Infiniti says it’s going to offer a plug-in electric car, the LE, that you don’t have have to plug in.
Nissan’s luxury brand just became the first to set a date when it is going to offer the next breakthrough in electrics, cordless charging.
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The cloud-based neural network took top prize in this year’s Google Science Fair.
“I taught the computer how to diagnose breast cancer,” Brittany Wenger, the Lakewood Ranch resident, told me today.
“And this is really important because currently the least invasive form of biopsy is actually the least conclusive, so a lot of doctors can’t use them.”
Wenger wanted to create a way for more doctors to use the minimally invasive procedure, called Fine Needle Aspirate, in order to ease the process of having lumps examined.
Breast cancer affects one in eight women worldwide, she noted, including members of her family.
“Early detection is really important,” Wenger said. “And that is what I’m trying to do with my neural network.”
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Jerry Seinfeld’s new web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which has been developed in partnership with Sony Pictures Television’s Crackle service, debuts this week on July 19 at 9pm. As the title suggests, the show is an interview series where the comedian drives around and sits down for a chat with fellow comedians and other famous friends. There aren’t too many other details on the web show as to how many episodes will be released or even the length of each episode, just that each one will feature a conversation between Seinfeld and his guest. The list of guests scheduled to appear include Larry David (naturally), Ricky Gervais, Alec Baldwin, and more.
The more we travel, the more we hear about luggage being lost by the airlines for a day or two. I have had that happen to me a few times. I get to a destination only to find out that my luggage didn’t make it. It happened on a business trip to Taiwan 35 years ago, when we traveled to Eastern Europe five years ago and then just last year when we returned from India.
It is such a terrible, empty feeling. The older we get, the more nervous we get about the whereabouts of our luggage. I never pack my meds, extra eye glasses, jewelry, laptop, iPad, Kindle, chargers, and important papers. All that is in my carry on.
Tomorrow we leave for LA for a few days. This trip things will be a little different. I am using the PocketFinder Personal Locator.
Wait to you hear about this.
The PocketFinder is a personal GPS. It fits in the palm of your hand. You can use it to track people, pets, vehicles and in my case luggage from the web, the iPhone or Android mobile devices. It’s available for $149.00 and a small monthly charge for the service.
Just think about the possibilities of tracking a person with dementia or your child, grandchild or even pets. Users can customize the map application by establishing zonesthat automatically send alerts if a loved one enters or leaves a zone on foot or in a vehicle. In addition, speed alerts can be set that notify users if a vehicle exceeds set speed limits. Alerts are sent instantly via email, SMS text, and push notification.
The devices are as easy to recharge as a cell phone.
PocketFinder’s GPS Vehicle Locator attaches to automobiles, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles, jet skis – virtually any powered vehicle. It allows users to pinpoint the location of the vehicles as well as their speeds – capabilities especially welcomed by parents of teenage drivers. The compact GPS Vehicle Locator can also help authorities to quickly find a lost or stolen vehicle.
Don’t tell me that you don’t find this mind bloggling? Who ever thought there would be a day that we could track people and things from our telephone? What an unbelievable time to be alive!
Before you go any further, be sure to read yesterday’s post about finding lost people, pets, and objects. Today’s topic is all about retracing your own footsteps. How many times have you walked into a room without the foggiest notion why you went in there in the first place? Kind of scary but it happens to people all the time. It gets scarier as we get older.
Just this morning a friend of mine over 50 couldn’t find his cell phone in my apartment. He couldn’t remember what room he was in and where he might have left it. He went into a complete panic mode even though Eliot and I were immediately looking for it. When we couldn’t find it, we simply dialed his cell from the house phone (Yes, we still have a landline) and it began ringing in his carry-on bag. He said he always puts his cell phone in his pocket so he was dumbfounded how it got in his mini luggage.
It is times like this that we all need to take a deep breath and retrace our footsteps to find out how we mindlessly misplaced something. It just takes a few seconds to forget what we were doing. If we could just drop a few breadcrumbs we could figure out where we were and where we are supposed to be going.
That is why I am introducing you to the Magellan eXplorist 110. The GPS receiver is really for outdoor navigation when you want to repeatedly go to a specific spot when fishing, hiking, hunting, and biking.
However, some of my friends have resorted to hanging the GPS unit around their neck as if it was a mini compass. It records their every move with a series of digital breadcrumbs. They now can easily retrace their steps. No more threat of memory loss.
It retails for $129.99.
Steve shows off the latest, greatest gifts for dad on New Day Northwest this morning.
Advertisements bombard us at every corner, but what if billboards were tailored to who was driving by? It hasn’t happened yet, but General Motors is considering developing that technology through its OnStar service.
Imagine a world where you’re driving and the billboard ads you pass are made specifically to you. Like coffee? An ad will appear for Starbucks up ahead. Traveling with kids? There’s a bathroom rest-stop coming up.
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