Electronics

Music could send Wi-Fi passwords to your smartphone

Researchers have developed a technique for embedding data in music and transmitting it to a smartphone. Since the data are imperceptible to the human ear,...

If you’re getting your news from a smartphone, size matters

Consumers less attentive to news content on small screens. If you're getting your news from a smartphone, size matters. Heart rate variability decreases and changes in...

Amazon is turning 25 – here’s a look back at how it changed the...

A quarter of a century ago, on July 5, 1994, a company, which shared a name with the world’s largest river, was incorporated. It...

Scientists find new way to produce electronics with common cheaper elements

Researchers have devised a way to make materials for electronics and lighting from cheaper, more abundant elements. The new compounds can also be “tuned” to...

You can use virtual reality to treat pain, fear, and movement problems

Virtual reality—often referred to as “VR”—used to be science fiction. Today, it’s everywhere. All you need is a smartphone and a headset to immerse yourself...

Social media may protect you from depression and anxiety, new study shows

In a new study, researchers found that using social media and the internet regularly could improve mental health among adults. They found that people who...
Scientists create first portable tech for detecting cyanotoxins in water

Scientists create first portable tech for detecting cyanotoxins in water

North Carolina State University researchers have developed the first portable technology that can test for cyanotoxins in water. The device can be used to detect...

New computing system makes Android and iOS apps sharable on multiple devices

Computer scientists at Columbia Engineering have developed a new computing system that enables current, unmodified mobile apps to combine and share multiple devices, including...

How you lock your smartphone can reveal your age

Older smartphone users tend to rely more on their phones' auto lock feature compared to younger users, a new UBC study has found. They...
'Alexa, monitor my heart' Scientists develop first contactless cardiac arrest AI system for smart speakers

Alexa, monitor my heart: Scientists develop first contactless cardiac arrest AI system for smart...

Almost 500,000 Americans die each year from cardiac arrest when the heart suddenly stops beating. People experiencing cardiac arrest will suddenly become unresponsive and either...

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