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Diabetes Patients Hack Insulin Pump To Make Artificial Pancreas

Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGMs) have been helping type 1 diabetes patients to respond to their insulin needs quicker via continuous monitoring and notifications, but there’s plenty of room for improvement. Incorrect insulin levels can be life-threatening, and so sleeping through the CGM’s alarm is potentially dangerous. For Dana Lewis, this was a problem (usually at…

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5 Things To Do If You Get An Android Phone

Android phones fit a wide variety of users. Their line ranges from budget smartphones to high-end flagship phones. They also love to customize their phones according to their lifestyle, personality, and needs. Take the time to learn about your Android phone and make appropriate changes that will make your phone better. Make Your Lock Screen…

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BMW Proposes Switching Hybrid Engines Off In Certain Cities

BMW hybrid cars can be converted to automatically switch to electric-only mode in emissions-free zones, Klaus Froehlich told Reuters at the LA Auto Show. The manufacturer proposed the idea as some cities are banning combustion engine-powered cars to create emissions-free zones. A car that doesn’t allow you to switch on the gas engine may enable…

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Samsung Phone Processor Sports On-Chip AI

Artificial intelligence implementations often run on a powerful server and then client devices such as Alexa, Google Home, and mobile apps that utilize them send commands and requests to that server. This is done on the premise that client devices such as phones and home assistants have limited processing power, and should therefore just have…

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Slow Connection? Here’s How To Check Your Internet Speed

Internet users around the world have been duped with Internet speeds well below those advertised. Internet service providers (ISPs) have been throttling Internet speeds and users often do notice (for example: When you pay top dollar for your Internet connection but it’s still slow). You can (and should) check your Internet speeds every now and…

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Easy Ways To Enhance Your Privacy On Android

Your mobile phone is a gold mine of information for app developers, marketers, and unfortunately hackers, but not everyone wants to be tracked. Android does provide permissions to control access to your camera, microphone, photos, contacts, precise (GPS) location among other things. However it is difficult to give up the features offered by apps. Some…

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Audi R8 Refreshed With Greater Agility And Modernized Shape

The Audi R8, a 2-door Audi performance car initially released in 2006 has been redesigned (somewhat) with improved handling (especially in the braking area). The R8 LMS GT3 has shorter braking distances and an improved suspension. It can decelerate from 62.1 MPH to a stop 1.5 meters (4.9 feet) shorter than the previous model, and…