a tumblelog
Tue 10 Sep 2019

She Has Her Mother's Laugh: first pages

Just after midnight I started in She Has Her Mother's Laugh by Carl Zimmer. I read the first pages, and so far I like it a lot.

New Evidence of the Asteroid That Killed Off the Dinosaurs

Drilling into the seafloor off Mexico, scientists have extracted a unique geologic record of the single worst day in the history of life on Earth, when a city-sized asteroid smashed into the planet 65 million years ago, wiping out the dinosaurs and three-quarters of all other life.

Source: Scientists Discover New Evidence of the Asteroid That Killed Off the Dinosaurs, an article by Robert Lee Hotz.

Apple Special Event

At 7pm I started to watch the Apple Special Event. While I rarely play games on the computer I am interested in Apple Arcade, and I enjoyed watching the game Shinsekai: Into the Depths by Capcom; very nicely made.

Next, a new iPad was announced: 7th generation with a 10.2" retina display. As my iPad Air 2 got stolen in a break in into our house over a year ago I have been waiting for a new model to be released. And it has, so a new iPad has been moved to the top of my wish list.

While I am still happy with my iPhone 5 I know there will be a time in the future I have to replace it so I also looked forward to the presentation of the iPhone 11.

I was very impressed with the photographic capabilities of the new phone, especially night mode. And the game that was shown running on it, Pascal's Wager, looks fantastic.