Hamvention 2022 “The Reunion”

Hamvention 2022 “The Reunion”

After a long three years since the last Hamvention® was held, it was great to see everyone there. It was wonderful to wander the largest ham radio flea market and convention in the world once again. Lots of planning by the hard-working Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) Hamvention committees and volunteers made for another successful show. I even volunteered to put in my first-ever, four-hour shift as Net Control and alternating as assistant NCS of the talk-in on the W8BI 146.34/.94 repeater under the watchful eye of the talk-in chair, Elizabeth Klinc, KE8FMJ. With a laptop full of resources nearby, it was easy to guide those on their way as well as answer questions, such as where to go to get inside exhibitor credentials and get flea market vendors to…

Record This

Record This

Bold And Beautiful Carter Country On Tuesday, June 8, Carter’s guilt gets the best of him while working closely with Eric (r.)…. On Thursday, June 10, Carter attempts to move forward and re-proposes to Zoe…. On Friday, June 11, Quinn and Carter covertly update each other on the state of their respective relationships. Days Of Our Lives Warning Signs On Monday, June 7, Nicole gets sympathy from Roman; Chanel and Allie appear on the verge of a close moment; and Jack talks to Steve and Kayla about Gwen…. Chanel once again spots Eli in an exposed state; Tripp asks Kayla for advice; and Xander pays Dr. Snyder (both l.) a visit on Tuesday, June 8…. On Wednesday, June 9, Nicole debates confessing to Eric, and Kayla questions Gwen about Dr. Snyder. The show will be…

ham radio news

Dayton Roars Back … With an Asterisk The world’s largest hamfest was back in-person in May for the first time since 2019. The Dayton Hamvention® drew an official attendance of 31,367 people to the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia, Ohio, after being cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid pandemic. According to Hamvention officials, that’s about 1,000 fewer people than attended in 2019, but General Chairman Rick Allnut, WS8G, said he considered that “not bad for a pandemic recovery year.” Unfortunately, the pandemic is not completely behind us and CQ has heard reports from multiple sources of many attendees returning home and testing positive for Covid. We wish them all a full and speedy recovery. Also in Ohio … YOTA Camp 2022 The second annual Youth on the Air (YOTA) Americas summer…

LOVE ON THE ROCKS

LOVE ON THE ROCKS

JULIA & DANNY BREAKING POINT Julia Roberts looked happy and relaxed as she filmed scenes for her upcoming Netflix thriller, Leave the World Behind, on a Long Island beach in New York on June 6. Dressed in cutoff jean shorts, a gauzy navy button-down shirt and a bathing suit, the Pretty Woman actress was photographed smiling from ear to ear as she happily chatted with costar Ethan Hawke between takes. Roberts raised some eyebrows when she signed on to do the highly anticipated project alongside Hawke — after all, the two were romantically linked in the mid-1990s. Now sources tell Us Roberts’ 20-year marriage to cinematographer Danny Moder has hit a rough patch, and her flirty vibes with Hawke aren’t helping matters. “It’s the elephant in the room,” says one source, hinting that…

5 reasons to buy a MacBook over a desktop Mac

5 reasons to buy a MacBook over a desktop Mac

Whether you’re making the jump into the Apple ecosystem or updating from an older machine, picking up a new Mac can be a great way to supercharge your productivity. How do you decide which type of Mac is right for you? With so many options to choose from, as well as different types of Macs, finding one that fits your setup and delivers everything you need can be tricky. If you’re going to pick up a new Mac, then going with a MacBook can have some distinct advantages over Apple’s desktop options. Don’t get us wrong, all of these machines are perfectly capable of doing what you need them to do, but there are some places where Apple’s laptops shine brighter than the iMac and other desktop machines. As such, here…

Why Build a Panopticon When You Can Just Buy One?

Why Build a Panopticon When You Can Just Buy One?

In the late 18th century, theorist Jeremy Bentham created the perfect prison. With cells laid out in a circle around a central guard tower, all the prisoners could be observed by a single guard—or, importantly, would assume they were being observed. He called it the “Panopticon,” but it’s best known (thanks largely to Michel Foucault) as a metaphor for the power of the surveillance state. In 2013, roughly 230 years after Bentham’s conceptual prison, a series of leaks eventually attributed to Edward Snowden blew the lid off the National Security Agency’s mass wiretap and intercept program. Shock, confusion, and anger followed. The furor led to the bizarre sight of the NSA head as a keynote speaker at the Black Hat security conference and the shuttering of the program. We all slept…

10 LITTLE-KNOWN MAC FEATURES THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR DESKTOP

10 LITTLE-KNOWN MAC FEATURES THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR DESKTOP

The Mac operating system that we use today was introduced 21 years ago. Whether you’ve been using the Mac longer than that or just bought your first M1 MacBook, macOS is a vast operating system and there are tons of tucked-away features that you can take advantage of to help you get stuff done. Here are ten macOS tips and features that you may not know or have forgotten about that can help you get more out of your Mac. Some of these are old, some just arrived in the past year, but all of them are incredibly handy to have in your arsenal. 1. REARRANGE MENU BAR ICONS The menu bar is a good way to quickly access frequently-used settings and other functions. To get the most out of it, you can…

13 INCREDIBLY USEFUL THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW SIRI COULD DO

13 INCREDIBLY USEFUL THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW SIRI COULD DO

Everyone knows Siri can set a timer or alarm, add a reminder, start a phone call or send a text, or do simple math calculations. But Siri can do so much more! Apple keeps improving Siri year after year, so if you’ve gotten in the habit of only using it for a few select things because of your experiences a couple of years ago, you may be surprised by all the things Siri can do quite well today. Give these features a shot, and you may find yourself using Apple’s voice assistant a lot more often. Looking for funny and silly things with less practical use? We have a huge list of fun things to ask Siri. 1. BE MORE SPECIFIC A lot of the basic things you use Siri for today can be…

Windows Sandbox: How to Safely Test Software Without Ruining Your Computer

Windows Sandbox: How to Safely Test Software Without Ruining Your Computer

Do you want to check out and test new software programs and Windows features but don’t want a potentially risky program or setting to harm your current environment? You need a way to isolate such programs or changes safely, so they can’t interfere with the rest of your operating system. For that, you can turn to Windows Sandbox, which is available in both Microsoft Windows 10 and 11. Sandbox provides an isolated, temporary virtual environment through which you can download, install, and run unknown and untested apps. The version of Windows accessible in Sandbox is the same version on your host environment, meaning Windows 10 or 11. “The main downside is that Microsoft supports Sandbox in Windows 10 and 11 Professional and Enterprise only.” In addition to using Sandbox to run unknown applications,…

Deadly derailment

Deadly derailment

Mendon, Mo. An Amtrak train hit a dump truck this week and derailed, killing the truck driver and three train passengers, just two weeks after a farmer warned about the dangers of the rural train crossing. At least 50 passengers were injured after the locomotive, carrying 243 passengers and 12 crew members from Los Angeles to Chicago, collided with the truck at an intersection where a gravel road crosses the tracks with no warning lights or motion gates. In a video raising alarm about the intersection, local farmer Mike Spencer said residents have been urging the railroad “for several years” to improve safety at a crossing used to get farm equipment to fields. The accident came a day after an Amtrak train carrying 85 passengers crashed into a sedan at a…

What’s the Most Adventurous Thing You’ve Ever Done?

What’s the Most Adventurous Thing You’ve Ever Done?

#RSLOVE “A solo 4½-mile stand-up paddleboard trip on Lake Mead to Hoover Dam. Since then I’ve logged several solo paddles on big bodies of water, including a recent 6.7-mile loop.” @NEESYD2003 For sharing this photo with us, @neesyd2003 will receive our special edition, The Power of Sleep. If you want your picture to be considered, tag photos on Instagram with #rslove. “I went to Iceland by myself and hitchhiked across the country on my 25th birthday. I didn’t tell anyone at home till I got back!” @AMELIA.AFOLAYAN “New sports! Every decade, I go all in and learn a new sport. At age 30, it was running (I’m still at it); at age 40, golf (humbling!); at age 50, sculling (challenging!). With each sport, I’ve met new people and had tons of adventures. I still have time…

2022 Audi Q4 50 E-Tron Sportback

2022 Audi Q4 50 E-Tron Sportback

Platform sharing is smart. It allows automakers to amortize the cost of fundamental components across higher production volumes and expand the number of models their individual brands can offer without massive investments. For decades, the Volkswagen Group has been a master of the game, using VW bits underneath Audis and Audi hardware underneath Bentleys. Platform sharing is also the reason Audi now offers U.S. customers no fewer than seven EVs—counting body and powertrain variants—while BMW has just two on sale and Mercedes-Benz one. Four of Audi’s EVs—the E-Tron, E-Tron Sportback, and the more powerful S versions of each—are built on Audi’s own EV platform. The sporty E-Tron GT shares its underpinnings with Porsche’s Taycan. And the new Q4 E-Tron and Q4 E-Tron Sportback use the same MEB architecture as VW’s ID3,…

Hot Girl Summer

Hot Girl Summer

KIM KARDASHIAN After adopting a weight-loss plan for the Met Gala this past May (Kardashian slimmed down to wear Marilyn Monroe’s iconic “Happy Birthday” gown), the reality star recently revealed she’s since lost a total of 21 pounds. “I continued to eat really healthy,” said the 41-year-old, noting she cut out “so much sugar” and “a lot” of junk food. “I just completely changed my lifestyle,” she added. “I’m not trying to lose any more weight, but I have more energy than ever.” HALLE BERRY Berry has long followed the low-carb, high-protein keto diet, which helps her stay fit and keeps her diabetes in check. According to a source, breakfast is a pressed green juice with beets, lunch is tuna salad and dinner is chicken chili. “She’s very regimented,” says a source. The…

