We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Time for an adventure Excellent hardware for a kid's watch that is held back by a lackluster companion app experience. Chris Wedel 4 Mar 2021 0 Source: Chris Wedel/Android Central Wearables for kids are becoming more and more common, which why I wanted to do an Xplora X5 Play review. This device is more than just another wearable; it's also a phone. This opens up more possibilities as well as problems for families. The Xplora X5 Play attempts to combine many of the features that I have found in watches I have previously reviewed, like polished hardware of the GizmoWatch 2 and the camera found in the TickTalk 3 . Xplora is a brand based in Norway and has been making very popular devices for children in Europe for years, but the X5 Play is the first to make it to the United States. Using some standard features of kid's smartwatches like a parent-controlled experience and fun … [Read more...] about Xplora X5 Play Kids Smartwatch Review: Well-done hardware, but half-baked software
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Which animal has the largest ears? You might think it's the elephant , and you'd be right — sort of. As the largest living land animal, the African elephant does have the biggest ears of any living animal, according to Mary Ellen Holden, a zoologist and mammalogist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. But the creature with the largest ears relative to the size of its body is the long-eared jerboa ( Euchoreutes naso ), a nocturnal, insect-eating rodent that lives in the deserts of China and Mongolia. The long-eared jerboa (rhymes with Samoa) measures about 4 inches (10 centimeters) from head to rump (not counting its long tail). Its ears, measuring 1.5 to 2 inches (3.8 to 5 cm) long, are 40% to 50% the length of its body. "It has the longest ears relative to its body size in the entire animal kingdom," Holden told Live Science. For comparison, the ears of the African elephant average nearly 4 feet (1.2 m) in length, according to Holden, but that's … [Read more...] about What animal has the largest ears?
Normal people spent the COVID-19 lockdown watching new shows like Indian Matchmaking or the latest season of The Umbrella Academy . But I'm not normal. After countless conversations with people that've ended in "How the hell have you never seen that?" I've discovered I have a tendency to overlook film and television masterpieces, or simply watch them many, many years after their release. That was the case for the Harry Potter franchise , which I didn't start reading and watching until 2009. CNET Culture Entertain your brain with the coolest news from streaming to superheroes, memes to video games. It happened last spring, when, after having seen only three Marvel movies , I decided it would be fun to watch them all, back-to-back, over an insane two-and-a-half-day period . Now that I have ample time to sit at home and stare at a screen instead of socialize with humans, I decided it was time to consume another series I'd heard people rave about: … [Read more...] about I watched Lost for the first time. Here’s why it’s the perfect 2020 binge
Google's data centers are famous for their efficient use of power, and now they're (literally) getting even smarter about how they consume electricity. Google today explained how it uses neural networks, a form of machine learning, to drive energy usage in its data centers to new lows. Google measures data center electricity usage by PUE (power usage effectiveness). A PUE of 2.0 would mean that "for every watt of IT power, an additional watt is consumed to cool and distribute power to the IT equipment," Google explains . Google's PUE across all of its data centers is an average of 1.12, meaning nearly all of its energy is used for computing rather than overhead. One Google employee figured out how to get the number even lower, Google's blog explained . "It all started as a 20 percent project, a Google tradition of carving out time for work that falls outside of one’s official job description," Google data center VP Joe Kava wrote. "Jim Gao, an engineer on our data center … [Read more...] about Google’s machine-learning data centers make themselves more efficient
With notable gaps in scientists’ understanding of Zika , there have been plenty of pet theories, ridiculous rumors, doubts, and fears to fill the spaces. Among the ideas circulating as the mosquito-born virus continues to spread in the Western hemisphere, rumors have swirled that Zika’s emergence is the making of mad scientists who unleashed genetically engineered mosquitoes or that it's from drinking water “tainted” with a harmless, mosquito-killing insecticide. Another theory says it's a Scrooge-like plot by the one percent to decrease the surplus population. While the World Health Organization and other experts have quickly smacked down those more far-fetched explanations—usually with responses that include “ ridiculous ,” “not credible,” and “no scientific basis”—other theories have been a little harder to bat away as scientists await more data. In particular, there’s lingering speculation that the commingling of Zika and dengue viruses may be to blame for Zika’s suspected … [Read more...] about Conspiracy theories, wonky rumors, doubts buzz around Zika, hassle WHO