Monday, January 30, 2023

Technology

19 Everyday Products Made of Recycled Materials (2023): Chargers, Watches, Toys

Humans haven't been kind to the planet. Climate change is out of control, and microplastics are poisoning our oceans. But even when we try to reduce our footprint, we still need to wear shoes and clothes and occasionally drive...

The Best Amazon Fire Tablet (2023): Which Model Should You Buy?

Amazon's Fire tablets are some of the only high-profile, ultra-affordable tablets around. The prices seem too good to be true—and in some ways, they are—but Fire tablets are also completely functional, reasonably capable devices. To help you decide if...

‘Nasty’ Geometry Breaks a Decades-Old Tiling Conjecture

One of the oldest and simplest problems in geometry has caught mathematicians off guard—and not for the first time.Since antiquity, artists and geometers have wondered how shapes can tile the entire plane without gaps or overlaps. And yet, “not...

This App From Schneider Electric Can Help Optimize Your Home’s Energy Use—for a Price

Do you know precisely how much electricity your gadgets and appliances sip when you're away from home? Or how frequently energy costs fluctuate? These factors are increasingly important to consider as electricity prices soar and outages become a more common...

Garmin Forerunner 255 Review: Great Running Watch

Garmin’s Forerunner line of GPS-enabled fitness trackers is bewilderingly complex. Also, the company updates Forerunner models so often even those of us who test them for a living sometimes have trouble keeping up. That’s a good thing—new features are...

9 Best TVs We've Tested (2023): Cheap, 4K, 8K, OLED, and Tips

Saving up for a new screen? To help you navigate the dozens of seemingly identical TV models from Samsung, LG, Vizio, TCL, Sony, and other manufacturers, we've watched hundreds of hours of content on them and picked a few...

A Link to News Site Meduza Can (Technically) Land You in Russian Prison

When you run a major app, all it takes is one mistake to put countless people at risk. Such is the case with Diksha, a public education app run by India’s Ministry of Education that exposed the personal information of...

Apple’s VR Vision Comes Into Focus

This is the slow time in the world of gadgets and consumer tech, a product purgatory between CES and Phone Announcement Season that makes for a dearth of device news. Right now, there's only one thing to do on...

The American West’s Salt Lakes Are Turning to Dust

This story originally appeared on High Country News and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.Last summer, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration observed dust blowing 85 miles from its source, Lake Abert and Summer Lake, two...

The Best Climbing Gear for Beginners (2023): Harnesses, Belay Devices, and Helmets

Climbing can feel like a daunting hobby to pick up. There are knots, anchors, more knots, and nearly as much opaque lingo as Cockney rhyming slang. And then there's also the constant reminder that your life literally depends on...
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Kamasi Washington, Leon Bridges Set For 2023 Hollywood Bowl Jazz Fest

Kamasi Washington and Leon Bridges lead the lineup for the 2023 Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival, set for June...
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The Reytons Score First U.K. No. 1 With ‘What’s Rock And Roll?’

The Reytons finally rock on to No. 1 in the U.K. with What’s Rock And Roll? (via The Reytons), their third LP. The...

Miley Cyrus’ ‘Flowers’ Stays at No. 1 In U.K.

Miley Cyrus now has a bunch of U.K. No. 1s with “Flowers”. The post-disco hit blooms with upwards of 121,000 chart units, the...

China Box Office Hits $1 Billion Over Lunar New Year, as Zhang Yimou’s ‘Full River Red’ Earns $465 Million in Eight Days

Cinema box office in mainland China came close to record levels over the Lunar New Year period with RMB6.76 billion of gross revenue...

Lisa Loring, Wednesday in Original ‘Addams Family’ Series, Dies at 64

Lisa Loring, who played the young Wednesday Addams on “The Addams Family” from 1964 to 1966 and also appeared in “As the World...