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TECH 27 Mar 2014 | 3:00 PM

Mobile app may help people recovering from alcohol abuse: study

A mobile app aimed at keeping people recovering from alcohol abuse sober appears to cut down on the number of days they drink, according to a new study.

TECH 16 Dec 2015 | 10:30 PM

Underage kids get alcohol ads directly to smartphones

Kids as young as 13 may be inundated with daily ads from the alcohol industry on social media, and while Twitter has an age-gate which blocks direct-to-phone updates for underage users, Instagram does not, according to a new study.

TECH 11 Jan 2016 | 2:30 AM

Underage youth widely exposed to online alcohol marketing

More than half of underage people say they’ve seen alcohol marketing on the Internet, though few admit to engaging with brands or being a fan online, according to a new US study.

TECH 23 May 2016 | 5:30 AM

Wristband device for alcohol monitoring wins US prize

A San Francisco-based company has won a US government-sponsored competition with an alcohol monitoring devices that can be worn on the wrist, the latest milestone in the development of wearable technologies that monitor and diagnose medical conditions.

TECH 05 Aug 2016 | 12:00 AM

Temporary 'tattoo' could offer new non-invasive way to monitor alcohol levels

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, USA, have developed new technology that could enable doctors and police to accurately measure blood alcohol levels through a temporary tattoo worn on the skin.

TECH 17 Sep 2013 | 2:13 PM

Feeling tipsy? New apps read blood alcohol levels, hail a taxi

Before getting behind the wheel after a night out, a driver can test his blood alcohol level with new apps that not only give a reading but can call a cab.

TECH 01 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

Researchers find link between "alcohol identity" on social media and drinking-related problems

A study by researchers at North Carolina State University and Ohio University have concluded that college students who have an "alcohol identity" on social media were more likely to have alcohol problems than those actually taking a drink.

TECH 23 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM

Smart clothes keep track of alcohol intake

At a hackathon in Seoul, South Korea, the emerging smart clothes industry reached a new milestone with the demo of Metamorphosis, a prototype capable of reacting according to the quantity of alcohol imbibed by the wearer.

TECH 01 Aug 2018 | 2:30 AM

How to fix Silicon Valley’s shortage of engineers? Free alcohol, of course

With their company-logo T-shirts tucked in by Gucci belts, gripping mixed drinks in Gatorade bottles and chatting about the latest work gossip, hundreds of interns streamed out of an all-paid-for coach bus on a Friday night in July.

TECH 10 Jul 2019 | 11:00 PM

New study links problematic smartphone use to poor academic grades, alcohol misuse and mental health problems

New research has found that university students who describe their smartphone use as "problematic" are also more likely to experience mental health problems, have a higher number of sexual partners, and receive lower grades.