CNET Smart Home CNET Smart Home Aug 31 • Best smart light bulbs for 2019 (plus switches, light strips, accessories and more) Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment See All reading • Upgrade your KitchenAid stand mixer with these gorgeous new bowls The KitchenAid stand mixer makes its mark on home baking Tags We take a look inside the KitchenAid factory 0 The Parasol bowl design on display at IHHS 2019 in Chicago. Chris Monroe/CNET KitchenAid stand mixers aren’t cheap. They’re the kind of kitchen appliance you purchase once, maybe twice in your life. Maybe it’s a wedding gift or graduation present, but you’re likely not swapping it out any time soon. So what do you do when you’re looking to add a little bit of character or change the style of that gorgeous hunk of metal perched permanently atop your counter? KitchenAid has the answer in its decorative ceramic bowls. There are already a few designs on KitchenAid’s website, but at the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago on Saturday, the company showcased five new options headed to retailers in 2019. Confetti Sprinkle bowl design adds festive detail to this red mixer. Chris Monroe/CNET These 5-quart ceramic bowls are versatile, too. They are microwave-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe as well as oven-safe up to 475 degrees F. The team at KitchenAid say they’re also 30 percent lighter than the older models, yet the Titanium-reinforced ceramic means they should do well at resisting chipping and cracking under normal use. Read more: How color, cake and nostalgia made the KitchenAid stand mixer an American iconHere are the new patterns for 2019, as described by KitchenAid:Confetti Sprinkle: this design sparks inspiration for your next baking experience with a burst of confetti. MSRP: $85Parasol: inspired by worldly travels, this 3-D faceted bowl combines the traditional Japanese parasol umbrella with Scandinavian floral designs. MSRP: $95Scandi Floral: a playful pattern with a hand-painted look that is inspired by Scandinavian floral designs. MSRP: $85Whispering Floral: a subtle gray floral graphic applied to a white chocolate bowl, bringing forth feelings of peace and serenity to your kitchen. MSRP: $85White Mermaid Lace: a 3D-embossed design inspired by a traditional Japanese fish scale pattern, finished with a reactive glaze that changes the color’s intensity to accentuate the pattern. MSRP: $95The five additions to KitchenAid’s decorative 5-quart ceramic bowl collection will be available beginning in spring 2019. Small Appliances 8:39 • Aug 31 • The best coffee grinders you can buy right now Aug 31 • Alexa can tell you if someone breaks into your house 16 Photos Aug 30 • Battling bot vacs: iRobot Roomba S9+ vs Neato Botvac D7 Connected Share your voice KitchenAid
Actor/director Angelina Jolie attends The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.Christopher Polk/Getty Images for The Critics’ Choice AwardsAngelina Jolie may never marry again. After the long-winded and harrowing divorce process with Brad Pitt, the Maleficent actress may have given up on marriage.Reportedly Angelina Jolie officially dropped Pitt from her last name and sources are now saying that the ‘Maleficent’ star might want to remain single forever. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are now officially single, but Angelina Jolie is in no rush to get into a relationship. The actress is sad that a very big and meaningful part of her life has now come to an end. Angelina Jolie had a lot of love for Brad Pitt and thought that the Pitt name would always be part of her, so the divorce and the name change has been challenging for her. The power couple, dubbed, “Brangelina” were together for over a decade, but after two years of marriage, the pair decided to call it quits. But since then, their divorce proceedings have moved rather slow. Angelina Jolie and Brad PittReutersBrad Pitt’s frustration at the pace of his divorce proceedings began to show when he blamed Angelina Jolie for stalling the process. Angelina’s camp responded by saying that the actress wanted the divorce process to be fair to herself and her kids and she didn’t mind how long that took. A source close to Angelina Jolie told HollywoodLife exclusively that the name change is helping her come to terms with the end of her marriage. “Angelina is living life in acceptance that things are over for good with Brad and that with her removing his last name, they are moving further away from each other, and she is OK with all of it,” the source said.Angelina Jolie is not letting her divorce slow down her career though, the actress just joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in an unspecified role and will soon be seen reprising her role as the villainous Maleficent for the Disney sequel.
