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, 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

Potentially habitable Earth-sized planet discovered

2-year-olds 'surprisingly' good at understanding unfamiliar accents

How carnivores evolved into herbivores 300 million years ago revealed

NASA discovers Earth-size planet in 'habitable zone'

New insights on how brain develops memories

Oxygen injections to protect you from air pollution

Sea deposits to build your smart phone!

Google Glass to assist surgeons soon

Soon, floating n-plants that survive tsunami, quakes

Ancient meteors reveal Red Planet's early atmosphere

Global warming to hit your bubbly's taste!

How gut microbes helped our ancestors adapt and survive during Paleolithic era

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


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

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


Back to Top