In digital age, 911 calls can't always find you
The technological and regulatory shortfall that creates the problem has worsened in recent years as a growing share of 911 calls — currently 70 percent — are made from a wireless phone. Unlike landline calls, which automatically display address ...
February 23, 2015
Hanging Out With Someone Who Walked On The Moon
David told us that the people running the simulations were trying to kill them by causing a large plurality of alarms, false alarms, systems failures, partial failures, and so on. It required an engineer's mind to solve the puzzle presented by almost ...
May 11, 2015
Amazon's elusive 'Echo' intelligent home speaker falls short in first major review
“The big limitation right now is that beyond the weather and dictionary, Echo only seems to interface with Wikipedia and a few other data repositories (for jokes, for instance), but not Google or another search engine such as Bing,” he writes. “However ...
December 2, 2014
America's Electricity Grid: Outdated or Underrated?
The most recent major non-weather-related transmission outage was in August 2003, when a downed transmission line in Ohio caused a multistate blackout in a number of Mid-Atlantic states.. Until passage of This network of large generating ...
October 29, 2014
Hacked dog, a car that snoops on you and a fridge full of adverts: the perils ...
Your alarm clock will cross-reference traffic flow: if it's light, you get to sleep an extra 10 minutes. Illustration: Dan Woodger Back in 1999, when the term was first coined by MIT researcher Kevin Ashton, the technology did not exist to make the ...
March 11, 2015
Apple Watch sells a million in a day
An estimated 957,000 American shoppers ordered Apple Watches on Friday — a sign the tech giant's newest gadget is already seeing more initial success than its first iPhone or the iPod. That estimate comes from Slice Intelligence, which measures ...
April 13, 2015
SpaceX launches Falcon 9 deep space weather observatory
It was third time lucky for SpaceX who today launched an observatory toward a solar-storm lookout point a million miles away. The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off at 6:03pm EST from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida in perfect weather ...
February 11, 2015
La Crosse Technology WS-9611U-IT-CBP Weather Station
With its large numbers and forecast icons, this attractive, budget-priced weather station makes it easy to get your weather at a glance. A true enthusiast might miss extras like programmable ice alerts and barometric pressure readings. Features include ...
June 24, 2015
Honeywell TE923W Weather Station
This weather station comes with a whopping 12 features ... Ambient 7-Day Weather Forcaster Review Oregon Scientific +ECO Clima Control Weather... La Crosse Technology WS-7394U-IT-CH Weather...
June 24, 2015
Teardown: Wireless weather sensor transmitters
Last time, I disassembled La Crosse Technology's ... company's WS-811561-W temperature station (plus atomic time/date) receiver (which had been my prior teardown victim). In both writeups, I mentioned that I had two other wireless weather sensor ...
February 13, 2015
Wake Up With iHome’s Wireless Color Changing Clock Radio Dual Alarm Clock Radio
But if we’re talking “extras,” then iHome’s Wireless Color Changing Clock Radio Dual Alarm Clock Radio is the one to get. Sure it has an FM radio geared to play by itself or in conjunction with the two alarms — one to wake up the person making ...
October 28, 2014
Digital Wireless Weather Station with Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer
Numerous features including a forecast icon based on barometric pressure indicators and indoor/outdoor temperature controls make this two-piece digital weather station ... Time. Alarm with Snooze. Wall Hanging or Free StandingWS-9080U-IT:. Wireless Outdoor ...
December 10, 2013
Time may be up for alarm clocks as half of us use mobiles to wake up instead
The advances in mobile technology may in the near future threaten such traditional stand alone devices such as cameras, music players and alarm clocks.' Traditional alarm clocks have been criticised for providing a less than soothing start to the day ...
August 25, 2009
Always On Time: Atomic Clocks
A La Crosse company is the first in the United States to create two products to help you stay up to date and on time ... alarm clock to analog clocks." Baechler says La Crosse Technology is the only company in the United States selling these always exact ...
January 21, 2008