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    Authorities drop hate crime investigation into alleged lighter fluid attack on biracial woman Americas Favorite Restaurant-Bar Chain Is Going Bankrupt Most Americans don't know these lucrative Social Security "secrets" Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/10 SLIDES © Stocksy How many stars would you rate your current pillow? If it's anything less than five, we assure you, it doesn't have to be this way. Spare yourself the sleeplessness and start your search for a new pillow that will help keep your body in better alignment with less pain, providing the exact softness, firmness, malleability, or spoonable shape that you need. Even better, if you're the type of person to always have a...
    At the start of 2020, Vizio announced it would be joining LG and Sony in the OLED TV ranks, and now the company’s first models have begun shipping. Available in 55- and 65-inch sizes, Vizio’s 4K OLED TVs support Dolby Vision HDR and include both Chromecast and Apple AirPlay functionality built in. The Vizio OLEDs also offer 4K gaming with variable refresh rates up to 120Hz — a key factor as shoppers eye potential TV upgrades for the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. They’ve got HDMI 2.1 connectivity (with eARC) and come with the usual OLED perks like perfect blacks, excellent contrast, and great viewing angles. Vizio is also trying to be aggressive on price as it takes on LG and Sony. It has priced the 55-inch OLED at $1,299.99 and the 65-inch at $1,999.99. But right out of the gate, Best Buy is taking $100 off...
    Not all of Halloween is canceled in Colorado in 2020, even if most people are still trying to figure out what the holiday is going to look like during a pandemic that's already causing nightmares. With COVID-19 limiting our ability to get together, many people are on the hunt for safe events to celebrate the spooky season. Lucky for them, there are still plenty of haunted attractions this year, from corn mazes to drive-ins, all with social distancing and health guidelines in place. Here are ten things to do to celebrate Halloween in Denver and beyond this year. Denver Botanic Gardens Corn Maze Chatfield Farms, 8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton Fridays through Sundays, through October 31 For those interested in celebrating the changing season, a corn maze is a perfect activity. The Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms location will have a seven-acre corn maze available...
    Nintendo revealed on Thursday that Steve and Alex from Minecraft will be added to the character roster in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch, and now we’re getting the full reveal: they’ll arrive on October 13th, and there’s a whole video you can watch where longtime Smash series director Masahiro Sakurai shows off their new moves, including the ability to build your own platforms out of blocks! See it above. The video reveals that you’ll effectively have six different Minecraft characters to choose from, because Steve and Alex have three different skins each: Plus, there’s a Zombie and an Enderman at around 4 min into the video. You’ll be able to harvest materials from the walls and ground with your various tools to craft upgrades on the fly, and the materials you get depend on the stage: a Star Fox level will get...
    ANNAPOLIS (WJZ) — Maryland reports 477 new coronavirus cases and three deaths, as ICU cases went down Monday morning. Throughout the pandemic, the state has reported a total of 123,880 cases. The statewide positivity rate went from 2.57 percent to 2.58 percent. Hospitalizations are down, now at 315 total hospitalized in the state, with 233 in acute care and 82 in ICUs. The state has administered 2,573,607 tests with 1,479,219 testing negative. Three more Marylanders have died from the virus, bringing the total to 3,793. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines Here’s a breakdown of the numbers: By County County Cases Deaths Allegany 464 (23) Anne Arundel 10,027 (236) 12* Baltimore City 15,582 (469) 18* Baltimore County 17,902...
    The actress and "Goop" founder wore Studs earrings that spell out "vote." Studs/Instagram; Screenshot from Studs.com Gwyneth Paltrow wore gold earrings that spell out "vote" from Studs, a New York-based piercing boutique. The jewels worn by Paltrow, which are $70 for a pair and $35 for a single earring, sold out within 48 hours of being released. The "vote" earrings are available for pre-order on the Studs website and are set to be restocked and ship the week of October 12. The brand's Vote collection includes five earring styles, and 20% of the purchase price of each item will be donated to the nonprofit When We All Vote. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Gwyneth Paltrow is the latest celebrity to encourage voting while simultaneously making a fashion statement. The actress was pictured wearing a pair of gold stud earrings that spell out the word "vote" in...
    Saturday Night Live’s complete library will be available to stream on NBCUniversal’s streaming platform, Peacock, beginning October 1st, according to Variety and Deadline. It marks the first time in years that the entire library has been available on a mainstream streaming platform, and it’s a crucial cornerstone for Peacock. Saturday Night Live’s catalog used to be available to stream in the early 2010s, but that was before the streaming wars kicked off. Yahoo! later briefly hosted the back catalog (alongside behind-the-scenes and unaired sketches cut for time), and here was a short-lived SNL app. Still, trying to stream every season using one of the bigger streaming platforms has become a difficult affair. Hulu currently hosts blocks of seasons (the first through the fifth, and then seasons 30 through 45), but a lot of it isn’t available, including Saturday Night Live’s ‘80s run. Now that NBCUniversal has its own streaming...
    FBI investigating mail-in ballots found in trash outside board of elections Olive Garden-parent Darden is more attractive the longer the pandemic drags, Jim Cramer says Mortgage rates are starting to rise, but bargains are still available After plummeting for months, from one record low to another, mortgage rates are starting to climb as many lenders pass along a new fee being implemented this fall. © Kristi Blokhin / Shutterstock How to find low mortgages rates as rates rise The 0.5% fee — which technically applies only to U.S. refinance loans, though lenders have been hiking rates across the board — is "the single biggest consideration for mortgage rate movement right now," says Matthew Graham, chief operating officer of Mortgage News Daily. Load Error His site's daily survey of lenders shows the average for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage soared from 2.87% on Sept. 11 to 3.06% just 10 days...
    Need to get out? We normally focus on streaming fare, but this weekend, the drive-in theater abides. On Sept. 25 in Concord and San Jose, amid all the second-run releases and classic movies, an actual first-run feature makes a splash. The Italian-made monster movie “Shortcut” tops our list of what to see this weekend, along with couch-ready fare such as the Netflix family find “Enola Holmes” and a black-and-white indie gem “Wheels.” And if you want to get your political dander up, there’s more that enough to go around, from  “All In” and Patagonia’s “Public Trust.” Here’s our weekly rundown. “Shortcut”: Italian director Alessio Liguori’s affection for modest, mid-’80s creature features is evident from this film’s ominous start and that’s OK since it only enhances this well-written goose-pimpler, an eerie, not overly bloody creeper shot in the Italian woods. While it could have used more frights and a creepier monster,...
    The majority of Americans are vulnerable to contracting the novel coronavirus, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday. Dr Robert Redfield was testifying during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing when he revealed most of the US population is at risk of falling ill with the potentially deadly disease.  'The preliminary results in the first round [of testing] show that a majority of our nation, more than 90 percent of the population, remains susceptible,' Redfield said. 'A majority of Americans are still susceptible to this virus.' Later in the hearing, Redfield and Dr Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, testified that they expect a vaccine to be widely available to the public by spring 2021. Dr Robert Redfield (left) revealed preliminary results from a CDC study during a Senate hearing on Wednesday, which found about 90%...
    The initial wave of preorders for the Xbox Series X and S have sold out at all major retailers. Of course, there’s still a chance that you’ll find one in stock if you click through one of the many links on our preorder guide, but this morning’s rush of orders seems to have scooped most of the consoles up. Though, if you were trying to order a console earlier today, there was a decent chance that you were actually able to get that done. So Microsoft’s plan for giving retailers and people plenty of time to prepare for preorders to start seems to have worked, at least up against last week’s surprisingly disastrous Sony PS5 preorder process, which kicked off more like a Supreme drop than a launch from an established tech company. Microsoft’s official time to start preorders for the new Xbox consoles was 11AM ET, but not...
    Hot damn! It’s the Soggy Bottom Boys! In one of the few bright spots of 2020, the principal cast of the Coen brothers’ 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou? is reuniting online this October. A tribute to the film is slated as part of this year’s Nashville Film Festival, featuring a discussion with George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson. The tribute will also feature musical performances from Chris Thomas King, Carlene Carter, and Dan Tyminski, who provided Clooney’s singing voice in the film. The event is meant to highlight both the film’s 20th anniversary and the effect the film’s soundtrack had on raising awareness of folk and bluegrass music, especially as the soundtrack won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2002. The event is free for Nashville Film Festival passholders. If you’d just like to view the event, tickets are available for $12 on...
