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The Morning After: Wednesday, October 18th 2017

Welcome to the mid-week Morning After. There’s no lack of hardware today, with new Microsoft laptops, Pixel 2 reviews, a smart Sonos speaker and much more. And robot battles.

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Posted on Oct 18, 2017

Sainsbury’s gets serious about one-hour deliveries in London

For more than a year, Sainsbury’s has offered customers in a small section of London access to “Chop Chop,” its one-hour grocery delivery app. Shoppers in Wandsworth helped develop the service, before it was rolled out between Wimbledon and the West…

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Gmail on iOS trials third-party email accounts

One of the worst things about Gmail for iOS is that unlike its Android counterpart, it doesn’t support third-party accounts. If you also use Outlook or other providers for any reason, you’ll still have to depend on one of its rival apps. Now, it look…

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Awesome Ideas For Your Next Home Improvement Project

Through home improvement, you are able to boost the amount that your home is worth. Lots of projects exist that are simple and will allow you to get the most value for your property. These ideas will help you keep them cost-effective and do the ones that are most valuable to make your house worth the most.

Use aluminum foil to cover electrical outlets prior to painting. Aluminum foil has several advantages over tape; it is easier to use and will still protect your outlets from paint splatters. Plus, cleanup time will be much shorter! Remember to remove and recycle the foil only after the paint has dried.

TIP! Even the most seemingly minor home-improvement project can have a major impact on the overall value of a home. If you are actually reselling your home, try a few small-budget improvements.

Organize different items in your garage by putting them into clear plastic boxes. Label these boxes for a professional look. You’ll protect your items from pests, and you’ll make the garage look a lot neater too.

You should not get rid of your old doors. Take the door down and then sand it. You want to reveal the bare wood. Purchase paint that is oil based, and use it to coat the door. For a fresh feel, replace doorknobs with a more sophisticated look.

Having proper lighting that works well in an area can make a big difference. A bright room appears more inviting and warm to everyone. You can also install additional light to create more brightness. Adding more light to a dark room can have a big impact on your house.

TIP! If you are considering a renovation on your home that adds a personalized aspect, think about the value and return that the investment will make. If you make a very personalized renovation to your home, then it will probably decrease your home’s value because another person will not like this style and won’t be willing to pay for the home and any extra renovations they must make.

Traditional fireplaces are not an ideal solution for heating your house during the winter months. It may be visually appealing but it does not offer true heating efficiency. Also, the fire needs a lot of fresh air that will use up the oxygen that is inside your home.

Keep your young children safe by padding the corners of your furniture. You can do this with either corner protectors or foam tape. Something else to consider is taping down any loose wires that could potentially strangle your children.

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TIP! If your kitchen’s counter space is very limited, look into over-the-range microwaves. These microwave ovens are installed where the range hood normally goes.

If your front door is well-designed and well-kept you can see an increase in value of your home as high as 10 percent. New hardware and a fresh coat of paint allow you to update your front door inexpensively.

If you’re going to take on a home improvement project by yourself, you should write down the plan you’re hoping to follow, then have a professional look it over for you. You don’t want to miss a step and then find out that this is going to be an expensive mistake to fix.

This article should get you on your way to a great renovation. When the time comes for you to sell, you can take pride in a home that stands out from the crowd, with improvements ensuring a quick sale.

Posted on Oct 18, 2017

HP ZBook X2 hands-on: A hulking tablet for a niche audience

HP claims to have made the “world’s most powerful detachable.” The company is unveiling its ZBook X2 convertible at the Adobe Max conference today, which is appropriate since this device is designed for people who use Adobe’s pro software suite. Spec…

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Posted on Oct 17, 2017

Sonos One review: The best-sounding smart speaker you can buy

When Sonos released the Play:5 speaker in late 2015, the Amazon Echo was still an unproven tech curiosity. But since then, Alexa and the Echo have grown rapidly in both popularity and functionality, inspiring competition from the likes of Google and…

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Apple responds to Sen. Al Franken’s Face ID concerns in letter

Apple has responded to Senator Al Franken’s concerns over the privacy implications of its Face ID feature, which is set to debut on the iPhone X next month. In his letter to Tim Cook, Franken asked about customer security, third-party access to data…

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Improve Your Home With These Interior Design Tips

Read this article to get great advice on how you can decorate your home like the house on a work of art.

One great piece of art can give the room a room. A nice painting can be a starting place with your decorating.

You can do your interior planning budget by finding deals on high-quality equivalents at mass merchant stores.

Using items that have dual purposes help you to make the most of small space.

A kitchen redesign can be as easy as replacing some cabinet doors away. You can accent your cabinets to give a nice visual appearance.

TIP! An investment in quality art is a good idea. Art may not even be your thing, but it’s amazing how easily one quality art piece can make a room feel styled.

Consider using wallpaper to only half of the wall. Redecorating your walls can set you back a lot of money. A great way to save some money then is to only cover half of your walls. Give your wallpaper a nice border and paint the rest. This is a good way to save money while maintaining the same time.

Paint is something you’ll need to buy, as you should purchase a high quality product to do the job right. Cheap paint causes your walls harm, and it also wears away fast, which will end up costing you more overall. Invest in more expensive paint brand and add longevity to your design.

Incorporating trendy elements as you design a room can be fantastic. They give a room and add a room. Use trendy items sparingly as accents though. A cheetah print table runner is easily replaced with little hassle if it goes out of style. A sofa with zebra print wallpaper is not quite as easy to change.

TIP! If you are redecorating your room, you need to pick the right colors. Learn what colors work together and which ones clash so that your room can appear tasteful and balanced.

Lighting is an important role in every design project. There are tons of ways to light up a room – you can use lamps, windows, skylights, and mirrors all play a part. You can really make a space bright if you use these items into something that works well for you.

Whenever you need to fresh up one of your rooms with some paint, use “ceiling white” to paint your ceiling. This type of paint that is designed to reflect your lights. When you use it in your home, you will see a great difference in how well a room lights up.

Just a bit of redesign and redecoration can make your home look amazing, no matter where you begin. Interior design brings out the artist in each of us. With any luck, this article should have given you some useful ideas as to how you can create your dream home.

Posted on Oct 17, 2017

WWE 2K18 Review

With the exception of WWE 2K16, the common thread of the WWE 2K games for the last few years has been “one step forward, at least two steps back.” WWE 2K18 does not break that trend. A new graphics engine makes the same fundamentally solid wrestling action look dramatically better, and the already enormous roster is bigger than ever before with 174 playable wrestlers right out of the box, but the primary single-player story mode is botched and none of the modes and features that needed the most work from last year’s game have been addressed.

The big new addition to the gameplay this year is the ability to lift and carry opponents in four different positions – fireman’s carry, cradle, over the shoulder, and power bomb – and then walk them around freely before slamming them. This opens up a number of fun options, especially for big men like Braun Strowman, who can hoist smaller wrestlers up and then power bomb them straight out of the ring. That feels awesome, especially when it’s in a Battle Royale or Royal Rumble match.

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Activision Files Patent for Microtransaction-Minded System

UPDATE: An Activision representative provided the following statement to IGN:

“This was an exploratory patent filed in 2015 by an R&D team working independently from our game studios. It has not been implemented in-game.”

Activision has filed a patent for a microtransaction-driven system for matchmaking in multiplayer games.

As reported by Glixel , the patent was filed in back in 2015, and was officially granted to the publisher by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today, October 17.

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