Acer Swift 3 (2019) review: This midrange notebook PC hides Nvidia graphics power

Acer’s Swift 3 (2019) should attract the type of savvy notebook PC buyer searching for a little more graphics oomph than the standard integrated GPU provides. Combining an 8th-gen “Whiskey Lake” chip plus a discrete Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU opens up more opportunities for light gaming without breaking the bank. Acer’s new Swift 3 clamshell is a generally solid midrange notebook, though it suffers in two key areas. First, the integrated audio isn’t much to write home about, even with headphones. We found the fingerprint reader lacking as well. But Acer’s Swift 3 also boasts excellent performance and a solid ten hours or so of battery life, with a comfortable keyboard and pleasing IPS display, too. Don’t think of Acer’s Swift 3 as a cheaper version of the Acer Swift 7, which is basically the epitome of thin-and-light PCs. Instead, the Swift 3 is a less expensive, general-purpose PC that’s somewhat thicker and heavier than the Swift 7. That allows for a more full-featured selection of ports: both USB-A and USB-C, plus HDMI, among others. We think you’d prefer 512GB of storage as opposed to the 256GB on the Swift 3, but that’s an acceptable tradeoff to keep the price low. The Swift ...

Remedy Medical Cannabis Dispensary Opens In Huntington Station

HUNTINGTON STATION, NY — Remedy, a New York medical cannabis dispensary, officially opened for business in Huntington Station on Wednesday. The opening marks the first business of its kind in Huntington, as well as the first Remedy location on Long Island, according to a press release. Remedy can be found at 277 Walt Whitman Road. The ribbon cutting was held at 10 a.m. with elected officials, representatives from Remedy, members of the community and patients. Remedy Long Island will offer a selection of capsules, topical creams, vape pens/cartridges and oral tinctures. Patients can purchase up to a 30-day supply after being certified for any one of the New York State-approved medical conditions including ALS, Chronic Pain, PTSD, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease and more. Joe Caltabiano, president and co-founder of Cresco Labs, which owns Remedy, stated the staff was trained by some of America’s leading cannabis experts on the types of strains, delivery methods and what medicinal benefits are unique to them. “We understand that this type of medicine is new for most people and we look forward to educating patients and the community, so they feel comfortable using t...

Senreve CEO Q&A: The Instagram-Famous Handbag That Redefined Luxury

What prompts a woman to splurge $1,000 on a handbag she probably doesn’t need? Aside from the obvious answer that she just has money, it often takes a history-rich brand story and endless lavish marketing campaigns (in addition to impeccable design and quality, of course) to justify slapping on a four-digit price tag. That is, until a two-year-old Silicon Valley startup called Senreve proved that it’s totally possible to sell a luxury bag without an established brand name or an extravagant storefront. In November 2016, two Stanford-educated fashion veterans, Coral Chung and Wendy Wen, founded Senreve with a simple goal to make a stylish laptop bag for working women. (Believe it or not, one simply didn’t exist.) The miraculous thing was, before the startup was able to raise enough funding for advertising and marketing, its flagship design, the Maestra bag, quickly began appearing on the arms of celebrities and fashionistas like Priyanka Chopra and Selma Blair and on Wendy’s Lookbook on Instagram. Riding on its social media wave, Senreve graduated to cultivate a powerful network of influencers and brand ambassadors (which co-founder and CEO Chung said was “mostly organic”) and bre...

Powerful painkiller recalled after packaging mix-up

A batch of popular painkillers has been pulled from pharmacy shelves after another medication that is four times stronger was found in one packet. The nationwide recall was issued after a sleeve of the super-strong Anamorph, which contains morphine, was found inside a packet of five-milligram Aspen Pharma Endone in South Australia on July 26. The Therapeutic Goods Administration, which issued the recall, said there was concerns over people accidentally overdosing. “While the product names were correctly printed on the back of the blister sheet, the tablets and the blisters are a similar size, shape and colour, which increases the risk of inadvertently taking the wrong medicine,”  they said. “As a precautionary measure to mitigate against the risk of accidental overdose, the quarantine action for BN:CW612 was then escalated to a consumer level.” Endone is a strong prescription pain medication containing oxycodone, while Anamorph contains morphine and is prescribed to treat severe pain when other medication or measures fail to provide relief. Anamorph is usually given only to patients for a short amount of time. Side effects include drowsiness, nausea, seizures and comas. The rec...

