smartphones http://wrvo.org en Area politicians want smartphone manufacturers to install technology to prevent thefts http://wrvo.org/post/area-politicians-want-smartphone-manufacturers-install-technology-prevent-thefts <p></p><p>Several local politicians, including Rep. Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) and New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman appeared at city hall in downtown Syracuse to throw their support behind the federal Smartphone Theft Prevention Act.</p><p>The act would require smartphone makers to install a “kill switch” on their devices that would allow customers to delete data and deactivate their phone remotely.</p><p>Schneiderman says the major manufactures have the technology to do this but are choosing not to.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:03:37 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 54149 at http://wrvo.org Area politicians want smartphone manufacturers to install technology to prevent thefts DietBet: How social media can lead to weight loss http://wrvo.org/post/dietbet-how-social-media-can-lead-weight-loss <p>Some people consider social media a waste of time. But what if social media could be used to motivate positive change in people? What if social media could inspire people to make healthier choices, and even lose weight?</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.weightresearch.org/bio/bio_leahey.html">Dr. Tricia Leahey</a> discusses <a href="http://www.dietbetter.com/">DietBet</a>, a social networking website that challenges users to lose weight. Leahey is an assistant professor in research at Brown Medical School and the Miriam Hospital’s Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, and is also part of the <a href="http://www.dietbetter.com/social-dieting/advisors">DietBetter.com’s advisory team</a>.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Leahey.</strong></p><p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 22:00:00 +0000 Take Care 51528 at http://wrvo.org DietBet: How social media can lead to weight loss Antimicrobial glass for smart devices created upstate http://wrvo.org/post/antimicrobial-glass-smart-devices-created-upstate <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Upstate glass manufacturer Corning Inc. has developed the first <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egU8GLD7MG8&amp;list=UUGyKit14usd5PNw_nZ-8gKQ&amp;feature=c4-overview" target="_blank">antimicrobial glass </a>for our proliferating smart devices, lap tops, and TVs. The glass is more resistant to bacteria but, doubts are emerging about the benefits of antibacterial products.</p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:37:42 +0000 Kate O'Connell 50337 at http://wrvo.org Antimicrobial glass for smart devices created upstate Smartphone app can check cholesterol in 60 seconds http://wrvo.org/post/smartphone-app-can-check-cholesterol-60-seconds <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Researchers in upstate New York have created an <a href="http://www.cornell.edu/video/smartphone-app-uses-camera-to-check-cholesterol-level" target="_blank">app that will allow users to test their cholesterol </a>levels through a blood sample that’s analyzed directly through their smartphone. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 10:36:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 49251 at http://wrvo.org Smartphone app can check cholesterol in 60 seconds Mobile emergency response still hampered by low bandwidth and fragmented networks http://wrvo.org/post/mobile-emergency-response-still-hampered-low-bandwidth-and-fragmented-networks <p></p><p>Mobile technology is driving the modernization of disaster relief and public safety response. &nbsp;And, according to a <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/%7E/media/research/files/papers/2013/07/16%20mobile%20technology%20disaster%20relief/west_valentini_mobile%20technology%20disaster%20relief_v20.pdf" target="_blank">recent report</a> from the Brookings Institution, the rapid expansion of mobile devices and mobile driven data has already begun to save lives and alleviate suffering in disaster-struck communities.</p> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 12:34:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 42896 at http://wrvo.org Mobile emergency response still hampered by low bandwidth and fragmented networks