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Amazon Echo smart speaker now available for purchase for $180 shipped

Amazon today announced that its Echo smart speaker is available for purchase for <b>$179.99</b> shipped with delivery times extended out until mid-July (initial shipments to be delivered sooner). The original price was $199.99 but initial Prime testers got one for $99.99.<p>The Echo is the highly acclaimed …

Smart Homes

Bernadette Peters and Original Into the Woods Cast Recall Untold Stories, Backstage Memories and Standouts With Sondheim

In anticipation of the upcoming release of the long-awaited Disney screen adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods, Playbill.com …

The Theatre

14 Perfect and Beautiful Gifts for the Neat Freak in Your Life

I like things to be neat. I keep my home clean, I keep my office orderly, and I only fill my spaces with objects that are beautiful. Clutter is not …

What Not To Do When Someone Is Having A Panic Attack

Picture this: You're going about your normal routine, whether it be cleaning the bathroom, doing dinner or getting ready for work. Perhaps you're packing for a trip or getting ready to grab the train. You're calm. But then the next moment, you're completely swallowed by a feeling of dread.<p>For those …

Can a phone replace your wallet? I went shopping to find out.

CNET editor Sharon Profis takes Apple Pay, Google Wallet and PayPal for a test drive and compares the options.<p>It's undeniable -- Apple Pay will be the thing that finally makes mobile payments go mainstream. But it's not the only option. Google and PayPal are also major players, but if their …

FinTech

Apple Confirms October 16 Event: 'It's Been Way Too Long'

Apple has sent out invites for a press event taking place on October 16. As The Loop reports, the teaser comes with the following strapline: “It’s been way too long.” Make of that what you will.<p>It will take place at 10am PT/1pm ET at the Town Hall auditorium on Apple’s Infinite Loop campus in …

An Alarm Clock That Wakes You Up With a Cup of Coffee

Well, it looks like we’ve stumbled upon heaven. And its name is The Barisieur.<p>As one who hates waking up early, it doesn’t get much better than this. …

Video: Cirque du Soleil Does Its Thing… With Drones

Cirque du Soleil is known for doing incredible things with the human body. Now it’s doing incredible things with quadcopters.<p>In a collaboration with ETH Zurich and its Swiss spin-off company Verity Studios, Cirque has gussied up a brigade of drones to look like lampshades floating about their …

Celebrities Read Mean Tweets Is Baaaack - PAPER

Jimmy Kimmel's "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets" is baaack. This time he's got everyone from Emma Stone to Julia Roberts to Ashton Kutcher and June Squibb(!) reading nasty 140-word disses but one of our favorites has to be David Blaine's. Zing. [via Uproxx]<p>Barry Styles will love you and leave you. …

This iPhone case lets you answer calls while it's closed

Both LG and Samsung have phone cases that let you take calls without exposing your screen to the elements, but what if you have an iPhone? As of today, you can check out Moshi's SenseCover. The iPhone 5 and 5s flip case includes both a preview window as well as a touch strip that lets you answer …

AdhereTech's smart pill bottle knows when you take, and miss, your medication

For some people, taking medication on time every day is a matter of life and death. AdhereTech has created a newer version of its original smart pill bottle prototype that wants to take the pressure off those who need to take pills on a regular basis. The bottle tracks the opening and closing of …

Hawaii Lightning Storm Video Will Trigger Your First Existential Crisis Of 2014

Mother Nature wanted to bid adieu to 2013 with her own fireworks.<p>On Hawaii's Big Island on Sunday, the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope's Cloud Camera atop Mauna Kea captured a rare and dazzling lightning storm. The National Weather Service tracked roughly ten to twenty thousand lightning strikes …

Teachers complain Common Core-linked lessons little more than scripts to read

Some of the biggest critics of new lesson plans aligned with the national Common Core standards are the people charged with teaching them.<p>A growing number of teachers say the national standards, adopted by some 45 states, have combined with pressure to "teach to the test" to take all individuality …

How Do You Design a Hospital That Can Foster Great Ideas?

Author: Liz Stinson. Liz Stinson Design<p>Date of Publication: 10.01.13.<p>Time of Publication: 1:30 pm. 1:30 pm<p>The Gates Vascular Institute is a …

Why Gravity Director Alfonso Cuarón Will Never Make a Space Movie Again | WIRED

Back when you dreamed about being an astronaut, you imagined floating in space, looking back at Earth, and it sounded amazing. Not so much if you’re …

This App Gets You Into the Best Airport Lounges

You don't need to be a first class flyer or a an über-elite-platinum status member to get into some of the world's best airport lounges. Sometimes …

Newark Tops 'Least Friendly Cities' List

Beating out Islamabad, Pakistan, in a poll of 46,000 respondents, Newark, New Jersey, was rated as the most unfriendly city in the world. In a scathing review, <i>Conde Nast Traveler</i> reported that "Newark is best know for being the site of an airport near New York, and for many of our readers, that's …

New Jersey

iPad mini with Retina display rumored to be delayed until early next year

How could a product that hasn't seen an official announcement be facing delays? It's a puzzling tale, that's a certainty. Still, rumors of a pixel-packed iPad mini have been making the rounds for a while, and, frankly, we don't expect the stream to slow down anytime soon. Now, Taiwanese publication</i> …

Health Scanner Scanadu Scout Breaks Indiegogo’s Crowdfunding Record

Today the Indiegogo campaign for Scanadu Scout became the highest funded in the site’s five year history. At over $1,378,545 and counting, Scanadu has broken the $1,370,461 record set by Let’s Build A Goddamn Tesla Museum.<p>The Scanadu is a small, round scanner that takes a person’s vital signs and …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Open up the definitive guide to delightfully detailed doors.<p>Many modern-day projects by cutting-edge firms include details of incredible rigor.<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>Inspired by ancient Islamic architecture but realized through state-of-the-art …

Time Travel

Andrew Hoffman

Posted by<p>Art Main<p>here<p>I just love this design from artist/designer Andrew Hoffman, which charts a day in his life.<p>Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive …

Organize Your Books Like File Folders: TAB Bookcase by EJ Pak

Korean designer EJ Pak set out to bring a little organization to something that’s typically cluttered with the TAB bookcase. The bookcase comes with …

Rejoice! The End of ‘User Name and Password’ May Be Nigh

What’s the absolute worst part of the Internet? Reasonable folks may disagree, but most would say keeping track of an endless string of passwords …

How Jenna Lyons Transformed J.Crew Into A Cult Brand

See how Jenna Lyons has taken J.Crew from ugly duckling to fashion arbiter.<p>Jenna Lyons is in her corner office sucking on an iced coffee as if it were manna. The room looks like a cross between a boudoir and an artist’s loft, with a peach fur draped over a white leather eames chair. The industrial …

Broadway Penthouse by Joel Sanders Architect

This Broadway Penthouse created by Joel Sanders Architect changes the perception that living in New York City can’t be both green and rich with plant …

12 Modern Pools That Make a Big Splash

Not to wish time by, but summer’s looking pretty good about now. Especially if you’re lucky enough to be lounging poolside by these modern</i> …