So this company sends you a kit, and you send it back with some saliva (drool) and a thousand dollars and they’ll genotype your ass. You they check about 600,000 data points in your DNA and can inform you of bad things to come, such as inherited defects, a predisposition to certain health conditions, things of that nature.
iVoice have been crowing happily [pdf link] about their latest patent, which describes a new way of pestering those on medication to pop their pills. Titled "Methodology for Talking Consumer Products with Voice Instructions via Wireless Technology", it covers individual medication bottles that have a wireless chip, microprocessor and speaker built into them, and which are given unique instructions (dose, regularity, total number of pills) at the point of dispensing by a separate computer.
Last year there was a huge fire in my town that did some damage to my place of work. It was the first time “devastating fire” ever really hit home with me and I’m not ashamed to admit I have a slight fear of another fire being started to finish what the first one didn’t. I like to be safe and feel safe and I actually keep a fire resistant body shield in my vehicle. You can never be too safe. I’d really like to the Capsule fire extinguisher brought to life, I’d feel a lot safer with one around.
Hearing is something some of us take for granted. My sister has some hearing problems due to birth complications so we’ve dealt with all sorts of different solutions and hearing aids for her.
The Carina sounds promising even though it’s only in “phase II” of its study. It uses four separate implants in the skull, including a fingernail sized microphone. It has a fully rechargeable lithium-ion battery which recharges via magnets you wear a couple hours a day. That kind of seems odd to me but since it promises a “natural feeling of sound” who am I to complain?