So I’m not saying much about Amazon Prime, and there’s a reason for that. But there’s a deal that even captured my attention. Let’s talk about Amazon Prime and Phillips Hue Lamp.
So here is the Phillps Hue Signe Hue Table Lamp. It’s a smart lamp that will cost you $160. However, Prime members can get this aluminum lamp for around $135. You can also get matching A16 white bulbs for as little as $12. Now what do lamps have to do with anything IT support or modern technology? More than you think. This has way more to do than home decor or lighting up a room.
I say this because you can control this light with your voice. Furthermore, it works with Alexa, Apple Home or Google Assistant. Maybe that’s why it’s one of the most popular things selling on Amazon Prime, today. They also say this lamp offers countless colors to light up any room. All one has to do is push a button. In fact, this light, allegedly, works with weather and climate patterns. Even the ‘smart bulbs’ is voice controlled. You can connect these bulbs to your smart home devices like Amazon Echo Plus. So I can see how Amazon Prime and Phillips Hue lamp go hand in hand.
I don’t know if you want to get this product or not. But if you plan too, then hurry up. Like I said, this is one of the most popular items on Amazon right now. It’s not up there with the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, or some of these other items. But it’s getting up there. Will you be buying a Phillips Hue Signe Hue Table Lamp?
So everybody is using the face app…except me. Many people think it’s cute to change your face to 100 years old. But I just find it creepy. Enough about my shallow opinions. However, Face App causes privacy concerns.
First of all, it’s a Russian startup. Remember that whole Russia 2016 election controversy? Then, there are questionable cloud issues. Over 100 million people use the Face App now. In fact, it’s now the most popular app in the Apple Store. Just keep in mind once Apple and Russian company Wireless Labs gets your face, they got it. They can do whatever they want with it. They can even send it to the Russian government and President Vladimir Putin himself. Or, they can use it to train their AI robots to fund their cause. In fact, once you put anything in the cloud, that licence goes to someone else.
However, Face App doesn’t want you to panic. In fact, they made a list stating why this app is safe. They insist they never transfer any images from a phone to the cloud. But they say the only reason a photo ends up in the cloud is because of performance and traffic reason. They assure us they don’t share the Face App photos with any third party person. Yes, they admit their headquarters are in Russia. However, they claim their data never transfers to Russia.
I’m sorry Face App, but this doesn’t make me feel any better. Face App causes privacy concerns, just like other apps have in the past. In fact, it seems like every other month or so, there seems to be some IT support privacy threat. This month, it seems to be the Face App. I’m not really buying their explanation. Is it worth putting all your pictures in their hands just for a few online likes and laughs? Do your precious photos mean that little?
So Elon Musk is one of the most ambitious geniuses in the IT service world today. First, he wants to put us in driverless cars. Then, he wants us on the moon. But now, Elon Musk wants your brain.
So let me explain. Elon Musk heads a startup company Neuralink. Now, they’re working on threads they can implant in the human brain. Furthermore, with these threads, they want to study, and eventually treat, brain disorders. In fact, Musk believes that we can solve these issues with a chip.
But now, Neuralink would work kinda like a sewing machine. These threads are about half as thin as a human hair. These threads would go deep into a patient’s brain tissue. Then, it can read and write about what is going on in that person’s brain in an in-depth level. Don’t go rushing to your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist yet. Because this dream is a long way from becoming a reality. In fact, this could take many years. But Neuralikn executives are optimistic they can get this in the hands of the medical community and the patients soon. In fact, they’re already testing it on rats. They plan to try this on a handful of humans as early as 2020.
So this is how Elon Musk wants your brain. I have mixed feelings about this one. If they can keep this strictly to treating brain diseases, then I am all for it. If they can treat and even cure such diseases with Neuralink, then give Mr. Musk the Nobel prize! But human beings being human beings, somebody could hijack this patent and turn it into something sinister. What if somebody uses this just to read your mind and invade your privacy? Then, what if they arrest and imprison you just on ‘thought crime’ using this? Remember the movie Minority Report?
So there are a lot of iPhone/social media wiseguys out there (that’s not a compliment). I think we all know of the ‘food licking’ challenge on social media. But what I’m talking about is far worse. This disturbing iPhone photo causes flight problems.
The flight is Jet Blue Flight 573 from Newark to Tampa. This occurred Sunday July 14. They scheduled take off was for 7:45 am. But those plans changed quickly when somebody sent pictures of suicide vests to passengers and flight attendants. The culprit used Apple’s AirDrop feature. So therefore, he/she can share pictures with other Apple phones and devices simply by using Bluetooth.
So when the pictures came up, pilots immediately returned the flight to the gate. Then, flight attendants escorted passengers off the plane. Police units of all kinds checked luggage. But even before that, people interviewed talked about Port Authority police and dogs coming on the plane. This was before anybody knew anything. Now imagine it’s you and your little kids on that plane. Imagine the nerves and fears and tears. The plane did take off…at 11:30am. That’s almost four hours after this security crisis got started.
What is even worse? Authorities believe the culprit behind the disturbing iPhone photo was one of the passengers on that plane! However, they can’t catch him. The sad thing is, they may never. I don’t know what the motive behind this was. But if this was a prank, then it’s not funny. And please…stop! Stop using your IT support and phones to terrify and hinder innocent people and tie up police units. It’s not cute, funny or cool. All it does it messes everybody up. Just like this food licking and spitting challenge. That’s not funny or cute or cool, either. All you’re doing is putting innocent people, including children, at risk for diseases. Do you really want that on your conscious? Also, do you want this disturbing iPhone photo on your conscious?
So tennis star Serena Williams is known for many things. But of these, perhaps the most important is mother to a toddler. Her reputation as an entrepreneur also grows. Now, this tennis star funds postpartum care.
Tennis legend Serena Williams teams up with billionaire Mark Cuban to fund Mahmee. This is an IT service and software firm that helps new moms with postpartum care. Because many statistics say the first weeks and months after childbirth can be the toughest for mothers. In fact, around 20% get depression and anxiety during this time. Even Williams herself is very candid about her experience in this article.
Two of the things Mahmee do is connect you to a doctor and maternity coach whenever you need them. It also gives a network of women who are going through the same thing. Then, it connects them with women who went through postpartum care. They also provide patient monitoring. Because they provide more than other postpartum website, they have to charge fees for so many services. Mahmee does have a free option, but other services start at $20 a month. The most expensive is the comprehensive care, which will run a patent $200 a month.
But that’s how this tennis star funds postpartum care and lots of it. Her investment, along with Marc Cuban’s, to Mahmee, is around $3 million. I’ve checked out the Mahmee website. It seems pretty solid and simple to use. It also provides a service in the healthcare industry that doesn’t get as much attention as it should. Look, as a guy, I will never know what it’s like to need postpartum care. So I must make that clear. But the fact that 1 and 5 new moms get depression during this time is a telling sign to me. And I’m happy Mahmee is doing something about it. I’m also happy Serena Williams is using her wealth and fame to do something about it. Would you use Mahmee if you were in need?