mHealth and Technology in Action: 3 Apps to Improve Your Health

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My favorite thing about technology is that is makes things easier. Smartphone apps can be a huge help by creating healthy habit through a convenient and motivating source. Here are 3 FREE mHealth Apps that will help make getting and staying health easier:

Get Smart About Your Heating and Cooling with the Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat

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When I attended CES I had the privilege to meet up with the Honeywell folks. They make some amazing products, one of which I was ask to review: The Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control. I’ve had the amazing little thermostat for a few weeks and have had a great time with it so far.

Educating Kids through Interactive Learning Programs

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Kids of today are growing up in a tech-savvy environment, which presents an ideal opportunity for parents to leverage interactive content for their learning, development and social skills. University of Washington researchers conducted several studies and found out that interactive reading played an important role in development of literacy skills. Also, it was important for expanding vocabularies and understanding of printed words among preschoolers and toddlers.

AfterShokz BLuez: Open Ear Bone Conduction Bluetooth Headphones Review

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Of course, we already knew how awesome the Aftershokz line is. We reviewed the wired bone conduction headphones last year and concluded that this new technology should be must more healthy for your ears than any other headphones. We also think we are much more comfortable, specially if you have tiny ears.

There are many things about the AfterShokz headphones that are a complete upgrade from many other headphones that I’ve used before. Many of these features existed in the wired model as well, but there upgrades noted in the wireless model, namely the bluetooth functionality. We also can tell a difference in the audio quality and comfort.

Nintendo 2DS Versus iOS7 Controllers

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I say that if you own an iPhone, then you should just throw out the Nintendo Gameboy all together and wait for anyone of these amazing new iOS 7 MiFi controllers to be released. Don’t get me wrong I think the Nintendo 2DS is cool but in order for me to justify carrying around another device for mobile gaming the price is gonna have to come a down a bit more then 129.99. I already carry my phone everywhere I go and see no immediate need to replace it or add any extra bulk to my person.

The Best Mobile Games of 2013 – Little Time Commitment, Loads of Fun

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Mobile gaming is as big as it’s ever been and the market is poised to grow even more as iOS and Android devices get more powerful. Companies like MadCatz are coming up with exciting gaming accessories dedicated to mobile gaming, and that’s exciting for any early adaptors out there to look out for. Looking at the games on this list, it’s not hard to see why mobile gaming is blowing up!

Keep Your Devices Alive with the Griffin PowerDock 5

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When you have a family that is addicted to devices like we are getting power back into each one is important to keep the peace. There’s nothing worse than a 4 year who wants to play Minecraft but has 0% battery life on his iPad. That would usually be the point where he picks up his foam Minecraft sword and wants to act out the game with me in real life… and oh yea, I’m a creeper. But since we’ve have our Griffin PowerDock 5 centrally located, and at an accessible height, he just plugs it right in on his own and I no longer have to be bludgeoned.

Griffin Survivor+Catalyst Waterproof iPhone 5 Case Review

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Let’s focus on the bathtubable part for a moment. Sometimes I like to soak in a warm bath and find it hard to be separated from my phone. Perhaps I’m in the process of reading an eBook or completely unable to tear myself away from a show on Netflix. Now, thanks to this case, taking a bath will no longer impair my iPhone enjoyment.

ATT Next: The Next Big Thing or Money Pit?

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If you are anything like me then you just must have to newest, fastest, and coolest phone as soon as it comes out. Then you, my friend, are most certainly in luck. AT&T has a new plan just for us tech junkies. This gets us one step closer to being able to inject that sweet sweet technology directly into our veins. This new plan dubbed AT&T Next will allow you to get a new phone about once a year instead of two years with out having to make a new down payment. The cost of the down payment will be offset by added fees each month details can be found on IGN.

Grasp the Future of Healthcare with Google Glass

Google recently sent out invites to its first group of Glass Explorers and one of those found its way to me. Thalmic Labs is on the brink of releasing a motion control wristband that amasses salient medical indicators straight from the user. Scanadu has a device capable of capturing a full set of vitals in under ten seconds (a Tricorder X-Prize entrant) and ships soon. What are our plans for these devices? When combined under the new paradigm of evermed’s open source EMR technology, these three cutting-edge devices will mesh seamlessly into a Graphic Reference/Analytic Systems Pod, or Grasp.