Technology

Love is the most lucrative online fraud. Online scammers set camp on dating sites and lure their victim into believing they found someone special. Once a love connection has been established, requests for money follow. The reason for requests range from medical emergency to travel costs for a long-awaited visit to meet their true love. A team of U.K. researchers claims it has created an algorithm with the ability to understand what fake dating profiles look like. The algorithm can apply this knowledge to scan demographic information...
Mental-health problems aren't just limited to adults. According to a nationwide report published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 1 in 20 children in the United States were diagnosed with anxiety or depression between 2011 and 2012. The reported numbers are climbing suggesting anxiety and depression are associated with school problems and high parenting aggravation. It can be hard to recognize these conditions, known as “internalizing disorders,” often because the child is too young to communicate. Researc...
Each day, more than 115 people in the U.S. die of an opioid overdose. Some of these people would have likely survived if there was someone around to notice they’re in trouble. Researchers from the University of Washington have developed an app that detects early signs of an opioid overdose by analyzing a user’s breathing and movement. This is if the drug user would run the app prior to injecting illegal opioids by themselves. The “Second Chance” app converts a smartphone’s speaker and microphone into a short-range sonar device that ...
Eighty percent of rare diseases are caused by abnormalities in a person’s genes. And the thing about rare diseases is that they’re often difficult to diagnose, and in many cases, fewer or no treatment options are available. A new AI-powered smartphone app called Face2Gene could improve the lives of patients with these conditions. Face2Gene app can outperform doctors at diagnosing rare genetic disorders in children by analyzing their face. The app is available for anyone to download, but it is designed for use by healthcare professio...
Microsoft’s 343 Industries has teamed up with Limbitless Solutions to create Halo-themed, 3D-printed prosthetic arms for kids. Interesting, the prosthetic arms, which have fully functional hands that can grip objects through EMG sensors, are donated free of charge to recipients – obviously the best part of it. Limbitless’ design lineup, which already features adorable Iron Man arm, will include two Halo-themed options beginning from next year, reports TheVerge. Kids can recreate Master Chief’s Mark VI gauntlet in his iconic green, an...
Netflix is testing a new feature that will allow views to replay certain scenes, either because they have missed something or simply want to watch it again. But some users think the odd instant replay feature is rather distracting. The new feature, which is only noticed by a selected number of Netflix subscribers, automatically appears as a pop-up notification asking if the users want to replay a just-concluded scene. And it pops up only after certain ‘highlight’ scenes, allowing users to immediately re-watch the scene without tamper...
Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone, Galaxy S10 will be unveiled on February 20, 2019, reports Gizmodo UK. The new leaked Samsung Galaxy S10 release date is coming before the annual Mobile World Congress event taking place the same month in Barcelona, previously rumored as when Samsung’s 10th-anniversary model would arrive. The report also announced pricing and specs for Samsung’s next flagship model. Just like Apple’s iPhone 10 models, Samsung Galaxy S10 phone series, codenamed “Beyond,” will include a standard model, Plus model,...
Cyber is increasingly cutting across every industry globally. The automobile industry, for instance, is among the latest commercial sectors that recently joined the list of businesses fueling the exponential growth in cybersecurity need. “Because there is never a permanent solution, cyber is a never-ending business,” said Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at CyberTech Conference 2017 in Tel Aviv. “A few years ago I set the goal for Israel of becoming one of the top five cybersecurity powers in the world. It’s a goal we have m...
About 288,000 people are currently living with spinal cord injuries in the United States, resulting from car accidents, falls, or gunshot wounds. And close to 18,000 new people join this number every year. One big challenge these people face daily is moving around with ease. With motorized wheelchairs, this challenge is less, however, only to a point. Not every one of them can control wheelchairs based on their injuries. Hoobox Robotics has introduced a new adapter kit, which is plugged to any motorized chair, Wheelie 7 to remedy thi...
It looks like LG isn’t happy with its newly released photography first five-camera smartphone LG V40 ThinQ. The device which features a new three-lens setup on the rear side and two lenses in the front camera module is said to have one of the most next-gen camera capabilities. A new LG patent spotted by LetsGoDigital reveals a smartphone with 16 lens camera setup. We wouldn’t say we’re not surprised. After all, Samsung has already raised the bar with the 2018 Galaxy A9, which features four camera lenses, which are stacked vertically ...