Climate change: California Senate approves legislation to combat global warming
SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate on Wednesday approved a far-reaching array of bills designed to cement the Golden State's reputation as an international leader in the fight against climate change. If enacted, the legislation will trigger a fundamental ...
June 3, 2015
How Survivor, at 15, Still Sets the Pace for Reality TV
Survivor contestants are people backstabbing one another because that's the point of the game—and, as time has gone by, the contestants have by and large grown more conditioned to the game, and treat it less personally. There are exceptions, like a ...
Home Automation Comes of Age
But it will be a while before most big U.S. home builders offer such automation on a mass scale. Home automation has made great strides in recent years, with wireless technologies enabling users to monitor and control more functions remotely. Yet many ...
February 17, 2015
Graphic need: it's time to bring design into the spotlight
From the moment you hit your alarm clock, you inhabit a world of graphic design but compared with architecture and fashion, it has a whisperingly low profile. There is David Pearson's recent Penguin cover of Nineteen Eighty-Four, its title ...
March 6, 2015
VOXX International Corporation Reports Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter And Nine ...
This segment was impacted by lower sales of digital voice recorders, clock radios and hook-up and power products, lower sales in Mexico resulting from the transition in the Company's distribution model, and the impact of the Euro conversion, offset by ...
January 8, 2015
30 Incredible Vintage Tech Commercials
I'm almost positive we had this giant VCR with the comically large, colorful buttons. Didn't everyone? Note that the remote mark in the below video. Wild, no? These RCA jobbers got steamrolled by VHS, Betamax and the LaserDisc formats of the early ...
September 3, 2014
Sherwood RX-4508 200W AM/FM Stereo Receiver with Bluetooth review
The buttons are, from left to right, a power/standby button with a headphone jack underneath it, a memory button (for setting radio station presets), a radio station tuning button, reverse and forward buttons, input selection button, and a large volume ...
November 7, 2014
SACRAMENTO -- The state Senate on Wednesday approved a far-reaching array of bills designed to cement the Golden State's reputation as an international leader in the fight against climate change. New targets would force industries to create more renewable energy, make more vehicles that don't burn gasoline and further slash greenhouse gas emissions. Democrats roundly praised the bills, which were inspired by goals Gov. They said the legislation is needed to help the environment and create jobs. "We're talking about creating a new economy for tomorrow," Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon said. But Republicans railed against the legislation on the Senate floor. Jeff Stone, R-Temecula, seethed as he told his Democratic colleagues that Senate Bill 350 would "kill thousands of blue and white collar jobs in the Central Valley. Jean Fuller, R-Bakersfield, pleaded with her Democratic colleagues to vote no. "I beg you," she said. Many energy experts say Californians won't know the true impact of the legislation on their daily lives for many years because the formula needed to achieve these ambitious goals -- and the cost of such bold change for taxpayers and business... "I'm quite dubious about our ability to accomplish these goals we're getting so many kudos for setting," said James Sweeney, director of Stanford University's Precourt Energy Efficiency.
While brighter-burning stars get critical attention and social-media love, Survivor , with its two installments a year, chugs along, largely sticking to its formula: Every week, someone is eliminated from the physical and mental competition, until... This is not what one might have predicted when Survivor premiered 15 years ago, on May 31, 2000. The show’s first season, which aired that summer, was an out-of-the-box sensation the likes of which are almost never seen today. by the time the final episode aired, it was one of TV’s most consequential hits, with some 52 million people watching Richard Hatch take home the $1 million prize. By contrast, the season finale of Empire , considered TV’s biggest new hit in years, had 16. 7 million total viewers. the Academy Awards (traditionally the highest-rated entertainment broadcast of the year) got 36. 6 million viewers this year. The sense that Survivor was unusually mean-spirited and harsh has died down in recent years, not least because of the show’s twice-a-year repetition wearing down any opposition.
“One option was to call it a day after a good run,” says McCallum, whose energy belies his 71 years. “But we had so many people on Facebook pleading with us to carry on, and so many school groups asking when the next show was going to be, we had to stick with it. ”. After receiving a £15,000 grant from the Arts Council for a feasibility study,... “We found Zero per Zero on the internet one day,” says McCallum. It’s nice to bring this work to people, and show graphic design as something that has a value – not just a commercial enterprise. “There’s an increasing awareness of graphic design, but it’s only grown recently,” he says. “It used to be quite an arcane profession: you used scalpels and cardboard and cow-gum and prepared artwork. What has changed is the digital revolution, which has really democratised design.