11 a.m. On Mondays, I just roll up to work in sweats. And I can do my skincare routine and makeup routine within 10 minutes. I know that sounds crazy, but my evening routine takes time. I put more effort into my evening routine, so my skin is prepped. All I need to do in the mornings is use a cleansing water, and I apply that all over my face. I clean it with a cotton pad and then I immediately apply sunscreen and moisturizer. I gave up on foundation three years ago. You save a lot of time, and your skin feels better. I use concealer to do any spot coverage. It’s kind of nice because I don’t have to use as much color in my face—too much blush or eyeshadow—because my natural colors are all still there. … [Read more...] about YouTube beauty star Michelle Phan wakes up without an alarm
In the past Apple had used Intel modems in phones for AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s 3G GSM networks, and Qualcomm modems for Verizon and Sprint’s CDMA networks. But Intel’s 7560 modem supports both CDMA and GSM. And 3G networks are on the way out anyway, as carriers convert their networks to full LTE. Verizon no longer requires CDMA support, but Sprint, U.S. Cellular, KDDI in Japan, China Telecom, and a few small operators still do. … [Read more...] about Intel To Supply 70% Of iPhone Modems This Year, 100% In 2019
Amazon won’t reveal how many Alexas it has sold–at least one estimate says about 10 million–but in a sense, it’s an irrelevant stat to the balance sheet. Amazon only needs to worry that, if and when people order toilet paper or Domino’s pizza with their voices, Amazon has a product ready to take the order. Likewise, the Chromebook has started eating into dwindling iPad and Mac sales for all sorts of reasons, but chiefly, that schools can buy students a fully functional laptop for less than the price of an iPad, and Macbooks are all more than $1,000. And Google gets to raise the next generation of internet users on Chrome, Search, Google Docs, and other services core to the intimacy of Google’s ultimate ad play. … [Read more...] about Why Does Apple Think It Can Get Away With Selling Overpriced Stuff?
Verback has finished designing the temple and is currently planning for prefabrication that will begin in March. The temple will be constructed in the humblest of materials: untreated planks of wood, like two-by-fours and two-by-eights. These boards are flammable by design, and they assemble together easily enough that volunteers with no carpentry skills can handle much of the prefabrication in a warehouse in Oakland. Then, in the beginning of August, three weeks before the event takes place, a small construction crew accompanied by dozens of volunteers will drive heavy machinery to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada to construct it. … [Read more...] about Inside the insane architecture of Burning Man 2020
The company thinks it’s found a solution. It recently revealed its tiniest quantum chip yet–it’s so small that it can sit comfortably on a pencil eraser. The chip is powered by qubits that are each more than a thousand times smaller than a single strand of hair. In a typical superconducting quantum computer, qubits live in small loops of superconducting wire cooled to very low temperatures. Intel’s transistor-free chip relies on a more manageable, readily available, and quintessentially traditional component: silicon. Some researchers say the retro element that inspired an industry (and a metaphor, a competitive housing market, and a television show) might be key for the next phase of quantum computing. … [Read more...] about How old-school silicon could bring quantum computers to the masses