Tracking steps, measuring heart rate, counting calories, monitoring sleep: wearables have become part of everyday life for a surprisingly large portion of the UK. According to researcher YouGov, nearly one in five of us own a wearable, and one in 10 actively use them. So could the interest in keeping fit that wearables have inspired, and the data they collect, be something the NHS can use to its advantage?Other private healthcare providers around the world have started making use of consumer wearables. In the US, for example, insurer Aetna has subsidised the cost of Apple Watches for customers to "improve healthy outcomes", while in the UK private health insurer Vitality subsidises them for people undertaking a certain amount of exercise. Other health and wellness companies offer reward points or even cash to members who hit certain healthy milestones, such as regular step counts or gym visits.The idea behind such schemes is that prevention is better than cure: it might cost a few … [Read more...] about Smart watches, fitness trackers and the NHS: Are wearables just what the doctor ordered?
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Video: 5G wireless networks: What you need to know5G wireless is not really about downlink speeds becoming faster, or frequencies becoming more diverse and distributed. These are phenomena brought about by the actual technology that inspired its existence in the first place -- one which may not have feasible at the time 4G was conceived. There's nothing about 4G which would have disabled its ability to be sped up, even the millimeter-wave system with which gigabit Internet service would be made available in dense, downtown areas.Must read: Part one: The biggest switch: 5G and the race to replace the future | Part two: Wiring for wireless: 5G and the tower in your backyard | Part three: Backhand slice: 5G and the surprise for the wireless cloud at the edge | Part four: Over the edge: 5G and the internet of very different thingsWireless Transmitter Facilities (WTF) are too costly to maintain, and run too hot. 5G metamorphosed from a pipe dream to an urgent need by proposing that the … [Read more...] about Purpose built: 5G and the machines that would move the edge
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Switch Transcript courtesy of Bloomberg Government Transcript courtesy of Bloomberg Government April 11 Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday for his second day of questioning on the Hill. Below is a partial transcript of the hearing. [Transcript of Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate hearing] REP. GREG WALDEN (R-ORE.): Okay. I'd ask our guests to please take their seats so we can get started. The Committee on Energy And Commerce will now come to order. WALDEN: Before my opening statement, just as a reminder to our committee members on both sides, it's … [Read more...] about Transcript of Zuckerberg’s appearance before House committee
iOS 11.3 brings new Animoji, Battery Health, better ARKit, Business Chat, and more! iOS 11.3 is Apple's spring update for iPhone and iPad. It features a few higher-profile new or expanded features, including fun new Animoji lions, dragons, and bears, new settings for battery health that should make every #iPhoneSlow follower happy, as well as new additions to ARKit that'll have you up the wall — ha! not sorry! — and Business Chat for iMessage, which... might do the same! ARKit gets crisper and... goes vertical Where ARKit was previously limited to understanding horizontal surfaces, Apple is now providing the ability to map and make use of vertical and irregular surfaces as well. That means you can have virtual posters, paintings, even walls and doors exist alongside the real thing. It allows for experiences like virtual museums and gateways to other words. It'll also all looks better thanks to higher resolution support and auto-focus. After spending some time with it and … [Read more...] about iOS 11 review: Smarter, better, faster, bolder
Article Contents1 AR Smash Tanks!2 Slingshot Island ARCore3 Love Cubed – AR4 A&E® Crime Scene: AR5 Beer Pong AR6 Nightenfell AR7 PuzzlAR: World Tour8 WobblyStack for ARCore9 ARise10 AMON11 Truck Stars AR12 The Machines13 Battle Planet AR14 ARrrrrgh15 Agelore's Fantasy FPS - AR16 dARk: Subject One17 Capsule Commander AR18 Knightfall™ AR19 Jenga AR20 Burger Maker - AR21 Switch the Lanes - AR22 Stadion - AR23 Cat Care - AR24 Army of Robots25 Crayola Color Blaster26 YuME: Alice's Dream27 Meow! - AR Cat&Your Mini Pet28 Guns Royale - Multiplayer Blocky Battle Royale29 Zombie Gunship Revenant AR30 Guns of Boom - Online Shooter With Google's recent push for augmented reality content on Android through the use of ARCore, I thought it would be fun to collect all of the new AR games that released in the last couple of weeks into one of our gaming roundups. So without further ado, here are the most recent and notable AR games to hit the Play Store.AR Smash … [Read more...] about 30 new and notable augmented reality games from the last two weeks (3/7/18