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Wearable computer

A wearable computer known as a wearable or body-borne computer, is a small computing device worn on the body. The definition of'wearable computer' may be narrow or broad, extending to smartphones or ordinary wristwatches. Wearables may be for general use, in which case they are just a small example of mobile computing. Alternatively they may be for specialized purposes such as fitness trackers, they may incorporate special sensors such as accelerometers and heart rate monitors, or novel user interfaces such as Google Glass, an optical head-mounted display controlled by gestures. It may be that specialized wearables will evolve into general all-in-one devices, as happened with the convergence of PDAs and mobile phones into smartphones. Wearables are worn on the wrist, hung from the neck, strapped to the arm or leg, or on the head, though some have been located elsewhere. Devices carried in a pocket or bag – such as smartphones and before them pocket calculators and PDAs, may or may not be regarded as'worn'.

Wearable computers have various technical issues common to other mobile computing, such as batteries, heat dissipation, software architectures and personal area networks, data management. Many wearable computers are active e.g. processing or recording data continuously. Wearable computers are not only limited to the computers such as fitness trackers, that are worn on wrists, they includes wearables such as Heart pacemakers and other prosthetic, it is used most in research that focuses on behavioral modeling, health monitoring systems, IT and media development, where the person wearing the computer moves or is otherwise engaged with his or her surroundings. Wearable computers have been used for the following: general-purpose computing sensory integration, e.g. to help people see better or understand the world better (whether in task-specific applications like camera-based welding helmets or for everyday use like Google Glass behavioral modeling health care monitoring systems service management electronic textiles and fashion design, e.g. Microsoft's 2011 prototype "The Printing Dress".

Wearable computing is the subject of active research the form-factor and location on the body, with areas of study including user interface design, augmented reality, pattern recognition. The use of wearables for specific applications, for compensating disabilities or supporting elderly people increases. Due to the varied definitions of "wearable" and "computer", the first wearable computer could be as early as the first abacus on a necklace, a 16th-century abacus ring, a wristwatch and'finger-watch' owned by Queen Elizabeth I of England, or the covert timing devices hidden in shoes to cheat at roulette by Thorp and Shannon in the 1960s and 1970s. However, a computer is not a time-keeping or calculating device, but rather a user-programmable item for complex algorithms and data management. By this definition, the wearable computer was invented by Steve Mann, in the late 1970s: Steve Mann, a professor at the University of Toronto, was hailed as the father of the wearable computer and the ISSCC's first virtual panelist, by moderator Woodward Yang of Harvard University.

The development of wearable items has taken several steps of miniaturization from discrete electronics over hybrid designs to integrated designs, where just one processor chip, a battery and some interface conditioning items make the whole unit. Queen Elizabeth I of England received a watch as a New Year present, she possessed a'finger-watch' set in a ring, with an alarm that prodded her finger. The Qing Dynasty saw the introduction of a functional abacus on a ring, which could be used while it was being worn. In 1961, mathematicians Edward O. Thorp and Claude Shannon built some computerized timing devices to help them win at a game of roulette. One such timer was concealed in another in a pack of cigarettes. Various versions of this apparatus were built in the 1970s. Detailed pictures of a shoe-based timing device can be viewed at www.eyetap.org. Thorp refers to himself as the inventor of the first "wearable computer" In other variations, the system was a concealed cigarette-pack sized analog computer designed to predict the motion of roulette wheels.

A data-taker would use microswitches hidden in his shoes to indicate the speed of the roulette wheel, the computer would indicate an octant of the roulette wheel to bet on by sending musical tones via radio to a miniature speaker hidden in a collaborator's ear canal. The system was tested in Las Vegas in June 1961, but hardware issues with the speaker wires prevented it from being used beyond test runs; this was not a wearable computer. This work was kept secret until it was first mentioned in Thorp's book Beat the Dealer in 1966 and published in detail in 1969. Pocket calculators became mass-market devices starting in Japan. Programmable calculators followed in the late 1970s; the HP-01 algebraic calculator watch by Hewlett-Packard was released in 1977. A camera-to-tactile vest for the blind, launched by C. C. Collins in 1977, converted images into a 10-inch square tactile grid on a vest; the 1980s saw the rise of more general-purpose wearable computers. In 1981, Steve Mann designed and built a backpack-mounted 6502-based wearable multimedia comput

