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Destiny 2 Beta Now Available For Pre-Load On PS4 And Xbox One

Jul 14, 2017 12:53 pm UTC| Technology

With Destiny 2s launch date coming ever closer, fans of the game are itching to give the sequel a try. Gamers will finally get this chance next week when the beta launches, but PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners can...

FCC Says Net Neutrality Hurts Smaller ISPs, 2M Pro Net Neutrality Comments Flood Website

Jul 14, 2017 12:52 pm UTC| Technology

The fight for Net Neutrality has already begun, with supporters of a free internet counting tech giants and even the founder of the web as influential figures. For its part, the Federal Communications Commission says that...

New 3DS Gets Killed By Nintendo, XL Version Still Alive

Jul 14, 2017 12:52 pm UTC| Technology

When Nintendo promised that it was not going to kill off the 3DS when the Switch first came out, millions of gamers let out a sigh of relief. Recently, these fans might have had to suck in air once again as the company...

Oculus Hopes $200 Wireless VR Headset Jumpstart Business

Jul 14, 2017 12:51 pm UTC| Technology

Its no secret that Oculus is going through some troublesome times, what with the lawsuit filed by ZeniMax and the threat of injunction. However, as the jump in sales after the company made the Rift $200 cheaper indicates,...

New AI Could Cause WWIII And Increase Spread Of Fake News

Jul 13, 2017 12:55 pm UTC| Technology

For the majority of tech companies, artificial intelligence is being used to combat the spread of fake news. However, some scientists decided to create an AI that could actually make the proliferation of fraudulent content...

Millions Of Verizon Customers At Risk Following Data Security Breach

Jul 13, 2017 12:55 pm UTC| Technology

A partner company of Verizon recently suffered a massive security breach, which has placed the personal information of millions of the carriers customers at risk. Now, these customers can no longer rely on their emails,...

PC Market In Decline, Shipments Dropped To 10-Year Low

Jul 13, 2017 12:54 pm UTC| Technology

It would seem that the slow decline of the PC market is still well on its way to dipping to ever lower figures, with shipments for Q2 putting the industry at its lowest in 10 years. A lot of this has to do with people no...

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Economy

US private sector output expands at the fastest rate in six months in July, suggests economy gaining momentum in Q3

US-based manufacturing firms remained in expansion mode in July, flash estimates released by IHS Markit showed on Monday. Overall business conditions improved at the fastest pace for four months, while private sector...

FxWirePro: Anchoring CNB hiking hopes, advancing forecasts and valuations stimulate EUR/CZK

On the back of formidable economic data and the improved outlook for both domestic and foreign demand, we have revised our calls on GDP dynamics, the labor market, CNB policy, and the financial markets. We now expect two...

U.S. Treasuries slump in silent trading; all eyes on FOMC policy meeting

The U.S. Treasuries slumped in silent trading and as investors remain cautious ahead of the 5-year auction, besides the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be held on July 26. The...

UK gilts nearly flat ahead of Q2 GDP, BoE’s Haldane’s speech

The UK gilts traded nearly flat Tuesday as investors remain cautious ahead of the Bank of England (BoE) member Haldanes speech, scheduled today at 17:00GMT. The yield on the benchmark 10-year gilts, hovered around 1.19...

Eurozone periphery bonds mixed after benchmark German business conditions hit record high in July

The Eurozone periphery bonds remained mixed Tuesday after reading the surprise jump in the benchmark Germanys Business Climate Index, released today by the Munich-based institute Ifo. Also, the German and Eurozone consumer...

Politics

Law expert: where the Brexit battles over the Repeal Bill will be fought in parliament

The most important national law governing the Brexit process has been tabled before parliament by the UK government. The proposed European Union (Withdrawal) Bill previously known as the Great Repeal Bill is likely to...

Modi's polarising populism makes a fiction of a secular, democratic India

After Donald Trump was sworn in as US president, The Times of India published a piece titled Why both Modi and Trump are textbook populists. Citing Jan-Werner Mllers What is Populism?, the journalist, Amit Varma, was...

Politicians jeopardise the safety of whistleblowers with bad technology

The Western Australian Liberal Party has created a website, www.wawhistleblowers.com, encouraging whistleblowers to report on WA public officers, government ministers and members of parliament. The site has already been...

