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Classical Music in the ‘Neon Mecca of Entertainment’ | Cynthia Harris

Classical music has a long and storied history. Many musicians today are finding innovative ways to breathe new life into this timeless genre. Pianist Cynthia Harris, owner of Classical Entertainment, works to keep this art form alive and thriving. Her company provides live music pulled from many genres for any occasion.

Industrial Factory

What To Expect From CES 2020

CES stands for “Computer Electronics Show,” and every year technology lovers and business owners alike get together to hear from some of the world’s biggest tech names about what’s to come in the next year. Smart TVs took the spotlight at last year’s CES event, giving high definition entertainment a whole new look with the implementation of 8K quality and curved screen technology. So what does CES 2020 have in store for the world’s digital future? 

CES: Unveiled” was an event that took place the night before the actual show, in which reporters were able to come and get a first glimpse at all the new technology being introduced. This way they could gauge what gadgets, software, and trends would be the most talked about before the massive crowds flood the Las Vegas arena the following day. Remember, not all gadgets or concepts are released to the general public after CES, as some of the exhibits are meant to show technology lovers what some companies are striving to perfect in the future. 

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First up, Samsung wanted to keep riding the TV high that came from last year’s CES event, so they announced their new Sero TV. Sero TV was made with the mobile user in mind, as it literally turns to be vertical from traditional landscape mode when you hit a button. The orientation-changing television is meant to make mirroring from your phone much easier, and in this new age where a lot of online video content is modified to adjust to vertical mobile screens, this television wants to take that to the next level. 

Kohler, an appliance company, partnered with Amazon to bring the fantasy of a “smart home” even more to life with Alexa-powered showers. The two companies plan on releasing a shower head with Alexa enabled speaker technology for all of us who love to listen to music in the shower. Additionally, Kohler intends on releasing a lot more bathroom tech throughout 2020, including a new “intelligent” toilet system. 

CES tends to always have a robotic energy about it, quite literally. Every year new types of robo-friends are brought to the CES floor and this year will be no different. This year, CES will be introducing a bread-making robot, Sony’s Aibo Dog, and Buddy, the cute companion robot. Companion robots, and those that are meant to perform just one human task, such as bread making, are fairly common for this event. A cat robot, however, is new. 

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Startup company Elephant Robotics is developing a new robotic feline friend that they’re calling MarsCat. According to reports from CES: Unveiled, the “bionic feline can walk, stretch, play with toys, avoid obstacles and bite its nails. It can also recognize human faces and knows 20 commands and phrases, including ‘sit’ and ‘come here.’”

Segway has developed a new line of single-person transport systems called “Segway S-Pods.” The S-Pod is an electric pod meant for indoor travelling and can accelerate up to 24 miles per hour. Users control the speed and direction with a single knob on the arm rest of the pod. 

Colgate and Oral-B, two of the country’s top dental product providers, wanted to get a piece of the CES action this year, so they both announced their versions of “dental tech innovation.” The Oral-B iO electric toothbrush is meant to work with an app on your phone to tell you when you’re brushing your teeth too hard or too softly. The app also ensures that you’re brushing for a full two minutes, and are covering as much of your mouth’s surface area as possible. 

Colgate, on the other hand, is developing their own electric toothbrush that can detect any sort of “biofilm” build up in the gums. Additionally, it “notifies users when they need to brush longer in one area of their mouth. A light ring around the toothbrush will turn blue when buildup has been found. A white light displays when teeth are clean,” according to reports.

For the rest of what was announced during the CES: Unveiled event, click here. Media outlets will be posting all week about what new and exciting innovations come out of CES this year.   

Nevada Town

“Storm Area 51” Event Has Small Nevada Towns Preparing For The Worst

The tiny desert towns of Nevada are preparing for this worst this weekend. It’s no surprise that Area 51 remains one of America’s greatest wonders, so when a parody event was created on Facebook to storm the highly protected military base, people we’re actually into it. The groups tagline was “there’s no way they can stop us all” and “lets see them aliens”, which warranted almost three million individuals responding that they would be attending. 

Matty Roberts was the 20 year old who created the initial Facebook group, and he eventually severed ties and cancelled the online event out of fear of being held liable for a potential “Fyre Fest” type disaster, as more and more Alien searching festival events began appearing for the same weekend. The biggest event that was in the works was known as “Alienstock” a Woodstock type music festival that was meant to occur this weekend (September 20th-22nd) in Rachel, Nevada the town closest to the highly secured Area 51. The event was to be held at the “Little ÁLÉINN” (aka “Little Alien Inn”) which is a 2 person owned motel/bar. The venue actually received approval from the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners last week to let 10,000+ individuals camp out in the desert on the Inn’s property for the festival. However, without any proper planning and the fact that the festival was planned surrounding a joke, Roberts cancelled before any real damage was done. 

“Due to the lack of infrastructure, poor planning, risk management and blatant disregard for the safety of the expected 10,000+ AlienStock attendees, we decided to pull the plug on the festival,” Roberts said in a statement to FOX NewsEven though the biggest planned event was cancelled, the surrounding Nevada counties are still preparing for the worst. Two Nevada counties have already filed an emergency declaration.

The County Commission Chairman, Varlin Higbee, told FOX News that “officials are taking seriously the possibility that a surge of visitors could overwhelm campsites, fuel stops, and public medical, internet and cell phone service. With the initial possibility of 35,000-40,000 people showing up, yeah, this is serious.”

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The Little ÁLÉINN Motel Desert Grounds – Where “AlienStock” Was To Be Held

Starting Thursday, many police and emergency vehicles will be stationed along US 93 toward the Area 51 site, and flights coming into the surrounding area will be restricted. According to the Federal Aviation Administration “pilots are not allowed to operate aircraft near the Nevada National Security Site from 7 a.m. on Thursday through the same time on Sunday.”

Local tour guides have said their businesses have already hindered, due to a massive increase in security for the surrounding areas. Normally, guides can get within a certain vicinity and allow tourists to take photographs of the desert area, main gate entrance, and distant military base. However, security seems to be stopping them before they can get anywhere close to the bases entries. Some of the local tour businesses are even cancelling some Vegas tours that include entering the surrounding desert of the military base, out of safety concerns, and worry of the very few local gas stations running out of fuel. 

Authorities are especially worried about the tourists who really don’t know the area, due to the surrounding roads being so tricky to navigate, and the concern for fuel supply, which is one of the reasons so many emergency vehicles will be posted throughout the region. It’s a very real possibility that tourists will get themselves stranded if they don’t plan accordingly.  The main roads leading up to the entrance of Area 51 intersect with many other roads and dirt paths, making it really easy to accidentally end up on private property, which in that county especially is a serious offense that could lead to large fines and jail time.

Authorities and the 50 citizens of Rachel, Nevada are preparing for the worst for this weekend, but the reality is no one really knows what to expect. “Nobody for sure knows what’s going to happen in the next few days here, it’s one of those things that time will tell,” a local officer told Fox News. So if you’re thinking of being one of the individuals planning on “storming” one of the most protected military bases in the country, maybe just stay home and watch “Alien Vs. Predator” instead, I’m sure it’ll be the same effect.