Computer Sciences

New app creates time-lapse videos with a smartphone

An app developed by Cornell researchers uses augmented reality to help users repeatedly capture images from the same location with a phone or tablet to make time-lapse videos—without leaving a camera on site.

Consumer & Gadgets

Matrix has PowerWatch 2 running on light and body heat

Forgive the Matrix PowerWatch 2 suggestion if it sounds like aggressive marketing: this is not jargon; this is a powerwatch. The watch uses solar and heat to power its varied functions, from health and fitness monitoring ...

Software

Smartphone app can unmask forged documents

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a smartphone app that can be used to check the authenticity of documents and other items. Extracts from the debt enforcement register of the City of Zurich are being made forgery-proof ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Data privacy in the post-Roe era

In 2022, when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade—ending the constitutional right to an abortion—privacy advocates warned women against using smartphone apps to track their periods.

Consumer & Gadgets

ChatGPT makes its debut as a smartphone app on iPhones

ChatGPT is now a smartphone app, which could be good news for people who like to use the artificial intelligence chatbot and bad news for all the clone apps that have tried to profit off the technology.

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