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ZA Tech Show Episode 262 - An Apple a Day

Brett Haggard, Steven Ambrose and Andy Hadfield can seemingly only talk about one thing when it comes to this week’s show. They give their views on:
Apple Mac OS 10.9 Mavericks;The updated Mac Pro;The updated Macbook Air;Early impressions of iOS 7;The launch of iTunes Radio; andAnd update on the Xbox One/PS4 battle. Our technology picks of the week are:
Steven Ambrose picks Hootsuite and Vine for Android;Andy Hadfield picks Ford Sync’s Global Developer Programme and The Launch TickerBrett Haggard picks TNEF’s Enough‘Macboer’ from the chatroom picks http://chickenonaraft.com
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#FordComputex [EVENT COVERAGE]

Curated and aggregated Storify style coverage of the Computex 2013 event. Doing some general coverage with a very slight bias towards Ford's activity at the show.

Keep checking back over the next 3-4 days as I'll be updating this daily. Remember to click READ NEXT PAGE at the bottom to get to the newer stuff.

Short Summary:
* Ford Press Conference announcing apps, API's and some cool car tech
* coming soon...

[View the story "#FordComputex" on Storify]
Disclaimer: I was kindly sponsored by Ford to attend this event. Views are my own.

The Quantified Self. Something I'm keeping an eye on...

Sitting here in Taiwan, about to attend Computex 2013 and I was reminded of a little clip I saw in a magazine flying over. It's all to do with the Quantified Self. This idea that as technology improves and gets smaller, we can measure more about our bodies and what we do with them. Then we can process that data to do... well, we're not sure yet. Get healthier. Gain understanding.

Quantified self is something I'm going to be keeping an eye on at Computex 2013.

Quick definition:
The Quantified Self is a movement to incorporate technology into data acquisition on aspects of a person's daily life in terms of inputs (e.g. food consumed, quality of surrounding air), states (e.g. mood, arousal, blood oxygen levels), and performance (mental and physical). Such self-monitoring and self-sensing, which combines wearable sensors (EEG, ECG, video, etc.) and wearable computing, is also known as lifelogging or sousveillance. Other names for using self-tracking data to improve daily fun…