Flic: “Control your smart home with a flic”

Home automation is becoming quite common.  After all, with this technology we can turn our lights on or off, lock the door, adjust the thermostat, and so much more–all through applications on our smartphones.  With it already so convenient, is there anyway home automation could get any easier?  Yes!  With a new product called Flic, you can easily control […]

Dyslexie: a font to help dyslexics read better

Did you know the term “dyslexia” is derived from the Latin word “dys,” which translates to difficult, and the Greek word “lexia,” which translates to words?  Therefore, the meaning of dyslexia literally translates to “difficulty with words.”  Roughly 10 percent of the world’s population is affected by this learning disability, which makes it difficult to read and write.  Dutch […]

Jazz up therapy with the MusicGlove!

For individuals recovering from a stroke or other neurological injury, physical therapy is often a humdrum part of their daily routine.  Though it is necessary for recovery, therapy becomes so mundane that individuals often lack motivation and may not wholly reap its benefits.  Flint Rehabilitation Devices recently introduced a new device to jazz up this oft-humdrum therapy called the MusicGlove.  The MusicGlove […]

Disney’s Big Hero 6 and Robots in Real Life

I have been told I have the heart and temperament of a child, and if you’ve been around me when I see a sweet-faced puppy (or really any animal), you know exactly why.  Every single time, without fail, my eyes light up with genuine excitement and I tend to squeak and say silly things without thought.  My reaction is pretty similar […]

Introducing Amazon Echo

Throughout the past couple of years, speaking to Siri and other virtual assistants have become quite the “norm.”  After all, virtual assistants generally do the work for us; all we have to do is ask a question and they’ll provide the answer.  For example, if I ask, “Will it rain tomorrow?” the virtual assistant may respond with, “There is an 80% chance […]