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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New Gucci AR feature lets mobile shoppers try on its line of Ace Sneakers

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An augmented reality (AR) feature has been added to the Italian luxury brand’s iOS app. A Gucci AR feature has been added to the brands iOS app that allows iPhone users the ability to virtually try on the company’s new line of Ace Sneakers. After trying on the shoes, consumers have the option to purchase the shoes from Gucci’s online store. Shoppers can move around and look at the virtual shoes in real time. Users who have downloaded the free Gucci app, simply need to call up the feature, choose…

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Amazon Spark shuts down after two-year flop

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The eCommerce giant has sacked its Instagram-like mobile shopping social media platform. Never heard of Amazon Spark? You’re not alone. Spark was offered to only Amazon Prime members, and in its two years of existence, it failed miserably. The main reason? This social media shopping feature was a ghost town. Spark has been removed from both Amazon’s website and app. Amazon Spark, which could once be accessed via the company’s website and app, has been removed. The shopping tool, which was introduced about two years back, was designed to allow…

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