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Sunday December 9th, 2018 evening edition

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The days of double-digit smartphone growth are over — and the next decade may start to see smartphone sales decline.

From roughly 2007 until 2013, the smartphone market grew at an astonishing pace, posting double-digit growth year after year, even during a global recession.

One is the slowdown in smartphone innovation, which was once progressing at that same breakneck pace as smartphone sales.

In 2017, per the International Data Corporation, global shipments of smartphones declined year-over-year for the first time in history.

Some manufacturers and analysts may hope that flat sales in the developed world could be offset by strong sales in other markets.

Your smartphone camera is good to great, and you mainly share those photos on social media, where photo quality doesn’t matter much anyway.

For consumers, this means a world where you hold on to your phone for longer and longer, which is good for your pocketbook and good for the environment. »

School turns students' lunch debt over to collection agency

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CRANSTON, RI (WJAR) Rhode Island's Cranston School District hired a collection agency to recover unpaid student lunch balances.

"In an effort to reduce our unpaid balance, the District has retained the services of a collection agency.

The company is Transworld Systems and they will begin their collection efforts effective January 2, 2019," the letter said. »

What Happens To Your Brain When You Get Black-Out Drunk?

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Anyone with a strong familiarity with booze has either had a blackout themselves, or knows someone who has.

Alcohol interferes with the receptors in the hippocampus that transmit glutamate, a compound that carries signals between neurons.

In simpler terms, the effect is similar to anterograde amnesia in that the brain temporarily loses the ability to create new memories. »

Donald Trump Would Have Made Hundreds of Millions of Dollars From Russia for Trump Tower Moscow, Mueller Filing Reveals

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President Donald Trump would have made millions of dollars in licensing fees and other transactions if he had succeeded in opening a Trump Tower in Moscow, a court document filed on Friday noted.

Cohen recently pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about the timeline for attempting to open a Trump Tower in Moscow.

If the project was completed, the Company could have received hundreds of millions of dollars from Russian sources in licensing fees and other revenues,” the court document read. »