Quickie Gifts to Big Labor
The NLRB analogizes employee emails about work conditions to their right to gather at a cafeteria to discuss union activities while they aren't on the clock. Employer email systems are the property of a company, not the employees, but the new standard ...
December 12, 2014
Failure to launch: a few reasons why smartwatches haven't caught on
My first encounter with a smartwatch was about 25 years ago. It was 1990 and I was in a crowded movie theater watching the movie Dick Tracy with my family. Set in the 1930s, the film's title character, portrayed by Warren Beatty, was a no-nonsense ...
February 10, 2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge (Verizon) Unboxing and First Look
And there's a white Samsung fast-charging wall wart that will be used in conjunction with the cable to super charge the Galaxy S6 Edge. The last item on the box And there are some various Edge features like Edge Lighting, People Edge, Information ...
April 11, 2015
Obama's Overtime-Pay Boomerang
Workers who aspire to climb the management ladder strive for the opportunity to move from hourly-wage, crew-level positions to salaried management positions with performance-based incentives. What they lose in overtime pay they gain in the stature and ...
March 24, 2014
Consequence of Sound
In this way, for at least a while, going to see a film in a theater can be an opening-weekend event for those desirous of such a thing, and for the people who don't care, or would rather just watch a new movie at home, now they only have to wait a ...
The Best Fitness Tracker for Every Exercise
If you don't need the full multi-sport capabilities of the 920XT, but you're a runner (or aspire to be one) and do a little cycling here and there, then the $180 Polar M400 is nearly impossible to beat. It's a full-on GPS running watch that I've found ...
December 19, 2014
Wall Mounted Germ Eliminating Air Purifier – leave some space on your bathroom ...
Definitely an icky situation, either one of them, although the latter certainly won't happen if you are well off enough to have a bathroom that is large. Having said that, why not make sure the entire bathroom itself would smell great with the $159.95 ...
November 10, 2014
President Obama on March 13 signed an order directing the Labor Department to expand the class of employees entitled to overtime pay. Currently, if a salaried employee makes more than $24,000 a year and is part of management—if he manages the business, directs the work of other employees, and has the authority to hire and fire—that employee is exempt from overtime coverage.
Reasons like that are why fitness trackers were invented. Over the last few years as Giz's primary writer for Fitmodo , I've had the fortune (or misfortune. ) to try almost every fitness tracker that's come down the pipe. There are a number of important factors that separate a good fitness tracker from a lousy one. Does it automatically change into sleep mode/running mode/biking mode, or do you have to remember to fiddle with it. And, of course, is it cheap enough to be worth purchasing. In the last few years it seems like every company and their parent company has tried making a fitness tracker. I went looking for those I think you might actually consider purchasing-and then picked the ones that are actually worth it. We're not including dedicated GPS running watches or other sport-specific wearables here. we're focusing on activity trackers that provide ambient data, designed to quantify up every move you make. I also should note that this initial post is going live right before CES, where there'll surely be some new launches, and that some of the heavy hitters in this category like Fitbit and Jawbone haven't yet released their new flagship models. I expect things to shake up soon, and I'll be updating this piece as soon as I've spent some time with those too.
I have read many times that one ought to cover one’s toothbrush when done, and there are many reasons to do so – where chief of two of them would be this: to prevent nasty insects like roaches to crawl all over them at night when you sleep, and... Having said that, why not make sure the entire bathroom itself would smell great with the $159. 95 Wall Mounted Germ Eliminating Air Purifier. As its name suggests, this is an air purifier that claims to be able to eliminate up to 99. 9% of airborne bacteria, and it will also do away with the likes of mold, viruses, pet dander, dust mite allergens, and pollen – all without having to take... It will make use of convection to draw in airborne impurities and an internal ceramic heating element would then get rid of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and pollen, as a result returning clean air to a room without having to rely on nasty chemicals.
Hundreds of Watches Are Stolen but a Victim Remains Undaunted
Today, it is crammed with timepieces of every size, from piles of pocket watches to standing clocks to wristwatches that hang ... Next to it was a large hole in the wall. It looked like the Hulk had broken into the place. To get to that wall, a burglar ...
May 29, 2015
Frozen in time: Inside the abandoned Welsh farmhouse which has been empty for decades full of old photographs, a collection of pocket watches and even a coat left hanging up
For me, the collection of pocket watches, the grandfather clock and the organ were the highlights ... The farmer seemed to have a fascination with time and had a large collection of pocket watches. 'He seems to have served in the navy, probably during ...
February 10, 2015
Patek Philippe’s Best-Kept Secret
“For our 175th, everyone expects another pocket watch.” He slides away the silk cover to reveal the Grandmaster Chime. Only seven will be produced—six for clients and one for the Patek Philippe Museum ... If set for 1 o’clock—a time that would ...
October 13, 2014
The Attraction for Nautical Folklore in Watch Design
“The challenge all along for us was how to take a design of any kind of wall ... a clock that could compensate for the motion of the ship, Mr. Harrison had created a spring-driven and regulated timepiece, or a kind of oversized pocket watch.
March 27, 2014
Apple experimenting with an iWatch, secures solar touchscreen patent
Apple has discussed such a device with its key manufacturer Foxconn, the Wall Street Journal reported in a follow-up piece. A wrist watch could make a lot of sense in the context of Apple's search for way to deliver products that are more accessible in ...
February 11, 2013
Atomic Pocket Watches and More: Gift Guide 2013
With a doctorate in physics, Hoptroff has led his company to create a watch with an onboard atomic clock, complete with cesium gas oven ... So making the most accurate pocket timepiece in the world, winning that trophy back for Britain, being a part ...
December 16, 2012
Who wears wins
The transition was not easy, because small pocket watches were still too large for ... for time-only military watches thanks to its near-perfect legibility. As was typical of many military watches, the Mk 11 had a triangle at the 12 o'clock position ...
November 21, 2012