Dean Fishman, a chiropractic physician who created and trademarked the phrase text neck, Android Sentral told FoxNews.com. The Plantation, Florida-based doctor believes text neck is a global epidemic that is literally changing the way our bodies should grow. ADVERTISEMENT Fishman explains this phenomenon with the two x-ray images showcased here: (Images provided by Dr. Dean Fishman) In the x-ray on the left, Dr. Fishman explains that you can see that the red line demonstrates a curvature of the spine which is consistent with normal. But in the text neck x-ray, the red line accentuates the perching forward of the first few bones of the cervical spine. This would be considered abnormal, according to Fishman, noting that neck pain, headaches, arm and shoulder pain and arthritis are all side effects of text neck. Some 1.91 trillion text messages were sent in the U.S. last year, according to statistics from CTIA The Wireless Association. A study published by Pew Research revealed that nearly eight in ten Americans use text messaging on their cell phones.
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Low-cost smartphones boost Android - Yahoo News
The report by market tracker IDC said Android phone sales were up 33 percent over the past year to 255 million units, and accounted for 84.7 percent of all global smartphone sales in the March-June period. The overall market grew 25 percent to 301 million units, IDC said, with Apple, Microsoft Windows and BlackBerry failing to keep pace. "With many of its (manufacturing) partners focusing on the sub-$200 segments, Android has been reaping huge gains within emerging markets," says Ramon Llamas, research manager with IDC. "During the second quarter, 58.6 percent of all Android smartphone shipments worldwide cost less than $200 off contract, making them very attractive compared to other devices." Sales of the Apple iPhone rose to 35.2 million units in the quarter, but with growth slower than Android, Apple's market share fell to 11.7 percent from 13 percent last year in the same period. Windows Phone sales meanwhile slipped more than nine percent from a year ago to 7.4 million units, while its market share dropped to 2.5 percent. BlackBerry's woes deepened despite modest gains from the first quarter of 2014.
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Motorola smartwatch launching in September - Yahoo News
The next iPhone might well be the most significant smartphone launch of 2014 -- what Apple introduces the industry assimilates -- but Motorola's first Android Wear smartwatch could have a similar impact. It offers contextually aware alerts such as the weather forecasts, sports results and other timely information. And it responds to gestures, touch and voice commands. However it's the timepiece's look and feel that is creating the biggest stir and grabbing most of the attention. The Moto 360 is round, like a normal watch, and is made from premium materials. As such, when it's not flashing up information about the world around the wearer, it looks like a high grade Swiss watch and something that a watch wearer would be happy to add to his or her collection.
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