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JUL SOM I GAMLE DAGE

I år skal dronning Margrethe og prinsesse Benedikte holde jul sammen. Og da prinsesse Benedikte forleden besøgte værestedet Hellebro i Valby, fortalte hun særlige detaljer om den kommende juleaften med sin storesøster. – Jamen, det er jo vanvittig hyggeligt. Jeg tror også, at hun glæder sig. Det bliver meget hyggeligt, og, kan vi godt sige, nostalgisk. Vi plejede jo altid at holde jul sammen, inden vi blev gift, lød det begejstret fra prinsesse Benedikte til BILLED-BLADET. Det var sidst i november, at kongehuset meddelte, at dronningen i år fejrer juleaften sammen med prinsesse Benedikte og private venner på Djursland. Det er efterhånden en del år siden, at prinsesse Benedikte sidst holdt jul med sin storesøster, dronning Margrethe. Det skete senest i 2014, hvor dronning Margrethe var vært ved en kæmpe familiejul på Fredensborg Slot,…

JUL SOM I GAMLE DAGE

LISE VAR MÆT AF DAGE

SÅDAN BLIVER BISÆTTELSEN Lises nære veninde, sognepræst ved Sankt Pauls Kirke Kathrine Lilleør forestår bisættelsen den 14. januar kl 13.30. Flere smukke salmer vil blive sunget under bisættelsen: ”Op al den ting”, ”Nu vågner alle Guds fugle små”, ”Til himlene” og ”Dejlig er jorden”. I september 2020 gav Lise dette citat til bogen ”Livet ifølge Lise Nørgaard”:Folk skal ikke bekymre sig om, at jeg falder død om på stedet i disse coronatider. Jeg agter nemlig ikke at gøre det, før der er mulighed for, at gæsterne til begravelsen kan få et ordentligt gravøl.”Hendes ønske vil naturligvis blive efterkommet. Gravøl afholdes privat og kun med deltagelse af personligt inviterede.Lise vil blive stedt til hvile på Sankt Ibs Kirkegaard i Roskilde, hvor hendes forældre og søn også ligger begravet. - Der var ikke nogen…

LISE VAR MÆT AF DAGE
CONTROL YOUR EXPOSURE

CONTROL YOUR EXPOSURE

The use of filtration to hold back exposure has been a common practice amongst professional photographers for many years. On reflection, the idea to create filters such as neutral density grads is far cleverer than it is often given credit for, perhaps because the concept is so straightforward. This simplicity can be a source of misconception, however, and many photographers who are unfamiliar with their usage can make mistakes when selecting filters. There are so many types and variations of the humble ND filter that identifying which make and model is the best fit for a specific image can feel like a minefield. Just what is the difference between a fixed and variable ND? Why would you select a hard grad over a soft grad? And what on earth is the…

DE FANDT KÆRLIGHEDEN

Alexandras nye lykke Grevinde Alexandra har atter fundet kærligheden, og hun danner nu par med iværksætteren Nicolai Peiter-sen. Ikke siden 2019 har den 57-årige grevinde stået offentligt frem med en kæreste, men i juni i år bekræftede hendes presserådgiver, at hun og Nicolai Peitersen har ”set hinanden gennem et stykke tid”. Han har gennem lang tid boet og arbejdet i Kina, men han planlægger at vende hjem til Danmark. Rent servees I år er der opstået sød musik mellem et nyt kendispar, for arkitekt og tidligere ”X Factor”-vært Eva Harlou, 44, har fundet sammen med den tidligere tennisstjerne Kenneth Carlsen, 48. Parret bekræftede forholdet over for SE og HØR i august. Fandt melodien Albert Rosin Harson og Jenna Bagge var en af de helt store overraskelser, da de sidste år dansede sig til en andenplads…

DE FANDT KÆRLIGHEDEN

SKAL VÆRE FARFAR IGEN

Mikkel Beha Erichsen og Marian glæder sig til snart at blive bedsteforældre igen. Det fortæller de til BILLED-BLADET. Parret har i forvejen tre børnebørn, og nu er der en lille ny på vej. Det afslørede 29-årige Theis selv under TV 2-programmet “Live fra Wallenberg”, hvor den berømte sejlerfamilie tog klimakrisen under kærlig behandling. Theis og kæresten Ida skal nemlig være forældre til barn nummer to. Parret har i forvejen sønnen Nis på lidt over to år. Mikkel og Marians ældste søn Emil på 32 år har to børn med kæresten Louise, nemlig Hugo på tre og et halvt år og Rumle på ni måneder. Man må sige, at de er gode til at lave drengebørn i den familie, så det er spændende, om den kommende baby kan bryde rækken. Mens Mikkel Beha Erich-sen går og…

SKAL VÆRE FARFAR IGEN
BENTE 28

BENTE 28

Once you’ve seen one, Bente yachts are unmistakable. We revisited the brand’s first boat, the Bente 24, a couple of issues ago, which has been around for 10 years or so. The brand then launched the striking Bente 39 which was immensely innovative, but the company ran into financial difficulties. Now under new owners and a more stable footing, a third model has been launched, which I can’t wait to test sail. The Bente 28 is unlike any other 28-footer. The hull is cutting edge with wide transom, double rudders and full bows providing a powerful hull form as well as volume below. Construction is polyester GRP foam sandwich, with the basic version being heavier hand lamination, and the more expensive Edition version being vacuum infused. While this is a boat…

Håret bli’r flottere og flottere

Håret bli’r flottere og flottere

“Carmen Curlers” ligger lunt i svinget på listen over de tv-programmer, seerne er allergladest for lige nu. I en af hovedrollerne ser vi Maria Rossing, 46, som landmandskonen Birthe Windfeld, der må tage affære, da hendes mand Jørgen bliver syg med kræft. Nu skal der skaffes penge til Jørgens kemoehadling, og Birthe sparker derfor døren ind til Axel Byvang hos Carmen Curlers for at få et job – og ender som personalechef på fabrikken. BILLED-BLADET møder Maria Rossing i “Carmen Curlers” kulisser i DR-byen. Hun fortæller, at hun og Birthe har en del tilfælles: – Vi har et ret stort slægtskab på mange måder. Hun har meget jordforbindelse og er en meget praktisk person – og det er jeg også selv. Jeg er praktisk anlagt og god til at få ting gjort. Og…

Frederik kan selv

“Den store bagedyst” er tilbage, og det hvide telt ved Clausholm Slot er atter fyldt med chokolade, fondant og spændte deltagere. 30-årige Frederik Haun er kommet forrygende fra start og kan allerede bryste sig af at have vundet to mesterbagerforklæder. – Da jeg fik det første, svævede jeg bare på en lyserød sky. Også fordi feltet er så dygtigt. At jeg også fik det anden gang, var helt sindssygt, fortæller Frederik Haun, der danner par med den professionelle danser Morten Kjeldgaard. For Frederik betyder det ekstra meget at være kommet godt fra start, for han føler, at han har haft noget ekstra at bevise. – Jeg ville ikke have, at nogen tænkte, jeg var landet i det program, fordi jeg er Mortens Kjeldgaards kæreste. Fandeme nej. Jeg skulle vise, at jeg var der,…

Frederik kan selv
Winner: 2023 Genesis G90

Winner: 2023 Genesis G90

Cars are becoming a niche commodity. Once the dominant form of family transportation, the “car” as we once knew it now toes the endangered segment list. Just 11 years ago we enjoyed our biggest MotorTrend Car of the Year field ever, at 35 entrants—triple the number of SUV contestants that year. Four years later, new SUVs outnumbered cars (by one), and now for 2023 they more than doubled our COTY field. And as cars get rarer, they’re also becoming rarified. The few remaining producers of mainstream econoboxes, compacts, and midsize sedans fielded no newcomers this year. In their place was a roster of mostly sporty or luxurious contestants. Among them, one outshone its own competitive set to a degree we don’t always see in our Of The Year contests: the…

Jeg kigger på brudekjole

Jeg kigger på brudekjole

Sportsværten Stine Bjerre Mortensen bor til daglig i Tyskland med sin mand, håndboldspilleren Casper U. Mortensen, så når hun er på arbejde på TV 2 i Odense, flytter hun midlertidigt ind i én af tv-stationens lejligheder. Og netop det gjorde hun under EM i herrehåndbold, hvor BILLED-BLADET fik en snak med hende. – Når man som jeg har boet i udlandet i flere år og samtidig arbejdet i Danmark, kender jeg efterhånden til det skifte imellem to steder, så det er fint, fortæller Stine. Parret flyttede i sommer fra Spanien, hvor Casper spillede i FC Barcelona, til Tyskland, hvor han nu spiller for HSV Hamburg. Det er hans gamle klub, og parret bor i det samme område, hvor de har været før. – Det er fedt. Man kan sige, at der ikke er…

MIN SKJULTE SMERTE

MIN SKJULTE SMERTE

– Jeg hedder Lisbet Dahl, og hvad man ikke kan se er, at jeg har lidt af stress. Da jeg havde det allerværst, sad jeg i en sofa med min dyne og græd. Sådan lyder det fra Lisbet Dahl i TV 2-serien “Min skjulte smerte”, hvor hun og otte andre danskere hudløst ærligt fortæller om deres indre udfordringer. For Lisbet Dahl begyndte det for godt 15 år siden, og kom som lyn fra en klar himmel. – Jeg var på turné med en forestilling og i pausen, der sidder jeg bøjet fremover. Pludselig er det som om, der kommer en stor krog og tager mig i nakketøjet og flår mig op i luften. Det var rystende forfærdeligt, det var som om, at jeg blev revet 4-5 meter op. Det næste, jeg husker, er…

TILBAGE EFTER HÅRD SYGDOM

I forrige uge lagde Erik Clausen en rørende besked op på Facebook: “Jeg er tilbage igen med røde kinder og vand i håret”. Sætningen blev efterfulgt af en lang og mareridtsagtig sygdomshistorie. Inden vi fortsætter, giver vi lige ordet til manden selv. Han lyder heldigvis som sig selv i telefonen, omend måske en anelse mere sørgmunter end munter. Det skriver BILLED-BLADET. – Jeg har det fint. Jeg træner og holder mig i bevægelse. Mit bud på at holde humøret oppe er at lade være med at tænke på sygdommen hele tiden. Normalt ville det jo køre uafbrudt oppe i hovedet, men man kan faktisk træne sig til så lang tid som overhovedet muligt ikke at tænke på det, siger den snart 80-årige filmmand og tusindkunstner. I sit Facebook-opslag beskriver Erik Clausen et forløb over…

