If Apple's recent patent application tells you anything, its that the giant
technology firm is working on further entry into the fitness space. That's
something the fitness industry better pay close attention to. As the patent
illustration shows on the left, the application includes an extensive
interface running on the iPhone. The black and white images show the iPhone
interface controlling and monitoring all details, from starting a treadmill
to managing the number of curls you perform as part of a workout.
While details are still vague, compatible gym equipment would use a similar
30-pin connector that Apple sell to display video from your iPhone to your
TV, and contain a new 'authentication' chip that Apple would provide to
licensed third-party developers.
Apple is about to take this concept to the nextlevel by announcing
partnerships with various fitness equipmen... (more)
DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 04/26/12 -- TheStreetBeat.com is pleased to
announce the latest installment of its CEO Interview Series. A two-part
interview will begin airing today featuring a question and answer session
with Cellceutix Corporation (OTCBB: CTIX) Chief Executive Officer Leo
Ehrlich. Cellceutix, a biopharmaceutical company developing small molecule
drugs to treat severe medical conditions, including drug-resistant cancers,
is rapidly emerging in the biotech space and garnering the attention of some
of the biggest names in business as a result of its impressive pipeline of
In the interview, Mr. Ehrlich speaks with The Street Beat reporter Bolton
Flautt about ongoing activities at Cellceutix with the three of its drugs
that are actively being developed as indications for cancer, psoriasis and
autism. In Part One, Mr. Ehrlich provides commenta... (more)
Virtustream, Inc., the leading enterprise cloud solutions provider, today
announced xStream 2.0, a highly secure, high performance enterprise-class
cloud solution for private, virtual private, public and hybrid clouds.
xStream 2.0 is available as software, as a stand-alone appliance and as a
managed service – enabling customers to choose the best solution to meet
their needs. xStream uniquely lets customers manage hybrid clouds allowing
them to select a tailored mix of on-site private cloud, combined with
off-site public and virtual private clouds.
“As enterprises move toward migrating production workloads to the cloud,
the technology platform used must be designed with application performance
and flexibility in mind if IT transformation is to be sustainable,” said
Agatha Poon, research manager, global cloud computing for 451 Research.
“Cloud offerings, like xStrea... (more)
When families or physicians suspect a child has autism, early intervention is
critical, yet wait lists for in-clinic assessments and diagnosis can be
several months or more than a year long. Medical technologies firm Behavior
Imaging Solutions has collaborated with Arizona-based Southwest Autism
Research & Resource Center (SARRC), Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix
Children’s Hospital and Georgia Tech to introduce NODA™, a new technology
and clinician-based autism diagnostic service that can provide families with
an autism diagnosis in two weeks or less, and at half the cost of in-clinic
assessments. Watch this video to learn how NODA works:
Behavior Imaging's NODA, the Naturalistic Observation Diagnostic Assessment,
uses smartphone technology and a team of clinicians trained for assessing
behavior to confirm or rule out... (more)
This Wednesday was probably the first day on the (potentially long) path to
Adobe Flash decline: the most popular video site out there – YouTube –
started offering videos in Flash-less mode for browsers which support HTML 5
and h.264 video codec.
This means that today the option is available for Chrome and Safari.
Then at some point they will likely add the Ogg codec and support Firefox, or
help Firefox get native h.264 codec support.
And then IE9 ships and all latest browsers will play videos natively. Flash
will no longer be required for video, and why would anyone want it then?
The whole story of Flash in retrospect is going to be an interesting one.
Adobe had 95-98% penetration in PC market for years and could not expand its
adoption beyond video.
They tried: kept improving the tools, added offline, even tried open-sourcing
it, and getting to the mobile market –... (more)
I have a pet peeve concerning two things I’ve been meaning to write about
lately, namely CRM and multi-tenancy. I recently read an excellent article
referencing both concepts and thought itmight be a good stepping stone to a
quick blog post.
In his article Don’t Get Conned – The many disguises worn by
software-as-a-service, Matt Wallach discusses CRM software and the concept of
SaaS multi-tenancy. Matt’s business is life sciences, and he discusses the
state of CRM software for his industry. His argument is along the lines of
“be wary of on-premise wolves in SaaS sheep clothing”. The wolves, in
this case, areon-premise CRM vendors who simply throw servers over a wall and
call it a SaaSday. The sheep (aka the good guys) are those genuine SaaS
vendors riding a multi-tenant architecture. He then proceeds to define what
multi-tenancy means using the well-known “neighbor... (more)
NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a
new market research report is available in its catalogue:
LBS Research Series 2012
Navigation systems and services for car and pedestrian navigation can be
divided into multiple categories. Car manufacturers offer factory installed
in-dash navigation systems as standard or optional equipment on a majority of
their models sold in developed markets. Drivers that want to add navigation
to their existing vehicle can choose among a number of aftermarket solutions.
Examples include in-dash navigation systems, Personal Navigation Devices
(PNDs) and navigation apps for mobile phones. New device categories such as
Internet tablets are also being equipped ... (more)
From ABA Journal
ABA is based on the principles of behavioral approach and utilizes these
principles to change socially significant behaviors. What does ABA target?
Teaching new behaviors Strengthening existing behaviors Preventing
undesirable behaviors Weakening/extinguishing undesirable behaviors
Maintaining the behavioral changes Generalizing the behavioral changes
Reinforcement is the behavioral consequence which increases the future
likelihood of the behavior that it follows. If a stimulus is added to the
environment in the reinforcement process, this type of reinforcement is
called ‘positive reinforcement'. This stimulus is called ‘reinforcer'
(i.e., ‘reward'). In order to get the expected result the reinforcer should
immediately follow the target behavior, and should be provided only for the
Make sure that the reinforcer:
has a reinforcing ... (more)
NEW YORK, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a
new market research report is available in its catalogue:
LBS Research Series 2013
This report bundle is a complete set of five unique reports - offering
in-depth analysis and unique insights into the mobile LBS market. This
package comprise the following titles in Berg Insight's LBS Research Series:
Mobile Navigation Services and Devices, Mobile Location-Based Services, LBS
Platforms and Technologies, Location-Based Advertising and Marketing and
People Monitoring and Safety Solutions.
MOBILE NAVIGATION SERVICES AND DEVICES
Navigation solutions for car and pedestrian navigation can be divided into
multiple categories. Car manufacturers offer factory ... (more)
I originally joined this wild and woolly collective known as ScienceBlogs
back in February 2006. I was not part of the very first wave of bloggers who
made up ScienceBlogs when it launched, although I potentially could have,
mainly because I had to work out policies about outside employment with my
university before I could join up. In any case, one of the very first posts
that I did back then that made a bit of a splash was a little ditty I called
in my usual inimitable and restrained fashion, Why not just castrate them?
It was the dark saga of an even darker father-and-son tag team of quacks
named Mark and David Geier. Dr. Mark Geier is a physician but has no
expertise in pediatrics, endocrinology, vaccines, or autism. His son only has
a bachelor's degree in biology; yet he assists his father in his "research"
and in essence helps him treat patients, despite his la... (more)
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