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Is your mobile phone security at risk because of your own actions?

Is your mobile phone security at risk because of your own actions?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); A private investigator is cautioning consumers that they’re sharing their smartphone numbers too often. There are a number of mobile phone security risks to which device users are exposing themselves every day without even knowing it. The result, says private investigator Thomas Martin who is a former Drug Enforcement Agency agent, is that consumers are providing third parties with access to a surprisingly large amount of information about themselves. The cause is an … Read entire article »

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New smart clothing technology for construction workers aims to save lives

New smart clothing technology for construction workers aims to save lives

The SolePower work boot is currently only a prototype but it is designed to reduce the risk of injury or worse. The smart clothing technology industry is a rapidly growing one, despite the fact that virtually nobody is wearing any of it yet. The vast majority of the devices remain in their prototype phase. That said, many are becoming funded or have already achieved their funding and could be seen on store shelves in upcoming months … Read entire article »

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Silk wearable technology fabric developed by IIT team

Silk wearable technology fabric developed by IIT team

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 one day be made … Read entire article »

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Will QR code reading save Apple sales in China?

Will QR code reading save Apple sales in China?

The iPhone maker is finally working its way into the barcode scanning culture to appeal to Chinese shoppers. QR code reading is a regular part of daily life in mainland China, but Apple hasn’t taken part in this trend. Now, the company has become one of the last to look to quick response codes to try to appeal to the over 700 million mobile device users in the country. The barcodes haven’t seen nearly as much use … 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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Mobile security threats warrant great protection efforts, says DHS report

Mobile security threats warrant great protection efforts, says DHS report

The Department of Homeland Security released recommendations about both devices and networks. A new report addressing mobile security threats was recently submitted by the Department of Homeland Security to Congress. The document suggested that the federal government would be wise to take a more active position in the organizations developing mobile device and network tech standards. The DHS also recommended expanding the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cybersecurity service. That is the service it provides federal agencies to inform … 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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