The best cheap laptop deals in August 2020

While it may be outclassed by the Pixelbook and the Samsung Chromebook in terms of sheer power, the Acer Chromebook 15 can still pack a wallop while providing battery life that is frankly out of this world. It’s rare that a cheap laptop can truly provide all-day battery, but in our independent battery tests, Acer’s […]

Sir Anthony Caro obituary

Over several years after the turn of the century, Caro worked on a project in the newly restored choir of the church of St Jean-Baptiste in Bourbourg, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, which had been wrecked when a second world war RAF pilot crashed on to the roof to avoid hitting houses. Caro linked the nave and […]

Helen Frankenthaler obituary

One of the best descriptions of the effect of Frankenthaler’s work after that extraordinary canvas of 1952 was the Observer critic Nigel Gosling’s review of an exhibition in May 1964 at the Kasmin gallery in London. “If any artist can give us aid and comfort,” he wrote, “Helen Frankenthaler can with her great splashes of soft […]

The end of tourism?

Tsotne Japaridze, whose tour agency Traffic Travel organises adventure holidays in Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia, described the pain that the virus inflicted on his business and those who rely on it. Japaridze employs three people full-time, hires 15 guides and drivers during the summer season, and sends tour groups to 30-odd vineyards, guesthouses and private […]

Back to school: 7 ways to win at online learning

Korpela is family services manager at the Jeremiah Program of Austin, a nonprofit that supports single mothers in and around Austin, Texas. It’s a good idea, Korpela said, to balance stationary activities such as sitting through a virtual class lesson with opportunities for youngsters to move their bodies and experience new things through their senses, […]

Apple is still tending its walled garden

I do find the behavior a little weird. If you click a link in Safari, it opens Apple News. If you click a link in Chrome, it stays in Chrome. If you click a link in some other app like Slack, it opens in Apple News — even if your default browser is Chrome. That’s […]

Edward and Bella’s honeymoon house from Twilight: Breaking Dawn is available to rent

Accessible exclusively by boat or helicopter, you’ll feel just like Hollywood stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart as you arrive at the house, which has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, and offers complete privacy thanks to its location nestled between two small hills in a secluded bay.

Revealing the Future: Faraday debuts its FF91

Some of Faraday’s innovations fail to meet a basic smell test, though. Other cars can park themselves, even if they cannot locate spaces. Other cars adjust temperatures automatically. Other cars compensate for poor weather conditions. Other cars have Wi-Fi. Other cars have torque vectoring that actively works to apportion drive power most effectively to the […]