    Nvidia’s RTX 3080 launch last week was a total mess, one Nvidia is still navigating the fallout from following its public apology earlier today. The aftermath of the graphics cards selling out in a matter of minutes at pretty much every major US retailer is that the limited supply that does still exist is being hawked on third-party seller sites in increasingly obnoxious fashions. That includes Amazon Marketplace sellers, which are now notifying interested buyers of available units at prices as exorbitant as $5,000 per card. This isn’t a failure of Amazon so much as it is an act of trolling and exploitation on behalf of the third-party Amazon sellers, some of which are abusing the notification system built into the e-commerce platform. Typically, Amazon users can set alerts for certain products listed as currently unavailable by clicking the “email me” option on the product page. But if the...
    SONY have revealed that more PlayStation 5 pre-orders will go live within days and apologised for a chaotic launch last week that left thousands of gamers unable to get hold of the new console. In a tweet over the weekend, the Japanese tech titan admitted the first round of pre-orders "could have been a lot smoother" and assured fans that more PS5s would be available through to 2021. 4Sony has apologised for last week's chaotic PS5 launchCredit: Twitter The console isn't out until November, but Sony opened pre-orders with little warning last Thursday, sparking a mad scramble for minimal stock. Major retailers across the globe reported selling out within minutes, leading to widespread criticism of Sony's handling of the launch. The official PlayStation Twitter account wrote on Saturday: "Let’s be honest: PS5 preorders could have been a lot smoother. We truly apologise for that.  "Over the next few days, we...
    Samsung’s latest foldable, the Galaxy Z Fold 2, and its newest tablets, the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus, are now available to purchase. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 costs $1,999, the Galaxy Tab S7 starts at $649.99, and the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus starts at $849.99. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a number of improvements intended to make the phone more durable than its predecessor, including an ultra-thin glass screen and a stronger hinge. The foldable also has larger inner and cover screens as well as five cameras: a triple-camera system on the back and a selfie camera on both the main display and the cover display. There are also a few neat software tricks, including “Flex mode,” which lets you put different features from an app across both halves of the unfolded screen. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus are high-end Android tablets designed to...
    Apple’s iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 launched this week, introducing a ton of new features to the company’s smartphones and tablets — including the option to change your default browser and default email apps to services like Chrome or Outlook to handle links by default instead of through Apple’s native Safari and Mail apps. Here’s a running list of available third-party browsers on iOS 14. As for email, the available options are slightly slimmer right now. Third-party developers will need to update their apps before they can be selected as a default option on iOS 14. Due to the sensitive information in email communication, Apple has told developers that email apps, because they’re a critical avenue for communication, “must meet specific functional criteria aimed at ensuring private and accurate access for users.” While it’s unclear what that means, it suggests it may take some time for all third-party email...
    CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield puts his mask on after speaking to Senate Appropriations subcommittee. The common story on COVID-19 has become very, very centered around the idea that everyone just needs to park in place until a vaccine comes along to save us. But with poll after poll showing that people are unwilling to accept a vaccine rushed into production under Donald Trump, that’s simply not going to happen anytime soon. And barring some ill-considered use of emergency authorization, a vaccine is still months away in any case. But as CDC director Robert Redfield testified at a Senate hearing on Wednesday morning, there is already a solution available that can reduce the spread of COVID-19 and allow the nation to bring the number of cases down to a level where life can return to a fair semblance of normality. It’s called masks.  As Daily Kos reported back in June,...
    The COVID-19 vaccine will be free for all Americans who want to get it, according to a federal government plan submitted to Congress this week detailing how a vaccine will be rolled out nationwide once one is approved. The Associated Press reported that the federal government has put together a large and complex plan for distributing a vaccine as quickly as possible, as several companies proceed with final tests on vaccines that may receive emergency use authorizations from the Food and Drug Administration due to the urgency of the pandemic. Americans who get the vaccine won't have to directly pay for the shots or the administration of those shots. They will be paid for using taxpayer funding allocated by the Trump administration. Depending on the supply of the vaccine upon completion, it may initially only be accessible to members of higher-priority groups, such as health care workers, other essential...
    He New Apple Watch Series 6 replaces Series 5, which is no longer available in the Apple Store. This is a strategy widely used by Apple, which this year has completed its range of watches with the Apple Watch SE. The Apple Watch Series 6 arrives with important news regarding the Series 5, both aesthetically and internally. We are going to analyze all these differences between both watches to clarify all doubts. Apple Watch Series 6 vs Apple Watch Series 5 The first thing to note is that, externally, both devices are identical. They have the same shape and, except for ceramics, they also use the same materials. However the colors have changed this year, and it is a major change. Available sizes, always-on Retina display, EKG sensor, battery life, and water resistance are also features shared by Series 6 and Series 5. So how are...
    A LACK of coronavirus tests for NHS staff is putting services at risk - as none are available in the 10 worst-hit areas, health bosses have warned. Frontline medics are having to self-isolate rather than work as they can't get tests for themselves or family members, according to NHS Providers. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 6A man walks past a coronavirus road sign in Bolton, Greater ManchesterCredit: Reuters It comes amid reports that people have been unable to get tests in England's Covid hotspots, including Bolton, Salford, Bradford and Manchester. Labs are understood to be struggling to process all the samples being sent to them, forcing test centres to cut back on appointments. And it means hundreds of people with coronavirus symptoms are waiting more than five days for a result. But Home Secretary Priti Patel has today defended the system - saying...
    Digital comics retailer Comixology is offering over 200 Black Panther titles for free. The digital comics retailer’s entire library of single-issue Black Panther comics is available to download at no charge, including all published issues of the critically acclaimed current run, which has been written by Ta-Nehisi Coates since 2016. Spinoff series featuring other Black Panther characters like Shuri and Killmonger are also available for free, as well as Avengers: Wakanda Forever. The move is presumably a tribute to Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, who passed away in August at the age of 43. In a statement posted to his Twitter account , Boseman’s family confirmed that he was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 which progressed to stage IV. “A true fighter,” the statement reads, “Chadwick persevered through it all and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much.” In addition to...
    When you’re ready, come and get it. After months of anticipation, Selena Gomez’s new Rare Beauty makeup brand is finally available to shop both at Sephora (online and in stores) and at RareBeauty.com. The 28-year-old superstar’s mission-driven cosmetics company is launching with close to 20 different products in a wide range of colors; its Liquid Touch Weightless Foundation ($29) and Liquid Touch Brightening Concealer ($19) are both launching with an impressive 48 shades. Also available are a liquid eyeliner, liquid blush (in eight shades, four dewy and four matte), tinted lip balm (in eight shades), liquid highlighter (in eight shades), matte liquid lipstick (in 12 shades) and a brow pencil and gel duo (in eight shades). Rare Beauty is also offering several skincare products to start, including an illuminating primer, a setting mist and blotting papers, along with two makeup brushes — one for foundation, the other for concealer. Prices...
    Even with these restrictions, the feature could be massive for Twitch. Soccer fans, for instance, could take a break from FIFA and Football manager by watching All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur. A film critic, meanwhile, could review any number of movies in real-tie with their fans. Watch Parties are a unique combination of Amazon-owned properties. There’s no Google-built Netflix rival, for instance, (sorry, but YouTube Premium doesn’t count) to offer YouTube streamers. Facebook has dabbled with premium TV shows like Limetown and Sorry for Your Loss, but none have resonated the same way Netflix and Amazon’s best originals have. If they want to clone Watch Parties, Google and Facebook will need to partner with another company — Netflix, HBO, or something of a similar caliber — that makes the kind of shows people want to watch together.
