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This smartphone app detects atrial fibrillation with existing hardware

This smartphone app detects atrial fibrillation with existing hardware

Smartphones can be used to detect atrial fibrillation with existing hardware, according to recent research. A low-cost app has been developed that uses the phone’s...
Apple introduces iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED special edition

Apple introduces iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED special edition

Apple® today announced iPhone® 7 and iPhone 7 Plus RED Special Edition in a vibrant red aluminum finish, in recognition of more than 10...
People remain calm as the world ends, video game study suggests

People remain calm as the world ends, video game study suggests

As the world ends, will you lock arms and sing "Kumbayah" or embark on a path of law-breaking, anti-social behavior? A new study, based upon...
Using virtual reality to catch a real ball

Using virtual reality to catch a real ball

Disney Research scientists have found innovative ways to enhance virtual experiences involving interactions with physical objects by showing how a person using a virtual...
Smartphones and Internet can help you develop healthy lifestyles

Smartphones and Internet can help you develop healthy lifestyles

People are more likely to adopt heart healthy behaviors when guided and encouraged via the Internet, their cellphones or other devices. This review about 23...
YouTube users be aware Your viewing habits can be tracked

YouTube users be aware: Your viewing habits can be tracked

Despite YouTube's attempts to safeguard user anonymity, intelligence agencies, hackers and online advertising companies can still determine which videos a user is watching, according...
Can your fitness tracker save your life in the ER?

Can your fitness tracker save your life in the ER?

Emergency physicians used a patient's personal activity tracker and smartphone to identify the time his heart arrhythmia started, which allowed them to treat his...
No headaches VR headsets that adjust to your eyes

No headaches: VR headsets that adjust to your eyes

Engineers are developing virtual reality headsets that can adapt how they display images to account for factors like eyesight and age that affect how...
Imagine if smartphone knew when to let us focus

Imagine if smartphone knew when to let us focus

Your personality traits, among other factors, could let researchers predict your receptiveness to smartphone interruptions—texts, push alerts, social media messages, and more. The model could lead...
Want to 'friend' an old flame on Facebook or flirt online? Think about your current romantic relationship first

Want to ‘friend’ an old flame on Facebook or flirt online? Think about your...

One of the best gifts a person could give their significant other may be a discussion on boundaries regarding social media, according to a...