Garmin’s Instinct Esports Edition Can Livestream Your Pulse

Garmin’s Instinct Esports Edition Can Livestream Your Pulse

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If e-sports are sports, then it makes sense that e-sports players and enthusiasts should have their own e-sports gear. Garmin is looking to fill that niche with the Instinct Esports Edition, available now for $300. A fitness wearable focused on e-sports might seem strange at a glance, but Garmin’s approach is clever. The Instinct Esports Edition ships with a PC streaming tool called STR3AMUP! that can synchronize the wearable’s biometric data with a streamer’s livestream. That data can be displayed or used to trigger events like sounds, images, and emoji. It sounds like a gimmick, but it has great timing. Halloween is fast approaching, and streamers could pair live biometric data with frightening games to take the usual livestream scream-fests to a new level. I can even imagine serious competitive…
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In China, Not All Triple-A-Rated Bonds Are Created Equal

In China, Not All Triple-A-Rated Bonds Are Created Equal

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China’s credit-rating firms are doling out more triple-A bond ratings, a trend that has continued this year in spite of the coronavirus pandemic and greater borrowing by companies in the world’s second-largest economy.As of mid-October, more than 18.3 trillion yuan, equivalent to $2.7 trillion, in outstanding yuan-denominated bonds issued by companies and financial institutions in mainland China had the highest possible rating from the country’s credit raters, according to data provider Wind and asset manager Invesco Ltd. Bonds with triple-A grades currently make up 57% of all the onshore Chinese corporate debt that is outstanding. The proportion of top-rated debt has climbed in recent years. In 2015, about 37.5% of corporate debt in mainland China was rated triple-A. In the U.S. and many other countries, triple-A corporate bond ratings are…
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Every Confirmed and Rumored Xbox Series X and Series S Game So Far

Every Confirmed and Rumored Xbox Series X and Series S Game So Far

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The Xbox Series X and Series S are launching on November 10, 2020, bringing better resolution, higher frame rates, and ray tracing to gamers around the world. These upcoming Xbox Series X games should showcase that. If you’re eager to find out what Microsoft has in store for the years ahead, we’ve rounded up every game confirmed so far, including new offerings, franchise installments, and ports of existing titles. Needless to say, Halo Infinite is just the beginning. Optimized games available at launch Xbox Series X and Series S will hit store shelves without an exclusive launch title. To make up for that, it will launch with over 30 games that are “optimized” for the new hardware. Existing games like Fortnite will be available to play one day one with…
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Pressure on New York City Commercial Real Estate Worries Investors

Pressure on New York City Commercial Real Estate Worries Investors

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Signs of pressure on New York City’s commercial properties are fueling investor bets that trouble in the nation’s largest real-estate market could spread pain nationwide.Although stock markets are near records, assets whose fortunes are more directly tied to New York’s status as a heart of tourism and culture are showing acute sensitivity to the pandemic’s disruptions. Prices for debt backed by hotels and shops have fallen, new loans have slowed and lenders are more cautious, leaving bankers and the real-estate industry bracing for a hard hit. Investors watch New York closely because Wall Street slices such loans up, packages them together into bonds and sells them to pension funds and asset managers world-wide. Collapsing prices for loans backed by top-tier properties in the Big Apple, which many consider a bellwether…
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The Best Apple Deals for October 2020: AirPods, iPads, MacBooks

The Best Apple Deals for October 2020: AirPods, iPads, MacBooks

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Apple devices almost always come at a premium, but if you’re one of the millions of people on the planet who loves iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and Apple Watches, then you know it’s worth it. Apple’s ground-breaking designs and polished build quality may not come cheap, but the good news is that there are almost always Apple deals to be found if you know where to look — and you’ve just found the place for them: We’ve rounded up all the latest and greatest Apple Watch deals, iPad deals, iPhone deals, MacBook deals, and bargains on other goodies that can save you some serious cash on brand new Apple gadgets. Today’s Best Apple Deals Our Favorite Apple Deals Apple Watch Series 5 Smartwatches never became the next smartphones, but the Apple…
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Morgan Stanley Powers Through Coronavirus Recession With Higher Profit, Revenue

