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OnePlus 3T vs. Pixel XL: Can the 3T rival Google for almost half the price?

The Google Pixel XL isn't a cheap phone, nor is it supposed to be. Its competition is the iPhone — and, less directly, Samsung's Galaxy line. Yet the …

Everything You Need to Shoot Good-Looking Video With Your iPhone

If you own an iPhone, you already have what you need to make professional-looking videos. Whether you’re just dabbling or a video wizard, you can …

Green Card Applicants Waiting Forever Told: Keep Waiting

Fandango, which allows moviegoers to purchase tickets online, was created for Americans too impatient to wait 5 or 10 minutes in line for movie tickets. Now imagine people who must wait 5 or 10 <i>years</i> for a green card and the freedom to change employers easily, move about the country and later become …

Trump’s executive order on refugees closes America to those who need it most

It lays the groundwork for a fundamental shift in how the US allows people to enter the country.<p>On Friday, President Donald Trump overhauled US refugee policy — laying the groundwork for a fundamental shift in how the US allows people to enter the country.<p>Trump signed an executive order Friday …

Immigration

A doctor’s straight talk: America, your health care is not a federal responsibility

There are a host of good reasons to “repeal” the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). “Replace” is an entirely different matter. Start with its negative effects on individuals and on our country.<p>Americans are experiencing skyrocketing health insurance costs—premiums, co-pays, and deductibles—which is …

How I Left A 12-Year Career In Silicon Valley To Work On A Beach In Belize

Three months ago, Jeanna Barrett traded a beige office in San Francisco for a palapa on the Caribbean. This is how she pulled it off.<p>Three months ago, I worked in San Francisco as a marketing leader for a unicorn startup. I earned a salary that let me do, eat, and buy whatever I wanted. Now, I live …

San Francisco

Google’s smartwatch king has a 50-year vision for the future of Android Wear

The size of technical components is becoming ever-smaller, and the group wanted to figure out what could theoretically be achieved with a wearable technology platform.<p>So they attached their phones to their wrists and wandered the halls of Google, where they worked, pretending they were watches. …

Specialty drug prices are soaring

Although there is no precise definition for specialty drugs, many of them are relatively new, are administered by injection and are used to treat conditions that often impact older Americans, such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.<p>Specialty drugs are among the most expensive …

Health care’s future is data driven

<i>Darren is the chief executive at Apixio.</i><p>Despite spending more than $3 trillion a year on health care in the U.S., we do not yet have a way to easily …

Digital Health

I paid $300 for a $60K round-the-world adventure

Think it’s impossible to shell out just a few hundred bucks to fly around the globe — in mega-pampered first-class seats, no less? It’s not.<p>Sam …

Credit Cards

How Blacks Get Screwed by U.S. Health Care

As an African-American doctor in the overwhelmingly white world of American medicine, Damon Tweedy has seen how racial attitudes of both blacks and …

Report: This chart on digital health investment geography may surprise you

San Francisco and Boston accounts for the most investment in digital health and the largest volume of deals. But research from The Brookings …

Is Health Care Google's Next Big Business After Search? This Investment Bank Thinks So.

In a research report, Cowen and Company say investors aren't bullish enough on Google's medical bets.<p>Health is a big deal for Google. Two of its Alphabet companies are devoted to it. One of them, Life Sciences, recently named diabetes as its inaugural area of focus with other widespread diseases to …

Health Care

Bernie Sanders: 'Not Acceptable' To Jail Young Pot Smokers And Let Big Bank CEOs Walk

He thinks it's time to start locking up the real criminals.<p>WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders isn't terribly impressed with a new Department of Justice pledge to get serious about white-collar crime.<p>After years of shrugging off criminal prosecutions for Wall Street …

These Are The Best Fitness Trackers

After 60 hours of research and 10 days of testing, The Wirecutter determined which fitness trackers were the best for most people.<p>If you're looking for the best way to track your activity and exercise, the $150 Fitbit Charge HR is the fitness tracker we'd recommend for most people. According to our …

Fitness Technology

How Mount Sinai uses mHealth to pave the way for more robust patient care | FierceHealthcare

By John DeGaspari<p>The exploding number of healthcare apps ready for download on smartphones and tablets is impressive and shows no sign of letting up. …

Digital Health

Why Is Big Data So Big In Health Care?

Far and away, the industry that pops up the most in discussions of big data is health care. It’s not surprising, if you think about it. Lots of disparate sources of data, much of it unstructured. An industry dying to become more cost-effective – or, at least, less wasteful. And an onslaught of new …

Digital Health

A Single Day on the London Tube, Condensed Into 2 Minutes

It’s a living, breathing transit map.<p>Have you ever spent your commute on public transit feeling not unlike a ping pong ball, bouncing from line to line between bodies, backpacks and unending escalators? A new data visualization from a coder namedWill Gallia shows commuters working their way through …

Major solar storm hits Earth

A severe solar storm smacked Earth with a surprisingly big geomagnetic jolt Tuesday, potentially affecting power grids and GPS tracking while pushing the colorful northern lights farther south, federal forecasters said.<p>In a statement released early on Wednesday, The Space Weather Prediction Center …

Health IT is big, and Georgia is its epicenter

Chris Hooper and his startup firm, Emergence, are betting on the boom in health information technology.<p>Chris Hooper<p>Launched last year as an …

Health Care

Apple Launches ResearchKit Platform With 5 mHealth Apps

On Monday, Apple announced a new open source software framework called ResearchKit designed for medical and health research with five inaugural …

Medical Technology

Will Apple Watch be the mHealth Answer to Big Data Analytics?

March 10, 2015 - Apple enthusiasts may be used to spending their afternoons salivating over new offerings from the high-style technology giant after …

Iran reportedly confronts US officials at Geneva nuclear talks over GOP letter

Iranian officials reportedly have confronted their U.S. counterparts twice over an open letter from Republican senators to Tehran that warned any agreement on Iran's nuclear program would be unlikely to last beyond President Barack Obama's term of office.<p>The Associated Press, citing a senior U.S. …

Kickstarter

Perhaps the most well-known and by far the largest crowdfunding site, Kickstarter has funded 67,000 projects and raised over $1 billion since its launch in 2009. Claims to fame include the Pebble e-paper watch, the Ouya gaming console and the Veronica Mars movie. The Kickstarter model attracts …

Are You Using A Content Delivery Network For Your Website Yet? You Should Be

In this day and age where web hosting is incredibly inexpensive, many people are satisfied by simply purchasing a hosting plan and forgetting about that part of the puzzle. However, when your website grows and starts receiving more and more traffic, you should start thinking about getting a content …

2014 digital health investment exceeded total of three previous years combined, Rock Health says

Funding in the digital health space continues to accelerate as health care reform has put the spotlight directly on the shortcomings of the U.S. health care delivery system.<p>The digital health accelerator Rock Health tracks investment in the space, and has just released its fourth quarter and …

The New Congress Should Propose Free-Market Health Care Reforms

As we prepare to ring in 2015, we will see a new Congress as well as a New Year. When the Republicans take over both houses of Congress, they’ll have an unprecedented opportunity to reshape the health care debate in a positive direction.<p>Ever since capturing the House in 2011, Republicans have voted …