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Amazon plans Alexa device that monitors sleep disorder: Report. Pixabay

Amazon is working on a new Alexa-driven device that can monitor sleep apnea, a disorder where breathing repeatedly stops and starts, Business Insider reported.

According to the report, the palm-sized device is reportedly designed to sit on a bedside table and use a millimeter-wave radar to sense your breathing.

Amazon’s project is apparently being developed under the code name “Brahms” after the German composer of Lullaby.

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The device resembles a “standing hexagonal pad connected to a metal wire base,” the report noted.

Amazon declined to comment on the existence of the project.

If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep, you might have sleep apnea.

Snoring, feeling exhausted after sleep are few symptoms. Unsplash

In 2014, Japanese company Nintendo announced a “non-wearable” device that could track sleep via radio waves, reports The Verge. However, the device was never released.

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OnePlus has also announced a new concept phone that used mmWave radar to monitor breathing.

The concept smartphone changes colors as you breathe, and sports a motion-tracking radar tool.

According to the company, it is using a technology called Electronic Color, Material, and Finish (ECMF) for the OnePlus 8T concept phone.

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The radar could sense your breathing and change the back’s color in time with it, “effectively making the phone a biofeedback device”. (IANS)



President Joe Biden listens to Vice President Kamala Harris speak in the Rose Garden of the White House, in Washington, Aug. 5, 2021

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris said final congressional passage of the Biden administration's major infrastructure plan comes down to "a fundamental issue" of the lack of water brought on by climate change.

Harris made the comments Monday during a visit to Lake Mead, a man-made reservoir near the gambling and tourist destination city of Las Vegas, Nevada, which provides drinking water and electricity for more than 40 million people across seven western U.S. states and northern Mexico.

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In this Oct. 4, 2021 photo, the Supreme Court is seen on the first day of the new term, in Washington

As a legal battle plays out in the courts, the Biden administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block a Texas law that bans most abortions in the state.

The Justice Department asked the high court Monday to reverse a decision by an appeals court that allows the law to remain in effect while litigation over the policy continues.

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The Olympic Flame that will be burning for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games was ignited on Monday at the birthplace of the Games in Ancient Olympia, Greece.

The Olympic Flame that will be burning for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games was ignited on Monday at the birthplace of the Games in Ancient Olympia, Greece. During the traditional ceremony, actress Xanthi Georgiou in the role of an ancient Greek High Priestess used a concave mirror to focus the sun's rays and light a torch before the 2,500-year-old Temple of Hera, a goddess in ancient Greek mythology.

At the end of the ceremony, the High Priestess handed over the flame to the first torchbearer, Greek skier Ioannis Antoniou, inside the stadium which hosted the first Games centuries ago. A total of three torchbearers will relay the torch in Ancient Olympia. Former Chinese short track speed skating athlete Li Jiajun was the second runner, reports Xinhua.

Following a short symbolic torch relay, the flame will be transferred to Athens to be passed over on Tuesday to the organizers of Beijing 2022. The XXIV Winter Olympics will take place from February 4 to 20, 2022, followed by the Paralympics Winter Games. (IANS/ MBI)

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