Pumpkin Icebox Cake Is a Perfect Thanksgiving Dessert for Lazy People

Icebox cakes are not a traditional Thanksgiving dessert, but perhaps they should be. These cakes are essentially a pile of whipped cream and cookies—which is a good thing—and require no time in the oven at all, which means you have more room for casseroles.

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Google Maps translate feature will speak local place-names

This new speaker button in Google Maps will verbally speak the location's name and address.

Enlarge / This new speaker button in Google Maps will verbally speak the location’s name and address.

Traveling the world but don’t speak the local language? Google Maps should be a bit more useful soon, thanks to some new integration with Google Translate.

Typically if you’re in a foreign-language country, Google Maps will show the English place-name followed by the name in the local language below it. Sometime this month, Google Maps will get a new speaker button next to the local place-name, which will fire up Google Translate’s text-to-speech engine. Until now, if you needed to communicate with a driver or ask for directions, you might have handed over your smartphone and let them read the screen. Now, though, you’ll be able to have your phone shout out the pronunciation in a synthesized Google Translate voice, or you can practice pronouncing the name yourself beforehand.

This all happens in a new pop-up window, which lets your phone speak the place-name or address in the local language.There’s also a handy “get more translations” button at the bottom, which will kick you out to the full Google Translate app. The language selection is all based on the locale chosen in your system settings, which is then compared to the local language of the place you’re looking up.

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Here's How To Join The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Android 10 Beta Program

Here's How To Join The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Android 10 Beta Program
In mid-October, Samsung opened up beta access to Android 10 and its new One UI for Galaxy S10 owners, notice of which came by way of an official announcement. Now a month later, Samsung is doing the same for Galaxy Note 10+ owners, only without an official announcement (at least at the time of this writing).

This was first brought to attention

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Google Stadia will be missing many features for Monday’s launch

As Google barrels forward toward streaming gaming with Monday’s planned launch of Stadia, the company is talking about the many promised features that won’t be available to Founder and Premier pre-order purchasers on day one.

In a wide-ranging Reddit AMA Wednesday, Google employees said that missing features will “start popping up as soon as one week after launch.” Director of Product Andrey Doronichev defended this by saying that Google products “always start with nailing the key user-journey and then proceed with releasing extra features. YouTube started with ‘watch video.’ For Stadia it’s ‘Play the Game on your biggest screen.'”

Game platforms often launch with limited feature sets that get expanded via firmware updates over multiple years. That said, the list of promised features that won’t be ready when Stadia launches next week is surprising in its breadth and variety.

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Source: Ars Technica – Google Stadia will be missing many features for Monday’s launch

You Can Now Buy an At-Home Medical Exam Kit

Video visits with a doctor are a cheap and quick way to get a medical opinion (and sometimes a prescription) without leaving the house. But the doctor can’t physically examine you, which limits their usefulness. A $300 kit of digital medical devices looks looks like it could change that.

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Mustang Mach-E Is The Official Name Of Ford's New Crossover EV, This Is What It Looks Like

Mustang Mach-E Is The Official Name Of Ford's New Crossover EV, This Is What It Looks Like
Ford’s first efforts with an all-electric vehicle — the Focus Electric — wasn’t exactly a hit with the buying public. However, the company is looking improve greatly upon that compromised vehicle with the launch of it first vehicle that was designed from the ground-up to be electric.

Today, that vehicle has a name: Mustang Mach-E. The

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Ford opens its order books for Mustang Mach-E electric crossover

The glacial pace at which some of the world’s major automakers are electrifying their product line-ups can be rather frustrating. I’ve been particularly critical of Ford, although there’s clear evidence that the Blue Oval wants that to change. It invested $500 million in Rivian, an electric vehicle startup that’s also seen big investment from Amazon. And it’s going to use Volkswagen’s MEB architecture to build battery EVs for European markets. But next year, before either of those efforts bear fruit, we’ll get to see Ford’s first in-house, long-range BEV hit the showroom. And now it’s official—the new vehicle will be badged the Mustang Mach-E.