2023 Subaru Solterra

2023 Subaru Solterra

There’s a sense of familiarity when you enter the 2023 Subaru Solterra. The start button is where it’s supposed to be, the side-mirror controls are located on the door panel, and the entire interface looks like business as usual. Unlike some other new electric cars, there’s no learning curve, hidden buttons, or leading-edge technology to cause anxiety. The Solterra is as simple as electric cars get. The Solterra is the result of a collaboration between Toyota and Subaru. The automakers jointly developed an EV platform to produce an SUV for each brand, and Toyota is manufacturing both SUVs in Japan. A dual-motor setup provides 218 horsepower and 249 lb-ft of torque. Premium trims get 228 miles of range, while Limited and Touring models see a slight drop (222 miles) because of their…

How to set up a Mac to run either macOS Mojave or macOS Big Sur

How to set up a Mac to run either macOS Mojave or macOS Big Sur

Big Sur is a major upgrade to macOS, and some people are ready for it. However, if you’ve been running Mojave or an earlier version of macOS to keep 32-bit applications running, you may still be holding back. If you’re otherwise ready to move forward, you have a few options for keeping your Mojave installation active. In each case, I’d recommend starting by making a full disk image backup of your current macOS setup with Disk Utility, SuperDuper!, or Carbon Copy Cloner. In case something goes wrong, you can revert to it or restore from it. Your easiest path is to buy or use a sufficiently large external drive and clone to it directly from your current Mac. This lets you even boot from it in a pinch, so you don’t have a…

Court rulings favor gun and prayer rights

Court rulings favor gun and prayer rights

What happened The Supreme Court’s conservative majority effectively overturned precedent in several transformative cases this week, striking down a 111-year-old state gun law and defending a high school football coach’s public prayer sessions. In a 6-3 decision in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen, the court overturned New York’s Sullivan Act, which required seekers of concealed-carry handgun permits to demonstrate “some special need” for self-defense. Five other states have similar laws. Writing for the majority, Justice Clarence Thomas said the Second Amendment’s guarantee of the right to bear arms was “not a second-class right” subject to bureaucratic whim. In his dissent, Justice Stephen Breyer said the ruling refused to consider a state’s interest in legislating to keep its people safe, even though 2020 alone saw 45,000 gun deaths…

For the Dogs

Dog people are a special breed. They can’t pass up a cute toy at the pet store, they host puppy play dates and parties, and their phones are filled with selfies that include their dogs. Then there’s Tyler Karu, whose devotion to dogs has never wavered, even after the family pet bit off her lip when she was 8 and she had to endure plastic surgery. “It was a fairly traumatic experience, but I love dogs nonetheless,” she says. “I just gained an appreciation of boundaries.” An interior designer in Maine, Tyler finds her lifelong love aids her when she is planning spaces to share with her dogs. In her previous home (shown here), that task involved choosing furnishings and surfaces to accommodate a pack: Haddock, a Brussels griffon; Winnie Cooper,…

For the Dogs

SOUND OFF

DEAR ABBY I’m writing in to say I’m extremely disappointed in DAYS’s choice to kill off Abby! Not only is she played by two amazing actresses in Marci Miller and Kate Mansi, but she’s half of an amazing supercouple in Chad and Abby! I don’t understand the show’s decision to kill off Abby right at the peak of them trying to have a third baby and while they were in such a good place as a couple. I hope Rolf and his serum can bring Abby back to her Chad and their family sooner rather than later! We love Chad and Abby, and Abby! Thank you for everything, Kate and Marci, and best of luck. We hope to see you back in Salem as soon as possible! C.S. in Canada GONE TOO SOON I’m…

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CLASS ACTION

CLASS ACTION

By no measure do the new 2022 GMC Hummer EV pickup and the 2022 Rivian R1T feel like they have anything in common. The Rivian is a quiet, sophisticated, and reserved electric pickup. Introverted, even. The Hummer EV is a huge, brash, all-you-can-eat buffet of themes and features. Yet the Rivian and the Hummer—the first and second electric pickups to hit the market—have more in common than you’d think. Ignoring their combined seven motors, 333 kWh of battery storage, and 1,835 horsepower, the GMC and Rivian are among the ultimate on- and off-road do-it-all pickups to ever hit the streets. They are, as it turns out, two sides of the same coin. It’s time to determine which one is the better pickup. Where the Ford F-150 Lightning (page 28) is designed to…

analog adventures

analog adventures

I just got back to North Pole from Dayton last night, and have had just enough time to organize some related thoughts that have been sloshing around the brainium in the cranium, before they completely evaporate. Because of some flight cancellations, my XYL and I ended up staying in Dayton another day after Hamvention, so we took the time to see the Wright-Patterson Air Museum (the SECOND most important thing to see in Dayton) the way it should be seen… taking an entire day. I’ve seen the museum in hurried bits and pieces over the past several Hamvention pilgrimages, but never had time to do it right, until this time. I am struck by the similarities between early flight and early radio … in fact, they both started at nearly the same…

The GREAT DIVIDE

The GREAT DIVIDE

Prince William was given the royal treatment for his big milestone 40th birthday on June 21. “Kate and the kids had lots of sweet surprises in store for him,” an insider tells Us. “They designed handmade cards for William and picked out some very thoughtful gifts.” Kate also planned a romantic trip for just the two of them at their favorite spot off the Cornish coast, the Isles of Scilly. Adds the insider, “Everything had been in the works for a while.” The idea was to get William’s mind off his ongoing feud with his younger brother, Prince Harry — but it was no easy feat. “The celebration was bittersweet for William because of how strained things are between him and Harry,” says the insider. The pair’s recent reunion at Queen…

Technologue

Technologue

When I was a kid, my folks bought cars with vinyl or polyester seats because those materials were cheap and easy to clean. Only fancy people sprang for leather, which always smelled amazing. But leather eventually became ubiquitous (and smelling of chemicals), and the sustainability crowd turned on it recently in favor of cruelty-free “vegan” interiors. But most of today’s vegan leather consists of a synthetic fabric with a polyurethane or PVC coating. Sounds like vinyl to me—not to mention somewhat less Earth-friendly than it’s made out to be. The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX concept (see page 70 for more) explores several new, more sustainable “menu” options for going vegan. Mushroom-Based Mylo “Unleather” Mushrooms you see on a forest floor are produced by a fungus’ mycelium—its fibrous root system that helps break…

It’s Only My Opinion

It’s Only My Opinion

Follow Carolyn on Twitter @carolynhinsey Can people change? In real life, yes. On soaps, no — and we shouldn’t want them to. What’s better than watching Y&R’s Phyllis backslide into “Old Phyllis” after being taunted by her prodigal nemesis, Diane? Jack: “The main reason we got together is you wanted to stick it to your old enemy?” Phyllis: “Diane is trying to manipulate us!” Mission accomplished. Phyllis bragging to Diane that she was back in Jack’s bed did not go over well with Jack, despite it being the first action he’s had since Bora Bora with Kerry (who?), like, four years ago. Jack: “It isn’t just that you went back to your old ways, it was the ease with which you transformed to old Phyllis.” Phyllis: “I can change.” Jack: “You can’t, and I can’t do…

UN CUMPLEAÑOS DE REINA PARA INGRID ALEXANDRA DE NORUEGA

UN CUMPLEAÑOS DE REINA PARA INGRID ALEXANDRA DE NORUEGA

La princesa fue la estrella de una excepcional noche de gala en el palacio real de Oslo, en la que se echó de menos a la Reina de España y a la princesa Leonor LOS dieciocho años de la princesa Ingrid Alexandra quedaron registrados en la historia de las monarquías con dos días de celebraciones extraordinarias. No era un aniversario cualquiera, había que señalar la mayoría de edad de una futura Reina y Palacio desplegó ceremonial y pompa para convertir su gran día en la gran fiesta real del año, aunque cinco meses más tarde de lo previsto por culpa de la pandemia. Había llegado la hora del reencuentro, después de casi tres años, y de recuperar el esplendor perdido, y se abrieron los salones del palacio real de Oslo para albergar…

THE BANKER’S ELECTRIC SEDAN

THE BANKER’S ELECTRIC SEDAN

With the launch of its all-electric E-Class equivalent, the 2023 EQE-Class, Mercedes has the Tesla Model S squarely in its sights. The self-proclaimed inventor of the combustion-powered car (see: 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen) felt no compunction to emulate any of the characteristics that helped the Model S popularize electric cars on a global scale—and which led to Tesla outselling Mercedes by 17,147 cars in 2021 to become the No. 3 luxury brand in the U.S. There’s no frunk in the EQE, no Ikea-style minimalist interior, no record-setting acceleration or range figures, no rainbow-road or fart-noise Easter eggs. Rather, the EQE simply aims to be the Mercedes-Benz of premium E-segment electric sedans. The 2023 EQE will launch in 350+ guise; the plus is meant to suggest long range, and indeed, the rear-drive 350+…

