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January 30, 2010
BottleHood co-founder Steve Cherry describes the company he started with Leslie Tiano as "tree-hugger meets high-tech entrepreneur." The San Diego start-up employs local labor to turn blue, green, brown and clear glass bottles into tumblers, vases and other items. About 80% of all wine bottles end up in landfills, Cherry says, because they don't have a California redemption value (CRV). "When you realize that glass takes 4,000 years to decompose, burying it is not a sustainable solution," he says.
May 1, 2012 |
It's a good thing Amare Stoudemire still had use of his right hand following the New York Knicks' loss to the Miami Heat on Monday. He needed it to tweet two apologies for reportedly punching a glass fire-extinguisher case at American Airlines Arena with his left hand out of frustration. "I am so mad at myself right now, I want to apologize to the fans and my team, not proud of my actions, headed home for a new start," Stoudemire posted on his Twitter account . Those actions left the New York forward with his arm in a sling, his hand heavily bandaged and his chances of playing in Game 3 of the playoff series -- and possibly more -- in serious jeopardy.
April 16, 2013 |
Google, inching ever closer to releasing Glass to the general public, said it will begin shipping early editions of the smartglasses to app developers this week. The Silicon Valley search engine giant sold the $1,500 glasses last year to those in attendance at its developer conference, and this week the company notified some buyers that the first units were finished and ready to be shipped. "Instead of waiting for all of the devices to be ready, we want to start delivering them to you now," Google said in its letter.
February 5, 2013 |
Shatter a basketball backboard in college or the NBA and you'll probably end up on the evening's ESPN highlight reel. But all Jacob Valline got was a really bad headache and a nasty knot on his forehead. That's because Valline's feat was cracking shatterproof glass while being held in a jail cell in Elko, Nev. Elko County Sheriff Jim Pitts told the Los Angeles Times that the 29-year-old Valline continually bashed his head into an Elko County Jail holding cell's glass until it broke.
HOME & GARDEN
May 5, 2012 |
We met at the Santa Monica outpost of the Bodega wine bar. Though it was fairly dark inside, I recognized his face at the bar. I waved and walked toward him. As he stood up, his body did not match his face, or any of his online pictures. He was not the same guy surfing in the wetsuit, or wearing the tux, or looking all skinny with his bushy brown hair. He must have gained 50 pounds, maybe more. Beneath his beige button-down shirt I could see man boobs. "Shall we get a table?" he asked.
February 3, 2013
This three-story glass, steel and wood cantilevered house appears to float over its hillside lot. Sited to take in mountain and canyon views, the residence had its star turn as a location for James Woods' house in the 2006-08 TV series "Shark. " Location: 2315 Live Oak Meadows Road, Malibu 90265 Asking price: $1.995 million Lease price: $10,000 a month Year built: 2001 House size: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,002 square feet Lot size: 1.01 acres Features: Two-story glass wall, third story office/library, glass-walled dining room, breakfast bar, office, patio with barbecue center and built-in seating area, three covered carport spaces.
February 25, 2013 |
Could a new glass make beer taste better? Two brewers on opposite sides of the United States have partnered to produce a glass they say will amplify and balance “even the hoppiest of IPAs.” Manufactured by German glassware company Spiegelau , the glass was designed with input from Delaware-based Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., from Chico, Calif., and is available for $9. At least one beer enthusiast says...
March 24, 2012 |
Drinkers the world over have been thrilled by the notion that resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine, might be some kind of anti-aging powerhouse. The supposed wonder substance can make perilously chubby lab rats live as long as their slim counterparts, protect them from cancers and reduce their risk of dying from a high-calorie diet. It can lengthen the life of certain fish while warding off brain decay and improving the creatures' swimming chops. Which may sound very alluring for those of us who'd like to think that sipping Pinot Noir while relaxing on a couch counts as doing something healthful.
September 30, 2013 |
If you are trying to cut down on the amount of wine you drink, choose a narrow glass, the experts say. And in this case, the experts are researchers, not bartenders. Drinking from a wide glass or pouring the wine while you hold the glass both might get you a heavier handed pour, the researchers from Iowa State and Cornell universities said. Unlike a bottle of beer or a shot of spirits, a glass of wine is rarely an exact measure. The scientists set out to test some of the conditions that might affect the pour.
February 21, 2013 |
Wanting to avoid making users look ridiculous, Google is seeking the help of an e-commerce start-up that sells trendy glasses to design Glass, the Silicon Valley company's upcoming smartphone-like glasses. Google is in talks with Warby Parker to help it "design more fashionable frames" for Glass, according to a New York Times report Thursday that cites unnamed sources. News of the Warby Parker relationship to Glass comes a day after Google opened a competition to select the first people who can buy the smart-glasses.