Julie Garman posted a blog post
Wearable posture trainers are the latest gadgets designed to help us improve our posture. They’re made for those who sit a lot for work. There are a variety of styles – from small modules that stick to your back, to headset styles, to magnets that c…
Oct 4
Julie Garman posted a blog post
Haptics (touch) technology has been around for a while (think about how you can "feel" the buttons vibrate when you tap on your smartphone), but now is being developed with more real time control and feedback between fingertip and touchscreen. Compa…
Feb 1
Julie Garman posted a blog post
Researchers have discovered a way to create biocrude oil from human waste. Hydrothermal Liquefaction (HTL) mimics the geothermal conditions Earth uses to create crude oil - applying high pressure and temperature to raw sewage - they can create biocr…
Dec 2, 2016
Julie Garman posted a blog post
Heads-Up Displays (HUDs) are coming to a vehicle near you! HUDs were originally developed for military aviation, but are now being designed for consumer use.
Hudly is one company that has created these devices. It works by connecting with your phone…
Oct 9, 2016
Julie Garman posted a blog post
My kids love Legos and they love playing on the computer. Big companies are looking to the future and are training today’s kids to be tomorrow’s programmers by combining these two ideas. There are lots of fun coding programs for kids available onlin…
Jun 3, 2016
Julie Garman posted a blog post
Google is restructuring and making a new parent company called Alphabet to manage all its subsidiaries This will allow Google to ‘be more Google’, and will allow all the companies it has acquired to continue to focus on what they do best (technology…
Aug 16, 2015
Julie Garman posted a blog post
It’s summer! Are you protecting your skin from the sun? A cool new smart phone accessory that can detect skin cancer early is on the market. The MoleScope is a melanoma-detecting device for your smartphone. It’s a tiny microscope which attaches to t…
Jun 30, 2015
Julie Garman posted a blog post
For those of us who have older (technologically challenged) cars, there are now plug-in touchscreens that work like the built-in systems in newer cars.
One example I recently came across is the Parrot RNB6. This 7-inch touchscreen, shown at the 2015…
Jan 16, 2015
Julie Garman posted a blog post
We’ve probably all read the articles that tell us how bad it is to sit at our desks all day long…how it slows our metabolism, increases the risk of heart disease and cancer, and that excessive sitting can even be lethal.
Companies are starting to pa…
Dec 10, 2014
Julie Garman posted a blog post
Polaroid, the once giant in the camera industry, has reinvented the camera that made the company famous. The new Socialmatic camera looks like a social app icon and is designed so you can take digital photos and instantly share them on your Instagra…
May 30, 2014