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FanDuel to open sports book in Bally's Atlantic…

The online sports betting company FanDuel will open an in-person sports book at Bally’s casino in Atlantic City once the casino’s sale to a Rhode Island company is finalized

Breast Cancer Screenings Are Down 63% During The…

With social distancing measures in place, many have opted out in visiting the doctor's office.

Quibi Is Shutting Down Just 6 Months After Launch

Quibi Is Shutting Down Just 6 Months After Launch. According to 'The Wall Street Journal,' the streaming service is to be one of the shortest-lived to date. The company launched on April 6, 2020, providing content to be specifically viewed on mobile devices. Two plans — one with ads and one without — were available for under $10 per month. . In July, app-tracking firm Sensor Tower claimed Quibi lost over 90% of its subscribers after the three-month free trial was up. . According to The Verge, Quibi has refuted those numbers but never provided alternate figures for reference. Factors that may have contributed to the company's demise include its mobile-only content as people are stuck at home amid the pandemic. or that short-form video content can be found for free with competitors such as YouTube and TikTok. Co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg attempted to sell off the floundering company earlier this year, but no one took the bait

Russell Wilson, Ciara fund charter school in…

Football star Russell Wilson and his wife Ciara, the Grammy-winning performer, are the latest wealthy philanthropists to back a charter school

Republicans Vs Democrats Senate Showdown

Democrats are hoping to flip enough seats to take over the Senate, while Republicans hope to cling on to their majority. We examine the hottest contest in the country as election day grows ever closer. Steven Voss, professor of political science at Kentucky University, Paul Bentz, a campaign strategist at Higher Ground and Elizabeth D. Alvarez the Chief of Election Litigation at Guest and Grey share their thoughts.

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Nokia to Build First Cellular Network on the Moon…

Nokia to Build First Cellular Network on the Moon for NASA. On Monday, Nokia Oyj announced that they had been chosen by NASA to create the first ever cellular network on the moon. . The network is expected to be available by late 2022. . The Finnish telecommunications firm said that their partnership with NASA would create a “sustainable human presence on the lunar surface.” . The technology will be “ideally suited” for providing the technology that “astronauts need.” . It will make remotely controlled rovers, high definition streaming and real-time navigation possible. . Nokia is working with Intuitive Machines to integrate their work into a lunar lander for delivery and self-configuration on the surface of the moon. . The LTE/4G communications system will also be “ultra-compact, low-power” and “space-hardened.”. The solution has been specially designed to withstand the harsh conditions of the launch and lunar landing, and to operate in the extreme conditions of space, Nokia, via Bloomberg

Venezuelan president: Key oil refinery attacked…

Venezuela’s president says a large oil refinery suffered a terrorist attack as his government struggles to provide domestic fuel to the crisis-stricken nation

The Government Wants Time to Test the Vaccine

The FDA has placed strict requirements on vaccine developers requesting at least two months of testing data.

Sony Releases Free Black Lives Matter PS4 Theme

Sony Releases Free , Black Lives Matter , PS4 Theme. On Oct. 19, Sony released the "Black Lives Matter Theme" on the PlayStation Store. When the theme is enabled, the bottom of the user interface appears with black and yellow graphics, as well as a raised fist. The hashtag #BLM also appears as part of the free theme. Other companies have taken similar actions. In June, Activision released a 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' update that displayed a message supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Developer Bungie introduced several items supporting Black Lives Matter, including 'Destiny 2' emblems and a "be heard" enamel pin.

AP Explains: The rule that made the modern…

Twenty-six words tucked into a 1996 law overhauling telecommunications have allowed companies like Facebook, Twitter and Google to grow into the giants they are today

The Impact Of Mail-In Voting

The coronavirus has forced many to turn to mail-in voting. Wth laws differing from state to state the process can often be confusing, we examine the impact of the move towards such voting and ask what it will mean for the result. Steven Voss, professor of political science at Kentucky University, Paul Bentz, a campaign strategist at Higher Ground and Elizabeth D. Alvarez the Chief of Election Litigation at Guest and Grey.

