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Watching nature on TV can boost wellbeing — ScienceDaily

Watching high quality nature programmes on TV can uplift people’s moods, reduce negative emotions, and help alleviate the kind of boredom associated with being isolated indoors, according to a new study published today in the Journal of Environmental Psychology.

The research has also shown that experiencing nature in virtual reality could have even larger benefits, boosting positive feelings and increasing people’s connection to the natural world.

Under laboratory conditions, researchers from the University of Exeter first induced feelings of boredom in 96 participants by asking them to watch a video in which a person describes their work at an office supply company. They then experienced scenes of an underwater coral reef in one of three different ways: on TV; in a VR headset using 360o video; and in a VR headset using computer generated interactive graphics.

The team found that all viewing methods minimised negative feelings such as sadness,

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Flipkart Banking On Fintech To Boost The Big Billion Days Sale

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Flipkart has announced partnerships with several banking, insurance and financial service entities, ahead of The Big Billion Days, to make shopping on the platform more affordable than before.

Through these partnerships, the company is offering affordable credit options through seventeen leading banks, NBFCs (non-banking financial companies) and fintech players on the platform, which will drive credit accessibility for over 70 million customers.

Flipkart has partnered with State Bank of India (SBI) and SBI Card to provide a 10 per cent discount to their debit and credit cards holders.

“At Flipkart, customer-centricity is at the heart of all our endeavors, as we create increased shared value for all our stakeholders and partners in

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E-invoicing Market | Easy Accessibility of Mobile Payment Systems to Boost the Market Growth

The e-invoice market size is poised to grow by USD 6.93 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 19% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global E-invoicing Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

The convenience and easy accessibility of mobile payment systems are driving the adoption of e-invoicing solutions. Mobile-based platforms and applications have simplified banking, commercial transactions, and billing payments. Physical transactions such as closing and opening an account, fund transfers, deposits, and withdrawals are

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Greenhouse Horticulture Market | Improved CO2 Extraction Technologies to Boost the Market Growth

The greenhouse horticulture market size is poised to grow by USD 8.81 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 6% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Greenhouse Horticulture Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Plants need CO2 to produce glucose during the process of photosynthesis. Greenhouses require additional CO2 to be given to the plants for increasing the yield, even with proper ventilation. CO2 can be extracted from the air using different techniques. Earlier techniques

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Telecommunications Battery Market | Rising Power Consumption in the Telecommunications Sector to Boost Market Growth

The global telecommunications battery market size is poised to grow by USD 217.85 mn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of 9% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Telecommunications Battery Market in Latin America 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Population growth and urbanization are the key drivers for the rising power consumption in the telecommunications sector in Latin America. Rising power consumption in Latin America is significantly driving the demand for off-grid energy storage systems, as off-grid energy

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Activewear Apparel Market will Showcase Negative Impact During 2020-2024 | Increasing Sports Events & Tournaments to Boost Market Growth

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 12, 2020–

Technavio has been monitoring the global activewear apparel market size and it is poised to grow by USD 157.1 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of 11% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Activewear Apparel Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis.Download Latest Free Sample Report on COVID-19 Analysis

The market is fragmented, and the degree of fragmentation will accelerate during the forecast period. adidas AG, ASICS Corp., Columbia Sportswear Co., Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc., G-III Apparel Group Ltd., Gildan Activewear Inc., Hanesbrands Inc., Nike

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PwC: Blockchain technologies could boost the global economy US$1.76 trillion by 2030 through raising levels of tracking, tracing and trust

LONDON, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — New analysis by PwC shows Blockchain technology has the potential to boost global gross domestic product (GDP) by US$1.76 trillion over the next decade.  

 

 

That is the key finding of a new PwC report Time for trust: The trillion-dollar reason to rethink blockchain,  assessing how the technology is being currently used and exploring the impact blockchain could have on the global economy. Through analysis of the top five uses of blockchain, ranked by their potential to generate economic value, the report gauges the technology’s potential to create value across industry, from healthcare, government and public services, to manufacturing, finance, logistics and retail.

“Blockchain technology has long been associated with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, but there is so much more that it has to offer, particularly in how public and private organisations secure, share and use data,” comments Steve Davies, Global Leader,

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PS5’s Game Boost Feature Improves Certain Backwards Compatible PS4 Games

The PS5 launches around the world next month, and while there are still many lingering questions about how the system works, Sony has now shared some more details about its backwards compatibility. As with Xbox Series X, it appears a few previous-gen games will be improved when played on PS5 thanks to Game Boost, a feature that gives some PlayStation 4 games a performance boost on the newer console.

As detailed on the PlayStation support website, Game Boost allows certain PS4 titles to “run with a higher or smoother frame rate” when played on a PS5. However, Sony notes that this will only apply to “select” games; it appears the performance boost won’t be applied across the board, as Xbox Series X does with Xbox One games.

The company shed a bit more light on how the feature will work in a PlayStation Blog post. “Some titles with unlocked frame

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Emerging venture markets receive investment boost



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Emerging venture markets receive investment boost

Emerging venture markets (EVMs) are gaining momentum as startup ecosystems. The EVMs continue to receive traction from investments and this is evident as seen with Turkish startups who have seen continued growth over the years even as more capital was invested in fewer startup deals in first-half of 2020.

More venture capital inflows but in fewer deals were witnessed in  first half of  2020 as investment touched $80 million invested in Turkey-based startups, already  80 per cent of total 2019 funding, while investment deals were down by  51 per cent  to 29 from  first half  in 2019.

The top  five disclosed funding rounds in first half  2020 accounted for more than  84 per cent of total funding in the first six months in Turkey’s startup ecosystem compared to  49 per cent across

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Nasdaq leads Wall Street set higher on tech boost, stimulus hopes

By Medha Singh

The tech-heavy Nasdaq led Wall Street’s main indexes higher on Monday as optimism about an agreement in Washington over more fiscal support lifted sentiment ahead of the start of quarterly corporate earnings.

Apple Inc provided the biggest boost to the three main stock indexes with a 3.7% gain ahead of a special event on Tuesday, which most analysts believe will be used to unveil the new iPhone with 5G capabilities.

The Trump administration on Sunday called on Congress to pass a stripped-down coronavirus relief bill as negotiations on a broader package ran into resistance.

“(President Donald) Trump is falling behind in opinion polls and seems desperate for a deal, so either some agreement will be hammered out soon or the Democrats could win a decisive victory at the ballot

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