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This Heat-Sensing Christmas Tree Ornament Was Designed to Detect Fires Faster

Christmas is one of the happiest times of the year—but it can also be one of the most dangerous. Traditional Christmas trees can actually be a major source of fuel in a house fire, according to the National Fire Protection Association. In the organization’s annual fire department experience survey in 2011-2015, it was shown that Christmas trees were the item first ignited in an estimated ... Read More »

Christmas Was Merry As Consumers Traded Up

Members of the tech industry’s leading dealers (and one top analyst) gathered earlier this year for TWICE’s annual Retail Executive Roundtable at CES 2018. The following is one excerpt from the larger conversation, which we’re serializing online. TWICE: So what’s the verdict Steve, was it a merry Christmas for consumer electronics? Stephen Baker, The NPD Group: The big takeaway was the overall improving ... Read More »

This was the year we turned on social media

With each passing day comes yet another reason to question the notion that the long arc of the universe bends toward justice. However, this year, in particular, has made it resoundingly clear that — regardless of the direction of that arc — the process by which it bends manifests with stuttering jolts and fits. Things seem one way to many people, until, ... Read More »