Sea Hero Quest VR contributes significant research into Alzheimer’s disease

Sea Hero Quest VR - Mobile Game - YouTube

The mobile VR game and its app predecessor has provided Alzheimer researchers with valuable data. In the two years that it has been on the market, Sea Hero Quest VR and the mobile app that came before it, has been producing significant and valuable data for Alzheimer’s research. A recent study has found that the virtual reality (VR) game can help detect those who are genetically at a higher risk of suffering from the disease. Sea Hero Quest has generated over 1,700 years’ worth of lab-based research. She Hero Quest…

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HonkMobile app to expand across the United States

HonkMobile - Parking Meter

A recent partnership made the expansion of this Canadian mobile app for parking in the US possible. HonkMobile, the Toronto, Canada-based app that provides on-demand mobile payment for parking, is expanding across the US. This was made possible due to a partnership with international parking operator Secure Parking USA. The provider of on-demand mobile payments for parking is now live in over nine US cities. HonkMobile app is now up and running in more than nine cities in the United States. Among these include Houston, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, and Memphis. According…

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Childish Gambino and Google team up for AR experience

PHAROS AR - AR expeirience - Google & Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino has released a new single that is available only through a new augmented reality app. The AR experience from Google and Childish Gambino is called PHAROS AR. The augmented reality (AR) app was released for Android mobile phones on Wednesday and gives users the chance to explore a virtual interactive space where they can hear the musician’s new song “Algorythm.” Fans of Childish Gambino can journey through his universe while listening to his latest music. The PHAROS AR app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for…

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New Shutterstock AR feature lets users see how an image would look IRL

Shutterstock AR feature - Wall Art

The popular stock photography company has launched its “View in Room” app feature. Called “View in Room,” the Shutterstock AR feature allows users to digitally view any of the company’s millions of images to see how they would look on a wall of their choosing in real life (IRL). The feature was built using Apple’s ARKit. Currently the Shutterstock AR feature is available only for its iOS app. The company used Apple’s iOS ARKit to create the experience. As a result, customers with iPhones have the ability to position any…

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Researchers find mobile app security problem with Xiaomi smartphones

Mobile app security - Xiaomi smartphone

A serious security flaw was uncovered in a pre-installed mobile app. Check Point Research experts have revealed that there is a serious mobile app security flaw hidden in a pre-installed app on Xiaomi smartphones. The security researchers discovered a vulnerability in an app bundled on Xiaomi devices that could potentially allow hackers to hijack smartphones and inject malware. The security flaw was discovered in the pre-installed Guard Provider security app. The mobile app security flaw may have affected millions of Xiaomi smartphone users worldwide. The researchers found the flaw within…

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