Texas power grid: ERCOT issues report showing chances of emergency, need for power outages this winter

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Nearly three years ago, almost 250 people lost their lives when power was lost during a winter storm, and a new report shows the likelihood of more outages this winter. Snow did more than cripple southeast Texas roadways back in February 2021. It caused power to be lost for days, which burst pipes, and sadly, took 246 lives, according to the state health and human services department. With winter only a couple of months away, ABC13 recently asked ERCOT CEO Pablo Vegas about what it’s doing…

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My favorite OLED TV of all time is $200 off for Prime Day deals

The LG C2 OLED TV is an astonishing set. Up until two weeks ago, I would have happily told you it was the best television I’ve ever bought. And coming from someone who’s owned as many OLED panels as he’d enjoyed hot dinners over the last few years, I don’t make that statement lightly.  In my eyes, the LG C2 is the best value OLED TV when it comes to price vs performance you can currently get. Right now, you can buy the LG C2 55-inch OLED for just $1,296…

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Fortnite update 26.30 patch notes, downtime, Fortnitemares release date, download warning | Gaming | Entertainment

Fortnite developer Epic Games has announced plans to release a brand new update on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Android. Fortnite update 26.30 has an October 10 release date on all platforms. While the new update will introduce new gameplay features, limited-time game modes and the game’s annual Halloween festivities, it will also be accompanied by a period of server downtime, which kicks off at 8am BST UK time.  The news was announced by Epic Games on Twitter, alongside a preview about what to…

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The Princess and the Frog Sequel Series Tiana Lands Writer and Director for Disney+

Joyce Sherri is set to write and direct The Princess and the Frog sequel series. Disney+’s The Princess and The Frog spinoff series, Tiana, officially has a writer. According to Variety, Joyce Sherri has signed on as the animated series’ lead writer and director. Sherri most recently worked as a writer on Mika Flanagan’s Netflix series, Midnight Mass. Tiana was initially announced during Disney’s investor day in 2020 and had been expected to debut this year but is now looking at a 2024 launch instead. In addition to her work on…

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Travis Gienger breaks world record with 2,749-pound gourd, wins 3rd Half Moon Bay pumpkin weigh-off

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. — A Minnesota man won his third Half Moon Bay pumpkin weigh-off, taking home $30,000 in prize money, officials said on Monday. Travis Gienger squashed the competition at the 50th annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off with his pumpkin weighing in at 2,749 pounds, breaking a world record. Gienger previously won in 2022 and in 2020. Last year’s pumpkin weighed 2,560 pounds, and his 2020 pumpkin weighed in at 2,350 pounds. Volkswagen-sized pumpkins went on display at the self-proclaimed pumpkin capital of the world at the annual…

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Will Hurd suspends presidential campaign, endorses Nikki Haley

Washington — Republican presidential candidate Will Hurd said Monday he was suspending his campaign and endorsing Nikki Haley.  Hurd, a former Texas congressman who has not shied away from criticizing former President Donald Trump, has failed to qualify for any of the primary debates.  “While I appreciate all the time and energy our supporters have given, it is important to recognize the realities of the political landscape and the need to consolidate our party around one person to defeat both Donald Trump and President Biden,” Hurd said in a statement. …

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Fortnite down – How long is server maintenance downtime for update 26.30? | Gaming | Entertainment

The good news is that Fortnite update 26.30 is about to be released by Epic Games. The bad news, however, is that the game will be taken offline for extended maintenance as part of the launch of the Halloween update. Coming to PS5, PS4, Xbox consoles, Nintendo Switch, Android and PC, update 26.30 will be available to download on the morning of October 10. It will be accompanied by a period of server downtime, which means you won’t be able to play Fortnite for at least a couple of hours. If you want…

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These are the 9 Prime Day Roomba deals I’d buy — biggest savings on robot vacuums

Amazon Prime Day deals are underway as of October 10, bringing discounts to all kinds of products and devices—including Roomba robot vacuums. Amazon’s latest sales event, also called Big Deal Days, is an opportunity to save on Roomba’s top-rated robot vacuums and robot mops that make cleaning a breeze. Whether you’ve never owned a Roomba before, or you want to upgrade your current robot vacuum to one of the best models on the market, you’ll want to take advantage of Prime Day Roomba deals. Several of the best Roombas are…

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MLB playoffs 2023: Astros reportedly part ways with Sara Goodrum, Bill Firkus as team gets off day before ALDS Game 3 in Minnesota

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The American League Division Series is now a best-of-three-game series as the Houston Astros and the Minnesota Twins prepare for two games at Target Field in Minneapolis. For Houston, the players got a chance to regroup on an off-day Monday after being held in check by the Twins’ pitching in Game 2, allowing the ALDS to be tied at 1-1. In the midst of all this, the Astros are also undergoing a shift in the front office as one of baseball’s first woman executives is reportedly…

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How to use an iPhone with your Chromebook: Tips and tricks

Using an iPhone with a Chromebook certainly seems a bit out of place. Obviously, Android makes a bit more sense given the intimate connection they both have with the Google ecosystem. However, many loyal iPhone users turn to the simplicity and affordability of a Chromebook for work or school tasks. It takes some effort, and you’re going to need to subscribe to iCloud and be connected to the web if you want the best syncing experience, but you can use an iPhone with your Chromebook and be happy about it.…

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