CES 2021 Looks Set to Be All-Online in Wake of COVID-19

Anyone interested in product design has likely heard of the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) traditionally held in famous Las Vegas, Nevada. Unfortunately, the event’s organizers have recently announced that the 2021 edition of the show would look much different than in years past. Not just figuratively or literally speaking, but virtually, taking on an all-digital format in the wake of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

Promotional graphic for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Promotional graphic for the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) made the announcement in July 2020, a full six months before the January show. On one hand, that means attendees need not worry about airfare and hotel rooms. On the other hand, it means preparing to observe, disseminate information, and make purchasing decisions entirely online.

Traditionally, the show is set up like any other type of trade exhibition, with rows of booths manned by product specialists ready

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More cash, less buzz for 2020 investment bank interns

By Elizabeth Howcroft

LONDON (Reuters) – Buzzing trading floors, classrooms and networking drinks have been replaced by online projects, ‘hackathons’ and fitness sessions for the class of 2020 investment banking interns.

Goldman Sachs <GS.N>, Morgan Stanley <MS.N>, Barclays <BARC.L>, JP Morgan <JPM.N>, UBS <UBSG.S>, RBC <RY.TO> and Citi <C.N> have all held internships virtually this year as they adapt to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Schmoozing with executives and fellow interns has been via virtual coffees and quizzes, while Goldman Sachs laid on Zoom networking lunches, hackathons and fitness and cooking classes.

“We couldn’t have big parties or anything like that but we did work with a music start-up – there was a battle of the bands competition where the interns could vote,” Helena Sharpe, JP Morgan’s head of campus recruiting for EMEA, said.

Although many of the highly sought after schemes were cut to 5 weeks from

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Independent Artists Find a New Canvas: Face Masks

Grabbing a face mask before you head out the door is almost as ubiquitous as grabbing your keys these days, as officials around the country continue to promote the wearing of face coverings to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Most states now have some sort of face mask mandate in place, and it’s not uncommon anymore to see a room full of people with their mouths and nose covered, whether you’re in a restaurant, at the bank, or waiting in line at the grocery store.

And while face masks continue to be a CDC-recommended guideline for helping to curb the spread of germs and airborne particles, a good face mask has also quickly become a statement-making accessory of sorts — a way for people to express themselves, much like picking out a hat or piece of jewelry. After all: if you’re going to be stuck wearing a mask

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How to Become a Lululemon Ambassador, Test Products & More Perks

Lululemon customers can take their love of staying fit to the next level by applying to be an ambassador for the brand.

The athletic company is constantly on the lookout for new members to try out their products, whether you’re an influencer, personal trainer or just someone who loves to work out a sweat. There are a few programs perspective ambassadors can apply to, the Lululemon Collective and the Sweat Collective have applications you can fill out online. However, customers interested in becoming a store ambassador or global ambassador should visit the closest Lululemon location to learn more.

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Accepted members of the Lululemon Collective and the Sweat Collective receive perks such as testing out products, discounts and earning a commission. Below, take a closer look at how Lululemon customers can apply online to become a member and get perks.

The Lululemon Collective

The Lululemon Collective is

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Here are 10 Pairs to Pick Up Online

The right pair of workout shorts won’t just improve your performance at the gym – they could actually motivate you to break a sweat (even if the gym is now your backyard). Plus, it never hurts to look good while you workout, and of course comfort is always key when you’re on the run or move.

Workout shorts are one of the fastest-evolving pieces of clothing in terms of technology, so the list of the best shorts for working out is constantly changing. However, keeping up with gym gear evolution is essential for staying at the top of your game – whether that’s heavy lifting, HIIT training, crossfit or cardio. The best pairs of workout shorts will wick sweat, prevent chafing and allow you to push yourself to the max. Some workout shorts also boast convenient features such as pockets for your smartphone, keys and other essentials.

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How Joe Biden’s Running Mate Will Face Sexist Double-Standards

The questions have gotten obsessive: Will she be young or old? Black or white? A campaign asset or a governing ally? A partner or an heir?

