We’ve already seen some solid discounts from Dell and HP during their Memorial Day sales, but if you’re looking for something a bit more portable than a laptop, a decent tablet is the way to go.Apple isn’t offering any price cuts directly, but there are quite a few iPad deals floating around from bigger retailers like Walmart and Amazon right now.If you’re in the market for one of these handy Apple devices, we’ve sniffed out the best deals from around the web.Apple iPad (Latest Model) — $249The classic 9.7-inch iPad is the most affordable option you’re going to find on the market right now — unless you’re okay with buying a refurbished model.It comes equipped with the powerful A10 fusion chip, which allows for more processing power than previous iterations of this Apple tech.
We were promised smart homes by science fiction, and then guaranteed they were just around the corner by tech’s biggest companies.Alexa… crap, I forgot how to send intercom messages to Dots in specific rooms.Brilliant’s smart home controllers provide an alternative.The company’s right when it insists they aren’t smart light switches – they turn your lights on and off, but that’s not the point.Brilliant’s smart controllers replace a standard, double, triple, or quadruple light switch in your home with a touch screen interface.And, since you’re already used to walking over to that part of the room to turn the light on and off, it’s immediately convenient.
There have already been 50,000 new orders this quarter, Musk reportedly told Tesla employees Wednesday in an email published by CNBC."Based on current trends, we have a good chance of exceeding the record 90,700 deliveries of Q4 last year and making this the highest deliveries/sales quarter in Tesla history!"To reach the goal, the email said there needs to be 1,000 Model 3 cars sold per day."We've averaged about 900/day this week, so we're only about 10% away from 7,000/week," Musk reportedly said."If we rally hard, we can do it!"Tesla didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
Instagram’s IGTV long-form video destination debuted last June with vertical videos tailored to smartphones, and the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network said creators had been asking for a landscape option.Ask, and ye shall receive.Starting Thursday, creators have the ability to choose between vertical and landscape.Instagram has responded to creators’ wishes in the past, adding one-minute previews of IGTV videos to its main feed in February.Instagram said in a blog post Thursday, “We realize that this is an evolution from where IGTV started—we believe it’s the right change for viewers and creators.In many ways, opening IGTV to more than just vertical videos is similar to when we opened Instagram to more than just square photos in 2015.
Memorial Day sales are officially here, and Walmart has discounted a variety of best-selling tech items.A standout deal from the sale event is the Apple Watch 3 that's currently on sale for $199.The Series 3 is a health-focused smartwatch that also functions like an iPhone.The Apple Watch tracks calories and activities and measures workouts like running and yoga to help meet your fitness goals.The waterproof watch includes GPS technology so you can also track how far you've gone and monitor progress made.The smartwatch offers heart rate monitoring and will notify you when an unusually high or low heart rate is detected.
Disney's "Aladdin," in theaters this weekend, is just one of many live-action remakes of its animated classics the company is releasing this year.We compared some of Disney's animated originals to their live-action remakes at the box office after inflation."The Lion King" arrives in June; a sequel to the "Sleeping Beauty" reimagining, "Maleficent," comes to theaters in October; and a live-action "Lady and the Tramp" will be included on Disney's streaming service, Disney Plus, when it launches in November.READ MORE: Disney's 'Aladdin' remake has fun moments, but feels like a watered-down version of the originalDisney has ramped up its live-action remakes in recent years, and they've raked in tons of cash for the company at the box office.But the animated classics these movies are inspired by fared rather well, too — at least after inflation.
A new USC study has shed light on the thermostat wars that go on in homes and offices around the country.Women always seem to be cold, and men always seem to be hot leaving neither ideally comfortable in most settings.The study found that women perform better on math and verbal tasks at higher temperatures.However, the study found that the relationship between temperature and men’s performance was less pronounced than in women.Study results suggest that gender is an important factor in determining the impact of temperature on comfort, productivity, and cognitive performance.Study author Tom Chang says that it had been documented that women like warmer indoor temperatures than men but until now the idea had been that the warmer temps were just a personal preference.
