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Auto Safety Experts Concerned About CarPlay and Distracted Driving

Earlier this week, Apple announced its new CarPlay technology, which opens the door for easier hands-free calling, text messaging and navigation while driving. Consumers may be enthusiastic about this in-car technology, but auto safety experts are concerned about its contribution to distracted …

U.S. Adults Spend 11 Hours Per Day With Digital Media

Here's a stat we've heard over and over: 58% of American adults own smartphones. Pair that with the fact that digital culture permeates almost every …

Almost a third of new U.S. electricity came from solar last year

Advertisement<p>16 Comments<p>Credit: SunPower<p>Solar power crashed its way onto the U.S. power grid last year and is now fundamentally changing the makeup …

'Wello' iPhone case can track your blood pressure, temperature and more

Last year, Scanadu caught our attention with Scout, its simple-to-use tricorder-style health monitor. Now a new iPhone case promises to make monitoring your vital signs even easier. Called Wello, the case has sensors built in that can give you a picture of your overall health after holding it a …

Google Apps Connector Support for BlackBerry Enterprise Server Ending

Google today announced it is dropping support for Google Apps Connector for BlackBerry Enterprise Server on March 5, 2015. The tool in question allows BlackBerry 7 OS and older devices to connect to Google Apps for Business, Education and Government through the BlackBerry Enterprise Server …

Anti-Muslim Video Still Stirring Controversy In The Courtroom

Google intends to fight a court order to remove a controversial anti-Muslim video from YouTube in the U.S.<p>The company plans to file for a hearing before a full nine-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals after two of three judges on a smaller panel forced the company to take down …

iPhone alarm wakes you up with the smell of bacon

An iPhone accessory has been developed that can wake you up in the morning with the smell of bacon, rather than an audible alarm<p>Meat producer Oscar Mayer claims to have created an adapter which releases the scent of frying bacon as a morning alarm.<p>Bacon lovers set an alarm within the official app …

Azoi Unveils 'Wello' Health Tracking Case for iPhone

Science and technology company Azoi has unveiled the Wello health monitoring case for the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPhont 5s, allowing users to track various human metrics such as blood pressure, heart rate, temperature and more, reports <i>GigaOM</i>.<p>The case itself features a thin design with Bluetooth …

Mobile devices of the future will get energy from everywhere except the wall socket

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>A busy person’s iPhone can chew through plenty of energy in a day, but that doesn’t mean it needs to belly up to the wall trough every time its battery starts running low.*<p>Wireless power won’t be here tomorrow, but it’s coming. Energy is everywhere, in every action, …

Clean Energy

Apple Patents Built-In Automated Emergency Detection And Assistance For iPhone

A new patent application by Apple just published by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) adds a feature to an iPhone that may not be as cool as an optical heart rate sensor, but could be just as (or more) life-saving: the new tech would use data from onboard sensor to automatically detect when a user is …

This Hilarious Photo Shows Why Twitter Is Amazing

It's not a secret that Twitter is pretty great.<p>News, networking, socializing, promoting, sharing — you name it, and Twitter has been a platform for all of it.<p>It has also been a way to break the wall between celebrities and government officials and the masses. Anyone can tweet, anyone can reply, and …

Networking

DailyThem.es Wants To Make English Writing Practice Fun

DailyThem.es is a social writing platform that wants to help English learners improve their language skills in an enjoyable and non-intimidating way. The concept behind the site is simple. Each day, users are encouraged to write 100 words about any subject they want, and then exchange feedback with …

Who Runs The (Social Media) World? Girls.

Behind every great social media platform stands millions of great women. And boy do they love their smartphones!<p>According to research compiled by FinanceOnline, which was taken from PEW, Nielsen, and Burst Media, women use social media more often and in more ways then men do. Facebook, Tumblr, …

Cancer insurance is WeChat’s newest marketing foray

WeChat, China’s massive social media chat app, has been used to sell everything from video games to taxi rides to bank accounts, but its latest foray is more serious—cancer insurance.<p>Users between the ages of 18 and 39 are being offered policies from Taiking Life Insurance that costs 1 yuan (about …

Cancer