Light tunes up: Zedcon's strip of LED lights sync with your music
Connected through your smartphone, the product's small controller can alter individual bulbs in its digital LED strips to any of 16 million color options, leaving others in the same band unchanged. Standard LED Do you dread your alarm clock's ...
April 9, 2015
Capital Playbook: De Blasio's 2016 push; BerlinRosen's pull
--“Hillary Clinton Joins Chirlane McCray to Promote Child Care Effort in New York,” by Times' Matt Flegenheimer: “For both women, though, the outing supplied a welcome opportunity for reputation-burnishing. It is that level of access that alarms ...
April 2, 2015
Beware of the Robot Pharmacist
On the afternoon that 16-year-old Pablo Garcia was admitted for a routine colonoscopy to the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center's Benioff Children's Hospital — an admission that would later be complicated by a grand mal seizure as ...
March 31, 2015
Father knows best so keep it holy on Easter Sunday
Lately I've been waking up earlier than my set alarm clock. This isn't unusual under normal circumstances, but I'm in the midst of a move. I'm paying greater attention to even discreet changes, as I'm out of my normal routines. My body provides me with ...
March 31, 2015
All 63 major Apple Watch apps to download at launch
This is where the side-mounted Digital Crown really comes in handy, allowing you to scroll while reading an unobstructed screen. Is a message . It lets you manage, label and edit multiple alarms right from your wrist and allows you to import ...
April 9, 2015
Jump From Paper Purses That Look Like Cartoons
Behold: The Coffee Alarm Clock. Behold: The Coffee Alarm Clock. 78 Shares · We've Got Serious Concerns About 1 of Instagram's New Features. Instagram Launches 3 New Tools, Including 1 For Stalkers. 72 Shares · Why Most Video Games Are Basically ...
March 12, 2015
Hacked dog, a car that snoops on you and a fridge full of adverts: the perils ...
Within the coming years, not only will every computer, phone and tablet be online, but so too will every car, house, dog, bridge, tunnel, cup, clock, watch, pacemaker, cow, streetlight, bridge, tunnel, pipeline, toy and soda can. . These hackers ...
March 11, 2015
The inventors of “Pavlok” hope to cash in on a grandiose quick fix with a simple, yet effective armband. It’s a wearable that electrically shocks your arm with 340 volts each time you falter or sin, which supposedly primitively trains you away from your bad habits. ” The self-castigation and conditioning armband is ultimately automated through a corresponding smartphone app. And, as an additional bonus for self-optimization, you can have your data sent to friends with the “peer pressure” function, who then track your betterment. The developers raised almost $275,000 through the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo last year and the first 3,000 armbands of Pavlok’s beta version will be sent out starting in May. So, full of anticipation, I had a test version of Pavlok sent to me, ready to subject my everyday life to electroshock therapy. For five days, the high-tech friendship bracelet will become my ego’s closest companion, accompanying me as both my sense of self-esteem and of self-loathing gradually rise. LIST OF SINS The first step of the Pavlok program is to make a shameless list of all the things I want to train myself not to do. Pavlok’s suggestions reads like a list of all our civilization’s quintessential sicknesses in the 21st century.
I am writing this at 4. 49am, having been awake since 3. 11am following about 3 hours of sleep. The last ten nights or so I have been sleeping like a baby. An interesting metaphor, given that my most prolonged period of sleepless nights was caused by a succession of babies and small children. Nevertheless, here are a few half-sensible things I have tried to put into practice in recent weeks, with some success. Lounge in your loungewear. An hour or so before bedtime, dispense with those day worn jeans, that stiff shirt and that tight jumper, and slide easilly into your checked lounge pants and soft pjama top, wrapping yourself in your fluffy dressing gown. You have now divested yourself of your day, and can lounge around in lounge wear in your lounge or bedroom. Your world is fluffy, furry and floppy. Snuggle up in a armchair, or with another fluffy, furry and floppy human being – maybe with a glass of wine a few squares of choclate and an undemanding television programme or movie. Here are some things which will help allegedly you relax – black tea, dark chocolate, spinach, beans, barley, omega-3 fatty acids, citrus fruits, micro baby greens, holly basil and foods containing zinc, such as oysters, wheat germ, pumpkin,...
It’s yet to steer me wrong and this time it was taking me in a direction that I wasn’t expecting to happen so fast, this was a thought that I’ve had for nearly 11 years now…. I’m talking minimal human interactions and dodging all bullets to avoid talking and meeting new people. Ya know when summer comes ’round and kids roam their neighborhoods freely and with extreme amounts of energy. My days were deemed successful if I found a “cool” new online game or website. Instead of walking into the malls, I was “walking” into virtual plazas. It was her hopes that I’d interact with other kids. Other “real” kids. Being online allowed me to step into new countries as opposed to new places in my hometown. The world was at my keyboard and I could travel anywhere digitally as long as I could spell it. (Well, not even, as long as I at least knew the first 3 letters thanks to Google autofill). When looking back at that lifestyle, I can’t help but think of the people that I’ve “met” and gotten to know. In fact, to this day I still talk to one person, his name is Tiago.
Why Are Alarm Clocks Still a Thing?
So why do so many people still refrain from using one of the most basic features of their phone, the alarm clock? For some reason, there are a lot of people who still prefer a low-tech, digital alarm ... But, for now, the glowing-red-numerals of clock ...
April 10, 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 pitching ... Davis said after working the plate as Boston's Clay Buchholz pitched the Red Sox to an 8-0 victory at Philadelphia. "I didn't notice anybody having any ...
April 6, 2015
Artists In Their Own Words: Andrew Larimer
I really want to get more at the intersection between the theatrical and physical world and the digital world ... to their heroic kids. Q: What inanimate object do you get angry at the most? A: Interesting. (Pause). Ugh, the alarm clock.
April 6, 2015
Authorities: 7 residents displaced by Plainfield house fire
The displaced residents - four adults and three children - were being assisted by the American Red Cross. The cause of the fire remains ... StoryCorps is going digital with an app. Over the last 11 years, more than 100,000 ordinary Americans have shared ...
April 5, 2015
The Freedom of Unschooling: Raising Liberated Black Children Without The Restrictions of School
No one in our home has a set bedtime, nor do any of us rise to the sound of a 6-something a.m. alarm. We prioritize flow over structure and biological clocks ... in the digital age. We unschool because having our lives revolve around our children sitting ...
April 5, 2015
Call Me Ms. Curiosity
Leaving Kristen without a husband, and only her kids. Fears of abandonment ... She was in a rush, because of her alarm clock didn't wake her up at the correct time. She pulled on her jeans, and a top flying out of the door grabbing her bag as she headed ...
April 5, 2015
Baseball should stay timeless
Now though, like irreverent and ungrateful children, the commissioner and owners have instituted ... Bound by the two hands of the clock, basketball conforms to quarters, hockey obeys periods, and football submits to halves. In each, the clock does ...
April 2, 2015