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If you picked up a new TV at Christmas, you might want to look at this mount for Roku/Apple TV. It allows you to clip it to the top of the TV. The clips have rubber panels so it won’t scratch your TVs. It eliminates the need to snake an HDMI cable through the wall, and also allows direct line of sight for improved remote reception.

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Apple’s 500th Store and First in Korea Opening January 27 Ahead of 2018 Winter Olympics Apple today announced that its first retail store in South Korea opens on Saturday, January 27, at 10:00 a.m. local time, just a few weeks prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Pyeongchang on Friday, February 9.

The store is located in the upscale Garosu-gil shopping area in the Gangnam District of Seoul, the capital of South Korea. The location will be open seven days per week and, like other Apple retail stores, it will host Today at Apple sessions and have a Genius Bar for device repairs and troubleshooting.

By the looks of it, this should be Apple’s 500th retail store around the world. That total includes the Apple Park Visitor Center and Infinite Loop locations, which both sell Apple products alongside promotional merchandise, and it also factors in the rare permanent closure of Apple’s Simi Valley store last year.

It’s possible that Apple could announce at least one other new store opening between now and late January, such as its nearly ready Vienna, Austria location, in which case the Korean store would obviously not be exactly 500th. We’ve reached out to Apple for an official store count and we’ll update if we hear back.

Apple is promoting its Garosu-gil store with a colorful, animated greeting in both English and Korean on its website, with a matching mural along the storefront that now reveals the January 27 opening date to those passing by.

Apple confirmed plans to open its first store in South Korea just over a year ago, and both construction and hiring have been underway since. The store was originally reported to open December 30, but the location evidently wasn’t quite ready in time, and it’ll now officially open in less than two weeks.

Apple’s first two stores opened in May 2001 at shopping malls in Tysons Corner, Virginia and Glendale, California. By our count, Apple now has 271 retail stores in the United States, while this Garosu-gil location will be its 229th retail store elsewhere, pushing it to the 500 mark in less than 17 years.

Apple remains in the process of renovating dozens of those stores with a fresher aesthetic. Many of the locations have expanded by adding a floor or taking over adjacent storefronts, while some stores have relocated entirely.

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Zojirushi CD-WCC40 Micom Water Boiler & Warmer zojirushi-cd-wcc40-micom-water-boiler-warmer

Zojirushi offers a variety of water boilers that do one thing well: keep hot water available at the touch of a button. If you make a lot of tea, hot cocoa, coffee, instant oatmeal, that sort of thing, you’ll appreciate always having hot water on tap.

I’m not actually sure why Zojirushi bothers selling so many different water boilers, and honestly they seem largely the same to me, barring differences in color and a minor feature here and there (with the exception of one of them having vacuum insulation). In any case, I do know that this 4-liter Micom model is a great place to start.

It has four “keep warm” temperature presets: 208°F, 195°F, 175°F, and 160°F. Once the water’s been heated to one of those, it holds it at that temp until the unit is unplugged or the boiler is emptied (the latter of which activates the auto shut-off safety feature). It doesn’t heat all too quickly if we’re being honest, but that’s not really the point of the thing. If that’s a concern for you, there’s a 6–10 hour timer function that can be set at night so you’ll have hot water by the time you get up in the morning.

One cool thing about this boiler is that it won’t dispense water until you press the Unlock button — which can be toggled between regular and “slow flow” modes — so a kid can’t just wander over and spew hot water all over themselves.

This guy did a nice video overview of the boiler, including the swivel base and magnetic power cord features:

As of this writing (January 16th, 2017) the 4-liter model is somehow cheaper than the 3-liter one ($110 vs $116, respectively). Get one while the gettin’s good!

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RT @NASAhistory: One of the six women in the astronaut #Classof78, Kathryn D. Sullivan became the first American woman to walk in space. Kathy not only flew three Space Shuttle missions, but has risen to several leadership positions, including @NOAA Administrator. #OnTopoftheWorld

RT @NASAhistory: Astronaut #Classof78 member Ellison S. Onizuka became the 1st Asian-American in space when he flew as a Mission Specialist on STS-51C. Born and raised in Hawaii, he served as an @usairforce flight test engineer prior to his selection for the #Classof78

RT @NASAhistory: Dr. Judith Resnik was another woman astronaut chosen for #Classof78. She was the first Jewish-American in space on STS-41D in 1984. #MazelTov

RT @NASAhistory: #Classof78 included 3 African-American astronauts: Guion S. “Guy” Bluford, Fred Gregory, and Ron McNair. Guy Bluford became the 1st African-American in space in August 1983, on STS-8. During his career at NASA, he logged over 688 hours in space. #WhatAGuy