Science and Technology

Four fitness gadgets you need

Four fitness gadgets you need 0

We live in a health conscious world. Almost 66 percent of males and 56 percent of females claim to meet recommended weekly exercise guidelines. However, for all the benefits of exercise it cannot help but be onerous and mundane. It is for this reason why the numbers of participants is not higher. Exercise is a(…)

Could Apple’s HealthKit Succeed Where Other Health Trackers Have Failed?

Could Apple’s HealthKit Succeed Where Other Health Trackers Have Failed? 0

During its annual “big reveal” at the Worldwide Developer’s Conference  (WWDC) in San Francisco, Apple introduced iOS 8 and its HealthKit APIs. HealthKit is designed to allow iOS 8 health apps communicate with one another and read one another’s information. For example, an app designed to track blood pressure and an app designed to chart(…)

Skye Wireless Technology from Auris Finds New Purpose for Old Docking Stations

Skye Wireless Technology from Auris Finds New Purpose for Old Docking Stations 0

Is your old iPod dock sitting in a corner collecting dust and looking lonely as you utilize Bluetooth and other technological advancements that allow you to play your music wirelessly? Thanks to an innovative new product called skye from tech powerhouse Auris, you can utilize wireless technology to use your old docks and get more(…)

5 Ways Text Messages Can Help Teens Manage Chronic Disease

5 Ways Text Messages Can Help Teens Manage Chronic Disease 0

Historically, the top causes of death among teens have been motor vehicle accidents along with homicide, violent injuries and suicide. However, the World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, chronic disease will be the No. 1 killer of people aged 10 to 20. Health care practitioners have an imperative to address chronic illness in teen(…)

LaMetric Smart Ticker Launches on Kickstarter Today

LaMetric Smart Ticker Launches on Kickstarter Today 1

London—Smart Atoms has officially introduced the LaMetric smart ticker to Kickstarter today and is ready to transform the world of technology. This smart clock actually tracks and displays key metrics in real time so you have access to everything you need without opening multiple apps. You can completely customize this hackable smart display to read(…)

What Happens to All of That Smart Appliance Data?

What Happens to All of That Smart Appliance Data? 0

Almost everything you do involves giving away your data. When you sign up for a discount card at your local grocery store, the store uses the card to track your shopping habits and to send you targeted advertising. When you type a search query into Google or Bing, your search information is tracked and used(…)

Five tech tools you need during the 2014 FIFA World Cup

Five tech tools you need during the 2014 FIFA World Cup 0

With the highly anticipated FIFA World Cup making its way onto our screens next week, the well-prepared soccer geek has already purchased the latest apps, gadgets and audio devices to keep abreast of the events. If you fall into the unprepared category however, take a look at these five techy pieces to keep you hooked(…)

The New Educational Frontier: App-Based Learning

The New Educational Frontier: App-Based Learning 0

Recently there has been a surge of educational apps popping up in the Apple App Store. Teachers and students nationwide have been increasingly utilizing the amazing benefits of app-based education. Speak Up, a nonprofit educational research organization, and Blackboard, Inc., a company that makes education software, surveyed almost 300,000 students, parents, teachers and other educators(…)

Floppy Discs Surprisingly Still Serve an Important Purpose

Floppy Discs Surprisingly Still Serve an Important Purpose 1

Most people think that the government uses cutting-edge technology to remain prepared for major threats that could impact National Security. In most cases, this is probably true. When it comes to messages about nuclear, weapons, however, that is not the case. As Lesley Stahl demonstrates in this report from CBS News, branches of the military(…)

Looking at Apple Computer’s Green Initiatives

Looking at Apple Computer’s Green Initiatives 0

Long criticized for its lack of commitment to sustainability—from supporting the dangerous mining of precious resources and exploiting factory workers to powering its data centers with energy derived from coal and not taking back products for recycling—Apple has really worked on turning things around over the past couple of years. Indeed, just this past month(…)

Facebook Buys Oculus Rift

Facebook Buys Oculus Rift 2

The social media giant has just announced that it made the $2 billion purchase of one of the most revered gaming start ups in the industry, Oculus VR. In the press release Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says “”Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play(…)

What is the environmental impact of Keurig K-Cups?

What is the environmental impact of Keurig K-Cups? 1

K-Cups—those little one-serving coffee containers that allow people to brew one cup at a time in a specially designed Keurig brewing machine—are all the rage these days. Each K-Cup is made up of a plastic outer container with one cup’s worth of ground coffee and a small filter inside, capped off with a foil lid.(…)

What Google Chromecast Means For Gaming

What Google Chromecast Means For Gaming 0

Google Chromecast is still in its infancy but has already made huge strides in the technology market, transporting the functions of web browser, Chrome to a high-definition television, giving users the chance to stream the likes of Netflix and YouTube beyond the desktop or mobile. Although whilst uses are still fairly limited, the demand is(…)

Trend Alert: Wearable Tech is here

Trend Alert: Wearable Tech is here 4

Technology has continually been integrated with our lives since the beginning of mankind. Over time, it has gotten more personal, convenient, and entertaining. It is no surprise that wearable tech is the newest trend taking over the tech world. From Google Glass to the Fitbit, wearable tech has the potential to change the way people(…)