Shawn Smith

17 Flips | 7 Magazines | 1 Follower | @sms_612 | Keep up with Shawn Smith on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Shawn Smith”

Spacey On London: "I'm Not Just Going To Get On A Plane And F**k Off!"

Asked how Frank Underwood would deal with Obama’s opponents, Spacey said Frank would “kill a lot of them.”<p>Hard as it may have been to imagine such a …

Why Do Watches Cost So Much?

After I tell people that I write about watches, the question inevitably arises: why do some watches cost so much? (This after the incredulity that …

Detroit 2014: 10 Concept Cars Foreshadowing the Years to Come

From drawing board to show floor, these are the standouts.

New Year’s Resolutions: Five 4K Displays You Can Actually Afford

4K is a slightly murky, slightly arbitrary term that is universal shorthand for the next big step in high definition. Whereas 1080p, the reigning …

Stay: Russo-Balt North Adventure, Kamchatka

Kamchatka isn’t just that territory in Risk where Alaska’s always leaking through to ruin Asia’s dominant 8-player bonus. Nope, it’s a real place, …

Want This, Get This: Bell & Ross BR 03 or Christopher Ward C11

It’s no secret that men like gauges and instruments — a Porsche tachometer or an old Voigtlander light meter, for example. Something about the …

Opinion: The Best Watch

Several years ago, when I first contracted this illness known as <i>horophilia</i>, I unwittingly wrote what I now believe was my first Op/Ed article in the …

Train Depot in Rural Connecticut Transformed into Welcoming Modern Home

A tiny local train depot in rural Connecticut, USA was completely reinvented by the creative team at <b>Gray Organschi Architecture.</b> The resulting <b>Depot</b> …

To Protect and Serve: 6 Great Anti-Magnetic Watches

Despite being powered by borderline ancient spring technology, the mechanical watch ranks as one of man’s most complex machines. What appears so …

Want This, Get This: Mercedes-Benz S550 or Hyundai Equus Ultimate

Your ambitious butt will feel at home in either one.

How To Build Your Startup Team From Scratch

In June, 2013 I moved to Hong Kong where I’m opening a new office for my online marketing firm, MWI. I have the luxury of being able to get work done for clients by utilizing our core fulfillment team in Salt Lake City, UT, as well as other team members spread around the globe, but the goal is to …

EyeFly3D brings glasses-free 3D to your iPhone, iPad and Nexus 7, if you’re into that sort of thing

I’ve never been able to get into 3D movies and TVs because fitting 3D specs over my prescription glasses never worked. EyeFly3D created a screen protector that can display stereoscopic content on your iPhone, iPad and Nexus 7 without having to use those pesky glasses.<p>The iPhone protector will set …

A Public Service That Aims To End Crappy Tourist Photos

Are you sick of Instagram feeds full of boring, bad quality vacation pics? Did your best friend try to shoot the Brooklyn Bridge and up with nothing but East River? Miami Ad school grads Mimi Chan and Utsavi Jhaveri decided to do the tourists of New York and San Francisco a public service. They …

Connected Fridge Hacked To Send Malicious Emails

A security firm says more than 100,000 smart devices–including a fridge–were used to send out more than 750,000 malicious emails.<p>Attack of the … fridge? The slew of connected devices entering homes is bringing new points of vulnerabilities. Security firm Proofpoint found that more than 100,000 …

Amazon plans to ship your packages before you even buy them

Drawing on its massive store of customer data, Amazon plans on shipping you items it thinks you'll like before you click the purchase button. The company today gained a new patent for "anticipatory shipping," a system that allows Amazon to send items to shipping hubs in areas where it believes said …

Nest Gives Google Its Next Big Data Play: Energy

When Google bought Motorola in 2012, its mandate was to get more millions people on the mobile web. Now with its $3.2 billion purchase of Nest Labs, Google could get millions of homes connected to a different kind of web: an energy management system powered by Big Data.<p>The sexy world of smart homes …

Silver nanowire sensors could be the flexible foundation for new wearables

A clear, bandage-like sensor could eventually make everything from fabrics to our fingers smart. Dr. Yong Zhu and a team of North Carolina State University researchers created an ultra-thin, flexible sensor that could be used in clothing, on the body, any in other ordinary objects to track things …