Morgan Stanley Powers Through Coronavirus Recession With Higher Profit, Revenue

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Morgan Stanley MS 1.34% on Thursday said its quarterly profit rose 25% from a year ago, another big U.S. bank to skate unscathed through the rockiest economy in years. Profit of $2.72 billion, or $1.66 a share, was higher than a year ago and beat analysts’ forecasts. Revenue rose 16% to $11.66 billion. Morgan Stanley rounded out third-quarter earnings reports from the nation’s big banks, which have weathered the pandemic better than many of the clients they serve. Each posted billions of dollars in profits—and three including Morgan Stanley saw their profits grow from a year ago—despite a deep recession and an economic outlook tied to the odds of a compromise in Washington. Big changes afoot at Morgan Stanley haven’t yet shown up in its financial results. The firm struck…
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Tech Stocks Power Markets Higher

Tech Stocks Power Markets Higher

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U.S. stocks jumped sharply Monday, propelled higher by a surge in technology stocks that put major indexes on track for their highest close in nearly six weeks.The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed for the fourth consecutive session in midafternoon trading. The S&P 500, which rose 1.8% for the day, was on pace for its second-highest close in history. The Dow rallied 1%, or about 285 points. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite surged 2.8%, a move up that is expected to be enough to push the tech-heavy index out of correction territory, which it entered in early September. The tech-heavy index is also on track for its third-highest close in history. Megacap companies including Apple and Amazon. com were among the strongest performers, jumping 5.8% and 4.8%, respectively.…
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Best Prime Day Gaming Laptop Deals 2020: What to Expect

Best Prime Day Gaming Laptop Deals 2020: What to Expect

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We’re getting treated to the 2020 Prime Day deals a bit late this year. Amazon’s big blowout, which normally takes place in midsummer, is now just one day away, bringing with it tons of great bargains and huge price cuts on just about everything under the sun. Laptop computers (and gaming laptops in particular) are especially pricey items for which deals are always welcome, and Prime Day (which runs October 13 and 14) is the time to find them. If that’s what you’re looking for, read on to find out what we expect to see from this year’s Prime Day gaming laptop deals, along with a few bargains you can score early. Today’s best Prime Day gaming laptop deals Prime Day begins tomorrow, putting it around a month ahead of…
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How Brown University’s Endowment Quietly Became Tops in Ivy League

How Brown University’s Endowment Quietly Became Tops in Ivy League

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Endowments often go to great lengths to seek out returns. Brown University’s goes further than most.The $4.7 billion endowment has hired private detectives to investigate a money manager and backed unproven startup funds. The former endowment head has also hosted some prospective managers for dinner with his family to supplement Brown’s due diligence. The approach has paid off. Brown’s endowment over the course of Joseph Dowling ’s seven-year run has produced top-tier results. It notched a 12.1% return in the fiscal year that ended June, Brown said last week, a top rate among college endowments. The median return of U.S. endowments in the same period was 2.6%, according to Wilshire Trust Universe Comparison Service. It was the second year in a row that Brown’s return rate beat those of the…
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The Best Deals on Ring Video Doorbells for October 2020

The Best Deals on Ring Video Doorbells for October 2020

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Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Ring video doorbell prices are holding at decent discounts this week, although several of the best current deals are for bundles that include one of the Ring video doorbell and either an Echo Dot smart speaker or an Echo Show smart display. Hint: the very best deal this week is the $190 bundle for a Ring VD Pro and Show 5 for just $190. Video doorbells help you keep your distance and stay informed about who’s at your front door — regardless of your location anywhere in the world. The Ring Video Doorbell 2  inventory at Amazon appears to be depleted and that model is no longer in production, replaced by the VDB 3. The best…
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