The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Exterior paint has to stand up to a whole lot of punishment, from rain to sun to snow to wind to mud and so much more. Behr Premium Plus Satin Enamel Exterior Paint is our top choice thanks to its celebrated durability and great color options. The most challenging decision you’ll have to make when selecting an exterior paint has nothing to do with the type of paint, and everything to do with the color (or colors). And friend, I’m not going touch that issue with a ten foot pole. Picking the best paint colors for your property is a process that involves time, effort, and the occasional marriage counselor. So good luck with that, and send me pictures once it’s all over and done with. What I can do, however, is recommend a few great brands of paint that will work well for various exterior painting applications, because not all exterior paints are equally suited to different surfaces. Before we talk about specific brands, lets have a quick primer on what type of exterior paint to use on different mat...

8 Philips Hue deals on Amazon that are better than anything from Black Friday

Philips Hue is almost always a best-selling brand each year around Black Friday. If we had written that sentence in 2018, we wouldn’t have had to say “almost,” but for some reason Philips Hue was a total no-show during Black Friday 2019. No need to dwell on the past though, because the company is making up for it with some pretty solid last-minute Christmas deals on Amazon. Highlights include 2 Philips Hue White A19 Smart Bulbs bundled with an Echo Dot for only $34.99, $50 Philips Hue 16-Million-Color A19 Smart Bulbs for $38.99 each, as well as discounts on Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 LED Smart Bulbs with Bluetooth, Philips Hue LightStrip Plus Dimmable LED Smart Light Extensions, Philips Hue White Ambiance BR30 2-Packs, Philips Hue Calla White & Color Ambiance Outdoor Pathway Light Base Kits, Philips Hue Smart Dimmer Switches, and more. Check out all the best last-miinute Christmas deals down below. Follow @BGRDeals on Twitter to keep up with the latest and greatest deals we find around the web. Prices subject to change without notice and any coupons mentioned above may be available in limited supply. BGR may receive a commission on orders placed through this ar...

Celine Dion to Justin Bieber: Best and worst dressed celebrities of 2019

Some of the world’s most cherished celebrities spent the year showing off their sartorial best (and worst) on the red carpet, on the street and in everyday life. From breakout singer Lizzo to the fashionably “elevated” Michael B. Jordan, from British royalty Prince William to Canadian royalty Shawn Mendes, the roster of fashion stars didn’t leave fans wanting for much. However, not everyone succeeded in wowing the crowd. Justin Bieber‘s over sized sweatsuits and beanies just didn’t cut it for us, and Heidi Klum‘s typically stylish self fell short with off-trend silhouettes and a disappointingly terrifying Halloween costume. The powerhouse singer had a lot to celebrate this year: releasing her hit album Cuz I Love You, winning Time’s Entertainer of the Year and performing at the MTV Video Music Awards, for starters. Her style, with the help of stylist Marko Monroe, has been just as big as her personality in 2019 — including the teeny-tiny bag she carried with her at the Grammy Awards. Lady Gaga has always been known for her rule-bending style, but the leading lady really shone in classic Hollywood glam this year while promoting her breakout film A Star Is Born. Gaga, along with ...

MSI to unveil 10th Anniversary RTX 2080 Ti Lightning Edition

MSI to unveil 10th Anniversary GeForce RTX 2080 Ti LightningBut before that happens – A Trip Down memory lane At Computex 2019 starting in a week or two, MSI will release a 10th Anniversary Lightning edition of their graphics cards.  Ten years of releasing graphics card made for the more enthusiast crowd as well as overclockers., Beefed up VRM designs, supporting overclocking software that could push the card a bit more (even despite NVIDIA did not always like that), yeah it has been a wild ride. Over the years MSI has done some crazy stuff with the Lightning editions, and I am proud to have been part of that process more or less as some past designs have been pushed by yours truly and in recent years of course together with Alex (Unwinder) we’ve done as much as we can to support the lightning cards as best as we can in Rivatuner / MSI Afterburner. Did you know that we supported the very first GTX 260 Lightning with Afterburner? That said, MSI Afterburner will have a little surprise ready once the 10th-anniversary edition card will be announced at Computex. In this small article I figured it would be nice to have a peek at the Lightning cards released over the years,...

