Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Grannies get high, Intel's high-tech bangle, Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Aura’s Wireless Christmas Lights With just about everything going wireless these days, the team behind Aura thought it was time Christmas tree lights got the same treatment. After becoming fed up with untangling a never-ending mess of lights each year, Aura is introducing the first-ever wireless Christmas tree lights. Shaped like ornaments and offered in white or multicolor, the wireless bulbs will light up …

Aura’s Wireless Christmas Lights

Grannies get high, Intel's high-tech bangle, Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year and more in our weekly look at the web

With just about everything going wireless these days, the team behind Aura thought it was time Christmas tree lights got the same treatment. After becoming fed up with untangling a never-ending mess of lights each year, Aura is introducing the first-ever wireless Christmas tree lights. Shaped like ornaments and offered in white or multicolor, the wireless bulbs will light up when they’re near a central …

Director Mike Nichols Dies at 83

Grannies get high, Intel's high-tech bangle, Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year and more in our weekly look at the web

The much celebrated and beloved director Mike Nichols died on Wednesday 19 November 2014 at the age of 83. Nichols was an icon in the entertainment industry and was lauded by critics and audiences for his work in Hollywood and on Broadway. He was one of the few people to have won an Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy award. The New York Times remembers Nichols …