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
By establishing the first registered distillery in the country, Jack Daniel built his success on two fundamental ingredients: identifying a need in the community and crafting a quality process to satisfy that need. Today, Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey honors the makers who follow this time-honored success model of finding the sweet spot of where demand and innovation intersect. Kenneth Kuo was an aspiring entrepreneur focused on using artificial intelligence to impact the restaurant industry when he first heard about the Gentleman Jack Pitch Distilled Competition. And he was decidedly late to the game. He fell asleep the night before the application for the 2017 New York competition was due, leaving him to scramble to make travel plans and secure a place to stay at his friend’s house in Michigan to enter in the competition’s Detroit event a month later. Now that he’s one of four grand prize winners, Kuo can smile when he thinks about nearly … [Read more...] about Ingest.AI Expands Artificial Intelligence In The Restaurant Industry
Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:MU) today launched the Micron 5200 series of SATA solid state drives (SSDs), maintaining performance, consistency, capacity, reliability, and overall infrastructure value. Built on Micron’s new 64-layer 3D NAND technology, the Micron 5200 series of SSDs offers a cost-optimized SATA platform for business-critical virtualized workloads that cripple on a hard drive, such as OLTP, BI/DSS, VDI, block/object and media streaming.Leveraging the proven architecture, performance and capacity of the well-regarded 5100 SATA SSDs, the Micron 5200 series is engineered to deliver a fast, easy and cost-effective enterprise storage solution to replace existing hard drives and legacy SSDs. Micron 5200 SSDs immediately deliver better total cost of ownership and improve data center efficiency through server and storage platform consolidation, reducing IT costs and simplifying infrastructure and maintenance. Now it is easier than ever before for enterprises to add more … [Read more...] about Micron launches industry’s first enterprise SATA solid state drives built on 64-layer 3D NAND technology