Archive for August, 2010

I’m on a bit of a quest. I want to collect as much data on how my body performs and reacts to the world around it so I’m building my own bio-connected Internet of Things. I’m going to try and use as much unobtrusive technology as I can muster/afford to collect and process useful data […]

So I know what you’re thinking…Beaker spent nearly $200 on bags…full of sand… It’s a natural reaction, but let me explain why these sandbags are much more than just dufflebags with sand inside and why I bought them. I do a lot of different workout routines; some are very basic and are bodyweight-only, while others […]

I’m a sucker for anything that lets me collect and analyze biodata — data about my body; nutrition, sleep, HR, etc. Today the Withings WiScale showed up and the entire family was excited to see it unboxed and put to the test. It’s an Apple-inspired design, well made and packaged. Setup was relatively simple: Connect […]

On a tip from a tweet this morning (/ht: @lmclaughlin) and a review of Jibbigo’s iPhone app from CIO magazine (here) I decided to purchase the application in advance of my trip to Japan later this month. From their website: Jibbigo is a speech-to-speech translation application for your iPhone, iPod, or iPad: Jibbigo is not […]