That’s all, folks. Paris Fashion Week wraps today and there’s a ton to digest from the

That’s all, folks. Paris Fashion Week wraps today and there’s a ton to digest from the last four weeks of runway shows and presentations that gave us a clear, and perhaps overwhelming, look at what to expect from fashion in the next six months. Frankly, it can be a challenge to break it all down in one shot, so we’re starting with a few of the It items we know we’ll see more of soon: spring handbag trends for 2019. The eight trends below represent some of the most daring accessories of the season. These aren’t simply everyday styles but offer ways to make a statement with unique details like feathers or shoelaces and unexpected silhouettes worn both strapped to the body and hugged closely at your side. Ahead take a look at the 2019 spring handbag trends that we’ll be thinking about all winter long—or at least until they arrive in stores. Let’s start small, micro in fact. For spring 2019, designers focused in on just the necessities when it comes to handbags. There is no excess, no overpacking. It’s just you, the bare minimum number of essentials, and a way to wear your bag that keeps you hands-free at all times. Forget standard clutches, next year things ...

Engineers invent ‘smart’ school bag so kids won’t forget their homework

A classic school day drama has inspired a Deakin University engineer and inventor to solve a problem that has driven parents insane since classrooms were invented. Dr Hamid Abdi was taking his son Nikan, then aged 10, to school one windy winter’s day when he asked the lad if had everything he needed – lunch, textbook, homework. When they arrived at the school, the younger Abdi declared that in fact he’d forgotten a joint project and became upset. By the time the project was fetched from home, father and son were late for their respective obligations – and the morning was complicated by emotional fallout. Over the next year, Dr Abdi asked other parents to what extent they were plagued by the under-packed schoolbag. It proved to be enough of a problem that Dr Abdi recruited Masters students – Jayadev Ajayakumar, Naga Venkata Durga Surendra Anna and Lahiru Abeysekara – to engineer a “smart” schoolbag that knows whether or not it’s packed properly, according to the demands of the day’s timetable. Dr Abdi said they have a prototype set to be trialled in a Geelong primary school – with a view to then securing a commercial partnership. The smart schoolbag uses radio frequency identifi...

SpaceX: Leaky Valve Culprit in April Crew Dragon Explosion

A leaky valve reportedly allowed propellant to enter high-pressure helium tubes some 100 milliseconds before the spacecraft’s thrusters were due to ignite. A slug of liquid oxidizer—known as nitrogen tetroxide (NTO)—wound up in a high-pressure system, resulting in a structural failure and, ultimately, an explosion, according to SpaceX. In partnership with NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the aerospace manufacturer led an investigation into the “anomaly.” It helps that the blast happened on land, leaving behind debris and intact parts that are easier to examine than, say, components lost in outer space or scattered across an ocean. The ruined rocket was a test version of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon—a capsule being built for NASA to take astronauts to and from the International Space Station. This particular module was the first Crew Dragon launched into space: In March, the unoccupied vehicle successfully docked with the ISS, before splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean in a flawless test mission. A month and a half later, the spacecraft detonated, sending clouds of orange gas into the Florida sky. “It is worth noting t...

Spider-Man Fan Animation Celebrates 123 Different Spider-People & Costumes

Since 1962, Spider-Man has been winning the hearts and minds of readers and audiences everywhere, first through comic books, then television and cinema. It was Spider-Man that reshaped mainstream comics and helped pave the way for a wider variety of superhero, and 50 years later, the live-action adaptation of Spidey accomplished the same thing in film. To celebrate Marvel’s wall-crawler, freelance animator and illustrator Junaid Chundrigar created a short tribute featuring 123 different iterations of Spider-Man, including his many costumes as well as the numerous characters that have borne his namesake over the years. Virtually every frame contains a different image, so you’re likely to catch just a glimpse of your favorite costume before a different version comes appears. My #Spiderman tribute is done! 123 different spider-people and costumes, have fun finding them all

