Lenovo’s current doorbuster laptop deals are among are among some of the best Labor Day sales this year.In fact, take a look at Lenovo’s current promotion for a 2017 ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop.With this deal, you can save a whopping $830.That’s a 49% discount and it can be yours if you use the eCoupon code THINK1 at checkout.This steep discount knocks the price of this laptop down from $1,679 to just $849.This particular deal gets you a 2017 ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop with a sixth-generation Intel Core i5 processor, a 14-inch display, 8GB of RAM, 512GB of solid-state drive (SSD) storage, a fingerprint reader, and a backlit keyboard.
Anyone can press a shutter button, but taking a striking photo requires special talent.Once you know the basics of exposure and a general idea of composition, it’s time to take your photography skills to the next level.Today we will show you more advanced photography tips to consider when composing an image.All you need to do is make sure your main subject or focus point is in one of the cross sections.You have to watch out for other factors, two of which we go over in this very article.Of course, empty space is also something you can use to your advantage, so you will have to rely on your creativity and environment to decide what’s appropriate.
After falling flat with the Ionic, the company’s second true smartwatch finally delivered on the promise of high-profile acquisitions, including Pebble and Vector, with a smartwatch the could truly compete with Apple’s.In fact, the product helped jump-start Fitbit’s sputtering stock and appeared to be the first step on its road to recovery.Although it was right to have price point at front of mind, it wasn’t enough to justify the loss of several key features.A year and a half after the first Versa, Fitbit finally returns with the follow-up, the apply named Versa 2.The new version of the device isn’t a radical departure, but looks to be a pretty solid upgrade.I don’t anticipate too many Versa 1 owners making the upgrade here, but there’s a lot to like in the new version.
Google is rolling out an update to its Nest Hello Smart Doorbell camera that will allow them to detect when a package is delivered.The feature will begin rolling out today, but only in the US and only to folks who have a Nest Aware subscription.According to Google, the update to the smart cam will allow it to detect when a package is delivered and when it’s picked up by someone, and send you a notification for both events.All of this should happen automatically however, if your front porch is poorly lit or hard to recognize, Google is recommending that you draw an activity zone around the area where packages are delivered to facilitate more accurate tracking.That said, if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t need a notification every time an Amazon package is delivered you can turn the feature off from the Nest app’s home screen.Google gets one step closer to Amazon
Intel’s 10th Gen chips are making their way into the world, and Lenovo has a bunch of new ThinkPads that are getting the new processors that it’s announcing today.The new laptops are largely the same as the previous designs, aside from the boosted specs, so don’t expect too drastic of an update.Leading those laptops is a new ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the seventh generation of the hardware that Lenovo has released.New this year is Intel’s just-announced 10th Gen Comet Lake chips in both Core i5 and Core i7 options (including a hexacore Core i7 model).It also has Intel’s Project Athena label, meaning it’s guaranteed (in theory) to provide at least nine hours of battery life.The new chips will be available in September starting at $1,479.
SpaceX planned to fly an experimental rocket ship called Starhopper from its launch in South Texas, but aborted the launch 0.8 seconds before liftoff.Starhopper is a test bed for a much larger vehicle, called Starship, which is being designed to send people to the moon and Mars.Company founder Elon Musk said the igniters of the vehicle's sole rocket engine "need to be inspected," and that SpaceX would reattempt a launch on Tuesday around 5 p.m.ET (4 p.m. CT), but the company delayed the launch several times, ultimately aborting its attempt with just 0.8 second left in the countdown.Company founder Elon Musk said that the issue seemed to be with devices that light up Starhopper's sole engine.We will try again tomorrow same time," Musk tweeted on Monday following the scrub.
There’s no doubt that Microsoft is working on a foldable dual-screen Surface device, and as time goes on, potential details about the project continue to come to light by way of government filings.In the latest, a patent reveals how users could be able to play with apps on the device — without any lag or other issues.Originally published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in November 2018, this latest patent for “Display Device Selection Based on Hardware Configuration” was recently discovered by the Windows Latest blog.The patent specifically points out that a device with dual-screen setup could feature different hardware configurations — one for each screen.This would solve any potential performance-related issues for apps, as the computing “modules” would determine configurations and transfer apps to the right screen accordingly.This wouldn’t be new ground for Microsoft, as there are other types of hardware in the Surface lineup that are similarly complex.
