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Blockchain-Powered Smartphone Exodus By HTC

The company had also said that the HTC Exodus will launch "definitely everywhere" outside of China.

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After working on its Blockchain-powered smartphone Exodus for months, HTC has finally announced it will introduce the device as early as October.

The company indicated the launch on its Instagram page.

According to the company Vive Founder, Phil Chen, Exodus previously asserted that a smartphone like Exodus with a crypto-currency wallet will provide the most secure wallet on the market, tech website Smarthouse reported on Monday.

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Taiwanese tech giant HTC is reportedly working on a new Android phone named “Exodus” that will be powered by blockchain technology. Pixabay

However, he added that the device will initially target a “niche” audience and will be priced similarly to the world’s first Blockchain powered smartphone, Sirin Labs’ Finney, at around $1,000, the report added.

The HTC Exodus is the brainchild of Chen, who was also the driving force behind the Vive virtual reality (VR) headset and forms the start of a major blockchain push as the company looks to return to the smartphone industry.

Also Read: ‘GOME’, A Chinese Smartphone Company Debuts in India

The company had also said that the HTC Exodus will launch “definitely everywhere” outside of China. However, there are no specific details. (IANS)

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A Smartphone Application That Helps You Quit Smoking

The study published in the journal Aging, demonstrated that the smoking-induced aging acceleration reverts back to normal after smoking cessation

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New smartphone app to help you quit smoking. Pixabay

Researchers have developed a new smartphone-based app that can track if you smoke a lot and can help you quit.

The app Gero Healthspan developed by scientists from Gero and Roswell Park Cancer Institute in New York offers a way to track the rejuvenating effect of smoking cessation in real time through the analysis of wearable data.

The bioage acceleration caused by smoking can be detected through the analysis of physical activity signals collected from wearable devices.

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FILE – New findings show that smoking causes devastating genetic damage, or mutations, in the cells of various organs in the body. VOA

From this, a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm trained to find certain patterns in intraday changes of activity level to estimate the biological age of a person has been developed.

The study published in the journal Aging, demonstrated that the smoking-induced aging acceleration reverts back to normal after smoking cessation and the process can be tracked by the wearable device.

Also Read: Reducing Alcohol Intake Can Help In Quitting Smoking

“You can use the app to explore how lifestyle changes such as diets, activities and supplements affect your predicted healthy life expectancy. We hope that our app will help people to stop deliberately shortening their lives and help to develop healthy lifestyles,” said Peter Fedichev, Founder and Chief Science Officer of Gero. (IANS)