    Getty Are stimulus checks going to be issued this month? Will Individuals obtain the subsequent spherical of funds in September? It’s not going. Although Democrat and Republican lawmakers got here near a compromise on the HEALS Act earlier this summer time, these negotiations ultimately stalled out. Lately, Home Majority Speaker Nancy Pelosi mentioned to reporters, “We have now mentioned repeatedly that we’re prepared to come back down [and] meet [Senate Republicans] within the center. That will be $2.2 trillion. Once they’re prepared to try this, we’ll be prepared to debate and negotiate. I didn’t get that impression on that decision.” As Forbes notes, that $2.2 trillion determine is almost twice the quantity proposed within the authentic Heals Act. Right here’s what you must know:Stimulus Funds Could Not Come Till After the November ElectionGettyDemocratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and working mate Kamala Harris. If...
    BABY essentials can be pretty expensive, so finding a way to ease the hit on your bank balance can be a huge weight off your shoulders. Luckily, Morrisons has slashed the price of some Tommee Tippee bottles to just £2.50 - and the offer is too good to pass up. 3The mum bagged the bottles from Morrisons for just £2.50Credit: Facebook/Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group One mum came across the bargain in store and alerted other parents of the eye-watering deal. Sharing in the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group, she wrote: "Thought I'd share my bargain for all the mummys out there. Morrisons Tommee Tippee Glass 250ml Bottles, reduced now to £2.50 each" She also shared a snap of the two new bottles which she'd bought in pink and blue, and showed the receipt as proof of the incredibly cheap price. The glass bottles...
    CHRISTMAS might be a few months off, but it's never too early to get a head start on your festive decorations, right? Especially after the year we've had. Home Bargains already has a wide range of decorations available in store, and shoppers are going wild, desperate to snap some up. 4The shopper filmed the endless selection of festive items already available in storeCredit: Facebook/Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group 4There's already a huge range of Christmas crackers and other decorationsCredit: Facebook/Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group During a recent shopping trip, an eagle-eyed shopper filmed the range of festive items already available - although they weren't exactly hard to miss. We're not talking a couple of shelves filled with table dressings and Christmas baubles, but rows upon rows of glittery goodness - and it's SO magical. She shared the video in the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK...
    CALLING all Disney fans, you can now snap up an advent calendar from Boots, which will provide you all the Christmas socks you'll ever need. Fans are already going wild for the £30 gift, which has 12 pairs of fun and comfy character socks hiding behind its doors. 3The calendar is available in Boots for £30Credit: Boots Many of the Disney favourites are on offer, including a pair featuring Simba from Lion King, Olaf from Frozen and even Mickey Mouse - many with super cute holiday-themed slogans. Available in one size only, there are 11 pairs to wear in the days leading up to Christmas, plus a super fluffy pair to keep your feet warm on the day. Speaking of the product, Disney says: "This Christmas calendar makes the perfect choice for any Disney enthusiast. "Filled with Disney-themed socks from Mickey Mouse to Olaf, treat your feet to 11...
    IF you have kids who are obsessed with gaming, you'd know they're likely to sit and play for hours on end. With that said, an eagle-eyed mum has spotted the ultimate Super Mario gaming chair for her boys and other parents are desperate to snap one up too. 2The mum bought the chairs for her gaming-obsessed boys Credit: Facebook Alerting bargain hunters of her find, the thrilled mum shared a snap of the two chairs online, and revealed she got from Argos. The chairs - which look SO comfy, by the way - feature the popular Nintendo characters Mario and his mate Louigi, and according to the woman, there's also a Princess Peach available too. Posting in the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK Facebook group, she wrote: "Not exactly a bargain but for any of you that have mario obsessed children.. Check these out! Going to have...
    (CNN)While commercial labs across the country have pushed hard this year to scale up their coronavirus testing capacity, the number of tests they conduct each week has fallen over the last month. Some of those major labs now report unused capacity, and one of the largest diagnostic companies has recently only been using about half of its total testing capabilities.Though the dip in testing overlaps with an overall decrease in the rate of new coronavirus cases, some public health experts continue to say the US should do more testing to effectively trace the virus' spread. CDC was pressured from the top down to change coronavirus testing guidance, official saysQuest Diagnostics' figures show the company performed an average of about 86,000 tests per day over the last week, though its labs now have capacity to conduct about 165,000 tests per day. "We continue to intend to scale up our capacity...
    The entire island of Valle Falconera is available to rent on Airbnb. Anna Sarzetto A private island located in a lagoon near Venice, Italy, is available to rent through Airbnb. The 50-acre private island is known as Valle Falconera, and its pink farmhouse can accommodate up to 16 guests. For 16 visitors, the island can be rented for $309 a night, or $42 per person. For parties of one or two, the price is $104 per person. The six-bedroom house is a family-run property and has its own farm, brilliant views of the surrounding lagoon, and fresh local seafood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends avoiding all nonessential international travel during this time. If you decide to travel, follow the CDC's guidance in its Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Valle Falconera is a 50-acre private island that's available to rent on...
    MUMS are raving about kids’ plates from Aldi featuring Hey Duggee and Peppa Pig, claiming they’re ideal for getting fussy kids to eat their dinner.  The supermarket is selling a range of kids’ plates for £3.49, which also come in a Minion and a Frozen design.  4Aldi is selling kids' plates featuring their favourite characters including Hey Duggee and Peppa PigCredit: Aldi The plates have three separate compartments, which mums have said is perfect for ensuring food doesn’t touch - meaning their kids are more likely to finish their tea.  Describing the crockery, Aldi said: “Make dinnertime more interesting for your little one by giving them their own adorable dinner plate to eat from.  “This Hey Duggee Kids' Dinner Plate is perfect for little fans!  “With 3 section dividers, this plate will help to get your little ones eating independently and enjoying family meals together.”  4The plates cost £3.49 and...
    The recently-released Microsoft Flight Simulator is a game best enjoyed with a dedicated flight stick, but actually finding one of these controllers is a challenge. None of Amazon.com’s best-selling PC flight sticks are available to buy new as of Monday August 24th — they’re either listed as unavailable, only available used, or scheduled to be back in stock in the coming months. It’s impossible to know if this current shortage is directly caused by the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Flight yokes and sticks are a relatively niche product to begin with, and, even prior to the game’s official release, people on Twitter were complaining about shortages. Meanwhile, plenty of other gaming accessories like Nintendo’s Ring Fit have also been selling out this year thanks to a combination of increased demand as people are staying at home more, and manufacturing challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Star Wars: Squadrons is...
    SAN ANTONIO – The holidays are still months away, but Bill Miller Bar-B-Q is giving us something to unwrap in the meantime. The San Antonio-based barbeque chain is now selling tamales at its restaurants for a limited time. The plate, which includes pork tamales, rice, beans and tea, is available for $7.95. The chain started selling the meals — a holiday favorite here in San Antonio — on Thursday. The plates will be available while supplies last, Bill Miller Bar-B-Q states. Read also: Bill Miller Bar-B-Q to serve Mac and Cheese for a limited time Delicious Pork Tamales! *Starting tomorrow 8/20/20, for a limited time. ????Posted by Bill Miller Bar-B-Q on Wednesday, August 19, 2020Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    Google has finally launched more colors for its second-generation Pixel Buds, nearly four months since the true wireless headphones launched. In addition to “clearly white,” you can now buy the Pixel Buds in “oh so orange,” “quite mint,” and “almost black.” The second-generation Pixel Buds launched on April 27th, but they were only available in white at the time, despite Google also announcing the other three colors when the Pixel Buds were revealed in October. My colleague Chris Welch found in his review that the new Pixel Buds had a much-improved design over their predecessor (which were connected by a wire) but only an average battery life and weaker bass than their competitors. After the headphones launched, though, some users reported Bluetooth connection issues. In June, Google promised to improve Bluetooth connectivity with software updates “in the coming weeks.” To help address some of those problems with the Pixel Buds,...
    DropLabs has a new upgraded version of its Bluetooth shoes that rumble your feet with bass, which is not only a product that exists, but they’re apparently popular enough to warrant a second-generation model. They’re now available in a “triple black” color variant, support dynamic tuning for content, and offer an in-app LED color wheel to let you control the lighting on the rear of each shoe (you know, so people can really tell that you’re wearing smart shoes). The company is also promising some “Easter eggs” that it doesn’t even spoil in its press release. Shoes are usually just outside our zone for coverage, but these aren’t just any shoes. The DropLaps shoes — originally released last year — can connect to your phone via Bluetooth to provide vibrations in time with music or whatever other content you’re enjoying, like a movie or game. I don’t know...
