Mouth guard that reads vital health markers via saliva

Engineers have developed a mouth guard that can monitor health markers such as uric acid, lactic acid and cortisol (stress hormone) levels in saliva and transmit the information wirelessly to a smartphone, laptop or tablet.

Smartphone sensor to tell how well you sleep
Smartphone sensor to tell how well you sleep

A new sensor, once connected to a smartphone, can tell how well you sleep apart from monitoring the air quality around it.

Saavn eyes 25 million users by year-end, launches service for Windows 10

 Music streaming app Saavn expects its user base to touch 25 million by December this year on the back of strong smartphone adoption in the country and launch of its services on the Windows 10 platform.

Digital intoxication in kids can affect physical, mental health

Increasing digital intoxication in children and adolescents can have grave implications on their physical and mental health.

Google unveils new search app for mobile
Google unveils new search app for mobile

Global search engine Google on Tuesday unveiled a new app that makes mobile users search for their daily needs.

Smartphone necklace reveals how brain maps memories

After analysing with an app, participants who wore a smartphone around their neck, scientists have seen for the first time evidence of where the brain records the time and place of real-life memories.

New sensor can help Siri hear you through a noisy party!

Scientists have developed a new sensor that can help your smartphone hear voice instructions in loud environments.

New software holds smartphone alerts when you are busy
New software holds smartphone alerts when you are busy

A US-based startup claims to have developed a new software for smartphone apps that can sense when a notification would just annoy you.

Shopping via smartphones may cross $40 million by 2016: Study
Shopping via smartphones may cross $40 million by 2016: Study

 Online purchases made through mobile phones are steadily increasing in India and are likely to touch $40 million in 2016 from the current $30 million, indicates a new joint study by Assocham and Grant Thornton.

Smartphones now 'smart' enough to keep you fit!
Smartphones now 'smart' enough to keep you fit!

All tech and no play makes Jack a dull boy. The question here arises that does the use of technology make us lazier or healthier? Most people would judge that technology helps make work easier, hence we become lazy. According to reports, worldwide, obesity rates have more than doubled since 1980, with almost 2 billion adults classified as overweight in 2014.

Smartphones can improve health of poor urban women

 With a large majority of poor urban women having access to cellphones, the device can be used to improve the health of those at risk of diabetes and other diseases during their childbearing years, says a new study.

PC sales fall as phablets surge in 2014-15: MAIT report

Phablet sales have seen a 527 per cent growth, while total PC sales at have fallen 10 per cent over the last fiscal, a report by Manufacturers’ Association of Information Technologies (MAIT), said on Friday.

Smartphone use can detect depression

The more time you spend on your phone, the more likely you are suffering from depression, says a study.

Unhackable, unbreakable, waterproof smartphone developed
Unhackable, unbreakable, waterproof smartphone developed

A new smartphone that is unhackable, waterproof and built from a special liquid metal alloy that is stronger than titanium and steel has been developed, its makers claim.

Smartphones pushing online porn viewing: Study

Thanks to the growth in the smartphone sector, online porn viewing is going to see an explosion in the next five years, a study said.