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
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