The Perfect-Storm Edition Sunday, March 3, 2019

Mid-South Teen's Apple Watch Triggers Rash, by WMC

“The Apple Watches, any kind of watch, seems like a perfect storm. People who wear it might tend to be more active. They might wear it tightly so the sensor attaches and does what it is supposed to do with the heart rate,” Pietrangelo said.

Evanston Addiction Counselor Creates Smartphone App To Thwart Overdoses - 'A Foolproof Way To Stay Alive,' He Says, by John Keilman, Chicago Tribune

“In his dozen years of heroin use, Lucien Izraylov took pains to avoid detection. He was ashamed of what he was doing, so he almost always shot up alone.

It’s a risky behavior that can lead to a fatal overdose, especially at a time when drugs are commonly tainted with the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl. But Izraylov, who says he now has years of sobriety behind him, thinks he has figured out a way to help.

He has created a smartphone app called Harmredux that will connect drug users with volunteers who will meet them, overdose-reversing medication in hand, to make sure they survive their use. The app recently became available for both Android and iPhone

Reveiw: Weatherproof Hue Outdoor Motion Sensor Lets You Automate Your Indoor Or Outdoor Lights, by Juli Clover, MacRumors

“If you need a HomeKit-enabled motion sensor that's going to be able to stand up to being outside, the new Hue Outdoor Motion Sensor is an excellent choice.

It's not overly expensive, the motion sensing and daylight detection features work reliably, and it gives you a quick, easy way to automate your outdoor (or indoor) lights so you don't have to think about them.

Google, Siding With Saudi Arabia, Refuses To Remove Widely-Criticized Government App Whch Lets Men Track Women And Control Their Travel, by Bill Bostock, Business Insider

Google reviewed the app — called Absher — and concluded that it does not violate any agreements, and can therefore remain on the Google Play store.

The decision was communicated by Google to the office of Rep. Jackie Speier, a California Democrat who, with other members of Congress, wrote last week to demand they remove the service.

Why Is The Wedding Industry So Hard To Disrupt?, by Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox

In the wedding industry, there is supposedly plenty of money to go around: $3 billion a year in the US, and $72 billion globally. According to The Knot’s annual survey, the average wedding in 2017 cost $33,391, a slight dip from $35,329 in 2016, but still more than half of the median annual household income in the United States. If there is one thing that anyone knows about weddings, it’s that people spend a lot of money on them. If there is one other thing that anyone knows about weddings, it’s that all that money is basically lost to the air, disappearing after its handful of hours in the sun. The ephemerality of that cash has plagued the wedding startup space too.

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