Design

August 23, 2019

Owning a Dog Could Boost Heart Health, Say Scientists

Dog owners are more likely to have better heart health, scientists have found in a study.The research published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings involved 1,769 people aged between 25 to 64-year-old living in the city of Brno in the Czech Republic. The participants had healthy hearts, and provided information including their BMI , diet, physical activity levels, whether they smoked, blood pressure, cholesterol and fasting blood sugar level. Of the total, around 42 percent owned a pet: 24 percent owned a dog, while 17.9 percent another type of animal.
August 23, 2019

Trump, G-7 leaders to open summit centered on world economic system

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world’s most industrialized nations will open their annual G-7 summit over the weekend by discussing the global economy.
August 23, 2019

On Fox News, Republican Strategist Laments People Laying on the Street ‘Having Just Shot Up With Marijuana’

A Republican strategist on Fox News apparently thought that individuals who use marijuana inject the drug into their bodies.
August 23, 2019

‘The Simpsons’ is teasing a clip depicting Ayanna Pressley of their upcoming season

The Simpsons has been known to feature a few Boston-related cameos from time to time: The Patriots, Elizabeth Warren, candlepin bowling, and — coming this fall — Rep. Ayanna Pressley.
August 23, 2019

It took the Red Sox 12 minutes to complete their suspended recreation in opposition to the Royals

BOSTON (AP) — Brock Holt hit an RBI single with one out in the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 on Thursday to complete the weather-suspended game that began Aug. 7.
August 23, 2019

Wayfair’s first brick-and-mortar retailer is now open in Mass.

Wayfair’s first brick-and-mortar store opened Wednesday at the Natick Mall, and it’s offering a shopping experience straight out of the future.
August 23, 2019

TCL’s latest patent submitting reveals off two acquainted foldable telephones

TCL’s foldable phones appear in a series of recently published patents, which were first picked up by Mobile Kopen (via LetsGoDigital). These patents contain renders that outline, in pretty thorough detail, TCL’s take on a Galaxy Fold-esque device as well as a clamshell design that mimics a flip phone, with a large, seamless display once it’s opened up.
August 22, 2019

Bose’s new Portable Home Speaker presents Google Assistant, Alexa, and AirPlay 2

Bose just announced a surprise product: the Portable Home Speaker, a $349 speaker with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth that supports Google Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa, AirPlay 2, and Spotify Connect.
August 22, 2019

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus evaluation: must you spend for the stylus?

How much would you pay to have a stylus in your phone? That’s the essential question for the Note 10 Plus. It wasn’t always this way: the Note line has meant a few different things over its eight-year history. It was the first phone that convinced us that big screens were great, the phone that proved there was a market for a super powerful Android phone, and (of course) the phone that had to be recalled because its battery lit on fire.
August 22, 2019

OtterBox’s newest creation is a stackable wi-fi charging battery system

You’d be forgiven for confusing OtterBox’s new OtterSpot for a stack of restaurant buzzers, those vibrating devices that you hold onto while your takeout is being prepared. But the OtterSpot is more exciting than that. It’s a wireless charging system, and each layer of the OtterSpot is a portable 5,000mAh capacity battery with its own Qi charging coil and support for USB-C wired charging.