TILBAGE EFTER HÅRD SYGDOM
ASTRONOMY’S-ASSISTED FUTURE

ASTRONOMY’S-ASSISTED FUTURE

Throughout the history of astronomy, the development of new tools and techniques has always aimed at allowing us to do more — observe more, analyze more, explore more. But as the next generation of astronomy becomes the current generation of astronomy, it has become increasingly clear that we might have bitten off more than we can chew. The problem is data: mountains of it, more data than you can imagine. Our telescopes have become so powerful, our detectors so sophisticated, and our computers so complex that it is simply impossible to analyze all the data they generate and collect. Not without help, that is. To solve astronomy’s big data challenges, teams of researchers around the world are turning to machine learning for answers. When I started my Ph.D. eight years ago, “next-generation astronomy”…

Microsoft unveils the future of Outlook, and you can try it now

Microsoft unveils the future of Outlook, and you can try it now

The future of Outlook is here, albeit with some caveats. Microsoft has officially released the new Outlook for Windows, with features that integrate Microsoft’s futuristic Loop interface as well as more practical innovations such as quick document attachments, a My Day summary, and reminders to respond to important email. For now, though, the new features are only available to members of the Office Insiders program, specifically the Beta Channel. We’ve seen the “future of Outlook” many times over the years, from 2015’s simple, effective Outlook apps for iOS and Android, to 2017’s more cohesive approach toward unifying Outlook across various platforms. We’re also seeing the first fruits of Project Cortex in how Microsoft (and its rival Google) are blurring the lines between various applications. But Microsoft has also been working to…

NU PASSER PETER BEDRE PÅ SIG SELV

NU PASSER PETER BEDRE PÅ SIG SELV

Tre tv-serier på ét år. Så ville Peter Myginds krop ikke længere, og derfor har skuespilleren nu lært at lytte bedre efter, når legemet forsøger at sende beskeder om, at det er overbelastet. Sidste år havde skuespilleren alt for meget på sin tallerken, og det kostede ham en tur i græsset. – Jeg havde tre serier, og det var for hårdt. Ud over “Sommerdahl” lavede jeg “Riget” og “Borgen”, og så sagde min krop sagde stop, og jeg måtte syge-melde mig midt i en optagelse, siger Peter Mygind til SE og HØR. Han husker stadig, hvordan han havde det, da hele organismen sagde stop på grund af overbelastningen. – Jeg kunne bare ikke mere. Jeg brød sammen, og jeg græd. Jeg kunne godt have taget en kop kaffe og en Treo og så lige køre…

DRØMMER OM UDLANDET

DRØMMER OM UDLANDET

En selvstændig kvinde i egen bolig. Sådan kan Fanny Bornedal bedst lide det, og det kunne hun allerede som ung teenager. – Siden jeg var 15 år, ville jeg gerne gå mine egne veje. Dengang kiggede jeg på min mor og far og sagde: “Jeg vil flytte hjemmefra”. Allerede da jeg var 17 år fandt jeg en lejlighed. Jeg skulle ud og have mit eget. Det har altid været en ting, der var vigtig for mig. Jeg ville bo alene, forklarer skuespilleren til SE og HØR. Trangen til frihed og muligheden for at stå på egne ben kom ikke, fordi der var tusindvis af regler i hendes barndomshjem – tvært i mod. – Det var overhovedet ikke strengt derhjemme, hvis der var nogen, der var strenge, så var det mig. Jeg ville bare ud…

SÅDAN FANDT VI HARMONIEN

Hvad må det koste at blive en stor kunstner? Må det koste familielivet? SKAL det koste familielivet? Det kan i hvert fald gøre det. Bille August har betalt prisen et par gange. Spørgsmålet er ét af temaerne i hans nye film “Pagten” om forholdet mellem Karen Blixen og den unge digter Thorkild Bjørnvig. Den verdensberømte danske forfatter indgik i 50’erne en pagt med den 30 år yngre digter og familiefar. Hun tilbød at hjælpe ham frem på det litterære parnas, mod at han betingelsesløst skulle underkaste sig hendes vilje. Det blev fatalt for hans privatliv. Karen Blixen havde kun hån tilovers for Bjørnvigs småborgerlige ægteskab, som i hendes dybtliggende, kulsorte øjne var uforeneligt med et sandt kunstnerliv. Så galt er det ikke gået for Bille August, 72 år. Men som far til otte børn…

SÅDAN FANDT VI HARMONIEN
How to clean up your Gmail inbox by quickly deleting old email

How to clean up your Gmail inbox by quickly deleting old email

If you have too much email in your Gmail account, it may finally be time to clean it out. This is not simply to reach the Zen-like nirvana of “inbox zero,” but to address a looming threat: As of June 1, 2021, Google will change its storage policy. By default, Gmail users receive 15GB of storage, shared across Gmail, Drive, and Photos. Some data, like Photos, is currently exempted—but that goes away in June. If your total data exceeds your free allotment, you’ll either have to delete data, pay Google for more storage, or risk losing whatever “extra” data Google chooses to delete. Don’t let that happen! Here are some tactics for deleting lots of email, pronto. HOW TO QUICKLY DELETE OLD EMAIL IN GMAIL About the only requirement for purging old…

Sojourner’s SILVER anniversary

Sojourner’s SILVER anniversary

WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORDS MARS ROVER, you probably picture one of the modern rovers like Perseverance or Curiosity: camera-covered, lasertoting, nuclear-powered monster trucks with wheels the size of barrels, trundling across Mars with all the urgency of a Jawa sandcrawler to study rocks and dust. Or, if you’re a little older, you might imagine their predecessors: the smaller, solar-powered twins Spirit and Opportunity, which raced across Barsoom like Labrador puppies on a beach, hopscotching from crater to crater and traversing more hills than the Grand Old Duke of York. But none of those would have been built if it weren’t for the amazing success of a much smaller, much less sophisticated rover named Sojourner, which landed on Mars 26 years ago. Not much bigger than a microwave, it weathered a…

PLAN YOUR SHOOT

PLAN YOUR SHOOT

When travelling to any unfamiliar location, planning is key to ensuring an efficient and productive shoot that’s also safe and enjoyable. Today there are a plethora of tools we can use to plan a city-based shoot down to the finest detail. Using online resources we can work out where to stay in order to gain access to the best landmarks with ease and how long we should spend at any spot, and we can even pre-visualise our composition before heading to a location. This level of organisational ability enables us to arrive on-location with a clear goal for each frame, and a sense of purpose. It reminds us that our job as a photographer is to capture the essence of a city – the culture, architecture and atmosphere which make…

DET ER FEDT AT BLIVE GAMMEL

Han har det fint med at blive ældre med den erfaring, der følger med. Men Jarl Friis-Mikkelsen er ikke helt tilfreds med, at han fra 1. december har kunnet kalde sig 70-årig. – Det giver ikke rigtig nogen mening. Det er jo kommet listende bag på en. Nej, jeg kan sgu ikke rigtig identificere mig med tallet, men kan godt høre lyden af det. Men jeg er sgu ligeglad. Sådan er det, sagde Jarl Friis-Mikkelsen til SE og HØR forud for den runde dag. Han har i fire årtier været på skærmen i en branche, hvor udseende er vigtigt, men han afviser, at modstanden mod tallet skyldes forfængelighed. – Det synes jeg ikke. Jeg synes, det er fedt at blive gammel, for så kan man tillade sig at te sig som en gammel…

DET ER FEDT AT BLIVE GAMMEL
KÆRLIGHEDENS HUS

KÆRLIGHEDENS HUS

Det lyder næsten som et eventyr. Hun er fra Danmark, han er fra Australien. De fandt kærligheden i Panama og holdt et romantisk bryllup på Bali. Nu bor ægteparret Caroline og Reece i et sommerhus i Østjylland og kan hver uge opleves i ”Nybyggerne” på TV 2, hvor de dyster om at vinde et drømmehus i Sønderborg. – Vores liv har været lidt vildt indtil nu, for når man forelsker sig i en person fra den anden ende af verden, er det bare et vildt eventyr, siger Reece og fortsætter: – Det er også meget vildt for mig at være på fjernsyn i Danmark, skulle snakke dansk og bygge et hus med min danske hustru. 34-årige Reece kommer fra Perth i Australien og er uddannet inden for marketing og management. Han har boet i…

BIRRIA MANIA!

If you’ve spent time on TikTok or Instagram in the last year, you could be forgiven for thinking that birria—a Mexican dish of braised meat bathed in a chile consommé—is some hot new thing. Nothing could be further from the truth: This humble Mexican guisado, or stew, which hails from the state of Jalisco, has been a south-of-the-border staple for generations. Traditionally birria was made with goat, a throwback to the 16th century, when Mexico’s indigenous people began hunting the invasive livestock that the Spanish had introduced to the region. To offset the gamy flavor and tough texture, cooks stewed the meat with dried chiles, spices, and herbs and cooked it low and slow in clay ovens or underground pits. Today, beef birria (birria de res) is still just as common…

BIRRIA MANIA!
The Morristown & Erie Railway

The Morristown & Erie Railway

Today’s shortline railroads offer advantages for modelers with an interest in the contemporary scene, but who don’t care to tackle a Class 1 railroad. If the idea of running 50-year-old diesels alongside new passenger locomotives and cars appeals to you, the Morristown & Erie Railway may be the prototype you’ve been looking for. The M&E originated as the Whippany River Railroad in 1895. The line, renamed Morristown & Erie after a merger in 1903, served paper mills and heavy industries until the 1970s when these core customers began to disappear as a result of a general downturn in manufacturing in the Northeast. The Morristown & Erie of today dates to 1982 when a local businessman, Benjamin Friedland, bought the railroad out of bankruptcy and launched an aggressive campaign to develop new customers.…

APERITIVO 101

The first proper aperitivo I attended was in Fiesole, Italy. After the host handed me a beautiful brightly colored cocktail with an orange-peel twist, she informed me that the proper name for my drink was a Negroni and then asked, “Do you know where the Campari in your Negroni gets its bright red coloring from?” Mouth full of Parmigiano-Reggiano, I simply shook my head that I did not. “The feet of insects.” Let me rewind: In 1996, I arrived in Florence to begin my junior-year semester abroad—an American whose air-travel history until this point comprised one trip to Florida. Yet here I was in the small, picturesque Italian town known for its incredible villas and ornate gardens, ready to immerse myself in all things Italiano! While the adjustment period was intense (Who knew…

