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We use iPad minis in the clinic. For viewing images on our PACS, it is far better than paper or a desktop CPU. Our next EMR will work on the mini as well - and they fit perfectly inside a white coat pocket. We are also transitioning to an EMR (Modernized Medicine) that utilizes an iPad-based UI for direct patient interaction, and has a web background as well for more detailed data processing/entry. I find it appalling that many current EMR systems require medical staff...
http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/202177984?productId=202177984&storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&MERCH=REC%2d%5f%2dproduct%2d1%2d%5f%2d100608049%2d%5f%2d202177984%2d%5f%2dN#.UY-Ii6VQFGM i have had this for 2 years. works great, and haven't had any issues. it is straight forward to program in a temporary pin number for a visitor, or have semi-permanent codes for friends & family.
Market? NBA players. It seems to be proportionally proper for a 6' 6" - 7' tall individual and their hands... Maybe?
    let them move.    i bet it will be a net gain for the US economy. and the company will make less on their products when all of a sudden they become imported goods, subject to tarrifs, etc. 
or, more likely, a profitable idea.
what features?    there is honestly nothing that Nest provides that is actually useful or more efficient than a properly programmed thermostat with a web interface. they just throw it in a fancy package, create too-complicated electronics for it, and sell it to people too stupid to look for other options. I don't need a green leaf to tell me that i am saving energy when my HVAC system is off.
    all it needs is an up and down button to adjust the temperature. i could care less if that button is fancy or not, so long as it works and saves me real money, up front.      if you really want to be more efficient, and have full access, look at systems like Nexia http://www.nexiahome.com from Trane/IR/Schlage and such. Much more complete systems, and not much more expensive than Nest. A lot more fun for a DIYer too. 
  so pay less than 1/2 the price of Nest, and get a wifi/web enabled thermostat:   http://www.homedepot.com/Building-Materials-Heating-Venting-Cooling-Thermostats/h_d1/N-asjhZ5yc1vZ1z0yhrk/R-202352449/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=2&langId=-1&storeId=10051   it is actually quite easy to call something expensive, regardless of the labour or materials costs.    when Nest's biggest energy savings advertising blip seems to be "Only 10% of programmable thermostats are...
      true.   i got a $29 programmable thermostat at Home Depot that can follow my daily schedule as well. the price of the nest is just ridiculous.        ***EDIT***   sorry, $24.99   http://www.homedepot.com/Building-Materials-Heating-Venting-Cooling-Thermostats/h_d1/N-asjhZ5yc1v/R-202024248/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&storeId=10051   it takes, literally, 60 seconds to run through and program wake/leave home/sleep for seven days. when i am home from...
Where was all the concern about Foxconn workers 20 years ago?   Did the great devil USA finally grow a heart? or did the shame of exploiting foreign workers finally catch up to society?   Apple may be leading the headlines, but dozens of US-based tech companies have been using Foxconn for manufacturing dating back into the '70s. I am sure conditions have only improved since then.   Imagine the conditions of the rest of the Chinese made products US citizens...
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