Autel Robotics Evo Lite+: 6K-Video Drone

Autel Robotics Evo Lite+: 6K-Video Drone

Photographers and video specialists who want a quality camera drone don’t have too many brand options. Autel Robotics is notable because it doesn’t preload its drones with geographic-based takeoff restrictions, unlike the market leader, DJI. Autel’s premium midrange entry, the Evo Lite+, has a 6K video camera with a 1-inch sensor that’s a bit more capable than the one on the DJI Air 2S ($999.99), because of its variable aperture. It’s worth checking out, particularly if battery life is important to you—even though the Air 2S is more affordable and slightly smoother in operation. PROS • Stabilized 6K30 and 4K60 video • 20MP stills in Raw DNG or JPG • 1-inch camera with variable aperture • Beefy battery for up to 40 minutes of flight • Three-way obstacle sensors • Automated camera moves and Hyperlapse • GPS and…

25 of the Weirdest Things We've Reviewed

25 of the Weirdest Things We've Reviewed

PCMag is renowned and trusted for our Labs-based independent reviews. We review over 2,000 hardware and software products and services each year in dozens of categories, and we’ve been at it for 40 years now. Our analysts work hard to let you, our readers, know about the products you plan to purchase and expect to depend on. A product that’s been reviewed here has undergone a series of defined, repeatable tests in the Labs and the real world. For product categories in which we can define performance benchmarks, we follow set scripts and look for consistent results. Everything gets rated on a five-dot scale; products that check all the boxes and are the best in their categories receive the coveted title of Editors’ Choice. But when you look at this much stuff,…

kit building

kit building

Four State QRP Group SMT Dummy Load Kit With a cluster of hamfests recently, I have delayed completing the SW40+ kit for a couple of weeks. That doesn’t mean there aren’t kits to bring to you here and the Four State QRP Group has a great one that will be very useful for a kit builder. I often mention in my seminars the importance of having a proper dummy load available when testing QRP transmitters like the SW40+. I also have suggested learning techniques for working with surface-mount components. The newest kit put out by the Four State QRP Group — the SMT Dummy Load—presses both of those buttons and then some. There are four LEDs which give an indication of the power output, ideal for optimizing your RF output tuning. The SMT…

How JUNO unmasked JUPITER

How JUNO unmasked JUPITER

WHENEVER JUPITER, thunderbolt-wielding lord of the gods in ancient Roman myth, misbehaved with the ladies, there was one person he most feared: his long-suffering yet ferocious wife, the goddess Juno. It was said that Jupiter conjured fog to hide his illicit liaisons from his wife. But Juno always saw through her faithless husband’s philandering to reveal his every misdeed. Like its mythical namesake, the planet Jupiter guards its secrets with jealous pride, its bulk swaddled in thick clouds. For the last six years, though, a spacecraft bearing Juno’s name has watched Jupiter from orbit, stripping away its secrets and furnishing new insights into its interior and evolution. This robotic Juno has answered many longstanding questions and uncovered new riddles to challenge us. Its onboard camera, JunoCam, has turned Jupiter from a planet…

MAGICAL MAC

MAGICAL MAC

1 Write that epic literatureandlatte.com, ulysses.app Whether it’s your debut novel or 1 a dissertation, if you’re planning a huge writing project then apps such as Scrivener ($19.99) or Ulysses (Free, offers IAPs) can help. They’re both described as writing environments rather than word processors because they enable you not just to write but to organize your research, keep track of structures and perform search and replace across multiple documents. And everything’s stored as text files so they run very quickly. Best of all, they also have immersive writing modes that get rid of every distraction and enable you to focus solely on your writing. While it’s absolutely possible to write entire books in Pages, these apps make everything so much easier. 2 ILLUSTRATE LIKE A PRO, FOR FREE vectornator.io Right now Vectornator is the drawing…

LETTER OF THE MONTH

I was really surprised by your group test of “Noise Canceling Over–Ear Headphones” in the May 2022 issue. You did not include the Bose Quiet Comfort 45 noise–canceling headphones in the review. I was interested to see how they compared to the other pairs of headphones. I have used two different versions of the Bose noise–canceling headphones over the last 8 years, I think it has been, and I love them. They are relatively small, making them ideal for travel, they’re light, and in my opinion the noise–canceling and the audio quality are first rate. How come they were not included? I am a new reader to Mac|Life so perhaps they were recently reviewed at some other point in the past? KEN SPENCER Great point, Ken — we really rate the Bose…

LETTER OF THE MONTH
Early review of Intel 11th-gen Rocket Lake gives the chip mixed marks

Early review of Intel 11th-gen Rocket Lake gives the chip mixed marks

Intel’s 11th-gen Rocket Lake chip won’t hit shelves until the end of March, but an unexpectedly early review of a retail Core i7-11700K labels the chip as power-hungry and unable to surpass AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X in many tests. The review, written by respected CPU expert Dr. Ian Cutress of Anandtech.com, was based on a Core i7-11700K that is presumably one of the hundreds of CPUs accidentally sold a month before launch by a German retailer. Benchmarks of the chip have been making the rounds ever since, but Cutress is the first experienced journalist to publish a review. Cutress stepped carefully in his story, avoiding mention of any information he had already been given by Intel under embargo during regular briefings for the chip. He said he informed Intel that he had the…

Hot Plots Preview!

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL Eric Chooses Donna After their affair is exposed, Eric invites Donna back into his life — and back into her job at Forrester Creations. “It’s been a roller coaster,” says Jennifer Gareis (Donna). “In their hideaway, it’s been, ‘I love you but I can’t see you anymore,’ and then he’s like, ‘I can’t do this,’ and then they make love. At this point, Eric shocks her with the news that he chooses her, and it’s music to her ears. It has been what she has been wanting for the last decade, so for him to say that, it is huge.” And Donna is well aware that Quinn may have some issues with the arrangement. “Back then [in 2013, when Quinn showed a jealous streak], Donna was obviously not a kid…

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It’s Only My Opinion

It’s Only My Opinion

Follow Carolyn on Twitter @carolynhinsey Romance and family are at the heart of all good soap stories, and they’re juicier with both. Eric Forrester managed that on B&B by hitting the sheets with his ex-wife Donna, who is the sister of his daughter-in-law, Brooke, and the aunt of his employee Hope Logan … who caught them. Hope: “You and Eric?!” Donna: “What are you doing here?” Hope: “That is not the most burning question here.” Donna claimed her trysts with Eric were “pure” and begged her niece not to say anything to Quinn, who was already suspicious enough to have called Eric’s daughter Bridget for a consult about his rising heart rate. There’s no “hope for the future” when it comes to keeping that quiet! “Family” has many meanings, none weirder than the bio mom…

RAY OF Hope

RAY OF Hope

Soap Opera Digest: When were you first approached about returning what was your reaction? Kristian Alfonso: I think it was toward the end of February when I was first contacted by [Executive Producer] Ken Corday. So, I received a call and then received a text the following morning, very early, and I thought, “Oh, my God, is everything okay? What’s happening?” I called him immediately and we kind of picked up where we left off in conversation a while ago. He said he was working on this project, and have I heard about it, which of course, I had. Just because I’m not on the show anymore and I left doesn’t mean that I’m not still interested in what’s happening over there. So anyway, he had asked me if I would…

zero bias: a cq editorial

Several of our columns this month focus on HF “newbies,” hams who are just getting started on the shortwave bands. Prime among them is N2OO’s DX column, a “DX Chasing Guide for Novice and Technician Licensees.” (Yes, believe it or not, there are still Novices out there!) Following the same theme, “Learning Curve” editor KOØZ writes about the basics of trap antennas, which are frequently the first “commercial” antenna many hams try, after a dipole; and WB6NOA dissects a trap and shares an innovative mounting method for a multiband vertical in his “Gordo’s Short Circuits” column. I thought about calling this month’s issue an “HF Newbie Mini-Special,” but then I realized it ain’t just newbies. Solar Cycle 25 is rising at a delightfully fast rate, so far following a course predicted…

5 reasons to buy a desktop Mac over a MacBook

5 reasons to buy a desktop Mac over a MacBook

Whether you’re making the jump into the Apple ecosystem or updating from an older machine, picking up a new Mac can be a great way to supercharge your productivity. How do you decide which type of Mac is right for you? With so many options to choose from, as well as different types of Macs, finding one that fits your setup and delivers everything you need can be tricky. If you’re going to pick up a new Mac, then going with a desktop Mac can have some distinct advantages over Apple’s portable MacBook options. Don’t get us wrong, all of these machines are perfectly capable of doing what you need them to do, but there are some places where the desktop Macs shine brighter than the MacBooks. As such, here are…

