Nicholas Haigh

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FDA clears first EKG band for the Apple Watch

AliveCor's KardiaBand, a device that detect dangerous heart rhythms, has become the first Apple Watch accessory cleared for medical use by the FDA, the company announced. It can capture your EKG in 30 seconds, then detect problems like atrial fibrillation, a type of heart arrhythmia.<p>In addition, …

Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a shout-out to a $100-per-year app for doctors — here's what it does

Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't a doctor, but he talked about a piece of medical software, VisualDx, during Apple's most recent earnings call.<p>It was an interesting choice of an app to highlight. Apple has deep ambition to break into the health and medical worlds, but although VisualDx is available to …

Machine Learning

LA for £175, Mallorca for a tenner – the best Black Friday travel deals and discounts

Black Friday is almost here. The annual orgy of high street sales and bickering shoppers is now only a day away, but the discounting has already started in earnest. Here are some of the deals that have caught our eye. We'll be posting more offers here as and when we get them. See our guide to …

Thomas Cook

Smith Lowdown Focus Review: zen has never looked so rad

Chill looks and chill vibes<p>Meditation is one of those things I’ve always struggled with. The benefits, when I actually do it, are clear to me. I’m calmer, more focused, and less stressed. Yet I do it for a day or two, and then let my practice slip into nonexistence. Or I’ll try to do it, but in …

Meditation

Twitter’s scientists want you to learn one crucial thing about their field

#MyOneScienceTweet is a fascinating insight into scientists’ field of research<p>If you wanted the world to absorb one fact about your field in a single …

Biology

Investor Gil Penchina talks about the future of cryptocurrency

Investor Gil Penchina has a lot of ideas about the future of the seamless economy. Instead of car ownership, he says, we’ll walk outside and a car will pick us up. Instead of food we’ll be supplied exactly how many nutrients we’ll need at exactly the right time. Instead of money, he says, we’ll use …

Cryptocurrency

Ethereum is the silver of cryptocurrencies — and that's a good thing

One of the great things about technical analysis is the ability to compare assets to one another so we can responsibly judge true value. If you bought some stock in March of 2009 and are thrilled by the fact that you made 30-40% on the investment since then, I'd say you failed. You could have …

Facing High Legal Fees, Immigrants Are Using Web Tools to Apply for Green Cards

Tech services are promising to help undocumented people apply for legal status, but can they deliver?<p>For Victor Murillo, the prospect of returning to the city of his birth is unthinkable.<p>The 30-year-old came to the United States from Guadalajara, Mexico, when he was two, and doesn't remember his …

When protecting medical devices from hacks, is the cure worse than the disease?

Medical technology, like other tech, has become increasingly connected in recent years. Even devices such as pacemakers are now connected to the …

Live like a king or queen in an Irish castle for €99

Great Escapes: The best travel deals this week at home and abroad<p>Thu, Oct 19, 2017, 12:00 Updated: Thu, Oct 19, 2017, 12:30<p><b>Live like a king or queen</b> …

Air Travel

Amazon can ship you a new house, and it’ll only cost you about $40K

Need a new house? Why not log in to Amazon and click a few buttons? Before you know it, you could be the owner of this 320-square foot pre-fabricated …

Wall Street

A couple paid for two Teslas by sharing them on the Airbnb for cars — here’s how they did it

As Chad Hurin puts it, he's not a car guy. But he is a Tesla enthusiast.<p>Before buying his first Tesla — a Model S 60 — Hurin owned a 2008 Pontiac that he guesses is worth $2,000 at this point. It still sits in his driveway in San Diego, California, flanked by the $68,000 Model S and his wife's …

Fly from the US to Costa Rica in the $200s and $300s Round-trip

Fancy doing some jungle exploring on your next vacay? Now's the perfect time for a trip to Costa Rica with these fantastic flight deals from a range …

Flying

Hyundai hopes it can make online car shopping simpler

Dead-simple online shopping has spoiled us all, and Hyundai wants car shopping to feel just as painless. With its newly announced Shopper Assurance program (which launches first in Miami, Orlando, Dallas and Houston) potential car buyers visiting dealership websites will see more straightforward …

