Lexon’s Oblio Named as One of TIME’s 100 Best Inventions Of 2020

The best-selling 2-in-1 charging solution with UV-C sanitizer receives recognition for making the world better

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 25, 2020–

20 years after making the cover of TIME with their flagship Tykho radio, French design brand Lexon is back on the prestigious publication to reiterate its mission to continuously create disruptive, useful and affordable design objects that improve our daily lives.

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Oblio (Photo: Business Wire)

Oblio (Photo: Business Wire)

More than just highlighting the groundbreaking French invention, TIME award confirms Oblio‘s position as a must-have innovation for today’s world, as it has been crafted in-house primarily as a sleek UV-C sanitizer to prevent the spread of harmful viruses and bacteria that are found on our smartphones, using its built-in UV-C LED technology located on its front interior. UV-C LEDs destroy and eradicate the DNA of microorganisms found in viruses, bacteria, mold, and germs.


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Metro Exodus Comes To PS5, Xbox Series X As A Free Upgrade Next Year

Developer 4A Games has announced that its latest post-apocalyptic first-person shooter, Metro Exodus, will make its way to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S / Series X next year. An exact release date was not confirmed, but the studio clarified that it will be a free upgrade.

4A Games didn’t share specific enhancements Metro Exodus will receive once it launches on next-gen hardware, but players can expect the usual slate of improvements: smoother frame rates, faster load times, increased resolution and performance, and ray tracing capabilities. While the studio didn’t clarify how players can upgrade their copy of Metro Exodus, 4A Games did note that the upgrade process will be free for both digital and physical owners.

This year marks 10 years since the launch of Metro 2033, 4A Games’ first title and the beginning of the Metro franchise. In celebrating the 10-year anniversary, the studio outlined its upcoming plans

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See Newark’s COVID-19 Indoor Exposure Risk; Latest Case Count

NEWARK, CA — As the holiday season kicks off and officials warn residents about limiting their interactions with others outside of their own household to curb the spread of the coronavirus, a tool developed by researchers from several universities lets you see your risk of exposure to the virus at an indoor gathering.

The tool shows the estimated chance — between 0 and 100 percent — that you’ll encounter at least one person with the coronavirus at an event in your county. You can reduce the risk by wearing a mask, distancing and gathering outdoors in smaller groups, researchers said.

As of Wednesday, if you were to attend an event with at least 15 people in Alameda County, there’s an eight percent chance that someone in the group could expose you to the virus, according to the COVID-19 Risk Assessment Planning Tool. If your gathering has 10 people, that risk

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Black Friday 2020: Great Smartphones Deals

If you’re looking for a smartphone upgrade this holiday season, these 10 devices can up your mobile game without breaking the bank–as long as you shop these Black Friday deals quickly.

As 2020 draws to an end and holiday shopping begins, it’s important to think about the theme of the year, COVID-19, before going to the mall to buy gifts. There’s a good chance we’ll be doing a lot of our holiday gifts shopping online this year, which can make hunting for a good bargain hard to do: There are a lot of items for sale this Black Friday on Amazon and other e-commerce sites, and scrolling through all those devices to find great deals can be tough! 

These 10 smartphones are all on sale for Black Friday, and each offers something that makes it a great deal for the price. Please note that all phones in this article are

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Danish Nuclear Startup Taps Billionaire for Asian Reactor

(Bloomberg) — A Danish company planning to manufacture small modular reactors raised about 20 million euros ($24 million) to bring a floating nuclear-power station to southeast Asia.

Seaborg Technology AS raised the funds to bring nuclear power at sea to parts of southeast Asia which rely on fossil fuels and where renewables aren’t yet an option. Floating reactors are as old as the nuclear age, with units powering submarines and icebreakers for some seven decades. Last year, Russia deployed new reactors on barges to light up remote Arctic coastlines.

