No one ever believes me when I tell them I'm a real live Florida native. Yep, some of us aren't snowbirds!
Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE to cook! My family is Cuban and Sicilian, so Latin and Italian foods are some of my favorites, but I love to try new recipes and dishes as often as I can... Got a recipe you think I should try? Send it to me!
Some of my other interests are baseball (Go Rays!), wine, eating (hey, it goes with the cooking!), music, travel, and Boston, my cat. I also LOVE zombie shows--The Walking Dead on AMC is one of my favorites, and I'm also into Breaking Bad, HGTV, The Food Network, and The Travel Channel.
Many stores are starting to employ high-tech software to track their customers' shopping patterns--things like mannequins with facial recognition software, and motion sensors to see which products customers pick up off the shelves. The retailers say that they're not doing anything that's too invasive; they just have to step up efforts to compete against online stores and this is the best new way to do that.
Of course, many people feel that this technology is an invasion of privacy. The software is called Shopperception, and the biggest purchaser so far is Walmart.
Do you think this is a good way to make your shopping experiece better, or are you not a fan of this kind of tracking?
Read more about this here: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/12/11/retailers-go-high-tech-to-track-shoppers/
This is one of the most incredible stories of survival I've ever seen. Twenty-nine year old Harrison Okene was a crew member aboard an oil company ship that capsized off the coast of Nigeria. The ship, along with its 12-man crew, sank to the bottom--100 feet below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.
But not all twelve men perished; Okene was trapped in a room with an air pocket, and survived for three days before being found by rescuers!
The crew that found him wasn't even on a rescue mission. They had actually been sent down to remove the bodies of the deceased, when out of the darkness came Okene's hand. He was alive--dehydrated and malnourished, but alive.
Watch this incredible footage of the rescue. This gave me chills!
Wanna see Taylor Swift and Bon Jovi jam out with Prince William at a charity event, complete with awkward dancing and inappropriate high-fiving? You're in luck!
You'll laugh, you'll cringe...you might even sing along. Ladies and gentlemen: Jon Bon Jovi featuring Taylor Swift and Price William (!!!) performing Livin' On A Prayer.
How many licks does it take to get to the bottom of a digital lollipop? That’s the question you could soon be asking yourself thanks to a team of researchers at the National University of Singapore who are trying to build a digital lollipop that can simulate taste.
While it might sound complicated, the technology is relatively simple. When the lollipop, which is made of a silver electrode, touches the tip of the tongue it reproduces four well-known tastes: salty, sweet, sour or bitter. Together these flavors can create different simulations close to the real thing.
The research is being led by Nimesha Ranasinghe, a Ph.D. research scholar in the university’s department of electrical and computer engineering. He hopes that people will one day be able to lick their television or smartphone to taste virtual things.