Tag: Smartphone

Study Says I-Phone Users are More Intelligent

A new study suggests that more intelligent people prefer I-Phones over any other type of cell phone. The study by online ad network ‘Chitika’ found that states with more college grads tend to have higher I-Phone sales. Not only that, but those with higher incomes tend to lean toward I-Phones as their Smartphone of choice. Chitika admits the study is not comprehensive, as it focuses on states and not cities or...

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Green Glossary of Home Heating and Cooling

In the typical American home, heating and cooling account for close to 50 percent of all energy use. This means that regulating your household temperature can cost you a bundle in terms of fuel bills, and add appreciably to your carbon footprint. However, it’s possible to increase the efficiency of your HVAC system by as much as a surprising 20 percent, using green techniques. Here’s a glossary of home heating and cooling terms to help you understand how to go more eco-friendly. Air Sealing: Treatment of a building to prevent leakage of interior or exterior air. Attic Fan: Thermostat-controlled,...

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4 Ways Smart Homes Are Getting Smarter Than Ever

It used to be that we adults just had to worry about keeping up with our children in the smarts department. (Remember the first time you had to ask your offspring to show you how to use email or Facebook?) Now, as the technological revolution progresses ever farther and ever faster, we are faced with a new challenge … these days, not only our kids but even our houses are getting smarter than we are. You’ve heard of a smart house system? (If you haven’t, just ask your kids what it is.) Well, today’s home is no longer merely...

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BlackBerry Posts $207 Million Loss

BlackBerry posted a loss of $207 million in the second quarter on Friday just days after the embattled company launched a new phone. The Canadian company said it lost two cents per share on an adjusted basis on revenue of $916 million. The loss was smaller than its loss of $965 million a year ago. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had expected a loss of 15 cents on higher sales of $951 million. Earlier this week, Chief Executive John Chen unveiled a large-screen, square sized phone called the Passport to a Toronto audience. No launch event was held in the...

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Silicon Valley struggles with FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Apple’s new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar — Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants that have famously disrupted so many industries are now facing their own unexpected disruption: regulation. Google co-founder Sergey Brin recently expressed his frustration with the complex web of rules that govern the field. “Health is just so heavily regulated,” Brin told industry executives in July. “It’s just a painful business to be in.” Still, tech entrepreneurs are pumping money into efforts to reshape...

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