Bose Sleepbuds review: Helpful but needs improvement
- The Bose noise-masking sleepbuds are certainly expensive for a single-function device at $250, but how much would you pay for a good night’s sleep?
- The lack of physical buttons on the case or the buds to control volume, switch white noise sounds and snooze alarms is a major oversight.
- There are two major complaints with the Bose Sleepbuds: You can't add your own custom sounds, and you can't use them as regular earbuds.
- This means better battery life for your earbuds (and your iPhone) while also preventing noise dropouts and other issues that could wake you up over the course of the night.
- If playing white noise through an external speaker isn't sufficient, there are also headbands you can buy that mask the hard plastic of regular earbuds and make it easier to sleep.
'It was humiliating': Black candidate has cops called on her while canvassing in predominantly white neighborhood
- Shelia Stubbs, a 46-year-old black candidate for the Wisconsin state assembly, was canvassing with her 71-year-old mother and 8-year-old daughter in a predominantly white neighborhood in Madison when a community member called the police to report her.
- Stubbs, who has spent 12 years on the Dane County Board of Supervisors, was knocking on doors and handing her campaign materials out to neighborhood voters on the August evening when the police arrived to question her.
- Stubbs declined to disclose in which neighborhood she was canvassing when the cops were called (the information was not revealed in the police report), but noted that it was a predominantly white community.
- Stubbs does not face a Republican opponent in the general election and is set to become the first-ever black representative of Dane County in the state legislature.
Mysterious Great White Shark Lair Discovered
- Salvador Jorgensen, a research scientist with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, tags a shark near the Farallon Islands.
- Block discovered that the local sharks, known as northeastern Pacific whites, feed on elephant seals and other marine mammals in the so-called Red Triangle, between Monterey Bay, the Farallon Islands and Bodega Head, from about August to December.
- Starting in late summer and fall, an estimated 220 white sharks feed offshore of the Farallon Islands, Año Nuevo and Drakes Bay, but at least 20 have been documented over the years inside San Francisco Bay, including one seen devouring a seal in 2015 just a few feet off Alcatraz Island.
Vankyo’s Leisure 410 LED projector is bright, brilliant, and budget-friendly
- No, it’s not going to drop your jaw and make you eschew traditional TVs – we’re talking about a 720p projector that costs less than many projection screens.
- Vankyo was nice enough to include a fantastic 100-inch projector screen with the review unit and the Leisure 410 has absolutely no problem filling it up.
- And that’s what’s cool about it: Coupled with the Vankyo projector you can have movie night outside for less than $150 bucks.
- You don’t need a fancy screen or a perfectly white wall in a pitch-black room to use this projector.
- Both the Leisure 410 and the Vankyo projector screen I tested come with clever little carrying cases that make it as portable as your ability to find somewhere to plug it in.
- I found myself moving this thing all over my house, taking it outside, and even watching romantic videos projected on the ceiling above my bed with my fiancee.
Opinion: What the Emmys could not deliver
- Thus, in addition to the opening number satirizing Hollywood's self-congratulatory attitude with regards to diversity, Che embarked on a "Reparations Emmys" tour of black comic TV legends from past decades, including Marla Gibbs, Jimmie Walker, and Kadeem Hardison.
- Nonetheless, once the awarding of trophies began, it became clear that the diversity of nominees did not necessarily extend to the winners, who were overwhelmingly white, particularly in the comedy category.
- But to give both female acting awards, and the writing, directing and best comedy awards to "Mrs. Maisel" means denying recognition to equally deserving shows, namely "Atlanta," whose brilliant second season is, I would argue, even more compelling than its first.
- Tim Goodman, chief TV critic at The Hollywood Reporter, has long argued that the Emmy nominations need to be extended to 10 nominees per category, in order to recognize the huge expansion of quality shows in the past decade.
The 2018 Emmys gave us front-row seats to Hollywood’s slow emotional breakdown
- Last year’s ceremony appeared to signal a shift in the thinking of TV Academy voters, and an attempt to course-correct on the Emmys’ longstanding insularity: all three lead actor awards went to men of color, while a solid chunk of the other major writing and directing awards went to a relatively diverse pool of winners.
- The anxious tension between putting on an awards telecast that makes money, and putting on a telecast that matters, has been at the heart of awards shows the past few years, amid across-the-board dropping ratings and heavy criticism about content and recognition for the slow progress being made by women and people of color.
- At one point, Television Academy chairman and TV exec Hayma Washington made an appearance in which he asked the audience to imagine the first Emmy Awards ceremony in 1949 — a ceremony to which, as several people have pointed out, Washington, who is black, would likely not have been invited.
21 NFL Hall of Famers Are Threatening a Boycott. Here's Why
- A group of NFL Hall of Famers said they would boycott the annual induction ceremony until they receive health insurance and an annual salary, including a share of the league’s revenue, ESPN reported.
- The former players outlined in their letter that it would cost less than $4 million to insure every Hall of Famer.
- They also pointed out that Major League Baseball players are entitled to health insurance for the rest of their lives, even if they are only on the roster for one day.
- Dickerson told ESPN that while the current proposal explicitly supports Hall of Famers, their goal is to get health insurance for all former NFL players.
raceAhead: Diversity at the Emmy Awards
- Last night’s Primetime Emmy Awards brought more jokes about diversity than actual diversity.
- The awards honored Marla Gibbs, who played Florence, the “wise-cracking maid” on The Jeffersons; Jimmie Walker from Good Times, Kadeem Hardison, who played Dwayne Wayne on the ground-breaking A Different World; Jaleel White, who played Steve Urkel on Family Matters, Tichina Arnold from Martin and Everybody Hates Chris, and John Witherspoon, a long time familiar face on television, perhaps best known for his work on The Wayan Bros.
- It was unexpectedly poignant to see them again – particularly Gibbs, who had been nominated for an Emmy five times and never won.
- There were plenty of well-deserved wins, including an important nod to tech: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel became the first streaming show to win an Emmy.
Bob Woodward's 'Fear' sells 1.1 million copies in first week, a record for publisher Simon & Schuster
- Bob Woodward's Trump administration tell-all "Fear: Trump in the White House" had the highest first-week sales of any book in Simon & Schuster's 94-year history, the publisher said on Tuesday.
- Woodward, most known for his reporting on the Watergate scandal, wrote 'Fear' based on interviews with anonymous sources within the administration.
- The book depicts a chaotic White House under an uninformed and unprepared president, with top staff going so far as to secretly remove documents from his desk.
Review: HP’s Chromebook x2 could convince me to go all-in on Chrome OS
- Soon, Chromebooks won't be just the cheap laptops you buy for your kids as an alternative to a more expensive macOS or Windows machine—or for yourself as a secondary device.
- HP designed the Chromebook x2 to elevate the Chrome OS experience, similarly to how Google's own Pixelbook handles the OS.
- Aside from Google's Pixelbook, the Chromebook x2 is the most luxurious Chrome OS device I've ever held.
- The tablet's weightiness struck me as soon as I took it out of the box, and its metal edges combined with ceramic white back finish make it a very handsome device.
- HP achieved the white color using the same anodized electrodeposition method used in previous Spectre laptops, showing that the company didn't cut any corners, instead breaking the plastic-clamshell shackles that once restrained Google's operating system.