Apple buys Beddit, whose sleep monitoring hardware already has a software integration with the Apple watch.
Ars Technica digs into the current state of the art in sleep tracking.
A Carnegie Melon project produced a prototype sensor that can inform you about devices in the room without connecting directly with them.
23andMe has received FDA authorization to provide genetic health risk reports.
Bragi’s latest product, Dash Pro, offers real-time translation through earbuds. Most importantly for me, they have partnered with Starkey Hearing Technologies to offer to tailor the earbuds to customers’ ears.
Google provides games to help people understand that AI is no longer just academic.
Census Bureau director John H Thompson resigns unexpectedly, while the bureau already faces budget difficulties. The 2020 Census is already suffering setbacks. The US Census provides crucial information for government infrastructure planning, as well as being an important public dataset.
Startup and career
Thrive15: training, mentoring, and more for aspiring entrepreneurs
Some solid interview advice from a friend of mine
An old but interesting article on password strength models, focused on the zxcvbn metric
Data analytics and visualization
Visualizing Health: a scientifically vetted style guide for communicating health data
NewsVis: a directory of news visualizations
Scientific Data: a new open-access, online-only journal for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets
Visualizing MBTA data, a very in-depth look with some solid visuals
I recently signed up with Critter.Co to track some mental/behavioral habit changes. Liking it so far!
dataset is a new tool for lazy programmers who work with data, in Python.
I can’t help but share this awesome parody, “Up All Night to Get Data”!
This was a neat story. I hadn’t realized any traffic light infrastructure in the world was capable of the central intercommunication required for this, but it’s an obvious thing to do when the infrastructure can handle it! Learning to optimize traffic patterns.
You have to scroll down through some detailed explanations to get to rankings of visualization venues.
A template for creating cycle plots in Excel. I love cycle plots!
I recently heard about OmniVest. Sounds intriguing. Has anyone used it?