Reverse Engineering Ahmed Mohamed's Clock… and Ourselves.
I found the highest resolution photograph of the clock I could. Instantly, I was disappointed. Somewhere in all of this – there has indeed been a hoax. Ahmed Mohamed didn't invent his own alarm clock. He didn't even build a clock. Now, before I go on ...
September 17, 2015
Martian Watches Debuts Its Newest Collection of Classically-Designed ...
Martian Watches™, a California-based developer of award-winning analog smartwatches that sport classic watch designs, today announced the upcoming exclusive worldwide launch of its new Martian Active Collection of voice command smartwatches at ...
September 2, 2015
Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady Studios Turns 45
The first song he remembers hearing is “Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,” playing on an alarm clock in his parents' bedroom, when he was 4. Growing up he never considered a career in music. “We were told, 'Boys pick up a rake; ...
August 12, 2015
Nesting, the Vice Media Way
Mr. Morton recalled that when he first moved in and Mr. Morris was away on assignment, he was startled by “four or five very powerful alarm clocks” that went off during the day. Mr. Morris ducked his head. “It's hard for me to wake up,” he said. “I ...
June 10, 2015
Newly open Hotel Vandivort hopes to attract out-of-towners, but locals, too
Hotels are, by their nature, largely marketed to those from outside the area, who need a place to stay when they're away from home. While the hotel that opened Monday in downtown Springfield aims for that market, owners Billy, John and Karen McQueary ...
July 13, 2015
A spacecraft launched in 2006 is about to try for our first good photo of Pluto
That's vintage Alan Stern: He is a tireless promoter of New Horizons. You could call Stern “mercurial” if that weren't inappropriate for a . A very bad scenario would involve red alarms going off. “The worst case is we don't hear at all,” Stern said ...
June 20, 2015
Hotel Review: The Dean
Aside from its shipshape guest rooms, its facilities — including a European-style bar, a late-night karaoke lounge, a German restaurant and a coffee shop in the lobby furnished with oversize velvet sofas and artwork by Rhode Island School of Design ...
May 21, 2015
I have something in common with Ahmed Mohamed: as a youngster, I was also an electronics enthusiast. At his age and even earlier, I frequently took apart electronic devices – anything from my own toys, to broken things around the house, and even that dirty garbage-picked black and white TV my parents dragged home that they knew I’d have a blast... ) I’d try and troubleshoot, repair, or sometimes just disassemble things and salvage components for future projects. Without dating myself – fast forward a bunch of years, and I’m the same way. I don’t have to only imagine how things work anymore, I have a pretty good understanding now. When shopping for electronic devices, my first instinct is to see if there’s a way to build one myself (and, I frequently do. ) When something of mine breaks, I don’t send it back, I take it as a personal challenge to get it working again. If I fail, I still salvage useful parts – they might come in handy to fix something else later. So, this story about a 14 year old boy in Texas that was arrested on suspicion of creating a bomb hoax (who, apparently just wanted to show off his latest electronics project to his teachers) that has blown up (no pun intended) all over the news...
and Lexington flagship store on September 12, 2015. Bloomingdale’s will launch three men’s designs in the new Martian Active Collection, each featuring smart functionality to simplify users’ lives and keep them “in the moment” with friends, family... Martian tastefully embeds some of the industry’s most advanced smart features into always-on analog designs with classic styling, sweep-second hands and separate two-year batteries. But that’s where tradition ends, as Martian’s directional speaker and noise-canceling microphone allow wearers to access their smartphone’s voice command functions and receive spoken responses – a feature not found on most smartwatches. Users can place calls, send voice-to-text SMS and email messages, listen and respond to messages, set calendar notifications, request music selections, search the web, set reminders and all the other voice commands their phone allows. “We are thrilled to partner with Bloomingdale’s to offer the first look at our newest line of smartwatches,” said Stan Kinsey, President of Martian Watches. “Bloomingdale’s fashion leadership makes them a perfect partner given our focus on building stylish watch designs that are ‘made smart’. “Martian Watches are a must-have men’s accessory when it comes to smartwatches,” said David Fisher, Bloomingdale’s Executive Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Men’s.
Pluto is so far away (3 billion miles) and so small (about two-thirds the size of our moon) that we’ve never had a good look at it, not even with the Hubble Space Telescope. A NASA spaceship, New Horizons, is bearing down on the dwarf planet at 32,000 miles per hour. The robotic probe, which weighs half a ton and is shaped like a vacuum cleaner attachment, will fly past Pluto, cameras and instruments ravenously gobbling data, at 7:49 a. m. Eastern time on July 14. That, at least, is what we can expect to... A spaceship traveling so fast — New Horizons is the fastest spaceship ever launched from Earth — can be disabled by a collision with something as small as a grain of rice. Pluto had been left out in the cold for decades as NASA probes explored larger and flashier planets. [ Pluto shows off its faces in new images from NASA ]. “We are running the anchor leg in a 50-year exploration of the planets,” says Alan Stern, the principal investigator — the leader — of the New Horizons mission. That’s vintage Alan Stern: He is a tireless promoter of New Horizons. You could call Stern “mercurial” if that weren’t inappropriate for a planetary scientist focused on Pluto.