A Week On The Wrist: The Apple Watch Series 5 Edition In Titanium

Weekend Round-Up Eating Your In-Flight Coffee Cup, How To Score A Movie, And The Playstation Hive Mind September means a lot of things. The muggy New York summer is winding down. Watchmakers are coming back from their summer holidays. And it’s new Apple Watch time. This is now the fifth year that I’ve made the annual pilgrimage out to Silicon Valley to be a part of the gaggle of reporters literally tripping over one another to be first to get their hands on Apple’s latest and greatest. For me though, the best part of this is the opportunity to check in and see how Apple is thinking about the Watch. It’s important to remember that while Apple Watch is now five years old, it’s still a relatively young product and one that’s still maturing at a relatively quick clip. Each year doesn’t just mean a faster chip set or more battery life – it means a reimagining of the scope and purpose of the Apple Watch and the way it can fit into customers’ lives. That’s something worth getting excited about.  Because last year’s Apple Watch Series 4 was such a massive leap forward, consensus before last week’s event was that this year’s rel...

74 Legitimately Amazing Gifts You Won’t Believe Are Under $40 On Amazon

Sometimes, trying to find an awesome present without breaking the bank can be a hard feat to overcome. However, with a little research, you’ll discover that there are plenty of amazing Amazon gift options under $40 that’ll totally fit the bill. With that being said, you’ll still want to make sure that your affordable gifts are going to be used and enjoyed by the people you’re buying for. As you begin your search, it might be helpful to think about the hobbies, work lives, and habits of your family members and friends. Perhaps, you’re shopping for an avid traveler who could use a compact neck pillow or a set of packing cubes — or maybe there’s someone on your list who would enjoy a cozy bathrobe or a microwaveable neck warmer after a long day at work. Either way, finding certain presents to suit your loved ones’ personalities and interests is a surefire way to put smiles on their faces. To make your shopping experience a little bit easier, I’ve come up with a list of cheap (but amazing) gift options that your friends, family, and wallet are all sure to adore. But if you see something that you’d enjoy, go ahead and treat yourse...

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This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726. The Bulb Eater 3 lamp crusher from Aircycle Corp., Lisle, Ill., can safely dispose of straight fluorescent lamps of any length, as well as U-shaped bulbs and CFLs (with optional chute attachment), reducing them to little more than dust. The device mounts to a 55-gallon drum and can hold up to 1,350 crushed 4-ft lamps. A vacuum subsystem pulls in bulbs and keeps dust inside the drum. A motor spins an assembly with three strands of chain that whip around and turn incoming lamps to dust. A series of five filters, including a HEPA filter and a carbon filter that actively neutralizes the mercury, prevent 99.99% of the mercury vapor from being released. Sensors detect when filters need to be changed and alert users with LED readouts. Users can hire the manufacturer to pick up full drums (at a discounted rate) to safely dispose and recycle the waste material. The Bulb Eater provides several benefits. Lamp users need no longer store spent bulbs in boxes. This...

40 Things That Make Your Home Significantly More Comfortable For Less Than $35 On Amazon

I’m always looking for little ways to make my home more comfortable, from a cozy blanket to an air quality-enhancing humidifier, and I want to get comfy without breaking the bank. Luckily, there are tons of comfortable home things on Amazon that will make your space significantly more inviting, and none of them cost more than $35. Give your bedroom a comfort upgrade with a new set of soft sheets, a memory foam pillow, and insulated blackout curtains that block tons of light and sound to help you sleep better. Make the bathroom cozier with absorbent Egyptian cotton towels and a plush bath mat. In the living room, faux fur pillow covers and a fleece blanket add cuddly softness. There are even products to make a kitchen and home office comfortable and organized while you work. And don’t forget your furry friends — they love a fuzzy bed to curl up in, too. Whether you’re shopping for your own home or looking for a thoughtful gift, this list has comfort-enhancing items for every room of the house. Plus, since these picks are budget-friendly, you may be able to buy a few things to make your home the comfiest it’s ever been. Get extra comfy with this dual-sided ...

