Tara Summers, the daughter of socialite and British Vogue editor Nona Summers and gallerist Martin Summers, was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. She had her first taste of success in the UK with an autobiographical play, "Gypsy of Chelsea," about her childhood with a socialite mother who counted numerous celebrities as personal friends. In the US, the actress first gained attention with a two-year turn on "Boston Legal." Now she hopes to find greater fame co-starring with Greg Kinnear on the new Fox series "Rake", Thursdays at 9 (8 central). Prior … Read more
Aside from tick-slaying robots, what we all need for summer is mosquito-slaying robots.
That could happen in the future, but for now there's Kite Patch, a square you stick on your clothing to make you practically invisible to mosquitoes for up to 48 hours.
Over a 25-year career, multi-platinum rock band Barenaked Ladies built a dedicated fanbase on the strength of such memorable singles as the Billboard No. 1 smash "One Week," "Pinch Me, "Brian Wilson," "If I Had $1,000,000," and "History of Everything" -- the theme song for the hit CBS series "The Big Bang Theory."
The Canadian rockers are currently celebrating their silver anniversary with the release of their 12th album, "Grinning Streak" (which debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Top 200) and their much-acclaimed "… Read more
Summer means roasting marshmallows over a campfire and all the failures that entails. How many times have you burned those puffy cylinders of sugar and ruined potential s'mores?
A good marshmallow roaster always blames his tools, so forget that stick. Campfire enthusiasts Bob and Tara Hurt of Becker, Minnesota, have a better idea: a stainless steel rod with a swiveling roaster attachment for perfectly toasted 'mallows.
The Firebuggz Fire Fishing Pole has a heat-resistant birch handle and four stainless steel hooks to roast marshmallows and hot dogs. With a flick of the wrist, the hooks flip over for even roasting. … Read more
Ah, vacation. For someone as consumed with technology as I am, the concept of "getting away from it all" almost certainly includes getting away from my gadgets.
That said, I've also had enough vacations to know that there are times when having the right technology can really iron out the wrinkles of the less-than-thrilling parts of your trip, and make the best parts all the more memorable.
So here's my take on five must-have technologies to bring with you on vacation, along with a healthy dose of moderation.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Apple lines are party time...for a night or two.
- Google Maps shows how we spent our summer vacations.
- Missouri University correlates social-media success to self-esteem.
It seems die-hard Olympics fans hate the Internet now that results are posted instantaneously. The drama that prime-time coverage can usually deliver is somewhat dampened by the fact that a list of winners is readily available quicker than the time it takes to turn on a TV.
Even if you casually browse a site like Twitter, you're bound to accidentally uncover some breaking news from the Summer Games. Come to think of it, it's probably harder to shield yourself from the news than it is to find it out. … Read more
Does Apple have some glasses of its own? We're about to find out:
Is Apple finally readying a game controller? The company released the patent information for one it filed back in March that shows what looks exactly like a PlayStation 3 DualShock controller communicating with an iPhone. The controller will work with iPads and Apple TV as well using NFC communication. Now don't go throwing out your PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 just yet. There's no way to know if this will actually ever see the light of day because there have been plenty of Apple … Read more
Last week's show with the Sleep Doctor Michael Breus answered a lot of questions about how to stop snoring and sleep better, and Dr. Breus generously donated a Renew Sleep Clock to give away. The contest starts today, so head over to our 404 SubReddit and tell us about your craziest dream for a chance to win!… Read more
Subscribe: RSS (SD) RSS (HD) iTunes (SD) iTunes (HD) While everyone has become distracted with storing their data in "the cloud," portable drives have been quietly evolving. Today's crop of bus-powered portable drives offer unbelievably compact designs, terrabytes of capacity, and blazing fast USB 3.0 speeds that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.
The best news is that there are several great portable drive options out there under $100. CNET Senior Editor Dong Ngo has an ongoing roundup of them over on CNET's Crave blog. I asked him to rank his current … Read more