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8 Ways Technology Is Improving Your Health

Via Karen Reed @ Positive Health Wellness

We hear all the time about how technology is bad for us. Since the introduction of computers. Even people working on App Development have the same issues, we spend more time sitting at a desk than moving around at work. We have created this sedentary lifestyle that is causing havoc in our overall life.

What if I were to tell you that technology has produced benefits? Would you believe me if I said that technology is good for your health?

Most of you wouldn’t look at first. Well, you may be able to think of a couple of ways that the computer has helped, but you are still stuck on all the negatives that ‘experts’ have shared in the past. The problem with the ‘experts’ is that they are only focused on the negatives. They haven’t looked at so many of the benefits.

So, that’s what we’ll do today. We’ll consider all the ways that technology improves our health. We’ll discuss just how it has boosted results in certain areas of healthcare and what it does for us daily.

Learn more here: Positive Health Wellness presents ‘8 Ways Technology is Improving Your Health”

 

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Amazon Acquired GameSparks for $10M

By Ingrid Lunden @ TechCrunch

Amazon and its enterprise cloud division AWS have been making a number of moves to expand the company as a platform to build and host games. One of the latest developments has been an acquisition: Amazon in the last quarter reportedly quietly acquired a company called GameSparks, a “backend as a service” for game developers to build various features like leaderboards into games, and then manage them, all in the cloud. According to documents from deal analytics firm PitchBook, the acquisition price was $10 million.

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Resonance Launches SDK for Proximity-Based Device Pairing

By Richard Harris App Developer Mag

Resonance has emerged from stealth to announce the availability of its new proximity-based software development kit (SDK) for device pairing. Developers are using the Resonance SDK to create advanced mobile application features for a wide range of iOS and Android apps where secure device-to-device connectivity can provide value – gaming, e-commerce, payments, retail, travel and more.

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Resonance Debuts Proximity-based Device Pairing Tech

By I-Chun ChenL.A. BIZ

Resonance aims to compete with Apple AirDrop with the launch of its own proximity-based device pairing technology that it says lets people quickly and easily share media, documents and information among various devices.

The Santa Monica, California-based startup said developers are currently using its software development kit, Resonance SDK, to create advanced mobile application features for a wide range of iOS and Android apps, such as gaming, e-commerce, payments, retail and travel.

 

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VR’s Distribution Problem: Platform Wars

By Josh Engroff @ MediaPost

As young as it is, the VR hardware industry seems headed into similar territory (as the smartphone platform wars). The Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, and Sony Playstation VR are separate systems with their own specs, and there is no guarantee that applications and content developed for one platform will run on another. Not to mention AR platforms like Magic Leap and Microsoft HoloLens.

This creates a major distribution challenge for VR app developers, and content creators, and brands seeking marketing opportunities within these new experiences.

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Tech Companies Race To Develop Machine Intelligent

By Jay Greene @ Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Corp.’s $26.2 billion deal to buy LinkedIn Corp. is the latest turn in a race by the software giant and its competitors to mine vast quantities of data—searches, emails, social networks, browsing behavior—for insights that would help their products serve and even anticipate customer needs.

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Getting a Lyft: John Zimmer on that GM Deal, the Future of Cars and Asia Growth

John Zimmer, the president of ride-sharing company Lyft, sat down with Re/Code Executive Editor Kara Swisher for her Decode podcast to talk about the company’s recent $1 billion in investment, half of it from General Motors, and plans to use that investment to build a network of autonomous vehicles. The company also has big plans in Asia and beyond, and uses the doubts and misgivings of outsiders to help motivate it to new heights. 


Here’s a brief audio overview of the podcast, provided by social-audio platform Clammr.

 


Catch Clammr highlights of some of our favorite moments from the podcast below.


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