The best home products for fall 2020: Coffee makers, fire pits and other cozy gadgets

The days are steadily getting shorter and the colder weather is here. For me, that conjures images of warm beverages and comfort food. So I’ve put together this list of awesome smart home devices for the fall, ranging from the Oxo Brew 8-Cup Coffee Maker to the Philips Hue Lily Outdoor Spot Light — and a bunch of other good stuff. 

Of course, all of these products are great year-round, but they’re especially nice to have when it’s cold outside. 

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Coffee is great any time, but a warm beverage can come in particularly handy during those chilly fall mornings when it’s still dark outside and you need to get going. 

The Oxo Brew 8-Cup Coffee Maker is CNET’s favorite drip coffee maker. Not only is it affordable at $170, we were impressed by its hot, speedy brew that didn’t ruin the coffee grounds. Its 8-cup capacity means

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Best home gadgets for fall 2020: Coffee makers, fire pits and other cozy devices

The days are steadily getting shorter and the colder weather has arrived. For me, that conjures images of warm beverages and comfort food. So I’ve put together this list of awesome smart home devices for the fall, ranging from the Oxo Brew 8-Cup Coffee Maker to the Philips Hue Lily Outdoor Spot Light — and a bunch of other favorites. 

Of course, all of these products are great year-round, but they’re especially nice to have when it’s cold outside. 

Brian Bennett/CNET

Coffee is great any time, but a warm beverage can come in particularly handy during those chilly fall mornings when it’s still dark outside and you need to get going. 

The Oxo Brew 8-Cup Coffee Maker is CNET’s favorite drip coffee maker. Not only is it affordable at $170, we were impressed by its hot, speedy brew that didn’t ruin the coffee grounds. Its 8-cup capacity means a

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The Joyce Announces New Programming for the Fall 2020 Season of Streaming Performances

The season features Michela Marino Lerman, Sankofa Danzafro,
Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, and Pioneer Winter Collective.

The Joyce Announces New Programming for the Fall 2020 Season of Streaming Performances

The Joyce Theater Foundation announced today the next slate of exceptional companies whose works will be available on its streaming service, JoyceStream, for one month beginning Thursday, November 9 at 5pm. Thrilling performances by tap sensation Michela Marino Lerman, Afro-Colombian Sankofa Danzafro, New York’s oldest resident Native American dance company Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, and Miami’s Pioneer Winter Collective will be available for streaming through December 6 at 11:59pm. JoyceStream’s November programming is sponsored by First Republic.

While access to The Joyce’s collection of curated digital performances, interviews, podcasts, films, and classes is free, gifts of any size provide crucial support to The Joyce Theater Foundation’s current operations and will help to ensure the future of New York City’s diverse dance landscape. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org.

The Joyce presents the following programming,

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LIVE WITH CARNEGIE HALL Returns With New Original Programming This Fall

Live with Carnegie Hall kicks off its fall season on Thursday, October 29 at 7:30PM EDT.

LIVE WITH CARNEGIE HALL Returns With New Original Programming This Fall

Carnegie Hall’s free streaming series return this fall with new original Live with Carnegie Hall episodes curated by leading artists and Learn with Carnegie Hall programs featuring highlights from Carnegie Hall masterclasses led by some of the finest musicians from around the world.

Live with Carnegie Hall kicks off its fall season on Thursday, October 29 at 7:30PM EDT with an episode inspired by the Hall’s Virtual Opening Night gala broadcast earlier this month. This program provides a behind-the-scenes peek of how the event came together across three continents, including a full, extended performance by 2020-2021 Carnegie Hall Perspectives artist Rhiannon Giddens with Our Native Daughters along with archival footage of musicians who have graced the stages throughout the Hall’s history. The full program from the Hall’s Virtual Opening Night gala is now available

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SAP shares fall sharply after COVID-19 cuts revenue, profit forecast at software giant

SAP announced its Q3 earnings yesterday, with its aggregate results down across the board. And after missing earnings expectations, the company also revised its 2021 outlook down. The combined bad news spooked investors, crashing its shares by over 20% in pre-market trading and the stock wasn’t showing any signs of improving in early trading.

