Device screen blue light damages skin and makes you look older

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Smartphones, tablets, laptops and other screens emit wavelengths causing premature signs of aging. Blue light damages skin and leaves it prone to signs of premature aging, say the results of recent research. These wavelengths are produced by smartphones, laptops, tablets and other screens we use for hours every day. Unlike the TV – for most of us – smaller device screens are quite close to our faces. Smaller screens need to be held closer to our faces so that we can see what they display. As a result, we are…

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Most public safety agencies are in favor of faster mobile technology adoption

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A recent study showed that 70 percent wanted to accelerate the uptake of this tech. Seventy percent of public safety agency respondents to a recent Zebra Technologies Corporation study feel that mobile technology adoption should be accelerated. The research showed that these agencies around the world are seeking to improve mobile tech. The company released its study findings showing that agencies worldwide will be pursuing greater mobile technology adoption to continuously improve community relations and workflows over the next half decade. The last of the three parts of Zebra’s study…

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Uber AI technology ensures all its drivers wear face masks

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Though passengers are supposed to wear masks, the artificial intelligence will not be used for them. New Uber AI technology is being used to help ensure that the ride hailing service’s drivers all obey the mandatory regulation that they wear masks. The artificial intelligence is incorporated into a new selfie-taking rule every time the driver goes online. As of this week, every time the drivers go online, they need to snap a selfie of themselves to gain access to the rest of the rideshare service app. This will trigger an…

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MIT machine learning model predicts COVID-19 spike with eased quarantines

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The calculation is based on publicly available data combined with outbreak epidemiological equations. MIT has developed a new machine learning model mean to predict the rate and pattern of spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. It predicts that if quarantine regulations are lightened, the disease will spread much faster. The machine learning model was based on established epidemiological equations about outbreaks combined with publicly available data as well as neural network-based inference. When it was applied to the coronavirus spread data from late January to early March, its predictions proved…

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Google and Apple team up on coronavirus contact tracing technology

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The tech giants have entered into a joint effort to use Bluetooth technology to assist health agencies. Google and Apple have announced that they intend to work together to enable the use of Bluetooth contact tracing technology to assist health agencies and governments in reducing the spread of COVID-19. They have stated that while it will involve tracking tech, user security and privacy will be at its heart. Around the globe, health authorities and governments have been working together to try to discover solutions to the coronavirus pandemic. They are…

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