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The Galaxy Tab S6 shows Samsung isn’t giving up the tablet fight
It's no secret that Android tablets are in an awkward position. While Apple's iPad remains an important part of its product line-up, even Google has given up on…
Jul 31, 2019 23:57 UTC Technology Read More

Three Ways To Fight The Stigma Of Mental Illness
From the mildest and most routine to the most intractable and devastating, people struggling with mental illness are also burdened by others' stereotypes and…
Jul 31, 2019 23:49 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Fitbit's Versa Lite sales were 'weaker than expected'
Fitbit's smartwatch-fueled recovery just hit a setback. The wearable maker reported that its smartwatch revenue dropped 27 percent year-over-year in the second…
Jul 31, 2019 23:47 UTC Business Read More

"I accept responsibility"; Former Blackjewel CEO apologizes in letter to employees
The former CEO of Blackjewel LLC posted a letter to employees after bankruptcy left coal miners without paychecks for weeks.
Jul 31, 2019 23:43 UTC Business Read More

Ebola: One year on from Democratic Republic Congo outbreak
Myths and conflict are hampering efforts to stop the disease spreading through a mobile population.
Jul 31, 2019 23:40 UTC Health Read More

What follows the iPhone? Apple accessories might hold the answer
Apple's accessories might hold clues about what comes after the iPhone.
Jul 31, 2019 23:35 UTC Business Read More

The Construction Labor Shortage: Will Developers Deploy Robotics?
Startups are racing to fix the construction productivity problem. Most of the money went towards modular housing companies or software promising to optimize…
Jul 31, 2019 23:33 UTC Entrepreneurship Read More

You'll get "nowhere near" the full $125 from Equifax, the FTC says
So many people are seeking cash payments from Equifax following its disastrous 2017 data breach, there may not be enough claims money for everyone to…
Jul 31, 2019 23:23 UTC Business Read More

Dunkin, Square earnings — What to know in markets Thursday
Thursday will be another busy day filled with corporate earnings. Two names that investors will be paying attention to include Dunkin' ahead of the opening bell…
Jul 31, 2019 23:22 UTC Markets Read More

T-Mobile, Sprint argue over state AGs’ lawsuit financing as EFF comes out against merger
Last week was big for T-Mobile and Sprint, as their merger got approval from the Department of Justice. There's still another big hurdle for the deal to clear…
Jul 31, 2019 23:22 UTC Business Read More

Cryptographic ICE Cube tests orbital cybersecurity protocols aboard the ISS
Encryption in space can be tricky. Even if you do everything right, a cosmic ray might come along and flip a bit, sabotaging the whole secure protocol. If you can't…
Jul 31, 2019 23:12 UTC Technology Read More

USD Soars on Fed, Gold Price Cleared Support on Less Dovish Powell
The US Dollar soared as the Fed cut rates for the first time since 2008 but Chair Jerome Powell surprised less dovish, increasing the risk of a reversal in anti-fiat…
Jul 31, 2019 23:10 UTC Business Read More

Russia just completed a particularly speedy resupply run to the International Space Station
It was just a few days ago that SpaceX shot one of its Dragon cargo ships into space, and it was packed with supplies for the crew of the International Space…
Jul 31, 2019 23:06 UTC Science Read More

Borderlands 3 Goes Gold Over A Month Before Release
Borderlands 3 is scheduled to release for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Google Stadia.
Jul 31, 2019 23:04 UTC Technology Read More

Patent agencies challenged to accept AI inventor
At first glance, there is nothing special about two particular patent applications filed with agencies around the world this week: the first for a food container; the…
Jul 31, 2019 23:01 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

Leak: Samsung might bring back its Active line of smartphones
The Samsung Galaxy Active is reportedly a re-purposed version of the Galaxy S9. That means the phone will be marketed to agencies and other organizations.
Jul 31, 2019 23:01 UTC Gadgets Read More

Parkinson's sufferer had to 'crawl' through Heathrow security
A man with Parkinson's said that he “almost had to crawl” through security at Heathrow airport after a flight delay left him without medication, affecting his mobility…
Jul 31, 2019 23:00 UTC Health Read More

Bizarre Star Found Hurtling Out of Our Galaxy Centre Is Fastest of Its Kind Ever Seen
Astronomers have discovered a new main sequence star that's the fastest of its kind ever found in the Milky Way. It's hurtling through the galaxy at an…
Jul 31, 2019 22:57 UTC Science Read More

Report: Boise ZIP code among the 'hottest' in the nation when it comes to home sales
BOISE, Idaho — For the second year in a row, a West Boise ZIP code has landed on the 2019 Hottest ZIP Codes Report, released Wednesday by realtor.com.
Jul 31, 2019 22:56 UTC Business Read More

Actually Interesting: A machine can make decisions, but can it ever understand why?
In the second episode of Actually Interesting, The Spinoff's new monthly podcast exploring the effect AI has on our lives, Russell Brown explores how aware…
Jul 31, 2019 22:44 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

'Tech Capitalism at Its Finest': JPMorgan Picks AI Over Humans to Write Ads
JPMorgan Chase, the largest U.S. bank, says New York-based Persado's “artificial intelligence message machine” wrote ads that generated two to five times t.
Jul 31, 2019 22:38 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

Amazon acquires flash-based cloud storage startup E8 Storage
Amazon has acquired Israeli storage tech startup E8 Storage, as first reported by Reuters, CNBC and Globes and confirmed by TechCrunch. The acquisition will…
Jul 31, 2019 22:37 UTC Entrepreneurship Read More

Dow Jones Futures: Fed, Apple Teach Stock Market Rally Lessons; Twilio, Qualcomm Move On Earnings
Dow Jones futures: The stock market rally and Apple stock breakout fizzled on the Fed rate cut outlook. But Wednesday's action taught key investing lessons.
Jul 31, 2019 22:17 UTC Markets Read More

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