Brews & canoes

Just had a great weekend as per the title of the post you probably get the jist. Friday night we went to Saddlers Brew House in Lye, West Midlands. Great beers, amazing food & a secret room. Then on Saturday we paddled down the river Severn in kayaks. We used hireacanoe.com, which basically do all…

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HealthTech & 97%

97%, thats the accuracy rate for Alexa detecting agonal breathing from up to 20ft away. Researchers at the University of Washington trained Alexa using machine learning to detect the gasping breathing sound thats a tell tale sign someone might be suffering cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is the biggest cause of natural deaths, detection time is…

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Indicate or innovate

Indicating, or more to the point not indicating when driving a car really winds me up, and more & more, indicating is getting less & less. Driving to the office today, the three cars in front of me all pulled off the dual carriageway, none of them indicated, despite travelling at around 60 – 70…

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Libra

What we know about Facebook’s stablecoin: It will be governed by the Libra association’s 28 founding members, Libra.org Voting rights are capped for any one Founding Member to avoid concentration of power It is due to launch sometime in 2020, by that time Facebook hopes to have 100 founding members in the Libra association (up…

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Royal Ascot 2019

Today is the start of Royal Ascot, doesn’t look like I will make it this year but is normally a great week. However in true British style South Western trains are striking this week so getting there & back will require a lot of patience. The Ascot to Waterloo line is very overcrowded on a…

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