Kolkata: Keeping in purview the bilateral relationship between India and Russia, a 14-member delegation of BNCCI visited Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladimir, Suzdol from August 30 to September, 4, 2018.The delegation comprised members from different Trade and Commerce activities in Bengal ranging from Real Estate to Medicine, from Education to Poultry farming among others. The delegation was supported and flagged off by Alexey Idamkin, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Kolkata. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe delegation had their first meeting with Daria Suntsova, CEO and Board Member of “OPARA RUSSIA” — the Apex umbrella body of MSME Sector in Russia. The organisation has over 4 lakh members spread approximately over 85 provinces of Russian Federation, with focus on priority sector such as Pharmaceuticals, Food & Food Processing, Tourism, Infrastructure and Engineering. The meeting was held at their head quarter at Suvorovskaya Square, Moscow. Ritwik Das, highlighted the Tourism Scheme and other Investment Opportunities in Bengal as inspired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Das also invited the member of ‘OPARA RUSSIA’ to attend the Bengal Global Summit, 2019, in Kolkata on behalf of Bengal Government. The BNCCI delegation was also invited for a Tea Meet at the Embassy of India in Moscow by G Balasubramanium, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Indian Embassy. The delegation ended with a happy note.
Google loves a good project.Following in the footsteps of Project Ara, Project Loon and Project Tango, the company has just unveiled a new effort to tackle security issues across the Internet: Project Zero.Security is such a critical priority, the SEO giant is now ramping up earlier part-time work by self-governing staffers — which has led to the discovery of bugs like Heartbleed — into a full-fledged security outfit, the company explained in a blog post yesterday.With Project Zero, Google is looking to extend beyond its own workings on the web and “will work to improve the security of any software depended upon by large numbers of people.”Related: Viral App ‘Yo’ Hires Its HackerAdditionally, all security efforts will be undertaken transparently, with every bug “filed in an external database,” the company said.“We will only report bugs to the software’s vendor — and no third parties,” Google added. “Once the bug report becomes public (typically once a patch is available), you’ll be able to monitor vendor time-to-fix performance, see any discussion about exploitability, and view historical exploits and crash traces.”The name Project Zero refers to a “zero-day” attack or vulnerability, which exploits a previously unknown bug that developers have had no time to patch.Best of all for computer whizzes who want to harness their abilities for the Internet’s greater good? “We’re hiring,” writes Project Zero’s researcher herder, Chris Evans. Interested parties can find out more about the effort on the project’s blog.Related: Why Security Should Be Top of Mind When Creating a Business July 16, 2014 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »
July 20, 2016 Enroll Now for Free Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. 3 min read You have likely heard about all of the trouble that Pokémon Go has caused since its release on July 6 — but this incident takes the cake.Related: The 5 Most Ridiculous Pokémon Go Stories of the WeekThe Baltimore police department posted this video Tuesday night after a driver playing Pokémon Go crashed into a parked police cruiser.#PokemonGO is not all fun and games. Here is a video of a distracted driver who struck one of our cars. #PlaySafe pic.twitter.com/kOTfbTcILo— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) July 19, 2016 The man is seen getting out of the car saying, “That’s what I get for playing this dumb ass game.”Related: 8 Weird Reasons Pokémon Go Isn’t the Game Craze We’re Used ToAnd he’s right, it’s pretty bad, but he apparently isn’t the only one who’s been playing the augmented reality game behind the wheel. Transportation departments around the country are warning people that playing Pokémon Go while driving is dangerous.Did you see this? @MassDOT is reminding drivers to NEVER #Pokemon and drive! pic.twitter.com/fnJeeEiqbU— Brittany Murphy (@BrittMurphyWMN) July 14, 2016 Don’t #PokemonGO and drive. That’s the message from the @MDXway on the 836 heading westbound in Miami. pic.twitter.com/AMwDoHtlvS— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) July 18, 2016 Police departments are also getting on board, noting the dangers of playing in the driver’s seat.What do you get when you mix driving & Pokémon Go? $325 and 4 Demerit Points. Police detect 2 drivers in 1 hour. pic.twitter.com/PaIwIRVCa5— NSW Police (@nswpolice) July 14, 2016 Morning! Playing #PokemonGO? Don’t catch & drive! Wait, park & then #Pokemon Go. #GottaCatchEmAll but safely! #LESM pic.twitter.com/cVCBKf1zd9— SarasotaPD (@sarasotapd) July 11, 2016 Enjoy #PokemonGo, but please be aware of your surroundings and don’t play it while driving. https://t.co/rb4ZQmmkOG via @latimes— Denver Sheriff (@DenverSheriff) July 18, 2016 A push notification within the game warns players to watch their surroundings If you absolutely must play Pokémon Go in the car, actor Daniel Franzese has a solution: Omg! You can’t #PokemonGO and drive but you can in your @lyft I just caught Pikachu in the Valley. God is real!!! pic.twitter.com/JQF8gaVv0F— Daniel Franzese (@WhatsupDanny) July 14, 2016 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