From Underwear to Cars, India’s Economy Is Fraying

The country once had the world’s fastest-growing economy, but it has been battered by global and domestic forces. India’s troubles are a warning sign for other developing countries. Workers sorting fabric at a Dollar Industries underwear factory in Tirupur, India.CreditCreditRebecca Conway for The New York Times TIRUPUR, India — When Alan Greenspan ran a consulting firm and wanted to know where the economy was headed, he would often look at sales of men’s underwear as a guide. Mr. Greenspan, who later served as chairman of the Federal Reserve, believed that when times were tough, men would stop replacing worn-out underwear, which no one could see, before cutting other purchases. “Sales are down 50 percent,” said Jeffrin Moses, gesturing toward the boxes of cotton briefs and tank tops bulging from the shelves of the Tantex undergarment emporium in Tirupur, the southern city where most of the country’s knitwear is made. It’s not just underwear. Car sales plunged 32 percent in August, the largest drop in two decades, and carmakers are warning of one million layoffs as shoppers balk at rising prices and struggle to get loans from skittish lenders. Macrotech, a big real estate devel...

NTSB: Pilot In Fatal Ted Christopher Plane Crash Had Medical Certification Denied A Decade Earlier

YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”> The pilot of the plane that crashed in 2017 taking the life of local short track racing legend Ted Christopher was not certified to fly at the time of the crash because of medical conditions dating back more than a decade. Pilot Patrick Dundas had his flight certification denied by the Federal Aviation Administration in 2007 according to a report released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board.  Christopher was killed on Sept. 16, 2017 when the single engine 1964 Mooney M20C he was a passenger in crashed in North Branford. Christopher was 59 years old at the time of the crash.  Christopher was travelling from Robertson Field Airport in Plainville, Connecticut and was destined for Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach, New York. Christopher was scheduled to compete in a NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour event at Riverhead (N.Y.) Raceway that evening.  The NTSB released its Aviation Accident Factual Report publicly on the crash on Tuesday. A further extended conclusive report is expected at a later date.  The NTSB investi...

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MIDWEST MOTION PRODUCTS provides premium quality Brushed and Brushless Gearmotors, Battery Powered Gearmotors, 12 or 24 Volt DC Powered Linear Actuators, Servo Motors, from 16mm to 220mm diameter, PWM Servo Amplifiers to 4.3 KW. 12v, 24v, and 48 Volt, 320/450W, DC Power Supplies, low cost DC PM motors & gearmotors, custom Servo Motors with encoders, brakes, planetary gearheads, DC Motor Speed Controls. including a unique Sealed / Potted, compact speed control, 12v, 24v or 48v DC, 25 Amps Contin Midwest Motion Products, Inc. (MMP), is a well-established, healthy, & growing Family Owned Business, founded in 2001. MMP specializes in cost-effective standard DC Gearmotors, Motors, Controls, and ancillary equipment. Known world-wide for our “Lightning Fast” delivery capabilities, you can have a Standard Planetary or Right Angled DC Gearmotor BUILT and SHIPPED, often on the very same day you call. Offering Brushed and Brushless designs, with winding voltages ranging from 12 VDC to 120 VDC, we can deliver your “Robust & Reliable” samples within HOURS, instead of weeks, or even months. Sign up to get interesting news and updates delivered to your inbo...

Bushes and shrubs are common fixtures in rural and suburban landscapes, adding beauty, interest, and privacy

Bushes and shrubs are common fixtures in rural and suburban landscapes, adding beauty, interest, and privacy to a property. Eventually, however, they outgrow their space and need to be removed or replaced. If you’ve ever tried, you know that manual removal of an established bush is a backbreaking trial. Using a car, truck, or tractor to pull a shrub is quicker, but it can also cause expensive damage to your vehicle, landscape, or nearby structures, and can be hazardous, to boot. A third option is to build your own “bush jack.” In simple terms, a bush jack is a chain fall hoist suspended from a heavy wooden tripod. Few bushes can resist 2,000 pounds of steady, upward force for long. Gearing and mechanical advantage transform a small fraction of “human pull” force into that steady, 1-ton pull. Supplies to build a bush jack cost $100 to $150 and are available at most big-box stores or online. Assembly will take roughly half an hour. Use sawhorses or an outdoor workbench to help with laboring over the long timbers. Step 1a-b: Measure 9 inches from one end of a landscape timber, and locate the center of the flat face. Use the 1-1/8-inch spade bit to bore through the timber. Take car...

