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Show your hands: Smartwatches sense hand activity

We've become accustomed to our smartwatches and smartphones sensing what our bodies are doing, be it walking, driving or sleeping. But what about our hands? It…

The non-driving millennial? Not so simple, says new research

The reality is more complex, says a new study by University of Vermont researchers recently published in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers….

Smartphones Change Teenagers' Digital Media Use Patterns

While introduced only around 2007, most teenagers nowadays own smartphones. Due to wireless internet connections and cheap flat rates, teenagers with…

Drivers, don't trade in your smartphone for Google Glass yet

“Texting with either a smartphone or Glass will cause distraction and should be avoided while driving” said UCF researcher Ben Sawyer. “Glass did help drivers…

Texting can disconnect couples, research finds

Brigham Young University researchers Lori Schade and Jonathan Sandberg studied 276 young adults around the country and found that being constantly connected…

Text messages are not ruining the language

English is becoming more important everywhere, including Switzerland. Indeed, so much so that purists here are concerned that the number of anglicisms in our…

Software Keeps Sensitive Data Confined in Physical Space

“This level of complexity and security, nobody else has,” said Jules White, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Tech. “There…

NIST develops experimental validation tool for cell phone forensics

Cell phones reveal much about our daily communications—the who, when and what of our calls and texts. A small chip card within most phones, called an identity…

GPS data & Mobile Phone texts to give children’s voice to urban expansion

Now a new research project has been announced to help ensure that the needs and voices of children are considered in the shaping of those new developments.The…

'Can You See Me Now?' Sign Language Over Cell Phones Comes to United States

A group at the University of Washington has developed software that for the first time enables deaf and hard-of-hearing Americans to use sign language over a…