VTel and Its $116 Million Vt. Promise: Five Years on, Wireless Push Leaves ...
Porter called VTel “a small operation,” and said, “I do believe they are working insanely around the clock to get it finished” before the federal money stops flowing in September. Nonetheless, despite Guite, formerly a top-ranked telecommunications ...
August 2, 2015
Special Report: VTel and its $116 million Vermont promise
Porter called VTel “a small operation,” and said, “I do believe they are working insanely around the clock to get it finished” before the federal money stops flowing in September. Nonetheless, despite being touted as bringing high-speed Internet ...
August 3, 2015
Nest Cam Review: High-Resolution Spying on Your House—or Puppy
I run a covert spy operation. I really shouldn't even be talking about it. You see, a few months ago, when I decided my new puppy wasn't to be trusted, I installed a Dropcam Pro webcam in my living room. Now through the app, I have eyes on the little ...
June 23, 2015
US Conditionally Approves Shell Arctic Drilling Plan
The U.S. government Monday conditionally approved Royal Dutch Shell PLC's plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean this summer, removing the biggest remaining obstacle before the company can explore for oil and natural gas in the Arctic's frigid, isolated ...
The Dirty Secret of Obama's Carbon Plan
The appropriate amount and type of round-the-clock generation capacity, transmission and distribution lines must be finely balanced in advance to ensure the lights go on when a switch is flipped anywhere in the U.S. The EPA plan will significantly ...
April 12, 2015
Will the Apple Watch Eclipse the Classic Swiss Watch?
WILL SHE BE, like, “Huh?” Lately, I've been thinking about how my daughter will react when I eventually give her one of my impressively fancy mechanical watches, the first of which I received from my parents when I graduated from college. She's only ...
April 16, 2015
RadioShack Is Dead, Long Live RadioShack
Standard General will operate the stores, but Salus Capital Partners, which is owed $150 million, has first claim on RadioShack's trademarks, patents and customer data. Unless Standard General can persuade Salus to sell it the intellectual property ...
April 1, 2015
PRINGFIELD — In November 2010, Cavendish Town Manager Richard Svec sent a letter of “enthusiastic support” on behalf of VTel Wireless to Washington. The letter backed VTel’s application for federal stimulus money to build a fiber-optic telecommunications system in Springfield and a wireless broadband system throughout the state. “We fully supported it because there was a need in our town,” said Svec, who backed the project to the National Telecommunications and Information Agency after he was solicited for support by VTel officials. So is Margo Caulfield, who runs Cavendish Connects, a community news website that last fall surveyed residents about the availability and reliability of telecommunications services in the area. Of the 97 responses, six reported using VTel’s wireless broadband service, which received mixed reviews on reliability. Caulfield said a handful of Cavendish homes have been able to receive wireless broadband service from a VTel tower on Mount Ascutney, but it provides spotty coverage. Caulfield also noticed that a pole with VTel transmission equipment recently has been erected at the intersection of Cavendish Gulf Road and Whites Hill Road, although it’s not clear whether it has been activated.
government Monday conditionally approved Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s plans to drill in the Arctic Ocean this summer, removing the biggest remaining obstacle before the company can explore for oil and natural gas in the Arctic’s frigid, isolated waters. Though affecting just one.
After a brush with liquidation last week, a reimagined version of the chain will debut later in April under the ownership of hedge fund Standard General LP with an assist from Sprint Corp. According to plans filed with the bankruptcy court, the stores will look a lot like the streamlined outlets RadioShack Corp.
Robey Warshaw results
By doing this, you'll be able to access restricted content without logging in each time you visit the site. Robey Warshaw, the boutique UK investment bank co-founded in 2013 by star London rainmakers Simon Robey and Simon Warshaw, has published its maiden ...
July 8, 2015
Harley Bides Its Time on Electric Motorcycles
MILWAUKEE— Harley-Davidson Inc. HOG 0.56 % ’s LiveWire battery-powered motorcycle, announced a year ago and demonstrated across the U.S. and in Europe, is unlikely to hit the market for at least two or three years, new Chief Executive Matt Levatich ...
Is Elon Musk’s New Battery Just a Toy?
Now, Musk has released a battery that can help fuel home energy consumption. The product may be used by a small niche of Americans, because it has so little utility to power most homes and is so expensive. Musk described the new battery in a press release ...
May 1, 2015
Clocks, Microwaves, and the Limits of Fermi Problems
So, the clock on a microwave oven uses more electricity over the course of his lifetime than cooking food does. So, if you want your microwave oven to cost the least amount of money, don’t use it as a clock. Just turn it on when you want to use it.
June 2, 2014
Infinity lights seem to extend into intersteller space while reflecting off the back of the Interstellar Clock. Battery operated clock and lights are AC powered. The clock measures 22 inches high by 22 inches wide and features brushed aluminum and infinity ...
December 10, 2013
Vitra Nelson TriPod Desk Clock
Ensure that they do with style. George Nelson's clocks are an iconic example of mid-century modern design. The spirit of emerging modernism has been captured and lives on in this very functional and geometric work of art. Battery operated.
December 10, 2013
Alarm Clocks That Are the Most Foolproof
MOST SMARTPHONE owners use their device as an alarm clock these days, but the practice has its pitfalls. Are you sure you didn't accidentally set the alarm to vibrate? Does your phone have enough battery to last through the night? Then there is the ...
July 24, 2013