Malawi set out to give students skills to support democracy. But it's not been easy

Like many other countries, Malawi was caught in the wave of democratic change that swept sub-Saharan Africa in the early 1990s. The wave was triggered by the fall of communism along with military and civilian dictatorships...

US under Trump Series: Donald Trump Jr. may be called to testify before Senate over his meeting with Russian lawyer

President Trump eldest son Donald Trump Jr. might be called upon by the Senate Intelligence Committee to question about a meeting that took place in June 2016 at the Trump Tower between Trump Jr., President Trumps...

Science

NASA Is Launching A Nationwide Solar Eclipse Watch Project, Participate For Science

On August 21st, a solar eclipse that will completely blot out the sun was announced to happen by NASA. In an attempt to gather as much data about the celestial event as possible, the space agency is asking every single...

Scientists Create Material 5x Stronger Than Steel And Soft As Rubber

Researchers in Japan recently succeeded in creating a soft and flexible material that is five times stronger than steel but feels like rubber. Such a material could have numerous applications including the development of...

Humans Are Only Using 25% Of Their DNA, Study Says

Remember that popular misconception that humans only use about 10 percent of their brains power at any given time? It looks like something similar is about to start circulating the web with a new study indicating humans...

Scientists Create Super Spinach That Can Function As Bomb Detector

For the most part, the leafy green spinach has only ever been super in the animated classic Popeye the Sailor Man when the quirky main character would down a whole can of the leaves to gain strength. Recently, scientists...

The Most Advanced Artificial Heart Can Perform As Well As A Real One

Scientists have been trying to create artificial versions of human organs for decades, be it the liver, skin, eyes, and above all, the heart. These efforts are aimed at solving one of the biggest challenges in the medical...

Technology

Intel Throws Weight In Apple’s Corner Against Qualcomm In Huge Lawsuit

It would seem that the number of major brands that Qualcomm has to contend with in the lawsuit it has against Apple is growing. After the iPhone makers suppliers started backing their partner, even Google and Samsung have...

Why Swiping Up Using An iPhone Is A Bad Idea And Why Updating The iOS Is A Good Idea

Even though its the premier smartphone brand that Americans prefer, there are still plenty of misconceptions when it comes to the iPhone that a lot of users have. For example, in order to save on battery life, some...

Facebook Could Be Making A Modular Phone In Bid To Be Tech King

Its long been known that Facebooks ultimate goal is to take over the lives of every single person in the world by carving out a slice in every single industry. The social media platform has already done this by being...

Razer Could Get $5 Billion IPO Valuation And Make A Gamer-Specific Smartphone

The PC gaming hardware giant Razer is reportedly ready to go for an initial public offering, which could be worth $5 billion. The site for the IPO is apparently Hong Kong and achieving such an amount is also apparently...

Verizon Is Already Throttling YouTube And Netflix, Net Neutrality Is Dying

One of the biggest points of reassurance that FCC head Ajit Pai is trying to sell in dismantling Net Neutrality involves asking users to trust ISPs not abusing their power. According to him, carriers will not be throttling...
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July 25 19:00 UTC Released

AREconomic Activity YY*

Actual

3.3 %

Forecast

3.1 %

Previous

0.6 %

July 25 14:00 UTC Released

USConsumer Confidence

Actual

121.1 %

Forecast

116.5 %

Previous

118.9 %

July 26 00:00 UTC 190190m

BRSelic Interest Rate*

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Previous

10.25 %

July 26 00:00 UTC 190190m

BRSelic Interest Rate*

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9.25 %

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10.25 %

July 26 01:30 UTC 280280m

AUCaseShiller 20 MM NSA

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0.4 %

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0.5 %

July 26 01:30 UTC 280280m

AUCaseShiller 20 YY

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2.2 %

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2.1 %

July 26 01:30 UTC 280280m

AUConsumer Confidence

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0.5 %

Previous

0.4 %

July 26 01:30 UTC 280280m

AURich Fed Comp. Index*

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Forecast

1.7 %

Previous

1.7 %

July 26 01:30 UTC 280280m

AURich Fed, Services Index*

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Forecast

0.5 %

Previous

0.5 %

July 26 01:30 UTC 280280m

AURich Fed Mfg Shipments*

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Forecast

1.8 %

Previous

1.9 %

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