    5G network service is becoming more widely available in the United States every month. The next generation of wireless technology promises revolutionary increases in speed, capacity, and access that could transform numerous industries, including, but not limited to, the cell phone industry. Consumers in many U.S. cities now have the option to upgrade to 5G through major providers such as Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint/T-Mobile. Should you make the switch? Is it worth the potential additional cost of a 5G-capable phone and a more expensive plan? What about the potential health risks of this relatively new technology? Here are some pros and cons to consider.5G is MUCH faster than 3G or 4GThe most obvious benefit to individual consumers who switch to 5G is that they will have access to mobile internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 4G — at least in areas that have the infrastructure. Depending on...
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency Tuesday as wildfires raged across the San Francisco Bay Area, charring thousands of acres and forcing dozens from their homes from Wine Country to the South Bay. Newsom said the combination of a stifling heat wave and dozens of wildfires ignited by two days filled with hundreds of dry lightning strikes has pushed California’s wildfire fighting capabilities to their max. “We are deploying every resource available to keep communities safe as California battles fires across the state during these extreme conditions,” Newsom said. “California and its federal and local partners are working in lockstep to meet the challenge and remain vigilant in the face of continued dangerous weather conditions.” Mutual aid resources from other Western States, generally a source of added manpower during fire season, may not be available because of blazes in their states. Also fire crews...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — At least 700 more coronavirus cases were reported in Maryland Friday as the the total nears 99,000. State officials said the state now has 98,985 total confirmed cases of COVID-19. Hospitalizations and ICU cases continue to trend down with 457 patients in the hospital, of which 107 are in the ICU. The statewide positivity rate went up to 3.63%. Twelve more Marylanders have been reported dead since Thursday, bringing the total number of 3,495. WJZ has a new news app! Download it now! UPDATE: The @MDHealthDept is now reporting 98,875 confirmed cases of #COVIDー19 in Maryland. The state has conducted a total of 1,557,609 tests. The statewide positivity rate is now 3.63%. Number of persons tested negative: 1,011,398Number of confirmed deaths: 3,495 pic.twitter.com/01Pka1F0fM — Kata D. Hall (@katadhall) August 14, 2020 More than 1.55 million coronavirus tests were conducted in the state with more than a...
    The groups’ — including MTA Long Island Rail Road, Amtrak, the Railway Association of Canada and the Secretary of Communications and Transportation of Mexico — contributions provided the information Waze needed to launch the feature in the US, Canada, Mexico and France. Waze had to rely on its local map editors, though, to be able to incorporate railroad crossings in the UK, Italy, Israel, Brazil, Colombia, Belgium, Poland, Hungary, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, New Zealand, Netherlands and Ireland. Going forward, a banner will automatically pop up on Waze if you’re approaching a crossing, which is marked with a familiar “X” sign on the map. The banner will show how far the crossing is and warns you to approach with caution. Dani Simons, Waze’s head of Public Sector Partnerships, said “This feature exemplifies Waze’s commitment to building for its Driving app, being the first to implement features and...
    Dropbox’s new password manager, secure vault for sensitive files, and computer backup features will be available to all users globally on Wednesday, the company announced. But you won’t have access to the password manager or secure vault unless you’re on a certain paid Dropbox tier. The features were first revealed on June 16th, but launched in beta at the time. The password manager, called Dropbox Passwords, can store your passwords and logins you use around the web and autofill them when you’re signing into websites. The feature works on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android, and your passwords will sync across devices. Dropbox Passwords will be available on the paid Dropbox Plus and Professional plans. Image: Dropbox The vault feature, Dropbox Vault, gives you a section within your Dropbox locked with a PIN to store things like your driver’s license or...
    When you snap the keyboard onto the Tab S7, the system will automatically load Samsung’s DeX desktop interface for Android. Although I still have my reservations about DeX mode, the company has updated its software to make it easier to use with multiple screens. Just like with the Note 20, DeX now works wirelessly, too, so you can use a compatible TV as an extension for your tablet or phone’s contents. Samsung also worked with Microsoft to integrate Word, Excel and PowerPoint into the Tab S7 and S7+ so you have better productivity apps built in. Samsung Samsung’s recent tablets have all come with the S Pen, and the Tab S7 is no different. The company has refined its stylus to near-perfection, but this iteration brings about improved latency of 9ms, which puts it on par with the Apple Pencil. It’ll also support the Air Actions feature that let you...
    HEALTH watchdogs have warned how painkillers can “cause more harm than good” for those with long-term ailments. On Monday, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said there was no evidence that pills including ibuprofen and paracetamol “made any difference to people’s quality of life, pain or psychological distress”. 3The Sun's doctor, Dr Carol Cooper, reveals the truth about painkillersCredit: Stewart Williams - The Sun In draft guidance, NICE said that people suffering with chronic pain should not be popping pills, and it highlighted the need for better methods for diagnosing and tackling the problem. Around 28 million adults in the UK – about 43 per cent of the population – suffer from “chronic primary pain”, which is defined within the guidelines as a condition that “can’t be accounted for by another diagnosis”. Doctors often define it as any pain that lasts for three to six months...
    SPANISH holidays are off the menu for now after the government put the country back on the travel ban list. The cabinet took Spain off their quarantine rules over another coronavirus outbreak and later extended it to the country's islands. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 5The FCO is now advising against 'all but essential travel' to mainland SpainCredit: Alamy Live News What has happened in Spain? On July 25, the UK government announced that people travelling from Spain from July 26 will have to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Spain's new infection rate is rising, with more than 8,500 cases confirmed over the weekend. Most of the cases were registered in Aragon, Catalonia and Madrid, with 62 per cent of cases coming from just two regions. The Spanish government has since slammed the decision and insists that it is safe for tourists...
    Sometimes I still forget, and swipe on lipstick as I'm getting ready to leave the house, only to cover up half of my face with a face mask before I head out the door. Now instead of red lipstick, it's my bright red sateen Evil Kitty face mask that people compliment when I pass by on the street. The cotton fabric is reminiscent of a light weight denim with a little bit of shine. It's a statement mask for sure, and a fashionable alternative to standard surgical masks. When remembering to wear a mask everywhere often feels like a chore, it's nice to have something bright and playful to accessorize my outfit.  The shape of the mask comfortably covers my nose and doesn't make my face look too wide, while the soft and lightweight fabric is breathable even on a hot summer day. There's even a pocket to insert a...
    Your best bets for quality streaming fare this week are small-budget indie films. Films featuring some A-List stars, meanwhile, disappoint. Here’s our roundup. “Babysplitters”: Sam Friedlander’s compassionate and kinda sexy comedy finds two couples devising a plan to co-parent a child. The hitch? How they’ll actually “do” it. That’s the setup for a fun and funny comedy with a sparkling cast — Danny Pudi, Emily C. Chang, Eddie Alfano and Maiara Wilson. Writer/director Friedlander explores the topic thoughtfully and with integrity. It’s a gem, ideal for these rocky times. Details: 3 stars; available on various platforms July 24. “Chameleon”: Another worthwhile lesser-known thriller is director/screenwriter Marcus Mizelle’s lean, scrappy neo-noir. It’s choppy in spots but always engrossing. Charismatic actor Joel Hogan plays Jake, an ex-con ditching a dishwashing gig to reteam with his former cohort in crime. The scheme: Jake seduces unhappily married women and then he and his...
    FANCY calling Kate Middleton and Prince William your neighbours? Two cottages just yards from their Norfolk home Anmer Hall are now available to rent.  Two cottages close to Kate Middleton and Prince William's Norfolk home Anmer Hall are available to rent The country homes are located just 4metres away from where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been isolating with George, Louis and Charlotte during lockdown.  One of the homes is a sweet two-bedroom semi-detached home that is available to rent for £725-a-month.  Meanwhile, the other pad has three bedrooms and a large garden, and can be rented for £875-a-month.  Both of the cottages are opposite the tree-lined gated drive to the Cambridge’s 10-bedroom Grade II-listed home.  8The two homes are just a stones throw away from Anmer HallCredit: Bav Media 8The homes are being let by the Sandringham EstateCredit: Bav Media Anmer Hall was originally built in 1802...
