Smart gadgets always promise to solve a fundamental problem of human existence. Security. Exercise. Eating. Even sleep can be solved – or so the Sleep Number 360 p5 smart bed suggests. What’s smart about the Sleep Number 360 p5? As with most smart doohickeys, it’s all about the data, which, in this case, comes from sensors in the mattress. The results are put through an algorithm that shoots out a Sleep IQ score. The bed’s sensors can detect whether you’re in bed, how much (or little) you’re moving, how often you’re breathing, and even your heart rate. While the data points are many, they don’t pester you. Sleep Number’s technicians delivered the bed and setup the SleepIQ application used to explore what it records, so I literally didn’t have to lift a finger to make the bed work. That’s good news. Who wants to worry about updating a bed’s firmware? It’s simple, but is it useful? My first few nights with the … [Read more...] about Sleep Number’s 360 p5 is a smart bed, but can it solve your sleep problems?
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Michael Hill, Associated Press Updated 10:36 pm, Thursday, May 31, 2018 Now Playing: Dairy companies are pushing A2 milk, which is promoted as easier on the stomach. The claim has its skeptics, but the bet is that consumers will pay extra to drink milk that doesn’t cause gas and bloating. (June 1) Media: Associated Press MORAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Does milk leave your stomach feeling sour? Dairy companies looking for ways to appeal to people who avoid milk because of indigestion are promoting what they describe as a natural, easier-drinking alternative. It's called A2 milk, which is produced by a subset of cows that produce milk lacking a protein that backers say is associated with milk's dyspeptic tendencies. That A2 claim has its skeptics, but the bet is that consumers will pay an extra dollar or more per half-gallon to drink milk that might not cause indigestion, gas and bloating. "Our approach has been, 'Listen, if you thought you had trouble with … [Read more...] about Got indigestion? These cows could solve your milk problem
Katie Greenman's Facebook profile mirrors all the things the 21-year-old Texas college student loves: Cute animals, exotic travel and left-leaning political issues, like immigration reform and gun control. But there is another Katie Greenman on Facebook -- created by strangers and copying her full name, photos, hometown and old workplace -- that shares only ideas celebrated by President Donald Trump, including an image showing Hillary Clinton in federal prison. The fake account's profile picture: A selfie of the real Greenman, sunbathing. "My gosh, what the heck? That's scary," Greenman said when a Washington Post reporter showed her the fake account. "That's me, but I never posted any of this stuff."Facebook in December offered a bold solution for its worsening scourge of fake accounts: New facial-recognition technology to spot when a phony profile tries to use someone else's photos. The company is now pushing its users to agree to expanded use of their facial data, saying they … [Read more...] about Facebook’s crackdown on fake accounts isn’t solving the problem for everyone
posted on 05 Mar 2012, 07:44 2 1. MalakiMills (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Jun 2010) If this comes to verizon then I will definately be buying it (off contract unfortunately, couldn't pass up the nexus for my upgrade). posted on 05 Mar 2012, 07:54 2 2. Jamus (Posts: 30; Member since: 19 Feb 2012) My dinc is dying, my upgrade date is coming, and I want a tablet. Please come to Verizon and fix all of my issues at once :) posted on 05 Mar 2012, 07:57 1 3. deago78 (Posts: 160; Member since: 08 Oct 2009) I hadn't thought of it that way. Not a bad angle. The only fault is that people are going to need more options than just a single smart phone that can convert into a tablet. I doubt the 42% of people who didn't buy a tablet will all find the same smartphone appealing. posted on 05 Mar 2012, 09:01 2 4. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011) If this comes to Sprint sometime within the next 3 months this is my next phone. I wish the specs were … [Read more...] about Comments for : Asus PadFone will solve the problems of “tablet hesitators”
But this here explanation of the target group for the Asus PadFone is particularly interesting. “Tablet hesitators” - that’s the group of people Asus thinks will be looking to buy the PadFone, a handset that slips into a tablet chassis, which in turn fits a keyboard dock, much like a matroska nesting doll. This means that you essentially pay for only one device with all the processing power, and everything else - the tablet screen and keyboard come as an additional, cheaper accessory.“There is a massive segment of the market called the "tablet hesitator" and those guys aren't buying our tablets," Asus said at MWC.Benson Lin heading Asus’ handheld department then quoted numbers saying 55% of smartphone owners wanted a tablet, but only 13% bought one. Asus looked at the huge majority that didn’t get one and asked them why. Does the Asus PadFone solve your problems? Let us know in the comments below. … [Read more...] about Asus PadFone will solve the problems of “tablet hesitators”