Hot tamales: Texas woman, son accused of smuggling $211K in aluminum foil wrappers

A Texas man and woman are accused of money laundering and trying to smuggle thousands of dollars into Mexico after deputies said they found cash bundled in aluminum foil to look like tamales or tacos, KIII-TV reported. Lori Salazar, 54, and her son, Daniel Salazar, 34, both of Houston, were stopped Late Monday in Riviera, KTRK reported. After Kleberg County deputies observed the pair “acting strange,” authorities searched their minivan and found $211,000 contained in tamale wrappers, the television station reported. FIRST OFF: how dare they use #tamales as a disguise lolSECOND: did they really think they’d get away with it smh https://t.co/o91rdDsAej 11mic Thickness Foil “Most illegal trafficking such as this, they try to mask having different purposes for their travel, and who knows?” Chief Deputy Jaime Garza told KIII. “Maybe they were, and maybe they were adding ingredients such as U.S. currency southbound.” By using this website, you accept the terms of our Visitor Agreement and Privacy Policy, and understand your options regarding Ad Choices. This station is part of Cox Media Group Television. Learn about careers at Cox Media Group. Alum...

Finding Crystalline Clarity in the Seemingly Chaotic

The technical mastery of Annie Lapin’s paintings is like that of a juggler who can simultaneously toss balls, bowling pins, flaming torches, and a chainsaw. LOS ANGELES — Strange Little Beast, Annie Lapin’s first exhibition at Shulamit Nazarian, hints at the artist’s ability — and perhaps desire — to paint like an Old Master, but it also indicates an understanding that she cannot live in the past. Lapin’s canvases reveal her wrestling match with post-digital aesthetics as she combines computerized tools with older rendering styles in an effort to paint for her own era. “The On In Outs (heap 5)” (all works 2019) exemplifies Lapin’s facility in constructing an image in multiple conflicting idioms. The lower half of the painting predominantly features the forelegs and fleece of a goat. Drawing on Renaissance techniques, representational elements are conveyed using loose brushwork to precise effect. Where the goat’s chest should be is instead the (headless) bust of a figure in formal, three-quarter pose, painted with post-impressionist brushwork. A horizontal strip depicting a landscape just above the painting’s midline is also painted in a post-impressionist style, while a stratum ...

Flash drought conditions make climate connection more complicated

Summer was brutally hot and dry across much of the South and parts of the Midwest, especially in September and the first week of October. This is what the upper air pattern typically looked like in late summer, posted by Dr. Alicia Bentley of SUNY Albany. The extremes were more extreme than usual and, in quite a few places, record-breaking heat gripped cities and regions day after day. For example, Atlanta (with its nickname Hot-lanta) broke many records in late summer. Record highs occurred for six consecutive days and the city suffered more than 90 days in which the high temperature exceeded 90 degrees, an all-time record. (Buffalo had one 90-degree day.) On Oct. 3, North Carolina State Climatologist Dr. Kathie Dello, who grew up in Western New York, reported Raleigh-Durham hit 100 degrees. Almost needless to say, it’s unusual for the hottest day of the warm-weather season to occur in October. In the southeast alone, 11 cities reached 100 or higher for the first time in October. Tuscaloosa, Ala., did it for three consecutive days to start the month. Since the mean warming climate is irrefutable and has been for decades, you might think the climate connection here is crystal cl...

