Today’s Solutions: June 12, 2024

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Can’t put down your phone? Try these three tips

Most of us use our phones and devices in some professionally or socially enriching way. During the Pandemic, video calls kept us in touch with our families and let us see newly born family members when we couldn’t be there in person. Smartphones have let us maintain long-distance relationships Read More...

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How to do a digital detox while still carrying a smartphone

Like it or not, “interacting with the world around us” often requires a digital interface, which makes doing a digital detox pretty difficult — this is especially true during a pandemic. But that doesn’t mean you can’t disconnect from the digital world. It is possible to continue using Read More...

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Easy-to-repair Fairphone raises the bar for sustainable smartphone design

Current smartphone manufacturing methods have a hefty carbon footprint. These poor environmental credentials are only worsened by yearly device releases and hard-to-repair phones, contributing to an already overwhelming amount of e-waste. Some of the carbon-intensive components inside the device, Read More...

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Scientists use AI and smartphones to detect skin cancer highly accurately

The idea of using smartphones to detect potential skin cancers has been around for more than a decade, but until now, the technology hasn’t been advanced enough to challenge the accuracy of a trained dermatologist. Recently, however, researchers at MIT and Harvard developed deep learning Read More...

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From fertility to diabetes: 6 ways smartphones can help track health

The processing power of today’s smartphones, along with their high-quality cameras and an array of ever-improving sensors, makes them potentially useful in the medical world for diagnosing different conditions quickly. Let’s take a look at a few early-stage but highly promising examples. A Read More...

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New battery could give smartphones a five-day life between charges

Imagine the comfort of having to recharge your phone only once every five days, or being able to drive your EV for hundreds of miles before having to stop and reconnect it to the grid. Well, soon that image might become reality as scientists have managed to create the world's most efficient Read More...

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App helps quickly detect ear infections with just a phone and a paper cone

The symptoms of ear infections can be a little vague, and can be easily confused with other conditions. To help clear up such diagnoses, researchers from the University of Washington have come up with a “user-friendly” mobile app that can quickly detect the presence of fluid behind the eardrum Read More...