Visiting Dignitaries

THERE WAS ONCE A JOB POSTING FOR BEYONCÉ ARCHIVIST

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Hey, you. You with the expertise in “servers and enterprise class storage.” What were you doing in 2011? If you’re not currently adjusting the temperature on the official Beyoncé archive in Midtown Manhattan–button up that cardi, it gets chilly in there!–you did that entire year wrong.

As GQ magazine’s recent cover story crowning Queen Bey “Miss Millenium” revealed, the sex on a some very-well-rounded sticks songstress is something of a total self-quantifying maniac: Read More

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Fitbit’s New Aria Smart Scale: For When Tweeting Your Weight Just Isn’t Enough

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At some point in 2003, we walked into a Best Buy and walked out with a scale that measures our body fat percentage. But for the self-quantifiers among us, that kind of static measurement is woefully inadequate.

If you’re the kind of human that likes to correlate your BMI to calories burned and access that intel from a dynamic graph on your smartphone for realtime self-flagellation, then have we got the scale for you!

Yesterday, venture-backed Fitbit started shipping Aria, its long-awaited new Wifi-enabled smart scale that synchs up with the Fitbit Ultra, its wireless pedometer and stair tracker.

The whole thing practically screams:  I am ready for the Singularity, Ray Kurzweil!   Read More