Daily Archives: June 16, 2014

Starbucks will offer wireless charging system to its customers


wireless…was there from the beginning!

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There is no doubt that world of technology advances by leaps and bounds becoming a more integrated invisibly into our lives. Still, one of technologies that seem stagnant and are not progressing as fast as many would like is battery , and is certainly more than one occasion you saw as your mobile will inevitably ran out of battery ahead all day and unable to charge.

In order to put an end to this situation, international chain Starbucks-coffee to offer a trial in their local wireless charging points that allow us to charge mobile terminal depositing just above cargo area. Duracell have reached an agreement with Starbucks through which company would begin to integrate these wireless chargers in many of their local San Francisco. Subsequently, if idea is successful, would expand to Europe and Asia. With these wireless charging base, which would integrated into local tables…

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make music part of your life series: Aus tiefer Not schrei’ ich zu dir – BWV 686 – J. S. Bach (On organ at St. Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden)


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Aus tiefer Not schrei’ ich zu dir – BWV 686 – J. S. Bach

 

St Mary's Church, Saffron Walden, Essex

St Mary’s Church, Saffron Walden, Essex (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On organ at St. Mary’s Church,  Saffron Walden

make music part of your life series: Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn – 4 pieces for String Quartet Op. 81 – III. Capriccio


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Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn – 4 pieces for String Quartet Op. 81 – III. Capriccio  (SHARON QUARTET)

today’s holiday: Bloomsday


Bloomsday

James Joyce‘s novel Ulysses describes the events of a single day in Dublin: June 16, 1904. First published in Paris in 1922, Ulysses caused an uproar when it finally did appear in Ireland. But since 1954, Bloomsday—named after the novel’s main character, Leopold Bloom—has been a Joycean feast day, observed with a number of events throughout Dublin that commemorate its illustrious author and the lives of his characters. There is a ritual pilgrimage along the path followed by Bloom, public readings from the novel, costume parties, and parades. More…

quotation: Oscar Wilde


Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

today’s birthday: Katharine Graham (1917)


Katharine Graham (1917)

Graham was publisher of The Washington Post from 1963 to 1979 and was at the helm when the paper played an integral role in breaking the Watergate scandal that led to US President Richard Nixon‘s resignation. One of the first women in the US to head a prestigious national newspaper, Graham had few female role models. She became a trailblazer for women in journalism and won a Pulitzer Prize for her autobiography, Personal History. How did she come to head up the Post? More…

this day in history: Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho Opens in New York (1960)


Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho Opens in New York (1960)

Groundbreaking in its depiction of sex and graphic violence and in its exploration of mental illness, Psycho is often seen as marking a turning point in film history, simultaneously labeled as the first slasher film and a work of cinematic art. The film’s “shower scene” has taken on an iconic status as one of the most terrifying scenes ever filmed. What blooper did Hitchcock’s wife reportedly notice during one of the film’s final screenings before its official release? More…

health and environment: Recession Responsible for 10,000 Suicides


Recession Responsible for 10,000 Suicides

Researchers are attributing an uptick in suicides in North America and Europe to the recent economic crisis. An analysis of data from 24 European countries, the US, and Canada attributes 10,000 suicides to the recession. It is perhaps not surprising that unemployment, losing one’s home, or being in debt drives some to take their own lives, but it is interesting to note that this is not the case everywhere. Austria, Sweden, and Finland showed no increase in suicides. All three invest in programs that help people return to work, suggesting that there are ways to mitigate the psychological burden brought on by economic troubles. More…

The Abacus


The Abacus

An abacus is a calculation tool, often a frame with beads sliding on wires. Used for centuries before the adoption of the written Arabic numeral system, it is still utilized by merchants in China and elsewhere. Though often attributed to the Chinese, it is thought to have been invented by the ancient Babylonians. The first abacus was probably a flat tablet covered in sand. Lines were drawn in the sand and pebbles were used to make calculations. What is the origin of the instrument’s name? More…

word: languor


languor 

Definition: (noun) A dreamy, lazy mood or quality.
Synonyms: dreaminess
Usage: His eyes gathered in and reflected the light and languor of the summer day.