Smart bandages will use 5G data and nano-sensors to help doctirs track a wound

Imagine a bandage that will report to a Doctor via 5G wireless on how well a wound being covered is healing. Swansea University in the U.K. will begin trials inside of the next year on this so-called smart bandage. Besides using next-gen wireless service to send reports on the wound to health care professionals, the bandages employ nano-sensors to track any improvements in the injury..

With the information from the bandages, Doctors will be able to monitor a wound and recommend a treatment plan based on how well it is healing. Doctors will also be able to track how active the injured person is. Wounds typically heal faster when the patient is exercising and blood is circulating near the injury. 

“That intelligent dressing uses nano-technology to sense the state of that wound at any one specific time. It would connect that wound to a 5G infrastructure and that infrastructure through your telephone will also know things about you – where you are, how active you are at any one time. You combine all of that intelligence so the clinician knows the performance of the specific wound at any specific time and can then tailor the treatment protocol to the individual and wound in question.”-Marc Clement, professor, chairman of the Institute of Life Science (ILS)

While nanotech experts would produce the sensors that “read” changes in the wound, the actual bandage would be made using a 3D printer to save money. Professor Clement said that there are 1 million people at the Welsh Wound Innovation Center who can help the school carry out tests.

source: BBC via Engadget

Wozniak: Apple, Google and Facebook will be bigger in 2075

Next weekend the Silicon Valley ComicCon will be held and the theme will be “The Future of Humanity: Where Will We Be in 2075?” We expect to be right here, writing about the Samsung Galaxy S66 and the upcoming Apple iPhone model. The three-day conference was partially created by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak last year. In an interview with USA Today, the Woz says that he expects that companies like Apple, Google and Facebook will be even more bigger and more popular in 58-years.

By 2075, Wozniak predicts that new cities will be created where deserts now exist. There will be no housing problems, and by donning special suits, people will travel from one domed structure to another. Artificial Intelligence will be everywhere, and people will be able to get diagnosis and prescriptions without having to see a doctor. The surviving Apple co-founder sees Mars colonized for heavy industry with the U.S. zoned for residential use. And while he doesn’t say whether ET has an iPhone that he can use to “phone home,” the Woz says that there is a “random chance” that humans will speak with those inhibiting another planet.

“Apple will be around a long time, like IBM (which was founded in 1911). Look at Apple’s cash ($246.1 billion, as of the end of its last fiscal quarter). It can invest in anything. It would be ridiculous to not expect them to be around (in 2075). The same goes for Google and Facebook.”-Steve Wozniak, co-founder, Apple

As for next week’s ComicCon, 75,000 to 100,000 people will attend the event which runs from April 21st to 23rd. Special guests include actors William Shatner and John Cusack, and astronaut Buzz Aldrin. There is an app for the event available from both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. If interested in purchasing tickets, click on the sourcelink. The Silicon Valley ComicCon will be held at the San Jose Convention Center.

source: USAToday, SiliconValleyComicCon via CNET

Photo claims to show the rear cover of the Xiaomi Mi 6

Yesterday, we told you that a video teaser released by Xiaomi confirmed that the company’s new flagship model, the Xiaomi Mi 6, will feature 6GB of RAM inside. The phone will also come to market powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset. This combination, according to the manufacturer, raises the bar among domestic handsets in China. The phone will feature an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. The phone is also rumored to sport a dual-camera setup in back.

Today, we want to pass along a photograph spotted on weibo, that claims to show the rear cover of the Xiaomi Mi 6. You can see the cutouts for the two cameras along with another cutout for the vertical dual flash. Speaking of dual, the back cover appears to feature dual curves. And the reflection in the photo is indicative of a ceramic material, which is what the Xiaomi Mi 6 is rumored to made from.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 will be unveiled on April 19th. We expect it to carry a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. The 3.5mm earphone jack has been eliminated, and the unit includes a Type-C USB port. The Mi 6 should feature an IP67 or IP68 certification rating which means that it will be resistant to dust and water.

