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Mayo Clinic’s ‘Better’ turns your smartphone into a personal health concierge

April 23rd, 2014 at 12:39 pm » Comments Off

The Mayo Clinic is offering unlimited access to the famed hospital’s nurses through a smartphone app for about $50 a month. The Mayo Clinic partnered with Better, a California-based health technology startup, to launch the new subscription-based app. The app is not covered by insurance but offers real-time, 24/7 health care assistance. Think of it as a […]

Toywheel introduces app that connects toys and augmented reality

April 15th, 2014 at 1:45 pm » Comments Off

Toywheel Kids grow up with different technology and toys these days than we did, but you don’t need to be a geek mom or dad to realize that. (Video)

Spritz is a new speed reading technology that lets you read 1000 wpm

March 25th, 2014 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Spritz is a new speed reading technology that is set to make its debut in April. The new technology makes it easy for users to read as quickly as 1,000 words per minute by focusing users’ eyes on a single word at a time. The company says its technology places each word at the optimal […]

AirBulb: An app-controlled lightbulb and wireless speaker

March 21st, 2014 at 8:05 am » Comments Off

AirBulb What could be better than an app-controlled, color-changing lightbulb? An app-controlled, color-changing lightbulb with a built-in speaker. That’s what you get with the AirBulb.    

Predictive technology gets smarter but more controversial

March 19th, 2014 at 8:15 am » Comments Off

How much personal data are we willing to give up for the convenience of prediction? The biggest change in years in how we interact with computers is happening now. It will mean less input from you. Apps like Google Now, Tempo AI, and others represent the first wave of “predictive technology.” These are apps and […]

Philips intelligent store lighting can track shoppers

February 21st, 2014 at 1:28 pm » Comments Off

Philips has announced that it is piloting a system in which LED store lamps track shoppers. Shoppers would first have to download the store’s app. Once they do, every lamp in the store is able to communicate with the shoppers’ phones using pulses of light the human eye can’t detect. The lamps know whether someone is in […]

Doctor on Demand app lets you see a doctor from wherever you are

February 4th, 2014 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

Is there a doctor in the house? The answer may always be, “yes.” Many people are searching for new ways to get medical care and gone may be the days of waiting in the doctor’s office thanks to the new mobile app age. The new Doctor On Demand app for Android and iOS will allow you to […]

iPhones to replace room keys at select Starwood hotels

January 31st, 2014 at 11:55 am » Comments Off

The international hospitality chain, Starwood, has two boutique hotels that will soon let travelers bypass the check-in counter and unlock their room by using digital keys sent to a special application available for Apple’s iPhone.    

Colorado’s First Micro College for Learning Programming Skills

January 18th, 2014 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

When it comes to landing a high-paying entry level position, young people have very few options without spending tons of money on college. And even then, unless they get engineering degrees from top tier schools, the odds are against them. But now young people have a faster, cheaper option.

How app designers can make the future of dating less creepy

January 6th, 2014 at 3:11 pm » Comments Off

One day, Google Glass could enable some pretty incredible augmented reality apps. Its camera might recognize a person’s face, then scour the Internet for information about him or her, beaming that back to you in real time. It’s neat stuff for sure, but as this concept demo from Israeli software developer Infinity AR shows us (completely unintentionally): […]

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