2022 Land Rover Range Rover

2022 Land Rover Range Rover

The new Land Rover Range Rover might underwhelm you at first. Watch one pull up to the curb to greet you at the airport, and you find yourself thinking, “New Range Rover? Old Range Rover? Who knows?” You need to walk around back to see its new hidden taillights and Coke bottle hips to be sure. However, over two days of driving the new Range Rover around California’s central coast and wine region, we discovered the latest edition is a remarkably thorough evolution of one of the world’s most famous luxury SUVs. For starters, the Range Rover rides on a new platform. Dubbed MLA-Flex, the architecture allows for more body styles, seating configurations, and powertrain options than have ever been available on Land Rover’s halo product. The new model continues to offer…

editors’ choice

The Mourning After, DAYS OF OUR LIVES The aftermath of Abigail’s stunning murder provided intrigue, drama and heartbreaking reactions aplenty as one Salemite after another learned the tragic news. Upon finding his wife facedown on their bed, Chad rushed toward her and discovered she’d been stabbed. As he frantically tried to stop the bleeding, call for help and beg his beloved Abby to hang on, his desperation was palpable. Hearing Chad’s anguished screams, EJ and Belle raced into the room and were shocked by the grisly sight before them. Chad tasked Belle with whisking his children out of the house, then turned his attention back to Abby, who lost consciousness. “Don’t you die on me, Abby,” he pleaded. Sadly, it was only the beginning of Chad’s emotional breakdown. Abigail was rushed to the…

editors’ choice

Comings and Goings

who’s coming BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL Juan Blasquez (Prison Guard): Blasquez keeps a close eye on Liam (Scott Clifton) on June 7. DAYS OF OUR LIVES Dan Feuerriegel (EJ DiMera): EJ returns to Salem on June 9. See page 30 for more. GENERAL HOSPITAL Roger Howarth (Austin): Now it can be told: Howarth, who previously appeared on the show as Todd (2012-13) and Franco (2013-21), has assumed the role of the doctor who delivered Maxie’s (Kirsten Storms) baby girl, Louise. See page 6 for more. Vernee Watson (Stella Henry): Two-time Daytime Emmy-winner Watson, who debuted in 2017, reprises the role of Curtis’s (Donnell Turner) aunt this week. She was last seen on the canvas in October 2020. who’s going DAYS OF OUR LIVES Heather Lindell (Jan Spears): Jan falls into another coma, which means Lindell will exit again soon. “Considering Jan’s…

Comings and Goings
“Green” Power for QRPp

“Green” Power for QRPp

Just about everything these days operates on batteries, from the computer in your pocket to electric vehicles. But disposing of all those batteries creates a big environmental problem. AH6CY offers a “green” approach to powering a very low-power transceiver … using fruits and vegetables to generate electricity. (And no, this is not an April fool article; that’s why we waited until now to publish it!) No, the lowercase “p” in QRPp doesn’t stand for potato, it indicates the extreme lower region of QRP in which transmitters typically radiate 1 watt or less. QRPp transmitters are measured in milliwatts. The experiment I recount here started as a joke. Members of our QRP club were comparing the various batteries for our outdoor portable operations. One OM mentioned, tongue in cheek, that he powered his…

general hospital

general hospital

UNHOLY ALLIANCES Sonny tells Dex and Brando that they need to get along, then declines Brando’s offer to try to broker peace between Sonny and Michael. Dex plays nice with Brando, then leaves to take a call from Michael, who wants to meet to discuss his plan to take down Sonny. Anna and Felicia think something fishy is going on between Valentin and Victor. Liesl rejects Victor’s latest play for them to reconcile and is chilled by his demeanor. Valentin meets with his father and stresses that Anna and Felicia can’t find out what they’re up to. WHAT’S THE DEAL? Dante and Sam are with Cody when he greets Spinelli. They are surprised that the men are acquainted. Cody lies about how they met, then privately approaches Spin and proposes a deal. Later, Spinelli…

CALDIGIT THUNDERBOLT STATION 4 REVIEW: THE ULTIMATE THUNDERBOLT HUB FOR YOUR MAC

CALDIGIT THUNDERBOLT STATION 4 REVIEW: THE ULTIMATE THUNDERBOLT HUB FOR YOUR MAC

Apple had a habit of being stingy with ports on its Macs for many years. The low-water mark was the 12-inch MacBook, the first of its computers with USB-C—and it sported just a single USB-C port for power and peripherals. Later iterations of the MacBook Air at least upped the count to two USB-C ports. Apple is changing, though—the company became downright baroque with the 2021 M1 Pro and M1 Max 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, providing something closer to a pre-2016 range of built-in connectivity options. But many laptop owners and some with desktop Macs still long for more ports—sometimes a lot more. If you ever felt, “What I really need is a dock with 18 jacks in it that draws over 200 watts of peak power,” the CalDigit…

Star SHOTS

Star SHOTS

Gathering Moss London, June 15 Repli-Kate! Lila Grace Moss Hack, 19, was the spitting image of her supermodel mom, Kate Moss, while out for a stroll. Hump Day Dubai, June 14 Nina Dobrev cozied up to a camel in the desert. “Don’t challenge us with a good time! We can accomplish a lot (and change outfits) on a 36-hour layover,” said the Love Hard star. Quarterback Sneak Los Angeles, June 9 Ciara got a sweet surprise when her husband, Denver Broncos star Russell Wilson, made a special appearance at her Ten to One Rum Summer Kickoff Party at Delilah. Still Standing Norwich, England, June 15 It’s the beginning of the end! Sir Elton John kicked off the U.K. leg of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour by treating fans to 23 of his historic hits. Bold Shoulder Los Angeles, June 15 Selena Gomez arrived…

RUSSIA’S WAR IN UKRAINE REORDERS SPACE ALLIANCES

RUSSIA’S WAR IN UKRAINE REORDERS SPACE ALLIANCES

The repercussions of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — the largest land war in Europe since World War II, still ongoing as of this writing — have extended not just beyond Ukraine’s borders but also above Earth’s atmosphere. When Russia invaded Ukraine Feb. 24, much of the world responded by levying economic sanctions on Russia and rushing aid and weapons to Ukraine. In response, the Russian space agency Roscosmos cut ties and canceled agreements with a string of spacefaring nations. The war has also forced the international scientific community to weigh the moral cost of collaborations with Russia, pushing relationships forged after the Cold War beyond the breaking point. In one of the highest-profile breaks, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced March 17 it would suspend work on the ExoMars rover, which it…

math’s notes

In keeping with our goal to provide interesting low-cost ideas that may hopefully convince you to get out the “old soldering iron,” here are three more. A Non-Inductive Dummy Load In January, we described how to make a simple dummy load for testing your transmitter with a bunch of 2-watt carbon resistors and some simple copper sheet metal parts. Well, for those of you who do not want to start cutting copper and drilling a bunch of holes (not to mention soldering with a really large solder iron or gun), there is an even easier way. This is by the use of non-inductive resistors that have actually been on the market for years. These devices are manufactured by the Caddock Corporation and come packaged in TO-style power transistor type housings which can…

math’s notes

How to win the long war

UKRAINE WON the short war. Mobile and resourceful, its troops inflicted terrible losses and confounded Russian plans to take Kyiv. Now comes the long war. It will drain weapons, lives and money until one side loses the will to fight on. So far, this is a war that Russia is winning. In recent days its forces have taken the eastern city of Severodonetsk. They are advancing on Lysychansk and may soon control all of Luhansk province. They also threaten Slovyansk, in the north of next-door Donetsk. Ukrainian leaders say they are outgunned and lack ammunition. Their government reckons as many as 200 of its troops are dying each day. Fortunately for Ukraine, that is not the end. The Russian advance is slow and costly. With NATOcalibre weapons, fresh tactics and enough financial…

How to win the long war

Scene & Heard

PARTING SHOTS DAYS’s Marci Miller (ex-Abigail) says she put a lot into her final scenes with Billy Flynn (Chad). “One thing I really like about the show and good-bye scenes is that you have this moment where you get to say good-bye to your friend, too,” she explains. “Not only is Abby is looking at Chad and saying, ‘Good-bye. I’ll love you forever. You’ve been so important to me,’ but Marci is also looking at Billy saying, ‘Good-bye. I’ll love you forever, man. Call me next week. Text me.’ It’s a good-bye to him, as well. I think we both understood that in the moment. It was funny, because Billy kept messing up the scene. It was this really emotional scene. Billy hates goodbyes. Hates them. I whispered to him, ‘You…

Scene & Heard
Results of the 2022 CQWW WPX RTTY Contest

Results of the 2022 CQWW WPX RTTY Contest

The CQWW WPX RTTY contest is a wonderful event that spurs participation around the world, and with its use of prefixes for multiples, encourages activity more than focused-multiplier cousins, leading to amazing activity and fun for all. The 2022 running of the event presented us with propagation conditions that featured an acceleration of Solar Cycle 25, a predicted CME event, and some of the good and not so good that can come with it. “10 meters rocks!” —Alan AD6E/KH6TU “Great openings on 10 and 15 meters, particularly to Japan and Europe.” —Luis, XE2B “80 meters was a bit of a bust, 40 meters on the first night not up to par, but as the weekend wore on, things got continually better!” —Kevin, K7ZS Comments from operators were mixed, with some welcoming the presence of…

DOCTOR

DOCTOR

> Upgrading NAS > HDMI without wires > Dual-boot and EFI NAS upgrade query I’m looking at buying or building a NAS. In the past, I set up and used WD Reds in a five-disk Synology (DS1518+), configured in a Synology RAID setup. I was happy, but that was six years ago, and the technology has changed a lot. It would be great if you could do a custom NAS build or a comparison shootout between prebuilt units—actually, both would be ideal. I need a solution that provides scalability, reliability, and easy usability, especially for unskilled users. This would be for personal data storage and backup and not for an enterprise application, however, I would still desire good throughput speeds. Would spinning disks still be the way to go? SATA SSDs? Or is it possible…

EARLY EDITIONS!

EARLY EDITIONS!

