Are Smartphones Starting a Boom In DIY Medicine?
Using mobile technologies for healthcare is not just for self-diagnosis or as an alternative to expensive medical care. Many doctors and hospitals are adopting the technology and encouraging their patients to adopt it. There are lots of things you can do smaller and cheaper where telehealth systems or healthcare websites are currently being used. Preventive medicine mobile applications have been successful for improving health outcomes for patients with chronic conditions, in particular. Read the article before casually dismissing the field as a bunch of hypochondriacs trying to self-medicate.
If you're a developer interested in the mobile health field, the mHealth Summit is currently the best annual conference.focused specifically on mobile health out there: http://www.mhealthsummit.org/ Eric Topol, the subject of the NY Times article in the summary above, was one of the keynote speakers at the 2011 conference, along with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.
Transformer Prime To Get ICS On January 12, Boot Unlocker Coming
ASUS is also facing a lawsuit from Hasbro, who feels that the name "Transformer Prime" might just be infringing on one of its trademarks...
Hasbro's asking for an injunction to halt sales until the case is resolved...
Samsung Reconsidering Android 4.0 On the Galaxy S
I can't find any information about whether or not the Samsung Exhibit II (which just came out in October) for T-Mobile will get Ice Cream Sandwich. Anyone else heard any rumors?
Wicked Lasers Introduces Handheld One-Watt Green Laser
Nice friggin' lasers. Now we just need some friggin' sharks to go with them.
Virtual Lab Rat Saves Human Lives
To clarify the summary, the virtual rat project is being done at the Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee). NIH is just funding the project.
South Korean Scientists Create Glowing Dog
So what? My cat can produce spots on the carpet that glow under a fluorescent UV light. I suppose if we had a dog, the cat could pee on the dog and make it glow too. But you don't see cats running of to publish stuff in journals; they have too much important napping and paw-licking to do instead.
Why Netflix Had To Raise Its Prices
The article referenced in the summary says nothing. It just asks some rhetorical questions. Am I supposed to LTFP (Listen to the F-ing Podcast?). There are dozens of good stories about why Netflix is raising its prices. Why lead with that one?
How often do you Google yourself?
10 years ago when I used to search for myself occasionally, 2 or 3 of the top 10 hits were actually me. But now some guy with the same name as me has become a well-known politician and I am completely washed out of Google existence.
NASA Should Focus On Going To..
Let's go to Omicron Persei 8 and take them a DVD box set of "Ally McBeal" as a precaution to prevent them from attacking us 1000 years from now.
Gigantic Spiral of Light Observed Over Norway; Rocket To Blame?
Or, maybe someone was trying to hypnotize Norway...
http://www.reallifecomics.com/archive/091210.html ...or failed trying to blow it up.
EA Looking Into Reviving Classic Games?
We just saw the launch of the original Civilization for the iPhone... I'm imagining that EA is looking to do similar things with these other old, but fondly remembered titles. Spruce up the graphics, modify the gameplay to work on the iPhone, and then sell them for $9.99.
Student Suing Amazon For Book Deletions
I find Amazon's attitude towards DRM to be hypocritical. I buy all my mp3's from Amazon.com (and not iTunes) specifically because Amazon doesn't use DRM on music purchases. I know that music I buy through Amazon can't be remotely erased, I can still play it 10 years from now even if Amazon shuts down their mp3 business, and I can transfer it if I buy a new computer or get a different brand of mp3 player. But when it comes to books and Amazon is selling the hardware AND the content, their attitude sure did change about DRM.
I don't own a Kindle, and am not likely to be buying one.
I Count In
I love this book, perhaps more than my daughter does. One hippo, all alone, calls two hippos on the phone.
Also, the Belly-Button Book rocks. I can do that one from memory too. Bee-bo!
Who Should Be the First US Copyright Czar?
Single Female Lawyer
Fighting for her clients
Wearing sexy mini skirts
And being self-reliant