By design, the downtown San Francisco storefront offices of Forward feel more like a spa or a ritzy skin care boutique than a doctors’ office. But the latter thing is true. Despite the sun shining through floor-to-ceiling windows onto pastel walls, blond-wood surfaces and no check-in desk in sight (attractive, casually dressed receptionists with iPads offer you a water), Forward is a concierge medical service. Insurance doesn’t get you so much as a tongue depressor down the throat at Forward. But pay $149 a month, and in return you get 24/7 access to staff via SMS and a phone app, more time with a physician, and an office tricked out with more gadgets than a starship’s sick bay. On intake, you stand in front of a sensor and put your hand into an orifice; a screen reads out your height, weight, temperature, and blood oxygenation. In the exam room, you sit in a custom-designed Comfy Chair while a doctor holds a wireless sensor against your chest and your heartbeat … [Read more...] about The Secret to a High Tech Concierge Medical Office? Data
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43 0 1. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008) Why the change???? Because of ALL those returns??? Hmmm.... Good for Verizon though for listening to their customers and finally rolling with Wi-Fi on their BB devices. (and no, it is not because people are cheap(well, some are), but it is because it is incredibly convenient at times) posted on 15 May 2009, 16:44 0 2. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008) I agree but it took WAY too long. They should've been offering this a long time ago, nonetheless, at least they are (supposedly) going to be now. It would also be good if they are getting rid of that terrible SureType on the Storm. If this phone came out with a capacitive touchscreen similar to the iPhone I might even be intrigued to consider it further as GSM isn't very prevelant where I am and travel. But, it's also going to be interesting to see what the new iPhone has to offer... posted on 15 May 2009, 17:48 0 … [Read more...] about Comments for : Verizon’s BlackBerry road map is leaked?
posted on 20 Feb 2014, 13:20 1 1. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered) So it's a android tiles meet windows posted on 20 Feb 2014, 13:35 6 4. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010) You can download a windows tile launcher right now, just to see if you would like it... posted on 20 Feb 2014, 13:40 3 5. papss (unregistered) I didn't personally like the launcher when I tried them but that's just a matter of personal taste 30. sgodsell (Posts: 5802; Member since: 16 Mar 2013) There is quite a few to try out now. Not to mention if you want to try out iOS there is a number of them. There are so many launchers now, even webos, windows 8/7, palm, and so many more themes and launchers to try out. posted on 21 Feb 2014, 22:08 0 35. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012) Plot twist: This is really Windows's attempt at letting Nokia customize their UI - it will still be a WP 8.1! posted on 20 Feb 2014, 13:48 1 8. rd_nest (Posts: … [Read more...] about Comments for : More images surface of the Nokia X and its tile UI
Earlier this year, I made a pretty drastic change in my camera set up. I left behind my trusty Canon DSLR, and the lenses and accessories that had served me well for six years, and I picked up a Sony NEX-5N mirrorless camera. My reason for making the swap was purely convenience: I was just tired of lugging around my DSLR and all of its accoutrements every time I wanted better photos than my smartphone could offer. The NEX-5N solved this problem nicely — it's remarkably small and significantly lighter than a full DLSR, yet can capture incredible photos even in difficult lighting conditions. It can also shoot great 1080p video, meaning that I no longer needed to carry around a camcorder for video. But not everything is perfect. The NEX-5N, while able to take fantastic photos and video, doesn't offer me the same level of control — or more specifically the same level of access to the camera's controls as a proper DSLR. That's a consequence of it being more compact, right? Logic … [Read more...] about Sony NEX-5R review: can the best mirrorless camera get even better?
Fortnite comes very close to standing out from the crowded online-shooter fray. Some video games let you hunker down with friends and shoot a zillion oncoming zombies. Other games let you build a giant, personalized fortress. What if a single game let you do both—and made the fort-building stuff a cinch? (Basically, a particularly smooth gaming combo of peanut butter and chocolate.) To test that attractive sales pitch, I have racked up about a week of on-and-off Fortnite testing, spread over the two weeks since the game launched in a peculiar "paid early access" manner. With that much time, I've confirmed that Fortnite includes a darned good synergy of those game ideas, backed by robust game mechanics, incredible art design, and a base-building system that really finds a good balance between simplicity and depth. Trouble is, I've also struggled to have fun with the results thus far. While Epic has declared that this is an "early access" game for the … [Read more...] about Fortnite poisons a potentially great game with agonizing F2P limits