OBITUARY Bernice Claire Epple Nickerson 87

first_imgSANDOWN, NH — Bernice Claire (Epple) Nickerson, 87, a longtime resident of Sandown, died October 10, 2018 at The Rockingham County Nursing Home in Brentwood.Born in Boston, daughter of the late Frank and Bernice (Hayes) Epple, she was raised in the Boston area and graduated from Brookline High School. She lived in Chicago, Ill from 1951 until until 1970 when she moved Wilmington, MA and lived there until , relocating to Sandown in 1990. She was employed as a telephone operator at New England Telephone and Telegraph for several years and later at Fiduciary Trust Co. in Boston.Devoted to her family, Mrs. Nickerson enjoyed towle painting and listening to Judge Judy on television.She was predeceased by her husband Lawrence S. Nickerson in 2012, and is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Robert Cripps of Newton, NH, a son Robert Nickerson and his partner Maureen of Sandown, a grandson Jesse Nickerson and his wife Nicole of Sandown, and a great-grand-daughter Aurora Nickerson of Sandown. She was predeceased by her brother Richard Epple.Relatives and friends attended a graveside service held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 11 a.m. in Center Cemetery Sandown. A reception followed the service at the Pasta Loft in East Hampstead. Arrangements are under the direction of Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main ST, Plaistow, NH. To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit http://www.brooksidechapelfh.com(NOTE: The above obituary is from Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Verda J. Murray, 90In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Judith Elaine Sias Guertin, 76In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Janet (Colucci) O’Connor, 86In “Obituaries”last_img read more

VIDEO Watch Wilmington Holiday Talent Show Featuring Senior Citizens  Students

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Senior Center’s 5th Annual “Wilmington Has Talent: Holiday Edition,” took place on Sunday, November 5 at Wilmington High.The event, organized under the direction of Wilmington senior Audrey Reed, featured holiday musical and dance acts from both Wilmington senior citizens and students.All proceeds from the show benefited the Senior Center’s Wilmington High School Scholarship Fund.Wilmington Community Television was on hand to capture the event. Watch the show below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/1/0/f/6/f/3/10f6f36f-53d9-40ea-8338-fd1058fdcf551543430255.702%2B48212954.745%40castus4-wilmington%2B15434434591543441225839279.vod.720p.20181128_Wilmington_Has_Talent.mov.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/1/0/f/6/f/3/10f6f36f-53d9-40ea-8338-fd1058fdcf551543430255.702%2B48212954.745%40castus4-wilmington%2B15434434591543441225839279.vod.720p.20181128_Wilmington_Has_Talent.mov.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE.  Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch Wilmington Senior Center’s Talent ShowIn “Videos”News & Notes From WCTV: Wildcat TV After School Club Starting At Wilmington High SchoolIn “Community”VIDEO: Watch Wilmington Senior Center’s Talent ShowIn “Videos”last_img read more

