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Built By A Parkinson’s Sufferer, MyHealthPal Tracks Symptoms, Creates Research Data

by Gizmoration March 27, 2015
 The development and availability of wearables is running hand in hand with the exploding interest in the digital health space. Managing our health via apps and devices is slowly becoming the norm. And patients that need to monitor their condition day-to-day have even more to benefit from this powerful combination. Startups are of course entering [...]

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and a new Resident Evil game coming this year, according to research firm

by Gizmoration March 26, 2015
According to digital games analyst SuperData, a new Resident Evil game is due this fall and that this year’s Call of Duty is Black Ops 3. In its latest report on digital console games, research and analytics firm SuperData revealed that a new Resident Evil is coming this fall. “We anticipate this month’s downturn to [...]

Analyzing all the (Internet of) things at GE Research in San Ramon and Niskayuna

by Gizmoration March 23, 2015
(video link) With Ars sending writers around the globe to visit GE research centers, we wanted our readers to share in with some of the experiences we’re having during these travels. These blog posts are meant to convey some highlights, rather than being an exhaustive account of our trip. After Lee Hutchison got back from [...]

ResearchKit may go beyond individual studies, open up era of ‘open-source’ medical research

by Gizmoration March 19, 2015
We’ve already seen the potential of Apple’s ResearchKit platform to sign up large numbers of participants to medical studies in an incredibly short time, but a reported conversation between the founder of an open science non-profit and an Apple VP suggests that the potential goes far beyond this. Fusion reports that Apple may be intending to [...]

Apple’s ‘Project Titan’ Car Research May Be Headquartered at Leased Sunnyvale Campus

by Gizmoration March 13, 2015
Apple’s “Project Titan”, its secretive and much-rumored electric car project, may involve a campus leased by Apple last year that is located in Sunnyvale, California, just a few minutes from the company’s main 1 Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, reports AppleInsider. According to “two people with knowledge of the project”, the company has been receiving [...]

Apple adds App Store guidelines requiring devs obtain health research data consent, disclose Apple Pay policies, more

by Gizmoration March 12, 2015
Apple has added some new entries to its App Store Review Guidelines that developers must follow when developing and submitting apps for iOS devices. Among the new additions, Apple is requiring developers to obtain consent from users for health-related human subject research, obtain explicit authorization for downloading music and video from third-party sources, and disclose policies [...]

In Depth: What is ResearchKit? A guide to Apple’s medical research platform

by Gizmoration March 10, 2015
What is ResearchKit? We tend to get excited over the shiny new boxes Apple makes. Shiny new iPhones, shiny new MacBooks and oh-so-shiny iPads. But something else Apple just brought out could have a much greater effect on us all longer-term: Apple ResearchKit. It’s a platform designed to help out with medical research, and not [...]

ResearchKit: Apple harnesses the power of iPhone for medical research

by Gizmoration March 9, 2015
Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of operation. Andrew Cunningham While working on the iOS HealthKit update, Apple CEO Tim Cook and his team “came across an even broader impact that iPhone could make.” That impact is ResearchKit, Apple’s opt-in program for users to share their HealthKit data with medical researchers hoping to tackle a wide [...]

Apple Announces ResearchKit to Advance Medical Research

by Gizmoration March 9, 2015
Everyone’s been anticipating the Apple Watch and other possible announcements such as a new MacBook Air or iPad “Pro.” So Apple surprised its audience with the launch of ResearchKit. Similar to CarPlay for motor vehicles and HomeKit for smart homes, ResearchKit is a software framework designed to benefit medical research. “One of the most important [...]

Research confirms that lasers improve everything, including oscilloscopes

by Gizmoration March 6, 2015
I don’t believe there is anything that can’t be improved by adding a laser to it. And now a group of intrepid engineers has proven me right by making an oscilloscope. An oscilloscope with lasers. Of course, not everyone shares my obsession with lasers—such people are strange and have sad little lives, but we forgive them. But it’s [...]

Top economist throws shade at the ‘research institute’ that releases a widely followed jobs number

by Gizmoration March 4, 2015
On Wednesday, the latest private payrolls report from ADP showed employers added 212,000 jobs in February.  But ahead of Friday’s big jobs report, this report might not be telling us much of anything. Ian Shepherdson, economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said the ADP report is simply not a reliable leading indicator.  In a note following Wednesday’s [...]

Photo gallery: In the research labs and around town in Munich

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
If there’s anything I regret about our recent trip to Munich, it’s that I didn’t get a chance to see more of the city. Unfortunately, the constraints of production and travel timing meant I only had three days on the ground before I returned home, 10 to 12 hours of each of those three days [...]

Photo gallery: In the research labs and around town in Munich

by Gizmoration February 26, 2015
If there’s anything I regret about our recent trip to Munich, it’s that I didn’t get a chance to see more of the city. Unfortunately, the constraints of production and travel timing meant I only had three days on the ground before I returned home, 10 to 12 hours of each of those three days [...]

Finding smart ways to build smart things at GE Global Research Europe

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
(video link) After Science Editor John Timmer’s visit to China late last year to see what GE is doing in the East, we next swung our attention to the Western Hemisphere. GE is a huge company—one of the largest in the world, in fact—and its size means it has the ability to invest time and money into [...]

Apple hires head of Mercedes-Benz R&D, other auto experts for new secret research lab

by Gizmoration February 17, 2015
Apple has hired former president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development Johann Jungwirth to join the company as Director of Mac Systems Engineering. The hire was confirmed by Jungwirth’s LinkedIn page, and first noted by a report in the Financial Times detailing Apple’s recent hires in the automotive industry and secretive new automotive research [...]

Apple Recruiting Automotive Experts to Work in ‘Top-Secret Research Lab’

by Gizmoration February 17, 2015
Apple is recruiting automotive technology and vehicle design experts to work in a new “top-secret research lab,” according to Financial Times. The report adds that a number of Apple designers working under design chief Jonathan Ive have also been regularly meeting with automotive executives and creators in recent months, and even trying to hire them [...]

Apple Recruiting Automotive Experts to Work in ‘Top-Secret Research Lab’

by Gizmoration February 17, 2015
Apple is recruiting automotive technology and vehicle design experts to work in a new “top-secret research lab,” according to Financial Times. The report adds that a number of Apple designers working under design chief Jonathan Ive have also been regularly meeting with automotive executives and creators in recent months, and even trying to hire them [...]
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Cyro: The Robot Jellyfish Capable of Syping

by Nick Adamson April 1, 2013
A robot jellyfish named Cyro may be swimming in the ocean with you sometime in the future and chances are you probably won’t be able to tell the difference between the two. Cyro is almost 6 feet long in diameter and weighs about 170 pounds. He has been equipped with a silicone head and eight [...]

 
 
 
 

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