move into the former Acme market site and Ross Dress for Less into what was a Toy "R Us in LIberty Square, Burlington Twp., NJ.
Aug 19, 2019 23:39 UTC Fitness Read More

Watch the Xbox Gamescom event in 14 minutes
Microsoft loves to use Gamescom as a vehicle for its post-E3 news, and it had plenty on offer for the 2019 event -- even for PlayStation fans. PUBG added...
Aug 19, 2019 23:32 UTC Technology Read More

What tariffs could cost American households
Tariffs are expected to cost American households up to $1,000 per year when the next round goes into effect on September 1, according to a new note by J.P.…
Aug 19, 2019 23:31 UTC Business Read More

22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé: The Good, the Bad, and Can You Pay My Bills?
There's a lot to love about eating healthier—but the cost isn't one of them; a point that has been roundly driven home to me, as I've attempted to comply with 22…
Aug 19, 2019 23:25 UTC Nutrition Read More

Asia stocks edge higher as China debuts new loan prime rates
Stocks in Asia mostly traded higher Tuesday morning as minutes from the Reserve Bank of Australia's July meeting were released. The People's Bank of China…
Aug 19, 2019 23:05 UTC Markets Read More

Sony Acquires Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games -- the developers behind Sony's PS4 megahit Spider-Man -- are going to become part of Sony Worldwide Studios.
Aug 19, 2019 23:02 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

PrideStaff Louisville Staffing and Employment Agency Under New Ownership
PrideStaff, a national, franchised staffing organization, is pleased to announce that its Louisville staffing and employment agency is under new ownership and…
Aug 19, 2019 22:59 UTC Jobs Read More

The Smart Way Into Emerging-Market Investing
Here's a stunning fact: Since the start of the year, the S&P index of U.S. stocks has outperformed its emerging market counterpart by a full 15 percentage points.
Aug 19, 2019 22:59 UTC Markets Read More

Respawn CEO apologizes for devs who insulted Apex Legends fans
An Apex Legends event featuring expensive cosmetic items kicked off a controversy that ended with angry players lashing out at the developers in a forum.
Aug 19, 2019 22:51 UTC Technology Read More

General Electric’s Insurance Regulators Call Markopolos Report ‘Fairly Simplistic’
The Kansas Insurance Department's news release says it takes allegations of fraud seriously, but adds that the Markopolos report doesn't take all information…
Aug 19, 2019 22:51 UTC Business Read More

If You're Running to Lose Weight, Here's How Long (and How Hard) Your Runs Should Be
When you're running to lose weight, trying to make every run as effective as possible, exactly how long should your runs be? Long, slower-pace runs and.
Aug 19, 2019 22:44 UTC Health Read More

Maine House Speaker Gideon attacks Sen. Collins over tax vote, ACA
Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon criticized U.S. Sen. Susan Collins on Monday for her vote in favor of the 2017 Republican tax bill, saying the bill…
Aug 19, 2019 22:43 UTC Health-Care Read More

Heat shield just 10 atoms thick to protect electronic devices: Atomically thin heat shields could be up to 50000 times thinner than current insulating materials in cell phones and laptops
Atomically thin materials could create heat-shields for cell phones or laptops that would protect people and temperature-sensitive components and make future…
Aug 19, 2019 22:39 UTC Gadgets Read More

Why Athletes Say Resilience and Getting Mentally Tough Matter
If you want to be physically strong and on top of your game, you need mental fortitude and resilience, top athletes, their coaches, and sports psychologists say.
Aug 19, 2019 22:38 UTC Mental-Health Read More

The five technical challenges Cerebras overcame in building the first trillion transistor chip
Superlatives abound at Cerebras, the until-today stealthy next-generation silicon chip company looking to make training a deep learning model as quick as…
Aug 19, 2019 22:38 UTC Business Read More

GE financials are old news: Former Vice Chair Bob Wright on Markopolos report
GE's former Vice Chairman Bob Wright says the financial issues alleged by Harry Markopolos are old news.“Most everything that was alleged has already been…
Aug 19, 2019 22:37 UTC Business Read More

LA-based Brainbase raises $3 million for its intellectual property licensing management tech
It's been nearly a century since Walt Disney first introduced Mickey Mouse to the world. In the ensuing decades, Disney, and the mythmakers of Hollywood have…
Aug 19, 2019 22:36 UTC Technology Read More

A generational shift in consumer tastes is a boon for these retailers, Jim Cramer says
CNBC's Jim Cramer said Monday that the American consumer is thriving and that retailers can court their business if they have two things going for themselves:…
Aug 19, 2019 22:32 UTC Business Read More

SteamVR Beta Helps No Man’s Sky Performance On Valve Index, Fixes Oculus ASW 2.0 Support
The SteamVR Beta channel currently includes performance improvements for Valve Index, as well as fixing support for the Oculus Rift's ASW 2.0.
Aug 19, 2019 22:32 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

How To Build Confidence & Self Esteem After Losing Your Job & Being Unemployed Lisa Petsinis
Unemployment can feel like the worst thing that can happen to your self-esteem, but if you learn how to build confidence by doing these 10 things, you can find…
Aug 19, 2019 22:30 UTC Health Read More

China AI expert on facial recognition’s privacy problem and social good
China is keen to harness AI to boost its economy and is applying it in on a huge scale in areas such as surveillance and facial recognition – but it could also kill…
Aug 19, 2019 22:29 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

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