TheDrive and its partners may earn a commission if you purchase a product through one of

TheDrive and its partners may earn a commission if you purchase a product through one of our links. Read more. The difference between turning heads and blending into the crowd can be as simple as updating the rims on your truck, Jeep, or SUV. Custom wheels can completely change the aesthetic of your ride and even give you far better performance than you have now. In this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the best truck wheel available today. When it comes to off-road wheels, their material and construction are important factors to consider. Aluminum wheels have the benefit of being lightweight, which is why they’re a popular choice among sports car owners. The weight reduction for truck wheels isn’t useful for speed but helps with loading capacity and staying within legal loading limits. Aluminum is also great for protection against corrosion.  While aluminum wheels have several benefits over steel rims, it isn’t a clear-cut choice. Steel is an excellent material in terms of strength and durability, which makes them better for people who frequently haul heavier loads. Steel rims are also much less expensive than aluminum. While they ...

Mitsubishi flight crews to test jets at New Mexico airport

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — An international aircraft manufacturer has announced plans to test flight some of its aircraft at a New Mexico airport earlier next year. Flight crews with the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation are expected to conduct a range of testing on a regional passenger jet from February to April 2020, Roswell Daily Record reported Wednesday. Tests on two or three Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90s will be held at the Roswell Air Center as the company seeks certification from the Federal Aviation Administration, company officials said. SKODA It is unclear how much Mitsubishi would spend while in New Mexico but company operations are expected to benefit the airport, officials said. The U.S. Navy has decided not to conduct its basic pilot training for military pilots in Roswell in early 2020, even through Mitsubishi is returning to the Air Center for the fourth time, airport officials said. The Navy is expected to return in the future. Steering Rack, Lhd Steering Rack, Steering Pump, Drive Shaft, Propeller Shaft – Naifu,http://www.nfyo.com/

Best PC Case Fans in 2019 (Including 80mm, 120mm, 140mm, & 200mm)

WePC is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more After hours of extensive comparison and evaluation, we concluded that the Noctua NF-A8 PWM is the best PC case fan in the 80mm category. Not only does it deliver a decent amount of airflow to your rig, but it’s also surprisingly silent. If you’re looking for the best 120mm,140mm, and even the best 200mm case fan, then don’t worry. We have got you covered see our thorough guide to the best 120mm, 140mm and 200mm case fans below! Don’t be scared away by the terminology we use in these descriptions, because we explain everything you need to know later on. Don’t let the looks (and size!) fool you. This may be a mere 80mm fan, but it still packs a toon of airflow compared to its other equally diminutive competitors in this category. This fan features Noctua’s Advanced Acoustic Optimization (AAO) frame and sophisticated aerodynamic design. Topped with an award-winning Self-Stabilising Oil-Pressure version 2 (SSO2) bearing and 4-vibration compensators, and you have a very quiet, brown cooling fan. This 4-pin PWM (Pulse-Width-Modulated) fan can also be controlled on-the-fly...

Dominating the performance in the 12V class is one thing, but it defeats the benefits of

Dominating the performance in the 12V class is one thing, but it defeats the benefits of 12V if you can’t keep the tool compact. Milwaukee does a nice job balance the two with top end performance and mid-pack size and weight. It gets some help from its recent redesign that drops nearly an inch off the length while adding 100 in-lbs of torque to the previous model.  After testing more than 30 impact drivers, there’s wasn’t much question that the Milwaukee M12 Fuel is the highest performing the in the 12V class. After all, Milwaukee is known for having a really deep 12V line that draws comparisons to compact 18V performance. Dominating the performance in the 12V class is one thing, but it defeats the benefits of 12V if you can’t keep the tool compact. Milwaukee does a nice job balance the two with top end performance and mid-pack size and weight. It gets some help from its recent redesign that drops nearly an inch off the length while adding 100 in-lbs of torque to the previous model. SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERSgoogletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1389975325257-0′); }); Performance is the most important aspect of your impact driver. You can u...

