I used technology to make a baby -- no doctor, needles or hormones, just a phone and a thermometer. The phone was for the Kindara app, which I used to track my menstrual cycle for about two years. I wasn't disciplined enough to take my temperature every morning, but I logged enough data to get a deeper understanding of what was going on in my body. Once the time came to try for … [Read more...] about Can fertility monitors for men and women help couples get pregnant?
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source Amazon When I got the Echo Show a few months ago, I was prepared to like it, but I wasn’t prepared to love it. My trusty, screen-less Echo Plus does just fine: I like turning the lights on and off from bed, asking for the weather while I choose my outfit, and getting time checks and news podcasts while I get ready. So why would Amazon need to slap a … [Read more...] about Here’s why I fell in love with Amazon’s $150 Echo Show smart speaker and how it helped me organize my life
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Cindy Atoji Keene Globe Correspondent June 23, 2018 Stuart Paap is the founder of Pitch DNA, a Boston-based coaching service that helps startups perfect their presentations, keynotes, and pitches. Paap, who has a degree in anthropology and economics … [Read more...] about This speaking coach will help you get rid of the hitch in your pitch
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. It doesn’t surprise me that Iggy Pop’s 1977 classic The Passenger was inspired by riding the S-Bahn in Berlin. Sometimes we don’t realize it but public transport, whether it’s buses, trams, trains or the underground, can have a huge influence on our lives … [Read more...] about How riding Germany’s local transport really helps you get under a city’s skin
source Business Insider/Prachi Bhardwaj I got very little use out of my first iPad back in 2011. Even amid all of the excitement of having a brand-new Apple device, I felt no real need for my second-generation iPad, between my iPhone and my MacBook. I know I’m not alone. I’ve heard a lot of people agree that it’s tough to justify spending hundreds of … [Read more...] about The new iPad and Apple Pencil helped me finally understand the utility of a tablet
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader True Crime … [Read more...] about A woman asked police to ‘let me get my heads.’ Then they found her decapitated boyfriend.
Many of us could use a professional to talk to. But therapists are expensive, and it's hard to get an appointment. Luckily, artificial intelligence is here to save us. A team of UCLA researchers claim to have the solution: the world's first AI therapist. No more waiting rooms, small talk, or copays. Just log in and start chatting. SEE ALSO: Resolved to 'be more … [Read more...] about The world’s first AI therapist is helping me get over my ex
I’ve spent the past few months trying to teach myself the piano, pretty much from scratch. It’s been tough, and sometimes disheartening, but also hugely rewarding. You might be wondering by now what an article about learning to play piano is doing on a tech blog. The answer is simple: I might not still be trying if it weren’t for technology. Though I … [Read more...] about How technology is helping me learn piano
New York-based comedian and artist Michael Turzilli was getting an undergraduate degree, doing improv, working on a web series, hosting a standup show, working as the editor-in-chief of a satirical website, and consistently putting out music and videos. He was also one of my best friends. In October 2017, he died of an accidental heroin overdose at the age of 24. The … [Read more...] about The internet helps me remember my late friend at his best
I’m trilingual, or at least that’s what I’ve been telling everyone for the past couple of decades. The truth is that ever since I graduated high school, my French has all but completely disappeared. My Polish is a bit better, but only because I still use it to communicate with my parents — it has also fallen by the wayside. Enter Gboard. The poorly named … [Read more...] about ProBeat: Google’s Gboard is helping me relearn languages