Does that smartphone app help you get a better night’s sleep?
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There are plenty of devices to help monitor your sleep, but are they any good?
Opening up mobile apps’ data to scholarly researchers.
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Companies are excellent at offering apps and services in exchange for users' data. This approach can also be a big boost to scholarly research.
The UK government's move to electronically track criminals on parole shows how wearable technology can become a virtual prison.
What’s my password again?
It might sound strange but the world of animal-computer interaction could improve their welfare and help us understand them better.
If we’re super-wired in the future, will we also be super-vulnerable?
Imagining possible futures can help us plan a secure information technology environment for the years to come.
Wearable technology could help us manage our own health but separate us from our doctors as they drown in data.
Health technology such as apps is changing doctor and patient interaction for the better.
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New tests and drugs have always impacted health care. But completely different kinds of emerging technologies will soon radically alter how health care is both accessed and delivered.
Scientists have figured out how to make this…with graphene.
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Who says scientists aren't artistic? A team of researchers have done some amazing kirigami work, an ancient Japanese paper art, using graphene.
Is your smartwatch spying on you?
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As wearables record more personal and physical activity data about us, we risk giving away more than we'd imagine.
Windows on anything means revenue from everything, at least that’s the idea.
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If the money is in the cloud, it makes sense to take as many users there as possible.
Internet of things: a helping hand, or holding us back?
How many gadgets can we handle before what is supposed to ease and simplify becomes a burden?
There’s a difference between technologies that seek to augment versus those that seek to replicate or replace human processes.
I think I have successfully talked my partner out of getting an Apple Watch. I generally do not interfere with his purchase decisions, but the description of the Apple Watch’s features, or those of any…
How much does your smartwatch know?
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Our internet use is tracked by cookies and clicks, but smartwatches will listen to our body to sense how we feel.
It’s arrived: Tim Cook’s watch of many colours.
Apple sets out its stall for a Watch for every wrist and health monitoring for every wearer.
Still a few kinks to be worked out.
We can already track plenty of body data, but to really make a difference, wearables need to consistently collect clinically valuable information that can be used to improve health.
A droid can treat a Lightsaber wound, but can it feel your pain?
Though set “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away,” it isn’t hard to see in the Star Wars films a vision of our own not so distant future. But Anthony Jones, a physician with a long background in health…
Google Glass, seen by many as a monstrous carbuncle.
The announcement that Google is to halt sales of its Google Glass augmented-reality spectacles has been interpreted by some people as the end of a pilot project and the start of a new phase of product…
What can the CES tell us about the future of technology?
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An app that can unlock your front door with a digital key and the latest wearable sex tech OhMiBod are just some of the next…
Wearable tech - a countdown to banality?
Were you to wander around Las Vegas this week you’d be in for a surprise – the usual office-weary conference goers have been replaced by the sparkling spectacle of technology replete with Silicon Valley…
No longer restricted to elite athletes, personal fitness data can be collected from people jogging, going to the gym – even sleeping.
Beyond simply counting steps, fitness tracking technology creates personal black boxes that archive everything we do – even sleeping. So it’s not surprising to see that a Calgary law firm, representing…