Writing tests for predicting Alzheimer’s disease

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New York – A study published in The Lancet Eclinical Medicine says writing patterns may help spot early signs of Alzheimer’s disease years before its symptoms appear, says IBM researchers. It said older adults who were more repetitive in word usage, made spelling errors, and missed words like “the,” “is” and “are” even when they were cognitively normal were more …

Alexa can now do a lot for you

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San Francisco – The Verge has reported that Amazon has rolled out new feature for Alexa which is called hunches that allows it to proactively complete home tasks such as turning off lights, based on one’s likes and requests. Thus Alexa will skip asking for permission for repeated task and just go ahead to do it. Alexa has been doing …

Apple adds new feature: ‘Time to Walk’ audio

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Cupertino – Apple has introduced ‘Time to Walk’ – a new audio walking experience on Apple Watch for Fitness+ subscribers to encourage users to walk more often. Jay Blahnik, Apple’s senior Director of Fitness Technologies, said: “Even throughout this challenging period of time, one activity that has remained available to many is walking. With ‘Time to Walk’, we’re bringing weekly …

Keep plants at home to uplift mood

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London – A study published in the journal Urban Forestry and Urban Greening says keep plants in home to uplift your mood. For the study, the researchers, including Katia Perini from the University of Genoa in Italy, evaluated the role played by the plants at home during the first Covid-19 lockdown and the study involved 4,200 respondents. The team found …

Samsung files patent for its smartphones

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Seoul – Samsung has filed a patent for an under-display camera for its smartphones. It comes with the trademark “Under Panel Camera” or UPC emanated from Seoul-based Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and is linked to Samsung. It falls under the category ‘Smartphone/TV display panel’, LetsGoDigital reported. The South Korean tech giant is preparing to apply this new camera technology …

Turning off camera during virtual meeting can reduce carbon footprint

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New York – A study, published in the journal ‘Resources, Conservation and Recycling’, shows that turning off your camera during a virtual meeting can do a lot to reduce your carbon footprint. Thus switching off the camera, a person’s carbon footprints can be reduced by 96 per cent. Researcher Roshanak Nateghi, Professor at Purdue University in the US, said: “If …

Samsung unveils new mobile application

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Seoul – Samsung Electronics is going to unveil a new mobile application processor (AP) soon which is expected to be used in the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone. Its new Exynos chipset will be introduced at the Exynos On 2021 event next Tuesday, saying that the product “redefines the standard for premium mobile experience.” According to market tracker Counterpoint Research, Samsung’s …

Samsung Galaxy S21 to have more 5G users

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Seoul – Samsung has launched new flagship Galaxy S21 smartphones. Pre-orders are being booked from Samsung and three major carriers – SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus, though official release date is January 29. Samsung’s new flagship comes in three variants – the 6.2-inch S21, the 6.7-inch S21+ and the 6.8-inch S21 Ultra. It competes with Apple Inc.’s iPhone 12 …

Xiaomi planning to launch Pro version

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Beijing – Xiaomi is planning to launch the Pro version of its recently announced flagship smartphone Mi 11 with reports claiming the device would have a 80W fast charging support. GizChina reports the wired charging speed of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro would also increase and the battery capacity would be larger. Xiaomi announced 80W wireless charging in October last …

Warmest years coming: Nasa

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Washington – The US space agency Nasa has revealed that Covid-hit 2020 was also the warmest year on record, just barely exceeding the record set in 2016 by less than a tenth of a degree. Massive wildfires scorched Australia, Siberia, and the US west coast — and many of the fires were still burning during the busiest Atlantic hurricane season …