    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means that many conventions that were scheduled for this year — San Diego Comic-Con, E3, Tokyo Game Show, and more — have been cancelled and forced to take on other forms. Game developers used to show off demos at these events, but now, they have to adapt. Xbox is bringing its Summer Games Fest Demo Event to the Xbox One, offering players the chance to try out a bunch of game demos from the comfort of home. [email protected]’s Summer Game Fest Demo Event is offering more than 70 game demos for players to download and play between July 21 and 27. Most will be early looks at gameplay, with some of these games still going through a little more development and polishing before actually being released. Demos are available to play beginning today, and more will be added throughout the week. The titles participating include Destroy...
    Fact check: Harriet Tubman helped free slaves for the Underground Railroad, but not 300 22 chains including Walmart, Macys, and Gap will require customers to wear masks. Heres the full list. Starburst Just Announced That Its All Pink Packs Are Permanently Available in the Candy Aisle When you ask someone what their favorite Starburst is, chances are that many, many of them will say the pink ones. What can we say? They’ve perfected the strawberry flavor. We no longer have to worry about the All Pink packs being limited-edition, because they’re officially a permanent, everyday offering, Best Products can exclusively confirm. © Starburst We no longer have to worry about the Starburst All Pink packs being limited-edition, because they’re officially a permanent, everyday offering, Best Products can exclusively confirm. Starburst first unveiled its All Pink pack in 2017, and has brought it back only during the summer months ever...
    OnePlus has officially announced the OnePlus Buds, its first pair of true wireless earbuds, alongside its midrange OnePlus Nord. If you’ve been following the company’s numerous teases and announcements, their appearance and features won’t come as much of a surprise. Their price might, however, because at just $79 / £79 / €89, the OnePlus Buds are among the most affordable sets of true wireless earbuds on the market. Considering their price, these are a relatively simple pair of true wireless earbuds. There’s no noise-cancellation, no silicone ear tips, and no wireless charging. Instead what you get is up to seven hours of listening from the buds themselves and up to a total of 30 hours when including the additional battery life from the charging case. When it comes to charging, OnePlus says that you’ll get 10 hours of playback from just 10 minutes of charge, and a full charge should...
    In the midst of the crisis that Florida is experiencing due to the coronavirus pandemic, with hospitals on the verge of reaching their maximum capacity and medical and health personnel requirements, the question arises as to how many beds are available in the main southern counties. from Florida, affected by COVID-19. In the absence of information in Florida Department of Health reports, the state Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) publishes daily hospitalizations and beds available in Florida counties with data from health centers . They seek to alleviate the number of people who receive amid the coronavirus pandemic According to the AHCA report, this Sunday they were hospitalized with an initial diagnosis of COVID-19, 9,351 people across the state. For this date, in Miami-Dade there are 1,848 hospital beds available, representing 21.08% of the total capacity (8,767). That means that there are 6,919 beds occupied. ...
    APOPKA (CBSMiami) – After announcing an affordable an housing assistance program as part of CARES act, Governor Ron DeSantis addressed the state’s actions and hospital capacity as coronavirus cases continue to surge. Speaking in Apopka, Desantis said they had been able to get a shipment of the drug remdesivir from the federal government. “We expedited a shipment last weekend as hospitals said they were running low and wanted more which we want to help deliver on. So the White House is accelerating more remdesivir to the State of Florida. We think it’s going to ship this weekend. It will go directly from the distributor to the hospitals so the state is not going to be involved in parceling it out,” he said. DeSantis said he spoke to the head of Gilead Sciences, which manufactures the drug, and said they are producing it as fast as they can....
    Source: Unsplash It goes without saying that technology has absolutely revolutionized our world in the last thirty years and one particular industry that has emerged as a result of technology’s growth is the iGaming sector. Within the iGaming sector, the world of online casinos has been completely transformed and evolved drastically since the introduction of the internet in the 1990s to the vast array of platforms available today. The scale of the virtual gambling world is clear to see when looking at the volumes of money involved. For example, between April 2018 and March 2019, there was a gross gambling yield of £3.2bn on online casinos alone in the United Kingdom.The Slot Machine Case StudyAs the most popular gambling game both on land and virtually, the humble slot machine is a prime example of the significant changes caused by technology to traditional casino games. It began as a straightforward coin-operated device, known as...
    LG’s latest true wireless earbuds, whose case has a UV light to kill bacteria on the headphones, are now available in the US for $149.99. The Tone Free HBS-FN6 earbuds’ case has a UV light that kills 99.9 percent of the bacteria on the earbuds’ speaker mesh, LG says. The company debuted the technology with last year’s Tone Plus Free earbuds, which were released in South Korea. Outside of their self-cleaning case, you can expect a more typical range of features out of LG’s Tone Free true wireless earbuds. Battery life is rated at up to six hours from the earbuds themselves, and you’ll get an additional 12 hours of charge from the case for a total of 18 hours. There’s no active noise cancellation, but the earbuds’ dual microphones should reduce background noise when you’re making calls. An ambient passthrough mode is available for when you need to hear...
    APPLE’S Airpods Pro are available at a new low price right now. The more expensive of Apple’s earbuds are 23% off at Onbuy.com – a saving of £57. 2You can get the Airpods Pro for £191 at Onbuy The incredible price means that you can pick up the Airpods Pro new for just £191.99. It’s still a sizeable price tag of course, but it’s the first time we’ve spotted the Pros below £200. In fact, at £57 off the regular price, Onbuy’s listing looks to be the lowest ever price for Apple’s top-tier model. While the discount doesn't appear to be time-limited, we can’t be sure how long it will be around. Onbuy is an online marketplace for sellers, so orders will be fulfilled by sellers depending on stock. Because of this, it is also best to check seller details, terms and returns policies before you commit to any purchase....
    A store advertises a sale July 7 in Brooklyn, New York.Spencer Platt | Getty Images Federal law offers extra weeks of unemployment benefits to out-of-work Americans during the coronavirus pandemic, but the jobless may have to reapply in order to get them. The CARES Act, a federal coronavirus relief law enacted in March, offers up to 13 additional weeks of jobless benefits through the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program. That means individuals can get about three more months of benefits once they exhaust their standard state allotment, which generally lasts for 26 weeks. The average American gets about $380 a week. More from Personal Finance:Back-to-work bonus can't replace $600 unemployment boostTreasury is canceling stimulus checks to dead recipients5.4 million Americans have lost their health insurance The additional aid expires after the end of the year. (This is a different program than the one paying an extra $600 a week through...
    With two highly anticipated games — Star Wars: Squadrons and Microsoft Flight Simulator — ready to place players inside a virtual cockpit this fall, now’s the perfect time to build your own simulated flight rig. If you’ve been looking for a flight stick to add to your setup, though, many of the best models been hard to find and/or marked up by third party retailers. However as of Tuesday, Thrustmaster flight sticks are in stock at Amazon — at some of the lowest prices available on these particular models. News Brig’s Charlie Hall recommended Thrustmaster’s TI6000M in his guide to building a gaming cockpit, or the more expensive Warthog as an upgraded pick. Typically $549.99, right now the Thrustmaster Warthog is on sale for $486.22. The TI600M is available for $159.99, which is about $100 cheaper than it’s hovering at third-party retailers. Finally, the smaller Thrustmaster T-Flight, notable for being...
    A few months after Google released its second-generation Pixel Buds in the US, they’re now on sale in some other countries. Folks in Canada, the UK, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Singapore and Spain are among those who can get their hands on them from the Google Store. Color availability varies by territory for the time being. You’ll only be able to pick them up in white in most countries for now, but people in the UK (£179 ) and Canada (CAD$239) can opt for a black facade. Canadians can snag the mint version as well. Google said in a tweet that more colors are on the way next month.
