Gadgets: Must-have tech gadgets to take back to school
With four easily accessible USB ports, it's built with technology to charge a power hungry tablet and three other devices (smartphone, digital camera, Bluetooth headphones, etc.) at the same time. A five-foot AC Grovemade's laptop stand is an ...
August 5, 2015
Advocates call on Rauner to sign marijuana bills
In regards to the PTSD and decriminalization bill, Catherine Kelly, a spokeswoman for the governor, would say only that he will “carefully consider any legislation that crosses his desk.” On the extension . But the most significant human toll ...
July 31, 2015
Andy Samberg on '7 Days in Hell,' Mockumentaries and Threeways
The two men on the tennis court look exhausted, hitting the ball weakly over the net; one of them, the guy with the glorious mane of Andre Agassi hair, barely has enough energy to throw his racquet and yell obscenities at the judges. (His opponent, a ...
July 7, 2015
Edward Hibbert on His West Village Studio
For years, the actor Edward Hibbert lived contentedly in a studio apartment in Hell's Kitchen, an area that “has become so chic we now call it Chez Hades,” said Mr. Hibbert, 59, who is playing an uncannily prescient wedding planner in the Broadway ...
June 12, 2015
Take A Swing At This: Golf Is Exercise, Cart Or No Cart
The World Golf Foundation estimates that golfers who walk an 18-hole course clock about 5 miles and burn up to 2,000 calories. But here's the rub: About two-thirds of golf in the U.S. is played in motorized carts. Some resorts and private courses even ...
June 15, 2015
A New Manhattan Rental Designed to Feel Like a Resort
Developers can be prone to boasts, and at 62 stories, Sky, at 605 West 42nd Street, won't be the tallest rental in town: New York by Gehry, at 8 Spruce Street in the financial district, for instance, clocks in at 76. But Sky, on a blocklong site on ...
June 12, 2015
Jerry Douglas' Tribute To Bluegrass Legends Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs
Jerry Douglas, considered by many to be the best dobro player in the world, brings his instrument to the studio and talks about his new album, The Earls of Leceister, a tribute to Flatt and Scruggs. TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross....
June 30, 2015
Bruce Rauner to sign legislation that would extend the temporary medical marijuana program. They also hope he signs a bill to add post traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions eligible for the program and one that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana. At the Thompson Center, about 100 people chanted, “Sign it. ” And many held signs that read: “Patients are suffering. In regards to the PTSD and decriminalization bill, Catherine Kelly, a spokeswoman for the governor, would say only that he will “carefully consider any legislation that crosses his desk. On the extension bill, Kelly issued the standard response: “The governor believes there is a lot of time left to evaluate a pilot program, and we should not extend the program until it has been fully evaluated. But she and another spokesman would not say whether that means the governor will not sign the extension bill. Pat Quinn’s signing into law the legal use of medical marijuana. In the meantime, the clock is running out on the pilot program, which expires at the end of 2017. Advocates also seek the addition of more conditions to the list of those eligible to use the drug.
(His opponent, a young prodigy from the United Kingdom, merely slumps there with the same dimwitted expression on his face as he always does — think Andy Murray if he'd been dropped on his head as a baby. But as this legend nears the end of a week-long marathon of pain — what John McEnroe, Chris Evert and Serena Williams claim was the greatest grudge match the sport had ever seen — the only thing that awaits is tragedy. "Well, it would be tragic if he was a football player or a basketball player," veteran sportscaster Jim Lampley says to the camera. Sidebar It's tempting to think that some viewers might accidentally tune in to 7 Days in Hell and think they've stumbled on to a genuine HBO sports doc, only to realize that they're watching a hilarious, raunchy goof. In fact, nothing would make co-executive producer, star and self-proclaimed tennis superfan Andy Samberg happier. he and his collaborators went through great pains to make this mockumentary look as much like the real thing as possible, all the better to shock with ridiculous scenes involving snorting coke off of Wimbledon court lines and bisexual streaker... ) The longer you watch Samberg's well-coiffed superstar and his opponent (played by Game of Thrones ' Kit Harington) volley champion-athlete clichés back and forth with straight faces, the funnier this parody gets.
When we asked adults who play sports which one they play the most, golf topped the list. Golf is played by people riding around in motorized carts. So, with a fair amount of skepticism, I ventured out to Sligo Creek Golf Course , a municipal course in Silver Spring, Md. , to try to answer this question. Nope, Kelly James told me. "I've gotten well over 10,000 steps playing golf," she said. "You're swinging — big swings — to drive the ball," James says. Another reason: Carts can help older people and others unable to walk long distances keep playing the game. "I started playing when I was 9 years old," golfer Gary Metzger told me. And over his lifetime, he says, he's played a lot of sports. But after two hip replacement surgeries and operations on his knees, "it's one of the few things I can still do. " What Metzger loves about the game, he says, is that "it's the one sport you can plan to play the rest of your life. I clipped a pedometer on Gary's golf partner, his wife, Karen, to see how many steps she'd get during a round of golf using a cart. She surprised me, clocking 2,880 steps — more than a mile — during nine holes. The distance can vary — better golfers, with more accurate shots, may walk less than golfers.
Atomic Digital Wall Clock with Alarm (White)
Color: White. Clock requires 2 AA alkaline batteries and wireless sensor requires 2 AAA alkaline batteries not included. Atomic time and date with manual setting. Automatically updates for daylight saving time with on and off option. 12 and 24 hour time ...
December 10, 2013
Oh come on! Woodbridge’s Melvyn Wilson hits $500,000 (or more!) lotto jackpot for third time
They were already calling Melvyn Wilson “Mr. Lucky” back in 2005, when he hit the lottery three times in 10 months: $500,000 in November 2004, $25,000 in March 2005, and then $1 million from a scratch-off bought at a Woodbridge gas station in September ...
May 15, 2013
BDDW's Retro-Modern Clock
Hate watching time tick away on plasticky digital clocks? The furniture company BDDW may have just the fix: the Nixie desk clock, a hand-welded bronze ... Inspired by machine-age aesthetics and the grain of raw wood and metal, Hays and his team of ...
December 30, 2010
Wooden speakers with integrated digital clock
A Japanese company called Evergreen is selling wooden speakers with a built-in digital alarm clock (including a snooze function). Two versions are available: The DN-WSP1802 (pictured above) is the double speaker model, while the DN-WSP1406 is one unit only.
August 24, 2009
Dear Diary, I Saw a Wooden Workstation Today and I Think I'm In Love
... and PCs we are used to seeing and integrates them into a completely wooden workstation. Read more Read more "Personally, I am fascinated by how the world is changing into a digital world. To me it seems that; the digital world is personal but not ...
July 14, 2009