December 19, 2012 |
Want to go to back and read your old tweets? Soon you might be able to. Twitter announced Wednesday that it has begun to roll out an archive tool that lets users see all the tweets they ever sent, including retweets. The San Francisco-based social network said the feature will first get to users who have their Twitter account default language set to English. Then over the coming weeks and months, Twitter will get the feature to the rest of its users. QUIZ: What set the Internet on fire in 2012?
October 2, 2013 |
Finding the coveted gold iPhone 5s just got a little easier. Since the shiny Apple gadget went on sale last month, the golden iPhone 5s has been in short supply, due to its popularity and supply constraints. Many stores sold out of the phone as soon as it was released and there is a long wait if the device was ordered online. But software developer Mordy Tikotzky has built a simple-to-use website that quickly tells shoppers how many gold iPhone 5s devices are available at Apple Stores near them.
November 16, 2005 |
Whether you want to capture the full flavor of a heritage turkey or keep a free-range turkey moist without brining, a Granite Ware roasting pan with a lid is essential. The design is ideal for helping meat cook evenly and juicily: The weight of the porcelain-coated steel is just heavy enough to contain heat, while the domed lid allows air to circulate much better than a foil tent would.
December 17, 2010 |
Search-engine giant Google has a new tool for exploring 5.2 million books it has digitized, and not just in English but also Chinese, French, German, Russian and Spanish. But unlike its Web search function, this tool, called the Ngram Viewer, goes through the 500 billion words in those books to show trends in word usage. It can determine how often words, or phrases, show up in a given year. Using the viewer, historians, language experts or anyone with a home computer can track items as seemingly trivial, for example, as when "hep cat" entered the popular lexicon, or when writers generally stopped using the phrase "dying of consumption.
June 9, 1985
Congratulations on a most entertaining article about the tarot and readers. Thorough, perceptive and highly amusing. DAVID P. LEWIS Sherman Oaks
March 28, 1998 |
The most powerful interludes in Tool's music are sparked by collisions between contrasting elements--visceral playing and cerebral songwriting, chaotic energy and controlled execution, rough-shod rock and supple tunefulness. On Thursday at the Hollywood Palladium, flurries of those opposing forces whipped the packed house, which had already beenpiqued by the Melvins' thunderous opening set, into a cathartic frenzy.
May 21, 2013 |
A new tool from Danish travel site Momondo.com may help take away some of the stress of flight shopping by advising us when to buy an airline ticket. More than a simple price calendar, Momondo's Flight Insights tool considers six essential factors that determine the price of a ticket for a particular flight search: number of days in advance, time of day, day of the week, seasonality, airport and airline. Even if you are booking a last-minute ticket, this tool can help determine which airline normally has the lowest price fares for a particular route.
June 22, 1986 |
Webster's New International Dictionary defines mechanic as a manual worker or an artisan or of or relating to manual work, of the nature of or resembling a machine , especially in routine or automatic performance. In major league baseball, they know whom this applies to: a tall, square-shouldered guy with these gray curls around his temple and these long arms and an imperious squint down the barrel of a 3-and-2 count with the game on the line.
April 27, 1986 |
Beatrice Kay has held the hands of many famous movie stars and gazed into their eyes. She will never tell you who they are, for Kay is very, very discreet. She has been manicurist at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios since . . . well, that's something else that Kay isn't telling. In her living room she has a blown-up photograph that shows Clark Gable sitting in a barber's chair at MGM, having his nails tended by a raven-haired lady who looks very much as Beatrice Kay must have looked when younger.
April 23, 1993 |
"I don't want to be hostile. I don't want to be dismal," goes the opening line of Tool's new album, "Undertow." Then the Los Angeles band spends virtually the entire album milking the most hostile, dismal feelings it can muster. Singer and lyricist Maynard James Keenan, 29, says that Tool has therapeutic reasons for accentuating the negative. "What we've decided to do for our release is play music, so all the ugly stuff is gonna come out there.