Service lets web users earn money from selling their data
Most people are uneasy about companies making money from the personal data they make available online, but are happy to turn a blind eye if it means they can continue using services such as Facebook for free. Aiming to give web users more control over what they share, Datacoup is a marketplace that lets anyone sell their personal information direct to advertisers. READ MORE…

Service lets web users earn money from selling their data

Most people are uneasy about companies making money from the personal data they make available online, but are happy to turn a blind eye if it means they can continue using services such as Facebook for free. Aiming to give web users more control over what they share, Datacoup is a marketplace that lets anyone sell their personal information direct to advertisers. READ MORE…

Samsung is getting smartphones to cure cancer while owners sleep
Considering how useful smartphones are, there’s still plenty of untapped potential. Locket has already gone some way to earn smartphone owners cash by turning their lock screens into ad space, and now a new app called Power Sleep harnesses the computational power of the devices to crunch data at a time when they’re otherwise not in use. READ MORE…

Samsung is getting smartphones to cure cancer while owners sleep

Considering how useful smartphones are, there’s still plenty of untapped potential. Locket has already gone some way to earn smartphone owners cash by turning their lock screens into ad space, and now a new app called Power Sleep harnesses the computational power of the devices to crunch data at a time when they’re otherwise not in use. READ MORE…

Electronic tags deliver real time patient data to responders during disasters
During emergency relief efforts, a common tactic among responders is the practice of triage, which involves placing color-coded tags onto patients to determine the severity of their injury and allow medical help to be distributed more efficiently. Now the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology has developed eTriage, a digital wristband system that lets emergency services track injured citizens on the ground. READ MORE…

Electronic tags deliver real time patient data to responders during disasters

During emergency relief efforts, a common tactic among responders is the practice of triage, which involves placing color-coded tags onto patients to determine the severity of their injury and allow medical help to be distributed more efficiently. Now the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology has developed eTriage, a digital wristband system that lets emergency services track injured citizens on the ground. READ MORE…

Sensor kit tracks any aspects of users’ lives and displays them as a storybook
The rise of the quantified self movement and personal fitness trackers have shown that tools for analyzing life data aren’t just for scientists and oddballs, and we’ve seen a few emotion-tracking apps aimed at consumers in the past. France’s Sense Mother is now hoping to help consumers choose the metrics they want to track through a range of multi-purpose sensors and an iPad app that displays the data as a news board. READ MORE…

Sensor kit tracks any aspects of users’ lives and displays them as a storybook

The rise of the quantified self movement and personal fitness trackers have shown that tools for analyzing life data aren’t just for scientists and oddballs, and we’ve seen a few emotion-tracking apps aimed at consumers in the past. France’s Sense Mother is now hoping to help consumers choose the metrics they want to track through a range of multi-purpose sensors and an iPad app that displays the data as a news board. READ MORE…

Russian supermarket brings Amazon-style personalized product recommendations in-store
Online consumers are by now used to getting suggestions of items they might like based on complicated algorithms that take into account their previous purchase histories, browsing data and the buying patterns of other customers, but this technology is lacking from brick and mortar stores. However, Russia’s premium LAND supermarket has now introduced a loyalty scheme initiative that harnesses data analytics to offer customers personalized shopping suggestions, coupons and recipes when they first walk into the store. READ MORE…

Russian supermarket brings Amazon-style personalized product recommendations in-store

Online consumers are by now used to getting suggestions of items they might like based on complicated algorithms that take into account their previous purchase histories, browsing data and the buying patterns of other customers, but this technology is lacking from brick and mortar stores. However, Russia’s premium LAND supermarket has now introduced a loyalty scheme initiative that harnesses data analytics to offer customers personalized shopping suggestions, coupons and recipes when they first walk into the store. READ MORE…

Browser plugin tracks kids’ online activity — and whether it’s good for their mental health
Children growing up with the internet can spend much more time using it than their parents, and are often able to navigate their way around it more easily — whether that’s a good or bad thing. Designed for parents who want more control over their children’s internet usage, Mevoked is a new platform that gives parents greater insight into the types of content their kids are looking at, as well as how it’s affecting their state of mind. READ MORE…

Browser plugin tracks kids’ online activity — and whether it’s good for their mental health

Children growing up with the internet can spend much more time using it than their parents, and are often able to navigate their way around it more easily — whether that’s a good or bad thing. Designed for parents who want more control over their children’s internet usage, Mevoked is a new platform that gives parents greater insight into the types of content their kids are looking at, as well as how it’s affecting their state of mind. READ MORE…

Israel’s Greenbox brings digital tech into the garden
Hydroponic systems have become a popular way for city-dwellers to take up urban gardening, and the difficulty of the process has led to the developments of smart technologies such as Bitponics to help users keep on top of their indoor plants. Now Israel’s Greenbox platform is using data from the cloud to offer advice and automate tasks for those with outdoor gardens. READ MORE…

Israel’s Greenbox brings digital tech into the garden

Hydroponic systems have become a popular way for city-dwellers to take up urban gardening, and the difficulty of the process has led to the developments of smart technologies such as Bitponics to help users keep on top of their indoor plants. Now Israel’s Greenbox platform is using data from the cloud to offer advice and automate tasks for those with outdoor gardens. READ MORE…

Face-recognizing displays reveal who’s interacting with offline ads
Supermarkets are becoming smarter. We’ve already written about Synqera — the Russian platform that senses shoppers’ moods and offers relevant deals. Now a new system called OptimEyes, set to roll out across the UK, is using facial recognition to deliver detailed analytics to marketers to show the audiences engaged with their campaigns. READ MORE…


Face-recognizing displays reveal who’s interacting with offline ads

Supermarkets are becoming smarter. We’ve already written about Synqera — the Russian platform that senses shoppers’ moods and offers relevant deals. Now a new system called OptimEyes, set to roll out across the UK, is using facial recognition to deliver detailed analytics to marketers to show the audiences engaged with their campaigns. READ MORE…

Smart thermometer keeps track of the whole family’s health
Even if parents own a thermometer at home, they can only make basic assumptions about their kids’ or their own health from the result without consulting a doctor. The Kinsa smart thermometer aims to change that, enabling families to track their health, analyze their symptoms and learn about illnesses going round in their neighborhood. READ MORE…

Smart thermometer keeps track of the whole family’s health

Even if parents own a thermometer at home, they can only make basic assumptions about their kids’ or their own health from the result without consulting a doctor. The Kinsa smart thermometer aims to change that, enabling families to track their health, analyze their symptoms and learn about illnesses going round in their neighborhood. READ MORE…

Edible barcodes set to tackle pharma fraud
How do patients know the medication they receive is the real deal? We’ve already seen the MedSnap ID app offer one way to quickly identify unlabeled pills, and now TruTag is providing another option, through a nano-scale, encoded compound that is edible and can be used to attach data to pills and foodstuff. READ MORE…

Edible barcodes set to tackle pharma fraud

How do patients know the medication they receive is the real deal? We’ve already seen the MedSnap ID app offer one way to quickly identify unlabeled pills, and now TruTag is providing another option, through a nano-scale, encoded compound that is edible and can be used to attach data to pills and foodstuff. READ MORE…