You Asked, We Answered: Apps for Work-Life Balance

A big thank you again for all those who attended our Info Expo Summer 2015 Technology Symposium. Our post-Expo survey revealed that our faculty and staff want more tech info. In particular, apps, apps, and more apps! Most of you, like many of us, are trying to find that work-life balance, and are looking for apps to help you do just that. So today we’re sharing some more fun, but useful apps that may not be work-related, but that you can use in your personal life.

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Info Expo Summer 2015 Technology Symposium – Our Take

Last Thursday, the Health Sciences Library team hosted another edition of our popular lunch and learn-esque series, the HSL Info Expo! Thanks again to everyone that was able to attend. We tried something a little different this time, opting to host the event in the summer instead of the spring as is typical, and gave the event a more conference/symposium feel to suit the information that was being provided (usually we do some sort of theme). We had a great time! These selfie-stick pictures seem to indicate that many of our attendees also enjoyed the session:

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Apps & Gadgets: Bonus Edition!

If you’ve RSVP’d to attend today’s HSL Info Expo Summer Technology Symposium, you’ll be hearing me talk about some exciting apps and gadgets for summer in our new segment, “Apps & Gadgets.” There are so many cool tools out there that it was hard to narrow it down to just a handful for a 10-minute segment. Instead of leaving some on the cutting room floor, we decided to share them with you here.

This is Apps & Gadgets: Bonus Edition!

Here are a few things you might want to check out before the summer is over.

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Spotlight on Health: Lightning Safety!

Central Florida has had a lot of lightning-heavy storms the past few days or so. The radar images look pretty serious.

Plenty of folks also managed to capture pictures of the lightning in action; this picture of Cinderella’s Castle at Disney’s Magic Kingdom last Friday is particularly striking:

Interesting social media posts aside, it’s important to be safe each day during our typical Florida afternoon thunderstorms this summer. Here are some lighting myths and facts from the National Weather Service.

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Tech Talk Thursday: A Quick Preview of the Myo

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Myo ArmbandHats off to the savvy and forward thinking minds at Thalmic Labs where they have combined biometrics with technology. The Myo (pronounced “my-oh!”) is a gesture control armband that can be worn by business professionals, engineers, and gamers alike! By using sensors to read your arm’s ligament movements, the Myo acts as a hands free controller for your presentation, robot or droid, or (best of all) game! Bringing presentations to a whole new level, this new gadget is sure to impress!

 

There will be a live demo of the Myo at the HSL Info Expo – Summer  2015 Technology Symposium. Look out for your invitation soon!

 

To learn more about the Myo, follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWu9TFJjHaM