Wearables have become typecast as fitness trackers, but projects like this one show that they could have an impact on many aspects of our health and well-being.The University of Southern California has published the results of a new study that sought to find out whether wearable devices could anticipate conflict between couples before they occur.Using machine learning techniques, the researchers were able to establish a system that could apparently capture conflict episodes with an accuracy rate of up to 86 percent.The majority of the research was conducted outside of the lab, according to a report from TechCrunch.Couples were given wearable sensors and smartphones to record data, and asked to complete a survey every hour recording their thoughts and feelings regarding their significant other.The wearable devices kept track of the subjects’ body temperature, heart activity, and sweat levels.
The arrival of the original iPhone back in 2007 heralded a revolution in how we use computing power, transforming it from something that sat on a desk in a PC that got used nine-to-five, to something that we carried in our pockets and accessed all the time.And now, after almost a decade of furious change the smartphone is at the height of its powers.But -- to misquote -- the screen that shines twice as bright, shines half as long.Smartphone innovation is grinding to a halt.There's just not that much more to stuff in to a handset, which means that adding a curve to the screen is now considered the state of the art.In many countries the market is saturated.
The final retail branding for HTC’s upcoming flagship smartphone will be HTC U 11, VentureBeat has learned, in an effort to bridge past and present naming schemes.The information comes from an individual briefed on company plans, who also revealed that the 5.5-inch handset will ship in a total of five different color schemes.The numeric component of the product name is meant to signify that this device succeeds the company’s 2016 flagship, which was dubbed simply HTC 10.The U, meanwhile, places the phone in the same family as a pair of handsets HTC introduced earlier this year, the U Ultra and U Play.As a premium member of the U lineup, U 11 will feature a signature vibrant paint job also unveiled back in January.While not all colors will be available in all regions, the five hues are said to be white, black, blue, red, and silver.Set to launch at an event on May 16, HTC U 11 has been known as Ocean up until now.Late last summer a video featuring a device by that name (pictured above) was inadvertently posted to a designer’s online portfolio, tipping off the phone’s innovative, touch-sensitive outer frame.
The PLANETS Telescope campaign gives you a chance to contribute to finding alien life -- and you get a sweet exoplanet in return.In February, a team behind NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope announced a historic discovery — seven Earth-sized planets in a nearby solar system, three of which orbit the star’s habitable zone.It was the largest haul of potentially habitable planets around a single star, exciting scientists and the public alike about the possibility of discovering extraterrestrial life.“This discovery could be a significant piece in the puzzle of finding habitable environments, places that are conducive to life,” said the associate administrator of the agency’s science mission directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen.Now, astronomers at the Planet Foundation want your help observing nearby exoplanets in search of life, seeking support via a Kickstarter campaign launched this week.They’re building a series of telescopes 10,000 feet up on the Hawaiian island of Maui.
Billgren: Hopefully, it gets more and more accurate.So of course it's going to get better and better over time, and we will also find more uses for it.Right now, we recommend shows based on the show you are looking at on your screen and your unique user behavior.But in the future, we could have this help podcasters understand more about their audience as well—what kinds of different shows are they listening to, and when?But in our examples, we get a lot of results and recommendations that are not obvious, but still correct.They are simply recommendations you could not have predicted from categories, descriptions or even basic user behavior.
Well, this is something else.A bunch of mostly male Uber employees decided to get together to spray taint (paint) a wall in San Francisco, basically begging people to reinstall the app if they’ve deleted it in light of all the scandals at Uber, The Verge reported.Well, it refers to the days when we all freaked out (rightfully so) at Uber for its ties to 45, and then again following Susan Fowler Rigetti’s claims of sexual harassment at the company.“Uber came by our San Francisco gallery to create a custom mural on our wall!” graffiti and street art organization First Amendment (1AM) wrote on its blog.“This team building activity is great for large groups that want to experience the process of creating a giant mural together along with learning the history of graffiti and street art.”To be honest, this does seem like a really cool way to bond with teammates.
