Happy Monday – We have a great show for you today. From the Bay area, we have Rebecca Katz, a Nationally recognized culinary expert on the role of food in supporting mental health. Her new book “The Healthy Mind Cookbook”: Big flavor recipes to enhance brain function, mood, memory and mental clarity comes out tomorrow. Michael Semer is back with another edition of “App or Yak”.
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A FEW INTERESTING ITEMS THAT CAUGHT MY ATTENTION THIS WEEK.
Luna is the name of a brand new crowd-funding project that has taken Indiegogo by storm, as it promises to revolutionize sleep and bring it to the Internet-of-Things future. The device is a mattress cover packed with sensors that monitors your sleep patterns and talks to a variety of connected devices, such as smart coffee machines, which it can instruct to automatically make a fresh pot as you wake up each morning.
The mattress cover registers your sleep patterns and can be used to automatically adjust its temperature. Luna analyzes your sleep cycle, heart rate and breathing rate to further improve your sleeping experience. The device can also connect to your smartphone to set up alarms, and to find out more details about your daily health-related activities, including exercise and eating habits.
The Luna is available for pre-order at $199 (prices varies depending on size) which is at least $50 less than the future retail price, and should be delivered to backers starting in August. With an initial goal of $100,000 the project has already been funded, as more than 1,800 backers already pledged more than $390,000 so far — the funding round ends on February 26.
A QUICK NOTE TO THOSE OF YOU WHO THINK THAT TECHNOLOGY IS RULED BY YOUNG PEOPLE MIGHT WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT AMAZON.
Amazon Prime is a hit right now: Membership has been spiking over the last year, and members are spending more on average than regular customers, which is a huge plus for the online retail giant. That’s because they’re paying $99 a year to get free two-day shipping plus access to Amazon’s giant digital library of music, movies, and TV shows,
Based on comScore data charted for us by BI Intelligence, shows the age breakdown of Amazon customers in the US — and it looks like older shoppers are more loyal to the service than the younger crowd. Amazon Prime seems to appeal much more to people aged 40 and up — and it’s particularly attractive to seniors 60 and up. And why not, look at all the white tennis shoes you can get in just two business days.