In the late 1930’s Montblanc introduced their new numbering system for pen models. This consisted of a three-digit number, sometimes with an additional letter at the end. This model number can be “read” if you know how to decode it. The third number is the size of the nib.
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A world class dancer needs a partner of equal measure to perform at the highest level, and a fountain pen deserves no less in the notebook it is paired with.
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Microsoft just unveiled redesigned versions of its Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel and PowerPoint mobile apps. Designed with Microsoft’s Fluent Design system, the changes are meant to “take mobile productivity to the next level,” Microsoft wrote in a blog post.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/05/microsoft-redesign-mobile-apps/
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is known for his frequently accurate Apple predictions based at least in part on supply channel connections… and if he’s on the mark this time, he might raise some eyebrows.
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Last month we learned that Google was rolling out ultrasonic sensing to its Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max smart displays. The technology adjusts the information shown based on your proximity to the device.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/5/20996723/nest-hub-ultrasonic-proximity-sensor-explainer
BMW has backtracked on its controversial decision to charge an annual fee for the use of Apple’s CarPlay in its vehicles, according to 9to5Mac. Since 2016, the German automaker has required owners to pay extra to use CarPlay — first as a one-time $300 option and then later as an $80-a-year fee.
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Global carbon emissions are expected to hit an all-time high in 2019, scientists say, smashing a previous record set in 2018. By the end of the year, emissions from industrial activities and the burning of fossil fuels will pump an estimated 36.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/co2-emissions-will-break-another-record-in-2019/
Amazon continues to face criticism for its lack of environmental commitments, but it’s making at least some strides toward reducing its impact on the planet. The internet giant has unveiled plans for three new solar power projects, two of them in the US and one in Spain.
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Despite launching relatively late in the year, Mario Kart Tour was the biggest game on the iPhone in 2019. Today, Apple revealed its top charts for the year, and the free-to-play version of Mario Kart, which debuted in September, topped the free game charts.
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These changes are present in nearly all of the species he measured, according to a study of 70,716 bird specimens from almost 40 years published Wednesday in the journal Ecology Letters. Morphing birds, Willard and his colleagues say, reflect a changing climate.
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Motorola hasn’t produced an Android smartphone with flagship, top-tier specs over the last couple years. But during today’s introduction of Qualcomm’s latest processors, the company said that’s going to change in 2020.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/3/20994145/motorola-flagship-phones-qualcomm-snapdragon-865-765
Qualcomm has announced a second-generation version of its ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor, the 3D Sonic Max, that promises to fix the issues with the original 3D Sonic Sensor by offering a sensor that’s 17 times bigger.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/12/3/20992625/qualcomm-ultrasonic-fingerprint-reader-2-fingers-17-times-larger-scanning-problem-fixes
More than a few well-known developers pulled their Apple Watch apps in the past couple of years due to technical obstacles or just a lack of interest, but one of those apps has come roaring back.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/02/transit-apple-watch-app/
The Trump administration may already be pulling the US out of the Paris Agreement, but a large chunk of the tech industry wants the country to stay in… with some glaring exceptions.
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Intel completed its sale of the “majority” of the company’s smartphone modem business to Apple today. The deal — which was announced in July — is valued at $1 billion, though Intel claims it is still taking a “multi-billion dollar loss,” according to Reuters.
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Yet another exposed database has left public data out in the open, and this time it affects something you might use often: the systems businesses use to text you for appointments.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/2019/12/02/truedialog-leak-exposes-text-messages-accounts/
We called DJI’s Osmo Action 4K camera “a worthy rival” to GoPro’s Hero 7 Black, missing only a few options like a GPS, editing and social features. The action cam is available today exclusively for Engadget readers on Cyber Monday at Wellbots at its cheapest price yet.
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If you use Photoshop, you probably already know that layers are a great non-destructive way to edit. Within the realm of layers, there exists a group of very useful editing tools called Adjustment Layers that allows for easy editing of your images.
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