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Aeir Talk Gives A Father’s Autistic Kids A Voice

Labor Of Love: Developer Creates iPad App To Help His Autistic Brother

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When Jonathan Izak graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, he decided to put his new degree in Computer Science to very good use. In an effort to help his 10-year old autistic brother Oriel communicate and learn new tasks, he developed a new iPad app called Autismate to...
Labor Of Love: Developer Creates iPad App To Help His Autistic Brother

Orangutans at Miami zoo communicating with iPads

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This slideshow requires JavaScript. According to a report from AssociatedPress, orangutans at Miami’s Jungle Island zoo are taking a liking to Apple’s iPad in a new program that has six of them communicating with the device: The software was originally designed for humans with autism and the screen displays pictures...
Orangutans at Miami zoo communicating with iPads

Speech-impaired kids get a voice with Proloquo2go iOS app

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A communication assistance app for those who have difficulty speaking is getting an important update Wednesday: It now has real children’s voices that will play when a picture, phrase or word is tapped on screen. Proloquo2go, an iOS app has been used for several years by both adults and children...
Speech-impaired kids get a voice with Proloquo2go iOS app

WTF is this doing in the science section? The zoology of comment | David Steele

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I've counted seven species of online commenter. Please leave further suggestions or vent your spleen belowThis is the most ludicrous, supposedly science article I have ever read on this so-called subject. This article is hilarious and raises interesting points. Regarding the first point, at least he got one thing right....
WTF is this doing in the science section? The zoology of comment | David Steele

Daily Report: A Device to Read Your Thoughts

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The physicist Stephen Hawking is trying out a device the size of a matchbox that aims to allow him to communicate by merely thinking, David Ewing Duncan reports in Tuesday's New York Times. The iBrain is part of a new generation of devices and algorithms intended to monitor and diagnose...
Daily Report: A Device to Read Your Thoughts
App Store enigma: the patent holder, the developer, and the voiceless child

Brain scans may detect autism in babies and toddlers

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One study examines the brain's organization of white matter, while another measures its electrical activity -- in both cases, to detect autism. [Read more]...
Brain scans may detect autism in babies and toddlers
iPads are so user friendly, apes use them to communicate
Startup Spotlight: Spiral Genetics offers software to help scientists analyze DNA

By 2016, 70M families will keep tabs on each other with GPS

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If you thought GPS in your phone was only useful for finding the closest Starbucks, think again. A growing number of North American and European households are using GPS and cellular location services to keep track of their family members. Berg Insight forecasts that the number of active users of...
By 2016, 70M families will keep tabs on each other with GPS

Curate Personal Data Online So You Stop Seeing Stupid Ads

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Consumers are beginning to accept that their data is being tracked, but not all data is useful to advertisers.  For them, the issue is ads that miss the mark. It's the difference between Reebok saying, "Hey, I noticed you live near a landfill, looking for sneakers?" or getting to the point: "I...
Curate Personal Data Online So You Stop Seeing Stupid Ads

Proloquo2Go App Gives Children With Speech Impairments a Voice

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For many of us, tech gadgets like smartphones and tablets are a source of entertainment, a way to check email and social networks, maybe even make a phone call or two. But for others, they’re helping to do much more than that. Proloquo2Go is an iOS app that gives those...
Proloquo2Go App Gives Children With Speech Impairments a Voice

Soon, the iBrain May Read Your Thoughts

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The iBrain (neurovigil.com) It's probably obvious, but we feel the need to say this: every damned thing about famed physicist Stephen Hawking is inspirational. We cannot read an article about him and not feel emotionally impacted by the fact that he is 70 years old, suffering from Lou Gherig's disease,...
Soon, the iBrain May Read Your Thoughts
Widespread vaccine exemptions are messing with herd immunity

MIT researchers teach computers to recognize your smile, frustration

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Wipe that insincere, two-faced grin off your face -- your computer knows you're full of it. Or at least it will once it gets a load of MIT's research on classifying frustration, delight and facial expressions. By teaching a computer how to differentiate between involuntary smiles of frustration and...
MIT researchers teach computers to recognize your smile, frustration
New autism studies find new mutations, many genes behind the disorder

Dundee student designs Passive Play toy cube to stimulate parents interaction with autistic children

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A University of Dundee scholar has been working on a wonderful tool that aims to evoke the emotional connection between autistic children and their parents. While we've seen novelties like the My Keepon in the past, any addition to the cause is always a pleasant one, and the Passive...
Dundee student designs Passive Play toy cube to stimulate parents interaction with autistic children

Emotion Measurement Platform Affectiva Wins $500K NSF Grant

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Affectiva, a startup that tries to measure the emotional response people have to ads and brands, just announced that it has a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The company spun out of MIT’s Media Lab. This is its second NSF grant — in January 2011, it won another...
Emotion Measurement Platform Affectiva Wins $500K NSF Grant

30 Best iPhone and iPad apps this week

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Atlas by Collins, Me Books, Signed Stories, Nigella Lawson, Tunigo Play, Toca Tailor, Rara and moreActually, "this fortnight" would be more accurate: Last week's planned top iOS apps post went missing due to travel, so it's a bumper crop of 30 this week to make amends.As ever, the list doesn't...
30 Best iPhone and iPad apps this week

Parents Herald Rise in Apps to Help Treat Autism but Proof of Therapeutic Benefits Is Lacking

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Parents Herald Rise in Apps to Help Treat Autism but Proof of Therapeutic Benefits Is Lacking

Indiana high school team raises money for robot that will interact with autistic children

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A high school robotics team from Kokomo, Indiana in the United States is using Indiegogo to raise money for a robot that will interact with autistic children. The team, called CyberTooth, will build the disability aid they’ve named AutiBot once they’ve raised $5,000. At the time of this writing, they...
Indiana high school team raises money for robot that will interact with autistic children

MiniManuscript is launching to take the pain out of academic reading lists

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The academic year in the UK is well under way, and doubtless students are starting to get a sense of the amount of reading they will need to complete in order to write their papers. For those who have a reading list as long as both arms, you might be...
MiniManuscript is launching to take the pain out of academic reading lists

Dr Dillner's health dilemmas: Should men become fathers before they are 40?

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New research warns that older fathers may pass on mutations to their offspring. So does that mean men should get on with parenting at an earlier age?Traditionally, it was the woman's age that was thought to be most important in determining whether a couple have a healthy baby. But a...
Dr Dillner's health dilemmas: Should men become fathers before they are 40?

Thinking tech for a 14 year old with autism

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Thinking tech for a 14 year old with autism

Jenny McCarthy: Yeah, about that whole MMR vaccine causes autism thing. My bad.

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Jenny McCarthy: Yeah, about that whole MMR vaccine causes autism thing. My bad.

What I think I know about autism. « Levite Chronicles

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What I think I know about autism. « Levite Chronicles

For each new Twitter or FB fan they get today, @SerraToyota is donating $1 to Autism Soc. of Alabama: http://bit.ly/bmvg0Y

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For each new Twitter or FB fan they get today, @SerraToyota is donating $1 to Autism Soc. of Alabama: http://bit.ly/bmvg0Y

RT @GuyKawasaki: Britain bans doctor who linked vaccine to autism http://is.gd/coInI

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RT @GuyKawasaki: Britain bans doctor who linked vaccine to autism http://is.gd/coInI

What I think I know about autism.

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What I think I know about autism.
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