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Westworld Awakening Is a New VR Game Where You Play a Self-Aware Host
HBO has partnered with VR developer Survios on a new Westworld VR video game called Westworld Awakening. And it's available right now on Oculus, Vive,…
Aug 22, 2019 23:51 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Asia stocks rose as Japan-South Korea tensions escalate; yuan dips to fresh low
Meanwhile, investors look ahead to Fed Chair Jerome Powell's speech at a yearly central banking symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Aug 22, 2019 23:49 UTC Markets Read More

Mars microbes could spread across the planet via dust particles
If life did (or does) exist on the red planet, it could survive by travelling across planet on the wind.
Aug 22, 2019 23:45 UTC Science Read More

Delta flight stranded 18 hours, passengers slept on airplane floor
Passengers spent more than eight hours on the tarmac, and many ended up sleeping on the airport floor — Delta didn't offer hotel vouchers.
Aug 22, 2019 23:30 UTC Business Read More

Google Chrome’s new anti-fingerprinting controls will still allow advertisers to track you
Under mounting pressure from the public, Google, like Facebook, says it now wants to give users more control over their data that it shares with advertisers.
Aug 22, 2019 23:29 UTC Technology Read More

Windsor-Essex lands $692000 to boost women entrepreneurs
Only three per cent of women in Windsor-Essex declare self-employment as their source of income compared to 17 per cent of women nationally. It's a woeful…
Aug 22, 2019 23:23 UTC Entrepreneurship Read More

Windsor-Essex lands $692000 to boost women entrepreneurs
Only three per cent of women in Windsor-Essex declare self-employment as their source of income compared to 17 per cent of women nationally. It's a woeful…
Aug 22, 2019 23:23 UTC Entrepreneurship Read More

Fact check: Did Bernie just backtrack on Medicare for All?
Speaking to labor officials in Iowa this week, Bernie Sanders unveiled a new twist to his “Medicare for All” plan. His centrist Democratic rivals pounced, accusing…
Aug 22, 2019 23:13 UTC Health-Care Read More

Never buy a T-shirt over £15: the essential guide to personal finance
The older I get, the more I am struck by the massive gaps in my education. How did I manage to get a GCSE in history without being taught anything about the…
Aug 22, 2019 23:00 UTC Personal-Finance Read More

Taron Egerton, Lucy Boynton to Star in Virtual Reality Project ‘Glimpse’
Taron Egerton and Lucy Boynton are starring in "Glimpse," a new virtual reality experience.
Aug 22, 2019 22:59 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

George Conway Says Trump Is a 'Malignant Narcissist': He's 'Both Mentally Disordered and Evil'
Attorney George Conway — husband of high-ranking White House aide Kellyanne Conway and near-constant critic of his wife's boss Donald Trump — this week…
Aug 22, 2019 22:56 UTC Mental-Health Read More

Salesforce Increases Full-Year Revenue Forecast
Salesforce.com Inc. CRM 0.58% raised its full-year revenue outlook after reporting record results in the latest quarter, a positive sign for enterprise-technology…
Aug 22, 2019 22:54 UTC Business Read More

Explore new worlds and save $200 on HTC's Vive Pro VR headset
The HTC Vive Pro virtual reality headset is down to $599 on Amazon. That's $200 off its regular price. We haven't seen much from the Vive Pro as far as deals go…
Aug 22, 2019 22:52 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Employment Extravaganza in Vallejo draws good crowd
About 60 people showed up Thursday morning at Employment Extravaganza, a career fair held at the Vallejo Economic Development Department (EDD) office…
Aug 22, 2019 22:49 UTC Jobs Read More

There is enough economic data for the Fed to warrant a rate cut, Jim Cramer says
CNBC's Jim Cramer on Thursday insisted that there is enough economic data that warrant the Federal Reserve to “take preemptive action here and cut interest…
Aug 22, 2019 22:44 UTC Business Read More

Zika Was Soaring Across Cuba. Few Outside the Country Knew.
The mosquito-borne virus spread through the island in 2017, but global health officials failed to sound the alarm.
Aug 22, 2019 22:39 UTC Health Read More

Phone Companies Ink Deal With All 50 States And D.C. To Combat Robocalls
In the plan, *service* providers will provide technology to combat a practice known as "spoofing" to aid state attorneys general in locating and prosecuting the…
Aug 22, 2019 22:36 UTC Business Read More

Major Phone Service Providers Agree to Plan to Slow Robocallers
Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and nine other phone *service* providers reached a deal with 51 attorneys general across the country to install call-blocking technology.
Aug 22, 2019 22:35 UTC Business Read More

Hillel's Tech Corner: MDGo: Car accidents are no match for AI and ML
MDGo's latest innovation is proving to be a big help in every way from medical imaging, to drug discovery, to medication management, and even robotic surgery.
Aug 22, 2019 22:33 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

Samsung announces Galaxy A50s, Galaxy A30s: More like A50 Pro and A50 Lite?
Samsung has announced the Galaxy A50s and Galaxy A30s, serving up most of the same specs as their predecessors. But expect a major camera upgrade or…
Aug 22, 2019 22:20 UTC Technology Read More

Here's How Much Fat You Should Eat on a Low-Carb Diet — and Where to Get It
Healthy fats play an important role in weight loss by helping to keep you full between meals, but they become even more crucial on a low-carb diet. After all,
Aug 22, 2019 22:19 UTC Nutrition Read More

Workplace digital assistant startup Capacity raises $13.2M from Midwestern VCs
Solving information scatter inside enterprises seems to be the founding idea behind dozens of enterprise software startups. Capacity, which recently rebranded…
Aug 22, 2019 22:18 UTC Entrepreneurship Read More

CEO Lisa Su: AMD to Increase Artificial Intelligence Profile
The Hot Chips 31 Symposium started this week. Artificial intelligence was the hot topic among participants Intel, NVIDIA, and Advanced Micro Devices.
Aug 22, 2019 22:15 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

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