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Fitness trackers accurately measure heart rate but not calories burned

Fitness trackers accurately measure heart rate but not calories burned

Millions of people wear some kind of wristband activity tracker and use the device to monitor their own exercise and health, often sharing the...
Learning about nutrition from 'food porn' and online quizzes

Learning about nutrition from ‘food porn’ and online quizzes

Pictures of food on social media could be used to teach about healthy food choices. Many of our social media feeds are dominated by beautiful,...
Could this battery keep your phone on longer

Could This Battery Keep Your Phone on Longer?

Researchers have created a rechargeable lithium metal battery with three times the capacity of commercial lithium-ion batteries. The new battery stores lithium in a unique anode,...
8 tips to protect your identity beyond the computer

8 tips to protect your identity beyond the computer

When it comes to identity theft, you need to protect the mailbox at your house as much as your email inbox, according to a new...
Plug in This Gadget to Make Any Room ‘Smart’

Plug in This Gadget to Make Any Room ‘Smart’

Researchers have developed a single device that, when plugged in to a power socket, can make any room a “smart” part of the Internet...
Novel approach could help combat abusive online comments

Novel approach could help combat abusive online comments

Researchers at Georgia Tech have come up with a novel computational approach that could provide a more cost- and resource-effective way for internet communities to...
Making 3-D printing as simple as printing on paper

Making 3-D printing as simple as printing on paper

Startup’s cloud-based system allows for project queuing by multiple users and automated part removal. If you haven’t used a 3-D printer yet, you may be...
Yes, your doctor might Google you

Yes, your doctor might Google you

When we think about Google and health, we usually think about patients searching online for health information. But you may be surprised that some...
Using a smartphone to screen for men’s infertility

Using a smartphone to screen for men’s infertility

More than 45 million couples worldwide grapple with infertility, but current standard methods for diagnosing male infertility can be expensive, labor-intensive and require testing...
Open ports leave a hole in smartphone security

Open ports leave a hole in smartphone security

Smartphone apps that use “open ports” to share and receive data are more vulnerable to security breaches than previously thought, mainly due to the...