Posts tagged tech

There’s an app for breathing now.

 Zenytime, is a breathing sensor that records users’ puffs of breath to check their heart rate, blood oxygen levels and breathing activity in an effort to teach users how to be more conscious about their breathing.

Read more about the app and the woman who created it on OPEN Forum.

How Apple Watch Can Shake Up Your Business

Always a game changer, Apple’s latest announcement was an opportunity for the brand to not only unveil the newest iteration of the iPhone, but to officially throw its hat in the smartwatch ring. Apple Watch, expected to drop in 2015, will have a major impact on fitness tracking, the watch industry and small-business marketing:

…If you’re doing any sort of email marketing, email subject lines are going to be more important than ever. With room for about four to five words on the screen, you need to make sure you use those first words the best way you know how—or risk losing users, quick.

Read on for how Apple’s two other major announcements—Apple Pay and iPhone 6 and 6 Plus—will change your business.

You don’t always have to have the most sophisticated security measures in place to keep hackers at bay. Sometimes, it’s the easiest programs or upgrades that can be the most effective. Here are five easy fixes that will protect your small business.

mashable:

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains
Here are some of the major ways tech has rewired our brains, for better or worse.

Gulp.

mashable:

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

Here are some of the major ways tech has rewired our brains, for better or worse.

Gulp.

Via OPENForum.com: “Technostress Alert: Is Email Literally Killing Us?”

Meet the women who are leading the next generation of women in tech.

theatlantic:

Thousands of the World’s Internet-Connected Things in One Place. A new project is curating and organizing all of the sundry gadgets that collectively comprise the so-called “Internet of Things.”Read more. [Image: The Connected Devices Projects]

theatlantic:

Thousands of the World’s Internet-Connected Things in One Place. A new project is curating and organizing all of the sundry gadgets that collectively comprise the so-called “Internet of Things.”Read more. [Image: The Connected Devices Projects]

fastcompany:

"Watson, what is the likely outcome of this business decision?" Remember Watson, the big data-cloud service hybrid which famously competed on Jeopardy? IBM wants to transform Watson into a Siri for business.

fastcompany:

"Watson, what is the likely outcome of this business decision?" Remember Watson, the big data-cloud service hybrid which famously competed on Jeopardy? IBM wants to transform Watson into a Siri for business.

2014 CES Trends to Watch (via designersofthings)
Shawn G. DuBravac, Chief Economist and Senior Director of Research, Consumer Electronics Association, on the trends he sees coming out of this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show.
Mass customization as seen in the growth of the 3D printer market. 
Expansion of the screen as seen in emergence of wearables.
The use of sensors to create an “Age of Autonomy”, such as in those that help us park cars and monitor our homes.
Curation and context:  “when our data gathered from sensors (wearables, the Internet of Things etc.) provides a curated experience, product or service.” (designersofthings)

2014 CES Trends to Watch (via designersofthings)

Shawn GDuBravac, Chief Economist and Senior Director of Research, Consumer Electronics Association, on the trends he sees coming out of this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show.

  1. Mass customization as seen in the growth of the 3D printer market.
  2. Expansion of the screen as seen in emergence of wearables.
  3. The use of sensors to create an “Age of Autonomy”, such as in those that help us park cars and monitor our homes.
  4. Curation and context:  “when our data gathered from sensors (wearables, the Internet of Things etc.) provides a curated experience, product or service.” (designersofthings)

mashable:

Every year, CES (Consumer Electronics Show) both showcases new tech product launches and sets the tone for the tech industry in the upcoming year. Here are a few of the tech trends that you should look out for.