Day: September 9, 2020

PS5 Pre-Order Signups: Register For A Chance To Reserve A Console

Sony’s next-gen console is set to launch later this year, but there are some key pieces of info about the PlayStation 5 we still don’t know. Sony has shown off the console’s look, the DualSense controller, and some upcoming PS5 games, but the company has kept the PS5 price and release date a secret so far. It’s looking like we’ll hear more very soon, however–Sony is now letting gamers register to be one of the first to preorder the PS5. As it looks like the highly-anticipated Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart could be released around launch, you’ll want to get the system as soon as possible. That game will make full use of the system’s unique features, making it a great first title to play.

On Sony’s new PS5 sign-up page, the company is taking preorder reservations on a first-come, first-served basis from “existing customers.” According to the PS5

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Can technology make flying feel safe again? North Texas companies scramble to remove the COVID-19 risk from planes

North Texas manufacturer Aereos thinks antimicrobial plastics may be one solution to help cut the risk of spreading COVID-19 on commercial airline flights. And Dallas-based Allied BioScience has gotten government approval to spray a disinfectant coating in planes that’s billed as killing germs for up to a week.

Across the world, the aviation industry is scrambling to find ways to keep the COVID-19 risk out of airplanes with high-tech filtration and advanced cleaning. American Airlines has partnered with medical advisers at Vanderbilt University and its competitors have made similar moves. Every airline is requiring masks. Dallas’ Southwest Airlines has adopted the “Southwest Promise,” which includes limiting capacity on flights to allow passengers to social distance.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to turn the airline industry upside down with no end in sight, suppliers are preparing for the inevitable future where cleanliness and germ-fighting is a high priority for customers.

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Tech’s sudden sell-off continues; Nasdaq sinks 10% in 3 days

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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after Wall Street turned in its biggest weekly decline in more than two months.

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Big technology stocks tumbled again on Tuesday, continuing the Icarus-like flight path for companies that just a week ago were the high-flyers carrying Wall Street to record heights.

The S&P 500 fell 95.12, or 2.8%, to 3,331.84 and clinched its first three-day losing streak in nearly three months. Big names that were the main reasons for the market’s rocket ride back from its pandemic-caused losses were among the heaviest weights. Apple sank 6.7%, Microsoft pulled 5.4% lower and tech stocks across the index were down 4.6%.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 632.42 points, or 2.2%, to 27,500.89. The Nasdaq composite, which is packed with tech stocks,

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Designing the essential and the unseen

A large geometric concrete structure sits on the busy corner of Canal and West Streets in Lower Manhattan. Passersby wondering at its function may guess it’s a museum, or an art gallery. Few are likely to hit on the reality: a salt shed. And that was exactly the intent, says Richard Dattner ’60, lead designer of the project. 

“Our job was to design what is really a mundane box holding 5,000 tons of salt—but to design it for one of the most important corners in New York City,” he says. “In the end, it turned out the way the city wanted it—iconic, enigmatic, and somewhat mysterious.” 

Completed in 2015, the salt shed was the most recent project that Dattner, now 82, led for his firm Dattner Architects. It caps a legacy that includes such essential but often unnoticed infrastructure elements as water treatment facilities, sludge dewatering plants, marine transfer stations

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Nasdaq sheds 10 percent in three days in tech sell-off; Tesla tanks after S&P 500 snub

After an uptick that analysts say is atypical of September, U.S. markets plummeted Thursday and Friday, dragged down by the tech giants ahead of the long holiday weekend. The markets were closed on Labor Day.

Big Tech lost big on Tuesday: Amazon gave up 4.4 percent, Facebook shed 4.1 percent and Alphabet fell 3.6 percent. And biotechnological firm Moderna, which is working on a coronavirus vaccine candidate, lost nearly 13.2 percent. (Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post.)

Investors also are grappling with questions about U.S.-China trade, stymied coronavirus relief talks and growing worries about the November election, said Michael Farr, president of Farr, Miller & Washington. “Each of these factors could imperil the narrative that has been baked into stock prices, which is a relatively quick economic rebound.”

Tesla shares plunged 21.1 percent Tuesday after the S&P 500, in a surprise move, passed on the carmaker. Investors

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Facebook Among The Top Trending Stocks Rated Attractive This Week

On Wednesday last week, everything was looking rosy for investors. Stocks were hitting new highs, and short sellers were getting squeezed by the day. However, it all changed on Thursday when technology shares finally showed some cracks in their strength, pulling back significantly, and followed through Friday with a volatile session. All good things must come to an end, and given the rally off the coronavirus lows made in late March, 2020, it would appear a decent time for a pullback. The Labor Department did give some good news on Friday with the monthly jobs report for August coming in much better than expected, especially when looking at the unemployment rate that hit 8.4%, much lower than expected.  The deep learning algorithms at Q.ai have used Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) technology and rated some Trending Stocks this week.

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