Kim Komando: 3 ways to use tech to sleep better
A sleep-recording app coupled with your smartphone's sensors can give you a good idea of your sleep patterns. You usually just have to put your phone on the bed Because Luna tracks your sleep cycle, it can work with your alarm clock to wake you at ...
April 11, 2015
Mattress Sensor Only Silences Your Alarm Clock When You Get Out of Bed
So while there are lots of crazy alarm clock designs out there that make it harder to snooze, the Chipper—which uses a sensor strip to only silence your smartphone's alarm once you're physically out of bed—might be the most effective. Developed by a ...
April 8, 2015
Richie Benaud's final pause
For those of us who grew up in the 90s, Benaud was this elderly uncle wishing us a good morning and welcoming us to the dreamy venues around Australia. He was the alarm-clock for our generation during the Australian summer. And when you heard him ...
April 11, 2015
Booth fled into Southern Maryland 150 years ago
On the evening of Good Friday, April 14, 1865, Booth made his way to the presidential box of Ford's Theatre where President Lincoln, his wife, Mary, and two other guests were watching the comedy, “Our American Cousin.” Booth shot Lincoln He wished ...
April 10, 2015
Why you sleep through your iPhone's alarm
Here's why: iOS has two different volume controls - ringer volume, which controls the volume for the ringer, notifications and system alerts, and alarms; and media volume, which controls the in-app volume for games, music, and videos in additon to ...
March 31, 2015
My Long Short Road to 50, in Gay Years
He said good night to the cast--I remember him tossing out the name "Charmaine"--and they walked down the humid gray that turned into black brilliance, abandoning me from my entitled world. When I finally got here, at twenty-two, any notion ...
April 9, 2015
Alarm clock lets partner carry on sleeping even when 'snuggling'
Taylor Mitchell, 32, software expert at Lucera Labs, said: “Many of us start our days jolted out of bed, being blared at by a smartphone or alarm clock. If you've ever gone camping, you know that your body naturally eases out of sleep as the sunlight ...
April 6, 2015
We talk a big talk, scheduling our calendars until they are overflowing, always stating that things are "busy and good" when people ask us how we are (I am guilty of this too, by the way. In a culture that is captured by screens and constantly on the go and getting things done, it's time to get something new. Distraction free, real, genuine, productive FOCUS. Add in five thousand notifications of every one of our phone apps dinging constantly, text messages and emails being received, a running grocery list bouncing through our head, an alarm clock blaring for some reason, the TV mumbling in the... I mean, really narrow in your mind what it feels like to have all of these going on in your life all at once. I like moments of peace and quiet, I like my inbox to be sorted and replied to, and I like some organization and clarity. But a lot of times, my life feels like the other paragraph, garbled, over saturated with notifications and noises and distractions. Real focus, like no distractions, no dinging, no notifications, no multi tasking, no noise, just concentrated focus. While it takes effort, the times that I have gotten it right, it is so helpful, and definitely has increased my peace and productivity. Work in 45 minute spurts without distraction, and then take a 15 minute break.
I Got Out of Poverty, But I've Never Stopped Feeling Guilty About It
It included two CD cases, one of which was empty, as I would discover I had left the disc in my alarm clock stereo in storage ... I chose the two most self-aware girls and made them my best friends. They reeked of body confidence and good life skills.
April 7, 2015
8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time
SunUp is a drastically simplified alarm app, that lets you set them in seconds. The Flat design and an intuitive interface enable the best experience for this daily task. ATTENTION: SunUp can only work properly if you are not in silent-mode, so make sure ...
The general election TV debate: how it might go
When they wake up in the morning they have literally no idea whether their partner will have secretly changed the time on their alarm clock ... whoopee cushions must be silent by law, and balancing a bucket of water on top of a door will carry a 45 ...
April 2, 2015