A broad sell-off in technology companies pulled U.S. stocks sharply lower Monday, knocking more than 600 points off the Dow and sending the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite down nearly 3% into a slight loss for the year so far. Apple, Amazon and other big tech names fell. Banks and consumer-focused companies and media and communications stocks also took heavy losses. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 2.3 percent, or 601 points, to close at 25,387 The broader S&P 500-stock index dropped 2 percent, while the Nasdaq slid 2.8 percent. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies gave up 1.5 percent. Bond trading was closed for Veterans Day. "Tech is definitely weighing [on the market]," said Lindsey Bell, investment strategist at CFRA. "The question really is growth. We continue to like tech going into next year, but we think it could be a little bit of a rocky period for the group as we continue through the last two months of the year." Apple tumbled 5 percent to $194.24 … [Read more...] about Tech giants continue weighing down U.S. stock markets
Adding cellular connectivity to the tablets increases the price by $130 over the Wi-Fi only units. For example, $679 (or 24 monthly payments of $24.99) will buy you the consumer variant of the device with 8GB of RAM, 128GB of SSD storage and Windows 10 Home pre-installed. Enterprise users can get the same model with Windows 10 Pro installed for $729, or get Windows 10 Pro and a bump to 256GB SSD storage for $829.The LTE model weighs a bit more and includes a nano-SIM tray, GPS, and GLONASS positioning. The latter is Russia's version of GPS, which is believed to offer greater accuracy at high latitudes. The cellular model of the Surface Go is said to offer 8.5 hours of video playback, half an hour less than the Wi-Fi only unit.The Surface Go features a 10-inch screen with a resolution of 1800 x 1200. An 8MP camera adorns the back, and there is a 5MP front-facing selfie shooter. Pre-orders will start shipping in the U.S. and Canada on November 20th, and another 21 markets will be able to … [Read more...] about Surface Go tablets with LTE connectivity now available for pre-order in the U.S. and Canada
OnePlus yesterday teased the arrival of the Thunder Purple color option for its newest flagship, the OnePlus 6T, to many more markets outside its homeland China, including the U.S. It was just last week that the company said it won't be bringing this color to any other market for the time being but that decision now appears to have been reversed, with an official tweet below saying as much. The same message was posted by OnePlus’s regional Twitter accounts for the US, UK, and India. Last week, the Chinese OEM announced the Thunder Purple variant of the OnePlus 6T Android flagship. Unlike the other two existing finishes – Midnight Black and Mirror Black – the Thunder Purple variant exhibits a color gradient, with shades of black and purple merging together from top and bottom. This gradient has also been extended to the phone’s metal frame which follows the same pattern as the back. The new color variant was announced in China with only one … [Read more...] about Thunder Purple OnePlus 6T Coming To The U.S.
WalletHub, the personal finance website, commemorated Veteran’s Day by releasing its annual ranking of the best and worst U.S. cities for former service men and women to put down roots. Austin, Texas, topped 2018’s Best and Worst Places for Veterans to Live as the overall best U.S. city for military veterans to live, a distinction which the Texas capital city held for the second consecutive year. Rounding out the top five were two Arizona cities — Scottsdale (#2) and Gilbert (#5) — as well as Colorado Springs, Colorado (#3); and Raleigh, North Carolina (#4).Source: WalletHub The 10 worst cities for veterans included Ohio metros — Cleveland (#92) and Toledo (#95). California contributed San Bernardino (#94) and Fresno (#97). Also at the bottom of the pack were Philadelphia (#91), Baton Rouge (#93), Baltimore (#96), Memphis (#98), Newark (#99), and Detroit (#100). WalletHub analysts determined their “best and worst” picks by comparing 100 of … [Read more...] about Study: ‘Best and Worst’ U.S. Cities for Veterans in 2018
A U.S. Navy F/A-18 fighter jet crashed into the Philippine Sea Monday but both pilots ejected and were immediately picked up by search and rescue aircraft from the USS Ronald Reagan, the 7th Fleet said in a statement. The Navy said they're in good condition. The jet experienced mechanical issues during routine operations, the Navy said, adding that an investigation was underway. The jet was part of the Carrier Air Wing 5, which operates off the Ronald Reagan, an aircraft carrier. … [Read more...] about U.S. Navy F/A 18 fighter jet crashes into Philippine Sea; both pilots safe