The Polaroid Swinger: Changing the Market in an Instant
With the same attention to aesthetics for which Apple would later be known, Land hired the designer Henry Dreyfuss — also known for the 20th Century Limited's locomotive, the Big Ben alarm clock by Westclox and the Princess telephone — to create his ...
July 2, 2015
Westclox fire: 'Dumb prank' that changed history
They'd pre-planned a Westclox fire so many times that all in command knew not to send anybody inside. Saving the flammable detritus inside wasn't worth the risk to life and limb. The standing orders were to contain the blaze and protect any nearby homes....
December 30, 2014
Universal Orlando's new retro resort — A blast from the space age past
Two expansive courtyards draw inspiration from midcentury outdoor design and wholesome recreation, with large, zero-entry pools, a lazy river, a sandy “beach,” a faux dive tower and 100-foot water slide, fire pits, picnic pavilions, pingpong tables and ...
July 9, 2014
The Best Alarm Clock App For Android
You can set recurring alarms by date and time and the snooze screen has multiple large buttons for different snooze durations. It even features a speaking clock that can speak the time aloud to you at set intervals, and the option to back up your alarm ...
July 22, 2015
The Best Alarm Clock App for Android
A perfectly serviceable alarm clock and timer comes with your Android phone, so you might not think to download ... You can set recurring alarms by date and time and the snooze screen has multiple large buttons for different snooze durations.
July 20, 2015
Brookstone Scientists 10 Years Away From Towel Alarm Clock
Scientists predict that human activity has put the world on the brink of the sixth mass extinction in earth’s history, an event characterized by the elimination of a large number of species within a very short period of time. Here is a timeline of ...
April 22, 2005
Combat Daylight Savings This Weekend With Some 'Unique' Alarm Clocks
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March 5, 2014
Bionic fashion: Wearable tech that will turn man into machine by 2015
(CNN)-- 7:00am: You wake up to a gentle vibration on your arm, you look down and see your wrist-mounted Lark Pro alarm throbbing silently. It is 7 o'clock, Friday April ... Monisha Perkash, a wearable technology inventor, says she uses her wrist alarm ...
July 25, 2013
HP TouchPad Needs 6 to 8 Weeks for Additional Shipments
HP needs 6-8 weeks to ship additional TouchPads, according to a leaked email sent to customers. HP is prepping one last run for its defunct tablet. Hewlett-Packard will apparently need close to two months to start fulfilling backorders for the (temporarily ...
September 6, 2011
Waking up without an alarm: 7+ years of living the dream
I'm coming up on the 8th anniversary of my decision to eschew alarm clocks. It started when I noticed that I often awoke before my alarm went off anyway. After reading an article about ten years ago in Nature on timing the end of nocturnal sleep (PMID ...
January 6, 2011