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Open thread: Microsoft Health’s big advantage is cross-platform support

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Microsoft has been winning generally approving headlines for its Microsoft Band fitness tracker and accompanying Microsoft Health platform, since both were revealed – seemingly unintentionally at first – on Wednesday. One of the key points about both hardware and software is their cross-platform nature: they won’t just be restricted to people with a Windows Phone […]

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Gleam: the consumer fashion app targeting businesses and brands | Shop talk

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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What is Gleam? Andreia Campos Gleam is an app and service for discovering, shopping for and organising the best in world fashion. Our overriding vision is to change the way the fashion industry interacts with global consumers in the mobile digital age. Combining a proprietary distribution channel with over 300,000 users, the Gleam app, with […]

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You snooze you lose the app that donates to charity while you sleep

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Age: Brand new Appearance: Sold as slick and stylish – not sure anything that wakes you up can be, but hey. Photograph: Chelsea Apps Factory What is it: It’s an alarm clock app that allows you to donate money to charity every time you hit the snooze button. Time is money, after all. How does […]

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Could new technology help older people in Barcelona create stronger networks?

| October 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
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As life expectancies grow ever greater, cities around the world are being forced to face up to the challenges posed by social isolation and deteriorating health among their ageing populations. More than 20% of Barcelona residents are 65 or over, according to city data, and that is expected to rise to 25% by 2040. To […]

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Sensory marketing: the brands appealing to all five senses

| October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Hearing the sound of jelly babies screaming as you chew them is no longer the stuff of nightmares, thanks to advancements in sensory technology. In 2011, researchers in Japan developed a headset that triggers different sounds as wearers close their jaws when eating, including the heartbreaking squeals of masticated jelly babies. Although Bassett’s is unlikely […]

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