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Americans load up on candy, trick or treat - or…

Americans may not know if trick or treating will happen this year because of the pandemic, but they’re buying a lot of Halloween candy while they wait to find out

How To Know If You're Making Progress in the Gym

Sometimes the progression we make in the gym isn't always clearly visible.

SM Energy Declares Semi-Annual Cash Dividend

SM Energy Company (NYSE: SM) today announces that its Board of Directors has approved a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.01 per share of common stock outstanding. The dividend will be paid on November 4, 2020, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on October 23, 2020. The Company currently has approximately 114.6 million shares of common stock outstanding.

Nintendo Promises New Console in Less Than 80…

Nintendo Promises New Console , in Less Than 80 Years. Following the success of the Nintendo DS, the Nintendo Wii and the Nintendo Switch. the gaming company revealed in their latest corporate management briefing that they are working on new hardware. While Nintendo confirmed something new would be on the way in a Future Outlook portion of the presentation, . the company only said it will be released in "20XX.". This announcement leaves Nintendo fans wondering if they can expect a new console soon or if they will have to wait many more years

Trump tightens Cuba sanctions as he woos…

Americans won't be allowed to bring cigars and rum home from Cuba or stay at government-owned lodging there under new measures President Donald Trump says will help to financially starve the island's government

BlackBerry is Making A Comeback

BlackBerry is looking to make a big comeback using new 5G technology.

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Xbox Game Pass Subscribers Have Increased by 50…

Xbox Game Pass Subscribers Have Increased by 50% in Under 6 Months. The subscription-based service was first launched back in 2017. It gives gamers access to titles from a range of publishers for a single monthly subscription price. It has been praised by many as being a great value for the money. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people have decided to pass the time indoors by playing more video games. . As a result, more people have purchased an Xbox Game Pass subscription over the past few months. Microsoft has revealed that the service now has over 15 million subscribers. Back in April, it was announced that there were over 10 million. This means that in less than six months, the amount of Xbox Game Pass subscribers has increased by an astounding 50%

Disney delays 'Black Widow,' Spielberg's 'West…

The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including “Black Widow,” while also postponing Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” a full year in the company’s latest recalibration due to the pandemic

Healthy Ways to Manage Stress

Stress management is important, but during a pandemic, it could be essential.

Apple Accuses Epic Games of Using Their Legal…

Apple Accuses Epic Games of Using Their Legal Battle as a 'Marketing Campaign'. The two companies have been caught in a legal battle for the past few weeks. The conflict was ignited when the video game developer implemented its own payment system into the iOS and Android versions of 'Fortnite.' . Apple decided to remove the game from the App Store, and Epic subsequently responded to the move by filing an anti-trust lawsuit against the tech company. Apple has recently responded to Epic’s court filing, in which Epic requested for 'Fortnite' to be made available on iOS again. While Apple said that this can be done once Epic removes their own payment system from the game, . they also slammed Epic by stating: “Epic started a fire, and poured gasoline on it, and now asks this Court for emergency assistance in putting it out.". They also accused Epic of using the high-profile lawsuit as “a marketing campaign.". For reasons having nothing to do with Epic’s claims against Apple, 'Fortnite'’s popularity is on the wane. By July 2020, interest in 'Fortnite' had decreased by nearly 70% as compared to October 2019. , Apple, via filing. This lawsuit (and the front-page headlines it has generated) appears to be part of a marketing campaign designed to reinvigorate interest in 'Fortnite.', Apple, via filing. Epic boss Tim Sweeney has claimed in a recent filing that this accusation is incorrect. Epic’s actual user engagement data reflecting the actual number of users playing 'Fortnite' (not Google search results) shows Apple’s claim of declining interest in 'Fortnite' to be incorrect. , Tim Sweeney, via filing. Over the period of time that Apple cherry-picked for its Google search volume comparison (between October 2019 and July 2020), the number of daily active users on 'Fortnite' actually increased by more than 39%, Tim Sweeney, via filing

California moves to end sales of new gas-powered…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state will halt sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035

What To Expect From The The Presidential Debate

As we approach the first of three Presidential debates, our experts examine the impact a debate can have on an election and advise against some likely pitfalls Joe Biden and Donald Trump may encounter.

