Princess Kate Stayed Here! Inside the Royals' Favorite Hotel in London
Luckily, I'm not alone — hundreds of millions of people watched her wedding to Prince William in April 2011. Each outfit worn by one of her children is immediately placed on back order. Every decision she makes, from hairstyle to vacation spot, is ...
August 5, 2015
Review: the 1997 Psion Series 5 personal digital assistant
I'd seen this in old reviews of the Series 5, but it's still impressively awful. Fortunately, just about all the The keys are larger and travel farther than some modern counterparts, although they're also very stiff — here's one of my earlier ...
August 2, 2015
10 Incredible Clifftop and Mountaintop Hotels (PHOTOS) | The Weather Channel
bamboo and red clay) surrounded by lush, tropical greenery and spectacular mountain views. And there will be nothing to distract guests from enjoying the resort's offerings and surroundings: television sets and alarm clocks are absent from the ...
July 31, 2015
Bringing Old Watch Brands Out of Obscurity
Vintage pieces included a travel alarm-clock dated 1788, given by Marie Antoinette to her friend the Swedish count Axel de Fersen. The modern included Leroy's Art Deco Skeleton Automatic Tourbillon Regulator, with a movement made in-house featuring a ...
November 5, 2014
23 Signs You Have A Healthy Relationship With Your Smartphone
The best part of air travel is airplane mode (finally, some peace and quiet). Chat up the person next to you. Leaf through Your phone doesn't double as an alarm clock. That's what an actual alarm clock is for -- or your pets. But not your phone. 7 ...
July 10, 2015
The Really Big One
At approximately nine o' clock at night on January 26, 1700, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck the Pacific Northwest, causing sudden land subsidence, drowning coastal forests, and, out in the ocean, lifting up a wave half the length of a continent ...
July 14, 2015
Looking Back with Aurore Eaton: The long and prosperous lives of Levi and Abel ...
From 1786 TO 1807, brothers Abel and Levi Hutchins carried on their clock-making business on Main Street in Concord. Their reputation as expert makers of fine clocks lives on today. A quirky detail of Levi's life has become part of American folklore ...
June 18, 2015
If you’re The Goring Hotel , where Duchess Kate got her last non-regal zzz’s the night before she went from commoner to HRH, you’re also bound to get your fair share of royally-obsessed scrutiny. However, while The Goring zoomed to the top of international consciousness following William and Kate’s wedding, it was already one of the world’s best luxury stays. So, when I had the chance to visit recently following a seven year, multi-million pound renovation—not to mention tour the Royal Suite where Kate stayed the night before the wedding—I jumped. Equally noteworthy—it’s the only five-star hotel in London that’s still run by the original family who built it, with owner Jeremy Goring carrying on the family tradition started by his great-grandfather Otto. There’s a homey feel to The Goring, where staff greet you by name, and photos of the owner and his family hang opposite the elevators on the hand-painted zoo murals (more on those in a second). The dining room at The Goring Hotel. The Goring’s renovation helped smooth rough edges, giving the grand dame a facelift and making an already lovely hotel even prettier. The rooms and suites were redone, the garden re-landscaped, and the dining room, bar and lounge all redesigned by a team including David.
No matter how dry and symbolic text might be, the way you write it matters. If my photographer friends can experiment with film and DSLRs and light field cameras, why shouldn’t I try to find an incredibly specific tool that gives me the writing experience I want. But last week, I won an auction for the Psion Series 5 — a 1997 personal digital assistant that looks more like a little laptop. Through the 1980s and 1990s, Psion was one of the trailblazers in PDAs and “palmtop” computers. The Series 5’s EPOC operating system turned into Symbian, a major mobile platform that was at one point virtually synonymous with Nokia’s phones. People still praise Psion PDAs today, but I’d never owned or used one. After opening a box in remarkably near-mint condition, I decided to write a draft review of the Psion, using the Psion. The Psion Series 5 is bulky by 2015 mobile standards. But if you think of it as a laptop substitute, it's the most convenient thing I've ever carried. The screen doesn’t just lift open like a clamshell laptop, it slides up and rotates into the body, so it never feels wobbly or fragile.
There's nothing like waking up to spectacular views, especially from hundreds (and even thousands) of feet above sea level. (MORE: 50 Amazing Vertigo-Inducing Attractions ). 1. Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa, Mallorca, Spain. Built on a cliff overlooking the fishing village of Port Soller and surrounded by the Tramuntana mountain range, the Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain has 121 sea- or mountain-facing rooms and suites, spread across 11 buildings... Guests enjoy breathtaking views from their own private balconies, and the nearby mountains offer opportunities for biking, hiking and other outdoor activities. Belmond Hotel Caruso Amalfi Coast, Italy. A former 11th-century palace set on cliffs beside the Amalfi Coast in Italy, Belmond Hotel Caruso seems to drift on a ‘balcony’ above the Mediterranean Sea. Located high atop the cliffs of Big Sur, 1,200 feet above the Pacific Ocean, guests enjoy hiking trails, cliffside pools, free yoga, and breathtaking mountain and ocean views.
11 strange alarm clocks that are truly alarming
For others, a harsher approach may prove more fruitful. Here’s a list of the 11 most original, effective alarm clock designs around – starting with the lovely carrots, and gradually progressing to the biggest, cruellest, pointiest of sticks… if you ...
April 20, 2015
An Old-Time Grace in Travel Clocks
Several companies have focused on the nostalgia factor associated with certain kinds of luxury travel — with vintage-design luggage ... and volume of their phone alarm or telephone wake-up call to those of an older travel clock,” said Ariel Adams ...
March 18, 2015
Astor Aluminium Travel Alarm Clock Landmark
Bai's Astor Travel Alarm Clock is lathed from a solid block of aluminum using the latest CNC machine with a diamond blade to achieve that unique, uniform refection on the bezel! It features a quality quartz alarm movement with 4-step volume increase ...
December 10, 2013
Profitable vintage item to sell on eBay - flip clock radios
Flip clock radios are back and sell for big money on eBay. As vintage continues to gain momentum in home decor themes, more people are looking for interesting conversation pieces to add to their homes. The classic flip clock radio has numbers on a chain ...
November 28, 2013
Postcards vs. the Future: 10 'endangered' travel items
Although technology cannot (as yet) eradicate crippling food poisoning or comically awkward cultural exchanges, there's little doubt that travel gets easier with the advent of every new app. Smartphones make it simpler to find obscure backstreet ...
November 24, 2013
Geneva releases Model XS sound system inspired by vintage travel clocks
The new portable sound system was inspired by the folding design of classic travel clocks, but this model is all high-tech with a Hi-Fi system complete with speakers, amplifiers, a radio, and an alarm clock, all in one sleek design. The sound system ...
November 8, 2011
Vintage style bake-a-like alarm clocks
Add a retro touch to your bedside table with these vintage style 'bake-a-like' alarm clocks. With curvy casing, stylised numbering and glow-in-the-dark hands, the clocks are a simple but sweet design. A simple mechanism too - they run on a AA battery.
September 28, 2010