Interactive Health Technology

By Stephen P. Yang, Ph.D. | Technology that influence the dimensions of wellness and health promotion & wellness

An App That Encrypts Your Photos From Camera to Cloud

Photos present a practical privacy dilemma: Keep them stored on your phone, and they'll hog your storage and risk being lost forever the next time …

Encryption

Review: Motiv’s smart ring is a feat of miniature engineering

Often, a personal technology review has little to do with the tech itself. What makes a good product comes down to design or implementation, or …

Wearable Tech

Amazon Just Made a Huge Announcement That Will Completely Change the Future of Shopping

This could be the biggest thing since self-driving cars.<p>There are no cashiers. There aren't even checkout lanes. At Amazon's new grocery store, you just grab stuff off the shelves, bag it yourself and walk out. Everything gets automatically charged to your Amazon account.<p>It's called Amazon Go, and …

Trends

All the Ways Your Smartphone and Its Apps Can Track You

The little pocket supercomputers we all constantly carry around with us aren’t just supplying us with useful information, they’re also collecting a …

Privacy

Personalized Diets: Can Your Genes Really Tell You What To Eat?

The idea that each of us has a unique nutrition blueprint within our genes is a delicious concept.<p>Perhaps, this helps explain the growth in personalized nutrition testing and services such as Habit, Profile Precise and Nutrigenomix.<p>So, what exactly can these tests tell you?<p>Kimberly Desjardine, 52, …

DNA

Inside Amazon’s surveillance-powered no-checkout convenience store

By now many have heard of Amazon’s most audacious attempt to shake up the retail world, the cashless, cashierless Go store. Walk in, grab what you want, and walk out. I got a chance to do just that recently, as well as pick the brain of one of its chief architects.<p>My intention going in was to try …

Trends

Google's Gboard debuts a quick way to create reaction GIFs

Google's Gboard for iOS is lagging a bit behind its Android counterpart, but a new update for iPhone users comes with a game changer. As <i>The Verge</i> has noticed, its dedicated GIF-maker button is no longer hidden at the bottom and now has a more prominent position on the keyboard, right on top beside …

Apps

Improve circulation in your lower body with Footbeat, the wearable in your shoe

You may not have been born with an engine to power your movement, but thanks to 21st century technology, you can certainly add one. No, we’re not …

Plantar Fasciitis

How to go running without your wallet or phone

Enough with the excuses, going out for a run has never been easier. Well, except for the actual running part. All the rest has been solved by …

Philippines

Here's how you can tell if you are Facebook friends with a psychopath

• <b>About 1% of the population are psychopaths.</b>• <b><br>This means there is a fair chance many of us have at least one psychopathic Facebook friend.</b>• <b><br>Some studies have looked into how people with Dark Tetrad personality traits behave on social media.</b><p>Psychopaths are prevalent online. Studies have shown that people …

Psychology

How to delete all your voice data from Amazon Echo, Google Assistant, Cortana and Siri

Amazon Echo's Alexa, Google Assistant and Cortana are always listening to obey your commands. Utter the wake word – Alexa, Cortana or Hey Google, and …

Cortana

This is what happens to your brain and body when you check your smartphone before bed

Staring at screens right before sleep turns out to be a lot worse than previously thought. Dr Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the …

Wellness

Why I deleted the Instagram app — and you should think about it too

Tech<p>KERRY FLYNNJan 21, 2018<p>Instagram has never been my favorite app, perhaps because I love reading words more than staring at photos. But beyond …

Instagram

Who Needs a Gym? Try One of The 9 Best Workout Apps Instead

Let's face it: many of us are addicted to our phones. In fact, some research even suggests that women are more addicted to their phones than men. …

Fitness

Psychologists explain why micro-cheating is the latest infidelity trend everyone's talking about

A subconscious Facebook like may cause more harm than good.<p>Temptation is everywhere – and no, we're not talking about the junk food restaurant down …

