Texting can change the rhythm of brain waves: Study

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Texting can change the rhythm of brain waves: Study

Sending text messages on a smartphone or iPad can change the rhythm of brain waves in humans -- a finding that has significant implications for brain-computer interfacing, gaming and driving. People communicate increasingly via text messaging, though little is known on the neurological effects of smartphone use. To find out more about how our brains work during textual communication using smartphones, a team led by Mayo Clinic researcher William Tatum analysed data from 129 patients. More →
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10 tips and tricks to save your Android smartphone battery

By on June 27, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

10 tips and tricks to save your Android smartphone battery

How many times your smartphone has run of battery exactly the time you need it the most? Imagine you are stuck in traffic or have to make an important call to your parents or friends. And at that very moment, your smartphone battery drops to zero percent or is about to die. But it does not mean you stop using the smartphone altogether to save the battery. One of the ways is to buy a powerbank and keep it charged, and use whenever required. Or you can simply use a few tricks to save and optimize the battery life of your smartphone. More →
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Excessive usage of electronic gadgets can lead to early ageing: Study

By on June 27, 2016 at 11:30 AM.

Excessive usage of electronic gadgets can lead to early ageing: Study

Excessive use of electronic gadgets, including mobile phones and tablets, can cause "tech neck" that leads to early signs of ageing, health experts have warned. According to experts, "tech neck", which leads to sagging skin, dropping jowls, and creases above the clavicle, seriously affects facial looks of the person by causing frown lines, under eye bags, and horizontal lines on the neck along with fat prominences. More →
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Smartphone apps could improve emergency care for heart attack patients: Study

By on June 27, 2016 at 10:25 AM.

Smartphone apps could improve emergency care for heart attack patients: Study

Smartphone apps and other digital technology have the potential to provide rapid emergency care for cardiac arrest, heart attacks and strokes, says researchers. Digital technology like mobile devices, social media, visual media and crowdsourcing could aid in swift reponse to the patient and thus, boost their survival odds. More →
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70 pc smartphones to be sold in 2016 will be priced below Rs 10,000: Report

By on June 27, 2016 at 10:01 AM.

70 pc smartphones to be sold in 2016 will be priced below Rs 10,000: Report

The under Rs 10,000-smartphone segment is expected to grow 44 percent this year, constituting 70 percent of the market, a CMR report said. According to the research firm, smartphone shipment in the country is expected to grow to about 130 million handsets this year from 97 million last year by 163 brands. More →
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BeNative launches CashEnglish app that rewards users with real cash

By on June 24, 2016 at 12:00 AM.

BeNative launches CashEnglish app that rewards users with real cash

South Korea-based educational startup BeNative has launched CashEnglish, an app that rewards users with real cash for playing educational games. The app is available in Hindi, English, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese and Korean, with more languages coming up soon, the company said in a statement on Thursday. After making more than one million fans on itsMore →
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India’s high-end smartphone market to grow 15 pc this year; Samsung and Apple to dominate: CMR report

By on June 23, 2016 at 5:50 PM.

India’s high-end smartphone market to grow 15 pc this year; Samsung and Apple to dominate: CMR report

The high-end smartphone market is expected to grow 19 percent in 2016 from 15 percent in the previous year as more and more customers are upgrading to premium devices from top brands like Samsung, Apple and OnePlus, a report said on Thursday. While Samsung and Apple will continue to be strong players, new brands such as Gionee, Huawei, Vivo and Lenovo will make some commendable inroads, said the report released by the market research firm Cyber Media Research (CMR). More →
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Gazing at smartphones in the dark can make you blind

By on June 23, 2016 at 11:33 AM.

Gazing at smartphones in the dark can make you blind

In a warning to those who sleep with their devices next to them, researchers have found two women who were affected by transient smartphone "blindness" - a condition where they went blind in one eye after gazing at smartphones in the dark. The first patient - a 22-year-old woman in England - had a habit of gazing at her smartphone before falling asleep. More →
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RedEye technology aims to turn smartphones into your assistants

By on June 21, 2016 at 4:38 PM.

RedEye technology aims to turn smartphones into your assistants

Researchers from US-based Rice University have developed a technology that not only allows several devices to see what their owners see but also keep track of what they need to remember. Unveiled at the International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA 2016) conference in Seoul, South Korea, on Tuesday, RedEye is a new technology from Rice's Efficient Computing Group that could provide computers with continuous vision. More →
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Over 15.8 million 4G devices shipped in India in Q1 2016: CMR report

By on June 17, 2016 at 3:30 PM.

Over 15.8 million 4G devices shipped in India in Q1 2016: CMR report

Over 15.8 million 4G/LTE devices were imported in the first quarter of 2016 in India, a report said on Friday. Of these, 97.9 percent were smartphones followed by internet data cards at 1.5 percent and the remaining 0.6 percent were tablet PCs.  This amounts to 63 percent of the cellular devices shipped through the quarter, said the report by market research company CyberMedia Research (CMR) "Quarterly India LTE Devices" report. More →
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