Barrie Whitford

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Could Your Phone Know More About Your Health Than Your Doctor?

For years, people have been using the Internet as a tool to learn more about their personal health. Whether it is a local blog or the all-knowing …

Can Google’s DeepMind Help Fix A Broken Health Care System?

Though it’s promising, some experts say that artificial intelligence won’t be more than just a Band-Aid.<p>Google wants to put its artificial intelligence technology to use in top hospitals. Earlier this week, the search giant announced it would work with the U.K.’s National Health Service, or NHS, to …

Frustrations linger around electronic health records and user-centered design

Electronic health record usability might not have been the hottest topic at HIMSS16 this past week – our polling shows big data and interoperability …

Embracing A More Connected Vision Of Healthcare

One of the most promising areas of innovation and transformation in healthcare today is the move to distributed care, achieved through the creation …

Internet of Things

NHS to offer free devices and apps to help people manage illnesses

Millions of people will receive devices and apps free on the NHS to help them manage conditions such as diabetes and heart disease in an major drive to use technology to reduce patient deaths.<p>NHS England’s chief executive, Simon Stevens, has backed the move as a significant expansion of self-care …

Medical Technology

Nine in 10 cancers caused by lifestyle

Environmental and external factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure and air pollution account for nine in 10 cancers, new study shows<p>Up to nine in 10 cancers are caused by environmental and external factors such as smoking, drinking, sun exposure and air pollution, a new scientific study has …

Cancer

Apple’s choice for best iPhone app of 2015 may surprise you

The best iPhone app of the year isn't what you'd probably expect. According to Apple, it's not Facebook, Instagram, or even Snapchat.<p>Apple's "most visionary, inventive, and irresistible" iPhone app of 2015 is Periscope, according to the app Store's editors, which lets you create a live video stream …

Cities Unlocked: A voyage of discovery

Translation

Microsoft's newest app turns anyone into a programmer

As software continues to eat the world, there's more demand than ever for mobile apps in every facet of our lives.<p>But while the consumer app market just keeps growing and growing, the number of business apps just isn't keeping pace. Meanwhile, users are stuck using their old legacy software, tied …

Online Symptom Checkers Are Often Wrong (Phew)

It's probably not cancer: Looking up conditions on sites like WebMD has inconsistent results.<p>We’re in an era where it’s no longer reasonable to pretend that patients aren’t Googling their symptoms—or to try to get them not to. Why must we feign calm, asking the doctor “What do you think it is?” …

Medicine

Surprise: Microsoft just launched another Chromecast competitor

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Microsoft really wants to give Windows Phone and Surface tablet users a way to share their screen with the TV: The company …

Next iPhone rumored to (unsurprisingly) feature 2 GB of RAM, Force Touch, Apple SIM

AppleInsider is reporting that it has received information about the next-generation iPhone hardware. It claims that the next iPhone, generally expected to be a ‘6s’ style device (meaning that it will feature internal changes but the external chassis will be the same as the 6), will feature 2 GB of …

Simulate the Human Body with BodyKit APIs, Now in Beta

Body Labs, a platform for creating and customizing 3D human body models, today launched the beta of BodyKit, a collection of APIs and embeddable components for integrating the human body into apps and tools.<p>BodyKit, a toolset designed for early-stage prototyping, lightweight applications and even …

Mobile Devices

HP Is About To Kill The Best Smartphone Ever - The Amazing Palm Pre

This time was always going to come, but in a little over one month HP is finally shutting down the cloud services which support its WebOS devices like the Palm Pre and HP Touchpad. This is terrible news, and marks a sure end to the usefulness of those devices for most users.<p>I wrote a while back …

7 things you didn’t know your Web browser could do

The most-used program on your computer is your Web browser, but there's a good chance you don't know much about it besides how to visit your favorite sites. There are a lot of myths about browsers, some of which I've dispelled in the past, but today I want to help you get the most out of your …

Apple Confirms HealthKit Bug, Promises Fix by End of September

Just before the public launch of iOS 8 earlier today, we noted that Apple had begun pulling HealthKit-related apps from the App Store, apparently due to a last-minute issue that cropped up in the new operating system. The issue has put a significant dent in the usefulness of the Health app that was …

Apple’s official iPhone User Guide for iOS 8 now available on iBooks

With iOS 8 shipping today, Apple has made its official iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch User Guide for iOS 8 available on the iBook Store. The manual is available as a free download.<p>Here’s everything you need to know about iPhone, in a handy digital format. Get to know iPhone and discover all the …

Third time the charm for Microsoft’s Surface tablet PC?

The latest version of Microsoft’s tablet PC, the Surface Pro 3 – a laptop that can be converted into a tablet – went on sale in Europe at the end of August.<p>The decision to launch a new version has been taken by Microsoft after the disappointing sales of the first versions – only 600,000 were sold …