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Inside Facebook, Twitter and Google's AI battle over your social lives

When you sign up for Facebook on your phone, the app isn't just giving you the latest updates and photos from your friends and family. In the background, it's utilizing the phone's gyroscope to detect subtle movements that come from breathing. It's measuring how quickly you tap on the screen, and …

Internet

The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones

Neutralising the safety issue has opened the door to the biggest prize of all: the Internet of Things<p>On 28 March this year, the scientific peer review of a landmark United States government study concluded that there is “clear evidence” that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer, specifically, …

Public Health

2018 MacBook Pro Features 'Fastest SSD Ever' in a Laptop According to Benchmarks

The 2018 MacBook Pros just went on sale yesterday, but Apple was quick about shipping them out and some customers already have the new machines in hand.<p><i>Laptop Mag</i> was able to get one of the new 13-inch 2018 MacBook Pro models and performed some benchmarks to give us an idea of how it measures up to …

MacBook Pro

Alongside new models, Apple launches leather sleeves for 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro

Alongside the upgraded MacBook Pro models, Apple is also offering leather sleeves to keep both existing and new models safe …<p>Apple leather sleeves are now available for the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro in Saddle Brown, Midnight Blue and, for the first time, Black. Designed with high-quality …

MacBook Pro

Apple releases new iPad, FaceID ads

Apple has released a handful of new ads promoting the iPad’s portability and convenience over both laptops and traditional paper solutions. The 15-second ads focus on how the iPad can make even the most tedious things — travel, notes, paperwork, and ‘stuff’ — just a bit easier.<p>Three out of the four …

releasesnew

This is Microsoft’s $399 Surface Go

Microsoft dropped a pretty clear hint yesterday about this morning’s big news. After all, the latest addition to the Surface line has been over the past couple of months the subject of everything from early rumors to FCC approval to spec sheet leaks. And for the most part, the rumors were …

Batteries

Ignore calories and BMI. Here are the health numbers that really matter.

Health often seems like a numbers game. What's your blood-sugar level? How many calories are you eating? And are you getting the right percentage of macros (or macronutrients)? The problem is that sometimes we track, count and obsess over numbers that don't matter very much for our overall health. …

Nutrition

The doctor on your wrist: how wearables are revolutionizing healthcare

If it weren’t for her smartwatch, 18-year-old Deanna Recktenwald might not be alive today. Her watch pinged to warn her that her resting heart rate …

Medical Technology

A neuroscientist explains why we need better ways to talk about emotions

We still don’t know what an emotion is<p>Pixar’s <i>Inside Out</i> is a charming, creative film — that “provides a good example of many common but incorrect assumptions about emotion.” That’s according to Ralph Adolphs and David Anderson, both professors of neuroscience at Caltech and the authors of <i>The</i> …

Emotions

Scientists can now use sound waves to detect cancer

Researchers from Duke University, MIT and Nanyang Technological University have demonstrated how sound waves can be used to detect cancer. Published in the medical journal, Small, the method has been proven to be less invasive that standard practices and efficient enough for clinical use.<p>“Biopsy is …

Cancer

New iPhone Leak Reveals Apple's Biggest Upgrades

Ming-Chi Kuo is back! Widely regarded as the ‘best Apple analyst on the planet’, Kuo has delivered a major new report which reveals Apple will make several radical changes to its overhauled iPhone line-up in September…<p>Picked up MacRumors, Kuo states Apple will make moves with its new iPhones which …

Mobile Technology

Why Amazon’s Push Into Prescription Drugs Isn’t a Guaranteed Success

When Amazon announced last week that it was buying the online pharmacy PillPack, it sent stocks of drugstore companies like Walgreens and Rite Aid tumbling, as investors worried that the retail behemoth would soon upend the pharmacy market.<p>But even though Amazon has transformed the way Americans …

Pharma

Scientists create 'genetic atlas' of proteins in human blood

An international team of researchers has created the first detailed genetic map of human proteins, the key building blocks of biology. These …

WhatsApp copies Telegram to add one-way ‘broadcast’ mode to group chats

“Good artists borrow great artists steal” is a phrase that Facebook seems acutely aware of.<p>It’s common to speak of Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo-app-now-social-network, borrowing from Snapchat, but now Facebook’s WhatsApp chat app is increasingly drawing its innovation from others such as …

Apps

Google Maps is about to get Waze’s best feature

Google Maps is probably one of a few must-have apps on any phone, whether it’s Android or iPhone. That’s already a given, but Google just updated …

