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Consumers Reveal Barriers to Brain-Training App-Iness

Apr. 27, 2016 — The preconceptions and concerns of young US consumers about brain-training smartphone apps are examined in a new scientific study. The work investigated why consumers decide to download these apps, ... read more

Weighing the Pros and Cons of Mental-Health Apps

Apr. 26, 2016 — There are more than 165,000 mobile applications available for health care, with the largest category for people with mental-health disorders, managing everything from addiction to depression and ... read more

Sensitive People More Vulnerable to Online Dating Scams

Apr. 26, 2016 — Sensitive and less emotionally intelligent people are more likely to be vulnerable to online dating scams, new research concludes. Over 90 victims of dating scams took part in questionnaires relating ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — The majority of video reproduction portals on internet, with the exception of YouTube, have quite unsophisticated systems for controlling fraud in the number of views, and some of them even seem to ... read more

Videogames Against Malaria: Learn Through Playing

Apr. 25, 2016 — A malaria "Candy Crush" to research new diagnostic tools involving citizen participation has been developed by researchers. Called MalariaSpot Bubbles, the video game not only allows ... read more

Trust in the Cloud Could Be Pinned to Online Scoring System

Apr. 22, 2016 — An easy-to-use online tool to help build people's trust in the cloud has been developed by computer scientists. Cloud computing is widely recognized as a highly useful technology, with multiple ... read more

Ionian Musical Heritage Conservation Goes Digital

Apr. 20, 2016 — Digitization and the web are being used to manage and disseminate cultural heritage, according to new research. A new study focuses on an Ionian music archive to show how modern technology can be ... read more

Travels With My Smart Phone

Apr. 6, 2016 — The more we rely on our smart phones being connected to the Internet, the greater the anxiety we feel if we lose that connection when traveling, according to new ... read more

Yelp Reviews Can Enhance Government Reports on Hospital Quality, Study Suggests

Apr. 4, 2016 — Yelp reviews of hospitals cover topics not found in the federal government's survey of patients' hospital experiences, according to the results of a new study. The additional information, ... read more

Consumers Reveal Obstacles to Using Nursing Home Quality Ratings

Apr. 4, 2016 — A study of people who placed a relative or friend in a nursing home found that few people were aware of the Nursing Home Compare website, published online by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ... read more

Breakthrough in Cybersecurity Is No Phish Story

Apr. 1, 2016 — Corporations, small businesses and public sector entities have tried unsuccessfully for years to educate consumers and employees on how to recognize phishing emails, those authentic-looking messages ... read more

Teens Are Gambling Online at a Significantly Higher Rate Than Previously Reported

Mar. 30, 2016 — Nearly 10 percent of teens in three Canadian provinces said they had gambled online in the past three months, according to a new study. It's the first Canadian-based study to find such high ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — FloSIS is a multi-10Gbps network flow capture system that supports real-time flow indexing for fast flow retrieval and flow-content deduplication for enhanced storage ... read more

Study Finds Cessation Program Delivered on Twitter to Be Twice as Effective as Other Methods for Helping Smokers Quit

Mar. 29, 2016 — Subjects in one of the first real-time, fully automated, Twitter-based smoking intervention programs -- Tweet2Quit -- were twice as successful at kicking the habit as those using traditional methods, ... read more

New Scrolling Technique Accelerates Skim Reading

Mar. 29, 2016 — Documents can be skimmed 60% faster than presently and with higher recall, using a newly developed ... read more

Could Free Streaming Ultimately Cost Consumers?

Mar. 24, 2016 — That “all you can stream” offer from your Internet service provider sounds like a bargain, but it could have a hidden cost, suggests authors of a new ... read more

Wireless-Powered Network Gets Its Fair Share

Mar. 30, 2016 — Calculations reveal how sensors must take turns to harvest power efficiently from a data ... read more

Digital Health Tool Helps Cardiac Rehab Patients Shed More Pounds

Mar. 23, 2016 — Adding a digital health tool to traditional cardiac rehabilitation appears to help people recovering from a heart attack lose significantly more weight in a relatively short period of time, according ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — Engineers have developed a new-structure magnetic memory device utilizing spin-orbit torque-induced magnetization ... read more

Cryptographic System Lets Users Control Access to Their Data

Mar. 18, 2016 — Generally, users have no idea which data items their apps are collecting, where they're stored, and whether they're stored securely. Researchers now hope to change that, with an application ... read more

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