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Smartphone app may help manage mental illness

Smartphone app may help manage mental illness

Smartphone app may help manage mental illness

Researchers have developed a smartphone app to help middle-aged and older adults self-manage their mental illness and other chronic conditions, suggests new research. First, the researchers determined the technical abilities and needs of middle-aged and older adults with serious mental illnesses using smartphones. The researchers then developed the content and modified an existing smartphone platform.

Facebook 'kills' Lifestage app dedicated to teens

Facebook ‘kills’ Lifestage app dedicated to teens

Facebook has shut down its standalone social networking app Lifestage that it released a year ago for high schoolers. Not many people know about this Snapchat-like app as only users aged 21 or younger could sign up for it. According to a report in the Business Insider, Lifestage was intended to help teens find and

FaceApp removing 'ethnicity filters' after outrage

FaceApp removing ‘ethnicity filters’ after outrage

FaceApp, the popular photo-filter application, said it was removing new “ethnicity filters” after angry users condemned the update as racist, the media reported. The feature prompted users to alter selfies with “black,” “Indian” and “Asian” filters. It gained widespread attention this week as social media lit up with comments that called the feature offensive. “FaceApp’s

Researchers develop new method to 3D print living tissues

Researchers develop new method to 3D print living tissues

In a step towards helping repair damaged body parts, scientists in Britain have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory-grown cells to form living structures. In the study published in the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers demonstrated how a range of human and animal cells can be printed into high-resolution tissue constructs. The approach could

Merkel reaffirms target of 1 mn electric cars by 2020

Merkel reaffirms target of 1 mn electric cars by 2020

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirmed the goal of 1 million electric cars running on German roads by 2020, the media reported. “I have not pulled it back. I said that we have to do more, otherwise we would not be able to make it,” Merkel said. Merkel said in May that “as it looks at

Google introduces recruiting app 'Hire' for businesses

Google introduces recruiting app ‘Hire’ for businesses

In an apparent move to compete with Microsoft-owned LinkedIn, Google has launched ‘Hire’, a recruiting app for small- and medium-sized businesses that also integrates seamlessly with G Suite. “Hire makes it easy for you to identify talent, build strong candidate relationships and efficiently manage the interview process end-to-end,” Berit Johnson, Senior Product Manager at Google

Google 'Expeditions' app now available for every user

Google ‘Expeditions’ app now available for every user

Google on rolled out its ‘Expeditions’ app with a new solo mode for all users. “Using this mode, they can explore over 600 different tours on their own. All that users need to do is download the ‘Expeditions’ app (available on both Android and iOS), drop their phone into Google Cardboard and get ready for

App helps Kashmiri woman become pregnant after 7 years

App helps Kashmiri woman become pregnant after 7 years

A young Kashmiri woman who was unable to conceive for the last seven years has got pregnant after receiving medical advices from doctors of Sir Ganga Ram hospital on a smartphone app. The patient, who suffered from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, despite undergoing treatment at the IVF Centre and Human Reproduction at SRGH, was unable to

New robotic device to fix pipe leaks from inside

New robotic device to fix pipe leaks from inside

Here’s a new robot that can inspect water or gas pipes from the inside — no matter what the pipes are made of — and find leaks long before they become catastrophic, say researchers. The team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed a new robotic system that could provide a fast, inexpensive solution

Device that can harvest electricity from human motion

Device that can harvest electricity from human motion

Clothes that double up as cell-phone charger could be a reality soon as researchers have found a way to generate electricity from human motion. Researchers from Nanomaterials and Energy Devices Laboratory of US-based Vanderbilt University have developed an ultra-thin energy harvesting system that can generate small amounts of electricity when the system is bent or

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