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Best cheap projectors 2024 for a big screen view

Best cheap projectors 2024 for a big screen view

What’s more, you’ll also need to either prepare a wall and keep it blank especially for use as a projection screen, or install a screen that drops down from near the ceiling. Putting in this effort opens up the greatest benefit of using a projector – the size of the screen. To project an image that’s larger than anything a TV can manage, you’ll need to set the projector back from the screen. This is known as the ‘throw distance’, and each projector has a lens in it that dictates what this distance is. Generally, the further back you set the projector, the larger the screen, but you may find it gets dimmer too. Ultra-short throw projectors allow you to use a projector in a smaller room by placing them closer to the screen, and you’ll want to calculate the precise throw ratio before siting your projector, using screen size, seating position and other dimensions of the room to work out the best place to put everything. Source link

US silicon carbide wafers just got a big boost – here’s why it matters for EVs

US silicon carbide wafers just got a big boost – here’s why it matters for EVs

Photo: SK Siltron CSS A Michigan manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) wafers, a key component in EV power electronics, just got a big loan from the US Department of Energy to ramp up production. SK Siltron CSS announced today that it has secured a conditional loan from the US Department of Energy (DOE) for up to $544 million. The loan will come from the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) Loan Program administered by the DOE’s Loan Programs Office. The loan, which is part of the Biden administration’s push to onshore EV manufacturing, will increase manufacturing capacity at SK Siltron CSS’ Bay City, Michigan, factory and create up to an additional 200 skilled jobs for a total of around 450 workers. When the project is finished in 2027, the factory is expected to be among the top five manufacturers of SiC wafers globally. SiC is a compound that has high thermal conductivity, excellent mechanical strength, and wide band gap. Silicon carbide wafers are more efficient at handling high power and conducting heat than incumbent silicon, and …

Late-Day FOMO-ing Lipstick Rescued Market Pig Ahead Of Jensen’s Big Night

Late-Day FOMO-ing Lipstick Rescued Market Pig Ahead Of Jensen’s Big Night

No notable macro today, but we did note that mortgage applications crashed after rates pushed back above 7%… Source: Bloomberg But the FOMC Minutes and NVDA were all she wrote and the former was more hawkish than expectations and the latter spooked a few traders after recent networking/chip earnings (CSCO, PANW, AMD). Yes, that is Plao Alto -30% (and NVDA saw some ‘profit-taking’)… Source: Bloomberg Stocks were sold as Europe opened and then Small Caps and Nasdaq were sold through the US open. The ‘hawkish’ FOMC Minutes spoiled the party and sent all the US majors lower but with 30 minutes to go, a wave of FOMO buying panic hit the market… Source: Bloomberg …which squeezed shorts… Source: Bloomberg …and 0-DTE malarkey helped… …AND that lifted The Dow and S&P all the way to green on the day and pasted lipstick on an otherwise pig of a day for Small Caps and Big-Tech… As VIX was curb-stomped late on, just like it was at the cash open… Source: Bloomberg Weakness from an ugly tail at …

My big move: we were two surfers heading to cattle and cane country – against every bit of logic | Life and style

My big move: we were two surfers heading to cattle and cane country – against every bit of logic | Life and style

As I walked around the back of the house, I saw the bins first. Both were tipped over, rubbish everywhere. A trail of messy clues that would no doubt lead to a very happy perpetrator. The upturned table, the gas cooker on the back lawn, tins of beans crushed by a sizeable jaw, the toilet door off its hinges and the toilet itself covered in mud. The final clue left no shadow of doubt – a hole in the side of the food cupboard in the shape of Tina the pig. I first laid eyes on this house 10 months ago. I found it during one of many daydreaming sessions, scrolling through a real estate website, imagining all the different lives I could live in all the different homes. Sometimes, I searched “coastal”, other times “apartment”, but mostly I searched “rural”. In every search there was one consistent filter: “river”. Fast forward through months of house renovations, the second largest natural disaster in Australian colonised history and some of the wobbliest days I’d ever experienced …

Reddit plans to reserve shares for its big users in IPO, WSJ reports

Reddit plans to reserve shares for its big users in IPO, WSJ reports

Social media platform Reddit plans to sell a chunk of its IPO shares to its platform’s users, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. It aims to reserve an as-yet-undetermined number of shares for 75,000 of its most prolific so-called redditors when it goes public next month, the report said, citing people familiar with the matter. The users will have the opportunity to buy Reddit shares at its initial public offering (IPO) price before the stock starts trading, a privilege normally reserved only for big investors. The San Francisco-based company was valued at about $10 billion in a funding round in 2021. Reuters in January reported that Reddit has drawn up detailed plans for its IPO in March. It had filed confidentially for its IPO back in December 2021. The IPO market has not yet fully recovered as it has been struggling for the last two years with low volumes while several new entrants trade below their IPO prices. Reddit’s IPO, which has been in the works for more than three years now, would be …

