Hotel Review: The Dean
The design aesthetic combines restored turn-of-the-last-century tile work with stainless-steel modernism and quirky vintage oil portraits. Overnight guests include a mix of Also lacking were a phone and alarm clock. For a wake-up call, guests pick ...
May 21, 2015
Bringing Old Watch Brands Out of Obscurity
Vintage pieces included a travel alarm-clock dated 1788, given by Marie Antoinette to her friend the Swedish count Axel de Fersen. The modern included Leroy's Art Deco Skeleton Automatic Tourbillon Regulator, with a movement made in-house featuring a ...
November 5, 2014
An Old-Time Grace in Travel Clocks
Several companies have focused on the nostalgia factor associated with certain kinds of luxury travel — with vintage-design luggage, for example — notably on the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner or the Orient-Express trains. The train company once “Even ...
March 18, 2015
Stylish Bedside Clocks
“Generic alarm clocks are boring,” he said. “And the light that comes out of them drives me crazy at night.” A clock “should be more of an objet — something chic, maybe vintage,” he added. “There should be some art to it, some thought.” Cartier had ...
March 4, 2015
Can the guy who hit it with an Android alarm dock do it again with stereo ...
One night, just for fun, Joe Born and his daughter, Lily, decided to go through old boxes and set up his stereo from decades ago. Then came what he calls the “pivotal moment.” After plugging in the receiver and connecting it to his vintage wooden ...
April 23, 2015
Hey, Man, Dig the Crazy Hippie Flicks 'The Wild Angels' and 'Psych-Out'
“Psych-Out,” which was produced by Dick Clark and directed by Richard Rush (later to direct “The Stunt Man”), includes performances by the Seeds and the Strawberry Alarm Clock as well as a recurring riff blatantly suggesting the opening chords of ...
March 27, 2015
After stroke treatment advances, hospitals changing approach
Clots also can occur in cases of abnormal blood flow and other blood vessel injuries, and sometimes they are dislodged and travel in the bloodstream, according to the American Stroke Association. Clot-caused strokes are known as ischemic strokes ...
May 6, 2015
Instead of trying to break up the clots that cause strokes using only intravenous medicine, hospitals are increasingly offering a surgery along with the medicine while also speeding up treatment to reduce brain damage. In the most recent of a half-dozen studies published in the past six months, 60 percent of patients who received both the surgery and the medicine regained the ability to walk, talk and live independently, while just 35 percent who received only... "Finally there is good, solid, randomized, controlled evidence that it helps patients," said Dr. Victor Urrutia, medical director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Comprehensive Stroke Center in Maryland, who was not involved in the recent studies. As recently as 2013, published trials showed no definitive benefit to performing thrombectomies in addition to administering clot-busting medicine. What's new is the added focus on starting the procedure quickly, advances in the medical devices used and better selection of patients who might benefit from the procedure, said Dr.
The company describes the new frap as a “layered beverage” that contains marshmallow-infused whipped cream, milk chocolate sauce, graham flavoring, coffee, milk and ice, and topped with marshmallow whipped cream and a graham cracker crumble. Speaking of Starbucks: If you’ve ever had your name mangled when you’re called up to the counter for the beverage you ordered, you can have a little fun with the online “What’s My Starbucks Name. When you type your name into the “Can I get a name for your order. ” box, the generator assigns a similar, but so-wrong, name for you that might be called out in a noisy coffee shop. If you downloaded Auntie Anne’s “Pretzel Perks” app by Thursday , you may already be taking advantage of your weekend free pretzel. But only if you downloaded it. If you didn't, but still want a twisted treat, you can get a free soft pretzel at any Philly Pretzel Factory location on Sunday, National Pretzel Day. In addition, according to a news release from the company , the first 100 customers in line at each store will get a coupon for a free pretzel every day during the month of May. The pretzel chain’s Lancaster County store is at 1006 Lititz Pike, Lititz. On Wednesday, the Food Network announced more than 20 new shows – some of them new versions of popular existing programs – that will premiere or go into development over the next few months.
After the apocalypse, your big, fancy television will be dead--no power, no TV. So loot the corpse and use its parts to build the original broadcast entertainment: radio. A radio transmitter sends information across a room, or an ocean, by creating a carrier wave of alternating current. Modulating the amplitude, or height, of that wave with an electrical signal (like the one produced by a microphone) encodes sound. Amplitude modulation (AM) was the first radio broadcast method and is still in wide use. To pick up radio waves, I needed a receiver to isolate the signal representing audio. First, the radio required an antenna--the larger, the better--so I harvested wire from the TV and ran it up two flights of stairs, out the window, and down the side of the building. Next, I built a tuned circuit to match the frequency of the carrier wave from any given station. By changing contact points, I could change the length of the coil until I matched the desired frequency. The circuit then needed a diode--I found a germanium one in the TV’s circuit boards. Since the radio pulled electricity entirely from the radio waves, it didn’t have enough power for normal headphones. A buzzer from a broken alarm clock did the trick, and I didn’t mind the tinny sound.