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GroveStreams + Arduino = Cloud Display for Sensor Data

A relatively new web service called GroveStreams allows you to upload sensor data (or any other data) to the web for display and analysis. The have a sample tutorial for the Arduino which simulates a periodic temperature reading. This displays

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Withings new Pulse: Activity, Sleep and HR Tracker

Withings has announced a new activity tracker which, like the FitBit will also track sleep patterns. A new capability is that it also will give what looks like a static heart rate read-out when you press a finger to the

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It’s Live! Arduino Heart Rate Monitor

  Thats the Arduino board at the top, and a mini-breadboard with the heart-rate monitor chip and 7 segment display on the bottom.  Not quite as elegant as a Polar wristwatch monitor (which I compared to for accuracy)… but its

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Comcast doesn’t think its customers need Gigabit Broadband

Sitting at the end of my Comcast business internet service, I was interested to see that the president of Comcast, David Cohen, in a reverse “Let them eat cake” moment, doesn’t think consumers need gigabit broadband. In an opinion piece

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Parallax microMedic Application Development Contest

Parallax, along with with the U.S. Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center and Carnegie Mellon, are sponsoring the microMedic  contest for the use of vital-sign sensors for medical applications. Parallax has assembled a sensor and component kit targeted to

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The Technology Enabled Home: Applications and Bandwidth

I found myself building list of the applications that we would expect to be running in our rural senior housing sites, for both residents (The Technology Enabled Home) and the housing and health-care staff that are onsite. This should give

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How to cancel your iPad AT&T Data Plan

We have been deploying iPads for our health-care application, and I transferred my iPad from a person credit account to a corporate account. In the process I though it was understood that my credit card would no longer be charged,

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