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Wearable tech aids stroke patients

Wearable tech aids stroke patients

Health
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceScientists in the US are developing wearable sensors to speed up the recovery of stroke patients.The sensors are able to send information to doctors continuously.The team developing the system says it could allow therapists to more closely monitor the effectiveness of their care.Details of the study were released at the recent annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Texas.Lizzy McAninch had a stroke two years ago. She could not move or speak or swallow for several weeks.Lizzy is testing out wearable sensors that might speed her recovery. They look like small white sticking plasters, but they send information wirelessly to her medical team. She is a doctor herself and can see how they could help her."This techn...
CES 2018: Were robots more than a gimmick at the tech show?

CES 2018: Were robots more than a gimmick at the tech show?

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceIf you've ever wanted a robot to do the vacuuming, then the CES tech show has something for you.The Aeolus robot is designed to perform a range of household tasks - including mopping floors, rearranging furniture and putting away dishes.However, like many of the bots showcased in Las Vegas this year, the pressure sometimes got to it."Aeolus has had enough," tweeted Signe Brewster, a writer at tech site Wirecutter, after observing the bot stall inexplicably during a demo.The moment is reminiscent of an even more high profile hiccup that hit LG's smart home helper Cloi during the firm's press conference earlier in the week.On three separate occasions, Cloi sat there, painfully unresponsive having been prompted to do something helpful - like fetch a...
CES 2018: Tech preview of the show's coolest new products

CES 2018: Tech preview of the show's coolest new products

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceAll aboard the (self-driving) bus - next stop, CES: Las Vegas' annual gigantic tech fest.About 4,000 companies - many of them start-ups - are arriving in town this weekend. Over the coming days, they will reveal new products, secure orders and hopefully provide a taste of the future at the trade fair.The event has its roots in consumer gadgets, but now sprawls into fields including artificial intelligence, automobiles, medicine, marketing and even agriculture.Most of the big technology brands in attendance will have something new to brag about. But increasingly, they hold flagship products back for stand-alone events. In recent years much of the excitement has instead been delivered by smaller, lesser-known companies for whom CES presents a "brea...
Car thefts up 30% as gangs beat new tech

Car thefts up 30% as gangs beat new tech

Technology
Police data reveals there has been a 30% increase in car thefts over the past three years, as thieves bypass modern vehicle security systems.Security experts believe the rise is partly down to criminal gangs catching up with technology, with police footage released in November showing how they were able to steal vehicles without needing keys.Many cars now have a push button fob instead of a traditional metal key, but these new devices can sometimes be compromised.Video:Thieves steal car in 'relay crime'Steve Launchbury, of Thatcham Research, told Sky News: "As the car is more digitally connected, obviously that opens it up to new types of criminality."When you have keyless-type vehicles where you physically just press a button and walk away, you've got the risk now of the signal being capt...
The 4 Worst Tech Stocks of 2017

The 4 Worst Tech Stocks of 2017

Finance
The bull market continued in 2017, with tech stocks outpacing the broader market. The tech-heavy NASDAQ had rallied nearly 30% this year as of this writing, compared to the S&P 500's 20% gain. There were some big winners in that market, but there were also huge losers that crushed investors. Let's take a look at the four worst-performing tech stocks of the year, and see where they might be headed in 2018.Image source: Getty Images.Frontier CommunicationsRegional telco Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) lost 86% of its market value this year due to its shrinking customer base , declining average revenue per customer, high churn rates , and three straight quarters of net losses.Frontier slashed its dividend by 60% in May, but the stock's subse...