With the unveiling just days away, check in often for the latest rumors, news, photos and videos related to Xiaomi’s next flagship handset.

via XiaomiToday

Hip-hop producer makes beats on iPhone, gets Grammy nomination and feature on Kendrick Lamar’s new record

It may appear strange, but if you really know what you’re doing, you can make money, music, or both at the same time out of literally anything. Some people literally sell air. Others bang out beats on their cracked screen iPhone and do it well enough to get a Grammy nomination, a spot on Kendrick Lamar’s new record, ‘DAMN.’ 

We’re talking about hip-hop producer Steve Lacey, who literally uses an iPhone to come up with triple-A material. He made complete songs and beats for Lamar and his own Grammy-nominated R&B band with an iPhone, the Garage Band app, some recording gear and musical instruments. The smartphone lets him record ideas and make music anywhere he likes, using it as a portable recorder and digging for inspiration in GarageBand’s library of drums and other musical sounds.

It’s absolutely magnificent how technology has evolved to let a musical mind just grab their phone and get to work, immersed in the moment’s inspiration. And when the work is finished, use the same device to present it to the artist who will give them their big break. Lacy went to the studio with Kendrick Lamar, played him some beats and ideas on the iPhone, and well, the beat on track number 7 from ‘DAMN.’ – ‘Pride’ – is all his!

There was one hurdle Lacey had to deal with, though. And you’ll never guess what it was, can you? It’s the iPhone 7’s absent headphone jack! Because of it, Steve couldn’t hear what he was playing into the device until he got a recording interface with a headphone jack.

Check out the rest of the story with all the details on Wired, it’s a fascinating read!

source: Wired

T-Mobile to carry the Motorola Moto Z2 Force

Yesterday, when we showed you renders of the upcoming Motorola Moto Z2 Force, we told you that the handset might not be a Verizon exclusive. Now, Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) is confirming that the Z2 Force will be released on at least two major US carriers. More exactly, besides landing at Verizon, the Moto Z2 Force will also be launched by T-Mobile.

For now, details on timing and pricing are missing, but we assume we’ll hear more about this in the coming months. What’s probably a safe bet is that the new smartphone will be called Moto Z2 Force Droid Edition on Verizon, and simply Moto Z2 Force on T-Mobile.

Sprint may also offer the Z2 Force, but this hasn’t been confirmed yet (though the fact that we can see the phone’s logo on a yellow background does make us think that Sprint is indeed involved here).

Expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the Moto Z2 Force allegedly sports a 5.5-inch Quad HD display, and largely resembles the Z Force from 2016. However, the presence of a 3.5mm headset jack, plus the redesigned fingerprint sensor and dual rear camera, do stand out as noticeable differences.

Assuming Motorola will announce the Moto Z2 Force one year after the original Z Force, the new phone should be officially unveiled in June. Well, we’ll be waiting.

source: Evan Blass (Twitter)

Major Lazer and Nicki Minaj’s Run Up music video is all about twerking in a smartphone-obssesed world

If you are at all into hip-hop besides smartphones, please pause the new Kendrick Lamar record for a bit and check out whats’s going on in Major Lazer and Nicki Minaj’s video for ‘Run Up’. Hip-hop the song is not, but the video is all about smartphone obsession wrecking up the party of a lifetime, complete with a (fake) pause to buffer the video stream and Minaj delivering a verse through FaceTime. It’s like the video is based on actual events or something!

At least one of the party goers is probably thinking about the upcoming Android 7.1.1 Nougat for his phone while enjoying himself. …

In search of the impossible: the perfect training plan for the London Marathon

I’ve just completed my last long term prior to the special day (a brilliant steady-speed run in sunlight with the rest of Runsketeer crew), and also as I became looking through all my stats on Strava I nosed through my training log the very first time.

Looking at the weekly mileage, I happened to be very happy to start to see the familiar curve facing my eyes: weekly mileage ramping up to top of around 55 kilometers per week then finding its way back down once again while the taper towards the race starts.

