NASA, IBM Team For Worldwide Space App Hackathon
One team from the university hackathon came up with a creative idea for an alarm clock that adjusts your wake-up time automatically based on weather and traffic data. So if there were snow or ice forecast or an event that was causing traffic, the alarm ...
April 7, 2015
Capital Playbook: De Blasio's 2016 push; BerlinRosen's pull
It is that level of access that alarms government watchdogs. 'We have real COMING ATTRACTIONS -- “Staten Island Ferry to Add More Early Morning Trips,” by Times' Emma G. Fitzsimmons: “The Staten Island Ferry is a step closer to running every half ...
April 2, 2015
Sending Kris Bryant to minors a bad call by Cubs
Baseball has made some changes to try to speed up the game, but held off on implementing a pitch clock to fix what many observers view as the biggest drag. Here's a look at the hurlers in 2014 . Dellin Betances, RHP, Yankees — Cause for alarm at ...
April 5, 2015
Time to fire up smoke alarms
Commander of Community Safety and Resilience at the Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS), Greg Howard said smoke alarm batteries should be changed every year so they had the power needed to do their job. "When changing your clocks back it's traditionally ...
April 1, 2015
1st female 4-star admiral in line to run Navy
That's what people close to Adm. Michelle Howard, who visited San Diego this week, say about the first woman to hold the Navy's No. 2 job. But Howard's career has spanned a nearly four-decade sea change in how women can serve in uniform. Now she's ...
February 14, 2015
Thomas Piketty Calls Out Republican 'Hypocrisy' On Income Inequality
is the defining issue of our time,” Bush said in a speech last month. “More Americans are stuck at their income levels than ever before. It's very hard for people to go from the bottom rungs of the economy to the top or even the middle. This should ...
March 11, 2015
We Know Why You're Always Late
Chronically late people can be frustrating and baffling to anyone stuck waiting for them. One main explanation for their behavior is deceptively simple, psychologists say: People simply underestimate how long a task will take. That's a little-known ...
February 2, 2015
I suppose it was only a matter of time, really, before Enuff Z'Nuff founder (and namesake) Chip Z'Nuff took the cue of his former friend/bandmate/lead singer, Donnie Vie , and released his own solo record. I mean, in this day and age of 80's rockstars making comebacks, writing autobiographies, and heading out on reunion tours, a solo effort by a name from the scene is not really that uncommon. I want to make this 100% clear right from the start: THIS IS NOT AN ENUFF Z'NUFF RECORD. There are some good moments here, to be sure, with the cover of the Kinks "All Day And All Of The Night" being chief among them, as Robin Zander sounds excellent on this slightly punked-up version of the classic track, and the guitar solo is... "Rockstar", which features Biff Butler (son of Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler) on vocals, is the lead single and video, and is not really a bad song, but Enuff Z'Nuff fans will likely not really understand what is going on. I mean, the video LOOKS... After that song, things get very 70's sounding, and everything starts to run together for me. The title track, "Strange Time" drops the album into low gear and starts the downward spiral into stoner hell for me. Droning, repetitive, and filled...
I usually struggle to round of the mixes with songs I like, but this year I had way too much. I know a lot of people have praised the album, but his voice makes it hard for me to hear what he's actually saying, and while I pick it up more on subsequent listens, it bugs me enough that it ruins the whole thing for me. Sorry, D'Angelo. I fell in love with this song, so much that I wanted to lead off with it. It's kind of a classic 90s throwback, with the heavy hitters on the hook. You might not think of Tinashe as a heavy hitter yet, but she put out one of my favorite albums this year, and I expect big things from her. Future - Benz Friendz (Whatchutola) f/ Andre 3000. This is the one song I really cheated on. It wasn't one of the six singles from Future's monster album, but since four of the six landed on the Hot 100, I can only assume that this one would have... Jhene Aiko, Boldy James, Gangsta Boo, Ab-Soul, Pusha T, Luke James, Prince, the 1978ers, Ghostface and Lauryn Hill all had songs that didn't make the cut. I'd like to say Wu-Tang Clan and G-Unit also were close to making the cut, but their comebacks were mostly depressing.