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Blame OLED Displays for Decline in Smartphone Battery Life

“He compared the battery life of 13 devices, including the iPhone XS, iPhone X, Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 2” reports iphonehacks.com. Despite OEM claims of optimizing their devices for better battery life using machine learning and more efficient components, the average battery life on smartphones is actually going down.Its the OLED panel that is a major culprit in the declining battery life of new smartphones. Source: iphonehacks.com Share This:

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Rockets decline 4th-year option on Marquese Chriss, report says

“The Rockets have declined the fourth-year option on forward Marquese Chriss, according to ESPN. Chriss would have been due more than $4 million in 2019-20 if the Rockets had picked up his option” reports sportingnews.com. Houston has reportedly been attempting to include both Chriss and Knight in the trade proposal, along with four future first-round picks. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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Tech stocks plunged in October, suffering worst month since the 2008 recession

“Technology stocks just capped off their worst month since the depths of the recession a decade ago” writes Ari Levy for cnbc.com. The Nasdaq plunged 9.2 percent in October, its steepest monthly drop since a 10.8 percent decline in November 2008.All the biggest tech stocks suffered big losses in October, led by Amazon’s 20 percent decline and Alphabet’s 9.7 percent drop. Investors pulled away from the stocks that have delivered the best returns in recent years, as concerns about President Trump’s trade war and rising interest rates sent fund managers…

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Facebook braces for decline in European users

“Facebook investors are braced for the social network to report a second consecutive decline in European users as it shows more evidence of saturation in its most profitable markets despite worldwide growth” writes James Titcomb for telegraph.co.uk. While only a minor decline, it was the first drop in monthly usage in any geography ever recorded by the company. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., slammed the Trump administration Thursday for presiding over a near-total decline in soybean exports to China, blaming President Trump’s trade dispute for hurting her state’s farmers.

“There were ZERO U.S. soybean exports to China last week, typically one of the strongest export weeks of the year,” the embattled lawmaker tweeted” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., slammed the Trump administration Thursday for presiding over a near-total decline in soybean exports to China, blaming President Trump’s trade dispute for hurting her state’s farmers. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Twitter’s cleanup efforts resulted in its biggest drop ever in monthly users

“But the company’s latest results were much better than its monthly active users would suggest” writes Karissa Bell for mashable.com. The drop is the largest ever decline for the company, which also lost 1 million users last quarter.Twitter isn’t the first company to give more weight to DAUs than monthly users. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Biogen/Eisai Alzheimer’s data suggests treatment effect related to drug

“(Reuters) – Biogen and partner Eisai Co Ltd said data from their experimental Alzheimer’s drug suggested that the treatment effect for the highest dose was related to the drug, and not to an imbalance of patients in the treatment groups” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. These APOE4 carriers had been more prone to a brain swelling side effect in earlier trials known as amyloid-related imaging abnormalities-edema, or ARIA-E. That decision resulted in 26 people being moved out of the highest dose group.Results of the highly anticipated mid-stage trial, presented…

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A historically accurate stock market indicator says selling has gotten way overdone — and it could be signaling a sharp rebound to come

“When stocks fall too far, too fast, there are certain fail-safe switches built into the market to warn investors of their overzealousness” writes Joe Ciolli for businessinsider.com. One such tool is called the relative strength indicator, which indicates when the stock market has gotten too stretched in either direction.JPMorgan would seem to agree, at least with the idea that technical indicators are signaling an end to the selling.Many of these fall into the realm of technical analysis, which is built upon the idea that past market gyrations are highly indicative…

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Parents urged not to panic ‘yet’ about massive French and German decline in Scottish schools

“Parents should not panic “yet” about a massive decline in French and German tuition in Scottish schools, according to a think tank report that called for a fresh approach to modern languages” writes Scottish Political Editor for telegraph.co.uk. While there has been a huge decline in French and German exam entries, it said there has been a large percentage rise in Spanish and Chinese. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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