Meredith Ansell

September 23, 2014
Smartphone in hand of business man

Good news for everyone waiting for the latest in cell phone technology

Last week in Cupertino, California, Apple unveiled the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, bringing us all a little closer to the techno-sci-fi world that used to be the stuff of novels and super-spy movies. The smart-watch is one of the most innovative communication devices on the market. It is […]
August 27, 2014
Students using Google Class

Google continues its push to move Apple out of the Classroom

This school year teachers will have a new tool from Google—Google Classroom—which can be operated by any user who has a Google Apps for Education account.Introduced this spring as a new tool for classroom management, Google Classroom was tested in 45 countries around the world, by a total of more […]
August 18, 2014
bipolar happy and sad

Smartphone: Coming to the Rescue of Those with Bipolar Disorder

A University of Michigan psychiatrist has developed a smartphone app known as PRIORI which can analyze the speaker’s voice and predict an approaching change in psychological state from manic to depressive, or vice versa. PRIORI turns the smartphone into a diagnostic tool, potentially saving the lives of millions of bipolar […]
July 21, 2014
New reading device for the blind

The FingerReader: Opening New Worlds for the Visually Impaired

Hot out of the labs at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a prototype audio reading device, called the “FingerReader.” The FingerReader fits on the index finger of a visually impaired individual and “reads” to him books or other written material. The FingerReader is equipped with a small camera which scans […]