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Wearable Sensors Gather Lots Of Data – Now To Make It Useful

By Brandon Bailey LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — It’s not just about how many steps you’ve taken or how many calories you’ve burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do with all of that data? “We have a lot of people [...]

Booking A Trip To The ER On Your Smartphone? It’s A Breeze

By Linda A. Johnson TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) — It’s like OpenTable for medical appointments. No waiting weeks to see a dermatologist. No sitting for hours in the emergency room. No frantic calls to find a family doctor with openings. Online services such as ZocDoc and InQuicker are enabling patients with non-life-threatening conditions to schedule [...]

University Of Delaware Robot Helps Find Missing WWII Planes

By Molly Murray NEWARK, Del. (AP) — For 70 years, two airmen lost in a PBM Avenger that went down over the western Pacific archipelago of Palau were listed as missing in action. But thanks to years of historical research by a group of volunteers, a University of Delaware underwater robot and other technology provided [...]

FTC Chief Says Gadget Industry Must Prioritize Privacy

By Brandon Bailey LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — While gadget companies are celebrating a coming bonanza of health trackers, connected cars and “smart” home appliances, the head of the Federal Trade Commission is pressing the tech industry to protect consumer privacy. Powerful networks of data sensors and connected devices, dubbed the “Internet of Things,” will [...]

MIT Engineers Have High Hopes For Cheetah Robot

By Rodrique Ngowi CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) – It’s a robot unlike any other: inspired by the world’s fastest land animal, controlled by video game technology and packing nifty sensors – including one used to maneuver drones, satellites and ballistic missiles. The robot, called the cheetah, can run on batteries at speeds of more than 10 [...]