All 63 major Apple Watch apps to download at launch
This is where the side-mounted Digital Crown really comes in handy, allowing you to scroll while reading an unobstructed screen. . It lets you manage, label and edit multiple alarms right from your wrist and allows you to import existing iPhone ...
April 9, 2015
Stylish Bedside Clocks
“Generic alarm clocks are boring,” he said. “And the light that comes out Another good option for the light-averse, he suggested, was the Kikkerland block clock, an “unobtrusive” plain wood block that doesn't show the time unless you clap. “If it's ...
March 4, 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
Innovation: An Alarm Clock That Won't Take 'Snooze' For An Answer
Ramos is a remotely deactivated alarm clock connected to a smartphone app and a Bluetooth beacon. The developers They are more expensive, handmade clocks made of wood, Sammut says, and are still available for purchase. Ramos is also part of the ...
January 8, 2015
Ice jam in Somerset Co. causes flooding to nearby homes, businesses
"Around 1 o'clock, the water started to continually get high. [I] look down stream, you can see ice building up,” business owner Mike Abramowich said. On one side of the bridge in Shanksville, huge chunks of ice were floating. On the other, it's backed ...
March 4, 2015
Co-workers mourn loss of paramedic killed Monday in line of duty
Livingston was a paramedic for West End Ambulance and was killed while helping others – something her co-workers said she did around the clock. “We work long hours, odd shifts, all types of weather, and that's what she did and that's what she loved ...
March 3, 2015
CES: A User's Guide To The New Economy
“Companies have promoted largely unwelcome new versions of existing products,” wrote Molly Wood in the New York Times, “like 3-D television, or new devices with little consumer appeal, like clunky virtual-reality headsets… dictation recorders ...
January 14, 2015
A day like yesterday makes me wonder how I made it to the end of the day. I first reached for my phone to check the time and confirm that my body was functioning as expected, waking me up at the set hour before the rising sun. I used to have a policy of not going to bed with my phone, but since giving up on the digital large numbered radio clock to guide me through the night hours I returned to my trusty phone. And while said clock still sits with its cord strewn alongside it on bedroom floor, it is merely another object for me to put away rather than a functional piece of furniture. A hour after I had brought it back from my parents, hooked it up and set up the time, Yousef had decided that it was a new "toy" and went about setting the alarm, changing the dial and turning up the volume. When it went off at an odd hour one day, I decided that was the end of that attempt at a "normal" life. I barely gave it a minute and decided it was a waste of the morning minutes. By the light of the phone, I made my way down the stairs. It wasn't that I was against pizza per se, I just didn't want her to eat pizza made.
The sound of my jagged breath echoes against the cover of my wooden coffin. The faster you breathe, the less air you have left. The more I think about it, the faster my panting becomes. Light-headed. Pounding on the lid of the coffin now. It’s a poorly constructed wooden prison. I’m trapped here forever. ” My voice grows from a babbling incoherence to a full on scream. I’ll live forever, trapped in this grave. Scratching on the lid. I’ll pass out and they’ll find their way in. Tiny teeth gnawing at my eyes. I’ll still live, a thinking skeleton stuck forever with my fear. Moisture from my breath settles on the tip of my tongue, wetting an otherwise dry mouth. The scratching grows louder. I won’t let the vermin take me. I pound at the lid, then claw at it like a wild animal. Wooden splinters get stuck under my fingernails. I keep scratching. Not rats or bugs – something else. Someone will save me. I keep pounding and screaming, letting them know I’m alive. Then the lid opens, and I’m somewhere else entirely. I sit bolt upright, gasping for breath. Bright light assaults my eyes, blinding me. The air is warm – summer breeze, summer wine.
At the time he was occupied with the doodles on his legal pad, which consisted of stick figures perishing in humorous ways. The pink Post-It note from the intern was floating on the glass door of his office and had he not been calling China, he would have clearly read there had been an accident. It wasn’t until after four that he left his office to get a better view of Jessica’s far too informal attire. He read the note four times. He pulled loose change from his pocket and purchased a pack of Wrigley’s Winter Fresh Gum from the vending machine. He threw the note and the gum wrapper in the planter as he exited the building, his jaws chewing furiously. He did not like being so close to strange people. He chose to walk, finally, seeing no other option. More than once his careless words had betrayed him. Twice, by his count. As he walked the digital bank clocks and the four-sided clock in front of the post office chided him for his leisurely gait. especially fragile and precarious words that had not gestated for long enough. Premature thoughts that would wither when faced with those deep blue eyes mounted like dual watchtowers on broad shoulders.
Why Are Alarm Clocks Still a Thing?
By the 1930s, the kind of alarm clocks found in most modern homes pretty-closely resembled the ones we still use today (minus the digital face ... and even functions that used light to wake you up instead of sound. But with the ubiquity and convenience ...
April 10, 2015
This alarm clock showers you with targeted beams of light and sound
The wall-mounted "personal sunrise" alarm uses its built-in body heat sensor to determine the designated individual's location on bed, letting out narrow, focused beams of light and sound the moment it has zeroed in on them. According to the company ...
April 9, 2015
If you can remember…
black light posters, Make Love Not War, John Glenn, Officer Joe Bolton, Pong, Stretch Armstrong, ‘Right On!’, ‘Do the Hustle’, platform shoes, string art, A Kodak Moment, film, the peace sign, Power to the People, Strawberry Alarm Clock," Beam me ...
April 8, 2015
Light tunes up: Zedcon’s strip of LED lights sync with your music
Connected through your smartphone, the product’s small controller can alter individual bulbs in its digital LED strips to any of 16 million color options, leaving others in the same band unchanged. Standard LED strips typically light up in rainbow hues ...
April 8, 2015
The Apple Watch: Half computer, half jewelry, mostly magical
When it wants your attention—an alarm, an incoming text or call—it actually taps ... That’s handy in libraries, churches, or chess matches. * It’s light-years more sophisticated. Apple’s third strategy for making smartwatches: Making them really ...
April 8, 2015
Mini Roomba Teaches Kids to Code
Codie’s body is made from high-quality wood, with each component ... demonstrate programming Codie’s light sensors to set off an alarm buzzer when light levels reach a certain range, thus creating a basic alarm clock. A second example is a game they ...
April 6, 2015
Blown away: How tech made fireworks bigger and bigger
In his arms are pre-configured wooden racks full of small explosives ... Big events, 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