The recently-announced iPhone 5S includes an M7 coprocessor, which means that life-logging apps can now do their thing without being such battery hogs. The M7 "knows when you’re walking, running, or even driving" and it can track activity without requiring the power-hungry A7 chip that is used for regular applications. Nike has announced Nike+ Move as the first app … Continue reading iPhone 5s even better for life-logging
Trōv CEO Scott Walchek and I recently did an interview with Robert Scoble. It was lots of fun, but I enjoyed the post-interview discussion even more. We got into privacy or the lack thereof in the world, and Robert was leaning towards the "share everything, who cares?" point of view. I asked him "if we made … Continue reading Robert Scoble says he would make his Trōv public
Saga is the first true mobile lifelogging app. That is, this is the first time I can see my complete lifelog with location, photos, calendar entries, notes, and health information all unified right on my phone. Saga gets it right by making most of the logging automatic, including ingesting social media posts and taking a stab … Continue reading Saga: the first true mobile lifelogging app
Wearable computing is exciting, and on-body sensing is a health game-changer. But the real action will be in-body, as I learned from Dr. David Rollo of Cell Point while doing research for Your Life, Uploaded. Soon my head was full of visions of nanobots in my bloodstream and devices in my stomach that tell my cellphone what is … Continue reading In-body Sensing, Bell’s law, and NYT coverage of some new devices
How wearable tech will fuel the Internet of things A new study from Rackspace titled "The Human Cloud: Wearable Technology from Novelty to Productivity" reports that 18 percent of the population in the United States and United Kingdom are using wearable technology, and the majority of those users (82 percent of Americans and 71 percent of … Continue reading Infoworld: How wearable tech will fuel the Internet of things
Check out FileThis|Fetch. They will download your documents from banks and utilities and store them in your repository of choice: Evernote, Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, or Personal.com. They are following two trends that will be growing this decade as life-logging emerges and changes society: "keep it forever" and "keep it together."The first trend is "keep … Continue reading FileThis|Fetch – another “keep it forever, keep it together” play.
Other people opine. Thad Starner knows from years of experience.Few gadgets have generated as much excitement and hostility as Google Glass, a voice-activated computer-monitor combo worn on eyeglass frames. Now being tested by early adopters, Glass is an ambitious attempt to advance “wearable computing.” It’s also a milestone for Thad Starner, a Georgia Tech professor who … Continue reading Wearable Computing Pioneer Says Google Glass Offers “Killer Existence”