Everything we know about Sony’s PlayStation 5 so far

Emilee Geist

Photo credit: Sony
Photo credit: Sony

From Digital Spy

The year is 2020 and all of a sudden it feels like the future has arrived. Automated cars are now not so farfetched, everybody is commanding their house with their voice using smart speakers (hello, HAL 9000), and we’re now supposedly living in the dystopian Blade Runner era, having surpassed the far-flung year of 2019.

For gamers, this is nothing but good news, as the video games industry is about to hold the Sprint Button and make a massive stride forward into the next decade with its line-up of next-gen consoles.

Google’s Stadia might not have made the waves it was hoping for (we’d almost forgotten it had come out already) and Microsoft is teasing us all with the Xbox Fridge… *cough* we mean Xbox Series X, and now we have Sony’s Goliath gaming machine getting us all wobbly at the knees with more

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Make a Splash With Container Pools

Emilee Geist

Shipping containers are kind of like LEGO bricks. Sturdy and stackable, they can be crafted into all sorts of creative things, from fold-out coffee shops to surprisingly stylish modern homes. They also happen to be the perfect starting point for your very own DIY portable swimming pool.

A sleek modern shipping container pool designed by Modpools.
A sleek modern shipping container pool designed by Modpools.

These 40-by-8 foot, 96-square-foot steel boxes can be found virtually anywhere in the world, bought for $5,000 USD or less and easily moved to the location of your choice. While the installation of an in-ground swimming pool can run you between $35,000 and $60,000, a finished DIY shipping container pool will be just a fraction of that cost, not including any decks you might want to add on.

Since they’re rectangular, they’re perfect for lap swimmers or just soaking on a hot day. And best of all, you can take them with you when

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California artists try to adapt to new world wrought by pandemic

Emilee Geist

CBS News is chronicling what has changed for the lives of Americans in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic has forced California small business owner Stephanie Mufson to make dramatic changes to survive. In July, she told CBS News she wasn’t sure if her company Parade Guys, which builds floats and large displays for outdoor festivals would make it. 

Mufson, an independent artist, typically works with a team of contractors who are experts at painting, sculpting, and building floats for outdoor festivals and parades in the San Francisco Bay Area.

But in the last six months, festivals like the San Francisco Pride Parade and Fourth of July celebrations did not take place in person, resulting in economic hardship for the independent contractors who rely on those outdoor festivals for work. 

“It is not the same world that I spent most of my life basing my career around,” Mufson

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Lululemon’s move towards ‘size inclusion’ draws mixed reviews online

Emilee Geist

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Lululemon announced it would be expanding sizes from 0-20 for six of the brand's core pieces. Images via Lululemon.
Lululemon announced it would be expanding sizes from 0-20 for six of the brand’s core pieces. Images via Lululemon.

In a bid towards size inclusion, Lululemon has announced that six of its core styles will now be offered in extended sizes, ranging from size 0-20. In a post to social media the brand called the decision “a start” on their journey towards inclusion and promised more extended size offerings would be launching “soon.”

“I really believe we have to be a brand that accepts all. When I heard people say that they couldn’t buy anything from Lululemon that was like being punched in the heart. And as a creative you don’t want that. You want our guests to leave feeling confident. Give them something that really functions for them in their life

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Holly Willoughby’s latest M&S dress has just dropped online

Emilee Geist

Holly Willoughby’s latest M&S dress has just dropped online. (Getty Images)
Holly Willoughby’s latest M&S dress has just dropped online. (Getty Images)

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The love affair between Holly Willoughby and Marks & Spencer is one we could only dream of having with a partner, let alone a brand.

The This Morning co-host has designed countless collections for the brand and is constantly rocking their latest pieces.

Most recently, Willoughby debuted a chic geometric dress on her Instagram – accompanied by her rarely seen daughter, Belle, – giving her followers a sneak peek of what they could expect from her next M&S drop.

Commenters on the post were keen to get their hands on the design.

And that day is finally here!

