Bathroom scales meant for home use display your weight with a dial or on a digital screen. These scales measure your weight in one of two ways: mechanically, with springs, or electronically, with circuits that bend under weight, altering the current coursing through them. In general, digital bathroom scales are more accurate than mechanical ones. But for the most accurate reading, any bathroom scale must be set up correctly and used consistently."First and foremost, you have to make sure you are weighing yourself on a hard, flat surface," said Tom Dorsey, e-commerce manager at Lifetime Brands, which sells both our top pick and runner-up bathroom scales. Placing the scale on carpeting or a slant will cause the pressure on the four sensors in the corner of the scale to be uneven, and the reading to be inaccurate. And ideally, you need to use the scale in the same place on that hard surface every time. Digital scales sold for at-home use can still be fairly accurate, but "when you move … [Read more...] about Can I trust my bathroom scale?
Advertisement Editor’s Picks 5G is in Danger of Being Oversold Why Wi-Fi Stinks—and How to Fix It How the Internet of Things Could Fracture Wi-Fi In a home or on a manufacturing floor, there’s no point in connecting something just so it’s online. You must have a reason. Andy Rhodes, the former vice president and general manager for Dell’s Internet of Things (IoT) commercial sales division, once told me that he no longer takes phone calls from companies asking for “some IoT.” If the company doesn’t know what it wants to do with connected devices, it isn’t ready for a sales talk. So how does a management team decide what it wants from the IoT? There are two paths here. The first is to start small with a project that can offer a short-term return on investment (ROI). In a factory, this could mean installing cameras and sensors on a manufacturing line to replace human spot-checkers. Cities might install … [Read more...] about The Do’s and Don’ts of Industrial IoT
Such relatively dainty machines have until recently been dismissed as niche and low-margin 0SHARES Share Tweet Email Recommended Stories Flatpack fear no more? Robot assembles IKEA chair frameBuilding low-cost Swedish furniture may soon be a thing of the past given advances in technologyDubai to test digital vehicle licence platesDespite the advancement, certain privacy concerns are raisedAging Japan: Robots may have role in future of elder careAllowing robots to help care for the elderly may be a jarring idea in the West … [Read more...] about Japanese companies see big things in small-scale industrial robots
For regulators to understand blockchain's cybersecurity benefits and risks, they must first have a deeper understanding of the technology – and businesses hold the key to that, according to new research.Governments around the world are beginning to increase regulatory oversight of cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, which are underpinned by blockchain's distributed ledger technology. In turn, businesses that use private or "permissioned" blockchain networks are likely to also see more oversight, according to experts.With that in mind, heavily regulated industries such as FinTech, healthcare, transportation and manufacturing can help develop a government's understanding of blockchain through better dialogue and the creation of joint regulatory sandboxes. Permissioned blockchains – which, like a relational database, are centrally managed – can combat cybersecurity risks and protect "consumers' financial information and the integrity of the global financial system," the … [Read more...] about Study: FinTech, other industries should open blockchain sandboxes and work with regulators
Coworking space provider Industrious has raised $80 million in a series C round of funding led by Riverwood Capital and Fifth Wall Ventures, with participation from Alrai, Outlook, Rabina Properties, Schechter Private Capital, and Wells Fargo Strategic Capital. Founded out of Brooklyn in 2013, Industrious pitches itself as a “premium workplace platform” that provides companies with coworking office space, services, management, hospitality, and more. The company claims more than 30 locations across 25 cities in the U.S., with clients including Lyft, Pinterest, GM, and Pandora. Industrious had previously raised $62 million in funding, and with another $80 million in the bank the company plans to grow its locations across the U.S. and support its “data-driven innovation in structural workspace design,” according to a statement “The workforce is rapidly evolving, as are its demands for flexibility, mobility and scalability; at the same time, … [Read more...] about Industrious raises $80 million to grow its premium coworking spaces across the U.S.