Gadgets Museum Shop At Bradbury Launches Online Store

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Gadgets online store carries LANL and Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MPNHP) logo’d merchandise, including these BSM Soma Cubes, apparel, books, drink-ware, and other great gifts. Courtesy/BSMA

Sample of the vests now available for purchase through the Gadgets online store. Courtesy/BSMA

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The popular Gadgets Museum Shop inside the Bradbury Science Museum has launched an online store, offering e-gift cards, shipping and curbside pickup.

The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) is the official nonprofit partner of the science museum and opened the Gadgets shop back in January of 2017.

Initially a small portable kiosk parked in the lobby of the museum, the shop moved into its permanent physical location, usually accessible through the museum defense gallery, in October 2019. 

Since the science museum has been closed since March, and has an uncertain opening date, the BSMA launched the online Gadgets Museum Shop at www.bradburyassociation.org/Gadgets-store. The site can

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Las Vegas music store struggles during pandemic, CCSD students not renting instruments | Las Vegas Local Breaking News, Headlines

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — Music stores are struggling to get by during the pandemic. Many local shops rely on instrument rentals from students but with distance learning, most families aren’t renting. 

David Kessler with Kessler & Sons Music said rentals are down by more than 50 percent. The storage unit that normally sits empty in September, is full. 

“They’re ready for rent, ready for kids,” said Kessler. 

kids are not taking them home. 

“With not just distance learning, but with doing the split semester program in middle schools, there’s a lot of programs that just don’t have year long band this time around,” said Kessler. 

CCSD gave instruments to some students. Kessler’s shop helped get them ready. 

“Our repair shop was double this summer because we were cleaning instruments for Clark County School District, sterilizing and disinfecting them,” Kessler said. 

He said the repair shop and website is why their

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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says rights of users and creators are ‘foundation’ of App Store dispute

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Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says that Apple may have “lost all sight of the tech industry’s founding principles” after the tech giant stated in a countersuit Tuesday that the game developer’s App Store dispute is just a “basic disagreement over money.”

“Foremost among those principles: the device you own is yours,” Sweeney wrote in a Twitter thread Wednesday. “You’re free to use it as you wish. Configure it as you like, install software you choose, create your own apps, share them with friends. Your device isn’t lorded over by some all-powerful corporation.”

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He noted that the idea of users being able to use their devices as they wish is exactly what both Apple’s “1984” commercial and Fortnite’s “Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite” video are all about.

“This is EXACTLY what Apple’s 1984 commercial was all about. Making computing personal, overcoming the awful precedent of

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PUBG Mobile Removed From Google Play Store, App Store After Govt Ban in India

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PUBG Mobile Ban in India: One of India’s most favorite mobile games, PUBG Mobile has been banned. On Wednesday evening, when the Central Government announced the ban of 118 Chinese apps in India, everyone was shocked to hear the name of PUBG. Now, about two days after the app was banned, it has been removed from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store in India. Android and iOS users will no longer be able to download the PUBG Mobile app in India. However, users who have PUBG Mobile games installed on their smartphones are currently able to play this game. After the removal of the app from Google Play Store and App Store, in the second step, India’s Internet service provider will block access to PUBG Mobile. Now when you search on the Play Store or App Store, you will not get
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These E-Readers Let You Store Your Magazines, Books and Audiobooks on One Device

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When it comes to reading, many people still prefer print, but e-readers are quickly becoming a device of choice, thanks to their portability, ease of use and multi-function capabilities.

Roughly the size of a paperback book or tablet — and much lighter than a hardcover tome — e-readers can hold hundreds of digital books at once, letting you carry a large library everywhere you go.

While Amazon has cornered the market in recent years with their best-selling Amazon Kindle, they’re not your only option. We looked through the entire e-reader market and found two alternatives with features the Kindle doesn’t have.

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There are many factors to consider when choosing the best e-reader for you; below are the most important ones, which we considered while we were researching this list.

