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‎WWF Free Rivers on the App Store

‎WWF Free Rivers on the App Storehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wwf-free-rivers/id1349935575?ls=1&mt=8‎WWF Free Rivers puts an entire landscape in your hands. Through this immersive, augmented reality experience, you’ll discover a river that flows through the lives of people and wildlife, and how their homes depend on those flows. Dam the river to see what happens, and then try different options for…

Street children inspiration to UP Diliman’s graduating interior design class project

Street children inspiration to UP Diliman’s graduating interior design class project | DesignFaves

Street children inspiration to UP Diliman’s graduating interior design class project | DesignFaveshttps://www.designfaves.com/2017/10/street-children-inspiration-to-up-dilimans-graduating-interior-design-class-project#refnlWhen you hear interior design, you instantly think efficient and ergonomically improved space with a touch of tasteful aesthetics. Interior design services are rather expensive and usually only available for people who can afford to let someone design their homes. But to the interior design students of the University of the Philippines – Diliman, designing for people whose lives they can improve is far more fulfilling. Every year, the graduating class is required to take the Special Project in Interior Design course and fulfill a project for a non-profit foundation. This year, they chose Tulay ng Kabataan (Bridge of Children) to give assistance to in the form of do-able and recyclable furniture. The project, which is called Tawid: Design Beyond Borders, is mainly inspired by Abraham Maslow’s 1943 paper called “A Theory of Human Motivation.” The students aim to raise awareness on the growth of street children and to give back to the community through their chosen profession.

Home Blood Pressure Monitors Aren’t Accurate Always

Home Blood Pressure Monitors Aren't Accurate Always | Health Science & Technology

Home Blood Pressure Monitors Aren’t Accurate Always | Health Science & Technologyhttp://healthscienceandtechnology.com/home-blood-pressure-monitors-arent-accurate-always/Some blood pressure monitors used at homes are unacceptably inaccurate and could cause serious implications for people who rely on them to make informed health decisions, a new study suggests. The study found that about 70 percent of the time, these digital devices weren’t accurate within five mmHg, when compared to the mercury reading of the sphygmomanometer.

Monoprice is now making a professional quality 3D Printer at just $159

Monoprice is now making a professional quality 3D Printer at just $159 | 9to5Toys

Monoprice is now making a professional quality 3D Printer at just $159 | 9to5Toyshttps://9to5toys.com/2017/05/19/monoprice-3d-printer/3D Printers are a fantastic invention with many applications and fun times to be had. The only reason we don’t all have one in our homes today is that they cost so much. Monoprice, a leading manufacturer of 3D printers and other technologies, is well aware of this problem. With its new device the MP Mini Delta 3D Printer currently being funded on Indiegogo, the company hopes to make 3D Printers much more affordable in the near future.

WATTS is the customizable battery backup system meant to fit any home

WATTS is the customizable battery backup system meant to fit any home | 9to5Toys

WATTS is the customizable battery backup system meant to fit any home | 9to5Toyshttps://9to5toys.com/2017/05/18/watts-home-battery/One of the biggest struggles these days in terms of using technology is ensuring that all of our devices are fully charged. This can be quite the challenge though when disaster strikes or when something goes wrong and you lose power. Kicking old generators to the curb, a new home battery system named WATTS hopes to add ‘personal power plants’ to as many homes as possible.

Hasbro’s Innovation Fix, the Smart Hub War and Other Newsworthy Stories

Hasbro's Innovation Fix, the Smart Hub War and Other Newsworthy Stories - Indiegogo Blog

Hasbro’s Innovation Fix, the Smart Hub War and Other Newsworthy Stories – Indiegogo Bloghttps://go.indiegogo.com/blog/2017/04/hasbro-smart-hubs-news.html?utm_content=blog_cta&i=manl&utm_source=sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=bck-04252017newsThere’s a “smart hub war” raging in homes around the world between Amazon’s Alexa and Google. Clarity developed a touchscreen speaker that works with both.

Smart home tech helps veterans overcome their broken bodies

How Amazon Echo, Control4, smart homes help injured veterans - CNET

How Amazon Echo, Control4, smart homes help injured veterans – CNEThttps://www.cnet.com/news/for-injured-veterans-va-amazon-echo-control4-smart-tech-is-crucial-to-quality-of-life/?ftag=CAD6b2b181&bhid=27481780162914356695414235861645An innovative branch of the Veterans Affairs department works to find the right connected tech for disabled veterans and service members.

Tony Stark Has Jarvis. And Now IBM Has Havyn

by Brian Barrett @ wired.com

LAST OCTOBER, 11-YEAR-OLD Evan Spisak wandered down to his father’s basement workshop to help out on a weekend project, a time-honored tradition in homes across the country. But Evan’s father, Mike, is an IBM master inventor. And what they came up with was no birdhouse or pinewood derby car. It was Havyn, a homegrown voice assistant that taps into IBM’s enormous cybersecurity infrastructure, putting Watson’s AI smarts at their literal beck and call.

And while Havyn may have started as spare-time tinkering, a dozen analysts at IBM’s X-Force Command Centers—the G.I. Joe name the company gives its security operations hubs—in Atlanta, Boulder, Poland, and Costa Rica are already testing it in the real world.

How Barack Obama paved the way for Donald Trump

Don’t blame it all on racism. During the financial crash Obama sided with the bankers, not people losing their homes – making Trump’s victory possible

by Gary Younge @ theguardian.com

To celebrate its 225th anniversary, the US Mint and Treasury last week unveiled plans to issue a 24-carat commemorative coin depicting Lady Liberty as an African-American woman. With full lips and braided hair tied back in a bun, her gold-embossed profile is framed by the words “LIBERTY” above and “In God We Trust” below. “As we as a nation continue to evolve,” said Elisa Basnight, the Mint’s chief of staff, “so does Liberty’s representation.”

Sadly, the representation is evolving far faster than the nation. The coin is worth $100 (£80); in 2010 the median net wealth for women of colour was calculated at just $5. Black women now earn 65 cents for every $1 made by a white man – the same gap as 20 years ago. So the Treasury has produced a coin in these women’s image that most cannot afford – because the economy is producing low-wage jobs that leave them with liberty without equality.

Digital homes • Tech in 2K1

SiliconValley.com has this article on what it’s like inside the extremely wired homes of the rich. Start planning for your future home’s Head End – the control room housing those floor-to-ceiling banks of servers, routers, computers and other requisite gadgets for the ultimate wired home. Aside from the basic distributed audio/video, master control system for heat, lights and security, integrated computer and communications system – some even added a custom “aroma system” that pumps one of six fragrances into selected rooms with a tap on the touch pad. • Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” showed a future that seemed distant enough to give us time to invent it. ZDNet’s eWEEK Labs examines 12 technologies that corporate IT must watch in 2001 in their Tech 2001 article.