APERITIVO 101
Hisense 350-Sq. Ft. Window Air Conditioner (AW0821CW1W): Smart AC

Hisense 350-Sq. Ft. Window Air Conditioner (AW0821CW1W): Smart AC

The Hisense 350-sq. ft. Window Air Conditioner is a reasonably priced Wi-Fi-enabled window AC unit that you can control with your voice, your phone, or the included remote. It’s easy to install and did an admirable job of cooling in our tests. It doesn’t offer power usage reports or compatibility with Apple HomeKit and IFTTT like some other smart air conditioners we’ve tested, but it also costs less than many 8,000-BTU models, making it an affordable option for small to medium spaces. PROS: Reasonably priced. Easy to install. Fast cooling. Voice control. Relatively quiet. CONS: Lacks usage reporting. Doesn’t support HomeKit or IFTTT. BOTTOM LINE: The Hisense 350-Sq. Ft. Window Air Conditioner is a smart AC unit that can be controlled by your phone, voice, or remote, and does a fine job of…

Amazon Halo: Shines as Activity and Sleep Tracker

Amazon Halo: Shines as Activity and Sleep Tracker

Lots of fitness trackers can measure your calories burned, heart rate, and steps. With the Halo, Amazon wants to give you greater visibility into your overall health, along with actionable insights to help improve it. The Halo does an excellent job of monitoring your activity and sleep, and its companion app gives you access to a wide range of workouts and wellness programs. In addition, the Halo can analyze the tone of your voice to tell you how you sound to other people and measure your body-fat percentage based on images taken with its app. These two features are a bit gimmicky, but the Halo band is otherwise useful when you’re looking to move more and improve your shut-eye. PROS: Unobtrusive design. Automatically tracks activities and workouts. Comprehensive sleep tracking. Features…

APPLE’S APP STORE BEST OF 2020 AWARDS

It’s hard to believe Apple’s App Store is celebrating its 15th anniversary. During those years, it’s grown from a single platform for the iPhone to one that works with nearly every Apple product, from the MacBook Air to the Apple Watch. Although the App Store boasts nearly 2 million apps, Apple’s curated recommendations and daily editorials on the platform make it easy to find new ones. And at the end of each year, Apple honors a handful of apps and developers with an App Store Best of 2020 award. This year’s pool of winners is Apple’s most diverse ever, showcasing companies and developers that offer meaningful solutions to keep us connected, healthy, and organized. Here are the winners of the App Store Best of 2020 awards. iPHONE APP OF THE YEAR Wakeout! Wakeout encourages fun…

APPLE’S APP STORE BEST OF 2020 AWARDS
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14: Blazing-Fast Gaming Machine

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14: Blazing-Fast Gaming Machine

When the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 first launched last year, we praised it for combining a 14-inch display (then rare among gaming laptops) with Nvidia GeForce RTX 20-Series power and AMD Ryzen processing at a sweet price. The updated 2021 G14 uses the same design, but pumps things up to RTX 30-Series and newer Ryzen 5000 chips. Our test unit also includes a 1440p display and 32GB of memory, so the boosted price of our model isn’t as strong of a value as the original G14, but the entry-point configuration (which still features an RTX 3060) is an attractive proposition. Also, the market for 14-inch gaming laptops has expanded. Competing 14-inchers are now popping up from most of the usual suspects (the Razer Blade 14 is our top pick), making the…

YOUR RIDE CAN MAKE THE AIR CLEANER

YOUR RIDE CAN MAKE THE AIR CLEANER

AS AN INTERNIST, Gaurab Basu has always understood the link between the air his patients breathe and their health, but never more starkly than during the pandemic. Working just outside Boston, he treats residents of Chelsea, among the cities in Massachusetts with the worst air quality and highest incidence of COVID-19. “It really bothers me that many of my patients have been set up to do poorly through no fault of their own because the pollution in their environment is working against them,” says Basu, who is also a fellow at Harvard’s Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment. “Exposure to both pollution and COVID-19 is putting strain upon strain on their health.” The health consequences of smog-forming auto emissions are particularly pronounced in urban areas, like Basu’s, where neighborhoods…

ROAD TEST

LUXURY COMPACT CARS Acura TLX Skimpy on Luxury and Sportiness 56 OVERALL SCORE ROAD-TEST SCORE 67 HIGHS Acceleration, transmission, front-seat comfort LOWS Infotainment system, engine and road noise, access, rear seat POWERTRAIN 272-hp, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine; 10-speed automatic transmission; all-wheel drive FUEL 23 mpg on premium fuel PRICE $37,500-$48,300 base price range $45,025 as tested THE REDESIGNED TLX has a perky powertrain and a comfortable ride. But the loud cabin, confounding infotainment touchpad, and below-average fuel economy result in a road-test score that’s lower than most of the luxury sports sedans we’ve tested. The standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine feels energetic, delivering quick acceleration on our test track and in regular driving. But the all-wheel-drive model we tested registered a disappointing 23 mpg overall in our assessment, several mpg below the most efficient cars in the class. Our drivers appreciated the TLX’s mostly…

ROAD TEST

Elon Musk Is a Misogynist and It Matters

Women in tech face considerable obstacles that start during their youngest years in school and persist in careers that they are frequently forced to abandon because of pay disparities and harassment. So when Elon Musk, who holds considerable sway over (mostly) men in the field, makes a sexist tweet that gets over 600,000 likes, or moves company headquarters to a state that has put a bounty on women seeking medical care, it has a collective impact on women employed in tech jobs and a direct impact on the women who work for him. Musk’s social media has won him the scrutiny of the Securities and Exchange Commission and a defamation lawsuit. But he has not had to answer for his tweets that would land him an HR investigation if he was…

Elon Musk Is a Misogynist and It Matters

THE STRUCTURE OF THE ATOM

Somewhere around the year 400 BC, in Ancient Greece, the philosopher Democritus asserted that all material things are made from atoms – tiny basic objects that cannot be divided into smaller pieces. “Nothing exists except atoms and empty space,” ran the mantra – at least until Aristotle rejected atomic theory and the idea was ignored for nearly two millennia. The Ancient Greeks also believed that everything was made from a few basic elements. The idea was right; the details were wrong. They thought that earth, wind and fire, along with water, were the seeds of everything. Today we know that everything is made from chemical elements, such as hydrogen, carbon and oxygen. And these elements consist of atoms, which are too small to see with the eye alone (hundreds of thousands…

THE STRUCTURE OF THE ATOM

Southern Pacific’s Siskiyou Line in N scale

The origin of my N scale Southern Pacific Siskiyou Line layout dates to my childhood. I’m a native Oregonian who grew up on the SP’s Toledo branch. Since I was old enough to remember, I’ve seen SP’s long and heavy Toledo Hauler come into town. It was often pulled by solid sets huge six-axle engines like EMD SD9s and, for a time, SD45s. There was always a GP9 or SD9 stationed in Toledo to work the many lumber mills and the large paper mill, as well as some other industries. My father often took me down to the yard to look at the locomotives. This firmly established that the SP and its six-axle (C-C) locomotives became part of my childhood as I developed a sincere interest in both prototype railroads and…

JEG VED JEG SKAL MØDE POUL IGEN

Pludselig smælder et højt knald gennem den lyse stue. Vi spjætter småforskrækkede i stolene. Hvad var det? Poul Bundgaard kigger på os fra billeder på vægge og reoler. Og åbenbart også fra det hinsides. Proppen har af egen kraft løftet sig fri af den halvfyldte roséflaske på sofabordet. – Det var Poul!, ler Kirsten Bundgaard. Ja, det ville være en passende hilsen fra det glade festmenneske, som hun delte 36 lykkelige år med. Poul Bundgaard døde i 1998 midt under optagelser ne til “Olsen Bandens sidste stik”, og forleden udkom hans omfattende biografi “Meget mere end Kjeld fra Olsen Banden”, skrevet af Jacob Wendt Jensen. I bogen løfter forfatteren blandt meget andet sløret for Poul Bundgaards spirituelle sider. Han troede på, at der var mere mellem himmel og jord. Han ikke bare troede på, at…

JEG VED JEG SKAL MØDE POUL IGEN
MAUDE, INGEBORG, AGNES OG VICKI SAMMEN IGEN

MAUDE, INGEBORG, AGNES OG VICKI SAMMEN IGEN

Malene Schwartz, 86, Ghita Nørby, 87, Kirsten Olesen, 73, og Sonja Oppenhagen, 73, indtog scenen på Nørrebro Teater hånd i hånd og blev modtaget med vild jubel fra den fyldte sal. De er kendt for at spille rollerne som Maude Varnæs, Ingeborg Skjern, Agnes Jensen og Vicki Arnesen, og de havde alle sagt ja til at deltage i talkshowet “En aften med de stærke kvinder fra Matador”. BILLED-BLADET skriver, at det var en historisk aften, for det var første gang, at netop disse fire “Mata dor”-stjerner var samlet på den samme scene til en snak om den danske successerie, der blev sendt på DR fra 1978-1982. De folkekære skuespillere var i hopla under det halvanden time lange show, hvor der blev dykket ned i rollerne og delt sjove anekdoter fra serien, der var…

KIT BREAKDOWN

KIT BREAKDOWN

Most photographers are familiar with what a macro lens does, and how it differs from conventional optics of similar focal lengths. However there are multiple types of macro lens available these days, as well as several options of camera format; this can complicate the choice of gear considerably, and it’s critical to understand just how various items impact the type of creative macro shots we can capture. Magnification ratio is the first important factor to consider, as this will directly influence how close you can get to your subject. To clarify, this does not necessarily refer to the minimum focus distance of a lens, but rather the magnifying power of the optical design and the resulting reproduction size of the subject in the final frame. For beginners, many lenses have a…

KÆRLIGHED PÅ SOLKYSTEN

Det er jo ikke i DR Byen – og heller ikke hjemme i sofaen foran fjernsynsskærmen. Alligevel står Gorm deroppe på scenen og jonglerer med spørgsmål og årstal i ”Hvornår var det nu, det var?”. – Men når I hører, at jeg har tilføjet et par begivenheder om blandt andet general Franco, Barcelonas fodboldtriumfer og ikke mindst de mange danske tilflyttere på Solkysten, leder det jer nok på sporet, smiler Gorm, som i årtier bestyrede en af DR’s populæreste quizzer. Og som under et af sit og hustruen, sangerinden Kirsten Vaupels, jævnlige besøg på Costa del Sol denne lørdag eftermiddag lader ”Hvornår var det nu, det var?” få repremiere på de skrå brædder i et efter den tvungne corona-pause stopfyldt ”Casa Danesa” –- det Danske Hus uden for Fuengirola. Gæsterne nede ved de…

