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Google's patient data project 'Nightingale' is under investigation

Wednesday  10:31,   13 november 2019

Well, that didn't take long. Shortly after The Wall Street Journalblew the lid off Project Nightingale, regulators have announced that they'll start looking into Google's partnership with Ascension, the second-largest health system in... >>>

Samsung Galaxy S11 deploys mystery new screen technology to beat Huawei P40 Pro

Wednesday  09:25,   13 november 2019

The SAMOLED display is here: but what does it mean?Spotted by Dutch news outlet LetsGoDigital, Samsung has filed a trademark for the name "SAMOLED" via the Korean Intellectual Property Office. In a brief description, the application reveals SAMOLED... >>>

Jumia is losing millions, but pivoting to fintech with Jumia Pay

Wednesday  08:30,   13 november 2019

As it continues to search for the winning e-commerce formula, Jumia is increasingly turning its sights on fintech through Jumia Pay, its in-house payments solution with the goal of not just creating an appendage to its online marketplace but also a... >>>

Google healthcare data move makes some queasy

Wednesday  08:20,   13 november 2019

Google on Tuesday defended a project aimed at modernizing healthcare while giving it access to medical data of millions of people. Reports that Google was amassing medical data prompted a blog post by the Internet giant revealing a project... >>>

Planned Parenthood launches abortion health care finder app

Wednesday  07:05,   13 november 2019

The app will help women navigate state restrictions, Planned Parenthood said.The new app is available on both mobile and desktop, and will personalize info based on users' age, ZIP code and how far along in pregnancy they are. It includes data on... >>>

Traeger WiFi grills monitor your wood pellet supply with an $80 sensor

Wednesday  07:05,   13 november 2019

When Traeger debuted its 2019 lineup of grills, one feature reserved for most expensive models is a sensor that will help you avoid "pellet panic." It's a tool that monitors the amount of pellets in the grill's hopper and alerts you when... >>>

Singapore Aims to Carve Out Niche in AI Race Led by U.S., China

Wednesday  06:05,   13 november 2019

Singapore has unveiled an ambitious strategy to become a global leader in artificial intelligence by 2030, attempting to carve out a niche for itself in an increasingly politicized technology. Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat outlined five key... >>>

Google Denies It’s Using Private Health Data for AI Research

Wednesday  05:50,   13 november 2019

Google’s top health and cloud executives said the company isn’t misusing health data from one of the biggest U.S. health-care providers, pushing back against news reports that have triggered criticism from politicians of the search giant. Google... >>>

Intel unveils its first chips built for AI in the cloud

Wednesday  05:15,   13 november 2019

Intel is no stranger to AI-oriented chips, but now it's turning its attention to those chips that might be thousands of miles away. The tech firm has introduced two new Nervana Neural Network Processors, the NNP-T1000 (below) and NNP-I1000... >>>

Billion-Dollar-a-Day Crypto Trader Finds Accolades Are Better Than Anonymity

Wednesday  04:35,   13 november 2019

In the murky world of cryptocurrencies, most traders stay under the radar, betting that anonymity provides some protection against getting hacked, exposing strategies or worse. © Bloomberg A cryptocurrency mining rig composed of Asus Strix machines... >>>

Google's medical data project spurs HHS inquiry, report says

Wednesday  03:55,   13 november 2019

The US Department of Health and Human Services is looking into the search giant's Project Nightingale.The Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services is opening an inquiry into Project Nightingale, an initiative that... >>>

Disney+ cuts off 'Simpsons' jokes with widescreen episodes

Wednesday  03:55,   13 november 2019

The Disney+ launch didn't just have some technical hiccups -- it also irritated The Simpsons fans. Viewers have discovered that all classic Simpsons episodes are the cropped widescreen versions, not the 4:3 originals that FXX brought back in... >>>

Verizon’s new set-top box is possibly the worst option out there for streaming

Wednesday  03:30,   13 november 2019

It doesn’t even support NetflixFirst, and probably most importantly, it doesn’t support Netflix. I’m guessing that’s all you need to know to never want to use the Stream TV, and I would understand if you’ve now decided to click away to read any of... >>>

Japan's Hayabusa2 spacecraft leaves Ryugu asteroid, heads back to Earth

Wednesday  03:20,   13 november 2019

The Hayabusa2 probe begins its long journey back to Earth with samples of the asteroid on board.But everything good must come to an end and Hayabusa2 is now on its way back... >>>

Dell wants half its workforce to be female within a decade

Wednesday  02:55,   13 november 2019

It's also aiming for women to make up 40% of people managers by 2030.Women currently make up just over 30% of the company's overall workforce and around 23% of its people leaders, according to Dell's 2019 diversity and inclusion... >>>