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Parenting tech keeps tabs on children
Parenting tech keeps tabs on children
There are fobs, watches and bracelets with location-sensing capabilities. Smart anklets track the ever-changing moods of babies. There is even a SleepIQ Kids Bed that can tip parents off when kids are up after hours.
Uber introduces SOS button as distress call in taxi app
Uber introduces SOS button as distress call in taxi app
Uber’s India app now has a “send status” feature to enable passengers to share ride details with their contacts in real time.
Apple in big solar power deal, market cap closes over $700b
Apple in big solar power deal, market cap closes over $700b
The plant in Monterey County, California will also power an Apple data centre in Newark, California that already relies on solar power.
Samsung reveals potential for smart TVs to eavesdrop
Samsung reveals potential for smart TVs to eavesdrop
Users can give commands to the TV’s built-in microphone such as “find me an action movie,” which causes the TV to search as instructed. As the TV collects voice commands, it also transmits other information as its individual ID.
Google Glass to be redesigned from scratch: Report
Google Glass to be redesigned from scratch: Report
Glass is now overseen by Ivy Ross, a jewellery designer who runs Google’s smart-eyewear division and Tony Fadell, a former Apple product executive.
Social robot to give the elderly company
Social robot to give the elderly company
Working in partnership with their relatives or carers, the robot supports independent living for the elderly, the researchers noted.
Google free mapping service adds local guides
Google free mapping service adds local guides
Local Guides ranged from access to a monthly news letter to being featured on the Internet titan’s Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ pages.
Feelings of envy on Facebook lead to depression
Feelings of envy on Facebook lead to depression
According to Margaret Duffy, professor and chair of strategic communication at the school of journalism, how Facebook users use the site makes a difference in how they respond to it.
Switch off smartphone for healthy sleep
Switch off smartphone for healthy sleep
Only 17 per cent of smartphone owners switched their devices off or put them on silent during the night compared to 47 per cent of the teenagers with conventional mobile phones.
Smartphones may derail social development of kids
Smartphones may derail social development of kids
While effects of interactive mobile devices remain largely unknown, the authors recommended that parents should try each application before allowing their children to access it.
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