KÆRLIGHED PÅ SOLKYSTEN

The happiest country in the world

Maeve and Adrian Bell have been sailing together for 40 years. They have recently cruised Denmark and the Baltic in their Arcona 430 young friend speaks excellent German’, remarked the hospitable German couple who had invited the three of us on ‘Your board for a drink. We were comfortably tied up in the Danish harbour of Helsingør, in the shadow of Kronborg Castle. My husband Adrian and I looked at each other, laughed, and explained that Jannik was actually German, although living in Denmark and brought up in Northern Ireland. Visiting Helsingør had not been part of our plan at all. We had met Jannik at Gothenburg in Sweden before driving north to the island of Orust where we had left Oisín Bán, our Arcona 430, three weeks earlier. The intention was…

The happiest country in the world
JEG HAR LET TIL LATTER OG TÅRER

JEG HAR LET TIL LATTER OG TÅRER

I søndags var der premiere på sæson 5 af ”Sygeplejeskolen” på TV 2 Charlie og TV 2 Play. Vi skriver sommeren 1954, og sygehuset Fredenslund er under renovering, så det kan blive klar til sammenlægningen med Skt. Helene. Men også både elevernes og de ansattes privatliv kommer under forandring i løbet af de seks afsnit. Således vækkes fortrængte følelser til live i forstanderinde Margrethe Lund (Benedikte Hansen), da en gammel ven indlægges. Familie Journal har haft en snak med den populære skuespiller Benedikte Hansen om bl.a. rollen i ”Sygeplejeskolen”. Hvad sker der med Margrethe Lund i den kommende sæson? – Uden at afsløre for meget af handlingen kan jeg røbe, at seerne denne gang bliver indført i en del af Margrethes personlige liv. Tidligere har det været hendes idealistiske og arbejdsmæssige kamp, der…

HAR SAT NY KURS

HAR SAT NY KURS

Lars Løkke Rasmussen er lige nu aktuel i Kanal 5-programmet ”Over Atlanten”, hvor han krydser havet sammen med Felix Smith, Johannes Nymark, Ditte Julie Jensen, Umut Sakarya og Sarah Bro. Den tidligere statsminister er også aktuel med et nyt parti. Det bekræfter han selv i sin klumme i avisen B.T. Han går efter at lave ”et parti i midten af dansk politik”, men det er endnu ukendt, hvad partiet skal hedde, og hvilke politikere der stiller op til folketingsvalg for partiet. 56-årige Lars Løkke Rasmussen tog turen over Atlanten med Kanal 5, fordi han havde brug for en tænkepause. Og det kom der altså et nyt politisk parti ud af. I et interview med BILLEDBLADET fortæller han med stolthed, at hans sønner var meget misundelige, da tilbuddet om sejlturen kom. – Jeg har mærket…

Essendrops mareridt

For 45-årige Ulla Essendrop fik 2021 en uventet drejning, da hun i sommer blev ramt af sygdom og måtte tilbringe næsten tre uger på hospitalet. – I en periode var jeg alvorligt syg med to store operationer og dødsangst til følge, fortæller Ulla på sin Instagram-profil, som vi har fået lov til at citere fra. Vi har været i kontakt med DR1-værten om sygdomsforløbet, men hun henviser til det to timer lange program ”Klar Vikar” på P4, hvor hun til værten Louise Dreisig fortæller om den barske tid, de sværeste tanker, og hvad hun har lært. Sygdomsforløbet fandt sted i slutningen af juni, hvor Ulla blev ramt af voldsomme mavesmerter, da hun var i OL-studiet som vært. Efter jobbet måtte hun ringe til skadestuen, og da hun ankom til hospitalet, måtte hun…

Essendrops mareridt
SAFE-D-WINS

SAFE-D-WINS

We all make mistakes and ruin our photos, particularly when we’re in a hurry and sleep deprived. And we all try to learn from our mistakes. Sometimes the best I can do is to echo nature photographer John Shaw, who said, “I have learned from my mistakes, and I can repeat them with precision.” And sometimes I come up with a creative new mistake that I never imagined was possible. To avoid repeating mistakes and making new ones, I’ve developed a checklist of crucial camera settings to review before hitting that shutter button. I remember the checklist with this acronym: SAFE-D-WINS. S Is For Shutter Speed Is my shutter speed fast enough to handhold the camera? A good rule of thumb is that the slowest safe handholdable shutter speed is the reciprocal of…

FARFAR TIL EN LILLEPIGE

FARFAR TIL EN LILLEPIGE

Humøret er højt hos Mikkel Beha Erichsen for tiden. Og det er ikke mindst fordi, flokken af børnebørn er kommet op på fire styk. Emil og Louise har Hugo på fire og Rumle på et år, mens Theis og Ida har Nis på tre år, og så har de fået en lille pige, Rita, der nu er seks måneder. – Det er helt fantastisk. Rita er den gladeste baby og det mest smilende og nemme barn, jeg nogensinde har set. Hver gang man kigger på hende, så griner hun over hele hovedet. Det er fantastisk at have fået en pige. Theis og Ida er også helt vilde med hende, ligesom Nis er sød som storebror. Vi har det privilegium, at vi bor sammen med dem nu, for Ida og Theis er flyttet…

Selvfølgelig har Natasja været bekymret

Hun stod og ventede i ankomsthallen i Københavns Lufthavn. Endelig kom han til syne. Deres blikke mødtes, og begges øjne flød over. Tæt omfavnede åndede de lettede op. Rasmus Tantholdt og Natasja Crone. Hun betyder alverden for ham, men mere om det senere. TV 2’s krigskorrespondent var omsider hjemme igen efter 40 uforglemmelige og ængstelige dage i Ukraine. Hans længste reporta gerejse nogensinde. Ingen bomber havde ramt ham, men han var ramt alligevel. Tv-seerne så ham græde undervejs. Han har i 20 år dækket konflikter rundt omkring i verden, men ingen har berørt ham som krigen i Ukraine. Et par uger senere tog han afsted igen og var væk i 25 dage. For nylig udkom bogen “65 dage i Ukraine” om hans oplevelser i det krigshærgede land. Den er skrevet i samarbejde med…

Selvfølgelig har Natasja været bekymret
Drømmer stadig om kærligheden

Drømmer stadig om kærligheden

”Landmand søger kærlighed” er slut for i år, og sæsonafslutningen blev en særdeles rørende en af slagsen. Svend og Ilse var på romantisk weekend, men før de skiltes, stod det klart, at Ilse ikke var klar til at opbygge en romantisk relation til Svend. De blev begge meget rørte af situationen, men landmanden var ikke overrasket over Ilses valg. – Den gik, som jeg havde forventet, siger 73-årige Svend om den romantiske weekend. – Hvis man kan lide en person, prøver man at nærme sig og holde i hånd, men når jeg kom for tæt på, trak hun sig. Sådan var det. Ilse, 72, uddyber nu, hvorfor hun var nødt til at lægge afstand til Svend. – Efterhånden fik jeg en fornemmelse af, at jeg måske ikke var billedet på den kæreste, Svend virkelig…

Is Earth the only GOLDILOCKS PLANET?

Is Earth the only GOLDILOCKS PLANET?

“Sometimes I think we’re alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we’re not. In either case, the idea is quite staggering.”—Arthur C. Clarke HUMANS HAVE WONDERED about life in the universe since antiquity. Early Greek philosophers argued that the cosmos contained “a plurality of worlds.” Today we know that exoplanetary systems are indeed ubiquitous, but the question now is: How common are planets that can support life? In 2000, paleontologist Peter Ward and astronomer Donald Brownlee of the University of Washington in Seattle penned a controversial book, Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe (Copernicus). In it, they propose that Earth is an unusual world where complex life-forms developed over an extended period. They further assert that though simple, unicellular life may be abundant in the universe, complex…

BEST NEW GEAR

BEST NEW GEAR

ELECTRONICS SIMRAD NSX SMART CHARTPLOTTER £2,649 www.simrad-yachting.com Featuring integrated sonar, radar and autopilot compatibility, this impressive new device incorporates a handy setup wizard that uses simple step-by-step instructions to help you get all of its many features and functions up and running quickly and very easily. Displays highly detailed chart information via an intuitive touchscreen which also benefits from drag-and-drop customisation and enhanced day and night modes. Compatible with C-MAP X charts. YACHTSENSE LINK 4G MARINE ROUTER £1,250 www.raymarine.com The Link 4G router is able to switch from SIM 4G to WiFi to provide constant internet access while also allowing you to connect your mobile and NMEA2000 data devices into one unified network. Featuring a high-gain antenna and dual SIM card sockets to accommodate two mobile carriers, it will provide a GeoFence alert if your yacht leaves its…

MIN MAND ER MIN KLIPPE

Et synligt ar på halsen fortæller, at Matilde Kimer for nylig har haft andet at slås med end krigen i Ukraine. Kort før krigens udbrud måtte hun haste hjem fra Moskva for at få bortopereret en tumor. Hun havde fået synkeproblemer og kunne se en knude på halsen, når hun kiggede sig i spejlet. Voldsomt! Men utroligt nok har oplevelsen ikke efterladt ar på sjælen hos DRs 42-årige Ruslands-korrespondent. – Det var altså verdens mindste bøvs. Det fylder virkelig ikke meget i mine tanker. Heldigvis var det bare en lille operation. Jeg var et døgn på Rigshospitalet, og det var dét. Jeg kalkulerer ikke med nogen tilbagefaldsrisiko, fortæller Matilde Kimer, som fik fjernet halvdelen af sin skjoldbruskkirtel. Der er ikke så meget pjat med hende. Hverken i krig eller fred. Videre! Fremad! Lev livet!…

MIN MAND ER MIN KLIPPE

SÅDAN FÅR VI JULEFREDEN TIL AT SÆNKE SIG

“Vild med dans”-stjernen Thomas Evers Poulsen og “Den store bagedyst”-vinder Sæþór Kristínsson har et meget forskelligt forhold til julen. Men de finder i fællesskab ud af at skabe en dejlig julestemning og fejre hjerternes fest. 44-årige Thomas Evers Poulsen er kæmpe julefan, mens hans 30-årige kæreste Sæþór Kristínsson er mere afdæmpet i sin juleglæde. – Jeg gør det mest for Glorias skyld – og for Thomas, griner Sæþór til BILLED-BLADET. Han er far til Gloria, som fylder 10 år til januar. Hjemme i lejligheden i Vanløse har julen gjort sit indtog med kalenderlys, adventskrans, mistelten og granpynt i den hyggelige stue, der går i ét med det åbne køkken. Parret fortæller om deres forskellige holdninger til højtiden. Thomas kan godt lide at give gaver, og han vil helst købe rigtig mange. – Jeg synes, det bedste…