Or you could take a look at Hopsy, which delivers a countertop-sized, draft beer dispenser to your home, and ships two-liter torpedoes filled with microbrews to fill it with.A strictly local enterprise when it launched the San Francisco area three years ago, Hopsy has since expanded, with distribution centers now in Chicago and New York as well.I recently had the opportunity to try out the company’s latest hardware offering, the Sub Home Tap Compact.But Hopsy founder Sebastien Tron says that his company had some input into this latest generation’s refinements.I would also gently suggest that this is maybe not the best bar for what constitutes “too big” from “totally fine.” The Sub is about the height of a KitchenAid standing mixer and half again as long; you also need to give it space, the instruction manual suggests, to let its various coils and mechanisms operate as intended.Aside from a silvery finish on the tap itself—and the Krups logo—the entire device is black, which makes it a good design fit if your kitchen’s aesthetic lands somewhere between extreme metal and Darth Vader.
One of the more interesting little innovations at CES 2019 wasn’t some over-the-top creation that most people will never get to see let alone use.Instead, it was a compact little smart clock that could fit in just about anyone’s bedroom.The Lenovo Smart Clock was a favorite at the massive tech convention back in January, and now it’s available for pre-order from major retailers.If you haven’t yet seen the smart clock, you’ll likely be surprised at just how cool the little device is.It has a 4-inch display, which features a touchscreen that lets you swipe between several different pages.The clock is set up to be your daily hub from the moment you wake up in the morning, so it has pages set up for an alarm clock, the daily weather, commute information, a calendar with all of your upcoming events, and more.
Apple has redesigned its MacBook keyboards after the firm admitted that previous models contained a design flaw.The problem is so widespread that Apple has pledged free repairs for most modern MacBooks that utilise the butterfly mechanism beneath the keyboard.It has been a busy week for the iPad maker.Earlier this week Apple promised to be “clearer and more upfront with iPhone users about battery health and performance,” after a UK watchdog investigated its iOS updates that deliberately slowed down older iPhones.Apple admitted there was a problem in an update to its keyboard repair program, which lists all affected models.Essentially all MacBooks with the so-called butterfly mechanism beneath the keys (nearly all modern MacBooks) will now be fully eligible for Apple’s Keyboard Service Program.
Compared to the $900 Galaxy S10 and the pricier $1,980 Galaxy Fold (which doesn't yet have an official release date thanks to screen issues), the Galaxy S10E is the cheapest out of the group.And while it doesn't feel as luxurious as the iPhone XR, its small size is comfortable to hold.The phone also has a higher resolution and a greater pixel density than the iPhone XR, but you really can't discern much of a difference unless you hold the phones side-by-side.These days, however, an absence of a headphone jack isn't considered much of a deal breaker; indeed preferring the beloved but endangered headphone jack may just be delaying the inevitable as more and more phone makers decide to lop it off their handsets.Finally, the iPhone XR and Galaxy S10E are rated IP67 and IP68, respectively, for water resistance.Subjects also look sharper and the dynamic range appears to be wider.
Amazon is inviting people to participate in a 3D body-scanning survey in exchange for a $25 gift voucher.The invitation comes from Amazon's 3D body-scanning unit, which was developed after Amazon bought New York-based startup Body Labs in 2017.Amazon could be creating a way for customers to virtually try on clothes and shop for styles that are better fitted to their body shape.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Amazon is inviting people to its New York offices to have the shape and size of their bodies scanned in exchange for $25 gift vouchers.According to the invite, which was spotted by Mashable, Amazon will take the height and weight measurements of participants along with 3D scans, photos, and videos of their bodies while they are fully clothed and in "form-fitting" clothing or swimwear.
Remove this ad space by subscribing.Taxi operator ComfortDelGro will test a self-driving shuttle bus at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Kent Ridge campus starting this Saturday, although trials with passengers will start in the third quarter this year, Channel News Asia reports.“The key purpose of the road test is to ‘map’ the route through the collection of data for the vehicle’s navigation systems,” said a news release issued on Thursday.The vehicle is based on EasyMile’s autonomous technology, and is funded by car dealership chain Inchcape in Singapore.
