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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 […]



Online dating isn’t a game. It’s literally changing humanity.

February 20th, 2019 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

  Global Thermonuclear War has nothing on Tinder. In our Love App-tually series, Mashable shines a light into the foggy world of online dating. After all, it’s still cuffing season. The swipe is about as casual a gesture as it gets. On Tinder, Bumble and every copycat dating app, choices are made in the blink […]



Ex-con app developers are disrupting price-gouging prison phones

February 18th, 2019 at 12:25 pm » Comments Off

 Bloomberg reports that inmate messaging apps like Pigeonly, InmateAid, and Flikshop now have millions of users — and are poised to disrupt prison phone companies’ decades-old monopoly. All started by ex-inmates, these apps aim to give inmates and their families a more affordable way to stay in contact –and bring prisons out of the digital […]



Will there be self-lacing shoes in your future?

January 23rd, 2019 at 12:25 pm » Comments Off

Hands-on with Nike’s self-lacing, app-controlled sneaker of the future. Say hello to Adapt BB. I flew across the country to Portland to experience the Adapt BB, Nike’s new self-lacing, Bluetooth-enabled sneakers, but the guy showing me around campus is wearing a pair of Zoom Flys that refuse to stay tied. Within 10 minutes of tying […]



Ingestible capsule can be controlled wirelessly

December 26th, 2018 at 11:53 am » Comments Off

Electronic pill can relay diagnostic information or release drugs in response to smartphone commands Researchers at MIT, Draper, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have designed an ingestible capsule that can be controlled using Bluetooth wireless technology. The capsule, which can be customized to deliver drugs, sense environmental conditions, or both, can reside in the stomach […]



The 5 years that changed dating

December 26th, 2018 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

When Tinder became available to all smartphone users in 2013, it ushered in a new era in the history of romance. On the 20th anniversary of The New York Times’ popular Vows column, a weekly feature on notable weddings and engagements launched in 1992, its longtime editor wrote that Vows was meant to be more […]



72 cent test screens for disease in less than an hour

December 4th, 2018 at 12:40 pm » Comments Off

A new easy-to-use device can quickly and accurately screen for a variety of diseases, including Zika, Ebola, hepatitis, dengue, and malaria. The portable device, called enVision (enzyme-assisted nanocomplexes for visual identification of nucleic acids), can also screen for various types of cancers and genetic diseases. EnVision takes between 30 minutes to one hour to detect […]



Gamification: The key to making cyber learning addictive

November 30th, 2018 at 5:32 am » Comments Off

How many times have you endured a dry-as-dust PowerPoint presentation or clicked through a tired e-learning course only to realize, despite hours of ‘teaching,’ you remember virtually nothing? It’s easy to blame yourself when this happens; you may feel guilty or even harbor doubts about your ability to retain knowledge. Don’t. There’s a good chance […]



L’Oréal’s wearable sensor will track your UV exposure throughout the day

November 29th, 2018 at 1:01 pm » Comments Off

L’Oréal has announced a wearable device that measures your exposure to ultraviolet radiation that can seriously damage your skin and eyes and potentially cause skin cancer. The La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV sensor is designed to clip onto your clothes or bag, and it relies on NFC rather than Bluetooth to transmit its data, […]



Google Earth’s New Feature Brings the Entire Planet to Life

November 27th, 2018 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

The new feature allows users to take virtual, interactive tours of the world. Via Futurism