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL ◼ Thomas confronts Liam in jail. ◼ Paris faces a moral dilemma. ◼ Quinn and Carter receive terrible news. YOUNG AND RESTLESS ◼ Abby worries about Chance. ◼ Sally plots her revenge. ◼ Mariah makes a confession. ◼ Victor questions Victoria about Ashland. DAYS OF OUR LIVES ◼ Philip and Brady lock horns over Chloe. ◼ Xander pressures Nicole to put him to work. ◼ Tony reconnects with EJ. ◼ Bonnie and Justin dine with Steve and Kayla. RATINGS RACE: WEEK OF MAY 10 The numbers listed after each show are ratings points. Each ratings point represents 1,210,000 homes. These numbers now reflect DVR playback within the same day. • YOUNG AND RESTLESS 2.30 • BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL 1.96 • GENERAL HOSPITAL 1.48 • DAYS OF OUR LIVES 1.12…

learning curve

learning curve

In my 47 years of operating amateur radio, I have yet to find a ham radio operator who isn’t interested in antennas. Recently at a doctor’s a-p pointment, a health worker overheard me talking about ham radio and after introducing himself, he immediately told me about his antenna farm. It was great meeting him and hearing about his skyhooks (antennas). It seems antennas are always THE go-to subject amongst hams. If you haven’t noticed, hams love to chat about antennas. Sometimes, antennas can even spark, lively, fun-filled debates. I’m here to tell you national politics isn’t the only polarizing issue. Antenna design can be polarized (direction of electrical flow). Antennas can be horizontally or vertically polarized. Most polarized antennas are directional (signal concentrated in one direction) by design, but many are…

Mac 911

Mac 911

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR MAC’S INTERNAL STORAGE RUNS OUT Once upon a time, Apple made it easy to crack open a Mac, remove a hard drive, and replace it with a new one when the old drive was no longer working, too slow, or of insufficient capacity. Those days are long gone for most Macs, leaving readers to wonder what the best path forward is. You have effectively three options: > Check iFixIt and other online guides to see how difficult it is to replace an internal drive. Depending on the model, it may be relatively easy for Macs released through 2014. For instance, a 2014 MacBook Pro requires just unscrewing the back case, unscrewing the SSD, and replacing it with an Apple-compatible SSD. > Consider hiring a shop to upgrade your drive.…

Justin Bieber Copes With Facial Paralysis: His Road to Recovery

Justin Bieber Copes With Facial Paralysis: His Road to Recovery

Moments before taking the stage in Detroit on June 5, Justin Bieber gathered his Justice World Tour crew—and his wife, Hailey—closely around him for a prayer circle. During the intimate moment, which he later shared on his Instagram account, the singer revealed he had been struggling with his health. “I’ve been feeling like crap all day. My throat has been killing me,” said Bieber, noting he had tested negative for COVID-19. “You know that feeling when you’re just overwhelmed? You’re like, ‘God, I feel like you’re telling me to do these shows, and now I’m getting sick, and I’m really frustrated with you because you’re not giving me what I need.’ ” Still, the pop star insisted the show must go on. “Detroit needs us tonight,” he said, “and we’re…

MT GARAGE

Arrival: 2022 Rivian R1T EPA City/Hwy/Comb Fuel Econ 74/66/70 mpg-e “Our 2022 Truck of the Year joins our fleet for a full 12 months of work and play.”Scott Evans Base Price $74,075 Price As Tested $76,875 Our staff tends to think giving cars names feels hokey, but we made an exception for our new 2022 Rivian R1T Launch Edition long-term test truck. Last summer, during our Trans-America Trail transcontinental off-road EV adventure (January), we learned Rivian named all its prototypes after U.S. national parks, and something about that made it not lame, so we borrowed the idea. After throwing around a few options, we decided to personalize it by choosing a California State Park. Ultimately, we went with the closest one to MotorTrend HQ: Dockweiler State Beach. Isidore B. Dockweiler was a prominent Los Angeles…

MT GARAGE

The world this week Politics

Finland and Sweden were formally invited to join NATO. Turkey, a member of the alliance, had been blocking their membership bids, claiming that they were too hospitable towards Kurdish separatists (whom Turkey considers terrorists). Turkey backed down after the two Nordic countries promised to be tougher on terrorism. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary-general, called Russia the alliance’s “most significant and direct threat”. NATO will increase the number of its troops ready to deploy at short notice from 40,000 to 300,000. President Joe Biden announced new land, air and sea deployments across Europe, including a permanent army HQ in Poland, America’s first on NATO’s eastern flank. Russian missiles hit a shopping centre in Kremenchuk, a city in central Ukraine. At least 18 people have been confirmed killed. At a meeting in Germany the leaders…

The world this week Politics
days of our lives

days of our lives

TANGLED WEBS Sami surprises Lucas with her return to Salem, and is concerned when she sees how upset he is. Lucas is tempted to reveal that he might have killed Abigail during a drunken blackout, but loses his nerve. He tells Sami he’s looking for an engagement ring since he was going to propose. However, before Sami can say yes, she needs to get EJ to sign their divorce agreement. At the hospital, Shawn and Belle share a close moment, which is ruined when it comes out that he requested that Jan not go back to prison right away, and they named the baby Shawn. After, Belle goes to EJ, and wants him to make love to her. Before they can head upstairs, Sami arrives. She asks EJ to sign their divorce…

The 5 coolest things at Google I/O

The 5 coolest things at Google I/O

Google has become synonymous with powerful search, incredible hardware, and quirky, fun technology. Unfortunately, that includes stretching the limits of privacy and a reputation for giving up on its product lines too soon. But these negatives notwithstanding, Google is at it again at its Google I/O event near its company headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., enticing developers and consumers alike with a number of new hardware products, software and services. Yes, Google just revealed new Pixel phones, including the Pixel 6A and the Pixel 7. But those weren’t the coolest technologies Google showed off on Wednesday. The stuff below is even cooler. (And for more coverage, check out our stories on Google’s new privacy controls, the new Pixel Watch, and the new Immersive Mode in Maps.) IMMERSIVE VIEW IN GOOGLE MAPS Google Maps began…

Business

Several American companies responded to a Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade, the ruling that declared abortion a constitutional right in 1973. Amazon, Apple, Meta, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft and Nike were among those that pledged to cover travel costs for employees seeking abortions and other medical care not available in their state. Consumer confidence in America fell to its lowest point in over a year in June amid concerns about inflation, according to a survey by the Conference Board, a research organisation. The six-month outlook of consumers on the state of the economy and labour market was the bleakest in nearly a decade. In Britain, consumer confidence fell to its lowest level since records began in 1974, data published by GfK, a consumer-goods research company, showed. Lufthansa, a German airline,…

Business
SERIES, SPECIALS & DOCUMENTARIES

SERIES, SPECIALS & DOCUMENTARIES

Newly Available Grey’s Anatomy ABC DRAMA Where is everybody going? Major characters—including Meredith (Ellen Pompeo)—grapple with staying or leaving Seattle as Season 18 of the hospital hit comes to Netflix. The Martha Mitchell Effect ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY The wife of Richard Nixon’s attorney general nearly blew the whistle on Watergate in this real take on the Washington truthteller who was played by Julia Roberts in Starz’s recent Gaslit. Trio of Nick Comedies FAMILY SERIES Catch up on Seasons 1–2 of three Nickelodeon comedies from the network’s late-1990s/early-2000s heyday: Kenan & Kel, Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide and Zoey 101. Pirate Gold of Adak Island ORIGINAL DOCUSERIES Nothing fires the imagination like the hunt for lost treasure. A team of explorers search for over $300 million of supposedly buried bullion on an Alaskan isle. Thursday, July 14 Resident Evil ORIGINAL DRAMA A new series based on the survival…

INCREDIBLE iPHONE

INCREDIBLE iPHONE

17 Upgrade reality Apple’s augmented reality (AR) tech is really amazing, especially on more recent iPhones. By overlaying graphics over real–time images from your phone’s camera you can do everything from virtually trying out furniture to playing video games, and the number of AR apps (available from the App Store) is growing. Many of them also work on M1 Macs, albeit without the live camera view. IKEA Place enables you to see how various items of furniture will look in your rooms; NightSky overlays all kinds of planetarium things over the sky and even enables you to see space stations in your living room; Pokémon Go turns the real world into a Pokémon playground. All of which are free (some with IAPs). Human Anatomy Atlas 2021 ($24.99) shows 3D models of skulls…

HDR10+ PC gaming is coming

HDR10+ PC gaming is coming

IF YOU’VE NEVER been to at elevision manufacturer briefing, consider yourself lucky. They spend hours trying to sell features you don’t need, running flattering demonstrations against rival panels, and bigging up those picture processing modes we all turn off as soon as we unbox the TV. I recently went to an event hosted by Samsung, which began with some flogging of the 8K dead horse—8K displays account for just 0.15 percent of TV sales worldwide (see News, page 9). Thankfully, it soon moved on to something people do care about—gaming, and specifically PC gaming. There was a demo of futuristic racer Redout using Samsung’s own HDR10+ standard, thanks to beta drivers provided by Nvidia. Like Dolby Vision, HDR10+ allows content makers to add dynamic metadata to the picture and, as our…

A new order in Asia

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL centres play a crucial role in the world economy. They act as launching pads for ideas and bring together expertise, capital and entrepreneurs. Right now the map of Asian financial hubs is being redrawn (see Finance & economics section). The city-state of Singapore looks to be the main beneficiary—provided it can handle some of the downsides of being a global centre for other people’s business. Asia makes up more than a third of global GDP and its weight in the world economy is continuing to rise. The role of entrepots is especially important in the region, which hosts a baffling mix of political and legal systems. Plenty of economies are smothered by their regulatory regimes, and the region’s two emerging giants, China and India, have partial capital controls. As a…

