Un'altra giornata di quasi-guerra a Gaza

Venerdì è stata un'altra giornata di scontri e bombardamenti nella Striscia di Gaza, un territorio palestinese controllato dal gruppo politico-terrorista di Hamas dove nelle ultime settimane la tensione con Israele è tornata molto alta. Le ostilità
by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit #thisisnews

Cinisello, cadavere murato sotto al pavimento: l’assassino confessa sei anni dopo

È una storia «messicana». Due fratelli scomparsi e uccisi, tre casi di lupara bianca. Omicidi avvenuti tra Milano e il Comasco, in quella terra che negli ultimi decenni è diventata — nella quasi totale indifferenza — uno spicchio di Calabria. Quella feroce, quella della ’ndrangheta. Con le vittime uccise e sepolte, con i killer che dopo l’assassinio si trovano a tavola per la «mangiata» con le mani ancora sporche di sangue.

I volti dei fratelli Salvatore e Antonio Deiara, mostrati dalla sorella Antonella I volti dei fratelli Salvatore e Antonio Deiara, mostrati dalla sorella Antonella

L’ultimo capitolo del film dell’orrore embra uscito da una serie sui narcos. Antonio Deiana, scomparso da Villa Guardia (Como) nel luglio di sei anni fa, era il fratello di Salvatore, 39 anni, sparito tre anni prima, e il cui corpo venne trovato solo nel febbraio 2015 ad Oltrona San Mamete. Ucciso a coltellate da uomini legati alla ’ndrangheta e sepolto in un bosco. E killer delle cosche legati al boss Luciano Nocera erano anche gli assassini di Ernesto Albanese, freddato a Guanzate [...]  read more

Instant Pot Max Review: Not Quite Instant Success

Electric pressure cookers hit it big in American home kitchens a few years back because, along with the perceived lower risk of dinner on the ceiling, they cook food fast. Something like beef stew, which takes all day in a slow cooker, needs as little as 25 minutes under pressure. With an extra hit of power, Instant Pot’s new six-quart Max promises to take that speed and turn it up to 11, getting dinner to the table even faster.

Could it? I wondered. And what’s 11 mean, anyway?

Like many other electric “multicookers,” the Max has several functions beyond pressure cooking including browning, slow cooking, steaming, rice-cooking, and yogurt-making. Like a few fancier models, it can cook sous vide, though due to the size of the cooking pot, that’s of pretty limited utility. The big difference is that until now, electric models struggled to achieve 15 psi when pressure cooking, the way old-school stovetop pressure cookers could. Without that extra bit [...]  read more

Why I’m desperate for our best fitness tracker to be replaced

Through a combination of functionality, style, features, design and price, the Moov Now is currently in the top place in our best fitness tracker guide. It has been a long time since TechRadar first reviewed it, but it’s still a solid bit of health tracking kit.

TechRadar Editor Gareth Beavis said in his original review, “The Moov Now is still incredible value for the breadth of tracking that it offers. It might lack a screen but for the low price you can run, swim, cycle, box and do crossfit with accuracy.”

That still hasn’t changed – the affordability of the Moov Now is how it has fought off new additions like the Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro, Huawei Band 2 Pro, Garmin Vivofit 4 and many others. 

All of those are great products, but the combination of the value that the Moov Now offers paired with everything it can do makes it our number one… for now.

The Moov Now was announced three years ago this week, when fitness tracking tech was in a very different place. Fitbit was [...]  read more

Tesla’s Model 3 Performance has an experimental ‘Track Mode’

Tesla’s Model 3 is very quick, especially if you spring for the dual-motor Performance variant, but it’s still tame for safety’s sake. What if you want to launch an all-out assault on a race course? You might have that option soon. YouTuber Marques Brownlee recently had an opportunity to drive the Model 3 Performance on a track, and he pointed out an experimental “Track Mode” that takes the gloves off. The in-testing feature switches on “stability control and powertrain settings configured for track driving,” and it’s no secret what that means: you can drift, understeer and otherwise push the electric car past its usual limits.

social experiment by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit #engadget https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/21/tesla-model-3-performance-track-mode/

Weekly Roundup: July 21

Jeff Bezos’ aerospace company, Blue Origin, performed its most critical test to date, Prime Day had some ups and downs but ultimately broke records and major tech companies are uniting to help you move data across apps.

Here’s your weekly roundup of the top stories from the tech world: 

1. Blue Origin successfully lands both booster and crew capsule after test launch

Blue Origin crossed a major milestone on Wednesday as it successfully executed a live separation test. This sent the rocket’s crew capsule higher than it’s ever gone before, while the rocket’s booster coasted back down to earth unscathed. The critical achievement marks a big win for Jeff Bezos’ company and the prospect of commercial space flights.

2. What Amazon lost (and made) on Prime Day 

Widespread glitches on Amazon’s site during the first two hours of Prime Day are estimated to have cost the e-commerce giant [...]  read more

Take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in lilac purple

The leaks keep on coming ahead of the official Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch on August 9, and the latest one to cross our desk is an authentic-looking render of the phone in lilac purple. As we heard previously, that’s one of five colors that you’ll be able to pick up the handset in next month.

Dutch site Nieuwe Mobiel has the scoop, and a look at how the Note 9 design differs from the Galaxy Note 8 (spoiler: not much). It would appear that the side bezels are going to be slightly thinner, and of course there will be brand new wallpaper, and that’s about it.

Around the back of the device, the dual-lens camera system and fingerprint sensor have been slightly repositioned – we’ll probably have to wait for the Samsung Galaxy S10 for a sensor that lives under glass on the front of the phone. As for the color itself, we think it works rather well.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

How the Note 9 might look (Credit: Nieuwe Mobiel)

From everything we’ve heard about the Note 9 from the rumor mill so far, it would appear that the S Pen stylus [...]  read more