Shawsheen Tech Superintendent Tim Broadrick To Step Down MidYear

first_imgBILLERICA, MA — The Shawsheen Tech School Committee released the following press release on Monday morning:The Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School Committee is deeply regretful to announce that it has received a letter of resignation of Mr. Timothy Broadrick, who has served admirably as its Superintendent-Diector for more than three years.Mr. Broadrick, who started his career as a teacher in the District in 2004, has notified the committee that he is currently negotiating a contract with a comprehensive school district in New Hampshire. He acted swiftly to give notice of his intention to leave Shawsheen Tech, in his words, “in order to provide as much notice as possible for an orderly transition.”In his letter of resignation, Mr. Broadrick wrote, “Many in our community know that I have previously expressed interest in making a transition from the world of vocational schools into the K-12 comprehensive school arena. I am pursuing a path that will afford me that opportunity while also allowing me the time and opportunity to complete a doctoral degree during the next few years.”Mr. Broadrick and the Committee are working together to create a plan that will allow the District to appoint an interim to guide the District during its transition to a new superintendent. Although Mr. Broadrick is available to remain in the District for the school year, both parties agree that an interim solution is likely to benefit the District, as Mr. Broadrick anticipates starting in his next role by July 1st, and it is unlikely that a complete search for a new Superintendent could be started and completed by that date.Since his appointment, the District has completed substantial facilities expansion and renovation projects, including the construction of a new outdoor athletic campus, renovation of the high school’s swimming pool, security upgrades to the high school building, installation of a new fire alarm system, and nearly $1 million in grant-funded equipment purchases. In the areas of curriculum and instruction, the school has added electives to its academic schedule, and this year students began enrolling in dual-enrollment courses with Middlesex Community College.—The School Committee is expected to discuss the Interim Superintendent position at its meeting on Tuesday, March 17, 2019 at 7:30pm.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedShawsheen Tech School Committee Wants Broadrick As Next SuperintendentIn “Education”BREAKING: Shawsheen Tech Superintendent Charlie Lyons Announces Retirement Effective December 2015In “Education”Interested Wilmington 8th Graders & Parents Invited To Shawsheen Tech’s Family Forum On February 8In “Education”last_img read more

POLICE LOG for July 27 OUI Arrest Woman Brings Caged Bird To

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, July 27, 2019:Police came across suspicious activity on Middlesex Avenue. Individuals were a family in town for a wedding looking for a hotel. Situation checked OK. (12:58am)A Shawsheen Avenue caller reported a raccoon was stuck in a trap in his yard. Trap flipped over so caller cannot release it. Animal Control Officer responded and freed raccoon. (12:38pm)A 2-vehicle crash occurred at Middlesex Avenue and High Street. Airbag deployed. Both vehicles towed. No injuries noted. (3:17pm)A Grove Avenue caller reported a woman has been sleeping behind her residence for about a week. She has also been seen sleeping on the Silver Lake fishing dock. Police checked area and were unable to locate. (4:28pm)A Town Beach lifeguard requested assistance with parties on the beach not following the rules. Police responded. A party had a caged bird. Since there is no rules against it, party was allowed to stay. Lifeguard was told to gather her information for the Recreation Department to follow up. (5:55pm)Robert M. Foss, Jr. (31, Billerica) was arrested for OUI Liquor. A caller reported a possible drunk driver just left Simard’s. Police arrested Foss in the restaurant’s parking lot. (8:05pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 22: Evicted Tenant Leaves Behind Cat; Driver Issued Summons; Kids Playing Ding Dong DitchIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for July 7: OUI Arrest; Warrant Arrest; Dude, Where’s My Car?In “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 21: Driver Issued Summons; Solicitors Going Door To Door Without Required PermitIn “Police Log”last_img read more

