Apple is granted hover and heart-rate monitoring patents
Emperor Penguin can stay under water for up to 27 minutes, new research reveals
New research has revealed how the Emperor Penguin is able to dive to depths of over 500m and stay under water for up to 27 minutes – deeper and longer than any of its fellow avian species.
The nose knows: Rainbowfish embryos 'sniff out' predators
Rainbowfish embryos, as young as only four days after fertilisation, are able to smell potential predatory threats, a new study by Australian researchers has found.
Review: Evolutionary advances in new smartwatches
New Android wristwatches from Samsung and LG make a few evolutionary advances, though I won't be rushing out to buy either.
Finland team has bed sensor to measure sleep
Hibernating lemurs hint at the secrets of sleep
By studying hibernation, a Duke University team is providing a window into why humans sleep. Observations of a little-known primate called the fat-tailed dwarf lemur in captivity and the wild has revealed ...
Nissan Nismo is smartwatch with driving experience
Review: Samsung fitness products offer the basics
Samsung's latest gadgets try to tap into people's passions for tracking fitness activities.
Acrobatic birds aren't as energetic as they look
In research published this week in Proceedings of the Royal Society B scientists have found that the acrobatic courtship displays of male golden-collared manakins are less energetically costly than they a ...
Challenges for doctors using fitness trackers and apps
More hospitals and doctors are starting to use data from fitness trackers and health apps to help treat patients. But they are moving cautiously. The technology has a lot of potential, but there are key ch ...
Tech review: Fitness watches help you keep tabs on your vital statistics
I'm old enough to have seen wristwatches fall out of favor, replaced by the cellphones in our pockets.
Marketing a new product? Getting consumers to visualize using it could backfire
Companies often provide detailed information that encourages consumers to visualize using a new product. But does this make consumers more likely to buy it? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, it dep ...
Huawei puts premium styling in watch entry, thinks Classic
Samsung unveils phone with heart-rate monitor
(AP)—Samsung sought Monday to frame its new Galaxy S5 smartphone as a lifestyle product, as it emphasized a built-in heart-rate sensor and improved camera features over its slightly larger size.