Toe-Tickling Shoes Let You Navigate The City By Touch

See on Scoop.itWearable Tech and the Internet of Things (Iot)

MIT researcher’s project replaces smartphone maps with cloud-connected insoles

Richard Platt‘s insight:

Interesting but still the use case is not necessarily one that I can see will be a big winner – albeit the technology integration and application do show promise for other ways to take this technology.

See on www.popsci.com

4 Ways You Unknowingly Disrupt Your Career

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We oftentimes lose momentum in our careers without any real explanation. Perhaps we are given feedback from our colleagues and supervisors, but many times the details that lie beneath the truth are missing. Over time you may realize that you just don’t fit in anymore and you are on to the next employer.

Did you not fit because the culture wasn’t right or did you not meet the standards and expectations for success? You must always know what is expected from you for your success at work and seek to understand whenever those behind you pull out in front of you. Never assume that success is guaranteed or you may unknowingly begin to disrupt your career before you have been able to create and sustain any real momentum.

Every company has an employee formula for success. Your responsibility is to figure it out for yourself so that you are clear with the formula’s translation and how you can deliver upon it. Trust yourself enough to navigate and explore it. It’s like a treasure hunt. You’ll never know what intelligence and insight you will find until you try. Look beyond the obvious and be patient. You will eventually find the key to unlock the code so that you can begin to influence the success formula yourself.

Richard Platt‘s insight:

(1) Relying too much on others  (2)  Lack Consistency in Delivery  (3) Mismanage Their Reputation  (4)  Associate themselves with the Wrong People  — this last one being the equivalent of social stigmatism 

See on www.forbes.com

The World’s Most Extreme iPhone 5S Case

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What would your ultimate iPhone case offer? Extra battery life? Rugged design? Would it make your iPhone waterproof? If you said yes to any or all of those you might like to meet the Snow Lizard SLXtreme 5. It looks like something Bear Grylls would strap to his waistband, dangling […]

Richard Platt‘s insight:

Incremental innovation at it’s best, and solves a need – preventing damaging to that pretty iPhone of yours.

See on www.forbes.com

Why the social networks are falling apart

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The social networks are falling apart — breaking up into multiple sites and apps that do in a scattered way what used to happen centrally.

Richard Platt‘s insight:

In other words, with Facebook outgrowing Facebook and Twitter outgrowing Twitter, there’s no need for Google to drive so many forced integrations with other Google properties.It realized the same thing Facebook and Twitter have realized: There’s no need for unity. Ubiquity and diversity — what Google has succeeded with all along — is more powerful. – The new model is to harvest social signals from wherever and sell personalized ads wherever.

See on www.computerworld.com