    Apple announced plenty of dramatic changes to iOS and iPadOS during its WWDC keynote — there’s expanded widget support, an App Library for iPhones, a suite new of Apple Pencil features for the iPad, and a whole lot more. While the final versions of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 won’t be available for a few months yet, Apple officially opened its public beta program today for anyone who can’t wait to see what all the fuss is about. And don’t worry: You don’t need the latest and greatest hardware to start getting a feel for this new software. iPhones as old as 2015’s iPhone 6s and 6s Plus can install iOS 14, while any iPad newer than the nearly 6-year-old iPad Air 2 can run iPadOS 14.  If you’re ready to take the plunge, you can sign up for Apple’s Beta Software Program right here . Once that’s done, all...
    CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 10: Fans enter Wrigley Field before the Opening Day home game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburg Pirates on April 10, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) The Chicago Cubs will be playing ball at Wrigley Field, but your wallet will take a hit if you want to see it in-person.  If you’re a Chicago Cubs fan and still want to find a way to watch the Cubbies play ball live, get ready to put a bit of a dent into your checking account. One of the more popular options for fans over the years has been to catch a game across the street on a rooftop with a tremendous view of Wrigley Field. The City of Chicago has approved for 25% capacity of the rooftops, giving fans the chance to not miss out on the action. However, the ticket prices for...
    As the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise in Florida, the state is facing a shortage of available ICU beds. On Tuesday, when there were more than 7,300 new cases of the coronavirus reported, officials also reported that out of the state's 5,023 ICU beds in the state, just 962 are still available. Out of Florida's 67 counties, 25 have at least one hospital with no ICU beds available as of Tuesday. Ten counties have less than 10% of their ICU beds available, and two counties have completely run out of adult ICU beds.  More than 213,700 people in Florida have been diagnosed with coronavirus, according to Johns Hopkins University. At least 3,841 people in the state have died.   Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox In Miami-Dade County, which accounts for the majority of the state's cases with more than 51,000, nine hospitals have run out of...
    MANCHESTER UNITED have been handed a boost if they are to make moves for Bournemouth due Nathan Ake and Josh King this summer. According to MailOnline, the Cherries are likely to listen to offers for both players as the club is "set to streamline their entire operation". 1Bournemouth could cash in on Josh King and Nathan Ake this summerCredit: Getty Images - Getty This is reportedly "regardless of which division they are playing in next season". Bournemouth, with a capacity of 11,000 at the Vitality Stadium, have been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. And of course Eddie Howe and his squad are in a desperate battle to avoid relegation to the Championship, sitting second-bottom of the Premier League. They were thumped 5-2 by United on Sunday with many fans convinced Ole Gunnar Solksjaer made a play for Ake at the final whistle. MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Miami-Dade County Public Schools want students to return to class in August but understands it may not be possible because the County is still in Phase 1 of The Plan for Florida’s Recovery. A statement released Monday says, “M-DCPS’ tentative schools reopening plan will be enacted only once Miami-Dade County is in Phase 2. The plan is built to ensure M-DCPS can rapidly pivot, if necessary, in response to a shift back to Phase 1 or to a broader reopening under a transition to Phase 3.” What does that mean? It means M-DCPS has outlined three plans that involves physical in-school instruction, distance learning, or a possible combination of both. Physical in-school instruction or the combination plans will only be possible if the county moves to Phase 2. Miami-Dade Schools are giving parents until July 10th to fill out a questionnaire on which fall semester enrollment plan...
    This story is part of a group of stories called Only the best deals on News Brig-approved gadgets get the News Brig Deals stamp of approval, so if you’re looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be. Apple’s AirPods Pro truly wireless earbuds are $220 at Verizon, which is $30 off the usual $250 price. Most deals we see for this model usually range from $15 to $20, and s aving this much is far less common. Compared to the standard AirPods, this model features active noise cancellation, improved sound, a wireless charging case, and a more customizable fit with ear tips. They will soon also feature Apple’s new spatial audio feature for a more immersive sound experience. If you’re an iPhone owner, my colleague Chris...
    SHOPPERS are going wild for a pink velvet stool from Primark, with bargain hunters desperate to get their hands on the chic homeware piece.  After being closed for weeks fashion fans have flocked back to the department store to snap up some deals after it re-opened, with a chic stool emerging as one of their most popular items.  4Primark is selling a pink velvet stool for just £24Credit: Primark The stool, which has gold legs, costs £24 and the lid can be removed, meaning it doubles up as a storage container.  Primark shared a snap of the stool to Instagram, saying: “The velvet stool of dreams. Swipe across to see where you can get your hands on this beauty.”  If it’s now on your shopping list, you can find the stylish stool in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Cork, Dublin, Exeter, Galway, Glasgow, Liverpool, Liffey Valley, Limerick, Newcastle and Waterford. More...
    Getty Happy Independence Day weekend! Many businesses and federal institutions observed the 4th of July holiday on Friday as a paid day off for workers. UPS was among those that remained open for July 2. However, according to the UPS 2020 Holiday Operations Schedule, UPS delivery is NOT running on Saturday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Here’s what you need to know:UPS Express Critical Is the Only Service Available On the 4th of July Getty United Parcel Service (UPS) The United Parcel Service operated under its regular business hours on Friday, July 3, for package pickup and delivery. The only exception was its freight service, which was closed for the day. Deliveries were only available if made in advance. UPS explained on its website that nearly all of its services would be closed in observance of the 4th of July holiday, including delivery, pickup and...
    New York (CNN Business)Nordstrom (JWN) was one of a few select retailers selling the latest model of Nike Dunks athletic shoes, but some sneaker enthusiasts came up empty-handed after the luxury department store chain oversold its stock. The Nike Dunk Low "University Red" was released on the Nordstrom website at 10 am ET on Wednesday. The red and white sneakers are a 35th anniversary remake and commemoration of the original pair released in 1985. However, some customers weren't pleased after placing orders for the new Dunks and then finding out later that their orders were canceled. "The demand for Nike shoe drops can be significant, though we often have a limited supply of product available for customers to shop. We hate to hear we've disappointed customers and hope we'll be able to serve them with future Nike launches," Nordstrom said in a statement Wednesday. Many shoppers turned to Twitter to...
    Panasonic RZ-S500W Panasonic In terms of the Panasonic-branded models, the RZ-S500W ($180) is the ANC option. Like the EAH-AZ70W, these have an ambient sound mode, touch controls and easy access to Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri. The RZ-S500W is also IPX4 rated and the company claims the same battery life figures for this set of buds. There’s also a Panasonic Audio Connect app that helps you tailor the settings to your preferences. Basically, the RZ-S500W has all of the features of the Technics model with a slightly different design and the addition of a green color option. Lastly, there’s the RZ-S300W ($120). This model doesn’t have ANC or an ambient sound feature, but it does still give you one-touch access to a voice assistant and better battery life. Panasonic says the RZ-300W will last up to 7.5 hours with the case holding three full charges. The design is slightly different...
    The Huawei P40 Pro is already on sale. We tell you some things you should know before taking out your wallet. The Huawei P40 series – which includes the P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus phones – has already been released in Europe and other territories and arrives with the hope of facing Samsung’s Galaxy S20, Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro, and the OnePlus 8. Huawei P40 Pro. Photo: Agencia Reforma. The phone is available for about $ 1,120, but due to the ban on Huawei products in the United States, it is not officially for sale in that country. This prohibition also implies that the phone does not use Google applications, including access to the Google Play Store, but it does have 5G and a good camera. The P40 Pro Plus is even more focused on photography, as it boasts the first 10x optical zoom seen...
