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Facebook, Apple and the Coming Augmented Reality Land Grab (Variety):

“Two new reports suggest that two of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are secretly working on augmented reality (AR) technology. It may take some time before Apple is going to reveal its efforts in the space, but Facebook may give us a glance at its AR research as early as next month Read the rest of this entry »

Next: How to best civilize the mobile brain health and brain training Wild West (Tip: Consumer education may help more than pure regulation)

GLASSES-AND-EYE-CHARTUC Riverside Professor Slams Feds, Stands By His Health App (KQED):

“UC Riverside professor of psychology Aaron Seitz had an idea for a mobile health app based on his area of research….Seitz is the academic behind UltimEyes, the vision improvement app that got dinged by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for $150,000 last week for making deceptive claims about the app’s efficacy. Read the rest of this entry »

#7. Can you identify Apple’s logo?

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We don’t notice much of what we see: 85 college students tried to draw the Apple logo from memory; 84 failed (Science Daily):

“Could you draw the ubiquitous Apple computer logo from memory?…Out of 85 UCLA undergraduate students, only one correctly reproduced the Apple logo when asked to draw it on a blank sheet of paper. Fewer than half the students correctly identified the actual logo when Read the rest of this entry »

Apple names brain training apps “Best of 2014” in 20+ countries

apple-best-of-2014Brain training is going mobile, and global. Not only did Apple name one brain training app (Elevate) “Best App of the Year” in the US, across all categories, but it handpicked another brain training app (Peak) as one of the top apps in 20+ countries. In the UK:

“Apple named video editor Replay as its best iPhone app, ahead of self-improvement app Peak – Brain Training.” Read the rest of this entry »

Apple names brain training app “2014 App of the Year”

apple-best-of-2014Apple names its top apps of 2014 (Mashable):

“It’s a good day for Elevate, which was just named Apple’s favorite app of 2014.

The app, which helps you improve memory and focus, was Apple’s top pick of the year. The runner-up was Instagram’s Hyperlapse, which speeds up shaky videos and turns them into time lapses in just two taps.”

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