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AI researchers allege that machine learning is alchemy

Ali Rahimi, a researcher in artificial intelligence (AI) at Google in San Francisco, California, took a swipe at his field last December—and received …

A new kind of doctor's office that doesn't take insurance and charges a monthly fee is 'popping up everywhere' — and that could change how we think about healthcare

Bryan Hill spent his career working as a pediatrician, teaching at a university, and working at a hospital. But in March 2016 he decided he no longer wanted a boss.<p>Soon after, Hill learned about a different way to run a doctor's office.<p>"It's the most fun I've ever had," Hill said.<p>Now almost 18 …

Health Care

Salesforce introduces automated query building feature in Einstein Analytics

Salesforce introduced a new feature to Einstein Analytics today called ‘Conversational Queries’. It’s not conversational in the Alexa sense of conversation, at least not yet, but it does recognize the most common phrasing as you’re typing, providing an automated way to build queries and access data.<p>…

Uber is driving patients to their doctors in a big grab for medical transit market

Big money, and bigger pitfalls, await the ride-hailing giant<p>Uber announced the launch of a new digital tool meant to book rides for patients who need assistance getting to and from their appointments. A health care provider can book a ride for patients and caregivers immediately, within a few …

Uber Health will get patients to and from the doctor

Uber is launching a new service that will help out patients who need rides to and from their doctors.<p>Uber Heath will partner with health care providers, who will be able to schedule rides for patients using a special digital platform. The providers cover the cost of the rides.<p>The digital dashboard, …

Breast Cancer

Kevin O'Leary: Unless you can pass this two-question test, don't buy a home

Instead, the investor on ABC's "Shark Tank" and personal finance author suggests that people in their 20s avoid taking on a mortgage until they've …

U.S. Pays Billions for ‘Assisted Living,’ but What Does It Get?

WASHINGTON — Federal investigators say they have found huge gaps in the regulation of assisted living facilities, a shortfall that they say has potentially jeopardized the care of hundreds of thousands of people served by the booming industry.<p>The federal government lacks even basic information …

I tried Apple's improved Health app. Here's what I found

Chasing down medical records just might make you sick.<p>You visit one online patient portal to hunt for lab results. You log onto another caregiver’s site to check on your immunizations. Then there’s the specialist that performed your last medical procedure. Good luck getting the doc's overtaxed …

Digital Health

Lying Down With Older Men

Toward the end of my sophomore year in college, a married man twice my age asked me to lie down with him. I didn’t want to — he made me nervous. But …

How one couple saved their marriage by asking each other a simple question

On the brink of divorce, this question made all the difference.<p>For years, novelist Richard Paul Evans and his wife Keri struggled with their marriage. Then, one day, they learned to ask each other a simple question: “How can I make your day better?”<p>The question, which Evans wrote about in a viral …

Relationships

50 Tough Questions You Never Ask Yourself, But Should

Lasting growth begins with introspection. These thought-provoking questions will set you up to achieve your life and business goals in the New Year.<p>With the dawn of every New Year, pledges are made by hopefuls everywhere to do or change something big in their life and business. Most of these …

Who has the best chance to win the World Cup?

With the World Cup draw complete, national teams and fans can start to figure out what their teams’ paths are to the World Cup title.<p>Luckily for us, …

Babson Hosts First International Rocket Pitch

Babson College will host its first-ever international Rocket Pitch competition at Municipalidad de Vitacura in Santiago, Chile, on Thursday, November …

It’s gift giving time: T-Mobile has you set with BOGO iPhone, Samsung, more

T-Mobile loves giving back to its customers, it seems. They have T-Mobile Tuesdays and it seems the “Un-Carrier” is always looking for new things to do. Well, right now they’re doing buy one get one free iPhone, Samsung, and LG phones. If you buy a qualifying device, T-Mobile is giving you a device …

Mobile

'Bit Rot' explained: Why your phone is slower than when it was new

Computers are kind of like people — as they age they tend to get a little slower and flaws are easier to see.<p>Our phones are computers shrunk down to …

MORGAN STANLEY: These 16 stocks are set for huge growth no matter what

Morgan Stanley has released a list of stocks its analysts think could outperform markets regardless of what may happen to upset economic conditions.<p>These "secular growth stocks," as the bank calls its eighth annual report, out Wednesday, are companies in which the bank's analyst are bullish and see …

Morgan Stanley

Is Your Company Doing These Three Things to Prepare for Exponential Technologies?