    Many people think of tabletop role-playing games as a monolith, a space occupied solely by heavyweights like Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, and a handful of other AAA titles. Of course, that’s the same as saying that the only two video games are Fortnite and Grand Theft Auto Online. In truth there is a glorious spectrum of modern tabletop RPGs, filled with novel games ranging in size from self-published micro-games to full-fledged make-believe worlds. One of my favorite ways to keep track of the best tabletop RPGs is the annual Ennie Awards, handed out each year since 2001 at the annual Gen Con tabletop gaming convention. Gen Con is moving online this year, and so are the Ennies. This week, organizers announced the nominations for Product of the Year. We’ve included all the nominees in our roundup below. The Ennies are unique among gaming awards. Judges are volunteers, who follow a...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks will offer free grab-and-go lunches across the city starting on June 29. The lunches are available through August 14 as part of the department’s Summer Lunch Program for pick-up on a first-come, first-served basis for people 18 years old and younger at more than 30 locations. Adults with disabilities who are enrolled in a special school district program during the school year are also eligible to participate. There are no family income restrictions. Only one lunch will be available per participant, physical distancing must be practiced and all recipients must wear a mask. To find the nearest location to you, you can call the recreation and parks office directly at 213-485-8743 or text “Summer Meals” to 97779. The full list of participating locations is also available here. Call the centers for serving times. Los Angeles County...
    HOLIDAY bookings in the UK are booming as Brits are keen to get a staycation for the summer ahead of the lockdown restrictions being eased. From July 4, hotels, pubs and restaurants will be able to reopen across England as the government eases the current measures put in place since March. 15Holiday homes across the UK can still be booked for a bargain during the summer monthsCredit: Alamy A number of hotels have already reported a surge in bookings, resulting in being sold out until after the summer holidays. Hoseasons, who specialise in luxury lodges, said they were taking bookings every 11 seconds just hours after the announcement, according to Sky News. Simon Altham, chief commercial officer of Awaze UK who owns Hoseasons, said they were expecting to see some interest but didn't expect the "record day". While there are still lots of deals to be found, many are being booked...
    FACEBOOK is finally getting a Dark Mode on the iPhone and Android apps. It means you'll be able to experience an "all black" Facebook that might strain your eyes less at night. 2Some users are already trying out Dark Mode on FacebookCredit: Twitter / @NotFridayCraig The Dark Mode is already available for Facebook users on desktop. But Facebook is now testing Dark Mode on the mobile app too, as spotted by Social Media Today. Facebook says the feature is only available to "a small percentage of users globally right now". However, it's likely that it will eventually roll out to all users – assuming the trial is successful. 2Facebook-owned WhatsApp has already had Dark Mode for a while There's nothing worse than picking up your phone in the night and being blinded by a glaring white app. That's why lots of app and website makers are now offering Dark Mode...
    American financier and philanthropist Michael Milken on Sunday called the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic “the greatest movement ever in history by the biomedical industry and by government.” In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Milken, current chair of the nonprofit think tank Milken Institute, said the partnership will translate into better treatment of the fast-spreading virus. “I think we will treat this better, less people will be in ICU… out of the percentage of people diagnosed,” he said.  “This has not gone away,” he added. “What has occurred is the greatest movement ever in history by the biomedical industry and by government.” According to Milken, the pandemic hasn’t gotten worse despite the current a troubling spike in cases in the South and in rural areas. “I dont think its getting worse,” he said. “Having more people that have the virus, we know better how to treat a person with the virus.” “The medical system is far better prepared, there are...
    DETROIT, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) – Detroit residents are encouraged to take advantage of free, virtual tax preparation and filing, especially if they haven’t received a federal stimulus check or are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Virtual tax preparation is a safe and reliable way for both Accounting Aid Society and Wayne Metro to prepare your federal, state and city tax returns without in-person contact and at no cost. Using a secure, IRS-approved software, virtual tax prep lets you use your smartphone, tablet, or computer’s camera and email address to upload your tax documents and electronic signature – without leaving your home. Appointments can be scheduled online here. Federal, state and city taxes are due July 15. © 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Related
    Phalen Regional Park Beach will officially open for the summer on Saturday according to Saint Paul Parks and Recreation. The beach will be open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily with lifeguards on duty and physical distancing required. Before arriving at Phalen Beach, visitors should be aware of the following: All park visitors are asked to maintain a physical distance of 6 feet from anyone not in their household. Masks should be worn on the beach if physical distancing is not possible. Showers, changing rooms, and flush toilets will not be available. Beachgoers should maintain good personal hygiene before their visit, arrive in their swim clothes, and bring hand sanitizer if possible. Swim diapers are required for persons who are not potty trained. Portable toilets will be available. Drinking fountains and concessions will not be available. Prepare for your visit by bringing water, sunscreen and other necessities. Alcohol, smoking, vaping, dogs,...
    Famous people whove had COVID-19 House passes sweeping policing bill Here are some creative, exciting online activities available for kids during the summer © Provided by WJLA – Washington D.C. The heat of the summer is upon us, and parents are now in a new season of trying to occupy their kids. Many traditional summer camps are canceled, but we found out there are lots of really exciting, creative options online, you just have to know where to look! We begin with the new National Children's Museum. They are offering free virtual field trips, like this one, called head in the clouds. Meredith Hamme from the National Children's Museum tells ABC7 "To support families we have developed a number of virtual offerings that are designed to spark curiosity and encourage kids to continue steam learning and truly provide joy and a little bit of summer fun." There are lots...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Just in time for the Fourth of July holiday next week, Dos Equis has launched a six-foot “social distancing cooler” perfect for a backyard barbecue in the midst of a pandemic. The beer company is giving their fans a chance to win the limited edition “Seis-Foot Cooler” on Friday with the purchase of any quantity of Dos Equis. To enter, a photo of the beer receipt can be submitted at www.seisfootcooler.com. Coolers will be available at 8 a.m. PST, and will be available only while supplies last. Most states are in some phase of reopening after the coronavirus pandemic shut down most of the country, but rates of infection are also spiking. Health experts say the safest type of gatherings are outdoors and at a distance of six feet.
    VIDEO3:5603:56How to take free classes from Harvard and other top collegesInvest in You: Ready. Set. Grow. Summertime can be about more than just sun and fun. It can also be a time to improve your knowledge. And it doesn't have to cost you a thing. There are thousands of online college courses available for free if you audit them — or listen in — according to Class Central, an online education clearinghouse. You may have to pay to earn a certificate. However, if you have been laid off from your job, you may  be able to earn course certificates for free on Coursera, which ranks No. 4 on CNBC's 2020 Disruptor 50 list. "Any national, state or local government can offer our partners' courses at no cost to unemployed people impacted by Covid through the end of the year," Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda recently told CNBC. "It really is 3,800 courses...
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    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio vows no New Yorker will go hungry. Tuesday, the city announced 400 grab-and-go meal sites will remain open weekdays through the summer. “They are open to anyone from 7:30 to 1:30, and you can take meals for your kids, you can take meals for your parents, but everyone is welcome,” food czar Kathryn Garcia said. De Blasio says the city has distributed 70 million meals since March. Kosher, halal and vegetarian meals are available to anyone, no questions asked. The mayor says as an added perk, make-your-own pizza kits are now available as well.
    Coronavirus — HOUSTON – The growing number of people hospitalized in Texas for the coronavirus hit a new record, after 381 ended up in medical centers for the coronavirus in the past 24 hours. To date, 4,092 people have been hospitalized in the state, a sharp increase since the economy reopened. For Memorial Day weekend, that number was 1,511, the lowest since April 21. Since the most recent holiday weekend, Texas hospitals have seen a steady trend of growth in the number of patients hospitalized for the coronavirus. To this figure is added the report delivered by the governor of Texas, Greg Abbot, who revealed that in the last 24 hours it was reported that there were more than 5,000 people infected with the virus in the state, also a new record. On Tuesday, Harris County Administrator Lina Hidalgo said that if this trend of hospitalizations continues, capacity in...
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    PASADENA (CBSLA) — The Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena will transform into a drive-in theater for multiple weekends this summer. Beginning July 2, Tribeca Enterprises will host the screenings each weekend through July 26. The month-long series kicks off with Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws” and will wrap with Tim Burton’s “Beetlejuice.” An array of movies will be played throughout the month from comedies to classics, and children’s films to action. The Drive-In will open 60 minutes before the listed show time but it is recommended to arrive at least 30 minutes before gate time as parking is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon entry, guests must show that they have their own masks as they will be required anytime someone leaves the vehicle. Vehicles will be guided to parking spots by event staff and may be directed to certain areas of the lot based on the vehicle’s size. Restrooms and...