Feeling ‘ready’ for the marathon…

I felt a pang of disappointment that I’dn’t crossed 60 kilometers though – I’m part of a marathon team on Facebook for runners looking to get below three hours for the race (I’m such as for instance a guy outside the celebration together with nose pressed contrary to the window, wishing he had been part of the crowd…) and all sorts of of these are extolling the virtues of accomplishing at the very least 60-odd kilometers if you want a strong marathon time.

We struggled a lot with my training plan this season though – also it started off with me following technology down a course i did son’t really like.

Riding the (Omega)wave 

I’d been messing around using the Omegawave system since August this past year, before dealing with the Pike’s Peak Ascent hill competition. This will be a system for people who’s created from ‘proper’ recreations technology.

Simply speaking, you fundamentally wire up electrodes to your mind and hands, strap on a heartbeat monitor and lie nevertheless each morning until the iOS application has registered your real weakness amounts.

It will this by checking your heart’s rhythm, in which the ‘shape’ of your pulse holds the facts about how precisely tired you’re. 

The electrodes are only here for my very own pleasu… nah, not really. They browse your central nervous system to sort out how adaptable the body is and able to accept brand new training.

Omegawave takes that information and utilizes it to adapt an exercise policy for you each day: I happened to be utilising the sub-three hour marathon plan (man’s gotta dream…) of course I was too exhausted for rate session, the app would reduce the work correctly. There’s no point in pressing on a fatigued system.

This is perfect, a phenomenal blend of tech and training. Imagine me personally, the Running guy of Tech, beating my friends for I have harnessed the effectiveness of gadgetry while they scratch away with flint and slate!

(OK, they’re perhaps not that bad. I just desired to offer some context).

2-3 weeks in, and I ended up being struggling. The sessions weren’t that hard (many sluggish running and minimal speedwork) and I didn’t like running having phone strapped to my supply.

The application worked making use of heartrate areas it established each and every morning, then when the monitor I was wearing lost my rhythm it might screw up whole sessions.

Easily didn’t desire to utilize the phone it intended expending hours coding into the runs manually into my Garmin – which ended up being an excessive amount of like perseverance once I had tough times before me regarding the track.

However, I happened to ben’t gonna criticise an idea manufactured by an Olympic mentor – it absolutely was my fault basically had beenn’t enjoying it, and I was yes the rate sessions would come later.

But there is a bigger problem: each morning the app was telling me personally that I became in brilliant shape, telling me personally I was rested very well and good to go again.
This occurred whether I’d slept defectively or trained hard – therefore I chained together six hard sessions consecutively to see easily could force the app to acknowledge I became destroyed.


In desperation I spoke to Omegawave straight, plus they kindly invested one hour beside me over Facetime running right through my data. It revealed that the harder sessions were having an effect, but a minimal one.

In a nutshell, they couldn’t find virtually any explanation than I became recovering extremely well. I’ve constantly had a good resting heart rate, but this didn’t sit appropriate beside me – either I wasn’t pushing hard sufficient or there was one thing lacking.

That’s in which I had to acknowledge something terrible: I became too reliant on data. There’s no doubt that Omegawave’s information had been accurate, given it originates from the professional realm of recreations technology, nonetheless it ended up beingn’t painting my whole picture.

So I made a decision to switch straight back onto my old plan from 2016, that has been more conventional (although i am still planning to use the Omegawave training plan – I still wish to determine why it did not work with me personally. 

Me personally and tech, back together again

My old plan contained long runs on Sunday, data recovery runs Monday and Wednesday, speed and tempo sessions for Tuesday and Thursday and a Parkrun on Saturday.

We instantly felt sharper, felt like i possibly could tailor my sessions to the way I felt and trusted in future sessions and paces I became being asked doing.

I’m a big fan of heart rate training – it creates some feeling. Training at effort as opposed to speed means you don’t should bother about hills or fatigue amounts or terrain – if today is a tempo session, get into a higher heartrate and remain there. It cann’t matter if you’re doing six or 12 moment kilometers provided that you are pushing within right intensity.

However for some reason, it cann’t match me personally. For some reason, it cann’t train my visit run faster during the right times – instead, it just forces me personally to react to lots on my wrist instead of feeling the entire cacophony of senses rolling through my body on any run, permitting the adrenaline surge through, feeling how hard my feet work.

