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Month: November 2014

Clime Stickers Are Up For Pre-Order, Will Tell You (And Baby) If It’s Cold Outside

I first covered Clime a few months ago when they were little more than 3D-printed nubbins. Now these nubbins have brains. Essentially they are tiny indoor/outdoor thermometers. You can put them anywhere and then check your mobile device for the temperature. You may have something similar in your home – they used to called them weather thermometers – but older systems are far less responsive and far less compact. The creators are running a crowdfunding effort right now and they’re looking to raise $50,000. Created by Bart Zimny and Andrzej Pawlikowski, these things are essentially rubber-clad transmitters. As I wrote before, you drop them anywhere you want to sense – a windowsill or empty room or spooky basement – and the sensors do the rest. The goal is to create a cheap home automation system with these sensors at the base. Eventually the pair plans to add more features including interactivity with climate control systems and notification systems that will inform you when it is, in fact, cold outside, Baby. They will ship in early 2015. Article source:...

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A Digital Healthcare Argument For Net Neutrality

Editor’s note: Matthew Douglass is co-founder and VP of platform at Practice Fusion. The federal agency regulating communications is at a crossroads in establishing the rules of the road for how the Internet operates. Many commentators are rightfully concerned that the FCC could adopt rules that will give cable and phone companies the opportunity to discriminate against website providers and/or content, which would potentially put some sites in a paid fast lane and leave other sites in a slow lane. This possibility has prompted massive public backlash: A record 3.7 million comments to the agency including the views of hundreds of top investors, leading technology companies, churches and civil society groups. Even President Obama joined the conversation, asking that the FCC implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality. To ensure a future of American digital healthcare progress and startup innovation, an open and unbiased Internet is necessary. Patients, doctors, and hospitals rely on the Internet to manage health and business today more than ever before. Doctors are now securely sharing their patients’ clinical information with other doctors over the Internet. Patients are accessing their personal health records online, publishing data collected on their smartphones and home medical devices to their doctors’ records, and holding secure electronic conversations with their doctors. In the very near future, more than 10 percent of all doctor visits in the U.S. will be performed via Internet...

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The Social Psychology Of The Naked Selfie

Editor’s Note: Sean Young, PhD, MS, is the executive director of the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior and a Medical School Professor in the UCLA Department of Family Medicine. If you’re building a tech product that has anything to do with photos then you’re probably feeling an uncomfortable sense of déjà vu lately, and it has to do with data security. It had become so routine that throughout the fall it was hard to imagine a Monday without hearing about another set of iCloud photos that been hacked during the weekend. And these aren’t just typical pictures of the girl down the street or the guy next door. Apple/iCloud products were at risk for getting hacked, but they aren’t the only ones. So was Snapchat, and probably all other major sites hosting photos. Scandals have been popping up again and again around hacked photos, especially nude ones. So, why do we keep seeing these scandals? There are two opposing camps trying to explain why we’re having nude photo leaks, but who’s right? One group says something like, “Enough, children. Want to stop nude photos from getting hacked? Keep your clothes on in selfies and the problem will go away by itself.” Those on the other side of the debate insist we must not blame the victim and instead should demand better privacy protections for iCloud and other digital storage accounts. Sound familiar? That’s because it is. We’ve had scandals about...

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Sneaker Politics x Mitchell & Ness Varsity Cord Snapback

Following up their wool and lambskin creation from a few short weeks ago, Sneaker Politics and Mitchell Ness are back with an all-new snapback cap. This time around the two brands have opted for a navy corduroy crown, with a white woven “P,” a supple brown leather brim and a contrasting red adjustable snap feature. You can purchase this collaborative piece for $40 USD through the Sneaker Politics webstore. Article source:...

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A First Look at the Undefeated x maharishi x adidas Originals Consortium ZX 5000

After revealing the Undefeated x maharishi x adidas Originals Consortium Jabber Hi silhouette, we now bring you a first look at the collection’s other half: the ZX 5000. Similarly the Jabber Hi, the ZX 5000 sports maharishi’s signature camo pattern throughout the upper in a stark contrast of white on black. While maharishi is evident through print, both Undefeated and adidas Originals gets its logos subtly stamped with Undefeated found on the exterior side above the stripes, and adidas branding on the tongue and heel tab. The shoe rests on a white mid-sole with black outsole, and comes with black laces and a touch of orange on its perforated tongue tag button. This rendition of the ZX 5000 can be found at Undefeated and maharishi stores come December 5, then at Consortium dealers worldwide beginning December 13. Article source:...

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