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Google’s New Allo Messaging App Gets Its Edge From AI

APPLE HAS ONE. It’s called Messages. Microsoft has one, too. It’s called Skype. Facebook has two of them: WhatsApp and Messenger. They’re all messaging apps—smartphone apps that let you chat with friends and family. But they’re rapidly morphing into something else, a new kind of super communication...

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Fitness Trackers Move to Earphones, Socks and Basketballs

Devices collect more kinds of data from more places, and one stores the energy from your movements for use to power your device.

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Posted:
May 4, 2016

Author:
Christina

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The ‘WTF Is That’ Bot Tells You What’s in Your Photos. Well, Sometimes

COMPUTER VISION IS so hot right now. Companies like Microsoft and Google and Facebook use it to help the blind, sort your photos and do many other cool things. It’s as hot as bots, which everyone is integrating into everything and Microsoft boss Satya Nadella calls “the new apps.”

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VR Live Streamed Surgery Brings You Straight to the Operating Room

LONDON — Now anyone can be fully immersed in the Royal London Hospital's operating theatre — without having to become a patient.

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Chip, Implanted in Brain, Helps Paralyzed Man Regain Control of Hand

Five years ago, a college freshman named Ian Burkhart dived into a wave at a beach off the Outer Banks in North Carolina and, in a freakish accident, broke his neck on the sandy floor, permanently losing the feeling in his hands and legs.

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Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things gets a name: ‘Wi-Fi HaLow’

A new low-power, long-range version of Wi-Fi that bolsters Internet of Things (IoT) connections will be dubbed Wi-Fi HaLow, the Wi-Fi Alliance revealed today in advance of CES.  Wi-Fi HaLow (pronounced HAY-Low) is based on the pending IEEE 802.11ah specification. It will be used in coming years for...

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Hunting the Genetic Signs of Postpartum Depression With an iPhone App

With mothers and medical providers clamoring for answers about postpartum depression, scientists are beginning a major effort to understand the genetic underpinnings of mood disorders that afflict millions of women during and after 

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Posted:
Mar 1, 2016

Author:
Deirdre

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Is There a Digital Hood? Penn Nursing Study Shows Disadvantaged Youth Can’t Get Away from Negative Interactions, Whether on the Street or Online

A new, novel study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) shows that there is an alarming connection between the negative social interactions disadvantaged youth experience in both the neighborhoods they live in and on social media.

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The Rise of Consumer Health Wearables: Promises and Barriers

Will consumer wearable technology ever be adopted or accepted by the medical community? Patients and practitioners regularly use digital technology (e.g., thermometers and glucose monitors) to identify and discuss symptoms.

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Posted:
Feb 5, 2016

Author:
Christy

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Giving Wearables a Place in the Patient Record

Carolinas HealthCare is meeting the wearables craze head-on with an app platform designed to bring health and wellness data into the care team conversation.

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