Day: January 1, 2021

Best Xbox gaming headset for 2021 – CNET

Looking for a new headset for your Xbox One or Xbox Series X? Here are our current top picks, from basic budget models that cost less than $50 to high-end, feature-packed powerhouses. …read more Source:: CNet

The best coffee grinder for 2021: Cuisinart, Oxo, Breville and more – CNET

A quality coffee grinder is one of the most important tools for making great joe at home. From Baratza, Bodum and Breville to Oxo, Cuisinart and others, here are our favorites. …read more Source:: CNet

DIY Injection Molding Press

While 3D printing has now become easily accessible and cheap, there are still several use cases where you need the advantages offered by injection molding, even for small batch runs. Professional small-batch injection molding can be pretty expensive, and buying a manual machine can cost quite a bit. Of course, there are a number of…

The Problem With Problem Sharks

A marine biologist’s ideas for singling out sharks that attack humans have prompted objections from other shark scientists. From a report: The war on sharks has been waged with shock and awe at times. When a shark bit or killed a swimmer, people within the past century might take out hundreds of the marine predators…

Party Like It’s 1925 On Public Domain Day

Neda Ulaby, writing for NPR: What a year it was for Anglo-American literature and the arts! 1925 was the year of heralded novels by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Virginia Woolf, seminal works by Sinclair Lewis, Franz Kafka, Gertrude Stein, Agatha Christie, Theodore Dreiser, Edith Wharton, Aldous Huxley … and a banner year for musicians, too….

James Bond movies from Connery to Craig: Get started with 007 – CNET

As first embodied by Sean Connery, Bond set the standard for secret agents on screen. With the help of Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig and others, the film franchise has stood the test of time. …read more Source:: CNet

James Bond movies: Ranking 007’s best, worst and everything in between – CNET

Sean Connery set the standard back in the day. Daniel Craig brought the franchise into the 21st century. Here’s how their movies, and those from the other guys, too, all stack up. …read more Source:: CNet

New York City Subway Now Supports Tap-To-Pay At All Stations

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Thursday that it had completed the rollout of tap-to-pay scanners at all subway stations and on all of its buses throughout the city. From a report: The MTA has been installing the system, called OMNY, since May 2019 as part of a modernization effort to phase out the plastic MetroCards…

Quadrantids meteor shower lights up first weekend of 2021 – CNET

The first big chance to glimpse shooting stars and fireballs in the young year is already here. …read more Source:: CNet

The Internet Of Christmas Tree Watering

There’s nothing quite like a real Christmas tree, but as anyone who’s had one will know there’s also nothing like the quantity of needles that a real tree can shed when it runs short of water. It’s a problem [RK] has tackled, with a Christmas tree water level monitor that has integration with Adafruit’s cloud…