Right now there’s not really any more details to share. I’ve heard rumors of a 4-second 0-60 time and 300+ miles of range for the range-topping version. But I’m off to California tomorrow morning for an embargoed briefing on the new BEV, and you’ll have to wait until the Mach-E is revealed to the world at 6:30pm ET on Sunday, November 17 to find out what I learned. You’ll also be able to put a refundable $500 deposit down once the car is unveiled by Idris Elba via livestream, in both the US and EU.

As of now, all I have to officially share are the above photos of the plastic, faceted pony that Ford sent out as an invite, and the augmented reality version taken with the event app that Ford made me download. If you’re particularly taken with the stealth-horse, keep an eye out for our end-of-year charity drive, as it will up for grabs (along with a very heavy Mustang Shelby GT500 supercharger paperweight).

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Source: Ars Technica – Ford opens its order books for Mustang Mach-E electric crossover

Rescue Your Cast Iron from Rust with Vinegar

Cast iron skillets are great for everything from breakfast to baking, but the downside is that they do require a little more maintenance than your average pot or pan. We’ve discussed several ways to season cast iron here at Lifehacker, but what if your roomie let your cast iron soak in water overnight, or heaven…

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Walmart's Black Friday Deals Includes $98 40-inch Roku TV, $129 Apple Watch, And More

Walmart's Black Friday Deals Includes $98 40-inch Roku TV, $129 Apple Watch, And More
The best way to attack Black Friday and get the best deals is to formulate a game plan ahead of time. Fortunately, it is easier than ever to do so, as companies no longer wait until the last minute to reveal what kind of bargains can be had. While there will inevitably be some surprises, Walmart, for example, is offering a preview of some

Source: Hot Hardware – Walmart’s Black Friday Deals Includes 40-inch Roku TV, 9 Apple Watch, And More

How to Set Expectations With a New Babysitter

Starting a relationship with a new babysitter can be a little nerve-wracking. You hope you’ll like them and your kids will like them and that the feeling will be mutual. You want this to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship, so the last thing you might feel like doing is laying down the law before they’ve even…

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Physics holds the secret to volleyball’s highly unpredictable “float serve”

PARIS, FRANCE - Alen Pajenk #2 of Slovenia serves the ball during the EuroVolley 2019 Final match between Serbia and Slovenia at AccorHotels Arena on September 29, 2019 in Paris, France.

Enlarge / PARIS, FRANCE – Alen Pajenk #2 of Slovenia serves the ball during the EuroVolley 2019 Final match between Serbia and Slovenia at AccorHotels Arena on September 29, 2019 in Paris, France. (credit: Catherine Steenkeste | Getty Images)

A good float serve at just the right moment in volleyball can make or break a tight game, since the ball’s trajectory is so tough to predict. It’s the surface panels on conventional volleyballs that give rise to these unpredictable trajectories, and modifying the surface patterns could make for a more consistent flight, according to a recent paper in Applied Sciences.

It all comes down to gravity and aerodynamics. Any moving ball leaves a wake of air that trails behind it as it flies through the air. The inevitable drag slows the ball down. The trajectories of various sports balls are affected not just by their diameter and speed but also by any tiny irregularities on their surface. Golf balls have dimples, for example, while baseballs have stitching in a figure-eight pattern—both sufficiently bumpy to affect the airflow around the ball.

It’s well known that the movement of a baseball creates a whirlpool of air around it, commonly known as the Magnus effect. The raised seams churn the air around the ball, creating high-pressure zones in various locations that (depending on the type of pitch) can cause deviations in its trajectory. Golf ball dimples reduce the drag flow by creating a turbulent boundary layer of air, while the ball’s spin generates lift by creating a higher air pressure area on the bottom of the ball than on the top.

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Source: Ars Technica – Physics holds the secret to volleyball’s highly unpredictable “float serve”

Microsoft Now Forcing Upgrades For Laggard Windows 10 1803 Users To May 2019 Update

Microsoft Now Forcing Upgrades For Laggard Windows 10 1803 Users To May 2019 Update
Microsoft has been doing everything in its power to ensure that its customers are running the most recent versions of Windows 10. Microsoft’s motivations are understandable, as newer Windows 10 builds have all of the latest features and security updates to ward of attacks from nefarious parties.

