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Technobyte: Find out how your Insta pics may show you are depressed

Are you a landlord and concerned about noise levels from your tenants? Do you have property in a complex that has a very strict body corporate? Then NoiseAware might help.

The tiny piece of technology monitors sound levels and will alert you, the owner, via SMS if noise levels become unbearable and begin disturbing the neighbours.

NoiseAware is like a "The Smoke Detector for Noise". If noise levels exceed your set threshold, you will be notified via SMS or email immediately.

You can also access your properties' historical noise level data through the dashboard at anytime, anywhere via an app.

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Huawei’s new Watch 2 is a smart watch running Android with a focus on fitness.

Because it has its own built in SIM card and connectivity you no longer need to pair this to a phone when training.

Go running or cycling with your favourite workout beats, while guided and motivated by real-time coaching, and have your trail mapped via GPS, all without the burden of a phone.

The watch features live GPS tracking so you can view a real-time map of your activities on the high-resolution display.

The built in heart rate monitor is constantly monitoring your heart and can provide your VO2max, training effect, recovery time advice and much more.

consumer.huawei.com/en/wearables/watch2/

Your Instagram photos might say much more about you than what you had for lunch or where you’re vacationing this summer. They might also hold clues about whether you are depressed.

New research shows that people with a history of depression share more photos, use fewer filters, and post more images that are darker and greyer in colour. The findings, published this week in the journal EPJ Data Science, suggest that Instagram and other social media sites are tools that can be used to screen people for mental illnesses.

They used machine learning to analyse the photos’ hues, brightness, filters, and whether they featured faces.

Their findings? Depressed users posted more photos - photos that tended to be “bluer, darker, and greyer.” They also used fewer Instagram filters; when they did use a filter, they tended to choose “Inkwell,” which makes the photo black and white.

Healthier users favoured the “Valencia” filter instead, which lightens the tint of photos. Depressed users were also more likely to post photos with faces, but compared to healthier users, those photos contained fewer faces per image. That could be a sign that people with depression “interact in smaller social settings,” the study says.

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