Day: April 25, 2020

10 Kinds of Apples That Were Thought to Be Extinct Have Been Rediscovered

“Ten apple varieties that were thought to be extinct have been recovered thanks to a non-profit group of apple hunters,” reports CNN: Founder of the Lost Apple Project, David Benscoter, told CNN that it all started when he helped a disabled neighbor with some chores. “She lives on her family’s property, and they have lived…

Best charcoal grill to buy for 2020 – CNET

We’re firing up the grills to find the best charcoal model for your cookout. …read more Source:: CNet

Don’t buy the Huawei P40 Pro before you read this: 5 things to know – CNET

Huawei’s P40 Pro is on sale now. Here’s what you should know before you spend your money. …read more Source:: CNet

After Trump’s Musing About Injecting Disinfectants, Spike in Calls to Poison Control Centers

America’s generally pro-Trump media site Fox News felt compelled to report today that “Some poison control centers reported a spike in calls following President Trump’s suggestion that injecting disinfectant might help people infected with coronavirus.” The comment alarmed medical professionals around the world. The president subsequently claimed on Friday that he was being “sacrastic,” although…

Lexus GS Black Line edition is the sedan’s farewell – CNET

The GS will exit production and not return after this year. …read more Source:: CNet

KiCad Panelization Made Easy

There’s a new Python-based script that will panelize your KiCad circuit boards from the command line. The project by [Jan Mr├ízek] is called KiKit and works on .kicad_pcb files to arrange them in a grid with your choice of mousebites or v-cuts for separating the boards after production. When working with smaller boards it’s common…

Ad Firms Are Exploring Deepfaked Commercials

“With the pandemic having shut down production, companies are asking ad agencies to create commercials made up of digitally altered footage,” reports the New York Times, citing a State Farm commercial that aired during an ESPN documentary starring the anchor of “SportsCenter,” Kenny Mayne: The producers made the commercial by layering video of Mr. Mayne’s…

iPhone SE outclasses all Android phones thanks to Apple’s A13 chip – CNET

Performance on a budget arrives just in time for buyers spooked by the pandemic. …read more Source:: CNet

Microsoft tells Chrome users to switch to its Edge browser on Outlook – CNET

Microsoft’s web browser and email service are “better together,” the company argues. …read more Source:: CNet

Relax with a massage: Get this neck and shoulder massager for just $30 – CNET

This portable massager applies heat and deep-tissue kneading right where you need it most. …read more Source:: CNet