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Top 5 Coolness Countdown For April 5, 2014

Posted on 05 April 2014 by John Biggs

This week on Top 5 Coolness Countdown, we separate the coolness from the lukewarm with a new streaming video player from Amazon, the return of the Windows Start menu and a robotic kangaroo.

If you’d like to hear us talking about this week’s countdown, listen to our Top 5 Coolness Countdown podcast:

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Download Wired This Month On Your Tablet! I’m In There!

Posted on 16 May 2013 by John Biggs

So I’m in Wired this month. I wrote a short article on Marie Antoinette’s watch and there are some amazing graphics in there the team at Wired made to illustrate the 1980s theft of the watch.

Here’s the trick: it’s only available on the tablet edition. You can download the versions here for iOS, the Fire, and the Nook. Regardless, it’s a fun read.

If you’re into the book, please sign up here for more information. The book should be rewritten in a few weeks and I may be ready to release it digitally in just a little while. Here’s hoping it all goes according to plan.

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Sign Up For News On My Book, Win A Seiko Orange Monster

Posted on 08 May 2012 by John Biggs

You like books. You like watches. What about books about watches? In expectation that (at some point) my book will be published I’ve created a launch page for my Marie Antoinette project. If you sign up I’ll pick one winner at random and send them a brand new, freshhot Seiko Orange Monster on a rubber band. You know you want one.

Sign up here and I’ll pick one winner at the end of the month.

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Fossil to Buy Skagen Designs

Posted on 12 January 2012 by Patrick Kansa


Chalk this up as a move I didn’t see – though I did think my Skagen and Fossil watches were getting a bit chummy in the watch box.  We learned today, courtesy of the folks at IW Magazine, that Fossil will be buying Skagen Designs.

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Blogger’s Bootcamp Now On Sale… And More Cool Stuff Coming Soon

Posted on 05 September 2011 by John Biggs

Here it is, folks: the book on writing for blogs by Charlie White (of Mashable) and I. Pick it up now at Amazon for $20 or grab it on the Kindle for $16. We’ll be doing some very interesting things in the next few weeks as well, so stay tuned.

Bloggers Boot Camp: Learning How to Build, Write, and Run a Successful Blog [Kindle Edition]

Bloggers Boot Camp: Learning How to Build, Write, and Run a Successful Blog

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Shooting the breeze with the Artya “Son of a Gun”

Posted on 25 August 2011 by Patrick Kansa

Artya is introducing a line of firearm-inspired pieces with their first, the Son of a Gun. I’ve got to say, it’s not something I’d necessarily look to strap on my wrist, but I understand the appeal.  Just don’t try to wear it when going through security!

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Watch Designer Gerald Genta Is Dead

Posted on 18 August 2011 by John Biggs

The designer of the iconic Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak and the Omega’s Seamaster Constellation. He was 80 years old and left an indelible mark on the luxury steel market.
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Swatch to release $8,000 Turn to Him and Turn to Her tourbillons

Posted on 21 July 2009 by John Biggs

A little bird sent us these images Swatch’s upcoming Tourbillon collection, the Turn to Her and Turn to Him. I don’t have much information but I do know that Swatch used to make automatic mechanical movements but stopped some time in this decade. This new movement appears to use a rotating cage to move the balance wheel in a full rotation around the central stalk, a design decision which differs from the standard stationary tourbillon cage.
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