Audio chatrooms like Clubhouse have become the hot new media by tapping into the age-old appeal of the human voice

Social media platform Clubhouse is a buzzy Silicon Valley darling, but its core attribute – audio chat – is unlikely to be a flash in the pan.

Damian Radcliffe, Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism, University of Oregon • conversation
Feb. 25, 2021 ~9 min

How Apple and Google let your phone warn you if you've been exposed to the coronavirus while protecting your privacy

Bluetooth wireless communication makes it possible to track when people have been exposed to people infected with the coronavirus. The right cryptography scheme keeps alerts about exposures private.

David Starobinski, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Boston University • conversation
Feb. 12, 2021 ~11 min

No, you are not addicted to your digital device, but you may have a habit you want to break

People often worry about whether they may be addicted to digital devices, but addiction to a substance is far different from the habitual behavior that typically underlies digital usage.

Wendy Wood, Provost Professor of Psychology and Business, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences • conversation
Feb. 2, 2021 ~9 min

Free online tool calculates risk of COVID-19 transmission in poorly-ventilated spaces

The vital role of ventilation in the spread of COVID-19 has been quantified by researchers, who have found that in poorly-ventilated spaces, the virus can

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 20, 2021 ~6 min

Connected workouts can help you get fit alongside virtual buddies during the pandemic

From step counters and active video games to apps for exercisers and tech-enabled gear, there are a lot of ways to combine your workouts with your digital life.

Karin Pfeiffer, Professor of Kinesiology, Michigan State University • conversation
Jan. 7, 2021 ~9 min

Carbon emissions from ride hailing are worse than we knew

New research digs into carbon emissions from ride-hailing services with an eye towards disentangling those stats from other emissions sources.

U. Oregon • futurity
Dec. 29, 2020 ~6 min

New App Records Sound to Identify Dangerous Mosquitoes

VOA Learning English • voa
Nov. 25, 2020 ~5 min

Computer vision app allows easier monitoring of diabetes

A computer vision technology developed by University of Cambridge engineers has now been developed into a free mobile phone app for regular monitoring of

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 13, 2020 ~5 min

Contact-tracing apps: there's no evidence they're helping stop COVID-19

Download rates have been disappointing and people aren't following self-isolation warnings.

Allison Gardner, Lecturer in Computer Science/Co-founder Women Leading in AI, Keele University • conversation
Oct. 21, 2020 ~7 min

How We Feel app pilots COVID prediction model

How We Feel app lays groundwork to use big data to understand and predict coronavirus infection.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Sept. 17, 2020 ~9 min