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Text messages boost flu vaccine rates in pregnant women

Researchers find that those who received five text messages every week about the importance of flu shots were 30 percent more likely to get one than those who only received phone calls.

By Jan. 10, 2014


The baby seat with iPad attachment: Shameful or honest?

A petition is launched to have Fisher-Price's bouncy seat with built-in iPad attachment recalled. But why shouldn't we prepare our young for the future as early as possible?

By Dec. 14, 2013


Device can identify abnormal heart rhythm linked to stillbirth

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin say they've been able to both diagnose as well as treat long QT syndrome in the womb.

By Nov. 12, 2013


Smile! We know how fast your heart is beating

MIT researchers can measure someone's pulse just by watching them on video. The new method, which picks up slight head movements, could help detect cardiac events.

By Jun. 20, 2013


Sensor promises disease detection with naked eye

Low-cost color-coded sensor out of the U.K. could let doctors in developing countries detect the presence of viruses including HIV at a glance.

By Oct. 31, 2012


Barbie gets digital makeover at Toy Fair

The tech toys of 2013 are unveiled at Toy Fair in New York. CNET's Bridget Carey checks out what's in store for Barbie and Hot Wheels, gets a look at Toby's BattroBorg boxing robots, and finds out how toy guns are incorporating smartphones.

By Feb. 11, 2013


Thermal imaging may help fight obesity

Imaging tech that measures heat levels is being used to measure brown fat, which plays a prominent role in how quickly the body can burn calories as energy.

By Jul. 19, 2012


New mini sensor can measure brain's magnetic activity

The device could prove useful in brain-computer interfaces, testing for traumatic brain injuries, and more.

By Apr. 20, 2012


The gun that shuts you up (without killing you)

Japanese researchers develop a gun that, quite literally, drowns out certain voices. Just what uses might it be put to?

By Mar. 1, 2012


Study: 92% of U.S. 2-year-olds have online record

A study conducted for AVG finds that the vast majority of U.S. kids "have an online presence by the time they are 2." More than a third of them had a digital lives before they were born.

By Oct. 6, 2010