SÅDAN FÅR VI JULEFREDEN TIL AT SÆNKE SIG
JEG SKYLDER MARIE MIT LIV

JEG SKYLDER MARIE MIT LIV

Havde det ikke været for prinsesse Marie, havde prins Joachim formentlig ikke levet i dag. Det slår parret fast i et interview til Hjernesagens medlemsblad, hvor de for første gang taler ud om de frygtelige timer i juli 2020, hvor Marie ikke vidste, om hendes mand ville klare den. – Jeg har oplevet, hvordan Marie med øjeblikkeligt overblik greb situationen, og at hun med sine snarrådige indgreb og handlinger var den, der førte an, indtil jeg blev overdraget til ambulanceførerne i Cahors og sendt videre til Toulouse. – Hun var fantastisk! Hun gik i soldatermode, siger prins Joachim i interviewet og slår fast, at han skylder hende sit liv. – Da jeg vågner ved middagstid næste dag, står Marie lige ved siden af – det kan jeg huske. Det var et meget specielt øjeblik,…

MADS NØRGAARDS VERDEN

En af mine første og mest betydningsfulde kulturoplevelser var på Lyngby Stadsbibliotek i 1970’erne. Jeg var 15 år, og min far havde inviteret mig til koncerten ’Rejsen til Kina’ med musikeren Peter Thorup, der fortolkede Tom Kristensens digte fra samlingen ’Påfuglefjeren’. Sangene prentede sig dybt i mig, og samme aften, da vi var hjemme igen, læste min far Tom Kristensens digte højt. Jeg mindes det hele som en enormt nærværende oplevelse. Min far holdt meget af Kristensens digte. De delte fødselsdag – det var han glad for – og jeg er taknemmelig for, at min far delte Tom Kristensen med mig. Det er blevet en vigtig tone i mit liv. I dag er ’Henrettelsen’ fra samlingen et af mine yndlingsdigte. Jeg husker også en koncert i Tivolis Koncertsal med Gasolin i…

MADS NØRGAARDS VERDEN
BORN TO DO IT

BORN TO DO IT

special thanks to the Martinez hotel, Cannes, and Riva Yachts Perhaps worthy of note is the fact that Matt Damon is credited in at least one film per year since 1995. Matt Damon operates from a place of joy — his words — and it is pretty infectious. There is but a small handful of actors who are known for their work and their capacity to inspire cheerfulness and good vibes outside of their métier. Tom Hanks is one, for example, and Damon is another. While his ‘status’ cannot be located on the common celebritycultural framework — he is not on social media, is not one half of a celebrity couple, nor does he court media attention — Damon has nevertheless remained one of the most prominent men on the planet and…

‘We were trying to navigate a cork in a hot tub’

‘We were trying to navigate a cork in a hot tub’

This was my third boat delivery to Ireland, a 1986 Dehler 101 along with the new owner and his brother as my crew. We had reached Rosslare 12 hours ahead of the forecast bad weather, everything was going well. It had been a long night, a slow delivery and I was quite tired. It was early morning when I tried to contact the Rosslare Harbour team on the mobile phone and the radio, with no response. The harbour looks like a flat car park with the sea around it, and a shipping port. We were tied up next to some steel fishing boats and it seemed like the worst place to be in a storm – we would be smashed up. I said to my crew: ‘Look guys, we’ve got two choices, either stay…

NYDER LIVETS EFTERÅR

NYDER LIVETS EFTERÅR

Efter 40 år – mange af dem som fast tilknyttet Det Kongelige Teater og med blandt andet en Reumert i 2016 for Årets kvindelige hovedrolle i bagagen – besluttede Benedikte Hansen, at nu skulle det være slut med teater. Ikke fordi det skortede på roller, men fordi det ikke længere gav mening for hende. Nu kan hun så alligevel fra den 26. marts til den 30. april opleves i stykket “Du vil møde en anden”, der opføres på Ibsens Hotel i København. Stykket opføres af fire skuespillere, der opholder sig i hver sit værelse. Der er kun fire publikummer til hver forestilling. – Det lød spændende og er noget, jeg ikke har prøvet før, så derfor sagde jeg ja. Men det er jo en seriøs lang pause på fire år, jeg har haft, forklarer i…

HAN SKAL TALE MED FAMILIEN

7 Regnen silede ned, da grevinde Alexandra forleden – som det er en årlig tradition – gik en tur i Københavns gader til fordel for Parkinsonforeningen. En langsom slentretur som gav SE og HØR mulighed for at få en statussnak med den tidligere prinsesse, der stadig er ved at finde sig til rette med kæresten, den succesfulde forretningsmand og medstifter af internetvirksomheden Wikifactory, Nicolai Peitersen, som bor i Kina. Parret fandt hinanden i sommer og fortalte hurtigt, at de ville flytte sammen, men turtelduerne har stadig ikke samme adresse, lyder det. – Ting tager tid, og det er noget, han skal tale med sin familie om. Der er også lock down i Kina, så det er lidt svært. Vi tager det stille og roligt, og vi har nået en alder, hvor der ikke…

HAN SKAL TALE MED FAMILIEN

THE STORY OF THE UNIVERSE

The year 2009 could go down in the astronomical textbooks as the one when a revolution in our understanding of the Universe began. The protagonist at the centre of this upheaval was not a person but a machine: a space probe called Planck. Named after the great German physicist Max Planck, the spacecraft was launched by the European Space Agency that year and was tasked with detecting the ‘blueprint’ of the Universe – capturing a snapshot of the seeds of the stars and galaxies that surround us today. Prior to its launch, cosmologists had spent over a century constructing mathematical theories to describe the story of the Universe, from the earliest moments to the present day. But analysis of the data returned by Planck has revealed a number of plot holes…

THE STORY OF THE UNIVERSE

YIPPEE KHAO YAI

Khao Yai, a two-and-a-half hour drive north-east of Bangkok, was once seen as little more than a gateway to Thailand’s oldest and third-largest national park; a quick rest stop to fuel up on spicy som tam before four-wheel-drive safaris and rainforest treks in an 800-square-mile Eden of rushing rivers and waterfalls, shared with roaming elephants, gibbons and Asian black bears. But now a clutch of resorts is offering a reason to linger. First among them is the InterContinental Khao Yai Resort, where superstar hotel designer Bill Bensley has helped to turn a former swathe of fallow farmland into a manicured jungle of baobabs and gnarled trees dripping with ferns and tillandsia. Railcar-like rooms, spread over a trio of gingerbread-trimmed lakeside guesthouses, nod to the late 19th-century Pak Chong railway station…

YIPPEE KHAO YAI

Model Citizen

Liya Kebede Founder and creative director of Lemlem, model, and actress New York City and Paris In a Lemlem dress, you can’t help but float through summer. Whisper-light and awash in happy, sun-drenched colors, each one is hand-woven on wooden looms by African artisans, following centuries-old traditions. The brand’s founder is Ethiopian model and maternal-health advocate Liya Kebede, who rose to fame in the early aughts as the face of Tom Ford’s Gucci and the first Black spokesmodel for Estée Lauder. On a trip to her hometown of Addis Ababa around that time, she noticed a distressing drop in the demand for traditional garments, and got busy. “Weaving is a craft that has been passed through generations and holds deep cultural significance,” says Kebede, who set her mind to preserving the art,…

Model Citizen
Hands On With the OnePlus Watch: Lots of Promise for Just $159

Hands On With the OnePlus Watch: Lots of Promise for Just $159

I’ll admit, I was pretty skeptical before unboxing the first smartwatch from OnePlus, aptly named the OnePlus Watch. At $159, it’s less than half the price of our Editors’ Choice winner, the Apple Watch Series 6 (which starts at $399). And while it doesn’t work with iPhones, it offers many of the same features as Apple’s market-leading wearable. So far, my skepticism appears to have been unfounded. The OnePlus Watch offers a large color touch screen, built-in GPS, 2GB of storage, a 402mAh battery that promises two weeks of power, and the ability to make and receive calls. It also has plenty of health and fitness features, including support for more than 110 workout types, automatic workout detection for jogging and running, rapid-heart-rate alerts, guided breathing exercises, stress detection, and the…

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 (2021): A Superlative Aspirational System

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9 (2021): A Superlative Aspirational System

We won’t try to keep you in suspense. When we reviewed last year’s model, we called the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon the best laptop in the world—though we later decided it shared that title with the Dell XPS 13 OLED—and it hasn’t done anything in its latest revision to change that state of affairs. The X1 Carbon Gen 9 catches up with the Dell and other elite ultraportables by moving to an 11th Generation Intel “Tiger Lake” Core processor and a slightly taller 16:10 rather than 16:9 screen aspect ratio. Its premium price and lack of an SD card slot still knock half a star off what would otherwise be a perfect five-star rating, but it effortlessly collects yet another Editors’ Choice award as the most desirable executive notebook on…

Canon Pixma G620 Wireless MegaTank Photo Printer: Excellent Quality

Canon Pixma G620 Wireless MegaTank Photo Printer: Excellent Quality

Canon Pixma G620 $299.99 EXCELLENT It’s easy to find a bulk-ink printer with the familiar cyan, magenta, yellow, and black (CMYK) quartet, but finding an ink-tank-rather than cartridge-based inkjet with six inks for superior photo quality has been difficult, prohibitively expensive, or both. Canon aims to change that with the Pixma G620 Wireless MegaTank Photo All-in-One Printer, which gets its tank refills from bottles. At $299.99, it’s half the price of the Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8500 Wireless Color All-in-One Supertank. Versus that Epson, the Canon is slow and short on features, so it doesn’t join it (or the wide-format EcoTank Photo ET-8550) as an Editors’ Choice award winner. But the Pixma prints terrific-looking borderless photos at sizes up to 8.5 by 11 inches for pennies, making it a great value for families and…

