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Friday Follow Ups – And a HUGE thank you!

Smoking Will Kill You
Before I get to the links for this week, I wanted to pass along a HUGE thank you. As you’ve read, I launched a Podcast a few weeks ago, and the response has been awesome! If you’ve been listening, THANK YOU! If you haven’t, you really should. The show’s quite awesome if I do say so myself.

This Flexible Skin Patch Could Use Friction to Power Your Wearables – Put them in between my thighs and I could power a city block.

The Origin of the Apple Command Icon – The more you know.

Microsoft Reinvents The Whiteboard – If this live up to the promise, I so want one.

The Gross Chemistry Behind That Funky Wet-Dog Smell – Yuck.

FDA Wants To Release Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In Florida – What could possibly go wrong?

Friday Follow Ups

Smoking Will Kill You

The Robotification of Society is Coming – Just wait until they figure out how democracy works

23andMe strikes deals with big pharma – I’m shocked, SHOCKED, that a company would blatantly sell your data like this </sarcasm>

Technology Has Made Life Different, but Not Necessarily More Stressful – I find the real stress comes from the higher magnitude of people asking how to use their devices. It’s called Google people.

Augmedix raises $16M for Google Glass clinical documentationOops!

Fairview Health invests in Zipnosis for asynchronous telemedicine – Nothing like showing your product demo on a device that doesn’t exist.

Friday Follow Ups

Smoking Will Kill You

Google Unveils Smart Contact Lens That Lets Diabetics Measure Their Glucose Levels – Unless it’s delivered via drones, 60 minutes won’t cover it.

Tanning Bed Case Kills Phone Bacteria Overnight – I once worked for a guy who was talking on his cell phone at a urinal and tried to hand it to me to chime in on his conversation. True story.

Traffic Ticket For Driving With Google Glass Gets Dismissed In Court – What, the NSA couldn’t pull her file to see if the thing was on?

Mashable Writer Says Google is Eating Apple’s Lunch– Go ahead and see if you can spot the logical fallacy that frames the whole piece.

Ads For Legal Marijuana Are A Slow Burn So Far – Dude, did you watch that ad? I mean like, really watch it?


Anatomical Pinball Table Combines 2 Of My Favorite Things



Canadian artist Howie Tsui redesigned a pinball machine to turn it into a crude simulation of a musket-ball rattling around a soldier’s guts for a War of 1812-themed exhibition currently running at the Agnes Etherington Arts Centre at Queens University in Kingston. It’s meant to demonstrate the way that repetition and concentration can inure you to the horrors of war.

This would have been Awesome+1 if the flippers were leg bones.