technology-news

Now, apps that nag you to do what you must do

Wellington, Sept 18 : Researchers have developed a new smartphone app that gives you a buzz if you slouch.


As technology aims to help us solve all sorts of mundane problems, smartphones have morphed into digital nags.

Repeated "suggestions" from a spouse can grate on the nerves, but users say it's easier - and less abrasive - to let a device issue the orders.

Such digital reminders are catching on. Evernote, an organisation app that claims more than 50 million users worldwide, added pop-up reminders in May, saying they were one of the most requested features, Stuff.co.nz reported.

Yet it's unclear whether digital nagging is any more effective than the face-to-face kind.

While devices may help us remember the little things, and be less likely to prompt eye rolls, the electronic alerts themselves can become overwhelming.

--ANI (Posted on 18-09-2013)

technology-news headlines

New groundbreaking technique may help cure diseases by 'editing' DNA

Ancient Antarctica was as warm as today's California coast

Domesticated chili pepper originated in Central-east Mexico

Neanderthals carried more copies of potentially detrimental mutations

'Upside-down planet' reveals new method for studying binary star systems

Learn why homo sapiens survived when others could not

New material prevents plastic from ageing

Know if you are an app addict

Animals with bigger brain size more intelligent

Now, a detector to distinguish 'sour' oil from 'sweet'

UV lamp of the future is here

Shrimp-inspired material to make airplanes stronger

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014

Comments

Your e-mail:


Your Full Name:


Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box

Message:

Back to Top