• Taking shape the best of Milan Design Week

    It is the “experiential” installations in the hundreds of presentations that fringe the annual Milan Design Week (Salone del Mobile), away from the 57-year-old main trade fair, that have become the hottest attractions. A 6m high scaffolding tree by Studio Swine for fashion brand Cos, which dispensed bouncing vapour bubbles, and a colourful pavilion by […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Toshiba’s memory biz sale attracts many including Apple

    Apple may be considering partnering with its China-based supplier Foxconn to purchase a major stake in Toshiba’s semiconductor unit. In January, Toshiba officially announced it would seek to sell a portion of its flash memory business, including the SSD business of the Storage & Electronic Device Solutions Division, to a not-yet-named buyer. The Nikkei Asian […]

  • CLOTHING
    Wearable cloud could be less expensive more powerful form of mobile computing

    Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham are exploring the concept of a wearable personal cloud — a fully functioning, yet compact and lightweight cloud computing system embedded into clothing. Ragib Hasan, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer and information sciences in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, and Rasib Khan, Ph.D., a recent […]

  • COUPONS
    SUPER COUPONING: New statistics on coupon shoppers

    Whenever new statistics are released about coupon usage, shoppers’ habits and the state of the coupon industry, I eagerly pore over them. I love seeing how couponing changes year-to-year, and continue to be fascinated by our ever-changing industry. Are digital coupons overtaking paper, or are consumers still reaching for the scissors and clipping paper each […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Computer and internet pioneer Robert Taylor dies at 85

    Robert Taylor, tech innovator. Gardner Campbell via Wikipedia CC Robert Taylor, a computer scientist who was instrumental in the creation of the internet and modern computer, has died. He was 85. Taylor, who had suffered from Parkinson’s disease, died Thursday at his home in Woodside, California, his son Kurt told The New York Times. While […]

  • Home and Garden events

    Boerner Botanical Gardens: Classes and workshops, $10 member/ $15 general public. Whitnall Park, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. Information: (414) 525-5653; boernerbotanicalgardens.org New & Exciting Plants Part 1: Woody Shrubs & Perennials. April 22. New & Exciting Plants Part 2: Annuals & Vegetables. April 29. Art at the Gardens Craft Fair. May 7. Garden Walk: […]

  • COUPONS
    Greek Fiesta coupons and freebies

    If you are signed up for Greek Fiesta e-mails, you may have received a coupon for $2 off any Shish Kebab or Veggie Platter today. The coupon is valid 4/13 – 4/16 and can only be used by the person who received the e-mail. If you are not signed up for their offers, head to […]

  • NEWS
    Cyclone Cook: NZ residents clean up after massive storm

    The cyclone uprooted trees in some parts of the North Island New Zealand has begun cleaning up after avoiding the worst of a powerful storm that swept across the country. Cyclone Cook caused power shortages, landslides, uprooted trees and forced road closures. Ahead of the storm’s arrival, some residents fled their homes as authorities declared […]

  • 6 common home and garden plants that are poisonous to your pets

    Now that Spring is officially here, you’re probably thinking about making your home look pretty with a bright bouquet of flowers, or a houseplant you can nurture through the warmer season. What you might not think about though, is how your plants affect your pets. There are some plants that can be lethal to animals […]