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Health Focus: Beyond Veganuary, plus Orphan Drugs for Rare Conditions

February 2, 2019

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The VNutrition app helps you sustain a plant-based diet the whole year round. Plus, drug repurposing and how it provides new treatments for rare diseases. If you were one of the hordes trying out veganism as part of your new year’s resolutions, the VNutrition app aims to help you extend ‘Veganuary’ into a sustainable lifestyle […]

AR Game Makers Bank on Apple iPhone X and iPhone 8 Launch to Generate Two Billion New Players

September 13, 2017

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Augmented reality games that work with mobile devices are due for a huge boost with the announcement of native AR Kit for Apple’s iPhone 8 and iPhone X. UK developer Draw & Code has a fully funded AR toy due for release and anticipates global market potential of two billion users. Riding high on the […]

Inside the Digital Heist that Shook the World, Organ Incubators and Google I/O

May 21, 2017

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Catching up with the Cool on Techcrunch and Quartz. Amazingly the ransomware attack that crippled IT operations in organisations around the world – most notoriously in the British NHS where operations and diagnostic appointments were cancelled and rescheduled – raised less than $100,000. That is not to play down the impact of this widespread attack, but […]

Power of Swimming VR Simulation is a Saviour for Children Scared of Water

November 13, 2016

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Swedish alliance creates virtual reality experience to tackle fear of water and improve swimming skills. Several years ago I discovered a VR project aiming to help amputees cope with the pain and psychological problems caused by losing an arm. Medical researchers found that by just having the appearance of the missing limb in place, using […]

Data Visualising the Most Popular Map Routes in Britain

September 20, 2016

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Ordnance Survey, makers of Britain’s maps, took a decade of data about the UK’s most popular routes and created these visualisations. If you look at the turn of summer into autumn as an opportunity to don your walking boots and climb Britain’s green and undulating hill country, then this post is for you. And Britain’s […]

App platform Kinetise aims to bring app building to the enterprise — TechCrunch

September 11, 2016

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Kinetise, an app building platform and Disrupt hackathon favorite, aims to democratize the the the process of creating native mobile apps for iOS and Android in the enterprise. Using a drag-and-drop interface, the system essentially lets you build and deploy native apps, visually. In this way, non-developers are able to create and deploy mobile apps.…

Pokemon Go Works the Brain in Glorious Ways, Just Beware those Real World Issues

September 3, 2016

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Augmented reality is not just Pokemon Go, though you’d think it was, but by hooking gamers into the real world it may be much more than a brain workout. Cue the science. Apparently Pokemon Go refreshes the parts that other games don’t. Writing in the British Medical Journal, Dr Margaret McCartney talks about the special […]

Cricket Laws Get the Handy App Treatment

August 14, 2016

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Custodians of the sport Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) have released the first ever Laws of Cricket app. If you want to know your cover point from your silly mid-off, here’s where it’s at. It had to happen – from my perspective anyway – because listening to BBC’s Test Match Special and trying to imagine the […]

Inspire Project and Studybugs Smartphone App Aim to Improve Asthma Kids Prospects

August 13, 2016

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Keeping children with asthma healthy and in school is the aim of the Inspire mobile app project at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Inspire is the brainchild of researchers at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School whose aim is to tackle asthma at an early age using digital technology. Local schools and families have been […]

Digital Disruption Gives Natural Disasters the Heave Ho and Makes Car Insurance Instant

August 7, 2016

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Academic research harnesses an open source digital tool to reduce the impact of natural hazards around the world. And if you want car cover fast, just app it. Digital disruption. Sweet. First up, the serious stuff. Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) were part of a World Bank initiative behind the free open […]

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