The government has some bad news for that sad sack of flab currently three-screening itself to obesity-related death in front of Netflix, a PS4 and whatever the hell TikTok is when it's at home, as increased funding for in-school and after-school physical education could see the kids of the nation forced to perform one whole hour of exercise-related activity every day.Maybe that huge imposition will finally get the youth to rebel against the political elite.It's because of an action plan the government's excited about today – the School Sport and Activity Action Plan – that sets out the goal of getting teachers and parents to awkwardly shoehorn more sports things into a "young person's daily routine," not least because we all know the benefits getting outside or at least standing up and looking out the window for a bit has on both physical and mental health.Freeing up school assets and local sports clubs facilities for more out-of-hours play is one of the key ideas within the pilot schemes launching next year, with more money coming from the Department for Education to train PE teachers to be a bit nicer about doing stuff when it's raining; also helping to open school facilities at weekends and during the school holidays.So they can be open and still empty.Sport minister Mims Davies outlined the impossible ambition of making sport "fun" for people that don't like it and never will no matter how exciting it looks on the telly, saying: "Our plan will help shift the dial in school sport – making lessons more fun and engaging and vitally increasing the number of out of school clubs so that more young people get and stay active."
For those poking around for ways to improve their smartphone photos and video, the simple steadying influence of a quality gimbal can make a world of difference.But while gimbals can be insanely helpful in shooting, they also tend to be a little bulky.When you end up with enough hardware in your luggage to look like you’re a traveling cinematographer on a Scorsese picture, you’re going to want to lighten the load.Instead, you can step up to a perfect travel-friendly accessory in the gimbal stabilizer and 4K camera combination DJI Osmo Pocket Gimbal.It’s available now for just $319 through TNW Deals (until July 16th).Unlike many Osmo units, this one doesn’t even need you to strap in your phone.
Sputnik signaled that there was new territory in play for world powers to jockey and improve their positions.There’s a clear comparison between the space race of the 1960s and the present-day surge in national AI development.Take it from Vladimir Putin, who said in 2017 that whichever country becomes a leader in artificial intelligence “will become ruler of the world.” China, Russia, Israel, and the United States generally set the tone for AI research today.There have already been incremental shifts demonstrating the rise of AI, like Garry Kasparov’s 1997 defeat at the chessboard by Deep Blue or the genesis of practical driverless vehicles that rely on AI technology today.When everyday people recognize movie-style AI technology in the real world, they’ll begin to understand its full impactBut the “secret” is already out for many.
Welcome to PRIME CHEAP, our series about things that are good, cheap, and part of Amazon’s Prime Day sales.Hey, we gotta eat too.Of all the recent(-ish) advances in consumer technology, they have to be one of my favorite.Being able to access huge media libraries, or mirror your screen, on your TV feels pretty damn magical.And if you don’t have a media streamer yet?Then you should be excited about this Prime Day deal from Amazon.
Ebay hasn't been discreet when it comes to its plans for Prime Day 2019 or throwing shade at Amazon.The company said it'll be ready with hot summer discounts, deals and doorbusters if its rival can't handle the heat."If Amazon crashes (again), eBay will drop even more can't miss deals on things shoppers , including gaming consoles, smart home tech, backpacks, name brand sunglasses, and more.Stay tuned…" the company said in a press release Friday.Last year, Amazon's Prime Day hit a speed bump.The mass influx of traffic crashed the site.
SanDisk is always good for some amazing prices on Prime Day for memory cards.Amazon has microSD cards and larger SD cards on sale, so whether you need more storage for your phone, action cam, drone, digital SLR or laptop, you'll find a deal.One word of advice before you buy: Make sure your device supports the storage capacity of the card you're purchasing.Older devices might not work with the high-capacity cards available today.You can usually find this information on the manufacturer's product support site.Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.
For the first time a tissue-softening enzyme, collagenase, will be used in patients who have suffered acid attacks or industrial accidents.It follows research by a team from Newcastle University, UK, who earlier this year showed that applying collagenase to the cornea softens the underlying tissue allowing the stem cells situated there to repair any damage.The first-in-man trial will examine how effective the enzyme is at softening the underlying tissue in the eye allowing the patient's own stem cells to repair the damage and restore the patient's sight.Every year, about 2 million people worldwide become blind due to corneal trauma, with one in every five cases caused by chemical burns to the eye.The trial involving 30 patients is funded by the Ulverscroft Foundation, a UK charity that supports organisations helping the visually impaired.It will be carried out in collaboration with Dr Sayan Basu and Dr Vivek Singh at the world-renowned LV Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India.
