Her Majesty's Jihadists
And as its territory has expanded, its volume of resources (oil, gas, electricity from captured dams and millions of dollars paid for hostages) has become unmatched — one primary reason that thousands of foreign fighters have abandoned other jihadist ...
April 14, 2015
Forecast Fizzle - Touch of Blanca - Real Summer Heat on Hold
SensorWake is a startup with plans to launch a new kind of alarm clock that wakes you up with aromas rather than sound. Options for the aroma include bacon, orange juice, hot croissants, and even money. The clock's inventor, 18-year-old Guillaume ...
June 11, 2015
Huawei P8 review: An underdog flagship I wanted to love, but that ended up ...
The company's newest flagship device, launched last month, picks up where the P7 and P6 left off, but also brings some key changes (like an improved camera) aimed at making the handset more appealing to a wider market – and therefore a more worthy ...
May 6, 2015
Why solar energy works in Rochester
Any amount of sunlight, even if filtered by clouds, includes photons that can generate some amount of electricity. "If you can see light, then Nuclear plants, the facilities mostly likely to generate electricity around the clock for weeks on end ...
April 25, 2015
Home Automation Comes of Age
KB Home in 2013 chose Schneider Electric SA's Wiser Home Management System for all of its homes. The system can monitor and control a home's energy use and connect to the home's security, heating and air conditioning and lights, as well as smart ...
February 17, 2015
Boling: Gonzaga's lesson from BYU loss: Time to be aggressive
Near the end of regular seasons, teams tend to view enforced self-awareness as a jolt from an alarm clock. For this edition of the Zags — perhaps as talented and deep as any of its predecessors — the clock has been ticking for a while, as they haven ...
March 2, 2015
Desire to unplug resonates in New Year
As the clock struck midnight on New Year's Eve , Finn Kelly of San Francisco, 41, made a silent resolution. Having received an old-fashioned alarm clock for Christmas, he vowed to "not to have the cell phone in my room every night. I find that (it ...
January 10, 2015
It’s not quite fair to say the P8 is completely square-edged — its chamfered edges, narrow bezel and rounded corners do take away the worst of it — but it’s still not the most comfortable phone to hold. It’s not that it feels overly large, it’s just that I find the combination of a completely flat-backed metal handset and quite square edges makes it feel quite drop-prone. Despite my inherent clumsiness making it a bit of precarious affair (disclosure: I did drop it a few times, and it didn’t break) the overall look of the phone isn’t unpleasant. No, probably not, but it’s not a bad looking phone still, and doesn’t command quite the same price tag as something like the S6 Edge. Under the bonnet, there’s 3GB RAM, 16GB of onboard storage and a 2. 0GHz octa-core processor to keep things ticking over, which they did nicely. Software and in use The early version we first looked at ran a heavily modified version of Huawei’s UI aimed at the Chinese market, but the review model has an altogether more familiar feel to it. At stock it runs Android 5. 0 (Lollipop) with... While it comes with Google services ready to go, there are Huawei’s own apps for things like the clock, calendar, notepad etc.
Their 29-2 record heading into the West Coast Conference tournament this week means they’re still assured a berth in their 17th consecutive NCAA tournament. But, as guard Eric McClellan said afterward, the team “needed this to wake us up. ”. Near the end of regular seasons, teams tend to view enforced self-awareness as a jolt from an alarm clock. For this edition of the Zags — perhaps as talented and deep as any of its predecessors — the clock has been ticking for a while, as they haven’t been as sharp in recent weeks as they were early in the season. I’d argue that it’s another byproduct of having outgrown the West Coast Conference, in which a team or two provides serious challenges, but that’s too little to keep the more talented Zags fully engaged and competitively honed from late December... The story at the start of every season is how the league is better balanced, and will provide more challenges to GU’s dominance. But every season the Zags are at or very near the top. They stack up a strong record against quality nonconference teams early, then play much of the rest of the season against teams that might not offer as much competition as their daily scrimmage periods in practice.
All of her classes are advanced, and she is in more clubs and sports than I can keep track of. She is a self-starter and works hard to keep up an impressive GPA, yet she still can't make the bus to school. She's running late nearly every morning. In my world, I would make her walk the two miles to school and take whatever consequences are associated with missing the bus — walking and getting to school late. In my wife's world, however, she gets driven to school every time she misses the bus. So, the result is that she skips the bus and then gets driven to school, frequently stopping at Starbucks along the way. I was talking to the husband, who is from Tanzania, about our teenager's school transport issues. His school day began at 4 a. m. , at which time he would make a fire and cook up some porridge if the family had any to make that day. There was no running water, no electricity, and none of comforts that most Americans take for granted. He did not have a sweater or a coat or decent shoes for most of the time he attended school. He started his daily 10-mile journey (that's a real number, not hyperbole) around 4:35 a. m. so he could get to the school early enough to complete janitorial duties, which were performed by students before the start of each school day.
A smart alarm clock that is all about you
How does $249 sound? That's the preorder price for the Wakē (pronounced wake-EE'), an intelligent alarm clock. Mounted above your headboard, the device knows who you are and wakes you with your own private sunrise and birdsong serenade. Developed by Los ...
June 4, 2015
New Products: This family cam can take it
The camera will be available in March for about $800. www.pentaxwebstore.com The Model Three BT alarm clock radio boasts a retro feel but boasts modern features like Bluetooth support. (Photo: Tivoli Audio) Picture a radio with "real" clock You like having ...
February 21, 2015
Motel Murder Bid: Electric Clock Tossed Into Bathtub
A woman is accused of attempted murder after police say she tossed a plugged-in radio alarm clock into a motel bathtub while her boyfriend was in it.
December 4, 2014
A Fake Petrol-Powered Alarm Clock Once Got Energy Star Certification
“Gas-powered clock radio is sleek, durable, easy on your electric bill, and surprisingly quiet.” Surprisingly quiet indeed. If you had a gas-powered alarm clock in your room there’s a good chance you wouldn’t wake up at all, given the likelihood of ...
November 16, 2014
The Fitness Band/Alarm Clock That Motivates You with Electric Shocks
It's hard to fathom a feature missing from modern fitness bands and smartwatches. They measure heart rate, blood pressure, sleep patterns, steps, fat, and funds. Now fitness bands do one more thing: Shock the piss out of you. Coming in 2015, the Pavlok ...
August 27, 2014
Connected home: Quirky Nimbus clock reinvents the ordinary
Nimbus, which resembles a digital dashboard, is a four-dial desktop device that ... But he struggled to overcome unanticipated hurdles, such as the alarm clock not sounding on a phone drained of its battery. While searching e-commerce sites during ...
January 19, 2014
This clock takes QR codes to new levels of uselessness...on purpose
You may think your digital alarm clock is impressive as far as such things go, what with its radio, charging dock, ambient LED light, and toast-making abilities (ok, maybe not the last one). But it doesn’t really show off your geek cred. Michael Ciuffo ...
June 5, 2013