Amazon just unveiled it’s latest product, Astro! The household robot for home monitoring integrating Alexa.
Here are mentioned features:
Keep home closer – Meet Astro, the household robot for home monitoring, with Alexa.
Introducing Intelligent Motion – Amazon Astro uses advanced navigation technology to find its way around your home and go where you need it. When you’re not using Astro, it will hang out close by at the ready.
Stay connected from anywhere – Remotely send Astro to check on specific rooms, people, or things. Plus, get alerts if Astro detects an unrecognized person or certain sounds when you’re away.
Unlock even more peace of mind – Activate your 6-month free trial of Ring Protect Pro subscription and have Astro proactively patrol, investigate activity, save videos in Ring’s cloud storage for up to 60 days, and more.
Alexa Together subscription (coming soon) – Remotely care for aging loved ones, giving you peace of mind while helping them live independently. Set up reminders, manage shopping lists, receive activity alerts, and more.
Put Alexa in motion – Astro can follow you with entertainment or find you to deliver calls, messages, timers, alarms, or reminders.
Designed to protect your privacy – Turn off mics, cameras, and motion with one press of a button and use the Astro app to set out of bounds zones to let Astro know where it’s not allowed to go.
Customize with compatible products – Astro comes with a detachable cup holder and can carry other items (sold separately) like a Ziploc container, the OMRON blood pressure monitor, and a Furbo Dog Camera that tosses treats to your pet.
The world is in shock on how fast the Taliban took over Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. This after the US and allied forces withdrew their armed forces and Afghan president fled the country leaving his own people in disarray. 33 more words
Meanwhile many American’s stand on US President Joe Biden as he defended withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, blaming the Taliban’s takeover on Afghan political leaders who fled the country and the unwillingness of the Afghan army to fight the militant group.
It took almost a century but finally an Olympic gold for the Philippines! Hidilyn Diaz set two Olympic records on her way to winning the women’s 55kg, bringing the Philippines its first ever gold medal in Olympic history.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics officially started! The ceremony however was odd as it didn’t bring the usual razzmatazz of past Olympiad openings – mainly due to an empty stadium but more so because Japan is still battling a recent spike of COVID 19 cases.
The performances felt distant, even the torch relay looked like they didn’t practice, but the usual Olympics motto “Stronger, Higher, Faster” appended with the word “Together” timely tells us all that we can learn to live and survive this pandemic together. The fact the organizers still pushed through with the events just shows how resilient humankind is.
The fireworks were still amazing!
John Lennon’s “Imagine” playing along the 1800+ flying drones that formed a globe was just breath-taking.
But the Olympics pictogram performance was just outrageous and somehow a homage to those funny Japanese shows 🙂
The event will run through July 23 to August 8 in Tokyo, Japan. Check out more olympics.com.
Grabbing a mask on the way out the door and a thorough hand-wash upon returning home, or perhaps more commonly staying home and meeting virtually for work and fun are just a few of the new habits picked up during the pandemic, and experts say some might stick around even after restrictions lift. 98 more…
Paracord Bracelets for “Operation Gratitude” In a time of social distancing you can still commemorate the US Memorial Day and support our troop, by creating paracord bracelets, right at the comfort of your homes. 111 more words
To honor Military Appreciation Month, “Operation Gratitude” offers a way for YOU to help, when Americans everywhere take pause to express appreciation to service members and their families.
HOW CAN A PARACORD “SURVIVAL” BRACELET BE USED?
All who serve use paracord, which gets its name from parachute cord and can hold up to 550 lbs. of weight. The bracelet provides 7.5 feet of cord in an emergency. Paracord “Survival” Bracelets can be used to:
Secure camouflage nets to trees or vehicles
Build a makeshift shelter
Extend a security strap or rope to reach and haul heavy objects
Create a harness to extract an injured person from a bad location
Make a sling or splint
And those are just a few of the ways to use the full paracord! Cut the paracord and remove the 7 to 9 individual nylon strands inside it (the “guts”) and now you have finer strong string to use as:
Sewing thread to repair gear
Emergency sutures to close a wound
Trip line to secure an area
Our hope is to include one Paracord “Survival” Bracelet in each of our Deployed Troop Care Packages, and in the First Responder and Recruit Graduate Care Pouches.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage, a sequel to Venom released on 2018 based on the Marvel Comics character, is back! Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams are also back, while Woody Harrelson plays Cletus Kasady/Carnage, the main villain.
But who is Cletus Kasady/Carnage? Check out this History of Carnage by Variant Comics.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage is set for release in the United States on September 24, 2021, delayed from an initial October 2020 date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.