We are still adding New Year’s Eve events here at Beeronaut central, as noted in the

We are still adding New Year’s Eve events here at Beeronaut central, as noted in the current “sticky” post on this page. And of course filling out the other New Year’s Day brunches and holiday events. For Christmas week, I will try to note which establishments will be open Christmas Day. And a few of breweries that are normally closed Mondays and Tuesdays are indicating they’ll have special Christmas Eve hours to pick up that last-minute fresh growler. And I may find later that I have a Sunday listing or at the wrong time when it comes to the Bears game. I just checked, and the Bears/Chiefs game will not be “flexed” out of the Sunday evening slot, despite the Bears being eliminated from the playoff picture. I just moved a few scheduled football watching events from a presumed noon start, on my own recognizance. Writer, trivia maven, fan of many things. I thought to learn all there is to know about beer as a way to stay interested in learning. It is my pleasure to bring Chicago’s craft beer scene to you. I’ve been named one of the Top Chicago-based Bloggers to Follow by Flipkey.com, the vacation rental division of TripAdvisor...

IPP REVIEW–Asia-Pac’s Top Security Meetings: The Xiangshan Forum and the Shangri-La Dialogue

Home  →    →  Asia-Pac’s Top Security Meetings: The Xiangshan Forum and the Shangri-La Dialogue The Xiangshan Forum and the Shangri-La Dialogue are two of the most important security dialogues regionally and possibly globally. It is therefore no wonder that they attract a lot of attention from the media, analysts, policy makers and other stakeholders. The Xiangshan Forum was inaugurated in 2006 and it became a Track 1.5 event in 2015. In that year, Petko Draganov, Head of the United Nations (UN) Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia spoke on behalf of the UN Secretary-General and delivered his message to the Xiangshan Forum. He highlighted the situation of the Korean Peninsula tensions as a major issue in the East Asian region and urged Xiangshan Forum stakeholders to bring that into focus during their discussions. Coincidentally, this issue has become a major focus in 2018 at regional meetings in Asia. It was discussed at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018, the 32nd ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit, the China-Japan-South Korea Trilateral summit in Tokyo, both Moon-Kim summits, the 17th Shangri-La Dialogue, and the highly anticipated up...

Modular Fixture Plates Perfect For Small Production Runs

If you’ve ever done any small production runs of anything that needs a bit of assembly, you know that jigs and fixtures are a huge time saver. However, these usually need to be mounted, which means you end up drilling holes in your workbench or making one-off mounting plates. [Jim Smith] is no stranger to this problem, and created the Pact Plate, an affordable modular fixture plate and is running a Kickstarter campaign to get it produced. Each plate 150 mm × 150 mm in size with a 25 × 25 mm grid of holes with M4 threaded inserts. This allows quickly and easily mounted to and removed from the plate without the need to drill additional holes. Plates can be bolted together to form larger plates. The demo video shows him using a variety of 3D printed jigs, toggle clamps, PCB and part holders (available for download) and even a robot to quickly set up small assembly stations. This could also save a lot of time during the prototyping and development phases to hold parts in place. [Jim]’s prototypes are all 3D printed, but want’s to get tooling made to produce the plates using injection moulding. He doesn’t say what material he intends to use, but it’s likely some type of fibre reinfor...

As we reflect back on 2019, and get ready for what should be a frenetic 2020

As we reflect back on 2019, and get ready for what should be a frenetic 2020 for the Right to Repair, we wanted to share some of our highlights and milestones.  The goal of our Right to Repair campaign is both narrow and broad. Narrowly, we aim to pass legislation which requires companies to provide access to parts and service information so we can all fix our products. More broadly, we aim to fix a throwaway system which promotes waste and monopolized repair.  Running a campaign opposed by companies worth $2.5 trillion makes any progress hard won. But when I think back on what we’ve been able to accomplish, together, it gives me confidence that we can overcome the naysayers, and secure our right to fix our products.  In 2019, we got bills in front of 20 state legislatures that would help Americans fix their own stuff, rather than having to toss it out and buy new items. While we got further in 2019 than 2018, we still have our work cut out for us to win a statewide bill. In 2019, we focused on recruiting teams of supporters — repair business, non-profits, tinkerers, STEM educators and more — to back bills in many of these states, training advocates and creating new ...

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