The German software giant has lost tens of billions of dollars in market cap as a result.

The overall report was gloomy, with total revenues falling 4% to €6.54 billion, cloud and software revenue down 2%, and operating profit down 12%. The only bright spot was its pure-cloud category, which grew 11% to €1.98 billion.

SAP’s revenue result was around €310 million under expectations, though its per-share profit beat both adjusted, and non-adjusted expectations.

While SAP’s big revenue miss might have been enough to send investors racing for the exits, its revised forecast doubled concerns. Even

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The Africa Channel Announces Fall Programming Schedule

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — This fall, The Africa Channel (TAC), North America’s largest producer and network of Africa-themed content, brings viewers a range of new original shows and returning favorites. The programming slate includes an exciting line-up of original series from TAC Studios as well as premium acquired shows from Africa’s leading producers such as M-Net and BBC Africa.


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Original series from TAC Studios, the production arm of the Channel, premiering this fall include: 

  • My Design Rules – this series follows the journey of three dynamic duo teams made up of the top emerging creative talent from South Africa as they compete to transform three empty white-box spaces into designer dream homes. The show is judged by a panel of industry professionals who will choose only one team to win the grand cash prize and accolade of being recognized as the next big name in
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HERE Announces Additional Programming and New Puppeteer Residencies for Fall 2020 Season

Premiering as part of #stillHERE: Online, HERE’s expanded online programming continues to innovate with the serial space opera, Only You Will Recognize The Signal.

HERE Announces Additional Programming and New Puppeteer Residencies for Fall 2020 Season

The OBIE-winning HERE has announced additional programming for its HERE THERE EVERYWHERE fall 2020 season.

Premiering as part of #stillHERE: Online, HERE’s expanded online programming continues to innovate with the serial space opera, Only You Will Recognize The Signal, featuring a libretto by Rob Handel, music by Kamala Sankaram, and direction by Kristin Marting. As creators of the world’s first Zoom opera, All Decisions Will Be Made By Consensus, and the 2019 digital surveillance opera, Looking at You, this creative trio continue their exploration into the convergence of technology and opera through this new serial live-streaming experience These weekly 10-minute live revelations will premiere over 6 weeks each Thursday, October 29 – December 10 at 1pm EST, culminating in a 70 minute world premiere live stream

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European stocks fall as German consumer morale weakens, virus cases spike

(Reuters) – European stocks hit their lowest level in almost a month on Thursday, as a fall in German consumer morale, worries about soaring coronavirus cases in the continent and a U.S. stimulus impasse weighed on sentiment.

FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, October 19, 2020. REUTERS/Staff

The German DAX .GDAXI fell 0.9% and lagged its European peers, as a survey showed consumer morale in Europe’s largest economy dropped heading into November.

The pan-European STOXX 600 .STOXX was down 0.7%, after falling as much as 1.2% to hit its lowest since Sept. 25.

COVID-19 cases have climbed in Europe, with Spain becoming the first Western European nation to exceed 1 million infections and Italy setting a record increase in daily cases.

The number of confirmed cases in Germany jumped by more than 10,000 in a single day for

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Ready, Set, Gold! Launches Virtual Fall Programming with Support from The Foundation for Global Sports Development and Sidewinder Films

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 20, 2020–

With the new school year underway, Los Angeles-based non-profit Ready, Set, Gold! (RSG) has launched fall programming titled “Ready, Set, Gold! Fall Virtual Series Building Champions in Life Through Sport.” To best serve the students in its community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the health-oriented organization has developed a customized series of videos featuring talented Olympians and Paralympians.

The eight-week video series focuses on inspiring a growth mindset and will give students the opportunity to exercise alongside Olympians and Paralympians and learn life lessons from the athletes. In each 30-minute video, the athletes will provide motivational messages to encourage a healthy lifestyle for students while they are learning from home. Some of the video topics include embracing challenges, healthy living and cooking, perseverance, and self-awareness. The corresponding workouts put these concepts into action.

“When kids play, they are both physically and mentally healthier,” said Michaela Reynolds,

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