Yesterday, while the tech world was paying attention to Facebook’s many F8 announcements, Microsoft launched its replacement for Wunderlist, the task management app it acquired in 2015.To-Do, as it’s called, is available in preview on the web, Windows, Android, and iOS; you can give it a test-drive with a Microsoft account.The good thing is, the departure from the good old Wunderlist user interface is refreshingly simple.And the app does generally store your tasks and sync them across devices, just as you’d expect it to.There’s even offline support.But early reviews for the app suggest that for some people Wunderlist was just fine.Yet here we are: Microsoft To-Do (codenamed Project Cheshire), symbolized by a thick blue checkmark.(Microsoft says the name and icon might change.
The Federal Communications Commission today voted to eliminate price caps in much of the business broadband market by imposing a new standard that deems certain local markets competitive even when there's only one broadband provider.One ISP choice counts as competitionBecause of today's decision, the price caps will be eliminated in a county if 50 percent of potential customers "are within a half mile of a location served by a competitive provider."A county would also be considered competitive if 75 percent of Census blocks have a cable provider."Even if a business that needs broadband has only one choice today, the FCC would consider the local market competitive if there's a second broadband provider within a half mile," we wrote in a story last week.BDS (also known as "special access") provides dedicated links with speeds of up to 45Mbps upstream and downstream.
Building the future in Building 8They’re working overtime at “Building 8,” Facebook’s skunkworks where they’re working on myriad new ways to get you to use Facebook, of course.One idea is a “brain-computer interface,” a technology that would let you type and post to Facebook just by thinking about it.Users would wear a cap or headband of some sort to link with the tech, so no scary implants won’t be needed.Really, they’re actually working hard on this.projects at Google and also headed up DARPA, one of the military’s top tech development programs.
This morning Sony showed off a new flagship 24-megapixel camera in the Sony A9, able to shoot photos very, very fast.This camera is able to shoot up to 20 frames per second with no blackout – that’s intense.It’s also able to capture at 1/32,000 of a second with vibration-free shooting using “Silent Shooting.” This is also the first full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with integral Memory “for 20x faster data readout speed” according to Sony.This camera is also able to shoot 362 Jpeg photos before hitting a buffer.The Sony A9 also goes by model number ILCE-9, if you’re wanting to look for it that way.This camera has a whole lot of specs to go over – the lot of them coming up to a camera that’a made for speed.
For a couple of years ago, Facebook to their social network not only would be a platform for people's privacy.Since its inception six months ago, it has social jobbnätverket picked up a number of large customers, which cafékedjan Starbucks and the media group Viacom.At Facebook's big developer conference F8, now says the company to more than 14 000 organisations use working tool.Now, they are planning to open up a series of new integrations with third-party vendors.And they bring the bots in the Teams and Work Chat, writes IDG News.But then, a few weeks back, there is a version available that comes without the administrative tools and other enterprise features.
New car ownership is expensive, but according to Lynk & Co's sharing model, you could start profiting from your car from day one.Lynk & Co has revealed its latest concept at the Shanghai Motor Show.Like the 01 crossover concept before it, the 03 sedan design study has been imagined for a new kind of automotive ecosystem.The Chinese manufacturer will build cars in the same manner as every other automotive brand, but unlike the norm, Lynk & Co will let owners rent out their vehicle via an app from the moment they take delivery.Speaking of delivery, Lynk & Co customers won’t purchase their new car from a dealership, but rather will buy it online or in-store — just like Tesla.Other unique developments from Lynk & Co include an open API (application programming interface) to let developers customize features on the car.
Andy Rubin, the father of one of the most dominant mobile operating systems, Android has been teasing us lately with hints that point towards a top of the line phone which will come as an offering from his venture, “Essential”.After stepping down from Google two years back, he’s back to take on the mobile market.There have been past leaks and speculations, but this time, the phone has turned up on GFXBench as “Essential FIH-PM1”, and it does not disappoint.Earlier Rubin teased that they are working on a premium “bezel-less” smartphone.This device might turn out to be similar to the Mi Mix.Join GizChina on TelegramOn the spec front, as the listing says, the device will be powered by a a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, the latest offering from Qualcomm, which fuels every flagship on the planet right now.It’ll be complemented by the Adreno 540 graphics processor.
