Tag: Smartphone App

Noise-Canceling Headsets Can Reveal Sniper's Location After A Single Shot

New smartphone-based technology promises to help soldiers and law enforcement officers determining the exact location of a shooter. The device makes use of shock waves produced by the firing of a weapon to pinpoint where the shot is coming from.

Wearable Tech May 14, 2019

New Smartphone App Second Chance Can Detect Opioid Overdose And Call For Medical Help

The still experimental Second Chance app converts a smartphone into a sonar device to detect breathing problems that could indicate an overdose. The app can also contact medical services and people who can administer Naloxone.

Public Health January 10, 2019

Smartphone App Now Tests For Male Fertility: See How This Semen Analyzer Works

A new at-home male fertility test can detect abnormal semen with 97 percent accuracy compared with traditional lab testing. See how a smartphone app and a chip can make this happen.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 22, 2017

Here Are 2016's Best Smartphone Apps For Staying Fit

Step up your workouts without going to the gym. Choose from these fitness apps to reach your goal.

Apps/Software December 18, 2016

Order A Daddy: Tinder-Style App Allows Women To Pick Sperm Donor

The new smartphone app 'order a daddy' allows women to browse for and choose sperm donors who could become father of their child. Women can also use the app to pay for sperm samples.

Biotech September 26, 2016

This App Can Track Great White Sharks, Allow Users To Submit Sightings

A new mobile app can track great white sharks in the ocean and even allow users to submit their own sightings from anywhere in the world. The app can become a vital tool for beachgoers, fishermen, boaters, researchers and pilots.

Apps/Software July 4, 2016

Roli's Equator App Is The First Music Synthesizer For 3D Touch

The U.K. startup Roli has released what it says is the first music software synthesizer specifically designed to work with 3D Touch, Apple's iOS 9 interface update.

Apps/Software November 9, 2015

Stolen Tesla Model S Perfectly Demonstrates How Good Car Technology Can End Carnapping

A stolen Tesla Model S 85D was tracked down using a smartphone app, which allowed the authorities to apprehend the thief and return the vehicle to its owners. Such technology could signal the end of carnapping, so car thieves should definitely be worried.

FUTURE TECH November 6, 2015

AmpMe Turns You And Your Friends' Smartphones Into One Giant Speaker

An app called AmpMe has been released to the App Store and the Google Play Store, essentially enabling a number of smartphones to connect and play the same song at the same time, turning them into one set of speakers.

Apps/Software September 24, 2015

Flitchio Is The First Smartphone Gaming Case With Controls

Samsung Galaxy S6 users will be the first to use a new smartphone case that includes two joysticks on the real, making it the first gaming case with controls.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 15, 2015

Let There Be Light ... And Sound: Sony Unveils LED Light Bulb With Bluetooth Speaker

Sony Japan has announced the release of an LED bulb that has a built-in Bluetooth speaker that will cater to customers who want to listen to music and have good lighting anywhere in the house.

FUTURE TECH May 13, 2015

'Destiny's' Companion App Is Reportedly Causing Some Players To Lose Their Items

'Destiny's' recently updated companion app is causing problems for some players, including vanishing items.

Geek March 8, 2015

Google Brings Museums to Your Smartphones: All You Need to Know [Video]

Google has developed a new mobile app that enables people to view artwork and cultural relics through their smartphone. The initiative, now in its pilot phase, is participated in by 11 museums and institutes.

Arts & Culture December 12, 2014

Join a cosmic ray detector network: All you need is a smartphone

Your smartphone could become part of the world's largest telescope. University of California app turns your phone into a cosmic ray detector.

October 14, 2014

Sorting real drug-withdrawal tremors from fake? There’s an app for that

Researchers have developed an app to determine whether patients who come into the emergency room from alcohol withdrawal really have the symptoms or are faking them. The app is reported as good as junior physicians in discerning whether the patient is faking.

Life August 29, 2014

Smartphone app helps diagnose newborns with jaundice in minutes

A new app was developed by researchers at the University of Washington to be an alternative screening tool for diagnosing jaundice in newborns. Parents will be able to detect the condition from home, preventing fatal complications linked to the condition.

Internet Culture August 29, 2014

CE Week Spotlight: Skulpt Aim device measures muscle mass, body fat

The Aim device, smaller than a smartphone, measures and assesses muscle quantity and quality. Unfortunately for most of us, it also measures body fat percentage.

Gadgets June 26, 2014

Soundhawk debuts smart hearing device for those wanting better clarity

The Soundhawk Smart Listening System integrates a smartphone app, a microphone and a small headset that helps people hear with more clarity in noisy environments. It is not technically a hearing aid, but represents the latest technology in hearing devices.

Wearable Tech June 24, 2014

Chinese smartphone apps sniffs outs polluting sources

Smartphone app will allow 'naming and shaming' of polluters in China. App gives real-time emission data, shows map location of polluting factories.

Earth/Environment June 10, 2014

Uber goes on two wheels with UberRUSH courier service in Manhattan

Uber plans to speed deliveries by tapping foot and bike messengers through its UberRUSH courier service. But it faces tough competition in a saturated market, so will it stand out?

Business April 8, 2014

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