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Microsoft Buys Bethesda for $7.5 Billion

Microsoft Buys Bethesda for $7.5 Billion. On Monday, Phil Spencer and Xbox announced that Microsoft is acquiring Bethesda parent company ZeniMax. Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tang Gameworks, Alpha Dog and Roundhouse Studios will now all be at Microsoft's disposal. Microsoft has also acquired reputable game franchises such as 'Fallout,' 'DOOM,' Wolfenstein,' The Elder Scrolls' and more. Additionally, Bethesda titles will be included in Xbox's Game Pass. With the addition of Bethesda, Microsoft will grow from 15 to 23 creative studio teams and will be adding Bethesda’s iconic franchises to Xbox Game Pass. , Microsoft. This includes Microsoft’s intent to bring Bethesda’s future games into Xbox Game Pass the same day they launch on Xbox or PC, like Starfield, the highly anticipated, new space epic currently in development by Bethesda Game Studios, Microsoft. The deal is approximately three times what Microsoft paid for 'Minecraft' developer Mojang Studios in 2014

Powell faces lawmakers' skepticism on some Fed…

Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday defended the Federal Reserve’s efforts to support the economy during the pandemic-induced recession from assertions that its programs bungled aspects of its response

Amazon Adding 10,000 Well Paying Jobs

Amazon announced it is adding 10,000 well paying jobs as it continues a plan to more more workers out of Seattle to other parts of the state of Washington.

Mark Zuckerberg Is Not a Fan of AR Glasses So Far

Mark Zuckerberg Is Not a Fan of AR Glasses So Far. Zuckerberg doesn't think any currently-released Augmented Reality glasses have been particularly "compelling" since they are either thick frames or resemble an "Apple Watch on your face.". But he's hopeful that another company will be able to succeed in projecting holograms into the world with a standard pair of glasses in the future. Speaking to The Verge at the Facebook Connect event, Zuckerberg gave his honest opinion of AR glasses. I really don't think that AR is going to be good until you get normal-looking glasses that can project holograms into the world. , Mark Zuckerberg, to The Verge. And now, glasses range from thin to pretty thick frames. , Mark Zuckerberg, to The Verge. I don't think we're anywhere near getting all the electronics that you would need to get into a thin frame. , Mark Zuckerberg, to The Verge. But the hope would be that you can get it into more normal-looking glasses in the first part of this decade or the first half of this decade, Mark Zuckerberg, to The Verge

Utility equipment eyed as possible source of fire…

Federal investigators are looking into whether a huge wildfire near Los Angeles was sparked by Southern California Edison utility equipment

Peloton Adding Two More Products

Peloton is adding two new products to its lineup. One at the top of the price range, the other near the bottom. The company is banking on people continuing to want to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump to Block TikTok, WeChat App Downloads…

Trump to Block TikTok, WeChat App Downloads , Starting Sunday. The Trump administration's Commerce Department announced it would ban the apps on Friday. Business transactions on the apps, including payments and transfers, will be banned. Today’s actions prove once again that President Trump will do everything in his power to guarantee our national security .., Wilbur Ross, Commerce Secretary, via 'The New York Times'. ... and protect Americans from the threats of the Chinese Communist Party, Wilbur Ross, Commerce Secretary, via 'The New York Times'. More than 100 million people in the U.S. use the popular apps. For all practical purposes [WeChat] will be shut down in the U.S., but only in the U.S., as of midnight Monday, Wilbur Ross, Commerce Secretary, via 'The New York Times'. TikTok is currently in acquisition talks with American company Oracle. As to TikTok, the only real change as of Sunday night will be users won’t have access to improved updated apps, upgraded apps or maintenance, Wilbur Ross, Commerce Secretary, via 'The New York Times'

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Hanford contractors agree to pay $58 million fine…

Two companies that do work at a former nuclear weapons production plant will pay fines of nearly $58 million for improperly billing the federal government for thousands of hours of work that were not performed

Facebook Ready For Election Day

Facebook says it's ready for Election Day and all the pitfalls that will come with an unprecedented election. The social media giant says it is ready to deal with the real possibility there won't be a declared winner on Election Day.