Preorders are open for the new Apple Watch — here’s who should upgrade

APPLE CNN —   Apple Watch Series 7 was announced alongside the iPhone 13 family back in September, but preorders are just now available for the smartwatch. The Series 7 doesn’t change a whole lot from the Series 6 and keeps the same starting price of $399 — though costs can vary depending on size,…

11 pet Halloween costumes we’ve actually bought and loved

Rosanne Salvatore/CNN CNN —   It’s a universally known fact that the best part of Halloween is seeing pets dressed up as magicians, hot dogs, sharks, bumblebees, lobsters… You name it, we enjoy it. Given our passion for pet Halloween costumes, we decided to try a few on our very own cats and dogs to…

26 pre-holiday finds to score now during Target Deal Days

CNN —   Starting that holiday shopping early? In need of a few new things? Just love saving money? For three days, today through Oct. 12, you’ll find thousands of sale prices during Target Deal Days. From electronics to fashion and beauty, from home and kitchen to food and beverage and, of course, toys, Target…

14 beds your cat or dog will love sleeping in, according to pet experts

Chelsea Stone/CNN Cat Person Canopy Bed CNN —   Our furry housemates can seem flexible about where they snooze. Above all, they want to be near us, and so can be spotted sleeping on bath mats, atop radiator covers, on ottomans or even stretched out on the hard floor. That kind of devotion, though, can…

We tested 14 soundbars for six months and found 2 clear standouts

AMAZON CNN —   As TVs slim down, picture quality keeps getting better while built-in audio continues to deteriorate. That’s why, as we note in our best TVs guide, it makes sense to pair your TV — even a brand-new model — with a soundbar. Sure, you could wire a few different speakers up around…

Pregnant women who have not had vaccine make up a FIFTH of the most ill Covid patients figures show 

Unjabbed mums-to-be shock: Pregnant women who have not had vaccine make up a FIFTH of the most ill Covid patients in intensive care, figures showNHS England said 17 per cent of Covid patients on a special lung-bypass machine were unvaccinated mothers-to-beThe National Childbirth Trust (NCT) said the statistics are a ‘damning indictment of the lack…

A third of young people think those who disagree with them on politics must be wrong, study finds

How Generation Z have confused their views with facts: Nearly half of young people think those who disagree with them are provably wrong, study suggestsAlmost half of Generation Z – those born between 1997 and 2012 – are scared when others have different values, a study finds The report, by think-tank More in Common, fuels concerns…

FREEDOM DAY: All the new Covid rules on pubs, restaurants, gyms as lockdown ends in Sydney, NSW

Millions in New South Wales have woken up to their first day of freedom after 106 gruelling days in coronavirus lockdown, with pubs, restaurants, hair salons, shops and gyms finally flinging open their doors. The beleaguered state shattered its 70 per cent Covid-19 vaccination target for over-16s last week, opening the door for most businesses to return to…

Victorian Covid cases dive to 1,612 despite fears they could soon hit 3,000

Victorian new Covid cases have plummeted to 1,612, almost 300 fewer than the previous day, despite fears they could soon hit 3,000.Melbourne is spending its 253rd day in lockdown since the pandemic began, with restrictions likely to last many more weeks as the state inches towards 70 per cent double vaccination milestone.Eight more deaths were recorded…

Engineers 3D-print personalized, wireless wearables that never need a charge

Wearable sensors to monitor everything from step count to heart rate are nearly ubiquitous. But for scenarios such as measuring the onset of frailty in older adults, promptly diagnosing deadly diseases, testing the efficacy of new drugs or tracking the performance of professional athletes, medical-grade devices are needed. University of Arizona engineers have developed a…