Posts Tagged ‘Engadget’

“A team of researchers at the Human Connectome Project (HCP) have been carving up mice brains like Christmas hams to find out how we store memories, personality traits, and skills …” – Christopher Trout, Engadget

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That’s right! AT&T of the U.S. has announced launching it’s medication adherence tool!

“The AT&T-connected GlowCaps fit on standard prescription bottles and use light then sound reminders, which can be followed by a phone call or text message so people don’t miss a dose. Each time the pill bottle is opened adherence data is recorded and securely relayed to Vitality over the AT&T wireless network. This daily adherence information is used to compile periodic progress reports that are sent to patients, caregivers and doctors, and family members.” – AT&T

I wonder if this service can be affordable by all patients and whether the coverage it good. Wish we had our mobile carriers here do the same 🙂

Yup! That’s so right … I’ve updated my Milestone Droid to 2.1!!! Manually 🙂 Thanks to the post engadget had on their site. The experience was painless and straight forward, but I’ll have to caution you that you’re proceeding on your own risk!

Here’s what their sources said and what I did on my Windows Vista (32 bit) platform 🙂  :

  1. Download RDS Lite and install it on your PC
  2. Download the Motorola updater and install it on your PC
  3. Download the file from the 2.1 update and unpack it (with WinRAR for example)
  4. Turn your phone off, and start it again with the up arrow button (the D-pad)
  5. Then you’ll get a black screen with the text: ‘Ok to program “
  6. Connect your device with the USB cable to your PC and start RDS Lite program
  7. Select the update file in RDS Lite (unzipped 2.1 update file .SBF format that you downloaded in step 3) and press start
  8. Let it do it’s own thing until you’re rebooted
  9. Please wait, et voila, you’re on Android 2.1  🙂

*Note: Your droid will become as if it went through a factory reset!

“Virtobot … used currently at the University of Bern’s Institute of Forensic Medicine, the creature is capable of performing “virtual autopsies.” In other words, corpses can be slid within the 3D scanner for investigation, all without ever cracking open the skull or slicing the cold, pearly skin. The goal here is to provide investigators with information on deaths even years after they happen, possibly after new evidence is dug up.” – Darren Murph, Engadget

Now you gotta admit how cool this is! I would imagine however that the amount of radiation must be phenomenal! But they’re dead anyways …

WOW! This is a nice piece of handy art 🙂 Geeky a bit I know 🙂 But who would’ve thought you would use a hard drive as a clock!

“Designed and crafted by Svofski, the Strobeshnik relies on the stroboscopic effect to create the illusion of a persistent numeric display. The HDD platter itself has ten digits, colon and dash marks cut all the way through it, and by carefully timing the light strobes, the illusion is perfected.” Darren Murph, Engadget

I just read this on Engadget! Imagine carrying your PC with you “virtually” anywhere you go! Good stuff!! Man this would save you tons of headache and you won’t need to worry which physical machines you use … Making HUGE assumptions here because I didn’t try it yet 🙂

Here what Engadget had to say:

“Basically it backs up your C: drive into a bootable, standalone app-wrapped VMWare image, which can run off of a compatible Iomega drive (new eGo and Prestige lines, for starters) on any other Windows computer. Any changes you make to your system in VM mode will then be synced back to your main machine when you return.” – Paul Miller, Engadget

Yup, that’s right! These contact lenses will change color when a diabetic patient wears them informing him/her that his/her glucose levels are too low or too high! What an achivement for University of Western Ontario researchers.

” The secret to their contacts are some “extremely small” nanoparticles that are embedded in the hydrogel lenses which, like some similar systems (such as those pictured at right), react to the glucose molecules in tears and cause a chemical reaction that changes the color of the lenses — thereby informing the wearer when their blood sugar is too low or too high.” – Donald Melanson, Engadget