VW estimates 342mile electric range from ID hatchback pricing near diesels

first_img 75 Photos Tags Preview • Volkswagen I.D. Buzz: Driving this concept gets us smiling There is no specific formula to convert WLTP economy estimates to US-friendly EPA numbers. Carscoops, which first reported on Stackmann’s tweet, believes that the I.D. hatchback’s range will be closer to 290 miles when measured by EPA standards. That’s still plenty, considering Stackmann’s tweet also claims the I.D. will cost about as much as a current diesel Golf.The diesel Golf is available in a variety of trims, so the cost can vary — between $27,000 and $39,000, by Carscoops’ estimates (converted from euros, since they’re not available in the US anymore). Even nearing the higher end of those estimates, that would pit the I.D. hatchback directly against the Tesla Model 3 in the US, which has similar range estimates. By the time the I.D. makes it to the US, though, it’ll have additional competition by way of the Hyundai Kona Electric and Kia Niro EV, both of which also promise similar range figures for about the same cost. While the I.D. hatchback will be the first EV in VW’s new I.D. lineup to land in Europe, things are different in the US. Since we can’t get enough crossovers at the moment, our first I.D. will be the I.D. Crozz, followed by others like the Buzz microbus and the aforementioned hatchback. Patience is a virtue.(Hat tip to Jalopnik!)  More From Roadshow 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value The #VWID offers a #range of up to 550 km for the price of a modern Golf Diesel, and will come on the market as a 100% #emissionneutral #eCar. /JS pic.twitter.com/EUkefmTYGP— Jürgen Stackmann (@jstackmann) December 6, 2018 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 3 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealouscenter_img More about 2022 Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Share your voice Volkswagen’s ID concept is the start of VW’s electric revolution Sometimes, news doesn’t make its way to the surface through traditional channels — sometimes, it’s discovered almost a week later, buried in an automaker’s board member’s tweets.Jürgen Stackmann, VW’s board member in charge of sales and marketing, tweeted on Dec. 6 that the electric I.D. hatchback will tout a VW-estimated 342-mile range on the WLTP cycle, which is the new standard Europe uses to measure economy. This is VW’s internal estimate, so it’s possible that the actual WLTP figure could be a bit higher or lower, but it should be pretty close. Comments Electric Cars Future Cars Hatchbacks Volkswagen Kialast_img read more

Best seat in the house Exploring the incredible Walt Disney Concert Hall

first_img Disney Outside tours, inside tickets If you’re in LA, you can tour the Walt Disney Concert Hall for free… sort of. There’s a walking tour narrated by actor John Lithgow that tells all about the designs and features of the building. While extensive, it doesn’t actually go inside the main auditorium itself. The only way in there is practice, practice, practice — or getting a concert ticket yourself. The next best thing is the gallery above, which might be the only time you’ll be able to see how the WDCH looks totally empty.  56 Photos Tags That sunlight also famously caused one of the building’s biggest initial issues: reflections. The concave stainless steel surfaces reflected and focused the light, heating up nearby apartments and distracting passing drivers. The fix ended up being fairly simple: lightly sanding some of the panels to reduce their reflectivity. The hall’s acoustics are legendary. Minoru Nagata and Yasuhisa Toyota spent months working to make sure the sound was perfect and it’s now considered one of the best concert halls in the world. And while able to seat more than than famous halls like Vienna Opera House, WDCH manages to feel intimate. The seat layout and warm, inviting colors help. Behind the stage is a massive and unique pipe organ, looking a bit like the branches of a tree. It blends well with the natural woods and modern design of the rest off the hall. It’s also capable of some serious bass. The lowest pedal can create a 16 Hz rumble you can feel in your chest. During my visit they were setting up for a rehearsal with an organist. I was taking the photos of the organ when he hit a few low notes. It sounded amazing. Share your voice Curves of steel, curves of wood Though visually similar to Gehry’s most famous design, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the Disney Concert Hall was actually designed first. It just took longer to build. First opened in 2003, the hall and idea actually date back to the late 1980’s. Visually, it seems impossible that the inside could be anything other than a dark and moody mess. After all, as you may have noticed, there doesn’t seem to be any windows. The reality couldn’t be more different. The roof is mostly glass, letting in natural light throughout the day. Clever open spaces and reflective inner walls bounce LA’s famous endless sunlight all the way down to the ground floors. It creates a space that’s both modern and inviting. 0 Behind the scenes at LA’s Dolby Theater, home of the Oscars and more Special dam access: Tour restricted and off-limits areas of the Hoover Dam Keep it classical: A tour of the stunning Vienna Opera Housecenter_img Related Tours on CNET Post a comment Though home to the 100-year-old LA Philharmonic, the WDCH also hosts concerts from musicians and orchestras from around the world. Fitting its location, just a few miles from Hollywood, the WDCH is a bit of a movie and TV star of its own. From Iron Man and Furious 7 to NUMB3RS and even The Simpsons, its convenient location and unique visual design make it a magnet for filmmaker’s cameras. Gehry greatness and the stainless curves of the Walt Disney Concert Hall And despite an urban legend, there are no hidden Mickeys. I looked. As well as covering TV and other display tech, Geoff does photo tours of cool museums and locations around the world including nuclear submarines, massive aircraft carriers, medieval castles, airplane graveyards and more.  You can follow his exploits on Instagram, Twitter, and on his travel blog BaldNomad. He also wrote a bestselling sci-fi novel.  Culture Los Angeles has its share of iconic architecture. There’s the stacked pie plates of the Capitol Records Building, the UFO legs of the Theme Building and the Art Deco masterpieces of Griffith Observatory and the Eastern Columbia Building. But the most striking modern masterpiece is the swooping stainless steel of the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall. It’s challenging in a way great architecture should be. Sharp angles contrast with gentle curves, towers seem to lean left and right — it all seems too fanciful for a building of any serious purpose. But it’s serious all right, LA Philharmonic serious. The visually stunning exterior conceals massive concert space with seating for over 2,000 listeners and world-class acoustics lauded by the musicians who play there.Between a busy concert and rehearsal schedule, it took over a month to find a spare moment where I could get access for photos. It turns out that classical musicians take precedence over a guy who regularly gets lost on trains. I hope you enjoy this special, rare look inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall. last_img read more