Much of the coverage of Joe Biden’s vice-presidential selection process has focused on the specifics of the various contenders, parsing out their records and assets, their potential liabilities, their relationship with the candidate and their fitness for the moment. The hand-wringing over the choice has come to embody what Hillary Clinton once described as “a pernicious double standard aided and abetted by the idea of perfectionism.” All of the women on Biden’s shortlist are smart, qualified, experienced leaders; none of them are perfect.

Which, of course, is true of any Vice Presidential selection. “Joe Biden was not perfect, Paul Ryan was not perfect, Tim Kaine was not perfect,” says Jennifer Lawless, a professor of politics at the University of Virginia. “But perfect is not

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Framingham Teacher Uses Summer School To Prep For Fall Start

FRAMINGHAM, MA — At age 23, Walsh Middle School health teacher Monique Bisnette describes herself as the “new kid on the block.” But when school in Framingham starts this fall, she may have an edge over her colleagues on how to teach during the coronavirus pandemic.

This summer, Bisnette was one of a handful of Framingham teachers who taught all-remote summer school classes. Tasked with teaching physical education online, she designed a simplified curriculum, but one that was very interactive.

When the pandemic shut Framingham schools down in March, Bisnette decided to condense the remainder of her health curriculum for 6th, 7th and 8th graders around human anatomy. With that method, she was able to lay the groundwork for school this fall, where students will learn about topics like substance abuse.

“We always go back to explaining things about how the body system works,” she said.

That was her launching

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Virtual community, entertainment events

While everyone is staying close to home, here is a list of reader-submitted opportunities to learn, take classes, contribute, stroll through galleries, or have front-row seats to hear and see some great musicians — from the convenience and comfort of your own home. All programs are subject to change.

‘Symphonic Dances’ at The Kravis Center @ Home: Available for viewing until Aug. 10 — on Facebook or YouTube. It’s still intermission IRL – but the show goes on at the digital stage that features a lineup of curated concerts, talks, performances and arts education events to entertain and inspire. Next up, join the Aug. 19 watch party at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live with Eduardo Vilaro and Batucada Fantástica or catch the moves of Ballet Hispanico today at #BUnidos. Enjoy all this and more at

Current Events at ILIR on Zoom: 10-11:15 a.m. Aug. 10. Institute For Learning In

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Indoor cycling machines for home workouts

From smart machines with accompanying apps to basic bikes for a simple cycle workout, we've reviewed something for every budget: Working Title/Allstar
From smart machines with accompanying apps to basic bikes for a simple cycle workout, we’ve reviewed something for every budget: Working Title/Allstar

Going nowhere fast has never been so much fun with the current line up of indoor cycles, which seek to emulate the intensity of your favourite, sweat-drenched, exercise class at home.

The new breed of “smart” bikes add an extra layer of digital fitness to their appeal and connect you to existing indoor cycling apps, like Zwift, or live and on demand classes. This means you’re unlikely to lose interest, so they’re in no danger of turning into a glorified clothes horse after a couple of weeks.

We tested a range of bikes suited to very different budgets and fitness aspirations, but with each one we were first looking to see how big the footprint was once it had been set up after all you don’t want an

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Amanda Kloots Says Picking Up Late Husband Nick Cordero’s Ashes Was ‘Beyond Surreal and Horrible’

Amanda Kloots is opening up about the difficult experience of picking up husband Nick Cordero’s ashes.

In an emotional update on Saturday, the fitness instructor — whose husband died at the age of 41 last month from coronavirus complications — spoke about how the past few weeks have been “really hard” for her.

“I’ve literally felt like I can’t even function. Where I’m just kind of in a fog and I don’t even know what I’m doing or what I’m saying,” she said. “Thank God for my brother and sister-in-law because they’ve rescued me and [1-year-old son] Elvis a lot.”

Kloots went on to share that she had recently picked up her late husband’s ashes.

“It was beyond surreal and horrible. But they’re in my possession and a good friend of mine said some beautiful advice: look at it as you have him with you now,” Kloots said. “Which is

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