Leaders debate live build up - as it happened
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, or tied their shoelaces together, or hidden all their socks. That is the reality under this Conservative ...
April 2, 2015
Control This Wireless Music Player With Gestures And Touch
Tap the top of the cube to play or pause a song; tilt it gently to the right to skip to the next track; roll it onto its side to snooze the alarm clock. With its mobile app, your phone can act as a remote control, able to connect to iTunes, Pandora ...
February 10, 2015
CES: A User's Guide To The New Economy
“Companies have promoted largely unwelcome new versions of existing products,” wrote Molly Wood in the New York Times, “like 3-D television, or new devices with little consumer appeal, like clunky virtual-reality headsets… “Address books, video ...
January 14, 2015
DC9 at Night Mixtape with Brian Knowles
Brian Knowles is a writer, photographer, DJ and all-respectable music nerd. His knowledge of classic tracks goes deep, as does the history behind those tracks. This week Knowles gives a well thought out mix of of deep cuts heavy with vibe and more than ...
March 11, 2015
46 of Boston's best new stores and services
The brick storefront with charming arched wooden windows is intimate yet still offers all the frills, such as gait-analyzing gadgetry and neighborhood running clubs with complimentary post-workout refreshments. . “Saturday is no alarm clock” signage ...
January 10, 2015
Want to Get Into an Artists' Retreat? Go as a Tourist
There was no need for an alarm clock — the sun had taken care of that. When the curtain of light fell across my room just before 7, Inside this snug wood-and-glass cube, there was perfect still and quiet. I could take a sip of coffee and peer out ...
October 10, 2014
Attack on the USS Arizona: 14 minutes and a lifetime
No one would scrub decks or holystone the teak wood on the quarterdeck, not on Sunday. For two hours and 25 minutes on . Then, at eight or nine minutes after 8 o'clock, a fourth bomb hit the Arizona. What happened then would change the He dashed ...
December 7, 2014
"Creeee-aak," a sudden sound froze me and I gulped silently, as if a large ice cube was stuck in my throat. If you guys didn't know, today is PI DAY. Go ahead onto the homepage to read all about the PI-KU contest I made. <3 Anyways, I want you guys to go ahead and finish off the story. So in the comments, continue what happens next, and perhaps what that creaking noise is. <3 Love you guys to death, bye guys.
Devoid of inanimate and mechanical switches and dials, this portable speaker lets you interact with it in a very humanized way: it understands your touch, strokes and gentle nudges to let you experience and share your music in novel ways.
Thirty miles north of Boston, a tiny fishing town with the poetic name Manchester-by-the-Sea clings to the rocky coastline of Cape Ann. After graduate school in Iowa, I lived there with a writer boyfriend and our chocolate lab, on a lonely street facing the ocean. All I saw was an expanse of slippery wet rock and abandoned seaweed. I would later learn the name of the seaweed: bladderwrack. "Tide's out," Paul explained. The wind had weathered its cedar shingles facing the water a pale gray. Behind the house stretched a salt marsh, its sun-dried grasses blown into sheets and planes like the tousled hair of a sleepy towheaded boy. " that sounded like a fireball launching behind the walls. I found at job at a diner in downtown Manchester, but waitressing was harder and more exhausting than I had imagined. Each weeknight left me feeling tired and discouraged about this job I'd found, a job that wasn't the kind that graduates with master's degrees were supposed to pursue or enjoy. But I did like it. I liked writing down orders and putting plates down in front of hungry people. There was pride when I told Paul about the con artist whose "change for a twenty" trick I saw right through. "I just slammed the register door shut and he left.