Like millions of people around the globe yesterday, I watched the Superbowl. Tackle after tackle, hit after hit, the symphony of crowd roars and field blows swirled harmoniously in my brain. From that chorus came a simple thought – football is painful! How would I feel if I got mowed over by a 300-pound linebacker? What kind of long-term injuries would I have and how would those injuries be treated? In this age of opioids and technology, isn’t there a digital health option that would allow me to live with my pain without fear of drug dependency or overdose? I decided to take a look.
According to a report from the Institute of Medicine, approximately 100 [...]
At first glance, Josh James looks like yet another music executive leaping into the technology space. And why not? From Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine‘s bite of Apple to Snoop Dogg’s investment in the sports conversion app GameOn, the technology check is large and seemingly limitless. As former SVP of Live Music for Warner Music Group and founder of BaseCamp Productions where he brought in mega-talent like Pearl Jam, Linkin Park, Jay Z and Kendrick Lamar, Josh James was clearly the go-to guy in music. But his new venture, Zig.com, plays more to his passion for digital media consumption than computer app cliché.
During my recent interview with James, he was both [...]
According to a recent study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet.
Amazingly, 92 percent of young adults aged 18 to 29 use a smartphone and almost 80 percent of teens aged 12 to 17 use cell phones. Teens are also more likely than adults to access the internet from their mobile phone, noted a recent Pew Research Mobile Fact Sheet. With the frequency of smartphone use may come behavioral addictions especially in young adults. Similar to gambling or video game addiction, smartphone addiction can lead to severe [...]
So there I was, braces so big my mouth couldn’t shut, flat chest, flat butt and dance moves so bad that I lost my “I Am Black” card. Elementary school was not kind to me and it didn’t help that I was into comics, science-fiction novels, and any video game that I could get my hands on. Psychoanalysis aside, my inner geek and nobby-knees didn’t quite fit in at this Catholic School. So as sister so-and-so or father-morality went on about creationism vs evolution and how we were all sinners, my mind wandered to science and how technology would change us. I romanced about a time where man and machine would co-exist. What will the future look like? Will life [...]
OMG! My inner science geek is about to explode! Wait! Hold on while I catch my breath! Ok, FOX and National Geographic just released a first look trailer of the new season of COSMOS! I know right?
Now, just in case you’ve been under a rock and have never watched the show, COSMOS is part science, part futurist, part other dimensional deep space odyssey-eye-candy hosted by the super cool astrophysicist and my personal space hero, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Um, yeah, black people can be astrophysicists and cool at the same time, duh. Executive produced by funnyman Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, THE ORVILLE), Brannon Braga (THE ORVILLE, COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, TERRA NOVA) and Jason [...]
Tech titans slugging it out to protect proprietary intellectual assets is a boxing bout long in the making. In this corner? Oracle “The Java” whose multi-billion dollar lawsuit against Google alleged copyright infringement for Google’s “unfair” use of it’s Java programming language. And in this corner, the reigning champion, Google “The Android”, whose previous wins include a TKO of Oracle after a jab jolting 2016 jury trial and verdict to uphold the “fair use” of certain Java programming language to design the Android operating system. On Tuesday, after the hotly contested 2016 verdict, the United States Court of Appeals reversed the 2016 jury verdict holding that Google’s use of [...]