If you can’t buy an island, buy a house instead.Well, perhaps we should rephrase — if you have the money to buy an island, but would rather buy a house, then you can buy this particular $250 million mega mansion. Large enough that it should warrant its own ZIP code, this truly out-of-this-world residence is located decidedly in this world — in Los Angeles, in fact. And it get special bragging rights as the most expensive home in the country. (Yeah, just the country — not even the world.)So what does a quarter of billion dollars buy you? If it’s not happiness, it’s a lot of things that might ease your sadness: There are the standard perks like an awesome pool, a home theater, and a bowling alley, but really, that’s the least impressive of this city, er, house’s perks.In this home’s 38,000 square feet (which doesn’t include the additional 17,000 square feet of outdoor space — we weren’t kidding about the … [Read more...] about Have $250 million to blow? Buy the most expensive house in the U.S.
Happy feet slippers
2016 was a big year for Kawasaki, as evidenced by its vast display at the 2016 Progressive International Motorcycle Show at the Javits Center in New York City. “Kawasaki added 10 new models and updated five more,” Kawasaki’s public relations and events professional Kevin Allen told Digital Trends. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Japanese brand’s arrival in the U.S. and it’s safe to say that its goal is to offer motorcycles than ever, suited to any taste or level.The little Versys that couldA presentation by Allen and media relations supervisor Brad Puetz highlighted new models and changes to the existing model line. The 2017 Versys-X 300 joins the lineup of small adventure bikes from the likes of Suzuki and BMW. While it maintains longer suspension travel than the Ninja 300, Allen remarked that the Versys-X 300 still has that “Ninja power” that keeps Kawasaki sportbike fans happy. With its 296cc engine, the Versys-X 300 is the … [Read more...] about Kawasaki’s lineup at the International Motorcycle Show was huge
Yes, it's almost here again. Christmas. The time of year when you express your great love for your nearest and dearest through the gift of two-for-one bubble bath and novelty slippers. So first this week, a cautionary tale for those of you that still actually do their Christmas shopping in shops (how charmingly old fashioned of you!). This weekend, when you're fighting through the high street crowds (weighed down with presents for relatives who really just want the money instead) keep an eye on your gadgets. That's because this is the time of year you are most likely to leave mobile phones, laptops and USB sticks in the back of a taxi, as you rush around doing your Christmas shopping, according to a survey of London cabbies. The survey by Credant Technologies reckons Londoners abandon on average around 10,000 mobile phones per month in the back of taxis, along with around 1,000 other handheld devices, including iPods and laptops - and the festive period … [Read more...] about The Weekly Round-Up: 03.12.09
A few years ago, TechRepublic blogger Justin James wrote a piece called "10 Things I Love about IT." One of the reasons, he pointed out, was that IT had a looser dress code than most other occupations. Depending, of course, on the company you work for, that's still the case.In fact, that is an allure to many people who decide to go into IT: They can work in T-shirts and jeans. And start-ups and companies that are engineering-heavy can get even more casual it seems. A friend told me that it's not uncommon at her company to see some of the IT folks walking around in their bare feet. She said it's more prevalent with the younger workers and wondered if it's a trend that here's to stay?A fact that raises the question: How casual is too casual? I think that if you want to move ahead in a company, you do have to look the part, or at least give the impression that, if you become a manager, you won't embarrass the CIO at a company meeting by wearing pajama pants and crocs.But what about the … [Read more...] about Dress code: When is casual too casual?