Alibaba-owned online marketplace and retailer Daraz has named Rakhil Fernando as managing director of Daraz Sri Lanka, effective June 1, 2019.He will head the company’s business strategy and overall operations in the country, according to a statement.Prior to this appointment, Fernando was the innovation director at LumenLab, the Asia-focused innovation arm of insurance firm MetLife.He also served as CEO of Kashmi, a peer-to-peer payments and digital banking platform that operated in Singapore and Sri Lanka.Set up in 2012, Daraz has its own online marketplace and logistics business that target customers in South Asia.The company, which also operates in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Myanmar, claims to have over 10 million products in more than 100 categories.
More than a quarter of short video app users in China are under 24 years old, and lower-tier cities are becoming increasingly important sources for growth, Hillary Han, a director at market research company iResearch said at TechNode’s Emerge conference on Thursday.As of the end of 2018, 80% of China’s 829 million netizens use short video apps, making them even more prevalent than online payment tools, according to a report from the China Internet Network Information Center.Short video apps have become an increasingly important component of user leisure.Time spent on these types of apps account for 36% of all time spent on entertainment apps in the first quarter of 2019, compared with 22% in the same period of 2018.Combined average daily active users (DAUs) of short video apps also rose 8% in the past six months, a report from data research firm Jiguang said.These factors have made short video platforms an ideal place for brands to market their products, especially through key opinion leaders (KOLs), experts at the conference said.
Just when Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) was starting to make some progress in addressing its demand challenges in China, its second-most important market, the Trump administration's Huawei ban has created a whole new level of risks for the Mac maker.The ban, which has far-reaching and complex implications, ties into the broader trade war.Anti-Apple sentiment in China is on the riseBuzzFeed News had detailed the growing Apple boycott movement earlier this month, and matters are only getting worse.Chinese consumers are feeling that they should support domestic brands instead of buying products from foreign companies."There is a calling from my heart that I need to show support for Chinese brands, especially in the trade war climate," one consumer told the outlet.
- A large-scale manufacturing process to improve food packaging and keep groceries fresher longer has received top honors at one of the world's largest technical conferences for the packaging industry.It was developed by a team of Purdue University researchers, led by Jeffrey Youngblood, a professor of materials engineering in Purdue's College of Engineering.Md Nuruddin, a graduate student on the team, received the award for best poster during PaperCon 2019 this month in Indianapolis."It is the world's largest technical conference for the paper and packaging industry," Nuruddin said.According to Credence Research, food packaging is a growing billion-dollar market, and overall predicted growth is expected to reach 6% by 2024.Advanced barrier coatings, which help to protect grocery items such as foods and beverages, are growing by as much as 45% each year.
Earlier this year, Honor followed Samsung’s footsteps and quickly jumped on the hole punch selfie cam trend with the Honor View 20.And now, Honor has returned to refine that design with a new phone sporting what the company is calling a holographic glass back and even more cameras.Then, to really spice things up, Honor equipped the Honor 20 Pro with a massive 32-MP selfie cam (which Honor claims is the highest resolution front-facing cam on the market) along with not three, but four cameras on the back.As we’ve come to expect from modern day flagship phones—even more affordable flagships like this one—the Honor 20 Pro includes an ultra wide-angle camera (16-MP) and main camera with a whopping 48-MP sensor.With the Honor 20 Pro using a Sony IMX586 sensor for its main camera—the same sensor used in the View 20 and the OnePlus 7 Pro—the Honor 20 Pro starts off as a pretty proficient shooter.But when it comes to that 2-MP macro lens, Honor did something unusual and opted not to give its macro lens any sort of auto-focus system at all.
No word if a trip through Manchester was scarier than atmospheric reentryHaving spent the last 20 months being lugged around the UK, the Soyuz capsule used to ferry British Astronaut, Tim Peake, safely back to Earth is returning to London’s Science Museum.The capsule has enjoyed an eight-stop tour of the UK, popping up in locations as diverse as the National Railway Museum in York, Peterborough Cathedral and the Ulster Transport Museum Belfast, as well as visiting locations in Scotland and Ireland.All in all, the organisers reckon the attraction clocked up 1.3 million visits.Peake traveled to the International Space Station (ISS) on 15 December 2015 aboard Soyuz TMA-19M and accompanied by NASA's Tim Kopra and Russia’s Yuri Malenchenko.The gang, expedition 46/47, spent more than six months in orbit and returned safely to Kazakhstan on 18 June 2016.