April Fools' Day 2015: The best stories from around the web
Check the calendar before you read any overly exciting news stories today, it's April Fools' Day and as such everyone pushing pranks - especially on the internet. In the past we've been treated to some real corkers, such as the Playmobil Apple Store, 8 ...
March 31, 2015
Jimmy Hayes keeps ticking as he collects, fixes clocks
PINEVILLE — It may not be the Gateway Arch, but a 20-foot wooden tower housing a "great great grandfather clock" is the first thing that catches one's attention after tooling up the driveway to the home of 87-year-old Jimmy Hayes. Hayes built it, just ...
March 6, 2015
Go ahead and doubt Alex Wood, Braves lefty thrives on it
Remember when then-rookie Alex Wood got thrown out of a game he was already removed from at Washington in 2013, for shouting at and arguing with an umpire as Wood came off the mound after being replaced? That fire and passion has always driven ...
February 10, 2015
Rooting Out Malware With a Side-Channel Chip Defense System
The world of malware has been turned on its head this week, as a company in Virginia has introduced a new cybersecurity technology that at first glance looks more like a classic cyberattack. The idea hatched by PFP Cybersecurity of Vienna, Va., is ...
January 27, 2015
RadioShack Suffered as Free Time Evaporated
In 1963, the year his company bought a nine-store chain then known by the two-word name Radio Shack, Charles D. Tandy explained to the New York Times why it made perfect sense for a retailer of do-it-yourself leather handicrafts to buy an electronics ...
February 8, 2015
What's happening at Asheville clubs?
Jack of the Wood: JR Wyatt, Through The Hills (members of Soldiers Heart), 9 p.m., $5, 95 Patton Ave., Asheville, 252-5445. Mojo Kitchen & Lounge (formerly One Stop): Pisgah Brewing: The Alarm Clock Conspiracy. Purple Onion: Riyen Roots and Kenny ...
February 6, 2015
Christie: DC shouldn't dictate to farmers
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie led off the interviews at the Agriculture Summit, fielding questions about renewable fuels, trade and environmental protection. He underscored the importance of farmers and people on the ground creating solutions to the ...
March 8, 2015
An Old Alarm Clock and Fly Fishing Author: Paul Norman. It was to my great delight, when I became the rightful owner of a large alarm clock that ‘‘ticked ‘and obtained the permission to dissect it to discover where the ticking sound came from. If you are a Baby Boomer like me, then you know I'm referring to a time prior to the digital age, when clocks had all those moving parts and a wonderful ‘‘tick tock'‘ sound. Now if you are an avid fan of fly fishing like me, you know there is no better thrill than wading out into a body of water and pitting you're casting skills in snaring a beautiful fish in their own natural habitat. I suppose man has been fishing in some way or another since the beginning of time, however it's the sport of fly fishing that captures the imagination and there is nothing quite as popular as the art of fly fishing. A quick search of Google reveals over thirty three million inquiries on the subject, so like the old alarm clock. '‘ Translated from a piece of literature dating back to 1558 the above is a reference to a Macedonian fly that was observed to hover over water and when it landed on the water, it floated there long enough for a fish to take.
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and both 300S and V8 buyers get a new Sport mode, which affects the transmission, engine, and steering. That said, the wide-gear-range V8 will provide a better driving experience than the old five-speed, and despite identical EPA estimates, should have better real-life gas mileage, especially for those who cruise at 75 mph or above. The Curse-O-Matic shifter, which did not stay in place and had small spaces between the detents, has been replaced by a knob shifter, which is has wider gear spacing and a more “mechanical” feel (though both are fully electronic). The all-wheel-drive V8 is also missing as 2015 rolls around, though the AWD option is available with the six. with all wheel drive (AWD), keeps the AWD system on full time, with a rear torque balance. The AWD setup drops fuel economy from 19/31 to 18/27, as it did in 2014, while conserving fuel by including a front axle disconnect system and active transfer case. In Sport mode, it stays in AWD, with a rear torque bias. Technical updates The rear wheel drive setup has electric power steering to reduce parasitic losses (reducing fuel usage by 1. 5% vs. a.
This alarm clock showers you with targeted beams of light and sound
We all know what it's like to be woken up by a bedmate's alarm, don't we? Over the years ... According to the company, Wak uses its white LED light to "gently illuminate the area around your face" while a parametric speaker delivers an almost laser ...
April 9, 2015
Light tunes up: Zedcon’s strip of LED lights sync with your music
Perhaps Zedfy‘s Zedcon, a strip of smart LED lights, can elevate your mood. Connected through your smartphone, the product’s small controller can alter individual bulbs in its digital LED ... Do you dread your alarm clock’s monotone buzz every ...
April 8, 2015
Blown away: How tech made fireworks bigger and bigger
Most are tourists looking up in awe at the LED screens that dominate the landscape ... especially those on live TV are usually produced using "timecode". A highly accurate digital clock signal is generated from a central source and every person, computer ...
April 6, 2015
'Shadows' gets staked in the heart
What We Do in the Shadows, 86 min; not rated “What We Do in the Shadows” opens with a very pale hand reaching out of a coffin to shut off a digital alarm clock. It’s six in ... and New Zealand — drive a wooden stake through the vampire shtick ...
April 2, 2015
Claw grip sensor designed to check lobsters’ health
This project was led by Matthew Hodgkin, a University of Maine undergraduate ... The measurements then appear on an attached electronic reader that looks similar to a digital alarm clock. Hodgkin examined various lobsters of the same size from different ...
April 1, 2015
Presiding Bishop’s meditation on the Seven Last Words from the Cross
Those who would be made holy in this encounter must prepare for that encounter by purifying or clearing our minds – setting down prejudgments, letting go of tomorrow’s ‘to do’ list, putting aside our captivity by the clock, and all our varied ...
March 31, 2015
Casio F-91W Review: The World's First Smartwatch
Not only do you have the time as a twelve or twenty-four hour clock with the ... even with regular use of the alarm and the LED light. Twenty-five years after it first went on sale, the Casio F-91W remains one of the key digital products of the ...
March 30, 2015