Posts tagged babies

Video: Wi-Fi system can detect breathing and heart rate through walls.

A system developed at MIT uses wi-fi signals to detect breathing and heart rate of one or more individuals in a room - even through walls.

iPhone sales outpace births.
Apple sold 37 million iPhones in the December quarter, at an average rate of 4.6 per second. The current global birth rate is 4.2 per second.

While the United Nations predicts the birth rate will soon climb to five births a second - as the global population surpasses 7 billion - the rate of smartphones sales is likely to grow even faster.

I’d love to know the international death rate vs the rate of broken iPhones. Or how many babies are responsible for broken phones, I know my kid likes to throw technology in the toilet - RIP Nintendo DS :(
A report earlier this week also shows that the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on earth by the end of this year - read about that here.

iPhone sales outpace births.

Apple sold 37 million iPhones in the December quarter, at an average rate of 4.6 per second. The current global birth rate is 4.2 per second.

While the United Nations predicts the birth rate will soon climb to five births a second - as the global population surpasses 7 billion - the rate of smartphones sales is likely to grow even faster.

I’d love to know the international death rate vs the rate of broken iPhones. Or how many babies are responsible for broken phones, I know my kid likes to throw technology in the toilet - RIP Nintendo DS :(

A report earlier this week also shows that the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on earth by the end of this year - read about that here.

From io9:

"Newborn babies have an instinctual need to hear their mother’s voice…and nobody else’s. For the first time ever, electrodes were placed on babies hours after their birth to probe the connection between the mother’s voice and their newborn brains.

The electrodes monitored which parts of the infants’ brains were activated when they came into contact with certain voices. While any woman’s voice could fire up the voice recognition parts of the brain, the University of Montreal researchers discovered the mother’s voice was needed to activate the brain’s language centers.