BALANCING ACT

BALANCING ACT

At 44, Tom Brady is showing no signs of slowing down. In March, just 39 days after announcing he was retiring from professional football, the celebrated quarterback and seven-time Super Bowl winner revealed he’d changed his mind and would be returning to the NFL for a 23rd season. When he’s not on the field, he’s a devoted husband to his wife of 13 years, model Gisele Bündchen, and a hands-on dad to his three kids (he and Bündchen are parents to Benjamin, 12, and Vivian, 9, and he shares Jack, 14, with ex Bridget Moynahan). “I love the time I have with my family during the off-season,” Brady tells Us. “I try to cover a lot of things because when football season starts, it gets pretty busy.” Here, the beloved…

Wi-Fi problems? Here’s how to diagnose your router issues

Wi-Fi problems? Here’s how to diagnose your router issues

Whenever someone sends me a question about how to fix their Wi-Fi, I wince. It’s not that I dislike helping people with their router problems. In fact, there are few geeky endeavors I find more rewarding than fixing Wi-Fi connection issues at a friend or family member’s home. But Wi-Fi has always felt more like a dark art than a science, and it’s an art that’s hard to conjure without being physically present. Potential points of failure are everywhere, and what works well in one home might not in another. Even the reviewers of networking gear can reach drastically different conclusions about the very same product. Wi-Fi is fundamentally at odds, then, with my desire to answer questions with specific recommendations. The best I can do is walk your through how I…

RON CARLIVATI ON DAYS EXITS

Aslew of actors, including Lucas Adams (ex-Tripp), Marci Miller (ex-Abigail), Sal Stowers (ex-Lani) and Lamon Archey (ex-Eli), have left Salem over the past few weeks, and this week, Victoria Konefal (Ciara) and Robert Scott Wilson (Ben) say their good-byes, but Head Writer Ron Carlivati (r.) assures that it was all a matter of timing. “This is not some mass exodus,” emphasizes the scribe. “This is nothing for people to panic about. We had some characters exiting at the same time, but it’s not connected. With some of our actors, their deals come up at the same time, because maybe they made a new deal when we came back from Covid. Yes, we do have a few characters that leave around the same time, but it is not indicative of some big…

RON CARLIVATI ON DAYS EXITS

Past PCs, Future EVs

THE 20 MOST INFLUENTIAL PCS OF THE LAST 40 YEARS The Compaq portable (aka “luggable”) PC was a game-changer for me. The amber screen was easier on the eyes, and with the 300bps modem, I could log into TSO on the mainframe through the Yale ASCII emulator and start data extractions (Easytrieve + HASP) in the middle of the night without going to the office. The next day, using the network card, I could load the round tapes onto our LAN server for our analysts. And I read PC Magazine.—Bruce Fryer I think the generic IBM-compatible had a major influence on the markets. My first PC was a generic XT with a hard drive and a monochrome monitor. Bought it for $900 at an appliance store!—Mike McKeaney Sr. The GRiD Compass had a…

Learn to untangle USB and Thunderbolt cables

Learn to untangle USB and Thunderbolt cables

One of the world’s least-exciting sentences is, “Let’s talk about technology standards!” But I promise I’m not digging down into wiring schematics, pinout diagrams, and 1,000-page protocol descriptions. Rather, I want to help you get up to speed on how USB and Thunderbolt work separately and together so you know how you can best use them—and troubleshoot them when incompatibilities arise. The path forward relies on the latest standards: Thunderbolt 4 and USB4. While not perfectly compatible with each other, they are nearly so. Most importantly, the two standards have effectively converged on a single cable type you can purchase and use almost universally with Thunderbolt 3 or 4, and USB 3.1, 3.2, and USB4 via USB-C. USB: THE ONCE AND FUTURE UNIVERSAL STANDARD USB was at one point the great hope of…

THUNDER STRUCK

THUNDER STRUCK

Pickup trucks were the longest holdout in the transition to electric vehicles, and for good reason. Their use cases are different, more diverse, and more challenging than anything a car or SUV deals with. They need to tow and haul and off-road as well as they commute, and those all take radically different skill sets. They’re also the bestselling vehicles in America and huge profit and loyalty centers for their makers. Ford absolutely had to get its first-ever electric truck right, and with the 2022 F-150 Lightning, it damn well did. No joke: The Lightning is one of the most important pickup trucks—vehicles, really—in history. Forget early adopters, environmentalists, and technophiles. This truck has to convince construction workers, farmers, ranchers, surveyors, and everyday truck fans that electric pickups aren’t just viable…

Overturning Roe v. Wade Will Make Data-Privacy Laws an Issue of Life or Death

Overturning Roe v. Wade Will Make Data-Privacy Laws an Issue of Life or Death

Privacy is considered a fundamental right, so fundamental that it’s the bedrock of the Supreme Court enforcing the protections of the First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments. It’s also the basis of Roe v. Wade, a decision that is likely about to be overturned by that same court. Combine the erosion of this legal protection with the many ways that technology infringes on privacy, and women are about to face serious jeopardy from their phones and online behavior. We are, all of us, maps of our anonymized data. The many snippets of information you put out onto the internet, which you’re promised are not traceable to you, when combined make an outline of a person who is unmistakably you. “It costs only $160 to buy data showing where groups of people…

Quick Take

with Marcus Coloma (Nikolas, GH) How do you understand what led Nikolas to betray both Ava and Spencer by sleeping with Esme? “Look, it’s dark! It’s obviously a dark situation. I went into it with the idea that Nikolas knows that he’s a horrible father and as much as he loves his son, he just keeps screwing things up. When he loses Ava [or at least believes their marriage is over], he goes to Wyndemere, he’s drinking a large amount of alcohol, I believe, with the idea of kind of ending [his life]. It wasn’t a premeditated, ‘Oh, there’s Esme, I’m glad this is about to happen!’ I genuinely think he was in the frame of mind that the world would be better off without him. And when Esme comes in,…

Quick Take
Supreme Court overturns Roe

Supreme Court overturns Roe

What happened A woman’s constitutional right to an abortion came to an end after a half century last week, as an emboldened Supreme Court conservative majority overturned Roe v. Wade by a vote of 6 to 3. The ruling, a long-sought victory for abortion foes that thrilled the right-to-life movement and caused anguish for supporters of choice, empowers states to decide on abortion’s legality. As a result, abortion will be criminalized or severely restricted in 26 states and remain a protected right in 24. “Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” wrote Justice Samuel Alito in the majority opinion, which was joined by Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. Alito said the 1973 ruling erred in its conclusion that the Constitution’s 14th Amendment conferred an implied…

How the Ford F-150 Lightning Can Power Your Whole House

Home EV chargers are fairly simple things, or at least they used to be. Wired directly into a home’s electrical system, at a baseline they provide 240-volt power through a specialized plug to recharge an electric vehicle. Lately, though, they’ve become a lot smarter, and Ford’s new Charge Station Pro can not only charge a vehicle but also allow it to power a house. In a stroke of genius, Ford added an option called Pro Power Onboard to the 2021 F-150. A built-in inverter puts out 2.0, 2.4, or 7.2 kW through one 240-volt outlet and either two or four 120-volt outlets, depending on spec. The inverter is powered by either running the engine or, on hybrid models, drawing off the battery. The brilliance of this feature was on full display…

How the Ford F-150 Lightning Can Power Your Whole House
Modern Manners

Modern Manners

L.C. ASKS… My family has a lot of backyard parties, and we like to invite our relatives and friends from work. Our next-door neighbor often comes uninvited, and we don’t really want him there. Is there a polite way to handle this? “Um, did our invitation get lost in the mail?” my husband and I joke whenever we see a neighbor having a party. (We’d never actually show up uninvited, though.) You get to control who ends up in your yard—but that’s easier said than done. Your neighbor might be lonely, or come from a neighborhood culture where outdoor parties are always inclusive. He may need people to set boundaries for him, and he might be mortified to find out he hasn’t been wanted all this time. Like I said, it’s tricky.…

LA FABULOSA Y ROMÁNTICA BODA DE JULIA NASI QUE VOLVIÓ A REUNIR A ISABEL PREYSLER Y A CARMEN MARTÍNEZBORDIÚ EN PORTUGAL

LA FABULOSA Y ROMÁNTICA BODA DE JULIA NASI QUE VOLVIÓ A REUNIR A ISABEL PREYSLER Y A CARMEN MARTÍNEZBORDIÚ EN PORTUGAL

REPICARON las campanas, sonó la versión instrumental del aria «Au fond du temple saint», de la ópera «Les pêcheurs de perles», de Georges Bizet, muy especial para los novios, porque fue la primera a la que acudieron juntos, y le abrieron paso hasta la iglesia de Santa María de Loures sus pajes y damitas. Como una princesa de cuento, Julia avanzó del brazo de su padre, Carlo Nasi, hacia el altar, donde la esperaba un emocionado novio, Carlo Fontana, que había llegado al templo del brazo de su madre, Carmen, elegantísima y de amarillo. La novia acudió a la cita más importante de su vida —seis de la tarde del 9 de junio— vistiendo un traje realizado en doble «shantung» de seda natural por João Rôlo. El diseñador que también vistió,…

