News With Marcus Volume 1

Question: Have you ever received an incredible unexpected surprise?

Question: Are you more concerned with security or privacy?

Ring, the Amazon-owned home security business, introduced a flying camera on Thursday that may excite home-surveillance fans but is almost certain to rankle privacy advocates. The $250 drone, called Ring Always Home Cam, is among a slew of products unveiled during Amazon’s invitation-only online hardware event.The drone is small and light, with a high-definition camera, and it can automatically fly on preset paths to specific spots in your home, streaming video to your smartphone of what it sees along the way. Users can set up paths for the drone via a smartphone app, or if the drone detects motion in a part of your home it can fly on its own to that spot and take video of what’s going on. Set for release next year, the drone is meant for indoor use only, and it can be set to work with the Ring Alarm system so that it will fly a preset route if the alarm is triggered.

Question: Would you make guests get tested at your wedding or event?

In a Covid-19 world, what’s next for deluxe, all-you-can-eat buffets?

Question: Are buffets dead forever? Do you have any buffet stories?

David Yeskel remembers the days of yore with packed shows and crowded casinos and, especially, all-you-can-eat buffets.Yeskel, a Las Vegas travel writer known as “The Vegas Guru,” remembers the endless supplies of caviar at the Bellagio. The Peking duck pancakes made to order at the Wynn. The foie gras peanut-butter-and-jelly at the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars. Endless stacks of crab legs and racks of spare ribs and crocks of chocolate mousse. The buffets could cost a pretty casino chip — $40 and $50 and even $100 a head — but it was Vegas, baby. They were temples to appetite; they filled tourists with wonder.”There’s nothing like them in any other destination for both quantity and quality,” he says in a phone call. “The Vegas buffet had become an iconic thing in its own way. They were over the top, like everything else in Vegas, with delicacies you’d find at no other buffet anywhere else.”Those days weren’t so long ago. But now, in the Covid-19 world, the high-end all-you-can-eat Vegas buffets have been mostly shuttered, with a handful of exceptions. The buffet at the Wynn, which reopened in June with guests ordering from servers who delivered their food to the table — close to a standard restaurant operation, in other words — closed in early September “based upon guest feedback,” the hotel said in a statement.

Question: What would you like to change about your house?

Question: What national food day would you like to create?

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