APPLE WATCH SERIES 4: HERE’S WHAT A MEDICAL EXPERT SAYS ABOUT THE ECG FEATURE

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The ECG’s readings are processed by an algorithm into a detailed report that doctors can evaluate.

The Apple Watch is back with Series 4, and this time with a huge leap in its use of medical technology.

The Watch can detect the heart rate with remarkable accuracy – sensitive enough to pick up on heart arrhythmias, Jeff Williams, COO of … Read more...

Stop Wasting Money on Team Building

Most corporate team building is a waste of time and money. I say this based on my 25+ years of research and practice in the field of team effectiveness. Seventeen of those years were with Mars Inc., a family-owned $35 billion global business with a commitment to collaboration.

Many companies, when they decide to invest in team building, decide to … Read more...

Demo shows workings of Mesmer animatronics in action

A system combining robotics and animation software to create lifelike humanoid characters has been demonstrated in a new video by Engineered Arts. Dubbed Mesmer, the technology promises the entertainment industry cheaper results by pulling disparate technologies into a single package designed to work seamlessly together.

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Tapping into the power grid could predict the morning traffic

Why is there traffic? This eternal question haunts civic planners, fluid dynamics professors, and car manufacturers alike. But just counting the cars on the road won’t give you a sufficient answer: you need to look at the data behind the data. In this case, CMU researchers show that electricity usage may be key to understanding movement around the city.… Read more...

How I made my own WireGuard VPN server

WireGuard claims to be faster and more secure than OpenVPN

Some of you may have heard about VPN protocols that let you establish a connection between your device and a server, such as OpenVPN and IPsec. But there’s a brand new shiny protocol that promises to be faster and more secure at the same time .

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Regulations like GDPR will make Big Tech stronger

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Well-intentioned regulations like GDPR and the EU copyright directive do a lot of things. Weakening big tech isn’t one of them.

Regulations designed to rein in the power of giant tech companies like Amazon, Google, and Facebook have been in the news a lot recently. First it was the general data protection regulation (GDPR) that flooded your inbox with brands … Read more...

AI And RPA Will Absolutely, Positively Threaten Your Job

If that headline fails to get your attention, there’s nothing about artificial intelligence (AI) or robotic process automation (RPA) that will shock or scare you. Will AI and RPA take your job and kill your career? It depends on what you do for a living, how old you are, where you live and your educational credentials. If you perform routine … Read more...

One year after massive takedowns, dark web marketplaces are thriving

The past year has been one of the most tumultuous for the dark web, as massive law enforcement efforts have untangled and disbanded several large criminal operations — but did these operations actually make a difference?

What happened?

On July 4, 2017, the Amazon of the dark web went dark. Alphabay, the largest underground market ever seen, and a popular … Read more...

The blockchain begins finding its way in the enterprise

The blockchain is in the middle of a major hype cycle at the moment, and that makes it hard for many people to take it seriously, but if you look at the core digital ledger technology, there is tremendous potential to change the way we think about trust in business. Yet these are still extremely early days and there are … Read more...

HOW CAN WE MAKE TECHNOLOGY HEALTHIER FOR HUMANS?

IN A WELL-KNOWN parable, a group of blind men encounters an elephant. Each man touches a different part of the elephant and receives very different tactile feedback. Their later descriptions of the elephant to each other disagree, though each individual’s description is accurate and captures one portion of the elephant: a tusk, a leg, an ear. Humans often have only … Read more...