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Virtual Reality Director Parul Wadhwa's New Film 'Sandbox of Memory' Built Around Partition of India
Indian American virtual reality director Parul Wadhwa's new film, “Sandbox of Memory,” is a virtual reality experience about personal memories set against the…
Sep 17, 2019 23:59 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

‘This Is Crazy!’: Wall Street Scurries to Protect Itself in Repo Surge
(Bloomberg) -- The word went out even before the opening bell: the Fed had to step in.Up and down Wall Street, phones lit up Tuesday morning as a crucial…
Sep 17, 2019 23:50 UTC Business Read More

1 in 4 Youths Has Vaped. Will State Bans Do Anything?
Without knowing what has caused a spate of vaping-related illnesses, experts said it was unclear whether new state and local regulations could have much…
Sep 17, 2019 23:41 UTC Business Read More

Fed Preps Second $75 Billion Blast With Repo Market Still On Edge
It had been more than a decade since Federal Reserve traders jumped into U.S. money markets to inject cash. And they seemed to get the reaction they wanted…
Sep 17, 2019 23:39 UTC Business Read More

Latest Google Pixelbook 2 leak shows the device in action weeks before launch
Google's Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL may be the stars of the show at its hardware event next month, but they won't be the only devices unveiled at the event. Google…
Sep 17, 2019 23:36 UTC Gadgets Read More

AI 50 Founders Say This Is What People Get Wrong About Artificial Intelligence
For a start, it's not that intelligent. The founders of Forbes first AI 50 list share their thoughts on what people get wrong about artificial intelligence.
Sep 17, 2019 23:30 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

Biden touts political longevity in bid for union support at Philly event: 'You all know me'
PHILADELPHIA Former Vice President Joe Biden leaned hard into his long history of support for and from organized labor Tuesday, telling hundreds of union.
Sep 17, 2019 23:29 UTC Health-Care Read More

Chirlane McCray's ThriveNYC fell short of mental health goals: Mayor's report
The just-released Mayor's Management Report found that Thrive's "mental health first aid" program was supposed to train 72000 people last year, but only got to…
Sep 17, 2019 23:28 UTC Mental-Health Read More

iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max review: The iPhone for camera and battery lovers
Apple's iPhone 11 Pro models offer just a little bit extra, but some of those features matter a lot to extreme mobile users and pixel experts.
Sep 17, 2019 23:26 UTC Technology Read More

Regulators allow 2020 hospital budgets to exceed growth target
Chairman Kevin Mullin, center, and the Green Mountain Care Board listen to discussion on the challenges faced by rural hospitals in Montpelier on April 3.
Sep 17, 2019 23:23 UTC Health-Care Read More

Virtual tour allows reporter to imagine life with dementia
With staggering numbers of dementia cases, facilities are finding ways to work with caregivers to introduce tools that they can use to learn about what a patient…
Sep 17, 2019 23:17 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Uber Now Knows If Your Ride Has Gone Wrong—By Tapping Your Smartphone’s Sensors
RideCheck, a new safety feature on Uber, uses sensors in drivers' and riders' smartphones to automatically detect a crashes and rides gone off course.
Sep 17, 2019 23:08 UTC Gadgets Read More

Uber Now Knows If Your Ride Has Gone Wrong—By Tapping Your Smartphone’s Sensors
RideCheck, a new safety feature on Uber, uses sensors in drivers' and riders' smartphones to automatically detect a crashes and rides gone off course.
Sep 17, 2019 23:08 UTC Business Read More

Virtual reality used to highlight uranium contamination Williams-Grand Canyon News Williams-Grand Canyon, AZ
GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Activists are using virtual reality technology to focus on areas of the Navajo Nation affected by uranium contamination. The arts collective…
Sep 17, 2019 23:05 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

Cloud is the new oil: AWS tech, education projects modernizing Bahrain
Ever hear data is the new oil? The oft-repeated mantra has a whole new meaning in the country of Bahrain. The country lacks the oil reserves and resulting…
Sep 17, 2019 23:05 UTC Computing Read More

Bitcoin, HTC collaborate on cryptocurrency smartphone
Bitcoin.com and HTC are partnering to develop crypto technologies, the companies announced Monday.
Sep 17, 2019 23:05 UTC Gadgets Read More

2020 candidates keep fitness on track while on the trail TheHill
They're running miles while running for office — for many of the 2020 Democratic White House hopefuls, an exercise regimen doesn't stop on the campaign trail.
Sep 17, 2019 23:03 UTC Fitness Read More

Free Software Pioneer Quits MIT Over His Comments On Epstein Sex Trafficking Case
"I am doing this due to pressure on MIT and me over a series of misunderstandings and mischaracterizations," Richard Stallman wrote on his blog.
Sep 17, 2019 23:02 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

What astronomers hope to learn from a newfound interstellar comet
Astronomers have now spotted a second mysterious, likely interstellar object on a path through our solar system. Why it matters: These interlopers — the first of…
Sep 17, 2019 22:59 UTC Science Read More

50 Awful Foods That Should Never Be in Your Kitchen
Think your cabinets are stocked with mostly good-for-you foods? Take a second look.
Sep 17, 2019 22:59 UTC Nutrition Read More

Samsung will reportedly kick off its Android 10 beta program in the U.S. next month
Samsung will soon kick off its Android 10 beta program according to reliable sources speaking with SamMobile; U.S. and European models eligible to be…
Sep 17, 2019 22:50 UTC Technology Read More

WeWork Makes Small Round of Staff Cuts, Hours After Delaying IPO
Hours after announcing plans to delay an initial public offering, WeWork made a small round of job cuts in a New York City unit that manages on-demand office…
Sep 17, 2019 22:44 UTC Business Read More

Pelosi to Cramer: There's no need to reinvent health care — just improve Obamacare
Democrats should focus on making improvements to Obamacare instead of trying to reinvent the wheel with “Medicare for All,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi…
Sep 17, 2019 22:41 UTC Health-Care Read More

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