Chinese EV startup Seres halts US launch, lays off 90 people in Silicon Valley

Seres, the Chinese EV startup formerly known as SF Motors, is laying off 90 people in its Silicon Valley office, the company announced in a staff meeting held earlier today. The US launch of its first electric SUV, the SF5, is also now on hold, according to a recording of the meeting obtained by The Verge. It had originally planned to make and sell its electric SUVs in both China and the US, with a release slated for later this year. Around 300 people worked in the Silicon Valley office prior to the layoffs, according to a former employee who was granted anonymity because of a non-disclosure agreement with the company. The layoffs affect multiple parts of the company, including …

Brooklinen, known for high-quality bed sheets, launches its first line of loungewear

Brooklinen, the direct-to-consumer bed sheet brand backed by investors including FirstMark, is entering the apparel space with its first line of loungewear. The company says its designs, including tops, pants, shorts and a dress, are inspired by vintage athletic clothing and made from cotton and modal blended with spandex. Prices range from $28 for a t-shirt to $75 for jogger pants. The startup, whose investors also include NYU Innovation Venture Fund and Dorm Room Fund, has built its reputation around high-quality but affordable linens and is able to offer lower prices by controlling the design, manufacturing and logistics and fulfillment of its sheets, comforters, pillows and towels. It is primarily an e-commerce startup, but has also run pop-up shops. Brooklinen’s …

‘There was blood on the walls’: what to do when teen parties go wrong

When my son threw a Facebook bash for 25 friends, it spiralled out of control. So why did I encourage him to have more? We were enjoying a final barbecue with our two younger children on the last night of a holiday in Cornwall. Earlier we had dropped Jake, our 16-year-old, at the station so he could go home for a party. What we didn’t know, as we watched another dazzling sunset, was that the party was at our house. Jake was the host. And it had been flagged on social media for more than a week. Skip to the next day. We were driving home when we received an ominous phone call from Jake: “I’m really sorry,” he said, …

How to Disable Touch Screen Feedback Circles on Windows 10

Windows 10 provides visual feedback when you tap your touch screen. By default, a transparent circle appears under your finger after you tap. Here’s how to disable these. To find this option, head to Settings > Ease of Access > Cursor & Pointer. (To quickly open the Settings app, press Windows+I.) Scroll down to the “Change Touch Feedback” section. Tap the “Show visual feedback around the touch points when I touch the screen” toggle to “Off.” To re-enable touch feedback in the future, you can return here and tap the switch back to “On,” any time. If you’re giving a presentation and you’d like the touch feedback to be more visible, enable the “Make visual feedback for touch points darker …

Finds under $100

Simple jeans & a favorite t-shirt, every day stud earrings, loungewear, beauty favorites and more finds under $100… white t-shirt // skinny jeans // stud earrings // tank dress // clarifying shampoo // loungewear long sleeve top // Jo Malone perfume // Nike fleece sweatshirt // leggings This is my all time favorite white t-shirt. I also got it in black and grey. Here it is on styled with simple jeans. These skinny jeans are such a good price. These under $50 stud earrings are perfect for every day outfits. They add an effortless polished look. This tank dress is so easy to throw on. I have it in black. This light clarifying shampoo works really well. I pair it with this …

Limitations of Love Spells

Hello all, I’m a new witch (I’ve only been practicing for seven months) and am curious about love spells. I’m not intending on doing any, anytime to anyone, but am just curious as to what they are, how they go into affect, and what they mean. Can you cast a love spell on someone you don’t necessarily know, or have contact with? I wondered this after someone I knew remarked about casting love spells on celebrities, ones that this person had never met. At first I assumed it would be impossible to do, but celebrities are regular humans at the end of the day. Then I wondered if perhaps this person would simply be placing a curse upon themselves by …

Mate 30 Pro might feature a daring new design that Samsung wouldn’t attempt

A report a few days ago from a trusted Samsung insider revealed that Samsung has been working on smartphone designs unlike anything we’ve ever seen. But the company decided not to go forward with those plans for its next-gen devices. The same leaker then said the Mate 30 Pro, which is easily one of the most exciting phones of the second half of 2019, would have the display innovations that Samsung decided to ditch. Continue reading… BGR Top Deals: Woot!’s 15th birthday celebration brings amazing deals on these Amazon Echo devices Amazon is blowing out Cuisinart cast iron cookware for half off, today only Trending Right Now: Galaxy Note 10’s signature feature prevents it from being a much better phone, …

Knife Party Unveil Full Tracklist Ahead of ‘Lost Souls’ EP

Knife Party are making it official — their forthcoming Lost Souls EP comes out July 19th via Earstorm. In addition to a formal announcement on social media, the iconic duo has provided the tracklist for the 4-song release. Light on collabs, just one track featuring Harrison. The tracklist reads as follows: No Saint Lost Souls Death & Desire feat. Harrison Ghost Train Knife Party have been teasing this body of work since the beginning of the year and it’s finally time. It’s hard to believe it’s been four years, as this EP follows up their 2015 Trigger Warning EP. Check back here first thing on July 19th to hear Lost Souls in full. Knife Party – Lost Souls EP 1. No …

Logitech updates its G Pro headset with Blue Microphones audio and sleeker design

