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EchoPixel’s breakthrough VR tech lets doctors look inside your body

Think of EchoPixel’s tech like InnerSpace but instead of actually minimizing scientists and shooting them into your body to find disease, the medical imaging startup lets doctors pinpoint problem areas from CT, MRI, and ultrasound scans using 3D glasses and a special display.<p>Most doctors view CT …

Siri's creators will unveil their new AI bot on Monday

Shortly after being purchased by Apple, two of Siri's founders left the company to begin creating yet another AI assistant. It's called Viv, and <i>The Washington Post</i> reports that it'll be unveiled to the world on Monday.<p>Viv is essentially meant to be Siri, but good. It's an AI assistant that you …

Artificial Intelligence

IBM launches quantum computing as a cloud service

Quantum computing is still very much in the early research stage, but IBM is hoping to accelerate the progress around it by making a quantum computer available to researchers as a cloud service. It is a bold and ambitious idea, although still very much a small step in trying to understand quantum …

Why I give my employees $1,000 to do whatever they want

Another one billed us for a $190 real estate course.<p>And then there was the surprise bill for $82 worth of pottery making classes.<p>I signed off on each expense with a smile on my face.<p>These employees are taking advantage of an allowance we're offering Nestio staff: $1,000 a year to do (almost) …

The Workplace

Parallel_Processing_in_Python

Parallel Processing in Python¶<p>author: Jacob Schreiber<br>contact: jmschr@cs.washington.edu<p>Simply put, parallel processing is splitting up a task between …

Motorola offering $100 discount when you purchase new Moto X Pure and Moto 360 together

Running up to the holidays, Motorola was offering some great discounts on its older Android and Android Wear products. Sadly, those same deals didn’t apply to the newer and rather fantastic Moto X Pure and Moto 360 from 2015. That changes this month, as the Lenovo-owned company begins offering …

Mobile Technology

8 Spotify Tricks That Will Change the Way You Listen to Music

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Plague: This 'Tinder for Information' Could Be onto Something

Over the weekend I spent a bit of time with Plague, an app that our own Owen Williams recently described as a gamified version of Reddit, and I’m sure the developers have hit on something noteworthy here. It looks like others agree, as its user base is growing rapidly.<p>Despite only a small amount of …

This brain hat helps the paralyzed make music

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ever since musician Eduardo Miranda met a patient with locked in syndrome 11 years ago, he has been on a mission to create a way for the paralyzed to make music.<p>His latest invention is the brain computer music interface (BCMI) which allows people to create music using just their eyes.<p><b>How it</b> …

Lyft Now Lets You Split Fares With Friends For A 25-Cent Fee

In the great battle between Lyft and Uber, my allegiance (that is, my money) tends to sway toward the first one. At least for now, it just feels like Lyft does less dumb stuff that grosses me out.<p>Lyft has just nabbed the one feature from Uber that I’ve sorely missed: fare splitting.<p>While you’ve …