Gmail, Google Maps Updated With Fullscreen Support for iPhone X

Gmail, Google Maps Updated With Fullscreen Support for iPhone X

HIGHLIGHTS Both apps upgraded to support fullscreen display on iPhone X Gmail also adds third-party mail support on iOS Several Google apps have yet to receive iPhone X support Google has finally upgraded Gmail and Google Maps on iOS to support the new iPhone X that went on sale last month, featuring a 5.8-inch Super Retina bezel-less display with its infamous ‘notch’ on top. Gmail also gets support for non-Google email accounts via IMAP. The updated Gmail app for iOS is now capable of filling up the entire display on the iPhone X, including the ears on both…

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Jabra Elite 25e Bluetooth Headphones With 18-Hour Battery Life Launched in India

Jabra Elite 25e Bluetooth Headphones With 18-Hour Battery Life Launched in India

HIGHLIGHTS The Elite 25e feature a one-touch button for Siri and Google Assistant They are IP54 rated and have a battery life of up to 18 hours The Jabra Elite 25e is priced at Rs. 3,999 Jabra has launched a new pair of Bluetooth headphones called the Elite 25e, which is priced at Rs. 3,999. The headphones will be available starting Tuesday from offline retail stores like Croma and other Jabra authorised resellers, as well as online through Amazon India. The biggest highlight feature here is the 18-hour battery life,…

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Apple Watch Users Can Now Enrol in Stanford Irregular Heart Rate Study

Apple Watch Users Can Now Enrol in Stanford Irregular Heart Rate Study

Apple’s trying out something entirely new starting Thursday: a medical study. Apple Watch users are now able to enroll in a new study Apple is conducting with Stanford University School of Medicine, which uses the device’s heart-rate monitor to check for an irregular heart rate. While others have used Apple’s software and devices in medical studies, this is the first time that it’s actually sponsored one itself. The move underscores Apple’s focus on using its products for health care. “Working alongside the medical community, not only can we inform people of certain health…

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Tesla’s Record-Breaking Giant Battery Officially Launched in Australia

Tesla’s Record-Breaking Giant Battery Officially Launched in Australia

The world’s biggest battery was officially launched in Australia on Friday, a day after the Elon Musk-driven project was powered up early to meet demand amid a bout of hot weather, officials said. Musk’s Tesla built the Powerpack system, which can provide electricity for more than 30,000 homes, to ease South Australia’s energy woes after the state was hit with a total blackout in 2016 following an “unprecedented” storm. The maverick billionaire earlier this year offered on Twitter to build the battery farm, and completed it last week to narrowly beat his self-imposed deadline of…

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Apple Watch Gets First EKG Reader in AliveCor KardiaBand

Apple Watch Gets First EKG Reader in AliveCor KardiaBand

HIGHLIGHTS AliveCor KardiaBand approved by FDA It detects irregular heartbeat, cause of stroke KardiaBand costs $199 AliveCor’s KardiaBand has become the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch, after being approved by the US’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The KardiaBand is an electrocardiogram (EKG) reader, which means it can check heart rhythm and irregular heartbeat. The latter is medically known as atrial fibrillation, and can increase the risk of stroke and heart disease. To use it, Apple Watch owners must replace their existing wrist band with the KardiaBand, and…

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Don’t worry, be happy. 10 science-proven ways that will keep stress out of your life

Don’t worry, be happy. 10 science-proven ways that will keep stress out of your life

The purpose of life, for most, is the pursuit of happiness or doing what gives us a sense of satisfaction. But urban lifestyles and workplace pressures may make it hard to look at life with a bird’s eye view or keep track of what you originally set out to achieve. If you’re finding yourself more and more stressed, try these simple, inexpensive and science-supported ways of being happier: TAKE OUT TIME TO NOTICE NATURE Studies have pointed out how people who live in greener places are happier and live longer. A recent study by…

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Would-be moms, beware: Smoking e-cigarettes during pregnancy could cause birth defects

Would-be moms, beware: Smoking e-cigarettes during pregnancy could cause birth defects

Smoking e-cigarettes during pregnancy could cause facial defects in the babies, a study warns. The findings suggested that e-cigarettes pose health risks despite being widely considered a safer alternative to tobacco cigarettes. Researchers exposed frog embryos and samples of mammalian neural crest cells to saline infused with e-cigarette vapour. Frogs, like other vertebrates, are similar to humans embryonically, said Amanda Dickinson, from the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in the US. “This means that if a chemical perturbs a frog embryo, it’s likely to do the same thing to a human…

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Dear parents, take note. Children who snore are likelier to grow up into obese adults

Dear parents, take note. Children who snore are likelier to grow up into obese adults

If your child snores, don’t ignore it. It could lead to some serious health trouble later in life. A team of researchers has shed some light on the vicious cycle of childhood obesity and snoring. Scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) looked at the relationships among maternal snoring, childhood snoring and children’s metabolic characteristics – including body mass index (BMI) and insulin resistance, which reflects future risk for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease – in approximately 1,100 children followed from gestation through early adolescence. Led by endocrinologist Christos…

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Is college education all you need to succeed?

Is college education all you need to succeed?

These young Kenyans did not go past secondary school, but are running well-to-do businesses. Lack of a college degree, they say, shouldn’t hinder you from achieving your dreams. Tony owns Antelox Agency, a branding and digital agency that offers web designing and digital branding services. On average, his business earns him Sh200,000 a month. Tony did not go past primary school. The only academic papers he has is his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education certificate, which reflects a poor score of 185 marks out of a possible 500 marks. “My…

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THE reporter honoured at education journalism awards

THE reporter honoured at education journalism awards

A Times Higher Education reporter has been named the UK’s higher education journalist of the year. Holly Else won the Outstanding Higher Education Journalism category at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ annual Education Journalism Awards. Her winning submission centred on a feature published in January 2017 that explored how likely academics were to confess to errors in their research. Three other THE journalists were on the five-strong shortlist for the category: data editor Simon Baker, reporter Jack Grove, and former reporter John Elmes. Mr Baker was also on the shortlist for the Outstanding Use…

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