Protester beaten by officer after fatal PA…

Video posted on social media appears to show a white Philadelphia police officer wrestling a Black woman to the ground and punching her. The incident happened Monday during protests following a police shooting of a Black man in that city. (Oct. 28)

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YouTube Vows to Ban Misleading Claims About COVID…

YouTube Vows to Ban Misleading Claims About COVID-19 Vaccines. The video-sharing platform has announced a new effort to crackdown on COVID-19 misinformation, . warning it will ban any clips that contradict expert advice from local health authorities. A COVID-19 vaccine may be imminent, therefore we're ensuring we have the right policies in place to be able to remove [related] misinformation, YouTube, via statement. According to YouTube, it has already removed 200,000 dangerous or misleading videos about coronavirus. Similarly, Facebook has announced plans to ban ads that discourage people from getting vaccinated

Tupperware profits soar as pandemic shut-ins…

Tupperware relied on social gatherings for explosive growth in the mid 20th century

Do Undecided Voters Exist In 2020?

Both campaigns are desperately trying to reach undecided voters, but in our increasingly polarized times, do such voters even exist? Dr. Grant Davies Reeher, Syracuse University, Alex Vogel, CEO & Lobbyist Vogel Group and Matt Klink GOP Campaign Strategist argue the case.

Microsoft Hires Another Naughty Dog Developer for…

Microsoft Hires Another Naughty Dog Developer for the Initiative. The gaming giant has added a new member to the team for its Xbox studio with Lauren Garcia. Garcia, who worked as character shading technical director on 'The Last of Us: Part II,'. is joining as senior shader technologies developer. So happy to announce that this week I joined at The Initiative. This is an incredible team working on something truly special, Lauren Garcia, via Twitter . It was so hard to left behind my friends at NaughtyDog. But I need to say thank you to @Xbox @XboxP3 to allow me be part of Xbox family!

Toyota adds 1.5M US vehicles to recalls for…

Toyota is adding 1.5 million U.S. vehicles to recalls from early this year to fix fuel pumps that can fail and cause engines to stall

Voters Voices

With the election right around the corner and voting underway, Stringr took to the streets of some key swing states: Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania to find out what's on voters' minds. We ask them who they are voting for and what issues are most important to them this year.

SJW Group Announces Quarterly Dividend

David Cage Thinks the Xbox Series S Will Be…

David Cage Thinks the Xbox Series S Will Be ‘Confusing’. Microsoft previously announced that in addition to the Xbox Series X, . they will also be releasing another next-gen console, the Xbox Series S. It will be a cheaper and lower-spec version of the Xbox Series X. While some gamers thought this was a great idea, it seems David Cage isn’t a fan. The Quantic Dream CEO is known for directing cinematic games like ‘Heavy Rain, ‘Beyond Two Souls’ and ‘Detroit: Become Human.’ . Cage thinks that “most developers will focus on the lower-end version to avoid doing two different versions”. Many developers prefer consoles to PC because on consoles you only have to deal with one hardware, whereas on PC there are so many configurations, graphic cards, drivers, controllers. , David Cage, to WCCFTech. When a manufacturer offers two consoles with different specs, there is a strong chance that most developers will focus on the lower-end version to avoid doing two different versions, David Cage, to WCCFTech. He also added that he thinks that this will be “confusing” for both developers and players. I think it is confusing for developers, but also for players, and although I can understand the commercial reasons behind this choice I think the situation is questionable, David Cage, to WCCFTech

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Blowout US economic growth in summer is already…

Americans may feel whiplashed by a report Thursday on the economy’s growth this summer, when an explosive rebound followed an epic collapse

BONUS: How COVID-19 Patients Are Treated

Dr. Ross McKinney the Chief Scientific Officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges analyses which treatments have been effective in treating COVID-19 patients and explains what course of treatment a person suffering from the disease can expect.