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How an Atomic Clock Was Used to Record a House-Sized Instrument

Nestled on a Malibu hillside, three miles up a corkscrew-like road from the Pacific Coast Highway, sits a very peculiar house. Protruding through a missing window in the basement are 18 brass strings, tethered to a mountain 30 yards away. And at any time of day, you might hear their haunting vibrations echoing on the canyon walls. Read more...

How about if a bunch of Zelda characters were birds instead?

Stop it, Epona! Carrots aren't for birds! And poor Tingle -- I imagine all the other birds make fun of him because they fly around effortlessly, and he's tethered to a balloon. Birds are dumb jerks.

Stream Adult Jazz Gist Is

The Leeds Band To Watch Adult Jazz specialize in a way-out art-pop sprawl, like Dirty Projectors if they were even less tethered to earth, or like Talk Talk if they’d spent some time on the warehouse weird-pop DIY circuit. The nine songs of the band’s debut album Gist Is sprawl across 51 minutes, and we’ve [...]

5 Productivity Tips You Can Learn From Great Minds Like Picasso and Mozart

For countless centuries (and especially since the rise of industrialism), our definition of productivity has been tethered to strict conceptions... The post 5 Productivity Tips You Can Learn From Great Minds Like Picasso and Mozart appeared first on Lifehack.

Court Tethers Old Man to SoCal for Letting Dog Off Leash

last weekNews : Reason

John Gladwin, a 69-year-old Army veteran, "must allow home visits by a federal probation officer, file monthly activity reports and … must get written authorization anytime he leaves the massive Central District covering most of Southern California," details LA Weekly. Show More Summary

The View of the Space Elevator Is Beautiful From Here

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you want to get a good look at the long tether linking the space elevator platform planetside to the orbital station they built inside a hollow asteroid, you really need to be in orbit. I come to the forward viewing deck to see it whenever I can. Read more...

Five Ways to Balance Business and Technology

The wonderful thing about technology is that it provides a platform for us to connect with others anytime, anywhere. Unfortunately, that's also the biggest drawback to all of our screens and devices. Tethered to smartphones, tablets and laptops, it's all too easy to let technology dominate everything from working relationships to business hours. Show More Summary

Three’s UK SIM-only plans now come with free 0800 calls, but unlimited tethering has been ditched

Three today unveiled a new set of SIM-only plans for its UK customers, finally ditching its beloved ‘One Plan’ contracts and the option of unlimited tethering for new customers. The revamped 12-monthly plans start from £7 for 500MB and 200 minutes, before rising to £10 for either 2GB and 200 minutes or 1GB and 600 minutes. Show More Summary

Three scraps 0800 charges but kills unlimited tethering on SIM-only plans

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Even though it has roughly a year until Ofcom's new rule comes into effect, Three has decided it will no longer charge SIM-only customers for making calls to 0800 numbers. The company today unveiled new plans that mirror its pay-monthly handset...

Chilling Visions: 5 States Of Fear Review: Another By The Books Chiller Anthology

Tonight is the premiere of Chiller's Chilling Visions' follow-up, 5 States of Fear, which combines five disparate short films, tethered together by the loose theme of basic human fears in five different states. That?s what they call metaphoriliteral in the business. Click To Continue Reading

Samsung's latest Apple-targeting ad slams battery life, calls iPhone users 'wall huggers'

Samsung on Thursday took its latest shot at Apple, in a new minute-long advertisement that refers to iPhone users as "wall huggers," suggesting they're constantly tethered to an outlet to keep their handset charged.

How To Assert Your Independence During A Digital Detox

The July Fourth weekend signals summer is in full swing. Will you unplug during the break, or will you stay tethered to your smartphone? Not everyone can take a tropical vacation where cell-phone reception is spotty and you are truly disconnected from the outside world, but you can choose to spend time off the grid, wherever you are. Read Full Story

We're Fishing the Oceans Dry. It's Time to Reconsider Fish Farms.

When I meet Kenny Belov mid-morning at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, the boats that would normally be out at sea chasing salmon sit tethered to their docks. The steady breeze coursing through the bay belies choppier conditions farther out—so rough that the local fishermen threw in the towel for the fifth morning in a row. Show More Summary

Consumers will give up deodorant before phones

Many consumers would also forego coffee and television before their electronic tethers

Astoria Characters: The Laundry on the Line

There was a pole and a pulley at the end of my driveway when I moved in. This cave-man apparatus was tethered to the back of the house by an ancient umbilical cord. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling Letting it all hang out. I cut this lifeline to the past without a second thought. Show More Summary

Add days of battery life to iOS devices with these powerful USB portable batteries from Lumsing and RavPower

Let’s keep it real here folks. Apple’s iPhones and iPads have amazing battery life but it is also fairly easy to kill the battery with a few hours of heavy use. That includes gaming, tethering, watching videos and just plain old-fashioned “usage”. Since Apple (thankfully) doesn’t have a removeable battery, the best way to extend your […]

Google Unveils Working Prototype for Project Ara

Google developers got a peek at a Project Ara prototype on Thursday, an early look at the modular phone project Google initially announced in February Paul Eremenko, the head of Project Ara, said that the prototype was "tethered to a...Show More Summary

Tell Windows 8.1 You Have a Metered Connection to Restrict Data Usage

If you use a personal hotspot or tether your phone, you need to keep an eye on your data usage. Windows 8 lets you set a connection as "metered" to avoid unnecessary data usage. Read more...

Guide: 2014 Vehicles with Third-Row Latch and Tether Anchors

As soon as my mom friends find out what I do at work — Expert Mom for Cars.com as well as an expert reviewer and certified child-safety seat technician — they pick my brain about family cars, car seats and...

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