Japanese trains are known for their punctuality, speed, and safety, especially when it comes to bullet trains. Comfort and convenience, yes. Luxury, not so much.
But regional railway JR Kyushu has launched a deluxe passenger service where a ticket for two can cost as much as $11,500.
Earlier this week, Verizon hosted a media event at its Innovation Center in San Francisco to highlight some of its recent business ventures and tech projects. There were glass-paneled tables, a huge interactive mural, and a handful of promo videos explaining how the Center partners up with other companies, big and small, to solve problems in health care, environmental, and consumer industries using technology. Oh, and there was hummus. It was nice.
If you have a baby, you have your hands full. Mixing up formula takes time and care is required to get it down to the right temperature. For a $149 pledge on Indiegogo, you can hand that duty off to a kitchen gadget.
The Piena Tender Touch baby formula maker is like a coffee maker for infants. You place the powder in a special container that can hold up to 24 ounces and keep it sealed up, fresh and dry, for up to four weeks. Fill the separate water reservoir. Turn the machine on and it boils the water, then cools it to near body temperature.… Read more
When Dr. Teresa Myers took a call from a woman who thought she'd gotten strep throat right smack in the middle of an important business trip, the Akron, Ohio-based family medicine physician who loves telemedicine so much she actually does it in her spare time didn't mean to scream.
But when the patient -- hoping a doc could diagnose her problem via her iPhone camera so that she could get a prescription without going to an ER -- pointed her phone's flashlight toward the back of her throat, Myers couldn't restrain herself.… Read more
Getting up and walking into the kitchen is such a hassle. Why not stay under your cozy covers and use your smartphone to turn on the kettle? That's the idea behind iKettle, a Wi-Fi-enabled kitchen gadget that connects to your iOS or Android device.
The iKettle can be controlled remotely from anywhere in your house. You can kick back on the couch, turn on the kettle with your phone, and lounge around until the water is ready. You will get a notification on your phone when the kettle has reached a boil. A keep-warm setting maintains the heat until … Read more
Boys, you've been lying to me, haven't you?
Not just to me, but to your friends too.
You lurch onto Tinder with your egos and tongues hanging out, claiming you're looking to, as the vernacular has it, hook up.
It's not true, is it? You're sitting at home watching reruns of "Pretty Woman," aren't you? You're sobbing into your hankies because, deep in your hearts, you really just wanted to be loved.
Please don't snort in that annoyingly arrogant way you have. For I have, in my corner, relationship expert Marni Kinrys. She sees beyond your bullish demeanor. And she thinks you're full of it -- full of desperate longing, that is.… Read more