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Silk wearable technology fabric developed by IIT team

Silk wearable technology fabric developed by IIT team

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Tech experts have created a form of hybrid material using the fibroin protein from the luxury textile. A tech developer team at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has come up with a silk wearable technology fabric. It uses the silk fibroin protein to create a kind of hybrid material that can function as a wearable sensor and yet still easily suit today’s fashion market. The idea is that the fabric could … Read entire article »

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Smartphone addiction consequences among parents may include behavioral problems in kids

Smartphone addiction consequences among parents may include behavioral problems in kids

A recent U.S. study showed that parents continually using mobile devices are more likely to have misbehaving children. A small American study indicates that there may be smartphone addiction consequences occurring among the children of the addicted. Parents who regularly look to their mobile devices to check texts, emails, other alerts and videos have an increased chance of having kids who develop behavioral problems, said the research. Similarly, parents who aren’t as attached to their screens are … Read entire article »

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Wearable technology devices help Zurich Life promote customer health

Wearable technology devices help Zurich Life promote customer health

The insurer is the first to launch a pilot program in Ireland geared toward trackable wellness for policyholders. Zurich Life Assurance (Zurich Life) has launched the first ever program in Ireland using wearable technology devices to help policyholders improve their health. This is a trial program being offered to a limited number of Zurich Life policyholders via select financial brokers. The customers will be rewarded for their participation in using the wearable technology devices by receiving cashback on … Read entire article »

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The mobile device type you carry impacts your ability to problem solve

A new study indicates that the type of smartphone you has actually changes the way you think. The Computers in Human Behavior journal recently published a study about the impact of mobile device type on the way people think. It showed that people actually think differently when they have a touchscreen smartphone in their hands when compared to how they would think while using a keyboard and mouse. The research found that people’s problem solving skills change depending on the device they’re using. People using a computer with a keyboard and a mouse were more likely to use emotions to help guide the choices they make. They did apply logic, but their emotions also played a role. On the other hand, a touchscreen mobile device type caused users to make decisions on a … Read entire article »

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Smartphone iris scanner built into Samsung Galaxy S8 easily fooled

Smartphone iris scanner built into Samsung Galaxy S8 easily fooled

It takes nothing more than a photograph and a contact lens to trick the phone’s mobile security feature. The sophisticated and hyped smartphone iris scanner in the Samsung Galaxy S8 isn’t quite as secure as marketing claims have suggested. A German hacking group called the Chaos Computer Club has found a simple way around what Samsung called “one of the safest ways to keep your phone locked.” The electronics giant said that the patterns on a person’s … Read entire article »

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Amazon tablet lineup includes new low-cost options and kids models, too

Amazon tablet lineup includes new low-cost options and kids models, too

The massive online marketplace is now offering a thinner, lighter and cheaper model of Kindle Fire. The latest Amazon tablet offerings have been unveiled and it’s clear that affordability and children are two areas of central focus for the company. The spotlight has fallen on a new version of the company’s 7-inch tablet, which is now lighter and thinner. Moreover, the larger 8-inch version of it is $10 cheaper. This newly unveiled Fire 7 is the latest … Read entire article »

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Apple has taken Fitbit’s wearable technology crown

Apple has taken Fitbit’s wearable technology crown

Despite the fact that Tim Cook continues to refuse to reveal the sales figures for the Apple Watch, it has still beaten Fitbit. The Apple Watch sales numbers remain a mystery because of the company’s policy not to reveal this information about its wearable technology or other devices. However, despite the silence about the numbers, Apple has been declared the leader in the wearables market. Fitbit had previously held the top spot because of its highly popular … Read entire article »

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Teensy tiny Jelly smartphone has 2.5 inch display and 4G

Teensy tiny Jelly smartphone has 2.5 inch display and 4G

The very small sized device will retail for only $109 and will run on Android 7.0. The Jelly smartphone may be exceptionally small but it’s making a very big splash by standing out in a crowded market. With a teensy 2.45 inch display, the device will cost only $109 and will run on Android 7.0. In a marketplace where screens are getting bigger, this tiny device is definitely different. Moreover, the creators of the Jelly phone have … Read entire article »

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iPhone 8 may see late release due to fingerprint reader production problems

iPhone 8 may see late release due to fingerprint reader production problems

Cowen and Company of Wall Street reported that the scanner tech is to blame for the smartphone’s delay. Wall Street firm, Cowen and Company, issued note to investors saying the iPhone 8 release will be delayed. It pointed to production issues regarding the fingerprint reader to explain the delay. That same issue has been reported by a number of other Apple followers and media outlets. Fans of Apple products expected the iPhone 8 to launch in September as … Read entire article »

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Athletic wearable technology is now available for horses

Athletic wearable technology is now available for horses

It may not be the Apple Watch but equine wearables may help improve both animal training and health. The athletic wearable technology industry is continuing its rapid growth among humans, but now horses are also benefiting from the tech. While wrist-worn pedometers and heart rate monitors have become commonplace for people to wear, a German startup called HorseAnalytics is using devices to enhance equestrian sports. The goal of these wearables is to change the way we understand … Read entire article »

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Augmented reality glasses race heats up between Facebook and Apple

Augmented reality glasses race heats up between Facebook and Apple

The two companies look like they’re going head to head in this tech development battle. Recent reports show that both Facebook and Apple are working on their own versions of augmented reality glasses. There have been forecasts suggesting that these devices may become popular enough to take the place currently held by smartphones. Over a year ago, Apple assembled a team to look into the feasibility of AR glasses for mainstream use. Now, it appears as though Apple … Read entire article »

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