100 Days Without Trump on Twitter: A Nation Scrolls More Calmly

Democrats are breathing easier. Republicans are crying censorship. For all of the country’s news consumers, a strange quiet has descended after a four-year bombardment of presidential verbiage. via Technology and News Today https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/17/us/politics/trump-twitter.html

Charles Geschke, co-founder of Adobe and co-inventor of the PDF, has died at 81

Charles “Chuck” Geschke, a co-founder of Adobe who helped develop the PDF, has died at age 81, the company said in a statement. ”As co-founders of Adobe, Chuck and John Warnock developed groundbreaking software that has revolutionized how people create and communicate,” Narayen said. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/18/22390452/charles-geschke-cofounder-adobe-inventor-pdf-obituary

NASA will attempt to fly its Mars helicopter on April 19th

NASA finally has a new flight date for its Mars helicopter after a bug fix prompted a delay. The space agency now expects to fly Ingenuity “no earlier than” April 19th at about 3:30AM Eastern. Don’t worry about staying up all night to follow along, though. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/nasa-ingenuity-mars-helicopter-flight-date-184556782.html

We’re still spending record amounts on gaming, a year into the pandemic

Video game sales are still smashing records roughly a year after the COVID-19 pandemic led many people to stay indoors. The NPD Group has determined that video game spending in the US surged 18 percent in March 2021 compared to a year earlier, hitting a new record of $5.6 billion. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/npd-video-game-spending-record-march-2021-144536464.html

Peak Design’s new magnet-powered phone case system delayed until August

Peak Design has announced it is delaying shipment of products in its Kickstarter campaign for Mobile, a broad range of phone accessories designed to make it easy to mount your phone on everything from a motorcycle handlebar to a simple dock on your desk. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/16/22388468/peak-design-new-magnet-iphone-case-system-delayed

The 2021 World Press Photo Category Winners Used These Cameras

Today, the 2021 World Press Photo Category winners are being announced. These journalists risked their lives in a pandemic to tell lots of different stories. Some of them are pandemic-related. But depending on where you are in the world, you probably haven’t seen these images. via Technology and News Today https://www.thephoblographer.com/2021/04/15/world-press-photo-2021-category-awards-cameras/

Sony Announces New Xperia Flagship Models With Powerful Photo & Video Capabilities

New 5G Capable Models Feature World’s First Variable Smartphone Telephoto Lens with a Dual PD Sensor1, World’s First 4K HDR OLED 120Hz Refresh Rate Display2 and more Sony Xperia 1 III Sony Xperia 5 III Key Features World’s first smartphone with a Variable telephoto lens paired with a Dual PD s via Technology and News Today https://alphauniverse.com/stories/sony-announces-new-xperia-flagship-models-with-powerful-photo-and-video-capabilities/

Apple gets its own button on Roku’s latest remotes

In a sign of how far Apple is willing to go to continue raising the profile of Apple TV Plus, the company has worked out a deal with Roku that will give the streaming video service its own shortcut button. This is the first time a branded Apple TV Plus button has appeared on any remote control. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/13/22381067/apple-tv-plus-roku-remote-button-announced

Michigan’s Virus Cases Are Out of Control, Putting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in a Bind

Ms. Whitmer, a Democrat, locked down her state over the din of protests last year. Now she is trying a different approach, appealing to personal responsibility. Nowhere in America is the coronavirus pandemic more out of control than in Michigan. via Technology and News Today https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/10/us/coronavirus-michigan-gretchen-whitmer.html

This Transformers robot actually transforms BY ITSELF

Optimus Prime comes alive in this robot that transforms on its own from vehicle to bipedal robot, sound effects, voice and all. Robosen Robotics partnered with Hasbro to bring this high-end collectible to life, available to pre-order for $699.

0:00 Intro
0:30 First Reactions
1:12 Power on
1:27 Tran via Technology and News Today https://youtube.com/watch?v=a0SEYM9jHVg&feature=share