All 63 major Apple Watch apps to download at launch
Alarm apps are nothing new, but this Apple Watch app makes it easier to set and dismiss the nuisance-sounds you bring onto yourself. It gives picky users the choice of digital, analog and a hybrid view. It also throws in a graph view, which charts ...
April 9, 2015
Vancouver seniors want in on transportation discussion
When Casey travels to a place she isn't familiar with, she brings her white cane. To keep on schedule she relies on her analog watch, which talks and tells her the time at the press of a button and acts as her alarm clock. She also has a magnifier in ...
March 25, 2015
Casio Clocks In With Six New Timepieces At Baselworld 2015
This new model also comes with all the standard PRO TREK features including: an atmospheric pressure tendency alarm that notifies the wearer of sudden swings in atmospheric pressure; a Tough Solar power system that charges the watch even in dim light ...
March 20, 2015
In a high-tech world, this retro toy entrepreneur is veering analog
Three years ago, Michael Roberts bought a controlling interest in Regal Games, a St. Charles company that makes Travel Bingo and other “retro” games. Then he bought Rocket USA, the Forest Park company with the patent and “For example, by checking ...
January 29, 2015
Everything You Need To Know About The Apple Watch
Mickey Mouse watches are classic, and now you can have a modern version on your wrist, thanks to Apple's different watch faces. The wide array of face options includes an astronomy-themed faceh showing the planets, a minimalistic analog display and ...
March 9, 2015
9 Simple Rules Good Sleepers Swear By
We're really, really bad at sleeping. Seriously. Think about it: How many times have we been tired but pushed through just one more episode of "House of Cards"? Or how often do we check our email right before crawling under the covers? Luckily, cliches ...
March 1, 2015
Rooting Out Malware With a Side-Channel Chip Defense System
The world of malware has been turned on its head this week, as a company in Virginia has introduced a new cybersecurity technology that at first glance looks more like a classic cyberattack. The idea hatched by PFP Cybersecurity of Vienna, Va., is ...
January 27, 2015
Margaret and I moved to Oklahoma in 1975 after I got a job offer at the OU College of Dentistry, and immediately knew this is where we were meant to be. I love the state. JTB : I do a lot of travelling. My wife worked for 25 years as a travel agent and we built up quite a bucket list of places to go over the years. Laptops work with foreign and domestic current so I can write anywhere. I wrote sections of The Sacred Alarm Clock (The Oghma Book coming out in June) in Italy, Spain, and the U. K. Much of Popsicle Styx was written on road trips in the U. S. When we’re not travelling, Margaret and I like ballroom dancing. We also work as docents in the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. PC: Your latest book is Popsicle Styx. JTB: For a short time I worked as a prison dentist in Lexington Assessment and Reception Center, where every inmate in the Oklahoma prison system is evaluated and assigned. I actually started writing Popsicle Styx while I was enrolled in an E-Fiction seminar offered in Stillwater and taught by Bill Bernhardt.
In previous years I’ve been really inspired by my studiomate Natalie Nourigat ‘s year-end wrap-up posts, so I thought I’d do one of my own for 2014/2015. I spent most of December in California with my family—my first trip home in a whole... 2014 was a Really Good Year. I became an official member at Periscope, I found a dream housing situation, I got asked to document and sail aboard the last wooden whaling ship in the world , I tabled at shows in Canada, England, and both coasts of the US, I did work that I was... More often than not I was finishing projects in massive work gluts in between flying around all over the place for conventions and work opportunities. I had at least one trip every month, if not two, and the toll showed in my over-all page count for the year and my general health and sanity. I want the stability of a routine that supports my health, my creative habits, and my heart. Boy this one panned out really, really well. I didn’t really know where I was going when they got back. Then, in exchange for helping my dear friend Zina by giving her a place to crash while she looked for new housing, we somehow ended up playing grown-up and working with an awesome realtor to help her parents.
It has five dials, two alarms,. o The watch looks rather nice, and the festive watch face still fascinates me. No buyer’s remorse at all. I have gotten white stainless steel, not black-ion-plated watch, because I have read that black ion plating could suffer noticeable white on black scratches if one is not careful. o The watch came fully charged and stays fully charged ever since. I got a solar powered watch because my retired watch on occasion untimely died on me in the middle of nowhere (nowhere to get a replacement battery) when a battery suddenly expired. o Hopefully now I shall have one watch/clock less to fall back and spring forward. the Navihawk will do it for me. o Reception of radio signals in DC is not reliable due to long distance attenuation and atmospheric noises between Fort Collins, CO, and DC, so location of the watch at night is important. I have set up a plastic “cradle” for the watch on my window sill (7th floor) to raise the watch above the metal window frame, which would otherwise screen off radio signal. I have assembled this “cradle” out of about 20 stacked tub-like & 8776. 6″x4″ plastic grocery containers, but anything like tall enough stack of plastic tubs or Legos-made “tower” will do. On one window sill, close to TV which is OFF at night, the...