Screen type: Most electronics, from smartphones to TVs, have an LCD screen which reflects light, and

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Dollar Store PCB Holder System

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As you get into electronic fabrication and repair, one of the first things you realize is how hard it can be to hold a PCB still while you work on it. Securing them is difficult due to their very nature: they’re often weird shapes, quite fragile, and of course need to be electrically isolated. If you don’t mind spending the money, and have the time to wait on it getting delivered, you can order some nice purpose-built systems for holding PCBs online. But what if you need something fast and cheap?

[Paul Bryson] might have the solution for you. On his blog he’s documented how a trip to the dollar store and some parts from the junk bin allowed him to create a practical system for holding multiple PCBs of various shapes and sizes. The most exotic element of the build here are the hexagonal standoffs; and if you haven’t

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“Most ambitious”: Apple’s new Singapore store is ‘floating’ glass orb in Marina Bay – News

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Computer giant Apple opened its latest store in Singapore yesterday, capturing attention with a shape and location that is unusual even by Apple’s eye-catching standards.

The Foster + Partners-designed building is a giant glass orb with a black glass base that appears to float in the harbour off the Marina Bay Sands complex.

“Visitors entering the store encounter a dramatic reveal into the massive volume of the dome,” said Apple of the store, which it called its “most ambitious retail project”. https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/09/apple-marina-bay-sands-opens-thursday-in-singapore/ 

The 30-metre-diameter dome is made of 114 pieces of glass connected by 10 narrow vertical mullions.

Inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, it has an oculus at the apex emitting a constant shaft of light while a series of baffle-rings progressing upward protect shoppers from the intense Singapore sun and provide acoustic damping.

Foster + Partners said the dome is a hybrid steel and glass shell, where the

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Apple Has Pulled Epic Games From App Store

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While a judge may not settle the dispute between Apple and Epic Games for months, the computer giant pulled the Fortnite maker’s games from the App Store on Friday (Aug. 28), 9to5Mac reported.

Epic emailed its Fortnite players that the iOS and Mac versions of the game are blocked from receiving updates.

The move comes amid a pending lawsuit against Apple by Epic. The dispute began earlier this month when the Maryland-based game maker released a payment platform that was crafted to bypass the App Store’s payment system and its 30 percent commission.

In response, Apple said it would end Epic’s access to the App Store on Friday (Aug. 28) arguing that Epic violated Apple’s rules. Epic filed suit alleging that the tech giant’s practices are anticompetitive.

“Apple’s removal of Fortnite is yet another example of Apple flexing its enormous power in order

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Apple slams ‘Fortnite’ maker Epic Games for ‘shoplifting’ from App Store

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Apple and the maker of the popular video game Fortnite over in-app purchasing rules continued Sunday with Fortnite hosting a free online competition billed as the last time gamers will be able to play together across all platforms.” data-reactid=”12″The dispute between Apple and the maker of the popular video game Fortnite over in-app purchasing rules continued Sunday with Fortnite hosting a free online competition billed as the last time gamers will be able to play together across all platforms.

The #FreeFortnite Cup was scheduled two days after Apple asked a federal judge in California on Friday to deny Fortnite maker Epic Games’ request to have the game returned to the App Store.

Apple removed Fortnite from its App Store on its iOS & iPadOS operating systems earlier this month after Epic Games “secretly” installed a “hotfix” into its app to bypass the Apple payment system.

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Apple asks judge to reject Fortnite maker’s bid to be kept in App Store

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Apple on Friday asked a federal judge in California to deny a request by “Fortnite” maker Epic Games to be kept in the iPhone maker’s App Store as a dispute between the two over Apple’s in-app payment rules plays out.

In a filing before US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in Oakland, Calif., Apple called the removal of “Fortnite” from the App Store earlier this month a “self-inflicted wound” that resulted from Epic knowingly violating Apple’s policies.

The company argued that Rogers should not grant Epic’s request for an emergency order to restore the game to the App Store.

Apple removed the popular game after Epic rolled out its own method of making purchases within the game, which Apple said violated its App Store rules. Those rules require games and other apps to use Apple’s in-app payment system, which charges commissions of between 15 percent and 30 percent.

Epic sued

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