Apps & Software

A renowned researcher from the University of Cambridge has proposed a special kind of virtual currency known as Quantum money. The currency will allow users to make certain rare decisions based on information received from different locations and times and will also protect its users against attacks from quantum computers. The S-money as the theoretical framework is called promises a secure and uncompromisable authentication to users. It will combine the power of quantum theory and relativity to offer the fastest and most flexible ...
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...
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...
Every day, we strive to be as much productive as possible, to have more energy and hit our goals while being the best version of ourselves. But there are lots of bad habits keeping us from achieving these goals. How about getting incentives for completing those tasks? Most time, our underperformance emanates from lack of competition or no immediate motivation. Habitica app is a great tool to achieve a more perfect control and completion of your daily tasks by gamifying them. Having used this task gamification app for some time now, I ...
Multitasking is a common skill-set required at a professional as well as personal level. People are swamped with tasks – urgent, important, mundane, recurring, and scheduled – at all times. How uplifting can it be if there is a personal manager to make notes of everything we need to do? Like every other problem in life, there’s a solution to this situation too. There are several productivity apps available on online stores that can elevate your time management and organization skills. Since a majority of us already spend too much ti...
From booking flight tickets to reserving a local guide for a remote site, travel apps have become a perfect companion to plan out any type of vacation – solo or group packages, long vacation or weekend getaway, adventurous or romantic outing and so on. Here is a list of best travel apps of the year covering each element of the journey, whether it’s near or far. From finding the perfect vacation destination to booking tickets and hotels on discounted rates to what essentials must go inside the traveling bag, download these top traveli...
Alphabet Inc.’s Google is (quietly?) working on a new operating system from scratch under the project titled, Fuchsia OS. Okay, this piece of information is about a couple of years old.  We already know that Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s top engineers are mysteriously developing a successor to Android called Fuchsia OS. The project is founded to overcome the recurring limitations (read user privacy issues) of Android, the leading mobile operating system of present times. In addition, Google wants the new operating interface to smoothly ...