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Hearing Aid becomes part of Internet of Things

Hearing Aid becomes part of Internet of Things

Why not? This is a fascinating application – linking a hearing aid directly to smoke alarms, “doorbells, baby alarms” and perhaps security systems too. An IoT-enabled hearing aid connects to devices like smoke alarms, baby alarms and doorbells to help people with hearing impairments function. Source: Hearing Aid Comes Connected To The Internet Of Things

Fascinating TED talk on our “addiction to experts” 0

Fascinating TED talk on our “addiction to experts”

The thesis is that we are “addicted to experts” and when listening to experts, some research shows we basically stop thinking. Instead, we should continue to think for ourselves and must be willing to dissent from and to confront experts (who can be wrong more often than many may admit). Prof. Noreena Hertz taught and conducted research at University College London at the time this talk was presented in 2010. She has expounded on this thesis in a later...

Awesome news – FIRST Robotics Team #4488 “Shockwave” is Silver medalist at World Championship 0

Awesome news – FIRST Robotics Team #4488 “Shockwave” is Silver medalist at World Championship

Awesome news – Today, Glencoe High School’s “Shockwave” FIRST Robotics Team #4488 was a Silver medalist in the Galileo division at the World Championship FIRST Robotics competition in St Louis, MS. This is an amazing achievement considering this is only the team’s 2nd year in robotics!I was one of 15 volunteer engineering mentors to the team. The most amazing group of smart, passionate, eager and driven students I have been so lucky to have worked...

Oregon to abandon its failed health exchange online marketplace 0

Oregon to abandon its failed health exchange online marketplace

The system, developed by Oracle, never worked. Having spent $248 million, the State will dump the entire project and spend an estimated $4 to $6 million to use the Federal HealthCare.gov web site. The rest of the Cover Oregon operation is also running out of money and does not yet know how they will be funded for 2015. While the Governor likes to call this a “technology failure”, his own personally selected outside consultant’s review...

Google Merchant Accounts: How do you change your business address?

Google Merchant Accounts: How do you change your business address?

Update: Multiple updates, below. Today (November 11) I received a reply from Google that says in order to change my address, I have to set up a new merchant account for my Android apps by setting up a new Google account, pay another $25 fee to Google, and then upload all my files, again. All because Google is incapable of changing the address of an account. Good grief.  Apparently no one at Google has ever...

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