AC Hotels by Marriott brings thought leadership series to Africa [Infographic]

The panel at South Africa’s first-ever AC Unpacked event (from L to R) Caro Jesse De Waal, Kelly Berman and Mark Noble. (Picture: Marriott) The AC Unpacked series from AC Hotels brings together a creative class of visionaries to share global perspectives on roots and design. AC Hotels, Marriott International’s curated lifestyle brand, has brought its global thought leadership series, AC Unpacked, to Africa. AC Unpacked made its debut at AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront on September 26, featuring a lively panel discussion between local experts who are shaping art and design in that city. This South African event fits into a wider global program which was first launched in New York City last year with the goal to bring together Essentialists from around the world. The participants then unpack a global perspective on ideas that relate to travel, experience, vision and design — all of which are founding principles of AC Hotels’ branding. The topic of the talk in Cape Town was “Roots & Design.” In addition, part of the focus was on the importance of fostering and supporting local artistic talent, while at the same time bringing the burgeoning scene there to the world stage. Moderate...

Dallas Invents: 139 Patents Granted for Week of Sept. 24 » Dallas Innovates

Dallas-Fort Worth ranked No. 10 for patent activity out of 250 metros. Patents granted include: •  AiBUY’s interactive product placement system •  Allied Bioscience’s composition to form a self decontaminating surface •  Capital One Services’ method for an ATM to issue a secured bank card •  Flex-a-Rock Holdings’ latex-based formulations for coating and sculpting •  rewardStyle’s methods for screenshot linking •  Tella Firma’s expendable fluid drive actuators for foundation lifting •  Tesla’s solar photovoltaic power conditioning units •  TRV Dispense’s soft food and beverage dispenser •  Wells Fargo Banks’ methods for processing nuances in natural language •  teleCalm’s telephone system for impaired individuals A new patent granted to Dallas-based teleCalm supports the expansion of its service to the hardware side, allowing for the incorporation of IoT devices and data to the company’s safe phone service for seniors living with Alzheimer’s & dementia. It’s the second patent for the company. [Image: Courtesy teleCalm] Dallas Invents is a weekly look at U.S. patents granted with a connection to the Dallas-Fort Worth-...

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Mack Trucks has introduced the limited edition Mack Black Anthem, a special run of 500 Mack

Mack Trucks has introduced the limited edition Mack Black Anthem, a special run of 500 Mack Anthem models. The truck features a blacked-out exterior trim package, including a bold black Mack wordmark across the grille. Cab steps and deck plates are powder-coated in black, and flat black trim stripes are added to the air intakes on each side of the hood. Black mudflap brackets, black aluminum fuel tanks, Alcoa Durablack aluminum wheels and a limited edition Anthem doorplate add to the distinctive look. Interior features include a blacked-out version of Mack’s Ultra interior trim level and adds special black wood accents to the dash and door panels, along with black-painted gauge bezels in the instrument cluster. The industry- first flat-bottomed black leather-wrapped steering wheel receives black spokes and gray stitching. The Sears Seating-developed seats are covered in black ultra-leather in a unique diamond-stitched pattern and also include an embroidered black Mack Bulldog logo on the headrest. The same diamond-stitched ultra-leather is also found on each door panel, as well as the sleeper cab’s side and rear wall trims. A limited edition Anthem dash plate is included as well...

The double high air mattress also has a built-in air pump which runs on 110 Volt

The double high air mattress also has a built-in air pump which runs on 110 Volt standard AC electricity. It was designed to inflate and deflate rapidly. The queen size air bed is rated to inflate in 2-minutes. Englander also has a strong reputation for quality and superior customer service. They even support this air mattress with a superior five-year warranty. The air pump doesn’t use traditional C or D cell batteries. Instead, it’s rechargeable and lightweight. You can charge it up at home before you leave on your camping trip, or conveniently hook it up to an included car charger. The lightweight charger and the fact that the mattress itself only weighs around 10 pounds, makes the Etekcity a great choice for someone who wants to camp off the grid or take it on a hiking trip. It uses an interior coil-beam structure for added comfort and support. It also reduces motion transfer for times when you need to sleep with another person. The built-in air pump can rapidly inflate or deflate the mattress in around 3-minutes. There’s also an easy one-touch switch that makes it easy to add more air in the middle of the night. King Koil also proudly notes that they have been endorsed by ...

This Upgraded Power Wheels Toy Is Powerful Enough To Need Traction Control

A Lamborghini Aventador Is beyond the budget of all but the most well-heeled fathers, but [CodeMakesItGo] came pretty close with a gift for his young son. It was a Lamborghini Aventador all right, but only the 6V Power Wheels ride-on version. As such it was laclustre even for a youngster in its performance, so he decided to give it a 12V upgrade. This proved to have enough grunt to cause wheelspin on those hard plastic wheels, so a further upgrade was a traction control system featuring a NodeMCU. No other child has such a conveyance! Veterans of the Power Racing Series or Hacky Racers might have expected to see a Chinese motor controller in the mix, but instead he’s used a set of relays for simple on-off control. The traction control has a pair of 3D-printed sensor wheels that operate upon a corresponding  pair of optocouplers to provide feedback to the NodeMCU. A set of different drive options were tried, with finally an H-bridge board being found to be most reliable. The video below the break shows the hardware, and goes into some detail on the software. The NodeMCU’s WiFi is used to provide some tweakability to the system on the go. The traction control turns out to lower th...

