Welcome to a brave new world of cheaper books and the liberating convenience of slipping an entire vacation's worth of reading into your back pocket.To avoid the floods, the city's wealthier residents move to Manhattan, where the water levels are less treacherous.
But as you celebrate being with those you love, please spare a thought for those who, perhaps through painful or unfortunate circumstance, are on their own.If there's one day on which gadgets can make the world a better place, it's this one.
Another panel showed the group tucking in to a holiday meal under palm trees as the parrot hosts lay out a spread.(Note: We think the hosts are parrots.
Vande Hei didn't identify the movie, noting only that it was a "science fiction flick.Dan Huot, a NASA spokesman, confirmed in an email the film was"The Last Jedi.
The tech world, supposedly the home of rational thought and inspiration, has suddenly become a target of criticism, rather than an object of drooling.Every week, there seems another scandal, another hack, another incident of sexual harassment that a tech company forgot to tell us about.
While few of us actually roast chestnuts on an open fire anymore (or really even know what chestnuts are), a few new 21st century traditions fill in each year, like firing up the Santa Tracker app on our mobile devices to monitor Kris Kringle's progress.The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has an app for checking in St.
Bloody good Nelsan Ellis' character Lafayette Reynolds on HBO's "True Blood" was killed off early in Charlaine Harris' book series.Stormy weather Bill Paxton's resume is varied, with several of his movies, including "Aliens," "Apollo 13" and "Twister," making the science-and-space film fan's list of favorites.
That, and the construction, meant my tour didn't go up the central staircase, but that didn't stop me.The ceiling fresco, "Fortuna, ihre Gaben streuend" ("Fortune, scattering her gifts") was painted by Viennese painter Franz Josef Dobiaschofsky, who died two years before the opera house was completed.
We've reached the point that nearly every new TV has Ultra HD "4K" resolution.One of the main ways it can be improved is with higher resolutions.
But 2018 looks to be one heck of a follow-up year to 2017 when it comes to science.But 2018 could be a year that serious solutions begin to emerge.
It was when the two naughty puppies knocked over the punch bowl filled with milk that I realized Hulu's "Puppies Crash Christmas" is the best holiday gift ever.If you subscribe to Hulu, zip on over there and watch it right away.
The CEntrance BlueDAC, left, shown with Audeze iSine 20 in-ear headphones
As regular Audiophiliac readers may have noticed, I rarely cover Bluetooth products.If you prefer wireless operation, the BlueDAC features aptX Bluetooth, but with iPad's and iPhones Bluetooth, it's limited to AAC audio.
The SVS SB-4000 subwoofer
As I looked over SVS's line of all-new 4000 Series subwoofers I was drawn to the SB-4000 mostly because it's a sealed design, not ported.Can a big sub's woofer seamlessly meld with the speaker's 5-inch (127mm) woofers?
Hidden gems of 2017
'The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel'
'The Good Place'
'The Incredible Jessica James'
'Channel Zero: No-End House'
'A Christmas Prince'
There are so many great TV shows and films out there that you'd be forgiven for missing out on the lesser-known titles.
The rise of CGI characters
Which CGI characters qualify?Neomorph/Xenomorph from "Alien: Covenant"
Steppenwolf from "Justice League"
Ares from "Wonder Woman"
The Asset from "The Shape of Water"
Supreme Leader Snoke from "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
The Pearls from "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"
Korg from "Thor: Ragnarok"
Rocket Raccoon from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2"
King Kong from "Kong: Skull Island"
Baby Groot from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2"
The Beast from "Beauty and the Beast"
The Hulk from "Thor: Ragnarok"
Bad Ape from "War for the Planet of the Apes"
Paddington from "Paddington 2"
Caesar from "War for the Planet of the Apes"
In English, it's Vienna State Opera.and with 1,709 seats, and room for 567 more standing, it's also one of the largest.
If you've been looking at Twitter or Facebook this evening and have friends in Southern California, you might have seen them post images of a breathtaking sight.It looks like an alien invasion -- or like someone punched a hole in the sky.
There's thinking outside of the box, and then there's letting Linkin Park help decide what your next generation of electric cars will sound like, and that's precisely what Mercedes-AMG is doing.Whether they sound like rock concerts or the Jetsons car or rap air horns remains to be seen as AMG hasn't yet settled one sound in particular.
Two days ago, SpaceX CEO and Tesla founder Elon Musk unveiled plans to launch his "midnight cherry Tesla Roadster" into space as part of the maiden voyage of the company's Falcon Heavy rocket in January.The soundtrack: David Bowie's "Space Oddity.
This miniscule nativity scene can easily fit into the eye of needle.Researchers at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) have now rendered that scene in nanoscale proportions and nicknamed the project NanoJesus.