Over one third of the notifications on smartphones worsen our moods, triggering us to feel hostile, upset, nervous, afraid or ashamed, a study has found. Researchers at the Nottingham Trent University in the UK studied the effect on mood in 50 participants who received thousands of digital alerts over a five-week period. Out of...
Chinese researchers have developed new technology that can recognize people by their posture within a distance of 50 meters. Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences institute of automation believe the technology determine people's identity even if they just walk randomly with their back to the camera. Huang Yongzhen, one of...
Introduced almost four years ago, fingerprint scanners are a feature that is storming the market on some of the newly released and launched smartphones, and according to research firm Counterpoint, more than one billion smartphones with a fingerprint sensor will be shipped in 2018. The fingerprint scanner, which was popularised...
In the second quarter of 2017, Android devices struggled to keep pace with the performance of iPhones. So, claims the Q2 2017 State of Mobile Device Performance and Health report released by Blancco Technology Group. According to the report, Android devices had a failure rate worldwide of 25 percent, which is...
According to new OS version stats StatCounter launched today, iPhone handset holders are likely to quickly adopt Apple’s new iOS 11 based on current adoption analysis. The mobile OS according to the report is scheduled to be released from Tuesday. StatCounter added a breakdown of the various versions of iOS, Android and...
Scientists have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) system that can accurately detect and alert drivers when they are texting or engaged in other distracting activities, and possibly help avoid accidents. The system uses cameras to detect hand movements that deviate from normal driving behaviour and grades or classifies them...
Slovakia-based IT and Security company; ESET early this week on Tuesday begun sending out warning about a new malware dubbed Joao that was discovered by their researchers and is currently targeting gamers. According to the company, the malware is spreading via computer games published on unofficial websites and is a modular...
Twitter and other social media platforms can help track natural disasters in real time and alert first responders of the areas that need urgent aid, scientists say. With over 500 million tweets sent every single day, new research is investigating innovative ways to use that data to help communities respond during...
Researchers at security company, Lookout, have identified a family of malware, referred to as 'SonicSpy' on Google Play Store, that can remotely control infected Android smartphones, the media reported. The samples of 'SonicSpy' most recently found on the Play Store, called 'Soniac', is marketed as a messaging app, the researchers said on Sunday....
According to a new study that was conducted by Norwegian software firm; Opera and digital reading non-profit WorldReader - found out that women in Africa are using mobile internet heavily more than the men do. According to reports by IT News Africa, Opera ran a survey on 1,500 women and...