The latest users that are under the microscope

Source: Hot Hardware – Microsoft Now Forcing Upgrades For Laggard Windows 10 1803 Users To May 2019 Update

Sustainable clothing with Rapanui and Raspberry Pi

New to the Raspberry Pi Store, Cambridge: T-shirts made using Raspberry Pis in Rapanui’s sustainable factory.

Oli Wilkin – our Glorious Retail Guru, to give him his formal title – has been hard at work this year bringing the Raspberry Pi Store, Cambridge, to life. Open since February, the store continues to evolve as it introduces our credit card-sized computer to a high-street audience. Oli and the store team are always talking to customers, exploring new ideas, and making changes. Here’s Oli on the latest development: Rapanui clothing, made sustainably with the help of Raspberry Pis.

Rapanui 2

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Rapanui

Brothers Mart and Rob started bespoke clothing company Rapanui in a garden shed on the Isle of Wight, with an initial investment of £200 (about $257 US). Ten years later, Rapanui has grown to a fully fledged factory providing over 100 jobs. Their vision to create a sustainable clothing brand has seen them increase Rapanui’s offering from T-shirts to a much wider range of clothing, including jumpers, socks, and jackets. Another reason we like them a lot is that the factory uses over 100 Raspberry Pis with a wide variety of functions.

Rapanui’s early early days weres not without their challenges. Mart and Rob found early on that every improvement in sustainability came with a price tag. They realised that they could use technology to help keep costs down without cutting corners:

Along the way, we needed a real low-cost option for us to be able to get computing in and around the place. Someone said,
“Oh, you should check out Raspberry Pi.”
“What’s that?”
“It’s a computer, and costs twenty quid or something, and it’s the size of a credit card.”
“OK – that can’t be true!”

We got one, and it just blew our mind, because there’s no limit to what we could do with it.
– Mart

The Raspberry Pis are supporting things like productivity improvements, order tracking, workload prioritisation, and smart lighting. All employees are encouraged to try coding when they start working for Rapanui, and they’re empowered to change their workplace to make it smarter and more efficient.



As Mart explains,

In the world today, there’s a lot of issues around environment and sustainability, which feel like compromises – you want to do your bit, but it costs more. What this kind of technology allows us to do is make things cost less because you can create these massive efficiencies through technology, and that’s what enables you to be able to afford the things that you want to do with sustainability, without having to compromise on price.

Circular economy

All of the organic cotton that Rapanui uses is fully traced from India to the Isle of Wight, where it is turned into amazing quality branded items for their customers. Once a garment has come to the end of its life, a customer can simply scan the QR code on the inside label, and this QR code generates a Freepost address. This allows the customer to send their item back to Rapanui for a webshop credit, thus creating a circular economy.

Raspberry Pi + Rapanui

All of this makes us very pleased to be working with Rapanui to print the T-shirts you buy in the Raspberry Pi store.

Rapanui – from workshop to store

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We have started with our Raspberry Pi 4 T-shirt, and others will follow. Our hope is that all our T-shirts will be fully sustainable and better for you, our customers.

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Intel's First 7nm Xe Discrete GPU Is Allegedly Called Ponte Vecchio

Intel's First 7nm Xe Discrete GPU Is Allegedly Called Ponte Vecchio
Intel has definitely been slow playing the more interesting details of its modern play in discrete graphics—all we really know for sure is Intel will be launching it first modern discrete GPU in 2020, and that it plans on attacking several different market segments, gaming included. As we wait for more official details, unofficially, one of

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Get a Health Insurance Cost Estimate Even If You're Not Buying Coverage

It’s that time of year again. No, not curled-up-watching-football-on-the-couch season (although it is also that). I’m talking about open enrollment, the one time every year when you can get or change your health insurance through the Affordable Care Act without a qualifying life event.

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