Category Archives: mobile apps and gadgets

This Twitter App Could Prevent Suicide


Samaritans Launches Twitter App To Help Identify Vulnerable People ‘Samaritans, the leading suicide prevention charity, today is launching Samaritans Radar – a free web application that monitors your friends’ Tweets, alerting you if it spots anyone who may be struggling … Continue reading

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You Can Now Let Your Finger Do the Reading


Let Your Finger Do The Reading With This Great Device From MIT Media Lab ‘Trace a page with your finger and Finger Reader will read it out loud for you. The device, currently in development by the MIT Media Lab, … Continue reading

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Why do Cell Phone Calls Still Suck?


‘The IEEE’s Spectrum magazine just published a good article on the subject, “All smart, no phone: Cellular carriers are dragging their heels over technology to improve voice quality,” that identifies the core problems and the technology fixes that can help. … Continue reading

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Was ‘Charmine Chou’ a social experiment for case study?


Sexy FB posts get OFW in trouble with Saudi authorities ‘In the spirit of balance reporting, we are posting screenshots of the public posts cum explanation made by a certain Suzy Bautista, said to be a Master of Arts student … Continue reading

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Facebook Joins Networks with Disaster Apps


Facebook Can Now Help You Out During Disasters ‘Despite the frivolous nature of most social media interactions, Facebook’s latest new feature is intended for use only in serious situations. Unveiled today in Japan, Safety Check notifications are pushed to users … Continue reading

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Vanishing Firstborns by Terms and Conditions


Brits Unwittingly Give Up Firstborns for Free WiFi ‘Security experiment uses ‘Herod clause’ to show vulnerabilities in public hot spots A handful of Londoners in some of the capital’s busiest districts unwittingly agreed to give up their eldest child, during … Continue reading

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Who Says Google and Apple are Pro-NSA?


FBI Doesn’t Like iOS 8 and Android Encryption Features ‘Apple and Google are both touting new security features inside iOS 8 and Android L. The former makes it much harder for authorities to gain access to parts of your phone, … Continue reading

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