Electronics

Why you should turn off your camera during zoom meetings

It’s not just to hide clutter anymore – add “saving the planet” to the reasons you leave the camera off during your next virtual...

How does Wi-Fi work?

Though you can’t see them, radio waves are all around you all the time, carrying information. For most people, some of those radio waves...

5G doesn’t cause covid-19, but the myth spread quickly

5G technology doesn’t cause COVID-19 but rumors that it does have spread rapidly across the globe, researchers report. Researchers need to better understand how misinformation...

Why do smoke detector alarms keep going off even when there’s no smoke

The most likely reason smoke detectors go off unexpectedly is that people aren’t changing the batteries in them often enough. In most sensors you might...

How coronavirus made 2020 the year of the electric bike

Walking and cycling gained a higher profile than ever in 2020 as a result of the pandemic. Governments around the world encouraged individuals to go...

Instagram’s redesign shifts toward shopping – here’s how that can be harmful

Recently, when I opened Instagram, I noticed that the usual spot for checking notifications is now a Shop tab. The Instagram blog post announcing the...

Fitness apps and wearable activity trackers can boost your physical activity levels

In a new review study, researchers found that smartphone fitness apps and wearable activity trackers do help boost physical activity levels. The size of the...

More social media use linked to higher depression risk

In a new study, researchers found that social media use is linked to the development of depression. The research was conducted by a team at...

This smart thermostat could learn optimal temperature quickly

A smart thermostat quickly learns to optimize building microclimates for both energy consumption and user preference. Buildings account for about 40 percent of U.S. energy...

High-five or thumbs-up? New device detects which hand gesture you want to make

Imagine typing on a computer without a keyboard, playing a video game without a controller or driving a car without a wheel. That's one of...