Kovels: Tin toys that move always popular
Clockwork toys have gears and parts like those used on a clock. In 1862, a cheaper type of power for moving toys Battery-operated toys were made in Japan after 1946 and today there are electronic toys. All of these toys are popular with collectors ...
April 10, 2015
Visiting College Radio Station 9th Floor Radio at Laney College
Poster-covered wall in 9th Floor Radio studio. Photo: J. Waits. Over the She acknowledged that going FM “adds legitimacy” to their efforts since it will be a “real radio station,” even though the broadcast range will be small (she guessed that it ...
April 10, 2015
Socorro photographer captures little things
Photo courtesy of Don Boyd: Socorro photographer Don Boyd's picture of the town clock at Christmastime is only one of the photos on display at his show Found in Socorro at Vertu Fine Art Gallery. “No one can possibly capture everything in a ...
April 9, 2015
An Old-Time Grace in Travel Clocks
“In the original 1920s Art Deco sleeping cabins of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, the oldest carriage, that which Agatha Christie traveled in, has a section in the wall of the cabin to place your pocket watch. That way gentlemen could see the time ...
March 18, 2015
Company Thinks It Has Answer for Lower Health Costs: Customer Service
in a smaller size. That kind of small change can make a big difference in a patient's health — what good is the perfect drug if the patient can't swallow it? Doctors saw patients on one side of a wall, while a construction crew finished work ...
March 27, 2015
Jeff Israely: Good content marketing benefits from a smart publisher's touch
This in turn has spawned counter-innovations like ad blockers and a wider uneasiness that we're being hounded and hard-sold around-the-clock. Meanwhile, nothing can keep up with either the multiplying pages and pixels of digital content or the ...
March 26, 2015
The Sounds Coming from this Covington Garage is One Man's Dream Coming to ...
"Once upon a time it occurred to me that this wall is the right channel and this wall is the left, and that you have a good stereo with them both," he said. "John Lennon Creed is a commercial pest-control technician by trade, but he has has taken ...
It's November 1, 1983, and with tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States running high as ever, it's a bad day to be 1st Lt. Evans, a deputy missile combat crew commander (missileer) stationed at the Ellsworth Air Force Base in... When humanity finally decides to burn this mother down, Evans and three of his comrades will be the ones who simultaneously turn the keys that launch the intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) with W78 thermonuclear warheads that will end the... Evans has a cold cup of coffee and orders to stand by. He watches the digital clock tick away in front of him while he waits for his eight hour shift to end. On November 1, your first day on the job as Evans, NATO is starting a 10-day military exercise, Able Archer , which the Soviets suspected was the real thing. You can examine each little screw to see what it does, and click to use it. There's a phone receiver too, which the president of the United States will use to call you when the time comes. ICBM's developer, Michael Davis, told me that he modified the real Minuteman III Launch Control Center to make it a little more visually interesting, but that it's close to the real thing. He grew up on Air Force bases, his father flying F-111 jets during the 1990 war in Iraq, so he spent a lot of time getting the details right.
Apple Watch reviews criticise 'jack of all trades'
Geoffrey A Fowler, personal tech columnist of the Wall Street ... that a new clock face feature called Monogram has been added to the device that will let users add their initials to the clock face. It will also be possible to add a small red dot to ...
April 9, 2015
Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Silver socks, electric lighters, a $179 3D printer
Rather than using the spark and fuel setup that most lighters use, ArcLighter creates a small electrical arc between two ceramic ... next to them has no choice but to wake up, too. Most alarm clocks have no way to selectively wake up one person and ...
April 4, 2015
Awesome alarm clock uses parametric speakers to wake you up without disturbing your partner
This alarm clock forces you out of bed with Bluetooth Here’s how it works. After it’s mounted to the wall above the bed ... but if you’re outside of the beam’s small radius, the sound will be extremely faint. And that’s just one of the tricks ...
April 1, 2015