Mobile Minutes: GM’s connected car; Intel’s facial recognition app; Ebola survivors’ app; Little Leagues go digital
General Motors unveils new connected car features
General Motors announced today a new set of connected car features that the automaker plans to show off at the International Consumer Electronics Show this week in Las Vegas. The automaker’s subscription based OnStar program will launch AtYourService in the United States and Canada in the coming weeks.
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Intel unveils app that opens sites with user’s face
Say goodbye to passwords and hello to having your face open your favorite websites. Chipmaker Intel has come up with tools to use biometrics — facial recognition — to replace passwords.
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Ebola survivors in West Africa to share stories via mobile app, to help fight stigma
Ebola survivors in the three West African countries worst hit by the epidemic will share their stories through a mobile application to be launched on Monday, in a UNICEF-backed campaign to inform and fight stigma around the disease.
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Little Leagues go high-tech as busy parents turn to apps
As the holidays end and parents get back into the routine of shuttling kids from school to winter-sports practice, they’re getting help from mobile applications that are ushering local sports leagues into the digital age.
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