2019-02-16 (Sa) Weekly Summary

Professional cyborgs are people who need some kind of augment to do their jobs. There were a sparse number of people to talk about, but we were selective and left out the cyborgs who leveraged their augments for their job, even if it wasn't vital. Check out the folks we talked about.

Here is our unedited video recording (33:11) and here is the show page for the edited podcast with episode 058.
Brian - Left _____ Tim - Right

Star Trek: The Next Generation was something my whole family could agree on. We weren't full-blown Trekkies, but we watched it together. Having hot tea on command seems like a worthy endeavor and I brought myself one step closer by IoT'ing a water kettle that responds to the classic Piccard phrase.

"Tea, Earl Grey, Hot"

Payphones are not the staple of urban life they once were. In fact, they're nearly obsolete, but people still recognize them for what they are. A group of artists dressed three payphones up to recite some history lessons of the third ward in Houston. Excellent job keeping the hardware alive and relevant.

Building lab tools is a worthy project for hackers who want nice things without paying for lab-grade hardware. This project was about a spectrometer or spectrophotometer. I'm sure what the difference is if there is a difference. It was a video by Justin Atkin, someone I report on regularly. 

Researchers made a comprehensive heart monitor for taking daily readings of people at risk for heart failure. They were smart and put it into a surface that patients will regularly press against a lot of skin without thinking twice. This is serious business and I took the opportunity to put as many butt puns into an article as I could fit.

Pressure sensing is something I have watched for a long time. Years ago I tried to build my own sensor and failed so when people do a good job, I pay attention. When someone makes a clean interface and functional hardware, I write an article about it.

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