watchOS 7: Exploring the Apple GMT Watch Face

Emilee Geist

Apple’s new watchOS 7 introduces some new watch faces. One of them is called GMT watch face. It’s about time we took a look at that one.

Apple Watch GMT Face

First of all, Apple did not just make this up, in name or design. There is a pre-existing “GMT watch” design that was previously created for specific travel/aviation/astronomy needs. See: “What is a GMT Watch and How Does it Work?”

From the above article:

The GMT watch function is just a second hour hand on the same watch face that’s geared to rotate once every 24 hours — or exactly half as fast as the other hour hand. The second hour hand points to a second time scale that reads to 24 instead of 12, typically located on the innermost portion of the watch dial.

Here’s a look at a physical GMT watch. The red hour hand points to

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A South Salinas woman builds a design business, one attractive photo at a time. | Face to Face

Emilee Geist

Toni Mogensen recalls sitting on her couch, a colicky newborn and a kindergarten-age son the main focus of her life, and telling her husband that she should just go ahead and do it. She should just post.

As she remembers, it was “about the millionth time” she had made the same statement, and about the millionth time her husband, Bryan Flores, gave her the same response: “Do it then! Pull the trigger, woman!” She hit post on a picture of her living room – a cloudy white sofa loaded with throw pillows, fronting a fireplace mantel decorated with lanterns and small green and white gourds and topped with a painting Flores did, on distressed barnwood, of a giant white pumpkin. Her hashtags: #falldecor #fall #pumpkin #myhusbandcanpaint served as a call out to others in the Instagram design community: She had arrived and she was looking for like-minded friends.

That was

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75+ Face Masks That Are Shipping Right Now

Emilee Geist

From Good Housekeeping

As the novel coronavirus pandemic surges on, the demand for face masks has some retailers scrambling to make more — and sometimes, finding a mask that’s actually in stock and ready to be shipped is tricky. Medical-grade surgical masks are in tight supply as healthcare workers on the frontlines in hospitals and clinics are facing a shortage of supplies; while these surgical masks and N95 respirators are designed for a single-use, many doctors, nurses, and essential staff are reusing them anyway.

This is why the Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams has urged the general public to stop buying PPE. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that N95’s are the most effective in protecting those treating infected patients, but for those who are not in a medical setting, they’re actually rendered mostly ineffective without a fit test. All this being said, it makes more

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These Face Masks Meet the CDC Requirements For Cloth Face Coverings

Emilee Geist

As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the country, government officials are now encouraging people to keep their faces covered at all times when they’re outside — even if they don’t have access to a face mask.

While hospitals continue to deal with a shortage of face masks, the CDC says many cloth face coverings could still be effective in helping to “slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.”

The CDC says cloth coverings are most effective when they follow these five guidelines:

  1. Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face

  2. Be secured with ties or ear loops

  3. Include multiple layers of fabric

  4. Allow for breathing without restriction

  5. Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

Keep in mind these face coverings are not surgical

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Here’s where to buy popular face mask styles for 2020

Emilee Geist

For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website.

By now, you’ve become accustomed to wearing face masks when you go out in public, and you know which masks fit your face comfortably. We’ve selected our favorite masks from several popular fashion brands and reputable stores. The masks are appropriate for kids to wear to school or you to wear to work or when you go outin public. Some even donate to coronavirus-related charities. 

Read on to see the face masks that CNET readers love most (as measured by previous clickthrough data) and the stylish coverings that CNET editors are wearing.

Read more: 8 dangerous COVID-19 face mask myths you need to stop believing

Face mask tips to remember

  • Cotton face mask options may be the most comfortable and easiest to fold up and carry
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Never Forget Your Face Mask With These Home Design Tips

Emilee Geist

RACK HACK Organize the family’s protective effects with a piece like the Ada Hall Tree and Shoe Storage, $355, allmodern.com.



Illustration:

Taaryn Brench

IT IS TIME for an entryway intervention. These formerly warm, welcoming spaces have turned into mini medical-supply stores—dumping grounds for masks, rubber gloves, bottles of hand sanitizer and wipes galore. With space at a premium, safety-minded tastemakers are struggling to add personal protective equipment to an existing mix of coats, shoes and backpacks in an orderly yet stylish way.

“I have two kids and a husband, and we’ve been trying to figure out the mask-by-the-door thing in a small house with no mud room or entry closet,” admitted Shira Gill, an organizing expert whose book “Minimalista” (Penguin Random House) arrives next year. “I already had hooks by the front door for jackets, but now we each

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The 10 best cloth face masks you can buy online

Emilee Geist

These are the 10 best masks we've ever tested.
These are the 10 best masks we’ve ever tested.

— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), face masks and coverings have become a new normal for society. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends people wear cloth face masks to help slow the spread of the virus, and in many places, doing so is either advised or required.

A number of retailers now sell masks (we compiled a list of 100-plus here), and it seems as though more stores and designers are announcing new cloth face mask offerings each week. It’s easy to default and pick a mask based on a fun pattern or color, but you may end up with a mask that offers minimal protection or does not fit your face comfortably.

After spending hours testing 18 of the most

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Here’s how to buy face masks with popular styles for 2020

Emilee Geist

For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website.

It’s important for adults and kids alike to have a collection of comfortable face masks and coverings. Our selections, culled from popular fashion brands and reputable stores, are appropriate for school or work or pretty much anywhere in public. Some even donate to coronavirus-related charities. 

Read on to see the face masks that CNET readers love most (as measured by recent clickthrough data) and the stylish coverings that CNET editors are wearing.

Read more: 7 face mask myths debunked: What to know about coverings, COVID-19 and your health

Face mask tips to remember

  • Cotton face mask options may be the most comfortable and easiest to fold up and carry around, and they’re machine washable.
  • Some masks have pouches where you can add extra filter material.
  • Masks that
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Face masks pick perilous path from health protector to fashion accessory

Emilee Geist

<span>Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

At the Venice Film Festival the actor Tilda Swinton pulled out an ornate gold design face mask and wore it on the red carpet, just like she would have with a statement clutch bag or a must-have piece of jewellery.

The mask was not entirely pandemic-approved – on Instagram the designer James Merry said the custom-made piece was inspired by “stingray skeletons, seaweed and orchids” – but it was symbolic of a bigger shift: the world of high fashion is finally allowing itself to embrace the coronavirus face mask.

Last week also saw Lady Gaga light up the static VMA awards show with a parade of highly fashion-conscious masks. There was the bubblegum pink one from Cecilio Castrillo (a muzzle which resembled the facehugger from Alien), a horned one from Lance Victor Moore, a futuristic one designed by Smooth Technology and then when accepting an award

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10 top-rated face shields you can buy online right now

Emilee Geist

10 top-rated face shields you can buy online right now
10 top-rated face shields you can buy online right now

— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.

One of the latest trends in personal protective equipment (PPE) is face shields. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cautions that face shields should not be worn in place of a cloth mask, some people still opt to wear a face shield along with a mask for more coverage (and potentially more protection). There are plenty of places to buy face shields online, from Amazon to Etsy.

Whether you’re looking for the most comfortable headband face shield or a stylish face shield (like the custom designed ones from Vistaprint), we’ve rounded up 10 of the most popular face shields you can buy right now based on reviews and ratings.

1. Polaroid Face Shield

The Polaroid shield is a popular pick.
The Polaroid shield is a
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