January 27, 2014 |
I'm smitten with the little white ReadyLight Rechargeable LED Lantern from Verilux. The lantern is sleek and tactile, and the nine LEDs on the underside of the lid, which provide soft Natural Spectrum Daylight illumination, manage to be bright without glare. LEDS don't generate heat, so the lantern is cool. It's also touch-sensitive. Press down on the top or grip the base to turn it on or off and to adjust brightness, from a dim glow to reading-ready. The slim 7-inch-high by 3 1/2-inch-diameter plastic lantern is sturdy but featherweight at 8 ounces.
January 19, 2014 |
"Slim-line" seats, with thinner seat-back cushions, are increasingly popular with airlines because they weigh less and help squeeze more passengers into a plane. But the seats may not be so popular with passengers. A new survey by the travel website TripAdvisor shows that many passengers who have tried slim-line seats are not fans. In the survey of 1,391 travelers, the website found that nearly half weren't sure whether they had sat in slim-line seats. But of those who said they had tried the seats, 83% said they were less comfortable than traditional seats, 8% said the slim-line seats were more comfortable, and 9% said they couldn't tell the difference.
October 31, 2013 |
The Lakers opened the season with one impressive win and one impressive loss. Expectations by and large are low for the franchise. Oddsmaker MyTopSportsBooks.com gives the Lakers 40-1 odds to win the 2013-14 NBA championship. Pregame.com isn't quite as generous, giving the Lakers 75-1 odds and picking the team to win 35 games. Good news from MyTopSportsBooks.com for Coach Mike D'Antoni -- he's not a top-three favorite to be the first coach fired (that goes to his former assistant Steve Clifford of the Charlotte Bobcats with 4-5 odds)
October 24, 2013 |
Richard Kadrey's new novel, "Dead Set," gave me nightmares. And I can't stop myself from telling him - even though the bestselling horror author dresses in black, has intimidating tattoos and the watchful bearing of an assassin. He's reluctant to take off his dark glasses. "Cool," he says, stirring his coffee in the dim daytime light of a Los Angeles bar. "It's an experiment. " "Dead Set" (Harper Voyager, $22.99) is far less violent than the bestselling Sandman Slim series he's known for: "There's fewer bad words and less actual bloody body parts.
October 17, 2013 |
Kim Kardashian is at it again. This time, she's sharing a steamy selfie of her post-baby body in a skimpy white bathing suit. The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star flaunted her figure on Instagram late Wednesday, posing in a white one-piece that leaves little to the imagination. Read: Plenty of sideboob and contoured buttcrack action. The photo, which showcases her infamous derriere, simply bears the caption "#NoFilter. " PHOTOS: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West No filter, indeed.
August 30, 2013 |
The state of California and the Bank of America have a lot in common, says BofA Chief Executive Brian Moynihan. Both were all but written off by critics as the economy tanked. Both endured painful budget cuts and remain hampered by unemployment and housing issues. And yet each is now well positioned as the economy recovers, according to Moynihan, who spoke to The Times during a recent round of visits with California business owners and venture capitalists. Despite lingering image problems, BofA is gaining traction, Moynihan says, thanks to what he calls "addition by subtraction.