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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

Saudi-Led Coalition Fighting in Yemen Hints at ‘Act of War’ by Iran

LONDON — Saudi Arabia charged Monday that a missile fired at its capital from Yemen over the weekend was an “act of war” by Iran, in the sharpest escalation in nearly three decades of mounting hostility between the two regional rivals.<p>“We see this as an act of war,” the Saudi foreign minister, Adel …

A doctor was asked to test an iPhone gadget and ended up diagnosing his own cancer

Earlier this year a vascular surgeon diagnosed his own cancer while testing out a new ultrasound gadget for his smartphone.<p>Dr. John Martin, who is not an oncologist, was tapped to test out the Butterfly iQ, a tiny ultrasound device designed to replace several bulkier, more expensive machines. When …

The next financial crisis is probably around the corner—we just don’t know from where

Financial crises are happening more frequently, becoming almost a fixture of modern life, according to research by Deutsche Bank. While meltdowns remain difficult to see in advance, the next panic is almost certainly brewing, and it may well be provoked by the world’s major central banks.<p>The German …

Deutsche Bank

CRISPR is on the cusp of eradicating a host of diseases

Using CRISPR<p>The CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool has had a busy year. It recently removed genetic disorders from human embryos, targeted the “command …

The Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017

Every year for the past three, Forbes has gone looking for 25 young U.S. companies with a strong shot at reaching a valuation of $1 billion or more. Last year’s list included hot companies like the crowdfunding site GoFundMe, online retailer Boxed and innovative home seller OpenDoor. This year, …

Startups

Canada 'too generous' toward illegal border crossers, poll suggests

More than half of Canadians believe the Trudeau government has been too generous toward the wave of asylum seekers who have flooded across the border …

Antifa Classified as Domestic Terrorists by DHS

The Department of Homeland Security in 2016 formally classified the actions of the anarchist group Antifa as "domestic terrorist violence," <b>Politico</b> …

Carbon nanotube yarn turns movement into electricity, no batteries required

Imagine being able to harness the mechanical energy produced during your morning jog and using it to power a batteryless music player or fitness …

Engineering

JavaScript Is Eating The World

Incase you haven't heard the news, JavaScript and NodeJS are single handedly eating the world of software. NodeJS is an Open Source server-side …

5 Industries A.I. Will Disrupt in the Next 10 Years | Inc.com

Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest new technologies on the block, and entrepreneurs are rushing to get a solid understanding of what it means for them. It's predicted that AI bots will power 85% of customer service interactions by 2020 and will drive up to $33 trillion of annual economic …

28 FREE Ivy League Computer Science Courses

While Ivy League schools offer some of the best technology courses, they are highly selective and extremely hard to get into. On top of that they can …

A Radical New Theory Could Change the Way We Build A.I.

One A.I. scientist wants to ditch the metaphor of the brain and think smaller and more basic.<p>From early on, we’re taught that intelligence is …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft’s Eye Control for Windows 10 is now available for testers

Use the eye-tracking feature in beta if you have a Tobii device<p>It was only yesterday that Microsoft announced a new built-in eye tracking feature for Windows 10, but the company is already interested in getting the accessibility option out in the wild. The latest Windows Insider preview build …

Why Brilliant Girls Tend to Favor Non-STEM Careers

Do girls avoid STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields because of ongoing, widespread discrimination? Or do girls with the skill sets …

Reducing The Digital Skills Gap Starts With Equal Access To Education

65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist, according to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report. The technological drivers that will further increase the digital skills gap will be mobile, cloud computing, …

How Hillary Clinton's attacks are helping President Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton's aggressive attack on the legitimacy of Donald Trump's presidency -- she repeatedly noted she won the popular vote by 3 million votes, she lost because of James Comey and the Russian hacking -- on Tuesday drew huge amounts of attention in the political world.<p>It also almost …

Comey explains revisiting the Clinton investigation in October 2016

FBI Director James Comey, Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that it makes him "mildly nauseous" to think he might have influenced the presidential election by informing Congress that the FBI was revisiting the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server, 11 days before the …

Don’t Make Housing for the Poor Too Cozy, Carson Warns

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ben Carson does not like the creature comforts, at least not for low-income Americans reliant on the government for a helping hand.<p>As he toured facilities for the poor in Ohio last week, Mr. Carson, the neurosurgeon-turned-housing secretary, joked that a relatively well-appointed …

Trump welcomes Palestinian leader Abbas to White House

President Trump on Wednesday expressed confidence that he can help the Israelis and the Palestinians negotiate a peace agreement, declaring as he stood next to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House that “we will get this done.”<p>But despite expressing optimism in the face of the long …

Trump vows to work as 'mediator' for Israeli-Palestinian peace

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump on Wednesday vowed to work as a "mediator, an arbitrator or a facilitator" to help broker peace between the Israelis and Palestinians as he welcomed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House.<p>"We will get this done," Trump vowed.<p>Trump …

Killing U.S. Visa Programs? It's Apparently on Trump Administration's To-Do List

The first three months of the Trump Administration have been anything but business as usual when it comes to travel and tourism. Now, thanks to a …

CIA Station Chief Who Helped Hunt Bin Laden Scorches Obama Admin for What It Left Trump With in Middle East

On September 11, 2001, Americans watched in horror while the Pentagon billowed smoke and the World Trade Center went up in flames.<p>One month later, …

Top Investment Advisors: Where to invest $10,000 in 2017

Where to Invest $10,000 Right Now<p>Five experts reveal the opportunities they see around the world.<p>By Suzanne WoolleySuzanne Woolley<p>Investors had a …

Steve Bannon Isn’t a Genius

Stephen K. Bannon, the architect of Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency, is a man with a lot of ideas. He believes that Western civilization is locked in an existential battle with the barbarians at the gates, that nationalists must wrest control from the aloof and corrupt globalist elite, and …

Republican congressman: civilization threatened by 'somebody else's babies'

The Republican congressman Steve King applauded the far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders on Sunday, using Twitter to write an apparent rejection of immigrant children in the United States and Europe.<p>Can Geert Wilders be more than the Netherlands' agitator-in-chief?<p>Read more<p>“Wilders understands …

Republicans

In not-too-distant future, brain hackers could steal your deepest secrets

Religious beliefs, political leanings, and medical conditions are up for grabs.<p>OAKLAND, Calif.—In the beginning, people hacked phones. In the decades …

Trump-Kirk Feud Escalates

GOP nominee says Illinois senator is "not doing so well" in re-election race<p>Illinois Sen. Mark S. Kirk is the only Republican to rescind his …

Republicans turned off by Trump still don't want to vote for Clinton, but her campaign keeps trying

The rebukes of<p>Donald Trumpfrom the holy order of theGOPare as relentless as they are brutal, extending from the party’s living ex-presidents to the descendants ofRonald Reagan— and Republican voters almost always respond to them the same way.<p>With a shrug.<p>Even in this unusual race, GOP voters are …