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The FDA Approves the First EKG Reader for Apple Watch

A new feature is coming to the Apple Watch—the FDA has approved the first EKG reader for the gadget.<p>The medical device is the first approved for the …

NHS trials smart plaster that can detect blood poisoning

The UK's National Health Service (NHS) is backing a slew of apps and wireless sensors that could help save lives and diagnose patients remotely. RespiraSense, for instance, is a small device that sticks to the side of the user's rib cage. A plaster-shaped sensor measures breathing through the chest …

This low-cost sKan device creates a heat map of your skin to spot signs of cancer

The sKan system from McMaster University has won the International James Dyson Award<p>A cheap, easy-to-use system for diagnosing melanoma skin cancer …

Best-Ever Algorithm Found for Huge Streams of Data

It’s hard to measure water from a fire hose while it’s hitting you in the face. In a sense, that’s the challenge of analyzing streaming data, which …

Mathematics

Will wearable tech create a two-tier healthcare system?

Health-tracking devices are on the rise, but what does it mean for people who can’t afford the technology?<p>As part of Apple’s latest product update, …

EU says data privacy deal with US can be improved

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says that the one-year-old rules governing data transfers with the U.S. are working well but that some …

Privacy

Diabetes Technology Moves Closer To Making Life Easier For Patients

For people with diabetes, keeping blood sugar levels in a normal range – not too high or too low – is a lifelong challenge. New technologies to ease the burden are emerging rapidly, but insurance reimbursement challenges, supply shortages, and shifting competition make it tough for patients to …

Diabetes

Will Apple’s new iPhone monitor blood sugar levels—without pricking your skin?

<i>Apple appears to be working on blood glucose monitoring as a way to address type 2 diabetes.“Stick it in your ear.” Literally.</i><p>Not all Apple product rumors are equal. Speculation that the headphone jack will reappear with the iPhone 8 has been rightly ridiculed. But the evidence Apple will introduce …

Diabetes

Your face could reveal if you have a rare disease

The rarest disease in the world is ribose-5-phosphate isomerase deficiency. First diagnosed in 1999, it is caused by a combination of genetic …

Why Chatbots Are the Future of Big Data

Facebook launched the Messenger Platform Almost exactly a year ago, Facebook launched the Messenger Platform , allowing developers to create their …

How weather forecasts could help develop 'designer' drugs personalised to your illness

We need a better way to discover blockbuster treatments: it seems the more money companies spend on research and development and the more we …

University College London

Delphi looks to profit from your connected car's data - ExtremeTech

Delphi looks to profit from your connected car’s data<p>By on April 7, 2017 at 4:04 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this …

Can “Digital Therapeutics” Be as Good as Drugs? - MIT Technology Review

What if an app could replace a pill? That’s the big question behind an emerging trend known as “digital therapeutics.” The idea: software that can …

Digital Health

The New Gold Rush? Wall Street Wants your Data

A few months ago, Foursquare achieved an impressive feat by predicting, ahead of official company results, that Chipotle’s Q1 2016 sales would be …

Investing

Google’s AI subsidiary turns to blockchain technology to track UK health data

Forays by Google subsidiary DeepMind Health into the UK’s medical institutions have been characterized by two major themes. First, amazing results powered by cutting-edge AI; and second, a lack of transparency over the handling of the UK’s public-funded data. With the science going swimmingly, …

Google opens Data Studio customized reports tool globally to more than 180 markets

Google is today opening its data analytics and visualization tool Data Studio to more than 180 countries.<p>First introduced as part of its Google Analytics Suite 360 announcement last March, Google Data Studio gives businesses access to a useful data analysis and visualization tool that integrates …

Analytics

Polling is still the best predictor of election results, according to a new study

Pollsters have taken a beating in the last couple of years. They got it so badly wrong in the 2015 British general elections—predicting a race which ended up a Conservative landslide as too close to call—that the British Polling Council commissioned an inquiry.<p>Pollsters over the pond didn’t fare …

Polling

Big Data's Unexplored Frontier: Recorded Music

The open-source Digital Music Lab aims to fill a hole in the Big Data frontier.<p>While still a vast field, a huge part of machine learning exists for what may seem to be a relatively narrow subset of problems. These are problems involving visual processing: character recognition, facial recognition, …

How the Big Data Explosion Has Changed Decision Making

Organizations I work with increasingly struggle to straddle two painfully polarizing operating principles. On the one hand, they desperately seek greater agility; on the other, they genuinely want to include all the right stakeholders in their processes. This conflict uncomfortably transcends …

How to Make Better Predictions When You Don’t Have Enough Data

When Donald Trump first declared his candidacy for President of the United States, most analysts predicted that he has an incredibly small chance of becoming the Republican nominee. Probably the most prominent of these was Nate Silver from FiveThirtyEight. He estimated that Trump had a 2% chance of …

Has The World Of Big Data Forgotten Africa?

As Silicon Valley rushes to mine the world’s data, we must not forget that the big data world does not capture the world so evenly. Africa in particular presents a glaring blank hole in so many of the world’s datasets, but just how bad is this gap?<p>Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook once …

Social Media

Data Wrangling at Slack

By Ronnie Chen and Diana PojarResearch Data Management via janneke staaks licensed under Creative CommonsFor a company like Slack that strives to be …

Databases

Ontology & Linked Data

Ontology - Linked Data<p><b>What is Linked Data?</b><br>The Web enables us to link related documents. Similarly it enables us to link related data. The term Linked …

How Big Data Is Used To Fight Cyber Crime And Hackers: Fascinating Use Case From BT

Attempts by hackers to bring down online systems and compromise valuable data are on the rise. Just last month, one of the largest distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks ever launched was responsible for making the internet unusable across large parts of the USA, and services at Twitter, …

Cybersecurity

Top 8 Big Data Tools for Enterprise Developers

This guest column is by technology enthusiast & writer, Chris Bateson<p>The term ‘Big Data‘ can no longer be considered a buzzword. As more and more …

This website recommends novels by making sure you can’t judge a book by its cover

There’s an old adage that says “don’t judge a book by its cover.” And while that’s usually used metaphorically to discourage making judgements of a person or situation based on initial impressions, there’s no reason why you couldn’t interpret it literally to refer to actually judging works of …

New AI-Based Search Engines are a "Game Changer" for Science Research

A free AI-based scholarly search engine that aims to outdo Google Scholar is expanding its corpus of papers to cover some 10 million research …

5 open source dashboard tools for visualizing data

Trying to communicate lots of complex data points quickly? Use one of these open source dashboard tools.

Data Visualization