8 Apps Everyone Needs for Better Health

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The digital health revolution can seem a bit daunting, I know. There are apps that pretty much let you do everything short of DIY brain surgery. So how do you begin to take advantage of the utility of these apps without feeling overwhelmed?

Start by slowly integrating one app at a time into your health regimen.
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Walking the Runway at the Augmented World Expo

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Last month Santa Clara, California played host to AWE (Augmented World Expo) a conference and exhibit that showcased the cutting edge of new augmented reality technology.  Companies like Qualcomm Vuforia, Vuzix, Epson Moverio.  Speakers included MIT Labs Hiroshii Ishi and Robert Scoble were two of the keynoters painting a rosy AR world.  Our company, Living in Digital Times, entertained the eager crowds with a high tech fashion runway show featuring some of the most cutting edge wearable technology available.  Some of the  pieces were custom creations and more proof of concept.  Others are available for purchase now.  Here’s a walk through the fashion runway.
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New Lego Collections Blend AR and Traditional Building

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Lego remains one of the best loved and best selling kids toys. And they’re no slouch when it comes to advances in technology either. Products like Lego Mindstorms and Lego Universe pushed the Lego envelope by melding real land virtual play.

The newest high touch meets high tech collection is Lego Fusion — a mashup of traditional Lego play and augmented reality. Lego Fusion allows kids to build a 2D Lego house that sits on a special base embedded with a QR code. Kids construct a house façade on the base building walls, windows and doors. Then they snap a picture with an iOS or Android device using the downloaded Lego FUSION app. In seconds they’re whisked into a Sim City like virtual world where they build out the their world with other structures and meet all the fun Lego characters.
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No More Stumbling Around in the Dark

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You know the drill. The baby cries. You run to answer the call, only to stub your toe on the toy truck parked by your bed. Or you’re a night owl who’s partner goes apoplectic when you turn the lights grab that middle of the night snack. Here’s a high tech twist on the night light that might be the perfect answer.

Based on LEDs and looking very much like the set of emergency exit lights on airplane aisles, mylight’s bedlight offers soft lighting where you need it. It detects when you step out of bed and it turns on the light.
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Next Generation High Tech Fashion

What do you get when you combine sensors, LEDs, chips and tremendous new design talent? You get a cornucopia of new fashion based on wearable technology. Some of these are one-offs designed for the runway; others are for sale today. All of them signify the new direction in high tech fashion.

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Mother’s Day for the Those in Denial

I am a mother, and yet every year I fret about whether or not to play along with Mother’s Day pomp and circumstance, or just hope it goes away. Even Anna Jarvis, the woman who spearheaded the U.S.’ version of Mother’s Day, grew so embittered with its commercialization that she tried to take the holiday back.

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Building a Desk Treadmill: A Love Story

It’s not every day that high tech, DIY skills and true love intersect, so when I heard this story I had to share. Sarah and Ben Hilmer are newlyweds living in Indianapolis. Ben noticed Sarah eyeing those $1500 plus treadmill desks — the ones that let you type and walk at the same time. For her first birthday as a married woman, he decided to make her work/walk dreams come true. As a surprise! He did it for less than $250, and you can too.

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Sleep Gives You Something Else to Worry About

Who would have thought that sleep would become the next crisis in our lives? The truth is, we don’t get enough of it and we’re starting to know that a lack of it leads to poor health. And now, technology is rushing in with a multitude of ways to measure it. The question is, will monitoring your sleep help inform and change your sleep patterns or just give you another reason to cry about sleep deprivation.

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Glass Warfare

Google Glass, not the only, but certainly the most popular of the all the wearable headwear technologies available today, has become a lightning rod for the battle of how the next generation of computing power will be used.

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Big Brand Game Companies See New Audience in Youngest Gamers

Game makers in search of new audiences are skewing even younger. Companies that traditionally catered to serious game players are making new forays into the K-6 crowd. “Get ’em young and keep ’em playing” is an age-old marketing idea but it’s also creating some interesting play patterns for the youngest gamers.

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