Dr. Mario World, Nintendo’s newest venture into mobile gaming, reached 2 million downloads in the first 72 hours after it was launched for iOS and Android.Nintendo’s fifth mobile game also raked in revenue of about $100,000 from in-app purchases over the same period, according to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data.Dr. Mario World offers a Candy Crush-style match-three experience for mobile gamers, which is different from the original Dr. Mario, which more closely resembled Tetris.The game is free-to-start, allowing players to go through the tutorial levels without having to spend any money.However, once the game starts, players will be limited to five hearts, with each lost heart regenerating every half hour.Players who do not want to wait may spend real-world money to buy diamonds, which in turn may be used to acquire more hearts, more time in speed levels, and power-ups.
As with many categories of tech, the "smart" label is a bit generous but the features it signifies are important to consider before you buy.Your main decision will be whether those features are worth the monthly service fees they often require.Many also have the ability to wake from sleep and record if your car is bumped or broken into when parked.Standard dashcams record to an internal microSD card and overwrite the oldest footage first.Most have a screen on the back where you can view footage and adjust settings.When you go dashcam shopping you'll be entering a world of largely unfamiliar brands: This is not a market populated by Samsung, LG, Apple or Amazon products.
A tongue-in-cheek Facebook event to 'storm Area 51' and 'see them aliens' has now attracted almost 1 million attendees, launching a cavalcade of memes and hilarity not seen since the Yanny and Laurel incident of 2018.However, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Air Force discouraged the would-be raiders from coming into the area in a statement to the Washington Post.Area 51, which is a remote and highly classified installation that forms part of Edwards Air Force Base in Nevada, has long captured the attention of conspiracy theorists because of the intense secrecy surrounding its purpose.Speculation runs rampant that alien technology may be hidden within the base -- which is why, in the year 2019, we now have a meme-fueled Facebook event to finally get inside."If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets" reads the event description, referring to Naruto Uzumaki, the spiky-haired ninja from Japanese manga series Naruto.As the science editor here at CNET, it's important for me to add a disclaimer here: The Naruto run does not allow you to run faster than bullets -- and even if it did, the U.S. Air Force is ready to respond to any potential human invasion.
Respawn Entertainment, in its continuing fight against cheaters and spammers in Apex Legends, will soon match them up against each other to prevent them from destroying the experience for legitimate players.The developer, in a check-in post on Reddit, provided a glimpse into what it is working on behind the scenes to combat cheating in the battle royale shooter.One of the features that Respawn is working on is matchmaking that will place detected cheaters and spammers in games against each other.By making them fight against each other, legitimate players will be saved from the frustration of going up against cheaters, though Redditors believe that there are other benefits to Respawn’s move.Redditor Danksop said that by making cheaters fight against each other instead of outright banning them, they will remain off the game’s live servers as a ban will likely just make them create another account immediately.Cheaters may soon figure out that they are going up against other cheaters exclusively, and may then create a new account to get back to the live servers.
Prime Day technically starts Monday, but Amazon just cut the price on a huge swath of its own devices as of Sunday afternoon.We've consolidated the best deals available right now, such as the Echo Input for $15, as well as the announced sales that are scheduled to hit as of midnight PT.The good news: A few of these devices are hitting all-time lows, including the second-gen Echo for $50, second-gen Echo Show for $160 and Fire TV Stick for $15.The bad news: A few others merely match prices from last Black Friday, while others aren't even on sale.(No discount on the sweet new Echo Show 5, which debuted last month at $90 and will apparently stay there for Prime Day?Only if you buy two, which gets you $30 off.)
I was 13 years old when I learned my father had worked on NASA's Apollo moon missions.It had been nearly a decade since astronauts last visited the moon, and the moment he chose to impart this information to me, we were settling into our seats on the old Mission to Mars ride at Disneyland, awaiting our launch for a brief capsule ride to the Red Planet before a scripted malfunction required a hasty but safe return to Earth.The launches, the increasingly ambitious missions, were events that punctuated the life of a young schoolboy who choked down Tang -- a fruit-flavored powdered drink mix made popular by NASA missions -- with hopes of being an astronaut but unaware of the contribution his own father had already made.He came of age as the space race was gearing up and had a keen interest in the space program.When my brothers and I were children, our dad would wake us up early on launch days so we could watch the event with him on TV (no DVRs then).While many of the participants were largely focused on getting the astronauts to the moon and back safely, my dad's focus was on keeping them safe on the ground while they awaited launch.
