Travels with Charci
We've had breakfast at the world's largest truck stop and discovered a modern gold rush in the desert. I've not only The previous owner airbrushed the metal canvas with a mural of an eagle soaring over a moonlit bay. Charci .. Our trailer is ...
December 26, 2015
The Doomsday Invention
Last year, a curious nonfiction book became a Times best-seller: a dense meditation on artificial intelligence by the philosopher Nick Bostrom, who holds an appointment at Oxford. Titled “Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies,” it argues that ...
November 16, 2015
Teaching the Common Core in China
Another American and I, the inaugural teachers (four more came the second year), were each provided a 10-by-10 bedroom across from a lecture hall inside the science building, and we shared a makeshift living room and kitchen inside the clock tower ...
October 29, 2015
Global Holiday Gift Guide
When it comes to holiday giving, an unpredictably exotic present that came across an ocean has a bona fide wow factor. We've searched the globe for 50 great ways—from fancy Japanese snacks to sari blankets from India—to make a foreign exchange....
December 3, 2015
Can the US Military Halt Its Brain Drain?
But the man who heads the Defense Department's personnel and readiness office has described the military personnel system as “a Polaroid in the age of digital cameras, once the cutting edge, but now superseded.” We have both But in fourth grade ...
November 5, 2015
Sorry Not Sorry
Fluorescent lights burn around the clock, and the staff subdues residents with daily cocktails of pills. I was beaten with a pointer, beaten with a steel pipe, slapped, punched, kicked with a booted foot, and even beaten with a thick book. . The ...
October 12, 2015
How the Metaphor of “the Cloud” Changed Our Attitude Toward the Internet
Around 2010, casual Internet users were introduced to the idea that the digital world around them could be understood in terms of the “cloud.” As a metaphor, the cloud seems easy to grasp: our data is somewhere in the ether, floating, drifting and ...
November 10, 2015
Who is the Razer Nabu Watch for?
Razer’s recently revealed Nabu Watch is an intriguing take on a modern watch that has more in common with fitness bands and that “dumb” digital watch sitting on ... countdown timer and world clock. The secondary screen will last seven days and ...
January 7, 2016
Martian Watches Debuts New Collection Of Women's Discreet Notification Smartwatches And Smart Jewelry
(January 06, 2016) Kindred vip Woman's Hybrid Smartwatch Featuring Martian's mVip discreet smart notification technologies, a modest round diameter of only 38mm and a stainless steel case ... uncluttered 24-hour clock display with modern smartwatch features.
January 6, 2016
Desk Clocks: Faces of Another Era
Even in the age of the smartphone, there’s value in a traditional desk clock. True ... He also liked the Waals World Watch clock, a small but weighty stainless-steel piece with the names of 24 cities engraved around the perimeter; users orient the ...
May 13, 2014
With care, antique clocks stand the test of time
Often passed down through families, antique clocks - from small desk models to towering grandfather clocks ... They are powered by either falling weights or coiled-steel springs, said Gordon Converse, owner of Gordon S. Converse & Co., Wayne, Pa.
February 22, 2013
BDDW's Retro-Modern Clock
Hate watching time tick away on plasticky digital clocks ... guts inside are thoroughly modern. Each clock is made by hand, and the company makes just two to three units at a time. Today, BDDW offers three models: desk clock (pictured, $2,500), wall ...
December 30, 2010
Robot Watch Transforms Into Tiny Desk Clock
I’m absolutely in love with these cool metal robot watches. Not only can you wear them on your wrist, they pop out of the band to become mini-clocks you can put on your desk. Each of the little guys has flexible metal arms, and a little pair of ...
September 18, 2007
Modern Flip Clock Updates an Old Standard
Remember those crummy old alarm clocks from the seventies that used numbers that flipped as the time changed? Dutch designer Wil van den Bos has reinvented the classic flip clock as a work of modern magnificence. For starters, the Bomba Alarm Clock has rid ...
June 17, 2007