Mobile technology device assists with communication for nonverbal kids on the spectrum

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Tech developed by Purdue University researchers is helping children on the autism spectrum during the pandemic. Researchers at Purdue University have developed a mobile technology device app and platform helping nonverbal kids on the autism spectrum to be able to better communicate during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdowns have closed or limited access to schools and clinics for in-person learning and care. Many of these resources have been forced to use remote options, which is challenging for children and parents at the best of times, but that has broader obstacles for…

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CU Boulder develop new biological battery that turns you into a power source

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Researchers have come up with a low-cost wearable device turning the body into an electricity generator. University of Colorado, Boulder, researchers have developed a new form of biological battery technology. This tech converts the human body into a low-cost power source. The researchers published the details about their new device in the Science Advances journal. The biological battery device is stretchy so that it can be worn as virtually any type of accessory that comes in contact with the skin. This includes as a bracelet, ring, or other kind of…

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Up to 10 percent of iPhone 12 production is moving to India from China

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According to a new report, the Apple smartphone’s assembly will also begin in India later in 2021. iPhone 12 production will soon begin in India, as 7 to 10 percent of the smartphone’s manufacturing will be moving there from China, says a new Business Standard report. There, Foxconn will be assembling the new smartphone models for domestic sale and export alike. The report also stated that while up to 10 percent of production is moving from India to China, Pegatron is also preparing to begin producing the smartphone in India…

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Google Cardboard has come to an end as the tech giant ceases the VR gadget’s sale

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Though it remains an open source project, the company will no longer be pursuing it. The last virtual reality product from the top search engine company, Google Cardboard, has come to an end. The technology giant has ceased the sale of the VR gadget, marking the end of a lengthy phasing out of what had once been ambitious efforts in this tech category. The Google Store posted a message on its site at the end of last week, announcing the end of the device. The message posted at the Store…

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Tech giants’ next huge battleground is Indian mobile payments market

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Google, Amazon, Facebook, Visa, Mastercard and others are clawing for the top spot in the country. The Indian mobile payments and digital transactions market is expected to reach $1 trillion in 2023, and there is no way that American technology giants and credit card companies want to miss out on the opportunity it presents. These companies have been scrambling to obtain the necessary licences to take leadership positions. Tech companies Google, Amazon.com Inc., and Facebook Inc. as well as credit card companies Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. are only a…

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