Homeland Security reportedly warns of Chinesemade drones stealing data

first_img See it See It DJI Mavic Air $999 Walmart $999 Share your voice Comments 3 Security Drones Politics See It Abt Electronics $898 DJI’s drones could be under fire thanks to an advisory reportedly put out by the Department of Homeland Security warning against using Chinese-made drones in the US.The US Department of Homeland Security is reportedly warning about data security issues when using Chinese-made drones. The government is concerned commercial drones made in China and used in the US are being used to steal data or infect networks with malware, according to CyberScoop and Politico. An advisory against using these drones would include Chinese drone maker DJI’s extensive portfolio, including the DJI Spark. and the DJI Mavic Air, which CNET has reviewed as being “a folding 4K mini drone that’s close to perfect.” The reported warning follows networking equipment from Chinese tech giant Huawei being blacklisted by the US government and Huawei essentially banned via an executive order from Trump last week, and Google removing Android updates from Huawei phones. Huawei is seeing a slight reprieve, though; the US Commerce Department has created a temporary license until Aug. 19 for Huawei to keep existing networks and provide software updates to existing phones, according to Reuters. DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reportedly put out an industry alert saying to “be cautious” when purchasing this drone technology. “They can contain components that can compromise your data and share your information on a server accessed beyond the company itself,” the advisory reportedly says. “Other concerns are that an organization is susceptible to data theft if the drone is transmitting unencrypted data or, more broadly, that a drone could increase the risk of a network being breached.” In a statement sent to CNET, a CISA spokesperson confirmed that it sent out the industry alert, saying it provided information on the “risks associated with using UAS technology manufactured in China and measures to reduce such risk”. On its unmanned aircraft systems page, CISA lists the threats of using drones as being weaponized or smuggling payloads, prohibited surveillance and reconnaissance, intellectual property theft, and intentional disruption or harassment. DJI says safety is the core of its technology. “The security of our technology has been independently verified by the US government and leading US businesses,” DJI said in a statement. “We give all customers full and complete control over how their data is collected, stored, and transmitted. For government and critical infrastructure customers that require additional assurances, we provide drones that do not transfer data to DJI or via the internet and our customers can enable all the precautions DHS recommends.” First published at 4:55 p.m. PT on May 20. Updated May 21 at 9:20 a.m. PT: Adds CISA’s response. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Mentioned Above DJI Mavic Air Fly More Combo (Onyx Black) News • The DJI Mavic Air drone Dad wants is on sale for $695 See It Crutchfield $949 Tags Review • DJI Mavic Air review: A folding 4K mini drone that’s just about perfect DJI Drones Google Huawei Donald Trumplast_img read more

