My Twitter Account Was Hacked

Actually, I have two twitter accounts, @LauraSpear and @StartingSparks.  One day, @StartingSparks received a tweet from @LauraSpear about a fairly interesting topic. Problem was, I had not posted a tweet that day.  When I went in to check, sure enough, the link it took me to was a not very reputable promotion. I deleted the tweet, changed my password for …

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First Google Glass – Now Smart Contact Lenses

More news on medical monitoring using technology.  Google[x], a team within Google, today announced it has licensed it’s “smart lens” technology to Alcon (Novartis). On January 16 of this year, Google introduced it’s Smart Contact Lens Project in a blog post noting they were in the “early days of this technology” and “in discussions with the FDA.” Now Novartis is ready …

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..and what will we DO with all this data?

As a follow-up to my June 3 post about Apple’s HealthKit I thought I would share a somewhat pessimistic (although hopeful) view of the market by researcher and author Aaron E. Carroll published today in the NYTimes  “Apple’s HealthKit Probably Won’t Bring a New Age” He ID’s the barriers he sees as long-term obstacles: Lack of communication between information systems Patient Behavior Physician …

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Vox Media’s Chorus

Vox Media calls itself “A general interest news site for the 21st century.” And because of their content management system, Chorus, they have a dynamic website that integrates graphics, social media and reader comments in a way traditional media outlets could only dream of. Leslie Kaufman in this April 6, 2014 NYTimes article  notes the rich graphic interface and facile reader interaction have helped Vox earn a …

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How to ‘Really’ Erase Your Search History

Clicking on your tools icon in your web browser, choosing “Internet Options” and “Delete Search History” will certainly delete your search history on the laptop or tablet you are working on.  But it doesn’t erase your history on Google, Bing or other popular search engines.  In fact, as Molly Wood writes in the NYTimes Personal Tech section, April 2, 2014, …

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TEDxOrlando

I’ve been really enjoying NPR’s Ted Radio Hour Podcast (Loved the Story on the Spoken and Unspoken Ep Dec 13, 2013  in which Mark Forsyth describes how we came to name the position of “President” of the U.S and why it matters.)  TED talks have a way of  making me look at things with a different perspective.  I think it spurs my creative …

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