Day: October 7, 2020

Kitchen Products You Didn’t Know You Needed

Look into any kitchen in the country and you’re likely to find an assortment of utensils, small appliances, and gadgets that don’t serve many purposes beyond collecting dust. (Really, you probably don’t need those pewter corn cob holders.) But fear of clutter shouldn’t dissuade you from picking up a few things that are not only unique but serve a practical and useful function in your home—even if it is incredibly specific. Check out 51 of the best gadgets you’ll be proud to show off.


Instant Pots are already a lifesaver—and with Wi-Fi and Alexa power, they’ll make any home cook a force to be reckoned with. A pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, cake maker, sauté pan, steamer, and warmer all in one, this smart Instant Pot can be controlled directly through an app or by giving your instructions to Alexa. The

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U.S. charges seven in wide-ranging Chinese hacking effort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday it has charged five Chinese residents and two Malaysian businessmen in a wide-ranging hacking effort that encompassed targets from videogames to pro-democracy activists.

FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund, before U.S. trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

Federal prosecutors said the Chinese nationals had been charged with hacking more than 100 companies in the United States and abroad, including software development companies, computer manufacturers, telecommunications providers, social media companies, gaming firms, nonprofits, universities, think-tanks as well as foreign governments and politicians and civil society figures in Hong Kong.

U.S. officials stopped short of alleging the hackers were working on behalf of Beijing, but in a statement Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen expressed exasperation with Chinese authorities, saying they were – at the very least –

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Justice Dept moves to make it easier to sue internet companies

The Trump Administration is proposing to dramatically roll back some legal protections for internet companies including Facebook and Twitter.  

a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: William Barr

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William Barr

The Department of Justice has proposed that Congress amend part of a 1996 law that gives internet platforms broad immunity from civil lawsuits. Known as Section 230, the law exempts internet companies that host content created by others from claims of liability, even if they exercise some control over what users can post.

Section 230 is broadly responsible for the shape of the internet as it exists today, say tech experts, because it allowed companies to set rules for what users could and couldn’t post without being liable for all of the content. It paved the way for the growth of sites like Facebook, Twitter and Reddit.

Under Attorney General Bill Barr’s proposal, platforms would lose their legal immunity if they knowingly

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Berger HomeShield’s new campaign talks about modern technology for waterproofing solutions

a man and a woman standing in a room: The campaign has been released across online and offline mediums

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The campaign has been released across online and offline mediums

Berger Paints has launched a new campaign for Berger HomeShield conceptualised by Lowe Lintas Kolkata. The campaign featuring actor Akshay Kumar advocates the usage of modern technology to encounter problems related to waterproofing. The campaign has been released across online and offline mediums.

“Given that in most parts of India it rains a quarter part of the year, dampness or leakages are frequent problems in most households. Berger HomeShield along with the Berger Concrete Moisture Meter promises to tackle the issue scientifically,” the company said in a statement.

The campaign film hinges on the idea that little knowhow, fake gyaan or predictions don’t work. A thorough diagnosis of the problem ensures the right cure, be it for you or your walls. Scientific understanding is significant while finding the right solution, Abhijit Roy, MD and

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A new website, Hunt Illinois, pulls together public hunting information in Illinois, but leaves some mistakes in place, such as listing safety classes by 102 counties rather than by date; at least a good usable calendar has permit and season dates in one place.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced today the release of the Hunt Illinois website, which pulls together public hunting information in Illinois.

Good, it’s a shift in the right direction.

The most usable part, by my view, is the calendar with listings of permit and season dates.

But it leaves in place one of the most galling features in my view, both as a dad and an outdoors professional.

The listings for safety classes remain by 102 counties rather than by date. That just blows my mind.

Here’s why it matters. The kids who are hardcore hunters will find a way to squeeze in their hunter safety classes, but the kids who will hunt as a social or family activity need all the help they can get. As an outdoors and hunting community, those tangential kids may be the most important ones to keep in the fold.

Sorting through

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