The FM radio hidden in your SMARTPHONE that few people can use – Daily Mail
News from The FM radio hidden in your SMARTPHONE that few people can use – Daily Mail:

  • Many smartphones – including Apple’s iPhone – come with an FM chip installed but many are not switched on by the manufacturers
  • BBC and other broadcasters are pushing to have radio capability turned on
  • They say it would allow users to listen to broadcasts without data charges 
  • It could also prove a vital way of getting information during emergencies 

It is a source of music, information and entertainment for millions of listeners around the world yet vast numbers of people are being denied the chance to enjoy FM radio.

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New UW app can detect sleep apnea events via smartphone
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April 27, 2015

Jennifer Langston

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ApneaApp turns a smartphone into an active sonar system that can detect sleep apnea events.U. of Washington

Determining whether your snoring is merely annoying, or crosses the threshold into a life-threatening problem, isn’t convenient or cheap.

The gold standard for diagnosing sleep apnea — a disease which affects roughly 1 in 13 Americans — requires an overnight hospital stay and costs thousands of dollars. The patient sleeps in a strange bed, gets hooked up to a tangle of wires and undergoes an intensive polysomnography test to count how many times a night he or she struggles to breathe.

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