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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

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

US markets plummet in their worst day of 2019
The Dow tumbles 800 points as investors worry about the global economy, the US-China trade war and Brexit.
Aug 14, 2019 23:49 UTC Markets 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

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

VMware says it’s looking to acquire Pivotal
VMware today confirmed that it is in talks to acquire software development platform Pivotal Software, the *service* best known for commercializing the…
Aug 14, 2019 23:01 UTC Business 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

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

Watch: No Man’s Sky VR Gameplay Comparison On PSVR vs. PC VR
We've put gameplay footage for No Man's Sky on both PSVR and PC VR side-by-side for you to get a direct look and comparison at the visual differences.
Aug 14, 2019 22:57 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

The Bad News Is That the Markets Just Tanked. There Is No Good News.
While the economic problems on the horizon are bad—see your 401(k) for more on this—they are hardly the only serious problems bubbling up at the moment.
Aug 14, 2019 22:53 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

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

Cramer: Sell some stocks, but it's wrong to panic about a recession
It doesn't hurt that investors shave off some positions in their portfolios, but it's a “big mistake” to dump everything, CNBC's Jim Cramer said Wednesday.
Aug 14, 2019 22:22 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

Canopy Growth Stock Tanks after Q1 Earnings
Canopy Growth (WEED)(CGC) reported its earnings after the market closed on August 14, and the stock plunged as a result. The company reported net revenue…
Aug 14, 2019 22:08 UTC Markets Read More

Walmart, Nvidia earnings, retail sales — What to know in markets Thursday
July retail sales, Walmart and Nvidia earnings will be the biggest market moving events Thursday.
Aug 14, 2019 22:06 UTC Markets 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

Dow turns negative as it struggles to rebound from worst day of 2019
Stocks were trading around the flat line on Thursday, struggling to rebound from the steep losses in the previous session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average…
Aug 14, 2019 21:59 UTC Markets Read More

22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 1: Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater?
First date day, and I've already cheated—not that I'm a cheater, as I had to assure my date before my first day on Marco Borges' 22 Days nutritional plan was…
Aug 14, 2019 21:59 UTC Nutrition Read More

ZeroAvia is putting hydrogen fuel cells in airplanes
ZeroAvia is using a hydrogen fuel-cell to provide zero-emissions power for flight. ZeroAvia Alternative fuels for cars are pretty commonplace. We see electric vehicles and hybrids pretty much anytime we set foot outside our homes. Alternative fuels in the aerospace industry are much, much rarer and when you consider just how much jet engines pollute, that's a bad thing. That's where ZeroAvia comes in. The California-based startup has been quietly working on aircraft-grade hydrogen fuel cell system and, according to a report Wednesday by Fast Company, the company just tested the system succe...
Aug 14, 2019 21:58 UTC Fitness Read More

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