Mobile Life

Thanks to incredible advancements in mobile tech, walking out of the office or home no longer means you're cut off from the daily buzz. From smartphones and tablets to fitness bands and smart watches, anyone can stay "wired" just about anywhere. Add on the many apps, from those that track your diet and exercise to organizational and even educational apps, and you don't have to skimp to have a life-on-the-go. Here, you can get the latest news on mobile devices and the science that makes them, and you, tick.
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Fitbit Helps Doctors in Man's ER Visit
A screenshot of the Fitbit app showing a patient's heart rate data on the day he experienced a rapid and irregular heart beat.
April 8th, 2016
For one New Jersey man, wearing a fitness tracker paid off in a big way: Doctors in the emergency room used the gadget to help determine the best way to treat his heart problem.
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Apple's 'Night Shift' Mode: How Smartphones Disrupt Sleep
Apple iOS 9.3 - Night Shift Mode
January 21st, 2016
Apple's forthcoming iOS update promises to incorporate a feature called Night Shift that could help people sleep better. But what is it about smartphones that can mess with our slumber?
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5 Coaches' Tips to Make Sense of Your Running Data
Runner with GPS watch
May 4th, 2015
GPS running watches can track everything from your steps per minute to the length of your stride, but analyzing all that data can be a chore — especially if you don't have a running coach to help you make sense of your stats.
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More Injuries from Bison at Yellowstone: Are Selfies to Blame?
A bison in Yellowstone.
March 25th, 2016
Yellowstone National Park has seen a rise in people getting injured by bison lately, and attempts to take selfies may be to blame for at least some of these injuries, according to a new report.
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Magnetic Device Lets Smartphones Test Your Blood
Man Holding Smartphone
January 14th, 2016
Smartphones equipped with portable devices that magnetically levitate cells might one day help diagnose diseases in the home, clinic or lab, researchers say.
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Why the Apple Watch Is Confused by Tattoos
The Apple Watch
April 30th, 2015
Some Apple Watch users who have tattoos are running into problems when using the device's heart-rate monitor and other features, as it appears the ink in tattoos can interfere with the watch's sensors.
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iPads in the Classroom, But Do They Help Kindergartners?
child looking at an ipad
April 10th, 2015
When it comes to technology in the classroom, having kindergartners share iPads may be better for learning than simply giving each child an iPad, a new study suggests.
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Smartphones Could Generate Own Power with New Coating
Touch Screen
February 2nd, 2016
A transparent material that can be attached to a smartphone's touch screen could help the device generate electricity whenever anyone taps it, researchers in China say.
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No Digital Divide: Mobile Media Plentiful in Low-Income Families
A mom and her toddler play with a smartphone
November 1st, 2015
Toddlers whose families are not well-off financially are spending plenty of time using mobile media devices, a new study reveals.
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Breath of Fresh Air: How Smartphones Can Help Asthma Sufferers
A woman uses an asthma inhaler
April 21st, 2015
People with asthma could benefit from new inhalers and apps that take advantage of smartphones' capabilities to track when and where users need to use their medication.
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