Top-Rated Dairy-Free Ice Cream

THE LATEST RATINGS FROM OUR LABS Oatly Non-Dairy Chocolate 53 OVERALL SCORE NadaMoo Dairy-Free Organic Chocolate 60 OVERALL SCORE Breyers Non-Dairy Chocolate Chocolate Chip 53 OVERALL SCORE Stroll through a grocery store’s freezer aisle and you’ll see that “vegan” ice cream is no longer a fad—there are nearly as many options as there are traditional dairy ice creams. “With plant milks on the rise, it was only a matter of time before plant-based ice cream was going to be popular,” says Amy Keating, RD, a nutritionist at Consumer Reports. Sales, which are currently $458 million a year, have grown 41 percent since 2018, according to the Plant Based Foods Association—and are expected to keep climbing. CR recently reviewed 14 popular chocolate nondairy frozen desserts for nutrition and taste, and came up with a list of features to look for to get the…

Top-Rated Dairy-Free Ice Cream

What We’re Testing in Our Labs …

WiFi Routers WE TESTED: 56 models WE TEST FOR: Speed, or “throughput,” from 8 to 55 feet away; how well the router protects your privacy; and more. ABOUT THE SCORES: INDIVIDUAL Median: 65, Range: 32-90 MESH Median: 69, Range: 56-85 BEST INDIVIDUAL ROUTER Synology RT2600ac $200 90 OVERALL SCORE EXCELLENT MESH ROUTER SET Netgear Nighthawk AX1800 (3-Pack) $210 82 OVERALL SCORE BARGAIN BUY (INDIVIDUAL) Linksys Max-Stream AC1750 $90 77 OVERALL SCORE Cordless Drills WE TESTED: 47 models WE TEST FOR: How powerful the drill is and how quickly it can drive in screws and drill holes, how long it will run on a single charge, how noisy it is, and more. ABOUT THE SCORES: Median: 62 Range: 33-86 HEAVY-DUTY HERO Milwaukee 2805-22 (18 volts, brushless motor) $330 86 OVERALL SCORE GOOD VALUE FOR GENERAL USE DeWalt DCD701F2 (12 volts, brushless motor) $150 74 OVERALL SCORE EASY DIY PICK Worx WX176L (20 volts, ¼-inch fixed-hex chuck, brushed motor) $80 62 OVERALL SCORE Winter/Snow Tires WE TESTED: 32 models WE TEST FOR: Braking performance on dry, wet, and icy roads; traction in…

What We’re Testing in Our Labs …
A different approach to modeling the Santa Fe

A different approach to modeling the Santa Fe

When my wife, Jenny, and I decided in the fall of 2017 to sell our house of 47 years and move into a retirement community, that meant the Argentine Industrial District Ry. would be dismantled. At age 80, I had no plans to build another railroad. I decided to give away or sell everything. Some 700 freight cars, 25 locomotives, and numerous structures and all support materials were disposed of in about two months. We moved to the retirement community in January 2018. By then, I’d accepted the reality that I’d built my last railroad. But then something surprising occurred when in July, Jenny asked me whether I thought we could find a house in Prairie Village, as she missed living in our own home. We began looking, and to our…

The Best Note-Taking Apps

Note-taking apps are not created equal in concept or abilities. While a solid note-taking app is a necessary piece of any suite of productivity apps, figuring out what to do with it in the first place is half the challenge. Getting the right note-taking app is about finding one that clicks with you as well as the service’s nitty-gritty details. In general, a reliable note-taking app lets you jot down all the things you want to remember quickly and easily, no matter where you are, and lets you refer to your notes anytime and anywhere. The giants in the space, Editors’ Choice Evernote and runner-up Microsoft OneNote, aim to do it all, offering rich features, support for multimedia notes, and tools that blur the lines between apps for personal use and those…

The Best Note-Taking Apps

Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life

IN MY RESEARCH and coaching work over the past two decades, I have met many people who feel unfulfilled, overwhelmed, or stagnant because they are forsaking performance in one or more aspects of their lives. They aren’t bringing their leadership abilities to bear in all of life’s domains—work, home, community, and self (mind, body, and spirit). Of course, there will always be some tension among the different roles we play. But, contrary to the common wisdom, there’s no reason to assume that it’s a zero-sum game. It makes more sense to pursue excellent performance as a leader in all four domains—achieving what I call “four-way wins”—not trading off one for another but finding mutual value among them. This is the main idea in a program called Total Leadership that I teach…

Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life
Tech Disinformation: 16 Myths Debunked

Tech Disinformation: 16 Myths Debunked

Heard the one about how charging your phone overnight destroys its battery? How about this whopper: Macs can’t get viruses? There’s plenty of fake tech news floating around; each new generation of technology products and services begets even more false beliefs. A lot of those are pretty easy to discredit, but we found a few for this story that might make even our readers do a double-take! It’s possible you’re worried about something that isn’t true—or maybe something that used to be true but isn’t now, as new discoveries and updates cleared up the problem. Go through our list below and see if there’s something you thought was true but, well, isn’t. Then pass on the real deal to your friends, family, and social following, so they won’t fall prey to tech…

FOR GAMMEL TIL AT BLIVE OPERERET

FOR GAMMEL TIL AT BLIVE OPERERET

Da Johnny Hansen sagde ja til at medvirke i Viaplay-programmet “Fangerne på Fortet”, gjorde han det klart, at han ikke kunne være med til noget, der drejer rundt. – De spurgte, hvad jeg kunne. Og jeg kunne fortælle, at jeg ikke engang er med på forlystelserne i Fårup Sommerland – jeg får det simpelt hen dårligt af det, fortæller han til BILLED-BLADET. Derfor blev den 56-årige dansktopper overrasket over, at lige netop han skulle i rummet med en roterende stol og gulvplader, der drejede rundt. Både han og hans holdmedlemmer, Sussi Nielsen (fra Sussi & Leo) og hendes plejesøn Lukas, var overbeviste om, at han fik lov at sidde over. Ikke desto mindre var det ham, der fik udfordringen, og det gik da også helt galt. – Jeg var meget svimmel efter at have…

The CMOS revolution is here

The CMOS revolution is here

THERE WAS A TIME, possibly before some of you reading this were born, when astroimaging was an ordeal. Imagine a world with manual guiding. You’d spend hours staring at a star centered in an illuminated reticle until your eye teared up or you passed out into the eyepiece from fatigue. The equipment was also heavy and a pain to transport. If you were using a Newtonian reflector, you would be standing on a ladder for hours watching the guide star. Often, after about 30 minutes, the eyepiece’s position would place you uncomfortably between the rungs of the ladder and you would be stuck in this death crouch, clinging to the ladder in the freezing cold, trying to keep the star centered on the crosshairs. As if this wasn’t bad enough, you also…

First Look: 2023 Ford Escape

First Look: 2023 Ford Escape

Few vehicles sharing the same basic platform are better differentiated than the boxy, go-anywhere Bronco Sport and the urban-outfitted, lozenge-shaped Escape. Had these C2 platform-mates looked more similar, the former might have cannibalized the latter’s sales. Both are selling at or near capacity three years into the fourth-gen Escape’s model run, but Ford has toughened up softer-looking Escape’s visage and demeanor anyway. Most of the redesign comes courtesy of a bolder new hood, which sits atop a more deeply sculpted grille flanked by a pair of LED-outlined “four-eyed” headlamps. On upper trim levels, a so-called “coast-to-coast” LED light strip connects these headlamp DRLs, illuminating the gap between the hood and grille. A new fascia incorporating a faux skidplate completes the makeover. Other exterior changes are minimal: new 17-, 18-, and 19-inch…

En oplevelse for livet

Den 27-årige sanger Jimilian har fået sit folkelige gennembrud i ”Vild med dans”, hvor han danser med Asta Björk. Han bor sammen med sin albanske familie i et hus i Hørsholm. Han har sit eget værelse på førstesalen, mens hans forældre, Enver og Emrije, og hans to yngre søskende, Leonora på 20 og Robin på 21, har værelser nedenunder. Resten deler de, og køkkenet er familiens samlingspunkt og hjertet i huset. Jimilians storesøster bor i USA, men hans storebror og manager, 36-årige Besmir, er også på besøg. – Jeg vil gerne gøre mit allerbedste og vide, at når jeg en dag tænker tilbage på ”Vild med dans”, så har jeg givet den hele armen. Det er hårdt, men det er det hele værd, når det er gået godt, siger Jimilian til BILLED-BLADET. Sangeren…

En oplevelse for livet
Aukey DRS1 4K Dash Cam: Nice 4K UHD video, easy to install and use

Aukey DRS1 4K Dash Cam: Nice 4K UHD video, easy to install and use

It’s pretty amazing how far dash cams have come in just a few short years. Aukey’s DRS1 4K UHD offers great 4K UHD/WDR day and night video captures, is easy to use, is easy to install, and costs $120. Not long ago, a dash cam at that price would have delivered undersaturated day captures and weak night captures prone to headlight flare. Good riddance to the bad old days. DESIGN AND SPECS I used the optional GM-32 GPS module ($20 on Amazon) in my testing of the DRS1. I recommend GPS for a number of reasons, including instant proof that the accident occurred where you say it occurred. Let’s consider the whole deal a $140 camera. Or I will, at any rate. The DRS1’s external design is typical for the category. It’s a…

JEG SAGDE JA MED DET SAMME

JEG SAGDE JA MED DET SAMME

Sonny Fredie Pedersen skiftede uden tøven Hollywood ud med København, da han blev spurgt, om han ville være dommer i “Vild med dans”. Den 36-årige danser og koreograf har fra start vundet seernes hjerter, men faktisk havde han slet ikke regnet med, at han skulle blive en del af TV 2’s populære danseprogram. Han har nemlig boet og arbejdet i USA i de sidste 13 år. – Det har overhovedet ikke været på min radar, at jeg skulle lave “Vild med dans”. Jeg har været en del af “Dancing with the stars”-familien i USA (den amerikanske udgave af “Vild med dans”, red.). Men jeg tænkte, at programmet nu har kørt så mange år i Danmark, at de nok havde deres egen familie, og at jeg aldrig blev en del af det, siger…

DET HAR VÆRET TRAVLTOG SPÆNDENDE

DET HAR VÆRET TRAVLTOG SPÆNDENDE

Puk Elgård sagde sit faste job op i oktober sidste år for at blive freelancer. Det har betydet, at hun har lavet et væld af ting, hun aldrig har prøvet før. – Da jeg sagde op på “Go’morgen Danmark”, som er over et år siden – jeg kan slet ikke forstå, hvor det år er blevet af – lovede jeg mig selv, at i det år, der skulle komme, ville jeg prøve at sige ja til ting, jeg ikke havde prøvet før, fortæller Puk Elgård til BILLED-BLADET. Én af de ting er, at hun medvirker i tv-programmet “De Uduelige”, som kan ses på Kanal 5 hver torsdag. Her skal seks kendte mennesker en tur i spejderuniformen for at optjene duelighedsmærker ved at klare en lang række skøre udfordringer. Da Puk Elgård sagde…

