Can the Red Raiders end their long losing streak in Manhattan?

Texas Tech at Kansas State

When: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium in Manhattan, Ks.

Records: Texas Tech (1-1, 0-1 Big 12); Kansas State (1-1, 1-0 Big 12)

Last meeting: Kansas State defeated Texas Tech 30-27 in Lubbock


What’s on the line?

In the last decade, the Red Raiders only managed to beat the Wildcats once in nine meetings. Heading into the 2010s Texas Tech was riding a five-game winning streak against Kansas State. These two teams would be coming off of similarly season-defining wins had Texas Tech not blown a 15 point lead in the waning moments of last week’s contest against Texas.

For Kansas State, its season has already been deeply confusing. The Wildcats opened with a loss to Arkansas State at home, then upset No. 3 Oklahoma in Norman. Texas Tech badly needs to rebound after nearly pulling off a program-defining upset

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Microsoft just launched two brand new Surface devices

an open laptop computer sitting on top of a table: Microsoft Surface Laptop Go

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go

  • Microsoft unveiled two new Surface devices on Thursday, confirming rumors that said a Surface Pro X successor and a cheap Surface Laptop Go were planned for fall.
  • The new Surface Pro X features a next-gen Microsoft SQ2 processor and double the RAM. The laptop/tablet starts at $1,499.99.
  • The Surface Laptop Go targets customers who need a computer to work or study from home, starting at $549.99.

Remember those rumors that said Microsoft planned to launch an improved Surface Pro X hybrid and a more affordable Surface Laptop this fall? It turns out they were right on the money, as Microsoft quietly unveiled those two devices on Thursday. There was no virtual press event, however, Microsoft did post several videos on YouTube, including a short presentation featuring several Surface executives, including Surface chief Panos Panay.

The new Surface Laptop Go and the second-generation

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Save $22 on the crazy camera that lets you see inside almost anything

a hand holding a smart phone sitting on top of a car: Wireless Borescope Camera

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Wireless Borescope Camera

Longtime readers who have been following BGR Deals for years know that the Depstech WF010 Wireless Borescope Camera is one of the most popular smartphone accessories we cover. This brilliant little device connects wirelessly to your phone and uses it as a viewfinder as you snake it into just about anything. You can capture video, snap still photos, or just peer into tight spaces as you work on something or look for a problem. There’s also a mirror attachment so you can see around corners, plus a hook attachment that lets you grab tiny objects that might’ve been dropped into tight spaces.

It’s an awesome accessory and it happens to be discounted right now at Amazon. Clip the 10% coupon on the product page and you can snag one for $32.39 instead of $36. That’s a decent discount on a great product that’s

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Juniper Research Recognizes Boku with two ‘Future Digital Awards’ | Money

Jon Prideaux, CEO Boku, commented, “Boku are thrilled to be recognized in both focus areas of our business. Our customers rely on us to develop solutions and connectivity that enable them to seamlessly and securely transact with their customers in every corner of the globe. These awards highlight the value we have and will continue to deliver to the global brands that make up our customer base.”

Boku, Inc. Jon Prideaux, Chief Executive Officer and Keith Butcher, Chief Financial Officer         +44 (0)20 3934 6630

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Boku Inc. (AIM: BOKU) is the world’s leading provider of mobile payment and mobile identity solutions. Boku’s technology platform, which is linked to more than 200 mobile wallets and network operators worldwide, verifies user identity, executes payments, and provisions new services, simplifying daily mobile interactions between consumers

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There’s too much gold in the universe. No one knows where it came from.

Something is raining gold across the universe. But no one knows what it is.

a star filled sky: An illustration shows the collision of two neutron stars. Scientists had proposed that such collisions might have filled our solar system with gold, but new research casts doubt on that claim.

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An illustration shows the collision of two neutron stars. Scientists had proposed that such collisions might have filled our solar system with gold, but new research casts doubt on that claim.

Here’s the problem: Gold is an element, which means you can’t make it through ordinary chemical reactions — though alchemists tried for centuries. To make the sparkly metal, you have to bind 79 protons and 118 neutrons together to form a single atomic nucleus. That’s an intense nuclear fusion reaction. But such intense fusion doesn’t happen frequently enough, at least not nearby, to make the giant trove of gold we find on  Earth and elsewhere in the solar system. And a new study has found the most commonly-theorized origin of gold — collisions between neutron stars — can’t explain gold’s

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Cancer cells use nerve-cell tricks to spread from one organ to the next — ScienceDaily

Tumors come in many shapes and forms — curable or deadly, solid or liquid, lodged inside the brain, bone, or other tissues. One thing they all have in common, however, is a knack for molecular deceit. It is often by posing as normal cells, or by hijacking them, that cancer cells advance their takeover of biological systems and learn to grow, survive, and spread to new organs.

