Senior Writer, GigaOM
I blog about chips, broadband and the FCC.
gigaom.com — As I detailed yesterday, science has a data-credibility problem. There's been a rash of experiments that no one can reproduce and studies that have to be retracted, all of which threatens to undermine the health and integrity of a fundamental driver of medical and economic progress.
gigaom.com — Ericsson engineers have begun experimenting with a new type of cell site - one embedded inside a window. As demand for mobile data grows, networks must get denser. That means building increasingly smaller cells and putting them much closer to mobile users. So why not take advantage of the glass surfaces that cover our homes, businesses and vehicles?
gigaom.com — When I was in college my friends would head on over to a company called PPD to play lab rat in medical trials in exchange for pay. They would spend a day or a week sequestered in rooms where they were monitored, poked, prodded and fed a regimen of bills or placebos, all in the name of science spending money.
arstechnica.com — In an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine today, two doctors from the University of Michigan described how they saved an infant with a life-threatening respiratory disorder using a custom-designed 3D-printed device. Printed with bio-absorbable plastic, the device is holding the child's airway open and allowing him to breathe normally.
gigaom.com — The internet of things poses a variety of design challenges starting with the fact that we're not exactly sure how most consumers will want to deploy and implement connected devices in their homes and lives.
techcrunch.com — Lambda Labs, an early stage startup out of San Francisco, is preparing to release a facial recognition API for developers working on Google Glass apps. The API will be available to interested developers within a week, company co-founder Stephen Balaban says.
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