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Can Smartphones Be Slowing Us Down?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:21 — 202.5MB) You’ve seen it before – You’re running to get to a destination, maybe get to the next flight, walk the street to your next meeting. You run into that one person looking down at their smartphone, oblivious to the world and slowing everyone down. You would like to curse at them, but you know you do it yourself. Are smartphones slowing us down? I just read an interesting article on Dineability.com. A popular New York restaurant noticed the service to be slow. They decided to bring in a group...

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OmniMount Standing Desk to Promote Health – CES 2013

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:48 — 145.8MB) Did you know that standing will help your health? Lower blood pressure, loose fat and build leg muscle so you can lose the fat. For home or office the Desk 65 allows you seemless movement from standing to seated movement. OmniMount Desk Omnimount gives you an outlet to move. By using Postural rotation you can increase circulation. Desk65 comes with accessories such as a display monitor mount so you can move it to your eye level. The Desk65 is a manual raise desk – no hydraulics or electronics that...

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Careverge: A Social Approach To Health – CES 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:03 — 147.5MB) Engaging people for good health can be a tough job. Careverge  is helping with this. Careverge can help as a one-stop health and well-being site. Instead of buying something, they bring together fitness, health and support in one place. Social networking is the way people can engage. Health care should be no different. They have a recommendation engine that will get people to do things. People want to be talked to as an individual, as Henry said. You can compete with other people on your health.  You can then match your goals,...

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LifeStation Managed Pill Box Helps with Medication Compliance – CES 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:44 — 196.3MB) LifeStation is a pill box that will let you know it’s time to take your medication. It’s a web-based tool that will inform people if someone doesn’t take their medication. The pill box will start to blink on the medication that it’s time to take. If you don’t take it in time, it will begin to beep. After a while, it will then notify care-givers, so they can check in on you. If the user tampers with the box, the care-giver will be notified. It’s ready for travel with...

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InTouch Health: RP 7 Mobile Robot – CES 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:59 — 204.0MB) IT Health company InTouch Health along with Verizon showed off RP Express – a mobile device for an individual to carry in the field. With the RP 7 Mobile Robot, they can do tasks the doctor directs. Both devices allow you to plug in medical instruments including EKGs, Ultrasound equipment and other devices directly into the machine allowing doctors to take and read vital signs from anywhere in the world. The video and audio are in real time and work over the Verizon 4G network, or wifi. FDA approved, and Wifi accepted (4G approval in the future),...

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WellDoc: Smartphone Application to Monitor Health

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:46 — 520.3MB) Anand Lyer and Chris Bergstrom came on to the Live CES show to talk about WellDoc. This is the next generation of technology solutions supporting chronic disease management. Using the cell phone to monitor and coach them. WellDoc is a company who’s software will record and report. By giving your doctor a timeline of what you have been doing, they will be able to treat better. Think of WellDoc as a personal coach. It lets you know what you need to do. For diabetics, if your blood sugar is...

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WellDoc: Smartphone Application to Monitor Health

Anand Lyer and Chris Bergstrom came on to the Live CES show to talk about WellDoc. This is the next generation of technology solutions supporting chronic disease management. Using the cell phone to monitor and coach them. WellDoc is a company who’s software will record and report. By giving your doctor a timeline of what you have been doing, they will be able to treat better. Think of WellDoc as a personal coach. It lets you know what you need to do. For diabetics, if your blood sugar is low, it will let you know how much sugar you really...

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Lexware Labs Sleep Cycle: Can I Learn, Sleep Better?

Apparently there is a new iPhone application out there that lets me monitor my sleep cycle by simply sleeping with the iPhone at the corner of the bed. The application is called Sleep Cycle by Lexware Labs. It is currently a $0.99 app in the iTunes store as an introductory offer. The application is simple: Set the alarm for your wake time. For me, I don’t usually set an alarm – When I want to get up, I wake up. Nonetheless, I did setup the alarm for testing sake. I set the iPhone on the corner of the bed. They...

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Geekazine 1 year Anniversary

Well, it was 366 days ago that the first posts for Geekazine surfaced (Leap Year, ya know). It’s been a little longer for the podcasts. Nonetheless, this site went live on November 7th 2007. Since then we’ve had over 175 podcasts and video casts, over 400 posts, a few posts and some people got some great swag. We’ve talked with some great names in the last year – from Bryce Whittey from Technibble, Josh Chandler, to Jeri Ellsworth. I would first like to thank everyone for a great first year. I would like to thank the sponsors: Gotomeeting.com, Careersaver.com are...

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Dell Buzz on Possible Phone?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (2.5MB) Podcast (quickcast): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:31 — 2.5MB) GigaOM’s OM Malik talked with Michael Dell about the company a couple weeks back. Michael made some statements whose predictions at times were no easier than determining Nostradamus’ writings. Yet other websites interpreted it in saying that Dell is hinting on making a phone to rival iPhone. While it’s not an impossibility, will Dell get into the market or are they playing on the media to ilicit a response from the public? The Quickcast is brought to you by Gotomeeting....

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Episode 44 – 7-30-08 – New Listener Drive

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (26.3MB) Purses – Code Cleanup – PC reload – Monthly Goal to get new listeners Try GoToMeeting free for 30 days – No CC needed: GoToMeeting.com/techpodcasts. Get IT Certified – Careersaver.com – 25% off with Code “Geekazine” 877-654-2265 Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the show Subscribe: Zune – iTunes – TechPodcasts – Blubrry