Recently, Rockefeller scientists found that breast and lung tumors can appropriate a signaling pathway used by neurons to metastasize. In a report published in Nature, the researchers describe how these cancer cells enlist nearby blood vessels to gain access to this nerve signal, ultimately enabling their escape from the primary tumor and into the bloodstream.

In addition to illuminating previously unseen aspects of tumors’ relationship with their surroundings, the findings could lead to new strategies for diagnostics and treatment.

Blood vessels: more

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Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes has no ties to Vice, CEO says

Vice Media is once again working to distance itself from its co-founder, Gavin McInnes, who set much of the tone for the company in its early days before going on to found the Proud Boys, the far-right group whose ideology ​has been labeled “misogynistic, Islamophobic, transphobic, and anti-immigration” by the Anti-Defamation League.

Gavin McInnes talking on a cell phone: Vice Media co-founder and conservative speaker Gavin McInnes reads a speech written by Ann Coulter to a crowd during a conservative rally in Berkeley, California on April 27, 2017. (Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

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Vice Media co-founder and conservative speaker Gavin McInnes reads a speech written by Ann Coulter to a crowd during a conservative rally in Berkeley, California on April 27, 2017. (Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Wednesday night, one day after President Donald Trump failed to disavow the Proud Boys during a presidential debate, instead telling them to “stand back and stand by,” Vice Media CEO ​Nancy Dubuc sent an email to her staff to reassure them that the media company has no current connection with McInnes.

“I’m sure we’re all still trying to make

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20 Tech Startups Taking Their Next Steps in Platform Calgary’s Junction Program

Platform Calgary is pleased to announce the 20 companies participating in the Junction program. Junction is a nine-week full-time residency that helps entrepreneurs establish a strong foundation and clear path forward to grow their technology-driven businesses. Going on its fifth cohort, the program has helped grow 46 innovative companies either based in or working out of Calgary. As part of Platform Calgary’s mission, Junction builds Calgary’s entrepreneurial capacity, creating an engine for new economic growth, job creation and shared prosperity.

Junction provides workshops, one-on-one advisory sessions, special events and peer-learning to tech startup founders. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the program has shifted its focus to emphasize business adaptability.

“COVID-19 was a big eye opener for every business. The pandemic made us put greater emphasis on flexibility and resiliency as part of the Junction program and we were able to expand our Advisor network with successful startup founders and leaders from

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New York, New Jersey exposure notification apps tap Apple-Google API

New York and New Jersey on Thursday announced the launch of new COVID-19 apps based on the Apple and Google Exposure Notification framework.

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy made the announcement on Thursday. In a press release, Gov. Cuomo’s office also noted that the apps are interoperable with similar exposure notification titles recently released in Pennsylvania and Delaware, meaning the apps provide patchwork coverage across state lines.

With integrated apps, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware were able to create a regional COVID Alert network similar to one in development on the West Coast. The state of Connecticut has also announced that it will launch a similar exposure notification system “in the coming weeks.”

“Testing is to identify a person, so you can isolate and quarantine that person and then find the connections from that person, and that’s contact tracing. We have

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TSX Ends On Positive Note As Technology Stocks Rise

(RTTNews) – The Canadian stock market ended on a positive note on Thursday, led by strong gains in the technology section.

Real estate and consumer discretionary shares were among the other prominent gainers. A few stocks from the materials section moved higher.

Energy stocks tumbled as crude oil prices fell on concerns about energy demand outlook. Financial, industrial and healthcare stocks were mostly subdued.

Despite concerns about the pace of economic recovery due to the continued rise in coronavirus cases across the world, the market managed to edge higher.

The benchmark S&P/TSX Composite Index ended with a gain of 63.16 points or 0.39% at 16,184.54, after scaling a low of 16,117.25 and a high of 16,228.45 intraday.

The Capped Information Technology index climbed 2.31%. Constellation Software (CSU.TO) gained about 3.5%, Shopify Inc. (SHOP.TO) gained 2.9%, Kinaxis Inc. (KXS.TO) and Absolute Software Corp (ABT.TO) both gained about 2.4%, Enghouse Systems (ENGH.TO)

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