Watch: Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield

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Manhattan’s MoMA, Welcoming Once Again, Seven Days a Week

Emilee Geist

I visited the Museum of Modern Art on September 9. It was my first stay in the city since March 15. It was already eerie. September 11 was unthinkable and happened fast. The COVID catastrophe keeps unfolding, an oozing amalgam of death, bravery, and science fiction.

I don’t doubt New York’s resilience. We need it back in all its gaudy splendor, though. Seeing the first floor of the Empire State Building empty was a shock. Times Square — on a matinee day, at that — was empty. Rockefeller Plaza was empty. Countless small storefronts are boarded up. The sidewalk restaurants are a nice sign of life but one among few.

Empty first floor at the Empire State Building.
Empty first floor at the Empire State Building.

The vibe is working-class. “No stuck-up people,” I thought, but they’re bound to return, as will the grubby money shufflers and the social climbers. Now, the energy’s coming from the people who

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Patrick Robinson Champions Maker-Made Movement With Pashko Label

Emilee Geist

Instead of spending his career delivering a solid dose of self-branding as many designers do, Patrick Robinson has let the work relay his story. But having recently overhauled production for his Pashko label to enlist a network of at-home makers, he is empowering displaced workers and speaking out about his company’s meaningful new mission.

Nearly three years after the high-performance eco-friendly apparel brand completed its first full year of sales, Pashko is converting its production from an environmentally sound factory in Asia to a team of makers, tailors and other technicians. The switch started July 11 and 30 to 60 at-home specialists are developing items that will be shipped in mid-October. More than 100 are expected to be on board by the end of the year and between 500 and 1,000 are expected to be part of the team sewing clothes at home or in small studios by the end

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House builder’s profit slumps, losses deepen at Galliford Try and Zara sales slide

Emilee Geist

Here are the top business, market, and economic stories you should be watching today in the UK, Europe, and abroad:

House builder’s profit slumps

House builder Redrow (RDW.L) saw its profits slump by two thirds last year as COVID-19 disrupted construction and sales.

Pre-tax profit at the business fell 66% to £140m ($180.5m) in the 12 months to 28 June 2020, the company said. Revenue dropped 37% to £1.3bn.

Chief executive John Tutte said the pandemic had “a profound impact upon the Group’s performance in the 2020 financial year but we entered the new financial year in a position of strength.”

“We have a record order book and brought forward very high levels of work in progress,” he said. “This was due in part, to increased investment earlier in the year in anticipation of strong demand for the Help to Buy scheme ahead of changes to the scheme next year.”

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From bullets to rabbits, here’s everything you need to know about buying sex toys

Emilee Geist

With prices ranging from £5 to £5,000, the choice can be overwhelming. But we've covered everything, from toys for women and men to couples, to help you make an informed decision (The Inependent/iStock)
With prices ranging from £5 to £5,000, the choice can be overwhelming. But we’ve covered everything, from toys for women and men to couples, to help you make an informed decision (The Inependent/iStock)

If you’ve never bought a sex toy before then it’s easy to feel intimidated by the whole process.

While you thankfully no longer have to go into a shop marked “XXX”, ordering online can be a bit overwhelming, with websites filled with brightly coloured phalluses, and prices varying from £5 to £5,000.

In order to make sure that you buy the right toy for you, we’ve put together a comprehensive toy shopping guide.

Everything electronic we recommend comes with a gentle setting to start you off, and will be delivered in a discrete parcel that your postman won’t give a second look.

You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers,

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Another UK escooter trial is on hold because people are breaking the rules

Emilee Geist

Just days after the first escooter trials were launched in the UK, the two-wheeled transport had to be pulled from the streets after they were ridden through shopping malls and down freeways.

Since then, a number of other trials in Britain have launched, and you guessed it, some have been canceled because people are riding them in places that they shouldn’t be, BBC reports.

One trial, which saw 200 escooters deployed to the streets of Coventry and Birmingham, was supposed to last 12 months. However, it’s been brought to a close in Coventry just five days after it started due to reports of people riding them on sidewalks and in pedestrianized areas.

[Read: 5 things to know when you’re buying your first electric vehicle]

It should be noted that the scheme has been particularly popular. In less than a week, the BBC reports that more than 5,000 rides have been

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