SpiroCall System Measures Lung Health With Just One Phone Call

Scientists have developed a tool to accurately measure lung function through a simple phone call. According to Shwetak Patel, Washington Research Foundation Endowed Professor of Computer Science & Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington, SpiroCall is designed to run on all types of phones, using the standard phone channel instead of over the Internet in order to reach people in developing countries who suffer from asthma, cystic fibrosis or other chronic lung diseases.

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Coming to terms with ISIS cyber-attacks

While the threat from ISIS-inspired cyber-attacks is a high concern, especially in light of the formation of a new United Cyber Caliphate composed of previously disparate pro-ISIS hacking collectives, these hacking groups still operate unofficially, remain poorly organized and are likely underfunded.

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German city puts lights on sidewalk to protect fools who text and walk

Texting has become ubiquitous around the world and people are becoming more and more engaged with their devices, while ignoring the world around them. This can have sometimes lighthearted and mildly annoying consequences as a woman discovered in 2011, when she walked headfirst into a fountain in a Texas shopping mall while texting on her mobile device. This level of disconnect can also result in people walking headfirst into dangerous situations while being completely unaware. In February 2015, a California man, focused on his device, walked straight into an encounter with a wild bear. Luckily for that man, he noticed the danger before it was too late and was able to escape.

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Digitalization has become a CEO priority

The 2016 Gartner CEO and senior business executive survey has found that in spite of a struggling global economy in early 2016, CEOs do not plan to significantly change their priorities. Growth is their top business priority (54%), customers are the second (31%) and workforce is the third (27%). Four hundred senior business leaders in user organizations worldwide were surveyed in the fourth quarter of 2015, answering questions about 2016/2017. Most responding organizations were those with annual revenue of $1-billion or more.

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How to Fix 8 Common Facebook Frustrations

We’ve all got annoying Facebook friends…you know, the ones who post about politics five times a day, or tag you in unflattering photos or won’t stop sending you Candy Crush invitations? And we’ve all been frustrated by autoplay videos and irrelevant ads. Fortunately, there are solutions to these and other Facebook frustrations, so you can get back to “♥”ing the time you spend on Facebook.

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Study: Americans Expect Business Leaders to Use Social Media to Keep Them in the Loop

As the prominence of social media continues to grow, new statistics show that Americans expect their businesses to have a presence on these networks. More specifically, they want to see CEOs use social media to connect with their customers. The Global Street Fight Study from Harris Poll and G&S Business Communications has found that 64 percent of Americans think it’s important for senior business leaders to have an active social media account.

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Why you may want to wrap your car key in aluminum foil

Your car is always listening. Not for your voice, like the Amazon Echo or Siri, but for an electronic signal, such as the coded “unlock” signal from your electronic key fob. If it’s a newer car model, you might not have to press any buttons; just approach your car and the doors will unlock automatically. In some cars, the engine will even turn on. Wirelessly unlocking your car is convenient, but it comes at a price. Criminals can easily intercept the key fob’s signal and open your car without setting off any alarms. If you have a true keyless car model, they might be able to just drive away. Let’s look at how criminals pull this off and what you can do to keep your car safe.

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