It’s official: Apple Watch will grow on you

A recent study that measured the brain activity of people using the Apple Watch suggests that even the most skeptical of users came to like the wearable after some hands-on time with it. The findings come from “neuromarketing” group eMerite, which connected electroencephalograms to 20 people and studied their reactions as they tried out different […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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New ResearchKit projects will help tackle autism, epilepsy, and melanoma

Apple today announced it is expanding its ResearchKit health platform to include new studies on autism, epilepsy and melanoma. Apple will work with leading universities and research centers including Duke University, John Hopkins, and Oregon Health & Science University. “We’re honored to work with world-class medical institutions and provide them with tools to better understand diseases […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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Apple Announces New ResearchKit Studies for Autism, Epilepsy and Melanoma

Apple today announced that researchers from Duke University, Johns Hopkins and Oregon Health & Science University are launching three new ResearchKit studies on autism, epilepsy and melanoma.

“We’re honored to work with world-class medical institutions and provide them with tools to better understand diseases and ultimately help people lead healthier lives,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s senior vice president of Operations. “In just six months, ResearchKit apps studying everything from asthma and diabetes to Parkinson’s disease, are already providing insights to scientists around the world and more than 100,000 participants are choosing to contribute their data to advance science and medical research.”

ResearchKit is an open source framework, launched in early 2014, that enables developers to create their own iPhone apps for research purposes, with studies available for asthma, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and more. More than 50 developers and researchers have already contributed new research modules to the open source framework.

ResearchKit apps can access data from the Health app with permission, and use iPhone sensors such as the accelerometer, gyroscope, microphone and GPS to track a user’s activity levels, motor impairments, memory and more. The research apps, available on the App Store in the United States, are compatible with the iPhone 5 or later and fifth-generation iPod touch or later.



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iPad Mini 4 teardown reveals a miniaturized Air 2

We’ve gotten our first look at the guts of the latest Apple hardware thanks to an iPad Mini 4 teardown that’s appeared online, and the new tablet from the Cupertino company is looking really familiar. But we don’t mean that in a bad way. Repair-advise site iFixit has sacrificed one of the devices in the […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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NASA’s space shuttle to fly again – or at least pieces of it

If you get to a museum to see one of the shuttles that actually flew in space, your jaw may drop. Just don’t mind the guys pulling parts from it. NASA recently sent engineers to the California Science Center in Los Angeles to dust off the mothballs of the space shuttle Endeavor and remove four […]

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Hubble finds football-shaped moons in the end zone of our solar system

Just because Pluto lost its planetary status doesn’t mean it’s any less interesting to astronomers. NASA on Wednesday reported two football-shaped moons that wobble so unpredictably that the sun could rise in a different direction every day from either of…Read more ›



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