Crime Watch Daily

Crime Watch Daily is an American syndicated investigative news magazine series. Premiering on September 14, 2015, the program was hosted by veteran Australian television journalist Matt Doran; the remaining two seasons were hosted by former NBC News investigative reporter Chris Hansen. Produced by Telepictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Television Distribution, Crime Watch Daily features a mix of investigative reports, true crime stories and caught-on-tape police and security footage; the show was cancelled on June 8, 2018, though the website and social media components remain active under the new title of True Crime Daily. Reruns of the second and third seasons of the series began airing in February 2019 on Escape, a digital network with an emphasis on true crime series; the program showcases current and ongoing crime stories and feature reports on undercover investigations from across the United States and around the world as well as limited coverage of ongoing court cases. As an example of such investigation segments, during the Crime Watch Daily's first week of episodes, the program showcased an undercover investigation into how Uber screens those applying for positions as drivers before being authorized and hired, revealing that the three applicants mentioned in the piece were convicted felons, who were cleared after their background checks were completed.

Franchise features fill the final three segments of each episode, which deal with other criminal cases and arrests, both of a serious and unusual nature: Crime Watch Local – titled "APB", it is a daily segment highlighting in-depth a particular criminal case or mystery covered by one of the program's affiliate stations, followed by an interview with a reporter from the station to provide additional information on the story. S. that are tied to a particular theme. Telepictures had produced a syndicated program with a similar format, Celebrity Justice, from which most of the staff and format of the TMZ online and television entertainment news platform arose out of. On September 15, 2014, Warner Bros. Television Distribution announced that it would order Crime Watch Daily for the 2015–16 season, with Tribune Broadcasting carrying the program on stations owned and/or operated by the group in 29 markets – covering 42% of the United States – most of which would air the program as a lead-in to their early-evening newscasts.

Through the distribution agreement with Tribune, the group struck a news sharing partnership with the program to provide video content of crime stories filed by its news-producing stations. Through the spring of 2015, Warner Bros. expanded clearance of the program through distribution deals with other station groups, gaining carriage on stations covering 98% of the country. Through the Tribune agreement and subsequent group distribution deals, Crime Watch Daily expanded its content partnerships to provide video from crime-related stories filed by the program's affiliate stations, serving as an "extended newsroom", with reporters employed with stations that air the program contributing to the "APB/Crime Watch Local" segment to provide additional details on the segment's featured story. On May 5, 2015, Warner Bros. Television announced that Australian journalist Matt Doran would serve as anchor of the program, with Michelle Sigona, Andrea Isom and Jason Mattera serving as reporters. Despite the show's primary focus and title, Crime Watch Daily is designated as a news program by the Federal Communications Commission by way of a ruling made by the agency on August 11, 2015, through a declaratory ruling sought by GHN Productions.

I Go Crazy (Paul Davis song)

"I Go Crazy" is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Paul Davis. It was the first single he released from his 1977 album Singer of Songs: Teller of Tales, his second-highest peaking pop hit, peaking at #7 on the Billboard chart in 1978; the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart on 27 August 1977 and began climbing, peaking in March and April 1978, before dropping off the chart the week after 27 May 1978. Overall, it spent 40 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, setting what was the record for the longest run on that chart, of consecutive weeks or not. During the March 4, 1978 American Top 40 show, Casey Kasem said that Davis begged his studio to have the song presented to Lou Rawls, whom he thought would make it a huge success, but when the studio saw how much faith he had in the chances of the song's success, it instead decided to release a edited version of Davis's own studio demo version. The lyrics are narrated from the point of view of a man, reuniting with a former girlfriend.

However, the man admits that looking his old girlfriend in the eye reawakens his old feelings towards her and makes him "go crazy." To his credit, he does not act on those old feelings, though he does realize that he is not over his old girlfriend. The song has been covered by several artists, including these four whose versions were all released as singles: Lee Greenwood, on his 1989 album If Only for One Night. Greenwood's version was issued as a single that summer for the country music market. Will Downing, on his 1991 album A Dream Fulfilled. Downing's version was a single. Barry Manilow, on his 1996 album Summer of'78. DHT, on their 2005 album Listen to Your Heart