Get On It

Far too many devices are ‘smart,’ but this multi purpose tables looks to be something worth putting things on.

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The table has refrigerator drawers, a Bluetooth speaker, and a bunch of USB ports and outlets. If that’s not enough, a touch panel is also included where the owner can adjust temperature and Bluetooth volume.

One for the tech-heads.


The latest in the Marvel serial, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania is out.

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The point and only endearing quality is its foundation building for the next phase of films where the villain Kang is set to feature.

The film also has some dazzling visuals that wouldn’t be out of place in a Gilliam/Jodorowsky/Lynch group baby and Michael Douglas chimes in with some amusing bits.

Other than that, it’s a by-the-numbers kids’ actioner that will soon be set aside for the upcoming phase of films.

Quackery Lag

Brian Johnston over at Traveller looks at jet lag, or desynchronosis and dispels some of the quackery surrounding it.

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It is caused by the disruption of our circadian rhythms, which regulate sleep, body temperature and blood pressure, and operate on a 24-hour cycle. Circadian rhythms are regulated by melatonin, which is produced in the brain’s light-sensitive pineal gland, and light exposure is key to alleviating jet lag symptoms.

Bright natural light is more effective than artificial light, and blue light from computers and mobile phones can reduce melatonin levels and prevent sleep. Jet lag remedies are quackery, but a melatonin supplement taken close to bedtime can help. Pre-flight preparation, exercise, hydration and avoiding napping can also reduce jet lag symptoms.