Pain at the pump

Pain at the pump

Skyrocketing gas prices are squeezing working Americans and feeding inflation. How did we get here? How high are gas prices? Average gasoline prices hit an all-time high of $5.02 a gallon last week, up from $3.40 last December—a staggering hike of more than 40 percent. Why? The simple law of supply and demand. When the coronavirus shut down the world in the spring of 2020, global demand for oil plunged, to the point where the cost of a barrel briefly dipped below zero. U.S. oil companies, sitting on brimming tanks of crude they could not sell, slashed production in response. Then, as Americans returned to work and traveled in large numbers last year, demand snowballed—faster than oil producers had anticipated. “They were severely behind the curve,” said oil-market analyst Patrick De Haan.…

Prince Charles took bags of cash

London Prince Charles accepted three cash payments of 1 million euros (about $1 million) each from a Qatari sheikh between 2011 and 2015, Britain’s Sunday Times reported this week. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani handed over the money at private meetings with Charles in his London home. The palace confirmed the donations and said all of the money was deposited into the account of the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund. The donations weren’t illegal, but they raise eyebrows, as the charity pays for the prince’s pet projects and his country estate in Scotland. Sheikh Hamad has admitted that Qatar might have bankrolled the local branch of al Qaida while he was prime minister. NATO gets serious Madrid NATO members have agreed to significantly bolster the alliance’s defense posture along its eastern…

Prince Charles took bags of cash
Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note

There was one notably new experience during the otherwise perfectly normal 2023 Genesis GV60 launch (page 17). Instead of using an actual key, the new electric SUV scanned my face and fingerprint to unlock it and allow me to drive off. This was a personal first, but it likely won’t be the last. Genesis’ Face Connect and Fingerprint Reader are just two of many software-enabled functions. The SUV is not only the South Korean luxury automaker’s first EV but arguably also its first modern software-defined vehicle (SDV: page 14). Essentially a euphemism for the internet-connected car, SDVs represent the auto industry’s ongoing silent revolution as the public frets over the comparatively easy transition from internal combustion to electric power. Loosely defined as vehicles whose primary features are enabled through software instead…

gordo’s short circuits

Many hams upgrading from Technician Class to General Class (no FCC $35 administrative fee for an upgrade!) may want to start antenna “small,” with a multi-band HF vertical. While there are over 10 models of multi-band verticals, with all sorts of appendages going up the mast, the Hustler series of 4-, 5-, and 6-band verticals are stout and sleek in appearance. Also, many seasoned General class hams, ready to go with a three-element, multi-band beam, will literally give away their trusty vertical, as we will read below. Father and son new ham operators Malachi and Escher Clark, KN6SUZ and KN6TMP, were given a slightly-used Hustler 5-band trap vertical (Photo A). The plan was to mount it on a convenient cast-iron roof vent pipe. The ground system counterpoise would use the iron vent…

gordo’s short circuits

departure time

Soap Opera Digest: How did you come to your decision to leave DAYS? Lamon Archey: It was gradual. It was something that had been building probably for over a year, just with my other job — doing the recurring role on ALL AMERICAN — and [wanting to be] able to get out there and do other things. I’ve always had that fire in me to do something else. When I booked DAYS, I was so excited. But even if you had asked me then and there, “Is this where you stop?”, I would have told you, “No.” There’s so many more things that I want to do. I had a talk with my manager and my agent. I basically told them I didn’t want to do a contract anymore. I was…

departure time

MARTA ORTEGA, VICTORIA DE MARICHALAR, LAURA VECINO Y STELLA BANDERAS CITA EN SEVILLA CON LA MODA FRANCESA

La noche anterior, los Reales Alcázares acogieron una espectacular cena, con guitarras y flamenco, rodeada de la belleza sublime de esta obra de arte sevillana, Patrimonio de la Humanidad EL embrujo de Sevilla atrapó a María Grazia Chiuri, directora creativa de Dior, que quiso celebrar en la capital andaluza el desfile con el que la «maison» presentó al mundo su colección «Crucero 2023». La Plaza de España se vistió de Feria—farolillos, guirnaldas y hasta una recreación del portón de la fiesta de abril en tonos azules y blancos—la noche del pasado jueves 16 de junio para acoger la presentación. Bajo la Capitanía General, un grupo de bailarinas vestidas de rojo, con Belén López y El Yiyo al frente, puso la nota flamenca al inicio del «show» Ciento diez modelos desfilaron por la plaza…

MARTA ORTEGA, VICTORIA DE MARICHALAR, LAURA VECINO Y STELLA BANDERAS CITA EN SEVILLA CON LA MODA FRANCESA
An Apple E Ink display could be a game-changer–even without a folding iPhone

An Apple E Ink display could be a game-changer–even without a folding iPhone

Earlier this week, supply-chain analyst extraordinaire Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that Apple’s investigating E Ink displays for future foldable iPhones. Now, Apple surely investigates lots of things–and most of them never make it across the finish line to become real products. But as a long-time admirer of E Ink as a technology, I’m excited about the possibility that Apple might use it in future devices. E Ink is a niche technology with some very real limitations, but it’s also got some huge advantages. WHAT’S E INK? E Ink is a display technology that’s fundamentally different from LCD, OLED, and other display technologies. It works by using electricity to set tiny capsules of pigment to show or hide. The result is a surface that works more or less like traditional ink on paper, hence the…

wild card

wild card

boxy Chandigarh chairs and raw linen. Dinesen oak floors and rustic farm tables. Fifty shades of beige. “I didn’t want any of that,” Mary Kitchen avows, rejecting the current vogue among Tinseltown’s elite for soft, hushed minimalism and all things Perriand. “I wasn’t looking for a cool midcentury house in the Hollywood Hills, with exquisitely tasteful interiors,” she says, adding emphatically, “I didn’t want a house that looks like everyone else’s.” Mission accomplished. Ably abetted by her team of, well, let’s call them her enablers—interior designer Jamie Bush, architect William Hefner, and landscape maestro Raymond Jungles—Kitchen has conjured a blockbuster vision of Los Angeles swank, at once nostalgic and contemporary, sexy and funny, high-brow and low. With its circular skylights, color-blocked rooms, and pink-tinged indoor-outdoor terrazzo floors, the house represents a…

THE RISE OF SOFTWARE-DEFINED VEHICLES

THE RISE OF SOFTWARE-DEFINED VEHICLES

The term “software-defined vehicle” has only come into vogue during the past half decade, but the concept’s underpinnings go back half a century to 1970, which could be called a big-bang point for the auto industry. That was the year the first wave of modern safety and emissions regulations started to come into force. Almost simultaneously, a new technology, the microprocessor, was born, and the modern era of automotive engineering was underway. While early efforts to meet those regulations relied heavily on mechanical means, such as vacuum controls and tricks like “lean burn” and Honda’s Compound Vortex Controlled Combustion, those approaches hit their limits quickly. Anyone who has lifted the hood on a vehicle built from the early 1970s to the 1980s will be familiar with the rat’s nest of vacuum…

Easiest ever weight loss

Easiest ever weight loss

✔ IT WORKS! Pam dropped 101 pounds! After Pam Nogueria became an empty nester, “I wanted to go back to work, but at my weight, I got tired easily,” she recalls. So she reached out to a local weight-loss coach who recommended wholesome foods and carb cycling. Some days the North Carolina mom would eat protein-topped salads and fish with veggies; other days she added fruit and healthy carbs. Her first week, she lost 10 pounds. Soon her rosacea, swollen ankles, brain fog and fatigue disappeared. “I started to realize how great I could feel!” In 10 months, she’d shed 101 pounds. “That’s really, really super-fast,” marvels Pam, 51. “So many other diets, I gave up because they were so slow. I realize now I just wasn’t using the right approach. When…

After the shattering of Roe

IT WAS HARDLY a surprise. The Supreme Court’s move to overturn Roe v Wade, the decision in 1973 that American women had a constitutional right to abortion, had been expected since a draft majority opinion was leaked in early May. And drama from the court was almost inevitable after Donald Trump seated three justices, giving it a 6-3 conservative supermajority instead of the 5-4 balance, with a swing vote in the middle, that had prevailed since the 1970s. Even so, when the ruling in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organisation came on June 24th, it was a shattering blow to those, like this newspaper, who believe in the right to abortion. Chief Justice John Roberts, who cautioned against a “dramatic step”, could not prevent the court from withdrawing a right…

After the shattering of Roe
STREAM IT!

STREAM IT!

