Researchers develop unique AR health care tool for remote medical assistance

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New tech allows experienced medical professionals to remotely assist less-experienced doctors in war zones. Researchers from Purdue University have crated AR health care tools that enable experienced surgeons and physicians from around the world to help less-experienced doctors caring for those in war zones, areas that have been hit by natural disasters, and rural regions, perform complex procedures. The technology can help to minimize the number of casualties. The augmented reality (AR) tools connect health care professionals in remote areas with surgeons and physicians across the globe. As such, the…

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China’s QR code security joins ongoing measures violating human rights

QR Code security - China under fire for violation of human rights

China has installed QR codes on the doorplates of Uyghur Muslim homes. China has now added a QR code security measure to its mass security crackdown on Uyghurs, a majority-Muslim Turkic population, living in the western part of Xinjiang, an autonomous region in China. The two-dimensional qr code has been added to the doorplates of Uyghur homes, with the codes containing personal information about the occupants, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported. The codes were installed on homes more than a year ago. The “smart” doorplates are scanned by Officials before…

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FDA to fast-tack its review of unique potassium screening mHealth device

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AliveCor has designed a device that can detect dangerously high levels of potassium. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has given “Breakthrough Device” status to a potassium screening mHealth device developed by California-based medical device company AliveCor. The company’s KardiaK mHealth platform has been created to analyze ECG readings to detect dangerously high level of potassium in a person’s blood, without the need to draw blood. The digital health tools is designed to detect hyperkalemia. Hyperkalemia is an elevated level of potassium, a mineral and electrolyte, in your blood.…

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American students design QR code merchandise for upcoming midterm elections

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T-shirts and hoodies feature a unique American flag containing a QR code for online voter registration. The QR code merchandise designed specifically for the upcoming November 2018 midterm elections is a project from March For Our Lives. This is a student-led protest group created by a group of students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida. The QR codes will lead directly to online voter registration when scanned. The QR code merchandise enables smartphone users to easily scan the design and register to vote in the upcoming elections. The…

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Tinder U launches, catering to Tinder’s largest user base

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The popular dating app has launched a special feature for college students only. Tinder U has been released in time for college students heading back to school. Tinder, the location-based social search mobile app, and arguably one of the most popular apps for meeting new people, released this new feature specifically for college students who want to meetup on campus. An active .edu email address is required. To access the Tinder U feature and set up on an account, Tinder users must have an active .edu email address. They must…

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Greater Change QR Codes could help homeless people in the UK

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An innovative project seeks to encourage cashless donations to help those living on the streets. Greater Change QR Codes could help change the lives of homeless people in the UK for the better. At least, this is the hope of the founder of the social innovation project Greater Change, Alex McCallion, an Oxford University graduate. The quick response code allows passers-by to scan it with their smartphone and make a monetary donation to the homeless person wearing it. The project helps to integrate the homeless into an ever-growing cashless society.…

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Mobile banking Trojans are an increasing threat in Q2 2018, report

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New report from Kaspersky Labs reveals mobile banking app Trojan attacks are at an historic high. Mobile banking Trojans are one of the worst types of mobile malware, as they are designed to steal money directly out of a mobile user’s bank account(s). Now, according to a Kaspersky Lab’s Q2 IT threat evolution report, this form of cyberattack has more than doubled in Q2 2018 compared to Q1 2017. The malware is typically disguised as a legitimate banking app. Trojan attacks are a popular choice among cybercriminals across the globe.…

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AR mobile shopping service provides real-world-like shopping experiences

AR mobile shopping service

KT’s AR Market is the first of its kind in South Korea. KT, South Korea’s largest telecommunications company, has launched an AR mobile shopping service dubbed “AR Market”. It is the country’s very first mobile shopping service that has been paired with augmented reality (AR) technology. AR Market allows users a 360-degree view of different products via mobile. The new AR mobile shopping service provides mobile shoppers with an online experience that is more akin to browsing through a traditional physical store. Smartphone or tablet shoppers can view 360-degree AR…

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Samsung may be jumping on the mobile gaming phone bandwagon

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Rumor has it that Samsung is preparing a gaming smartphone. Mobile gaming continues to grow, so it might not come as much of a surprise that Samsung might have a mobile gaming phone in the works. The “Galaxy X” could be the company’s new smartphone designed for gaming. Originally predicted to be Samsung’s first foldable smartphone, it may be that the rumored and unofficially announced “Galaxy X” is actually a mobile gaming phone. The rumors regarding this phone made headlines when a well-known leaker from China, who uses the Twitter…

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NFC labels could send rotten food warning to mobile phones

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Scientists have invented a new technology that may help with food poison prevention. A team of researchers from China and the US have created unique NFC labels designed to be attached to food packaging that can send out a rotten food warning to smartphones, reported the Daily Mail. Every year, 3,000 people die from foodborne illness. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year, 48 million people in the nation get sick from foodborne illness. Of this vast number, approximately 125,000 people are hospitalized for food…

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Unilever pushes for better social media influencer marketing practices

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Unilever wants to see greater transparency in the influencer marketing space. The transnational consumer goods giant is taking a stand against corrupt social media influencer marketing practices. It wants to improve a brand’s ability to measure impact, create a better experience for consumers and fight against fraud in the digital ecosystem. Unilever revealed its three commitments toward supporting advertising transparency. The social media influencer marketing space continues to grow and as it does, Unilever wants to work with honest social platforms to increase visibility and transparency. Unilever announced three commitments…

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