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May 24, 2016

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May 24, 2016

How Is the Quality of Care in a Commercial Virtual Visit?

Apr. 4, 2016 — Quality of care varied among commercial virtual visit companies where patients used websites to request consultations with physicians they have never met via videoconference, telephone or web chat, ... read more

FOMO: It's Your Life You're Missing out on

Mar. 30, 2016 — “You missed out.” Is there another sentence that could strike such anxiety in the hearts of young people? Known as FOMO in millennial-speak, fear of missing out is quickly taking a toll on ... 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

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

Mar. 23, 2016 — With record-breaking speeds for fiber-optic data transmission, engineers have paved a fast lane on the information superhighway -- creating on-ramps for big data in the ... read more

Mar. 10, 2016 — Someday soon, you may be able to log into your smartphone with sweeping gestures or doodling, using one or more fingers. Researchers have performed the first study of free-form gesture passwords for ... read more

30-Lane Data Highway in Sight

Mar. 8, 2016 — The amount of data transferred over mobile networks is soaring. In five to seven years, the bandwidth and speed of the new 5G networks will be up to 200 times faster than today -- so fast that the ... read more

First Code of Conduct for the Use of Virtual Reality Established

Mar. 4, 2016 — Researchers summarize problems and offer recommendations for the future of virtual reality. The technological capacity for generating virtual worlds from home computers will soon be widely available ... read more

Internet Domain Space Overcrowded and Stifling Demand, Suggesting a Future ‘not-Com’ Boom

Mar. 1, 2016 — New research suggests that a lack of remaining domain names with easy to remember -- and consequently valuable -- word combinations is restricting Internet growth, with an untapped demand of as much ... read more

Feb. 26, 2016 — K-Glass, smart glasses reinforced with augmented reality that were first developed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2014, with the second version released in 2015, ... read more

Using Thin or Obese Avatars in Motion-Controlled Gaming Can Influence Physical Activity

Feb. 24, 2016 — A recent study found that gamers using thin avatars showed increased physical activity compared to those using obese ... read more

Feb. 18, 2016 — People find it increasingly difficult to distinguish between computer-generated images and real photos, researchers have shown, but they do say that a small amount of training greatly improves their ... read more

Motion-Controlled Video Games May Improve Real World Skills

Feb. 18, 2016 — Motion-controlled video games, such as those played on the Wii, may help boost skills when players compete in the real world, according to a team of ... read more

Feb. 18, 2016 — A new system in a virtual training room is helping users practice and improve sports exercises and other motor activities. Now six research groups are working on a project to develop a virtual ... read more

Feb. 16, 2016 — The world's first full-color, high-resolution and wireless flexible smartphone to combine multitouch with bend input has been developed by ... read more

Virtual Reality Therapy Could Help People With Depression

Feb. 15, 2016 — An immersive virtual reality therapy could help people with depression to be less critical and more compassionate towards themselves, reducing depressive symptoms, finds a new study. The therapy, ... read more

The Future of Gaming: Create Your Own Character in Just Four Minutes

Feb. 8, 2016 — Want to see the future of gaming? Look in the ... read more

Professor Creates Video Games That Redefine Art

Feb. 2, 2016 — Eddo Stern straddles the world of fine art and game design to ask fundamental questions about what is ... read more

Virtual Reality Makes Its Best Users the Most Queasy

Jan. 29, 2016 — In a twist of virtual fate, people with the best 3-D vision are also the people most likely to suffer from motion sickness while using virtual reality displays. Researchers demonstrated this irony by ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — Avatars are all around us: they represent real people online and colonise new worlds in the movies. In science, their role has been more limited. But avatars can be extremely useful in linguistics, ... read more

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