The Gray Man FRIDAY, JULY 22 ORIGINAL MOVIE Looking for a character more mysterious than a skilled master spy? Try Court Gentry (Ryan Gosling, above), the ultimate “spy’s spy” in this high-tension actioner based on Mark Greaney’s book series. “All spies need to be untraceable,” says Anthony Russo, half of the Russo Brothers directing team alongside sibling Joe. “Gentry needs to be that to the 10th degree.” No wonder: Furloughed from prison in exchange for performing mercenary CIA missions, Gentry unearths dark agency secrets that suddenly put him in the crosshairs of a wildly unhinged former colleague (a mustachioed Chris Evans, playing beautifully against type). In order to stay alive, says Russo, “Gentry can’t hide in the gray any longer,” and the chase moves from Prague to Bangkok to Paris in what is…

general hospital

general hospital

HISTORY CHANNEL Laura confides in Sonny that Cyrus is targeting her, apparently due to her long-ago involvement in David Hamilton’s death. Sonny is sympathetic when he hears about her ordeal with the predatorial David. HERE COMES RUBBLE As Julian dials Cyrus, the bomb goes off inside The Floating Rib, leveling the building. Dante searches for survivors. Liz tends to Franco and Cameron, who are injured. Lulu comes to and calls out for Dustin, who is severely hurt. Carly and Portia’s chat about the influx of drugs to Port Charles is interrupted when Portia gets a call about the explosion. Carly, Sonny, Laura, Mac, Sam and Diane race to the scene. Sonny hops in the ambulance with a critically wounded Dev, who dies en route to G.H. after asking Sonny to tell Joss he’s…

MODERN TRUCKSTERS

MODERN TRUCKSTERS

The wild popularity of trucks and SUVs in America is easy to understand if you know one simple thing: Americans love do-it-all vehicles. And in the three-row SUV realm it’s hard to go wrong with options like the Jeep Grand Cherokee L, the Kia Telluride, and the Toyota Highlander. These are the kind of vehicles that fit the lifestyles we envision for ourselves. We want something that can haul lots of stuff even if we rarely stuff it full, something that can accommodate many friends even if we spend more time commuting alone, something that can carry lots of kids’ gear even if we only have one kid, something that can tow a boat even if we only do so at the beginning and end of the season, and something that…

Black as night

Black as night

Bob’s recent book, Earth-Shattering (Little, Brown and Company, 2019), explores the greatest cataclysms that have shaken the universe. It may seem cruel and unusual that days get shorter the moment summer begins. But this expansion of night is ideal for exploring the shadowy topic of darkness. Actually, the only convenient way to experience full darkness is to lock yourself in a closet. The night certainly isn’t black; even in the most rural regions, the heavens aren’t truly dark. The source of this illumination is the sky itself. The name for the sky’s natural fluore-scence is airglow. It was discovered by Swedish physicist Anders Ångström in 1868, and it’s caused by incoming solar particles exciting our atmosphere’s gases to produce an effect like constant miniature, widespread aurorae. This background glow varies greatly, but can…

SoftMaker Office: Affordable Microsoft 365 Alternative

SoftMaker Office: Affordable Microsoft 365 Alternative

Although you might not have heard of SoftMaker Office, in many ways, it’s the best desktop-based alternative to Microsoft 365. It has more of a presence in Europe than in the US, but if you don’t want to use Microsoft’s Office apps, SoftMaker should be at the top of your list. This office suite offers high compatibility with Office documents, fast performance, and a mostly clean and efficient interface. It also runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux systems with slightly different feature sets on each platform. Although SoftMaker Office doesn’t offer online versions or collaboration capabilities, it has a free, full-featured Android version as well as a free, impressively-full-featured iOS version (in public beta test). For most ordinary office and personal work in a word-processor, spreadsheet, or presentations app, SoftMaker…

RYZEN AGAIN THE RESURRECTION OF AMD

RYZEN AGAIN THE RESURRECTION OF AMD

MAKE A NOTE of the date, 22nd February 2022. That was the day AMD’s market capitalization—essentially, its overall value as a company—surpassed Intel’s for the first time. It was nothing less than a spectacular reversal in fortunes for a company that had been on the very brink just a few years earlier. Forget wondering whether AMD can even survive, it is now an entirely legitimate question to ask whether AMD can overturn Intel’s dominance of the PC. Truly, AMD has become the pretender to Intel’s throne. Of course, stock prices don’t tell you everything about a company’s real-world proportions. Intel still has a 75 percent market share for PC processors and generates massively more revenue and profit than AMD. But the notion of AMD as the usurper of Intel’s position as…

2022 Inductees to the CQ Amateur Radio and Contesting Halls of Fame

2022 Inductees to the CQ Amateur Radio and Contesting Halls of Fame

CQ magazine is pleased to announce its 2022 Hall of Fame inductees, including two new members of the CQ Contest Hall of Fame and six1 inductees to the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. The Contest Hall of Fame induction took place in person at the Dayton Contest Dinner for the first time in three years; honorees from 2020 and 2021 were also recognized. The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors those individuals, whether licensed hams or not, who have made significant contributions to amateur radio; and those amateurs who have made significant contributions either to amateur radio, to their professional careers or to some other aspect of life on our planet. This year, we are inducting six new members, bringing to 345 the total number of members inducted since…

The danger of dabbling in Alchemy…

We’ve been here before, of course. The most recent Intel graphics debacle was the Larrabee GPU. Intel popped a cap in that project back in 2009. At the time, Intel said it wasn’t dead, merely that the first chip in the new family of Larrabee graphics architectures had fallen behind sufficiently for it to no longer be viable as a retail product. But we all knew it was curtains. With Alchemist in mind, it’s scary to recall just how close Larrabee got to launch. It had been integrated into fully working prototype graphics boards, several of which inevitably ended up on eBay. Ominously, Larrabee was just a few months away from release, if only it had performed up to expectations. Mercifully, the similarities between Larrabee and Alchemist only go so far. Larrabee…

The danger of dabbling in Alchemy…
SCOPES for city-dwellers

SCOPES for city-dwellers

MANY ASTRONOMY enthusiasts live under the veil of light pollution, either from local sources like poorly aimed lights on neighboring houses or the enormous light domes enveloping large cities. It can be quite discouraging at first. But it doesn’t mean you can’t be an active observer. Anyone can enjoy wonderful views every clear evening without venturing far from home. You just need to know what telescope is best for you and your location. When it comes to buying a telescope, most people immediately consider their budget. No one wants to spend beyond their means. But for those who live in a city, there are a few other matters to ponder, as well. The most important considerations are ease of use and storage. Unless a telescope is convenient to use, it will quickly…

Test Your Swim Skills

1 You See Someone in the Pool With the Water up to Their Mouth, Very Still and Silent. They’re Not Splashing Around, so You Figure They’re: A Getting over a muscle cramp B Meditating C Drowning 2 Which Water Is OK to Swallow? A Pool B Lake, stream, river C None of the above 3 If You Get Caught in a Rip Current That’s Pulling You Out to Sea, You Should: A Swim right to shore B Swim parallel to shore until you’re away from the current C Face the shore and wave for help 4 Which of These Is NOT a Good Safety Device? A Water wings/floaties B Swim raft/ring C Pool noodle D All of the above 5 What Is the Recommended Time to Wait Between Eating and Swimming? A 15 minutes B 30 minutes C An hour D No waiting required 6 Who Does NOT Need to Wear a…

Test Your Swim Skills
8 WAYS WINDOWS 11 IS BETTER THAN WINDOWS 10

8 WAYS WINDOWS 11 IS BETTER THAN WINDOWS 10

Windows 11 isn’t bad. Yes, we’ve called Windows 11 “unnecessary,” and we still feel that the average person has no need to make the transition to an unfamiliar, restrictive operating system. But it would be unfair to say that Windows 11 hasn’t taken any steps ahead, either—yes, beyond Windows 10. So we’re calling them out, right here and right now. I myself use Windows 11 on a daily basis, as part and parcel of my coverage here at PCWorld. As part of our “Windows 11 at six months” reexamination of Windows, about the only aspect of Windows 11 that I refuse to use is the Start menu. It’s simply poorly organized and offers little value. I do think that eventually you’ll upgrade your PC to Windows 11 if you haven’t done so…

HAPPY ENDING

if the story of writer-director-producer Nancy Meyers and her house were a Hollywood movie, it would most certainly be what the late philosopher Stanley Cavell famously termed a “comedy of remarriage.” Just like His Girl Friday, The Philadelphia Story, and The Awful Truth—three of the best-known examples of the genre from the 1930s and ’40s—this feature would begin at the couple’s breakup, trace the rekindling of their sparky romance, and end with their delightful reunion. In this case, however, our heroine’s romantic partner is not Cary Grant. It is her Provençal–style house in Los Angeles. Sixteen years ago Meyers, the creative powerhouse behind Something’s Gotta Give, The Holiday, and It’s Complicated, decided that things were over between herself and her five-bedroom dream home. For several years, the house had been a…

HAPPY ENDING
Refining the world’s best desktop operating system

Refining the world’s best desktop operating system

INTRODUCING MACOS 13: VENTURA Every year at its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple lifts the lid on the changes it has been working on for Mac. This year, it was a double-whammy, with the company making the unusual move of announcing hardware at the typically software-focused event, showcasing an all-new MacBook Air with an M2 chip, and an updated 13-inch MacBook Pro. In recent years, as Apple has transitioned away from Intel processors to custom chips, the firm has put an increased emphasis on macOS and is now answering everyday consumers’ prayers with stunning new features that make the Mac better for everyday use. Whether you spend the day writing emails, working collaboratively, or editing video, this year’s update is for you. Perhaps one of the most exciting new features is Stage Manager,…

Kim Kardashian: 'I'm So Much Happier in My Skin Now'

Being a pop-culture powerhouse with 318 million Instagram followers and a working mom with four young kids makes me-time hard to come by for Kim Kardashian. “Someone always needs me,” says Kardashian, who shares North, 9, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3, with her ex-husband Kanye West. “But I put effort in. And I’ve made taking care of myself a priority.” She hopes to inspire others to do the same with SKKN BY KIM, a nine-product skincare collection designed and inspired by her own routine. “If my skin looks good, then I feel good,” says Kardashian, 41. The star of Hulu’s The Kardashians—who has been dating Pete Davidson since October—discusses work, motherhood and self-care amid beautiful chaos. You launched SKKN with nine products, including an exfoliator, toner and oil drops.…

Kim Kardashian: 'I'm So Much Happier in My Skin Now'