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    Your health takes a more prominent role. The Activity app has been renamed Fitness, and on the iPhone has a “streamlined” redesign that provides a clearer view of your habits. The watch version includes additional workouts like dancing, core, functional strength and even your cooldowns. Noise warnings now include a warning when you reach the WHO’s recommended weekly amount of headphone listening. And just as in iOS 14, Maps on the Apple Watch now has cycling-specific directions. You can also share watch faces, so your friends won’t have to wonder how to get the look you spent a long time creating. Third-party apps can provide different info across multiple complications. And there are new complications, including a tachymeter on a new Chronograph Pro face and a supersized complication on the X-Large face. Siri translations are available on-device with the watch, too. WatchOS 7 is available to developers right today, and...
    MATHER (CBS13) —  Veterans can now get free drive-up coronavirus testing at the Sacramento VA Medical Center.  The testing is available to all veterans registered as VA patients from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Thursday, starting June 23. If they are not already registered, veterans can sign up on-site. Testing is also available to veterans and VA employees at other VA Northern California Health Care sites. There are a number of testing sites in Northern California. You can find a testing site near you here: https://covid19.ca.gov/testing-and-treatment/
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across Northern California. A shelter-in-place has been issued in the Bay Area, along with a similar order statewide.There are confirmed cases in the nine Bay Area counties and California's first COVID-19 related death was a Placer County man who was a passenger on a cruise out of San Francisco. Local emergencies related to coronavirus have been declared in Solano, San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, and Alameda counties. The latest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. can be found at the CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus in the U.S. page. (The CDC updates the webpage on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new daily, interactive newscast about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Bay Area and around the world. You can check here to stream...
    Getty Best Buy Happy Father’s Day! If you’re still looking for a gift, Best Buy is an option. Most stores are open today and even offer curbside pickup within an hour of your order. Read on for more details about hours and specials.Many Best Buy Locations Are Now Open to Walk-In Customers, But Not All LocationsBest Buy is open today. Best Buy is now offering curbside pickup at most of its locations in order to make shopping easier for people who want to lessen their exposure during the coronavirus pandemic. The chain began reopening some locations to walk-in traffic on June 15, Star Tribune reported. All stores across the country were closed to walk-in shoppers, but now Best Buy has reopened the majority of its stores for shopping without appointments (800 out of 1,000 locations.) The stores that are opening will allow a limited number of customers inside...
    TOKYO, June 19 – Japanese shoppers queued at Uniqlo stores and crashed its website on Friday as the clothing chain began selling face masks with breathable fabric used in the brand’s popular underwear, preparing for the coronavirus outbreak lasting through summer. Scenes of people standing in the rain waiting for stores to open were seen throughout Japan and broadcast on Twitter, while the online store displayed an apology to those looking for the washable Airism masks, saying the website was inundated. Airism has been one of Uniqlo’s most popular lines, known for allowing wearers to stay cool in heat and during exercise. The masks are sold in three-piece packs $9.26 plus tax, and are available in three sizes. Prospects of a prolonged crisis has encouraged Japanese consumers to buy and make reusable, washable versions even as disposable masks, initially in short supply, have become more easily available. Shares in Fast...
    More than $60 million in grants will be available for Minnesota small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Tim Walz signed the Minnesota Small Business Relief Grants Program into law earlier this week, and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development will begin accepting applications next week. This program will provide $10,000 grants to small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. Only businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees are eligible. DEED commissioner Steve Grove noted in release that small businesses across the state are “urgently need this relief” and he praised the swiftness in which the legislation got Minnesota Small Business Relief Grants Program up and running. The application period will begin on June 23 and close on July 2 to fulfill the 10-day period required by the law. A randomized, computer-generated lottery process will be used to select eligible businesses that will receive awards. According...
    According to rental site Zumper, median rents for a one-bedroom unit in Sunnyvale are hovering near $2,240 per month. But how does the low-end pricing on a Sunnyvale apartment look these days — and what might you get for the price? We took a look at local listings for studios and one-bedroom apartments from Zumper and Apartment Guide to find out what budget-minded renters can expect. Take a look at the least expensive listings available. (Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.) 603 San Juan Drive Photo: Zumper This 280-square-foot studio apartment, at 603 San Juan Drive in East Murphy, is listed at $1,695 per month. It’s 3.6% less than the median rent for a studio in Sunnyvale, which currently is estimated at $1,758 per month. The apartment has a balcony, granite countertops and carpeted floors; building amenities include on-site laundry, assigned parking and outdoor space....
    Housing costs got you down? Though apartment hunting can be frustrating, deals can be had. What does the low-end pricing on a rental in Oakland look like these days — and what might you get for the price? We took a look at local listings for studios and one-bedroom apartments in Oakland via Zumper and Apartment Guide to find out what price-conscious apartment seekers can expect. Take a look at the least expensive listings available. (Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.) 2805 E. 16th St. Photo: Zumper Photo: Zumper This studio apartment, at 2805 E. 16th St., is listed for $1,568 per month. This spot doesn’t allow cats or dogs. No leasing fee is required for this rental. According to Walk Score’s assessment, the area around this address has excellent walkability, is very bikeable and offers many nearby public transportation options. (See the...
    Men receive haircuts as social distancing guidelines to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are relaxed at Doug’s Barber Shop in Houston, Texas, May 8, 2020.Callaghan O'Hare | Reuters The number of people sickened with Covid-19 across Texas' hospitals hit a new high Wednesday, surging about 11% in a single day. There are 2,793 patients hospitalized with a coronavirus infection in the state, up from 2,518 patients reported Tuesday, according to updated data from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The new total Wednesday marks the eighth new high in the state in less than two weeks. Texas coronavirus hospitalizations are now up more than 84% since Memorial Day as the state continues to reopen. Coronavirus hospitalizations, like new cases and deaths, are considered a key measure of the outbreak because it helps scientists gauge how severe it may be. In recent weeks, some state and federal leaders have downplayed...
    Experts are hopeful about a new drug, dexamethasone, could reduce deaths among patients with severe cases of COVID-19. A recent United Kingdom study — which is still in its preliminary stages, meaning that its full data has not yet been published and it has not yet been thoroughly peer reviewed — found that the steroid dexamethasone, a widely available drug used to treat conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and asthma, could have a beneficial impact on patients suffering from COVID-19. Peter Horby, a Chief Investigator and professor at the Nuffield Department of Medicine at the University of Oxford, said in a statement that “dexamethasone is the first drug to be shown to improve survival in COVID-19.” Horby argued that, because it is inexpensive and readily available, it “can be used immediately to save lives worldwide.” Another Chief Investigator — Martin Landray, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford — wrote that “these preliminary results from the RECOVERY...
    Housing costs got you down? Though apartment hunting can be frustrating, deals can be found. What does the low-end rent on a rental in Berkeley look like these days — and what might you get for the price? We took a look at local listings for studios and one-bedroom apartments in Berkeley via Zumper and Apartment Guide to see what price-conscious apartment seekers can expect. Take a look at the least expensive listings available now. (Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.) 2555 Virginia St. Photo: Zumper Listed at $1,495 per month, this studio apartment is located at 2555 Virginia St. Its price is 21.3% less than the median rent for a studio in Berkeley, which currently is estimated at $1,900 per month. The unit features hardwood floors; building amenities include assigned parking and on-site laundry. Neither cats nor dogs are permitted. The rental doesn’t require...
    ENGLEWOOD — Two Southwest Side nonprofits are hiring tutors and matching them with students to help them continue to learn amid the tumultuous end to the school year. Schools have been shut down since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, with students expected to participate online. But Chicago Public Schools says less than 60 percent of its students have logged on for remote learning three times a week. And the state recently announced schools could have in-person classes over the summer, but Chicago’s public school district hasn’t said yet if it will participate. Hoping to help, Burst Into Books founder Jurema Gorham aims to provide local students with 150 hours of free online tutoring over the summer through her nonprofit, which promotes childhood literacy. Gorham has spent weeks interviewing tutors for the summer program, hiring 15 of them to help 25 students — from kindergarten to 12th grade —...
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