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Smart toilet checks you’re healthy by analyzing you wees and poos

April 26th, 2020 at 12:19 pm » Comments Off

The new ‘smart toilet’ technology can look for signs of disease, scientists claim, from cancer to kidney failure. Going to the loo may never be the same again thanks to scientists who claim to have invented a device that can be fitted on toilets to detect signs of various diseases in stool and urine. The […]



Carnegie Mellon researchers develop app that could detect Coronavirus infection using your voice

April 15th, 2020 at 2:33 pm » Comments Off

The COVID Voice Detector app uses your smartphone or computer’s microphone to analyse your voice and determine for signs of COVID-19 infection At a time when every other tech giant or healthcare company is coming up with apps that could diagnose or help you detect whether or not you have coronavirus infection by asking you […]



You can light this candle with your phone, and it’s officially the future

March 2nd, 2020 at 1:50 am » Comments Off

   Apparently, smartphones really do have everything we need, from cameras to calculators to flashlights to even… matchsticks? You read that right. But instead of shooting flames out of a port, your phone can now create fire by activating a Bluetooth-enabled scented candle called Candle Touch, currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Said to be the world’s […]



Chinese government rolls out coronavirus ‘close contact detector’ app

February 18th, 2020 at 12:30 pm » Comments Off

China has rolled out an app that lets people check whether they have been in close contact with someone infected by the coronavirus. The “close contact detector,” as BBC puts it, notifies users if they have had exchanges with any individuals who have been confirmed or suspected of carrying the virus. All users need to […]



Facebook opens up its AI tool to OpenStreetMap users

August 12th, 2019 at 12:18 pm » Comments Off

Volunteers can add unmapped roads, bridges and buildings. Plugging a new address into your smartphone’s map app can show you where to go in seconds. But in places like rural Bangladesh and Indonesia, there are millions of miles of roads that are still uncharted territory. Facebook now hopes its AI technology will make it easier […]



Everybody hates the key card. Will your phone replace it?

August 7th, 2019 at 11:55 am » Comments Off

Hilton has installed its Digital Key technology at more than 4,250 properties over the past five years. Technology that allows hotel guests to use their phones as room keys is expanding, taking aim at those environmentally unfriendly plastic cards. The demonstration using the cellphone as a digital hotel room key didn’t quite go as planned. […]



Revealed: This is Palintir’s top-secret user manual for cops

July 24th, 2019 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

Motherboard obtained a Palantir user manual through a public records request, and it gives unprecedented insight into how the company logs and tracks individuals. Palantir is one of the most significant and secretive companies in big data analysis. The company acts as an information management service for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, corporations like JP Morgan […]



Meet your new chief of staff: An AI chatbot

July 5th, 2019 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

Navigator, the new project from the creators of Mailbox, launches with $12M Years ago, a mobile app for email launched to immediate fanfare. Simply called Mailbox, its life was woefully cut short — we’ll get to that. Today, its founders are back with their second act: An AI-enabled assistant called Navigator meant to help teams […]



First smartphone app that can “hear” ear infections in children

May 24th, 2019 at 12:00 am » Comments Off

Dr. Randall Bly, an assistant professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the UW School of Medicine who practices at Seattle Children’s Hospital, uses the app and funnel to check his daughter’s ear. Ear infections are the most common reason that parents bring their children to a pediatrician, according to the National Institutes of Health. […]



As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

April 18th, 2019 at 10:39 am » Comments Off

Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in Manhattan, one of a small but growing number of establishments across the U.S. where customers can only pay by card or smartphone. Cash-free stores are generating a backlash among […]



Two-thirds of all Android antivirus apps are frauds

March 21st, 2019 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

Only 23 Android antivirus apps had a 100 percent detection rate with no false positives. An organization specialized in testing antivirus products concluded in a report published this week that roughly two-thirds of all Android antivirus apps are a sham and don’t work as advertised. The report, published by Austrian antivirus testing outfit AV-Comparatives, was […]



Mood-forecasting tech could help stop bad moods even before they strike

February 28th, 2019 at 12:24 pm » Comments Off

Wearable devices might even help prevent suicide by giving a heads-up about worrisome behavior. Watch for sports with smartwatch. Jogging training for marathon. The same technology that is used to track physical activity could be used to track our psychological health. Imagine an app or wearable device that could tell a day in advance that […]



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