This beautiful and distinctive object captured by the Hubble Space Telescope is a planetary nebula called NGC 2371/2, located in the constellation of Gemini (The Twins).It has an unusual name because of its unusual shape — when astronomers first studied the nebula, they thought it was two different structures, so it was named NGC 2371 and NGC 2372.However, the object is actually a singular nebula with two separate lobes.As we discussed last week, despite its name a planetary nebula actually has nothing to do with planets.In the case of NGC 2371/2, it was formed when a star similar to our sun reached the end of its life.In its final phases of life as a red giant, it threw off its outer layers of gas.
That’s a whopping $229 worth of savings for you.The Dyson V6 is engineered particularly for households with pets.It includes a mini motorized tool with stiff nylon bristles to remove pet hair and ground-in dirt from your car seats, furniture, and other tight spaces.It is cord-free but has an overall sweeping performance that surpasses most full-size corded vacuum cleaners.It is battery operated and can last up to 20 minutes of continues suction time, right from being fully charged.It comes with a platform that can be mounted on the wall so you can dock the vacuum cleaner while charging and easily lift off as soon as you need some cleaning.
Respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts Apple will release three new iPhones in the second half of 2020, all of which will be powered by 5G.Apple expert James Cordwell says this is good news for business owners and that 5G will inspire ideas we may not yet be able to imagine — just like 4G gave rise to Instagram.It seems they won't have to give up their beloved devices in favour of 5G, with all the signs pointing to Apple joining their competitors in embracing the new technology.Apple will be making its 5G debut nearly a year after Samsung and Huawei, but for the tech giant to be lagging behind rivals when it comes to embracing new tech is nothing new, according to Apple expert James Cordwell.He explains: "When you look at the previous two generations, the original iPhone didn't have 3G when most existing handsets did, and there was a similar situation with 4G.I think that when it adopts a new technology standard, Apple needs to be confident that the supply chain can manufacture 100 to 150 million parts, which is how many they'll sell on an annual basis, so that requires a certain amount of maturity in the supply chain.
Fall from the salmon ladder or let go on the spinning log, and you’re bound for the pool of water below.That’s because contestants on Netflix’s new show pitting men and women against a wild obstacle course are in their cars.Hyperdrive, which debuts Wednesday as a 10-episode season, challenges all sorts of drivers from around the world—drifters, rally masters, drag racers, and more—to complete a course that spreads over 100 acres.The Supernova requires pulling a “Rockford turn” within a narrow lane marked off by 8-foot-tall plastic tubes.Acing Manji Alley means drifting through a slalom-like course, hitting targets on the right and the left with the car’s tail.The course, which evolves from one episode to the next, includes slipping through shipping containers and mashing the gas on the occasional straightaway.
For the past few years, 4K TVs had become a thing for every household since they provide a better living room entertainment experience for the whole family.If you are looking for the best TV but is tight on the budget, you’re in luck as Amazon drops the price of the TCL 55R617 55-inch 4K UHD Roku smart TV from $800 down to only $529.You will save as much as $271 on this deal, so order now while it still lasts.The TCL 6-Series gained its position as the best budget TV on our list because of its remarkably affordable 4K TVs that rivals the leading brands like Samsung and LG.It’s ongoing collaboration with streaming giant Roku resulted in its success since on-demand contents are instantly accessible on these TV sets.If you’ve not encountered a Roku TV yet, then you’re in for a surprise.
Get paid, Katie the capuchin.It’s a tough industry out there, for simians or otherwise.The Hollywood Reporter’s latest hot Hollywood casting scoop is that Katie – a female capuchin monkey best known for turns in The Loop, 30 Rock, and yes, Friends – is making a long-awaited return to acting by snapping up the role of Ampersand on FX’s adaptation of Y: The Last Man.The trade writes, “THR checked in with representatives for Katie’s animal trainer, who confirmed the casting as well as her age: She’s currently in her mid- to late 20s and still has plenty of career left as capuchin monkeys can live to the ripe old age of 40.”Ampersand, a male capuchin in Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s beloved post-apocalyptic comic series, becomes one of Yorick’s closest friends when, like his trainer/owner, he becomes one half of the last surviving male mammals in the wake of a sudden deadly plague outbreak that wipes out every other male on the planet.While Ampersand is a big get in 2019's incredibly-stacked monkey-role market, Katie will likely forever be known for her turn as Ross Gellar’s ill-advised pet choice, Marcel the Monkey.
