My Sensored Family
Lately I've been writing a bunch about the Internet of Things or IoT. You
know, where everyday objects have software, chips, and sensors to capture
data and report back. Household items like refrigerators, toilets and
thermostats along with clothing, cars and soon, the entire home will be
connected. Many of these devices provide actionable data - or just fun
entertainment - so people can make decisions about whatever is being
monitored. It can also help save lives.
Recently my daughter became a robot, at least according to her.
My daughter has a rare genetic disorder called HI/HA GDH - Hyperinsulinism /
Hyperammonemia Syndrome in the Glutamate Dehydrogenase gene. Say that 3 times
fast. Basically, she produces too much insulin (extreme hypoglycemic) and too
much ammonia. She gets blood work done every couple months and recently we've
had some con... (more)
I can see it now…
[Enter Dream Sequence] ‘ALOHA! We’re here at the Red Carpet Event at the
2021 Web Movie Awards! All the stars are here wearing the latest in fashion
trends. Oh, here comes DigiTom wearing his underarm sweat blocker shirt that
also calculates how much moisture he is losing and how many ounces of water
he needs to replace that sweat. Cool stuff. Ah, and here comes Hank Hologram
and what is amazing is how his shoes continue to change colors depending on
his mood. Ooop…With all those screams, it must be super director Steve
Streamer who has 500 little HHDD cameras ... (more)
This week in the States, the Nation celebrates it’s Independence and many
people will be attending or setting off their own fireworks show. In Hawaii,
fireworks are shot off more during New Year’s Eve than on July 4th and
there is even Daytime Fireworks now.
Cloud computing is exploding like fireworks with all the Oooooooo’s and
Ahhhhhhh’s of what it offers but the same groan, like the traffic jam home,
might be coming to an office near you.
Recently, Ponemon Institute and cloud firm Netskope released a study Data
Breach: The Cloud Multiplier Effect, indicating that 613 IT and se... (more)
…Oh Wait, Let Me Check the Stat-Cloud First!
It is like a SAT question: Cincinnati Reds Billy Hamilton has a 10.83 foot
lead off first base, can hit a top speed of 21.51 mph and clocked a jump of
0.49 seconds. If the Milwaukee Brewers catcher took 0.667 seconds to to get
the ball out of his glove to throw to second and the ball is travelling at
78.81 mph, is Hamilton safe or out?
A few weeks ago I wrote about the Internet of Sports, and can’t believe I
missed this one. But with the MLB playoffs in full gear, I didn’t want this
to slip through the IoT cracks. Sports analytics has ... (more)
Do you avoid stores that have had a credit card breach?
You are not alone. About 52% of people avoid merchants who have had a data
breach according to a recent Lowcards survey. They surveyed over 400 random
consumers to better understand the impact of identity theft on consumer
behavior. 17% said they or a family member was a victim of identity theft
over the last year with half the cases being credit card theft. 94% said they
are more concerned or equally concerned about ID theft. They estimate that
there were 13.5 million cases of credit card identity theft in the United