Wireless sensor broadcasts environmental data via Twitter


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Tsubuyaku Sensor is a new wireless device from Japanese Ubiquitous Computing Technology that monitors conditions such as temperature, humidity and radiation levels and automatically tweets the resulting data via Twitter.

If Twitter can be used to broadcast recipes, school lunch menus and fresh bread alerts — to name just a few of the many examples we’ve covered — then why not environmental data as well? That, indeed, is just what’s possible with the Tsubuyaku Sensor, a new wireless device from Japanese Ubiquitous Computing Technology that monitors conditions such as temperature, humidity and radiation levels and automatically tweets the resulting data via Twitter. Leer más “Wireless sensor broadcasts environmental data via Twitter”

How to work when you’re tired


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ALI HALE, FORBES.COM

Woman asleep on laptop.Coping with little sleep … There are strategies you can put in place to get through the working day.

All the tools you need to stay focused throughout the day.

Up late last night? Couldn’t get to sleep, or woke up just to stare at the ceiling for hours in the middle of the night? Or are you just plain tired?

We all have days when we just don’t feel energetic and with it. But when you’ve got work to do-whether in your job, building your own business or around the house-you can’t simply go back to bed. You need to stay alert, make the most of your day and avoid getting distracted or making silly mistakes.

Here’s how to work when you’re tired:

Be clear about what you want to accomplish

It’s always a good idea to have a clear goal in mind, but especially when you’re feeling tired or otherwise sub-par. Sit down and think about what you need to get done today. If you’re working on a big project, what exactly are you going to get done? The next chapter? That section with the statistics you need to look up? Even if you’re spring cleaning, don’t just do whatever catches your eye-make a plan.

It’s very easy to start meandering into lots of unrelated tasks, if you don’t have a clear focus on what you want to accomplish. I’m sure you’ve had days where you’ve looked back and wondered where your time went-well, this is how to make sure you spend your time on something worthwhile. Leer más “How to work when you’re tired”

The $46,000 bicycle


BARRY PARK

The Factor 001.The Factor 001.

It takes a week to build and costs the best part of a decent wage, but the Factor 001 can monitor your skin temperature and determine how powerful each of your legs is.

Electronic gears, sleek carbon-fibre body, optional carbon-fibre brakes: they sound like car features but in fact they describe a very special bicycle.

British retailer Harrods is expected to soon stock the Factor 001, a super high-tech bike made by motorsport engineering company BERU f1systems.

For the equivalent of about $46,000, you get a bike that takes six engineers a week to build. There’s hydraulic brakes integrated into the frame and a Shimano Di2 electronic gear shift.

The frame is also packed with load sensors, wiring, batteries and control cables that help the bike to collect up to 100 separate bits of ergonometric data—from skin temperature to respiration rate and humidity to individual leg power output.

smh.com.au

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