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Super blue blood moon prowls across the sky on Jan. 31

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This NASA chart shows the lunar eclipse times for the US.

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It sounds menacing, but a super blue blood moon actually gets its catchy name from a perfect storm of lunar occurrences. The next one is coming Jan.

31. There will be no werewolves, but there will be a spectacular celestial sight on tap for moon watchers.

Let’s pull that name apart. A supermoon happens when a full moon is at its closest point in orbit to Earth (also known as perigee). A blue moon is the name given to a second full moon within a calendar month.

We already logged a supermoon on Jan.

1. A blood moon happens during a total lunar eclipse when the moon takes on a reddish hue. The lunar eclipse will be visible in parts of North America, Australia, the Middle East, Asia and Russia.

You can consult NASA’s total lunar eclipse map to find out if and when it will be viewable at your location. “Weather permitting, the West Coast, Alaska and Hawaii will have a spectacular view of totality from start to finish,” says NASA lunar blogger Gordon Johnston. Moon viewers in those areas will need to get up very early in the morning.

Here’s more on best viewing times.

If you don’t live in one of those zones, or if weather gets in the way, you can still enjoy the experience by tuning in to NASA TV’s live feed. The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles will also present a live online look at the eclipse. Johnston’s delightful moon blog covers all the other names associated with this particular Jan.

31 moon: the long night moon, the wolf moon, the snow moon, the ice moon, the old moon or the moon After yule. Whatever you want to call it, it should be beautiful to behold. First published Jan.

19., 10:13 a.m. PT. Update, Jan.

27 at 9:52 a.m. PT: Adds link to information on how to see the moon in person or online.

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Comcast Xfinity Home adds new voice commands just in time for the Super Bowl

Comcast signaled its intent to move further into the smart home market earlier this month when it announced at CES 2018 that 15 million customers currently leasing an Xfinity gateway would soon receive a firmware update to turn it into a smart hub. Now, with the Super Bowl just around the corner, the company has added new voice commands to its recently redesigned X1 voice remote to make your viewing experience during the big game an even better one. The new features aren’t exactly specific to the Super Bowl, but Comcast couldn’t have picked a better time to roll them out.

One of the simpler new commands lets fans adjust their lights based on which team they’re rooting for: “Xfinity Home, make lights green” for Philadelphia Eagles fans, or “Xfinity Home, make lights blue” for New England Patriots fans. Another new feature lets you keep an eye out for the pizza guy without ever needing to take your eyes off the game. Saying “Xfinity Home, show me front door camera” will cause a view from your camera to pop up on your screen, meaning you’ll only have to get up from the couch when it’s actually time to grab the pizza.

You can now ask questions like “Xfinity Home, what is the temperature?” via the X1 remote as well. Another example would come after everyone goes home for the night, and you want to check the alarm. All you need to do is ask “Xfinity Home, is the alarm on?” Answers to this and any other of the supported questions will be immediately displayed on your TV.

So far, six companies have partnered with Comcast via the X1 voice commands database. As mentioned earlier, Philips Hue lights are supported, as are Caseta/Lutron lights, the Sengled Element Touch light bulb, and GE in-wall and plug-in switches and dimmers. Nest and Zen thermostats are also supported.

Comcast plans to add more commands and hardware partners moving forward.

If this interests you, but you’re not a Comcast customer, be sure to check out our guide to Comcast Xfinity TV to find out everything the service has to offer.

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Samsung 4K QLED TV Sale for Super Bowl 2018

We are counting down to SuperBowl 52 in 2018 and to get you in the mood, Samsung has gone on the offensive by introducing significant discounts on many high-end 4K TV models. Some of the prices we have seen are in line with discounts seen over Black Friday, so if you want to watch the Super Bowl in style, you might want to see if a 4K TV upgrade is right for you. Amazon are hosting many of these deals and some of the highlights that we have picked out include the following:

  • Samsung UN65MU8000 65-Inch 4K Ultra TV with HDR Extreme for £1297.99 after a £902 discount
  • Samsung QN55Q6F 55-inch QLED 4K TV with HDR Extreme for £997.99 after a £502 discount
  • Samsung QN65Q9 65-inch QLED 4K TV with HDR Elite for £3,297.99 after a £2,702 discount
  • Samsung UN40MU6300 40-Inch 4K TV with HDR for the low price of just £353.65.

Those are just a few of the deals available right now, but you can head over to Amazon for the full lineup here. Super Bowl is a great time to save hundreds of dollars on new 4K TVs so let us know if you find anything nice. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus.

Also See: Samsung Galaxy S8 Oreo update release date days away

Samsung 4K QLED TV Sale for Super Bowl 2018

We are counting down to SuperBowl 52 in 2018 and to get you in the mood, Samsung has gone on the offensive by introducing significant discounts on many high-end 4K TV models. Some of the prices we have seen are in line with discounts seen over Black Friday, so if you want to watch the Super Bowl in style, you might want to see if a 4K TV upgrade is right for you. Amazon are hosting many of these deals and some of the highlights that we have picked out include the following:

  • Samsung UN65MU8000 65-Inch 4K Ultra TV with HDR Extreme for £1297.99 after a £902 discount
  • Samsung QN55Q6F 55-inch QLED 4K TV with HDR Extreme for £997.99 after a £502 discount
  • Samsung QN65Q9 65-inch QLED 4K TV with HDR Elite for £3,297.99 after a £2,702 discount
  • Samsung UN40MU6300 40-Inch 4K TV with HDR for the low price of just £353.65.

Those are just a few of the deals available right now, but you can head over to Amazon for the full lineup here. Super Bowl is a great time to save hundreds of dollars on new 4K TVs so let us know if you find anything nice. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus.

Also See: Samsung Galaxy S8 Oreo update release date days away

Samsung 4K QLED TV Sale for Super Bowl 2018

We are counting down to SuperBowl 52 in 2018 and to get you in the mood, Samsung has gone on the offensive by introducing significant discounts on many high-end 4K TV models. Some of the prices we have seen are in line with discounts seen over Black Friday, so if you want to watch the Super Bowl in style, you might want to see if a 4K TV upgrade is right for you. Amazon are hosting many of these deals and some of the highlights that we have picked out include the following:

  • Samsung UN65MU8000 65-Inch 4K Ultra TV with HDR Extreme for £1297.99 after a £902 discount
  • Samsung QN55Q6F 55-inch QLED 4K TV with HDR Extreme for £997.99 after a £502 discount
  • Samsung QN65Q9 65-inch QLED 4K TV with HDR Elite for £3,297.99 after a £2,702 discount
  • Samsung UN40MU6300 40-Inch 4K TV with HDR for the low price of just £353.65.

Those are just a few of the deals available right now, but you can head over to Amazon for the full lineup here. Super Bowl is a great time to save hundreds of dollars on new 4K TVs so let us know if you find anything nice. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus.

Also See: Samsung Galaxy S8 Oreo update release date days away

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