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PlayStation Surprise Releases Erica, A New Live-Action Interactive Thriller For PS4
During the Opening Night Live stream from Gamescom 2019, PlayStation released a new trailer for Erica, a live-action interactive thriller for PS4. Erica focuses…
Aug 19, 2019 23:58 UTC Technology Read More

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

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

Apple is spending $6 billion on original shows and trying to beat Disney+ to market, reports FT
Apple has spent more than $6 billion on original TV shows and movies for its forthcoming Apple TV+ *service*, according to a Financial Times report on Monday.
Aug 19, 2019 23:30 UTC Technology Read More

PG&E stock plunges as $18 billion in Tubbs fire claims return to haunt it
Fallout from the deadly Tubbs fire, which hit Northern California in 2017 and pushed PG&E toward bankruptcy, has returned to plague the utility.
Aug 19, 2019 23:29 UTC Business Read More

The coolest you should keep your house is 78 degrees, federal program recommends
Energy Star also said you should set your thermostat to 82 degrees when you're sleeping.
Aug 19, 2019 23:25 UTC Business Read More

State leaders discuss plans to assist the homeless and mental health
Hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians are living with mental illness, but today, state health leaders told lawmakers there's not enough access to services that…
Aug 19, 2019 23:25 UTC Mental-Health Read More

AI Bot Writes Batman Movie Script, and the First Page Is Pretty Hilarious
A writer forced a bot to watch a bunch of Batman movies, then had it write a truly insane and hilarious script page for a Batman movie of its.
Aug 19, 2019 23:13 UTC Artificial-Intelligence 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

Apple's Unforgivable Mistake Threatens Millions Of iPad And iPhone Users
Apple is in a continuing fight to keep the iOS platform secure, and it has made a mistake that has blown open the entire platform.
Aug 19, 2019 22:58 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

Technology companies drive a broad rally on Wall Street
Technology companies powered a rally on Wall Street Monday that gave the market its third straight gain. The surge in tech stocks followed a decision by the…
Aug 19, 2019 22:38 UTC Business 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

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

Parents pledge to wait to give their kids smartphones
Thousands of parents all over the country are taking a pledge to wait to give their child a smartphone. Here's why.
Aug 19, 2019 22:35 UTC Gadgets 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

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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