Robotic vacuums specialist iRobot is suing Hoover and Black & Decker among others over claims they used its technologies without permission.The Massachusetts-based company cites a variety of patents in its legal filings, including misuse of its obstacle-detection system, brush designs and navigation controls.It is seeking financial compensation and the right to block further use of its tech.The accused have yet to respond.iRobot began selling robot vacuums under the Roomba brand in 2002 and says it has sold more than 15 million units to date."The filing of this litigation signals our commitment to protecting our investments," it said in a statement given to the Boston Globe newspaper.
the Finnish game industry turnover and the number of employees continued to grow last year, but the growth rate remained in the past, smaller, tell Neogames Finland ry:n a recent report.Neogames Finland according to the year 2016 was past hyper growth in the unlike moderate growth and stabilization time.Growth, however, bottomed earlier in the year of hyper-growth to moderate to around four per cent growth.the number of Employees increased slightly and the active studio, the number fell to 250 company.more Than a million euros turnover made 30 companies.New businesses were established last year 16, when the peak year of 2012, new game studios was founded in 55.
Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive.Now and then, developers make paid apps free for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up while you have the chance.Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App Store.These apps normally cost money, and this sale lasts for a limited time only.If you go to the App Store and it says the app costs money, that means the deal has expired and you will be charged.Are your home network and connected devices secure?
Jeff Nobbs, founder and CEO of on-demand food delivery startup Mealmade, is working to upgrade fast-food out of the most ironic of places: an abandoned McDonald's restaurant.Founded in 2015 out of the on-demand mecca that is San Francisco, Mealmade caters to the customers whose specialized diets (think paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free) are ignored by most delivery apps, Nobbs says.Every dish is is made to order, cooked with healthy fats, and uses ingredients picked from farms within 200 miles, sometimes the day before.The startup recently converted a former McDonald's restaurant into its new headquarters.Business Insider had the chance to go behind the kitchen doors and try the food.
We already know the Nintendo Switch has proved popular with fans, with the company previously revealing it to have racked up its best-ever opening weekend sales for a Nintendo console in North America.And it seems the popularity of Nintendo's new hybrid console shows no signs of slowing down, if the latest news from the company is anything to go by.Nintendo of America has revealed its March sales figures (via), and it seems the new Nintendo Switch is a hit, selling faster than any other console in the company's history.The Switch sold more than 906,000 units in March, which comfortably tops the Wii U's launch period sales of 890,000 units in North America.As NIntendo explains in a statement: "Nintendo Switch, the new home gaming system that people can also take on the go, has sold faster in its launch month than any other video game system in Nintendo history."The Nintendo Switch system sold more than 906,000 units in March, according to the NPD Group, which tracks video game sales in the United States.
'Ewind' samples analysed by Palo Alto Networks reveal adware is a full Trojan.Providing a glimpse into a Russian-built malware campaign, a team of security researchers has analysed an Android-based adware family, discovering it's more dangerous than previously known.The cybercriminals behind "multiple" new strains of an advertising malware (adware) codenamed "Ewind" take a simple but effective approach to infecting unwitting users: downloading legitimate applications, tearing them apart and repackaging them with malicious code.They then distribute the Trojanised apps using well-established third-party stores that are used to gain access to free software.According to Palo Alto Networks, popular Ewind targets include GTA Vice City, AVG, Minecraft and Avast!Ransomware Removal, however there are many more.
In this post, I’ll walk through preliminary link-building research and analysis, including:I’m always looking to improve my efficiency, foster collaboration and better manage projects; so I decided to explore the project management niche for this post.But for this post, I’m going to focus on pages on Twproject’s domain.)Searching Twproject’s blog turns up this potential asset (an infographic):However, upon further investigation, it turns out the infographic page is actually a short write-up about an infographic created by Entrepreneur:While this is typical, as blogs routinely promote relevant infographics, it negates this post as a linkable asset because prospective sites would more likely want to link to the original source (Entrepreneur).