Seaborg envisions building its molten fluoride salt reactors in South Korean shipyards after developing the technology in Denmark in a bid to keep costs down. Completed barges will then be towed to where they’re needed. The plan is to connect the first unit to a grid by 2025.

a small boat in a body of water: Barge_annotations_01

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Seaborg is planning three variations of its molten fluoride

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After market’s November surge, there may be less of a chance for a big ‘Santa rally’

Traders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.


November’s strong rally may have stolen some of the thunder from a year-end rally.

Promising vaccine news spurred a major rotation in November into cyclical stocks, like industrials and financials – the stocks that will do well in an economic recovery.

The S&P 500 is up more than 11% for the month so far.

“If it’s up more than 10%, it will only be the third time since World War II that November has been up that much,” said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA. “Such a strong November has a tendency to steal from Santa.”

But he said he still expects the market to be higher than its current level at year end even if there is a small so-called Santa Claus rally, and there should be a gain for December. On average, the S&P 500 has

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Delta 9 Develops Proprietary Decontamination Technology to Help Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov. 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DELTA 9 CANNABIS INC. (TSX: DN) (OTCQX: VRNDF) (“Delta 9” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has developed and validated new proprietary decontamination equipment, branded the “Decontamination Pod” (or “D-Pod”), which can be used to decontaminate medical supplies, personal protective equipment (“PPE”), and other equipment.

Canadian and US patent applications have been filed on behalf of the Company for the D-Pod, which is a standard shipping container retrofitted to include heating and ultraviolet light technologies. When PPE or other materials are placed inside the treatment area of the D-Pod, the combination of heat and UVC is sufficient to kill the COVID-19 virus.

“This technology could be a game changer for governments, hospitals, and care-facilities in the fight against COVID-19, allowing them to decontaminate large amounts of PPE and other equipment, increasing the availability of existing PPE inventories and preventing

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Spectrum Films takes over Definition Films’ facilities

Spectrum Films has assumed management of Definition Films’ post-production facility at Fox Studios.

The deal for the site comes as Definition Films founder David Gross turns his focus to showrunning; he is set to helm IMAX feature docs and premium factual via the recently announced MGM/K2 Studios partnership.

The Definition Films facility, located at in building 53A on the lot, hosts a Dolby ATMOS sound mixing theatre with 2D and 3D laser projection, a premium 4K DI grading theatre, a Dolby Vision HDR finishing room, and five additional multi-purpose suites.

The 4K DI grading theatre.

Recent projects completed there include full picture and sound services on Netflix’s The King and Hulu’s Little Monsters, and the final mix for Leah Purcell’s The Drovers Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson.

In making the announcement Spectrum MD Josh Pomeranz said: “We couldn’t be more pleased with being able to grow Spectrum’s

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New modified wheat could help tackle global food shortage — ScienceDaily

Researchers at the University of York have created a new modified wheat variety that increases grain production by up to 12%.

Wheat is one of the most important food crops in the world, providing 20% of human calories; with ever increasing global food demand, increasing crop yield is critically important.

Wheat breeders work hard to increase yield to meet global demand, but since the ‘green revolution’ of the 1960s, the rate of yield increase has been slowing and is currently less than 1% per year.

Most improvements have been made by breeding varieties that produce higher numbers of grain, but it should also be possible to increase yield by producing plants with bigger grains. When this has been achieved, however, it is accompanied by a decrease in grain numbers.

Researchers at the University of York have now resolved this issue by directly modifying the growth of the young developing grain

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Hulu, Spotify, Peacock Offer Big Discounts

The holiday season has paved the way for new users to try out a number of streaming services at a discounted rate. No matter if you are a new customer or a returning customer that has been away for a while, these streaming services offer Black Friday deals that feature movies, TV shows and music at a fraction of regular cost. Here are the best streaming deals being offered for Black Friday 2020:


Hulu is offering its standard subscription plan that comes with ads for only $1.99 a month again this year — a $4 discount off the regular $5.99 monthly price, The Verge reports.

The offer is only available for new and returning customers that have canceled their services at least three months ago, and those that took advantage of the $1.99 deal in 2019 are not eligible for the Hulu promotion.

Hulu will begin offering the $1.99

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