And during that time, while all the important stuff was happening, I saw the rise of, and participated in, the ascent of all the technology trends we take for granted today. Mobile, of course, and the sea change in behavior the smartphone has wrought, but I'd argue the proliferation of the smart home will have more of an impact on many people's lives over the next decade. That's because, while we understand the smartphone to be a consumable of sorts — longer-living ones, mind you, but still of finite utility — smart home tech hasn't been evaluated with the same yardstick. … [Read more...] about From The Editor’s Desk: Throw away your smart home, dummy
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The other app, called 3D4Medical's Complete Anatomy Series, will be available on the new iPad Pro tablet. Irene Walsh, the head of design for 3D4Medical, demonstrated the app today, and said it displays human anatomy at a new level of medical accuracy, allowing doctors to show patients exactly what's going on inside their bodies. … [Read more...] about Apple’s New Health Features
A network of sensors track the wearer's upper arms and legs and waist-muscle activity, then relay the data to an onboard microcomputer that regulates air flow into a series of inflatable cuffs which expand to amplify lifting strength. The suit supports its own weight and carries a battery lifetime of about 30 minutes. … [Read more...] about New Power Suit Amplifies Human Strength
According to the abstract, the display will also be capable of differentiating between water and an object like a finger, or something like ambient light and a finger. Some ultrasonic fingerprint readers on Android phones, such as the Galaxy Note 10 Plus, can work when your fingers are a little wet. So we'll have to wait and see how Apple will distinguish this technology from what's out there. … [Read more...] about Rumors say iPhone 12 might look identical to iPhone 11 (but in a new color?)
A complex network of enzymes within the muscle's cells disassembles muscle proteins molecule by molecule. "In order to chop those proteins up, you use a lot of energy," notes Baldwin. If scientists could pinpoint a key "lynchpin" enzyme in this network, they may be able to design a drug to block its action, thus slowing the breakdown of the muscle. … [Read more...] about More Muscle: Why Do Workouts Work?