After weeks of anticipation, Amazon Prime Day device deals are finally here.As expected, Prime Day brings loads with deep discounts on smart home devices, especially from the brands and companies Amazon owns, but also from every other participant in the still-hot and growing hotter smart home device market.Because Amazon many of Amazon’s devices work together, which is part of the game plan when Prime Day rolls around each year the giant online retailer offers Buy-Button-clicking deals on bundles of its own products.You can expect good to great deals on pretty much device with those brands.For sure you can check out the Echo smart speakers and Echo Show smart displays.Ring has video doorbells, alarm systems, security cameras, and smart lights on sale.
Astronomers have spotted a young planet with a disk of gas and dust around it similar to the one from which the moons of Jupiter were born.The planet PDS 70 b is a gas giant several times the size of Jupiter which is in the process of forming and is located about 370 light-years away in orbit around the dwarf star PDS 70.“Planets form from disks of gas and dust around newly forming stars, and if a planet is large enough, it can form its own disk as it gathers material in its orbit around the star,” astronomer Andrea Isella, lead author of the paper, said in a statement.“Jupiter and its moons are a little planetary system within our solar system, for example, and it’s believed Jupiter’s moons formed from a circumplanetary disk when Jupiter was very young.”But these circumplanetary disks don’t last for long.They are believed to disappear within 10 million years, and that means there hasn’t been such a disk within our Solar System for 4 billion years.
There's been some effort to rebrand Prime Day "Black Friday in July" since dozens of other retailers have their own competing sales going.As distasteful as that phrase is, it's worth bearing in mind that Amazon isn't the only place to score deals on Prime Day.Coming 3am ET Monday: The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals1-Year WIRED Digital + Print Subscription for $5 ($5 off)(Amazon Pay accepted.It includes a backlight for the 6-inch E Ink touchscreen, meaning you can read in the dark.It comes with 3 free months of Kindle Unlimited, Amazon's Netflix-style book subscription, and you get a $5 ebook credit.
Amazon Prime Day 2019 is just a day away with the official start date of the event is July 15.If you’re after a discounted wearable, though, there are plenty of smartwatch deals already live.With Walmart dropping it’s massive sale ahead of Prime Day deals, there are plenty of discounts to choose from.Amazon is also likely to discount all kinds of tech tomorrow, including 4K TVs, gaming consoles, and so on — but there are likely to be some great smartwatch deals, too.If you’re in the market for a smartwatch, Prime Day 2019 is an all-around great time to buy.While we may not know exactly what smartwatch models will get discounted tomorrow, it’s likely that a range fitness tracker-based smartwatches and stylish and fashionable ones will be on sale.
To compete, multiple retailers are offering deals on Google smart devices during Prime Day this year.Check out other competing sales happening on Prime Day 2019.Amazon Prime Day is lighting up the internet with thousands of sales and deals, making it one of the best times to shop big ticket items at deeply discounted prices.In fact, you can also find the same deal pretty much everywhere except Amazon; it's also available for $249 at Target, Best Buy, and Bed Bath & Beyond.To capitalize on the gap in Amazon's offerings, Walmart has partnered with Google to offer deals on its smart devices too, such as the Google Home ($69, originally $129) and Home Mini ($25, originally $49), Nest products like the smart thermostat ($189, originally $249) and smart doorbell ($189, originally $249).Best Buy and Bed Bath and Beyond all offer standard free shipping that takes three to six business days.
In recent weeks, Fortnite‘s Pressure Plant (the new destination inside of the volcanic crater) opened to reveal the previously leaked Robot Factory.Though the opening didn’t do anything significant at the time, players were presented with the legs of a huge robot currently under construction.As of the most recent update, the robot is almost complete.The Robot Factory is located where the Pressure Plant was previously placed, which itself had replaced the Volcano point of interest before the season 8 eruption.News of the Robot Factory’s presence first surfaced in a couple of leaks, but thus far the new point of interest hasn’t been terribly, well, interesting.It has become clear that a singular massive robot being built at the factory will play a role in Epic’s overall storyline for the game, however.
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