Full List Of All Amazon Black Friday Deals – November 19th

A huge list of nearly all Amazon Black Friday Deals which are from November 19 can be found below, more deals to follow on post two. VALUEWALK participates in the Amazon Associates Program. we earn a small percentage if you purchase an item (we have no idea who purchases what). Each of your purchases via our Amazon affiliation links supports quality journalism at no additional cost to you. Aluminum Foil, Packaging Foil, Household Aluminum Foil – Haoxin,https://www.sdhxaf.com/

It sometimes happens that one of my columns will spark lots of questions from readers, as

It sometimes happens that one of my columns will spark lots of questions from readers, as was the case with a past column on dryer venting. Judging from the questions I’ve received, there’s apparently a lot of confusion and misconceptions about the subject of dryer venting, and a lot of people are struggling with misinformation that they’ve been gathering from friends, the Internet or other sources. Misconception No. 1: It’s OK to vent the dryer directly into the house, so that the air can be used as either a source of humidity or a source of heat. Definitely NOT! As the clothes dry, moisture is being removed and vented out of the dryer, which is why it’s so important that clothes dryers be vented all the way to the outside of the house. If not, you’ll be pumping a tremendous amount of warm, moist air directly into your home, which is a perfect recipe for creating mold growth, as well as potentially doing a lot of structural damage. That air also carries with it a lot of fine lint particles. That’s not something you want to be breathing, and in high-enough concentrations the lint is highly flammable. Misconception No. 2: For dryers that are located in a place where venting to t...

MnDOT crews face one-two punch of snow and bitter cold

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Usually an inch or two of snow isn’t enough to cause problems; but when it comes to plowing it, timing is everything. “It came in right during the rush hour so we had more traffic out there,” MnDOT spokesperson Anne Meyer says that slowed everything down, including plows, so their routes took longer.  The wind also didn’t help, but crews did have a window of golden opportunity Monday afternoon to lay down salt before it got too cold. “We’re trying to get some of that material onto the roads now when the temperatures are still working our way. At 15 degrees or lower is when we start to see salt and other materials don’t work as well in those cold temperatures,” Meyer said. Plow drivers laid down both salt and salt brine to attack the snow on two fronts, breaking up the snow and ice for the evening commute so the drive home wouldn’t be as bad. That could change overnight, though, with temps dipping down to zero. “Some of what we’re melting off with the salt may start to refreeze again. So, we’re keeping an eye on all those elements,” Meyer said. One to two inches of snow in the me...

Father Christmas snorting cocaine featured on new Walmart sweater

In December, it is only to be expected that our favourite stores will be decked out in some pretty atrocious Christmas attire.  But Walmart in Canada may have gone too far (or just far enough), releasing a Christmas sweater which features Santa Claus doing lines of cocaine.  If the image of the ugly sweater doesn’t tell a thousand words, then the product description on Walmart Canada’s website sure does:  “We all know how snow works. It’s white, powdery and the best snow comes straight from South America. That’s bad news for jolly old St Nick, who lives far away in the North Pole. That’s why Santa really likes to savour the moment when he get his hands on some quality, grade A, Colombian snow.” After the sweater caused quite a stir, Walmart apologised and had the product taken down from the company’s website. A spokesman for the retail giant said:  0.4mm Stainless Steel Wire “These sweaters, sold by a third-party seller on Walmart.ca, do not represent Walmart’s values and have no place on our website. We have removed these products from our marketplace. We apologise for any unintended offence this may have caused.” The Walmart site was selling a range of naughty  sweaters includ...

Of all the components that can affect the character of a bike, wheels arguably have the

Of all the components that can affect the character of a bike, wheels arguably have the best ability to make or break the way a bike rides. The best road bike wheels can all but transform your ride from sluggish and difficult to lively and exciting. A light and stiff (but not too stiff) wheel will make your bike feel like it’s gliding up a climb, help you effortlessly hold speed along the flats, and also improve steering accuracy. High-quality hubs keep things spinning along for years with a bit of elbow (or waterproof) grease here and there, and, most importantly, keep the elements out. Best lightweight wheels for cyclingBest road cycling tyresBest winter road bike tyresBest Campagnolo road cycling wheelsBest gravel and adventure cycling wheels With more options than ever, between carbon or alloy rims at different depths, clincher, tubeless, and tubular tyre compatibility, disc or rim brakes, and quick release or thru-axle options, finding the right wheelset to buy isn’t always straightforward. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite mid-to-upper-range road wheels to help you find and buy the best road bike wheels for the money you have. With everything from deep-section ...

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