Google Glass shows promise as an mHealth wearable therapy for Autism

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Standford Researchers have found that Google’s smartglasses helped improve socialization in Autistic kids. Google Glass could soon be used as an mHealth wearable therapy to improve care management for children on the Autism spectrum. Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine found that when the smartglasses were integrated with an AI platform, this digital at-home therapy helped autistic children improve their socialization skills better than standard care. The study found that children using the mHealth platform had significant improvement compared to traditional therapy. The Stanford University School of Medicine study…

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Huawei smart glasses to be released in summer of 2019

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Huawei has partnered with Gentle Monster for its upcoming designer wearable glasses. Huawei smart glasses are expected to be out later this year, according to the company, which announced its wearable eyewear at the recent Huawei P30 launch event. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer revealed that the new designer shades were developed in collaboration with popular South Korean luxury eyewear brand, Gentle Monster. Unlike other smart glasses on the market, the Huawei wearables won’t feature cameras. The yet-to-be-released Huawei smart glasses reportedly don’t have any cameras according to Gentle Monster’s CEO…

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Mobile tracking tech ties physical movements of shoppers to their purchasing decisions

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A new type of mobile tracking technology may make it easier for advertises to target potential customers. A new study using a new kind of mobile tracking tech – information trajectory-based targeting – has found that by targeting a shopper’s physical movements, advertisers can significantly improve ads via mobile phones. This mobile technology goes beyond simply advertising to a customer based on their location. The new study, involving the mobile tracking tech, was recently published in the journal Management Science, and was carried out by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University,…

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Apple Arcade to offer a novel game subscription service

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Apple seeks to improve the mobile gaming experience with a unique subscription service. Apple recently announced it’s Apple Arcade, the world’s first monthly game subscription service for mobile, desktop and the living room. It will reportedly give subscribers unlimited access to a selection of paid titles on the App Store. The mobile games subscription service will include over 100 games. Apple Arcade will have more than 100 new and exclusive games, with new games being added all the time. Some of these original new releases will come from renowned game…

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Apple wearable tech provides reliable heart rate data, says new study

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Preliminary results show that the Apple Watch offered feedback doctors and hospitals can use. A new preliminary study on Apple wearable tech showed that the device provides positive results in patient heart rate monitoring during everyday activities. The research was conducted for the Apple joint Heart Study with the School of Medicine at Stanford University. These promising results could change the way doctors monitor patent vitals when they leave the hospital. The accuracy of the feedback offered by Apple wearable tech could bring the Internet of Things into patient monitoring…

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Mobile phone ban to go into effect in Canadian province at start of new school year

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The Ontario Government plans to ban cellphone use in the province’s classrooms. Ontario, Canada’s largest province by population, has made headlines after news broke that its government will reportedly be placing a mobile phone ban in Ontario classrooms. The ban will go into effect for the 2019-2020 school year. Although a formal announcement regarding the province-wide mobile phone ban in classrooms has yet to be made, government sources informed the Canadian Press that the province will issue a directive to all public schools for the 2019-2020 school year, which begins…

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Huawei develops its own operating system in case of Android OS ban

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Building its own PC and smartphone operating system (OS) is part of the company’s backup plan. Huawei, the Chinese multinational telecommunications company, has announced a contingency plan in the event it faces an Android OS ban. Huawei has revealed that it has built its own operating system for its PC and mobile products. Huawei fears that it may face a similar punishment as its rival ZTE. Increasing trade tension between the China and the US coupled with the mounting legal problems Huawei is facing in the United States has bolstered…

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Android Q introduces Wi-Fi sharing with QR codes

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Now friends can share their Wi-Fi network password even easier with quick response codes. Android Q is the next version of Google’s mobile operating system and Pixel users recently got to try its beta version, which has a number of new features. One of these features is the option to send friends a QR code instead of a password to engage in Wi-Fi sharing. The new system has been equipped with features to enhance privacy and security. Android Q has been designed with several new features to improve user experience.…

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Harry Potter mobile game officially announced by Niantic

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite set to be the next Pokémon Go craze Niantic, the game studio behind 2016’s AR mobile game phenomenon Pokémon Go, has officially announced its upcoming Harry Potter mobile game – Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, in partnership with Warner Bros. Players will be tasked with finding magic Foundables. The game is said to be similar to Pokémon Go, in that it uses the same augmented reality (AR) principals allowing players to explore the real world to find collectables. That being said, instead of collecting pokémon creatures, players…

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Retail mobile security breaches double in 2018, report

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Retailers saw two times more security breaches involving mobile devices between 2017 and 2018. A recent study published by the Verizon Mobile Security Index has revealed retail mobile security breaches are increasing. According to the study, 31% of retail respondents said they experienced a mobile compromise last year (2018), which is notably higher from the 16% reported in 2017. More than half of these security breaches were considered major. Over half (54%) of these retail mobile security compromises were considered major. Moreover, 27% had long-term repercussions. The study found that…

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Nokia 9 PureView unveiling reveals smartphone with five rear cameras

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The new Nokia phone is the first to take photos with five cameras. The Nokia 9 PureView was among the highly anticipated smartphones launched during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) tradeshow in Barcelona. HMD Global, the Finish-based company that owns the Nokia brand, showed off the new smartphone, which features no less than five rear cameras – a world first. The phone has been designed with camera enthusiasts in mind. Nokia’s new phone isn’t following the latest foldable phones trend as the recently unveiled Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei…

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