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Apple CareKit is now available for developers - 04/29/2016

CareKit, a new programming environment from Apple created to give everyone the opportunity to actively monitor their health, is now available for developers. iPhone applications, which use CareKit, help people monitor implementation of medical recommendations, manifestation of symptoms and medication taking. The ability to transmit information to doctors, nurses and family members through CareKit...

Huawei unveiled its first VR-helmet - 04/18/2016

Chinese Huawei company introduced its virtual reality helmet, called Huawei VR. The device is designed to compete with Samsung Gear VR. Like its South Korean "colleague", the Chinese helmet is paired with a flagship smartphone. In this case, this is Huawei models P9and P9 Plus. Huawei VR is compatible with several new models of Huawei smart phones - P9, P9 Plus and Mate 8. Outwardly, it looks...

Fragmentation of Android-Devices Market Makes Their Security Stronger - 04/05/2016

Mass exploitation of dangerous vulnerabilities in Android-based devices is greatly complicated by the market’s fragmentation. According to Square’s expert Dino Dai Zovi, fragmentation of the Android-devices market makes life of cybercriminals hard, and plays into the hands of the owners of Android-gadgets that are running outdated of unpatched OS. Dai Zovi has stated this point of view during his...

IPhone SE's Performance Is Better Than That of IPhone 6S - 03/31/2016

Apple’s recently announced smartphone iPhone SE looks almost identical to the old iPhone 5S, yet the new capacity can compete with the flagship iPhone 6S. Recently, the smartphone has been tested by AnTuTu benchmark. The device was able to surpass its predecessor iPhone 6S, the result amounted to 134 358 points against 129 990 in the "sixth" model. However, the newcomer couldn’t beat the phablet:...

Five Hot Scientific News - 03/28/2016

What's new in the science world? 1. Screen wipers for a helmet British consumers now can buy wipers for motorcycle helmets. Feasibility of this gadget is somehow doubtful, yet here is it: modern compact electronics and powerful batteries together make up a device that does not take up much space, can be easily attached to any helmet with help of suction cups , runs on a single charge up to 3...

Apple to Store Photos in Google Cloud - 03/21/2016

Apple has transferred part of its cloud services to Google Cloud. At that, the company continue to actively build its own data centers with a further goal to reduce dependence on third-party facilities. Reuters news agency with reference to the portal Re/code reported that some services within the Apple iCloud project have been transferred to the Google Cloud Platform. Details of the...

Do You Really Need a Fitness Tracker? - 03/18/2016

Fitness trackers have long ceased to develop and offer something new. The last relatively big achievement has been emergence of wristbands with heart rate monitor. Why do we need a fitness trackers and "smart" wristbands? According to the producers and fans, for sports, of course. However, many of these devices is not able to consider any other activity other than walking and running, so it’s...

Concentrated solar power: what does the future hold for solar energy? - 03/15/2016

Despite several years of stagnation, solar market takes off again thanks to technologies which achieved maturity threshold while being less and less expensive to use. Among these technologies, concentrated solar power (CSP) appears as a promising solution for those looking for the perfect match between reliability and modularity.

Unmanned Vehicles Are Going to the UK - 03/14/2016

This week, the UK government officially announced that unmanned vehicles will be allowed to be tested on public roads. The authorities believe that such cars would not only significantly reduce accidents on the roads but also stimulate innovation being implemented by many automakers. For example, late last week, General Motors has spent $ 1 billion to buy a California startup that develops an...

Robo-Advisers Encroach On Financial Market - 03/08/2016

The practice of computer-aided development of investment strategies (robo-advising) is becoming more common in the financial advisory market. As follows from the analysis of the Swiss company MyPrivateBanking Research, the share of assets controlled by computers will rise to 1.6% by 2025. Over the last year, the volume of assets increased from $ 19 billion to $ 43 billion. The hybrid form of...
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