For another, Beam may fall short of the SoundTouch 300 in some features, but not in terms of pure audio performance. It retails for far less than the SoundTouch 300, and you'll still find it in stock at retailers that may put it on sale during the holiday season. With the Beam, you save enough money that you can comfortably upgrade it with peripherals down the line, while the cost of the SoundTouch and peripherals could buy you a Dolby Atmos-compatible soundbar with more channels and better performance. … [Read more...] about Bose SoundTouch 300 vs. Sonos Beam: Which should you buy?
Do more Lenovo 10.1-inch smart display white and bamboo Has Google Assistant built right in. You can stream videos, conduct video calls, or follow a recipe all without lifting a finger. Includes powerful 10W speakers, a Full HD touchscreen, and dual microphones that can hear you even over music. … [Read more...] about Control your whole home with Lenovo’s 10.1-inch smart display now down to $99 at Walmart
Alphabet Inc's Google is buying a 6.6% stake in home security firm ADT Inc for $450 million in a deal that will allow it to provide service to customers of its Nest home security devices. Shares of ADT nearly doubled to $17 in trading before the bell on Monday and were set to open above their IPO price of $14 for the first time since going public in 2018. The companies will work to combine Google and Nest products with its installation, service and professional monitoring network, ADT said The company will start linking popular devices like Google Home Mini, Nest Thermostat and Nest Wifi to its control center this year and other Google devices in 2021, ADT Chief Executive Officer Jim DeVries told Reuters. Google will buy 54.7 million newly created Class B shares of ADT for $8.22 each with no voting rights, the Boca Raton, Florida-based company said in a filing. ADT is backed by private-equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC, which owns 83.5% of the company, according to … [Read more...] about Google is partnering with home security firm ADT, here’s why
While the launch received lots of fanfare, getting the astronauts home is an equally critical part of this mission. “From the laws of physics standpoint, we’re only halfway done,” Garrett Reisman, a former NASA astronaut and SpaceX consultant who used to work on the Crew Dragon, tells The Verge. “All that energy you put in [during launch], you have to take every bit of that energy out when you come home.” The Crew Dragon, with Behnken and Hurley inside, will have to undock from the station and plunge itself into Earth’s thick atmosphere. A heat shield should protect the crew from the intense heat created during the descent, which can reach up to 3,500 degrees Fahrenheit. Eventually, the Crew Dragon will deploy a suite of parachutes, slowing the vehicle down so that it can splash down relatively gently in the Atlantic Ocean. … [Read more...] about SpaceX’s Crew Dragon slated to bring NASA astronauts home for the first time this weekend
A couple hours after undocking, the Crew Dragon will do another engine burn to put the vehicle on the path toward its planned landing site. Right now, NASA and SpaceX are targeting a splashdown off the coast of Pensacola, on the edge of Florida’s panhandle in the Gulf of Mexico. The location is one of seven potential sites around Florida where the Crew Dragon could land. NASA and SpaceX would rather the Crew Dragon land on the east side of Florida, near Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. However, Tropical Storm Isaias is projected to skim eastern Florida this weekend, forcing Behnken and Hurley to head farther west. If Pensacola doesn’t work out, the Crew Dragon will head toward a backup site outside of Panama City. If either location works out, this will be the first time a spacecraft has touched down in the Gulf of Mexico. … [Read more...] about How to watch two NASA astronauts journey home in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule