October 2020 NPD: Nintendo and FIFA power gaming’s growth

Gaming fans in the United States didn’t shy away from spending on their hobby in the month before the launch of next-gen consoles. Instead, consumers opened their wallets for big sports games and Nintendo Switch in October. This once again led to year-over-year growth for games-industry spending in the U.S., according to industry-tracking firm The…Continue Reading

October scarefest on Netflix

October scarefest on Netflix October will always mean Halloween and horror suspense films. With new cinematic releases still a question mark here in the Philippines, we can be thankful for the streaming services, and how they follow the same pattern as the cinemas. Here are some of the new ones that have dropped on Netflix.…Continue Reading

China’s October exports accelerate, boosted by US demand

BEIJING (AP) – China’s export growth accelerated in October, boosting the total so far this year back above pre-coronavirus levels for the first time. Exports in October rose 11.4% over a year earlier to $237.2 billion, up from September’s 9.9% gain, customs data showed Saturday. Imports rose 4.7% by value to $178.7 billion, decelerating from…Continue Reading

Inflation likely up in October

Philippine headline inflation likely went up in October due to the increase in some food items and electricity rates, analysts polled by The Manila Times said. Fresh vegetables are sold in a wet market in Quezon City on Sunday.  PHOTO BY MIGUEL DE GUZMAN Analysts forecast inflation to settle at 2.4 percent, slightly higher than…Continue Reading

Quiz of The Week: 24

This week kicked off with news that Boris Johnson is planning another climbdown over free school meals, adding to the ever-expanding list of government U-turns.After Manchester United star Marcus Rashford again whipped up public support for the scheme, Downing Street insiders said that the prime minister is looking to boost its funding over the Christmas period.On…Continue Reading

October 2020 top product alerts: AMD’s RX 6000 GPUs, a liquid-smooth 360Hz monitor, affordable phones, and more

New hardware and devices continue to hit shelves at a brisk clip. AMD Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors Table of Contents Show More October may not have matched September’s deluge of product announcements, but it still brought a couple of zingers. We’ve highlighted…Continue Reading

9to5Mac Daily: October 29, 2020 – iPhone 12 mini, Apple Search rumors

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. Sponsored by Direct Mail: Create and send great looking email newsletters with Direct Mail, an easy…Continue Reading

The 10 Best Deals of October 28, 2020

Gif: Juliana ClarkBest Deals of the DayBest Deals of the DayThe best deals from around the web, updated daily.Wednesday’s Best Deals | Kinja DealsIt’s October 28, and we at Kinja Deals are here to bring you the top 10 deals of the day. Pretend you’re in a Nancy Meyers film with Le Creuset kitchenware. Find…Continue Reading

Surprise! October Surprises Don’t Usually Decide Elections

In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, the crew discusses the October surprises we’ve seen so far this year and the likelihood of another late development shaking up the race for president. The gang also answers more listener questions. Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter. @galendruke Nate Silver is the founder and…Continue Reading