Larger-Than-Life Game Of Operation Is The Future Of Healthcare

It’s hard to beat the warm memories of Hasbro’s Operation, a game that boils down the fine art of surgery to removing farcically named plastic bones and organs. Just in case you can’t conjure up the memory, the game board looks just like this huge version of it, but normally  sits flat on the table and is no larger than… well, a board game. Players take turns using a tethered tweezer to remove butterflies from your stomach without touching the metal sides of the incision area. If the tweezers touch the metal, a buzzer goes off and the player loses a turn. Of course, we now live in the future and robots do our difficult surgeries while the talented doctor looks on from a video console. So, [Ben] and [Jonathan] built themselves an oversized upright version of the game that includes a CNC-wielding surgery robot. Delightfully, the controls are designed like a coin-op arcade machine and the three-axis CNC machine they’ve built is a new take on the claw machine. It has a gantry that moves left and right, a head that moves up and down along that gantry rail, and an actuator that moves in to snatch those pesky organs. Limit switches cut the power to the motors if the axis moves too far....

50 Cheap Products On Amazon You’ll End Up Using Every Day

Smart shopping is like a Venn diagram: there are products that are affordable and products you’ll use all the time, and when these two categories meet, it’s a beautiful thing. And all these cheap products on Amazon? They definitely fall into that mathematically-satisfying diagram, combining affordability with practicality. This cheap and practical Venn diagram becomes very important when you’re on a budget. Even if something is cheap, you don’t necessarily want to spend your precious dollars on it if it’s just going to end up in the junk drawer. (Example: a yo-yo is cheap, but you’ll only use it twice a year, tops.) You want something you’ll use all the time, preferably every day. Luckily, Amazon is bursting at the seams with products that you’ll use constantly but won’t break the bank. You’ll find a little bit of everything on this list: products to keep your car clean and organized, clothes hangers that actually triple your closet space, a hair brush infused with natural minerals to boost shine: I could keep going, but instead, I’ll let you discover these mega-practical and super-affordable products for yourself...

You may not know this, but formaldehyde could be one of the many pollutants in your

You may not know this, but formaldehyde could be one of the many pollutants in your home causing irritation to your eyes, nose and throat. Existing air purifiers remove the compound from the environment by using activated charcoal, but that process simply traps formaldehyde and you’ll have to replace filters to keep the system working. Dyson has found a way to continuously destroy the pollutant altogether in its new Pure Cryptomic range of purifiers. They’re available in fan and fan-and-heater models for $650 and $750 respectively, and are based on the existing Pure line. Like last year’s Pure Cool tower fans, the Pure Cryptomic devices can automatically detect and capture pollutants in the air in your home, and even do so without blowing air at you. An LCD panel on the new Cryptomics will show you particle and gas readings, as well as how much longer your filter will last before it needs replacing. The combination filter in use here will trap about 99 percent of various particles and “volatile organic compounds (VOCs)”, according to Dyson. But what’s new this year is the Cryptomic technology panel that converts formaldehyde at a molecular lev...

Pandora is having a HUGE up to 40% off sale in the US

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. The jewellery giant has slashed the prices of almost 600 items by roughly 30 per cent, but you get an extra 15 per cent off the sale price when you pay at the checkout. The items have been discounted to clear stock, so it’s best to be quick if you don’t want to miss out. The additional 15 per cent discount is available from today until October 14, and you’ll get the items delivered for free within three to five days. The Sun has only spotted the discounts online, so we’ve asked Pandora whether it’s available in US stores too but we haven’t heard back yet. As always, it’s worth shopping around before you depart with your cash as you may be able to find similar jewellery at a lower price elsewhere. It’s among the cheapest ones we could find, with Things Remembered selling a similar one with a heart dangle for $36. You can get away cheaper by shopping elsewhere though, as a similar necklace costs $29 on Jewelry.com. Get in the festive season early by decorating your wrist with this colourful wreath charm in sterli...

Newborn baby products: what new parents really need

Just a quick heads up: There’s a lot of stuff that goes into modern parenting. That includes tons of products. Your infant is going to have you buying everything from wipe warmers to nasal aspirators to sound machines to monitors to rattles to rocking chairs and oh … so … much … more. Do they need all that stuff? No, probably not all of it, but I will gladly purchase something that will help soothe, comfort, and protect my little one. If it takes a bit of stress away from mom and dad, too, then even better. Over the years, I’ve written about plenty of baby products, and I’ve even written rather comprehensive lists of the gear a family needs to care for an infant in the first year. But today, I’m focusing on a few days that can be the most magical but also the most harrowing time in a family’s life: the transition from hospital to the home. Whether you are having a first child or a fifth, the process of leaving the hospital can be a bit scary. Once you get home, you’re on your own with that little one! Here, we’ll cover a wide range of products, some of which you’ll start using in the first few days after your chil...

Plumbing is no different. Even for such a hands-on service, recent advances have reshaped the industry

Plumbing is no different. Even for such a hands-on service, recent advances have reshaped the industry in the past decade. The pace of change does not seem to be slowing. From smart pipes to tankless water heaters, the innovations just keep on coming. Plumbing professionals now pair their drain rods and pipe cutters with Wifi-enabled tablets and waterproof cameras to deliver top-notch service for customers. Staying on top of these emerging technological trends has never been more crucial for some home service professionals that want to remain competitive. One of those increasingly popular home automation systems are smart pipe systems (sometimes called “brain pipes”). They solve a big challenge in the plumbing profession: being able to detect a leak early before it leads to a lot water loss. Smart pipes give a big boost to the preventive practice of plumbing by monitoring water pressure and alerting homeowners and plumbing pros about the exact location of leaks. This takes some of the guesswork out of fixing problems and increases the likelihood that issues are repaired before significant damage takes hold. In the long run, consumers save big by avoiding costly damage restoratio...

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