Android News

Microsoft details secret ‘pocketable’ Surface device in leaked email

A new and disruptive dual-screen device to blur the lines between mobile and PC<p>Microsoft has been working on a new mysterious Surface device for at least two years. Codenamed Andromeda, the device has appeared in patents, reports, and in operating system references multiple times and will include a …

Andromeda

Colossal 128TB SD cards could soon be on the way

The latest iteration of the popular SD memory card standard, the SD Express, could see future cards come with enough storage capacity to hold a lifetime’s worth of memories in high definition.<p>The SD Association, a group of nearly 900 companies that come together to prescribe SD memory card …

Memory Card

Compared: Huawei MateBook X Pro vs MacBook Pro – should Apple fans be jealous?

<b>Compared</b> <i>is a series focused on showcasing products that operate in the same space as Apple hardware. These may include laptops, phones, tablets, smart watches, etc.</i><p>I recently got my hands on Huawei’s just-launched MateBook X Pro laptop. It’s a Windows-powered machine in an ultrabook form factor …

MacBook Pro

Work stress may be deadly for men with heart disease and diabetes

(Reuters Health) - Men with heart disease, diabetes or a history of stroke are more likely to die prematurely when they have a stressful job even when they’re relatively healthy, a large European study suggests.<p>Doctors have long advised patients with heart disease and diabetes to try to reduce …

Biomedicine

Meru Health wants to make mental health care more accessible

Getting mental health services can be burdensome. And if you’re already going through a tough time, you’re probably looking for help sooner than later. But based on the current landscape, it can take months to find the right therapist who also takes your insurance.<p>This is where Meru Health hopes to …

Digital Health

Implantable 3D-printed organs could be coming sooner than you think

At MBC Biolabs, an incubator for biotech startups in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood, a team of scientists and interns working for the small startup Prellis Biologics have just taken a big step on the path toward developing viable 3D-printed organs for humans.<p>The company, which was founded in …

3D Bioprinting

Shoot The Moon

There’s a full moon in a few nights. Why not point a camera at it? The June 28 Strawberry Moon presents an opportunity to capture photos of the full …

Cameras

Smartphone photography tips: 16 handy tricks you should know

Smartphone cameras have improved dramatically in the last few years, owing to better sensors and smarter image processing. Heck, the multi-camera revolution has also yielded better zoom and depth-of-field effects hitherto unknown to smartphone photography.<p>Nevertheless, having a great camera is only …

Mobile Photography

Herpes viruses in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease

The most in-depth analysis of human brain tissue ever done in Alzheimer’s disease has found evidence for the controversial theory that viruses play a …

Neuroscience

Asus NovaGo Review: Always Connected PC With Crazy Productivity Battery Life

I spent a decent amount of time with the Asus NovaGo laptop, and I recently took it with me on a 4-day trip to Cisco Live. On this trip, I only brought the NovaGo and no other PC (which is rare for me). This allowed me to fully experience the NovaGo in my working environment and use it like I would …

Batteries

18 Gmail settings that will change how you think about your inbox

Make your inbox more efficient and effective with these easily overlooked options.<p>When it comes to managing email, you need every advantage you can get.<p>Google recognizes this. The company has packed Gmail with dozens of advanced options that can save you time and add powerful possibilities into …

Google

Sony's Newest Mirrorless Camera Flaunts Its Sensor Smarts

Crack open some of today’s best compact cameras and you’ll find Sony sensors embedded in their guts. However, the Japanese giant hoards its best work …

Cameras

Can technology help our garden grow?

The CNET Smart Garden has started to look like an actual garden. We set it up a couple months ago at the start of spring at the CNET Smart Home in Louisville, Kentucky. In the meantime, we used a couple of indoor planters to grow seeds into seedlings, and planted some lettuce in the garden while we …

Gardening

Microsoft News launches on Android and iOS as rebranded MSN app

Microsoft is launching rebranded Microsoft News apps for both iOS and Android today, alongside using its news engine to power news across a variety of Microsoft products. While the MSN name is going away on Android and iOS, the site itself will remain branded as MSN.com, a portal for news that the …

Apps

IGTV is Instagram's answer to YouTube

Instagram is making a play for YouTube’s video throne with the launch of IGTV, a new app where users can upload videos longer than one minute.<p>The app, revealed at an event today by Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, hosts videos up to one hour in length. Anyone can upload videos, either from the …

Social Media