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Accessible alternatives to Whatsapp Messenger

What’s the deal? WhatsApp is now reserving the right to share data it collects about you with the broader Facebook network, which includes Instagram, regardless of whether you have accounts or profiles there. Much of the policy, which is about monetising WhatsApp, is broadly in line with what came before, but it now states clearlyContinue reading Accessible alternatives to Whatsapp Messenger

10 OF THE BEST FOODS THAT MAY HELP YOU LIVE LONGER

It’s something many of us hope for and now we know that there may actually be something we all can do to increase our chances of having it. We’re talking about life, more specifically, we’re talking about living a long life. Who doesn’t want to live into their 80s, 90’s or maybe even 100? AssumingContinue reading 10 OF THE BEST FOODS THAT MAY HELP YOU LIVE LONGER

SHORT-TERM JOB OPPORTUNITIES – DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE. South Africa

The Department of Public Works and Infrastructure is contributing to the Job creation pronounced by the Head of the State under Presidential Employment Stimulus Packages. The department invites suitably qualified citizens to apply for opportunities available across the nation. The opportunities will be localised following the District Development Model. Participants will gain varied technical skillsContinue reading SHORT-TERM JOB OPPORTUNITIES – DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE. South Africa

Using Your Smartwatch As A Sleep Tracker Is A Bad Idea

Wearable devices are about to have a moment, and manufacturers are hoping you’ll sleep through it. At the Worldwide Developers Conference 2020, Apple announced that it is adding “sleep-tracking” capabilities to its Apple Watch, the dominant wearable on the market. While it’s surprising that Apple never pushed hard for sleep features before, there may be a goodContinue reading Using Your Smartwatch As A Sleep Tracker Is A Bad Idea

Amazing wearable could detect epileptic seizures an hour before they strike

In just a few short years, wearable devices have gone from futuristic “nice to haves” to real world, here-this-minute lifesavers. But while most of us are content to take our Apple Watch Series 6 blood oxygen sensors for a spin, researchers like Oren Shriki, of the Department of Cognitive and Brain Sciences at Israel’s Ben-GurionContinue reading Amazing wearable could detect epileptic seizures an hour before they strike

9 Reasons Why Making Assumptions is Dangerous

Written by Sarah Blick. “When you assume, you make an ASS out of U and ME” I first heard these words of wisdom years ago when I was learning to drive. I’d made an assumption about what another driver was going to do. My driving instructor’s response told me my assumption was incorrect. He hitContinue reading 9 Reasons Why Making Assumptions is Dangerous

Job Opportunity with CHAI Liberia

The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) is looking to hire an Associate to support the development of a national AT policy and/or strategy for Liberia and the evaluation the budget impact of the national policy/strategy. The AT Associate may additionally take on the implementation of other AT activities depending on funding availability. This position willContinue reading Job Opportunity with CHAI Liberia

New WHO policy brief on improving access to assistive technology (AT)

WHO has recently published a new policy brief on improving access to assistive technology (AT). Targeted at policy makers, this brief highlights the challenges in access to AT and gives concrete actions to improve access across 5 key areas: people-centered, policy, products, provision, and personnel.   The policy brief advocates for the inclusion of assistiveContinue reading New WHO policy brief on improving access to assistive technology (AT)

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

Videos explaining things with optimistic nihilism. Kurzgesagt, (German for “in a nutshell”), is a German animation studio founded by Philipp Dettmer. The studio’s YouTube channel focuses on minimalist animated educational content, using the flat design style. [1] It discusses scientific, technological, political, philosophical and psychological subjects. Narrated by Steve Taylor, videos on the channel areContinue reading Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

pumpkin Spice donuts are for white people…

“Where is the nearest Crispy Cream Donut shop?” I asked my friend, as we’re walking down the street.  “Why do you need to go there?” she asked.  “I want to try their pumpkin Spice donut,”  I answered.   What she said surprised me.  “That doesn’t even sound good, and that is such a white flavor. Continue reading pumpkin Spice donuts are for white people…