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Apple may have found a brilliant way to bring fingerprint sensors back to all-screen iPhones

Apple has a tendency to shock people when it unveils new iPhones. The phones themselves aren’t surprising at all to those of us who keep an ear to …

Mobile Technology

GlassesUSA app can test your glasses prescription without going to eye doctor

(Credit: DuxX/iStockphoto)<p>Sidestepping the optometrist and getting your glasses online isn't new, but the new app from GlassesUSA makes the process even easier and cheaper. The Prescription Scanner app (iOS, Android) is like skipping the steps of making an appointment, keeping the appointment, …

Apps

5 Apps to Boost Your Brain Power

Make the most of your smartphone addiction.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are glued to our iPhones, staring at our screens walking on the sidewalk, sitting at the office, eating at the dinner table and even in the powder room. But what if instead of losing brain …

In-App Purchases

Interesting parental control app requires kids to exercise to earn screen time

One of the iOS 12 features to generate a lot of buzz has been Screen Time – a way to monitor app usage and set limits to reduce the amount of time spent staring at your phone.<p>You can use it yourself, of course, but parents can also use it to limit the time their kids spend using particular apps, …

Apps

This AR business card is way cooler than your flimsy card

Can it make business cards relevant again?<p>Apparently some people still use business cards even though technology made them obsolete a while ago. Can technology make them relevant again? Developer Oscar Falmer was probably thinking “yes” when he created this AR business card demo.<p>His demo takes a …

Augmented Reality

COPD sufferers can learn how to breathe easier with new app created by NC teens

Two Enloe High School students have won a national contest for developing an app that helps people who have chronic lung diseases improve their …

North Carolina

NVIDIA’s New Tool Removes Graininess, And Even Watermarks, From Photos

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Video screenshots via NVIDIA<br>NVIDIA’s visual tools just keep becoming more impressive. This year alone, …

Ikea’s Newest Product Introduces Hydroponics To Mainstream America

Are grow-your-own salad days ahead?<p>The term “hydroponics” typically conjures up images of illegal marijuana farms in massive warehouses, but Ikea has a more domesticated offer: a handsome little planter that lets you grow lettuce right on your kitchen countertop.<p>Hydroponics is a plant-growing …

New 'Hunch' app lets you report 'trouble brewing' nearby to the police and passers-by

A NEW smartphone app will let you alert the police (and your neighbours) when you feel like "trouble may be brewing" nearby.<p>It's called Hunch, and …

The App That Could Save Your Life: anxietyhelper for Mental Health

The developer of anxietyhelper, Amanda Southworth, was one of the recipients of Apple’s WWDC scholarship program this year. Her main focus is on helping people, and both of the apps she’s created so far have already done this. anxietyhelper is a mental health toolkit that provides easy-to-access …

Prabhu launches 'ReUnite' mobile app to trace missing, abandoned children

The photographs will not be saved in the mobile phone's physical memory

This clever case pops open to protect your phone when you drop it

That moment when you drop your phone and everything stops. You can hear your heart beat — the buzz of the world around you is silenced — all cognition stops — you see as if in slow motion the pirouette of your $700 piece of electronics toward the cement. How will it land? Will you get lucky this …

Airbags

A teen scientist's invention to help wounds heal | Anushka Naiknaware

North Texas Team Develops Smartphone Game To Help Adults Learn To Read And Write

A group of North Texas researchers has made the cut in an international competition to develop an easy-to-use smartphone app to improve adult literacy.<p>The team from Southern Methodist University and Literacy Instruction for Texas is one of five finalists announced Friday morning that remain in the …

Readinglist.design - Product Hunt

Readinglist.design - A directory of books every designer should read and why 🎨. (Design Tools, User Experience, and Design Books) Read the opinion …

Toothy

Toothy - A mini dentist in your pocket 👄. (iPhone, Health and Fitness, and Tech) Discover 5 alternatives like Studio Dental and Molr Dental Club

Mini Wipebook Scan Reusable Notebook $30

Wipebook the creators of the reusable notebooks, that work in a similar way to whiteboards. Has created a new Mini Wipebook Scan reusable notebook …

SleepScore Labs releases first ‘clinically validated’ contactless sleep tracking app for iPhone

SleepScore Labs is today releasing its first consumer-grade sleep measuring mobile app, SleepScore.<p>Detailed in a press release, SleepScore will be available as a free download on the App Store.<p>At least 1.2 billion people worldwide suffer from a variety of sleep issues, and nearly 60 percent of all …

How to make a life-saving bee bar

As the plight of our bees continues people are finding ingenious ways to help save the species.<p>Including a little al fresco bar especially made for …

AirPods to get Live Listen feature in iOS 12

Apple has one hardware-specific feature planned that wasn’t announced at Monday’s WWDC keynote. In iOS 12, users will be able to use Live Listen, a special feature previously reserved for hearing aids certified through Apple’s Made for iPhone hearing aid program, with their AirPods.<p>After enabling …

Parkinson’s is hard to detect early, but this ingenious mobile app can help

Progressive neurodegenerative brain disorder Parkinson’s disease (PD) can be tough to spot early on. A failure to do so can mean that patients miss …

Google launches an app for discovering your neighborhood through local experts

Google has launched Neighbourly, a mobile app designed to help you learn about your neighborhood by asking other residents. It’s a way to find out about local services and facilities in your area from people who live around you.<p>The beta is presently only available on Android and open to people in …

Skydio’s self-flying drone can now track down cars

Skydio‘s first major update to their crazy cool self-flying drone fixes its 13 eyes on a new object to follow at high speeds: cars.<p>The Bay Area startup has expanded following capabilities of its R1 drone beyond just humans, with cars now firmly within their sights. Now, you’ll still be limited by …

Kai

Kai - World's first universal gesture controller. (Design Tools, Productivity, and Wearables) Read the opinion of 14 influencers. Discover 9 …

Watch a medevac drone perform a simulated rescue

Medevac missions won't have to put more humans in danger if Tactical Robotics has its way. The Urban Aeronautics-owned firm has successfully completed its first "mission representative" demo of the Cormorant, an autonomous VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) drone that can pick up two casualties …

Robotics

Choking victim Sherry Campbell is inspiration for special GPS crisis alert app

A special phone app which could help the save lives of people in sudden crisis, is now available to buy.<p>The LifeAlert app was created by Danielle …

Dot lets you invest in property without the hassle of a traditional mortgage

Dot, a new U.K. startup de-cloaking today, aims to make it easy to invest in property without the hassle of taking out a traditional ‘buy to let’ mortgage. The company is founded by Gray Stern, who previously co-founded London-based Buy to Let mortgage lender Landbay, and so knows at least a thing …

Roland Horváth : App Store Story

Notability for iOS adds handwriting search & conversion, side-by-side view, more

Popular note-taking and annotation app Notability has been updated this week with a handful of new features. The update brings the app to version 8.0 and includes handwriting recognition and conversion, a new Multi-Note feature, and much more.<p>For iPad users, Notability now supports Handwriting …

Google's Digital Wellbeing initiative: Everything you need to know

At Google I/O 2018, Google announced Digital Wellbeing. It's a brand new approach to OS and app development that'll equip users with tools to help …

Self-improvement