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Google, Facebook and Amazon face tough questioning over potential monopolies
The tech giants weathered many critiques during a congressional hearing Tuesday. Meanwhile, Apple got less attention.
Jul 16, 2019 23:50 UTC Business Read More

Microsoft worker charged with stealing millions in digital currency scam
A former Microsoft worker has been charged in what investigators describe as a scheme to steal $10 million in digital currency.
Jul 16, 2019 23:45 UTC Business Read More

Self-Taught AI Masters Rubik's Cube Without Human Help
Fancy algorithms capable of solving a Rubik's Cube have appeared before, but a new system from the University of California, Irvine uses artificial intelligence to…
Jul 16, 2019 23:29 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

Alzheimer's Could Be Slowed by Fewer Than 9,000 Steps a Day, Shows Study Linking Exercise With the Disease
Scientists believe even moderate amounts of exercise can slow cognitive decline in people at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. A study published in the…
Jul 16, 2019 23:14 UTC Fitness Read More

Biden’s doubling down on ObamaCare — lies included
President Barack Obama's claim about keeping your doctor under ObamaCare was the 2013 PolitiFact “Lie of the Year.” Now ex-veep Joe Biden's echoed claim…
Jul 16, 2019 22:41 UTC Health-Care Read More

The Challenge to Obamacare and a Legal Question: Does What Politicians Say Matter?
Amy Davidson Sorkin writes about Texas v. United States, a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act, and the general complications of the judiciary…
Jul 16, 2019 22:40 UTC Health-Care Read More

Professor Hoping To Save Lives With Rip Current Virtual Reality Simulator
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Virtual reality could help save real lives on the beach. A virtual reality program simulates what it's like to be caught in a rip current.
Jul 16, 2019 22:36 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

AR/VR early stage valuations soften, leading to investment and acquisition opportunities
If the market begins to take off in late 2020 -- potentially driven by Apple, Facebook and others -- early stage deal makers could reap the rewards.
Jul 16, 2019 22:29 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

We're One Step Closer to Invisibility Cloaks Being Real
It's one thing to write about magical or science-fiction concepts like an invisibility cloak, such as the one used by Harry Potter and his wizard friends. It's another…
Jul 16, 2019 22:16 UTC Artificial-Intelligence Read More

Pro bodybuilder, recovering from anorexia, hopes to compete at world champs
In her hospital bed, Amy George's grandma asked her not to die before she did. Ten years later, the bodybuilder is recovering from anorexia.
Jul 16, 2019 22:10 UTC Fitness Read More

Dow Jones Futures: Stock Market Rally Stalls; Apple, Facebook, United Airlines, CSX Active Late
Dow Jones futures: The stock market rally stalled Tuesday. United Airlines and CSX moved late on earnings. Lawmakers grilled Facebook, Apple and Amazon.
Jul 16, 2019 21:49 UTC Markets Read More

Two homes which these proud owners sold to pay for crippling dementia care costs
A plan to fix the broken care system was promised in March 2017 - but the resulting green paper has been delayed six times, with no sign of when it will be…
Jul 16, 2019 21:47 UTC Health-Care Read More

Stocks Decline as Earnings Roll In; Bonds Climb: Markets Wrap
U.S. stocks fell as investors assessed mixed corporate earnings amid *fresh* trade tension. Treasuries rose and the dollar was steady. The S&P 500 Index…
Jul 16, 2019 21:45 UTC Markets Read More

Nurse practitioners are the solution to health care provider shortages TheHill
NPs are uniquely qualified to provide high-quality, comprehensive and cost-effective primary health care to all patients. It's time that policymakers at both the…
Jul 16, 2019 21:45 UTC Health-Care Read More

Exxon Mobil (XOM) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know
Exxon Mobil (XOM) closed at $75.93 in the latest trading session, marking a -1.49% move from the prior day.
Jul 16, 2019 21:45 UTC Markets Read More

Is Entrepreneurship the New MBA?
Today's 20-somethings are foregoing the MBA/corporate career path to pursue the riskier world of entrepreneurship.
Jul 16, 2019 21:41 UTC Entrepreneurship Read More

CMS approves GuideWell Connect for ACA direct enrollment
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved GuideWell Connect as an Affordable Care Act direct enrollment platform.
Jul 16, 2019 21:34 UTC Health-Care Read More

Vast majority of dietary supplements don't improve heart health or put off death, study finds
In a massive new analysis of findings from 277 clinical trials using 24 different interventions, researchers say they have found that almost all vitamin, mineral and…
Jul 16, 2019 21:18 UTC Health Read More

46 mosquitoes with serious viruses found in Fresno County
Collection of infected mosquitoes has spread across Fresno, Clovis, and Sanger putting people in danger of getting an infection causing problems ranging from…
Jul 16, 2019 21:09 UTC Health Read More

How Virtual Reality Helped To Create The Lion King
To create The Lion King, director Jon Favreau used a popular video game engine to design a virtual reality version of Pride Rock.
Jul 16, 2019 21:06 UTC Virtual-Reality Read More

A promising new anesthetic discovered with help from a computer
Using drug-designing software, Stanford researchers found a new anesthetic that appears to work while maintaining blood pressure.
Jul 16, 2019 21:02 UTC Computing Read More

What is Jicama? Jicama Nutrition
If you're like most people, you are a creature of habit when it comes to a trip through the supermarket produce aisles. Broccoli, spinach, and carrots are all…
Jul 16, 2019 20:48 UTC Nutrition Read More

5 easy ways to keep your smartphone safe from hackers
Our smartphones hold a massive amount of personal information. Here are five easy steps you can take to keep your data safe.
Jul 16, 2019 20:43 UTC Gadgets Read More

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