History hits the water and chases the future | Ledger Independent

Two men recently launched Betty Jane, a vintage wooden motor yacht, into the Ohio River at Washington Marine, Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a forty-five foot cabin cruiser, a 1955 Chris-Craft Corsair, built in the factory at Algonac, Mich. As a maid, she was settled into a custom cradle, loaded on a rail car, and launched onto Lake Texoma, the impounded Red River, the newest and most fashionable oasis, on the parched Texas-Oklahoma border. By 1980, she was no longer the envy of the lake. Her luster and allure were gone. She was without engines, therefore had towed to Loe’s Highport Marina where she was taken in on trade for a bright, shiny, new fiberglass cruiser. Fiberglass — lightweight, easy to repair, and cheaper — supplanted time-honored wood as the material of choice for boat manufacturers and their customers alike. DeWitte Loe, junior, owner of Loe’s, had no way to get rid of the hulk other than to give it his college roommate, John King. John and his wife, Perky, thought they had sold their last boat until an invoice for slip rent came in the mail. “DeWitte,” John demanded on the telephone. “Why are you sending me an invoice for slip rent? I don’t even have a boat!” The King...

T-Mobile amping up Un-carrier 7.0 with new 4G LTE CellSpot

T-Mobile today surprised us all with another Un-carrier Amped move. This time, T-Mo is amping up Un-carrier 7.0, which included the launch of the the Personal CellSpot. Well now Magenta is launching the new T-Mobile 4G LTE CellSpot, a new deice that supports T-Mobile 3G LTE as well as VoLTE, HD voice, video calling, and Advanced Messaging. The 4G LTE CellSpot is a box that measures 8.5 inches wide, 8.5 inches tall, and 1.3 inches thick. Once it’s plugged in, you’ll get a T-Mo LTE signal that covers an average of 3,000 square feet. The unit can support up to 16 calls at once, and it works with any 3G, 4G, or LTE device that works with T-Mo’s band 2 UMTS or band 4 LTE networks. The new CellSpot also offers call handoffs from the unit to T-Mo’s network. Any T-Mobile customer can connect to the unit without logging in. Launching Wednesday, November 4, the T-Mobile 4G LTE CellSpot will be available free for Simple Choice postpaid customers with a refundable $25 deposit and a non-return fee. It’ll be available in stores and through Customer care. T-Mo will give one free CellSpot per business or home location. T-Mo says that last year’s CellSpot was a hit, with more than 1 million unit...

Similar construction had been used on smaller scale for interior decorative panels and for some interior

Similar construction had been used on smaller scale for interior decorative panels and for some interior floor panels but without engineering development. Exterior glass sandwich panels need durable strength and stiffness with continuing clarity, so we developed a detailed set of tests and acceptance criteria for all aspects of the appearance and performance of the panels with a specialist façade contractor. The panels were over twice the area of previous examples and too large for the established sandwich panel manufacturers so the contractor developed a new production method. When sealed sandwich panels are exposed to the weather, they experience changes of pressure in the entrained air, so need to be allowed to equalise. We proposed to ventilate the panels through canisters of silica gel desiccant to dry incoming air sufficiently to avoid condensation. The technique is commonly used to condition the expansion airspace above insulating oil in electrical transformers but was not known in the glazing industry. The technique has wide potential for façade applications. Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners designed extensions of the bar and restaurant and created a new entrance canopy ...

How will the electronic vehicle evolution affect stamping manufacturers? The FABRICATOR STAMPING Journal The Welder The Tube and Pipe Journal The FABRICATOR en Español The Additive Report The FABRICATOR The Welder The Tube and Pipe Journal STAMPING Journal The Additive Report The FABRICATOR en Españ

Chevrolet Bolt EV and Chevrolet Sonic vehicles are assembled at the General Motors Orion plant in Orion Township, Mich. Electric vehicles present both opportunities and challenges for stamping manufacturers. Photo courtesy of GM, Detroit Auto industry experts say that the era of electric and autonomous vehicles is right around the corner. So how will this transition to EVs and AVs affect stamping manufacture?  STAMPING Journal reached out to automakers and other auto industry insiders, press OEMs, material suppliers, and premier stamping tier suppliers to explore how the transition from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric vehicles and other autonomous, connected, electric, and shared (ACES) vehicles will impact—and has impacted—metal stamping manufacture. Questions STAMPING Journal aims to answer are: Is this transition actually happening and not a hoax? If so, when? Will the shift from ICE to ACES vehicles offer new market opportunities? Will it have a detrimental effect? Will lightweighting still matter? What will stampers have to do to be ready for this change, if anything? Although total global battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (BEV/PHEV...

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