Quantified Self – The Nike FuelBand versus Fitbit face-off #3

This is the breakout year of wearable technology and the quantified self. Between Google, Sony, Samsung, LG, Motorola and ‘pure players’ such as Fitbit, Jawbone and Garmin, the race is on. And now with Apple’s announcement of its Apple Watch, … Continue reading

Is there Good News in the Swine Flu?

Swine Flu: Some bad news, some profiteers, and perhaps some good new habits!   As the world awaits for the onslaught of the swine flu [porcine flu, aka A(H1N1)], there are going to be evident winners and losers. The losers? … Continue reading

Permanent Changes arising from the Economic Crisis

Changes? What Changes? The ongoing worldwide economic crisis has created many obvious changes in behaviour, mostly focused on the effects of reduced funds. Whether it is the fear that makes a salaried person “tighten” his or her budget or someone … Continue reading

Google Health – Innovation or Invasion?

Google launched a year ago (March 2008) a new service, Google Health. According to its corporate mission, Google seeks ways to consolidate information and make that information available anytime, anywhere. This time, Google is innovating in an area as sensitive … Continue reading

SMS & Healthy Loving Relationships

After getting drummed into our heads that using mobile phones may be carcinogenic, I am increasingly encouraged by recent studies saying that using the text (SMS) function is good for you! For its immediacy, the acceptance of shorthand (and errors) … Continue reading

Losing Weight on Planes

With the rising cost of fuel on the tips of all our tongues, the chase to reduce fuel costs is in full tilt. I am fascinated (if not confounded) by the work done by the airlines in this regard. It … Continue reading