It willn’t account for whether my entire body is aching and making me personally feel wretched, or like I’m instantly flying and feel just like I’ve got total control of each and every muscle tissue and fibre.

Therefore I train within pace the plan informs me to train at – plus it generally seems to work. It does keep me to wonder whether I’m making any pace or work up for grabs though… I just desire I felt confident sufficient to sort out my personal training plan.

Therefore now I’m approaching battle time, and I’m still uncertain of my target. I had the same this past year – I’d trained at sub-three level with my pals who have been targeting that point, and I’d matched them, and so I thought I’d run the marathon using them and discover what happened.

The thing is, we knew that it was ambitious, and that ambition saw me personally to inflatable within the battle – although I became running to heartrate.
So now I’m in the dreaded situation of looking at my training and wondering exactly what it means in terms of a potential marathon time.

VO2 Max monitoring is ideal for tracking fitness, terrible for predicting competition times

I really could glance at the VO2 Max level that my Garmin watch spits at me (a way of measuring the bloodstream oxygen levels when exercise, indicating how fit you are) but I’ve got an atmosphere that the 2:36 marathon time it predicts I can manage could be only a little positive.

Therefore I’m planning to strive for 3:05 and hope that’s perhaps not too optimistic. It’ll get me ‘good for age’ status so I can prevent the ballot next year, but I’m wondering basically can strike seven minute kilometers for the entire competition.

Some days I think I am able to, other people i believe it’s insane. I recently don’t need to get to 20 kilometers and start to watch my marathon fall away – i do want to run in front of a period, not chase it.

Ah well – there’s nothing I can do about this now, i assume. But I’m already considering my next training plan, righting the wrongs of this one (‘I’ll do three training marathons!’ Yeah, great idea…) therefore it shows I don’t have the self-confidence I need.

But don’t let my tale place you off by any means – many runners this near to a race are starting to become certain that they’ve screwed one thing up, mainly because there’s nothing that can be done now.

I’ll spend time tomorrow dealing with tips on how to make use of technology to obtain the perfect plan for you – there are plenty great products on the market to get you race fit in no time (including the one which got me started).

I’m to gorge on more pasta and sweet potato and avoid any Easter chocolate… it has been a tough week.

If you any tech questions ahead of the wedding day – or perhaps about operating in general – please feel free to obtain in contact utilizing the links below, or the current email address in my own writer bio! It’d be great to respond to some direct concerns from runners within the next day or two.

Get all star codes and self-service short codes for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint phones right here!

All carriers around the world and in the US have a bunch of star codes – also known as service codes – that you can punch in your phone’s dialer app (speaking of which, Verizon still supports rotary phones , but that’s another story!) and obtain some convenient functionality, such as enabling and disabling specific features in your plan, checking your bill and data usage, getting in touch with customer support, and much more. Especially on T-Mobile, whose excessive list of codes can be barely contained here!

Have a look at the things you can accomplish with your …

Samsung Galaxy S8+ prototype with vertical dual cameras on back appears once more

Earlier this month, we passed along a photo showing a Samsung model with a vertically placed dual camera setup on the back. This was alleged to be a prototype of the Samsung Galaxy S8+. Apparently, Sammy had it in mind to include the two snappers on the rear of its premium flagship unit. Today, a new leak has surfaced once again, showing the same phone. What looks like an oddly placed fingerprint scanner on back could be merely the reflection from a flash.

Another thought is that the image in the picture is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The most recent speculation has the next Samsung phablet …

Moto Z Play to get Android 7.1.1 Nougat update, though Motorola doesn’t know when

Last month, Motorola diligently brought the Moto Z Play to Android 7.0 Nougat. The update included an enhanced version of Doze Mode to help extend battery life, in addition to multi-window capabilities, customized quick settings menu, and a “clear all” button to close all open apps with a single tap – among many other fixes and improvements contained in Nougat.

Android 7.0 isn’t the end of the road for the Moto Z Play, however. Chatting with customer support, an XDA forums user asked when the Z Play is getting Android 7.1.1. The Motorola representative confirmed that an update is in …