Smartphones http://nhpr.org en A Tracking App That Tracks Other Tracking Apps http://nhpr.org/post/tracking-app-tracks-other-tracking-apps <p>The ubiquity of smartphones and tablets and a certain level of self-absorption have led to a number of apps and programs that track sleep, diet, heart rate, baby weight, twitter use, mood, sweat, caffeine, memories and bowel movements. Welcome to the age of the quantified self, but with a thousand ways to keep tabs on your own life, how then, do you keep track of all the trackers?</p><p><strong>Sarah Kessler </strong>is associate editor for <em>Fast Company</em>. <a href="http://www.fastcompany.com/3021460/a-tracker-to-track-trackers-the-solution-to-quantified-self-overload#6" target="_blank">She wrote about</a> how developers creating tracking apps that track <em>other</em> tracking apps.</p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:24:55 +0000 Virginia Prescott 39127 at http://nhpr.org A Tracking App That Tracks Other Tracking Apps The End of Smartphones? http://nhpr.org/post/end-smartphones <P>Word of Mouth's favorite explainer of all things wired Rob Fleischman discusses our beloved internet&nbsp;devices and the emerging technologies that may be gearing up to take their spot.</P> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:31:09 +0000 Virginia Prescott 17802 at http://nhpr.org Some Schools Actually Want Students To Play With Their Smartphones In Class http://nhpr.org/post/some-schools-actually-want-students-play-their-smartphones-class If there is one thing that the mobile-computing era has made clear, it's that kids love touch screens. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:49:55 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 14122 at http://nhpr.org Some Schools Actually Want Students To Play With Their Smartphones In Class Why "FourSquare Day" Succeeds in Portsmouth http://nhpr.org/post/why-foursquare-day-succeeds-portsmouth <p>New England athletes know today as Marathon Monday &ndash; history buffs call it Patriots&rsquo; Day. And tech watchers know April 16<sup>th</sup> as <a href="http://portsmouthfoursquare.com/" target="_blank">Foursquare Day</a>, named after the social media app.</p><p>On Foursquare Day, businesses and communities offer special discounts and free stuff to users who drop by and &ldquo;check in&rdquo; to Foursquare using their smartphones.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 20:55:18 +0000 Brady Carlson 3155 at http://nhpr.org Why "FourSquare Day" Succeeds in Portsmouth