6 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. April 24, 2018 Untold numbers of women endure horrific threats and abuse online. The new film Netizens, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this past weekend, not only illustrates the problem but criticizes how little legislators and major social media platforms, including Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook, are doing about it.”I hunger for you, Anita. It consumes me every day,” an abuser identified as “Kevin Langham” wrote in a 2014 tweet depicted in the film. “I want to hold you in my arms. I’m going to choke the life out of you.”That “Anita” is Anita Sarkeesian, the cultural critic who has often taken on Gamergate and others in the misogynist world of online gaming. In return for her stance, Sarkeesian has suffered frightening tweets like the one above, and others too crude to quote. In the film Sarkeesian showed a photo of a jar of semen sent online. when she speaks publicly, the film pointed out, the venue is typically protected by armed guards and swept by bomb-sniffing dogs.Related: SXSW Festival Cancels Gamer Panels After Threats of ViolenceIn a panel discussion following a Saturday screening of the film in New York, Sarkeesian — a San Francisco entrepreneur who with her team of four creates the video series Feminist Frequency — addressed possible responses to the online abuse women face from gamers, ex-boyfriends and other venomous sources.”My concerns are that these platforms were built from the ground up by white men and tested on their families and people in their orbit who looked like them, and they never thought about how their platforms could do harm,” Sarkeesian said. “So, what happens is that when [a platform] takes off and you have millions of users, it’s putting Band-Aids on this geyser of harm and chaos on their platforms. … Can you ever fix a platform where the foundation is fundamentally flawed?””Netizens” panel at Tribeca Film Festival included (right to left) filmmaker Cynthia Lowen, Tina Reine, Anita Sarkeesian and Carrie Goldberg.Image credit: Joan OleckSometimes yes, the critic herself acknowledged. She consults with major tech companies, including those in social media, Sarkeesian said. And, “It’s fascinating to be in a space as long as I have, doing this work and [seeing] how rapidly we have come to recognize that online harassment is real.”Five or six years ago, when I met with Twitter, there were five or six people on their safety team; and they were like, ‘Nah, we don’t have an [issue].’ And, I’m like, ‘What?’ Now, there’s a safety council and they try to communicate with us about what we’re doing, I don’t know the specifics of whether it’s working or not but that’s such a huge difference.”Related: Twitter Offers New Filter, Cracks Down on AbuseCertainly that difference doesn’t work for everyone, the film pointed out in its profile of two other women.One was Tina Reine, a Miami-based carbon commodities trader and aerialist who once delivered a TEDx talk about dancing as a springboard to girls’ self-confidence. Reine’s personal history became the obsession of a hateful ex, whose extensive online defamation of her caused a potential and at least one actual employer to dismiss her.In one of the film’s most telling scenes, Reine, who during the filming was eking out a living teaching gymnastics to children, signs up for a Toastmasters course. There, she explains to a skeptical fellow student, who is male, that what she had been encountered wasn’t just a free speech do-or-die situation: It had wrecked her life emotionally and financially, she told him.”Every time I give out my name,” Reine said elsewhere in the film about her ongoing struggle, “I know I’m about to be judged because I know eventually they’re going to Google me and see what’s there, and they’re going to judge me.” Also profiled in Netizens was New York-based attorney Carrie Goldberg. Goldberg became a lawyer specializing in online abuse, she recounted in the film, because she too had suffered online defamation and couldn’t find counsel who knew enough about social media to help her fight back.In one of the film’s most emotional scenes, Goldberg is shown opening boxes at a storage facility that have been labeled “tainted,” because the clothing and jewelry they contain are items she wore during the abuse she suffered from a man she dated for just four months.She’d put her possessions in storage, she said in the film, because she’d had to move to a more secure apartment — that was how scary the threats from her ex were.”New York doesn’t have a revenge porn law because our politicians are doing nothing about it,” Goldberg says elsewhere in the film. “This is not what the First Amendment is about.”The Brooklyn-based attorney was in the news two years ago for filing complaints against New York City schools for actions taken against female students who’d alleged sexual attacks by male students. In one case Netizens describes, a Brooklyn girl’s assault was actually recorded and posted online. The girl became the target of taunts; the principal responded by telling her to stay home because her presence “would make things worse.”In an era when Mark Zuckerberg can be called on the carpet by Senate investigators because of possible wrongdoing by Facebook over the Russian hacking scandal — and at a time when researchers are actively examining whether social media is psychologically, maybe even physically addictive — revenge porn as a public policy issue is on the ascent. Related: Reddit to Crack Down on Abuse After CEO Is TargetedThe internet, the film’s website declares, is becoming “the next frontier of civil rights.” And the film’s speakers underscore that view.”How do we get the platforms to recognize that this is a problem that is actively harming their users? What do these platforms stand for?” Sarkeesian asked rhetorically during the panel. “Do they want Nazis on their platform?”I’m tried of giving them this free [free speech] waiver over what is happening … The platforms are not built with human users in mind.” Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »