The Decade-at-the-Helm Edition Monday, May 23, 2022

The 100 Most Influential People Of 2022: Tim Cook, by Laurene Powell Jobs, Time

After more than a decade at the helm, Tim has carved out a place as not only one of the world’s most admired CEOs but an exemplar of moral leadership, technological imagination, environmental stewardship, and humanitarianism. To paraphrase a famous speech by Theodore Roosevelt: Tim strives valiantly, dares greatly, and spends himself in a grand cause.

Apple Health VP Promotes Apple Watch Monitoring In Wearables TV Spot, by Malcolm Owen, AppleInsider

On the subject of detecting symptoms for future medical problems, Desai gives examples of how the Apple Watch could help. "If you're sleeping more or sleeping less than you used to, if your heart rate is at a different baseline heart rate than it was, those are early signs of things that may be going on," the doctor offers.

"If we notice changes in your gait we can actually give you an early notification where you can do something about it," Desai continued. She then pointed out that atrial fibrillation detection is useful as the user's wearing the Apple Watch all the time, instead of it potentially appearing during a visit to a physician.

Eufy’s Treat-Dispensing Pet Camera Sends You Highlight Reels, by Medea Giordano, Wired

I'm gonna let the cat out of the bag. Eufy advertises its Pet Camera as a dog camera, with features like Doggy Diary and bark alerts. I don't own a dog. I used it to spy on my two cats while on vacation and on nights out, luring them into view with the promise of treats.

It detected them just fine, even if it did refer to them as dogs. If my cats could read, they wouldn't like that. I really don't know why Eufy didn't just use the catchall term pet instead of “dog” to be more inclusive, but it doesn't really matter. This is an excellent way to keep an eye on your fluffy friends when they're home alone.

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Maybe I do want an Apple Watch, even though I haven't been wearing watch for more than a decade?


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