On February 21, my Misfit Shine phone app sent me a lovely message informing me that the Shine and I had walked 150 miles together. I’m pretty sure that’s 75 miles more than I would have walked in six weeks without the Shine.
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My stepfather’s mother had cataract surgery back in the 1960’s. She was diabetic and must have had severe cataracts. It was a rare surgery back then. As I recall, she was bedridden for days, and forever after wore pop-bottle glasses that distorted her eyes. Flash forward fifty years. Nowadays, it seems, cataract surgery is aRead more
According to the Pew Foundation, 15 percent of American adults have used online dating sites as of 2015.That number seems really low to me–but that is, perhaps, due to my demographic. The numbers grow steadily upward with education and income levels, although they decline with age. If you study the bar chart, you discover, inRead more
Update on my fitness tracker: I really do love my Misfit Shine. I bought it mostly because was the only affordable alternative for swimming. But there’s so much more. Most important: The Happy Dance. When I meet my 10,000 point goal, the watch doesn’t just buzz (which, as I understand it, is all you getRead more
I got myself a new gadget for the new year. As with breakfast cereal and moisturizer, there are way too many choices, and that slowed me down. Swimming is one of my major activities, so I wanted something waterproof, but not something that looked like a gonzo diver’s watch. And not something that cost hundredsRead more
According to a CNBC story, Baby Boomers have added one more criterion to their “ideal retirement locales” decision tree: The availability of legal pot. It makes sense—nearly half of Americans have tried marijuana and a little more than half now favor legalizing it, according to a Pew Research study. Chances are that most Boomers eitherRead more
The New York Times featured an interesting bit of technology last week. The Lively safety watch is a real (although outsized) watch that has an orange button to push when help is needed. It also operates any number of sensors that can do any number of things: Send reminders to take medications, send records toRead more