SMAGENOTER

José Maria da Fonseca Moscatel de Setúbal Superior Armagnac (2003) NORDJYSK VINIMPORT | 269 KR. Ravfarvet med lidt rødligt skær. Tørrede frugter, figner og nødder samt let røget og krydret karakter med diskret kokospræg. Blød og rund i munden med fin frugt, i anden omgang mere kant og mere markant syre, vinøs ved flot kompleksitet, har så at sige en ekstra dimension, og lang, krydret hale. Et flot og spændende glas. Alk.: 19% 94 José Maria da Fonseca Alambre 20 års NORDJYSK VINIMPORT 369 KR. (50 CL) Mørkt ravfarvet med flot skær og lys kant. Ekspressiv og intens næse med figner, abrikos og andre tørrede frugter samt nødder. I første omgang blød i munden med honning, blomster og appelsinskal, dejligt fyldig og kompleks med flot syre, der overtager og balancerer, lang hale med fint syrebid.…

SMAGENOTER
new gear

new gear

ULTRA-COMPACT 61-MEGAPIXEL MIRRORLESS Sigma has introduced a sibling to its fp full-frame mirrorless camera that debuted in 2019. The Sigma fp L is identical to the original fp in its incredibly small and light form but features a new 61-megapixel back-illuminated sensor that places it among the highest resolution full-frame mirrorless cameras available. The original fp, which remains in the line, offers 24.6-megapixel resolution. Another significant upgrade in the Sigma fp L is a new autofocus system. The original fp provides contrast detection AF, while the fp L uses a hybrid system with both contrast and phase detection AF. This should make the new camera’s autofocus faster and more precise, especially in low-light. The fp L also offers an interesting Crop Zoom function that’s available when shooting both stills and video. Leveraging the…

JEG VIL IKKE DRUKNE I ROD

Lene Beier er vært i “Vi drukner i rod”. I udsendelserne får i alt otte familier hjælp af organiseringseksperten Marianne Gammelgaard og tømrer Andreas Simonsen til at få styr på ikke bare rodet, men også livet, efter mantraet: “Tøm, sorter og organiser”. Den 45-årige TV 2-vært har imidlertid fået stor inspiration af programmet til at gå sine egne gemmer igennem, og nu er turen kommet til køkkenet. Lene bor i Dragør med ægtemanden Anders og børnene Arthur, 13, og Otto, 11. Men alle drengene er væk, og Marianne fra programmet er inviteret med til at hjælpe med at organisere det hele, ligesom Lenes mor, Jytte, giver en hånd med. – Da vi begyndte med at optage “Vi drukner i rod” havde jeg aldrig forestillet mig, at jeg skulle tage så meget af den mentalitet…

JEG VIL IKKE DRUKNE I ROD
DANSESKOENE STÅR KLAR

DANSESKOENE STÅR KLAR

Den 10. september går det løs i årets “Vild med dans”. Og i disse uger drysser TV 2 med blid hånd navnene ud på de kommende nydansere. Det er altid imødeset med stor spænding, hvem vi skal se på holdet af “Danmarks modigste dansere”. Det er vigtigt at få det rigtige “mix” på holdet: Nogle unge, nogle lidt ældre, underholdning, sport, måske politik. Ugebladet SE og HØR har lavet en liste over dem, de regner blandt mulighederne til årets nydansere. Nogle navne er bladet sikker på – andre er afgjort oplagte muligheder. Dansedegn Christian Degn, 42, har slået sit navn fast som et af TV 2’s stærkeste kort, og det ville altså give god mening at hive den tårnhøje seerfavorit ind på gulvet. Og så har de jo også en dj til de vilde…

KLAR TIL AT BLIVE MOR

Anna Stokholm spiller sygeplejeeleven Lis Sommer i ”Sygeplejeskolen” på TV 2 Charlie og er forlovet med førstereservelægen Christian Friis. I den virkelige verden er Anna kæreste med kollegaen Simon Stenspil, der har vundet ”Vild med dans” i 2018 med Asta Björk. Parret venter deres første barn, og Anna har det rigtig godt efter en lidt hård start i den første del af graviditeten. – I begyndelsen havde jeg meget kvalme, og jeg fik også corona og lå syg i 14 dage. Det gode er, at barnet får antistoffer, mens det ligger i maven, og da jeg hurtigt blev klar over, at der ikke skete noget med babyen, var det lettere at være i, selv om jeg var virkelig dårlig. Simon blev også smittet, men han var ikke lige så syg og passede godt…

KLAR TIL AT BLIVE MOR
Stick vs automatic

Stick vs automatic

I wish that all who love LP playback as much as I do could hear a Thorens TD 124 or Garrard 301 or EMT 930 in their systems, but those products are subject to the vagaries of supply and demand: They are rare and pricey.—ART DUDLEY I have a friend named Yale, a record producer, who lives in a capacious, art-filled SoHo loft with enormous windows, craggy wood floors, and a high, tin-tiled ceiling. I enjoy Yale’s company because he has extraordinarily diverse, highly evolved taste in music, art, architecture, books, home furnishings, and hi-fi equipment. In one part of Yale’s loft, a large, tin cow weathervane stands on a bureau. Bolted to the ceiling above the dining room table is a greasy black 300lb electric motor with a wide pulley—the kind…

JEG MINDER OM AXEL

Morten Hee Andersen, 31, spiller Axel Byvang i DR’s nye seriesats, “Carmen Curlers”, der kører på kanalen søndag aften. Rollen er som den eneste i serien direkte inspireret af en autentisk person, nemlig Arne Bybjerg, der i sin tid satte erstatningen af de gammeldags papillotter i produktion. Ikke kun ligner Morten Hee virkelighedens Arne Bybjerg, han minder også i sin væremåde meget om Axel. – Jeg kan se mig selv i Axel. Han har et tunnelsyn, et fokus, hvor han forsvinder ind i en anden verden, og det kan jeg godt genkende fra mig selv. Jeg bliver meget ambitiøs på mine projekters vegne, og Axel har en kompromisløshed, jeg også kan genkende. Og det er inspirerende, at han ikke er bange for at sætte sig selv i spil. Han er ikke så fokuseret…

JEG MINDER OM AXEL
Din guide til den nye sæson

Din guide til den nye sæson

Da vi forlod ”Badehotellet” sidst, var vi i 1941. Nu er der gået fire år, og kalenderen skriver maj 1945. Danmark er atter frit, og Amanda kan endelig vende tilbage til hotellet, der de seneste fire år har været besat af den tyske værnemagt. Nu er tyskerne sendt tilbage, hvor de kom fra, og Amanda kan begynde at fjerne sporene efter dem i håb om, at stamgæsterne har mod på at holde endnu en sommerferie ved Vesterhavet. Det har de heldigvis. Alle er ivrige efter at lægge krigen bag sig og nyde befrielsen sammen med kære, gamle venner. Opholdet kommer også til at byde på nye, overraskende bekendtskaber, blandt andre kommer pigerne Frida og Sarah til at sætte markant præg på sæsonen på hver deres måde. Men det skal snart vise sig, at selv…

HER KAN JEG SLAPPE AF

HER KAN JEG SLAPPE AF

Christian Degns treværelseslejlighed på Vesterbro i København emmer af hygge, og den 42-årige ”Nybyggerne”-vært er vild med sit dejlige hjem. – Jeg har ikke noget tema som i ”Nybyggerne”, hvor det kan være træ eller natur. Men jeg kan rigtig godt lide farver og planter. Og hygge. Det skal være afslappende og rart at være i. Han er for andet år i træk vært på TV 2’s populære boligprogram, og BILLED-BLADET er inviteret indenfor til et uformelt ”Nybyggerne”-arrangement, hvor han har besøg af de to dommere, indretningsekspert Mette Helena Rasmussen og bygningskonstruktør Ask Abildgaard. De skal hjælpe Christian Degn med at hænge nogle billeder op i hans køkken. – Jeg kan jo godt finde ud af at hænge et billede op på væggen, men det er svært, når der skal være flere rammer. Der…

Intel 12th-gen laptops are here: 5 things you need to know

Intel 12th-gen laptops are here: 5 things you need to know

Desktop machines might take home the prize in absolute raw power, but most users are still using laptops for practicality and ease of use. So the new 12th-gen Alder Lake Intel processors, now freshly available in portable form, are a welcome upgrade for those who need their premium processing in a to-go package. PCWorld’s Gordon Ung took care of our usual exhaustive review of the new generation of Alder Lake chips, starting with the absolute top-of-the-line Core i9-12900HK. He compared it to both AMD’s latest and greatest, the Ryzen 9 5900HX, and Intel’s last-gen Tiger Lake Core i9-11980HK. Because of the nature of prebuilt laptops, the tests aren’t as perfectly controlled as desktop benchmarks. Even so, we can glean some pretty definitive results based on crunching the numbers. If you don’t have…

A star-spangled scene

A star-spangled scene

Phil received the Walter Scott Houston Award at Stellafane 2018 for his lifelong work promoting and teaching astronomy. In his 1888 book Astronomy With an Opera-Glass, Garrett Serviss wrote: “The Milky Way, streaming down out of the northeast, pours, in a luminous flood, through Sagittarius, inundating that whole region of the heavens with seeming deeps and shallows, and finally bursting the barriers of the horizon.” Hidden within the myriad stars in the summer Milky Way are many wonderful star clusters and nebulae to enjoy through binoculars. This month, let’s explore three that found their way into Charles Messier’s famous catalog. All are positioned within about 3° of each other, so once you find one, the others can’t be far away. Start your quest at Aquila the Eagle. Zero in on its tail stars,…

Duncan Bell is NOT cancelling Netflix

Duncan Bell is NOT cancelling Netflix

There’s a lot of talk about so-called ‘cancel culture’ these days, but the main thing that is being cancelled seems to be Netflix. There’s no doubt that we are living in a period that it would be an understatement to describe as ‘tumultuous’. Even so, it is still quite shocking to see the brand go from hero to zero overnight. Okay, that’s a teensy bit of an overstatement, but Netflix just lost 200,000 subscribers and more look likely to follow. In the great scheme of things, 200,000 might not sound like a huge loss but it must be said that Netflix had said it expected to gain 2.5 million viewers during the same period. So okay, viewed in that context, I can see that is quite bad. However, in a bid to…

