Hannah's Headlines- 9/12/2017

Apple Event Set For Today

Technophiles, start your engines – the new iPhone launches today. Apple is set to hold an event in California to unveil what various leaks say will be called the "iPhone X." And the rumor is that it’ll soak you for about $1000.

But that’s not all – X is the new premium phone, while the cheaper models are expected to be called "iPhone 8" and "iPhone 8 Plus." What makes it so special? The iPhone X is said to include wireless charging, facial recognition, an edge-to-edge display and no home button.

The Apple Watch will also reportedly have a new watch face and the functionality to make calls. All the hubbub makes sense – as this year marks the iPhone's 10th anniversary. The big unveiling takes place starting at 1pm ET – and you can watch live at Apple’s website HERE.

Source: CNET

The U.S. State Department Makes Travelers Pay For Their Evacuation-A little known regulation is now in the spotlight because of Hurricane Irma.

Thanks to the storm, the State Department has been helping stranded U.S. citizens flee the Caribbean islands devastated by Irma and Jose. But before they board a plane, there’s a piece of paper to sign.

It is a promissory note requiring them to pay back the U.S. government all costs associated with their rescue… airfare included. Some of the people that got taken out were surprised by the demand.

The note reads: "I promise to repay the U.S. government in U.S. dollars or the foreign currency equivalent within 30 days of initial billing, and if not repaid within 60 days of initial billing at an interest rate established in accordance with Federal law for all applicable expenses for my/our evacuation.”

Before you point fingers at our modern government for demanding cash for help, you should know the law was put in place back in 1956!

The State Department has aided in the evacuation of more than 1,500 people from St. Martin since Friday.Source: Free Beacon

Today is national video game day, national chocolate milkshake day, national ants on a log day and national encouragement day.

New Oreos Are Here!

When browsing the aisles of a grocery store, it’s hard not to stall by the Oreos shelf in the cookie section. Not that the original Oreo isn’t cookie perfection, but Nabisco is keeping us interested by creating new and delicious flavors.

Sources say they are only available in limited environments (Albertstons-owned supermarkets), but keep an eye out for them if they increase in popularity!

But if you can’t find waffle Oreo’s in your local super market, be sure to keep an eye out for cookie butter Oreo’s, rumored to be released next Monday.Source: Pop Sugar

Someone stole a U-Haul trailer with a coffin inside

Police in Albuquerque are looking for whoever stole a truck with a U-Haul attached that was carrying some precious cargo: a coffin. The unidentified bandit stole the truck from a hotel parking lot but it was only a matter of hours before it was found abandoned. Police haven't made any arrests. Source: Albuquerque Journal 

Japanese Company To Sell Robot Dog That Faints If Your Feet Smell Bad

A Japanese company has created an adorable robot dog that can tell you how bad your feet smell, by using a powerful sensor embedded in its nose. If your feet don’t have bad odor, “Hana-chan” will happily wag its tale, if it detects moderately smelly feet, it will start to bark, and if they really stink, it will just fall over like the smell caused it to faint.

Foot odor is a big deal in Japan, where it is customary for people to take off their shoes whenever they enter someone’s home. In fact, subjecting others to foul bodily odors can even be considered harassment in Japan, so it’s no wonder that some of the most brilliant minds in the country’s tech industry have been dedicating their talent to tackling this issue.

Hana-chan has been in development at the National Institute of Technology Kitakyushu College, in Kyushu, for at least 2 years, with a YouTube video of the prototype dating back to 2015, and now, their affiliated company, NextTechnology, is ready to launch a commercial version of the feet-smelling robot.

Named after a play on the Japanese word for ‘nose’, the 15-cm robot dog has a special sensor for a nose, and can tell you if your feet smell just by sniffing them for a few seconds. According to some media reports, Hana-chan can help solve the problem of stinky feet by spraying them with air freshener, but it’s unclear whether this feature comes built-in, or if you’ll have to pay extra for it.

NextTechnology plans to start selling the feet-smelling robot for a whopping ¥100,000 ($9,280).

Link: http://www.odditycentral.com/technology/japanese-company-to-sell-robot-dog-that-faints-if-your-feet-smell-bad.html

Dear Dave FB Message: "Boyfriend Mentioned His 'First Love'"

Without getting into too much detail, my boyfriend Andrew mentioned his ex-girlfriend Erica. He called Erica his “first love.”

I can't help but feel a little hurt...maybe even jealous. 



Fun First Date Ideas

The first date move is usually drinks. It’s hard to think of something else to do in your 20s when you’ve just met a cute stranger who most likely ALSO likes alcohol as much as you do. There are a few fun ways you can switch it up though if you’re feeling like the drinks with strangers are getting too run-of-the-mill. Here are some first date ideas:

  • Go to a bar with arcade games. - This way you can drink AND have other things to do while you’re there.
  • Try a bookstore or a coffee shop. - You can just grab coffee with the person without relying on alcohol to loosen things up.
  • Go to an art gallery or museum exhibit. - This is a great way to get to know the other person’s tastes and dislikes. And you can get your creative juices flowing!
  • See an outdoor movie. - Okay, so this one only works in good weather, but it’s definitely a cool option!
  • Go to a bar with live music. - This might be a little loud, but it’s definitely a way to get yourself somewhere where you’re not the only source of entertainment.
  • Do the lamest, most touristy thing in your area. - There are so many things we miss out on doing because we live nearby and have never thought to do it. Today’s the day!
  • Visit a dog park. - Who doesn’t love bonding over pups??
  • Give a personalized walking tour of your favorite part of town. - If you have stuff you wanna show off, do it!
  • Hit up a farmer’s market. - This is super fun, and could totally end in you making dinner for each other or something. Not bad!!

And when all else fails, you can just go out for drinks at the bar you always go to like normal. Just drinks are not the end of the world!

Source: Cosmopolitan



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