The desire for beautiful nails has fueled an entire nail salon industry that’s growing rapidly, with storefronts cropping up on every major street across the nation. Yet, the recent articles from the New York Times exposed an industry that’s left workers struggling both with unlivable wages and with damaged health. Everyone who enters a nail salon can be affected, yet the workers are the ones left entirely unprotected. Continue reading
As of late, Christopher Ward has taken to generating quite a number of special, limited-edition watches. Some of these have taken the form of honoring military planes of the past, and yet others have delved into the realm of automobile racing, with some of those pieces actually incorporating metal from a specific vintage race car. Now, with their release of the Christopher Ward C8 P7350 Chronometer, we have a watch that carries metal that flew in the Battle of Britain. Continue reading
The Galaxy S5 has been placed above the Galaxy S6 in Consumer Reports latest smartphone rankings. The new list, updated last week, put the Galaxy S5 in first place, followed by the LG G3, iPhone 6, and then the Galaxy S6 in fourth.
From roughly 1957 to 1965, a flaw in the manufacturing process of black dials used on theOmega Speedmaster Professional line of watches resulted in the occasional fading of the dial to a shade of brown, sometimes described as “tropical brown” or “chocolate.” Long sought after by collectors, anyone who has looked into purchasing a used Omega Speedmaster Professional will be familiar with their extraordinary prices in relation to non-faded pieces. What caused this defect, and what underlies the huge premiums required to bring one of these watches into your collection? Let’s find out. Continue reading
The different sounds your Android phone makes all serve a purpose – yet sometimes they can get irritating. The fact that the camera app makes sounds is partly for legal reasons, so permanent deactivation is not always possible. But there are ways to take a picture without sound. For the Galaxy S6 there is a simple method to mute the shutter sound.
Parents who are concerned about their kids’ behavioral problems may not bring them up with their child’s doctor, but they should consider doing so, researchers say. Continue reading
It’s good to be different. The Cecil Purnell V17 World Time Bi-Axial Tourbillon is the latest offering from a brand full of head-turners. Cecil Purnell watches look like nothing else on Planet Wrist. You can see flashes of Jacob & Co. in some of the dials, Roger Dubuis in some of the skeletonization, Zenith in some of the complications, but hardly anywhere else will you see this bizarrely beautiful mishmash of technical and artistic endeavour all in one watch. And it all comes from a good, wholesome place. In a world of multinational conglomerates, rapacious industry behemoths, and long-established horological heavyweights, Cecil Purnell is run by Jonathan Purnell, the actual grandson of the company’s founder. Continue reading