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An Italian company is creating a ski vest with a built-in airbag that should significantly reduce a skier's injuries when falling. We surmise that this same technology could be used to reduce falls within the senior community as well.
The San Ramon Fire Department is seeking out the assistance of everyday citizens when it comes to live-saving CPR. The department recently relaunched its smartphone app, which alerts voluntary citizens of cardiac emergencies happening near them.
Apple recently released its list of the top free and fee-based apps available to iPad and iPhone users. These lists had a few obvious choices, like various Google apps, Facebook and Angry Birds. A few surprisingly and lesser known apps also made the cut, however.
Starbucks has launched a mobile payment system that allows iPhone and Blackberry users to pay for their coffee through an app, which is linked to their Starbucks Cards.
One of the biggest weaknesses of smartphones, televisions and tablets is their glass screen, which is easy to damage. Gorilla Glass is aiming to change this with a lightweight, durable glass that should stand up to many bumps and bruises.
Comedian Ronnie Corbett pokes fun at the world's obsession with smartphones and technology as only the British can. In this skit, Corbett returns to a store because his blackberry isn't working, but what ensues may not be what you think.
Nowadays it's seems like we can get the Internet on any device. But what about TVs? There are many TV and Internet companies that are trying to combine forces to bring the world wide web to the tube, but is it a good idea? Here's what we think, judging from what we've seen at CES.
Toshiba caught our eye on Day 2 of CES. And it's no wonder. Any company that's sporting glasses-free 3D TVs and laptops, along with voice recognition TVs deserves our attention.
Mac users will soon be able to take advantage of many of the same apps that iPod, iPhone and iPad users currently enjoy, as Apple has announced the App Store for Macs and PCs will launch Jan. 6.
Traveling in a foreign country where you don't speak the language can be a frustrating experience for anyone. Luckily, there's a new app that's trying to reduce this frustration by instantly translating photos of written words into English.
Ever wish you had some recourse when a bad driver cuts you off? Now you do with the new DriveMeCrazy app for iPhone. While the app won't likely earn the offender a ticket, the makers do think it could place some social pressure on the driver to clean up his act, or risk being publicly declared an inconsiderate driver.
The touchscreen keypad may be the only thing holding some seniors back from purchasing an iPhone. If that's the case, one company has come up with a solution: a physical, flip-out keypad.
Thanks to its built-in features and extensive App Store, iPhone users can now do more than ever before with a smartphone. Though the possibilities seem endless, one blogger set out to determine just how many gadgets the iPhone could replace. His conclusion? The iPhone can replace 23 gadgets!
According to the Nielsen company, current smartphone owners are eyeing the iPhone as their next operating system, while non-smartphone cell phone users prefer Android. Seniors, however, are still partial to the iPhone.
Comcast is offering a new remote control app for Apple devices that makes changing the channel and browsing the programs much easier. Instead of straining to see the small writing on the screen, you can view all your choices straight from your Apple gadget.