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New online platform allows you to open source your body

Mar 26, 15 New online platform allows you to open source your body

Posted by in Health, Technology

An online platform where people can publicly share their own intimate biological data with scientists launched today. The Open Humans network is a non-profit project of Personal Genomes, a charitable group working to generate and interpret human biological and trait data.

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Every 3 minutes

Mar 26, 15 Every 3 minutes

Posted by in Technology

Many of the apps used most often by Android owners collected updated location information on users an average of 6,200 times, or about every three minutes, over a two-week period. The study comes at a time when polls indicate that Americans are becoming increasingly concerned about how much control they have over their personal information.

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Screen rules for your baby

Mar 26, 15 Screen rules for your baby

Posted by in Education, Technology

Though childcare professionals have long railed against infants spending any time in front of electronic screens, the realities of the 21st century make that increasingly difficult for parents to adhere to. A zero-tolerance approach to screens is not only outdated, it ignores the pivotal role technology will play in your child’s future.

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Google Glass isn’t dead yet

Mar 26, 15 Google Glass isn’t dead yet

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Google may have shut down its Explorer program and stopped sales of Google Glass, but the controversial wearable technology isn't dead yet. That's according to Eric Schmidt, Google's Executive Chairman, who told the Wall Street Journal Google's Nest division will now determine what's next for Google Glass.

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iPad game helps track endangered species

Mar 25, 15 iPad game helps track endangered species

Posted by in Science, Technology

Monitoring wildlife is an arduous task but a new app released from researchers at the University of Surrey plans to make it a fun (and easy) one. The iPad app -- called Wildsense -- uses citizen science to help endangered species in the form of a game.

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FTC gets ready to regulate the Internet of Things

Mar 25, 15 FTC gets ready to regulate the Internet of Things

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The Federal Trade Commission is preparing to regulate the so-called Internet of Things, the growing web of sensors embedded in everyday items. The agency announced it was replacing an existing unit that focuses on smartphones to broaden its scope to include smartwatches and connected appliances.

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Mercedes-Benz aims to change the future with driverless car

Mar 24, 15 Mercedes-Benz aims to change the future with driverless car

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

German automaker Mercedes-Benz showcased its "Luxury in Motion" F 015 self-driving car, aimed at revolutionizing the concept of autonomous driving, at a nonoperational naval base in Alameda, California, this week. The company first unveiled its latest self-driving concept car in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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‘CSI: Cyber’ cybercrime fighters are here to teach you about tech

Mar 24, 15 ‘CSI: Cyber’ cybercrime fighters are here to teach you about tech

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Technology

“Want to see my new ride?” the child star formerly known as Bow Wow (now Shad Moss) asks me with exaggerated nonchalance right before our interview on the set of CSI: Cyber—the digital iteration of the CSI franchise. Skeptical, I follow him out to the parking lot of CBS’s massive complex in Studio City, California.

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A first look at the Apple Watch health lab

Mar 24, 15 A first look at the Apple Watch health lab

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The Apple Watch will be released in only a few weeks now, and the hype surrounding it is only growing. But how did the company develop the technology? It used it’s own employees.

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Death countdown app for Apple Watch? Yes, please!

Mar 23, 15 Death countdown app for Apple Watch? Yes, please!

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One of the built-in functions of the Apple Watch is that it tells the wearer when they’ve been sitting down too long. That’s basically telling you that you’re going to die sooner if you don’t get up and walk around. But can there be an even more obvious way to remind that your actions, or inactions, could lead to a shorter life?

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