The bizarre plan to take toilet sex off the menu from a holiday in Porthcawl is over, as the town council has said that a scheme to install onerous security measures within a new public toilet building were somehow attached to the planning documentation in error.The toilets will be normal toilets and you will be able to spend longer than usual in a cubicle with a German motorcycle tourist should you arrange to do so via a mobile phone app.Porthcawl town council explained it was all a mistake, saying: "The town council has never had any intention of installing any floor or other movement sensors, any restricted time entry, there will not be water sprays, or self-opening doors, no weight-sensitive floor and no dousing equipment as described in the statement.Appropriate amendments will be made to the design and access statement as necessary."
Apple this morning announced its highly anticipated new credit card, Apple Card, is launching today for all customers in the U.S. Customers will be able to apply for the Apple Card through the Wallet app on the iPhone, then immediately begin using it by way of Apple Pay — before the physical card arrives in the mail.And it especially incentivizes users to choose Apple Pay, which offers 2% back instead of just 1% for non-Apple Pay purchases.In addition, purchases from Apple are rewarded with 3% back — making it an obvious choice for buying Apple hardware and other gear.The cash back is added to your Apple Cash balance or to the card’s monthly balance if you don’t want to use an Apple Cash account.It carries no annual fees, cash advances fees, over the limit or late fees.Its variable APR ranges from 12.99% to 23.99% based on the creditworthiness of the applicant.
Politicians, scientists, and others gathered in Borgarfjörður, Iceland, northeast of Reykjavik on Sunday to mourn the loss of the Okjökull glacier, laying a plaque warning of the impact of climate change, the BBC reported.It was officially declared inactive by glaciologist Oddur Sigurðsson in 2014, when he discovered that snow was melting before it could accumulate on the cap, and there was no longer enough pressure being built up to keep the glacier moving.At that point, the word jökull (meaning glacier or ice cap) was eliminated from its name, leaving the site formally designated by the name of the shield volcano it was located on, Ok.According to Slate, Rice University anthropologists Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer were disturbed to see that the elimination of the glacier was almost entirely ignored in the English-language news media, filming a documentary titled Not Ok and later concluding the glacier’s demise should be commemorated.Attendees at the event included Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir, Environment Minister Gudmundur Ingi Gudbrandsson, and former Irish President Mary Robinson, according to the BBC.In the next 200 years, all our glaciers are expected to follow the same path.
Cloud biz still dwarfed by retail but everything's upAlibaba, China's nearest equivalent to Amazon, is weathering the "uncertain economic" landscape caused in part by the "trade war" between the US and Middle Kingdom governments.The group reported Q1 revenues of ¥114.924bn ($16.751bn) for the three months to 30 June fiscal '20, up a whopping 42 per cent year-on-year.The Core division – comprised of China retail, wholesale, international commerce, logistics and local consumer services – was up 44 per cent to ¥99.544bn ($14.133bn/ £11.63bn).The retail element brought in ¥75.601bn ($11.013bn/ £8.835bn)The relatively affluent middle class in China, 300 million people living in large cities, continues to be one of the "big secular" trends that Alibaba has tapped into, said exec chairman Joe Tsai on an earnings call.
Apple is heading to court next month to fight against a 13 billion euro ($14.4 billion) tax bill handed down by the EU in 2016.The company will have its appeal against the bill heard at Europe's General Court on September 17 and 18, said Bloomberg on Friday.The case relates to the bill that the EU Competition Commission ordered Ireland to recoup in August 2016, when it claimed that tech giant had an unfair advantage that allowed it pay less tax than it should in Ireland, where its EU headquarters are located.Tim Cook denounced the bill as "political crap," and vowed to appeal.The US government tried, but failed to intervene.Ireland, which has a tax system that attracts many US tech companies to its shores, also disagrees with the EU's decision and will argue alongside Apple against the bill in court.