Forget stealing data — these hackers hijacked Amazon cloud accounts to mine bitcoin

A report from the security intelligence group RedLock found at least two companies which had their AWS cloud services compromised by hackers who wanted nothing more than to use the computer power to mine the cryptocurrency bitcoin. The hackers ultimately got access to Amazon's cloud servers after …

Aviva is taking a majority stake in robo investment startup Wealthify

UK-based insurance giant Aviva has announced it’s buying a majority stake in robo investment startup, Wealthify.<p>The financial value and exact size of Aviva’s majority stake has not been disclosed but a spokesman told us: “It is a significant investment and importantly, gives us access to Aviva’s …

The City

Mass Shootings Are A Bad Way To Understand Gun Violence

It’s impossible to say when the first mass shooting in America took place. Plant your shovel in the internet and you’ll find one event described that …

All We Want For Christmas Is This Booze-Filled Advent Calendar — It's Only $49!

Boozy advent calendar: just writing the phrase makes my Christmas-loving heart leap for joy more than it did when I first met Santa Clause at the mall as a toddler. After learning that Aldi is releasing a wine advent calendar this year (and subsequently shedding a tear upon realizing it's only sold …

Why hacks like Equifax will keep happening

If it feels like 2017 is a banner year for cyberattacks, that's because it is. And the hits will keep coming.<p>"We're living in the beginning of an era of mass targeted attacks," said Nate Fick, CEO of security firm Endgame. "Things are bad and they're going to get worse."<p>In just the last month, …

Cybersecurity

Associated Press News

15 of Alton Brown's Most Popular Recipes on Good Eats

Alton Brown recently announced that the reboot of his iconic show <b>Good Eats</b>, called <b>Return of the Eats</b>, will be airing on the Food Network in 2018. To gear up for this long-awaited revival, let's venture down memory lane. Of the hundreds (if not thousands) of recipes Alton Brown developed for <b>Good …

Best Places for a Long Weekend Around the World

These days, you can take a long weekend (almost) anywhere and get more mileage out of three days than you once could—literally. Here, our seven picks for the best international designations to go for 72 hours when Napa and Nantucket just don't cut it.

This Dream Nanny Job Comes With a $129,000 Salary and a Michelin Star Chef

And also a Porsche and a Maserati<p>Hundreds of hopefuls have applied to a single nanny job listing with a salary of $129,000 — and incredible perks — …

Fly from Vancouver to Honolulu for $394 Round Trip

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably seen warnings for weeks that flight fares to Hawaii were about to significantly drop. Luckily …

Flying

Melbourne revealed as world's best city to live in for seventh year running

Melbourne has once again been named as the world’s most ‘liveable’ city for the seventh year in a row.<p>After ranking 140 destinations each year on …

Cheap Flights to Hawaii Are Finally Here, Starting at $344 Round-Trip

Flights start at $344 round-trip.<p>For months, we’ve been waiting for prices on flights to Hawaii to plummet — and this past weekend, they did. …

Flying

Amazon said to be exploring refrigeration-free prepared meal tech

You may have heard the term ‘MRE’ – otherwise known as “Meal, Ready-to-Eat” – bandied about in discussions related to the military or survivalists. Now, it looks like Amazon is exploring ways to produce its own MREs, but with the aim of creating something tasty and satisfying for ordinary …

Microwaves

This Stunning 29-Acre Scottish Island Is For Sale

If you're looking for a Scottish getaway, it doesn't get much better than Little Ross Island. This 29 acre property is for sale, and entertaining …

KKR Strikes Deal To Buy Health Information Giant WebMD For $2.8B And A Former Partner Scores

Private equity giant KKR is betting big on healthy living. In separate announcements on Monday morning, KKR said it will buy both internet health information giant WebMD Holdings for $2.8 billion and The Nature’s Bounty Co., a company that sells supplements ranging from fish oil and Vitamin D pills …

Health Information

When genetic testing throws up more questions than answers

Bringing genetics into medicine leads to more accuracy, better diagnosis and personalised treatment – but not for all.<p>AnneMarie Ciccarella, a …