Verdict: 2021 Honda Odyssey EX-L

Verdict: 2021 Honda Odyssey EX-L

“After spending a year with the Odyssey, we’ve learned a lot, and we’re sad to see our faithful companion go.”Ed Loh Base Price $39,635 As Tested $39,635 Service Life 12 months/18,258 miles Average Fuel Econ 19.3 mpg Options None Problem areas Cross-threaded wheel bolt Maintenance cost $218.31 (2x inspection, oil change, tire rotation) Normal wear $0 3-year residual value* $37,700 (95%) Recalls None *IntelliChoice data; assumes 42,000 miles at the end of three years. Dear Honda Manufacturing of Alabama employees, When we first received your Obsidian Blue Pearl 2021 Honda Odyssey EX-L (VIN ending in 7577), we were elated to finally have the opportunity to use a minivan for one of its many intended purposes: kid hauling. Over the past few years, our editorial team has gone through a bit of a baby boom, including a new arrival for yours truly, so…

DET SER JEG FREM TIL

DET SER JEG FREM TIL

SIDSTE GANG MED FRU FRIGH Anette Støvelbæk glæder sig til forårets optagelser til sæson 10 af TV 2’s “Badehotellet”. – Det er frygteligt at tænke på, at det er den sidste sæson. Jeg er spændt på, hvad forfatterne finder på til min figur, som jeg har fulgt i så mange år, og fru Frigh bliver svær at sige farvel til. Hvordan slipper man hende – ja, alle vores figurer? Foruden “Badehotellet” glæder jeg mig til at spille revy igen, nemlig i Odsherred Sommerrevy, hvor jeg skal stå på scenen med Kristian Holm Joensen og Rikke Bilde, mens Henrik Silver er musiker. Revyen ligger i nærheden af sommerhuset, så det er dejligt. HÅBER BADEHOTELLET KALDER Lue Støvelbæk spillede Leslie Frigh i sæson 6 og 7 af “Badehotellet”, og han drømmer om et comeback i TV…

THINK UFOS ARE SPACE ALIENS? THINK WEIRDER

On a white restaurant tablecloth in San Francisco, under the glow of a stained-glass dome ceiling with images of laurels, fleurde-lis, and a ship, rested a portion of metal the size of a shallot. Around it one day in the summer of 2018, three men were having lunch. Jacques Vallée, a French information scientist, was explaining to Max Platzer, editor of a top aeronautics journal, how the metal had come into his possession. The story wound back more than four decades, he said serenely, to an unexplained episode in Council Bluffs, Iowa. On a cold Saturday night in late 1977, fire-fighters and police had responded to calls about a roundish, reddish object with blinking lights that hovered above the treetops in a public park, then dumped a bright mass onto the…

THINK UFOS ARE SPACE ALIENS? THINK WEIRDER

RACH’S LETTER

I’m writing this just before I leave to go to Italy for the first time in three years. I love it there and have missed it. My mother’s family and both of John’s parents’ families hail from there. My husband and I got married there. And three years ago, I achieved my life’s goal of buying a property there, in Tuscany. I don’t say “I bought a house” because although there were two structures, they had no plumbing and no electricity and the only occupants were some small animals we found inside. My husband called it a war zone. “Honey, don’t you want to look at a…house?” he asked. But I fell in love with the fields and the views and I thought for the money we’d pay for a house,…

RACH’S LETTER

Autumn Aglow

HOW-TO Leaf Candlestick SUPPLIES Template (download at marthastewart.com/leaftemplate)Copper-foil sheet, 36 gaugeStylus or blunt pencilMetal shearsCopper wire, 24 gaugeCandlestick and candle 1. Lay template on copper sheet, and trace outline of leaves with stylus, fitting as many small and medium-size leaves as possible. Holding shears steady, move copper around to cut out shapes. Make sure to keep stems long. 2. Unfurl a piece of copper wire long enough to fit all the leaves, and place first stem at the beginning. Fold wire back ¼ inch to fasten, then tightly wrap metal around wire. Slightly overlap next leaf, and continue, alternating sizes, until all leaves are attached. Cut wire and drape garland around candle base. THE DETAILS: St. Louis Crafts Art Metal foil sheets, 36 gauge, $17 for 12; and copper wire, 24 gauge, $4 for 100 feet,…

Autumn Aglow
Hands on With macOS Monterey: Improvements Abound

Hands on With macOS Monterey: Improvements Abound

The public beta of macOS Monterey, released by Apple in early July, doesn’t look surprisingly new. Exceptions include Safari, which gets a dynamically resizing tab bar and other conveniences, and FaceTime, which gets a background-blurring portrait mode and screen-sharing features. As you get more familiar with Monterey, however, you’ll find improvements and conveniences everywhere and may wonder how you managed without them. This is because Apple’s annual updates to the Mac operating system tend to have a regular rhythm. Massive updates arrive on even-numbered years: Big Sur, for example, the 2020 update to macOS that was also the first version that ran on Apple Silicon hardware. Updates in odd-numbered years, such as Monterey, look more or less like the previous version but come with under-the-hood improvements that may do more for…

The 8 Best Wireless Routers We’ve Tested

The 8 Best Wireless Routers We’ve Tested

With COVID-19 still keeping so many people working from home, Wi-Fi routers are doing a lot more than streaming movies and games. Not only are home Wi-Fi routers keeping millions of people working, but they’re also connecting an ever-growing range of smart home devices. That means picking one that does the best job for you and fits your budget is trickier than ever, especially now that we’re seeing more Wi-Fi 6 devices becoming available. When you’re shopping for a new router, start by considering the size of your coverage area and the number of clients you need to support as well as the types of devices that you’ll be connecting. Not everybody needs the kind of performance that you get with the latest and greatest models, and there’s no reason to…

HOW TO USE SNAP LAYOUTS IN WINDOWS 11

HOW TO USE SNAP LAYOUTS IN WINDOWS 11

Windows 11 may be better known for its centered taskbar and rounded window borders, but the new Snap Layouts feature (sometimes also called Snap Assist) might be a more useful UI innovation. Windows, as its name implies, has long been excellent at managing and rearranging program windows, but Snap Layouts elevate the operating system (OS) to the next level. HOW DO SNAP LAYOUTS WORK? To get started with this new productivity tool, you simply hover the mouse over the Maximize icon in a program window’s upper-right corner. You’ll see a choice of layouts, like this: Note that not every application supports this feature. In my testing, the Firefox and Spotify programs showed only the old Maximize option. But you can still position them within a Snap Layout after starting the process with an…

How to Deal With a Swollen Laptop Battery

How to Deal With a Swollen Laptop Battery

Lithium-ion batteries pack an amazing punch for their size. They’re robust enough to run our laptops for hours on a single charge, they’re at the core of the latest smartphones, and they even serve as the power plant behind cutting-edge electric vehicles such as the Tesla line. But lithium-ion batteries do have limits. Given how powerful laptops have become in the last few years, we’re relying on our machines for longer than ever. That has implications for batteries: They’re in service a lot longer, too. And sometimes, that means they show the limits of their technology. You may have had this happen to you: A laptop or phone you’ve had for years suddenly stops working, or maybe just starts showing some sign of internal physical swelling. The screen of your phone…

HOW TO SHARPEN YOUR KNIVES AT HOME

PULL-THROUGH SHARPENER Who it’s for: Occasional cooks who want a fast, easy, and inexpensive way to sharpen. How it works: The least expensive option and usually the quickest to use, pullthrough sharpeners often have a D-shaped handle on one side and sharpening grooves or channels (also referred to as “stages”) on the other. You hold the sharpener steady on a counter while you pull the knife through each stage several times. The first groove sharpens the knife; additional stages use progressively finer abrasives to refine the blade. However, these may not sharpen your knives as well as an electric model or a whetstone (at right). Price: $5 to $50; high-quality models tend to start around $15 to $20. ELECTRIC SHARPENER Who it’s for: Frequent cooks who don’t want to spend the extra effort that…

HOW TO SHARPEN YOUR KNIVES AT HOME
USED CARS YOU CAN COUNT ON

USED CARS YOU CAN COUNT ON

OVER $40,000 2019 LEXUS RX The RX is the best-selling midsized luxury SUV. And no wonder: It’s reliable, quiet, and comfortable; comes with all the latest advanced safety equipment; and is available with a powerful V6 or an efficient hybrid powertrain. $40,400- $47,775 PRICE RANGE 22/29 mpg V6/HYBRID FUEL ECONOMY RELIABILITY 2019 AUDI Q7 There’s a lot to like about this three-row SUV, including a comfortable, luxurious interior; standard automatic emergency braking; a pleasant powertrain; and an impressive 7,700-pound towing capacity. Far fewer new Q7 models are sold than Lexus RX models, so you won’t find as many used Q7s on the lot. $41,650- $54,625 PRICE RANGE 20 mpg FUEL ECONOMY RELIABILITY PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO MARKET FLUCTUATION. $30,000 TO $40,000 2019 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER You can’t go wrong with a well-maintained Toyota Highlander—either the V6 model or the fuel-sipping hybrid. The 2019 models will be coming…

Passwords Are Terrible, But We Still Need Them

Passwords Are Terrible, But We Still Need Them

For years, security researchers have complained about the problems with passwords and dreamed of a better, password-free future. But that glorious dream remains elusive—this clunky, outdated technology is still the best solution we have. PROBLEMATIC PASSWORDS What has made passwords so compelling is that they solve multiple problems simultaneously. A password verifies the identity of an individual, since only the correct person would know the correct password. Requiring a password limits access to files and infrastructure, allowing multiple people with different levels of access to use the same systems. Most important, a password lives outside the computer, safely stored in someone’s head. Unfortunately, passwords have not kept pace with the number of sites and services that require them. In 2018, password manager Dashlane reported that the average person had 150 accounts that required…

Build a bigger layout

Build a bigger layout

No two ways about it, our Olympia On30 project railroad, as seen on the previous pages, is a compact model railroad. And while the little logging layout yielded a good modeling and operating experience, admittedly, with just a bit more space we’d have had a lot more options. So it should be no surprise that long before we’d finished building the first version of Olympia, I’d already started making plans for a bigger, better layout. When space at the Model Railroader offices for former project railroads became a problem, I moved the Olympia to my basement and drew plans for an expansion I drafted several options, including one that made the layout L-shaped. Eventually I opted to simply extend the railroad in a straight line with a second 22" x 78"…