The Apple Watch: Half Computer, Half Jewellery, Mostly Magical
It believes that it can make the smartwatch a mass-market phenomenon, much as it did digital music players, tablets, and touchscreen phones. A lot more is riding on the arrival of the Apple Watch than how you'll use it to check your incoming text messages....
April 10, 2015
The Apple Watch: Tried and Tested
The digital crown. You can scroll with your finger on the touchscreen. But Apple has also provided a knob on the side — a digital crown, they call it — that you can use for zooming and scrolling. It's like the winding crown on a traditional watch, or ...
April 9, 2015
Business Buzz: Buster's Burgers among best in state
The digital men's lifestyle magazine ran down the best burgers in the Volunteer State earlier this month, and Buster's finished at third on the list, behind Dyer's Burgers in Memphis and Johnny's Big Burger in Clarksville. List author Reid Akins, an ...
March 26, 2015
How to get broadband without a landline: Save money on monthly line rental ...
Avonline's most popular package is a 25GB bundle with uncapped overnight downloads, which would make it worthwhile sitting up to grab your iPlayer programmes outside of peak - or you can opt for uncapped email and browsing round the clock for £74.95 a ...
April 3, 2015
2015 MERCEDES-BENZ S500 Plug-In Hybrid Review
Since its inception in 1972, the Mercedes-Benz Sonderklasse divided petrolheads into two well-defined groups: those that appreciate the S-Class as the Magnum Opus of full-size luxury sedans and those with pro and con arguments on its segment-leading ...
March 20, 2015
A Tough Time For Deer, But Elephants Finally Catch A Break (Sort Of)
Traipsing on snowshoes the other day through, over and around waist-high drifts in the woods behind our house I crossed a veritable superhighway of deer tracks that meandered among the rhododendron, laurel, pine, spruce and fir, and reflected how life ...
March 7, 2015
Are You Man Enough for a Peel?
“Men don't want to sift through emotional mumbo-jumbo,” said David Booth, Philosophy's vice president for global marketing. “So for them we go straight to the science.” Stafford Broumand, a plastic surgeon in Manhattan, also skips the flowery ...
January 21, 2015
Back in the day there was a penchant among travelers to plaster stickers on the luggage that went with them to places exotic and otherwise. But then they made nylon luggage and maybe those stickers didn’t like it. Or perhaps it was the zippers that replaced those cool snappy lock things that kept your luggage closed. Anyway, if I could I would place a Texas sticker on my black jumbo suitcase. Tim and his wife Elizabeth have done a super job on restoring the old place. That porch is where we spent our happy hour – ‘bout 4 o’clock every day. Even hubby, Mr. I-only-play- pinochle, played and liked it. Texas is the place where miracles happen. Food in Texas is beyond yummy and I was introduced to the art of “massaging” kale. You’ve just gotta refrain from telling it how much you’re going to enjoy chomping it down with the goat cheese and dressing later on. Kale doesn’t like to be reminded that it’s a super food. Alive the thing would have filled the average bathtub, but it filled our tummies instead.
The Sonic Bow Tie is an electronic kit for engineering geeks with a sense of humor, available now at the BMOW store . The circuit board is shaped and sized like a real bow tie, and is colored classic black. Once assembled, a piece of ribbon can be anchored through the board’s central mounting holes, making it easy to wear at the collar of a dress shirt or tied around a ponytail. Then you casually reach for your collar and switch on your SONIC BOW TIE 3000. Wham. Lights flash and a digital melody bursts forth. With a wave of your hand you exert theremin-like controls, shifting the pitch of digital warbling at will. The Sonic Bow Tie 3000 is the perfect geek accessory for any formal occasion. Turn it around, and make a dazzling electronic ponytail holder perfect for your next Maker Faire presentation or inaugural ball. While a pair of jumbo 10 mm LEDs flash, the bow tie repeats a simple 8-note digital melody, alternately soothing and annoying those around you. A center mounted photo-resistor acts as a light sensor, biasing the melody’s pitch. Turn away or shade the sensor with your hand, and the pitch shifts downward. Fortunately there’s also an on/off switch, for when your friends threaten you with bodily harm if they hear one more second of that #*&($#@. The kit contents are simple through-hole parts, so it’s easy to solder even for a beginner.
PARIS — The Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain in Paris commemorates its 30th anniversary with “Musings on a Glass Box,” a two-part immersive installation by controversial New York design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro that nearly empties... This huge emptiness, besides signifying a power and grandeur seen before in art museums in Paris, places the Jean Nouvel building — its glass walls, mechanical systems, and acoustics — under closer scrutiny. For its third installation at Fondation Cartier, Diller Scofidio + Renfro plays with the architecture of the building, incorporating a very effective integral sound art component by composer David Lang that offers the most rewarding sensual... Visually, “Musings on a Glass box” looks kind of dumb in its bland emptiness, but it is actually technologically sophisticated, particularly when one learns of the robotics that engineer Marty Chafkin developed for it. The high ceilings and... Diller Scofidio + Renfro takes that ambition to an extreme and presents us with the cliché of a leaky roof when the rain drips in. This is the gag of the left half of the show, where one enters the theatrical setting of a cold, cavernous empty...
This alarm clock showers you with targeted beams of light and sound
Why this matters: Study after study has shown that a large chunk of the human population is getting less than the recommended daily quota of sleep. Although there is no consensus on what's the right amount of sleep--some say eight hours, other say seven ...
April 9, 2015
Scientist in the Spotlight: Jet Lag in a Living Brain
A: Circadian clocks are widely expressed in virtually all eukaryotic organisms—animals, plants, fungi—and even in a large number of prokarotic organisms ... A: The data was collected as digital movies. We wrote custom software to quantify and ...
April 9, 2015
Apple Watch review: look at Apple smartwatch ahead of launch
My current favourite is a digital clock with sumptuous photo-realistic animations in ... A short transfer process follows as the data flies from the phone to the Watch. If you have a large number of contacts on your iPhone, this can take a couple of ...
April 8, 2015
No Longer The Game Without A Clock
But notice up there above the bleachers. Two of the more notable changes to Fenway for 2015. The large digital clock that will help keep between-inning breaks in check as part of the pace-of-play changes, and the new camera position in center field.
April 8, 2015
iSolved Time Clock Offers Unmatched Accuracy Due to Morpho Biometrics
Infinisource's iSolved NXG time clock is setting a bold, new standard for the collection ... Morpho is a leading innovator in large fingerprint identification systems, facial and iris recognition, as well as secure credentials. With 40 years' experience ...
April 8, 2015
How to tell if a company’s culture is right for you
Culture is a large variable that influences overall employee engagement ... That said, experts warn job seekers of potential pitfalls in this digital landscape. “One can get a lot of data from social media. But you’ve got to validate and verify that ...
April 7, 2015
New clocks not noticed much on first full day of MLB season
NEW YORK (AP) - What clock? The new digital timers tracking between-inning breaks and ... Suspected purse snatchers lead police on chase; 2 at large Suspected purse snatchers lead police on chase; 2 at large MIAMI -- Multiple agencies are searching for ...
April 6, 2015