Many lifestyle factors and chronic conditions affect our life expectancy.
The app's predictions may only work if we're willing to make life changes.
Young people creating a TikTok video in Lithuania.
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An app that young people use to share videos of themselves dancing might seem like a silly diversion, but it's become a powerhouse social media platform.
Countries around the world have struggled to get people to download and use contact tracing apps.
Artist Kudakwashe Chigodo poses for a portrait with his smartphone in Harare.
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Apps like WhatsApp have connected more voices to participate in live talk radio - but this comes with new challenges.
AI-powered tools have proven helpful for some couples trying to separate. But human relationships exist along a complicated spectrum, and even this advanced tech can't grasp it all.
While the delay to releasing the app is disappointing, it’s a chance to use behavioural science to optimise its design.
Maintaining social distancing is a challenge as workplaces reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Smartphone apps and wearable devices can tell when workers have been within six feet of each other, promising to help curb the coronavirus. But they're not all the same when it comes to privacy.
The NZ COVID Tracer app helps you keep track of places you visit in New Zealand, in case anyone infected also visited. But the app has some shortcomings that won't be fixed until June at the earliest.
3D medical illustration of coronavirus.
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Symptoms like loss of smell and taste are powerful predictors of COVID-19 infections.
Providing the relevant safeguards are in place, there should be no particular threat to Australians' privacy.
Apps like Houseparty and Netflix Party are helping people stay in touch with friends - but do these apps have cyber dangers that we need to be aware of?
Using apps like Boomy and Voisey, aspiring pop artists can now use their phones to record and distribute their music — no talent required.
Aspiring singers can now use apps to record professional-sounding songs from their phones. This has the potential to disrupt the recording and publishing industry.
CovidRADAR was developed in less than a week.
New technology has created new options for women in Jordan.
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Research reveals a complicated relationship between surveillance and freedom, as surveillance activities allow for greater autonomy for women hoping to work in Jordan.
Precocious social media users want to use technology to change the world.
A recent study uncovered a variety of surprising ways that people used Tinder in their lives.
Tinder was developed as a dating app, but research has found that some find it useful for promotional campaigns and artistic purposes.
The convenience of digital consultations can be compelling. But these services aren't without risk – especially when people don't interact directly with a health-care professional.
The time we invest in our digital lives is time we don’t get back. But, it’s not impossible to knock your digital-dependance - and the holidays are the best time to start.
As the head of a media and communications program, my life's digital-analogue balance was off. Four weeks at sea with no devices refocussed my views – even on things that had been there all along.
No, a DNA swab can’t tell you if you’re gay, or likely to be obese, or depressed. And it can be damaging to believe so.
Genetic apps claim to reveal fundamental insights about your health, well-being, and even intellect. But it's not just spurious science - believing these traits are genetic can have harmful consequences.
Rue des Tournelles, Paris, November 5, 2019. Four Voi scooters wait hopefully for potential clients, with a Lime and Dott sprawling nearby. Behind them, a Velib’ rider has made his choice.
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In major cities around the world, dockless scooters and bikes are everywhere, yet the companies themselves are often breathtakingly short-lived. Basic economic concepts give us clues why.