Concerns about the short-term prospects of Cisco’s service provider business and fears of an ongoing trade dispute between the US and China have led to the company posting a lower than expected forecast – concerning investors.The company reported fourth quarter revenues of $13.4 billion, an increase of 6 per cent, and annual income of $51.7 billion – a rise of seven per cent.Hardware, which has long been Cisco’s bread and butter, was up six per cent to $7.8 billion for the quarter, while software rose 11 per cent to $1.49 billion and security increased 14 per cent to $714 million."Our Q4 results marked a strong end to a great year.We are executing well in a dynamic environment, delivering tremendous innovation across our portfolio and extending our market leadership," said Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins."We are committed to providing our customers ongoing value through differentiated solutions, and we are well positioned to take advantage of the long-term growth opportunities ahead."
It sold to Yahoo for $1.1 billion dollars in 2013, then withered as Yahoo sold itself to AOL, AOL sold itself to Verizon, and Verizon realized it was a phone company after all.Through all that, the site’s fierce community hung on: it’s still Taylor Swift’s go-to social media platform, and fandoms of all kinds have a home there.But to Verizon’s credit, it chose to sell Tumblr to Automattic, the company behind Wordpress, the publishing platform that runs some 34 percent of the world’s websites.There’s been some features on WordPress certainly inspired by Tumblr over the years, and I was bummed when it sold to Yahoo, which was 2013 now.There was an exclusive period and then the deadline, and we got everything signed up on Sunday.I believe that terminology is the deal is “subject to customary closing conditions.” So it’s going to take, call it a few months to actually transfer everything over.
DJI has been promising that we would shortly be able to "Transform Our World", and now it's revealed just how we can do so – with the third iteration of its Osmo Mobile device.The DJI Osmo Mobile 3 is a smartphone stabilizer that packs a handful of new tricks over the existing – and very capable – Osmo Mobile 2.This includes a revamped, foldable design, which, in the company's words, allows it to be the most travel-friendly option yet.What's the DJI Ronin SC like to use?Check out our hands-on reviewKey features include new locking mechanisms incorporated into the design, along with a 15-hour battery, although the highlight is a Quick Roll feature that allows the bracket to spin between portrait and landscape orientations with a double tap of the Mode button – much like on the Benro 3XS Lite that was announced earlier this month.
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There are a number of MacBook deals going on right now for both current and previous models, including a sweet $200 discount for last year's MacBook Air at B If your current MacBook doesn't need to be replaced and you are looking to pick up a space-saving Apple desktop instead, B also has a good deal on one particular configuration of Apple's current Mac Mini.Elsewhere, you can save on a twin pack of Ecobee4 smart thermostats and a cool camera that will let you capture 360-degree video with your iPhone or Android phone.Note CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.The baseline Mac Mini configuration serves up an Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD.It costs $799 from Apple but can be found for $719 at Amazon and B What you won't find from Amazon is this baseline Mac Mini config with the 256GB SSD upgrade.In order to get the 256GB SSD, Amazon forces you to spring for the Core i5-based model, which will set you back $1,029 at Amazon or $1,099 from Apple.
For decades, almost everyone who appeared in ads conformed to these traits.But consumers today don’t want to buy from picture-perfect, homogeneous models.Some brands are adjusting their marketing strategies accordingly, but they need to consider all angles.Less than half of a percent of models were openly transgender or non-binary.Consider a study from Cambridge University in which audiences found marketing content more compelling when they shared traits like skin color, size and age with the models.More than four in 10 millennial parents are likelier to buy something from brands that embrace diversity.
If you live in a tiny flat, it’s doubtful you have the luxury of a walk-in shower.The Aircurv is an expanding inflatable curtain that lets you move around and stretch out without rubbing up against a wall of wet plastic.DISLIKE: Blowing it up is no easy feat.But sailing isn’t exactly a cheap pastime, and using the same fibreglass battens in a shower curtain would dramatically increase the price of a household item that can cost less than £20 As a cheaper alternative, McLeod engineered the Aircurv with inflatable battens instead.But McLeod feels his unique design offers some distinct advantages over other products, including curved shower rods.Installing the Aircurv is easy enough using the same 12 curtain rings that your existing shower curtain does, although I did find that the chunkier plastic rings on my curtain rod wouldn’t squeeze through the pre-punched holes on the Aircurv.