We are on the cusp of huge breakthroughs in AI and related fields that have the potential to change just about everything as we know it.<p>Many things in today's world are growing exponentially, but perhaps nothing faster than technology. As these exponential technologies continue to grow, they will …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers: Uber’s iOS App Had Secret Permissions That Allowed It to Copy Your Phone Screen

To improve functionality between Uber’s app and the Apple Watch, Apple allowed Uber to use a powerful tool that could record a user’s iPhone screen, …

Opinion: Six similarities between now and 1987, when the Dow plummeted 23% in one day

It was 30 years ago this month. I had millions of dollars of my own money invested in the stock market. Other investors did too, and everyone was …

Stock Markets

Technology is destroying the most important asset in your life

<i>“Money isn’t the most important thing in the world. Your time is.”</i><p>Parents, teachers, and mentors all around the world have spoken these words to us, in one form of another, throughout our lives. It makes sense, too.<p>Most of us come to realize at some point that money is a means, not an end. It …

Smartphone GPS accuracy could jump from 5m to 30cm in 2018

Smartphones have revolutionized the way with travel thanks to their integrated GPS systems. With apps like Google Maps, getting lost is a rarity. Coming in 2018, a new smartphone GPS chip is set to make these systems even better, with accuracy increasing from the 5 meters to just 30 centimeters.<p>At …

Google Maps

The Japanese concept of Ikigai could be the secret to a long, meaningful life

Just trying to answer such a big question might make you want to crawl back into bed. If it does, the Japanese concept of ikigai could help.<p>Originating from a country with one of the world's oldest populations, the idea is becoming popular outside of Japan as a way to live longer and better.<p>While …

Ikigai

The VC arm of Google’s parent company is betting its billions on life-enhancing healthcare startups

But the $650 billion (£497 billion) business, which today sits under parent company Alphabet, is now looking to cash in on the success of companies operating far beyond the realm of software and search engines — with a particular focus on healthcare.<p>Through its GV venture capital arm (formerly …

Venture Capital

Fitbit Investors Are Getting Too Excited About This Announcement

This week <b>Fitbit</b> (NYSE: FIT) announced a new partnership with <b>DexCom</b> (NASDAQ: DXCM), which makes devices for continuous glucose monitoring, to allow people with diabetes to easily view their glucose levels on Fitbit's upcoming Ionic smartwatch.<p>Fitbit's CEO James Park said in a press release: "With …

Google launches Drive File Stream to replace the Google Drive desktop app for G Suite users

Google today announced the launch of new desktop application for Google Drive users, called Drive File Stream, which is now available to G Suite customers. The app will serve as a replacement for the Google Drive desktop app that will be shut down for good next year – a far enough date to give …

7 Interview Questions That Cut to the Heart and Reveal Someone's True Emotional Intelligence

Thirty percent of HR managers say most employers don't put enough emphasis on emotional intelligence during the hiring process. That's about to change.<p>Organizations looking for an edge in hiring high performers with emotional intelligence should take note of a recent report called "Emotional …

An indicator of future home sales in San Francisco is plunging

These issues "may have pushed the market to a tipping point," the California Association of Realtors said in its pending home sales report for July.<p>And a debacle it was, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area, where home prices have become famously ludicrous, while the economy is backing off …

Real Estate

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Top 10 Ways to Boost Your Home Wi-Fi

WiFi is one of the most important developments in the evolution of the internet—no one wants to be chained to a desktop—but it’s also one of the most …

Google's DeepMind extends controversial Streams app

<b>Google's DeepMind has extended the use of its Streams health app to Musgrove Park Hospital in Somerset.</b><p>The app, which helps doctors and nurses spot signs of kidney failure, proved controversial when it was rolled out at the Royal Free hospital in London.<p>The issue centred around whether it should …

Medical Technology