September 23, 2015

Teen Receives Call From Tim Cook, iPhone, and Apple Internship After Apple Watch Saves His Life

Apple has been putting a significant focus on health-related topics in recent months, led by the Apple Watch's health and fitness sensors and associated app functionality. In fact, just a few weeks ago at its "Hey Siri" media event, the company showed off some Apple Watch apps that could help doctors keep track of patients and even read the heartbeat of a baby still in its mother's womb.

Now, the Apple Watch is becoming known as a lifesaver, as well, with a story emerging over the weekend about a teenage football player's abnormal after-practice heartrate and his Apple Watch's tracking that led him to determine something was seriously wrong.

Read more... http://www.macrumors.com/2015/09/22/tim-cook-teen-internship-heart/

Uber launches uberCOMMUTE, a carpooling service, in China - Xinhua

BEIJING, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- Uber, the U.S. ridesharing firm, has launched a new carpooling product, uberCOMMUTE, in Chengdu, as the company shifts up a gear in its race to win the Chinese market, the company announced Wednesday.

uberCOMMUTE has been designed for white-collar workers who commute long distances every day, by offering them the opportunity to split the cost of their journeys.

Read more... http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-09/23/c_134653138.htm

September 18, 2015

Fusion Of Native And Programmatic Underway With New IAB Specs

Many advertisers and publishers hope to meld native-ad units with programmatic buying tools, and this may finally be possible thanks to a new specification from the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

The IAB's OpenRTB 2.3 spec could underpin a programmatic-native ecosystem if it's adopted in the ad-tech world.

Read more... http://www.businessinsider.com/fusion-of-native-and-programmatic-underway-with-new-iab-specs-2015-6

September 7, 2015

Unearthed Atari Games From Landfill Fetch More than $100K

Buyers from 45 states and 14 countries have paid more than $100,000 for a cache of Atari game cartridges dug up from a New Mexico landfill last year, including "E.T. The Extraterrestrial."

The April 2014 dig ended speculation surrounding an urban legend that Atari had discarded hundreds of games more than 30 years ago, reported The Alamogordo Daily News.

A film crew documented Joe Lewandowski as he dug up the Atari cartridges, reported The Associated Press. In addition to the "E.T. The Extraterrestrial" cartridges, Lewandowski found more than 60 other titles.

Read more... http://www.newsmax.com/t/newsmax/article/672695

Awesome tech you can't buy yet:

At any given moment there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the Web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you'll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there – alongside some real gems. We've cut through the Pebble clones and janky iPhone cases to round up the most unusual, ambitious, and exciting projects out there this week. Keep in mind that any crowdfunded project — even the best intentioned — can fail, so do your homework before cutting a check for the gadget of your dreams.

The Hierarchy of IoT “Thing” Needs

I received a lot of feedback on an article I wrote a few months ago about changing the way we perceive the "Things" in the Internet of Things (IoT).

The gist of my argument was that we should start treating these "Things" more like people — not in the sense of giving them the right to vote and the responsibility of paying taxes, but in the sense of thinking about them the way you would think about an employee hired to fulfill a specific function. Our perception of smart "Things" needs to be "people-ified," if you will.

Read more... http://techcrunch.com/2015/09/05/the-hierarchy-of-iot-thing-needs/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&sr_share=twitter

Windows 10 Worst Feature Now Installing On Windows 7 And Windows 8

Last week came the warning, now comes the roll out. The most criticised aspect of Windows 10 is coming to Windows 7 and Windows 8 after Microsoft released upgrades which enable the company to extensively track what users are doing. The releases bring good and bad news…

Read more... http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2015/09/06/windows-10-worst-feature-now-installing-on-windows-7-and-windows-8/

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