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Wearable technology meant to improve health and wellbeing
Global News
Wearable technology is all the rage, but will it actually help make you healthier? Peter Kim reports. From body sensing t-shirts to head bands that detect brain waves, what was long thought the stuff of science fiction is now becoming reality. The OMSignal is biometric smartwear that measures heart and breath rate, as well as the number of steps taken. The t-shirts use that information to calculate how many calories the wearer has burned throughout the day.
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6 technologies poised to revolutionize PCs in 2015
PCWorld
In an era of slick gadgets, PCs are the dinosaurs, ensnared in wire clutter, sporting tired 2-D cameras and stricken with the occasional blue screen of death. Technology coming up in 2015, though, is set to make PCs more interactive, fun and perhaps nosier than you’d like them to be. Apple’s iPad changed the way people viewed computers and spurred PC innovation. Hardware makers drew ideas from mobile devices, gaming consoles and even 3-D printers to rethink the PC, and the resulting new technologies will have a profound effect on how laptops and desktops are used next year and into the future.
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5 ways mobile levels the playing field for SMBs
Business 2 Community
Recently, mobile technology and small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) have been heralded the perfect match. But only a few years ago, this would have sounded completely counterintuitive. So what happened? With the advent of new platform technology and new business models, the days of mobile’s prohibitive technological and cost barriers are over. The world of mobile technology has changed, and SMBs are reaping the rewards.
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Mobile technology study shows unlikelihood of causing harm to health
Mobile Commerce Press
Scientists have now determined that key proteins within the human body are not affected in any way by cell phone signals. The results of recent research have now been revealed, showing that no evidence could be found to suggest that the electromagnetic radiation from the low levels at which it is emitted by mobile technology will pose a health risk to the users of those devices.
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Wearable technology meant to improve health and wellbeing
Global News
Wearable technology is all the rage, but will it actually help make you healthier? Peter Kim reports. From body sensing t-shirts to head bands that detect brain waves, what was long thought the stuff of science fiction is now becoming reality. The OMSignal is biometric smartwear that measures heart and breath rate, as well as the number of steps taken. The t-shirts use that information to calculate how many calories the wearer has burned throughout the day.

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Rewiring senses: Technologies enable humans to hear colour, smell time
CBC News
It's common knowledge that most humans have five senses. But, some people are attempting to rewire those fundamentals into more interesting experiences — like seeing with your tongue and listening to music with your teeth. "The brain is plastic and we can definitely tap into the higher sensory processes through other sensory stimuli," says Aisen Caro Chacin, an artist, researcher and university professor.

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3-D-printed car has just 49 parts
Chatham Daily News
Meet the Strati: a car with just 49 parts that can be 3-D printed in 24 hours. Phoenix, AZ-based Local Motors, which describes itself as a platform where anyone can "design, build and sell the world's coolest machines," rolled out its first 3-D printed car at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago.

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New ID protection technology relies on quantum physics
UPI
It seems hackers and thieves are never more than a few steps behind those who create the technology that protects our identities and assets — our credit and ID cards, key fobs and passports. But researchers at the University of Twente, partnering with scientists at the Eindhoven University of Technology, say they've developed a new data-protection technique using nanoparticle paint — a technique they claim makes it impossible to hack or imitate important cards and their properties.
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New eye tracking technology promising as biomarker for brain injury and function
Forbes
Using a new technology which tracks eye movements of patients viewing music videos just under four minutes, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have developed a new way to assess the location and impact of a brain injury. The research was published in the Journal of Neurosurgery.
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The story behind AOL's iconic yellow running man
The Atlantic
It was spring of 1997. "Mmmbop" was the pop song of the moment and unlimited access to AOL cost $19.95 a month. Dial-up Internet had finally tipped mainstream. People were talking about Buddy Lists and instant messaging the way Twitter followers and instagramming come up today. This was, AOL declared, a turning point in communications history. The company had decided to expand access to its AIM chat client to anyone online, not just paying members, promising to "revolutionize Internet communications worldwide."
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Rocket Internet's online food delivery service expands in southeast Europe
Reuters
Foodpanda, an online food delivery service backed by e-commerce investor Rocket Internet AG, said on Wednesday it is acquiring three companies in southeast Europe, the latest in a string of deals as it seeks to expand worldwide. Foodpanda said it had agreed to acquire Donesi.com, a food delivery service active in Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, along with Pauza.hr in Croatia and NetPincer in Hungary.
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The new TV technology that will put LED in the shade
The Express
LG's latest set makes its debut at next month’s CES tech show in Las Vegas, and uses new technology called quantum dots to create incredible 4K Ultra HD pictures. The new generation of tellys harnesses nano crystals that range in size from 2 to 10 nanometers, with each dot emitting a different colour depending on its size. This process adds a film of quantum dots in front of the LCD backlight, resulting in picture colour reproduction rate and overall brightness that is significantly improved.
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