A modern fitness tracker via Pexels

When the FitBit clip-on watch first entered the market in 2008, people were very pleased. After all, in dealing with something as surprisingly difficult as keeping up-to-date with how your body moves, tracking technology offered a sense of stability through its quantitative measurements.

Why you should care about fitness trackers

Nowadays, fitness tracking technology is everywhere. No longer is it limited to standalone, specialised devices; the technology is featured on phones, smartwatches, and even video games. In fact, it has been estimated that 245 million wearable devices will be sold by the end of 2019. Why are fitness trackers so popular? Well, for one, they’re very simple…


An American astronaut working outside his aircraft via Pixabay

Mankind made history when the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik I on October 4 1957. While heavily mocked for its beach ball shape and questionable antennae, it was the mother of all the technological behemoths that came soon after.

If there’s one thing that characterises both the Soviet scientists of the 20th century and modern-day institutions like NASA and SpaceX, it’s ambition and drive. In the world of science, each generation succeeds the last and ingenuity is basically guaranteed to be at a high. …


Bacterial strain (via Medical News Today)

One patient has died contracting an infection from a fecal transplant, according to a statement by the Food and Drug Administration this Thursday. The transplant supposedly contained ‘drug-resistant bacteria’, but no procedures were in place to screen the stool used.

The FDA reported that doctors failed to test the donor stool for extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL), the E. coli-producing bacteria used for its drug-resistant qualities. Following the incident, the remaining preparation of the stool was tested. Results had shown that the stool contained identical strains of the bacteria that had caused infection in the two patients.

The patient was one of…


Greg Abbott | image via PolitiFact / Lola Gomez / American Statesman

Texas governor Greg Abbott has officially signed the “Save Chick-fil-A” bill into law this Monday. While he did not hold a public signing ceremony, a tweet posted 3 weeks ago implied his support of the bill.

The bill passed the Texas state legislature last month with overwhelming support on the Republican side. A previous appeal in the state legislature following the company’s lawsuit against the San Antonio City Council was shut down by a Democratic lawmaker.

The city had blocked Chick-fil-A from opening a branch in the city’s airport, with council members reasoning that they were taking a stand…


Digibiosys, an IoHB-empowered company

The Digibiosys initiative has done wonders for the medical community at large. In alignment with IoHB’s mission, they work under the noble goal of accelerating medical treatment on a global scale.

A world leader in revolutionizing medicine, the company develops and produces bio-machine platforms. These platforms work to automize the diagnoses and treatment, providing new healthcare solutions empowered by cloud computing.

The organization mainly works under the mindset that the body is an operating system. Their projects mainly center around technological reinforcements for biological systems, looking both to remedy many of the maladies attached to current mechanisms and provide new…


Kim Jong-Nam and his half-brother Kim Jong-un, infamous North Korean dictator | image via Time Magazine

An undisclosed reporter has recently informed news outlets that Kim Jong-Nam, killed in 2017 at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport, was in contact with CIA operatives. Kim was the half-brother of the current North Korean dictator.

The reveal, if true, may play a role in determining why North Korea was so adamant on covering up his assassination- and why they handed him a death sentence, to begin with.

The Wall Street Journal has reported that the reporter, albeit unnamed, was “knowledgeable about the matter” and that the nature of Kim Jong-Nam’s relationship with the US spy agency was uncertain.

The…


A digitally connected world via GSMA

The IoHB has made significant strides in uniting and empowering several biomedical corporations. As an organization that aims to accelerate medical processes for the benefit of all sentient life.

With the growing popularity of IoT or the “Internet of Things”, they can be expected to play a larger role in the future, both in the market as well as in the lives involved. In fact, around half of new major business processes and systems will incorporate elements of IoTs in a year’s time. …


James Holzhauer | image via Entertainment Weekly

Star player James Holzhauer has been on a roll in the past few weeks, claiming a total of 32 victories. 11 of those games were flawless, having not buzzed incorrectly even once.

The 34-year-old is a professional sports gambler and the 4th highest earning American game show contestant of all time. Climbing through the ranks, he has since been offered a temporary managerial position working with a minor-league baseball team in New York as well as a day named for him in Nevada’s Clark County.

Fans had already begun to speculate that he would surpass Ken Jennings; the legendary player…


Source: Bioinformant

While post-secondary education lends itself to more integrative fields of study, it often falls short in spurring innovation. In the context of the biomedical industry, this results in limited modes of engagement with biological systems.

Given the rapid software developments that have defined the internet in recent years, it is undeniable that the future of the medical world lies in information technology. However, most people aren’t equipped to discuss the nature of these issues. This is not only due to how inaccessible most bio-connective platforms are but because this inaccessibility warrants less education- and as such, less discussion.

In a…


President Duterte speaking before a crowd at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport | image via The Inquirer

In a remark unbefitting of pride month, Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte has claimed that he ‘used to be gay’ before encounters with women “cured” him.

Immediately after claiming that political rival Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV was gay at a Tokyo conference this Thursday, Duterte then stated that he himself was “a bit gay” during his failed marriage with ex-wife Elizabeth Zimmerman. In court proceedings, Zimmerman testified that Duterte was a womanizer. Their marriage was officially annulled in 2000 after 25 years of marriage.

Duterte went on to say that he had found his “cure” in his current partner, Honeylet Avanceña.

Maxine Kirsten Magtoto

Dedicated writer, fervent debater, political enthusiast. Based in Asia but soon heading west.

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