Gadgets In Control

Gadgets are in control; a generation which lives by internet, mobile and cloud technology. If I were to travel from my home to Heathrow airport, 99% of me will appear on a camera should anything happen to me on my journey. Good OR Bad, the world has changed and “Big Brother” is here to stay.

  • Make the wrong tweet and you will be held accountable for it.
  • Dump your boyfriend by text or on Facebook.
  • Save on petrol by setting your parents up on Skype for the odd weekly chat.

We want a voice and now we have it. We use 38 degrees to campaign online to bring about change. Petition to force an MP to hand in his resignation.

Here are some gadgets making news:

  • Google glasses made its entry to the UK in May 2014 at nearly £1,300.00 and no doubt the price will go down as demand increases and it becomes popular.
  • Apart from SatNavs, cars are now being fitted with infotainment gizmos
  • What about 3D Printers and how the have revolutionized prototyping.
  • Smart watch with access through bluetooth to your Facebook, emails, music player, Twitter and calendar.

By far my favorite gadget is “Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband”. Maybe this is an age thing but this is what it does; it tracks your steps and the distance you have covered, the calories you have burnt whilst active, monitors your sleep patterns and wakes you up without disturbing your partner (wife). This gadget uses LEDs to help you track your progress.


The decision is always yours and this is a very hard lesson to learn if you are accustomed to apportioning blame. From what you eat to the choices one makes, one cannot blame others if it all goes belly up. One thing I learnt from Darren Hardy was that it is better to make mistakes quickly and this is how you become successful. Oh just in case you don’t know who he is, Darren Hardy is the publisher and founding director of SUCCESS magazine, the same position held by Napoleon Hill decades ago.

There seem to be conflicting reports which indicates that strenuous exercises in short bursts may be better than continuous keep fit type exercises which are likely to raise heart rate and blood pressure which could lead to heart attacks and strokes in later life.

No scare mongering but men are required to check their prostate but the ultimate fear is the rise of dementia. Could it be because of high life expectancy?

Drinking coffee, it is good for you. Coffee is bad for you. Chocolate is good. Chocolate will kill you. Use olive oil in your food. No, rapeseed oil is better. Margarine or Butter? Reduce your carb consumption.

My take on all this is to live life to its fullest – whatever that means to you.