Wearable gadgets may help improve safety for gas and oil operations

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Gas and oil companies are evaluating the potential benefits of deploying wearables to workers. According to research conducted by data and analytics company GlobalData, wearable gadgets may improve the day-to-day safety and efficiency of field technicians in oilfield operations. The wearables could help to ensure safety and provide audiovisual assistance. The initial research conducted by GlobalData focuses on enabling real-time monitoring of field technicians to make certain of their safety and to deliver audiovisual assistance to perform asset maintenance. It is thought that this could be made possible with the…

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Chase Pay app will no longer be available for making in store purchases

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Customers are being informed that the mobile payment option will cease to be supported in stores. JPMorgan Chase & Co. plans to shut down its Chase Pay app, which would make it the bank’s third reversal on digital offering in three months, reports Bloomberg. The company reportedly began informing customers that the mobile payment option would no longer be available for smartphones when customers shop in store. This change is slated to go into effect starting early 2020. The payment method can still be used on website and apps of…

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Wearable tech to help monitor exercise levels of people at high risk of diabetes

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Thousands in England to benefit from new digital health program. A digital program involving wearable tech has been introduced in England to help prevent thousands from contracting type 2 diabetes. Using the technology, the digital health program will assist in monitoring the exercise levels of those who participate. Type 2 diabetes is on the rise in England. According to the National Health Service (NHS), thousands of people in the country are at risk of contracting the disease, which has been rapidly spreading in recent years due to the obesity epidemic.…

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Newly developed responsive contact lenses allows wearer to zoom in and out

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Scientists from the US and China have collaborated to develop an innovative soft contact lens. The responsive contact lenses were created by a team of soft materials experts from the University of California-San Diego and Harbin Institute of Technology in China. The one-of-a-kind soft contact lenses are capable of changing their focal length at the signal of the wearer. The contact lens wearer can zoom in and out of focus with a couple blinks of their eye. The responsive contact lenses that have the power to zoom in and out…

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Amazon Prime Day has more competition than ever

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Other big retailers are giving Amazon a run for its money. Amazon Prime Day launched on July 15, 2015 to celebrate the eCommerce giant’s 20th birthday. What began as a 24 hour sales event in nine countries has expanded over the years into an annual 48 hour event across 18 countries. However, Target, Macy’s and eBay are offering big sales of their own to compete with Amazon’s Christmas-like-deals-in-July sales event. Competition soars among retailers wanting to cash in on the back-to-school shopping season. Amazon Prime Days, which launched today (July…

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