Relationships

The hottest new workouts you can stream from the cozy comfort of your own home

Thanks to the brave new world of on-demand sweat sessions, playing hooky from your IRL workout class is no biggie. And hallelujah for that, since the …

Fitness

Digital currency-based fitness app Sweatcoin lands $5.7M in funding

Earning a little extra toward workout products and fitness classes could be as easy as tracking the steps you take outside.

mHealth

The Psychology Behind Social Media Engagement

Ask any seasoned marketer, and they’d agree: Understanding your customers is largely dependent on understanding how they think.Your digital marketing …

Social Media Marketing

Could AI One Day Detect the Flu...Before You Even Feel Sick?

New research into the subtle facial signs of illness could one day help train artificial intelligence systems to scan for infections<p>Comment on this …

Artificial Intelligence

You Can Now Send iMessages on Android, as Long as You Have a Mac

If it wasn’t for iMessage, I would have ditched my iPhone for Android years ago, but because the rest of my family (and most of my friends) use iOS …

Apps

Belgium 'abduction': Woman uses phone map to provide her location

<b>A 19-year-old woman who says she was abducted in Belgium has been found after locating herself on her smartphone and sharing the address with her brother.</b><p>The student said she was kidnapped by five men in front of a nightclub in the capital Brussels and kept locked in a flat in the nearby city of …

Terrorism

Former Painter Captures Stunning Photos of Magical Landscapes Around the World

Turkish photographer Cuma Cevik organizes adventurous trips to a wide range of countries after being inspired to shoot incredible landscape photography around the world. Bringing along curious travelers, they set out on photo safaris to capture the magical landscapes of each setting. Interestingly, …

Faroe Islands

Fitbit's Xbox coaching app helps you work out between games

If you're a gamer, you know it can be difficult to tear yourself away from the screen to get in some exercise. Fitbit, however, doesn't think you have to. It's trotting out an Xbox One version of its Coach app (released on mobile and PCs in the fall) that lets you squeak in guided fitness routines …

Fitbit

Google Will Pay for You to Polish Up Your Tech Skills

The search giant is offering 10,000 scholarships for its new online certificate course for IT support pros.<p>Looking for an in-demand job with good prospects and decent pay? You could do a lot worse than become an IT support person. Skills matter more than prestigious (and expensive) degrees, median …

Google

Sweatcoin lets you earn crypto for working out

Want a way to workout and earn some coin? Sweatcoin has risen to the top of the App Store for helping folks get something more than just a glow for taking those daily steps.<p>The startup says it has accumulated more than five million users in the past year and increased revenue by 266 percent in the …

Mount Everest

Your Head Will Spin When You Watch Trainer Simone De La Rue's Intense Jump Rope Workout

If you don't already have a jump rope in your workout arsenal, celebrity trainer Simone De La Rue will convince you to hop (hah, pun semi-intended) on the bandwagon ASAP. The <b>Revenge Body</b> star trainer recently shared her jump rope workout routine on Instagram, and holy smokes, it looks intense!<p>In …

Workouts

Seven apps and tools to organize your life

Restore order to your days.<p>Between work, activities, appointments, and ever-growing to-do lists, many of us constantly feel rushed and anxious. And all too often, the distractions of our smartphones only make this busy pace more hectic. But phones can also simplify your life—it all depends on how …

Apps

Facebook is a ‘living, breathing crime scene,’ says one former manager

SAN FRANCISCO — With more than 2 billion users, Facebook's reach now rivals that of Christianity and exceeds that of Islam. However, the network's laser focus on profits and user growth has come at the expense of its users, according to one former Facebook manager who is now speaking out against …

Facebook

Forget the Jane Fonda tape. Technology is changing home workouts for the better.

It used to be that working out at home meant donning leg warmers and popping a Jane Fonda or Richard Simmons tape into the VCR. These days, though, technology has made the at-home exercise options seem endless.<p>There are big-box gyms that bring personal trainers to you through apps. For instance, …

Fitness