The giant cyclone in Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is speeding up – Salon

Unlike our ephemeral weather features on Earth, Jupiter’s storms last years, even centuries. The gas giant’s Great Red Spot, a swirling eddy around 10,000 miles wide, has existed for as long as humans have been observing Jupiter through telescopes — since 1665, meaning this storm has lasted at least 356 years. This ongoing storm in Jupiter’s southern hemisphere consists of crimson-colored clouds spinning nearly 400 miles per hour in a counterclockwise loop. The storm has changed in shape and size since it was first observed in detail in the 1800s — and with…

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New World is Already Steam’s Most Played Game of 2021 Despite Server Struggles – IGN – IGN

New World is already Steam’s most-played game of 2021, even though it’s only been out for a day. Not only is Amazon Games’ new MMO the most played game of 2021, but its all-time player count peak is also more than 200,000 players higher than Valheim’s, which previously held the record. At the time of this writing, New World has 684,364 concurrent players and an all-time peak of 707,230, which it hit about half an hour ago. Valheim, which was released earlier this year to much acclaim, previously held the…

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New World is Already Steam’s Most Played Game of 2021 Despite Server Struggles – IGN

New World is already Steam’s most-played game of 2021, even though it’s only been out for a day. Not only is Amazon Games’ new MMO the most played game of 2021, but its all-time player count peak is also more than 200,000 players higher than Valheim’s, which previously held the record. At the time of this writing, New World has 684,364 concurrent players and an all-time peak of 707,230, which it hit about half an hour ago. Valheim, which was released earlier this year to much acclaim, previously held the…

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Shipwreck dating back 130 years revealed as water levels in Missouri river drop two feet in drought 

A nearly 130-year-old shipwreck has been revealed in the Missouri River as the region experiences a severe drought and river levels have dropped more than two feet. The Abner O’Neal wrecked in 1892 just north of Bismarck, North Dakota, while bringing 9,000 bushels of wheat from Washburn to Mandan, KYFR-TV reports.  According to Fox 4, nearly one third, or 31.9 percent of land area is experiencing a drought in Missouri. That’s up from March, when just six percent of the state was dry, which started to cause an issue for…

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Shipwreck dating back 130 years revealed as water levels in Missouri river drop two feet in drought 

A nearly 130-year-old shipwreck has been revealed in the Missouri River as the region experiences a severe drought and river levels have dropped more than two feet. The Abner O’Neal wrecked in 1892 just north of Bismarck, North Dakota, while bringing 9,000 bushels of wheat from Washburn to Mandan, KYFR-TV reports.  According to Fox 4, nearly one third, or 31.9 percent of land area is experiencing a drought in Missouri. That’s up from March, when just six percent of the state was dry, which started to cause an issue for…

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iPhone 13 Pro first impressions and New Orleans camera test [Gallery] – 9to5Mac

Over the years, my iPhone upgrade ritual has developed a few patterns. My routine involves talking myself out of pre-ordering, driving to whatever far-away retail store has launch day inventory, and ending up in New Orleans to try out the new camera system. This year is no exception. I sold my silver 128GB iPhone 12 Pro Max to a local buyer who thought I was joking when I said the charging brick no longer comes in the box. Then I traveled 90 minutes to a Best Buy that had a…

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Amazon’s $40 Blink Floodlight Camera mount challenges rival Google Nest – CNET

Amazon’s new Blink Floodlight Camera mount Amazon Amazon is launching a new Blink Floodlight Camera as part of its fall launch event, a $40 mount designed to work with its Blink Outdoor camera. The offering should help Amazon’s Blink brand better compete with Google Nest, which previously announced a version of its Nest Cam that comes with a floodlight. (International prices weren’t immediately available, but $40 converts to roughly £30 or AU$60.) The new LED camera mount will provide 700 lumens of motion-triggered lightning, compared to the Nest Cam with…

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Amazon Just Built a Mesh Router Into Its Home Surveillance System – Gizmodo

Amazon Ring Alarm Pro: Home Security Hub With Built-in Router Amazon says the first partner to join the Ring Virtual Security Guard program is Rapid Response, which will charge $99 for its video monitoring services, though Amazon says customers who sign up for early access may be able get free service for a “limited time.” Advertisement Finally, after announcing its flying indoor surveillance drone last year, today Amazon announced that the Ring Always Home Camera will start at $250, with Amazon asking any interested buyers to put their name down…

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Amazon Launches $1,000, Voice-Controlled Robot Called Astro – Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a home robot called Astro, a screen on wheels that works with the company’s Alexa voice software. Most Read from Bloomberg The bot, which Bloomberg first reported was in development in 2018, was shown at an Amazon product event on Tuesday checking on pets while a user was away and following a child through the home during a video call. It can autonomously patrol the home and respond to voice commands, and will cost $1,000 for invited shoppers later this year. The device’s…

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Amazon’s new Smart Thermostat takes on Nest with a low $60 price – CNET

Amazon announced a new smart thermostat that integrates with Alexa.  Amazon Amazon unveiled the Amazon Smart Thermostat at its 2021 invite-only launch event Tuesday. The $60 smart device works with Alexa, according to Dave Limp, Amazon senior vice president for devices and services. The Amazon Smart Thermostat is available for preorder now and is scheduled to be released Nov. 4. Alexa can automatically adjust your temperature preferences depending on whether you’re home. You can also set up Alexa routines with your smart thermostat. For example, you can set up a “goodnight”…

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