Microsoft researchers have developed a “smart bra” prototype embedded with physiological sensors that seek to monitor a woman’s heart activity to track her emotional moods and to target overeating. There is an app for that! The sensors can signal the wearer’s smartphone. which then flash a warning message to help her step away from the fridge and make better diet decisions. Continue reading →
Leo Grand, a homeless man in New York City was offered the opportunity to learn to code from Patrick McConlogue, the 23-year-old programmer appeared on “The Today Show” this morning to talk about his new global warming app. Continue reading →
At age 40, Henry Evans was left mute and quadriplegic after a stroke-like attack caused by a hidden birth defect. Years of therapy helped him learn to move his head and use a finger — which allows him to use a head-tracking device to communicate with a computer using experimental interfaces. Continue reading →
Hey Verizon users! Verizon here in the U.S. is kicked its off nationwide launch. Alongside the launch, an updated version of the Isis mobile wallet application also hit the Google Play Store yesterday, with separate versions designed for each carrier’s supported smartphones. Isis says that there are over 40 supported smartphones that work with the technology, and the carriers will give out free Isis-ready SIM cards to those whose phones are NFC-enabled and on the list.
Check out www.paywithisis.comwww.verizonwireless.com/isis
Amex Serve: www.serve.com/isis
Google Play Store-Download Isis Mobile Wallet
You can even get great deals and rewards for signing up!
Isis will work at locations including Toys “R” Us, Jamba Juice, and some Coca-Cola vending machines, and there are promotions associated with those, including free drinks and 20% cash back on Amex Serve purchases through Jan. 31st up to $200.00. Other locations spotted on Isis’s locator service also include American Eagle Outfitters, Urban Outfitters, Duane Reade, CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Office Depot, RadioShack, BP, Hess, and Sunoco gas stations, to name a few
Hello fellow gadget lovers! I am participating in the Verizon Ambassadors SE Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device in exchange for my honest opinions about the product (disclosure). Verizon sent me the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and although the device is bigger than my hand, I like the features. I have two Samsung Galaxy Tab devices and I have put them on the shelf because the pros of the Galaxy Note have taken over those yesterday devices! The Note has a great screen, lots of stylus functionality, and expandable memory. The Galaxy Note 3 is smaller then the Galaxy Note 2. The Galaxy Note 3 has the first USB 3.0-compliant socket I’ve seen on a phone. The Note uses a Super AMOLED display of 1080p resolution. I can admit that I was a little disappointed with the poor low-light camera performance. However, that is something that can be fixed.
Watch out Jetsons! The first flying hybrid cars are set to go on sale to the public as early as 2015. A New England company, Terrafugia has announced its Transition design, which is part sedan, part private jet with two seats, four wheels and wings that fold up so it can be driven like a car, will be on sale in less than two years. The firm has also shared plans for a TF-X model that will be small enough to fit in a garage, and won’t need a runway to take off. Who do you think will be the first one to purchase it?
Awh man! Law enforcement does not care about your hi tech eyewear. According to the AJC, Cecelia Abadie of Temecula, Calif., was pulled over for allegedly speeding in San Diego, but when the officer saw her wearing Google Glass she was cited for violating a state law that prohibits “driving with monitor visible to driver.” Abadie, one of a select few being allowed to try out the technology before Google decides whether to release it into the marketplace, posted the ticket on her Google+ page with the caption: “A cop just stopped me and gave me a ticket for wearing Google Glass while driving!” Cobb County police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce believes it’s only a matter of time before a driver wearing the $1,500 eyewear, which allows users to view data, photos, videos and other content on a small prism screen, will also see the flashing lights of a police officer’s vehicle. Do you think it will impact Google sales and warrant for undesired police stops?California’s law prohibits a person from driving a motor vehicle if “a monitor, screen, or display is visible to the driver.”
How many old cell phones do you have in your kitchen or desk drawers? Quite a few I bet!Did you know since 2001, Verizon HopeLine has connected survivors of domestic violence to vital resources, funded organizations nationwide and protected the environment by donating no-longer-used phones to assist the nearly one in four women, one in seven men and more than 3 million children in the United States affected by domestic violence. Give others a voice! Save a life!