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Lee Loree InterviewA few weeks ago we reviewed the SLEEPTRACKER watch which aims to change one’s life by improving the start of their day. We got a lot of questions from readers who wanted more information on the background of the product, so we decided to go straight to the source. Lee Loree is the Managing Partner of Innovative Sleep Solutions, and the mind behind the SLEEPTRACKER. We were able to chat with him about the function of the device, as well as the success it is enjoying.


Can you tell us a bit about yourself, along with what your position is at Innovative Sleep Solutions?

I came up with the idea for SLEEPTRACKER as I lay reading in bed one night.  My wife had been asleep for a few hours when she rolled over.  As she rolled over I said something and she responded.  We spoke briefly then she went back to sleep.  I waited about 10 minutes and tried to speak to her in the same tone and she did not respond.  I found that exchange interesting so I started spending evenings in libraries and on line researching sleep.  From there I had meetings with doctors in the sleep field to access our idea and work to build our model.

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Mariah Emancipation Review

It has been promoted as The Return of the Voice.  Saying that the “old” Mariah is back. She’s been co-producing her own albums since 1990 and has more #1 hits than any other female artist in history.  She is the #1 selling recording artist of the 1990’s. Is she back? Where did she go? Does this album have what it takes to redeem her credibility as an artist? Producer? Singer?  I decided to take a trip home with Mariah on her emancipation journey partly expecting to be disappointed, but also hopeful of all the hype this album has created.  Does it live up? We take a track-by-track look at Mariah’s latest.

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T-Mobile WiMax Train ServiceT-Mobile has started using a pre-cert version of WiMax on trains in the United Kingdom to offer high speed broadband to commuters riding between Brighton and Victoria Station. The Wimax gear is placed on the roof of the train cars, and connects to 37 base stations along the line. T-Mobile intends to up the number of base stations to 60. The service is currently free to riders, who can connect at 802.11b speeds.

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Chibi TomagotchiBack in the mid-nineties, Tomagotchi virtual pets were all the rage. That was right in the midst of my high school days, when everywhere I turned a girl had one on her belt loop. Bandai is set to bring back the phenomenon with the Chibi line of Tomagotchi’s. These are about two-thirds the size of the original, but seem to be otherwise similar.

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Xbox on MTV MTV and Microsoft have teamed up for a cross promotion that will result in the Xbox 360 being unveiled worldwide on MTV on May 12 and May 13. The system won’t be shown at E3 until May 16, which is the same day that Sony will show the Playstation 3 for the first time. Elijah Woods of The Lord of the Rings fame is a huge Xbox fan and will host the MTV shows debuting the Xbox 360. Reports are that the unit may be white or silver. Whatever the case, this is a great marketing move on behalf of Microsoft, as I’m sure with MTV’s history, viewers will repeatedly be beaten over the head with info about how great the Xbox 360 is. When you think about it, this is huge for Microsoft. E3 information is pretty much relegated to Internet junkies and readers of gaming magazines. An MTV debut gives Microsoft an amazing mass-market showing to its most targeted audience.

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There’s a new phishing technique in use out there which involves blogs set up to steal information. Criminals are using blogs loaded with keylogging software or viruses to gather data on their victims. Dan Hubbard, research director of Websense, a filtering firm, says “The success of these attacks relies upon a certain level of social engineering to persuade the individual to click on the link.” With more than 8 million blogs out there, be careful. Keep your antivirus software up to date and scan for spyware regularly.

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Google Video UploadIt’s starting to get hard to keep up with these guys. Google has launched a video upload service, open to anyone and everyone, which seems like it will work with the Google Video indexing product.

The upload program lets you submit videos electronically to Google Video, as long as you own the necessary rights (including copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, and any other relevant rights for your content). Just sign up for an account and use our upload tool to send your videos to Google. The program is still in beta so you won’t see your videos live on Google Video immediately.

The best part - it looks like if your video gets approved, you can set a fee you would like to charge for others to view it. Obviously Google would get a chunk, but you still get your video out to the masses. Just incredible - imagine what this might do for independent film.

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100 MPH HackNow this is funny - it seems that someone was able to hack into the computer that controls a digital construction warning sign on I-75 in Michigan. The sign was being used to update commuters on the construction status of the highway, but was changed to read “Speed limit 100 mph go go go.” Authorities say they are looking into who did it, and how they were able to do it. Maybe subcontracting things as important as highway signs isn’t the way to go.

Read More | i-hacked


Kilowatt ProIf you are like me, then you enjoy gaming more than you enjoy hitting the gym. PowerGrid Fitness has introduced the Kilowatt gaming fitness system with the goal of helping its users get a full workout while gaming. It isn’t another one of those gaming bicycles either. The unit basically measures the force by which you push and pull on the controller, and works by resistance. It’s versatile too, as it’s compatible with Playstation, Xbox, Gamecube, PC, and Mac rigs - but they don’t come cheap. There are several different models, and it looks like the cheapest will run you about $800 USD.

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Xbox2 360 Pricing According to a Goldman Sachs analyst, Microsoft could be aiming to bring the Xbox 360 to the market for a lot less than the rumored $399 price tag. If they are to be believed, it appears that the next Xbox will hit the market within the $249-299 price range. What’s more, they expect the console to drop in October or November for the holiday season. Another note of interest is that they are saying that Microsoft will continue shipping the current Xbox console to support the lower end of the market. This could explain why they expect to continue developing current-gen games after the 360 launches.

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