Inconvenient Truths About The Apple Watch

I was shocked at how small and slight the Apple Watch felt on my wrist. I’m a larger guy (6′ and built like a linebacker who retired and got a little fat) and when I tried the 42mm Apple Watch Sport on, I thought it was the 38mm. I thought it was tiny and there was some mistake. It is the smallest watch that’s ever been on my wrist.

This past Friday, the first day that the public was allowed to handle and play with the Apple Watch, everyone who had been obsessing over videos and photographs finally got the chance to use one firsthand. I made it to the Apple Store on Friday and was one of those people.

I came away underwhelmed and a little disheartened. Read more…


Man’s Wallet Returned after 14 Years with More Money in It Than When Lost

Jerkovic recalled the day when he lost the wallet 14 years ago with some 2,000 German marks (around 1,000 euros) inside that he had withdrawn from his bank account to repair the roof of his house.

Jerkovic, in his 50s and from the village of Donja Moticina, believes that the person who found and eventually returned the wallet was someone who had financial problems.

“I believe that this money saved him and for years he was calculating how much he should return to me. Otherwise, I don’t know why he would keep the wallet for all those years!”


Apple Watch sells out almost instantly

The Apple Watch sold out almost immediately earlier today, making good on a promise by the company’s head of retail that supply would not be sufficient at the start.

Ship times for the low-end Sport and mid-range Watch editions shifted to between four and six weeks within minutes of pre-order opening. Several hours later, all Sport models slipped straight to simply “June,” the wide window that the highest-priced wearable, the 18-karat Edition, also showed as a delivery date.

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The World’s First Head Transplant Set for 2017

In a procedure that would be nothing short of revolutionary, a 30-year-old Russian man has volunteered to be the first person to have his head transplanted onto another human body.

In an interview with Russia Today, Valery Spiridonov, the volunteer, explained that he has a rare muscle condition, called Werdnig-Hoffmann disorder, aka spinal muscular atrophy, which causes one’s muscles to waste away and which has no known cure.

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