Emigre Laser Company Chief Fights U.S. Treasury’s ‘Russian Oligarch’ Designation

WASHINGTON — Valentin Gapontsev is the kind of immigrant U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has said it prefers: one who can contribute to economic growth. The Soviet-trained scientist emigrated to the United States in the early 2000s and built a $7 billion technology firm that now employs about 2,000 high-paid specialists around the country. Gapontsev even helps the United States chip away, slightly, at the trade deficit with China: His Oxford, Massachusetts-based IPG Photonics generates nearly half of its $1.5 billion in annual revenue from Asia’s largest economy. For his contribution to the local community, the Oxford Business Association in 2013 presented Gapontsev with its Centennial Award, an honor it has given to only two other individuals over three centuries: Elliot Joslin, a pioneer in the treatment of diabetes, and Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross. Five years later, the U.S. citizen an industry group has called a “father of the fiber laser industry” was included in another select group — a move that would pitch him into battle with his adopted country for 18 months. In January 2018, the Treasury Department put Gapontsev on its ...

Don’t Shop Prime Day 2019 Without Checking Out eBay’s Crash Sales

eBay is offering up an insane list of deals on tech, gaming gear, headphones, smartphones, cameras and more in their Prime Day 2019 Crash Sale. These deals are live now on eBay with a wide range of awesome promotions and a collection of site-wide deals. You can check out the eBay Crash sale deals below, which can help fund your upgrade. These deals are limited in volume and you are buying from a trusted seller. Double-check as you buy, but the deals we looked at are from known sellers will USA warranties. You may not get it in a day like you could with Prime, but there are enough savings to make up for the short delay. There are three Madden 20 editions available in 2019, with an option to spend up to $100 on the new Madden… Tv Mount, Ceiling Mount, Dvd Shelf, Projector Mount – Sharesun,https://www.nbbestview.com/

My PC is too big. Much too big. I’d always vaguely suspected it, but testing Corsair’s

My PC is too big. Much too big. I’d always vaguely suspected it, but testing Corsair’s Obsidian Series 350D case earlier this week made it quite clear. My PC is full of air and unoccupied slots and bays. I have four 5.25″ optical drive bays that I don’t use. The top one houses a DVD burner, but I can’t remember the last time I stuck a disc in it. I moved to Canada over three years ago, and I’m positive that I’ve never purchased a blank DVD in this country. Half of the expansion slots on my motherboard are set dressing. I only have a dual-slot graphics card and a sound card. In fairness, I use five of my six hard-drive bays—but that’s because I’m still holding on to old drives, including a 320GB WD Caviar SE16. If I were to build a new system today, I would probably need just two 3.5″ bays, with one 4TB hard drive in each. Add a 2.5″ solid-state drive for my OS and applications, and I’d be set. I’m sure I’m not alone. In fact, I’m willing to bet the vast majority of PC gamers and enthusiasts out there have just as much empty space in their PCs. Oh, don’t get me wrong; leaving room for upgrades is fine. However, in the age of laptops, iPads, and smartphones, it ...

Turn to Facebook, your neighbor — hell, a random person on the street — and you’re bound to hear

Turn to Facebook, your neighbor — hell, a random person on the street — and you’re bound to hear about the essential oil that wiped out their skin condition or helped them kick a nasty cold. Simply put, essential oils are kind of a big deal.  “Scent is tied to memory more than any of our senses,” says Emilie Hoyt, the founder of LATHER. “It has an incredible power to affect our mood and well-being.” The obvious next step is shopping for them. “To ensure that you’re getting the highest quality, look for Clinical Grade pure essential oils with the Latin name of the plant on the packaging and a notation of ’100% Pure,’” says Barbara Close, a certified herbalist, esthetician, and aromatherapist, as well as the founder of Naturopathica. “Pure essential oils will be stored in dark (amber or cobalt blue) glass bottles to protect the oil from degrading with exposure to light. Finally, be wary of low price tags. Most essential oils require large amounts of plant material to produce a single oz., so the price should be proportionate.” Once that’s checked off your to-do list, you need to learn how to actually use them ...