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September 15, 2018

Storm Surge in AR

This past Wednesday the Weather Channel, in its coverage of Florence, premiered a very cool computer simulation of what various storm surge heights would look like.

Already over 1.5 million views and plaudits everywhere.

Have a look for yourself.

September 15, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Highest resolution map of Antarctica ever produced

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See it in all its glory here.

[via Newsweek]

September 15, 2018 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tesla Wireless Phone Charger


Every Tesla accessory they make sells out in a Podunkville minute.

Here's your next big chance — u snooz u looz

From the Tesla website:



Wirelessly charge your phone anywhere with the Tesla Wireless Phone Charger.

Simply set your Qi-enabled phone on the inductive charging pad and let your phone charge up without any cables.

Housed in a sleek, high-gloss case, the Tesla Wireless Charger embodies the same design language used across Tesla Energy products in a pocket-sized package.

In addition to wireless charging, the Tesla Wireless Phone Charger also doubles as a standard wired powerbank using the USB-A output port and either your own USB cable or the integrated USB-C cable which fits flush around the outside edge of the charger for easy storage.

Qi Certified and compatible with all inductive charging capable smartphones.   

Charge Wirelessly: Set your Qi enabled phone on the wireless base. Press and hold the power button for 3 seconds to activate wireless charging

Charge On the Go: Plug your phone into the integrated USB-C cable. For non USB-C ports, use the USB-A port to plug in any USB-A charging cable

Charge the Internal Battery: Use the built in USB-A cable to charge your Wireless Charger from any USB port.

Features and Details:

• 21 hours additional talk time

• 18 hours additional surfing time

• Black or white

• Battery capacity:  Lithium-ion polymer 6000mAh

• Watt hours:  22.2Wh

• Input charging:  5V/2A

• Removable USB cable (USB-C to USB-A) and 1 USB-A Port

• Output charging:

-Wireless charging: 5W

-Wired charging: 5V/1.5A



Bonus: price break.

The first time around they cost $65; now they're priced to really move at $49.

And doesn't the black look stylish?

I've noted before and I'll say it here again: if Apple offered AirPods and Lightning cables and all its other accessories in black as well as white, they'd unlock a whole new segment of the buying population.

Me, I'd spring for AirPods in black but never, ever in white; at least, not as long as they continue to look as dumb as the current iteration.

September 15, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (2)

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