• Theranos Wellness Centers Aren’t Using “Nanotainers” At This Time

    Theranos Wellness Centers Aren’t Using “Nanotainers” At This Time

    A Theranos testing center in Mesa, Arizona has informed me they are not allowed to use Theranos’ proprietary equipment to test for herpes simplex 1, the only test the FDA has so far given Theranos the green light to test on their own technology. I’m in Arizona visiting family over the holidays and since I’m in the only state currently running tests for Theranos —… Read More

  • Wired looks at junk that doesn't work

    Need to Ionize your water? Keep yourself safe from “raditations?” Find ghosts? Don’t buy the junk Wired looked at in order to test the validity of their claims. The most interesting product, the KYK Genesis Water Ionizer, a $2,000 lump of nothing, is features a picture of Ed Begley Jr. as well as a bunch of writing in Korean. The results of the ionization experiment? A bunch… Read More

  • German researchers develop "EmoGlove" to simplify software testing

    A research team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research in Germany developed a sensor glove that is supposed to help companies evaluate the quality of software applications. Bodo Urban, the head of the 25 researchers involved in the project, says his basic goal is to improve the relation between man and machine with the so-called EmoGlove. The technology helps to track… Read More

  • Another 'Windows XP is better than Windows Vista' post

    I won’t bore you with all the details of a recent XP-vs-Vista benchmarking test except to say that it involved Office 2007 productivity tasks, XP with Service Pack 3 Beta, and Vista with Service Pack 1 Beta. XP whipped through the test in 35 seconds, while Vista took 80 seconds. Both tests were run on a Dell 2GHz Core 2 Duo with 1GB of RAM. I will tell you what Microsoft representatives… Read More