Tag Archives: big data


Data Scientist Hacks Monitoring Device, Puts Heartbeat Online

Data scientist Jen Lowe’s put her heart online. Open her site, One Human Heartbeat, and a cyclopean red eye blinks in rhythm to yesterday’s heartbeat. Lowe wears a... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/24/14


Can Buffett’s $1B Bracket Gamble or Nate Silver’s Statistical Tricks Tame March Madness?

It’s late March, and the NCAA college basketball tournament is underway. Each year, millions print brackets of the 64 teams and pencil in their picks. And each year,... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/20/14


General Electric Expands Internet of Things to More Industrial Equipment

The Internet of Things — a network that connects devices, from sneakers to massive industrial oil- and gas-drilling equipment, and runs the information they provide... more

Written By: | Posted: 10/10/13


Sensors Report Gunfire Directly to Police in 70 U.S. Cities, No 911 Call Needed

As Americans use digital methods for more of their interpersonal communications, law enforcement agencies have seized the opportunity to scoop up more information for... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/9/13

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Is Cisco’s Forecast of 50 Billion Internet-Connected Things by 2020 Too Conservative?

As tech memes go, the Internet of Things is getting a bit long in tooth. The idea of internet-connected smart stuff has been heralded for years now. But where exactly are... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/30/13


With Latest Tech, Can Doctors Treat Us Before We Fall Sick?

Even now I can see Dr. Hingorani telling my mother that her boy has chronic hypertension and feel the embarrassment of seeing tears well up in her eyes. More than 16... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/16/13

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A Million Smartphones Will Drive Biggest Heart Health Study in History

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) are recruiting a million participants to join a decade long heart health study. The enabling factor?... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/3/13

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Sensors in Smartphones: Galaxy S4 Adds Pressure, Temperature, and Humidity Sensors

Samsung recently launched their latest salvo in the smartphone wars, the Galaxy S4. Most tech writers couldn't decide whether they’d rather be bored by the phone or pan... more

Written By: | Posted: 04/1/13

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