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

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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

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New App Records Sound to Identify Dangerous Mosquitoes

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

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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

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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

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App eases eating disorder symptoms for college women

Stigma surrounding eating disorders may keep young adults on college campuses from seeking treatment. A new app may help change that.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 8, 2020 ~8 min

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Will a TikTok ban make using the app a crime?

With a potential TikTok ban looming in the US, what happens if you use the app after the ban? It could put you at legal risk, experts say.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
Aug. 28, 2020 ~10 min

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TikTok is a unique blend of social media platforms – here's why kids love it

An app that young people use to share videos of themselves dancing might seem like a silly diversion, but it's become a powerhouse social media platform.

Kevin Munger, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Social Data Analytics, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
Aug. 26, 2020 ~9 min

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Can the US government really ban TikTok?

President Trump wants to ban TikTok, the popular video app, due to security concerns. But can the government totally ban an app like that?

Roger Dunaway-Tulane • futurity
Aug. 24, 2020 ~4 min

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