NASA Mars Curiosity rover saw a weird light but dont freak out

first_img Sarah Tew/CNET NASA describes galactic cosmic rays as “particles accelerated to near the speed of light that shoot into our solar system from other stars in the Milky Way or even other galaxies.” Scientists are thinking ahead to how we can shield astronauts on Mars from the effects of radiation from cosmic rays. Cosmic rays are fleeting, but they have been spotted before. Apollo astronauts reported seeing “faint spots or flashes of light when the cabin was dark,” a phenomenon NASA attributed to cosmic rays. If the Curiosity rover kept a scrapbook, it could file this bright blip under “Cool Things I Saw on Mars.” $155 at Google Express See at Turo See at Amazon Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Tags Share your voice Rylo HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) See It Mars rovers NASA Space,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. See It Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Best Buy $999 Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Share your voice Angela Lang/CNET DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Turo Mars mysteries The Cheapskate Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Sarah Tew/CNET $6 at Tidal DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Tags See It $999 Apple iPhone XS Curiosity rover makes surprising methane discovery on Mars Meteors crashing into Mars give rise to mysterious, smoky clouds Read Lenovo Smart Clock review $59 at eBay Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $210 at Best Buy Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $999center_img Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental NASA Opportunity rover witnessed the wild side of Mars $60 at Best Buy $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. See it Read Google Home Hub review What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $299 at Amazon Sarah Tew/CNET Enlarge ImageThis bright light on the Mars horizon is not from aliens. NASA/JPL-Caltech/red circle by Amanda Kooser/CNET We’re all excited about NASA’s Curiosity rover at the moment thanks to its intriguing discovery of a mysterious methane spike. Some of that fervor seems to be spilling over to an image the rover snapped on June 16 showing a bright blip of light on the distant horizon.The rover snapped a series of images, and the bright blip only appears in one. But don’t get your hopes up for signs of alien life on the Red Planet. We’ve seen this sort of light before.There are several good explanations for the glowing spot. “It’s most likely a sun glint or scattered light,” NASA media relations specialist Andrew Good said. “We’ve seen this many times throughout the mission.”  Curiosity captured a view of a very similar glow on the horizon in 2014. NASA’s Doug Ellison, who works with the rover camera, took to his personal Twitter account at the time to say that light was likely a cosmic ray hit.  Read DJI Osmo Action preview 17 Photos Chris Monroe/CNET JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Read the Rylo camera preview 7 $520 at HP The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Sci-Tech Post a comment $999 Read the AirPods review Comments CNET may get a commission from retail offers. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Sprint Boost Mobile Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) 0 Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Originally published June 24, 9:45 a.m. PT.Update, 10:33 a.m. PT: Adds statement from NASA.  I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Sarah Tew/CNET Amazonlast_img read more

Alaska Communities to See More PILT

first_imgInterior Secretary Sally Jewell announced today the government is sending $28.5 million to local governments in Alaska to compensate them for the tax-exempt federal land within their boundaries. It’s called “Payment-in-lieu of taxes” and this year’s total is $2 million higher than last year. For some cities and boroughs, PILT is an important part of the budget. Last year, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough received $3.2 million in PILT while the Kenai Peninsula Borough got $2.6 million.  At the other end of the scale, Yakutat’s share was a little over $100,000.Link: www.doi.gov/pilt/county-payments.cfm.Download Audiolast_img

Number of Tourists Visiting the Last Frontier Sets Record

first_imgAlaska has set a record for the number of tourists visiting the nation’s northernmost state.The State Division of Economic Development in a release says Alaska had 1.96 million visitors between May 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014.That beats the previous mark by 5,000 visitors set during the 2007-2008 year.There were 1.8 million visitors last year.Commerce Commissioner Susan Bell attributes the increase to increased cruise ship calls in Alaska, and new national and international air service routes. The state also instituted an advertising campaign aimed at winter travelers.last_img