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Internet of things: Connect your TV, home, even your body, to the internet. But beware hackers

In the not-too-distance future, doctors may monitor your heart over the internet. To avoid the dangers of such amazing advances, we need to start taking security more seriously<p>You may have noticed that there’s a lot of talk about the “internet of things” – things that aren’t computers but with …

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Britain Votes to Allow World's First 'Three-Parent' IVF Babies

LONDON — Britain voted on Tuesday to become the first country to allow a "three-parent" IVF technique which doctors say can prevent some inherited incurable diseases but which critics see as a step toward creating designer babies. Parliament voted overwhelmingly for the technique, called …

How your iPhone could start your car before you get in it

Apple already has its in-dash operating system CarPlay, which it hopes will make its way into more than 24 million vehicles over the next five years. But if a new patent published today is anything to go by, that’s the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Apple’s hopes for the car-world.<p>What Apple …

Moov Fitness Tracker Lands On Android

Moov, the fitness tracker that raised $3 million in a Series A this October, now supports Android.<p>The idea behind Moov is pretty simple: Rather than counting your steps and giving some illusion of progress in physical fitness, Moov uses a combination of hardware and software to improve your form …

Shield Extinguisher Offers Better Protection In The Event of Fire

<b>Shield Extinguisher</b> is a combination of fire extinguisher and a shield protection to provide fire fighters with better protection in the event of …

What you need to know about transparent film dressings

By Nancy Morgan, RN, BSN, MBA, WOC, WCC, DWC, OMS<p>Each issue, <i>Apple Bites</i> brings you a tool you can apply in your daily practice.<p>Transparent film …

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Bees Have Value in Medicine: Honey Helps Wounds Heal · Guardian Liberty Voice

Bees have value in medicine because their honey helps wounds heal. Honey is the thick liquid food bees make for themselves from flower nectar. At a …

Negative pressure wound therapy versus standard wound care in chronic diabetic foot wounds: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Abstract<p>Background<p>In August 2010, the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) decided that negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) would not be reimbursable in …

Study Shows New Wound Care Technology

Share this:<p>A new wound-care dressing developed by a California firm has been shown to not only reduce the cost of treating wounds, but also to …

You can now unlock your Motorola phone with a 'digital tattoo'

Hate unlocking your Android smartphone so much that even Face Unlock or Skip feels like too much of a hassle? Motorola just came to your rescue. The company has partnered with VivaLnk to launch the previously teased Digital Tattoo, an NFC-based skin tag that unlocks your phone (currently limited to …

How wearables are driving the rethinking of notifications

At their recent developer conferences, Apple and Google introduced new facilities in their mobile operating systems that will serve as aggregation points for a rich stream of data from wearables. But the more important stream to manage may be the path back from the phone.<p>In these early days of …

The Backed Pack: A smart leg band, voice activated light switch, & digital art frame

<i>Each week, our friends at Backerjack bring us updates on how some of the most successful gadget crowdfunding campaigns.</i><p>LEO<p>LEO is a piece of wearable smart tech in the form of a flexible leg band. The device monitors all kinds of data including heart rate, motion sensing, and even hydration and …

Wearable baby tracker gives new parents peace of mind

The first thing to know about Sproutling, the wearable device that straps around a baby's ankle, is that it's not for the baby.<p>It's for the parents. …

New wearable wants to help you run better, smarter and safer

As great as running is for your health, it can also cause you some pain if not done properly -- like a lot of things in life, overdoing it could turn out unwanted results (hello, shin splints). Thankfully, there's a new Kickstarter project which is looking to alleviate some of these issues. Meet …

7 upcoming wearables that make us laugh, cringe, and secretly covet

Just as the smartphone race was beginning to feel a little stagnant in terms or true innovation, wearables came along as way of letting companies try …

Tzukuri smart sunglasses will alert your iPhone when they go missing - Pocket-lint

Wearables company Tzukuri has developed a new type of sunglasses that are described as unloseable, and they're now available for pre-order.<p>Relying on …

Tiny Toys That Make the Internet of Things as Easy as Lego

Parents who want their kids to learn how to code have access to a plethora of options ranging from plywood programming tools to full classroom …

A Bluetooth-Enabled Cure for Slouching at Work?

Your backside is a treasure trove of untapped data. So says one Korean tech company pushing a new device that promises to tackle the woes of bad sitting habits.

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Treating Ebola: The Bluetooth Method

Keeping hands-off without abandoning the patient.<p>Before they set a toe into the concrete-walled isolation room, the doctors and nurses become fortresses unto themselves: face shields, of course, but respirators, too, plus three layers of gloves on each hand, duct-taped to their sleeves. Nurses …

Connected Grill Thermometer Maker iDevices Announces $10 Million HomeKit Push

Today iDevices, a maker of Bluetooth connected thermometers, announced it has invested close to $10 million in a HomeKit smart home product and an associated platform it will unveil in January 2015 at CES.<p>The company indicated that they were “selected by Apple to develop one of the first HomeKit …

Wearable Body Metrics Hexoskin review

If a fitness band is like an odometer for your body, Hexoskin is like the cockpit in an F1 car.<p>If a fitness band is like an odometer for your body, …

Ear-o-Smart: earrings that monitor your fitness levels hit Kickstarter

Developers of ‘the world’s first smart earring’ are hoping to raise over $30,000 on the Kickstarter crowd-funding website as part of a vision to …

Ready For The Internet of Things? 5 Skills You'll Need

November marks the season when high school students plug away at their college applications, and executives draw up business plans for the coming year. It’s a time when thoughts about the future dominate conversations from the dinner table to the Board Room. Yet despite age gaps between college …

Want An RFID Chip Implanted Into Your Hand? Here's What The DIY Surgery Looks Like

Amal Graafstra snaps on a pair of black rubber gloves. “Do you want to talk about pain management techniques?” he asks. The bearded systems administrator across the table, who requested I call him “Andrew,” has paid Grafstra $30 to have a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip injected into the …

How to Use RFID Technology | Inc.com

<b>It's in the keycard</b> you wave to enter a secure office building. It's in the key fob you use to speed your gas purchases and the devices that let you zip through toll lanes on the highway.<p>You might not have heard of radio frequency identification, or RFID, but you probably encounter it every day. …

Bioinspired Blood and Bacteria Repellent Coating for Medical Devices

These glass slides were dipped in blood to demonstrate the effectiveness of the TLP coating. While blood sticks to the untreated slide on the left, …

Ambulance drone delivers help to heart attack victims

One of the most important considerations in emergency medical treatment is response time. Now, an engineering graduate at Delft University of Technology has created a rapid response drone to do what a regular ambulance can't. The drone, created by Alec Momont, is able to fly at speeds of up to 100 …

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