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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

The stock market's unusual pattern this week has historically been a big sell signal
The stock market has done something so unusual this week that it has only happened 19 times in the past 30 years, and the strange pattern could be an…
Aug 14, 2019 23:20 UTC Markets 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

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

FAA Bans Recalled Apple Macbook Pros From Planes Over Battery-Fire Risk
The FAA warns travelers about the dangers of bringing recalled Apple Macbook Pro computers on an airplane. Consumer Reports tells you how to stay safe,…
Aug 14, 2019 23:00 UTC Computing 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

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

This Powerful Acupressure Mat Obliterates Stress in Just 15 Minutes a Day
A short daily massage with the innovative GoRelax acupressure mat can provide deep relaxation, increased blood circulation, and reduced tension.
Aug 14, 2019 22:50 UTC Health 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

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

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

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

Are Artificial Sweeteners Good For Our Health?
Dear Mayo Clinic: Are artificial sweeteners bad for your health? I want to cut down on sugar in my diet. I've found many products that are sugar-free, but they're…
Aug 14, 2019 21:59 UTC Nutrition 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

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