Logitech’s gaming brand is unveiling a new headset today in its G Pro line, refreshing the last year’s model with one that’s slightly more expensive. But with that extra cost, you’re getting a more comfortable, higher-quality wired headset designed designed for PC gaming. It also looks much sleeker than before, with a new aluminum and steel design. Logitech is billing this new version as an pro-grade audio device built with games that require frequent voice communication in mind, and it’s worked with Blue Microphones to design an audio input feature its calling Blue Voice, which promises clearer and crisper microphone and a bevy of tuning and filter options in its companion G Hub app. That way, if you don’t already …

Facebook tries to explain the complicated world of ad tracking

Facebook is trying to shine a light on one of the more confusing  aspects of the advertising industry: how webs of seemingly unrelated companies use your data to serve ads. The social network is updating its advertising settings to make it a bit easier to see how advertisers are getting your information, why you’re targeted for specific ads, and how to opt out of them. To make this happen, Facebook is making a couple updates. The most notable change are new sections in Facebook’s advertising preferences that lets you see exactly how companies wind up with your info. The first section, labeled “advertisers who have uploaded a list with your information and advertised to it,” includes businesses you’ve frequented (either …

Cheesy Vegemite Scrolls For 30c EACH!

These Cheesy Vegemite Scrolls For 30c EACH! Cheese and Vegemite make such a delicious combination.  Add some beautiful light scone mixture and turn this into a scroll, which not only tastes great, but you can freeze them! Perfect for the school lunch box, or a snack on the go! These snacks are also super affordable, at only 30c each. This Cheesy Vegemite Scrolls recipe makes 10, but you can easily double it or more. You’ll never buy a pre-made scroll again!! For the price estimates here we’ve used a large national supermarket, but it’s possible (and highly encouraged) for you to look around at your local farmers market, local butcher or at discount grocers. You’re likely to find many of these …

Looking for information about staining my new table

Hello, everybody! I hope you are doing well. I just purchased a new dining room table/gaming table/computer desk from Ikea. I have limited space and needed a Do-It-All table! I found my answer at Ikea. The only problem is the color is a little light for my taste. I'm hoping to stain it or paint it a darker gray to match my other furniture, although I have never done anything remotely similar to this before. I'm trying to find answers on google, but it seems that there is a lot of factors that go into if it will look good (Factors I don't yet understand, such as the original color of the table and what I'm hoping to turn it …

A story about phones that look like onions and garlic

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been getting pretty bored by phone colors of late. Everyone is offering the same silver and gold finishes, of course, while China’s initially laudable effort to develop every single blue gradient pattern imaginable seems to be running out of steam. Former Oppo sub-brand Realme thinks it has the answer, and that answer is — what else? — “hire the most famous Japanese industrial designer alive to make phones inspired by vegetables.” Yes, vegetables. Naoto Fukasawa, who you may know from his iconic work with Muji and the Infobar range of phones, has turned to the kitchen for inspiration with the new “Master Editions” of the Realme X flagship phone. Two versions are available: …

Woodstream: Redesigned TERRO Fruit Fly Traps

IMAGE: WOODSTREAM TERRO Fruit Fly Traps are now available from Woodstream in an economical, professional bulk pack containing 12 traps and lures (#T2512). These attractive and highly effective, apple-shaped traps have a new design for increased fruit fly interaction and performance. Traps containing the proprietary improved food-based non-toxic, non-staining lure can be placed anywhere fruit fly activity is seen, including bars, restaurants, wineries and kitchen areas. Once flies enter the trap, they cannot escape. Each trap lasts 45 days and features several see-through windows to easily monitor catch activity. WoodstreamPro.com The post Woodstream: Redesigned TERRO Fruit Fly Traps appeared first on Pest Management Professional. Read more: feedproxy.google.com

Test: Her er højstolen, der kan bruges hele livet

  De første år er højstolen helt uundværlig for familiens mindste. Efterhånden som barnet vokser, bliver stolen traditionelt mindre og mindre brugbar. Men det kan faktisk lade sig gøre at købe en stol, der vokser sammen med barnet, og som i princippet kan bruges hele livet. ALT for damerne har testet højstole. Stolene er bedømt på design, komfort, funktion og værdi for pengene. Testvinderen er ikke den billigste højstol, men til gengæld er den tidligere blevet kåret som bedst i test af Forbrugerrådet Tænk. Og så er det ret så smart, at den kan indstilles uden at bruge værktøj. Dyr, men alle pengene værd, lyder ALT for damernes vurdering. Desværre skal barnet være omkring to år, før det kan begynde …

UFC 239: Live updates from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

Two of the brightest stars at one of the premier MMA gyms in the sport hope to shine on the UFC 239 main card at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Jon Jones defends his light heavyweight title against Thiago Santos. Former bantamweight champion Holly Holm looks to reclaim the belt back from Amanda Nunes. The longtime teammates, Jones and Holm, are fighting on the same card for the first time. Edmen Shahbazyan, the Glendale middleweight, takes on Welsh veteran Jack Marshman. In the days leading up to fight night, fighters demonstrated their skill for fans and answered questions during Media Day. Photos: UFC 239 official weigh-ins | Fighters square off for fans Follow along for live updates from Southern California …