“5 tips for choosing the best mhealth, selftracking app”
Cue’s got a brand new page
Wakemate goes to sleep
Sad news. Sleeptracker device Wakemate reports they’re closing down.
“I poured my heart and soul into this company and though we stumbled along the way I believe that we provided something of value to our customers. However, as many of you have guessed, we have exhausted our capital and will no longer be making any more WakeMates.
Currently our plan is to keep the service going while we work on open sourcing the technology. Hopefully this will ensure that you can continue to enjoy the product and its benefits even after the company no longer exists.”
It’s always sad to see innovative services go down. What adds to the trouble this time is that in the same blog post, it is revealed that Wakemate has been hacked and their mailing list used unauthorized by something called MiLife+. However, if and how this is connected to the company being closed remains unclear.
“Building a Better Knowledge Worker, While Improving Your Team’s Productivity”
Jason Grimes, product manager at Rescue Time, shows us how to be more productive by “understanding your time”. It is a overwhelmingly comprehensive post and more or less a “how-to-use” to Rescue Time. Which is terrific. Having read this post, you won’t be able to go back to work without Rescue Time. Go read, be a “knowledge worker”.
“The Bulletproof Executive” speaks at the Stanford School of Medicine Quantified Self Meetup
Mr biohacker himself made a speech at a Quantified Self meetup last week and shares with us the whole thing.
The Measured Man
The Atlantic has a really long article and interview with quantified self scientist Larry Smarr. Our favorite quote:
“Have you ever figured how information-rich your stool is?,” Larry asks me with a wide smile, his gray-green eyes intent behind rimless glasses. “There are about 100 billion bacteria per gram. Each bacterium has DNA whose length is typically one to 10 megabases—call it 1 million bytes of information. This means human stool has a data capacity of 100,000 terabytes of information stored per gram. That’s many orders of magnitude more information density than, say, in a chip in your smartphone or your personal computer. So your stool is far more interesting than a computer.”