links for 2010-02-02

  • Bluetooth-enabled device monitors your sleep patterns, wakes you at the optimal REM stage. This is genius—I can always tell when I wake up at the "right" point in my sleep cycles. An alarm clock that ritualizes this for me may be worth 10X its weight in gold
    (tags: health gadgets)
  • Blogger shutting off FTP access for remote posting. This is fascinating to me–not long ago, FTP was really the only way to publish a blog to a personal domain. Fast forward a few years and 0.5% of Blogger's users are FTPing anything. Interesting shift in both Blogger's usage trends, and probably of the migration of domain-level bloggers switching to local install apps (MT, WordPress) and then to remote services with auto-redirects (Tumblr, Typepad, and Blogger itself)
    (tags: blogs trends)
  • Jake Dobkin knows from chutzpah
    (tags: media blogs nyc)