Friday, August 27, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
If the iOS device detects that the user is not authorized, it can start taking photos and sending them to an email account, along with GPS coordinates, keystroke logs, phone calls, and other activity. The owner would also be able to save any data remotely, and wipe out the device after that.The patent application seems like a supercharged version of the Find My iPhone feature now available in MobileMe, coupled with new hardware and software features. While these patents may never get their way into real products, it makes sense for Apple to increase the security, especially for their increasing number of corporate clients.
Monday, August 23, 2010
One of the latest such gadgets is Timex's Ironman Global Trainer, the company's first true GPS sports watch (previous models relied on a separate GPS module), and one of the few rivals to Garmin's well-established Forerunner line. How does it stack up? Timex kindly let us put the watch through its paces so we could find out. Read on for our review.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Traditional schools have been responding to the cyber school challenge by becoming more and more digital, offering their students online classes and sometimes teaching via the Web.
Now PA Cyber Charter School, which helped create that challenge, is edging into the "bricks and mortar" world by offering hands-on learning to children in its 4-year-old and 5-year-old kindergarten programs.
"They're going from bricks to clicks; we're going from clicks to bricks," PA Cyber director Andrew Oberg said.
Called Building Blocks, the program will start the 2010-11 academic year in the former Mount Gallitzin Academy in Baden. Parents of PA Cyber children will be able to select from a menu of daily activities, choosing any or all, while still having all the regular online activities for their children at home.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Health Related Fitness Complete - also adopted by the Department of Defense
SimAthlete - also adopted by the Department of Defense
Elementary Muscle Flash - also adopted by the Department of Defense
Middle Muscle Flash - also adopted by the Department of Defense
Senior Muscle Flash - also adopted by the Department of Defense
Problem Solving Complete
Monday, August 16, 2010
The GPS and mapping capabilities offer cyclists a chance to rate and give feedback on specific routes, or view directions and topography for an anticipated path. Apple's system would also include other elements common to current bike computers such as information on the rider's distance, speed, and cadence. Additionally, it would allow for integration with devices like heart rate monitors and the ability to compare yourself with others' riding characteristics, which is great for forming a group or determining if a route is right for your level.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Shared By The Many: Advances in technology are allowing for the provision of affordable, decentralized healthcare for the masses and are lowering the barriers to entry in less developed markets.
The analysis in PSFK’s Future of Health Report has yielded a number of insights, the most evident of which is mobile technology as a catalyst for change. The mobile phone and connected tablet computer are allowing for the distribution of a broad range of medical and support services. This is especially important in countries with little or no healthcare infrastructure and areas in which there are few trained healthcare professionals. These technologies also allow trained professionals to perform quality control remotely.
Monday, August 9, 2010
The free app will help you get into shape with personalized daily running or jogging workouts of varying speeds. The "virtual coach" will let you know when to speed up or slow down to stay on pace.After each workout you'll received an analysis of your run, including distance and calories burned, and your data will be stored on the MiCoach site so you can track your progress. The app is free, though it does say it "tracks your shoe usage with wear alerts," in the hopes that you will burn through your soles and right into your local Adidas distributor.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Take a look.