The iPhone XS, XR, and XS Max will display a message saying their batteries need to be serviced if they’re not replaced by Apple, iFixit reports.The message appears in both iOS 12 and the iOS 13 beta, and is shown regardless of whether a genuine Apple battery has been installed in the phone — it all comes down to whether Apple or one of its Authorized Service Providers installed the replacement.If you go into the “Battery Health” menu when the “Service” message appears, then you’ll be presented with an “Important Battery Message” that reads “Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple battery.Health information not available for this battery.” The message replaces the standard percentage indicator that typically shows the health of the battery that’s currently installed in the phone.iFixit likens it to an “Oil Change” indicator light in a car that will only turn off if a Ford dealership changes the oil.When contacted, Apple did not respond to our request for comment.
When President Donald Trump signed an executive order in May banning US companies from trading information and communications technology with foreign businesses deemed a national security risk, it effectively prevented Chinese telecom giant Huawei from acquiring the American technology that it needs to market its products.The same week, Europe began testing an alternative financial clearing system to circumvent US sanctions against Iran, and Russia has said that it wants to join.Japan and South Korea are drifting toward a low-level economic war, after Japan restricted key chemicals needed by the South Korean tech industry in retaliation for South Korean demands for reparations.These incidents make clear that we are in a new era in which one nation's economic interdependence on another can be wielded as a political weapon--a phenomenon described as "weaponized interdependence" by Henry Farrell (George Washington University) and Abraham L. Newman (Georgetown University) in a new article in International Security.(Read "Weaponized Interdependence: How Global Economic Networks Shape State Coercion": https://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/full/10.1162/isec_a_00351)This pathbreaking research illuminates how powerful states exert leverage over key products, services, or materials, and use their influence for coercive ends in the globalized economy.
Pakistani bloke extradited to US, accused of masterminding telco hack caperAT staff were bribed $1m to slip the codes to unlock two million smartphones to a gang operating out of Pakistan, US prosecutors have claimed.When those telco workers took too long to cough up the codes, the crew bought copies of the employees' work login credentials and used them to go straight into the cellular giant's systems and directly request the codes themselves, it is claimed.Specifically, we're told, the crooks installed malware on AT's computers that automated the process of generating and downloading the codes.And when those AT staffers were caught and fired for leaking their usernames and passwords, the foreign gang paid someone to install wireless routers on the US giant's internal network that gave them backdoor access to the telco's systems to, again, silently and secretly obtain phone unlock codes, it is alleged.These unlock codes can be used to free a handset from AT, allowing it to use a SIM and cellular plan from another network.
Last week, Verizon announced a collection of new unlimited plans.Though the four new unlimited plans differ in what they offer, all of them have a subscription to Apple Music tossed in as one of the perks.AT just answered that by announcing that it will offer Spotify Premium subscriptions to its unlimited customers, though it sounds like not everyone will qualify for an ongoing subscription to the service.In that way, this promotion is similar to the one Verizon is running with its unlimited plans, some of which offer ongoing subscriptions to Apple Music while others offer only a six-month subscription.Funnily enough, those Verizon plans are going live today, so the timing of AT’s announcement probably isn’t a coincidence.READ MORE: Verizon’s unlimited plans just got messierIn any case, those who are on AT’s Unlimited & More Premium plan can select from a variety of “premium entertainment options” as a perk.
It’s common to use audio to sleep.Whether it’s listening to music, meditation, podcasts, or audiobooks, many prefer to drown everything out.The Bedphones — the world’s smallest on-ear headphones — are designed for exactly that.The wireless Bedphones truly shine for people who sleep next to a snoring partner, a rumbling train track, or a loud roommate.The earpieces are designed to mask ambient sounds, so you won’t disturb the world and it won’t disturb you.The earpieces are designed to mask ambient sounds and stay attached to your ears all night.