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On the Ramifications of High-Tech, Big-Data Medical Care

As more of medicine comes into the info age, will we get better sooner? Or simply have a more detailed idea of why we're sick?<p>As mentioned this morning, in our new issue I have an interview with Dr. David Blumenthal about the paradox of modernization in the American health care system. We all know …

Five Tech Trends That Can Drive Company Success

The ability to innovate is a driver of productivity, competitiveness and prosperity. Innovation requires entrepreneurs to rethink and adopt new approaches to their businesses, and embracing new technologies and manufacturing opportunities can distinguish you from your competitors.<p>But what are some …

The Most Powerful Brands In Tech

Brand strategy firm CoreBrand has released its rankings of the 100 most powerful global brands. While Apple was the only tech company to crack the top 10, several others made an appearance further down the rankings.<p>To compile the rankings, CoreBrand surveyed 10,000 executives at 1,000 companies …

The Future Of Wearable Tech Isn't Geeky Google Glass

Have you seen the new <i>Smart Belt?</i> It has a battery that recharges every time you remove your pants. You can plug in all your devices, wirelessly topping up your <i>Smart Watch</i>. And it integrates with your <i>Smart Hat</i>, which has a camera and display, so everyone can see what you’re seeing.<p>Okay, maybe I’m …

Netflix could launch in France on a technicality

Netflix could soon arrive to the streaming-deprived netizens of France, but looks set to use a Luxembourg loophole to dodge stringent film industry laws, according to <i>Les Echos</i>. The US company has a similar arrangement in the UK and other parts of the EU, mainly for tax reasons. In France, however, …

Tech novices set to determine the fate of Apple v. Samsung

SAN JOSE--The latest installment of the Apple vs. Samsung saga kicked off Monday with jury selection as the tech giants battle over patent infringement.<p>The companies selected 10 jurors -- six women and four men -- from a pool of about 140 potential candidates. While the jury pool comes from people …

2014 Top Ten Tech Cars

Mercedes S-Class<p><i>Almost</i> a robotic chauffeur<p><b>As the world’s most popular</b> vehicular status symbol, the S-Class is the fallback for everyone from royals …

Silicon Valley Never Talks About The Real Reason You Don't Own A Smart Watch Or 'Wearable Tech'

Despite the fact that tech giants such as Google and Samsung are delving into wearables, the technology still hasn't gone mainstream. The capability has been around for years — there is no technical barrier to a watch that texts.<p>But there are physical, cultural and design barriers that are holding …

30-Second Tech Trick: End Calls with the Power Button on Your Android Phone

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Sam’s Club joins race for a fraud-fighting credit card

Sam’s Club’s new credit card will look a lot like European credit cards of almost a decade ago.<p>Sam’s Club, the warehouse-club chain, owned by …

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …