There are people out there who are interested in a tablet computer, but refuse to buy the iPad on principle. Well, take a gander at ICD's Gemini, an 11.2-inch tablet that's got a damned impressive spec list.
Hundreds of thousands of patients depend on small devices called implantable cardio-defibrillators (ICD) to keep their hearts beating regularly. Now it seems that when surgeons test the devices to make sure they work, they have inadvertently been causing brain damage.
I'm psyched to see Android moving into tablets. Some of the first will be from Innovative Converged Devices (ICD), who say their Tegra-powered 7-, 11-, and 15-inch tablets will arrive through "tier one" carriers in the first half of 2010.
A group of researchers from the Medical Device Security Center (who would've thought we needed one of those?) have demonstrated wireless vulnerabilities in some cardiac monitor-pacemakers that may allow someone to remotely deactivate them while they're implanted in a patient. Now that's what I call malicious.
This is the Lumax VR-T and DR-t device. It is a body monitoring device that can do a wide variety of other tasks, including sending text messages. So that text message you just received isn't your friend asking you to go to the bars, it is actually your heart, informing you that it is about to stop functioning.