Zack Giffin, co-host of FYI network’s “Tiny House Nation“, has added yet another OMG notch in his teeny home tool belt — home energy efficiency using plastics. Yes, plastics! The challenge for Giffin was to create the ultimate mini-mansion using innovative plastics technology that would reduce our environmental footprint. So, he partnered with Plastics Make It Possible to create a 200-square foot beacon of home energy efficiency using advanced building materials derived from plastics. “We have a small planet and we have a finite amount of resources”, said Giffin. “The deck, that’s all recycled building material. It’s got vinyl siding. We’ve got PVC [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The cannabis craze is smoking across America but this ain’t your papa’s pot. And while smoking, for some, is the purest way to experience the flower, science and technology are tilling the soil to create an extracted high to rival any joint. Now before you turn up your nose and close your lungs to even the notion of anything as satisfying as smoke, there is one engineer and self-proclaimed THC artist who is using technology to extract a new spectrum of sensations.
Paul Gelardi is no stoner who decided to puff into the cannabis business to make money from his pot pastime. Say what? Paul is a real-deal mechanical engineer who builds manufacturing processes using innovative [...]
Beauty behemoth L’Oréal announced on Friday the 100% acquisition of Canadian AR/AI company ModiFace. Although the buyout amount was not disclosed, the move will accelerate L’Oréal’s digital strategy by providing the group’s 34 international brands with a virtual try-it-before-you-buy-it consumer experience. “We are thrilled to welcome ModiFace to L’Oréal to become the heart of our digital services R&D”, expressed Lubomira Rochet, Chief Digital Officer of L’Oréal. “With its world-class team, technologies and sustained track record in terms of beauty tech innovations, ModiFace will support the reinvention of the beauty experience around innovative [...]