Trump expands Republicans’ big tent of Christian nationalism

Trump expands Republicans’ big tent of Christian nationalism

Donald Trump is not a “godly” or “Christian” person. He does not regularly attend church. He is currently facing hundreds of years in prison in multiple criminal trials for alleged crimes including paying hush money to an adult film star who he had an affair with, stealing classified government documents, tax fraud and leading a coup attempt on Jan. 6 that included a terrorist attack by his MAGA followers on the Capitol. As determined by a court of law, Trump also sexually assaulted E. Jean Carroll. Trump is threatening to be a dictator on “day one” of his presidency and to create a concentration camp system to immediately deport hundreds of thousands of migrants and immigrants, breaking up families and sending people back to the very dangerous and life-threatening situations they came to America to escape. In keeping with his Hitler-like language and threats, Trump is also promising to get revenge and retribution against the human “vermin” who are “polluting” his and the MAGA movement’s country. Trump has also repeatedly threatened his enemies and those …

‘Little People, Big World’s Amy Roloff on Relationship With Ex Matt Years After Tense Divorce (Exclusive)

‘Little People, Big World’s Amy Roloff on Relationship With Ex Matt Years After Tense Divorce (Exclusive)

Amy Roloff is opening up about where she stands with her ex-husband and Little People, Big World co-star, Matt Roloff.  Talking with ET’s Rachel Smith in an exclusive interview, the reality television star, 61, gave an update on the upcoming season and the personal growth viewers will witness, seven years after she and Matt, 62, went through a tense separation. “I think one of the things you see is me changing and just being with Matt,” Amy says, adding that her own husband, Chris Malek, and Matt’s fiancée, Caryn Chandler, have helped their situation. Amy married Chris in 2021, while Matt popped the question to Caryn in 2023. “Just being with Matt and Caryn, we get involved in a big fundraising event with an organization that means a lot to me,” Amy adds, previewing a storyline from season 25. Collaborating on a project of this magnitude is a major step for the mom of four who said she didn’t “want anything to do with Matt” for quite some time.  Getty Images In her new interview, …

Kelly Clarkson wows in figure-flattering outfit as she celebrates big career news

Kelly Clarkson wows in figure-flattering outfit as she celebrates big career news

Kelly Clarkson recently dazzled viewers in a stunning ensemble on her talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show, just as she celebrated an exciting milestone in her career.  The multi-talented host had the pleasure of welcoming Jennifer Lopez onto her program, a moment that left Kelly visibly moved. Kelly, donning a chic and flattering outfit, eagerly introduced Jennifer, taking a moment to highlight the singer’s extensive list of accomplishments.  “I’m so stoked!” Kelly exclaimed with genuine excitement. “She embodies so many roles: singer, dancer, choreographer, actress, producer, host, judge, and icon. She’s honored with a star on the Walk of Fame and was named one of Time magazine’s most influential people in the world. I could go on forever about her accolades, but let’s bring her out. She’s simply amazing!” Kelly also shared a heartfelt memory from 2002, after her American Idol victory, when not everyone in the industry was welcoming to talent show winners.  “I’m not sure if she remembers, but Jennifer was incredibly kind to me back then,” Kelly reflected. © Getty ImagesKelly and Remy …

Big hitters return as England look to power their way to Calcutta Cup glory | Six Nations 2024

Big hitters return as England look to power their way to Calcutta Cup glory | Six Nations 2024

England head to Scotland for­­ ­Saturday’s crucial Calcutta Cup clash boosted by heavyweight power, according to Kevin Sinfield who said his side are braced for “niggle” from their opponents at Murrayfield. Steve Borthwick has Manu Tuilagi and Ollie Lawrence at his disposal again to power up his midfield after both missed England’s opening two matches with groin and hip injuries respectively. The hard-hitting Leicester forward George Martin is also available again for his first Test appearance since his stunning display in England’s narrow World Cup semi-final defeat by South Africa last October. Not for the first time, Borthwick bemoaned England’s lack of power after their narrow opening victory over Italy, and while Fraser Dingwall and Henry Slade have performed solidly in midfield in the opening two matches, the head coach is likely to involve at least one of Tuilagi or Lawrence against Scotland as England seek a first Calcutta Cup win for four years. “Ollie and Manu both bring power,” the assistant coach Kevin Sinfield said. “What those two bring, they will kick the door …