What Is Tech Doing To Children’s Brains
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Tablets Boost ‘Silver Surfer’ Web Use. An Ofcom study also finds that most people make use of around only half of the apps they download to their devices.
The number of older people going online has soared, driven by the uptake of tablet devices and smartphones, according to Ofcom.
Among those over 65, internet use rose by 25% in just a year, mainly because of the popularity of tablet devices among that age group.
Google Unveils Contact Lens For Diabetics. A new contact lens that monitors glucose levels in tears could help diabetics avoid the pain and inconvenience of having to prick their fingers to draw blood as many as 10 times a day.
Nearly 400 million diabetics worldwide have to monitor their blood sugar and tweak their insulin dose to keep their levels under control, or face potentially dangerous complications.
The contact lens has been developed by Google at its secretive X lab during the past 18 months.
Microsoft Windows 9 Will Launch In 2015. Microsoft is reportedly on course to ditch its troubled Windows 8 operating system in 2015.
According to tech blogger Paul Thurrott, the world’s biggest software maker will confirm at its Build conference in April that a project titled “Threshold” will deliver a new operating system, Windows 9.
It was scheduled, he said, to launch in April 2015 following an update to Windows 8.1 this year which would also include phone software improvements.
Band Takes Interactive Techno Trip For Fans. The days of sitting passively watching a music video could soon be a thing of the past as a growing number of artists adopt an interactive approach to showcasing their songs.
Bombay Bicycle Club are among a small but growing number of groups making interactive music videos, a relatively recent phenomenon.
Their video for new single Carry Me allows users to take over and customise their visual experience by controlling what the group do.
Google Glass – Motorist Cleared In Landmark Case. A woman who was issued with a traffic ticket for driving while wearing Google Glass has been found not guilty of watching television while driving.
Software developer Cecilia Abadie was pulled over for speeding in October last year, and the officer cited her for using a visible “monitor” – a charge usually issued to people driving while watching a television.
It is the first known alleged traffic violation for wearing Google’s computer eyeglasses while driving.
SMS Texts Abandoned For Instant Messaging Apps. For the first time ever the number of text messages sent has fallen, with instant messaging apparently taking over as the way we communicate with our family and friends.
Deloitte‘s latest technology predictions report shows an estimated 145 billion SMS messages were sent in 2013 in the UK, seven billion less than in 2012.
In the same period 160 billion instant messages were sent, a huge jump from 57 billion in 2012.
Smithsonian Museum scans a Mammoth in 3D. One of the world’s largest museums has launched an ambitious project to 3D scan its collection.
America’s prestigious Smithsonian museum is using the revolutionary technology to document its artefacts but also to share them through 3D printers and online.
3D scanning bounces lasers off objects using the echo to map them in space.
New Planet Is Earth’s Twin 200 Light Years Away. The planet, known as KOI-314c, is the same weight as Earth but much larger and has a surface temperature of 104C.
New Planet Is Earth’s Twin 200 Light Years away and scientists have stumbled upon a planet considered Earth’s ‘twin’ in another solar system 200 light years away.
Known as KOI-314c, the planet is the same weight as Earth but 60% larger.