Erik Wrange

19 Flips | 6 Magazines | @erikwrange | Keep up with Erik Wrange on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Erik Wrange”

Could Desktop Computers Be The Best Home For Virtual Assistants?

The possibilities are far beyond the current mobile breed<p>Whether it be the <i>U.S.S. Enterprise</i>'s ship computer, the Batcomputer, or even HAL, the future has always promised us <i>smarter</i>, more helpful—and, sure, at times more dangerous—computer intelligence. But despite the existence of virtual assistants …

Mobile Devices

Saying Epic is a ‘closed’ health records system is an oversimplification

As health care reform has focused on the digitization of health information, one Wisconsin company, Epic Systems, has quietly, and reluctantly, moved into the public eye.<p>The company’s computer systems — in use at thousands of clinics and hospitals across the country — store the electronic health …

Google Wants Guinea Pigs for a New Medical Study. Here's Why I'd Volunteer.

With health data, the default should be to look for safe ways to share.<p>After six months of covering the merger of technology and medicine for <b>Re/code</b>, I’ve come to believe one thing very strongly: The next great insights into health and disease, and the resulting breakthroughs in diagnostics and …

IBM’s $3 Billion Investment In Synthetic Brains And Quantum Computing

IBM thinks the future belongs to computers that mimic the human brain and use quantum physics…and they’re betting $3 billion on it.<p>IBM is unveiling a massive $3 billion research and development round on Wednesday, investing in weird, science fiction-like technologies–and, in the process, …

Medicine's Big Problem with Big Data: Information Hoarding

Information that may offer medical insights has been locked away in the filing cabinets of doctors' offices.<p>Researchers at IBM, Berg Pharma, Memorial Sloan Kettering, UC Berkeley and other institutions are exploring how artificial intelligence and big data can be used to develop better treatments …

Are We Happier When We Stay In The Moment?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Simply Happy.<p><b>About Matt Killingsworth's TED Talk</b><p>When are humans most happy? To answer this question, researcher Matt Killingsworth built an app, Track Your Happiness, that let people report their feelings in real time. Among the results: We're often happiest when …

How to Recruit a Good Developer When You Don't Code

As a startup founder, hiring your first developer will be one of most crucial decisions you ever make. And if you can't tell the difference between …

Why Being Formulaic Makes You More Creative

Calling someone's work formulaic is seen as an insult in many circles. The truth is that our most creative thinkers often use formulas in everything they do."¨<p>Formulaic. The word sends shivers down the spines of artists, authors, inventors, and innovators everywhere. Creative types tend to want to …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

8 Ways Startups Are Changing the Healthcare Industry

<b>8. Tech Integration for Improving Care</b><br>The use of technology to build better relationships, improve communication and diagnose early based on EMR-integrated provider-patient platforms excites me as a healthcare angel investor. Although the quantified self receives lots of attention, large segments …

Superhuman Energy Cultivated by Meditators: It's Science

The energy emitted by people who have reached an advanced level in meditation practice has been shown by multiple studies to exceed normal human …

Light Table wants to give you coding superpowers

Chris Granger is a computer programmer who thinks programming kinda sucks. It's too complicated and too esoteric and too sprawling. But he hopes that …

Education Can Take Some Innovation Lessons From the Music Business

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Rob Wrubel, the chief innovation officer of Apollo Education Group, Inc.</i><p>Music, travel, transportation, and other industries have embraced technological innovation to massively transform in recent decades. Music labels were forced to give up complete control to …

Don't worry, be happy: overcoming worry may be key to mental health

Are you weary of "new year, new you" positive thinking exercises? Tired of trying to feel Tiggerish in the cold, dark, midwinter mornings? Why not try this quick experiment to redress the balance. All you have to do is imagine that something great has happened in your life: maybe you've run into an …

Run from Zombies with the Race Yourself Google Glass App

Fitness apps seem like a perfect fit for Google Glass, given that the head-mounted computer is devoid of wires and requires a minimal amount of input from your digits.<p>Race Yourself is a promising piece of Glassware that, using augmented reality, gives you an avatar to compete against in the real …

Are You Right-Brained Or Left-Brained?

Why government health departments are spending millions on mobile gaming

Today sees the release of <i>The Walk</i>, an iOS and Android game backed by the UK's Department of Health. It's the second release in a collection of apps funded as part of the UK's Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI). The first -- <i>StepJockey</i>, an app that lets you map, locate, rate and log the …

How Technology Is Warping Your Memory

Take a moment to think about the last time you memorized someone's phone number. Was it way back when, perhaps circa 2001? And when was the last time you were at a dinner party or having a conversation with friends, when you whipped out your smartphone to Google the answer to someone's question? …