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Poll: Seniors ready to Skype docs, worry about care quality

Every morning, 92-year-old Sidney Kramer wraps a blood pressure cuff around his arm and steps on a scale, and readings of his heart health beam to a …

Health Care

Style Is an Algorithm

No one is original anymore, not even you.<p><i>The message of many things in America is “Like this or die.”</i><p><i>— George W.S. Trow,</i> <i>Within the Context of No Context</i><i>, 1980</i><p>The Seeing Robot<p>The camera is a small, white, curvilinear monolith on a pedestal. Inside its smooth casing are a microphone, a speaker, and …

Algorithms

Scaling Agile in Government

×<p><i>Government organizations are increasingly turning to Agile methods for software development, but applying them to large IT projects can be a challenge. A few key strategies can help.</i><p>Agile software development methods frequently enjoy higher success rates than the traditional waterfall method, so …

Student Project Uses Machine Learning to Manage Health Data

<b>Lyme disease management tool Clymb Health aims to improve quality of life for chronic disease sufferers.</b><p>I Schoolers are working on a startup, Clymb …

Agile Coach Toolkit #4: Effective Facilitation

As an Agile Coach, you frequently encounter situations which demand quick thinking to get things moving in the right direction. Over time I have …

What's the Difference Between a Data Lake, Data Warehouse and Database?

There are so many buzzwords these days regarding data management. Data lakes, data warehouses, and databases – what are they? In this article, we’ll …

Databases

Types of (ETFs) Exchange Traded Funds

Types of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)<p>Updated August 17, 2017<p>Because exchange traded funds continue to gain popularity with every closing bell, it’s …

It’s time for companies to ditch big corporate campuses

There’s an unspoken rule virtually every startup in the last two decades seems to have followed: If you start hiring more people, lease or build bigger offices.<p>Just ask commercial real estate brokers, for whom tech growth since 2010 has created an unquenchable demand for more and more space. Once …

Parker-Hannifin: So Much More Than Just A Dividend King

<i>By Josh Arnold</i><p><b>Parker-Hannifin</b> (PH) is in very exclusive company when it comes to its dividend track record. PH has paid quarterly dividends to …

Investing

Apple Watch KardiaBand can detect high potassium levels without a needle

AliveCor’s KardiaBand is a watchband designed for the Apple Watch that can read the electrical activity of the heart and produce an electrocardiogram …

This Pocket PC Could Replace Your Desktop

The Ockel Sirius B runs Windows 10 and fits in any standard pocket.<p>Sometimes it’s the smallest things that can have the most significant impact. A …

10 ways graphene could change the world

This ultra-strong, ultra-thin supermaterial could yield a technological revolution. Here are a few of its most impressive tricks so far.<p>Graphene …

Authorities deactivate transit pass implanted in biohacker's hand

Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow couldn't just toss away his New South Wales transit pass even after he found out that it got deactivated while he was on a trip to the US. See, Meow-Meow (yes, that is his legal name) cut the chip out of the travel card, encased it in biocompatible plastic and had it …

Tesla Drivers Wake Up to a Serious Upgrade

I’m creeping up the east side of Manhattan on one of the worst days imaginable to be driving in the city. It’s rush hour, it’s been raining, …

Google buying IoT platform Xively from LogMeIn for $50M

Google (GOOG, GOOGL) says it will buy Xively, an established Internet-of-Things platform, from LogMeIn (NASDAQ:LOGM) for $50M.<p>LogMeIn is off 7.7% …

Israeli startup CommonSense Robotics raises $20 million | Technology | Reuters

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israel’s CommonSense Robotics, whose technology enables retailers to offer quick and affordable grocery deliveries, said on Thursday it has raised $20 million in an early-stage investment round, bringing its total funding to $26 million.<p>The round was led by Playground Global …

Roche To Buy Big Data Upstart Flatiron Health For $1.9 Billion

Roche, the Swiss drug giant, will buy New York-based Flatiron Health, which has become a leader in applying big data approaches to medicine, for $1.9 billion.<p>Roche already owned a 12% stake in Flatiron; in total the deal values Flatiron at $2.1 billion.<p>Flatiron was founded by Nat Turner and Zach …

Biotechnology

St. Luke's tackles value-based care with data warehouse and specialized analytics

The Pennsylvania health system has developed more than 60 apps that conduct unique clinical, operational and financial analytics tasks, drilling into …

What It Takes to Become a Great Product Manager

Because I teach a course on product management at Harvard Business School, I am routinely asked “What is the role of a product manager?” The role of product manager (PM) is often referred to as the “CEO of the product.” I disagree because, as Martin Eriksson points out, “Product managers simply …

Google Is Sorry its Sentiment Analyzer is Biased

The company’s Cloud Natural Language API rated being a Jew or homosexual as negative.<p>Google messed up, and now says it's sorry.<p>Wednesday, Motherboard published a story written by Andrew Thompson about biases against ethnic and religious minorities encoded in one of Google's machine learning …

Opinion: Microsoft takes computing to the extremes

Sometimes, context and comparison can really make a difference. At the company’s combined Envision and Ignite events in Orlando this week for both …

Microsoft Excel is about to get a lot smarter

Microsoft Excel users rejoice. Your favorite spreadsheet is about to get a lot smarter, thanks to the help of machine learning and a better connection to the outside world.<p>As Jared Spataro, Microsoft’s general manager for Office, and Rob Howard, the company’s director of Office 365 ecosystem …

Fantastic Fest Review: ‘Let The Corpses Tan’ Is A Bonkers, Beautiful, Confusing Exploitation Homage

Described in the program as a “giallo in its purest form” (a genre with which I can’t pretend extreme familiarity), <i>Let the Corpses Tan,</i> a film out of Belgium from directors Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani, is basically shot as if the entire thing lives in the gun fight from <i>The Good The Bad and the</i> …

Music Videos

If these AI bots can master the world of StarCraft, they might be able to master the world of humans

For the next two weeks, a closet-sized beige room in Memorial University's computer science department will be the site of an intergalactic quest.<p>On …

The End of Moore's Law Will Change How We Need To Think About Innovation | Inc.com

In 1965, Intel cofounder Gordon Moore published a remarkably prescient paper which predicted that computing power would double about every two years. For a half century, this process of doubling has proved to be so remarkably consistent that today it is commonly known as Moore's Law and has driven …

Artificial Intelligence

11 Ways I Visualize Product Development Work

…sharing some drawings and notes from a whiteboard training today.<p>Excuse spelling… its been a long day in the trenches!<p>The topic was <b>useful artifacts</b> …

Kaizen Is The Work Philosophy Of Continuous Improvement

Let's say you're working on a greeting card assembly line. First you stamp down the puppy cartoon on the outside, then you flip it over and stamp the …

The Five Hats You Wear During a Design Sprint

We’ve written a lot about Design Sprints here at Fresh Tilled Soil. I’ve personally run well over one-hundred of them and taught thousands of …

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