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
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
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
Step up your workouts without going to the gym. Choose from these fitness apps to reach your goal.
Apps/Software December 18, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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' recently updated companion app is causing problems for some players, including vanishing items.
Geek March 8, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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