A smartphone is not a pacifier

November 21, 2013 by  
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Crying kids need human interaction, not a mobile device handed to them as a distraction.

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Researchers Develop Battery-Free Wireless System to Power Mobile Devices

August 19, 2013 by  
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Anyone with a mobile device has likely experienced the frustration of having to be reliant on a battery . The charge never lasts long enough, and finding a source of electricity on the run is a hassle. Researchers at the University of Washington have come up with a solution to modern tech troubles with their new communication technique called “ ambient backscatter .” The process uses TV and cellular transmissions to connect wireless gadgets so that they communicate with one another, reflect existing signals, and share information. Read the rest of Researchers Develop Battery-Free Wireless System to Power Mobile Devices Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ambient backscatter , battery-free , computing machinery’s special interest group on data comminications 2012 , Hong Kong , joshua smith , mobile devices , Seattle , tv tower , university of washington , wireless network        

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Bandu: A Stress-Detecting Wristwatch To Help You Slow Down, Chill Out

January 5, 2013 by  
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It can be hard to know exactly when and how to chill out when you’re becoming agitated and stressed, but Boston-based health device company Neumitra has developed a device that just might help you out . The Bandu wristwatch tracks ones perspiration, respiration, and heart rate through a mobile device, and alerts wearers when they need to take a chill pill. Not only that, but the simple, colorful watch offers tips to help out, such as “take 5 deep breaths”, “play a song,” or call a loved one. Neumitra has developed a prototype of the watch, which the company hopes will be of particular help to individuals with psychological disorders or PTSD, and has raised funds for production through IndieGoGo . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bandu watch , heart monitor , neumitra , relaxation technique , stress health , stress level , wristwatch monitor

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