Millclock ZIN18 Nixie clock gives modern tech a retro touch » Gadget Flow

first_imgThe Millclock ZIN18 Nixie Clock is sure to start conversations. This creative clock features Nixie tubes, which were used in the 50s as light-up numeric indicators in technical equipment. The tubes were handmade and required expertise to manufacture. Today, they harken back to a different era. The Nixie tubes in this clock are also handmade and use higher-quality materials than the originals. They’re also pretty energy efficient. Moreover, the ZIN18 comes with a smartphone app and has a touch-sensitive control panel that allows you to set the time. Additionally, this clock synchronizes its timing with the internet, so you won’t have to worry when it’s time to move the clocks forward or back. Best of all, it has its own alarm. With this retro clock, what’s old really is new again. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Testing the quality of the sea for swimming on the sea beaches in the County of Istria in 2017

first_imgFrom 14 to 16 August 2017, the Institute of Public Health of the County of Istria conducted the 209th examination of the quality of the sea on the beaches in the County of Istria. A total of XNUMX measuring points were sampled at sea.Based on individual test results of microbiological indicators at 203 measuring points or 97,13% of samples, excellent bathing sea quality was recorded, while at six measuring points (Novigrad, Novigrad – Karpinjan; Rovinj, Hotel Rovinj – Below the hotel; Pula, Valsaline – FS Bay, Raša, AC Tunarica – Left side of the bay, Bale, Kolone – St. Jakov Bay, Tar-Vabriga, Tarska Vala) or in 2,87% of samples good sea quality was recorded.During sampling, sea temperature ranged from 23,2 0C to 27,0 0C while air temperature ranged from 21,8 0C to 30,0 0C. The results of individual tests are published on the website and are available via the following link: read more

RESPAWN Products becomes furniture partner of High School Esports League

first_imgRESPAWN Products, a gaming furniture company, has become the official furniture partner of the High School Esports League – an American initiative that encourages and aids schools in promoting esports in schools.RESPAWN’s furniture will be used at the high schools who participate in any of the High School Esports League’s programs and tournaments across the country.The High School Esports League holds competitions for those in high school across thirteen titles, with over 10,000 currently participating. RESPAWN was launched in 2017, using OFM‘s research and development program to help create ergonomic gaming furniture. Registry for the High School Esports League’s Spring Majors closes on April 5th.Mason Mullenioux, CEO of HSEL said the following regarding the partnership: “We understand the importance of equipping our young adults and esports athletes with the right equipment for play, and so we look forward to working with RESPAWN so that our network of high schools can gear up. Through this partnership with RESPAWN, we aim to provide the ability for our high school players to experience the same high quality gaming furniture that professionals use in esports competitions around the world.”Blake Zalcberg, CEO of OFM, Inc also commented: “It’s important to us to invest in the future of esports on the ground floor, which is currently the amazing group of players playing at the high school level in HSEL. We are ecstatic to outfit these young professionals with gear they can be proud of and that will help them boost their game to the collegiate level.”Some of the titles students can compete on include League of Legends, Hearthstone, Rocket League, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Overwatch.Esports Insider says: We’re always glad to see esports initiatives at school-level, so RESPAWN helping to improve the experience of those competing is a welcome sight.last_img read more

McKeon takes aim at college loan industry

first_imgIn the wake of revelations of deceptive practices in the college loan industry, U.S. Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon introduced a bill Monday to reform the way private lenders operate. The bill from McKeon, a Republican from Santa Clarita who is on the House Committee on Education and Labor, aims to establish codes of conduct for the college lending industry and improve disclosure for students. “This is an issue that there’s going to be a good amount of bipartisan cooperation on,” said Steve Forde, a spokesman for McKeon. Two months ago, committee chairman Rep. George Miller, D-Concord, introduced a bill similar to the one McKeon introduced Monday. The committee’s examination of the sometimes-cozy ties between lenders and universities comes as New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has publicized the results of his investigation on the topic. Interest rates on private loans can be as high as 19 percent, compared with 6.8 percent for the federal loans, according to Miller. The code of conduct McKeon presented in his bill would limit gifts and payments that lenders could offer financial aid officers at schools. Schools that recommend lenders would have to explain to students why it chose those lenders. “After months of revelations highlighting the extent of corruption in the student loan industry, we’re pleased to see that Mr. McKeon is now ready to work with us in protecting the interests of students and families,” said Rachel Racusen, a spokeswoman for Miller. McKeon lost the chairmanship of the Committee on Education and Labor when the Democrats won a majority in the last election. [email protected] (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Christmas shopping season gets underway on `Black Friday’

first_imgHowever, discounts still brought in early morning shoppers. “I’m trying to spend a little bit less because money is definitely a little tighter, but I like to get people what I think they’ll enjoy so I’ll probably end up spending as much anyway,” Kristina Morrison told NBC4 as she shopped at a Lakewood Target store. Black Friday is not the biggest shopping day of the Christmas season. That distinction goes to the Saturday before Christmas, when procrastinators finally turn out to buy last-minute gifts. The day after Thanksgiving earned the designation Black Friday because it helps retailers go into the black, the accounting term for profit. The frenzy surrounding Black Friday has prompted the Vancouver, British Columbia-based anti-consumerist group, the Adbusters Media Foundation, to declare today “Buy Nothing Day.” The self-described United Elves Guild of Greater Los Angeles will picket near the Farmer’s Market and The Grove on 3rd Street and Fairfax Avenue to both promote “Buy Nothing Day” and the new anti-shopping documentary, “What Would Jesus Buy?” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsBusiness on Black Friday was a bit slower this year, said Jackie Fernandez, a retail partner with Deloitte & Touche, a international consulting firm which tracks holiday sales. A 3.5 percent to 4.5 percent sales increase is expected this year, compared to a 6 percent increase last year, Fernandez said. “Last year was very robust, this year it’s low, it’s not as crowded as it was last year,” she said. The sales increase will be the smallest since 2002, according to the Washington-based National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail association. The smaller increase is a result of the downturn in the real estate market, near-record gasoline prices and the recent Southern California wildfires, Fernandez said. Amid predictions of a smaller increase in sales than a year ago, shoppers rushed to Southland malls and stores today, taking advantage of discounts and incentives on what has been dubbed Black Friday, the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season. “We had hundreds of people lined up,” said Janet LaFevre of the Glendale Galleria, where some stores opened at midnight. “It was a very festive mood. We had a singing Santa entertaining people and retailers brought out their A game for the holiday season this year.” Aeropostale, which opened at midnight, offered discounts of 50 percent until 11 a.m. Mervyns enticed early customers with $10 gift cards for the first 250 people in the store and a $10 reward card for every $50 spent between now and Sunday. Up to 10 percent of all shopping purchases is said to occur over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. last_img read more