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    CES: EnvisionBody AR encourages weightloss for us dough golems and pizza elementals

    EnvisionBody AR shows your hotness potential, creating a self-image with less fat and more muscle. Its based in scientific studies and creates what is called "intrinsic motivation" which is the true catalyst for behavior change. A friend told me about this but man! tough to actually find it...
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    How Facebook Tracks Your Ovulation and Heart Rate Through Apps

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that apps are sending sensitive information to Facebook through the Facebook SDK. The Facebook SDK makes it easy for app writers to share information with Facebook through a built-in analytics service called "App Events." 17.6% of the apps on Apple's App...
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    Aetna Will Reward Its Attain App Users with an Apple Watch

    Aetna has launched a new initiative called Attain that will allow its users to pay for their Apple Watch by participating in the program. Aetna has deep clinical experience assisting its members with their healthcare needs from wellness to chronic disease. Through the use of an Apple Watch, the...
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    Study Shows Machine Learning Can Expose Health Information

    A recent study from Berkeley shows that machine learning can be used to connect anonymized health data from different sources, potentially identifying users in that data and violating federal HIPAA regulations. This specific study took physical activity data from health monitor/smartwatches and...
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    Walmart Patents Shopping Cart Biometrics Handle to Monitor Customer Health

    Walmart has patented a shopping cart with a biometrics sensor equipped in the handle. A server will be able to monitor a customer's baseline readings, from their current readings, in real-time to find out if a customer needs an associate to check on them. Biometric data that can be monitored...
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    Google Adds Features to the Youtube App to Remind Users to Unplug and Take a Break

    Google has gone the extra mile and added features to the YouTube app to allow users to take control of their digital well-being. Many people have become obsessed with their smartphones and watching YouTube. Notifications will alert them at night to tell them that a new video from their...
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    Study Finds Playing Action Video Games May Be Bad For Your Brain

    A new study by an associate professor of psycology at the University of Montreal finds that action video games can cause a reduction of grey matter in the hippocampus, the part of the brain that plays a critical role in spatial memory and the ability to recollect past events and experiences...
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    VR Being Used to Bring about Empathy

    This article talks about a range of tech being used in the medical field with a bit of focus on VR. The gist is that doctors and other health professionals have declining levels of that impact patient satisfaction. Who would have thought that not giving a damn about the person you are...
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    Samsung UN40KU6300 as PC monitor for work (PWM flickering at high brightness)

    Hi. I'm planning to buy UE40KU6100 TV (which is a curved version of UE40KU6000 which is european name for UN40KU6300) to work and movies. I used it for a short time and I know it's great but I'm little concerned about flickering. On Rtings they say that this TV doesn't flicker at 50-100%...