Tip of the week…
Clever uses for three throwaway items
Newspaper: Tomatoes ripen faster when wrapped in newspaper. Balled up and sprayed with water, newspaper can also absorb bad odors in a refrigerator.
Rubber bands: Wrap rubber bands around some garment hangers to keep strappy tops and sweaters from slipping off. Trying to remove a screw with a stripped head? Push in a bit of a rubber band with the tip of a screwdriver. Often, “it gives you just enough grip.”
Pennies: Reach for some pennies when you need to stabilize a wobbly table. Stack them until the balance is right, then glue them together. A pre-1982 penny dropped in a vase with a pinch of sugar will help cut flowers last longer, because copper is a fungicide. Finally, a penny can be used to measure tread depth on tires. Stick Lincoln in headfirst; “if his entire head is showing, you need new tires.”
Source: The Washington Post
And for those who have everything…
We’ve seen the future of selfies, and it’s spooky. The new Skydio R1 is the first drone that can follow you wherever you go and record live video as it does so. Its groundbreaking artificial intelligence software is no joke: “The drone knows your face, your gait, and your clothing. It hovers persistently behind your back, moving when you move, stopping when you stop, resisting every effort to shake it.” It’s being sold as a way to capture special moments, and if given the chance to film your next heroic mountain ascent, “who’s not going to do it?” For now, though, it’ll only fly for 16 minutes at a time.
Source: The New York Times ■